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  • TheSilverBuick
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    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.

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  • oldrustycars
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    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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  • 67pete300
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    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...)

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  • Brian Lohnes
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    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

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  • oldrustycars
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    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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  • Podium Finish
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    You lost me Cole, how about them Dodgers?

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  • STINEY
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    Trying to see the BangShift connection here? Guess the kid in the Tundra was auto related..... ???

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  • RR
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    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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  • 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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