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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Why do you think it didn't come down sooner? Please think about it.
    You said she was supportive of it flying. Now, cough up the evidence or quit wasting my time with unverifiable stories about years when she wasn't even governor.
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    I frankly don't think this symbolic act is all that efficacious.

    9 people get murdered by a gun-totting nut full of hatred.

    Response: some piece of cloth gets taken down from some roof.

    Sure, it's nice to reject a symbol of hatred, but I'd be more impressed if some measure got actually implemented that would keep guns out of the hands of the nutcases, hopefully the same day. Had the governor signed the bill for taking down the flag AND signed a bill to implement some objective measure to decrease the likelihood of such hate crimes, I'd be applauding a lot more vigorously.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    We can't have hurt feelings. Ever again. For any reason.
    Oh we can, as long as the feelings being hurt, and rights being stepped on are that of any Conservative, Christian, or Southern persuasion
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    I frankly don't think this symbolic act is all that efficacious.

    9 people get murdered by a gun-totting nut full of hatred.

    Response: some piece of cloth gets taken down from some roof.

    Sure, it's nice to reject a symbol of hatred, but I'd be more impressed if some measure got actually implemented that would keep guns out of the hands of the nutcases, hopefully the same day. Had the governor signed the bill for taking down the flag AND signed a bill to implement some objective measure to decrease the likelihood of such hate crimes, I'd be applauding a lot more vigorously.
    And how do you suppose we legislate what is in some peoples heart?
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh we can, as long as the feelings being hurt, and rights being stepped on are that of any Conservative, Christian, or Southern persuasion
    Well, I am neither Conservative nor Liberal, but I am Christian, and I was born and raised in the South, and my feelings aren't hurt, and my rights haven't been stepped on.

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Well, I am neither Conservative nor Liberal, but I am Christian, and I was born and raised in the South, and my feelings aren't hurt, and my rights haven't been stepped on.

    Go figure.
    Ok, so, because YOU don't feel a particular way, I guess you speak for everyone now eh?
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post




    A governor whose parents are Indian, surrounded by blacks and whites, signing a bill to remove a symbol of hatred 50 years after it was put there by a government that had just 2 years earlier enforced segregation. Gay marriage is now legal in all 50 states and my Cuban wife just made me tamales. What a time to be alive.
    The Civil War was over more than 100 years ago, and we're supposed to cheer because some backward state refused to concede defeat until now?

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, so, because YOU don't feel a particular way, I guess you speak for everyone now eh?
    How ironic. You are taking me to task for "speaking for everyone now" when you are trying to do the same thing, by saying that Conservatives, Christians and Southerners have their feelings hurt, or are being stepped on.
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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    South Carolina has now joined other states in rebuking confederate ideology and all it includes. Don't like it? Move to Somalia.
    Not really--one state still refuses to surrender to the North. . .

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    Re: South Carolina governor: Confederate flag comes down Friday

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You said she was supportive of it flying. Now, cough up the evidence or quit wasting my time with unverifiable stories about years when she wasn't even governor.
    Would you please think? The NCAA has boycotted SC all these years, same deal with the NAACP. She obviously told them both to go fly and kept the flag flying. Now because of one nutcase she caves? Does not make an ounce of sense.
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