David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Given time, you can find someone who is offended by ANYTHING. Americans pride themselves on their heritage, including those who are descended from notable figures of the Confederacy. Their heritage is no less valid than those who came from Union stock. A flag is not going to bring the world to its knees, but they want to relegate it to the backwaters of history, along side the German swastika and Soviet hammer and sickle. WalMart has banned it. NASCAR has banned it. Soon it will be little more than an anecdote to the 4 years that encompassed the Civil War. If the South had won, it would now be Old Glory under fire. But, history is written by the victors, anad so are the rules. May God help us all.

Oh, and "Politically correct" is an oxymoron.

Jul 03, 2015 03:59 AM
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Sandra Paulow
Aspen Properties, Inc. - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ
REALTOR, Associate Broker, GRI, SFR

How about we just re-write history to suit the masses.  Let's just pretend that the French and Indian War, the Revolution, the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Irac, Afghanistan, etc. and let us not forget the Civil Rights movements in the 60's, never happened.  Let's just make everyone happy by being so Politically Correct that we re-write the United States of America out of existance.  I am heartily sick of it all.  I am ashamed of our country and I'm sure the rest of the world is laughing their butts off at all this nonsense.

Jul 03, 2015 04:06 AM
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Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

So, it's PC to demonize people places or things that appear to be racists, and take away those peoples freedom by removing things like flags or monuments but not condemn racists remarks by racist who are not white? What happened to America, land of the free and home of the brave? 

Jul 03, 2015 03:57 AM
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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A few years ago here in Idaho they renamed the Squaw Fish. I forget what the PC people call it - we still call it a squaw fish. 

All of these names are a part of our heritage - and I have nothing but contempt for those who wish to do away with America's history. There's good, bad, and ugly - but it's all ours. 

Jul 03, 2015 06:38 AM
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Vicki Temple
O'Fallon, IL

I think the PC Police have lost their minds!! And no I don't hate anyone at all.

Jul 03, 2015 03:38 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

oh gag me with a pitchfork.  I heard to today that they want to have Forest dug and removed from Memphis.  Seriously dig up some 150 year old bones and removed them.  Lord have mercy on America.

Jul 02, 2015 02:33 PM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

People are getting tired of all the PC stuff.  You can't blame a piece of cloth for the actions of people past, present, and in the future.  Last weekend a group of protesters from 60 miles away came to our area to burn a confederate flag on the county courthouse steps.  They were met by hundreds of local citizens waving the battle glad as well as the Stars and Stripes.  It was peaceful and there were no burnings. 

Jul 02, 2015 11:49 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

David Barr I just read where TV Land terminated the "Dukes of Hazzard". I'm assuming because it had the Confederate flag painted on their car. I think they are taking political correctness a little too far.

Jul 02, 2015 05:53 AM
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Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Notary Training, Consulting. Colorado Springs, CO

Yes, all names of places will be banned, so no one is offended. We will just use zip codes, GPS co-ordinates and Gulag numbers.

Jul 03, 2015 05:53 AM
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
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If we spent as much time on addressing real hate and helping with tolerance as we do on silly things... 

Jul 03, 2015 04:41 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
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I think there is so much PC pressure that there is actually going to be some blow back against it.  I won't go into all the examples but I am into these conversations all the time on FB.  Do you think Nipper will loose his hat and change his dogs name?

Jul 03, 2015 04:24 AM
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Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
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 Good Friday morning David. All of this political correctness crap is going way overboard. As with most things, a handful of people  are the ones that are creating the biggest stink.

Jul 02, 2015 06:54 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Nothing surprises me these days.

Jul 02, 2015 07:34 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

There's talk in Lee County.  My mother had a place in The Plantation.

Jul 02, 2015 05:29 AM
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Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

I am so tired of such Politically Correct BS. My heritage is from the North and I am not a racist but I am almost compelled to fly the 'Stars and Bars' in protest.

Jul 03, 2015 06:03 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I really hope that doesn't happen and I think that would be taking things too far. 

Jul 02, 2015 07:25 AM
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Dan Derito
Success! Real Estate - Brockton, MA

Welcome to my world here in the land of PC Massholes.  There is no cure, by the way. 

