Virginia Governor to announce removal of Robert E Lee statue

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    https://wjla.com/news/local/virgini...nnounce-removal-of-iconic-robert-e-lee-statue

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond's prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

    The governor will direct the statue to be moved off its massive pedestal and put into storage while his administration seeks input on a new location, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak before the governor’s announcement.

    The move comes amid turmoil across the nation and around the world over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for several minutes, even after he stopped moving.

    Floyd's death has sparked outrage over issues of racism and police brutality and prompted a new wave of Confederate memorial removals in which even some of their longtime defenders have decided to remove them.
     
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    How the hell is this guy still in office? He's either the man in black face or the klansman and definitely nicknamed Coonman. And he got away with it. Dems can do nothing wrong.
     
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    Majestic9C1 You're Going to Love my Nuts

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    yeah... that'll teach em.... erase history and its bound to repeat itself... or something like that
     
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    Burning books will be next.
     
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    It's also time we take down every MLK statue, too. What kind of message do they send during the #MeToo era?
     
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    yeah, it worked in Memphis, they moved Forrest's statue and they stopped killing each other...:rolleyes:
     
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    Hmmm, that's what the nazis did. tom.
     
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    What kind of future do we have, if we have no history?
     
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    "Virginia Governor to announce removal of Robert E Lee statue"





    The GT Virtue Signaling Squad will be thrilled.


    You know, the sort of people who do mental gymnastics and twist themselves into an ideological pretzel claiming that Southern secession was "muh treason" and that Robert E Lee was a "far left socialist Democrat." :rolleyes:
     
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    This the blackface Democrat governor, right?
     
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    Yes indeed.
     
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    That's the idea, comrade.
     
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    In Soviet Russia, you don't make History. History makes you.
     
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    More anti-Southern virtue signaling from the Trump campaign:


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    Trump campaign denouncing the Daughters of the Confederacy? Really???


    It's as if Trump is actively trying to alienate his own base.

    Who does he think got him elected?
     
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    "Virginia Governor to announce removal of Robert E Lee statue"

    "Virginia Voters to announce removal of Governor"
     
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