And Another – Warner Brothers Stops Making “General Lee” Toy Cars Amid Racist Accusations….

Pro Golfer, Bubba Watson bought one of the original 1969 Dodge Charger “General Lee’s” for $110,000, at auction.  Bubba Watson plays on the PGA Tour, therefore the PGA and Golf are now racist….

bubba-watson-general-lee(Via Vulture) The studio behind The Dukes of Hazzard has become the latest corporate giant to get out of the confederate flag business. Vulture has learned exclusively that Warner Bros.’ consumer licensing division — which for decades has licensed images of the Duke brothers’ iconic General Lee car for use on everything from T-shirts and model cars to lunch boxes and kids’ underwear — has opted to stop sanctioning the manufacturing of any products featuring the stars and bars.

“Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the confederate flag on its roof — as it was seen in the TV series,” a spokesman for the company said via email. “We have elected to cease the licensing of these product categories.”

Translation: While you’ll still be able to buy a T-shirt featuring the General Lee — minus any visible sign of the flag — you won’t be able to buy any new toy cars or model kits with the car, period. The decision will only impact one company, Round 2, an Indiana-based model company that features a flagless General Lee on the home page of its website, touting it as “Television’s Most Famous Car.”

The decision to drop the General Lee toy car product category comes barely 24 hours after South Carolina state officials announced a push to remove the stars and bars from the grounds of the state capitol.

And today, eBay, Walmart, and Sears all said they would stop selling merchandise with the offensive symbol — a move that may or may not include the existing General Lee merchandise.

general lee charger

The move also seems to represent a change in thinking for Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Three years ago, during the summer of 2012, some fans of the hugely popular late-’70s/early ’80s CBS series were in a tizzy because of rumors flying around the internet that WBCP had decided to remove the flag from the General Lee, a souped-up 1969 Dodge Charger that was as much a star of the show as actors Tom Wopat, John Schneider, and Catherine Bach. Ben Jones, a former congressman who also played Cooter on Dukes, fanned the flames of outrage, putting out a press release slamming the “P.C. idiocy” of Hollywood and those who wanted the flag taken off the fictional car.

Online petitions went up to get Warner to change its mind; news outlets dutifully reported the fan angst.  (read more)

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89 Responses to And Another – Warner Brothers Stops Making “General Lee” Toy Cars Amid Racist Accusations….

  1. ytz4mee says:

    And today, eBay, Walmart, and Sears all said they would stop selling merchandise with the offensive symbol — a move that may or may not include the existing General Lee merchandise.

    Offensive to “who”?

    That is the question.

    The Obama OFA symbology is very offensive to me, especially what it “symbolizes” to me.

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    • sundance says:

      It might actually take a few weeks….. but they’ll get there.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        We watched the entire Mad Max trilogy last night. I had forgotten the bit about the lost children, and their “retelling” of their history.

        The Cultural Marxists are on warp drive to erase our cultural history and supplant it with their own, especially the deification of teh Won. You are 100% correct that this is just one tiny sliver of this objective – but people can see it for what it is.

        What they can’t control is the history WE choose to preserve and pass on to out children, and that is the only history that will live.

        They can’t lead if no one follows.

        Part of this desperation/demand/foot stamping stems from Soros – the Confederate “Rebel” Flag is seen as just that, worldwide – the REBEL flag – adopted by many contemporary anti-collectivist factions that are in direct defiance of his front groups and his end state goals and wishes. Many people here in the US are not high enough up in the bleachers.

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        • Just the other day I was pondering the effects that electronics have had on our day-to-day lives, and on our culture. While I was once an avid fan of almost anything futuristic, I can now see how much “technology and innovation” are changing the very fabric of our culture.

          For example, older folks were once revered, valued, and respected, based on the knowledge they accumulated over a long lifetime. Experience, after all, was the best teacher, right?

          But, this is no longer the case. Why ask Grampa what he knows, when (supposedly) all the information you need is just one “Google Search” away? In fact, why keep Gramps around at all, since he’s (allegedly) locked into some sort of antiquated thought processes that aren’t relevant, “Cool” or PC? Better to warehouse him in one of those “assisted living facilities” so that his subversive ideas don’t get imprinted on innocent chirrens.

          And, isn’t it SO convenient that you don’t have to leave your house to complete a research project? Think about that for a moment. When was the last time one of your kids or grand kids received an assignment that actually required a visit to a real library, or required them to hold a real book in their hands?

