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April 6th, 2010
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Our governor has declared April 2010 to be Confederate History Month.

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From:pisceandreamer
Date:April 7th, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
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Can't say this is shocking me.
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From:daddygod
Date:April 7th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
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Maybe because of things like this?

The quoted person and his wife are black.

" A tea party supporter running against House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Lollar says he's finding support in unexpected places.

The 38-year-old U.S. Marine Corps reservist recently walked into a bar in southern Maryland decorated with a Confederate flag. It gave his wife Rosha pause.

"I said, 'You know what, honey? Many, many of our Southern citizens came together under that flag for the purpose of keeping their family and their state together,'" Lollar recalled. "The flag is not what you're to fear. It's the stupidity behind the flag that is a problem. I don't think we'll find that in here. Let's go ahead in."

Once inside, they were treated to a pig roast, a motorcycle rally—and presented with $5,000 in contributions for his campaign. "

Here is the rest of the story if you're so inclined, but reading your post then seeing that portion of the story kinda tied it together for me.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9ETR1380&show_article=1
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From:dantheserene
Date:April 7th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
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Sorry...No.

Anecdotal evidence aside, I have lived in Virginia for over 40 years and have a pretty good idea what the Confederacy and its flag mean. I do not consider either to be suitable candidates for rehabilitation and rebranding.
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From:daddygod
Date:April 7th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
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Maybe, maybe not, I was just trying to provide a possible rational reason for why your Governor did what he did. (other than angling for the radical conservative vote of course) I don't necessarily subscribe to the same viewpoint.
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From:dantheserene
Date:April 7th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC)
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Indeed, who knows what a politician thinks? I suspect you are correct about the conservative vote. I suppose I should be pleased he didn't declare Christian Founding Fathers month or some such.
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