Today, in “stick to sports”

I’m sure those of you continually offended by political references in the world of sports will rise up to condemn Chris McDaniel, seeking any attention he can get as he runs for a US Senate seat a second time, who evidently objects to Ole Miss replacing Colonel Reb with a new mascot.

Fergit, hayul!

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131 responses to “Today, in “stick to sports”

  1. DC Weez

    Gotta say that is the dumbest looking mascot I’ve ever seen. It looks like the GEICO Gecko with teeth.

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  2. Spur 21

    I sick of historical negationism and the people that think tearing down historical monuments will change anything.

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    • I sick of historical negationism and the people that think tearing down historical monuments will change anything my mind.

      FIFY.

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    • Derek

      I hate to burden you with such an horrific memory but for purposes of our discussion maybe you should share the hurt you felt about HISTORY on this day: https://youtu.be/hWxszYK6IPU

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    • We don’t seem to value history anymore. Even if it is history that wasn’t favorable or good, lessons can be learned from it. But only if we don’t erase it from our culture. It’s almost like some believe the U.S. scrubbing Vietnam from the history books and tearing down all the memorials would mean we never lost a war. It would not change that fact but WOULD make us more likely to repeat the same mistakes. I really don’t get it.

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      • Derek

        The problem is that people don’t understand their own history.

        Had those monuments been built before Appomattox then your argument might have weight.

        The truth is that the monuments to confederate generals were built decades AFTER the war as a symbol of white dominance and supremacy. We have a historically accurate monument to that period in our history. It’s the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, also known as the National Lynching Memorial. During the same period that statues to honor those who took up arms against your country were put on display, at least 4,300 people of African descent were publically murdered for offenses ranging from writing a note to a white woman to leaving a job site without permission to educating sharecroppers about their civil rights.

        A statue to honor General Lee built in 1914 is NOT historically significant as to the war. It is a mere symbol of the resistance to its effects.
        If you want to honor 100 plus years of resistance to treating black people as human beings, do it on your own time.

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          • Derek

            War is hell.

            I feel the same way about that as I do Hiroshima and Nagasaki. You probably shouldn’t have started it and once you did maybe you should have quit a bit sooner.

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            • Comparing the March to the Sea with Hiroshima/Nagasaki? LMFAO. Thanks. You really are a hoot. I still have not figured out if you are the Senator’s paid troll or the actually the Senator himself. Either way, you make for good entertainment.

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              • Derek

                You thought about using your English language skills to describe how these are incomparable circumstances. Why didn’t you explain? Are you incapable?

                I’m LMFAO at your rhetorical impotence.

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                • You come up with an asinine comparison and expect me somewhat justify it with debate? I might as well argue with some of these flat-earth idiots while I am at it. Actually, I think those guys are a bit smarter than you.

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                  • Derek

                    Once again your language skills fail you.

                    Hiroshima and the March to the Sea are NOT comparable consequences to engaging in a war and then not timely surrendering because….

                    I’ll add a third: the bombing of Dresden.

                    These things all line up in a pretty straight line for me. Why not for you?

                    If it’s so obvious you should be able to explain. Given your flat earth analogy which is like saying: comparing Pol Pot to Hitler is akin to alchemy, I think it’s a problem of capacity.

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                    • Got Cowdog

                      Yeah. The nazis really should have quit after Dresden. The Japanese should have quit after the first firebombing of Tokyo.
                      I get to spend lots of time around Frankfurt, and the towns around it. You won’t find statues of any nazi war heroes or even German soldiers that died fighting. What you will find on an unassuming street corner in Wiesbaden is a retaining wall where each block has the name, date of birth, date of death, and the camp where someone from Wiesbaden were murdered. Cowdog jr and I happened upon it and while knocking around the town last year. We did a rough count of the blocks and came up with 25000. I d

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              • I still have not figured out if you are the Senator’s paid troll or the actually the Senator himself.

                And why would you suspect that is the case?

