A visit to the Redneck Shop

A visit to the Redneck Shop

There are 200 comments on the Orlando Weekly story from Nov 20, 2006, titled A visit to the Redneck Shop. In it, Orlando Weekly reports that:

In an abandoned movie theater just off the historic town square in Laurens, S.C. , a new business is awakening deep-seated passions in Southerners that date back to the Civil War.The Redneck Shop, and its ...

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Leah

Greenville, SC

#176 May 30, 2008
NObama wrote:
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Technically, wasn't this nation of America, founded by whites? That is what I thought. If you do not like it, go to another country. After all, it is your "right" as an American, to come and go from this country at your leisure.
America was "founded" by the English Settlers you ignorant human being. Indians were the original inhabitants. If you think that America is only for white you need to go somewhere else because you are a waste of God given life. Stop being ignorant. America is the "Melting Pot". Please save you self the embarrasment of looking like an arroggant white supremacist. Grow up and get a life.
Greg

Marietta, GA

#177 Sep 2, 2008
I'm going to Col. SC on 9/5, I hope I can find that store. They can wear their "X" shirts I can wear mine. I'm ALWAYS armed so i can protect myself from them.
Greg

Marietta, GA

#178 Sep 2, 2008
Sieg heil.
Jim the Democrat

Myrtle Beach, SC

#179 Sep 2, 2008
Being a proud Democrat, I am glad to see a man who is displaying Democrat merchanise. The KKK was started by Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Democrat. The Confederacy was run by Jefferson Davis, a Democrat. If only that pesky Republican Abraham Lincoln hadn't beat us, we'd still be running things in the South.

I hope our nominees Barrack Obama and Joe Biden come to help support this proud Democrat!

Obama-Biden '08
Stephen in Goose Creek

Goose Creek, SC

#180 Sep 3, 2008
I would love to see a Miss White America Contest on TV the next day after the Miss Black America Contest. Would that be racist? How about a united white collage fund like the united negro collage fund? Why does Obama consider himself black? He was raised by his white mother. Would he be as successfull today if he was raised by a black woman? Probably not.
wake up

Seneca, SC

#181 Sep 6, 2008
Everyone really needs to stop and think about this for a minute. In almost everyone's home that wrote a comment there is a Bible. In this book it states God create Adam and Eve. Not black Adam, White Adam , Yellow Adam....etc. That means we all are one people.

this store is a sad reminder of of all the ignorant people in this world.
Stephen in Goose Creek

Goose Creek, SC

#182 Sep 9, 2008
Your are correct. There should be no black, white or any other color discrimination. We should eliminate that from all job and school applications. Rewards should come from the hard work of the applicant and not from the color of skin or ethnic background. Why is that on applications anyway? Why are there quotas as to how many of one type we should hire over the other. I, nor any memeber of my family, never owned a slave so why should I have to pay reperations to the blacks who great grand relatives were sold into slavery by their own people? I think we should limit welfare to a 6 months term and make the blacks who want another baby so they can get an increase in their monthly payment think before they act. Get them off their backsides and get a job instead of milking society.
eyeonyou

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#184 Sep 9, 2008
No, this country was not founded by whites, it was stolen from the Native Americans by whites. And, yes, i am black.
NObama wrote:
<quoted text>
Technically, wasn't this nation of America, founded by whites? That is what I thought. If you do not like it, go to another country. After all, it is your "right" as an American, to come and go from this country at your leisure.
wake up

Seneca, SC

#185 Sep 13, 2008
HMM, do you think Black people are the only ones on welfare? There are many americans on welfare of all races and I do agree this system is broken. You should not be able to continue to have other people take care of you. But that goes for ALL RACES. As far as the questions on applications regarding race that should be eliminated as well.( if we lived in a perfect society where we were truely judged on our skills and merit) But since we do not live in a society like that sometime there needs to be a system in place that makes sure everyone gets a fair shot. BUT you should be equally qualified for the job. I will say this, with each generation we get closer to this happening...with each generation there are fewer and fewer ignorant people. there was someone that made a comment that if Obama had a black mother he would not be where he is. Well I have a black mother and she produced a son: who is an Army Ranger, three daughters: one who already has her degree in communications, and is in law school, one who is a student at Clemson, and one that is a manager a bank. And all of us attend church. I think for a black woman she has done pretty well.:)
Stephen in Goose Creek wrote:
Your are correct. There should be no black, white or any other color discrimination. We should eliminate that from all job and school applications. Rewards should come from the hard work of the applicant and not from the color of skin or ethnic background. Why is that on applications anyway? Why are there quotas as to how many of one type we should hire over the other. I, nor any memeber of my family, never owned a slave so why should I have to pay reperations to the blacks who great grand relatives were sold into slavery by their own people? I think we should limit welfare to a 6 months term and make the blacks who want another baby so they can get an increase in their monthly payment think before they act. Get them off their backsides and get a job instead of milking society.
kelsi

