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Warner Bros. Removing Confederate Flag From ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car
Screen Crush ^ | 8/27/12 | Mike Sampson

Posted on 08/30/2012 2:37:55 PM PDT by Teflonic

The General Lee – Bo and Luke Duke’s vehicle of choice from ‘The Dukes of Hazzard‘ – is a classic and instantly recognizable Hollywood car. But it’s about to get a little less recognizable as Warner Bros., the studio that owns the theatrical, DVD and licensing rights to ‘The Dukes of Hazzard,’ has decided to remove the confederate flag from all future versions of the car.

The news has reportedly been floating around the hobby community over the past few days as ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ collectors became aware of a new regulation. A collector on HobbyTalk.com was told by a representative at ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ toy company Tomy:

Starting January 1, 2013 all Dukes of Hazzard General Lee vehicles will not be allowed to be produced with the Confederate Flag on the top of the vehicle.

According to the toy rep, the word came directly from Warner Bros. who no longer wants to endorse an item that has the Confederate flag printed on it.

As of now, this directive only expressly includes merchandising but Warner Bros. is developing a new ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ movie with Jody Hill directing and if they’re being this strict about licensing issues, they could very well enforce the same policy with the upcoming film. But what is a ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ property without the General Lee with the flag painted on top?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: boycotttimewarner; confederateflag; dixie; dukesofhazzard; hazzard; hollywood; hollywoodreds; lavendermafia; politicalcorrectness; purge; rebelflag; revisionisthistory; timelieswarnerturner; warnerbrothers; wb; wussification
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1 posted on 08/30/2012 2:38:02 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

May as well paint it blue and call it the General Sherman.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 2:39:25 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Teflonic

You might as well just demand that all future General Lee’s be compressed into blocks of metal.

The Confederate Flag is as much a part of General Lee as the make and model of car itself.

PC idiots.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 2:40:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: al_c

Thank you President Obama, for moving us beyond race and division!


4 posted on 08/30/2012 2:41:17 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Teflonic

Oh lemme guess, they’re gonna fag up the General Lee and put a rainbow flag on top of it.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 2:42:18 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Teflonic

And the world just continues to get more pathetic by the day.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 2:44:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: max americana

Its gonna be a SMART car.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 2:45:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: montag813

Indeed, now we have Division and Race!


8 posted on 08/30/2012 2:46:18 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Teflonic

This will just make the old stuff quite collectible and any movie they do just make fun of hick stuff (that’s how they really feel about the South) garbage and will likely fail miserably. I won’t cry if they lose money with PC nonsense.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. Never underestimate the power they have.)
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To: Teflonic
"According to the toy rep, the word came directly from Warner Bros. who no longer wants to endorse an item that has the Confederate flag printed on it."

Fine and dandy. I'll just not spend a dime on anything having the Warner Bros name on it.

10 posted on 08/30/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: max americana
Make it a Chevy Volt and call it the General Pillow after the commander who fled Fort Donelson.
11 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:02 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: Teflonic

Thanks alot Hollywood destroy another cherished memory from my childhood.......


12 posted on 08/30/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Teflonic

Didn’t the horn play Dixie?

Is that gone yet? If not, it will be as soon as the PC-ers can get that removed, too.


13 posted on 08/30/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Teflonic

Can we compromise with the far left fringe and make it an energy efficient "Smart Car" but keep the flag . . . until two years from now when they will ask us to give up something more?

14 posted on 08/30/2012 2:49:52 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Teflonic

I wonder what Bubba Watson, the 2012 US Masters champ (golf) will do with his copy of the car? Will he be cowed into removing the flag? Time will tell.


15 posted on 08/30/2012 2:50:09 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Teflonic

Holy cr@p, this PC bull$#@& is out of control!! Warner Bros, eh? Another product not to buy.

Anyway, thanks at least for this reminder of the origin of the term “Daisy Dukes”. Actually those look rather conservative JMHO.


16 posted on 08/30/2012 2:53:22 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Maybe the General Benedict Arnold..


17 posted on 08/30/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: commonguymd

Yup! Politcal Lib-Turd PCism in action.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 2:56:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: al_c

Next thing you know they will have Whoopi Goldberg playing Daisy Duke


19 posted on 08/30/2012 2:58:30 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: max americana

that would be a rear admiral not a general.


20 posted on 08/30/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Teflonic

Maybe they’ll just trot out that “Smart Car” instead.


21 posted on 08/30/2012 3:01:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Teflonic

It will be painted green with a salute to the snail darter theme...


22 posted on 08/30/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: cripplecreek
Obama's regulators gave them 2 choices, either remove the flag or...


23 posted on 08/30/2012 3:02:40 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: max americana

They just might. Or the UN flag?


24 posted on 08/30/2012 3:02:57 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: freedumb2003

The Confederate Flag is as much a part of General Lee as the make and model of car itself.


Next step for the PC idiots will be to rename the car. Can’t have it named after a confederate general, now can we? And then they’ll change the car’s color because its too close to the background of the stars and bars. Disgusting beyond belief.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 3:04:23 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Teflonic

Well, if the libs have their way, the real General Lee, along with other famous Southern general will lumped in with the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, and other various and sundry genocidal maniacs.

