I had some grand ambition when I woke up this morning about a post that tied the
Republican Confederate Party celebration of Confederate History Month to the almost automatic way that wingnuts and neo-Confederates turn to the rhetoric of violence and then to real violence as their first lines of defense whenever they feel that they are losing an argument.
Face it, they are just prone to violence.
Anyway, that post will wait for a day when deadlines at my day job did not overtake me.
‘Deadlines’, by the way, is a term that comes from the Civil War and the barbarity of the Confederacy. In my work, I’ve always had “deadlines’, but sometimes they were soft. Every project always has a firm actual end date when the work must be done. I call those real end dates the Andersonville Deadline. This is why:
[a report on the Andersonville POW camp]…used the term to describe the line over which prisoners were forbidden to go. In it, Bowie wrote: “On the inside of the stockade and twenty feet from it there is a dead-line established, over which no prisoner is allowed to go, day or night, under penalty of being shot.”
You know, Andersonville was such a high point of the Confederacy, I am surprised that Sonny Perdue left it out of Georgia’s slavery free celebration of CHM.
Oh well, CHM open thread time.