Friday, September 1, 2017

Confederacy Protection Commission Forces Lexington to Jump Through Hoops

The Kentucky Military Heritage Commission met in secret and in secret apparently decided that they will definitely deny Mayor Jim Gray's request to move the Civil War Participation Trophies out of downtown Lexington. 

But first they're going to make Kentucky's first openly-gay mayor jump through a few hoops.

Because they are motherfuckers.

Beth Musgrave at the Herald:

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has asked the Lexington Cemetery’s board to “help heal the soul of our city” by taking two controversial Confederate statues that have stood in downtown Lexington for more than 100 years. 

In an Aug. 24 letter, Gray asked the board if he could speak at its Sept. 11 meeting to discuss the cemetery as a possible new home for the statues of John C. Breckinridge, a former U.S. Vice President and the last Confederate Secretary of War, and John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general. 

The 170-acre cemetery off West Main Street “is the one location that generates support from those with opposing views on this issue,” Gray wrote.

The Herald-Leader obtained the letter through an Open Records Act request.


 “The Lexington Cemetery is a prestigious site, with beautifully landscaped grounds, that respectfully honors the Civil War soldiers who are buried there,” Gray wrote. “Notably, Fayette County’s two other Military Heritage Commission-designated Civil War monuments are located in the Lexington Cemetery.” 


City officials have been told that the military commission won’t grant the city’s request to move the statues unless it can find a suitable home for them. The commission’s next regularly scheduled meeting is in November. 

Two companies, Prometheus Bronze Foundry and Duncan Machinery Movers, have said they will move the monuments at no cost to the city. The Blue Grass Foundation also has set up a fund to raise money for any additional costs associated with moving the statues.
Will this compromise satisfy the confederate-cock-sucking Nazis and the Confederacy Protection Commission?  Of course not.  Motherfuckers, remember?

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1 comment:

ohmemercylard said...

Mustn't forget Mayor Johnny Cummings of Vicco, KY.