My coworkers and I don’t talk about politics much. We see and deal with enough politics working for a municipality, so we spend a majority of our down time having conversations about dogs taking baths, great recipes I found on Pinterest, and about the most amazing coffee ever (that I happened to buy at TJ Maxx).
Avoiding conversations about politics allows us to keep the bickering to a low, especially since my political views are a lot more liberal than some of my coworkers. If we did discuss what we read on al.com at length, we’d be a ramblin’ bunch of Hatfields and McCoys.
Today, however, the discussion simply couldn’t be avoided as we discovered a link stating the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to dig up the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and relocate them out of a park that was formerly named after him. The article also states the council wishes to remove a statue that had been placed in Forrest’s honor.