I lived in the South for just three years, and I fell in love with the region. I'm happy here in the North, but there are a lot of things I really miss about the South, and I certainly wish i could visit more often. I have a lot of great friends from the South, and I think the region has a lot to offer. Perhaps that's why I bristle when people make sweeping, negative statements about Southerners.
Anyway, this piece on Alternet takes on Southern stereotypes, and is worth a read.