November 28, 2011

“Fighting is what redneck people do.”

Police not swayed by excuse.

35 comments:

Petunia said...

Did the lawnmower survive?

Unknown said...

Now if he said "We are the 99%" then they'd let him go and he'd get a good sound-bite on NPR.

timmaguire42 said...

Sure, fighting is what redneck people do. Getting arrested is also what redneck people do.

Pastafarian said...

"The 43-year-old Floridian was busted last week on a variety of criminal charges after he allegedly got intoxicated, shot his lawnmower with a .380 pistol, brawled with his teenage son, and had to be tased three times by police."

No, assholes, this wasn't me.

A .380? That's a purse gun, completely inappropriate for a lawnmower. I'd have used at least a .357.

Mary Beth said...

This is why Fark.com has a "Florida" tag.

edutcher said...

Reminds me of what the co-ed who plowed her car into an abutment said to the judge after she was found DUI, "Well, that's what college students are supposed to do. Go out and get drunk and have accidents".

Her Honor was not amused.

Drew W said...

I had a lawnmower like that once.

Aridog said...

Drew W ...

What, you had an uppity lawnmower?

bagoh20 said...

Well imagine if the elites had to deal with redneck cops coming in to their condos and enforcing THEIR values. I'm thinking it could lead to more tolerance in our society, and a little more respect for minding your own business.

Methadras said...

He's just a drunken idiot. He's the furthest thing from a redneck. Please look up the history of rednecks. You would be surprised.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"I had a lawnmower like that once."

They shoot lawnmowers, don't they???

rocketeer67 said...

Please look up the history of rednecks. You would be surprised.

Hello! Old-line Ulster Scot Presbyterian here. Thanks for the shout-out.

ken in sc said...

The history of Hillbillies is similar. The term has roots in Ulster and William of Orange.

traditionalguy said...

South of St Augustine Florida has no civilization not connected to seaports areas where a degree of foreign influences meld in with the insane natives of the interior.

ElPresidenteCastro said...

I remember when diversity was respected.

Calypso Facto said...

“Fighting is what redneck people do.”

Oh, I thought that's just what rich Hollywood celebrities do. TMZ has a whole tab dedicated to fights.

And...
shot his lawnmower with a .380 pistol...

Was he out of shotgun shells?

ricpic said...

Rednecks don't say "Don't tase me, bro," but if they did this guy would've had to say "Don't tase me, bro" three times! And it still would'na worked.

Bob said...

Just another redneck weekend.

Saint Croix said...

We also fuck.

Heart_Collector said...

Its true. Ask the guy who had to eat his own beard.

Fen said...

fighting is what redneck people

What do wetbacks do? Jump fences?

What do niggers do? Steal whatever isn't nailed down?

"Alex, I'll take bigoted Ethnic Slurs for $500"

Amartel said...

All the stigma of the stereotype and none of the benefits.

E.M. Davis said...

That certainly explains the bloodstains on my WWRPD? bracelet.

traditionalguy said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in my experience the term red neck simply means a farmer with no education. It is not an ethnic slur. It is a class distinction.

The Hill Billies were the Scots Irish descendants that were trapped in and around the Shenandoah and the Smoky Mountains. They were the fighters who would not surrender. Some got a good education to go with their fighting heritage; such as, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and Thomas J (Stonewall) Jackson.

Ralph L said...

Come on, Tradguy, surely you know about the Covenanters.

WV - venimit - all my words are on the wrong threads

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Fen said...

but in my experience the term red neck simply means a farmer with no education. It is not an ethnic slur. It is a class distinction

Then why is it only used for rural whites?

Fen said...

Its usually used by liberals in ignorance to stereotype rural whites as ignorant bigots.

The epitome of Irony.

Scott M said...

Then why is it only used for rural whites?

Indeed. If Pigford taught us nothing else, it showed that there are a shitload of black farmers. In any population that could reasonably be characterized as a shitload, there are bound to be some uneducated among them.

Joe Schmoe said...

Hundreds of episodes of Cops don't lie.

Browndog said...

What traditionalguy said...


And, as usual, what Fen said-

E.M. Davis said...

Then why is it only used for rural whites?

Oh come on, when black farmers spend all day in the fields are their necks red?

The term has racist connotations, but unlike a lot of people with paper maché skin, I find it harmless.

WV: hozotamy. I have nothing, other than this is the greatest WV word I've ever seen.

E.M. Davis said...

there are bound to be some uneducated among them.

I find it comforting to know (and it makes life easier) to know there are stupid people everywhere.

E.M. Davis said...

"to know ... to know"

Stupid people like me, apparently.

Methadras said...

Fen said...

Its usually used by liberals in ignorance to stereotype rural whites as ignorant bigots.

The epitome of Irony.


The larger irony is that they are democrats.