If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(WPSD Local 6 Paducah)   If you are attending Tater Day this year leave your Confederate battle flags at home   (wpsdlocal6.com) divider line 79
    More: Interesting, War Flag, Tater Day, Confederate flag, funnel cakes  
•       •       •

5003 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Mar 2013 at 10:51 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



79 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-28 10:28:46 AM  
Damn, Ron White got his own day?!

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-28 10:52:59 AM  
Wow. Tater days make Fark.
 
2013-03-28 10:53:11 AM  
What is Tater Day, precious?
 
2013-03-28 10:53:51 AM  
Wikipedia says there is a "biggest potato" contest. I wonder which Kentucky resident will win that one.
 
2013-03-28 10:54:00 AM  
That's weird... Kentucky wasn't a part of the Confederacy.
 
2013-03-28 10:54:44 AM  
Confederate BATTLE flags?
 
2013-03-28 10:55:32 AM  
Last line in the article.  "Fore more on this story......".

I lol'd....
 
2013-03-28 10:56:04 AM  

dv-ous: That's weird... Kentucky wasn't a part of the Confederacy.


Annexed after the war.
 
2013-03-28 10:56:47 AM  
This is an outrage.  How else will patrons know the vendor booth is owned and operated by white people?

Apart from the fact that every single person who would attend something called "tater day" is white, that is...
 
2013-03-28 10:58:36 AM  
No Confederate battle flags?  I thought Tater Day was all about celebrating the retarded shiat people in Kentucky do.  Without the Confederate battle flags, it's pointless.
 
2013-03-28 11:02:18 AM  
Every day is Tater and Confederate flag day at Clemson

/go Cocks
 
2013-03-28 11:02:22 AM  

dv-ous: That's weird... Kentucky wasn't a part of the Confederacy.


Well, they weren't, at first. Neither were they "with the Union". Then technically the Confederacy invaded, thus causing the Union to counter-invade. And the Pro-Confederacy Kentuckians said "That's it, we're seceding" and the pro-Union Kentuckians said "Nu-uh! You're General came in first" and the Confeds were all like "Well, Ol' Polk never could read road maps, and anyhow his favourite niece just lives over the border and he prob'ly just wanted a look-see and it wasn't like a real invasion like your guy Grant did" to which the Union guys said "Says you, we're going Union", and the farmers raising livestock and growing food wiped their eyes of tears saying "My, this war between brothers is a terrible thing, now, who's paying best prices for Cavalry horses?"
 
2013-03-28 11:02:31 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: Wikipedia says there is a "biggest potato" contest. I wonder which Kentucky resident will win that one.


I was going to say Chuck Norris, but he's from Oklahoma.
 
2013-03-28 11:07:02 AM  
On one hand; some people consider flying The Confederate Battel Flag patriotic.

On the other hand; it represented a contengent of states that rebelled against the federal government.

/ meh; it's just a flag
 
2013-03-28 11:12:02 AM  
cynicalbastard,
Well, they weren't, at first. Neither were they "with the Union". Then technically the Confederacy invaded, thus causing the Union to counter-invade. And the Pro-Confederacy Kentuckians said "That's it, we're seceding" and the pro-Union Kentuckians said "Nu-uh! You're General came in first" and the Confeds were all like "Well, Ol' Polk never could read road maps, and anyhow his favourite niece just lives over the border and he prob'ly just wanted a look-see and it wasn't like a real invasion like your guy Grant did" to which the Union guys said "Says you, we're going Union", and the farmers raising livestock and growing food wiped their eyes of tears saying "My, this war between brothers is a terrible thing, now, who's paying best prices for Cavalry horses?"


Do you do historical standup?  Because you should.
 
2013-03-28 11:12:05 AM  
This year marks the 168th Tater Day full of classic cars, funnel cakes, carnival rides and a parade.

I can't decide which is more impressive; that they had a Tater Day before the Confederacy or that they had classic cars at the Tater Day before they had cars.
 
2013-03-28 11:13:12 AM  
Are Nazi flags still OK?
 
