On deciding the fate of rebel statuary



Should Confederate statues be taken down now?

This controversy has created a row.

We may never agree

Upon generally,

But let us civil be, any how.




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  • Stinking Nigerian spam.
    I'd tell them where it to cram.

  • I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other about the statues (i.e. would someone please take Mayor Richard J. Daley's name off stuff here?) but noted several things:

    1. jnorto's comment on From the Recesses about the culture that fosters it. If nothing exemplifies it, there were headlines that the primary in Alabama would show if Trump has lost his following, but the anti-Trump leader going into the runoff is the state supreme court judge who got removed because he thought his view of the Bible trumped (pun intended) federal law.

    2. Bannon gave an interview, that while it was his strategy as the publisher of Breitbart to use the site to channel white supremacist support for Trump,""Ethno-nationalism -- it's losers. It's a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, eh, help crush it more.These guys are a collection of clowns," In short, he punked his followers, including the anti-Semite who used to comment here.

  • In reply to jack:

    So, he enlisted their support for Trump, but now they're 'losers' and 'clowns'? Would you say he's thrown them under the clown car?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Could be, but Ringling, if it were still in business, would have taken offense.

    But, seriously, it appears that he used them only for his prior investment banker life purpose of starting a trade war with China, something Ivanka and her daddy also punk the people about, but have shown in the past 6 months that they have no interest in engaging in.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    BREAKING NEWS (as a Bannon acolyte used to put it) "Trump adviser Steve Bannon is leaving White House post, source says."

    This leaves the kind of cause and effect question a loser leave town wrestling match* had--did Bannon throw his followers under the bus because he knew he was leaving, or is he leaving because he threw his followers under the bus? As some ask, why did he give an interview to a progressive source?

    I wonder what the Bannon and FNC acolytes are now doing, between this and James Murdoch giving $1 million to the Anti Defamation League.

  • In reply to jack:

    The cause and effect question may have been answered by ABC News saying that the resignation was effective Aug. 14.

    I forgot the wrestling point, which was while it was a "loser leave town" match, it was staged because the loser was going to another promotion.

  • Thanks, Jack. I crammed it in the trash.

  • The row has been civil--but perhaps only in the sense of a civil war.

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