Prevarication in Pensacola

During the past several weeks we’ve seen a whirlwind of activity concerning Confederate flags, symbols, and icons. Some of the discussion has been thoughtful, while other treatments have not. Some proposals have made sense, while others smack of bizarre overreaction.

Defenders of Confederate symbols have been remarkably unable to defend their positions, in past because they have failed to articulate those positions in the first place. They have been reduced to seeing their efforts blown away … gone with the wind, if you will.

Of particular interest is that it appears that once more authorities in Pensacola, Florida, have changed their mind about displaying the Confederate flag. We await the revival of the Gulf Coast Flaggers … er, West Florida Flaggers (sic) … as the battle returns to the sidewalks of this Florida community.

16 thoughts on “Prevarication in Pensacola

  1. Rob Baker June 27, 2015 / 8:07 am

    Here comes the Pensacola screecher.

    • Schroeder June 27, 2015 / 10:35 am

      That will be yet another chapter in this Gong Show. Goodness. Smh.

      • Rob Baker June 27, 2015 / 2:22 pm

        Her posts since the the Charleston shooting have been quite interesting; in a sad sort of way. She keeps making unfounded statements using the Drudge Report as her evidence.

  2. Pat Young June 27, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Boy, the council in Pensacola must be kicking themselves for being so craven.

  3. Schroeder June 27, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Those who believe in their Southern heritage supercedes all other’s heritages, are dead wrong and it is long overdue that we have change. They have the right to flap their flags on their homes (good way to identify them), but when those flags are demonstrated on public buildings that are paid for by all citizens, it should reflect all views of all citizens. I do think that there should be a maximum height as well, for flying a flag of treason in the U.S. – flush with the ground.

  4. Al Mackey June 27, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Probably out buying new tennis balls for the walker right now.

    • Brooks D. Simpson June 27, 2015 / 9:06 pm

      Not nice, Al. Someone will claim you are making fun of her disability.

      I wonder why she was asleep at the switch again, however. She is so interested in what happens in Virginia that she forgets to check her own backyard first. No post expressing outrage, etc. It doesn’t speak highly of her dedication to preserving Confederate heritage.

      • Al Mackey June 28, 2015 / 11:13 am

        Connie and I go way back, Brooks, and after all, she’s the one who posted the photos of the walker to begin with.

        • Brooks D. Simpson June 28, 2015 / 1:26 pm

          Chastain has said some mean things about people. She has no right to complain. Neither do her commenters. But I like to think we are better than that, largely because we are.

          Besides, she’s been caught by surprise again, whining about me while failing to protect Confederate heritage in her own back yard. Clearly she places a higher priority on attacking me than on defending her own turf. She is not very good at either task.

  5. Mark June 27, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    It’s time to let it go and put the flag in museums. Yet it is disappointing to see tech companies remove it from games. That is a bizarre overreaction. So banning the game with RE Lee or Nathan Bedford Forrest with a battle flag in the title and forcing the code monkeys to change it no matter the cost? Um, yeah dunno about that …

    • Leo June 27, 2015 / 9:09 pm

      For the purpose of comparison, here is President Obama’s thoughts on the subject.

      Connie, the ball is in your court.

      • Brooks D. Simpson June 27, 2015 / 11:16 pm

        No tennis ball jokes, please. They are not politically correct in this context.

      • Mark June 28, 2015 / 12:00 am

        When he said “ancestral pride” he sounded just like Hillary Clinton, another notable … um, Southerner.

  6. The Lamp June 28, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Will Capt Kirk come out again? Or a red shirt? (so much material here…)

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