iheartscotch: 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.
BenJammin: 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 flagIf only it wasn't for that slavery thing.
Wild Eyed and Wicked: 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.
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.
rufus-t-firefly: Let's not forget: Kentucky gave us at least one great man:[ep.imgci.com image 850x1396]
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.
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.
dv-ous: That's weird... Kentucky wasn't a part of the Confederacy.
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