Vote on removal of Forrest bust delayed due to weather

Thursday was supposed to be the last chance for supporters and opponents of moving the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust out of the state Capitol to make their cases to the Tennessee Historical Commission. But the weather has intervened.

The panel decided to punt the discussion about the former Confederate general, slave trader, and early Ku Klux Klan leader until March 9. The delay could give Attorney General Herbert Slatery more time to decide whether to give a rare public legal opinion on whether Gov. Bill Lee’s administration skipped a step in the extensive process for changing or moving historical monuments.

While many were planning to attend the meeting via teleconference, an administrative law judge presiding over the hearing, attorneys, and witnesses were not able to make it to downtown Nashville due to treacherous road conditions, The Tennessean reported.

20 Responses to Vote on removal of Forrest bust delayed due to weather

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    General February is helping General Forrest make a heroic last stand against the grievance industry.

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    Phillip Lassiter says:

    Lee better follow procedure here or his picture wearing a confederate uniform WILL be on a billboard. The money is in hand

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    John G. Stewart says:

    Does this “heroic last stand” include Forrest’s actions at Fort Pillow where his troops slaughtered about 200 Black Union soldiers who had surrendered, one of the war’s most heinous events? Why do the apologists for Forrest never mention his cowardly and brutal actions at Fort Pillow? And why would Tennessee venerate such a person with a memorial bust in the State Capitol?

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Forrest’s personal responsibility for the deaths of the Negro soldiers after the Fort was surrendered or was overrun is in dispute. About 60 Negro soldiers were, in fact, taken prisoners so there apparently was no general order to kill Negro soldiers after they surrendered. Forrest as the commander was officially responsible, of course, but this one incident was not thought to be enough to override the heroic record of service that Forrest provided to this state during the war.

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        MARLE says:

        So even IF true…..that wouldn’t be enough to override his otherwise record of service? You know that much of recorded history comes from the version preserved by the victors, right?

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Indeed, after Fort Pillow was conquered, Forrest and his men went back to Mississippi by nightfall. Almost immediately the Radical Republican dominated Committee on the Conduct of the War busied itself collecting atrocity stories which was used as propaganda by the Radicals who were most interested in a most aggressive pursuit of the war against, and punishment for, the Confederacy. Since the Union did win the war it is probably the case that much of the negative we read about Forrest isn’t true.

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            “Probably the case” is Stuart’s new standard of proof. Gotta love that conservative dance with words.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            Oh yes Taxpayer, we are very familiar with the strict standards of proof and evidence you require before charging every officeholder past and present with an “R” after his name with an entire array of crimes and ethical lapses so I don’t blame you for being a bit impatient with my speculating as to the wrongdoing by Forrest based on MARLE’S reply. Consistency is simply not your strong suit. I simply want to make you aware of that fact.

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      Phillip Lassiter says:

      Read the real history. Not the mainstream media version. The Union soldiers at aft Pillow were mostly intoxicated and the white soldiers killed many of their black comrades (same at Petersburg) in order to not be caught with them because they feared more harsh treatment. This was largely a case of Union fratracide. Please leave the keyboard warrior stuff to intelligent persons. Go back to video gaming and reading history for dummies.

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    James White says:

    Fix the Roads !

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      Taxpayer #314 says:

      Stuart, I have no authority to “Charge” anyone of either party. I simply point out the extremely high number of Republican and Conservative politicians that are in the news almost daily that are charged by proper authorities for alleged crimes. You just want to “move on” from that type news and I fully understand why. I will take the time here to point out some new information breaking today. Info that your favorite thug who is your current frontrunner for President in the next election, Ted Cruise was caught slipping off to the beach in Cancun for a few relaxing days instead of tending to his desperate constituents who are freezing to death with no electricity and no water now for days. People in Texas are waking up to life under the crazy conservative rule. It might be OK for a while but they will abandon you when, not if, you get in big trouble that is precisely the result of their backwards thinking. Not a crime of course just stupid and arrogant.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        You are too easily impressed with optics Taxpayer so rather than have you think ill of my favorite Senator (though I sure wish he’d shave) let me supply you with the following facts:

        1. It was Sen. Cruz (Heritage-91%) who thanks to his vantage point in Washington D.C. and the connections he has developed to highly sophisticated weather forecasters he phoned Texas Gov. Abbott and warned him well ahead of the storm to be prepared for a storm that will be much worse than what the weather forecasters were predicting at the time.

