A belated Happy Lee-Jackson Day to you all.  Feel free to sing along!

"We thank you for our country today it’s not what it once was."  That about sums it up.

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  1. From “Amazing Grace” to “Dixie,” wonderful! Unintentional irony such as this proves that the most effective form of critical satire is letting the subject speak for him/herself.

  2. Marc — I thought the same thing.

    Thanks for the Coulter reference Ken. Leave it to her to completely butcher the past. I didn’t listen to the tail end, but what I found startling is that no one corrected her. This suggests to me that no one is really listening to one another on these idiotic shows.

    I absolutely love the way he reached for that last note in “Dixie”: “Away down Souuuuuuuuuuuuth in Dixie.” Lee and Jackson would no doubt be proud.

  3. This is a clip that belongs in an Errol Morris film, that moment where you realize that Morris isn’t being a sympathetic eye, but is rather letting them lacerate themselves. In other news, the League of the South (and I presume, thusly, many SCV members) will be out “protesting” MLK day in that always hot-bed of secessionist rhetoric, South Carolina. Someone missed the telegram that the war was over.

  4. I am perfectly willing to let them secede this time so long as Virginia north of Fredericksburg gets to stay with the north……..

  5. Given all that we have heard of late about Stonewall Jackson as friend to the slaves (a proto civil rights leader as well as Sunday school teacher?), perhaps the day in Virginia should be named King-Jackson Day. That way we can get rid of R. E. Lee, since he doesn’t belong in the trio any longer the way TJJ does.

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