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August 22nd, 2017 at 6:58:19 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

Will never matter because nothing is ever enough for the left. Name something, anything most people agree on, it is never enough to the far left.

Pick any issue, give them an inch and they want more. Accept or be called a racist.



Precisely my problem with some people on the Alt-Left, yes. You will never succeed with a Them & Us mentality, at anything. Personal relationships, politics, it doesn't matter. If you want to start discourse with anyone, then you have to first determine and acknowledge what you agree on, then you have to determine what common goals you have. Only then do you deal with disagreements.

Now, if you have diametrically opposed goals, really not much you can do with that person on certain issues. You would just stick to the similar goals you have and discuss how those could be effectuated.

When it comes to the Confederate States, one thing that those states did support was a limited Central Government. They wanted individual states and/or municipalities to have a greater degree of autonomy. Those same states, at least generally more than many others, also tend to lean Republican. Republicans generally favor a more limited Central Government. Thus, it makes sense that these states would look up to prominent historical figures, which they are, who advocated in favor of a more limited central Government.

Do some people support the Stars & Bars or these statues because they are racists, yes, some do for just that reason. For most, though, these historical figures and symbols are just representative of the history of the area, which no PC-Committee Member can rewrite, no matter how much he/she would like to.
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August 22nd, 2017 at 8:00:41 PM permalink
Trump just claimed to read his statements on Charlottesville, yet omitted the lines that got him in trouble. What a joke.
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August 22nd, 2017 at 9:01:56 PM permalink
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August 22nd, 2017 at 11:34:38 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Doesn't matter
Its up to the locals
I live in FL
Who am I to say what statues stay up or get torn down in a city a thousand miles from me
Don't want the statue in Charlottesville to come down
Move to Charlottesville, register to vote, work hard to get elected council members that agree with you
Better yet, run for city council yourself after moving there

But you have no problem with the Antifa group busing paid protesters to Va?
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terapined
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August 23rd, 2017 at 6:31:51 AM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

But you have no problem with the Antifa group busing paid protesters to Va?



Yea, right. Its almost impossible to find people willing to protest against the KKK or Nazis. (sarcasm)
What is this paid BS?
I've been to a lot of protests.
I have even been accused of being paid. Had the other side ask me how much scratch I was making.
ROTFL
Just to set the record straight, I've never been paid to protest
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August 23rd, 2017 at 9:29:26 AM permalink
A guy named Robert Lee has been removed as an announcer from a Virginia football game.

How have we gotten to this ridiculous state. We are living in a twilight zone. We should boycott Coors beer because it was started by Adolph Coors. Do not order eggs benedict either.
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August 23rd, 2017 at 9:49:28 AM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

A guy named Robert Lee has been removed as an announcer from a Virginia football game.

How have we gotten to this ridiculous state. We are living in a twilight zone. We should boycott Coors beer because it was started by Adolph Coors. Do not order eggs benedict either.


Just saw the Robert Lee ESPN thing a few minutes ago, too.

It's as if everyone was fine with this stuff just a short while ago, then suddenly a bunch of people jump on the bandwagon and are offended by this stuff. Oh, wait....
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August 23rd, 2017 at 10:22:00 AM permalink
Quote: AceCrAAckers

A guy named Robert Lee has been removed as an announcer from a Virginia football game.

How have we gotten to this ridiculous state. We are living in a twilight zone. We should boycott Coors beer because it was started by Adolph Coors. Do not order eggs benedict either.


"Was removed"

Ya'll are getting tricked by your own fake news.

He backed out of announcing that night by his own decision.
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August 23rd, 2017 at 10:53:00 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

"Was removed"

Ya'll are getting tricked by your own fake news.

He backed out of announcing that night by his own decision.


From what I can gather, it looks like ESPN offered him to switch games if he wanted, and he did.

So you agree fake news exists?
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August 23rd, 2017 at 11:29:16 AM permalink
Quote: RS

So you agree fake news exists?


Of course it exists. I just don't think it's a problem specifically with left or right biased sources, they're both guilty of it.

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