BL: August 20, 2018 – “The Night They Tore Old… Silent Sam Down?

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    BobLee
    August21/ 2018

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    BL: August 20, 2018 – “The Night They Tore Old… Silent Sam Down!”

    Did Goofy Ol’ Roy Williams actually say… “Is Anarchy a new brand of golf ball?” ?

    Wasn’t that a great game in Dodger Stadium last night? Cardinals whup the Dodgers with two HRs in the 9th… WHAT… Huh?

    Something ELSE happened on the planet last night? Really?  … in Chapel Hill’s notorious McCorkle Place, just off Beautiful Franklin Street in The Southern Part of Anarchist’s Heaven.

    OK… before I get into “the meat & potatoes” of The Night They Tore Old…. or should it be “the wine & cheese” of The Night They….

    Did you know… The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by a band named The Band in 1969 is among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Rock Songs Ever? No, you did not know that. Now you do.

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    Every time something incredibly stoopid happens “over in Chapel Hill” (which is weekly) somewhere in The Milky Way Galaxy someone says or writes…

    “Ya know what Jesse Helms said… “North Carolina doesn’t need a zoo… just put a fence around Chapel Hill…”. Yuck, yuck, snort, snort…

    Jesse Helms was NOT the original sayer of that oft-repeated line.

    The original sayer was a friend and contemporary of Senator Helms’ named Chubb Sewell. But attributing it to Jesse Helms assured its survival over 50 years. Kinda like Charles Shackleford did not originate “…. I’m amphibious”. George Washington never (1) threw a dollar across the Potomac or (2) chopped down a cherry tree… did he Warren Bingham? I digress…

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    So Silent Sam’s (SSam) reign as THE #1 burr under the UNCCH PC-saddle is over… it will soon be replaced by another and another and…; but “they” won’t have Silent Sam to throw paint on any more.

    105 years is a very respectable reign for “a burr under an institutional saddle” to reign. Don’t you agree?

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    Last month I went officially “on the record” that I thought “SSam” should be moved to Bentonville Battlefield to spend eternity among his fallen brethren. – LINK –.

    IMO… Forcing SSam to remain in “that wretched place” over yonder in Orange County was cruel and unusual punishment for a statue. That McCorkle Place is now SSam-less is not on my short or long list of concerns.  Actually very little about UNCCH concerns me other than as column fodder.

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    If SSam can be Humpty Dumptyied back together again, maybe he CAN be permanently enshrined in Bentonville. Until even more aggressive angry anarchists decide even that is not acceptable to them.

    So SSam is gone from UNCCH. The goggle-eyed, obscenity-spewing very angry anarchists are declaring VICTORY by spewing even angrier obscenities and huddling to determine their next target(s). There is ALWAYS a next target for angry anarchists.

    Meanwhile in her South Building HQ, UNCCH “Chancellor Chihuahua” Folt consults her “lapel ribbons for all occasions”manual for the proper color to wear for “when I formally surrendered this University to angry obscenity-spewing anarchists”.

    Yellow is a traditional color for Cowards… so Carol might start there.

    Governor Ray/Roy Cooper muttered something about SSam; but it did NOT mention the millions of $$$$ his family received under-the-table for approving the controversial pipeline. So who cares…

    Raise your hand if you think last night’s events were spontaneous? If so… you also probably think one can become pregnant from a toilet seat… or that Abortion is NOT “legalized murder for convenience”.

    There was NOTHING spontaneous about last night.

    • “The complicit – We Hate SSam too – media” was alerted hours earlier and had their headlines and stories already written… waiting to add the pictures of the toppled statue.
    • Local CHPD and UNCCH security were alerted and instructed not to interfere.
    • The mob of angry anarchists had their ropes, banners and assorted “Riots ‘R Us” supplies on-site.
    • Which way SSam would fall was well-planned and orchestrated.BOT Snobs

    If you were a feckless invertebrate dilettante on the UNC Brd of Trustees whose most compelling concern was “will this effect my basketball tickets?” wouldn’t you be in favor of…

    “Let’s let the mob of angry obscenity-spewing anarchists tear down that dumb statue. We can appear to be shocked and feign concern but we really don’t care… so long as, of course, it doesn’t affect our basketball tickets…”.   

    There will be 2-3 days of hubbub… and when the blah blah is over… SSAm will be gone. YIPPEEE!

    So far, tearing down SSam does NOT appear to “affect the BOT’s basketball tickets” so their real level of concern is… “Meh. Let’s try that new chicken place for lunch. The one that replaced Spanky’s….  Call for the limo…”

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    Here’s a LINK to the current UNC BOT in case you wish to verify my comments.Barbara Rosser-Hyde

    OK… a moment of remembrance for our all-time favorite UNC BOT-ette – Barbara Rosser-Hyde. “Babs” (UNC’82) is the trophy wife of Auto Zone founder “Pitt” Hyde and a shining star in Memphis (TN) High Society.

