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(Ultimate Classic Rock)   Remember the story about Lynyrd Skynyrd not displaying the confederate flag at their concerts anymore? Yeah, about that   (ultimateclassicrock.com) divider line 28
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2012-09-24 12:11:44 PM  
7 votes:

NeoAnderthal: Another first amendment victory. Every American should be happy with this.


It's my first-amendment right to call anyone who supports flying the flag of a defeated enemy of America a traitorous, racist sack of shiat.
2012-09-24 03:12:48 PM  
4 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: Silly Lynyrd Skynyrd. Pride in one's heritage is only for brown people.


And, if one's heritage consists of treason, bloodshed, and slavery, don't let that keep you from holding up that battle flag high.
2012-09-24 02:05:20 PM  
3 votes:
Nothing says "Loser" like flying the flag of morally bankrupt, honor-less traitors who got their asses decisively kicked in a war 150 years ago.
2012-09-24 01:11:52 PM  
3 votes:

kingoomieiii: NeoAnderthal: Another first amendment victory. Every American should be happy with this.

It's my first-amendment right to call anyone who supports flying the flag of a defeated enemy of America a traitorous, racist sack of shiat.


LIkewise.
Any uppity southern assholes should remember that advocating for a violent overthrow of the united states is a bozo big time no no and punishable by death.

You lost the war, STFU about it, you racist pricks.
2012-09-24 08:57:28 PM  
2 votes:
what I find most amusing are those who display the confederate flag and accuse President Obama of treason.
2012-09-24 03:25:09 PM  
2 votes:

NeoAnderthal: Another first amendment victory. Every American should be happy with this.


So every American should be happy about people getting pressured and bullied into displaying racist symbols of slavery that they no longer support Because Tradition?
2012-09-24 03:17:25 PM  
2 votes:

EyeballKid: B.L.Z. Bub: Silly Lynyrd Skynyrd. Pride in one's heritage is only for brown people.

And, if one's heritage consists of treason, bloodshed, and slavery, don't let that keep you from holding up that battle flag high.


Ummm - I'm not a history major - but I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who could claim their heritage was free of treason, bloodshed, and slavery. And, if you could, it'd only be because they came from a long line of losers who got their asses kicked constantly.
2012-09-24 11:37:14 AM  
2 votes:
Listening to Lynnyrd Skynnyrd, however, is still regarded as a class one felony hate crime toward one's ears.
2012-09-27 09:19:11 AM  
1 votes:

John Buck 41: Waldo Pepper: Philip Francis Queeg: it took what 4-5 years for the more powerful and rich north to win the war, hardly an ass kicking.

Think of it as a cat who plays with a mouse for 30 minutes before killing it. Same thing.


so the U.S of A just wanted to play with the south for 4-5 years and didn't care about how many of their own citizens were killed or maimed during this time. Brilliant plan

I realize had General Lee fought for the North as he had be asked to do, the war would have been over in the first year but please don't pretend the North put an ass kicking on the south like the south was a push over.
2012-09-25 05:19:47 AM  
1 votes:

Dragonflew: I'm in a cover band. We play a wide variety of music; some I like, some I don't. I have told the band that if we play Skynyrd, I'm walking. I loathe that band and most of their wife-beating, gun-loving, dimwitted fans.


do you have stats proving Skynyrd fans beat their wives?

do tell us what bands you cover that have fans that are so highly educated, anti-gun and all have perfect marriages
2012-09-24 07:40:42 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Coco LaFemme: Silly Jesus: Hey, look, it's another "the civil war was solely about slaves and all southerners are racists" fark thread.

The Civil War was about states' rights. The states' rights to own slaves. Lincoln was seen by the South as an abolitionist, though he wasn't really. He did say that if he could preserve the Union without freeing the slaves, he'd do that. His main point was not letting slavery spread beyond the states that already had it.

In any event, slavery was 99.9% the reason for the Civil War, and not all Southerners are racist. I hope that clarifies things for you.

Maybe this example will help....

Romney arguably wants to get into office in order to do political favors for banks and the rich in general....but you wouldn't reasonably say that all republican voters are voting for him because they just love big banks and the rich.

The big wigs may have been starting a war over slavery, but that's not why the average person was fighting. Not by far. So, the portrayal of the Confederacy as a bunch of racist traitors is ignorant at best, and disingenuous at worst.


Most Republican voters are voting for Romney because he's not Obama. What he wants to do when in office has little to do with the choice. Mostly because he hasn't articulated exactly what it is he wants to do if he gets elected. So basically they're voting for the R because it's not a D.

The Confederates were traitors. It doesn't matter that the majority of people fighting didn't own slaves themselves because they couldn't afford to. They rebelled against their sovereign nation, taking up arms against their military. If those aren't the actions of a traitor, then pray tell, what would be? A Confederate sympathizer killed the President, for fark's sake.

