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Educated Morons or Rednecks?

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From another thread. We all probably have friends from both groups. So which do you prefer to hang with?
I agree with you and AZ to an extent here, but I’d rather be surrounded by educated morons than non-educated morons.
Not me, and not by a long shot. Educated morons are some of the absolute WORST at looking down their noses at anyone who doesn’t have an advanced degree, isn’t considered an SME in their field, etc., etc. I LOVE hanging with rednecks. Absolutely some of the funnest people on the planet to hang with and party with. Down to earth, grounded, and just 99% of the time good people.
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The thing about rednecks is this: usually, what you see is what you get. There are very few pretenses. Like I said earlier, usually very grounded, down to earth, salt-of-the earth people. Highly educated morons don’t REALIZE they’re morons. They think their shit doesn’t stink, and they’re usually the ones who shout over everyone because they think they know best when in reality, they may be smart in their field, but they forgot to go back for some common sense classes.

Besides, when the inevitable civil war starts, who do you REALLy want to side with?
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Define educated morons and rednecks. And I'm serious - not trying to be snarky.
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Bless your heart, you forgot the poll. Or were you fixin' to add it later.

I'll take the rednecks as well unless they're bigots and then I'll avoid all of them.
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We talking about real rednecks or drugstore rednecks?
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UNI88 wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 pm Bless your heart, you forgot the poll. Or were you fixin' to add it later.

I'll take the rednecks as well unless they're bigots and then I'll avoid all of them.
I figured I’d leave the handling of polls up to you.
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HI54UNI wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:13 pm Define educated morons and rednecks. And I'm serious - not trying to be snarky.
That should be part of the discussion. EG: Houndawg asked about drugstore rednecks. Kind of like all hat and no cattle.
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I've known some educated redneck morons, mostly Georgia Southern and Western Carolina grads.


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I love a buffet.
And, thus, I like to hang with both. And I have, and still do. Although, the "rednecks" are not the big tire pickup truck drivin' types. Just the blue collar suburban types. I can go from drinking Busch Light at a NASCAR race in the afternoon to a formal cocktail party at night and have an equally good time. I can enjoy the moment knowing that I will soon retreat back to my private life watching Hogan's Heroes and eating a bag of Doritos while my landscaper cuts my grass.
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AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm The thing about rednecks is this: usually, what you see is what you get. There are very few pretenses. Like I said earlier, usually very grounded, down to earth, salt-of-the earth people. Highly educated morons don’t REALIZE they’re morons. They think their shit doesn’t stink, and they’re usually the ones who shout over everyone because they think they know best when in reality, they may be smart in their field, but they forgot to go back for some common sense classes.

Besides, when the inevitable civil war starts, who do you REALLy want to side with?
Some rednecks are like that, of course. My fried David is that kind.

My brother is the other type. Loud, idiot (even though he got a private school education and FINALLY finished college in his late 30s), is a know it all and it usually wrong 99% of the time. Is MAGA through and through. Talks like a hick even though it's not natural b/c we all know what his voice sounds like and it isn't that. He's also a Clemson fan... :ohno:
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CAA Flagship wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 am I love a buffet.
And, thus, I like to hang with both. And I have, and still do. Although, the "rednecks" are not the big tire pickup truck drivin' types. Just the blue collar suburban types. I can go from drinking Busch Light at a NASCAR race in the afternoon to a formal cocktail party at night and have an equally good time. I can enjoy the moment knowing that I will soon retreat back to my private life watching Hogan's Heroes and eating a bag of Doritos while my landscaper cuts my grass.
:thumb: This is pretty much how I feel. There are different types of rednecks though. Not all rednecks, hicks, hill-billlies and HeyBo's are created equally. :coffee:
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houndawg wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:11 pm We talking about real rednecks or drugstore rednecks?
We call them "HeyBo's". They are rednecks b/c of the culture and not b/c they were brought up that way. They'll put the stickers on their pristine trucks that never go muddin' or pull anything more than their fat asses. They're Corporate Rednecks. :lol:
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Ibanez wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:24 am
houndawg wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:11 pm We talking about real rednecks or drugstore rednecks?
We call them "HeyBo's". They are rednecks b/c of the culture and not b/c they were brought up that way. They'll put the stickers on their pristine trucks that never go muddin' or pull anything more than their fat asses. They're Corporate Rednecks. :lol:
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houndawg wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:59 am
Ibanez wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:24 am
We call them "HeyBo's". They are rednecks b/c of the culture and not b/c they were brought up that way. They'll put the stickers on their pristine trucks that never go muddin' or pull anything more than their fat asses. They're Corporate Rednecks. :lol:
the condition of the truck's tailgate will tell the story
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houndawg wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:59 am
Ibanez wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:24 am
We call them "HeyBo's". They are rednecks b/c of the culture and not b/c they were brought up that way. They'll put the stickers on their pristine trucks that never go muddin' or pull anything more than their fat asses. They're Corporate Rednecks. :lol:
the condition of the truck's tailgate will tell the story
:lol: The tailgates are usually in good shape. They'll probably pull a boat, but that's it.
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CAA Flagship wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 am I love a buffet.
And, thus, I like to hang with both. And I have, and still do. Although, the "rednecks" are not the big tire pickup truck drivin' types. Just the blue collar suburban types. I can go from drinking Busch Light at a NASCAR race in the afternoon to a formal cocktail party at night and have an equally good time. I can enjoy the moment knowing that I will soon retreat back to my private life watching Hogan's Heroes and eating a bag of Doritos while my landscaper cuts my grass.
Good points and I’m with you to an extent. NASCAR race vs cocktail party is a decent measure. For me, it’s NASCAR race and I’m not even a fan. I hate formality.

