Yo, T-Rav: There’s a REASON Stonewall Jackson never wrote a ‘little note’ like that, but it’s not the one you think

T-Rav, military historian

T-Rav, military historian

At the end of the story relating the appalling news that Thomas Ravenel is seeking to put his name on the fall ballot for U.S. Senate was this gem:

Still, Ravenel is cagey when asked about his strategy for the race, declining to discuss his campaign plans and fundraising goals or disclose the number of registered voters who already have signed his petition to be on the ballot, due to the State Election Commission by noon on July 15.

While he says he is a proponent for peace, Ravenel used a war analogy to explain his campaign secrecy.

“You think Stonewall Jackson wrote a little note over to Gen. Grant and said here’s my battle plan?”

Um… correct me if I’m wrong, Civil War buffs, but isn’t the main reason Jackson never wrote a little note like that the fact that he never faced Ulysses S. Grant in any battle at any time? Grant was out West until nearly a year after Jackson was killed in action.

For the record, Julius Caesar never wrote a little note like that to Napoleon Bonaparte, either.

16 thoughts on “Yo, T-Rav: There’s a REASON Stonewall Jackson never wrote a ‘little note’ like that, but it’s not the one you think

  1. Kathryn Braun Fenner

    Unbelievable….well, no utterly believable.

    How about Sanford’s throwing shade on Trikki Nikki? He says he funded ads supporting her when she was fourth place, and the she wouldn’t say thanks nor let his sons have a picnic on the Governor’s Mansion grounds. Cold.

  2. Silence

    Brad, I think you are correct. The saddest part is that there might be at least 10,000 “low information” petition candidate signers out there, though.

    What? Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

      1. Silence

        Reality TV is the lowest possible form of entertainment. I rank it somewhere between mumblety-peg and cockfighting on my list of things to avoid. Of course using cocaine and fathering bastard children are on my avoidance list too…

  3. Bryan Caskey

    Slightly off topic, but one of my favorite quotes from Gen. Thomas J. Jackson:

    “My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me….That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave.”

    Mr. Ravenel would not have been fit to clean Gen. Jackson’s boots.

    1. Bryan Caskey

      No help from the commentariat? I guess I’m on my own. Ok, here goes. Let’s see…convicted felon cannot:

      1. Vote for himself. (I guess he’s down one vote in the election already, huh?)
      2. Go shoot some sporting clays with me.
      3. Obtain a CWP.
      4. Practice law, medicine, or likely engage in any other work with a licensing board (including barbers).
      5. Serve on a jury
      6. Be a fireman/policeman
      7. Obtain a scholarship
      8. Shine Gen. jackson’s boots.

      And I’m not even getting creative. Officially disappointed in the commentariat…no help at all.

      1. Silence

        Sorry Caskey! I just saw the comments, or I’d have jumped on that grenade. If by some twisted jape of a depraved god, T-Rav were to get elected, would he be able to get a security clearance so he could be briefed on classified information?

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