Why its Confederate Memorial Day folks!!!
Holy Fuckamoly….from the Maddow Blog:
Twitter pal @argylestyle notes that state and local offices in Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama and Texas are closed today for Confederate Memorial Day, marking the South’s surrender to Union General William T. Sherman in 1865. North and South Carolina have their own Confederate Memorial Days, on May 10.
If one poster to a Virginia blog has his way, we’ll all be “singing Dixie, Carry Me Back to Old Virginia, and flying Battle Flags along with Old Glory” — for the sake of economic development.
The Shad Plank is one of those Virginia traditions that you apparently have to be there to really get. Judging from the picture up top, I’d say it has a lot to do with Confederate flags. And, judging from this comment, a lot to do with misplaced sentimentality, too.
Paul Garber writes:
Virginia could be making so much money off of its connection with the Confederate era. During the 150th Anniversary (2010-2015) we should put into place as many recurring festivals, tours, battle re-enactments and other annual or ongoing events that will attract domestic and international tourists to the Old Dominion.
People are NOT going to throng to Virginia to see the White guilt programs and slave path tours, proposed by Ed Ayers and the rest of the “New South” apologists.
The things that will attract tourism are fun festivals like, Hanover’s Dixie Days, battle re-enactments and musical programs.
I have read research that said that we could add a billion bucks to our Central Virginia economy by promoting our Confederate era tourism.
Everyone should be singing DIXIE, Carry Me Back to Old Virginia, and flying Battle Flags along with Old Glory from Virginia homes and businesses.
All of our jobs have been sent to Communist China. Our Confederate heritage may be the only economic engine that we have left!
Christ….what a bunch of morons. Who in the blue hell celebrates losing a damn war?? I lived in northern VA (McLean) for years, and thankfully never ran into any of these brain-dead assholes.