          Yeah, that’s REAL convenient. Two plus might always equal four, no matter what you use to add them up, but it’s so much easier to re-write history if the books are digital, instead of “hard copies”. Saves a lot of time, a lot of white-out, and a lot of matches, too. Good thing, since burning books would add to glo-bull warming.

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          • ytz4mee says:

            Yep. I never understood why so many homeschooling families actively search for pre-1960’s curricula or copies of books. Having just graduated our youngest homeschooler, I now fully understand. Everything has to be “updated” to conform to the collectivist point of view.

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            • MaryfromMarin says:

              Plus the quality of writing of pre-1960’s books–and the level of challenge–is FAR superior to most of the garbage that is printed today.

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      • Director says:

        Unless you are a corporate-media Stalinist like Obama.

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      • JeremyR says:

        Rewriting History takes Time, and WaPo, and CNN….

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    • sundance says:

      Look at this graphic closely being used by CNN today.

      Pay attention to the two flags cut in half representing a divided nation, and then they place Ben carson in the middle.

      But for the sake of optics the two flags is the important aspect. Why would CNN seek to put the Stars and Stripes on the screen, cut in half?. What purpose does it serve?

      This stuff is thought out by the prog producers…..

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      • ytz4mee says:

        FWIW, I no longer watch CNN, even for Oppo.

        You will also note that the Confederate Flag is subordinate to the US Flag.

        Obama envisions himself as this generation’s Lincoln. He announced his initial bid for the nomination for President in Springfield, Ill and continues to draw parallels between himself and Lincoln in even the most ridiculous, over-reaching examples. Not for nothing, the announcement on Feb 10th was also the anniversary of the release of the Bob Dylan anthem, “The Times they are A-Changing”.

        The visual imagery of a House Divided is important to the Progs, especially as they power through the last quarter of their grip on the Administration. Fundamental Change requires something that needs Changing.

        At one time, early on in all of this, I also believed that change/correction would come from working within the existing framework. I now realize that this is no longer possible.
        No one can take away our values, our culture and our history unless we allow them to.
        Controlling symbols is the least of their worries.

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        • Director says:

          The Robert E Lee thing too.

          Good man and a dodgy cause. A tragic figure if you will.

          No worse than any general and better than most.

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        • Wish I could agree with you about symbols. However, graphics and pictures have a huge impact on people, especially the lo-fos. I read an analysis of the logos and signs for Gore v. Bush back in the days before the election, when the race was considered “too close to call.” The designer destroyed the Gore sign and praised the Bush sign based on all kinds of arcane design rules that create unconscious or subconscious reactions. So, to me, yes, that half-flag set up is quite telling.

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        • JeremyR says:

          Comparisons to Lincoln end right before they get to Two testicles. So, we have two arms? check. Two legs? check. Two feet? (Looks in Barry’s mouth) Check…

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        “Why would CNN seek to put the Stars and Stripes on the screen, cut in half?. What purpose does it serve?”

        That’s a rhetorical question, right? Clearly, both symbols are to be taken down, eventually.

        Destroy that which engenders loyalty and love. Replace with sterile and/or malleable imagery.

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    • sundance says:

      “FOR NOW”….

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      • ytz4mee says:

        There are no statues of Confederate Generals allowed on the Harvard campus.

        TIME was already on it:

        http://time.com/3932914/army-bases-confederate/

        The Army itself stood firm. “Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history,” Brigadier General Malcolm Frost, the service’s top spokesman, said Wednesday. “Accordingly, these historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies. It should be noted that the naming occurred in the spirit of reconciliation, not division.”

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      • MaryfromMarin says:

        How big of them.

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  2. doodahdaze says:

    They will become worth a fortune.

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  3. Ziiggii says:

    MSM went after “Cooter”, Former Rep. Ben Jones (D-GA), as well

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ben-jones-cooter-cnn-confederate-flag

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    • Justice_099 says:

      I just absolutely love how liberals make the claim that everybody normal and sane thinks like them.

      Reminds me of a liberal former co-worker. Whenever we would get into a debate about anything (not just politics) and he was losing based on facts, he would always start calling others in to agree with him. Somehow facts were wrong as long as multiple people believed they were wrong.

      I always just told him that the only thing it proves is that many people are stupid.

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    • watcher says:

      Evolutional “thinking”? Is just me or did I learn a new word today.
      What’s next the Star Spangled Banner at baseball games.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      The Confederate Flag used as a tool to stir up dissention has been a ploy by the Dixiecrats before.

