friend of mine, not known for dealing in smut, just posted a link on
Face Book. He was recording his amusement after having seen a pair of
outsize testicles hanging from the bumper of a truck plying the highways
as I, was ignorant of the popularity of these phenomena, but we were
both thoroughly disabused of our innocence - he in the flesh - which,
hopefully, was not a literal description - and I after viewing this
from the comments to his revelation, these cuties are very popular in
certain parts of the country. Namely, those states that are colored red
and pink on the maps that daily mark the political poll results.
Sure, those who dwell in those states will say I am making an unfair generalization but, unfortunately, statistics are clear.
is a class of people who seem to favor all the same things. NASCAR,
fundamental religion, fervent and frequent displays of the flag, the
Tea Party, the Republican Party, scouring voter registrations of Dems,
overturning laws favorable to gays and abortion and "truck nutz." And
they all live in what is called the bible belt and its extensions.
the odd thing is that they, the so-called "conservatives" of the
country, appear to be residents of the states with the lowest
educational scores and the highest numbers of welfare recipients.
few (very few) of my friends are from the South and have an accent to
prove it...but they are among the few who don't fit the mold. It pains
me to criticize their origins (but not much).
view is to live and let live, but it is maddening that these kinds of
people seem always to have so much of the entire country by its