    “Twas lovely and totally clueless Babs R-Hyde who, in the aftermath of Marvin’s tweet… as “The Butcher of Kenan” struggled to recall “Who is John Blake?” asked the embattled UNC Football Coach…

    “Coach Davis, is this affecting recruiting?”

    That quote ranks All-Time with the N&O’s description of Durham’s notorious Crystal Mangum as “honor student and single mother of two”… as The N&O hastily assembled its kangaroo court for the media lynching of “the rich white boys”in The Duke Lacrosse Scandal.

    Crystal – a struggling “exotic dancer” in Derm’s highly competitive “exotic dancer” community, would later have several more illegitimate children before murdering a boyfriend du jour “in a bathtub with a butcher knife”. Which is sooo more colorful than CLUE’s iconic “the butler in the drawing room with a candlestick.

    It’s been about 15-18 hours since SSam toppled. As yet we have not heard from noted UNC socio-cultural observers – Ol’ Roy Williams and Larry Fedora. The mind reels as we ponder their respective observations…

    Maybe Larry Fedora will observe:

    “There is no conclusive evidence, that I have seen, that proves a statue’s head hitting the ground solves America’s Racial Controversy…”. Do we want an America without controversial statues….? Who among us can disagree with that, Larry?

    And Lord Knows… Ol Roy might blurt:

    “Is Anarchy a new brand of golf ball?” … or…

    “I have enough trouble looking after twelve youngsters… sixteen if you count “walk-ons”… I can’t be expected to look after this “Silent Sam” guy. He must be one of Mike’s kids over at Duke. Ask him.”

    Oh… Oh… you DO know, don’t you, that EVERY High School, University, Barber College, Technology institute on Earth has it’s own local myth / legend about “when/if a virgin walks by”.    At Univ of Missouri… The Columns will fall “if a virgin ever walks by…”.

    You really thought there was anything unique about SSam firing his rifle? PUHLEEZE tell me you are more “worldly” that that.

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    THAT’S ALL FOR NOW…

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    • Eric Reply
      3 months ago

      Bob, here is the link to the Thom Goolsby video:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fx4GvLjm_Q&t=21s

    • Eric Reply
      3 months ago

      Bob: I don’t know if you have seen the video that BOG Board Member Thom Goolsby released yesterday, but it is awesome. I can’t believe there is actually a BOG member who will speak up and say what’s right–and do it so effectively. I don’t know if Carol Folt is going to get the boot or not, but Senator Goolsby would be an excellent replacement as chancellor.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Carol Folt had two “qualifications” when she was hired. (1) She was female… (2) She was from an Ivy League school – Dartmouth. That’s all that mattered “over there”.

    • Dear Leader Kim Jong Un Reply
      3 months ago

      BobLee,

      I see the Tarheel Taliban have claimed another impressive victory for the citizenry of the People’s Republic of Chapel Hill. Perhaps they can tar, feather, and behead some deplorables live on WRAL next time for the entertainment of the drive-by media talking heads at CNN, MSNBC, etc. Can we hang Sam’s jersey next to Be Like Mike’s number in the Dean Dome or maybe display it proudly as concealment for the empty shiny aluminum seats in Kenan this fall? How proud you alumni must be of your glorious Alma Mater …

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        That last line reveals you are not a regular reader of this website. I have been more critical of UNCCH the past 10 years than all but the most obsessed hated rival fans.
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        And those infamous empty aluminum seats in Kenan have been replaced with 10,000 less fiberglass blue seats.

    • Ben in MO Reply
      3 months ago

      I don’t think anybody really knows where the “Tar Heels” nickname came from. My recollection growing up in south central NC is the name came from the battle of King’s Mountain. Other accounts say it came from the “Naval Stores” history of the state. Both of those predate the Civil War. I think it’s safe to say that no matter which origin is correct, if any, none of the traits associated with any of them would apply to current day UNC students.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        There are “first called Tar Heels” accounts from both Revolution and Civil Wars. Both versions have their army of highly vocal advocates as do all controversial accounts involving college sports.

