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    Tea Party - Confederate Flag !!!! Wins 1st Prize on 4th July Parade

    Well, maybe it's just me ...... Kinda tells ya something about Tea Baggers.



    Las Cruces Tea Party Sets Off Controversy With Confederate Flag Display

    The Las Cruces Tea Party in New Mexico drew a sharp response from the city's mayor after flying a Confederate flag on a float that ended up taking first place at last week's Fourth of July parade.

    "The Las Cruces Tea Party can believe whatever it wants, but to have this symbol and what it represents highlighting the winning float at a celebration of our nation's independence is an outrage," Mayor Ken Miyagishima wrote in a statement, according to New Mexico's KKOB

    The mayor also promised action.

    "I deeply apologize to the people of Las Cruces as well as our friends throughout the State of New Mexico for the pain that this has caused," Miyagishima said. "I can assure you that we will thoroughly review the rules and procedures for next year's parade to make sure that this never happens again!

    KRWG reports that Miyagishima followed up in a Facebook post that removed the exclamation point and clarified that "the freedom of speech will not be infringed upon when these charges are made.

    The Las Cruces Tea Party, winners of a $1,000 first-place prize, responded with their own statement saying their display was in line with the intent of the parade and float contest.

    "The theme of the parade was the history of the State of New Mexico," the group said. "There was a lot of history that defined our state prior to 1912. We showed how we fought for our statehood and the sacrifices we made along the way, along with our triumphs."

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    Dale Robertson, who calls himself the “president and founder of the Tea Party,” holding a sign that reads,”Congress = Slave Owner; Taxpayer = Niggar.”

    The photo was taken in Houston on Feb. 27, 2009.

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    Uh... Excuse me but let's get the division of labor straight.

    I'm supposed to be the anti-Semite here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    tea bagging is now racist?

    how about reverse cowgirl? Is that derogatory to barrel racers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    ....
    how about reverse cowgirl? Is that derogatory to barrel racers?.....
    Question: How do I do the reverse cowgirl ?
    I want to try the reverse cowgirl position with my boyfriend, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Any tips?

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    Re: Tea Party - Confederate Flag !!!! Wins 1st Prize on 4th July Parade

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    Question: How do I do the reverse cowgirl ?

    I want to try the reverse cowgirl position with my boyfriend, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. Any tips?


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    I'll bet Bristol did this on Levi, probably learned from her mom, seems kinda rogue.
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    I'll bet Bristol did this on Levi, probably learned from her mom, seems kinda rogue.
    Actually, mom probably taught it to Levi first. That explains "Trig".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dchristie View Post
    Uh... Excuse me but let's get the division of labor straight.

    I'm supposed to be the anti-Semite here.

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    That's only because you called it first. Like yelling "Shotgun" when running to the liquor store with your pals.

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    What gets me, is that people use the confederate flag as a symbol of racism.

    As a 'son of the south', I can say it's never been about hatred, but rather heritage.

    You'd think that the rebel flag would be more popular now, as it was used when the fed overstepped their bounds before, just like what is happening now.

    Maybe I'm the only one that sees that............

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    Re: Tea Party - Confederate Flag !!!! Wins 1st Prize on 4th July Parade

    Quote Originally Posted by brywilson2 View Post
    What gets me, is that people use the confederate flag as a symbol of racism.

    As a 'son of the south', I can say it's never been about hatred, but rather heritage.

    You'd think that the rebel flag would be more popular now, as it was used when the fed overstepped their bounds before, just like what is happening now.

    Maybe I'm the only one that sees that............
    Indeed, I do think it is about heritage and our history.

    Unfortunately some folks, who shall rename nameless, get rather upset at the suggestion that the Confederate Flag may have other connotations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    Never been about hatred??

    Bull crap. Maybe not to you, but you know damn well plenty of redneck 'son's of the south' are still incredibly upset that the slaves were freed and absolutely incensed about civil rights....

    To the KKK their hoods and the confederate flag define their racism.

    I am NOT rallying against you or your beliefs simply the denial that others do not think as you do....

    Exactly how long do you think it would take to find dozens of racist websites with the confederate flag on them??
    I never said that.
    What I did say was that the intent of the flag was to represent a new nation, trying to be born from the ashes of a traitorous washington govt.
    Therefore, the flag, to me and many others, is a symbol of southern pride and independence.

    Anyone who uses it for racist beliefs is the moral equivalent of Westboro baptist church.

    Will, that's what the flag was originally, a symbol of a proud group of people standing up to the tyranny from the federal govt.

    That it has been used as a symbol for racism is disgusting.

    By the way, the civil war, contrary to popular belief, was not about slavery. It was about the fed breaking its own laws and policies to punish the south.

    Hope that was plain enough for the folks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    My bad Bry, I re read your post and agree... You did not.

    The Confederate flag may mean southern pride to you and many.....but to most it means backwards bigoted ways....a shame maybe, but it has gone the way of the Swastika, a symbol of peace ruined by a racist minority.
    NP Will.
    Sad thing is, it's actually considered a racial slur in many area to fly or display something, that was once a symbol of honesty pride, independence, and justice for the common man.

    Hmmm, kinda like the US flag is starting to become.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamwil View Post
    Yes the Nazi's ruined the Swastika as a symbol of peace, and caused our entire nation to quit saluting the flag with an outstretched arm and move it to a hand not over our heart.

    And yes the racist bigots of the KKK using the confederate flag highlighted as they lynched blacks in the late 19th and early 20th century, the neo nazis and skinheads continued to raise this flag to foment their racism....

    and yes, if our congress and politicians continue the way they have been....dragging our country and ceremoniously our flag thru the mud....yes the world will think less and less of it.
    I was referring to this-it was actually illegal to fly the US flag, here in the US, for a day.
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/07/12...rages-tenants/

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