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    Want to change this event for the better? Then...

    Want to change this event for the better? Then vote with your feet. STAY AWAY.
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    Good point, Hank. I recall reading in the...

    Good point, Hank. I recall reading in the history of Collis' Zouaves (114th PA) the story of a handful of men left behind to guard regimental baggage in Poolsville, MD. They were forgotten about......
  3. But Field Marshal Rommel was one of the "good...

    But Field Marshal Rommel was one of the "good Germans" and comparable to Lee for all the right reasons. He was one of many officer-aristocrats who opposed the Hitler regime, Nazi atrocities, etc.,...
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    Reclaiming a tarnished icon

    OK, I'm not posting this under "Flags and Statues" although I think it could go there as a speculative exercise.

    But take a look at the web site linked below. Nice format, clear presentation,...
  5. Why is it they always manage to put useless or...

    Why is it they always manage to put useless or farby poses in an otherwise great bag of figures?
  6. True, true. Very apt description. The new...

    True, true. Very apt description.

    The new visitor's center is a monument to the guy who whined and screamed until he got it: US Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., 2nd Congressional District of...
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    Oh, this is just peachy...

    >>"...entered the Holocaust Museum just before 1pm wearing a Confederate hat, and opened fire “indiscriminately” with a long rifle."<<

    *sigh* :(

    Prepare to defend you right to own a "long...
  8. My name is Sam, not "Glen". Get hooked on...

    My name is Sam, not "Glen".

    Get hooked on phonics.
  9. Now they're after flags at NASCAR races

    I am getting so tired of these attacks on the CS flag:

    NAACP Branch Readies for Confederate Flag Fight

    A flag fight is brewing in southern Florida.

    Members of the Miami-Dade branch of the...
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    Giving Senator Robert Byrd a small roll in the...

    Giving Senator Robert Byrd a small roll in the film was UNFORGIVABLE. :mad:

    http://wesclark.com/jw/general_byrd.jpg

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/9553898_b958c37894.jpg
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  11. I think ego plays a lot into it. People like to...

    I think ego plays a lot into it. People like to post first, right or wrong, as if the forum is a place of conversation in real time so they can get their 2 cents in pronto before someone else steals...
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    How I hate that "just sayin'" expression. It is...

    How I hate that "just sayin'" expression. It is used to somehow justify anything the speaker says no matter how rude, offensive or innappropriate.

    My counter to this over-used BS is:

    "Why...
  13. My "bellicose moniker" has to do with the fact...

    My "bellicose moniker" has to do with the fact that I emerged from my first event (the Gettysburg 1981 "mud march") covered from head to foot with mud. When visiting the camp my grandmother took one...
  14. I think you miss the point. I'm all in favor...

    I think you miss the point.

    I'm all in favor of preserving battlefields AND have donated my hard-earned dollars to restoring monuments. But these new memorials, statues and giant flags are...
  15. Well, that's certainly a different way of cutting...

    Well, that's certainly a different way of cutting the grass in the vacant lot next door. :lol:
  16. Another last Confederate widow dies. *sigh* At...

    Another last Confederate widow dies. *sigh* At this rate we'll run plumb out of Confederate widows by 2025.
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    Check this out: ...

    Check this out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQBAsbPPgSo&feature=related

    OK, so CW wouldn't have any bi-planes, but man.... it would still be cool.

    If you're not interested, just don't...
  18. I don't know if individuals with the SCV have...

    I don't know if individuals with the SCV have helped with the cleanup, but as a group the SCV's involvement at Oakwood is not wanted by the city and with good reason: The SCV is impossible to deal...
  19. If someone wanted to put a statue to Thomas up in...

    If someone wanted to put a statue to Thomas up in Richmond the shrill element of the SCV would come out of the woodwork screaming "DIRTY YANKEE!" in typical Scarlet O'Hara fashion.

    Thomas was...
  20. The city certainly did drop the ball at Oakwood,...

    The city certainly did drop the ball at Oakwood, but its time to move on and strike a positive blow for preservation and stop all the embarrassing finger-pointing. I suggest getting involved with...
  21. You are confusing the priest I mentioned with...

    You are confusing the priest I mentioned with Father Peter Whelen, the "angel of Andersonville." Father Whelen was not Wirz's jail or gallows priest and confessor as popular legend has it.

    Father...
  22. The priest who was Wirz's spiritual advisor while...

    The priest who was Wirz's spiritual advisor while in prison and on the gallows knew how Wirz should be remembered: not at all.

    He said Wirz should not be made a hero or a martyr or a victim. ...
  23. Nice pictures. Good point. I may have...

    Nice pictures.



    Good point. I may have to use this quote, or a varient thereof.
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    Oh, man... Pardon me for sayin' so, but some...

    Oh, man...

    Pardon me for sayin' so, but some of y'all have absolutely no idea of what is pleasing to the eye and what's just ugly modernistic garbage.

    Just about all the Victorian era...
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    My first score was "68% Dixie.Well under the...

    My first score was "68% Dixie.Well under the Mason-Dixon Line."

    HOWEVER... I was born and raised in West (by God) Virginia within an hour's drive of the Mason-Dixon Line and I speak with a rather...
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