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        • Regardless of when the monument was built he was still an important historical figure. So I suppose you also disapprove of the George Patten monument built some 64 years after the war since it is NOT historically significant as to the war?
          Being a bit of an amateur history buff I have seen many historical sites, monuments, and displays. I’ve rarely if ever known the motivation behind them, beyond their historical significance, and really only find that relevant to current circumstances.

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          • Derek

            The timing is only one element of explaining the objection. The objection is to the nature of the political and sociological message conveyed by the construction of the statue.

            If the Nation of Islam commissioned a statue to Nat Turner as a symbol of black supremacy and white inferiority/evil would you object?

            How would you feel if you lived in a town where the city center was adorned with that message?

            As far as I’m aware there is no suggestion in the timing or other circumstances that the Patton statue was a tribute to any immoral ideology.

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          • Dawgwalker07

            If you haven’t studied why a monument was erected you’re missing out on a glimpse into the social psyche of that society at the time it was built. That’s the whole problem behind the vast majority of confederate monuments. They were built by white people to remind African Americans of their place in society and to glorify their white ancestors who fought to preserve “states rights” (what everyone who yells about that seems to forget is the whole sentence should be, “a state’s right to maintain the practice of slavery).

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Not at all. Monuments couldn’t be built immediately after the Civil War. The southern states were impoverished by the war as well as Reconstruction policies. They were also under political supervision of the conquering army.

              It took decades for the south to rebuild its economy to the point that erecting statues was possible. And the people who built them were the children and grandchildren of the men being honored. And that’s understandable.

              Yes, states rights were important to secession. But only the first wave of secession was directly attributable to slavery. States seceding later were responding to the war initiated by the Union. If Lincoln allows the first wave of secession to proceed peacefully, half the Confederacy may not have seceded, slavery in the CSA would have ended due to mechanization in the later nineteenth century, and a million people wouldn’t have died.

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              • Derek

                Why would it have come to anyone’s minds to build confederate monuments in 1866? You think it was simply a matter of funding? That had the cash been there the Germans would have built a statue honoring Rommel in 1946?

                The children and grandchildren of Germany built how many “understandable” monuments to their war dead?

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Yes. It would obviously be stupid to immediately build monuments. Just as it is stupid to claim that building them decades later makes them about a nefarious secret meaning, rather than what they are plainly about. But I’m not the doofus arguing the latter point.

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                  • Derek

                    Secret? Damn you are fucking stupid. Lost cause ideology was not secret you idiot.

                    The only people who want it to be secret are of your ilk. Too bad they wrote shit down.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      So, your argument is that a statue of Lee is a clear statement of white supremacy designed to keep blacks in line. The whites could make these public and unambiguous statements because they were in power at the time.

                      So, why not just erect a sign? Wouldn’t signs be cheaper and clearer? Were the grandchildren of confederate veterans playing five dimensional chess that was meant to only be clear to uneducated blacks and you?

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                    • Derek

                      The crux of my argument is that you are a moron.

                      Read anything and I mean ANYTHING on Lost Cause ideology and you’ll understand that the statue is the sign.

                      I’m sure you’re wondering why La Liberté Guidant le Peuple by Eugène Delacroix is a painting instead of a book because you’re stupid.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      I’ve read Lost Cause history. But it’s not the pervasive bogeyman you believe in. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and a statue honoring war dead is just that.

                      But it is amusing to see your mental gymnastics identifying the secret messages that aren’t really secret, yet aren’t explicit either. They’re everywhere! Lost Cause! Lost Cause! REEEE!

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              • Got Cowdog

                I don’t agree slavery would have died with mechanization. It would only mean slaves could produce more. And if Lincoln had allowed a little secession it would have all been ok?
                Hanh. That’s bullshit

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  Slavery was established because of economic incentives. Mechanization removes those incentives. And eleven countries in the Western hemisphere alone ended the practice of slavery without war. But American children are brainwashed into thinking that war was the only answer. Now, if the ultimate goal of Lincoln was to end slavery in American states and territories no later than 1865, then the war was necessary. But of course, that wasn’t his goal. His goal was to prevent southern states from seceding. Whether they seceded over slavery, or taxes, or an overreaching general government was immaterial. They just couldn’t be allowed to embrace the concept of decentralized self-government over a single, centralized, national government dictating uniform policy to diverse populations. That was why Lincoln needed war.

