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(Lafayette Advertiser)   The city of Memphis votes to rename three city parks that honored the Confederacy and its leaders, including one named after the founder of the KKK. Sadly, even in this day and age, some people have a problem with that   (theadvertiser.com) divider line 589
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2013-02-06 01:53:06 PM
I'd be more surprised if nobody in Memphis had a problem with this.
 
2013-02-06 01:53:58 PM
So they've only lost a battle and not the War of Northern Aggression?

Sounds legit.
 
2013-02-06 02:00:05 PM
Friggin' South.

You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???
 
2013-02-06 02:03:06 PM
And soon, we will have the "And the War between the States had nothin' to do with Slavery, it was all about State's Rights and Import taxes!" crowd...
 
2013-02-06 02:03:07 PM
Sons of Confederate Veterans

How old are these people?
 
2013-02-06 02:03:43 PM
States' rights!  States' rights!

/Did I do that right?
//probably not...
///Stupid South indeed.
 
2013-02-06 02:04:44 PM
This will surely solve the palpable racial tension that permeates the city.  And I know lots of people, including, sadly, some relatives, who will have a big problem with this

I went to med school there, so here is one of my many cool story bro type stories:

The main med school building abuts Nathan Bedford Forrest park where there is a giant statue of the general atop his trusty steed, a virtual ad for Memphis' backward racial attitudes. There are also several benches scattered about, on one of which two tourists were shot point blank in the head the week before I started classes.  Thug life.
 
2013-02-06 02:04:47 PM
B-b-b-but our heritage!
 
2013-02-06 02:05:32 PM
Whenever I read about this crap, I'm always grateful that's there are secessionist movements, in various parts of Europe, involving countries that have been under the same rule for centuries and centuries.

/looking at you, Wales.
 
2013-02-06 02:05:36 PM
How about naming one the Robert Byrd Memorial Park?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-06 02:05:37 PM
'China Bar Tunnel' is a tunnel named after the workers digging it named by the workers digging on a curve and tsaying they were digging to China.
 
2013-02-06 02:06:26 PM

cynicalbastard: And soon, we will have the "And the War between the States had nothin' to do with Slavery, it was all about State's Rights and Import taxes!" crowd...


Who are only half as goofy as the crowd that say the Lincolin freed the slaves.
 
2013-02-06 02:07:28 PM
oh wait...

www.publiusforum.com
 
2013-02-06 02:07:36 PM
And yet Lynchburg lives on.
 
2013-02-06 02:07:44 PM

doczoidberg: Friggin' South. You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???


Precisely. The traitors need to be kicked in the pants.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:00 PM
Hmmm...... No indication of what the new names will be.  Perhaps we can help them?
 
2013-02-06 02:08:10 PM
While they're at it, maybe they can build a special theater in conjunction that would show Birth of a Nation exclusively
 
2013-02-06 02:08:15 PM
The State of Texas officially observes (with state employees getting a paid day off) Confederate Heroes Day, Martin Luther King Day and Emancipation Day In Texas.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:23 PM
There is no law against stupidity and poor taste.
 
2013-02-06 02:08:39 PM
There are still US cities named after British royalty.
 
2013-02-06 02:09:13 PM
That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?
 
2013-02-06 02:09:13 PM

mysticcat: I went to med school there, so here is one of my many cool story bro type stories:

The main med school building abuts Nathan Bedford Forrest park where there is a giant statue of the general atop his trusty steed, a virtual ad for Memphis' backward racial attitudes. There are also several benches scattered about, on one of which two tourists were shot point blank in the head the week before I started classes.  Thug life.



that was a cool story, bro.  i was in tennessee, once, too, near nashville, so that really added to it for me.

thanks for sharing.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:03 PM
As long as they don't mess with The Rendezvous or Garabaldis (off Highland Ave, near MSU.... back when it WAS MSU...)

/old, old Germantown High alumni
 
2013-02-06 02:10:07 PM
Why do people in the south love general Lee so much?  He LOST THE WAR!  He failed at the only thing he was supposed to do!

The ultimate "you had one job" joke.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:52 PM

dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?


They can be proud all they want but they shouldn't be surprised when people correctly point that their "heritage" is deeply rooted in destructive racism.
 
2013-02-06 02:10:58 PM

KJUW89: States' rights!  States' rights!

/Did I do that right?
//probably not...
///Stupid South indeed.


doczoidberg: Friggin' South.

You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???


Please spare me your condescension.  There are just as many backward-ass racists and bigots in the rest of the U.S. as there are in the Southeast.  Except for Mississippi, maybe.  They are really bad.
 
2013-02-06 02:11:07 PM
If at first you don't succeed. ..
 
2013-02-06 02:11:14 PM
They have a big statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest in town, which should be a clue about race relations in Memphis.
 
2013-02-06 02:11:42 PM
Oh, and anyone that has their mentality parked in the 50s southern stereotype - needs only to swim a lap or two in the big muddy. I've never known anyone who's so much as dipped a toe in that slop that hasn't ended up in the hospital with a severe infection...
 
2013-02-06 02:11:51 PM

Pochas: Why do people in the south love general Lee so much?  .


