Thursday, August 23, 2012

Breaking: Northerner Hates the South, Writes Book

So a liberal guy from Oregon doesn't like anything about the South. Nothing new here, but he decided to write a book about it, which inspired the funniest book review that I've ever read.
On the first page, the author wonders why the American electoral system must be "held hostage by a coalition of bought-and-paid-for political swamp scum from the most uneducated, morbidly obese, racist, morally indigent, xenophobic, socially stunted, and generally ass-backwards part of the country." You expect him to let up, to turn the argument around, to look at the other side of question. But he never does. For more than 300 pages, Mr. Thompson travels through the South observing customs, outlooks and people and subjecting them to an unremitting stream of denunciations.
That's from the noted Southern publication, The Wall Street Journal. We Southerners could write a similar book detailing all the things that we don't like about the North, but I guess we're too polite to do that. In any event, I always enjoy hearing how horrible the South is from the point of view of a liberal, know-it-all, Yankee.

Bless his little heart.

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