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            You don’t have to worry about it. General Lee was against transgender rights and inter-species marriage. So obviously he is much too offensive to our progressive sensibilities to be allowed to exist in history.

            The same goes for any white man born before 1950. But we’ll get to the other dudes eventually.

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        • Erk's Forehead

          I agree. I also believe we should remove Lincoln’s statue in DC. His proposition of the Corwin Amendment, the exemption of certain territories in the official Emancipation and his desire to remove African Americans & send them to Liberia are some of the main reasons. In my opinion, we should remove anything honoring slaveholders and racists from that era.

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          • Derek

            No one here is arguing that Gen. Lee statues should be taken down because Gen. Lee was a bad person or even because he fought for a bad cause. The issue is that the statues were put up decades after the war to promote an ideology of white supremacy. Every one of those monuments is a monument to that ideology. The person represented is not particularly relevant and wasn’t when they were constructed.

            This is not about WHO deserves a statute. It’s a discussion about WHAT political ideology deserves to be revered.

            If you think that white supremacy needs a place of honor and respect on the city square then say so.

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              The Lincoln Memorial was finished in 1922. The country was deeply racist at that time. White supremacy wasn’t controversial, or even disputed. So let’s break out the pickaxes, shall we?

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              • Derek

                So your point is that the purpose of the Lincoln Memorial was to promote racial superiority?

                Not sure the date of construction establishes that. A person with a function cerebrum would look deeper.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I’m not claiming to be a psychic specializing in the motivations of statues. That’s you. I’m simply applying your own “logic” to other monuments. The Lincoln Memorial was built during a time of much racial prejudice. According to you, that’s important.

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                  • Derek

                    I’m really not shocked that you’re incapable of considering multiple factors in problem solving. I’m frankly shocked that you have enough brain power to keep yourself breathing.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      Go ahead and describe your “logic” that leads you to believe that some statues are evil and some statues are virtuous. I need a laugh.

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                • Erk's Forehead

                  *functioning

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          Derek thinks the most accurate monument is about lynching. The memorial estimates over 4,300 victims of lynching. The American Civil War cost at least 650,000 lives in military deaths. More can be added to the starvation and disease in civilian populations attributable to the war. But most of those casualties were white, so who cares, amirite?

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      • We don’t seem to value history anymore. Even if it is history that wasn’t favorable or good, lessons can be learned from it.

        Maybe you could explain that to all the folks who insist the Civil War wasn’t about slavery.

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        • ASEF

          ding ding ding

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        • Napoleon BonerFart

          You had me until there, Bluto. You’re a lawyer, not a historian. And you shouldn’t play one on the internet.

          The war was about preserving the union. Full stop. Lincoln stated as much many times. Just because our middle school teachers insist differently doesn’t mean they know more about the Civil War than the men who fought it.

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          • Lincoln fought the war to preserve the Union, but if the southern states hadn’t seceded, there wouldn’t have been a need to go to war, would there?

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Come on, man. Lincoln had no choice other than war? Not even he would claim that.

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              • Didn’t you just comment “The war was about preserving the union. Full stop. Lincoln stated as much many times.”?

                The southern states seceded because of slavery. If they hadn’t, there would have been no Civil War. I’m not really sure what you’re arguing about here.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  I’m arguing that it was possible for Lincoln to simply let the southern states secede. No war. No death and destruction. It’s a radical idea, but it was certainly possible.

                  If Lincoln allowed the first wave of secession to happen peacefully, there would likely have been no second wave of secession. And obviously there would have been no war.

                  You’re glossing over these facts. Since South Carolina seceded over slavery, and then some other stuff happened and a million people died, the war was about slavery. That’s like arguing that World War I happened because of Archduke Ferdinand. Yes, he was the first domino. But that led to many other decisions. And most of the people and countries involved in the war didn’t give a damn about him.

