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(NewsChannel 5 Nashville)   Voting to remove the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust at the Tennessee State Building Commission is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get   (newschannel5.com) divider line
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2021-07-21 11:12:32 AM  
The story is clear that the expected vote will be 4-2. The bust should be coming down soon.

It's about time!
 
2021-07-21 11:37:33 AM  
I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?
 
2021-07-21 11:40:12 AM  
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2021-07-21 11:40:41 AM  
They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.
 
2021-07-21 11:41:25 AM  
It's a no-brainer, so how are the people with no brains farking it all up?
 
2021-07-21 11:41:55 AM  
I'll help carry it to the museum. Let's hope I don't accidentally drop it. Oops.
 
2021-07-21 11:42:16 AM  
In other news, two white dudes who look almost identical but have different names may be the beginning of a nationwide doppelganger crime spree.
 
2021-07-21 11:43:00 AM  

Gordon Bennett: I'll help carry it to the museum. Let's hope I don't accidentally drop it. Oops.


If it's too heavy to carry we can drag it there behind my car.
 
2021-07-21 11:43:17 AM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


Yes - one of the many unseemly parts of life, especially Southern racism, that happened AROUND Forrest, but not TO him. It's a subtle thing that I think Zemeckis put in the film (didn't read the book, but it's been 20 years since I read the sequel) just to put the viewer in the same magic shoes as Forrest.

Also, someone should tell the Republicans in Tennessee that NBF was a Democrat - they'll smash that bust like they just discovered tittyfarking.

// apologies for the metaphor
 
2021-07-21 11:43:52 AM  
Why is there even a discussion about taking down monuments to traitorous losers?
 
2021-07-21 11:44:28 AM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


My actual middle name. Fam history is hazy, but I doubt it's coincidence as we are from the Deep South. I think about changing it, but what a PITA.
 
2021-07-21 11:47:00 AM  

Screaming Candle: Why is there even a discussion about taking down monuments to traitorous losers?


Not from the South or no racist people in your family/work?
 
2021-07-21 11:51:33 AM  

Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.


No need to throw in trump, where there is crap in pants, there is trump.
 
2021-07-21 11:51:39 AM  

Dr Dreidel: log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?

Yes - one of the many unseemly parts of life, especially Southern racism, that happened AROUND Forrest, but not TO him. It's a subtle thing that I think Zemeckis put in the film (didn't read the book, but it's been 20 years since I read the sequel) just to put the viewer in the same magic shoes as Forrest.

Also, someone should tell the Republicans in Tennessee that NBF was a Democrat - they'll smash that bust like they just discovered tittyfarking.

// apologies for the metaphor


In the book Forrest used lots of extremely racist language.
 
2021-07-21 11:52:32 AM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


Given the time period and location, it would be surprising if Field's character was not racist as seen from the POV of someone in 2021.
 
2021-07-21 11:53:54 AM  
FTFA: "The Forrest bust was unveiled in 1978 and has sparked multiple protests demanding its removal over the years. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s."

Hmmm. More than 100 years after the Civil War, but a mere 14 years after the passage Civil Rights Act. Gosh, I wonder what the true impetus for erecting such a divisive figure who was so far removed from when he held any relevancy.


Who am I kidding?  There is no way that this bust wasn't a nascent manifestation of "stiggin' it" that we see so prevalent today.
 
2021-07-21 11:53:57 AM  
"He prefers context to removal"

The Tennessee Musuem will provide all the historical context of his violent and sadistic behavior -- nobody should have to read about that s*** in a publically funded space.

Wanna know about racists? Go to a museum.
 
2021-07-21 12:00:51 PM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


In 1990, it was still socially acceptable to invoke these men as legitimate, albeit unfortunate, historical figures.

Which is exactly why they were built -- and that is exactly why they need to come down.

Re: Ms Fields -- I never so anyone so thoroughly disappointed on H.L. Gates PBS program on peoples' DNA history, to find out that they had absolutely zero diversity in their background -- she was 100% white, and Anglo-Saxon from England -- and profoundly disappointed, it seemed like.

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2021-07-21 12:00:56 PM  

Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.


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2021-07-21 12:00:59 PM  
"In such a case, removal can begin immediately to the bust's new permanent location in the Tennessee State Museum."

Indiana Jones approves.
 
2021-07-21 12:01:56 PM  
The 1 guy wants it to stay up, but with context.  So he'd be fine with a plaque saying "This is what a racist piece of shiat looks like" directly underneath?
 
2021-07-21 12:06:21 PM  
Realizing now I could have said, "They'll put up a statue of that pants shiatting idiot." and it could have meant one of many conservative heroes. I take a lot of comfort in that.
 
