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Posted at 9:00 AM ET, 09/24/2010

No Confederate History month for Va.

By Washington Post editors

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R) announced Friday morning that he will declare April 2011 "Civil War in Virginia" month, rather than "Confederate History Month," as he offered a humble apology for a proclamation this year that omitted reference to slavery's role in the war.

Read the full story on the Virginia Politics Blog.

-- Rosalind Helderman

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Political correctness strikes again. Now go sell off those ABC stores, Bob, and let's really screw up the state's economy.

Posted by: eldiablo | September 24, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

BReaking news:

Ken Cucinelli has issued an opinion that the South was right!

Also, that Galileo was wrong.

Posted by: krickey7 | September 24, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Historical fact is Virginia only left the Union because Lincoln mobilized the army to attack South Carolina. Regardless of the role of slavery in 1861 Lincoln's army invaded Virginia and Virginia did not invade the north. Lincoln was the aggressor and tyrant who was in no way, shape or form a liberator.

Posted by: SSTK34 | September 24, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

You say "political correctness," I say recognizing one's whitewash of history and appropriately apologizing while more accurately describing a divisive, country-changing event that pitted Virginians against each other.

You know, whichever rolls off the tongue easier, I guess.

Posted by: nagatuki | September 24, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, that's okay. There is so much to learn from the Civil War in Virginia that is not limited to just the Confederacy.

Posted by: blasmaic | September 24, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Doesn't really make a difference. The damage is already done. In any case the Civil War in Virginia IS the Confederacy. Old Virginny had more slaves than any other state, produced more CSA generals than other states, hosted the capital of the Confederacy, and was practically the only CSA state to do any actual fighting. Plus our neighbors South of the Potomac must be proud of their "heritage" looking at all the things honoring their CSA past: all those Confederate statues in Richmond, the Jefferson Davis Hwy, Lee Hwy, Confederate History Museum, and numerous schools named after CSA "heroes." They should declare April in DC and Maryland "Union History Month" or "Victory over the Confederacy/Racist Rednecks Month."

Posted by: one4all | September 24, 2010 9:55 AM | Report abuse

I am disappointed with the decision to appease the minority of people within andmostly from without the state of Virginia by reversing the proclamation of Confederate History Month. By caving into non-Virginia special interests Governor has placed politics above history. From 1861 to 1870(including the rape of reconstruction) Virginia was a victim of northern aggression that had nothing to do with freeing slaves. The Northerners left a trail of destruction from one end of the state to the other that impoverished the state which is still recovering from it. The invaders should not be honored alongside those Virginians that stood up against them. By surrendering to the outsiders you have propagated the myth the war was only about freeing the slaves and the Confederates were the 19th century equivalent of Nazis. These same "liberators" when they were finished put the Native American villages to the torch.
Proud union heroes like Chivington, Custer, Sheridan, and Miles destroyed one village after another sparing neither women or children. Custer and Sheridan got their start torching Virginia.

In any event McDonnell is a prime example of why thousands of Americans are fleeing the Republican party and joining the Tea party movement. Republicans would sell there mothers and the truth just to stay in power.

Posted by: SSTK34 | September 24, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Given how little people know of the Civil War - as indicated by the posts, it's rather sad to see American history once again being shoved aside or forgotten.

First, Lincoln did not mobilize troops to invade South Carolina; the troops were called up to protect U.S. interests in the south - particularly the investment of Ft. Sumter, which had been under siege since the waning days of the Buchanan Administration. The first shot of the war occured when Confedrates under Beauregard fired upon Fort Sumter. Secondly, there were many Union states (Maryland and Kentucky to name a few) that were also slave states - Washington, DC was, in fact, a slave state. Hope this clears up the ignorance.

Posted by: CubsFan | September 24, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

"Political Correctness" does roll off the tongue much better...but then I'm a simple person. :)

Posted by: eldiablo | September 24, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

Here's a cheat sheet.