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                  • Look, I’m really not interest in rehashing the cause of the CW. I respect that you see it differently, but there’s way too much history leading up to secession, as well as similar declarations from the states that went out with South Carolina for me to see it the way you do.

                    And contrary to another suggestion of yours, there was plenty of racial animus to go around in the Reconstruction Era. And enough money to erect this tribute to that attitude.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      The actual history is nuanced. The Civil War = slavery narrative is nothing more than moral cover akin to the Middle East = terrorism narrative that modern day politicians are shilling.

                      First wave states seceded because of slavery. Lincoln and much of the north wanted to preserve the Union, so they announced they would muster troops and send them south. Second wave states didn’t want to commit troops to quell secession, so they seceded as well. Individual soldiers rarely cared about slavery or abolition as to why they were fighting.

                      The only reason to believe that the war had to happen is if you believe in Manifest Destiny that the USA can only grow bigger and never smaller. That the citizens of Virginia were justified in declaring independence from a state they viewed as oppressive in 1776, but unjustified in the exact same actions in 1861.

                      And the monument you mentioned was built 26 years after the end of the war.

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          • Remind me, why was the Union in need of preservation?

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            • Napoleon BonerFart

              Because some of the states believed the general government no longer represented their interests. They believed in the idea of self-government. So they declared their independence.

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              • Derek

                Re-read the Gettysburg Address. I think you missed something.

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              • They believed in the idea of self-government for white people.

                FIFY.

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                • Napoleon BonerFart

                  How were blacks and women represented in the north again?

                  It’s seriously tiresome when otherwise intelligent people fall prey to the South = racist and North = saints notion of nineteenth century American history.

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                  • Derek

                    The abolitionist movement began in upstate New York. That’s just fact. You can suggest that you put a can put slave owner on par with an abolitionist morally if you’d like. Good people both sides and whatnot.

                    I’m sort of sick of the whataboutism and moral relativism and both siderism.

                    Why the fuck does it have to be about your feelings anyway?

                    You think you’re more burdened by guilt by association than than the burden that must be felt by any African American who walks through the lynching memorial?

                    You’re a FOS moron and moral midget. Try humanity someday.

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                    • Mike Cooley

                      Nobody gives a shit what you’re tired of, Derek. And why does it have done about your feelings? The way you start shutting in your hand and throwing it at people when they post something you don’t like it agree automakers you about the last person with any credibility on that score.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      When I made my statement about otherwise intelligent people, I obviously wasn’t referring to you. I’m not surprised at all that you’re idiotic enough to believe South = racist and North = saints. What surprises me is that Bluto has signed off on the notion.

                      And I’m not talking about feelings. I’m talking about facts. The fact is, abolitionists were not confined to New York, or even to the northern states. Another fact is that many people in northern states, including Lincoln, weren’t abolitionists. Lincoln’s position on slavery was fluid, political, and downright Clintonian. He was for it before he was against it. He was against it over here but not over there.

                      So get your head out of your ass and read something beyond a seventh grade level. Try some primary sources. One day, if you work really hard, you might be able to sustain a mature opinion.

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                    • I’m not surprised at all that you’re idiotic enough to believe South = racist and North = saints. What surprises me is that Bluto has signed off on the notion.

                      I must have missed the point where I labeled anyone a saint.

                      But carry on…

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                    • Derek

                      Mike I take my civility cues from you. You’re always very accommodating of views with which you disagree. Always.

                      Still wondering why the fucking babies who can’t stand a verbal whipping voted for trump. I think the truth is people like you love assholes as long as you agree with them. If not, you bitch about tone. Sad!

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                  • Believe it or not, it is not only possible, but rational, to think that the Lost Cause narrative is complete horseshit and that the North was plenty racist on its own.

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                    • Napoleon BonerFart

                      So your belief was that the North may have been slightly less racist than the South, yet that small moral distinction was worth killing a million people and destroying untold amounts of property? Curious.

