California Assembly Moves To Ban Sale Or Display Of Confederate Flag
 
From: grayguns@earthlink.net
 
Well folks,
 
It looks like the granola State (the land of fruits and nuts) has finally figured out the poison causing all its woes. All this time I thought it was their liberal / Marxist policies. 
 
What I find amusing is that the amended bill reads, in part, "The State of California may not sell or display the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, also referred to as the Stars and Bars…" Many of you know that the Battle Flag and the Stars and Bars are two distinctly different flags. For those unaware, the Battle Flag was the Confederate soldiers flag used in the field for identification, also known as the "starry cross" as taken from the Scottish flag. The Stars and Bars was the National Flag of the Confederacy, closely resembling the US flag.
 
But who cares about that silly little detail? After all, California is the land of Hollywood, a place where so many, unfortunately, learn their history by way of the movie screen. For example, Tom Hanks as "Forrest Gump" states in that movie he got his name from Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who started the Ku Klux Klan. Though purely mythical, most people believe it and perpetuate that myth because they are conditioned to accept nonsense from inconsequential sources.  
 
In the spirit of "Gump", I believe a famous quote from the movie is appropriate regarding this flag ban: "Stupid is as stupid does."
 
JW
 
http://jonathanturley.org/2014/05/06/california-assembly-moves-to-ban-sale-or-display-of-confederate-flag/