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Residents of Georgia city want street name changed to Obama (Oops!)
WSBTV ^ | 7/22/18

Posted on 07/23/2018 2:57:59 AM PDT by Libloather

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Residents of a Georgia city are pushing to change the name of a residential street to Barack Obama Boulevard.

**SNIP**

Rose says the name should be changed because Valdosta city leaders named Forrest Street in April 1883 for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

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KEYWORDS: dixie; georgia; hussein; obama; purge; street
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But Donald Davis of the Lowndes County Historical Museum says notes from the period indicate the street may have been named for Elbert Forrest, a black businessman in Valdosta.

History isn't the RAT'S strong suit.

1 posted on 07/23/2018 2:57:59 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

....be better off getting a photo of his mug on a new adhesive for attracting fly’s....


2 posted on 07/23/2018 3:11:29 AM PDT by Doogle (( USAF.68-....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Libloather

Obama Street

The Martin Luther King Drive of the Millennium.


3 posted on 07/23/2018 3:16:13 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftists today are speaking as if they plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives.)
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4 posted on 07/23/2018 3:20:07 AM PDT by 4Liberty (illegal immigration is a "process" crime too....)
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To: Libloather

Wonder what the demographics of that city are??


5 posted on 07/23/2018 3:27:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Orlando already has a Barack Obama Blvd. Has been there for years.


6 posted on 07/23/2018 3:31:47 AM PDT by blackberry1
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To: Libloather

I knew a good friend that lived off that street in Valdosta, Georgia a long time ago, but never knew it was for Nathan Bedford Forrest?

Did anyone even know who Forrest was in 1863? That was before he became famous for a battle in 1864.

I would trust more what Donald Davis of Lowndes County Historical Museum, says.


7 posted on 07/23/2018 3:31:52 AM PDT by Enlightened1
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To: 4Liberty

My first thought was that sign was a photoshop job, but it’s real. It’s at the Northeastern Illinois University, a public skool in Chicago.


8 posted on 07/23/2018 3:35:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 trillion dollars.)
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Kind of funny all around. Did they mention Forrest was a democrat?

In 1858, Forrest was elected a Memphis city alderman as a Democrat and served two consecutive terms. By the time the American Civil War started in 1861, he had become one of the richest men in the South, having amassed a "personal fortune that he claimed was worth $1.5 million". Forrest was well known as a Memphis speculator and Mississippi gambler. In 1859, he bought two large cotton plantations in Coahoma County, Mississippi, and a half-interest in another plantation in Arkansas; by October 1860 he owned at least 3,345 acres in Mississippi. Although scholars admire Forrest as a military strategist, he has remained a highly controversial figure in Southern history, especially for his role in the attack on Fort Pillow, his 1867–1869 leadership of the Ku Klux Klan, and his political influence as a Tennessee delegate at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.

Prominent ex-Confederates, including Forrest, the Grand Wizard of the Klan, and South Carolina's Wade Hampton, attended as delegates at the 1868 Democratic Convention, held at Tammany Hall in New York City. Forrest rode to the convention on a train that stopped in a small Northern town along the way, where he faced down a bully who wanted to fight the "damned butcher" of Fort Pillow. Former Governor of New York Horatio Seymour was nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate, while Forrest's friend, Frank Blair, Jr. was nominated as the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Seymour's running mate. The Seymour-Blair Democratic ticket's campaign slogan was: "Our Ticket, Our Motto, This Is a White Man's Country; Let White Men Rule." The Democratic Party platform denounced the Reconstruction Acts as unconstitutional, void, and revolutionary. The party advocated termination of the Freedman's Bureau and any government policy designed to aid blacks in the South. All of this worked into the Republican's hands, who focused on the Democratic Party's alleged disloyalty during and after the Civil War.


Democrat Party's alleged dislyoyalty...some things never change.
9 posted on 07/23/2018 3:36:19 AM PDT by wizwor
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To: blackberry1

Yaphank NY at one time had an Adolph Hitler Drive over in Camp Siegfried. It no longer exists.


10 posted on 07/23/2018 3:43:09 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Libloather

Naming certain strets after Obama might well be a good idea - a public service of sorts.

In the same way that most cities and burgs have been kind enough to identify the NO-GO Black Ghetto zones
by naming streets in the area after Martin Luther King Jr.

Most of the time when we see a street named MLK Avenue or Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. it’s a clear warning to avoid the area.

That could work the same for streets named after the Kenyan Usurper.


11 posted on 07/23/2018 3:45:53 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats. - P.J. ORourke)
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To: Vaquero

I i think they’re noted for the watermelons. seriously


12 posted on 07/23/2018 3:50:04 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Libloather
Rose says the name should be changed because Valdosta city leaders named Forrest Street in April 1883 for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest,
who was also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

Why not just name it after Robert C. Byrd, KKK Exalted Cyclops and beloved democrat Senator?


13 posted on 07/23/2018 3:52:39 AM PDT by Vlad The Inhaler (Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats. - P.J. ORourke)
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To: Chickensoup

Well, Atlanta has Cynthia McKinney Blvd


14 posted on 07/23/2018 3:54:11 AM PDT by bert ((K. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... In our cities will be burning))
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To: blackberry1

City of Riviera Beach (FL) rename Dixie Highway to President Barack 0bama Highway. (When I first hear they were going to change it I thought it was going to be called Turd Street)


15 posted on 07/23/2018 4:02:03 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: bert

And one named for her father.


16 posted on 07/23/2018 4:07:12 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Libloather

If they are so concerned that Forrest street might be named after Nathan Bedford Forrest, they can just remove one of the “r”s and claim that it’s named for a bunch of trees. Alternatively, they can claim that it’s named after Forrest Gump.


17 posted on 07/23/2018 4:14:59 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Senator Tyrd (D-KKK) already has a lot of places named after him, but of course, they are all in West Virginia. It’s about time for other states to honor this fine upstanding icon of the Democrat party:

https://www.justplainpolitics.com/showthread.php?83539-List-of-places-named-after-Robert-Byrd


18 posted on 07/23/2018 4:17:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hillary: Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect 2 trillion dollars.)
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To: Libloather

They say that GA is turning so blue that a liberal woman will be elected governor on Nov. 6. With Doug Jones in AL, this can really happen.


19 posted on 07/23/2018 4:18:52 AM PDT by Theodore R.
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To: Libloather

I know right?


20 posted on 07/23/2018 4:21:57 AM PDT by Pavegecko
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