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    Lexington is next.

    Now Lexington Ky is removing two Civil War statues. Most of us predicted that this would snowball and at least they currently plan to relocate them rather than destroy them.
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    Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and surrounding area, and Memphis are on that list, too. But that is to be expected. They are all four populated by bastions of the liberal Left. If all four were to sink into the ground in huge sinkholes never to be seen again, the state of Tennessee would be the better for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    Now Lexington Ky is removing two Civil War statues. Most of us predicted that this would snowball and at least they currently plan to relocate them rather than destroy them.
    Beauvoir(sp?), the home of Jefferson Davis after.the war, in Biloxi has asked that city's, counties, states, etc, to send the statues to them.

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    What about the Jefferson Davis memorial in southern Kentucky, close to the town of Elkton?
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    Re: Lexington is next.

    We tend to show a little respect to the ones not many remember.



    Just a little monument (across the river from me).

    The Bulloch brothers, who having served their country were refused a pardon after the war and remained in Liverpool.(One of many such grave sites in that city.)



    And their nephew got it right sometime ago I believe;

    "It has been my very great good fortune to have the right to claim my blood is half Southern and half Northern, and I would deny the right of any man here to feel a greater pride in the deeds of every Southerner than I feel. Of all the children, the brothers and sisters of my mother who were born and brought up in that house on the hill there, my two uncles afterward entered the Confederate service and served with the Confederate Navy.
    "One, the younger man, served on the Alabama as the youngest officer aboard her. He was captain of one of her broadside 32-pounders in her final fight, and when at the very end the Alabama was sinking and the Kearsarge passed under her stern and came up along the side that had not been engaged hitherto, my uncle, Irvine Bulloch, shifted his gun from one side to the other and fired the two last shots fired from the Alabama. James Dunwoody Bulloch was an admiral in the Confederate service. ...
    "Men and women, don't you think I have the ancestral right to claim a proud kinship with those who showed their devotion to duty as they saw the duty, whether they wore the grey or whether they wore the blue?
    All Americans who are worthy the name feel an equal pride in the valor of those who fought on one side or the other, provided only that each did with all his strength and soul and mind his duty as it was given to him to see his duty."




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    Thanks for that post, Shush. Good to see that folks over there still honor those men. And that bold text part; that's what is seriously missing over here across the pond.

    Reconstruction in the South officially ended in 1876 but the 'Unofficial Reconstruction' and punishment of the South was still alive and well even after the end of WWII. It fired up again in the 1960's and died down to a dull roar, and now it seems that it has caught its second wind and is rearing its ugly head again.

    Prior to the Civil War, Mississippi was THE richest state in the Union. After the Civil War and Reconstruction it was the poorest of all the states. And 152 years later, Mississippi is STILL the poorest state in the United States. And it seems like the punishment continues.
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    Now the UC Trojans mascot horse is racist because it's name is Traveler and that was the name of Lee's horse. This just keeps getting crazier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    Now the UC Trojans mascot horse is racist because it's name is Traveler and that was the name of Lee's horse. This just keeps getting crazier.
    The Equine race has been enslaved and oppressed by the Human race for millennia. Horses should be rioting. Sorry. Protesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisheadgib View Post
    Now the UC Trojans mascot horse is racist because it's name is Traveler and that was the name of Lee's horse. This just keeps getting crazier.
    Robert E. Lee's horse was named Traveller, with the British double 'l'. He wasn't originally named Traveller; his first name was Greenbriar. And he was a gray horse, not white. But whatever.

    I think the USC football team and the students are using this as a ruse to take the heat off the team being named after a condom. The way them fools out there have been acting lately, they might as well just change the name of the team to one of the more famous IUD name brands.
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    Re: Lexington is next.

    Quote Originally Posted by tennmike View Post
    Robert E. Lee's horse was named Traveller, with the British double 'l'. He wasn't originally named Traveller; his first name was Greenbriar. And he was a gray horse, not white. But whatever.

    I think the USC football team and the students are using this as a ruse to take the heat off the team being named after a condom. The way them fools out there have been acting lately, they might as well just change the name of the team to one of the more famous IUD name brands.
    The USC Trojans and our OSU Beavers are long time rivals. How can that be? They should go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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    I've seen actual film footage, silent and grainy, but genuine of veterans from both sides together. That combined with all that I've read, make it impossible to imagine that they would approve of memorial removal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgtrock21 View Post
    The USC Trojans and our OSU Beavers are long time rivals. How can that be? They should go together like peanut butter and jelly.
    Yeah, I can see how they would 'go together'!
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