      The battle flag was never adopted by the Confederate Congress, never flew over any state capitols during the Confederacy, and was never officially used by Confederate veterans’ groups. The flag probably would have been relegated to Civil War museums if it had not been resurrected by the resurgent KKK and used by Southern Dixiecrats during the 1948 presidential election.[42]

      Designed by William Porcher Miles, the chairman of the Flag and Seal committee, a now-popular variant of the Confederate flag was rejected as the national flag in 1861. It was instead adopted as a battle flag by the Army of Northern Virginia under General Lee

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_the_Confederate_States_of_America#Battle_flag

      Many people confuse the “Battle Flag” with the “Stars and Bars” , which varied in the number of stars in the circle, increasing as more States joined the secessionist cause.

      Stars and Bars Flag

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  4. Sharon says:

    I wonder if they’ve figured how to safely dismount the tiger they’re riding. I doubt they have.

    Eventually they will be someone else’s lunch. Our Republic will be far in the rear view mirror by that time, unfortunately.

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  5. John Galt says:

    I think that the NBA is a racist anti-police black organization. I demand the immediate cessation of all sales of NBA logo products.

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  6. jeff B. says:

    When are we going to ban the African flag here in the US since to me it represents racist and violent actions….

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  7. BobNoxious says:

    So much for this stopping on state capitol building grounds…

    Bill Kristol was accused of trolling by Libs on morning joe today for bringing this up; he tried to explain this is nothing to do w/ “free markets” and everything to do w/ PC threats.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2015/06/24/heilemann-capehart-clash-kristol-over-confederate-purge

    Heilemann looks like a fool in light of this and the CA Robert E Lee story.

    I also heard Don Lemon muse that it might come time to revisit the Jefferson Memorial… Unreal.

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  8. True Colors says:

    There is nothing racist about the Dukes of Hazzard TV show.

    One of the characters in the show, Sheriff Little, is black. He is a law enforcement officer who legitimately does follow the law(as opposed to the local sheriff’s office with white people, which is extremely corrupt).

    TC

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    • Director says:

      Check your white privilege.

      The Dukes of Hazzard was an attempt to normalize and mainstream White Supremacy! Snark.

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    • Mentalist says:

      Yep. I’m black and grew up watching the show (as did many of my friend who happened to be black as well). I never once felt that I was the victim of racial oppression, white supremacy or segregation watching Bo and Luke Duke drive around Hazzard Co. in a suped-up Charger. This PC nonsense is getting ridiculous. Some people need to get a life and get a grip.

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  9. Justice_099 says:

    I don’t remember my age, but I remember clearly the day that I ‘woke up.’ I was young, pre-teen I think.

    I was watching TV and there was a commercial for a new Nike shoe. The commercial was based around the idea that everybody loved the new shoe. Everybody was wearing them! The shoe wasn’t even released to the stores until a week or two later.

    But sure enough, the shoe took off like crazy because nobody wanted to be the weird guy that didn’t like the shoe.

    My eyes literally opened that day to how easily people are manipulated. I’ve been cynical of everything ever since.

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  10. bodicacia says:

    Nooooo!!! Agh…That was my fav show as a child. Even had the lunch box. V disappointing to say the least.

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  11. Director says:

    The GOP is doomed if they allow the corporate-media world to destroy Southern symbols (flags, artifacts, statues).

    How can anyone with ancestors who fought in the Confederate military, even if they are liberals today, allow their ancestors to be anathema?

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    • BobNoxious says:

      Libs want confederates viewed in the same way Germany and Europe views the Nazis. They are allowed to make the absolutely absurd comparison b/w nazis and the confederates w/ ease b/c nobody wants to be labeled a racist. It’s a death sentence that one cannot erase, regardless of the basis for the claim.

      I honestly don’t know what to do about it.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        Well, it depends on how she frames it. Since the flag was revived as white supremacy iconography by the Dixiecrats in 1948, she should hoist the Dems on that petard.

        And, the flag isn’t flying over the State Capitol building. It is my understanding that it’s flying on the lawn over a war memorial to Confederate veterans on the capitol grounds. The BGI are deliberately being disingenuous about the issue, and once again, the Republicans took the bait and aligned themselves into a defensive and apologetic position.

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        • Ziiggii says:

          “And, the flag isn’t flying over the State Capitol building. It is my understanding that it’s flying on the lawn over a war memorial to Confederate veterans on the capitol grounds.”

