8 weeks agoNASCAR fixed racism by banning the Confederate flag from their properties. I guess they forgot where the sport originated. I wonder how many fans they lost?
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8 weeks ago
Another attempt to erase history. That flag was always kinda special to me and I personally did not think of it as representing slavery, etc. Both my parents grew up in Mississippi and we returned down there every year while I was a kid to vacation with relatives on the farm.
Many fond memories. I had a confederate flag license plate on my first pickup back in the 60`s. I worked with some black guys and they never expressed to me as having a problem with it. Of course, now a days.........many of them have made it very clear that they consider it offensive.
So it goes.....
8 weeks agoI guess it depends on what you think the flag represents, Mo. I know that it has many meanings but not all of them are racist...
8 weeks agoDave, I agree with that first statement you made, NASCAR has turned it`s back and has been turning it`s back for a while on it`s roots. Good old flag toting southern redneck boys. nascar grew up in the south and the rebel flag was part of it`s history.
Politically Correct! what a crock of schitt!!!!!!
8 weeks agoThis is what kind of a double standard This state of Virginia and this country in general are living by.
Virginia unveils âRumors of Warâ statue of black man with dreadlocks
By Associated Press
This statue was unveiled last year right up there close to the capital bldg. at the museum of natural history. We are supposed to welcome their statue with open arms and then they want to turn around and erase our history and remove all our statues. That is total bullschitt!!!!
That liberal azzhole Ralph Northram is giving all our past present and future away, and with all the card toting liberals in the population centers here in VA. the rest of us cannot do anything about it. Northern Va. and Norfolk, tidewater are predominatley democrat, so the rest of the state which always votes republican, doesn`t have a chance .
8 weeks agoWe can remove objects but cant erase history. This has really gotten ridiculous.
8 weeks agoYeah Guys - Wait till the white folks start tearing down the Tuskegee memorials, and other black history that is really quite good. Wait til some basketball team has just 15% blacks ( that`s about 3) and then more teams do that - so they can`t be racist. Football teams also.
8 weeks agoWell we had another black guy shot by the cops here in Prince George county yesterday evening. It happened at Lowe`s home improvement store about 7 miles from my house. I just had been in that store earlier in the morning.
The police were serving a warrant and trying to arrest this guy and he tried to run the police down with his car and evade capture. Anyway they shot several times and he and his car were struck. He was not killed, and they found a gun in his possession. He was wanted on numerous charges of grand larceny, and drug charges, and other charges.
I guess if they had killed him, they would have tried to enter him into sainthood and made a martyr out of him so they could loot and burn stuff.
8 weeks agoLEOs are going to find it hard to do their jobs under a microscope. If you question every move they make they may just all quit. One or two bad arrests shouldn`t ruin it for the rest of the good cops.
8 weeks agoA little history lesson:
William Ellison Jr., born April Ellison (c. April 1790 â December 5, 1861), was a U.S. cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, and former black slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He eventually became a major planter and one of the medium property owners, and the wealthiest black property owner in the state. According to the 1860 census (in which his surname was listed as âEllersonâ), he owned 53 black slaves, making him the largest of the 171 black slaveholders in South Carolina. He held 40 slaves at his death and more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land. From 1830-1865 he and his sons were the only free blacks in Sumter County, South Carolina to own slaves. The county was largely devoted to cotton plantations, and the majority population was slaves.
Ellison and his sons were among a number of successful free people of color in the antebellum years, but Ellison was particularly outstanding. His master had passed on social capital by apprenticing him to learn a valuable artisan trade as a cotton-gin maker, at which Ellison made a success. He took a wife at the age of 21. After buying his own freedom when he was 26, a few years later Ellison purchased his wife and their children, to protect them from sales as slaves. The Act of 1820 made it more difficult for slaveholders to make personal manumissions, but Ellison gained freedom for his sons and a quasi-freedom for his surviving daughter. During the American Civil War, Ellison and his sons supported the Confederate States of America and gave the government substantial donations and aid. A grandson fought informally with the regular Confederate Army and survived the war.
8 weeks agoThe history is irrelevant to these folks, VT. The want Aunt Jemima gone. She (Nancy Green) was an actor playing the role and was the first black woman millionaire. Seems like a success story but again, the history is irrelevant.
8 weeks ago
While not about NASCAR, the current set of events relating to the turmoil include the B.S. deal in Seattle. Most of you know how the Mayor stood aside and told the cops to abandon their precinct. Now a 6 or so block area has been taken over by these retards.....
That mayor went on to say.........it`s OK, they need a place to protest and we are standing aside.
Now, today...........one of her nearby mayors had her personal home broken into and graffitti spray painted on the walls and she is pissed.........Duh.....