The leaders of the Confederacy were traitors pursuing a goal that had at its heart the right of one human being to own another as property. It is one of the greatest accomplishments of this country that at the end of the Civil War, the losers peacefully laid down their arms and the victors did not seek vengeance.

Posted by: krickey7 | September 24, 2010 10:43 AM | Report abuse

Likely politically correct, but one cannot have a war without an opponent...

Why is it taking VA so long to recover after a CIVIL WAR IN 1861...?

JAPAN has long recovered from WORLD WAR, a couple of LARGE BOMBS... maybe it is because they did all the work...necessary...

I think Virginians of "ole 1861 era" had relied so heavily on slavery they forgot how to work...after all they were/are DEMOCRATS...democrats only seem to know how use people & spend other peoples' money. Here in 2010...they are still doing the same thing...

Everyone who thought they wanted change...must have thought they said CHAINS...and wanted to experience slavery in the new era of enlightenment and personal growth...

Maybe we should get back to basics and realize...words have meaning and education is a lifetime process...

Posted by: NATURLUS | September 24, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

thesy natzi use their hi tec to sell out our freedom
Category: Blogging
Has the Talibomb taken control of classified weapons and ceasing control?
You decide.
• They gut our cities with their crime and violence and claim it’s just black on black crime .The talibombs objective is to create a repressive regime so they can liberate the people.
• They underfund our city schools and continue to put more and more police on the streets
• The first one on their no fly list wasn’t the Arab but the green party candidate
• They put chemicals and poisons in our smokes and tell us we have to give up our property rights • No OSHA regulations regarding smoke and they tell us it doesn’t matter how hard an American works or how much $ he can never make a building safe for a smoker and nonsmoker to peacefully coexist.
• With two shooting almost every night in almost every major city they tell you we can’t have an ..Amsterdam.. in ....America.... why?
• They make designer steroids for the athletic and breathalyzer pills for the Europeans but you are to believe they only lie about their fen fen and viox
• The most liberal state in the Middle East region was ....Iraq-.... giving its citizens discounted cigarettes and free health care and the women didn’t have to wear veils, not today
• In the 1960s women in ....Egypt.... could wear mini skirts and hair down in public and with all the $ spent on them today they would be stoned. Why?
• All the $ spent on ....Pakistan.... and today they are a nuclear power and ready to fall to the talibomb
• Why couldn’t ..America.. give ..Russia.. what they wanted but the Iranians could, and now ....Iran.... is a nuclear power
• * Alcohol Can Be A Gas and yet we have to pay the Arabs $4.00 a gallon Why?
* NASCAR started running moonshine and powered by moon shine, they can make fuel out of weed, Brazilian and Canadians have the technology why cant Americans.
• We could eliminate the talibomb with out firing a shot by building an outdoor movie theater and mining the hell out of it and when the talibomb sees something objectionable they would blow themselves up. Instead they make targets out of our soldiers. If the talibomb can’t walk past a movie then they can’t walk past an American business or hotel.
• They blatantly ignore the will of the people in California and Washington DC Attacking cancer and scoliosis patients and stealing cars from the handicap, for weed, from Delorian to Marian Berry they lie cheat and steal
• They will go up to Canada and demand they change the laws to single out American citizens, not any but our old and sick trying to save a $ on health care
• They try to tell the Americans that education cant work or that the Europeans or Brazilians are smarter that they can walk down the street and buy what they need or want instead we ha

