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Here’s a fun fact I found in a story about the Ashley Madison hack scandal.  It turns out that those good, God-fearing people from Alabama spent the most money on Ashley Madison, as compared to other states. And… a chart!  Good for you West Virginia. ashley_madison_statewise  

People that grouse about me calling Southern Republicans malicious, stupid and ignorant should take this quote and stuff it in their delicate pieholes:

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling, provided exclusively to TPM, showed an eye-popping divide among Republicans in the Bayou State when it comes to accountability for the government’s post-Katrina blunders.

Twenty-eight percent said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response while 29 percent said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame.

Yes, 73% of Louisiana Republicans either blame Obama or “aren’t sure who to blame.”  [!!!]  There must be something foul in the Kool-Aid they drink down there.  Lead poisoning perhaps?

Also too, immortal undead Obama was responsible for, among other things, (1) the Holocaust, (2) killing Jesus and (3) enslaving the Jews in Egypt.

via Wonkette

Coupla “American South” type things from today’s feed seem significant in their aggregate:
  1. Per PublicPolicyPolling, Paula Deen’s more popular than MLK with Georgia Republicans; and
  2. Apparently all those Mitch McConnell zingers I read about earlier happened at some kinda Kentucky Dean Martin Roast-esque BBQ event called the “Fancy Farm Picnic“.
Paula Deen and Fancy Farm; offhand racism and ridiculous kitsch. It struck me that the foggy riverbottom dreamland where those two things overlap is kinda like the corner of White Avenue and Treacle Road — about where I reckon the GOP’s taken to lurking about of an evening. And, maybe, a scaly gentleman with a bifurcated tail and a hayfork, also too.
For further depressing reading on the subject, Bob Cesca — awesomely — provides:
So apparently my 2012 post “Angry Southern White Male Gun Nuts And The Coming Race Wars” is #4 in the Google search results for:
Where are southern politicians in coming race war?
Just sayin.
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“Republicans care just as deeply about the environment as Democrats but we also care about jobs,” he added. “We want common sense regulations to be balanced with economic growth and jobs.” — Rand Paul
Um, yeah, how’s that working out?  I guess not so well.  5 out of the 10 most polluted states are deep-red

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Guess which geographic area has the most miserable people?
Oklahoma Louisiana Alabama Arkansas Tennessee Mississippi Kentucky West Virginia
So hatred, racism, resentment and missing teeth don’t lead to happiness and contentment?? (via)  
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From “S.C. Doctors Urge Lawmakers to Expand Medicaid Eligibility” in the Charleston Regional Business Journal, here’s a moment of clarity from Medicaid-expansion backer Kris Crawford (R-Florence), who describes expansion opponents thusly:
The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party.”
Ah, yes, “the black guy in the White House,” or as I like to call him, “The President of the United States”. I can’t imagine how much that rankles folks in certain quarters, or as I like to call them, “The South”. Via ThinkProgress by way of LR.

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