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(Yahoo)   Country singer Trace Adkins says he didn't mean anything by his using a Confederate flag earpiece at the Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony, noting that his swastika earpiece was in his other pair of pants   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 506
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2012-11-30 10:29:41 AM  

FlashHarry: the_rev: Ah. There it is. This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.

you you'd be totally cool if it were a swastika?


Yes. I can guarantee with absolute confidence, that if Trace Adkins sticks a one-inch swastika in his ear, I will not give a single fcuck.
 
2012-11-30 10:30:25 AM  

the_rev: FlashHarry: the_rev: Ah. There it is. This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.

you you'd be totally cool if it were a swastika?

Yes. I can guarantee with absolute confidence, that if Trace Adkins sticks a one-inch swastika in his ear, I will not give a single fcuck.


well, i've got to hand it to you. you're consistent.
 
2012-11-30 10:33:01 AM  

The_Sponge: FirstNationalBastard: FriarReb98: dr_blasto: /just don't like modern shiatty country music

I prefer to refer to it as "Southern Pop." It belongs with classic country as much as a whale belongs in the middle of Kansas, with Taylor Swift being the (admittedly hot) poster child for why my title is apt.

Agreed.

Popular Country Music is what we should all be offended by. It's not country, it's pop with violins (fiddle is too country a word to use anymore). It's made by frustrated wannabe popstars, and marketed toward minivan driving soccer moms.

But it is NOT COUNTRY.9

Now, real country music still lives on... they call it Alt Country (among other labels) now. You can find it with some digging... satellite radio, the internet, but you'll never hear real country on TV or FM radio ever again, because it's not as marketable as blonde barbie pop star wannabe shaking her ass and singing her latest girl power anthem.


I never thought it would be possible for somebody to be a country music hipster.

/I keed.


That's the beauty of the internet!
 
2012-11-30 10:33:52 AM  

FlashHarry: the_rev: Ah. There it is. This is what everyone's all butthurt about? Tapdancing Christ on a cracker...people will go to such great pains to find something to be offended about.

you you'd be totally cool if it were a swastika?


Sadly, the Afrikaaners swiped the three-legged swastika (triskelion), and doing a Google search it looks like the pentaskelion is being used by Stormfront for something (who knows what, I refuse to go to their site).

So we are left to celebrate either two right angles, or symbols with six or more legs... 

ALL HAIL THE MIGHTY ANT!
 
2012-11-30 10:35:39 AM  
Adkins - on a USO tour in Japan - also called for the preservation of America's battlefields and an "honest conversation about the country's history."

Be careful what you ask for, buddy.
 
2012-11-30 10:37:14 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Anyone ever heard the phrase "northern heritage" used by anyone?



Anglo-Saxon heritage?
 
2012-11-30 10:37:15 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: FriarReb98: dr_blasto: /just don't like modern shiatty country music

I prefer to refer to it as "Southern Pop." It belongs with classic country as much as a whale belongs in the middle of Kansas, with Taylor Swift being the (admittedly hot) poster child for why my title is apt.

Agreed.

Popular Country Music is what we should all be offended by. It's not country, it's pop with violins (fiddle is too country a word to use anymore). It's made by frustrated wannabe popstars, and marketed toward minivan driving soccer moms.

But it is NOT COUNTRY.9

Now, real country music still lives on... they call it Alt Country (among other labels) now. You can find it with some digging... satellite radio, the internet, but you'll never hear real country on TV or FM radio ever again, because it's not as marketable as blonde barbie pop star wannabe shaking her ass and singing her latest girl power anthem.


Alt country, the outlaw stuff and the like still has it. This pop shiat is regurgitated shiat in a class with Nickleback and their ilk or some blonde Britney Spears crap with a bit of steel guitar. It is utter shiat.
 
2012-11-30 10:39:59 AM  

dr_blasto: Alt country, the outlaw stuff and the like still has it.


But who has access to Usenet anymore?
 
2012-11-30 10:45:16 AM  

the_rev: Yes. I can guarantee with absolute confidence, that if Trace Adkins sticks a one-inch swastika in his ear, I will not give a single fcuck.


Yet you give several f*cks because other people give a f*ck.
 
2012-11-30 10:48:21 AM  

sweetmelissa31: the_rev: Yes. I can guarantee with absolute confidence, that if Trace Adkins sticks a one-inch swastika in his ear, I will not give a single fcuck.

Yet you give several f*cks because other people give a f*ck.


Everyone is farking in this thread. I feel so left out.
 
2012-11-30 10:48:36 AM  

FriarReb98: And for the record, anyone who is offended by a Confederate Battle Flag but not the Georgia state flag needs a history book on why the state essentially pegged a giant middle finger in the face of the offended and got away with it.


I'm not offended by a Confederate flag. Jefferson Davis is in my family tree. Not that it's a point of pride in our family, mind you. Many moons ago when I had to do a family tree for school, when I got to that branch, I just lied and said we didn't have information going that far back. I didn't want anyone to think I shared a point of view with that traitorous knob. My paternal grandmother's mother's maiden name was Davis, and if you travel back a ways, you hit him. Hopefully hard.

