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FITSNews – June 1, 2008 – The world’s largest Confederate flag is about to be raised along a busy stretch of Interstate highway … one that’s not in South Carolina, amazingly.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans down in Florida have the land, the pole and the permits, all they need is $30,000 to hoist the thirty-by-fifty foot Naval Jack flag a hundred and fifty feet above the junction of two Interstates outside Tampa. From the St. Petersburg Times:

(Douglas) Dawson, the Sons of Confederate Veterans’ Florida commander, said he knows a giant Confederate flag flying 24 hours a day over two of the Tampa area’s busiest roads will cause controversy.

“We can’t do anything but explain to people what the truth is,” said Dawson, of Pensacola. “If they don’t want to accept that, they’re closed-minded, and Jesus Christ couldn’t change it.”

Also on the list of things Jesus couldn’t change? Gettysburg, Vicksburg, the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, inbreeding, the fact that the Dukes of Hazzard movie totally sucked ass … and, oh yeah … mullets.

UPDATE – By the way, if you want one of those hot rebel flag bikinis pictured above, our buds over at Bikini Joe‘s have got you covered. Well, at least as much as bikinis cover …