At least not in Po-lite company.
I am completely aware of this.
I am a complete West Coast librul and a crazy freaking bastard to go along with it.
A real Rebel Without A Clue.
The weird thing is, I was raised quite a bit by my Grandparents, on both sides and they were Conservatives to the end of their days, I still have one Granny left and she is 94.
My Mothers side all came from the South, Missouri, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky,Arkansas, I are a Redneck and I will not apologize for being enamored of the Southern style.
It is a part of me, a big part.
I don't agree with their politics but there are a lot of other traits that I just love and miss.
I talked to some young lady on the phone briefly that was in Georgia.
When she told me to "Howed On", I about had a runaway.
I miss the food, the manners that were beaten into me and a great deal of the culture.
On the other hand, my Fathers side are also fairly conservative, except the immediate branches of his Mother AND Father..
Apparently I have a lot in common with that side of the family also.
I do believe I can point to both my Grandmother and My Grandfather especially for my being a wild little Irish Bastard, the Southern influence is just gravy.
HOO! The stories I have heard!
The rest of both of those clans were fine, upstanding citizens, My Granny and Grandfather were the perfect storm and I got lucky.
You have to realize, even my Grandmother only pissed off both sets of parents by marrying my crazy assed Grandfather, although in her defense, she has ALWAYS been a very conservative, God fearing women since the day I got to meet her. Dammit.
She is a saint.
Both second generation Irish, because of different religions, there was a lot of hard feelings.
Heh, heh, heh.
I saw a picture of my Granny when she was young and I must now congratulate my Grandfather for being so lucky that they lived in a little Podunk town in Nebraska back in the Thirties.
Anyway, just a little background.
I am a Progressive Liberal Democrat and I will be Damned if I apologize to ANYONE for that.
I am also the Black Sheep of my current generation, the rest of them are also fine, upstanding citizens.
I just got lucky.