I similarly am not offended by the Georgia state flag, either. Why would I be? I'm not from Georgia, and while I lived there for 7 years, it was never "home"....that was Chicago. It was where my house was, which is different.
 
2012-11-30 10:54:10 AM  

Jackson Herring: Everyone is farking in this thread. I feel so left out.


Exactly 1 f*ck.

i194.photobucket.com

This cat give 1 f*ck about his anglo-saxon heritage.
 
2012-11-30 10:55:33 AM  

Cythraul: Diogenes: My great grandfather was in the Klan.

I think I'll wear a Klan robe today. 'Cause, you know, heritage.

Yours too?


Oh yeah. Not that it makes it any better, but this was in NJ and they really didn't put the hate on Jews and Blacks much. Their big thing was Catholics.

Took Gram many years before she'd admit that to me. And I did know Pappy. I wonder if she didn't want to ruin what memory I had of him.
 
2012-11-30 10:57:48 AM  

sweetmelissa31: the_rev: Yes. I can guarantee with absolute confidence, that if Trace Adkins sticks a one-inch swastika in his ear, I will not give a single fcuck.

Yet you give several f*cks because other people give a f*ck.


GIVEAfarkCEPTION !
 
2012-11-30 10:57:59 AM  
I am sad that he is involved in this.

Trace Adkins plays a benefit concert every year for my cousin's special needs school in the Nashville area. Every single year I am amazed at how genuine and kind he is and am always so appreciative of his efforts to raise money and put on an amazing show for free. He stays afterwards, treats the kids and adults with incredible respect and just couldn't possibly be any more of a gentleman.

Bad judgement on the earpiece but I truly believe he is a good man.
 
2012-11-30 10:58:48 AM  
Apparently f8cks are given out here as much as taglines:

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2012-11-30 10:59:10 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: Everyone is farking in this thread. I feel so left out.

Exactly 1 f*ck.

[i194.photobucket.com image 850x478]

This cat give 1 f*ck about his anglo-saxon heritage.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 11:00:45 AM  

Jackson Herring: i.imgur.com


Ahh holy sh*t. Furrman Göring.
 
2012-11-30 11:01:45 AM  

FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.


The ONLY time I feel a confederate flag would be appropriate would be an historic re-enactment of a civil war battle, or at a monument to the confederate dead.

Other than that, done in one.
 
2012-11-30 11:03:02 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Furrman Göring.


Ahh hahah you are so rad
 
2012-11-30 11:06:40 AM  

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: i.imgur.com

Ahh holy sh*t. Furrman Göring.


We must eliminate the mews!
 
2012-11-30 11:09:41 AM  

doyner: sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: i.imgur.com

Ahh holy sh*t. Furrman Göring.

We must eliminate the mews!


Arbeit Macht Mice.
 
2012-11-30 11:16:25 AM  
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2012-11-30 11:16:54 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 11:18:40 AM  
Can we just beat the shiat out of all these people now? fark you assholes.
 
2012-11-30 11:19:51 AM  
Like anything anyone involved in country music does is sincere.
 
2012-11-30 11:20:29 AM  
Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Purrer.
 
2012-11-30 11:21:11 AM  
www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com

Der Furr-er
 
2012-11-30 11:23:39 AM  
Anybody who decides to be upset at any use of the flag is a whiner. The Confederates weren't Nazi's but they are a historic relic. Get over it and people will stop using it to upset you. Seriously, it's a part of history and proof that they lost.
 
2012-11-30 11:23:41 AM  

FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.


MaudlinMutantMollusk: It symbolizes treason and secession, and more than anything else, being a butthurt loser


Symbols can change meaning over time and be interpreted differently by different people. Take the cross for example. Some see it as a symbol of peace and love. Others see it as a symbol of bigotry and oppression. Symbols are only what you make them out to be. So please, both of you get over yourselves at your earliest convenience. Thanks.
 
2012-11-30 11:23:48 AM  
A famous country music singer is a real-life racist hillbilly??!!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 11:23:58 AM  

Therion: In the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Confederate flags meant {Beavis voice} "I'm a Rebel! Rebels are Cool!" {/Beavis voice}

It wasn't until the 90s that Confederate flags started being strongly equated with Slavery and Racism, and an awful lot of folks still think that Confederate flags still mean "I'm a Rebel! Rebels are Cool!"

I think those people (what do you mean, those people?) still wear/ use the symbol to "stick it to the libs!"

To educated folks it's a symbol of oppression, to uneducated folks it's a symbol of cool. Screaming at the uneducated that their cool symbol is a hate symbol isn't the way to educate them.

(lived in the North most of my life, in Austin the last two decades, and I haven't owned anything with a Confederate flag on it since being a teenager. Comment added before some dumbass accuses me of "defending the Confederate flag")


I view the Confederate flag as a reminder of the single largest blow to states rights in American history. The entire legal argument (and hence the conclusion reached by forces of arms) for the Civil War is essentially that a state has no right to secede from the Union. People who looks at the Confederate flag and think about hillbillies and slavery are not thinking large enough.
 
