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Old 10-31-2007, 08:44 PM   #16
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last year i saw one in Dublin! i felt right at home.

Cork hurling and/or Cork football supporters sometimes wear shirts and carry flags with the confederacy logo on them. There is an association with the red colours of Cork and the red color of the Confederacy flag, and also Cork being in the south of Ireland expressing its independence of and disdain for Dublin.

If you saw a Confederacy type slogan or design on a garment or flag in Dublin during a weekend when Cork where playing in Croke Park, I'd be almost certain it was a Corkonian 'up for the match'.

The same people also wear bright red t-shirts with the slogan 'Independent Republic of Cork' emblazoned on them (instead of 'Independent Republic of China') so overall I wouldn't place any great political significance on it. Interesting little social observation, all the same.
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i was at Glendalough, and it was on the back of a pickup truck lol...thats why i felt at home. it was a little bumper sticker. i've no idea if Cork were playing or not...i can't remember.
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Old 10-31-2007, 08:53 PM   #18
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i was at Glendalough, and it was on the back of a pickup truck lol...thats why i felt at home. it was a little bumper sticker.
On further examination, sounds like an actual genuine Confederacy supporter.
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look out for it! it was on a green truck...that's all i can remember. i should've snapped a photo.
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Yeah, last I checked NY was a Union state....
The South will rise again!!!
yeeeeha!


Unfortunately it's shocking, yet not SO suprising . New Jersey - NYS & NYC's right-next-door neighbor- has had one of the hightest rates of KKK members in The North. If they're in NJ- some of them have to be in NYS/NYC.
NYS was one of [if not] the last Northern States to ban slavery.
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I see them in England. People seem to associate the Confederate flag with the Wild West and cowboys. Tacky "American West" themed shops usually sell things with the flag on them and have one hanging outside (I was tempted to walk into one I saw at the seaside to ask if they realised how offensive it was). Someone on an expat board I read said that her workplace had a western-themed party, and when she walked in, she was shocked to see the tables draped in Confederate flags.
I didn't know it had that association over in Europe!
Tho it makes sense IF you consider Texas. Texas IS a Westerrn State, but it's ALSO a Southern State.

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That's one thing I'm not looking forward to when I go to Virginia next month. Lots of biting my tongue....



Be CAREFUL!!!
You don't want to be coming home with a Southern' "fat lip"!
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