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Stacey Abrams and this flag burning brouhaha

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Stacey is taking some heat for attending a flag burning of the 1950s issue GA state flag.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/politics/stacey-abrams-flag-burning-protest/index.htmlWashington (CNN)The Democratic candidate to be Georgia's next governor explained her presence Tuesday at a 1992 protest that included a burning of the state flag as part of her opposition to Confederate symbolism.


First, The Good:

Protesting this flag and changing it to something else is something we all now recognize as much needed. It was created in the 1950s as an official FU to desegregation.
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Second, The Bad (as in Badass)

Doing this in 1992, was badass. It was prescient and Stacey Abrams was there, front and center. The GA flag would change in 2001 to this one below.
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Third, The Ugly (truly ugly)

Racists in GA were so unhappy with this flag they voted out the Democratic Governor who created it and changed it to this:
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The above is the actual 13-star flag of the Confederate States of America with the GA seal in the blue field.
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Sometimes victories are ugly.

ETA: And really no one cares about the current flag. I haven't seen any protests or flag burnings of it.

Stacey Abrams Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate - Leading the Blue Wave in GA

Stacey Abrams and local candidates held a rally at Georgia Southern University tonight.

The hall was packed to hear Stacey Abrams
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And then she was off to visit Savannah State University
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Another monument to old general defaced...


This time it is Nathanael Greene Monument in Johnson Square, Savannah GA with googly eyes. lol

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https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20181011/savannah-police-on-case-after-nathanael-greene-monument-gets-googly-eye-makeover

City of Savannah Government
Who did this?! Someone placed googly eyes on our historic #NathanaelGreene statue in #JohnsonSquare. It may look funny but harming our historic monuments and public property is no laughing matter, in fact, it's a crime.

We are hoping to find the person responsible! If you have information, please call Savannah Police Department


Almost all of Savannah is laughing at the over the top response from the city.

Love these yard signs -- seen everywhere in Savannah


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