    • Maha Reply
      3 months ago

      BL, You may have done this in the past but why exactly did they can Aye Zigga Zoomba? What could possibly offend anyone in that great song? MAHA.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        AZZ was originally a Zulu war chant. Bowling Green Univ first used it as “fight song” in the 40s and UNC copied it from them. There are only a handful of tunes for fight songs and “alma maters”… so duplication is rampant. EVERY school’s loyalists claim “It’s Ours… They stole it”… of course.
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        UNC played AZZ a lot under “Major Y” but it got deleted about the time “Don’t give a damn for Dook Univ” got canned… a rash of PC in the late 70-80s. I think the current UNC band DOES play it on occasion but not that often. The current UNC Band guy – Jeff Something – and I had a “dust-up” about AZZ 15 years ago, back when I gave a damn …

    • Dr Wire Reply
      3 months ago

      If the mob that pulled down the statue in Derm last August had been convicted and imprisoned rather than “catch and release” then maybe, just maybe, SSam would not have been “lynched” this August, but I doubt it. Now it’s on to the next statue bru-ha-ha to build to an August 2019 trifecta.

      The picture of the back hoe tells me CH wants to be our local version of Portland. “Let the mob rule no matter the impact on safety or the rule of law and in the case of Portland, general commerce. If the statue would have broken and the head impaled and killed a “protestor”, then who gets blamed and sued?

      Other options for the fallen statues are

      Aversboro Battleground between Erwin & Godwin. An out of the way place which could use the attention.

      The NC side of the SC border across from the infamous South of the Border in a park for SSam and the Derm bronze guy. By the time this is over, the park will need a couple of acres.

    • Myowngrandpaw Reply
      3 months ago

      UNC needs to bone up on the “Ole Miss” logic from the U of Mississippi. Otherwise the Confederate “Go Tar Heels” cry will be in jeopardy! They had no problem scrubbing “I zigga Zumba”(SIC).

    • David Reply
      3 months ago

      The law requires that the veterans’ monument be reinstalled in the exact same location. UNC officials have no choice in the matter. The BOG and UNC trustees have no choice in the matter. It’s the law.

    • NCSU68Grad Reply
      3 months ago

      Just yesterday morning BobLee let me know you were gone
      Silent Sam, the plans they made put an end to you
      I walked out this morning and I plagiarized this song
      I just can’t remember who to send it to
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      I’ve seen good and I’ve seen bad
      I’ve seen Carolina days that I thought would never end
      I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend
      But I always thought that I’d see you again
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      Won’t you look down upon me, Jesse Helms
      You’ve got to help me make a stand
      You’ve just got to see me through another day
      My body’s aching and maybe I need a gun in my hand
      And I won’t make it any other way
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      Oh, I’ve seen Folt and I’ve seen Barber…
      I’ve seen Franklin street days that I thought would never end
      I’ve seen ANTIFA loonies comin’ round the bend
      But I always thought that I’d see you again
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      Been walking towards South Hall with my back turned towards the sun
      Lord knows when the cold wind blows it never turned your head around
      Well, there’s hours of time I spent online to blog about things to come
      Sweet dreams and brass shards in pieces on the ground
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      Oh, I’ve seen snowflakes and thugs from Durham
      I’ve seen signs to free Crystal which were really dumb
      I’ve seen airhead students that seemed to be totally numb
      But I always thought that I’d see you, Sammy, one more time again, now
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      Thought I’d see you one more time again
      There’s just a few things coming my way this time around, now
      Thought I’d see you, thought I’d see you standing but POW….
      BobLee, why did this happen and HOW…

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Oh My!

    • DM Carpenter Reply
      3 months ago

      Yes, they should immediately pull all merchandise (destroying it, not reselling it) with ‘Tar Heel’ (Confederate), ‘NC’ or ‘North Carolina’ (former slave state AND home of Jesse Helms!) thereon. Further, they should offer immediate and full refunds to anyone who owns any item with the aforementioned names displayed. Money is no object. Immediately cancel ALL licensing arrangements as well. Refund all money.
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      Return ALL monetary donations (with interest) to all donors who were: slaveowners/Confederates/knew who Jesse Helms was, or their descendants. Likewise, return all real property donated from the same list of Untermensch/Unpersons. Simply they need to cleanse the institution of all smudges of ‘The Peculiar Institution’, or contact with Jesse Helms.
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      Wait, the original Charter of the University was likely approved by slaveowners. They should return that as well. Of course, that will mean that the University will lose its legal status, but hey, it is all about doing ‘the right thing’, not making sense.
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      Seriously, every sworn Law Enforcement officer who witnessed a Felony (or several), and did nothing, should lose his or her Certification for life, and be charged as well.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Obscenity-screaming anarchists are notorious for FIRE – READY – AIM … we shall see what’s next!

    • TarSpartan Reply
      3 months ago

      For some reason I can’t “reply” under the appropriate comment so I will reply here. First, Sam Shepard played Chuck Yeager in “The Right Stuff.” Levon Helm played the narrator and Yeager’s buddy Ridley, forever loaning a stick of Beaman’s gum.

      I thought “Yellow is the color of cowards” was the money line in this column, until I hit the one about “legalized murder for convenience.” Firing on all cylinders, BobLee!

