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(WTOP)   The city of Alexandria, VA is considering the repeal of an old law that forces it to name all North-South streets after racist traitors   (wtop.com) divider line 20
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2014-01-15 09:48:40 AM  
5 votes:
They should name them after fictional traitors.

Lando Lane

Cypher Court

Carter Burke Blvd.

Obadiah Stane St.

Peter Pettigrew Parkway

Alec Trevelyan Expressway
2014-01-15 10:00:48 AM  
4 votes:
I want all my streets named after racist patriots, and no one else!
2014-01-15 10:33:40 AM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Interesting that streets named after the racist traitors Washington, Jefferson, etc... are still fine...


"History is written by the winners."
                                    -Shia Lebouf
2014-01-15 10:13:51 AM  
3 votes:

Farce-Side: natas6.0: who didn't have slaves? The north had 'em, the south had 'em
Northerers committed horrible atrocities during the war.
I live here, in Alexandria
if people don't give a shiat about king/duke street, or Washington for that matter
don't manufacture rage about others
there is no right to avoid being offended by something

Does 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?


What we have here is a good ole fashioned I-Don't-Give-A-shiat Off.  Continue to not giving a shiat, contestants, but at the same time make sure you maintain that rage!  Best of luck.
2014-01-15 10:10:26 AM  
3 votes:
Malcolm X-Pressway has a nice ring to it
2014-01-15 10:03:44 AM  
3 votes:

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.


I travel the route as the Jim Crow flies.
2014-01-15 09:53:07 AM  
3 votes:
They should name one after Virginia's greatest son Oderus Urungus.
2014-01-15 10:47:38 AM  
2 votes:

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.


You're in denial. The SEC has been losing ground to Wall Street every day.
2014-01-15 10:32:23 AM  
2 votes:
So no more streets named after democrats huh?
2014-01-15 10:24:34 AM  
2 votes:

vpb: Maybe they should just name all east west streets after Al Qaeda leaders instead.


I think they should name east-west streets after civil rights leaders, and give those streets the right-of-way.
2014-01-15 10:17:16 AM  
2 votes:
Dumb:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: I don't see how a military leaders name could be considered politically incorrect.


Dumber:

natas6.0: there is no right to avoid being offended by something


Dumbest:

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?

2014-01-15 09:55:58 AM  
2 votes:
Racist Traitor Losers, subby.
2014-01-16 06:05:53 PM  
1 votes:

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.



Plus, you can always tell your boss, "You know, I would love to come to work, but we're Snowden."
2014-01-15 12:07:41 PM  
1 votes:

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.



He spared Savannah?

Sherman is dead to me.
2014-01-15 11:24:43 AM  
1 votes:

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.

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/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 concept

That's Poe's Law Potato for you.


Poetato, if you will...
2014-01-15 10:53:15 AM  
1 votes:

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.


www.donegaldollop.com

I guess she needed to know the way home.
2014-01-15 10:49:15 AM  
1 votes:

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.


What does the Securities and Exchange Commission have to do with football?  The only thing the SEC seems to do to Yankee bankers is kowtow to them.
2014-01-15 10:19:22 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2014-01-15 10:14:50 AM  
1 votes:
Wouldn't be such a problem if they could remember more generals than Lee and Jackson.
2014-01-15 10:04:57 AM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Lando Lane


That lane is getting worse all the time! But damnit if they dont have the smoothest Colt 45's this side of the galaxy
 
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