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Old 05-19-2017, 10:05 AM   #1
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Final Confederate monument in NOLA may get the last laugh. So far this morning there have been three failed attempts to remove the Robert E Lee statue. 1st attempt was a JLG man lift that only went 60' as the REL statue stands over 80' tall.... base 60' and actual statue 20'. Estimates are the statue weighs approx. 10,000 lbs. of cast bronze. The monument has stood at Lee Circle for over 133 yrs.

2nd failed attempt was the larger crane truck not being able to drive up the natural grass incline of the monument mound. Ground crew then decided to bring in bobcats and backhoes to remove the grass and earth to make it more level. Then add wooden pads for the crane truck to drive up closer to the monument.

3rd attempt failed as you can see the crane truck burning it's tires and gears still being unable to climb the incline. Also there are no support pads to put the riggers on.

All this work being done without a permit, no onsite contractor, no soil samples, soil compaction, OSHA compliance, or certified licensed operators. Most of the workers are unskilled laborers (mainly firemen and other City employees) who were told to get the job done by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. They just showed up onsite at 5am and started the monument removal process.

Looks like a catastrophic failure about to happen. I'm afraid we are about to witness someone get badly hurt or killed


any contractors, OSHA employees, crane operators, safety managers, compliance personnel feel free to chime in and add your 2 cents to this epic failure in the making


Oh and it gets even better, Landrieu has scheduled a 3pm celebration party at Gallier Hall to address the removal of all 4 Confederate monuments. He claims this is the Re-birth of New Orleans allowing the city to bury the Confederate prejudice past and move forward. He honestly believes ,and has publicly stated that this will end the violence, create a more unified city, keep young bright business minds from leaving the city, and bring more tourists to visit. This dude has zero clue and purely grandstanding while giving residents of NOLA the middle finger.


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Old 05-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #2
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This is greatness! I hope they can't get it down. All this political correctness crap and ignoring our nations history is a bunch of garbage. I can't believe they are removing all of these historical monuments..
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Unbelievable! I so dislike the direction our country has been headed. Sick, sick, sick of it!
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Ridiculous!
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Hang tough Gen. Lee!!!!!!!!!
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I agree, getting rid of those monuments will make everything better.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:15 AM   #7
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I'll be honest.....I'm rooting for the general. If someone doesn't have enough gonads or brain cells to know that this is silly and wrong and they get hurt, not losing any sleep over it.
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Lee's last stand!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:17 AM   #9
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I wish it would fall on the mayor's head.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:18 AM   #10
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And NO won't get a dime of this tourist's money. I've been 3 times but there won't be a 4th.
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Im rooting for Gen Lee
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:20 AM   #12
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If they need to relocate it, I think it would go great in my back yard.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:21 AM   #13
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"He honestly believes ,and has publicly stated that this will end the violence, create a more unified city, keep young bright business minds from leaving the city, and bring more tourists to visit."
And the strict gun laws in Chicago stopped gun violence.....
All these politics are betting on the ignorant to follow..this is just plain stupid.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #14
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They should paint rebel flags on all the potholes, filthy sidewalks and bums in that city so he would get rid of them too.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #15
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You see that bridge over General Lee's right shoulder? I've crossed that bridge many times but I've never stopped and set foot in New Orleans. I've also never spent a dime there. And now these idiots have guaranteed that I never will.

Give me the little towns along I-10. THAT'S Louisiana to me.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 AM   #16
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Cajun, didn't the LA House pass a bill stopping this crime from happening elsewhere in LA? These idiots are like ISIS...trying to erase history!
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:23 AM   #17
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If they need to relocate it, I think it would go great in my back yard.
or my FRONT yard!
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They need a larger boat............
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someone call OSHA..they will shut it down, and issue fines to the CITY of NO
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:24 AM   #20
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I wish it would fall on the mayor's head.
He would be safe. No brain--no pain.

Waiting for Georgia liberals to show up with a crane to "take down" Stone Mountain.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:24 AM   #21
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This is dumb. What they are doing. Anyone who knows the history of Lee would know how much he did for this country as a whole. And how decent of a man he was. But I'm preaching to the quire.


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Can I have it??? I will display it in my front yard
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The crane is one thing but they still need a lift to get a man up to the statue to attach the slings to lift the thing. Preferably a man who knows something about rigging.
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This is dumb. What they are doing. Anyone who knows the history of Lee would know how much he did for this country as a whole. And how decent of a man he was. But I'm preaching to the quire.


