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As if by magic, Confederate Removal Fever has swept the United States and listen, people are DONE with those things OK? The New York Times is keeping a running tally of the statues falling down, and they're toppling faster than 2007-era Lindsay Lohan after an hour at open bar.  Baltimore didn't even wait to hear what people "on both sides" (hehe) had to say but instead very gansterly just yanked theirs  -- including Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, as well as one of Roger B. Taney, the U.S. chief justice who authored the pro-slavery Dred Scott decision -- down in the dead of night while would-be right wing nutjobs were sleeping. Despite generations of hemming and hawing, people have finally taken matters into their own hands after Charlottesville, going so far as to remove the statues themselves. Even descendants of the people memorialized have come out in favor of taking them down. 

Good riddance. 

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