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  • Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of Motor Vehicles Gets an Earful

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Lid-Ca...an-Earful.html

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    Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

    A few comments:

    1. Isn't this a little political for BS? I thought we were no politics- or is that just the forum?
    2. As a former citizen of Tupelo, MS, Bryces Cross Roads is NORTH of Tupelo, not west.
    3. While I don't debate the information stated about Forrest due to my limited knowledge, he was a great military strategist. He pioneered gorilla tactics for warfare and was highly successful in battles as mentioned. His treatment of blacks was horrifying and wrong. However, according to stories unearthed by my families historian, a relative of mine fought under Forrest and ultimately surrendered with Forrest. The stories tell of one of my relative's slaves actually saving my relative's life in battle. Forrest must have tolerated blacks under his command- he just did not tolerate any that escaped to the north. It was the post war actions of Forrest that are under fire and his involvement in the Klan that made a bad legacy worse.
    4. The civil was was anything but civil. However, I believe that most southerners see it as a situation where the southern states took a stand for what they felt was wrongly being forced upon them (i.e. state's rights), not about slavery.

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    • #3
      Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

      Trying to see the BangShift connection here? Guess the kid in the Tundra was auto related..... ???
      Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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      • #4
        Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

        You lost me Cole, how about them Dodgers?

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        • #5
          Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

          I have no opinion one way or the other if this is BangShift related or not. But I do hope that if they keep Cole here they print his writings word for word.

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          • #6
            Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

            Originally posted by RR
            1. Isn't this a little political for BS? I thought we were no politics- or is that just the forum?
            Admittedly, this is knife edge for us. It is compelling subject matter and a thought provoking piece.

            Cole's stuff will range pretty wide, and this being his opening shot, he wanted to zig when folks expected a zag.

            Wonder what he'll cook up next month?

            Brian
            That which you manifest is before you.

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            • #7
              Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

              I'm not familiar with the author at all.




              I've started to write a reaction to this piece several times so far and deleted them in an attempt not to be immediately negative. I'll save my thoughts to see how the next installment goes (if you don't have anything nice to say...)
              1967 Chevelle 300 2 Door Post. No factory options. 250 ci inline six with lump-ported head, big valves, Offy intake and 500cfm Edelbrock carb.

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              • #8
                Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                Read some of Cole's stuff on the internet. His drag racing stories are brilliant. Not just tech info, but his writing makes you feel like you were there. I'm sure his story on The Surfers must be published somewhere. And "Who's afraid of Arley Langlo" is another brilliant piece. I wasn't aware of his other work until I heard he would be here. I'm guessing we'll be getting a bit of both. I hope a few people who don't like him will not deter our hosts from keeping him here. If you see his monthly story, then don't read it if you don't like him.

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                • #9
                  Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                  Yeah, I don't have much to add to the current comments. I didn't connect with the story and the auto part was pretty thin. Have to see what comes up next month.
                  Escaped on a technicality.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                    Admittedly, this is knife edge for us. It is compelling subject matter and a thought provoking piece.

                    Cole's stuff will range pretty wide, and this being his opening shot, he wanted to zig when folks expected a zag.
                    Knife edge? Compelling? Thought provoking? Really, Brian?
                    Are ya polishing Cole's ass a little too much?

                    In his effort to be edgy, Cole has become a 3rd rate Hunter S. Thompson.
                    This is NOT BS worthy, OK?
                    Act your age, not your shoe size. - Prince

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                    • #11
                      Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                      Originally posted by Brian Lohnes
                      Originally posted by RR
                      1. Isn't this a little political for BS? I thought we were no politics- or is that just the forum?
                      Admittedly, this is knife edge for us. It is compelling subject matter and a thought provoking piece.


                      Brian
                      But what about the cars?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                        those who are edgy run the risk of being cut. There is no redeeming point in that entire article.

                        This article in other places would be fine, and I would read it. Here? Really, do you want a fight about politics? Wherever there are 7000 people there will be at least 28,000 opinions; stick to cars, really - political fights occur on YB but those fights are moderated by porn. ("oh, I'm so mad that you believe ____, oohhhh naked woman, what was I saying?).

                        This article brings up the pain of losing the civil war; whether or not society can overlook faults in its leaders; politics of state's rights; imports.... or more succintly, painting this general as an advisor to hitler is both boring and contrived.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • #13
                          Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                          I enjoyed reading this piece.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Lid, Can and Libel: A Tree Falls in Nathan Bedford's Forrest and the Mississippi Department of M

                            I have never heard of any "forrest" military person until a forest gump. :

                            I liked the article, never heard of any of these things he writes of...

                            and Rommel. who cares about a rommel..I use a dremel, close as I have ever heard of a rommel.

                            this was about license plates of something ambivalent and forgotten?
                            shedding light on cults astray is fun.. they get to meet 350million people in the same bigger pictured country and retreat to the childish cave that created it in the first place... outnumbered with democracy and greater than a bad tempered teens wisdom..
                            Previously boxer3main
                            the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.

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                            • #15
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