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  1. reflexblue

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    Its Alice in Wonderland like of Virginia says that slavery was just One reason for for the civil war. In fact he never mentions it until hes called out. Gee i thought that was all about. In fact i thought the South seceded when Abe Lincoln and the Republicans won the election

    Virginia brings back Confederate History Month - The Trentonian News: Serving Trenton and surrounding communities. (trentonian.com)


    McDonnell said slavery was not the lone issue contested in the war that ended with Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender in 1865 at Appomattox Court House, about 75 miles west of Richmond.

    "There were any number of aspects to that conflict between ,the states. Obviously it involved slavery, it involved other issues, but I focused on the ones that I thought were most significant for Virginia" McDonnell said.
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    well, everyone else has a month, so what the hell. I am waiting for single moms month or illegal aliens month
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    Confederate=history...as in "that redneck moe-rawn crap is history, pal!"

    I mean...didn't we go down there and kick the snot out of those rubes 145 years ago? They lookin for another asswhoopin?
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    Id go with this one...it makes more sense. I mean WTF does Starsky and Hutch have to do with virginia or the civil war.

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    Having grown up in the greaser / redneck car era ... that brings back memories. Even here in the northeast the confederate emblem on a grease machine was a good look. We were totally ignorant of what confederacy represented ... we were enamored with the look and it looked right. It looked better than the union flag for some reason.
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    :rofl: ... Looks like Ann has a choade in this photoshop pic.
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    I grew up in the south (Virginia actually), but I don't get the confederacy stuff. I'm all for state's rights as outlined in the constitution, but the stars and bars lost their fight. The south gets Chick Fil-A, Krispy Kreme, cheap tabacky, gun rights, and longer summers. That's a fair shake, eh?

    In any case, with the possible exception of Virginia Beach, I can't think of one Virginia city that's truly southern in culture anyway. It's a gateway, swing-voting state now. The confederacy lost that one too.
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    Shes/hes loaded with choade.

    No one can get me to hijack my own threads like the ice man. :mad:
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    They've also lost North Carolina and Florida. Really "The South" is now just little more than South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
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    This is the one I had on my Dodge Polara

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    And....the iceman is prolly THE most non-partisan member we have!

    Another point regarding the confederat flag/symbol...during the late 70's/early 80's, it was associated with the then super-popular southern-rock genre. Leonard Skinard, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels and many, many others. It didn't bother me in that regard back then.

    But as my avatar shows...I'm a Union guy all the way!
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    I'll smack em over the face with a hockey stick. They literally won't know what hit them.
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    That sounds like a comment from a "jerky-boys" clip! I loved those frikkn' things!
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    Ahh this really doesn't have much to do with the con. flag itself. You fail again to grasp the bigger picture, so i'll have to spoon feed you. McDonald was trying to portrait the confederate cause not with slavery but with a group of states standing up to a tyrannical government. Because if he portraid it as a fight against the federal government to keep slavery it wouldn't go over to well, so he left slavery out as the main cause of the civil war. He never does say what the main cause was. Old Macdonald was playing to the conservatives that feel that the federal government is again stepping on their rights by enacting legislature such as the health care bill, or bailouts of banks. Other than those percieved slights there isn't much the Obama administration has done. Most of the rage is fueled by politicians TELLING the people that this adm is trampling on they're rights.

    As far as Icy goes i am in control of the verticle ....i am in control of the horizontal....i am controlling my transmission.....if i didn't find ICY's input funny i wouldn't feed into it. Although i still don't know what starsky and hutch have to do with the South :confused:

    Both ICY and Wistah are very funny, you PR are .....................not

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    Yup ... :yeahthat: ... super lousy old style politics really. As was stated in this thread the south is really only 4 states now ... would be better off if it was "0".
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    When are we going to see some American Indians on TV (sit coms, commercials, fox news anchors, msnbc anchors, today show hosts and the view)-------:confused::confused:
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    If I wanted to be funny, I'd be very funny. In REAL life, I have a great sense of humor. But regarding this board, you're spot-on...I'm NOT funny.

    But then again, I knew that already.
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    You take this to seriously than mon prarie. Come to think of it taking this place that seriously is funny in itself.....but not That funny. Upon further reflection i guess the other dozen or so posters that partake of this cess pool should be flattered you take it so seriously.
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    I agree where ARE the Indians????:confused::confused:
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    The Polara ... that was a sled ... you could hear the gas being sucked in on those.

    My friend had one ... we had to push it a few times .. back seat was nice and roomy. :p
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    ROFLMAO - my dad had one. The ugliest shade of green you ever hoped to see.

    All those sled cars were great to learn to drive on - you could hit anything and never dent your bumper or crumple your fender.

    They were tanks in every sense of the word.
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    So was the front...ifya know what I mean.....

    I loved that beast! Blue with white vinyl top....4bbl carb... 12mpg... positrac... no AC... crank windows....

    Saved my life when I hit that truck that ran the stop sign.
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    LOL Saved my life when I ran that stop sign and hit that truck.

    ROFLMAO
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    Had a friend who would bore out those 4bbl carb's.

    Oh ... love these stories. :D

    When cars started coming out with the painted and fiberglass bumpers we were scared sh!tless to buy them. Those old sleds represented security.

    Somebody once said Aspertame was discovered by accident. Something about it was used for removing the rust on those old bumpers by the bumper stores.

    We had a bumper store here in Providence RI ... it was on Eddy Street near the RI Hospital. You could take off your pole dented bumper and for $50 / $100 you could get a new one and nobody new you sucked as a driver.
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    ROFLMAO I had an old Plymouth Fury that had been handed down in my family for decades. The brakes went out and I hit a bowling alley - it took out a whole section of brick and the only thing that happened to the front end of the car was a few scratches on the hood from the bricks landing.

    I bought my great-aunt's '69 Delta 98 for my kids to learn to drive on - 20 something years later for one and nearly 30 years later for the other two. It was great....I didn't worry about a thing.

    One of them, on the other hand, took my 98 Grand Am for a spin, on the other hand, and hit a pole....the engine ended up on the front seat, the roof buckled and both of his knees went through the dash board while his chest caved in the steering wheel.

    Fortunately he survived with all but his dignity intact...well, unless you count the 80+ stitches.

    Those old cars were great in head-on collisions. Air bags? You didn't need no stinkin' air-bags - the front end alone ate up all the force.

    Now I'm nostalgic. I want the boats back.

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