2012-11-30 11:24:05 AM  
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HEIL KITLER
 
2012-11-30 11:24:29 AM  
So Trace Adkins is a "Real Murican" that loves treason.

I suppose he was ok with the Dixie Chicks criticizing Bush?

Let the morons wear confederate flags, makes it easier for the rest to remind people what we used to do to treasonous bastards.
 
2012-11-30 11:24:50 AM  
It's a long-time part of the country music schtick.

"Look, ya'll folks better be careful, I'm a guitar-slangin' southern rebel."
 
2012-11-30 11:25:15 AM  
That dude must have tons of money, he invented a diet where you just eat meat and now he is singing country music? A true renaissance man.
 
2012-11-30 11:26:04 AM  

Cythraul: FriarReb98: the_rev: Good. You shouldn't be. Nobody should. It's an inch-wide earplug in a douchy millionaire singer's ear. But yet, we are reading about people tweeting and complaining, and the guy having to make apologies for it, blah blah. The United States of the Offended.

This. People make their entire livings off of being offended in this country.

Lawyers?


That's a lawsuit
 
2012-11-30 11:26:56 AM  
Well, this thread es-cat-lated quickly.
 
2012-11-30 11:26:59 AM  
You would think people would have been more offended by Mariah Carey trying to fit two hundred pounds into a one hundred pound dress.
 
2012-11-30 11:28:24 AM  

FlashHarry: "southern heritage," my ass. it's a symbol of slavery and treason, nothing more.


I'm a blood decendant of J. Davis, and my take is that people who can trace their geneology to confederates should be able to use it as a reminder of the tragedy and loss of life, but "spiritual decendants" are just jackasses. The Lost Cause is dead. There is no need to propagate or romanticize it.
 
2012-11-30 11:28:42 AM  
ehrmagerhd! mah butthurt because of a symbol!! oh noezszz!!11

stfu and get with the times - you want to be all tree-huggy, peace-loving, accepting of all beliefs or ideals in this country, but get all whiny and shiat when someone wears a symbol of the confederacy?

fark you and the wagon you rode in on, go smoke some peyote and have yourself a vision quest

seriously though,...
It's no different than saying a black kid with sagging pants and a hoodie "is a gangster". Doesn't matter if he's working in a soup kitchen or donating toys for needy children, it's ALL ABOUT WHAT HE HAS ON, right? Stereotypical view.
 
2012-11-30 11:28:43 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Anyone ever heard the phrase "northern heritage" used by anyone?


It's just called "heritage".
 
2012-11-30 11:29:56 AM  

Thats No Moose: Well, this thread es-cat-lated quickly.


I'm afraid the Moderators may split this thread into East and West Purrlin if we keep being threadjack-puss-n-booted thugs.

What we need is a final solution to this debate before they catnip it in the bud.
 
2012-11-30 11:30:16 AM  

uncleacid: You would think people would have been more offended by Mariah Carey trying to fit two hundred pounds into a one hundred pound dress.


Yeah, but, dem tittays

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2012-11-30 11:30:35 AM  
I'm more offended by surge in country music's popularity recently
 
2012-11-30 11:30:41 AM  
i1151.photobucket.com
So my husband Carl staggers home sh*t-faced from his Klan KhristmaSS party and passes out on the front walk in the snow
- then neighbour Hanks decides to clean the sidewalks with his snow-blower and nails him right in the head.
I TOLD Carl to wear his Confederate flag like a cape so he could be seen in the winter with those g'damned white robes & hood!

The funeral's tomorrow - CASH BAR!
 
2012-11-30 11:30:58 AM  
I knew there was something wrong with them Duke boys
 
2012-11-30 11:32:15 AM  
I'm more offended by the fact that the TV show Nashville exists and that I'm supposed to think Hayden Paneshapedlikeafirehydrantierre is a "hot" "starlet" with "talent."
 
2012-11-30 11:32:46 AM  
The US government intentionally withheld syphilis treatments from black people in a long running medical experiment that lasted until 1972. It also interned Japanese people in WWII, continued screwing over Native Americans well into the 20th century, and is indirectly responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100,000 Iraqi citizens.

Why is it acceptable to wear a US flag but not a Confederate one? It's certainly not because the US has been a great respecter of the rights of minorities. The only reason I can think of is that the CSA lost.
 
2012-11-30 11:32:50 AM  

imtheonlylp: ehrmagerhd! mah butthurt because of a symbol!! oh noezszz!!11

stfu and get with the times - you want to be all tree-huggy, peace-loving, accepting of all beliefs or ideals in this country, but get all whiny and shiat when someone wears a symbol of the confederacy?

fark you and the wagon you rode in on, go smoke some peyote and have yourself a vision quest

seriously though,...
It's no different than saying a black kid with sagging pants and a hoodie "is a gangster". Doesn't matter if he's working in a soup kitchen or donating toys for needy children, it's ALL ABOUT WHAT HE HAS ON, right? Stereotypical view.


I didn't know that sagging pants and a hoodie symbolized an organized armed insurrection intent on perpetuating institutionalized slavery.
 
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