2013-03-28 11:17:14 AM  

Enemabag Jones: cynicalbastard,
Well, they weren't, at first. Neither were they "with the Union". Then technically the Confederacy invaded, thus causing the Union to counter-invade. And the Pro-Confederacy Kentuckians said "That's it, we're seceding" and the pro-Union Kentuckians said "Nu-uh! You're General came in first" and the Confeds were all like "Well, Ol' Polk never could read road maps, and anyhow his favourite niece just lives over the border and he prob'ly just wanted a look-see and it wasn't like a real invasion like your guy Grant did" to which the Union guys said "Says you, we're going Union", and the farmers raising livestock and growing food wiped their eyes of tears saying "My, this war between brothers is a terrible thing, now, who's paying best prices for Cavalry horses?"

Do you do historical standup?  Because you should.


Unfortunately, for sheer hysteria, the best stand-up can't compete with real history. Especially if you have a peculiar sense of humour.
 
2013-03-28 11:18:51 AM  

dv-ous: That's weird... Kentucky wasn't a part of the Confederacy.


Technically not...but it was represented on that flag because there was a shadow "secessionist government" that declared secession. No one cared - other than the traitors who were desperate for legitimacy, of course..

The flag's stars represented the number of states in the Confederacy. The distance between the stars decreased as the number of states increased, reaching thirteen when the secessionist factions of Kentucky and Missouri joined in late 1861.

Amusing footnote: the "Stainless Banner," which was adopted as the national flag of the CSA, was criticized for being "too white" and too easily stained. Do those objections count as irony?

images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-03-28 11:21:20 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What is Tater Day, precious?


Boil'em, mash'em, stick'em on a float.
 
2013-03-28 11:24:48 AM  
I bet there will be a lot of people in attendance who have not showered.
 
2013-03-28 11:25:32 AM  

squibbits: Are Nazi flags still OK?


Hey, my best friend's grandfather fought for Germany in WWII.

i221.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-28 11:25:39 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: I bet there will be a lot of people in attendance who have not showered.


Of course there will. It's Kentucky.
 
2013-03-28 11:28:22 AM  

iheartscotch: On one hand; some people consider flying The Confederate Battel Flag patriotic.

On the other hand; it represented a contengent of states that rebelled against the federal government.

/ meh; it's just a flag


And yet the NCAA is so butt hurt over it SC and MS can't host events.

/I wonder if they could sue claiming 1st amendment protection?
 
2013-03-28 11:31:06 AM  
The confederate flag is not about your heritage you racist inbreeds.
 
2013-03-28 11:34:35 AM  
KingsleyZisou: And yet the NCAA is so butt hurt over it SC and MS can't host events.

/I wonder if they could sue claiming 1st amendment protection?


NCAA isn't a government agency. So, no.
 
2013-03-28 11:38:17 AM  
Let's not forget: Kentucky gave us at least one great man:

ep.imgci.com
 
2013-03-28 11:43:41 AM  
There's something about people who still fly the Confederate Flag knowing how to count to potato that coincides nicely with this happening for Tater Day.  It's just farking poetic.
 
2013-03-28 11:48:39 AM  
Is it in celebration of how high they can count?
 
2013-03-28 11:48:48 AM  

Rapmaster2000: This year marks the 168th Tater Day full of classic cars, funnel cakes, carnival rides and a parade.

I can't decide which is more impressive; that they had a Tater Day before the Confederacy or that they had classic cars at the Tater Day before they had cars.


Maybe it's 168 consecutive days.
 
2013-03-28 11:49:33 AM  

KingsleyZisou: iheartscotch: On one hand; some people consider flying The Confederate Battel Flag patriotic.

On the other hand; it represented a contengent of states that rebelled against the federal government.

/ meh; it's just a flag

And yet the NCAA is so butt hurt over it SC and MS can't host events.

/I wonder if they could sue claiming 1st amendment protection?


Haven't you been paying attention? The first amendment only applies to speech that you, personally, like. The Confederate Battle Flag is tots hate speech.

I don't personally care if someone flies The Confederate Battle Flag; but, I understand that it upsets some people. Some people see it as the ultimate symbol of racism and slavery. Other people see it as a symbol of the willingness to stand up for what you believe in.

/ I, personally, think that is a bit tacky to fly the Stars and Bars.
 
2013-03-28 11:51:00 AM  
No Battle Flags, so are Naval Jacks ok?

( I know 90 percent of you dont know what the difference is in our flags.)
 
2013-03-28 11:52:56 AM  
I appreciate it when people fly their Confederate flags, it lets me identify the asshats and avoid them.
 
