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(Yahoo)   While it's fairly stupid to dress a statue of Andrew Jackson in a Hurricanes jersey, it's even stupider to go and complain to your city council about it   ( divider line
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5186 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Aug 2006 at 12:20 PM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2006-08-01 11:23:36 AM  
I wonder how many Andrew Jackson's it cost to buy a Hurricanes Jersey.
2006-08-01 12:01:21 PM  
They do this to the Spirit of Detroit statue in Detroit every time a team makes a playoff run. I think when the Pistons and Wings were both deep one year they may have even did one of those split jerseys (half Pistons, half Wings).

/It's all about the Tigers
2006-08-01 12:23:17 PM  

2006-08-01 12:23:34 PM  
More stupid.
2006-08-01 12:24:31 PM  
Well atleast they didn't put him in a Blackhawks jersey.

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2006-08-01 12:24:54 PM  
2006-08-01 12:25:23 PM  
Now, dressing the statue in Jackson Square in a Hurricanes jersey would be OK.
2006-08-01 12:27:01 PM  
teh subm1t3r 15 teh st00piderest!
2006-08-01 12:27:05 PM  
Andrew Jackson was one of our most despicable presidents in history. Who knows how much native blood is on his hands.

Someone should've dressed him up as a dandy.
2006-08-01 12:27:21 PM  
Even idioticer if they don't give him a helmet too
2006-08-01 12:28:24 PM  
Reverend Otis: Someone should've dressed him up as a dandy.

They did. They put a Hurricanes jersey on him!

2006-08-01 12:28:29 PM  
"I share the outrage over the desecration of the monuments," he said.

It's nice to see people are directing their outrage at the important things in life.
2006-08-01 12:29:46 PM  
Reverend Otis
Who knows how much native blood is on his hands.

Seeing that he's been dead for quite a while I think it is safe to assume that it all would have washed off by now.

//Seriously, as being part (albeit very little) NA, I agree it should have been dressed as a squaw or something
2006-08-01 12:30:21 PM  
The_Raconteur: "I share the outrage over the desecration of the monuments," he said.

It's nice to see people are directing their outrage at the important things in life.

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2006-08-01 12:32:42 PM  

Oh no you dinnit!
2006-08-01 12:32:55 PM  
What the hell are you people talking about? Stupider is a perfectly acceptable word.
2006-08-01 12:34:53 PM  
farking stupid Miami fans!

oh wait, this is about hockey?

I don't care anymore.
2006-08-01 12:37:35 PM  
Heh. Try living in a city named after him, complete with a truimphant-looking statue, for a guy who never, ever set foot in this damned town.

Please, come desecrate our statue; it would be more appropriate.

/Seminoles jersey is welcome!
//Liked it better when the town was called "Cowford" (Cow fjord.)
2006-08-01 12:37:37 PM  
"desecration of the monuments".

WTF? It's not like they spray painted them, or took a torch to them.
2006-08-01 12:41:50 PM  

Monuments were sacred to this guy? Seriously... hellooooooooooo idolatry!
2006-08-01 12:43:23 PM  
They're called sweaters in hockey, not jerseys.

/don't really care
2006-08-01 12:50:31 PM  
Is not amused.

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Cookie if you know the location of this statue.
2006-08-01 12:53:37 PM  
MooseBayou: Cookie if you know the location of this statue.

Helps with the 'obscurity' factor if you don't leave a big, fat clue in the file name.
2006-08-01 12:54:04 PM  
Jackson Square

/Shreveport represents
2006-08-01 12:54:20 PM  
Andrew Jackson was an asshole

The Cherokee went to the Supreme Court again in 1831. This time they based their appeal on an 1830 Georgia law which prohibited whites from living on Indian territory after March 31, 1831, without a license from the state. The state legislature had written this law to justify removing white missionaries who were helping the Indians resist removal. The court this time decided in favor of the Cherokee. It stated that the Cherokee had the right to self-government, and declared Georgia's extension of state law over them to be unconstitutional. The state of Georgia refused to abide by the Court decision, however, and President Jackson refused to enforce the law.

In 1830, just a year after taking office, Jackson pushed a new piece of legislation called the "Indian Removal Act" through both houses of Congress. It gave the president power to negotiate removal treaties with Indian tribes living east of the Mississippi. Under these treaties, the Indians were to give up their lands east of the Mississippi in exchange for lands to the west. Those wishing to remain in the east would become citizens of their home state. This act affected not only the southeastern nations, but many others further north. The removal was supposed to be voluntary and peaceful, and it was that way for the tribes that agreed to the conditions. But the southeastern nations resisted, and Jackson forced them to leave.

Jackson's attitude toward Native Americans was paternalistic and patronizing -- he described them as children in need of guidance. and believed the removal policy was beneficial to the Indians. Most white Americans thought that the United States would never extend beyond the Mississippi. Removal would save Indian people from the depredations of whites, and would resettle them in an area where they could govern themselves in peace. But some Americans saw this as an excuse for a brutal and inhumane course of action, and protested loudly against removal.

