Shame of a Nation: Jeff Davis Statue Comes Down

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  1. il ragno Proud American Deplorable

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    Way to go, Pres. Trump! After photo-ops like this:

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    This morning we continue our march to reconciliation by removing the Jefferson Davis Confederate statue from its pedestal of reverence.
    2:34 AM - 11 May 2017 from New Orleans, LA

    "Leadership" befitting our degraded age.



    Nungesser wants Trump's help keeping Confederate monuments: report

    Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser is worried that three bills aimed at keeping New Orleans' Confederate monuments in place could die a quick death once the Louisiana Legislature opens on Monday (April 10), he told WVUE Fox 8. So Nungesser says he's asking President Donald Trump for some help outside the Capitol, and is also consulting with lawyers from the Louisiana Attorney General's office, the TV station reported.

    "Some of the lawyers for the state are looking at it to see if the lieutenant governor's office has any grounds. I know a lot of people are hanging their hat on the legislation in Baton Rouge," Nungesser told Fox 8. "My concerns are the committees that those bills are being put in are not favorable committees for those bills to get out of committee and we need to be honest about that."

    Nungesser's comments come as New Orleans is trying to close a funding gap on the Confederate monument removal project the City Council approved in December 2015. The plan to remove monuments of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate President Jefferson Davis is short some $430,000 after a single bid came in more than three times the cost of the city's $170,000 budget.

    It's not clear whether the city can accept a bid that is more than three times the size of the budget.

    The bills Nungesser cites have not yet been referred to committee, but last year similar legislation was sent to the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee chaired by New Orleans Democrat Karen Carter Peterson. That committee holds a Democratic majority, and the powerful Senate president, Republican John Alario of Westwego, often refers controversial bills there to die a quick death.

    The bill would face an uphill battle in the Legislature but could gain traction if voters have their say, according to an LSU poll.

    Chances for a bill in the House -- state Rep. Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport, has filed a Confederate monuments-related bill there -- are also dim given Carmody's bill last year died in committee. It's unclear what chances a Carmody bill would have on the House floor, which is dominated by Republicans.

    A second House bill would leave the question of removing Confederate monuments to voters, but that bill has an even more difficult hill to climb. The Louisiana Constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate to propose constitutional amendments to voters.

    While many New Orleanians have voiced support for removing the Confederate monuments, including major voices in the black community who see the monuments as a historic effort to subjugate black people, there has been vocal opposition statewide. In a poll conducted by LSU, Louisiana residents overwhelmingly said they oppose removing Confederate monuments.

    The bills proposed in the Legislature would apply to localities statewide.

    Nungesser, who is the former president of Plaquemines Parish, told Fox 8 he's trying to enlist the help of Trump because the president can see a statue similar to the one of Andrew Jackson that was sculpted around the same as New Orleans' and put up in Lafayette Park, which is across the street from the White House.

    "I wrote him a letter and I asked him to look out your window, look at the statute of Jackson there at the White House because Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square is next in New Orleans if we don't do something," Nungesser said.


    Good luck, Billy - but don't hold your breath! He's in the Oval Office now, so your usefulness - like Andrew Jackson's - is officially at an end.
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    BATISTE: Moonlight Mitch Strikes Again, This Time Against Jeff Davis
    May 11th, 2017 Johann Batiste

    Masked workers donning helmets and bullet-proof vests made off with the 106 year-old Jefferson Davis Monument. A ridiculously heavy police presence managed the crowd and helped the Mayor carry out his plan, the one he repeatedly said would not use public money. K-9 division, SWAT, Mounted Patrol, and Orleans Parish Sheriffs were on site with the regular NOPD officers, an estimated 300 law enforcement officers total. Jeff Davis himself would have wished for so much firepower surrounding him.

    NOFD Superintendent Tim McConnell made his first public appearance since participating in taking down the Liberty Place Monument. He may be difficult to find in the approximately 15 masked workers, but The Hayride’s sources say he was once again working with New Orleans Firefighters to remove historic artwork.

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    Mitch had a swanky fundraiser then went to La Petite Grocery before his stormtroopers emerged from the darkness. Lastie’s Trucking once again participated. JLG manufactured equipment, believed to be from Herc Equipment in Kenner, as well as a completely unmarked telescopic boom crane were the tools of the Mayor’s stormtroopers.

