News That Will Drive You to Drink

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The South Will Rise Again. With some help, that is.

As always, Prznint Stupid plays to his racist base:

Lord Damp Nut would rather honor traitors than make any effort, even symbolic effort, for Black Americans.

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16 Responses to News That Will Drive You to Drink

  1. Sirius Lunacy says:

    A history of winning! That’s why we named them after losers! Meanwhile, NASCAR has banned the confederate flag. I never thought I’d see the day when NASCAR was way ahead of the White House in regards to race relations.

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  2. Respect our Military!

    Uhhh, that’s why we want to rename the bases for, you know OUR Military!!!

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  3. Redhand says:

    Our history as the Greatest Nation in the World will not be tampered with. Respect our Military!

    Oh, FFS! This is wrong on so many levels. Here are at least three.

    First, we are not “the Greatest Nation in the World” by a long shot, especially now! D’oh: Photos show where around the world Black Lives Matter and anti-police brutality protests are erupting, from Tokyo to Amsterdam. Our systemic racism has made us an object of international revulsion. And that’s down to Trump.

    Second, international opinion writers now actually pity us because of this asshole’s “leadership.” As Fintan O’Toole wrote in The Irish Times:

    “Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger. But there is one emotion that has never been directed towards the US until now: pity,” O’Toole wrote. “However bad things are for most other rich democracies, it is hard not to feel sorry for Americans. Most of them did not vote for Donald Trump in 2016. Yet they are locked down with a malignant narcissist who, instead of protecting his people from Covid-19, has amplified its lethality. The country Trump promised to make great again has never in its history seemed so pitiful.”

    Third, since when is military might the mark of “greatness?” WTF does he think the USA is: Sparta? North Korea? The USSR after V/E Day? “How many divisions does the Pope have?” It is pathetic that the only measure of national “greatness” this imbecile values is military “power.”

    Gah! I can’t stand him!

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  4. Dennis Cole says:

    I think he’s referring to the generations of soldiers and Marines, etc. who have trained at those bases, and then served, mostly honorably. I bet he had more than one aide try to tell him they were named for Confederate Generals, but it bounces right off, it doesn’t mean a thing to him – a General’s a General, right? He can probly vaguely remember what he learned about the Civil War, and what it was fought for, but if someone was by god “strong enough” to first of all, MAKE General, and then to become famous enough to have a large, prestigious Military Base named after him, then there can’t possibly be anything wrong, or bad involved, so there’s no reason to go changing things, wuttinthehell is wrong with you people?

    Also, has anyone seen or heard what the Mad Hatter, er, Hannity has had to say about this? There are so many “sudden subtle influences” at werk on the Chief Jerk, it’s difficult to keep track, and I for one, don’t want to, nope, not interested in listening to Hannity, but there are SO many others on the list.

    Anyway, just playing Devil’s Advocate, NOT trying to cut Hair Furor any slack.

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    • Redhand says:

      It’s hard to know what he’s “thinking,” since he could easily have segued into a: You’re not going to destroy our “history” and “heritage” rant, equating the proposed name changes with Charlottesville, and the crime of takin’ those historic Confederate general statues down. But he might have been told that would be too inflammatory (not that he cares about that, and decided that all those Yankees who prepared for war at “Fort Bragg,” for instance, would be insulted if the name changed.

      Either way, his base loves it.

      Time for a quick story. In the early 70s I had occasion to visit Richmond for the first time. I was stunned to see all the Confederate General statues on “Monument Avenue.” Even for a white yute the sight was disturbing — a real “Eff you, this is still the Capital of the Confederacy” statement. I couldn’t imagine what that felt like for the City’s black residents.

      The Centerpiece was “Bobby” Lee’s statue, and even today they are fighting about taking it down. UPDATE: Richmond judge bars removal of Lee statue on Monument Avenue for 10 days.

      This Country has never fully healed from the Civil War. Having these statues still stand is like rubbing fecal matter into a still-open wound. Having military bases named for Confederate Generals is just as bad, IMO. These people were traitors.

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  5. Dennis Cole says:

    Looks like I BOLDLY went where I haven’t drifted in a long, long time.

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  6. Chris Papalia says:

    “… and deployed our HEROES on these Hallowed Grounds, and won two World Wars.”

    It annoys me when posers and wannabees, particularly a draft-dodging wannabee start trying to use what they think is military jargon to make make up for their erectile dysfunction and inevitably misuse the terms. The troops of WW1 & 2 weren’t “deployed” on those “hallowed grounds”; American forces may have deployed FROM those bases, but not ON them, and they most certainly are not “hallowed grounds” – there was no combat there. The fighting didn’t come to the continental US soil during the World Wars.
    Ironically they are named after men who did bring bring war to the continental United States, which brings us to the term “hallowed ground” again; the battlefields of Gettysburg are “hallowed” precisely because of men who disrespected the likes of generals Hood and Bragg enough to shoot at them.

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  7. donnah says:

    When Trump makes decisions based on “history” we should immediately be suspicious. He doesn’t read, he doesn’t comprehend how events in history are tied together and he sees everything through a lens of money instead of humanity. So for him, King of Branding, these military installations are like Trump Towers, with the name being the most important feature.

    So he resists changing the names because he believes that the men whose names are on the forts represent big success and he doesn’t know that in most cases they were failures in democracy and in battle. And his fans and followers in the South don’t want their “heritage” challenged or changed.

    And with these rapid changes going on, expect more attention being focused on a lot of Southern “heritage” sites and icons. It’s past due.

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  8. paul fredine says:

    question: if theses bases are supposed to honor ‘a history of winning’, why are they named after generals who lost a war?

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  9. Buttermilk Sky says:

    Does he know World War II was an ANTIFAscist war?

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