Hi all, Google-Fu is failing me. Looking for a post in the Blue about an article (maybe from The Atlantic) that talked about the South or Confederacy and its impact on rise of the Tea Party but the article talked about how when that group is out of power, they are all about resisting those in power as a patriotic duty and once they are not in power, they talk about law and order and obedience. Might also have talked about civil rights or gun rights within that context as well. It was a longer article with good explanation of American history as it relates to these topics. Wasn't sure if to post here or on Askme.
One of the things MeFi does not do well is Southern and rural states. Specifically, there's a definite tendency for members to derail threads or comments about the South with snide jokes or hyperbolic suggestions dehumanizing rural people and/or Southern or Appalachian people in the US. Even otherwise good comments often have nasty potshot asides buried within them. [more inside]
South Florida Meetup - Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Naples, etc... [more inside]
Jealous of all of the lovely social events planned for the near future, I cautiously ask: Am I the only South Eastern Mefite? Anyone in South Carolina? Want to get together and prove the stereotypes by eating a pig raw while firing guns in the air, or more preferrably disproving them all by drinking something other than King Cobra and conversing intellectually? [more inside]