WSJ: That Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany

Go home!

Nothing will rile a Southerner more than some smart-mouth Yankee opening his asinine piehole to degrade and belittle his brothers and sisters in warmer climes. The Recent Unpleasantness was over generations ago, but some just can’t let it go. I was alerted to this high insult earlier this evening by the estimable Mr. McCain, who himself takes great umbrage at the rantings of the afflicted chowderhead, a certain Thomas Geoghegan of The Wall Street Journal. This fellow is obviously vying for the dimmest bulb in the box award when he opines thusly on The Glorious South:

Why is Boeing, one of our few real global champions in beefing up exports, moving work on the Dreamliner from a high-skill work force ($28 an hour on average) to a much lower-wage work force ($14 an hour starting wage)? Nothing could be a bigger threat to the economic security of this country.

We should be aghast that Boeing is sending a big fat market signal that it wants a less-skilled, lower-quality work force. . . .

We depend on Boeing to out-compete Airbus, its European rival. But when major firms move South, it is usually a harbinger of quality decline.

Airbus? After your awkward swat at your betters, is Airbus the best you can do? Surely an such elitist, with the superior intellect, no doubt can do better than that. Let’s jump the fence and go sit in the blue lights, shall we? We’ll watch the planes land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International (that means the flights connect to Biloxi and beyond) Airport (the world’s busiest airport, by the way, since 1999, a full one hundred and thirty-four years after The War of Northern Aggression) and watch the planes land. You count the Airbuses and I’ll count the Boeings. Haha. I win, bigtime.

Pay attention, moron. Companies move to the South because of the business friendly climate, lower taxes, better infrastructure, and just face it, Atlanta has the hottest women. More than you can stomach, I suppose.

Really, sir, no one down he-yah gives a da-yam about the demented ravings of a scurrilous carpetbaggah. Your Hah-vahd education serves you ill, sir, seeming that you never learned one bit about real economics. I can only assume that course is now taught at universities in states that actually create jobs, not kill them. Southern states, that is.

Odds are your next President will be a Southerner. I guess that means you’ll move to Canada. Or France.

UPDATE: Kyle Wingfield of the AJC tears apart the “…the worst, most disingenuous op-ed I’ve read in a long time.” RTWT. Sadly, you won’t be surprised at the lack of fact-checking the Chicago labor lawyer DIDN’T do before penning his anti-South hit-piece.

And then there’s Repair_Man_Jack at RedState, who calls the article “…a pathetic, disingenuous pile of bigotry Mr. Geoghegan attempts to peddle on behalf of his labor cartel.”

Now, someone please explain to me, pace Geoghagen, how moving work away from a region where 50% of the adult population can’t read sends a bad signal to children who want to study engineering? The argument, in general, that companies move south to go cheap on labor costs still holds true. But the argument that the people they hire are all sub-literate morons compared to the capable and dedicated workers you find in Detroit, MI is positively laughable. This begs the question, why are Blue State labor costs so high, if they no longer hold the cognitive advantage that they may have once held back in the 1920s to the 1950s, when American industrial infrastructure built out?

Yeah, baby. RTWT.

Seems I’m not the only one affronted by buffoonery.


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  2. Gary from Jersey said,

    June 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Look at it another way: This is the rant of a dying Northern elite that refuses to understand they caused their mess. Jersey used to be an industrial powerhouse until the pols and unions ganged up on business, which then moved south. Being elitists, they punished what few manufacturers remained, then THEY left. Now they’re really pissed and they go after the white collar companies, and guess what they’re doing? Hint: nearly all our pharmaseutical companies are expanding … down south. So cheer up. That nasty screed is in fact a compliment.


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