We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have special and sentimental feelings about this fine state, including time in the elegant Bluegrass and at Keeneland (even saw Secretariat grazing in retirement) - and time working up in the wild hollers of eastern KY where everybody is a cousin of eachother and either works in coal, moonshining, or is on welfare.
I have seen many fine Kentucky mornings, with the mist rising from the fields and crouched in the valleys. I guess I was also only passin' through, but I had a true love there, and I still have her.
As a Kentuckian,and a horseman in this fine Commonwealth,I appreciated your memories up to the cousin and welfare thing...every state has their own issues,and Eastern Kentucky has their problems...but that was maybe uneccesary,ya think?
birddog.....my place is available for you to visit any time you would like. Just stop posting things like this. We're trying to keep everyone in the dark about Kentucky -- don't want gobs of people moving here to ruin it (like CA, OR, WA, TX, AZ, FL).
I figured as much,just that we get tired of stereotypes as much as the next group.It seems the "hillbilly" stereotype is the last "acceptable" one out there.We do live in a blessed place,visit anytime...and I love my "Yankee" friends...