Thank You, McDonnell, for Proving Our Point

Suck on this, Shelby Steele.  Swirl it around in your mouth for a bit and take a good swallow.  Remember the taste of this the next time you go rolling your eyes and talkin' that "no white people actually think like this anymore" bullshit.
RICHMOND -- Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, reviving a controversy that had been dormant for eight years, has declared that April will be Confederate History Month in Virginia, a move that angered civil rights leaders Tuesday but that political observers said would strengthen his position with his conservative base.

[...]McDonnell said Tuesday that the move was designed to promote tourism in the state, which next year will mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the war. McDonnell said he did not include a reference to slavery because "there were any number of aspects to that conflict between the states. Obviously, it involved slavery. It involved other issues. But I focused on the ones I thought were most significant for Virginia."

[...]"Confederate history is full of many things that unfortunately are not put forth in a proclamation of this kind nor are they things that anyone wants to celebrate," he said. "It's one thing to sound a cause of rallying a base. But it's quite another to distort history."

The seven-paragraph declaration calls for Virginians to "understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War[...]"

*snort*  Oh, please.

The Confuckerate flag is a classic symbol of oppression for people of color, and poor white people throughout the nation (notice how Virginia gets named specifically...ironically).  Those Confuckerate soldiers were duped into fighting to protect the so-called "property" of rich whites.  Talk about "distorting" history!!!

*shakes head*  Satisfied now, people?

April is not Confuckerate History Month, children, not in Virginia, not anywhere, goddamn it - let's just make that clear right the hell now.  No, no...I'm declaring April "White Privilege and Racism Live, So from Hereon out We're Going to Handle It Instead of Sitting Quietly Like a Nation of Punk Bitches" Month.  **Update** Case in point.

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  1. What a sac of shit in a cheap suit! It's a good thing those suckers lost.

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  2. Saw this over on your Facebook. I'm still red in the face. I consider Virginia (Northern) my home in the US (I'm a foreigner) and so this is just heartbreaking. This is why NOVA tried to become its own state a minute ago. We don't play this shit game.

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  3. I need to read more about NOVA. I'm hearing way too much about it lately.

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  4. Mmmmm..yess...I remember Palin saying that we weren't "real Virginia" because of how liberal this area is. That statement is fine by me...they can have Stafford down. We have the money...

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  5. *Btw---I'm "Kymberly" over on Facebook.

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  6. Ah. *bows* Pleasure to meet you.

    So THAT'S what the Witless Wonder from Wasilla was referring to! Ha...hahahahahahah!

    Ahhhhhhh *shakes head*

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  7. Wooooooow...you sure are purty, by the way.

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  8. The pleasure is all mine!

    Trust...That trick knew to keep her distance. Folks were having a straight fit over her. Would have been a damn good PAY-PER-VIEW moment though...:-P

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  9. and THANK YOU! *Severe blush*

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  10. Sadly, this is my home state. But it is not too much of a surprise. Growing up we didn't have MLK Day but Lee Jackson King Day. I grew up in a diverse military town, but so much of Southern and Western VA is backwards enough for the governor to get away with something like that. The last two governors in office refused to issue such a proclamation.

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  11. @ yalegirl03

    Are you serious, girl? I didn't know you lived so close to Moi.

    Lee-Jackson-King Day? *shudder*

    But no, no...no racism. Not at all.

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  12. I grew up in Hampton Roads, but now I live north of the Mason Dixie line.

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  13. Whoa, whoa, whoa - Kymie? "Foreigner" how, cheri?

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  14. Richmond is my hometown.

    Now I live in Brooklyn.

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  15. LOL, are you saying you fled?

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  16. I'm saying I live in Brooklyn. At least up here, the Civil War has been over for 150 years or so.

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  17. At least up here, the Civil War has been over for 150 years or so.

    And that's just what gets me.

    Why is it that white people repeatedly tell black people to get over slavery because it ended 150 years ago, and yet have the gall to try to honor and celebrate the army which fought to extend slavery?

    And why are these the same people who always say their ancestors didn't own slaves?

    Whoa...Ankhesenology moment there....

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