David Tatum has gotten his feathers all ruffled over the perceived notion that Confederate Heritage is being wiped of the face of the Earth and he is currently in the process of developing a list of “threatened” Confederate statues/plaques/flags/names, etc. He posted a few on his site the other day so I thought I would look into how “threatened” they really are.
Here is a list of what he has so far with links to the stories and my commentary.
Dixie State College of Utah
It appears that David is not happy that a public institution might not want to associate with things Confederate. Ironically, the school has not always been associated with “Dixie” and has had a total of six names up to this point. So changing the name appears to happen every so often. However, David has not done his homework as usual, because the Board of Trustees voted on January 18, 2013 to rename the institution…wait for it…Dixie State University. Oh, the vote to do so was unanimous
Well, David is O-1
Lets see how David does with the Confederate Monument in Jefferson, Georgia. Apparently it was damanged…must have been a bunch of damn Yankees right? Well not so fast…it appears that the damage occurred while it was being moved in order to ease traffic problems. However the move put it in a more visible and accessible area. Here are some links…
Damn…David is 0-2…more to come later. Maybe in the meantime, David could check his list that second time. Looks like he needs to!