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Are northerners more racist than southerners?

11 September 2014 - 02:53 PM

This has to do with a conversation I had with a total stranger at a bar from the north earlier this afternoon about Cam that I posted about in the main Panthers forum, but it got me to thinking, "Are northerners more racist than southerners?"


You always hear in the media stories about racism in the south, and if you just listened to national dialogue you would think that the north was a place of racial harmony while the south is still muddled with simmering racism still festering from the civil rights movement.


Now, I admit I have not spent much time in the deep south like Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  But I have lived my entire life in NC, spent a lot of my time in GA, Tenn, SC, and northern Florida.  And there is no doubt that there is certain levels of racial animosity that exist all around these parts.  I have heard it and seen it.


But, I have been to the north on several occasions and have met those from the north who have traveled here to the south as well.  And I can't tell you the amount of shock I have from the blatantly racist things I have heard, and not just from seemingly one person, but several people from all around the north.  Things that I have not, or at least rarely have, heard come out of the mouths of southerners, whether in public or private.


It baffles me.  So this is my question.  Do you think northerners are actually more racist than southerners, or do you think that these northerners based off of a misleading national narrative, attempt to assimilate with us from the south, and therefore allow themselves to speak in more blatantly offensive and racial terms, because they believe it is accepted as the norm in the south?


In other words, do northerners act more racist around southerners because they because they wrongly feel like that is acceptable in the south, or is that their true feelings and they just speak that way all the time?

So... this conversation about Cam Newton just happened smh

11 September 2014 - 02:36 PM

Okay, I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam around here and probably doesn't need another thread, but I have to vent about a conversation I just had about Cam Newton with a random guy I was chatting with.


To keep story short, I ran into a pub across town this afternoon that I used to frequent when I lived out that way, because I happened to be near by doing some work.  Just to say hello to the owner and some of the bartenders I used to be tight with when I spent a lot of time there.  After speaking to them I decided to have a cold afternoon beer before heading back here to the house.  There was a gentleman sitting next to me that judging from his accent was from somewhere up north. 


 A promo for Monday Night Football came on for Colts versus the Eagles.  The conversation turned to Luck and I said "I would rather have Cam Newton than Andrew Luck" 


And then this is literally what starts coming out of this fuggers mouth.


He said "Really?!?!  I wouldn't.  I think Cam Newton is just another black QB bust.  He needs to learn to just drop back and throw like Marino, and Brady, and (reels off about 4 other white QBs names).  He is going to bust because he runs around playing that jungle football.  He needs to learn to just be humble and not show off.  All that scrambling around and that jungle football doesn't work in the NFL"


I am trying to be cool at this point and just pay my bill so I just say "Well Russell Wilson just won a Super Bowl so it seemed to work alright for him"


And this fugging guy says with a straight face, no tongue in cheek, no wink, he was dead serious "Yeah but he is only half black"


If this was ten years ago or ten beers later this conversation would not have ended well, but I politely paid my bill and just walked out flabbergasted that someone would say this bullpoo so blatantly to a total stranger.  At least most people try to code this kind of stuff with "running QBs" or some other crap.


And what the fug is "jungle football"?


I don't know, maybe this belongs in the Tinderbox.  But I was fuming a bit that this type of thought process still exists.


Anyway, just had to share that story and what better place than here in the huddle.

Just want to point this out

23 August 2014 - 09:36 PM

I don't really know what it means, but to give a little perspective, everyone seems to believe that the 49ers will be pretty good this season including myself.


There is always the chance that doesn't end up being the case, but they have proven to be one of the top teams in the NFC the last several years.


So far this preseason through 2 games they are 0-2


Not only that, they have been outscored 57-3.


So... just saying it is preseason, quit crying into your pillows and making bold statements about how good our team/players is or isn't.  We don't know poo yet, it is just the preseason


Let's talk late late October or November

just bought season opener tickets

16 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

I'm pretty pumped although I probably overpaid for tickets, but wanted to get locked in. Bought them on stub hub.

Also booked game 2 tickets on Saturday, and should be able to wrangle up Panthers tickets for Thursday night game. Just booked 4 night stay at Hyatt House right next to TWC Arena for a sports loaded long weekend.

Plus a little Halloween action in downtown Charlotte on Friday. Already told the wife she is getting a naughty maid costume and I am getting one of those penis costumes and we are going clubbing like it was 1999. She shot that idea down pretty quickly unfortunately.

We are pretty excited about it, and for the trip she just ordered a Luke Kuechly jersey because I am pretty sure she wants to fug him. Which I am weirdly okay with.

Maybe I will run into some of you guys and you can buy me a beer. ;)

conflicting rulings on major ACA provision

22 July 2014 - 12:22 PM

Republicans trying to gut ACA subsidies to families that need assistance to have access to health care.  5 million could lose insurance due to a typo, and 10,000s of people may end up dying due to lack of access to health care, but FUG IT THEY MAY STICK IT TO OBUMMER!!!!


That decision could cut potentially off financial assistance for more than 4.5 million people who were found eligible for subsidized insurance in the federal exchange, or marketplace.


Under the Affordable Care Act, the appeals court here said, subsidies are available only to people who obtained insurance through exchanges established by states.



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