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                • Got Cowdog

                  No no. Those in power believed in preserving the status quo that insured them wealth. It only applied to whitey cause it was he what held the power

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              • It is amazing, how Napoleon has twisted so many loops and knots to show his points. Most of them I have not heard since my relatives died. and yes Manifest Destiny had a lot to do with the war-both sides wanted to expand.

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        • There are good arguments on both sides of that point.

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          • Not really… unless you mean that in the Donald Trump/Charlottesville sense.

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            • No I mean if you actually read the state of South Carolina’s, Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union. I would say their point has proven true. The Federal government now meddles in basically anything it wants to contrary to what the constitution actually says and was understood to be for the first 100 years of our existence.

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        • It is amazing, how Napoleon has twisted so many loops and knots to show his points. Most of them I have not heard since my relatives died. and yes Manifest Destiny had a lot to do with the war-both sides wanted to expand.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      Tearing down monuments (and re-naming streets and such) has been going on for a while and isn’t that big a deal. Though the latest round is done with gusto and glee that bespeaks vindictiveness.

      However, Ole Miss probably had to do a lot, up to and including that mock-worthy land shark.

      And, as usual, our moral judge Schtick Dreck chimes in with a mediocre inapplicable analogy. Saddam put up that statue to himself.

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      • Derek

        Truly pathetic.

        So you’re saying that if Lee commssioned a statue during his life, then tear it the fuck down. If the Daughters of the Confederacy commissioned one in 1923 as part of its Lost Cause/white supremacy ideology then its history.

        That’s beyond stupid.

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        • Hogbody Spradlin

          No, that’s what you’re saying. I said what I said. I do not deign to be questioned by you. Yawn.

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          • Derek

            I know you’d prefer a world where your dumb goes unchallenged because you wouldn’t have to confront that fact as a reality, but the way to do that is think it but not type it.

            That way you can always be right in your head which is the only space you’ll ever have any chance.

            Your objections notwithstanding the idea that the Saddam statue is less legit as a historical monument because he built it is indefensible by logic. He was in charge of Iraq from 1969 to 2003. He is a significant historical figure. But that shit needed to be torn down too. “History” does not save glorifications.

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  3. Cojones

    Would think that the Confederate Museum in Fitzgerald would welcome new additions and people could visit at their leisure. No fear of desecration as well if they are in one spot and the Klan could rally there since it is sparsely populated and … … .

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    • The Dawg abides

      Is this what you are blabbering about?
      https://www.fitzgeraldga.org/blue-and-gray-museum.html

      Man, the last thing I want to do is get into one of these stupid Confedercy apologists arguments, but you should educate yourself before you spout off disparaging an entire town. Fitzgerald had a unique founding, here’s a little background ( I know, it’s Wiki, but you can get a general idea):

      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitzgerald,_Georgia

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      • Cojones

        First, the suggestion for placement of monuments in Fitzgerald was a serious suggestion of what to do with the monuments taken down and I also remarked that some storage places remain secret (specifically in NO) for fear of desecration. Second, I appreciate your factual update to the nonfactual part of my post. It has been years since I visited Fitzgerald and it wasn’t for the Museum which has been described to me by a DAR in-law as a “Confederate Museum” that was visited last year. My bad and your rebuke is well taken. That in-law complained about the statues of Confederate heroes being taken down across the South and I suggested then that they should consider placing them in Fitzgerald at the Museum that had been described as Confederate (guess they ignored the “Blue Tour”).

        Rather than leave it there, I have to say that my experience with those who respect monuments to the civil war mostly are not of the ilk of race baiters and idiots who use them as symbols of white supremacy. People who trace their family lineage to and beyond the Civil War aren’t about to forget relatives who fought proudly and honorably for either side, but in today’s world that family pride for bravery under fire and loss of life has the additional twist of supposed modern days racial hatred by those relatives of Confederate soldiers. I view the racial hatred thoughts that many attribute to Confederate history buffs and descendants of Confederacy soldiers as specious.

