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2012-08-26 04:08:48 AM  
What is this I don't even
 
2012-08-26 04:12:09 AM  
Oh those Palins and their zany hijinks

/ dnrtfa
 
2012-08-26 04:14:22 AM  
ENOUGH with these Here Comes Honey Boo Boo links,dammit!
 
2012-08-26 04:19:18 AM  
How the hell do you hurt someone with a Styrofoam place? I mean aside from slow poisoning.
 
2012-08-26 04:36:00 AM  

pippi longstocking: How the hell do you hurt someone with a Styrofoam place? I mean aside from slow poisoning.


Some of the cheap ones have those sharp, rough edges. It's like an incredibly flimsy saw blade. You have to be careful.
 
2012-08-26 04:38:50 AM  
I sense fabrication?
 
2012-08-26 04:40:04 AM  
and that's why better families use Chinet (TM).
 
2012-08-26 04:47:57 AM  

KrispyKritter: and that's why better families use Chinet (TM).


But... but... extra value is what you get when you use Coronet.
 
2012-08-26 04:53:47 AM  
Can we just sterilize people like this now? Using styrofoam plates and calling the police to settle family disputes is no way to go through life son.
 
2012-08-26 05:50:37 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you wash the styrofoam plates after supper.
 
2012-08-26 06:01:29 AM  
Hahaha. Poor people are funny.
 
2012-08-26 06:06:55 AM  
Sweet Jebus, this sounds like my family. But then, my brawlers are 6 and 8 and the arguments are along the lines of "Mom loves me more than she does you, twerp."
 
2012-08-26 06:08:36 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you have preordered the Honey Boo Boo DVD box set on layaway.
 
2012-08-26 06:09:20 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you soak all your refuse in bleach.
 
2012-08-26 06:17:49 AM  
you know you're a hypocrite when you decry racism yet you refer to people as "white trash"

fark you subby and mod who approved this racist headline
 
2012-08-26 06:20:00 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you have no idea what racism is.
 
2012-08-26 06:21:43 AM  
we get it, libtard, only white people can be racist
 
2012-08-26 06:21:59 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you have to pawn your Shift key to pay your NetZero bill.
 
2012-08-26 06:28:06 AM  
www.spog.bz

And it was his mom's best china, too!
 
2012-08-26 07:14:27 AM  
Well, really, I couldn't very well use the limoges, could I?
 
2012-08-26 07:19:06 AM  
And as a northerner, "white trash" has always sounded racist to me. As if it's assumed that all brown people are trash. 

You know, I just looked it up on wiki, and was surprised what I came up with.

from wiki- "The term white trash first came into common use in the 1830s as a pejorative used by house slaves against poor whites. In 1833 Fanny Kemble, an English actress visiting Georgia, noted in her journal: "The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash'".

It's them durn racist darkies who started it after all!
 
2012-08-26 07:50:21 AM  
Middle class people use Styrofoam plates too, but maybe not for honor combat.

"A dollar makes me holler." -- Honey Boo Boo Child
 
2012-08-26 07:53:23 AM  
Headline Sounds like a barbecue when I was a kid.
 
2012-08-26 07:53:47 AM  
White trash? No.
This sounds like you are raising a bunch of pansies.

/Dnrta, why d'ya ask?
 
2012-08-26 09:05:29 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you're raising a family in Florida one of your sons gets arrested for hitting your other son in the face with a Styrofoam plate for making disparaging comments about you 

FTFY
 
2012-08-26 10:17:28 AM  
Must have been Mom's cooking he was disparaging. A casserole would have to be pretty overcooked for those Durkee Potato Stix to cut up a face like that.
 
2012-08-26 10:39:43 AM  
Note to people from "Up North":
I know your winters suck balls, but please stop coming down here and making our state look stupid.
 
