Monday, October 31, 2016

Inn at Ole Miss bans The Flag & Colonel Reb

The Inn at Ole Miss sent this email last Saturday to room the limited number of room sponsors who are allowed to decorate their rooms:

  Dear room sponsors, 

It's hard to believe we are already approaching the end of the football season. 

Recent events have drawn more negative publicity toward symbols like Colonel Reb and the Confederate flag, which the university believes are not reflective of its values and goals of inclusiveness.

As the Inn welcomes guests from all across the country and around the world, often as the first experience these visitors have of our state, please assess your room or suite and remove anything that has the Confederate flag or Colonel Rebel on it.  

Your generosity and passion for Ole Miss is renowned. Please help us cast the university in the best way possible. 

Warmest regards,

Gaye Bukur
General Manager

Heads explode in 3...2...1....


62 comments:

Anonymous said...

Safe spaces cost extra, rate increases are next. They are going to make
a killing.

Anonymous said...

3, 2, 1....here come the comments from all of the confederate veterans that never stepped foot on the campus.

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know they'll ban bourbon and cocaine.

Anonymous said...

Here's looking forward to a lot more banning going on in Oxford in the not-so-distant future.

Anonymous said...

$55,000 to sponsor a regulated room. No thanks. Careful not to bite the hand that feeds you.

Anonymous said...

The Mississippi state flag is basically useless, hardly anyone flys it. Mississippi has no state flag.

Anonymous said...

Ole Miss football was enjoying a spot in the top 10 consistently.....and then the hillbillies unfurled that 100 foot flag during warm ups at the bama game. What do you think the recruits and players thought about that? Don't even answer, the losses and the defections speak for themselves.

Wave that flag baby! Enjoy winning the Gulf South Conference because that is where you are headed. I'm sure they will welcome the frail little grey headed man.

Anonymous said...

The only thing better than good news out of Starkville is bad news out of Oxford.

Anonymous said...

As long as they don't ban pink pants, penny loafers, and super-sweep haircuts, we will be okay.

Anonymous said...

@2:54

3,2,1...here come all the comments from the disenfranchised who we re never enslaved that seek reparations from people that never owned slaves.

Anonymous said...

Ms. does have a state flag and has since it became a state. We just have a lot of free loaders, welfare state, who have no state pride.

Pappy O'Daniel said...

I applaud the incredibly forward-thinking leadership at the University of Mississippi. Oxford is gradually becoming a shining light of hope for the future in this state.But there is so much still to do. The "Ole Miss" moniker still harkens to a dark and intolerant time in this state and is a constant trigger for those students who have overcome so much intolerant in our society. It is also discouraging that there are still gender segregated facilities throughout the campus, however it is encouraging that on campus housing is now available for same sex couples. But still so much work to be done!

Anonymous said...

Who cares? The school basically let everyone know years ago that they didn't want the support of most of the alumni. Wealthy democrats and new students welcome, everyone else can go to hell. Doesn't bother me anymore.

Anonymous said...

Other states in the South found something else to be proud of, developing major sporting and entertainment events, major cities, tourist venues etc. Mississippi developed much of nothing except a dependence on the past when being a white man was enuff and the Rebel Yell was a call to arms for all the South. Now nobody but the truly backwards hears that stupid call while the upscale of Ole Miss wants to join the rest of the Southern upper crust. It's a struggle.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure those are some of the same arguments the Nazis used when they were burning books. Let's just erase history and make everybody think like us

Anonymous said...

3:38 , the player defections have nothing to do with any flag waving and a lot to do with the NCAA being on campus for years , even longer now that last NCAA draft happened. Ole Miss could have Old South ambience and a decent football team, but they choose to welcome social justice warriors and diversity and trash everything historical like drunken Maoists.

Anonymous said...

@3:56 check your history. Ms. Didn't get a state flag until 1861 and it was the Magnolia Flag. People who fly that have more state pride than anyone

Anonymous said...

The U.S. flag flew over Ms. when slavery was legal in Ms. The Confederate flag flew over Ms. when slavery was outlawed in Ms.
Looks like the people who complain about the Confederate flag have misplaced their anger. It is the U.S. flag they should hate.

Anonymous said...

3:56, continue to check the facts of 5:29. MS didn't have a state flag from 1907 until 2001. Common usage was the one that is currently flown, but it was not an official state flag for those years.

Anonymous said...

my gawd ya'all! I am sooooo glad the I am a bulldog! (class of 1975) the school from up north has become a bunch of cowards and bed wetters.