Just stop it.
2012-09-24 07:20:06 PM  
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: Silly Jesus: Hey, look, it's another "the civil war was solely about slaves and all southerners are racists" fark thread.

The Civil War was about states' rights. The states' rights to own slaves. Lincoln was seen by the South as an abolitionist, though he wasn't really. He did say that if he could preserve the Union without freeing the slaves, he'd do that. His main point was not letting slavery spread beyond the states that already had it.

In any event, slavery was 99.9% the reason for the Civil War, and not all Southerners are racist. I hope that clarifies things for you.


Maybe this example will help....

Romney arguably wants to get into office in order to do political favors for banks and the rich in general....but you wouldn't reasonably say that all republican voters are voting for him because they just love big banks and the rich.

The big wigs may have been starting a war over slavery, but that's not why the average person was fighting. Not by far. So, the portrayal of the Confederacy as a bunch of racist traitors is ignorant at best, and disingenuous at worst.
2012-09-24 07:12:21 PM  
1 votes:

Silly Jesus: Hey, look, it's another "the civil war was solely about slaves and all southerners are racists" fark thread.


The Civil War was about states' rights. The states' rights to own slaves. Lincoln was seen by the South as an abolitionist, though he wasn't really. He did say that if he could preserve the Union without freeing the slaves, he'd do that. His main point was not letting slavery spread beyond the states that already had it.

In any event, slavery was 99.9% the reason for the Civil War, and not all Southerners are racist. I hope that clarifies things for you.
2012-09-24 05:37:03 PM  
1 votes:

Patterson: Shut it and get back to playing your 2 scales.


Musicianship really wasn't their weak link.
2012-09-24 03:52:46 PM  
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: Fark_Guy_Rob: Come'on - it's a kick ass flag!

Yeah.... Aesthetically, I do think the Confederate battle flag is more striking. I kinda wish that after the war, the North would have seized it, adopted it as the spoils of war, and gotten rid of the asymmetrical Stars-and-Stripes. I love America (as much as I can love a country, anyway) but I have always thought our flag was a clunky-looking thing that appeared to have been designed by a guy named Frank who thinks wearing striped shirts with plaid pants is also fashionable and well-matched.

There are just better ways to do stars, stripes, and bars. Damn those racist southerners for actually having better design sense in this one case. I think the Confederate flag must surely have been designed by the one gay rebel.


Well then how the hell would I give a distress signal?!
2012-09-24 03:48:26 PM  
1 votes:
Well, that settles it. I'm not buying Lynard Skynard's next album.
2012-09-24 03:08:53 PM  
1 votes:
So??? If you were already a fan of the band, you didn't care about the flag anyways. If that flag prevented you from enjoying their music, please pull the stick out of your ass. If you weren't a fan, it just gave you one more reason to not like them.
2012-09-24 02:55:32 PM  
1 votes:
Silly Lynyrd Skynyrd. Pride in one's heritage is only for brown people.
2012-09-24 02:51:15 PM  
1 votes:
Someone just figured out that, by trying not to piss off people that didn't like them already, they ended up pissing off the ones who did.
2012-09-24 02:30:11 PM  
1 votes:

CujoQuarrel: That's not the Confederate flag anyway. It's the battle flag of the army of northern Virginia.


I'm sure the toolbags who fly it make that distinction.
2012-09-24 02:17:29 PM  
1 votes:

jayhawk88: Galloping Galoshes: EyeballKid: Listening to Lynnyrd Skynnyrd, however, is still regarded as a class one felony hate crime toward one's ears.

That's Lynnyrd Skynnyrd with four "n"s. I prefer Lynyrd Skynyrd with two "n"s, the well-known southern rock band.

Really? You're going to bust someone's chops for not knowing the ridiculous spelling of a 30 year old washed up band?


Because when I think of sticklers for grammar and spelling, those scholarly Skynyrd fans come to mind.
2012-09-24 02:12:47 PM  
1 votes:

Philip Francis Queeg: Nothing says "Loser" like flying the flag of morally bankrupt, honor-less traitors who got their asses decisively kicked in a war 150 years ago.


Lighten up Francis
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2012-09-24 02:06:40 PM  
1 votes:
good for them

/keep on rockin'
2012-09-24 02:03:10 PM  
1 votes:
People get too worked up over shiat like this.....symbols are all they are. The peace sign was originally designed for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958. The swastika dates back to ancient India and literally meant "being with higher self". People love to hate...and haters love to get you twisted.
2012-09-24 01:52:12 PM  
1 votes:
It's not really Lynrd Skynrd anymore, but more of a Skynryd cover band.
2012-09-24 01:47:40 PM  
1 votes:
At least the confederate flag is symmetrical. I love the USA, but our flag is kinda lame.
2012-09-24 11:39:16 AM  
1 votes:

NeoAnderthal: Every American troll should be happy with this.


FTFY
2012-09-24 11:24:55 AM  
1 votes:
Another first amendment victory. Every American should be happy with this.
 
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