Saturday, August 19, 2006

HATE OR HERITAGE?

Florida Tag to Finally Answer Age-Old Question

(Tallahassee) In a movement reminiscent of woman’s suffrage advocacy and civil rights struggles, long-suffering descendants of Confederate veterans have been battling to get their message out to the people. That message, of course, is that their slave-owning, lynch mob-forming, KKK-organizing ancestors need to be remembered for the heroes that they were. As the mainstream media and politically-correct politicians have ignored their plight, these Sons of Confederate Veterans have decided to take their message to the people via Florida’s traditional public arena…
the license plate.

"Public support has been overwhelmingly positive," said John Walker Adams of Sons of Confederate Veterans, referring to the proposed “Confederate Heritage” specialty tag that displays the five flags of the Confederacy. “The colored folks don’t seem to like it, of course, but their kind can be uppity.”

Nine other states offer license plates that profess pride in their military heritage, and according to Florida advocate H.K. Edgerton, his state risks falling behind others in the retro-racism race. “Are we any less supportive of our long-dead troops than Mississippi or South Carolina? We need to show them others that we’re as rabidly proud as they are!”
Edgerton and his posse later announced that they would hold a nighttime rally to bring attention to their cause, where they would wear white to symbolize the purity of their intentions, and also burn a large lower-case “t” to represent the truth of which they speak.

For the Confederate Heritage tag to join
the nearly 100 others offered to Floridians, the group must collect 30,000 signatures of those likely to purchase the plate, as well as obtain the blessing of the governor. When asked whether he would endorse such a proposal, Gov. Jeb Bush remarked, “Oh sweet Jesus, I’d rather sign my own death warrant.” Plate advocates opined that as a death penalty supporter, the governor left the door open with that statement.

Note: The SG technical staff finally solved the riddle of loading photos onto this site. We won't bore you with the details, but evidently it involves something called "hetmel" (html.) Sounds vaguely French.

14 Comments:

At 11:56 AM, Blogger Ron Nasty said...

Nothin' says America Hatin' more than a conferate flag. I guess you southerners can't get over the fact that you ogt your asses whupped by a bunch a Yankees. And I will get over Bush stealin' two elections when you ridge runners get over the fact that you can't own slaves no more (unless, you're an American corporation with manufacturing facilities in China.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Ron, we lost in Vietnam as well; should we not honor the memories of those who fell in that war as well?

As for the Confederate flag being "America-hating," how could anything red, white and blue (with stars!) possibly hate America?

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Dude said...

I wonder what's going on with your pictures Sir. I posted the same image at the site I used for the template and it posted fine. Have you pissed them off?

 
At 3:23 PM, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Dude, while my brand of patriotism does tend to offend Blogger's hippie sensitivities, I think I've finally found a way to defeat the defeatists. Sure it involves thousands of lives and billions of tax-payer dollars, but can you really put a price on freedom?

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger dusty said...

Screw those southern dipwads. They are still holding on to their simply wonderful confederate history like a republican holds onto a lobbyist.

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

if at first you don't secede, try try again

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger glenda said...

hi, Rex.

Actually, Graeme, Texas is the only state that has written into the their contract with the Feds that they can secede upon demand.

It's interesting because my high school footbal team were called the Thomas Jefferson Rebels and the rebel flag was used on everything. Years later, I finally figured out why the white robes they wore over their football uniforms had hoods.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Secede upon demand? So, theoretically, you mean W can be President again? Of Texas?

Someone tell Gonzales!!!

 
At 10:41 PM, Anonymous abi said...

Ah, what great memories - slavery, lynchings, and of course the hundreds of thousands killed in the war itself. Who wouldn't want to commemorate those glory days?

Glenda, does that mean if the rest of us demand it, Texas has to secede? Where do we sign the petition?

Damn you, Rex, I hate updating my blogroll.

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Elizabeth Branford said...

Preznit again! Oh, thats rich.

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger Kathy said...

What a world we live in...one step forward and two steps back. Civilization is doomed.

I like your new digs, but I have to agree with Abi, I hate updating my blogroll.

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

I am both apologetic and thankful to those who took the time to update their SG link. Sadly, Blogger left me no other choice as the kick-ass templated Dude @ The Blue Republic designed on my behlaf was, for reasons unknown (I'm guessing "Blogger Beta") incompatable with the old site.

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Kvatch said...

Secede upon demand? So, theoretically, you mean W can be President again? Of Texas?

Someone tell Gonzales!!!


Nope, Texas already had their chance to secede at the 150th anniversary of the state entering the union. The good citizens would have gotten to vote on the issue except that godless liberals in the Statehouse held a "symbolic" vote.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Where can I buy a Florida Confederate Heritage tag?
joemoye@gmail.com

 

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