Jim Goad

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Jim Goad is the author of four books, including The Redneck Manifesto.He is the former editor of "ANSWER Me!" magazine and currently hosts jimgoad.net. Though many people find him to be beneath contempt, he sincerely claims he doesn't know what the big deal is. At various points he has found employment as a radio host, a country singer, and a cabdriver. He lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.


Tragedy

Ballad of a Marked Man

Ballad of a Marked Man

July 15, 2013

George Zimmerman is now a free man. He is free to be stalked, threatened,

Equality

Spaying the Queen’s English

Spaying the Queen’s English

July 08, 2013

There are no fishermen left in Washington State. As of July 1, they are all now

Ideology

The Underbelly of Disbelief

The Underbelly of Disbelief

July 01, 2013

What is thought to be the first public monument to atheism in the United States

Scandal

The Spit-Roasting of Paula Deen

The Spit-Roasting of Paula Deen

June 24, 2013

Deep-battered and Southern-fried celebrity chef Paula Deen is crying tears made

Travel

Scenes From a Nashville Convenience Store

Scenes From a Nashville Convenience Store

June 17, 2013

I didn’t expect to see so many derelicts in Music City USA. I thought the

Panic

Cannibalism Among the Oppressed

Cannibalism Among the Oppressed

June 10, 2013

When big-bootied FLOTUS Michelle Obama was heckled last week by a grizzled

Relationships

The Art of Not Working Yourself to Death

The Art of Not Working Yourself to Death

June 03, 2013

Though it’s medically possible to work oneself to death—especially among

Culture Clash

Institutional Stockholm Syndrome

Institutional Stockholm Syndrome

May 27, 2013

Last week saw prolonged riots in Sweden and a surreal midday beheading in

Cultural Caviar

The Progressive Glossary

The Progressive Glossary

May 20, 2013

I’ve recently been made aware of a strange new tribe who refer to themselves

Scandal

The Bitter Taste of Richwine

The Bitter Taste of Richwine

May 13, 2013

Spring is in the air, which means that it’s time for another insane moral panic

Low Life

The Crying Rape Game

The Crying Rape Game

May 06, 2013

Meg Lanker-Simons, who I’ll presume hyphenates her surname to prove she’s

Zeitgeist

The Tolerance That Is Only Skin Deep

The Tolerance That Is Only Skin Deep

April 29, 2013

Country singer George Jones, who to my ears had the greatest voice ever

Oy Vey!

Let’s Hope the Next Bomber is a Liberal Journalist

Let’s Hope the Next Bomber is a Liberal Journalist

April 22, 2013

Observing the noxious media aftermath following last week’s Boston Marathon

Crime and Punishment

The Pro-Death Movement

The Pro-Death Movement

April 15, 2013

I once read that all societies throughout history were consistent in that they

Media

Language as an Assault Weapon

Language as an Assault Weapon

April 08, 2013

Come now, all ye tired, poor, and huddled masses of illegal immigrants and

Education

The Long Stomp Through the Institutions

The Long Stomp Through the Institutions

April 01, 2013

Why is it that those who pride themselves on slaughtering sacred cows always

Trending

The Irrational (Yet Perfectly Understandable) Nature of Blood Vengeance

The Irrational (Yet Perfectly Understandable) Nature of Blood Vengeance

March 25, 2013

On a sunny September afternoon when I was eight, I was standing on the concrete

Vile Bodies

The Selfishness of Virtue

The Selfishness of Virtue

March 18, 2013

As a blinkered young leftist back in the late 1980s, I subscribed to The Nation

Politics

Where Does Rand Stand?

Where Does Rand Stand?

March 11, 2013

Starting shortly before noon last Wednesday, the curly-haired and elfin-faced

Hate Speech

Lech Walesa’s Polish Sausage Fest

Lech Walesa’s Polish Sausage Fest

March 04, 2013

Lech Walesa, the burly and walrus-faced former union organizer and president of

Names

The Jacksun Also Rises

The Jacksun Also Rises

February 25, 2013

Ever since childhood I’ve heard that the blacks were good entertainers. As I

Africa

Perfectly Able to Kill

Perfectly Able to Kill

February 18, 2013

Double amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been charged with murdering

Manhunt

The Strange Moral Compass of Christopher Dorner

The Strange Moral Compass of Christopher Dorner

February 11, 2013

Chris Dorner thinks he’s a highly moral individual. A crusader for justice. A

Oy Vey!

The Importance of Gender-Neutral Public Restrooms for Bisexual Space Aliens

The Importance of Gender-Neutral Public Restrooms for Bisexual Space Aliens

February 04, 2013

We’ve all been repeatedly told that gender is only a “social construct.” We

Scandal

Religion, Perversion, and Whiteness

Religion, Perversion, and Whiteness

January 28, 2013

Catholic-bashers worldwide have new reason to bask in schadenfreude at the

Crime

Martin Luther King’s Golden Legacy of Nonviolence

Martin Luther King’s Golden Legacy of Nonviolence

January 21, 2013

On Friday during a speech in Florida, slain civil-rights icon Martin Luther

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