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Friday, July 05, 2013
Now He Doesn't Want To Talk About It
Cornered at a July Fourth parade yesterday and asked what he was going to do about the anti-abortion bill passed by the Senate and now in the NC House's hands, Gov. Squishy said he didn't want to talk about it.
He added that he was currently praying that Thom Tillis in the NC House would take away that cup from him and not make him drink. Okay, I made that part up.
J.W. Williamson was the founding editor in 1972 of the Appalachian Journal: A Regional Studies Review, which he edited until July of 2000. He has taught college classes in Appalachian history, cultural politics, and literature, and he has lectured widely on the pop-culture history of "Appalachia" in the American consciousness. His books include Interviewing Appalachia, Southern Mountaineers in Silent Films, and Hillbillyland: What the Mountains Did to the Movies and What the Movies Did to the Mountains. He has won the Thomas Wolfe Award given by the Western North Carolina Historical Society, the Laurel Leaves Award given by the Appalachian Consortium, a special Weatherford Award given by Berea College, and the Cratis Williams-James Brown Award given by the Appalachian Studies Association.
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