          You understand correctly Ytz! I stopped trying to correct people of this “minor” error days ago. The issue of it being flown over the dome of the Capital Building was dealt with in 2000. And it was agreed upon by the Legislature that it would be moved to the memorial on the grounds of the Capital. This is nothing more than outsiders agitating the Palmetto State into reopening a would that has been healed by the majority of SC citizens for 15 years.

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    • JeremyR says:

      Liberals are ashamed of their past. Liberalism, racism and slavery were democrat pillars.

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      • ytz4mee says:

        And according to Wiki, the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia was resurrected by the Dixiecrats in 1948 to foment racial tension during the election.

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        • woohoowee says:

          Bubba Clinton’s mentor was Dixiecrat Orville Faubus. None of this is new, just dusted off DNC Central agitprop, and the Repubs have always approved South bashing.

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        • Ziiggii says:

          It was the segregationist “Dixiecrats” that resurrected it, but not to foment racial tensions. As I understand it they used it as a “protest”, as a rallying cry, to be “Rebels” against the rest of the Dem Party and the desegregation of the US military. Enter in SC’s Strom Thurmond who ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party (Dixiecrats) candidate.

          It was then after the “Dixiecrats” lost their foot hold on the nationally stage that it was taken over by the KKK and other pro-segregationist groups and has been identified by those racial groups every since.

          That flag is more akin to the Gadsden flag in it’s truest meaning more so than any thing else IMHO.

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          • ytz4mee says:

            “We stand for the segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race; the constitutional right to choose one’s associates; to accept private employment without governmental interference, and to earn one’s living in any lawful way. We oppose the elimination of segregation, the repeal of miscegenation statutes, the control of private employment by Federal bureaucrats called for by the misnamed civil rights program. We favor home-rule, local self-government and a minimum interference with individual rights.”

            I’m sorry but to have an official party platform that expressly calls for segregation after the federal government had taken the step of desegregating the military is indeed fomenting racial tension.

            The KKK has always been part of the DNA of the Democratic party; how people can continue to label it a “far right wing” group is beyond me.

            I agree with you that the Southern Cross has been co-opted, and that is the discussion that should be taking place.

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  12. watcher says:

    While we are at it let’s ban rap music. It users the n-word, is racist, obnoxious,
    and is disliked by the majority of people.

    ‘.

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    • BobNoxious says:

      Isn’t that the truth.

      It’s funny how Libs can argue something like the confederate battle flag is such a powerful symbol that must be removed from all aspects of society yet rap music, porn, promotion of out of wedlock children, etc. has no effect on the way people act and the decline of our society.

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    • John Galt says:

      A boom box breaks into an astonishing number of pieces when bounced off a concrete wall.

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  13. PatriotUSA says:

    Here is flag we should be worrying about, ISIS, mussie flag and the flag of the New Black Panthers Party rather than the any of the Confederate or Rebel flags.

    http://1389blog.com/2015/06/23/this-is-the-flag-of-slavery-that-you-should-be-concerned-about/

    Flags I have will now really upset those who follow such ‘stoopidity’ as what is sweeping the country. First Navy Jack flag, Gadsden Flag, Confederate flag and a couple of Rhodesian military flags prior to the days of Zimbabwe. The Rhodesian flags were a gift to me from a white and black member of the Rhodesian military who fought against the scourge of the communist hordes that the global community threw against Rhodesia. BTW, both men and their entire families fled underground and are in hiding due to constant attacks and threats on their respective families.

    There is no fixing such stoopidity as we are now living through.

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  14. Mr. Izz says:

    Wow, all this outrage. What if the confederates had won the war? History is a record of things that have happened, both good and bad. Destroying it, changing it, and degrading it will lead us to repeating it.

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  15. I find the food “crackers” to be racist they all should be band Or at least change the name !

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  16. mazziflol says:

    Might just be semantics here, but wasnt the Battle Flag referred to as the ‘Southern Cross’, with the ‘Stars and Bars’ being for the Flag of the Confederate States of America?

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    • ytz4mee says:

      Yes. You are correct. I just posted the link from Wiki upthread. The “Southern Cross” was adopted by Lee as the Battle Standard for the Army of Northern Virginia. The “Stars and Bars” was the official flag of the Confederacy.

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  17. emet says:

    “We have but one flag, one country, let us stand together. We may differ in color but not in sentiment…when you are oppressed I’ll come to your relief…”
    Nathan Bedford Forrest
    addressing an African American gathering, Memphis July 5, 1875

    Keep this G******ed civil rights mess off my desk.
    President John F Kennedy
    (quoted in An American Insurrection”

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  18. Patricia says:

    So, will we have to rename the capitol? George Washington was a slave owner.

