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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Whats wrong with naming a school after a famous bomber pilot?
    Are you talking about Nathan Bedford Forrest III

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    I saw that map hanging on the wall of my kid's school, "Jack the Ripper Jr High and Montessori".

    We're actually in the catchment for "Our Lady of Pinochet" but they don't have a good lacrosse program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    I saw that map hanging on the wall of my kid's school, "Jack the Ripper Jr High and Montessori".

    We're actually in the catchment for "Our Lady of Pinochet" but they don't have a good lacrosse program.
    We actually sold our house and moved across the boundary because I didn't want my kids attending Ho Chi EleMinhtary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    I haven't searched out its specific location, but it's my side of the state. Just a weird spot for it to be.

    Like there was a rogue band of Confederates conducting border raids on Idaho.
    There are the Alabama Hills in California, everyone has seen them, which were named after the CSS Alabama by Confederate sympathizers, so some Union sympathizers to their north retaliated by "not only [naming] their mining claims "Kearsarge" but a mountain peak, a mountain pass, and a whole town as well."

    The USS Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off Cherbourg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BitterPill View Post
    There are the Alabama Hills in California, everyone has seen them, which were named after the CSS Alabama by Confederate sympathizers, so some Union sympathizers to their north retaliated by "not only [naming] their mining claims "Kearsarge" but a mountain peak, a mountain pass, and a whole town as well."

    The Kearsarge sank the CSS Alabama off Cherbourg.
    Hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    Name one. Name a Confederate General that went on to do great things for all mankind.
    Why would I want to try and prove something I did not assert? Looks like the false assumption bug is spreading. Schools being named after someone
    is not a national issue. It's local. Someone can be admired by a local community for all sorts of local reasons.

    To paraphrase Hayakawa... Confederate General Number one does not equal Confederate General Number Two. Unique folks.

    http://www.historynet.com/confederate-generals

    John Bell Hood After The War
    After the war, Hood married Anna Marie Hennen in 1868 and bore 11 children, of which there were three pairs of twins. They lived in Louisiana where he became a cotton broker and later the President of the Life Assurance of America.
    John Mosby after the Civil War

    On April 21, 1865, twelve days after Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, Mosby simply disbanded his rangers without formally surrendering. Because of his position outside the accepted military structure, he remained technically a wanted man until pardoned in 1866 by Ulysses S. Grant, with whom he became lifelong friends. He supported Grant’s election in the presidential campaigns of 1868 and 1872, which earned him the enmity of many Southerners, who did not realize he had urged grant to restore rights to former Confederates. Southerners were further angered by Mosby’s refusal to accept the Lost Cause version of history that attempted to separate slavery and the war. He wrote in an 1894 letter, "I always understood that we went to War on account of the thing we quarreled with the North about. I never heard of any other cause of quarrel than slavery."
    He was named U.S. Consul to Hong Kong, 1878–1885, and gave the federal government more headaches as he fought to reform corruption in the foreign service. He returned to practicing law, authored books, toured as a speaker, and held additional posts with the U.S. Government. He offered to raise a regiment during the Spanish-American War in 1894 but was turned down.
    http://www.classmates.com/places/sch...y-Academy/5951

    http://virginia.hometownlocator.com/...%20academy.cfm

    It is truly amazing how much counter-meme truth one can find if one actually looks for it.

    https://mapcarta.com/21893702
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Why would I want to try and prove something I did not assert? Looks like the false assumption bug is spreading. Schools being named after someone
    is not a national issue. It's local. Someone can be admired by a local community for all sorts of local reasons.
    It's funny how, against all odds, you somehow accidentally stumble on what the point was all along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    It's funny how, against all odds, you somehow accidentally stumble on what the point was all along.
    I make the same points all the time because in a world devoted to generalizations and message branding distortions, there is a need for someone to point out the exceptions.

    It's my calling. No stumbling required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    I make the same points all the time because in a world devoted to generalizations and message branding distortions, there is a need for someone to point out the exceptions.

    It's my calling. No stumbling required.
    You think you're contradicting someone when you're actually making their case for them.

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