Anonymous said...

Someone has a Colonel Reb coffee mug in their hotel room?

OLE MISS FREE SPEECH STRIKE FORCE ... ASSEMBLE!

Anonymous said...

Add another to the list of those that bend over and take it from the liberal left. What will be left in the end. At some point there will be nothing left to blame for the problems that face our country. Start in your home first. But that makes to much sense.

Anonymous said...

Hey 4:19...interestingly enrollment AND donations are up since Ole Miss turned away from this confederacy crap. Record highs the last several years. Of course, the confederate veterans sitting on their front porches are still chanting about rising again. What are they now, 155 years old?

And I agree with the post about the giant flag at the Alabama game. Those kids need to find a new school except NO SCHOOL in American wants to put up with this tired old crap. Ole Miss finds itself in a race with with the parking brake engaged.

Rats a@% said...

Who cares anymore, let them have their way for a short time. Thats all it will last.....Yaaawwwnnn!

Like the Criminologist said...

And crawling on the planet's face
Some insects, called the human race...
Lost in time, and lost in space,
And meaning.

Anonymous said...

8:15 - no, add another to the list of private business who chose to make a business decision that they evidently thought - for whatever reason - was in their best interest. They stated their opinion about who their customer base includes and acknowledged their existing base. I would assume that the business owner has evaluated whether or how many of those that have been sponsoring those rooms might decide to opt out for this reason.

You want to hold on and not 'bend over and take it from the liberal left' - go purchase The Inn and operate it as you feel best. Otherwise let them do as you suggest - they started in their own home. You stay in yours.

Anonymous said...

Thank god for one progressive institution in this benighted state. To all who clamor for the past, look where it has gotten you. Not much other than Daddy's insurance agency back home, the flat country club and bourbon with your buddies on Saturday night.

Anonymous said...

We also need to remove any donkey symbols. Another reminder of modern day slavery.

Anonymous said...

From an MSU Alum--I think I will open a facility in Oxford similar to the Inn to Ole Miss. The first requirement to having any function at my facility will be to fly the official flag of the State of Mississippi and to have a life size statue of Col. Rebel. If people are offended then they can stay out of my establishment.
Oh, I forgot, I will also open one in Starkville and require the flag to be displayed there also. As for Col. Reb, he can be there but Bully will latched onto his a**! Any interested investors?

Anonymous said...

@6:41 no 1894 was when the current flag came into use

Anonymous said...

When it is stated that donations are up, is INFLATION taken into account? Simply having a larger number of Dollars donated may not mean that those Dollars exceed, or even equal, the buying power of Dollar amounts donated in the past.

In any event, Ole Miss, one of the few exceptional things Mississippi had to offer, is quickly being turned into nothing but a dreary, unexceptional UTILITY.

Really, the name of the institution should be changed to, 'Mississippi College-level Attendance Center, Oxford Campus'.

This is 6:41 here, for your history lesson. said...


@10:11, So correct are you, bloke.

BUT, while it was adopted as the flag in April 1894 (replacing theflag thathad been adopted in 1861) it was repealed in 1906.

There was no officially adopted flag for the state from 1906 until the referendum of 2001.

Thanks for playing, though. You may pick up your consolation prize at the door. Come back soon.

Anonymous said...

I will be in Oxford this Saturday. Early on a frosty morn.

I want to ask the football team how many players have defected. I know 2 at Univ. of Tennessee are leaving. They had great interest in Oxford before.

Look away, look away Georgia Southern.

Ole Miss will rise again.

Anonymous said...

As far as the earlier commenter stating that unfurling the large flag at the Bama game. When I looked at the team at the last game it sure had a majority black players. Seems like everyone now wants to make sacrifices Gods of football since it has become more important than academics. So if you all want it to be more inclusive, I guess go ahead and build fort washing basins for the muslims while you're at it.

Anonymous said...

