Sunday, May 1, 2016

Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

Via comment by  Cav Med on "The Return: Chapter 2 (The Cutting Edge) | Ford GT...":"Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years.the base of the monument as communist shitbag, "Mayor" Greg Fischer,makes the ambush announcement.
Take note that the "Mayor" states that the new location has not been determined and that it will be placed in storage for a period of indefinite detention."

 Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer speaks in front of the Confederate monument near the University of Louisville with university President James Ramsey, left, in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 29, 2016. The Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.


A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895.

The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday. The monument is capped with a statue of a Confederate soldier.

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14 comments:

  1. Curse on him and his family. Lousy shitbag is right. Some of the early members of our Arkansas branch of the family were from Kentucky

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  2. Located blocks from the Muhommed Ali center. 5 blocks from the 99% African "west end" in the democratic heart of the most violent city in Kentucky. One to three murders every 24 hours. Riots every summer. Drugs and prostitution on every corner west of the courthouse. The place that monument stands is PRIME multimillion dollar "urban renewal" property, that Jefferson County and UofL has been trying to seize for decades as they have already seized everything around or within blocks of it. The confederate monument is the last vestige of old Kentucky left in Louisville. ---Ray

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    1. If that's the case, then soldiers are probably happy to be removed.

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    2. 5/2/16. The republican candidate for Louisville city consul has filed for a court injunction on the grounds of irreparable harm. He has also pointed out that the Monument may not be removed without approval of the Ky. Senate. He has asked the court for a "stay" pending a ruling.---Ray (from WDRB Louisville)

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  3. 5/2/16. As of 09:45 DST a superior court judge has issued an order blocking the removal pending action by "appropriate authority" as the Senate won't meet again this year without a "special session" and the courts are backed up to hell and gone, This could take a while, UNLESS somebody has some real political clout, or big, BIG money in this game---Ray

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    1. & good deal!

      http://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2016/05/judge-temporarily-blocks-removal-of.html

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  4. When are we going to start removing the statues from the other side?

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  5. Pope Lick MonsterMay 2, 2016 at 9:35 PM

    Walked and drove past this statue many times in my days on Belknap campus. Proud to be a Louisville Cardinal, proud to have helped author an encyclopedia of Louisville so people can know how pivotal and important the city has been; it has been said, and I believe rightly so, that Louisville is the only thing that kept the Commonwealth from joining the Confederacy. They knew the importance of the Pittsburg to New Orleans trade and the Portland Canal, and the L & N was the main artery. When the wounded from Perryville were evacuated to Louisville, and many Confederates died, the federals would not allow them to be buried in Cave Hill Cemetery as it was a designated military cemetery. So a group of Germantown butchers who were southern sympathizers bought an acre of land right in the middle for Confederates to receive an honorable burial and thumb a nose at those damn federals.
    Sherman was based there, and the Grand Army of the Republic held its 25 years reunion there in 1890, complete with a newspaper supplement showing the brothels and what interurban lines t o catch to get there. So Louisville has always worn its devotion to both sides with pride. Taking the statue down to allow for development is one thing, taking it down out of shame is another.

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