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they would also know the civil war was not about slavery too
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:34 AM   #26
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It is puzzling why it is only one part of history that has to be removed to make it all better.

Wonder when they are going to tear down all those federal landmark estates that belonged to the slave owning founding fathers, and let's not forget their statues as well?

PS - I want my reparations too, my Irish immigrant relatives were treated badly when they came here.
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someone call OSHA..they will shut it down, and issue fines to the CITY of NO
I doubt OSHA can do anything. Section (3)(5) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 specifically excludes Federal OSHA's authority over employees of State and local government.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #28
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The crane is one thing but they still need a lift to get a man up to the statue to attach the slings to lift the thing. Preferably a man who knows something about rigging.
the people onsite who were ordered to do the job are firemen. The city did not have an organized plan or blueprint on how to effectively remove the statue. Landrieu and his cronies never consulted with engineers or people who are skilled, trained, and licensed to do this type of work.






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I doubt OSHA can do anything. Section (3)(5) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 specifically excludes Federal OSHA's authority over employees of State and local government.
sadly you are correct .... OSHA cannot intervene

the city is also self insured so you can bet that if anyone is injured or tragically dies, the city will delay settlement over 10-15 yrs. That's how the crooked municipal system works

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What I find ammusing is the lack of long term decision making. Liberals, the PC crowd, none of them would survive a war or catastrophe. Theyd be stuck waiting on their handouts.

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To be unified we need to get rid of and ban African awards, African scholarships. etc. etc. etc. Don't label anything.
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So, they put General Lee up on a pedestal using archaic methods by today's standards. But 133 years later these geniuses can't get Lee down with all the advanced equipment that has been developed since 1884?

#generalleelivesmatter
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the people onsite who were ordered to do the job are firemen. The city did not have an organized plan or blueprint on how to effectively remove the statue. Landrieu and his cronies never consulted with engineers or people who are skilled, trained, and licensed to do this type of work.


This thing has withstood countless extreme weather events. Unanchoring this thing can't be an easy task. Let's just say, the mayors little party will be delayed.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:45 AM   #33
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Why don't all of you naysayers just be quiet and let the good people of New Orleans try to rewrite history? Sheesh! You'd think you guys never heard of book burning or other failed attempts to rewrite history by others.

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To be unified we need to get rid of and ban African awards, African scholarships. etc. etc. etc. Don't label anything.
you know that Harvard had an ALL BLACK graduation this year...2 days before the class graduation...the black students felt left out
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They need a larger boat............


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I hope he is still standing at #!...as the mayor with egg on his face explains the issue.."We had a plan...a bad plan that did not work, we will spend more money and try this again"....
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On a serious note, when/if they get General Lee down, are they going to rename "Lee Circle"? I would assume they'd have to do that to. What do they plan to call it going forward?
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Yea, well....they can have the chocolate city.....
I never left anything there, I'd care to go back for......
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Why don't all of you naysayers just be quiet and let the good people of New Orleans try to rewrite history? Sheesh! You'd think you guys never heard of book burning or other failed attempts to rewrite history by others.

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Truly a sad day
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Holy crap Tmag! Can you make the picture any bigger?
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plaque has been removed

like all the other monument items taken down, the plaque and REL statue will end up in the city trash pile

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On a serious note, when/if they get General Lee down, are they going to rename "Lee Circle"? I would assume they'd have to do that to. What do they plan to call it going forward?
Landrieu Circle, of course.
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Suicide circle........
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plaque has been removed

like all the other monument items taken down, the plaque and REL statue will end up in the city trash pile

I don't know man. This stuff could show up years from now on the auction block............for millions.
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Holy crap Tmag! Can you make the picture any bigger?
Sorry, it was a quick paste.

I removed it.

What a great day to be a SWAT cop for NOLA.

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On a serious note, when/if they get General Lee down, are they going to rename "Lee Circle"? I would assume they'd have to do that to. What do they plan to call it going forward?
original name was Tivoli Circle

no clue what the bonehead mayor and city council will do

if you allow them to rename Lee Circle, they will then start renaming other streets, schools, hospitals, Parishes, libraries, etc.....
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The people who showed up to work on this must be bucking for promotions or raises. I cannot imagine any government union allowing any of its membership to do this type of work.
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original name was Tivoli Circle

no clue what the bonehead mayor and city council will do

if you allow them to rename Lee Circle, they will then start renaming other streets, schools, hospitals, Parishes, libraries, etc.....
We are way ahead of y'all on that Blake, Houston been doing it for a couple years now.
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