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Womski
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Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
I have a really nice portrait of Robert E. Lee hanging in my study. Set inside a gold ornate frame, it even has a gallery light so I can gaze upon the General when the lights are low. It hung for years at the Petroleum Club until they renovated. My father got it when the PC decided they weren’t going to hang it back up.

I don’t frankly have an affinity for the Confederacy. I always liked the picture given its history and the fact it looks really nice in this room.

We had some old friends over for drinks this weekend and the conversation unfortunately steered towards current events. Listening to them, it dawned on me that we may finally be at the juncture in history where I need to cancel REL or risk being canceled myself.

Not saying I agree with it, but with all the vitriol in the media re: all things White/Southern/Confederate, I’m afraid having this up can come back to haunt me and my wife in our professional lives.

Should I risk being canceled and stay strong? Or am I on the wrong side of history?

I’ll also take recommendations on who to replace him with; I think I can still use the same frame. A portrait of either President Eisenhower or Former Governor Edwin Edwards would do nicely.
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777Tiger
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
dear fb....


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Ed Osteen
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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Should I risk being canceled and stay strong? Or am I on the wrong side of history?



it's a fricking painting...


Lima Whiskey
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
Don’t surrender, and don’t apologize.

Keep him up.


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OldHickory
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
I’ll take it if you don’t want it.


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777Tiger
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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it's a fricking painting...



no shit, and it's his house, OP is either a pussy or a 'tention ho


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Cosmo
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
What is your profession?

Dont think geeksquad would look kindly on a REL painting


GeauxTigerTM
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?


Is Robert E. Lee now a filtered word on this site?

Nope...guess not.


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Lawyered
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
Need a Scarface poster to replace it with


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Jimbeaux
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
Go on the offensive

Hold your ground

Tactical retreat

Hasty retreat

Negotiated Surrender

Full Surrender

These are your choices. Probably time for a tactical retreat on REL, but don’t surrender.
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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I’ll also take recommendations on who to replace him with;




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TheHarahanian
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?

Take the portrait to a pottery studio and have Lee rendered into a lawn jockey. Put it in your front yard.


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atxfan
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
There was a time when tons of people had confederate flags, stickers on their trucks, etc... and it meant something totally different than what people perceive today. I think this would be similar. Just know that if you decide to keep it up.


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brett408
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
You are an idiot.

Hmmm, should I put a picture up of Jesus or Satan?

Same difference as Ike and Edwards.

You should leave Lee up. He was a great and good man.


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tketaco
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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REL


....... Oh!..... Robert E Lee.

Didn't know that REL was his street name.


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Neunelfer GTFO
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
You should take REL down immediately! Wrap him in bubble wrap with shipper box and mail him straight to me. I will know just what to do.

Glad to be of service.

PM me for address


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FCP
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
May or may not have a lawn jockey statuette in my office. Old tongue-in-cheek gift from someone years ago.

I’ll keep “Amos” in my office, and REL stays on your wall. Because frick being PC.


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RunLindsayRun
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
No. How about you just purchase and mount 15 more REL paintings instead?


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Womski
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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What is your profession?

We’re both in private law practice but I’ll probably run for Governor one day.


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Jimbeaux
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re: Is It Finally Time to Remove the REL Portrait From My Library?
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I’ll also take recommendations on who to replace him with; I think I can still use the same frame.


St. Nicholaus.

Not the jolly fat guy in a red suit, but the historical saint from Greece on whom some of that Christmas legend is based.

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In one of the earliest attested and most famous incidents from his life, he is said to have rescued three girls from being forced into prostitution by dropping a sack of gold coins through the window of their house each night for three nights so their father could pay a dowry for each of them. Other early stories tell of him calming a storm at sea, saving three innocent soldiers from wrongful execution, and chopping down a tree possessed by a demon. In his youth, he is said to have made a pilgrimage to Egypt and Palestine. Shortly after his return, he became Bishop of Myra. He was later cast into prison during the persecution of Diocletian, but was released after the accession of Constantine. An early list makes him an attendee at the First Council of Nicaea in 325, but he is never mentioned in any writings by people who were actually at the council. Late, unsubstantiated legends claim that he was temporarily defrocked and imprisoned during the Council for slapping the heretic Arius. Another famous late legend tells how he resurrected three children, who had been murdered and pickled in brine by a butcher planning to sell them as pork during a famine.


The dude was an original baw!


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