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Old 06-22-2015, 06:45 PM
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Nikki Haley wants flag lowered to bottom staff...

This makes sense to me, all things considered.

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday.

"Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state, without ill will, to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds," Haley said during a news conference attended by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott and other state leaders.

The announcement was met by applause and cheers from those in attendance.

The flag wasn't lowered to half-staff along with the other flags at the Statehouse after nine people were killed at a historic African American church Wednesday because doing so is under the authority of the state's General Assembly and so is taking it down.
Full article: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol - NBC News


(I thought about putting this in the church shooting thread, but this is really a tangent to that evil, horrible tragedy.)

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Old 06-22-2015, 07:05 PM
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If the Governor is unsuccessful in her bid to have the flag removed, perhaps a compromise could be reached where the daily flying of the Confederate Flag could be alternated with the flying of a tastefully-designed flag utilizing the N-word in large black letters on a red white and blue background. Both flags convey essentially the same message, and would offer viewers a break from the monotony of seeing the same old rag fly every single day...
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:25 PM
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Masts are on ships. Bottom staff
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:27 PM
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Anybody remember the 92 Clinton Gore sons of the new south placard that used the same flag? I don't recall anyone getting all crazed about that

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/06/22/what-those-clinton-gore-confederate-flag-buttons-say-about-politics-in-2015/
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:33 PM
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And, Bubba Billy honored the confederacy while governor of Arkansas

As Governor, Bill Clinton Honored Confederacy On Arkansas Flag | The Daily Caller
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Hypocrites and none of them including Hillary are saying ****
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Hypocrites and none of them including Hillary are saying ****
What say you?
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:56 PM
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Masts are on ships. Bottom staff
Good catch. I knew that looked odd but was interrupted.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:06 PM
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What say you?
Personally, I don't care one way or another. Had relatives who fought under that flag and the flag of the union. It's not the flag of the CSA, it's a battle flag. Has historical significance. It has also been coopted by folks whose opinions on things don't jive with mine. TBS, there are lots of offensive symbols in the US, but the 1st protects them.
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Old 06-22-2015, 08:24 PM
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I can see how this could backfire on Walmart

in certain parts of the country:

Walmart doing their part

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in certain parts of the country:

Walmart doing their part

Just saying.
How,ah courageous ......
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in certain parts of the country:

Walmart doing their part

Just saying.
If they really wanted to show support for this country's values, they should cut their Chinese imports by half...
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:09 PM
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