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
Joe Blowme: 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...Will they be followed by the "Islam is a religion of peace" crowd?/KKK & Islam = death cults
ph0rk: doczoidberg: Friggin' South.You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???fark you, carpetbagger.More bourbon, barbecue, and hush puppies for me us.
Private_Citizen: I grew up in Memphis, and here's the thing - Memphis is a nearly 70% black city, stuck deep in a racist Red state bordered by an even more racist Red state. The state often passes laws with the express purpose of messing with Memphis. So, when the state proposed a ban on renaming parks named after Veterans - Memphis rushed to rename the parks in their borders that glorify the rebelious (and many say, racist) past of that city.You really want to get into some racism, look at the reverse takeover of the Shelby county schools by Memphis. And yes, that was also started by State level action.
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.
Just another Heartland Weirdass: If at first you don't succeed. ..
CheekyMonkey: 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...
drumfreek: I love how most everybody here uses the typical Southern stereotype. All southern whites are racist. For you guys, I have seen some dumb motherfarkers in my life, but you take the cake.
Mija: doczoidberg: Friggin' South.You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???No you don't understand. You cannot rewrite history and the men who served did so honorably. They were Americans and you don't have to agree with their cause to honor them for doing what they saw as their duty. I just love how Northerners pretend they didn't buy and sell slaves or that every southerner was a slave owner. Ignorant tool.I grew up in the South. I am white and lived in a black neighborhood. I saw a lot of parents tell their kids to call me names and fight me because I was a white child. I never saw a white, southern person doing that. So you keep on making up that alternate reality you think the south is today.
zetar: The Fort Pillow massacre.Yeah, N. B. Forrest; heck of a guy.[images.fineartamerica.com image 850x587]
Red Shirt Blues: ph0rk: doczoidberg: Friggin' South.You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???fark you, carpetbagger.More bourbon, barbecue, and hush puppies for me us.Over 90% of bourbon is from Kentucky which was a union state. And don't include Jack Daniels as it is not a bourbon. It could be called a bourbon but the manufacturers don't want to call it bourbon as it has a distinct flavor from bourbon.
Pochas: 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.
ph0rk: ///Charcoal filtering != bourbon.
ArtosRC: doczoidberg: Friggin' South. You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???Precisely. The traitors need to be kicked in the pants.
Tom_Slick: Maybe now the city council can do something about the super-aggressive panhandling tat takes place on Beale St. I should be able to sit at a bar without some guy asking me for money.
doczoidberg: Friggin' South.You bastards have nothing to be proud of. Understand???
stampylives: He was active with and expressed strong belief in the mission of the KKK until he was at least 31 years old. That reaaaaaallly pushing it on "youthful indiscretion."
Pants full of macaroni!!: Hey, has Brick-House been in this thread yet to remind us that Democrat Robert Byrd remained a proud racist and Klansman all the way to the end of his life?
Onkel Buck: It's more offensive that all the streets named after MLK usually run right through the worst crime infested neighborhoods
scout48: Did you know the first successful heart transplant happened in the south?
Amos Quito: Glad to see that Revisionist History Derp is alive and well in in Memphis...... and this thread.
MCStymie: So...what would the crime rate look like on Nathan Bedford Forrest Avenue?
karnal: Onkel Buck: It's more offensive that all the streets named after MLK usually run right through the worst crime infested neighborhoodsWhat is interesting is that when the streets were originally named after MLK, they did not run right through the worse part of town. Over time they became the worse. Wonder why that is?
ongbok: 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.
Philip Francis Queeg: 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?
Lost Thought 00: Its not like Germany took down all the Hitler statues and decided to stop flying the Nazi flag over their capital.
oldfarthenry: Ya know - I "could" point out that the star-spangled banner was a poem about a war you guys LOST!/tries to deflect heat off them-there southern folk
LowbrowDeluxe: 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.
RealityChuck: Nathan Bedford Forrest was an advocate for Civil Rights after the war. Read the article.Notably this speech to the organization that later became the NAACP:Ladies and Gentlemen I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. ( Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate every man to depress none. (Applause.) I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going. I have not said anything about politics today. I don't propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I'll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand. (Prolonged applause.)He then gave a black w ...
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