2012-08-26 10:53:23 AM  
You know you're raising a white trash family when you find your wedding photos on the People of Walmart site
 
2012-08-26 11:13:06 AM  

dstrick44: Note to people from "Up North":
I know your winters suck balls, but please stop coming down here and making our state look stupid.


Don't blame us. Seen any reality shows lately? "Swamp People" and "American Hoggers" make southerners in general look like those inbred hillbillies in Deliverance.

Although to be fair, american hoggers features a texas family. I think most people realize that texans are a special kind of stupid, and don't associate them with southerners.

But then, you move over to the food channel, and along comes the hippo brigade, led by Paula Deen. "Yep, I got diabetes, but that don't mean I cain't eat, ya'all!!"
 
2012-08-26 12:00:11 PM  
stokereport.com
Who throws a styrofoam plate? Honestly?
 
2012-08-26 12:32:06 PM  

Basily Gourt: dstrick44: Note to people from "Up North":
I know your winters suck balls, but please stop coming down here and making our state look stupid.

Don't blame us. Seen any reality shows lately? "Swamp People" and "American Hoggers" make southerners in general look like those inbred hillbillies in Deliverance.

Although to be fair, american hoggers features a texas family. I think most people realize that texans are a special kind of stupid, and don't associate them with southerners.

But then, you move over to the food channel, and along comes the hippo brigade, led by Paula Deen. "Yep, I got diabetes, but that don't mean I cain't eat, ya'all!!"


Most Southerners don't view themselves as 'Honey Boo Boo's parents" any more than Northerners view themselves as the cast of 'Jersey Shore'. Unlike most Yankees, lots of them possess a self-deprecating wit. That's why they weren't offended by 'Lil' Abner' and loved the 'Beverly Hillbillies'.

Are these shows more popular with viewers in the South? To which demographic are these non-inbred programmers catering? Maybe those who've fled the crime-ridden and nearly dead rust belt to some of the most racially homogenous areas of the country in search of "better weather" need to laugh at the ignorant trash in the soon-to-be-zoned-out trailer that's destroying the view from the porch of their five acre lot. Nothing wrong with feeling superior to them. They're white, for God's sake. They could easily change their accents and upbringings, overcoming their failings as other subcultures have done, and form a non-segregated society, like the one that exists "Up North".
 
2012-08-26 01:08:04 PM  
Unlike most Yankees, lots of them possess a self-deprecating wit. That's why they weren't offended by 'Lil' Abner' and loved the 'Beverly Hillbillies'.

How is Beverly Hillbillys, where the back woods hicks were always outsmarting the big city dudes, self depreciating? I can't say anything about lil Abner as the cartoon was before my time (I'm 48) and if it is a TV show, I've never heard of it.

I first heard the term white trash when someone was describing the difference between black people and N***ers. They said black people are those that get an education and work hard, and N***ers are like white trash, skipping school and sucking off the system rather than pulling their own weight. Was probably just their rational for using the N word though.
 
2012-08-26 01:25:42 PM  
stirfrybry:

you know you're a hypocrite when you decry racism yet you refer to people as "white trash"

fark you subby and mod who approved this racist headline


Very much this.

In some contexts it can be okay or even apt when we use it to refer to ourselves or what we do, but as a put down by someone of another race it's like "the N word" and by a whites of a higher socio-economic strata it's a classist putdown.

That said, the poor should be allies regardless of color.
 
2012-08-26 02:02:09 PM  

Basily Gourt:

from wiki- "The term white trash first came into common use in the 1830s as a pejorative used by house slaves against poor whites. In 1833 Fanny Kemble, an English actress visiting Georgia, noted in her journal: "The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash'"


In the antebellum South white people's social status was judged by how expensively they dressed, how many acres they had, and by how many slaves they owned and what they used them for. As the Civil War approached the number and kind of slaves became increasingly important: whites who could not afford slaves were "trash" and whites who refused to own slaves were seen as traitors.

