Bernie wrote:I see more confederate flags when I go to visit my family in Ohio.
yeah, my family moved from cincy to the florida panhandle when i was 12 and when we moved back to cincy three years later i remember being so excited that i was going to be rid of the giant truck driving, confederate flag loving, tobacco chewing rednecks. on my first day at my new high school i saw a line of gigantic trucks with confederate flags all over them in the parking lot and got mercilessly picked on by their drivers until the day i moved away for college.
i really hated the south when i lived there. i got called yankee all of the time. i've told this story on the board before, but when we moved into our new house the neighbors showed up on our doorstep with a poundcake and a invitation for dinner. while we were eating dinner the father of the house asked me if i was a nigger lover. i looked at my dad in despair and he just shook his head. the two sons and the daughter who were close to me in age told everyone at school that me and my family were stuck up so i had a reputation as a stuck up yankee before the first day of classes. to make things easier on myself i got into punk, started skateboarding, and grew my hair out. what a horrible handful of years.
i enjoy the best cheeseburgers.