Greer, SC

#186 Oct 25, 2008
In response to: "Technically, though, isn't all the history we learn in our schools in this country "white" history?"

im in school now, and all we learn about is black people. we have black history museums so why cant we have the redneck shop? if you don't like it, dont go to it. simple as that. thank you!
Sam

Fairburn, GA

#187 Oct 30, 2008
I will not say I am sorry for being white. I am racist as it is part of who I am. I am not black and do not want to be. I am not mexican. I am european. This is my race and I have no guilt over being white. If someone calls me racist it is them attempting to change me. I do not care what you are anyone else does. It is not any of my business. Anyone who thinks and speaks differently is ego-centric and thinks they know what is best for them and everyone else.
The redneck shop has the same rights as anyone in the US, but if your opinion differs you simply think you know what is best for others.
You are not God!
Karl

Perth, Australia

#188 Nov 6, 2008
Does anyone know if the Redneck shop has autographed photos of the president elect in stock?
sally girl

United States

#189 Nov 22, 2008
crazycarl wrote:
wow, i just hate when people say somethin should leave when if uve never been in the store or its not botherin u leave it along dang just like them tryin to ban some sc football teams if we dont abolish the confederate flag
Don't be so proud of being an ignorant red-neck. OMG! how stupid you sound. The blacks are rising above us. They are getting educated and here you sit, spouting your ignorant stuff...
sally girl

United States

#190 Nov 22, 2008
wake up wrote:
Everyone really needs to stop and think about this for a minute. In almost everyone's home that wrote a comment there is a Bible. In this book it states God create Adam and Eve. Not black Adam, White Adam , Yellow Adam....etc. That means we all are one people.
this store is a sad reminder of of all the ignorant people in this world.
What does the Red Neck shop sell anyway? Just curious.. I do wish you red necks would stop the ignorant talk. You all had a chance to learn proper english. If you didn't get it, it's your fault.

Since: Nov 08

laurens, sc

#191 Dec 2, 2008
Saddie wrote:
Problem with Laurens County you can do anything you to. You can open any kind of buisness who cares, all you got to do is pay your little fee, run it by the planning committee who absolutely don't have a clue of what's going on or whats good for the county? Most of the counties elected officials take up a seat and turn their head. There's not one thing you can do about it but move.Besides who shops in laurens anyway most go to Greenwood or Simpsonville. Unless you shop at Walmart or the Redneck shop what ya gona wear? If you work in laurens you are on the bottom end of the pay scale so if you seek improvement again you better move.I think the Redneck shop suits the majority of the citizens in Laurens.To me the people get exactly what they ask for by moving to laurens.
are you serious? how dare you talk about my town! yes our government and sheriffs office is corrupt but have you seen many small towns where that is not the case? we have much more than walmart and the redneck shop. have you been to laurens lately? come visit, see for yourself and then get the hell out of our town before you go runnin your mouth and someone shows you what laurens is really about. we're country round here and you might not to mess with us.

Since: Nov 08

laurens, sc

#192 Dec 5, 2008
right behind u wrote:
john howard how does it feel to be the person u are. i hope u know that u are an insult to this world. do u know that u are a tool.you have no life.ur worthless.i hope you know that your family is embarrassed of you. you're a waste of skin....any color. do u really have that many people in your town that are racist so that your shop can really stay open for that long. so what kind of car went through your shop???? too bad it didn't hit u!
i totally agree with your comments on john howard the coward. i cant stand him, he is what evil is all about but about a year ago he sold the redneck shop to the klan so he is now not the owner.
john

Denver, CO

#193 Dec 11, 2008
the funny thing about this blog, most of the people posting about this issue really dont have a clue of the real issues of today and definately about things before their time. The reason I can say this is because most people that witnessed the real and true slavery and racisiam don't sit around and engage in this type of blogging. I agree that the redneck shop and others like it that reprosent other cultures are fine. It is the people around it that makes a big deal about it. busness is busness.
South Georgia Redneck

Tifton, GA

#202 Jan 6, 2009
Just got back from a visit to Laurens, SC and the Redneck Shop. I picked up several awesome t-shirts and bumper-stickers there. Mr. Howard, I appreciate what you are doing there. I'll see ya again the next time I visit SC.
Elizabeth - lil country

Greenville, SC

#206 Mar 5, 2009
The redneck shop is one of my favorite places to go. My family is close to the people that work there. They might be racsit but they're still my family and very good people. Some people think rednecks are dumb, loud, and crazy but we're the best kind of people there is. We love life and live it up. (Don't hate the player hate the game)
Elizabeth - lil country

Greenville, SC

#207 Mar 5, 2009
The redneck shop is one of my favorite places to go. My family is close to the people that work there. They might be racsit but they're still my family and very good people. Some people think rednecks are dumb, loud, and crazy but we're the best kind of people there is. We love life and live it up. (Don't hate the player hate the game)

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