2013-03-28 11:55:00 AM  

bgarrett: No Battle Flags, so are Naval Jacks ok?

( I know 90 percent of you dont know what the difference is in our flags.)


Are those the ones with the gold fringes?

/ not being serous; but, nowadays, the difference is almost nonexistent
 
2013-03-28 12:01:48 PM  

Rapmaster2000: This year marks the 168th Tater Day full of classic cars, funnel cakes, carnival rides and a parade.

I can't decide which is more impressive; that they had a Tater Day before the Confederacy or that they had classic cars at the Tater Day before they had cars.


Ok - I will admit this...

I live in the county (although down by Kentucky Lake) and the Tater Day festivities are normally a clusterfark of Confederate flags.  The one time I went to the flea market, there were Confederate flags printed on every imaginable item...even boxer shorts.  Marshall County used to be devoid of any minorities and had no problem running the few that were brave enough to move into the county out with a big old cross burning in their yard (this was as late as the eighties because an old boyfriend lived there and saw one coming home one night from a party).

I make it a point to avoid Benton during Tater Day weekend because it is so classless, although I sometimes wish I could venture in to find the kettlecorn booth :(.

I can't imagine that it will stop the teenages from riding around in their pickups with their flags waving behind them, though.  I also can't imagine being the parent who let's thier kid do this sort of thing...
 
2013-03-28 12:03:29 PM  
Potatoes and Confederate Flags go together like... wait... that *was* the punch line.
/po
//po
///po-ta-to
 
2013-03-28 12:04:34 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: What is Tater Day, precious?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-28 12:07:18 PM  
Captic... Get out of my brain.
 
2013-03-28 12:16:33 PM  
The comedy is ramped up with the addition of the inevitable Wiz Khalifa (or similar) music blaring from the flag-bearing pickups.
 
2013-03-28 12:17:11 PM  
i306.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-28 12:26:17 PM  
Isn't it a little early to have a largest potato contest? Last time I checked you don't harvest potatoes in March. I'm sure you folks in warmer climates harvest them earlier than we do up here in the great white north but still March seems pretty damn early.
 
2013-03-28 12:27:30 PM  

Citrate1007: The confederate flag is not about your heritage you racist inbreeds.


Sure it is. A heritage of going to war with an industrialized neighbor while having only 16 miles of railroad track of your own. A heritage of going to war, without shoes. A heritage of losing.
 
2013-03-28 12:29:04 PM  

Citrate1007: The confederate flag is not about your heritage you racist inbreeds.


Its whatever they want it to be you armchair historian.
 
2013-03-28 12:32:14 PM  
csb time: I had a gig with a government agency in FARK's favorite state.  An agency employee who drove a red pickup with a Rebel Flag screen across the rear window was censured.  It wasn't for the flag, but for her bumper sticker that read, "If You're Riding My Bumper, You Better Be Holding My Hair."

/She quit or something.  Never saw her actual bumper.

//end csb
 
2013-03-28 12:35:20 PM  
So how does Tater Days compare to the Chicken Festival or the Black Gold festival?
 
2013-03-28 12:36:48 PM  

Egoy3k: Isn't it a little early to have a largest potato contest? Last time I checked you don't harvest potatoes in March. I'm sure you folks in warmer climates harvest them earlier than we do up here in the great white north but still March seems pretty damn early.



It began as a meeting where everyone brought their potato seedlings (sets, sprouts???) to town for others to come and purchase - everyone came from miles around to buy them to start their crops.  Somehow it then became the town homecoming party complete with a parade and carnival...all wrapped up in the Confederate flag.
 
2013-03-28 12:40:28 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: squibbits: Are Nazi flags still OK?

Hey, my best friend's grandfather fought for Germany in WWII.

[i221.photobucket.com image 496x362]


did he die falling off the guard tower?

/am I stealing your punchline?
 
2013-03-28 12:48:45 PM  
dailyink.com
 
2013-03-28 12:48:55 PM  

rufus-t-firefly: Let's not forget: Kentucky gave us at least one great man:

[ep.imgci.com image 850x1396]


A few good men, actually.

i28.photobucket.com
i28.photobucket.com
i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-28 12:53:13 PM  
Benton is to the south/west of the Green River, in Ky that's reb country
 
Displayed 50 of 79 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report