2021-07-21 12:06:28 PM  

LL316: "This is what a racist piece of shiat looks like"


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2021-07-21 12:06:55 PM  
They should at least keep it draped.

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2021-07-21 12:07:43 PM  

LL316: The 1 guy wants it to stay up, but with context.  So he'd be fine with a plaque saying "This is what a racist piece of shiat looks like" directly underneath?


"Yes Forrest was a huge racist who slaughtered black soldiers during the Civil War and started a terrorist organization that participated in a decades long campaign of murder and intimidation, but he once paid a mulatto gal to kiss him on stage after giving a speech that boiled down to "stay in your lane black people or we will murder you again". So...really he's not all that bad."
 
2021-07-21 12:13:42 PM  

Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.


so, one could almost say it's a... Manhood of the Travelling Crapped Pants?

/adjusts shades
//ducks
///runs
\\/hides

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2021-07-21 12:14:50 PM  

tinderfitles: LL316: The 1 guy wants it to stay up, but with context.  So he'd be fine with a plaque saying "This is what a racist piece of shiat looks like" directly underneath?

"Yes Forrest was a huge racist who slaughtered black soldiers during the Civil War and started a terrorist organization that participated in a decades long campaign of murder and intimidation, but he once paid a mulatto gal to kiss him on stage after giving a speech that boiled down to "stay in your lane black people or we will murder you again". So...really he's not all that bad."


So you're telling me he was a job creator.
 
2021-07-21 12:16:33 PM  
Why the hell is he allowed to be called "General"? He was never granted that rank by any country valirecognized by the Unites States.

MISTER Forrest has an ugly history in the war and we need to remember it in its entirety.
 
2021-07-21 12:18:13 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Why the hell is he allowed to be called "General"? He was never granted that rank by any country valirecognized by the Unites States.

MISTER Forrest has an ugly history in the war and we need to remember it in its entirety.


Bah. "Never granted that rank by any valid or recognized country by the Unites States"

Stupid small phone screen.
 
2021-07-21 12:19:23 PM  

danvon: FTFA: "The Forrest bust was unveiled in 1978 and has sparked multiple protests demanding its removal over the years. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1800s."

Hmmm. More than 100 years after the Civil War, but a mere 14 years after the passage Civil Rights Act. Gosh, I wonder what the true impetus for erecting such a divisive figure who was so far removed from when he held any relevancy.

Who am I kidding?  There is no way that this bust wasn't a nascent manifestation of "stiggin' it" that we see so prevalent today.


who was the jackwagon congresscritter/whatever that had a portrait of him in their office, and was all "buh buh buh Id'nno it was there when I moved in here, derp derp derp I don't even know who that is" - sure now, laddie, go on, pull the other one. much like FG** had Mein Kampf on his nightstand, those damn Gideons leaving those damned things all over Hitler's green earth.
 
2021-07-21 12:25:06 PM  

Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.


I feel that would make a great nickname for the pants-shiatter of Mar-A-Lago. Do you think you could convert it into one?
 
2021-07-21 12:26:51 PM  
Life is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So you're stuck with this undefinable whipped mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there's nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while there's a peanut butter cup or an English toffee. But they're gone too fast and the taste is... fleeting. So, you end up with nothing but broken bits filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts. And if you're desperate enough to eat those, all you got left is an empty box filled with useless brown paper wrappers.
 
2021-07-21 12:29:34 PM  

tintar: Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.

so, one could almost say it's a... Manhood of the Travelling Crapped Pants?

/adjusts shades
//ducks
///runs
\\/hides

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That sounds like it could be a nickname too.
 
2021-07-21 12:31:24 PM  
FTFA: and the busts of two Tennessee war heroes

You mean traitors?

/honestly, i have no idea what i'm talking about here
 
2021-07-21 12:31:49 PM  
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2021-07-21 12:34:56 PM  
Crap that deep doesn't roll downhill, it flows.
 
2021-07-21 12:38:32 PM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


I always remembered this line from the movie:

According to the Forrest Gump film, Mrs. Gump named Forrest after this KKK Wizard to remind him that "sometimes we all do things that just don't make no sense."
 
2021-07-21 12:44:02 PM  

log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?


"She intended his name to be a reminder that 'sometimes we all do things that, well, just don't make no sense'."
 
2021-07-21 12:45:04 PM  
The fact that they put up a bust of Forrest, rather than say Alvin C York should tell you everything you need to know.  It was never about heritage, history, or anything other than hate.  fark it, just replace it with a bust of Dolly Parton, she deserves to be remembered.
 
2021-07-21 12:49:33 PM  

grumpfuff: LL316: "This is what a racist piece of shiat looks like"

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Hold up. That goofy AF statue needs to stay. It perfectly represents the confederacy.
 
