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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

History lesson my friends, treason is not just a spoken word

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Reply History lesson my friends, treason is not just a spoken word (Original post)
DainBramaged Feb 2013 OP
mia Feb 2013 #1
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #2
ProgressiveProfessor Feb 2013 #3
AlbertCat Feb 2013 #5
1-Old-Man Feb 2013 #4
SCVDem Feb 2013 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #7
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2013 #9
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2013 #12
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2013 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2013 #18
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2013 #20
loudsue Feb 2013 #10
calimary Feb 2013 #15
VPStoltz Feb 2013 #14
raccoon Feb 2013 #21

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:12 PM

1. I thought you were going to talk about U.S. politicians

and how they have betrayed our country.

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Response to mia (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:22 PM

2. That too

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:46 PM

3. Your graphic is incomplete

There was a 3rd Flag of the Confederacy. Also the one identified as the flag of the army of Tennessee was also the 2nd Conferate Navy Jack, the difference was in the color.

The Stars and Bars is neither of the lower two but actually the one in the upper left corner.


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Response to ProgressiveProfessor (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:22 PM

5. I thought the upper right flag was a battle flag too

It got amended when...if it was not flying and unfurled, it looked like a surrender flag.... so they put a vertical red bar on the right end of it.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:55 PM

4. great trivia.

I actually could not care less which version of that flag represented what in its time. What bothers me is the miscreants who fly it to day with whatever scatterbrained notions it puts in their heads. In any version I see it as nothing less than a vulgar display of gross ignorance, disrespect, and a clear indicator that its owner is to my thinking despicable.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

6. It's not trivia. It's history! nt

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:31 PM

7. Most of the ones you are talking to with this are gonna site this to prove you wrong...

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. Nothing proves me wrong.

Last edited Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:30 PM - Edit history (1)

They can FUCKING CITE CITE CITE (happy now spelling cops???) every piece of crap made to appeal to their baser instincts, I will not be wrong.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:43 PM

9. Since the (tiny) mistake was made twice:

Sorry, but the spelling mistake was made in a post AND in the reply, so I think it is useful to point it out, especially in a thread that is all about accuracy:

The two posts above need the word "cite", the root of the word "citation".

DU is a site.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:30 PM

11. The spelling police have arrived

so fucking what, I didn't use the spell checker, my bad for violating your precious spelling purity


On edit

As my friend looking over my shoulder said, if it was so tiny, why make such a big deal about it? Superiority issues? A pm would have sufficed.


Jesus Christ on a poopCYCLE stick make better use of your time here.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:51 PM

12. It's just a spelling mistake! Golly! So defensive, as if your core was attacked. Gosh!

Get over it.

Apply a little logic: Spell checkers won't catch spelling substitutions where both words are valid words.

It's not my "spelling purity", it's your communication. If you wish to be willfully careless so that readers stumble over your posts, so be it.

But get this, it wasn't just you. And it's not about you. It's about your (and the other guy's) spelling.

If spelling and misspelling are so fundamental to your identity and self-esteem that you have to swear at a person gently reminding and calll them names, then spelling is not your biggest problem.

“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others.”
― Brandon Mull, Fablehaven

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:54 PM

13. Like my friend said, superiority issues. I did get over it.

have a nice life.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:04 PM

16. Nah. You are still angry enough to put me on "ignore"! It was just a spelling mistake. We all make

Just a spelling mistake, like we all make from time to time.

Your "have a nice life" is very insincere and everybody knows it including you.

So be it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:07 PM

17. I failed a literacy test...

Can I still vote?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:12 PM

18. Absolutely you can vote. You can even post on DU.

“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts”
― Jim Morrison

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:22 PM

19. Good. Most people say I be smart.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:16 AM

20. As far as they're concerned, we are all wrong because we aren't them....

That's the way it works in their world.

They also believe there are two facts. Ours and theirs. Theirs back them up, ours back us up. The difference is that since we have atheists on our side and they have Jesus on theirs then our side is facts from the Devil. You know,...all that science and book learnin' stuff. They'll just clasp their hands and get weepy over sunbeams in clouds and consider their ignorance a blessing and we are just the voice of the Devil trying to test their faith.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:10 PM

10. And the descendants of those traitors are still at it. I live in the rural south

and they are proud of what their ancestors did, and they see no reason to stay a part of any government they don't like. They are mostly bonkers.

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Response to loudsue (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:01 PM

15. Have they considered a move -

to SOMALIA????? No government over there telling anybody what to do. All the anarchy you can eat! And the guns to go with it!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:00 PM

14. This is a subject that has stuck my craw for quite a while...

Question: has there ever been a nation that defeated another in battle, allowed that former nations flag - or reference to it - to fly freely?
Even as a continuing part of the identity of the defeated nation?
It's absurd to the core. The flag of the Third Reich is illegal in Germany as are all references to Nazism.
The flag of Japan was changed after the war, etc.
The folks in the South who hold on to this image as part of their culture truly continue to treasonous.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:37 PM

21. Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason?

Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.

--John Harrington

If the Brits had beaten the colonists, George Washington, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere would be considered traitors and
BENEDICT ARNOLD a hero.


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