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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:17 PM

Kentucky mayor announces removal of Confederate statues in wake of Charlottesville

Source: The Hill

The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky is accelerating his plans to remove Confederate statues from key locations in the city due to violence spurred by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday.

"I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens," Mayor Jim Gray (D) said on Twitter.

"The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week," he continued.

Gray said he is looking to remove Confederate statues at the city's Historic Courthouse, which will be the city's new visitors center.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/346360-lexington-mayor-announces-removal-of-confederate-statues-in

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Reply Kentucky mayor announces removal of Confederate statues in wake of Charlottesville (Original post)
highplainsdem Aug 2017 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #1
forgotmylogin Aug 2017 #3
hibbing Aug 2017 #2
geomon666 Aug 2017 #4
lastlib Aug 2017 #8
Roland99 Aug 2017 #5
Qutzupalotl Aug 2017 #6
RussBLib Aug 2017 #7
llmart Aug 2017 #9
Cold War Spook Aug 2017 #10
Paladin Aug 2017 #11
riversedge Aug 2017 #12
dalton99a Aug 2017 #13
MineralMan Aug 2017 #14
Sunlei Aug 2017 #15
Initech Aug 2017 #16
Skittles Aug 2017 #17

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:22 PM

1. What took him so long? I am glad he is finally doing it though.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:24 PM

3. They were apparently planning this, but

today spurred him to announce it.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/8/12/16139142/charlottesville-va-protests-lexington-mayor




Mayor Jim Gray @JimGrayLexKY
The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week.
4:35 PM - Aug 12, 2017

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:22 PM

2. Courage n/t

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:25 PM

4. That's right, tear them down!

Don't wait to relocate them. Just throw them in a landfill. Let some fucking yahoo put them in his yard.

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Response to geomon666 (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:50 PM

8. Melt 'em down first.

Or break 'em up if they're stone. Don't let them become someone else's monuments.

Tear them down!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:26 PM

5. Expect campus-wide protests at UK

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:45 PM

6. May it spread far and wide.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 09:25 PM

7. About damn time

those abominations should have been removed years ago. Put them in a museum so all the racists can see them in one place.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 07:33 AM

9. Yes!

Then post pictures of the participants in the nazi march above the statues so everyone can see who to ostracize from our society.

These fuckers should never have a job ever again if they've ever had one to start with. Linkedin? Let's start a website where we can see who NOT to hire. I'm in a position of hiring in an HR department and believe me when I say, I leave no stone unturned when researching someone who applies for a job. You'd be surprised how much I can find out on Facebook and the Internet about a candidate.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:20 AM

10. Traitors

So many people in the South refuse to admit that these are statues of traitors to the U.S.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 09:32 AM

11. Good. About damned time they were taken down.

We saw a sickening, violent spectacle yesterday, involving the sort of sub-humans who still worship such symbols. Enough, already.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:00 AM

12. Good idea.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:09 AM

13. Recycle them as sewer covers

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:24 AM

14. If those statues are cast in bronze, they should go to

a metal recycler to be melted down so the metal can be reused. That is the best way to get rid of them permanently.

If they're marble, just break them up and turn them into marble chips for use in gardens.

Don't move them. Destroy them.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:45 AM

15. car attacker grew up in Kentucky,probably a good idea before kkk start to worship their false idols

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:08 PM

16. I'm not saying get rid of all the confederate shit...

Leave enough - at least two on every campus - living fossils - so we may never forget what these people stood for.

See? I can throw their words right back at them!

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:50 PM

17. I'm fine with them being in museums as relics of a sick, racist past

but I do NOT want to see them in every day life

they are a DISGRACE

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