2021-07-21 12:54:48 PM  
I'm astonished Gov. Lee is in favor of removal.  He's been a governor of remarkable buck-passing, mediocrity, and figurehead for business interests.
 
2021-07-21 12:57:43 PM  

Dr Dreidel: log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?

Yes - one of the many unseemly parts of life, especially Southern racism, that happened AROUND Forrest, but not TO him. It's a subtle thing that I think Zemeckis put in the film (didn't read the book, but it's been 20 years since I read the sequel) just to put the viewer in the same magic shoes as Forrest.

Also, someone should tell the Republicans in Tennessee that NBF was a Democrat - they'll smash that bust like they just discovered tittyfarking.

// apologies for the metaphor


You would think that, but...

Rep. Holt: Nathan B. Forrest, one of South's first civil rights leaders

ANDY HOLT

On Monday, Tennessee recognized and celebrated the life of Civil War Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. On this day, a democratic State Representative from Nashville decided to introduce a bill to end Nathan Bedford Forrest Day. In Memphis, the city council recently voted to exhume the grave of Gen. Forrest and his wife. While I want to believe those wishing to take action have good intentions, they are, for the most part, misinformed.
The very idea of treating someone differently and not awarding them the same opportunities because of the color of their skin is absolutely disgusting. Were he alive today, Gen. Forrest would agree. In fact, Forrest was one of the South's first civil rights leaders - a fact lost on many politicians looking to capitalize off the South Carolina tragedy.

Through Christ, we are called to believe in and celebrate redemption. When we recognize the life of Gen. Forrest, we are doing just that - celebrating the life of a man, redeemed through Christ, that fought for the rights of black West Tennesseans.

https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opin​i​on/2015/07/16/rep-holt-nathan-forrest-​one-souths-first-civil-rights-leaders/​30246083/

The author:

Representative Holt is a staunch conservative, and has a record for voting against almost every Democratic or "liberal" item on the agenda. He is often criticized for attacking government programs such as the Affordable Care Act without proposing alternative solutions

Holt supported a 2018 bill to strip Memphis of $250,000 after the majority-black city opted to remove the busts of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest.[6]

On June 9, 2020, Holt voted as a member of the House Naming, Designating, & Private Acts Committee against removal of a bust honoring Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee State Capitol building.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Ho​l​t_(politician)
 
2021-07-21 12:58:37 PM  
"War heroes?!"

What in the actual f*ck
 
2021-07-21 1:00:55 PM  

Theeng: just replace it with a bust of Dolly Parton,


Not enough space :-)

// She's a good human being
 
2021-07-21 1:03:15 PM  

RasIanI: log_jammin: I never understood why Forrest Gump was named after him. Was Sally Field just a flat out racist or something?

In 1990, it was still socially acceptable to invoke these men as legitimate, albeit unfortunate, historical figures.

Which is exactly why they were built -- and that is exactly why they need to come down.

Re: Ms Fields -- I never so anyone so thoroughly disappointed on H.L. Gates PBS program on peoples' DNA history, to find out that they had absolutely zero diversity in their background -- she was 100% white, and Anglo-Saxon from England -- and profoundly disappointed, it seemed like.

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You white me. You really white me!
 
2021-07-21 1:07:08 PM  

Rucker10: They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon


Missouri Republicans already put Rush Limbaugh's bust in the Capitol Rotunda.

Wish I was kidding.

They put his brother on the state's supreme court.
 
2021-07-21 1:22:12 PM  

Rucker10: They never stopped picking terrible heroes. They'll want to put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh pretty soon. Maybe one of him next to Ted Nugent. They are pants crapping brothers after all. Throw in Trump and you have a pants crapping trifecta of Republican Manhood.


Missouri already put up a statue of Rush Limbaugh. He is from that shiathole state originally.

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local​/​article303090.html
One week after a he was formally inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in a ceremony closed to the public and Democratic lawmakers, the bronze bust of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has finally been placed in the state Capitol.


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2021-07-21 1:42:05 PM  

Theeng: The fact that they put up a bust of Forrest, rather than say Alvin C York should tell you everything you need to know.  It was never about heritage, history, or anything other than hate.  fark it, just replace it with a bust of Dolly Parton, she deserves to be remembered.


3 busts
 
2021-07-21 1:46:16 PM  
Well removing the bust is the right thing to do of course.
As to why it was put up over 40 years ago, there used to be a romantic view of the civil war among what would have been the older generation back then.
So where schools would have hesitated to put up this bust, the state politicians didn't think about it, because they saw him as a hero for his military exploits.
But it doesnt reflect a larger view of the war.  We were taught that Confederates rebelled to preserve slavery.
 
2021-07-21 1:47:55 PM  

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Well... It's very impressive, yes, but we need to ask you a few questions.
 
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