Jul 06, 2015 01:49 PM
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Liane Thomas, Top Listing Agent
Professional Realty Services® - Corona, CA
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Uggg, hadn't thought of that! Yes, my guess is you will see some changes.

Jul 06, 2015 04:41 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I have had it with the PC police looking for ways to be offended.  I am offended by skinny people! When will us huskies get our deserved respect?

Jul 05, 2015 08:54 PM
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Alicia M. Croston Group
Keller Williams - Fredericksburg, VA
Serving Northern and Central Virginia

It is more likely the Redskins will change the team name.

Jul 04, 2015 02:40 AM
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Theresa Akin
CORPUS CHRISTI REALTY GROUP - Corpus Christi, TX

All of a sudden because a psychologically challenged individual uses it in a photo and now it's racist. Some one asked me the other day, if I saw someone stomp on the Confederate flag would I cheer them on. No absolutely not, I'd probably stomp on them. The Confederacy is part of our history. Pulling/banning the Confederate flag is stupid. They can shove their PC where the sun doesn't shine. Are they going to insist those with Confederate flag tattoos remove them because if they approached my husband about the one on his arm, God help them.

Jul 04, 2015 01:15 AM
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John Rakoci
Eagle Realty - North Myrtle Beach, SC
North Myrtle Beach Coastal Carolinas

Never saw the Confederate flag ~~ only the Battle Flaf of the Army of Northern VA. It was not political correctness it was a rediculous reaction by racists and uneducated. Sadly, people do not know the history of the south or US.

Jul 03, 2015 12:15 PM
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Marshall Brown
Mid America Inspection Services, LLC - Fargo, ND
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IMHO Political correctness is an open invitation to hypocrisy. It requires people to use terms and phrases to dance around what they are actually saying. Is there anyone who does not know what someone actually means when they use "the 'N' word" rather than the actual word?

I feel that the confederate battle flag in my flag collection is one of the best looking I have. That is totally separate from the baggage it has accumulated by being used as a symbol of white supremacy. I would no longer display it since I think it is wrong to do something I know would hurt innocent peoples feelings, just as I no longer would use the "the 'N' word".

Actual empathy is a better answer than political correctness.

Jul 03, 2015 12:09 PM
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Bill Pohl
Tetra Homes, Inc. - Loveland, OH

I wonder if TV Land will refuse to run Hogan's Heroes as wellsince it involved Nazis? Perhap this PC push will have a backlash and America will grow a backbone and say "enough is enough!"

Jul 03, 2015 09:58 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All confederate flags should be taken down and all monuments come rating traitors who fought for slavery against the union too. As for communities that is up to them.

Jul 03, 2015 09:02 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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There is good cause to have discussion and to reflect on our history and actions in order to learn from them and not repeat them.

But when discussions lose their sight and grip on common sense ... and those having the discussions start to act in a self-serving manner in order to make personal gain and score points against others, it's a disservice to us all.  

The craziness that's taken place over the last week or so just seems so disrespectful to those that lost their lives in that church.  

Gene

Jul 03, 2015 08:39 AM
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Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Very good question. Having lived in Alabama for 6 years, there is a lot of pride in the  history there, good and bad.  They treasure their wins both in their history and sports. I doubt those would be renamed as they don't view as negative as the rest of the country feels it. 

Jul 03, 2015 05:35 AM
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Patrick Willard
Rio Rancho, NM

Yes, I'm sure of it. They've renamed Columbus Day. In Taos NM they recently renamed a park that was formerly called Kit Carson Park because the name was offensive. These days no one can ever say anything that might possibly be offensive to anyone.

Jul 03, 2015 04:41 AM
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Gary Mellott makes a good point!

Jul 03, 2015 03:36 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I think Winn Dixie should change their name.

Jul 03, 2015 12:06 AM
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Jennifer Provencio
San Diego County and Central Valley - Oceanside, CA
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For sure!!

Jul 02, 2015 01:27 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

As everyone is grasping at straws to make headlines over frivilous stuff.

They already are trying to rename everything else so why not a community.

Jul 02, 2015 06:19 AM