I Had the Confederate Flag in My Home

The Confederate flag is under attack. A symbol of slavery and racism, the South Carolina legislature is finally removing it from its State House grounds while stores are busy removing the emblem from shelves.

Back when I was young and innocent, I played with the Confederate flag daily. My favourite show was The Dukes of Hazzard and I loved the General Lee, the Duke boys' car. Like many guys my age, I owned a toy replica of the General Lee, complete with Confederate flag on the roof.

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Al The Royal Pain

As did I Mike. It was my favourite show! I even had a Dukes of Hazzard lunch box (my prized posession at the time) and colouring books. Wasn't there also a short-lived Dukes of Hazzard cartoon? Or was they just guests on Scooby Doo or something? I'm sure I could look it up online.

June 24, 2015 @ 9:43 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Al The Royal Pain

I slept on Dukes of Hazzard sheets. Daisy was literally on my pillow.

June 24, 2015 @ 9:44 AM

bo peep

And now you drink kale smoothies!!!

June 24, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@bo peep

But I still love pizza.

June 24, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Boss Hawg

Proof that you, sir, are a racist!!!!

June 24, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

But would a racist marry a visible minority?

June 24, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

Bo Peep

Right on Mike. Why indeed. You are no racist but most of those people down there who love that flag are hard core, violent racists.

Up here it's a relic of a quaint time.

June 24, 2015 @ 10:44 AM

Bo Peep

Hey speaking of Daisy Duke do you recall the Roy Orbison 'visit?'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybOv58a03EA

June 24, 2015 @ 10:48 AM

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@Bo Peep

Confirmed: Roy Orbison was racist.

June 24, 2015 @ 10:53 AM

Bo Peep

Don't quote me on this but I heard Roy donated his fee for appearing on the Dukes of Hazard to the 'Deconstruct a Confederate Flag' installation art/ performance project in Atlanta. Baby blankets made from the threads Given to low-income families Descended from slaves.

June 24, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

In quest

Bill Clinton liked the Confederate Flag (among other things).

However, official documentation proves that Bill Clinton did, indeed, support the Confederate flag.

As previously reported on Inquisitr, Clinton signed a law in 1987 supporting an Arkansas flag design commemorating the Confederacy. A clause within Act 116 of the 1987 Regular Session reads, “the blue star above the word ‘ARKANSAS’ is to commemorate the Con

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/2195706/clinton-gore-confederate-flag-1992/#ukO0bxU4UzT42jHU.99

June 24, 2015 @ 3:00 PM

markosaar

@Toronto Mike,

"But I have a visible minority friend!"

Ages ago I made the inadvertent mistake of dating two Chinese girls in a row and got accused many times of "Yellow fever" and being a racist piece of shit fetishising Asian women.

June 24, 2015 @ 7:31 PM

Alvin

I think I still have my General Lee in a box in the basement. Loved that show!

June 24, 2015 @ 11:04 PM

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@markosaar

People will attack anything these days. It's a totally judgmental culture.

June 25, 2015 @ 7:46 AM

Anonymous

Can we still like the sound of the General Lee's horn?

June 25, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Anonymous

Great question!

June 25, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Jason from Sudbury

I'm a car nut so always loved Dukes of Hazzard. The General is badass.

June 25, 2015 @ 7:51 PM

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