Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Interesting that streets named after the racist traitors Washington, Jefferson, etc... are still fine...
Farce-Side: natas6.0: who didn't have slaves? The north had 'em, the south had 'emNortherers committed horrible atrocities during the war.I live here, in Alexandriaif people don't give a shiat about king/duke street, or Washington for that matterdon't manufacture rage about othersthere is no right to avoid being offended by somethingDoes it really matter to you what the street names are? Like, do you actually give a sh*t if they're named after Confederate generals or not?
Farce-Side: Meh. As a Southerner, who give a f*ck? I'm not more or less likely to drive down Robert E. Lee parkway than William Tecumseh Sherman Blvd. simply because of the name.
ristst: spicorama: /modern civil war would be bloody but the north would win again.Nah, not even. The modern civil war is ongoing, is quite bloody, and is waged on the gridiron.FYI...the north is losing. The SEC is whuppin some serious Yankee ass on a consistent basis.
vpb: Maybe they should just name all east west streets after Al Qaeda leaders instead.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: I don't see how a military leaders name could be considered politically incorrect.
natas6.0: there is no right to avoid being offended by something
htomc: How were they any more "traitors" than any person who leaves the US and becomes a citizen of another country? Does this mean that Tina Turner should now be subject to the death penalty?
Captain Horatio Mindblower: Arkanaut: Mr. Holmes: I want all my streets named after racist patriots, and no one else!You're wrong. We need to name them after non-racist traitors.//Who wouldn't want to live on Edward Snowden Blvd?I'd be proud to live on a street honoring Snowden. He is a patriot and a hero.
Farce-Side: hausman007: Let's make a deal, you can go ahead naming any streets you want after Confederate generals as long as the interstate that leads from Atlanta to Savannah is called the William T. Sherman Memorial Expressway.There is no singular interstate that leads from Atlanta to Savannah (I-75 to Macon, then I-16 to Savannah), but as a Savannah resident, I don't have a problem with this. Sherman spared Savannah, and left us with the beautiful city we have today.
ciberido: scottydoesntknow: Chummer45: The right wing has developed an imaginary idea of what the founding fathers and the confederate leaders stood for, which they constantly hold out as a way to justify adhering to regressive beliefs.[hdwallpaperdownloads.com image 850x531]/Even funnier because some stupid Tea Party group used this image without knowing it was A) from a video game, and B) making fun of the entire conceptThat's Poe's Law Potato for you.
HeartBurnKid: htomc: Traitors? What did they do to give aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States? They just wanted their own separate country- just like the colonists did to the British less than a century before. Granted, their reasons might not have been quite as honorable, but they did essentially the same thing.This is true, and our founders were indeed traitors to the British crown. I feel their treason was justified by their oppression, but that doesn't make it any less so.How were they any more "traitors" than any person who leaves the US and becomes a citizen of another country? Does this mean that Tina Turner should now be subject to the death penalty?I must have missed the part where Tina Turner made war against the United States.
htomc: Traitors? What did they do to give aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States? They just wanted their own separate country- just like the colonists did to the British less than a century before. Granted, their reasons might not have been quite as honorable, but they did essentially the same thing.
scottydoesntknow: Lando Lane
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