I do find cultural contradictions interesting.

My mechanic is a hayseed. A really, really smart hayseed who likes both kinds of music and has a completely restored bone stock 67 bug.

Another friend is a Country listenin’, pistol packin’, ‘Murica lovin’ Uber patriot, security guard who’s into bonsai trees.
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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:25 am
CAA Flagship wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 am I love a buffet.
And, thus, I like to hang with both. And I have, and still do. Although, the "rednecks" are not the big tire pickup truck drivin' types. Just the blue collar suburban types. I can go from drinking Busch Light at a NASCAR race in the afternoon to a formal cocktail party at night and have an equally good time. I can enjoy the moment knowing that I will soon retreat back to my private life watching Hogan's Heroes and eating a bag of Doritos while my landscaper cuts my grass.
Good points and I’m with you to an extent. NASCAR race vs cocktail party is a decent measure. For me, it’s NASCAR race and I’m not even a fan. I hate formality.

I do find cultural contradictions interesting.

My mechanic is a hayseed. A really, really smart hayseed who likes both kinds of music and has a completely restored bone stock 67 bug.

Another friend is a Country listenin’, pistol packin’, ‘Murica lovin’ Uber patriot, security guard who’s into bonsai trees.
Country and Western?
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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:25 am
CAA Flagship wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:00 am I love a buffet.
And, thus, I like to hang with both. And I have, and still do. Although, the "rednecks" are not the big tire pickup truck drivin' types. Just the blue collar suburban types. I can go from drinking Busch Light at a NASCAR race in the afternoon to a formal cocktail party at night and have an equally good time. I can enjoy the moment knowing that I will soon retreat back to my private life watching Hogan's Heroes and eating a bag of Doritos while my landscaper cuts my grass.
Good points and I’m with you to an extent. NASCAR race vs cocktail party is a decent measure. For me, it’s NASCAR race and I’m not even a fan. I hate formality.

I do find cultural contradictions interesting.

My mechanic is a hayseed. A really, really smart hayseed who likes both kinds of music and has a completely restored bone stock 67 bug.

Another friend is a Country listenin’, pistol packin’, ‘Murica lovin’ Uber patriot, security guard who’s into bonsai trees.
It only gets weird if the bonsai trees get into him. :kisswink:
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UNI88 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:30 am
kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:25 am

Good points and I’m with you to an extent. NASCAR race vs cocktail party is a decent measure. For me, it’s NASCAR race and I’m not even a fan. I hate formality.

I do find cultural contradictions interesting.

My mechanic is a hayseed. A really, really smart hayseed who likes both kinds of music and has a completely restored bone stock 67 bug.

Another friend is a Country listenin’, pistol packin’, ‘Murica lovin’ Uber patriot, security guard who’s into bonsai trees.
Country and Western?
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I think I probably have a perspective many of you don't.

50 Most Educated Places in America
1. Arlington, VA
2. Alexandria, VA
3. Columbia-Clarksville-Dayton-Glenelg-Glenwood-West Friendship, MD
5. Fairfax-Clifton-Herndon-Springfield-Annandale, VA
7. Ashburn-Dulles-Lansdowne-Leesburg-Sterling, VA
8. Rockville-Germantown-Bethesda-Gaithersburg, MD

That's basically my entire area in the top 8. I'm surrounded by some of the most arrogant, selfish, rude people who can't drive a car to save their lives. When I visit my family in NC I'm blown away by that fact that people actually say hello to each other and are nice.