Dukes of Hazzard.
 
2013-02-06 02:12:15 PM
There is nothing wrong with honoring the past.
 
2013-02-06 02:12:20 PM

Noam Chimpsky: There are still US cities named after British royalty.


The Brits are still friends to America.  The south is not.
 
2013-02-06 02:13:02 PM

dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?


I'm sure their are other people for them to honor besides the founder of the Klan.
 
2013-02-06 02:13:13 PM

max_pooper: dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?

They can be proud all they want but they shouldn't be surprised when people correctly point that their "heritage" is deeply rooted in destructive racism.


Whose isn't?
 
2013-02-06 02:13:42 PM

dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?


Remind me again what they have to be proud of?  I mean, aside for the systematic subjugation, oppression and dehumanization of a group of people with darker skin, of course...
 
2013-02-06 02:13:43 PM

Brick-House: How about naming one the Robert Byrd Memorial Park?


Weasel Park?  And he wasn't even a good fiddle player.

/Arthritic former fiddle player with intense dislike of corrupt hypocrites, dead or alive.
 
2013-02-06 02:14:38 PM

mysticcat: KJUW89: States' rights!  States' rights!

/Did I do that right?
//probably not...
///Stupid South indeed.

doczoidberg: Friggin' South.

You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???

Please spare me your condescension.  There are just as many backward-ass racists and bigots in the rest of the U.S. as there are in the Southeast.  Except for Mississippi, maybe.  They are really bad.


Okay.  I'll bite.  How many of them have parks named after the founder of the KKK?

dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?


See above, farkwit.
 
2013-02-06 02:14:38 PM
Pochas -That reminds me of being a relocated 'yankee' during times when the CDB hit was 'The South's Gonna Do It Again' was big... and I used to comment, "do what???... lose another war??"

/got beat up a lot
 
2013-02-06 02:14:49 PM
So...what would the crime rate look like on Nathan Bedford Forrest Avenue?
 
2013-02-06 02:14:57 PM

Brick-House: oh wait...

[www.publiusforum.com image 400x324]


Oh, come on, you disingenuous farkhead, finish his life in quotes:

I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened.


That's from 2005. So by all means - continue slandering a man who has offered endless apology for the sins of his youth. Just like Jesus would want.

// also, he's been dead for 2.5 years already, and there are plenty of living racists in Congress, if your ire is that up about it
// or, regale us with your best Ted Kennedy jokes; and you probably have a good zinger about Inouye, too
 
2013-02-06 02:15:40 PM
I'm not sure where I stand on this.

I can't really blame Memphis for doing this from a PR and PC angle, since the names of the parks seem to glorify things that people nowadays don't really see as noble and name-worthy.

On the other hand, it seems that our society has a tendency to whitewash everything, and instead of dealing with our history, and making it a talking/teaching point, It's easier to rename the parks rather than explain why these parks were named, and the history behind the people.
 
2013-02-06 02:16:29 PM

max_pooper: The State of Texas officially observes (with state employees getting a paid day off) Confederate Heroes Day, Martin Luther King Day and Emancipation Day In Texas.


Ha!  What date do they celebrate Emancipation Day?  They seem to have had a different idea than the rest of the country.
 
2013-02-06 02:16:41 PM

dukwbutter: That's right. Everyone can be proud of their heritage. Except for Southerners.  That seems fair, right?


No no, they can be proud.

Well they can be proud, hear now

Be proud you're a rebel

'Cause the South's gonna do it again*

*get their asses kicked in and have their disgusting way of life buried forever
 
2013-02-06 02:17:39 PM
You can't get much closer to Satan than Nathan Bedford Forrest, but he was one of the best cavalry commanders to ever live.  You have to give the murderous, slave trading, son of a biatch that.
 
2013-02-06 02:17:39 PM
Will someone please tell me what the positive legacies of Nathan Bedford Forrest were? What exactly is being honored? His profound ignorance? His slaughter of surrendered troops. His slave trading? His terrorism? What is the "legacy " that deserves anything beyond derision?
 
2013-02-06 02:17:59 PM
Forrest and Kesselring are interesting cases of utterly badass generals and unrepentantly evil bastards.
 
2013-02-06 02:18:12 PM
Come on! The KKK is one of the most successful terrorist organizations of all time.  Why does subby hate success?
 
2013-02-06 02:18:46 PM
You know, I say keep the names as they are but then put some sort of plaque up that explains who these people were so everyone knows the parks were named after assholes.
 
2013-02-06 02:18:57 PM
The north and south should split up again. Both of us would be better off.
 
2013-02-06 02:19:06 PM

Dr Dreidel: Brick-House: oh wait...

[www.publiusforum.com image 400x324]

Oh, come on, you disingenuous farkhead, finish his life in quotes:

I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened.

That's from 2005. So by all means - continue slandering a man who has offered endless apology for the sins of his youth. Just like Jesus would want.

// also, he's been dead for 2.5 years already, and there are plenty of living racists in Congress, if your ire is that up about it
// or, regale us with your best Ted Kennedy jokes; and you probably have a good zinger about Inouye, too


apology you say...


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