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The rednecks win the ignorance prize but the educated morons win the sanctimoniousness and self-righteous prize in a rout.
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kalm wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:17 pm 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.
Specify which one you are, and then I'll decide. :kisswink:
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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:48 am 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:
Sounds like they aren't educated morons then, just educated. :thumb:
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JoltinJoe wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:07 am
kalm wrote: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:17 pm From another thread. We all probably have friends from both groups. So which do you prefer to hang with?




Specify which one you are, and then I'll decide. :kisswink:
Educated moron of course. Getting dumber by the day, thank you.
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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.
What does that list tell us?
  • That there are a lot of colleges and universities in the DC area?
  • That government rewards/attracts/encourages advanced degrees?
  • That 89 is a magnet for snarky pricks? ;)
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Re: Educated Morons or Rednecks?

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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am
JoltinJoe wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:07 am

Specify which one you are, and then I'll decide. :kisswink:
Educated moron of course. Getting dumber by the day, thank you.
Directionally educated moron to be exact. :ugeek:
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89Hen wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am
kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am

Educated moron of course. Getting dumber by the day, thank you.
Directionally educated moron to be exact. :ugeek:
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andy7171 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:03 am The title of this thread is all I need to know about Kalmy.
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UNI88 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:13 am
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.
What does that list tell us?
  • That there are a lot of colleges and universities in the DC area?
  • That government rewards/attracts/encourages advanced degrees?
  • That 89 is a magnet for snarky pricks? ;)
  • We have a lot of liberals in the area
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AZGrizFan wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:54 am
Ibanez wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:13 am

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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He's a redneck for other reasons...well a fake redneck. He just likes to pretend like he is.
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Pwns wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:06 am The rednecks win the ignorance prize but the educated morons win the sanctimoniousness and self-righteous prize in a rout.
“Redneck” <> “ignorance”. Just like “highly educated” <> “smart”

Underestimate red necks at your peril. :nod: :tothehand:
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I think you're discriminating against educated rednecks and uneducated morons by excluding them.
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catbooster wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm I think you're discriminating against educated rednecks and uneducated morons by excluding them.
Indeed.

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AZGrizFan wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:28 am Underestimate red necks at your peril. :nod: :tothehand:
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kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:48 am
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.
That's Southern Illinois exactly and its also the Northern California I grew up in. The cowboys that lived on ranches were usually salt of the earth, the ones that lived in town and wore a hat and boots were usually assholes.

Being married to a professor means I've spent enough time around the highly educated to not be all that impressed by a phd - bonfires, banjos, and beer for me, every time.
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houndawg wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:35 pm bonfires, banjos, and beer for me, every time.
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catbooster wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:04 pm I think you're discriminating against educated rednecks and uneducated morons by excluding them.
It would appear so. :coffee: :coffee:
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89Hen wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:46 pm
houndawg wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:35 pm bonfires, banjos, and beer for me, every time.
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I honestly would prefer to hang with highly educated people. I find that when I hang with "rednecks" I have to withdraw, act stupid, ect. I can't get into meaningful conservations. I have to be careful to avoid getting into intellectual conservations. I have to act like I am dumber than I am to fit in and not be perceived as "uppity." That's the honest truth.

I do it, by the way. I tone down my vocabulary, etc. But I am more comfortable being with people such that I don't have to do that.
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JohnStOnge wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:05 pm I honestly would prefer to hang with highly educated people. I find that when I hang with "rednecks" I have to withdraw, act stupid, ect. I can't get into meaningful conservations. I have to be careful to avoid getting into intellectual conservations. I have to act like I am dumber than I am to fit in and not be perceived as "uppity." That's the honest truth.

I do it, by the way. I tone down my vocabulary, etc. But I am more comfortable being with people such that I don't have to do that.
Lol.

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JohnStOnge wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:05 pm I honestly would prefer to hang with highly educated people. I find that when I hang with "rednecks" I have to withdraw, act stupid, ect. I can't get into meaningful conservations. I have to be careful to avoid getting into intellectual conservations. I have to act like I am dumber than I am to fit in and not be perceived as "uppity." That's the honest truth.

I do it, by the way. I tone down my vocabulary, etc. But I am more comfortable being with people such that I don't have to do that.
You sound like my brother the introvert. Great conversationalist one on one.

Me I like dumb conversations just as much.
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JohnStOnge wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:05 pm I honestly would prefer to hang with highly educated people. I find that when I hang with "rednecks" I have to withdraw, act stupid, ect. I can't get into meaningful conservations. I have to be careful to avoid getting into intellectual conservations. I have to act like I am dumber than I am to fit in and not be perceived as "uppity." That's the honest truth.

I do it, by the way. I tone down my vocabulary, etc. But I am more comfortable being with people such that I don't have to do that.
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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:
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Fried David? You sure he isn't a Dead Head?
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AZGrizFan wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:57 am
kalm wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:03 am

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Give me the "rednecks" any day of the week. Educated morons are still at the end of the day, a moron. I have had better (in depth) conversations with self-educated people (blue-collar/hillbillys/old school rednecks) than those with Ph D's. There is a big difference in being educated and having an education. :coffee:


That said, I go where the tannerite is. :D
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