Thursday, August 5, 2010

...when Rand Paul, who is the Republican Senate candidate for Kentucky, is asked what Harlan County (Kentucky) is famous for, this is far from the best possible response:
"I don't know," he says in an elusive accent that's not quite southern and not quite not-southern. The town of Hazard is nearby, he notes: "It's famous for, like, The Dukes of Hazzard."
The Dukes of Hazzard?!?!

(Thanks to Acrentropy for the above.)

The Harlan County War that occurred in the early 1930's during the depression occurred when the mining companies hauled in strike breakers from out of state to crush the unions and the mine workers attempted to fight back. They lost, of course. Trust me, no mine worker or his progeny is ignorant of the history, and the consequences, of the Harlan County Wars.

The significance of these events, to the rational mind, seems to supercede the TV sitcom The Dukes of Hazard.

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