    The rank amateurs, yet to be determined if they are city workers, struggled to detach the statesman’s bronze statue from its base. They actually used green bubble wrap around Davis’ body before double looping a yellow strap around him. The workers did not have harnesses, but rules don’t matter in New Orleans. The monument, funded through private donations and state dollars (someone tell that idiot Jeff Landry that again), was crated and loaded on to the Lastie’s truck bed, although a Budget Rentals box truck waited nearby. Jeff Davis was a two-war veteran, U.S. Secretary of War, U.S. Congressman, and U.S Senator and was also elected President of the Southern states in 1861, and his monument may disappear like the lost ark.

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    The crowd was divided by barricades. The pro monument people mostly watched in disgust, some waved flags, and the Antifas jawed non-stop. The Antifas particularly threw fits at seeing any African Americans on the pro monument side. The best chant of the night was “Where is Mitch?!”

    Vehicles nearby had license plates removed, do you think the red explorer was NOFD? No permits are known to exist. The city shut down a major intersection and did not announce road closures until the work began. It was just another murky night in Mitch Landrieu’s tyrannical universe.

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    http://nypost.com/2017/05/11/new-orl...avis-monument/

    New Orleans removes Jefferson Davis monument
    By Associated Press
    May 11, 2017 | 7:52am

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    NEW ORLEANS — Workers Thursday morning removed the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in New Orleans, the second of four Confederate monuments slated for removal in a contentious, months-long process that has sparked protests on both sides.

    As the statue was lifted from its perch on a grassy median along one of the city’s main thoroughfares, a cheer went up from some of the dozens of protesters on the scene who have been pushing for the monument’s removal. It was then lowered behind trucks encircled around the monument’s base and out of view of media gathered on the scene.

    Removal of the statue – a larger-than-life image of Davis atop an ornate granite pedestal roughly 15-feet high – follows recent protests at the site by supporters and opponents of the monuments. City officials had refused to give advance public notice of the work because of threats of violence against contractors and workers involved in the effort. The statue was first unveiled in 1911.

    Dozens of protesters both supporting the monuments and calling for their removal stayed up overnight to watch the proceedings which happened in early-morning darkness. The demonstrators were separated by metal barriers set up by the police and heckled each other from opposite sides of the barricade. About fifty police officers encircled the monument and kept watch on the protesters.

    As preparation for removing the Davis statue, workers had wrapped the torso in a green wrapping and then placed a harness attached to a crane around the statue.

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who first urged the City Council to remove the monuments in 2015, praised the effort in a news release.

    “These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it. I believe we must remember all of our history, but we need not revere it. To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.”

    Late last month, the first structure – a 35-foot-tall granite obelisk known as the Liberty Place monument – was removed by masked workers under cover of darkness. The obelisk was a tribute to whites who battled a biracial Reconstruction government installed in New Orleans after the Civil War.

    Also slated for removal are a bronze statue of Confederate Gen. P.G.T Beauregard on horseback, completed in 1915, which sits atop a stone platform at the entrance to the city’s largest park and museum of art; and a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Lee statue is the most prominent of the four. Unveiled in 1884, the likeness of Lee stands atop a 60-foot-tall column in the center of a traffic circle on historic St. Charles Avenue. Monument supporters say each of the statues weighs tons and they feared moving the aging icons could result in significant damage.

    The council voted to remove the monuments in 2015 – part of the national response after nine black parishioners were shot to death by an avowed racist at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, earlier that year. But the process of removing the statues was tied up for months in a court battle.

    New Orleans is a predominantly nigger city of nearly 390,000. The statues were erected well before the civil rights era that brought African-Americans to political power. The City Council, now majority black, voted 6-1 to take the monuments down.

    Landrieu, a white(?) Democrat, was elected in 2010 and re-elected four years late with strong biracial support.
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    As a non American all I can say is maybe it is better to have this old statue put in a safer more secure location.

    With the (((northern agitators))) getting the locals all riled up, this battle was inevitable as America sinks further
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    When the niggers and libtards take down any Confederate memorabilia, they hide it in a basement somewhere. Maybe in ten years they'll destroy it. Rewriting history is wonderful. That way it never happened.
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    In 20 years they will demolish the Statue of Liberty (really just a stupid import from the French that has nothing to do with Liberty) and replace it with a huge statue of a fat plantation style Aunt Jemima looking Mammy holding a large fried chicken leg aloft.
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