Their protests did not save the southeastern nations from removal, however. The Choctaws were the first to sign a removal treaty, which they did in September of 1830. Some chose to stay in Mississippi under the terms of the Removal Act.. But though the War Department made some attempts to protect those who stayed, it was no match for the land-hungry whites who squatted on Choctaw territory or cheated them out of their holdings. Soon most of the remaining Choctaws, weary of mistreatment, sold their land and moved west.

The Trail of Tears
2006-08-01 12:56:57 PM  

Helps with the 'obscurity' factor if you don't leave a big, fat clue in the file name.

You cheated. The "big fat clue" is St. Louis Cathedral in the background.
2006-08-01 12:58:06 PM  
They're called sweaters in hockey, not jerseys.

I think they're called sweaters in Ontario and Eastern Canada. In Western Canada, they're usually referred to as jerseys (at least by me and my buddies, and nobody gives us flack for it). I think it's the Canadian equivalent of the pop/soda divide in the States and that either is acceptable.
2006-08-01 12:58:17 PM  
Fark the natives.

There, I said it.
2006-08-01 01:03:26 PM  

equivalent of the pop/soda divide in the States and that either is acceptable.

..'round here they ask which flavor Coke you want with your combo

/resume the hockey-speak to which I cannot contribute
2006-08-01 01:15:26 PM  
I wonder how much this guy donates to the Historical Society. Probaby Nada. Just an excuse to open his big fat mouth.
2006-08-01 01:15:39 PM  
Those are some kick-ass pointy boots.
2006-08-01 01:20:50 PM  
jackson Sq. NOLa
2006-08-01 01:25:37 PM  
May I add, as a hurricanes fan here in Raleigh, this guy is a douchebag. get a life, mr. "picked last in dodgeball, now scarred for life".

nice to see the aqrea hyped about something that doesn't involved CarolinaDukeState.
2006-08-01 01:30:00 PM  
"Do you think Andrew Jackson, sitting majestically on his horse while wearing a Hurricanes jersey was awe-inspiring and thought-provoking?" Davis Jones said to the commission Monday. "No, it was a distraction and derailed the purpose of the monument to both educate and honor."

This guy REALLY needs to get laid more, and STFU
2006-08-01 01:34:45 PM  
This guy needs his priorities rearranged...preferably with a hockey stick.
2006-08-01 01:36:02 PM  
I wish the P-Bruins would do that in Providence. It'd be nice to remind people that we actually have a damn team here...

/season opener Friday, October 13th
//we're screwed
2006-08-01 01:37:33 PM  
"damaging personal property of the state"

Personal property of the state? Huh?

I looked this up on the court docket to see if this were the actual charge. Sadly, it is.

Fortunately for the guy involved, the jerseys actually belonged to the owner of the Hurricanes, who wisely decided that this whole thing was not worth five minutes of his time.
2006-08-01 01:58:03 PM  
MooseBayou: Cookie if you know the location of this statue.

I'll take that cookie. Does anyone have pics of the waster level? I'd always been told that the water would come up to the base of his hat in a full on levee emergency. How high did it get?
2006-08-01 02:04:05 PM  
Everytime I hear about the Hurricanes, I can't help but think of this article:
2006-08-01 02:17:16 PM  
Worst president EVER!

/Trail of tears
//Spoils system
2006-08-01 02:21:31 PM  
been done

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2006-08-01 02:21:42 PM  
Why is everyone so down on Jackson? He was a good fiscally responsible president the only one during whoms adminstration ever had the country out of debt. He was a noted trial judge and attorny and a fairly good commander. While facing guerillia attacks in less than favorable terrain in various southern states he prevailed against in most cases numerically superior and nearly as well armed indian foes. He moved the chickasaws and cherokees to the Indian (Oaklamhomma) Territory thus freeing valueable land for settlement by civilized people. (it has been noted that a number of these tribes had become fairly civilized by this point to the building of brick houses and farming of land using modern at that time methods but bulderdash to show their civilization looks at the predidations of this same group of people under Stand Watie less than a generation later they were a menace.).

While he was someone contriversal on human rights issues one can make a strong case for his adminstration postponing the civil war at least a decade.
2006-08-01 02:31:54 PM  
You all but said:

"because you're not civilized unless you're white"

It's so beyond stupid that I think you should definitely say what you just said in a public place.
2006-08-01 05:42:36 PM  
North Carolina has a profession NHL hockey team.
2006-08-01 06:27:43 PM  
HulkingMenace: Fark the natives.

There, I said it.

Fark Andy Jackson. A national disgrace.
2006-08-01 08:35:46 PM  
This. Man. Is. An. Ass.
2006-08-02 09:12:22 AM  

We've dressed up Billy Penn in a Flyers jersey... At the TOP of City Hall! Andrew Jackson? Please.

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I would suggest that AJ must've liked the jersey, the Canes won the championship. Penn, on the other hand, has cursed Philadelphia since we started building skyscrapers higher than the statue. (it's true, google is your friend)
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