After a long lull in Confederate heritage episodes, things are starting to pick up again, with the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox just on the horizon. There’s the usual assortment of miscellany …
- The great Texas SCV licence plate controversy has finally reached the Supreme Court. No word as to whether Clarence Thomas will say anything. Whatever. I think placing a Confederate flag by an exhaust pipe is fitting.
- Apparently some people are offended by hoop skirts. Really? Obama must be to blame.
- At the University of Mississippi, Chancellor Dan Jones learns he’ll be leaving, not voluntarily, and Confederate heritage peeps think it’s all about them.
- Pat Godwin and the Friends of Forrest are getting a lot of attention lately. No word yet on whether Susan Hathaway still supports her good friend. After all, Pat’s taking a page out of Susan’s playbook.
- Connie Chastain’s upset. Actually, that isn’t news. She’s always upset. Looking at this, and this, and this, who can blame her? Even she admits she needs help. That’s the first step, right?
- However, Connie’s found friends in California. After all, didn’t she make the same argument about the US flag and racism? Or is the problem that Confederate heritage people can’t remember what they say, and then claim that they don’t mean what they say? They’ve offered the same arguments before.
Let’s go Supreme Court! Don’t let the Confederate heritage hating, Republican led, Texas state government quash free speech. I am just about ready to purchase these Texas State Parks bluebonnet plates for myself:
re confederate license plate: Think such plates would evoke road rage? Seems so easy to get shot these days….
I’d like to see the Supreme Court deny the plate because it represents rebellion.
Decision will be interesting. I hope justices provide lots of comment.
I side with the free speech argument. Its advocates admit that promotion the CSA flag constitutes “offensive speech.” Confederate heritage folks haven’t reacted to that slam. Fact is that states should not be in vanity license plate business.
Just read LA Times piece on today’s argument. Says court leaning toward saying Nay …. because the free speaker is Texas not the sons. Texas says sons should get bumper sticker, says LA Times.
The state should not be compelled to issue particular license plates because some group thinks they should. But the turn toward vanity plates and so on has opened this door.
PS: bluebonnets and yellow roses re nice, Mr. Lyle. 🙂
Was it James Otis that said “I might not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”? If these people want to celebrate a heritage that destroyed their infrastructure, their society and a large percentage of an entire male generation then they have the right to do it.
Hoop skirts are cumbersome, dirt magnets and ugly, why would anyone want to wear them ?
aww, c’mon….. have you seen The King And I ??
hoop skirts are fun … it is fun to flounce…. to twirl and bop and flounce in clothes that make the most of it…. if you are stuck in cumbersome clothes by a male dominated, restrictive sociiety, flouncing is a perk. ……..and in that day and age, everything was dirty, but ugly? only in grumpy eyes, seems like.
c’mon Lamp. buck up. close your door and flounce a bit. you’ll like it.
It may have been Holmes, Jr. who observed that the First Amendment guarantees debate. It doesn’t guarantee intelligent debate.
It appears the drama unfolding at the University of Mississippi has more to do with corrupt politicians than the perceived influence of the heritage crowd. The planter class is alive and well.
I have never seen a more self-destructive bunch in my entire life. The best thing they can do for “the cause” is to shut up!