You'd be mistaken to think that being white automatically meant you were better off than any given black person, even a slave: many masters were more generous with their slaves, especially their house slaves, than with their poor white relations, because healthy and handsome slaves testified to your wealth while poor white relatives were something to be ashamed of. (As in "I'd be embarrassed if anyone thought I had anything to do with those people.")

Another thing is that even the lowliest field slave was guaranteed enough to eat to stay alive, while poor whites were left to fend for themselves. White families who had to farm for their own (often meager) subsistence were bad enough, but white people who had no land and no lucrative trade were the lowest of the low.

So house slaves were often healthier and better fed than poor or even middle-class whites, and even field slaves looked down on destitute whites whose freedom meant mainly the freedom to starve in their hills and hollers.

This what my cousins with their "pride in their Southern heritage" often miss: slavery wasn't good for poorer whites either. We'd be squeezed off the good land by the slave owners' plantations, kept out of honorable work and trades by competition from slaves, and shoved off to the margins of society. If all a plantation owners' slaves died or went away he'd be impoverished, but if the poor whites were to die or disappear he'd lose nothing -- and might well be better off from taking over the poor whites' emptied land. ("I can move the slave cabins over there and use this land to grow more beets for the hogs!") 

That said, house slaves' prejudice against "white trash" was taught them by their white owners.
 
2012-08-26 02:50:01 PM  

NotARocketScientist: Unlike most Yankees, lots of them possess a self-deprecating wit. That's why they weren't offended by 'Lil' Abner' and loved the 'Beverly Hillbillies'.

How is Beverly Hillbillys, where the back woods hicks were always outsmarting the big city dudes, self depreciating? I can't say anything about lil Abner as the cartoon was before my time (I'm 48) and if it is a TV show, I've never heard of it.

I first heard the term white trash when someone was describing the difference between black people and N***ers. They said black people are those that get an education and work hard, and N***ers are like white trash, skipping school and sucking off the system rather than pulling their own weight. Was probably just their rational for using the N word though.


People want to root for the underdog. You have one back woods hick, Jed, wise enough to recognize his own shortcomings. The other family members were over-the-top caricatures of the sometimes noble, always poor, ignorant and violent people of Appalachia. I guess some people from the North might have identified with Miss Jane and been offended by Mr. Drysdale, but , as a Hillbilly, one has to be fairly comfortable with one's self to laugh at "cement pond" and 'billiard room".
 
2012-08-26 03:00:54 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Basily Gourt:

from wiki- "The term white trash first came into common use in the 1830s as a pejorative used by house slaves against poor whites. In 1833 Fanny Kemble, an English actress visiting Georgia, noted in her journal: "The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash'"

In the antebellum South white people's social status was judged by how expensively they dressed, how many acres they had, and by how many slaves they owned and what they used them for. As the Civil War approached the number and kind of slaves became increasingly important: whites who could not afford slaves were "trash" and whites who refused to own slaves were seen as traitors.

You'd be mistaken to think that being white automatically meant you were better off than any given black person, even a slave: many masters were more generous with their slaves, especially their house slaves, than with their poor white relations, because healthy and handsome slaves testified to your wealth while poor white relatives were something to be ashamed of. (As in "I'd be embarrassed if anyone thought I had anything to do with those people.")

Another thing is that even the lowliest field slave was guaranteed enough to eat to stay alive, while poor whites were left to fend for themselves. White families who had to farm for their own (often meager) subsistence were bad enough, but white people who had no land and no lucrative trade were the lowest of the low.

So house slaves were often healthier and better fed than poor or even middle-class whites, and even field slaves looked down on destitute whites whose freedom meant mainly the freedom to starve in their hills and hollers.

This what my cousins with their "pride in their Southern heritage" often miss: slavery wasn't good for poorer whites either. We'd be squeezed off the good land by the slave owners' plantations, kept out of honorable work and trades by competition from slaves, and s ...


And that's where you lost me. To own, or even want to own another human being is so evil it cancels out any other consideration. I don't care how well you take care of your slaves, they are still slaves. 

