I'm packing for Athens, looking at this graph, and thinking "Dear God, what have I done?" simultaneously.


Via BT at the Putz.

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16 Responses to “COLD FEELINGS OF DREAD”

  1. Mike Says:

    What percent of the South is African-American? 20%? 30%? Assuming they realize that Obama was born in the country for a second (the numbers suggest all Democrats do), where does that put whites?

  2. laura Says:

    we're not all birthers. you'll be okay. come visit atlanta every once in a while. just don't look side to side on the drive over.

  3. Bob Says:

    The south is an interesting place. I lived in Texas for three years and man, the stories I could tell. Yet Austin, which was only 90 minutes from me, was a great place. Little pockets of sanity are to be found in the south – and Athens is one of them. You'll like it just fine.

  4. jazzbumpa Says:

    Little pockets of sanity are to be found in the south.

    I never, ever, ever thought I'd say this.

    I am proud and happy to be living in Michigan!

  5. Nate Says:

    Hey, you and Liz will move that little blue bar up a tick or two. :)

  6. Daniel Says:

    Having lived in Georgia-Carolina for several years, I think you'll like Athens. I suspect most of the 44% on that graph live there and/or Atlanta.

  7. Mark Says:

    If living in the South has taught me one thing it is to smile and nod a lot. Welcome to Georgia! =)

  8. Displaced Says:

    I'm just wishing they hurry up and secede from the Union. Only this time, the North should let them go without a fight. They'll slip into 3rd world status in no time. Then we should erect a tall tall border fence along the borders, especially the Texas border; see how they like it once they're on the 3rd world side of the fence.

    (Although I suppose we can make Athens an honorary northern town if it makes you feel better, Ed.)

  9. Michael Says:

    Raised in Boston.
    Living in Birmingham, Alabama.

    You will be amazed.

  10. Penny Says:

    Instead of asking, "Do you believe Obama was born in the U.S.," substitute, "What the fuck! Can you believe there's a darkie in the fucking White House?" it suddenly makes perfect sense.

    Admit it, white folk. You just can't believe we elected an African American president. THAT'S what this whole thing is about!!!!!

  11. Patti Says:

    I've decided that people in the South will believe anything, ESPECIALLY if it can be disproved with facts.

    Good luck trying to teach their offspring.

  12. Nicole Says:

    Think of it more as an indicator of need … and really, would you want to spend all your time preaching to the converted? :)

  13. Virginia S. Wood, Psy.D. Says:

    Y'all stop slammin' on the South. We're not all tobacco-chewin' rednecks.

  14. Kulani Says:

    I've lived in Atlanta for 26 of my 31 years of life. That includes 1 year in Orlando, and 5 years in Athens. So I can tell you, although you will definitely have to deal with a lot of dumb-ass conservative frat-boys at UGA, it's not all bad. The majority of the full-time residents of Athens-Clarke county are progressive. And, it gets better the closer you get to Atlanta. You are moving in to a blue oasis in a sea of Red.

  15. Annoyed Says:

    More hate groups in PA than in GA.