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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:03 AM

Virginia's Senate adjourned today in honor of a slave owning Confederate General

Yes, Republicans in the Virginia senate adjourned in honor of Stonewall Jackson (today), a slaveowning, confederate general of the side that lost defending slavery.

On Martin Luther King, Jr. day, no less.

Oh, other stuff happened too, but I thought this was noteworthy enough to highlight.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/republicans-dirty-trick-inauguration.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

“On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned in memory or General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson at 4:10 p.m. to convene Tuesday, January 22, 2013,” read the official minutes of the legislative day.


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Reply Virginia's Senate adjourned today in honor of a slave owning Confederate General (Original post)
CreekDog Jan 2013 OP
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #1
jberryhill Jan 2013 #4
KittyWampus Jan 2013 #8
CreekDog Jan 2013 #13
jberryhill Jan 2013 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #3
WCGreen Jan 2013 #5
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #7
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #10
CreekDog Jan 2013 #12
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #14
CreekDog Jan 2013 #15
jberryhill Jan 2013 #17
jberryhill Jan 2013 #6
JoeyT Jan 2013 #9
Aristus Jan 2013 #11
jberryhill Jan 2013 #16
CreekDog Jan 2013 #19
jberryhill Jan 2013 #21
CreekDog Jan 2013 #24
nyquil_man Jan 2013 #18
hfojvt Jan 2013 #20
CreekDog Jan 2013 #22
LibDemAlways Jan 2013 #23

Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:15 AM

1. And on Washington's Birthday we celebrate another Slaveowning General (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:18 AM

4. Yes, but at least he was on our side

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:41 AM

8. He was fighting one war already. EOM.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:12 AM

13. but not today, not on MLK JR's day, and not JUST TODAY

like when they honored Stonewall Jackson TODAY. TODAY, optionally, they decided to do it TODAY. On MLKs day.

that's Virginia republicans for you.

and apparently you think this is no big deal.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:17 AM

2. Not to worry

...the artillery salute at the Inauguration was just practice.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:17 AM

3. there's still a statue to that treasonous prick at the WV capitol

despite our state breaking away from Va. and sticking with the union.

Apparently, we're supposed to be proud the traitor was born here.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:21 AM

5. Stay Classy, VAGOP, Stay Classy...

Jesus, these people have no shame.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:24 AM

7. They're not people...

They're something else... But, they follow the hate with...

Where are my talking points?
When do I get my nose ring changed?
Stop! I had a thought! It hurt!

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:58 AM

10. Back then, the thing was to be loyal to your state, as opposed to the United States.

Virginia, in his case.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:10 AM

12. THIS IS TODAY!

they adjourned TODAY IN HONOR OF STONEWALL JACKSON.

TODAY.

this isn't some bit of historical legacy foisted upon them.

they honored Stonewall Jackson TODAY. TODAY. They could have picked any reason to adjourn, with or without honoring ANYBODY.

they picked HIM.

HIM. TODAY.

stop apologizing for them.

it's beneath you.

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:12 AM

14. OK. Jefferson owned hundreds of slaves. Let's tear down his memorial (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:18 AM

15. argue with someone else

i'm not arguing with you if you support this action TODAY.

it's MLK day.

and you don't know that.

whatever.

there are plenty of other liberals you can argue with, choose one of them. you've decided not to be a liberal today.

bye. if you're going to post conservatively, then we don't have enough in common to make arguing useful.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:29 AM

17. It is not simply the slave owning aspect


Perhaps you can find some other marked distinctions between Jefferson and Stonewall Jackson.

Because I believe that, yes apart from one common characteristic, there are differences in thought and actions in the direction of advancing human freedom generally.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:23 AM

6. That's two Stonewalls today

Radically different ones, but then again I don't know that much about the guy

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:56 AM

9. I was going to make a Klan joke,

but I honestly just don't have the heart. Yeesh.

What a pack of asshats.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:59 AM

11. Well you have to hand it to the Confederates who did everybody a favor,

and shot their own general.

With so many crazies, idiots, and just-plain bad shots in the Confederacy, we should have left them alone until they all killed themselves off...

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:26 AM

16. Two things

1. I agree with you it is a disgrace and an intentional horrific insult.

2. Is there going to be a Meta thread about people who don't get it?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:35 AM

19. just don't speak for me and we'll be just fine

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Response to CreekDog (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:42 AM

21. How about interpretive dance?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:17 AM

24. would you like to derail this thread with jokes?

if you would like to do that, you are off to a great start.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:33 AM

18. Confederate governance suits the GOP just fine:

The federal government is impotent
Money has no value
Prices are inflated
All to keep the rich "property" owners happy

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:38 AM

20. Stonewall Jackson was one of my childhood heroes

I was born in the South, after all.

All the history books I read made him sound like a very capable General as well as a brave soldier. They never mentioned him owning slaves.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:56 AM

22. well he owned slaves, as for your history books, sounds like they kinda sucked

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 03:02 AM

23. Former Virginia Governor and US Senator George Allen

of Macaca fame named his only son Forrest, after Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate officer and the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. His two daughters also share names of prominent Confederates. These guys find no shortage of ways to express their racist instincts.

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