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Although his reputation now suffers principally for his disparagement of blacks and Jews, there his particular loathing, as in Heathen Days 1890-1936, is reserved for Arabs, "the dirtiest, orneriest, and most shiftless people who regularly make the first pages of the world's press," and for "the half-simian hill-billies of the Appalachian chain" whose migration to Baltimore has fouled his beloved Union Square neighborhood.
Diamond was a rodeo horse, the orneriest animal you'd ever want to meet.
What: Western about the orneriest patch of real estate in the U.
What makes this essentially one-joke Scroogefest so likable is its carefully consistent sourpuss tone, coupled with a pitch-perfect delivery of wanton, wasted Willie by Thornton at his orneriest.