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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
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    You might want to watch it though. Here in Georgia they consider Florida northern Cuba and not part of the south either. :D
    Georgia and Florida joined together in 1863 to defeat the invading Union army at Olustee. We were soul brothers then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    Georgia and Florida joined together in 1863 to defeat the invading Union army at Olustee. We were soul brothers then.
    I think the current animosity has more to do with the Dawgs and Gators. ;)
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    This story seems to be all over.

    I think it's fine to fly a flag on private property. Unlike some others on this board, I did not personally fight in the War Between The States but I have positive feelings about Southern culture in general and understand the cultural significance of the flag.

    On the other hand, symbols don't have the power to steal my soul so I think it's fine for people to have what they want on private property within the bounds of common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
    I actually bemoan the states rights issue but I had not poked at Gator since coming back so it needed to be done. Plus I am not technically a Yankee. I live in Georgia and I have been informed by my southern friends that people from Iowa are not truly Yankees. :)
    Actually, in South GA, we consider anyone north of Macon a yankee. I'll tell you like I tell my buddy that moved here from Chicago. You'll always be a Yankee and your children will be Yankees. It'll take at least 2 generations to clean that yankee out of your blood.

    You know, I actually forget sometimes that Florida fought in the Civil War. I guess it's because there are more Yankees there now than southerners.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    Actually, in South GA, we consider anyone north of Macon a yankee. I'll tell you like I tell my buddy that moved here from Chicago. You'll always be a Yankee and your children will be Yankees. It'll take at least 2 generations to clean that yankee out of your blood.

    You know, I actually forget sometimes that Florida fought in the Civil War. I guess it's because there are more Yankees there now than southerners.
    They warned me to watch out for people from southern Georgia also because they might be Auburn or Bama fans. :D ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap1 View Post
    This story seems to be all over.

    I think it's fine to fly a flag on private property. Unlike some others on this board, I did not personally fight in the War Between The States but I have positive feelings about Southern culture in general and understand the cultural significance of the flag.

    On the other hand, symbols don't have the power to steal my soul so I think it's fine for people to have what they want on private property within the bounds of common sense.
    This story is just starting. You should have heard the Black Councilwoman shrilling her head off and vowing to get her "brothers and sisters" to fight this with every ounce of strength in their bodies.

    This story will dominate the news at some time in the future when the flag actually gets erected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
    You know, I actually forget sometimes that Florida fought in the Civil War. I guess it's because there are more Yankees there now than southerners.
    There was a tremendous battle at Olustee near Lake City. The Union wanted to pull a Sherman type march across North Florida to cut off the food going to the Confederate Army.

    The 9th Florida Regiment with troops from Georgia met the 54th Colored Regiment and beat their sorry asses real bad. In fact it was a slaughter.

    If you only get your history from stupid Hollywood movies like “Glory” you would think the 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment were heroes or something. Actually they were poor troops and they were sent to Florida to kill Americans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gator View Post
    This story is just starting. You should have heard the Black Councilwoman shrilling her head off and vowing to get her "brothers and sisters" to fight this with every ounce of strength in their bodies.

    This story will dominate the news at some time in the future when the flag actually gets erected.
    People who get hysterical over symbols are just showing others how fragile and superstitious they are. Tolerance is pretty much about enduring something you personally don't like and don't support. I can tolerate a skinhead parade or a gay parade or those repulsive Che teeshirts. It doesn't mean I support the concept but at least it does mean that I'm emotionally robust enough to ignore it.

    Whiners.
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    Hey Eyelids...your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
    Atlanta is a pretty diverse place now with people from all over the states living here. But when you get out into the country Sherman is still ranks right above the devil on the infamous bastards scale.
    Atlanta is such a beautiful city-I visited there in the 90s, when my brother was attending seminary at Emory. Great food, too.
    If Sherman hadn't burned down Atlanta, well, we would have never seen David O Selznick do it in Gone With The Wind, which is one of my favorite scenes from the movie.
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