When I lived at the beach in DE back in the early 90's, everyone waved to each other as they passed in the car. Folks went to the fire station for casino night. We knew the cops by name. One time while driving home late at night I pulled a guy out of his car in a ditch (he was drunk) and drove him home and it just seemed like the normal thing anyone would have done down there. Now the county has been infiltrated by a bunch of educated assholes from PA, NJ and NY and it's completely changed for the worse.

If you'd rather hang with educated morons, you probably either are one or aspire to be one. I'd rather hang with rednecks every day of the week and definitely twice on Sunday.
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89Hen wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 am I think I probably have a perspective many of you don't.

50 Most Educated Places in America
1. Arlington, VA
2. Alexandria, VA
3. Columbia-Clarksville-Dayton-Glenelg-Glenwood-West Friendship, MD
5. Fairfax-Clifton-Herndon-Springfield-Annandale, VA
7. Ashburn-Dulles-Lansdowne-Leesburg-Sterling, VA
8. Rockville-Germantown-Bethesda-Gaithersburg, MD

That's basically my entire area in the top 8. I'm surrounded by some of the most arrogant, selfish, rude people who can't drive a car to save their lives. When I visit my family in NC I'm blown away by that fact that people actually say hello to each other and are nice.

When I lived at the beach in DE back in the early 90's, everyone waved to each other as they passed in the car. Folks went to the fire station for casino night. We knew the cops by name. One time while driving home late at night I pulled a guy out of his car in a ditch (he was drunk) and drove him home and it just seemed like the normal thing anyone would have done down there. Now the county has been infiltrated by a bunch of educated assholes from PA, NJ and NY and it's completely changed for the worse.

If you'd rather hang with educated morons, you probably either are one or aspire to be one. I'd rather hang with rednecks every day of the week and definitely twice on Sunday.
There are a lot of people like that in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte and Lake Norman. I don't blame you for avoiding those people. :lol: :lol:
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89Hen wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:18 am I think I probably have a perspective many of you don't.

50 Most Educated Places in America
1. Arlington, VA
2. Alexandria, VA
3. Columbia-Clarksville-Dayton-Glenelg-Glenwood-West Friendship, MD
5. Fairfax-Clifton-Herndon-Springfield-Annandale, VA
7. Ashburn-Dulles-Lansdowne-Leesburg-Sterling, VA
8. Rockville-Germantown-Bethesda-Gaithersburg, MD

That's basically my entire area in the top 8. I'm surrounded by some of the most arrogant, selfish, rude people who can't drive a car to save their lives. When I visit my family in NC I'm blown away by that fact that people actually say hello to each other and are nice.

When I lived at the beach in DE back in the early 90's, everyone waved to each other as they passed in the car. Folks went to the fire station for casino night. We knew the cops by name. One time while driving home late at night I pulled a guy out of his car in a ditch (he was drunk) and drove him home and it just seemed like the normal thing anyone would have done down there. Now the county has been infiltrated by a bunch of educated assholes from PA, NJ and NY and it's completely changed for the worse.

If you'd rather hang with educated morons, you probably either are one or aspire to be one. I'd rather hang with rednecks every day of the week and definitely twice on Sunday.
I’m fortunate to have grown up and still live in Cheney. Dad had his PhD but he’d trade in his jacket and tie each afternoon for bike coaching shorts a t-shirt, and a whistle to coach EWSC football. He and his professor buddies drove old trucks and would hunt, fish, and drink cheap beer after work. The local diner was their hang for coffee. These were the pointy bearded, ivory tower intellectuals in Cheney. :lol:

Living in a very red culturally American gothic 3/4’s of one of the most blue states in the union is interesting. But I sound like you when I visit Seattle.
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Ibanez wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:13 am
AZGrizFan wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm The thing about rednecks is this: usually, what you see is what you get. There are very few pretenses. Like I said earlier, usually very grounded, down to earth, salt-of-the earth people. Highly educated morons don’t REALIZE they’re morons. They think their shit doesn’t stink, and they’re usually the ones who shout over everyone because they think they know best when in reality, they may be smart in their field, but they forgot to go back for some common sense classes.

Besides, when the inevitable civil war starts, who do you REALLy want to side with?
Some rednecks are like that, of course. My fried David is that kind.

My brother is the other type. Loud, idiot (even though he got a private school education and FINALLY finished college in his late 30s), is a know it all and it usually wrong 99% of the time. Is MAGA through and through. Talks like a hick even though it's not natural b/c we all know what his voice sounds like and it isn't that. He's also a Clemson fan... :ohno:
College educated? Private school education? He ain’t a fucking redneck. He’s just a BLOWHARD. Just cuz he’s MAGA doesn’t make him a redneck, you SOB.
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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:03 am
houndawg wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:59 am

the condition of the truck's tailgate will tell the story
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