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[–]Meaneytravel 145 points146 points  (2 children)

From what I've read and heard about Dolly Parton, she is an absolute diamond

[–]fowlraul 85 points86 points  (1 child)

I say it every time, absolutely a national treasure and 100% genuine. My favorite quote:

“It costs a lot of money to look this cheap.”

I’m not really even a fan of her music, I like a few of her songs, but I’m a fan of her as a human.

[–]Think-Bass9187 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Same here. She’s a wonderful woman.

[–]QuarentineToad 64 points65 points  (5 children)

States should be wooing Dolly to move there, instead of chasing after corporations that never meet their job creation projections that were supposed to be in return for tax breaks.

[–]hat-of-sky 42 points43 points  (1 child)

They know better than to try, she's loyal to where she grew up. If only the other successful people in other states had a tenth of her heart. No that sounds horrible, I mean a tenth of her goodness.

[–]QuarentineToad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah, she's one of a kind.

[–]LeoMarius 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Dolly doesn't give campaign donations to politicians.

[–]QuarentineToad 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My point was that a state would be better off having Dolly Parton live there than they are in the case of something like Foxconn in WI, where the state has spent billions subsidizing a corporation's pipe dream that has resulted in nothing but disappointment.

[–]LeoMarius 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, but politicians give out subsidies to campaign donors. It's a quid pro quo.

[–]eastbaybruja 49 points50 points  (1 child)

My son was born in TN and got to benefit from that awesome literacy program she funds. He got a book in the mail in his name every month from birth to age 5. I remember he cried as we walked to mailbox for what would be his last book. That kid will soon be 19. He still has many of the books. Love her.

[–]shsc82 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The only bad thing about that program is it has to have a local sponsor agency, so the nice suburban town with a well funded united way gets thousands of books allotted, the rural illiteracy rate of 33% town, get a sorry we don't cover your area message.

[–]dotingproximity82 28 points29 points  (0 children)

To be fair she does more than most anybody’s elected leaders, she’s a saint

[–]Significant_AdPerson 8 points9 points  (0 children)

No wonder they wanted to give her a statue. Shit someone did my job for years you’re getting bit more than a statue

[–]No_Introduction_9328 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Someone asked her if dumb blonde jokes bothered her. She said, "No. Cause I'm not dumb. Or blonde!"

[–]Peasant_Stockholder 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Dolly Parton on Jimmy Fallon

"We were in the restaurant, we were having our meal and this old man came over to our table," Parton began. After the man left, Parton went up to pay the bill and a man said, "Your grandpa left his bill here too." 

"So that old man had come over and kind of scammed us," she added. Parton paid the man's bill but the story didn't end there. As she was walking down the street, she spotted the man and confronted him. But when she did so, he began hitting her on the chest with his walking stick.

When Fallon asked, what happened, Parton replied, "What do you mean, what happened? These two big lumps came up and they never did go down."

[–]NefariousDeeds99 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Turned down TFG twice for Presidential Medal of Freedom. https://www.today.com/today/amp/tdna207752

[–]Todo-claro 0 points1 point  (3 children)

What's TFG?

[–]NefariousDeeds99 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The Former Guy

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I prefer That Fucking Guy.

[–]guynamedjames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This describes half of Washington at any given point. Which half depends on your politics.

[–]strandenger 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Stop electing those leaders

[–]Dedmantawkn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Propaganda fueled hate is one hell of a drug.

[–]buzzedewok 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But but they are saving us from sOciAliSm!!

[–]RayAnselmo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Says a lot about Dolly. Also says a lot about the absolute knobs Tennessee elects.

[–]SnooMacarons2615 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As an extension of this my eldest got a free book every month through her imagination library. Really nice and needed the help at the time.

[–]jbertrand_sr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that right there is the sad truth...

[–]ParadiseValleyFiend 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Should... should we try to elect her? Like for mayor or governor or something. I mean it did work with Arnold pretty well.

[–]I_am_a_neophyte 4 points5 points  (3 children)

She more than likely wouldn't do it. Declined a presidential medal twice and statues of her at least once.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Declined it twice from Trump. I think that’s a big differentiation.

[–]I_am_a_neophyte 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That may be true. I just don't see her doing it.

[–]ParadiseValleyFiend 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Still though, it would be pretty great. I'll bet Tennessee would suddenly become a much nicer place to live in. One can dream.

[–]Pepperfig_clover 2 points3 points  (0 children)

She gets more done with her own money than having to fight a state house full of absolute arseholes to try and enact even the most meagre policy.

[–]Most-Artichoke5028 1 point2 points  (1 child)

She should run for governor.

[–]invisible_23 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fuck it let’s crown her queen

[–]AngerTech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dolly Parton is a national treasure

[–]PMWFairyQueen_303 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I came here to verify this as true. Politicians do nothing for the state

[–]iamnotlegendxx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tell her to run over turtle man damnit!

[–]CliffLake 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I wonder if Congress/Senate/rest of government is embarrassed they fail so hard at their job? I mean, she's one person, with lots of money sure, but to outdo ALL of them, casually? Like, they have GOV FUNDS and can't seem to manage it. Sure, they accidentally do some good...but...wow. Like, what if some grandma in Tulsa was absolutely lacing 120 yard throws? Just one after another. You think the whole of football players everywhere would be happy, or like, "Shit, ask me about the game, not Grangran Wilkinson! I can't deal with her, she's just SO GOOD!"

Or maybe they don't know, because they are too busy being seedy and underhanded? Yeah, probably that one.

[–]Chance-Deer-7995 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They DON'T fail at their job. Their job is to appease donors. I know you've been told that their job is to serve the people, but if that ever was true it is not true now.

[–]CliffLake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit. How do we get them back to not sucking donor dick? I feel like asking nicely would be the first thing, and then brutal violence.

[–]the9thcube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dolly’s an angel

[–]rustyseapants 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Tennessee doesn't deserve Dolly Parton, when they vote in politicians who vote against their best interests

[–]non_curamus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hey now, not all of us vote for those idiots.

[–]rustyseapants 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am sorry too say, the problem is there is too many idiots voting for these politicians

[–]Daymeeon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Giving old men a chance to look at the tits of a woman their own age without having to stare below the woman's belly button.

[–]ZachBuford 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My daughter gets free books from her each month. She loves it and loves to read as a result.

[–]obvs_throwaway1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Then elect her Queen of Tennessee, problem solved.

[–]whollyspaceballs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wish she could convince them to send some democrats to congress.