Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Bonnie Blue: “All I ask in return is to let me honor my great-grandfather and uncles to fly a flag with no racial connotations,”

Via Carl


The Bonnie Blue Flag was probably the 2nd most popular song in the Confederacy during the Civil War. The tune was taken from an Irish song - The Irish Jaunting Car - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FU9OA...

From the movie Gods and Generals - that's Ted Turner playing Colonel Patton 22nd Virginia Infantry (paternal grandfather of General George Patton of WW2 fame). He's speaking to Major General John Bell Hood (who was actually a relatively young man in his early 30s during the Civil War despite his high rank). Damon Kirsch is the actor playing the role of Civil War era Scots-Irish entertainer Harry McCarthy who composed the words to The Bonnie Blue Flag. The beautiful actress assisting with the show is Dana Stackpole playing the part of Lottie Estelle - Harry's real-life wife. Dana was born at the U.S. joint-forces military base located at Misawa, Japan on the main island of Honshu in the northern part.

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Exactly what I guessed.

Replacing the Confederate flag with the South Carolina state flag or another Civil War-period flag at the S.C. State House is not an acceptable compromise to a state leader of a major African-American church.

Two of the three bills introduced in the General Assembly to move the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds also call for removing the flagpole next to the Confederate soldiers memorial.

More @ The State

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article26424580.html#storylink=cpyMore @ The Sate

4 comments:

  1. This Southern beauty will probably be closed. Naturally, it is a Southern
    Heritage site. The gov scags stating city air is just as good as the purified
    air of the country. Another sad climax. I wonder which parasite will get
    millions for selling the beauty.
    http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-hospital-that-once-treated-civil-war-veterans-could-close-1.356161

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  2. The flag did not crawl down the flagpole, kill people in a church and slither back up the pole. Roof represented no one but himself. You've seen the pictures; do you want to boycott Gold's Gym?

    Why wouldn't one fly a Confederate flag over a memorial to the Confederate dead? It doesn't matter who likes it, who doesn't like it or who is offended - it's history. It can't be changed to suit the whims of the day. To do otherwise would be a lie.

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    1. Why wouldn't one fly a Confederate flag over a memorial to the Confederate dead? It doesn't matter who likes it, who doesn't like it or who is offended

      Se the 3rd and 4th pictures down.

      http://www.namsouth.com/viewtopic.php?t=2147&highlight=greenbrier

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