Posted by: smokingspirit123 | September 25, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

we have to pay these back stabbing cowards $50,000.00 so they can play high roller and target people like cheech and Chong
• The largest jail population in the world and with their 90% failure rate they claim its just gross incompetence or negligence
• Every arrest equals a failure if a teacher keeps failing its students its time to get a new teacher.
• They work to demonize 4 of Americans most influential people like T. Edison T. Jefferson G. Washington and Henry Ford all illegal Drug users.
• They work to deny the Christian the right to the first page of the Christian bible. The power over the plants and animals
* When will the Christian be allowed to be employed, to own property and not be forced to condemn all of Gods Creations? Or have to live with these gay cowards spending a life time trying to get their victim in HOVERS HOLIDAY HOTEL
• They work to demonize our Mary magdolins, our good Samaritans our Ruth’s and king David’s wife’s as they demonize Adam and eve and secretly promote Adam and Steve stoning them with their drugs far worse than they ever did in the past
• They work to deny us more Mexicans if the American farmers can’t supply us with what we need or want instead they have to find something less bulky as every year a new drug hits the streets and the honest pot dealer beaten in the ally with their billy clubs
• They Claim to be exempt from the ten commandments as they lie cheat and steal because the foreign owned pharmaceutical companies have bought a paid for a few laws
• Their Harry Potter Cloak, their stealth technology their Chris Angel and David Copperfield magic tricks, their lasers, and needles air powered injectors, they have the raciest motive, they have the technology as they try to sell out our freedom for their wallets
• They had to come up with some way to eliminate the ....Berkley.... subversives, In the past they had used their JIM CROW laws, but what better way to criminalize someone for barring arms against their harms as they deny a whole population the rights of laws
• They destroy our small business and our manufacturing base and with all the vacant lots and boarded up buildings in our cities they try to tell you that these gangs just are fighting for territory in our neighborhood to lazy to occupy a vacant lot
• They still use the same coal fire technology for generating electricity as they did in the 1900s 100 years later and no advancement, why?
• They openly admit that the only thing different from the right wing and the talibomb is one is a cult.
• They penalize our soldiers for not going to their Christian right wing concerts
• They make contaminated vaccines and court marshal them if they fail to take their drugs.
• You either join them in their genocide or you are considered crazies for their weapons are for ever classified
• Their Edgewood

Posted by: smokingspirit123 | September 25, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

• Their Edgewood, MK ultra program, their ....Kentucky.... drug farm were all tried on our soldiers first
• Deplete a man his sugar and you will have a sugar addict. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why ....America.... has the highest addiction rate in the world
• Harpers magazine, Time magazine point out they use their technology, their disaster economics and subvert the true science of weed.
• Freedom is an eternal struggle that each person, each generation must choose to take a step closer or away from the freedom all men seek.
• Freedom is the freedom of choice to use self responsibility self restraint in the making of that choice
• A civilized society is based on liberty and tolerance
• May the torch of freedom and its smoke burn bright into the next generation
• They work to make machines out of us at work they demonize the blood of Christ and the water of life and that illogic that distinguishes man from machine, resistance is not futile. End the charade admit that you control the crave you attack the poor and the black with your crack and look the other way with your crave. Your national program is coming to an end.

Read more:
Christian Campaign To Save the Decedent Free American

We raise our glasses, bongs and pipes against evil forces and recognize the rights of Cheech and Chong, W.C. Fields, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Ben Franklin to live free. Their Silent war Against these free Americans will stop. Britney Spears can have sex with whom ever she wants, Paris Hilton should not have to fear being locked away and forced into convulsions in order to convert her to their beliefs. Lindsay Lohan should not be subjected to 5 test in one month because she might partake in the blood of Christor the water of life .The decedent American movie star should not be forced into rehab or jail because of their, genetic, neurological, historical or religious rights. The first page of the Christian Biblecan and will be celebrated to include all the decedent American, for Christ died for our sins, we are free from sin, we are free Americans. Able to par-take in the pagan ritual able to party at wood stock if we feel, able to make the burnt offering to Saint Anthony and lord Shiva, able to honor the power over the plants and animals in peace with the blood of Christ and that holy spirit that does not fit into a computer. We have the right to live without being criminalized by those who worship Apollo and swear to Hippocrates, those who make the hypocritical oath and dare to try to tell us how it will be. Jesus can sit down at the table with anyone but when the right wing claim to have the same moral as the Muslim it is time the Christians make a campaign to save the dec

Posted by: smokingspirit123 | September 25, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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