If I were homeless, living in the gutter and eating cockroaches and rats, I would consider myself "better off" than ANY slave. 

There's more to life than being well fed. DIgnity comes from self determination and the freedom to do as you please.
 
2012-08-26 03:18:38 PM  
What's wrong with being white trash?

/not completely white, but have multiple dead cars in the yard
 
2012-08-26 04:28:42 PM  

Basily Gourt: The One True TheDavid: Basily Gourt
:And that's where you lost me. To own, or even want to own another human being is so evil it cancels out any other consideration. I don't care how well you take care of your slaves, they are still slaves.

If I were homeless, living in the gutter and eating cockroaches and rats, I would consider myself "better off" than ANY slave.

There's more to life than being well fed. DIgnity comes from self determination and the freedom to do as you please.

i>I certainly don't disagree with that. Southern culture should be criticized, but why doesn't the same apply to the North? Is it because you realized the error of your ways sooner? Southern atrocities belong solely to the South, but those that happened in the North belong to either the ruling elite or America as a whole.
You had slavery, you had indentured servitude, the north was virtually devoid of native peoples, other than those on reservations, by the time the American government worked it's way up to the Trail of Tears. Who decided to fight the Indian Wars? Wasn't the South, they were still on their knees under Reconstruction. Who had the slums, the dangerous factories? Who allowed immigrants to have just as miserable a life as any sharecropper? Who was keeping all those wage slaves? You finally began to fix it, but who were the strikebreakers? Who were the detectives that openly murdered miners in Appalachia during the Coalfield Wars?Who had the government bomb 20,000 of those people for fighting back when they'd finally had enough? Yankees, that's who.

 
2012-08-26 05:03:17 PM  

wellreadneck: Basily Gourt: The One True TheDavid: Basily Gourt
:And that's where you lost me. To own, or even want to own another human being is so evil it cancels out any other consideration. I don't care how well you take care of your slaves, they are still slaves.

If I were homeless, living in the gutter and eating cockroaches and rats, I would consider myself "better off" than ANY slave.

There's more to life than being well fed. DIgnity comes from self determination and the freedom to do as you please.

i>I certainly don't disagree with that. Southern culture should be criticized, but why doesn't the same apply to the North? Is it because you realized the error of your ways sooner? Southern atrocities belong solely to the South, but those that happened in the North belong to either the ruling elite or America as a whole.
You had slavery, you had indentured servitude, the north was virtually devoid of native peoples, other than those on reservations, by the time the American government worked it's way up to the Trail of Tears. Who decided to fight the Indian Wars? Wasn't the South, they were still on their knees under Reconstruction. Who had the slums, the dangerous factories? Who allowed immigrants to have just as miserable a life as any sharecropper? Who was keeping all those wage slaves? You finally began to fix it, but who were the strikebreakers? Who were the detectives that openly murdered miners in Appalachia during the Coalfield Wars?Who had the government bomb 20,000 of those people for fighting back when they'd finally had enough? Yankees, that's who.


None of that, I repeat, none of that holds a candle to slavery. That evil is in a class by itself.

So did your ancestors ever get the plantation going again after the "war of northern aggression"? I'm starting to wonder why you're even arguing about this.
 
2012-08-26 05:53:26 PM  

Basily Gourt: wellreadneck: Basily Gourt:
None of that, I repeat, none of that holds a candle to slavery. That evil is in a class by itself.

So did your ancestors ever get the plantation going again after the "war of northern aggression"? I'm starting to wonder why you're even arguing about this.


I agree that wage slavery doesn't hold a candle to slavery, but murder and genocide?
One of the good things about being one of those "inbred hillbillies" is that I know for a fact that my forebears fought for the Union. They could hardly do otherwise, as they were married to or were melungeons themselves.
I'm not arguing as much as pointing out the hypocrisy in your prejudice.
 