When it is all done, the Civil War will be a one issue conflict... guess what it will be?


26 posted on 08/30/2012 3:05:17 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Teflonic

Why ur at it, please change the name to “General Electric”.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 3:06:30 PM PDT by CardeadInKy ("The problem with Liberalism is that eventually you run out of other people's money" -Marg Thatcher)
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To: JediJones
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28 posted on 08/30/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: katiedidit1

How did you know Whoopi would be in the next film? She’s too old for Daisy Duke though, she’ll be playing the Boss Gazelle (Hog was too offensive to her).


29 posted on 08/30/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic
Isn't the real outrage that they're still making Dukes of Hazzard movies?

And wouldn't it be simpler to keep the flag on the car and make one or both of the brothers African-American?

For all I know, Schneider, Wopat, and Bach might even become Black if it meant getting big screen work again.

30 posted on 08/30/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by x
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To: Teflonic

Are they going to color it out of reruns too?

Just keep on pissing people off. Anyone who objects to the Confederate Flag is just playing tag-a-long. It wasn’t “offensive in 1980, it sure isn’t so today.

Some people really do need to grow up and get a life. To worry about this type of stuff when you’ve got crime and drugs amok, underachievement, illegitimacy at 73%, etc.

But I guess this is the sort of “change” people voted for huh?


31 posted on 08/30/2012 3:07:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: x
And wouldn't it be simpler to keep the flag on the car and make one or both of the brothers African-American?

If James West can be black, anything is possible.

32 posted on 08/30/2012 3:08:17 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: katiedidit1
"Next thing you know they will have Whoopi Goldberg playing Daisy Duke."

Eeeewww. Gross.

33 posted on 08/30/2012 3:09:56 PM PDT by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Godebert

Helen Thomas


34 posted on 08/30/2012 3:11:33 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Teflonic

That should increase the value of the original versions.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 3:14:21 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Teflonic

Then it’s NOT a “Dukes of Hazard” car!!!


36 posted on 08/30/2012 3:15:20 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: al_c
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37 posted on 08/30/2012 3:17:12 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: cripplecreek
And the world just continues to get more pathetic by the day.

*shakes head* A country that demands diversity shouldnt be upset when it happens. But in the name of inclusion, the General Lee is gone, the Greeen Lantern is gay, and Chaz Bono is now a man..

38 posted on 08/30/2012 3:21:31 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: Teflonic
Front view of my Obamamobile Pictures, Images and Photos

Only vehicles that praise Dear Leader are permitted, this one is too big and doesn't praise enough.

39 posted on 08/30/2012 3:34:50 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Teflonic
From now on the car will be called The Private Skippy and will be a flat gray Chevy Volt.

Eco-warriors will battle the Evil Bigness to save the Granola Farm.

Those of you who say that's the dumbest thing you ever heard of just haven't seen the first show yet.

40 posted on 08/30/2012 3:35:06 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Teflonic

Joke she would be more appropriate for Godzilla


41 posted on 08/30/2012 3:43:38 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: Teflonic; All
When I heard this I thought it was an Onion parody.

Warner Bros. now denies they plan to remove the flag

42 posted on 08/30/2012 3:44:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 68 days away.)
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To: Pollster1

OK, the choice of car is...nevermind, I LOVE IT!!! That took some guts.


43 posted on 08/30/2012 3:45:43 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: Teflonic

dig, dig, dig There’s that timing again. Ah, who’s racist? (The original show was actually a parody of Southerners to begin with, anyway.
We were just too guileless to see it.)

Bless their hearts.


44 posted on 08/30/2012 3:48:39 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: max americana
Maybe the General Benedict Arnold..

Or the General Screw Up.


45 posted on 08/30/2012 3:49:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Teflonic

What would ol’ Jack Warner say? Didn’t he back LBJ in 1964?


46 posted on 08/30/2012 3:51:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Teflonic

What would ol’ Jack Warner say? Didn’t he back LBJ in 1964?


47 posted on 08/30/2012 3:51:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people have again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: freedumb2003

stupidity at it’s finest.

I have a confedrate flag flying in my front garden and on my car but to remove this is absurd.

The new movie can piss off too as I’m concerned.

What gets me is that the people who are pissed off with the rebel flag are the white elitist liberals.
I go to boxing fights and train fighters and on my vehicle there is a confedrate flag and I take those fighters to their fights and guess what.

None of the blacks have a problem with it infact they get a kick out of it and actually fly the flag, ne actually bought shorts with a flag on it for a fight and the looks he got from some white elitist types was priceless


48 posted on 08/30/2012 3:54:15 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Teflonic

They should keep the Stars and Bars on it and overlay the Jolly Roger on top of that.


49 posted on 08/30/2012 3:55:01 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Pollster1

LOL LOL LOL THAT IS FUNNY

after a crap day that made me laugh , truth is that it would not surprise me today.


50 posted on 08/30/2012 3:57:05 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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