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Re: The latest crime wave

Know what you mean.  This week listened to an interview with a New York
actor who has a part in Tennessee William's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof".  He
has to project a Mississippi accent.  When asked how he did it, he said
that he "thought redneck".  I have lived in this region most of my life and
married into it...an accent has nothing to do with being a "redneck".   To
me a typical New York stereotype.  I love to tell a story on my beloved New
York brother-in-law.  I once settled an argument between him and my sister
as to whether or not cows laid down.  

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

> [Original Message]
> From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 12/18/2003 2:52:37 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] The latest crime wave
> In a message dated 12/18/2003 5:42:03 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> jsinger@igc.org writes:
> > Big news on Tampa TV today is the theft of an exotic dancer's Burmese 
> > python. Theft reported on the 5 AM news; recovery reported on the 5 PM 
> > news. Can't imagine who would want to steal a 20-foot snake, but 
> > criminal minds work in mysterious ways. Can't even imagine what one 
> > would do with it once stolen. When interviewed about the theft [AM 
> > news], the dancer was asked if the snake was dangerous. She said, "No. 
> > Actually, he's kind of shy." I thought you'd be interested.
> > 
> Speaking of crime waves, Jim, I just finished indexing the political 
> biography of Bob Graham.  It was supposed to come to me in October, but
when he 
> dropped out of the presidential race, it was held until now he has
decided to make a 
> play for vice-president.  I do understand about politcal biographies, but 
> this writer (not Graham, of course) is an obvious Northeastern
> liberal "intellectual" Democrat.  His opinion of Florida voters,
especially those 
> of the northern part of the state and the panhandle, is very low. Since I
> from the panhandle, I find this rather annoying - especially since I know
> a fact that New York State politics is just as backward and corrupt - and 
> that ethnic issues play just as big a part here as there - just a
> ethnic.  I strongly suspect that any other state in the nation could
provide just 
> as good, or bad, examples.  Look at California.
>   All that said - needed to get it off my chest - I refuse to "talk
> with this group of friends.  We may not all agree, but I don't want to
> about it.  I just wonder why this negative attack on Graham's home state
> is supposed to make people want to vote for him.
> Auralie
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