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El Cajon: We're no more redneck than Chula Vista, Oceanside, or Escondido

Seeing as how you could not get past the nostalgia of how "country" El Cajon was in it's heyday, it's hard to see how one can view El Cajon as NOT redneck. Now, I lived in east county for seven years, so I appreciate & understand the sense of family and neighborliness it holds. But, damn, family and neighborliness IS redneck. But guess what....you CAN find neighborliness and a sense of family all over San Diego County, some w/redneck connotations, others w/out. I like how Ms. Earlene Hollmichel (have you ever met someone named 'Earlene' who is NOT a redneck??) commented that "but it is the nearest feeling to home that I know. You don’t get it downtown [San Diego], or in Pacific Beach, or Coronado. This is the real thing.” How can someone who has never lived outside of El Cajon know what it feels like to live in other areas of San Diego? I know from personal experience, that until you live in other areas, you shouldn't judge the way they "feel" based on visiting them. There is life outside of living in El Cajon. I think this article proves more than anything that El Cajon really is redneck. And if you had spent anytime outside of downtown El Cajon, you would have proved that point even better. Just drive past the parking lot of Granite Hills High and see how many trophy trucks you find. Or how about a visit to the Fabulous 7 Motel, East Main's crowning jewel. Or a walk through Wal*Mart in Parkway Plaza Mall. Hell, just a walk through Parkway Plaza. So don't deny it El Cajon, you are redneck, and aside from this Scott character, you're usually proud of it. The armpit & country pride of San Diego.
— April 25, 2009 9:15 a.m.
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