Gentleman who thinks Confederates were the good guys in the Civil War gets epically self-owned


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/09/13/gentleman-who-thinks-confedera.html


#2

Reboing;


#3

Seems appropriate. The site is named boingboing after all, not just boing… :wink:


#4

Winner winner chicken dinner!


#5

Andy Hallinan owns a “Muslim-free” gun shop in Florida.

I’m really curious what kind of Muslim-detecting technology he has installed to keep them out.


#6

Unfortunately boingboingboing.net is taken, but 3boing.net is available!

I’m still waiting for http://boeingboeing.net/ to spin up and start posting interesting things about airplanes.


#7

Reboings seem necessary to reach folk like me. I miss a lot of the stuff that gets posted here, it seems.


#8

“C’mon do the Boing…”


#9

Imbecile
“Hey, we were the good guys”
“How”
“Hey, I’m no expert!!!”


#10

This perfectly illustrates that if you take slavery out of the entire situation, then there wasn’t any other issue so contested and volatile that was worth going to war over.


#11

From unknown citizen to world class dumbass in 56 seconds…what a guy.


#13

People will just say ‘state rights’
and be internally chanting, ‘Please no follow-up, please no follow-up; I have not the slightest’ what that’s supposed to mean. Moments’ passed? oh yeah, argument owned!’


#14

The war was about other things.
What things?
I don’t know. Why do you ask?


#15

Like someone already stated up-thread, the rebuttal to that claim is always:

“The right to do what, exactly? To own slaves!”


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#17

Can’t argue with that…

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#19

George Bernard Shaw … now that’s another story for the books!!


#27

“When you study the history, that was one thing the war was about…”
“Name three other things that the war was about.”
“Well, um, I’m not an historian…”

Priceless!


#29

It’s just the sort of intellectual rigour and coherency of argument I’ve come to expect from apologists for the Confederacy.