The Swastika was a positive symbol used thousands of years before the Nazis high jacked it. The KKK high jacked the Confederate Battle flag. It became a symbol of slavery in the same way the Swastika has become a symbol of the brutal oppression of Jews and other non-Aryans. Colonel Reb is symbolic of the plantation owner who owned slaves. Even if he didn't sleep with them like Jefferson or brutalize them, you might want to visit the details of slavery and the laws that were in place to return even those slaves who succeeded in running away or visit the conditions under which they arrived in this country.
Not every German who fought in WWII was fighting for Hitler, many of them were fighting for country and didn't have a choice. By the time Hitler came to power, it was " oops" to late. Hitler only got 30% of the German vote when he ran and the Reichstag was still divided with the Nazis not holding a majority when it was burned to the ground.
Your anger should be directed toward the KKK not " liberals".
And, most of you defending the flag are the descents of immigrants or the carpetbaggers who came here after the Civil War. Indeed, many of MS's plantations were owned by Yankees after the War. Few of you complaining actually had relatives who fought with the Confederacy. They may have been around to suffer the effects of Civil War but they weren't Confederate soldiers. In my county , I'm descended from one of only two Confederate veterans who survived and he was taken prisoner late in the war or else he'd have been at Gettysburg and not likely survived. He damn near starved to death.
There just aren't that many true sons and daughters of the Confederacy.
And, for those of you thinking another Civil War would be great because you've not a clue how bad it was , you'd best look at Syria and Iraq and Libya.
The world and weapons have changed.


Anonymous said...

The funniest part of all this is that no matter how righteous one feels about the state flag, the people who have had reservations at this place since early in the year aren't about to give them up over a political symbol. Football is WAY more important than the flag.

Anonymous said...

And the pussification of American continues.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of those attending a college in Ms. can spell confederate without using spell check. You can bet not a single one of those who are playing football can.

Deo Vindice.. said...

"The U.S. flag flew over Ms. when slavery was legal in Ms. The Confederate flag flew over Ms. when slavery was outlawed in Ms."

5:58; Where are you coming from with that inaccurate garbage?

Slavery was outlawed in Mississippi at the same time became illegal in all other parts of the United States. That occurred through an act of congress following Lincoln's Unnecessary War.

Lincoln had no authority to free any slaves in The Confederacy, so he neither freed them there nor anywhere else. Slavery remained legal in Mississippi until, following The War, an act of Congress abolished it through constitutional amendment, not before.

A variety of official Confederate Flags flew during the years of war and only one of them was 'The Stars and Bars' and not 1 in forty of the bed-wetters here can identify it.

The day after Mississippi seceded from the union of states another flag flew over the capitol in Jackson and the symbol on that flag remains part of a certain state flag (not the Mississippi flag).

But, back to the Innkeeper who has decided to ban certain symbols....I challenge him/her to go a step further and ban use and portrayal of the words Rebel and Ole Miss since both are throwbacks to civil war days. I think this challenge is called 'Shat or git off the pot!'

Anonymous said...

10:30, the enrollment has doubled over the last 20 years, the same period over which the flag was banned and the cartoon man was retired.

As for 4:43, yes Ole Miss has a lot of black players, but apparently not enough good ones. The wheels are falling off this bus.

Anonymous said...

One of the smallest schools in the SEC, in the smallest state in the SEC, also the poorest state in the SEC with the worst educational system in the southeast, with bordering states claiming 6 of the last 9 national football championships.....you think the odds aren't already stacked against winning before you start waving that flag?

Anonymous said...

Excited to see that the dawgs will be wearing special uniforms this weekend. We always play better in special uniforms.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi sux so bad blah blah blah we are last in everything! Gah I'm too stupid to figure out how to leave this rascistr dump with their confederate symbols that keeps them in the Stone Age, says all the tool bags. Actually, Mississippi isn't so bad if you are a decent person with decent morals (low morals = high problems). I moved to Nashville then Houston after college and I'm back home baby and loving it. Just because 40%+ of our population lives like wild animals that don't even care about bettering the lives of even their kids doesn't mean we all live like shit. Many of us have great lives with great property at reasonable cost (low debt). Someone who never goes to the gym would never have ended up with the head turning old lady I have. I'm never cold and there are lots of cold city folks you know what I mean?This folks is coming from the proud descendent of multiple confederate veterans.

Congrats Kingfish!.. said...

5:37 sez, "Many of us have great lives with great property at reasonable cost." Nobody but Donald Trump uses the word 'great' twice in the same sentence. Kudos to Kingfish for atracting this new blog-follower.

And 'he' also has a 'head turning old lady', so there can be no doubt. What do Trump and this poster have in common? Both are bloatedly full of shit.

Anonymous said...

6:50 you are so hateful and condescending. What's your problem? I'm sorry the little humor I tried to throw in there annoys you. I hear people call their wives old ladies and I think it is funny. She is hot, but I'm not saying that to brag. My point is, when I consider the things and people I accumulated in mississippi versus what my friends have in other states/cities I feel good about where I live and don't think I'm ranked 50.