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Fixing the Reply function would involve changing entire Reader Comment platform over to DISCUS (sp?). That could be upsetting to many longtime readers.
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        This topic was a fount of zingers. I coulda gone on for 500 more words easy.

    • UNCBlue Reply
      3 months ago

      You are on fire today!

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Highly Combustible Topic helps. KABOOM! … 🙂

    • D. Rains Reply
      3 months ago

      Next target will be the name ‘Tar Heel’.
      From alumni.unc.edu/what-is-a-tar-heel/…”During the Civil War, North Carolina soldiers flipped the meaning of the term and turned an epithet into an accolade. They called themselves “tar heels” as an expression of state pride.”
      From ncpedia.org/tar-heel….”Evidence indicates that the term “Tar Heel” permanently moved from insult to honored nickname at the Battle of Reams Station in Virginia on 25 Aug. 1864. Upon learning of the leading role of the North Carolina brigades in that signal Confederate victory, Gen. Robert E. Lee reportedly cried out, “Thank God for the Tar Heel boys.” Tradition has long attested to this incident. While no source directly proves such an utterance, Lee did write a letter to Vance praising the conduct of the North Carolina troops at Reams Station.”
      So the evidence is clear. The name Tar Heel must be wiped away as well.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        You may mean that sarcastically, but NOTHING is off-limits when these nutjobs get the smell of blood in their nostrils…

    • Doug Reply
      3 months ago

      Message to anarchists: Tear down as much as you’d like to but DO NOT touch those Dean Dome banners…..Or Else!! Hint Old South was built by slave labor and I’m pretty sure Chubb drank out of the Old Well.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        I’m telling you… unless someone has proof that Choo Choo Justice was GAY, I fear his statue may be next. As for “The Sacred Banners” the ones that glorify “white guys” could be in jeopardy … Rosenbluth, Miller, Cobb, Kupchak, Hansbrough… there aren’t all that many.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      OK… The Race is on to choose a new statue to replace the toppled SSam. Easy decision …. a statue of Mary Willingham blowing a whistle while holding up flash cards to teach illiterate 20 y/o “student-athletes” the alphabet.

    • Jon Sasser Reply
      3 months ago

      The first word of your title song, sung by Levon Helm – who had the best Southern accent ever. Played Sissy Spacek’s father in the Loretta Lynn biopic, and stole the scene from Marky Mark as Bob Lee in Shooter. For goodness sake, he narrated The Right Stuff.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Oh yeah… THAT GUY. I thought Sam Shepherd did all that?

    • RowdyBlueTarHeeler Reply
      3 months ago

      who ordered the police to stand down while the mod destroyed the statue?

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Had to be “a highly placed University official” … thats a “short” list. Speaking of “short” !!!

    • Jon Sasser Reply
      3 months ago

      I figured you’d know old Virgil. That was quite a story he told about you in Shooter. Some know him as the Coal Miner’s Daughter’s Daddy, but I will always think of him as Ridley.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        OMG Sasser… that one was too obtuse even for me. The only Virgils I know was The Aeneid guy and my UNC soph Latin instructor Virgil Crissafulli who I think was an albino.

    • Maggie.Morehead Reply
      3 months ago

      BL: This one has more award-winning zingers than a PayDay bar has peanuts. You have indeed OUTDONE yourself this time.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Maggie dear… I am only as good as the ridiculous circumstances I am handed by The Muse of SmartAleckness…

    • Oldwuf Vet Reply
      3 months ago

      Don’t they have a building or two over there that are named for slave owners? Will they storm those and tear them down next? I guess any speaker or course that doesn’t fit the preferred revisionist history is subject to a tantrum and mob violence? Heck, one day even a certain chancellor of small stature could end up in their sights

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Anarchists have incredibly high metabolism. They must keep destroying society to survive. I’m sure a list of future targets at UNC and elsewhere is already being circulated.

    • UNCBlue Reply
      3 months ago

      Funny is what I needed today and your column delivered. Today I accept. UNC Chapel Hill is the most liberal, hypocritical institution on the planet. Threaten some of the freeloading students or overpaid professors with reduction of money and watch the real whining.

      • BobLee Reply
        3 months ago

        Certainly in North Carolina for sure. Be assured that NOTHING will be done to the perps other than them becoming legends among their fellow anarchists. Like Obama reveres Bill Ayers and Angela Davis.

    • BobLee Reply
      3 months ago

      Aaarrrgghhh… I have this Incredibly Insightful Column – My Official 2018 NFL Kneeling Update – that I can’t post because other stoopid crap like this SSam mess keeps popping up. Could it be a conspiracy by The NFL ???
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      You folks cannot imagine the stuff I go thru off-line…

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