Seems like only yesterday, Republicans were afraid to follow in the footsteps of Mitt Romney and tell South Carolina to take down its Confederate flag. Who's to say the flag is hate, not heritage? (Everyone.) And now isn't the right time for that discussion anyway. (Yes it is.) And South Carolina doesn't need the rest of the country, especially not presidential candidates, telling it what to do. (Clearly, it does.) And, as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has said, the state's compromise -- to fly the flag
Hmm, good point. There'd be an awful lot of B-body-shaped holes in the barrier, wouldn't there?
Either that or they'd have to start slowing down just after the second chicane. Porsche Curves would be a horrorshow too. Also.
"...for many South Carolinians, the flag 'stands for traditions that are noble....'”
And how fucked up is that? I would love to hear what's so goddamned noble about the traditions it represents, though. Especially from people like Roof who think it's the blacks that are stealing "our" country. You know, those "real Americans"?
I'll go home and shoot somebody.
So, a couple bricks of C4 at the base of the pole? And, you'd have to draw the state trooper away, of course.
No. They should be ejected from the Union. Have a nice time.
It's a Lee battle ensign embedded in a CSA flag.
I was know that guy.
Well, that was a little bit like us after WW2, except for the "We're gonna keep an eye on you" part.
It's so...beautiful. I'm getting a little teary-eyed. I want one.
FWIW, some of us old fuckers think of Abe as a stalwart and thoughtful figure of great historical importance, and of Jeff as a failed student council wannabe.
The Air Force transferred me to Montgomery in 1987. We found a house to buy and after we moved in, a next-door neighbor stopped by to say hello. During that initial conversation, he proudly proclaimed our neighborhood was the last one in the city to remain segregated.
I felt as if I had stepped in a pile of shit.
Later, when I suggested to a black co-worker that he come over some time to drink a few beers, he replied that he didn't want to risk being in my neighborhood after dark.
The stepped-in-shit feeling returned.
And I, for one, plan to use it a lot.
When the dude said "War is hell", I don't think he meant it as a metaphor.
Steven Sondheim: "One Two Twelve Eight"