Friday, July 24, 2009

Julaine Appling: Carpetbagger

Julaine Appling -- the odious, hate-filled, liar and head of Wisconsin Family Action -- has never really taken to Wisconsin. Here's her Twitter bio to the left.

"Yankee land"?

I've never heard anyone in Wisconsin refer to themselves as a Yankee.

There are a lot of bloggers and a few public figures in Wisconsin who are transplants and that's a wonderful thing. Take someone like Owen Robinson, for example. The dude's a Texan through and through. There's just no sense in trying to excise the Lone Star state from the guy, but he's embraced Wisconsin with so much enthusiasm that I'm perfectly willing to overlook the fact that he still supports an inferior professional football team.

Appling has made no such effort. She's a carpetbagger. End of story. The most aggrivating aspect of her presence in this state is that she so transparently sees it as an exile from which she will someday emerge for a better gig. I would have absolutely no problem with this if she were in the business of making money. However, she wishes to be an "thought leader," one who who is supposed to embody the values of the community.

Yet she's never even attempted to embrace the very community she claims to represent

"Yankee" is something of a derisive antebellum term used by contemporary Southerners of a certain bent who can't in good conscience call a white person, even one from the north, a n*gg*r -- so it came as no surprise when Appling's most recent tweet read:
The south will rise again ... for when you want to fly the stars and bars, but you only have words to work with!

By the way, one of the reasons that I like to think that Wisconsinites have never embraced the "Yankee" label is that we were better than Yankees, if I do say so myself. Soldiers from Wisconsin that fought in the Civil War were bad ass. They were rock stars.

Maybe Appling should read up on her history while she's back home.


leonel said...

Hmm.. so she refers to Wisconsin as Yankee land and people she disagrees with as "Satan and his minions."

Umm.. right..! ;)

jfoust said...

I've had the "You're not from around here, are you?" charge leveled at me and I've always found it pretty silly.

It's right up there with the "Don't you have anything better to do? Go home and mow your lawn." That one just sets off my prairie restoration rant.

You're right, the "South will rise again" comment is pretty odd. But if she's here, she's here, and she can play. She owns property with her potential domestic partner and holds a job. I recall that Appling served a term on the Jefferson County library council.

Heck, around here, we even allow people from the outside to influence our elections. Do you think Owen Robinson's "dangerously close" AFP shenanigans were paid with local money?

And if you want to file in court, all you need is a local lawyer and standing.

Anonymous said...

Gawd. I'm not signing my name to this comment for obvious reasons, But I heard a rumor, that J Appling is one of those homophobic conservatives who is homophobic because they are - shall we say "not at peace" - with their own lesbianism. That she lives in/has a lesbian relationship with a female lover while she goes around ruining people's lives.
I can't verify this, I don't have the resources/time or even inclination. But surely with all the little "leftist" MINIONS that are out there SOMEONE could check this out and if it's true, then bloggers and others could hit her with a "Tapping the foot under the bathroom stall" scandal and shut her ass up.

A few years ago I saw an interview with an anti-gay activist who was also 'struggling" with gayness himself, and he explained the thought process of WHY they do this (attack gay ppl when they are themselves gay), and it made sense. Really fucked up yes, but it had it's own logic. So yeah, there seems to be a lot of "them" out there with the same kind of is Appling yet another?
If it's a waste of time then big deal, I'm sure people have chased other dead-ends looking for dirt on "the other guys" wtf. Just move on.

But ya know I'm just sayin'....what if ?

John Foust said...

Appling deserves just as much privacy as anyone else. She doesn't need to be gay to live with another woman. They could just be long-term friends. It may be unusual in terms of demographics but she's not doing anything wrong. Because it's known, and because of her close involvement as the figurehead of a movement that glorifies opposite marriage and doesn't have much good to say about anything that varies from that declared norm, I hope that someday Appling gives us her personal perspective on the ways that two non-opposite people could support each other.

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- Josh

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