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    Alabama and Mississippi Celebrate "Confedrate Memorial Day"

    Yes, sirree, for those who didn't know today is Confederate Memorial Day. It's a fuckin holiday for state employees! But take heart because Alabama also celebrates Jefferson Davis' birthday on June 7. Sheesh.

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    Man, you know there are other options besides Alabama bird man. Save yourself.

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    "It's Decoration Day.
    And I've a mind to roll a stone on his grave.
    But what would he say.
    Keeping me down, boy, won't keep me away.
    It's Decoration Day.
    And I knew the Hill Boys would put us away,
    But my Daddy wasn't afraid.
    He said we'll fight till the last Lawson's last living day
    I never knew how it all got started
    A problem with Holland before we were born
    And I don't know the name of that boy we tied down
    And beat till he just couldn't walk anymore.
    But I know the caliber in daddy's chest
    And I know what Holland Hill drives.
    The state let him go, but I guess it was best
    'Cause nobody needs all us Lawson's alive.
    Daddy said one of the boys had come by
    The lumber man's favorite son.
    He said, beat him real good but don't dare let him die
    And if you see Holland Hill run.
    Now I said, they ain't give us trouble no more
    That we ain't brought down on ourselves
    But a chain on my back and my ear to the floor
    And I'll send all the Hill Boys to hell.
    It's Decoration Day
    And I've got a family in Mobile Bay
    And they've never seen my daddy's grave.
    But that don't bother me, it ain't marked anyway.
    'Cause I got dead brothers in Lauderdale south
    And I got dead brothers in east Tennessee.
    My Daddy got shot right in front of his house
    He had no one to fall on but me.
    It's Decoration Day
    And I've got a mind to go spit on his grave.
    If I was a hill, I'd have put him away
    And I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
    I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day.
    I'd fight till the last Lawson's last living day."

    -Jason Isbell, Drive-by Truckers

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    Not surprisingly, MS and AL are also the states with the lowest percent of people vaccinated.


    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/...ine-doses.html
    Last edited by deac_tracy; 04-26-2021 at 10:12 PM.

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    Alabama and Mississippi or pretty objectively the worst two states in the country.

    Maybe WV could challenge.

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    West Virginia’s natural beauty jumps it far, far above those two places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    West Virginia’s natural beauty jumps it far, far above those two places.
    Far far above may be pushing it, but I agree in principle. Also, climate is much better in WV.

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    Alabama and Mississippi Celebrate "Confedrate Memorial Day"

    Seems believable.
    I love mankind...it’s people I can’t stand!!

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    May 10 in SC. Had to make it an official scheduled state holiday once MLK day was observed in 2000. Things like this make me happy I moved away.

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    It was a practice actually started in the south, then stolen by those dastardly Yankees.

    They should probably just consolidate all the Memorial Days into one day in this day and age, but not paying tribute to the Civil War dead and vets-- regardless of side-- is dishonorable.

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    Meh it was a war 160 years ago, why do we need to pay tribute in 2021 to anyone who fought in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarcaDeac View Post
    Meh it was a war 160 years ago, why do we need to pay tribute in 2021 to anyone who fought in it?
    Right. I mean, there probably isn’t even anyone alive who fought in it.

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    when is War of 1812 Memorial Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    North 1- South 0: halftime score

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeachBumDeac View Post
    West Virginia’s natural beauty jumps it far, far above those two places.
    I've only been in/thru WV on travel, but in the dozens of times making the trip primarily over I64, it seems like every time it was foggy, rainy, blowing snow or a combination thereof. And going thru Charleston and looking over at the U. of Charleston football stadium, I flash back to Ampipe High, followed by Stef and Lisa's neighborhood on the right side of the river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatLeadCommie View Post
    It was a practice actually started in the south, then stolen by those dastardly Yankees.

    They should probably just consolidate all the Memorial Days into one day in this day and age, but not paying tribute to the Civil War dead and vets-- regardless of side-- is dishonorable.
    I agree that Civil War vets who fought for the United States should be honored but I don't know why we should honor those who committed treason and took up arms against their country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffTannen View Post
    pretty sure that exact license plate caused a mini-furor on the WF campus when I was there; a history prof had it affixed to his office door

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    shouldn't that plate have a question mark instead of a comma? guess rednecks don't write so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EatLeadCommie View Post
    It was a practice actually started in the south, then stolen by those dastardly Yankees.

    They should probably just consolidate all the Memorial Days into one day in this day and age, but not paying tribute to the Civil War dead and vets-- regardless of side-- is dishonorable.
    Holy shit. We should never pay tribute to people fighting to preserve a slave nation.
    Let’s get this done!

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