The following information was taken from the Confederate Digest blog…
By Wayne Garcia
The Tampa Bay chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has criticized former Tampa Tribune/current St. Petersburg Times op-ed contributor Daniel Ruth before because of his anti-confederate flag columns but this is a new high/low: the group has erected a sign thanking/blaming Ruth.
The group’s e-mail blast on it reads as follows:
On behalf of the Jubal A. Early Camp 556 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, we wish you a Happy New Year!
Our Confederate Memorial Park located near the I-4 and I-75 intersection in east Tampa is nearing completion. Please be advised that we have scheduled the dedication ceremony of the Confederate Memorial Park for Saturday, April 25, 2009 – the day before Confederate Memorial Day.
Please note the attached photograph. The sign reflects the following: Future Home of Hillsborough County’s Confederate Memorial Park, an effort of the Florida Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans “Flags Across Florida,” www.tampascv.org , www.tampaflag.info .
We would like to acknowledge Mr. Daniel Ruth, columnist for the Tampa Tribune, who, through his arrogance, intellectual and moral dishonesty, and insensitivity, was the real catalyst for the creation and development of this project.
In memory of Compatriot Bart Siegel, 1958-2008. “Heritage or Hate … Let’s Debate” – Bart H. Siegel
For the original story go here: http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/politicalwhore/2008/12/29/johnny-rebs-blamethank-dan-ruth-for-the-giant-confederate-flag/