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3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:37:59 PM »
3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
Posted 12:51 p.m. yesterday
Updated 2:34 p.m. yesterday
http://www.wral.com/3rd-confederate-flag-rises-along-north-carolina-interstates/17295987/

MORGANTON, N.C. — A third large Confederate flag is now flying along a North Carolina interstate as the Sons of Confederate Veterans say they are flying the rebel banner because in other places in the South, Confederate memorials are being removed.

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The Confederate flags fly on poles on private property but are easily seen from the highway.

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Smith said Confederate groups are trying to get a flag up for every Confederate memorial taken down, like the statue to Southern general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest which was removed in Memphis, Tennessee, last month.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 12:40:19 PM »
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 06:55:29 PM »
Good on 'em.

Let 100 more rise up!

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 07:34:49 PM »
Good on 'em.

Let 100 more rise up!

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 07:46:49 PM »
Damn right.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 07:55:38 PM »
Good on 'em.

Let 100 more rise up!

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 08:20:51 PM »
Confederate flags being raised again? Should I be dusting off the AK and heading to the Mason Dixon line to tamp down some southern aggression.......again?


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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 08:23:41 PM »
You might find my comments a little off the line, but my opinion of SCV has dropped 3 or 4 notches in the past few years, and am totally disappointed in them.

Rather than take the fight to the offenders, they took the politically correct "soft speak" as a response.  The SCV should have taken the lead much earlier in this fight, and blown off any chants of racism. As I understand there were several legal options that could have been taken to save some of these monuments, but the SCV chose not to fight.

90-95% of members I know are absolutely not racist, and have a love of southern culture, and want to honor  their ancestors who served to protect their homeland.  To anyone who thinks otherwise, provide a sane response, and I will respond.

SCV's efforts in simple terms.....  Too Little ...Too Late.
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I display the Confederate Battle Flag in honor of my great great great grandfathers who spilled blood at Wilson's Creek and Shiloh.  5 others served in the WBTS with honor too.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 11:24:54 PM »
Confederate flags being raised again? Should I be dusting off the AK and heading to the Mason Dixon line to tamp down some southern aggression.......again?


The Yankees invaded the South first. My State of Origin was the first and the first casualties were during the Pratt Street Riots against invading Yankee troops.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 11:43:10 PM »
The Yankees invaded the South first. My State of Origin was the first and the first casualties were during the Pratt Street Riots against invading Yankee troops.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 11:59:06 PM »
We've had a local giant Confederate battle flag flying over our nearby interstate for years.

Since the hysteria of the last couple of years, the owner on the private land added a bunch of monuments, a ton of 3'x5' confederate flags and a giant halogen spotlight for the giant confederate flag he has flying there.

Not a guy to try messing with by sneaking onto his land to take the flags down. 

On good authority - he has a .50 Cal BMG mounted to the bed of his Chevy.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2018, 12:14:53 AM »
Northerners don't sit around sipping mint juleps waiting for something to happen. We make things happen.

Yeah, one of those great virtues of tyrants.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2018, 12:17:16 AM »
Yeah, one of those great virtues of tyrants.

I'd expect a Rat sympathizer like you to come to the defense of 1861 Baltimore. It was definitely your kind of town as it is today.

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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2018, 08:43:37 AM »
I'd expect a Rat sympathizer like you to come to the defense of 1861 Baltimore. It was definitely your kind of town as it is today.
Invading Yankee armies in a peaceful state. I'm with the rioters (not gibsmedats, but business owners), but my roots in that colony, and later, State and then OCCUPIED State go way back. Baltimore was respectable until the Yankees came in and trashed the place and made it what it is today.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2018, 08:46:39 AM »
There is a large one you can see from I-81. A giant middle finger to the easily-offended world
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 08:53:40 AM »
Oh, just put the stupid thing away. 

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 08:54:01 AM »
Invading Yankee armies in a peaceful state. I'm with the rioters (not gibsmedats, but business owners), but my roots in that colony, and later, State and then OCCUPIED State go way back. Baltimore was respectable until the Yankees came in and trashed the place and made it what it is today.

It went to hell when the relocated the Capital back to Baltimore/DC with the passing in 1790 ofthe Residence Act.

Personally the should have left it in Philly.  It was a shithole then as it is now. 
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 09:11:58 AM »
I'd expect a Rat sympathizer like you to come to the defense of 1861 Baltimore. It was definitely your kind of town as it is today.

Not my sort of town today...it's under your favored style of big-government tyranny.

And I'm certainly not a Rat sympathizer.

But I do like the Constitution, so I support those who tried to thwart those who ignored it.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 09:17:06 AM »
On good authority - he has a .50 Cal BMG mounted to the bed of his Chevy.

Wait... Doesn't everybody?

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 09:18:09 AM »
Baltimore was respectable until the Yankees came in and trashed the place and made it what it is today.

In what alternate universe was that happening? It was the home of the Know Nothing Party for crying out loud.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 09:22:05 AM »
These are the type of people who if you tell them to stop, they do it more. At some point it stops being about the Confederacy anymore and becomes a symbol of rebellious spite (for which the Confederate flag is an admittedly fitting symbol).

It's no coincidence that these types probably voted for Trump in huge numbers.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 11:53:12 AM »
You might find my comments a little off the line, but my opinion of SCV has dropped 3 or 4 notches in the past few years, and am totally disappointed in them.

Rather than take the fight to the offenders, they took the politically correct "soft speak" as a response.  The SCV should have taken the lead much earlier in this fight, and blown off any chants of racism. As I understand there were several legal options that could have been taken to save some of these monuments, but the SCV chose not to fight.

90-95% of members I know are absolutely not racist, and have a love of southern culture, and want to honor  their ancestors who served to protect their homeland.  To anyone who thinks otherwise, provide a sane response, and I will respond.

SCV's efforts in simple terms.....  Too Little ...Too Late.


I'm a lifelong Yankee who even lived in Boston for a while and I agree.

The hubbub over the confederate flag was ridiculous. There was even a Confederate memorial on an island in Boston, which memorialized some confederate POWs, that most likely nobody had seen in 50 years. But of course once people found out about it they were outraged and it had to be removed.
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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 11:54:54 AM »
http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/08/16/boston-confederate-monument

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Take a boat to Georges Island in Boston Harbor, and you'll see something you might not expect: a Confederate monument.

Actually, right now you won't see it. The stone, the only Confederate monument in Massachusetts, has been boarded up since June while the state figures out what to do with it — a question that has new urgency in the wake of last weekend's violence in Charlottesville.

Before the PC hysteria broke about this subject, nobody had noticed or cared about this memorial in the slightest. Once people found out well that just could not stand.

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Re: 3rd Confederate flag rises along North Carolina interstates
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2018, 12:09:34 PM »
If we can give little kids on losing teams participation trophies, let them have their participation trophy for losing as well.


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