Meet George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina, “Southern Gentleman”

So have you heard this latest hilarious kerfuffle? Last May 8, George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina engaged Sandra Fluke on the Twitter with the following gentlemanly remarks:

George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina

George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina

Isn’t that sweet?

Ms. Fluke retweeted the kind remarks to her 36,000 followers, at which point it was noticed by the incomparable Tbogg. Now it seems George Tierney is upset that his name appears on the Google, and is threatening legal action. Hilarity ensues!

Whoever runs this site needs to take my damn comments off of it. I did not give you permission, nor did you ask me for it. It shows up on google and I will see a lawyer if this doesnt disappear. Ask me before posting bullshit about me. You fuckers had no right.
Sincerely,
George Tierney Jr

And for damage control? He’s now bragging about “Southern hospitality” and taking credit for curing a woman’s cancer. Can it get any wingnuttier?

You don’t want to miss Tbogg’s Internet Man Does Not Want To Be On The Google Anymore for the rest of the story.

6 thoughts on “Meet George Tierney of Greenville South Carolina, “Southern Gentleman”

    1. graz

      So what are the people of Greenville like? Is George Tierney, Jr. representative?
      Have you dined at the American Grocery restaurant? My parents are just over the border in the other Carolina.

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      1. Uncle Ebeneezer

        Well technically my folks are in Greer. I’ve only visited there twice (my sister in Denver has kiddies so it’s usually easier for us all to gather there for Holidays etc.) so I really didn’t get much of a taste of Greenville. It’s very pretty with tons of fir trees, and they have some great fried chicken and peanuts. Otherwise, I just kept my head down and made sure to make no mention of politics.

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        1. graz

          I took the family to Greer on a tour of the BMW plant. Totally cool — totally non-unionized in a right to work state.
          Not to overplay the offhand remark about our parents locale; but do you think the people are uniquely inclined to be like George Tierney, Jr. of Greenville, SC? I know you read and comment at Balloon Juice, so have you noticed the push-back against lumping all Southerners in with the bad apples? What do you make of it?

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          1. Uncle Ebeneezer

            I hadn’t seen that at Balloon Juice. My vantage-point of the South is pretty limited. I mainly make my assumptions based on the craziness of their elected officials. I mean, SC is up there with Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi etc., when it comes to the crazy legislation you see. And they continually re-elect these loons.

            I will say that when I moved from a Northeast suburb of Boston, down to Delaware to go to school, I definitely found racism, anti-semitism and gay-bashing to be far more accepted south of the Mason Dixon. I had a roomate who was a Delaware resident and he was pretty openly racist and homophobic. I knew some guys from Maryland who called their half-drank beers (commonly called “floaters”) by their own chosen name: “Reggins” as a not-very-clever attempt at backwards racism. And when I lived in Philly I found that a good portion of my new friends were totally comfortable using the N-word. That’s not to say that racism didn’t exist in the Northeast (or out here in LA) but I was definitely surprised at how commonplace it becomes as you head South.

            I would not at all be surprised if there is more acceptance of sexist attitudes like Tierney’s in the South. Southern nostalgia for the good-old-days, definitely seems to include women being kept in their places.

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            1. graz

              Thanks for the insights.
              What I have come to believe is that the historical remnants of the Civil War manifest bad politics and reinforce the worst aspects of prejudice and racism. I can’t definitively say that the depth of animus is greater in Da South — it just seems so to me.

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