        My conflicted feelings are that the symbols that are seized upon by haters should be removed, but placed in museums that can give perspective to their existence. Their presence in public society has used up their usefulness in a part of the country that wished to remember their ancestors with respect while, at the same time, served as a touchstone for racial haters to continue to try to intimidate a minority and that can be twisted to include modern day descendants who don’t feel that way at all about their statuary.

        Segregation embodied the paternalistic and racial hatred feelings of the past, not statues. I confronted and got over desegregation when I was 13 (1953) in Sowega. I certainly can get over rearranging statues in this modern age.

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        • Got Cowdog

          Lincoln did not conquer the confederacy. He called off his dogs and Robert E Lee was smart enough to know when to quit. The United States never recognized the confederacy as legit.

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  4. mwo

    The land shark moniker became popular during the regime of Hugh Freeze – right? One lost cause symbol to another.

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  5. ASEF

    When Silent Sam, a Confederate soldier monument on UNC’s campus, was erected in 1911, Julian Carr (local big wig) bragged about how he grabbed a “negro wench” who didn’t properly respect a white woman walking down the street, tied her to a tree, and “horse-whipped her until her skirts hung in shreds.” He added, “The purest strain of the Anglo-Saxon is to be found in the 13 Southern States, Praise God.”

    Hang that sign from Silent Sam and Johnny Reb, and I’m good if people want to keep them.

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    • DoubleDawg1318

      Agreed ASEF. IMO I think these statues should stand in the same way as Dachau and Auschwitz stand–as memorials to injustice and cruelty, not lost causes. Put a plaque in front of them explaining the racism behind their construction so that we don’t forget the true history of these monuments.

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      • Napoleon BonerFart

        Symbols mean different things to different people. Some people identify Confederate symbols with racism and slavery. Some people identify them with people defending their homes against an invading army. Do we hold a vote to tell the latter that they’re wrong and must now subscribe to the former idea?

        Some people identify George Washington as a great military mind, political leader, and the father of his country. Others identify him as a racist slave owner. Do we scrub him off the dollar bill? Or do we stamp over the bill “RACIST” so that he’s not respected too much?

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        • … Some people identify Confederate symbols with racism and slavery. Some people identify them with people defending their homes against an invading army. Do we hold a vote to tell the latter that they’re wrong and must now subscribe to the former idea?

          That horse left the barn some time ago.

          As conservative Georgia legislator Bobby Franklin once wrote, ”allowing hate groups and white supremacists to hijack the Confederate battle flag and pervert it into a negative symbol without publicly and repeatedly repudiating them has been a grievous moral failure.”

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Fair enough. Just do the rest of us a favor and let us know which symbols have been irreparably hijacked by others. Thoughtcrime is a serious offense.

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            • I don’t believe that’s really a hard question, do you? Know them by the company they keep.

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              • Napoleon BonerFart

                Well, it’s something the right thinking people impose upon others. You’re obviously one of the right thinking people, so we need you to detail what the Toughtcrimes are.

                Have the Black Gangster Disciple Nation spoiled the Star of David? Or can other people claim that they view it in a more traditional and less violent sense? Some groups use numbers, like 13, for hateful meanings. Should we expunge these numbers from popular usage? If the number 13 is taboo, does the term “baker’s dozen” follow? Inquiring minds want to know.

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                • Derek

                  I think your thoughts and actions will be judged in marketplace of ideas. That’s just how it works. Sorry in advance.

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                  • Napoleon BonerFart

                    Marketplace is fine. We’re talking about Thoughtcrime here. What is, and is not, allowed? Sales of Confederate flags lag well behind sales of U.S. flags. I’m cool with that. I’m not cool with being told that Confederate flags can only mean that the owner supports slavery and that any other interpretation will be dismissed as not progressive enough.

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        • ASEF

          Lol. We can’t add plaques explaining the original historical intent because the meanings have changed too much,
          but we can’t take them down because they honor a history” *which must be preserved. Sorry, you can’t have it both ways. I mean, I get it, it would be nice for you if you could be solely in charge of their meanings but then you would be operating in the very “politically correct” space you claim to loathe wouldn’t you?

