Street honouring Ku Klux Klan founder no more in Florida, USA


This 18 August 2017 comedy video from the USA says about itself:

Confederate Monuments Are Bad; General Forrest’s Is Really Bad

James looks at the controversy surrounding the fate of Confederate soldier monuments across the country and can’t let go of a rather scary statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Tennessee.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Founder of the KKK loses street name in Florida

Today, 08:29

The founder of the Ku Klux Klan will disappear from the street scene of Hollywood, Florida. Also two other generals who fought for the Confederate States will lose their street names, the city council has decided.

Nathan Bedford Forrest fought during the US Civil War for the preservation of slavery.

Before that war he was a slave trader.

He was a particularly ruthless general, who killed black Union army soldiers from the north after they had surrendered.

After the war, he was involved in the founding of the Ku Klux Klan, which intended to oppress liberated slaves. Forrest was the first leader of the organization, the Grand Wizard.

Beside Forrest, streets in Hollywood were named after the generals Robert E. Lee and John Bell Hood. …

“It’s like living in the Hitler Street”, said a local politician. …

It is not clear yet what the new names of the streets will be, next week there will be a decision. …

During the local authority meeting, a Hollywood resident suggested that Lee Street did not need to change its name: the name might now refer to writer Harper Lee, author of the [anti-racist] book To kill a mockingbird.

By the way, Forrest will continue in other places: there is no discussion about Bedford Forrest Drive in the Texan Missouri City.

There is some discussion about it.

An Iowa high school says it disciplined a group of students after a photo surfaced showing five people wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods, waving a Confederate flag and holding what appear to be guns in front of a burning cross: here.

Blue jays in Florida, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

15 August 2017

OH My – The Noise – 14 Blue Jays for Breakfast Peanuts! A bumper crop of babies means a record number of Backyard Blue Jays in Florida. You will notice a variety of adults and youngsters and some in various stages of molting their head feathers. You will also notice a wide variety of calls as they noisily congregate in the big oak tree next to the feeder. One is practicing its Red Shouldered Hawk call for future use. Blue Jays spread out into couples to mate and raise their young in spring then come together in extended family groups in late summer into winter. I have a feeling its going to be a wild winter in Backyard South this season – if I can afford to feed them!

This video from the USA says about itself:

Blue Jay Begging For Peanut Call – Up Close and Very Loud!

13 August 2017

A “Bald-Headed” Blue Jay loudly demands he be given peanuts immediately – and then can’t make up his mind which one he wants! Its “molting season” in August so you’ll see a variety of Blue Jays in various stages of head molt.