        2. While in flight to Cancun with his daughters the Senator received word from his offices around the state that the situation was growing more dire by the hour. While in flight he made arrangements for his immediate return to Texas as soon as he saw his family safely in Mexico which is exactly what he proceeded to do.

        Of course, this whole thing is the typical nothingburger of “GOTCHA!” politics which so impresses you and other easily impressed partisans when it concerns members of the opposing party. I love Cruz because his voting record translates to “Heritage-91%” and as a leftist that’s why you dislike him. Now that he is back in Texas what is he supposed to do? Personally light fires under those ugly frozen-shut bird slaughtering windmills that the foolish Texans have come to rely on for 25% of their electricity? Why is it necessary for our elected officials, especially those whose job is located over 1,000 miles away to be on the ground to look at natural disasters? Rationally it isn’t, it’s simply optics and avoiding the “GOTCHA!” media from making a big deal out of nothing. Of course, this is especially true if you are a conservative like Cruz who has to deal with the liberal dominated media.

        The only thing crazy in Texas are the voters who elect the leftists who govern their deteriorating cities, especially Austin. As Austin is rapidly becoming Seattle South and there is a growing realization among Texans that the Democratic Party wants to Austinize the who state I’m confident that Texans won’t be insane enough to turn their state over the leftist mob.

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          James White says:

          Mr. Cruz’s wife Heidi is a member of the new world order crowd.
          Mr. Cruz is a graduate of the Aspen Institute, Council on Foreign Relations controlled. He will continue the More War, More Big Government, Less Freedom agenda of Bush, Obama, and Biden.

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          Taxpayer #314 says:

          Stuart, I am surprised you restate all the obviously previously rejected theories on why the TX power grid collapsed for the third time. Remember your old Conservative Pal, Rick Perry? He was instrumental in keeping the Federal Government from including Texas in the National Power Grid. Texas is the only state that has it’s own power grid and it does not connect to any other states’ grids. The sole purpose of doing this was so that the conservative and republican run state could escape all the Federal Regulations, especially the one concerning “winterizing their power grid.” Windmills have nothing to do with the collapse of their power grid, windmills make up a small % of their power. Winterizing a power grid costs money and if you don’t do it, it equates to higher profits in the short run. But when real life catches up to these conservative tricks, like this week, the Truth comes out. This is just one more example of the “dirty tricks” I point out so often and it has happened 3 times in Texas since Rick Perry (R) first figured out how to rig the system. Cruise is rightfully getting hammered for being a “snake on a plane” and then blaming his children. What a coward.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    A balanced mix is much better than relying on any one or even two sources. You always want to hedge your bets on the power production side and Texas is learning that the hard way. The sad part here is that this will happen more and more often, even in other places that are not quite up to par in protective measures. TX is just way behind because they have the wrong type of Leadership with a strangle hold on the state. The good ole conservative boys love their freedom and profit. But they are learning! All except Ted Cruise.

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      Taxpayer #314 says:

      It was the “NO Regulations Mentality” and it’s resulting small minded government that put, and keeps trouble brewing in Texas. It is also why Stuart has no real answers to the topics on this forum. Conservatives and republicans provide lots of diversions, very few answers or solutions and Trump, Cruise, Lee, Abbott, Graham and Desantis head up the list of prime examples. This is why the GOP is loosing members daily. The conservative way has been rebuked over and over and more and more people are fed up with the lies and doing what Stuart always preaches, Moving ON!

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        I don’t have the daily figures on membership in the Republican Party that Taxpayer imagines he has but I am happy to report to my fellow conservatives that we have two announced candidates in Ohio who are running to take the place of centrist Rob Portman (Heritage-56%). Former State Treasurer and solid conservative Josh Mandel and Trumpidian former Ohio State GOP Chairman Jane Timken have announced their candidacy.

        They join arch conservative Mark Walker (Heritage-94%) seeking to replace the awful Richard Burr (Heritage-59%) in North Carolina. Now all we need is Mo Brooks (Heritage-88%) to declare in Alabama to replace mediocre Richard Shelby (Heritage-71%).

        The Republicans almost regained the House in 2020 and after two years of the demented Big Guy and his shrewish Vice President they should finish the job in 2022. Job one, however, is making the Party more conservative so that such a takeover is meaningful.

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        Donna Locke says:

        #314: I am a true conservative, and I don’t do diversions. I’ve always been clear about what exactly needs to be done in this country to keep this republic from collapsing.

        By the way, small government doesn’t mean no regulations. I am all for protecting us from one another, because people have shown they can’t be trusted to treat other people and the environment with sufficient regard.

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