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          • Napoleon BonerFart

            Not at all. What I loathe is applying modern political correctness to history. Arguing that we should tear down a statue of Lee, yet leave a statue of Lincoln because of racism is nonsensical. They were both racists. In fact, 99% of the people born before 1950 were racists. So if we’re going to start tearing down statues on that basis, we need to get cracking because there’s a lot to tear down.

            And of course, once we establish the precedent that historical figures will be judged by modern standards, it will only continue. Should the Obama monuments be destroyed because he wasn’t supportive of inter-species marriage? I suppose 22nd century progressives will decide.

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  6. ApalachDawg

    i hope This line of thinking is extended to the 26 states and countless cities named after Indians and we rename all the states and we stop calling those army helicopters Apaches…
    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Connecticut
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Massachusetts
    Minnesota
    mississippi
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    New Mexico
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

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    • Derek

      Why would anyone be concerned about using the names the native Americans used for places? That you can’t distinguish between the “Chattahoochee River” and “Chief Noc-A-Homa” is an embarrassment to all multi-celled creatures.

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  7. Bill Glennon

    Posts like this are like “Jerry Springer’s Final Thoughts”. Great moral lesson makes you forget about the broken chairs and hairballs onstage.

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  8. Normaltown Mike

    I’m glad that someone finally recognizes that Admiral Ackbar is the true and rightful Ole Miss mascot

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  9. PTC DAWG

    Close our eyes, click our heels, it never happened.

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  10. Ben

    These GOP guys are such snowflakes.

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  11. CB

    Jim McElwain approves of this mascot.

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  12. W Cobb Dawg

    Why not return to being an all-white college and see how that works out.

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  13. stoopnagle

    In Mississippi, wouldn’t the PC thing to do be to keep Col Reb?

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    • Derek

      That’s different!!!

      At one time it was politically correct in the south to scream the N-word for without a clear demonstration of your racist bona fides, you might lose the race.

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      • Cojones

        Marvin Griffin, former Ga Gov who ran for reelection and lost, attributed his loss to being “outni****** ” by his opponent. He also stated that “Someone ate my BBQ and didn’t vote for me.”. I was one of them.

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  14. Argondawg

    It was time for Reb to retire for sure. Way past time. The fucking over the top virtue signaling is just at an epic level on here. At least it is entertaining.

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  15. Bob

    Don’t be naive that should SPCA or PETA loons start barking (pun intended) UGA political correctness/liberals will be demanding that the bulldog mascot be replaced with some unisex minion type character. Somewhat surprised that demands for a UGA bitch, ala Albert and Alberta gator, haven’t been more vocal. Would make for a perfect McGarityism.

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      • Uglydawg

        I don’t know, Senator…would anyone have imagined ten years ago how far we’d be dragged down the PC road? I realize some of it is good, but a lot of it is crazy…I’m to the point that pretty much nothing surprises me or even seems out of the realm of possibilities. But as long as Washington is allowed to hang on to “Huskies”, we should be fairly safe.

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    • Hogbody Spradlin

      They’ve sorta been there. Said we should replace the cruelly bred bulldog with an animatronic model. Like the sheep in ‘Babe’.

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    • Derek

      We should get rid of ideas because some of them are bad.

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  16. HiAltDawg

    Considering Josiah Meigs’s grandbaby Montgomery punked General Lee out of Arlinington to humiliate him, anybody associated with UGA need not worry about yanking down statues decades after the fact to prove their fervor, lol. We finished that drill before it was cool.

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    • Mike Cooley

      You finished that still before it was cool? What are you in the eighth grade? Does your moma know you are commenting here while you’re in class?

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  17. ApalachDawg

    Presentism

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  18. HiAltDawg

    and yes, tell that turd in Mississippi to “shut up and demagogue”!

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  19. Mike Cooley

    It’s always great when people from up north of out West move to the south and act shocked that it isn’t like the place they left.

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