2012-08-26 07:33:05 PM  

wellreadneck: Basily Gourt: wellreadneck: Basily Gourt:
None of that, I repeat, none of that holds a candle to slavery. That evil is in a class by itself.

So did your ancestors ever get the plantation going again after the "war of northern aggression"? I'm starting to wonder why you're even arguing about this.

I agree that wage slavery doesn't hold a candle to slavery, but murder and genocide?
One of the good things about being one of those "inbred hillbillies" is that I know for a fact that my forebears fought for the Union. They could hardly do otherwise, as they were married to or were melungeons themselves.
I'm not arguing as much as pointing out the hypocrisy in your prejudice.


Wow. Just wow.

I'm done.
 
2012-08-26 07:45:18 PM  
Basily Gourt:

To own, or even want to own another human being is so evil it cancels out any other consideration.

Only to someone whose morals matter more than their wallets. That kind is rare.


I don't care how well you take care of your slaves, they are still slaves.

You're absolutely right. But a slaveowner would sooner see you starve than lose a single useful slave.


If I were homeless, living in the gutter and eating cockroaches and rats, I would consider myself "better off" than ANY slave.

Trust me young man, you don't want that noble sentiment put to the test. It goes against the most basic instincts of the human body.


There's more to life than being well fed. DIgnity comes from self determination and the freedom to do as you please.

The problem with dignity is you can't eat it, fark it or play with it, and taking the old dignity for a stroll around the block only works when the people you're showing off to would recognize dignity if it bit them.

Perhaps if dignity were quantifiable, if you could count it or weigh it, then the American people would esteem as highly as they should. While I disagree with Aeschines by thinking a free person should be as entitled to engage in prostitution as any other lucrative trade, I do hold dignity dear enough to die for it.

Consider first that I can afford to esteem the principle, that nobody would be left hungry, cold and wet by my death.

Consider also that I have been proud and free and hungry, cold and wet, and that I managed to live through it well enough that that fear lost its savor. I have been there and done that, and gone on.

And recognize with me that I survived largely thanks to the charity and fellow-feeling of others who understood my situation well enough to alleviate it without expecting even a "thank you" in return. Indeed many of them would have been insulted by being thanked: they did it from principle, because it should be done. From principle, without expecting gratitude let alone payment. This attitude is also rare: most will want at least your birthright for their mess of pottage.

So. Look at yourself, at me, and at others who think as we do: do you not see that we are few and far between?

Had dignity been quantifiable perhaps the American working class would have fought and died for their unions, for that weapon that made the difference between labor and servility; had dignity been tangible perhaps millions more Americans would not consent to be spied on and "kept safe," to being shoeless and felt up for a plane ride they pay for.

Dignity and freedom are rare commodities in that for most people they are the first things to go: they are almost always bought cheaply, when they're not simply abandoned to the first haughty snarl. This is the lesson of Masada, a hard one to learn.

Now remember this: neither the American slaves nor the Russian serfs freed themselves. That was not because they had no idea what freedom and dignity were, but because they esteemed their own survival and that of their children more than "abstract" principle. This is how one becomes a slave and how one remains one.

How many cockroaches and rats have you eaten lately? Have you even had to snatch up perfectly good food that others have thrown away?

I've done at least the latter. And people have scorned me because of it, because half a pizza still warm in a box on top of a trash bin is still trash, because in their eyes I should "Get a job, any job!" and submit to whatever that entails rather than eat garbage. I.e., "I might be a house n***** but at least I ain't white trash!!"

Even if the garbage pizza was more expensive and tastier than what they can afford from their degrading jobs. "God bless the USA!"

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
 
2012-08-27 01:19:47 PM  

stirfrybry: you know you're a hypocrite when you decry racism yet you refer to people as "white trash"

fark you subby and mod who approved this racist headline


This.

I don't know why Drew thinks racism is funny, but when I say it's not funny when it comes to black folks all I get is Welcome to Fark. I guess he figures if he does it to white people too, that makes it ok.
 
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