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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:45 AM
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Will Senator Allen be in mourning today?
136 years ago today 12 October 1870, Confederate General Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Virginia at the age of 63.

No doubt the good Christian Senator will suspend his campaign for one day so he and his kind can grieve over their loss.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:48 AM
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1. Nah - the REAL bigots don't like Lee, either. He never believed in their
cause, and only led the South out of his loyalty to those who begged him to lead their forces.
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EmperorHasNoClothes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:54 AM
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2. It is my understanding
(Not that I'm defending him) that Lee did what he did more out of loyalty to Virginia, rather than to the south. Our country was much more federalist in those days.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:55 AM
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3. No, we mourn General Lee...
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:56 AM by Virginia Dare
on Lee-Jackson-King Day.

That's right, in order to get the racist bigots who run this state to agree to a day honoring Dr. King, we had to lump him in with Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

It is an affront to Dr. King's legacy in my opinion.
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lynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:01 PM
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7. No such day since 2000 or 2001 -
- you need a new calendar.
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Virginia Dare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:23 PM
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9. You're right...
but Felix Macacahead probably still celebrates it that way.
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Mendocino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:52 AM
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4. Maybe he'll wait for October 29
That's the 129th anniversary of the death of his hero, Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Resume highlights-
slave trader before the war,
had three hundred surrendering black troops killed at Fort Pillow,
and famously, founder of the KKK.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:57 AM
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5. Forrest Gump was named for him
I believe his Momma wanted him never to forget what Nathan did.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:17 AM
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6. "Lee was a traitor" in 10 .. 9 .. 8 .. 7
And counting.

Bake
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:12 PM
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8. Lee was a traitor!
...to the South! He shoulda kept on fighting guerilla style like Rambo!
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:38 PM
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10. Lee didn't surrender at Appomattox!
That scalawag Grant stole his sword, and Lee was too much of a gentleman to ask him to give it back!

Bake
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