10 thoughts on “Y’all Can Exhale Now …

  1. Mark April 6, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    It looks pretty good to me –McDonnell said slavery was an inhumane practice that deprived people of their GOD given rights.

    Robert E Lee would slap his face. According to Lee, God ordained not only slavery, but the TORTURE of slaves — slavery was supposed to be painful to slaves “for their instruction”. And Lee backed this up with a whip and a whipping post.

    Futhermore, Southern leaders , speaking via the Dred Scott decision, said blacks were “so inferior” that no reasonable white person could possibly assume a negro had any inalienable rights.

    So, if Robert E Lee would slap McDonnell, if the Taney court would disagree with him in a profound way, he must be doing something right.

    Virginia– you’ve come along way.

    • Andy Hall April 7, 2011 / 8:13 am

      “Robert E Lee would slap his face.”

      No, that’s Brag Bowling’s job.

    • Kevin April 7, 2011 / 10:04 am

      I just want to once again say that I couldn’t be more pleased with the governor’s proclamation. 🙂

      • Brooks D. Simpson April 7, 2011 / 10:36 am

        I just wish to note that since you’ve announced your plans to move to Boston the Red Sox have yet to win a single game. Of course this reminder may jinx the whole thing.

  2. Chuck Brown April 7, 2011 / 10:32 am

    I think Keckley’s expression of “forgiveness and conciliation” is neo-Confederate–i.e. the loyal former slave waxing nostalgic for the Old South. I also think that it continues to deify Lee, who was no friend of free African Americans or the Union.

    • Brooks D. Simpson April 7, 2011 / 10:37 am

      I don’t see the governor of Virginia going after Robert E. Lee.

      • Chuck Brown April 7, 2011 / 12:14 pm

        Nor do I.

      • Tony Gunter April 7, 2011 / 12:23 pm

        That would be like the governor of Mississippi going after Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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