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  19. Old Hillbillt says:

    I am considering changing my screen name to “loco blanco saltine”! Does that make me sound racist? Hope so!

    I have BECOME a racist BECAUSE of all the falsely outraged idiots that are center-stage on the news lately!

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  20. sundance says:

    Another victim of confederate flag syndrome !!

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    • crispyjoe says:

      And here I was thinking that was normal behavior for Oak Cliff. /snark Any else from the DFW area remember the “Welcome to Oak Cliff” t-shirt controversy? Where one stick figure is robbing the other at gun point.

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  21. kinthenorthwest says:

    From a Friend—The Floods are coming, the Floods are coming.(snippet from article..
    Confederate Frenzy: NY Film Critic Calls for Banning of ‘Gone With the Wind’
    If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism, what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?

    I’m talking, of course, about “Gone with the Wind[.]’’ …

    But what does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the same things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the “GWTW’’ intermission?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/06/24/confederate-frenzy-film-critic-calls-for-banning-of-gone-with-the-wind/

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  22. Aslan's Girl says:

    I’d already noticed months ago that the General Lee had been stripped of the flag — those car ads starring Schnieder and Wopat have them in the Gen Lee and there’s no flag. I rolled my eyes back then because it’s nothing more than pc cowardice.

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  23. justfactsplz says:

    I suppose the horn that has the “Dixie” tune that is sold will now be taken off of the market too. The General Lee Charger played that in so many episodes. Will Hank Williams Jr.’s rendition of “Dixie” be pulled from the market? There are several businesses in central Florida who sale nothing but Confederate flags and merchandise. They could lose their businesses. I am so disappointed in the all of the southern states who jumped on the bandwagon today in planning on removing the Confederate flag from their state’s buildings. I am about to get my Rebel Rouser on folks.

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    • kkdgrace says:

      My high school alma mater was named in honor of Robert E. Lee. We had “that flag” on display throughout the school. At the opening of each of our football games, two of those flags- HUGE flags- were run simultaneously down the entirety of the football field….as we in the stands waved our minature Confederate flags and loudly sang “Dixie”. Our dance team was proudly named the “Rebel Rousers”…..part of the uniform worn by our drill team included hats modeled after those worn by Confederate soldiers, complete with that now “fearful” and “racist” symbol proudly emblazoned on top. And I was a part of it all, loving every minute of it. Despite being enmeshed in an environment replete with many of the symbols now being anathemetized, I don’t believe I or the majority of my classmates carried any racist enmity in our hearts. It was all about pride…pride in being a Southerner and love for our Southern heritage. Acknowledging the evils of slavery didn’t stop us from recognizing and celebrating the richness to be found in so many other aspects of our heritage. I find this so disgusting, this latest fervent effort to remove.. to erase…to deem as something evil…those symbols associated with the South. Many of the cherished memories of my youth are laced through and through with the symbols these progressive commies are fervently working to “erase”. Feels kinda personal, having those things deemed as “evil”…especially as they were such a large part of the environment that contributed to shaping me into the adult that I am.

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  24. czarowniczy says:

    I suggest that in an apology to those offended by the General Lee it be replaced by a 1979 Oldsmobile sporting 24-inch hi-pressure rims, gold plated door locks and handles, blacked-out windows and AKs sticking out of both sets of rear windows. Part of the new Dukes ‘project’.

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  25. Greg says:

    SENT THIS TO WARNER BRO. CUSTOMER SERVICE- Letting you know your spineless decision to stop licensing products containing the confederate flag because of the political wind, has led me and my family to never purchase another item produced by you company. I find it curious you never had a problem with it when your company was making hundreds of millions of dollars when the Dukes of Hazzard was in it’s prime back in the 80’s. You are a disgraceful company that represents the very fiber of whats wrong with America today. I am part Native American and the U.S. committed genocide against my ancestors so I could say the U.S. flag is offensive to me. Maybe you should remove it from your products also! Here’s an idea for your company if you want to make a meaningful difference take all the millions of dollars you made off the Dukes over the years and donate it charity. I won’t hold my breath! Sincerely your ex customer Greg Thomas…..

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  27. BillDes. says:

    good they’ll be worth more money. From a blue stater living up north, I am going to try and buy some confederate flag memorabilia. It represents honorable men fighting for their freedom. A good lesson for the Americans to remember.

    I do not deny slavery was a factor, but the North wasn’t free from that sin either.

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