You sound upset maybe it is because you suck at life?

Oh and I am a trump fan you are gonna love him it's gonna be great ;)

Anonymous said...

Why do UM students still refer to this institution as "Ole Miss"? With all the euro-changes that have been made, it is now the "New Miss".

Anonymous said...

5:37 = some tea party kook like McDaniel or Bomgar or Richard Barrett. Like most Trump supporters, no basis in reality.

By the way, read the book about Barrett and learn what Trump supporters are really like.

Anonymous said...

5:37, my guess is that you returned to Mississippi, because your sub-par communications skills rendered you unemployable, in places like Nashville and Houston.

Among other things, you might benefit from learning when it's appropriate to write 'that', and when it's appropriate to write 'who'. 'That' is for things. 'Who' is for people.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9:29, good point...from Colonel Reb to black bear; from Dixie flag to white (or rainbow??) flag; and from "Ole Miss" to "Wuss Miss"....that whole campus is now a safe space for misfit toys.

Anonymous said...

12:07 and 12:14 y'all are so mad for what was so late at night. I actually did ok for a small fish in a big lake but what can I say it is just like another demeaning poster wrote I came back for a family business. Inheriting my "daddy's business" was just too lucrative to pass up. Man I love making lots of money. What do lonely miserable people do that late at night if not commenting and saying mean things on blogs? We know and that is just nasty and pitiful- - great summation of your life I'm sure. Now let me get back to work and pay attention because the old man is ready to retire and this will all be mine. Damn I hate Mississippi!

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the liberal left and "triggers", do they get offended when they drive through the Delta and see all the plows and cotton fields. Surely that has to "trigger" their emotions more so than a flag, a saying, or a cartoon character. But they embrace all the Delta has for its cultural diversity and music and tour the country side in their Prius looking like idiots when they stop into local joints and take pictures to put on Instagram or some coffee table book. Its all about the agenda THEY want, no absolutes, just what they consider offensive.

"To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi".

Anonymous said...

We need to pass a law against planting cotton in Ms. That is as racist as it comes. Companies will not come here as long as cotton grows. Football players will shun the state. There will be marches in the street.
When will the people in Ms. rise up and admit what is keeping the state down?
COTTON MUST GO.

Anonymous said...

Goodness! Next thing you know they will ban bong gas masks and breakable hotel windows!

Mannequin said...


The Inn will suffer; maybe fully recover. Liberal Professors and, more importantly, Muslim Professors are destroying Ole Miss from the inside and have been for years.
Think: money, drugs, illegal immigration.
Bulldawg fans have erroneously thought MS's state flag was the Rebel flag. They are not innocent in this drama.

Anonymous said...

As someone who hates both Football and Ole Miss, I have to ask: What is 'The Inn at Ole Miss'? How does it work? Do other Football Joke Schools have these? Is this an actual inn, or is this something else?

Anonymous said...

just another step in the deal that Robert Khayat struck with other powers to get a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Ole Miss at all costs.. Check out the New York Times article from March 11, 1997 on this. These efforts continued unabated. On all the televised football games, they now flash a big blue "M" before and after they display the Ole Miss logo. Guess that's next on their hit list. Hotty Toddy sure won't rhyme with that. Their efforts will continue until they've wiped out all the history and traditions of Ole Miss.. you can believe they are working on that "Rebel" thing, for certain. Shameful and sad.. a sell-out to get more grant money, etc...Shame on these efforts and the motives of the folks behind them.

Anonymous said...

For 9:04 and 8:33 who are the same person....Who gives a rat's ass what your view of Mississippi is? You need to leave here immediately if not sooner. You use words like 'mean' and 'nasty' and 'hateful'. All of those are obvious indications that what you really need (in addition to a warm enema) is a personal safe-space. And it ain't here, so get-gone.

Your 'hot' wife was correct when she told you, "We both need to date other men."

Anonymous said...

@11:33 why would he leave? He is the one that appears to be enjoying Mississippi. Are you calling him a homosexual in your post?

Anonymous said...

Cohen!!! hell yeah!!! not sure why we had to pretend for two weeks. he is the man!

Anonymous said...

@12:30. It's a real hotel, that is owned by (I believe) the Alumni Association. It's located behind the Yerby Center. I worked there in the mid-90s. For an exorbitant fee, wealthy alumni could "purchase" a room and decorate it with all their photos and memorabilia. Whenever they would come rent a room, they would get to stay in "their" room. Since wealthy donors are generally older, it would make sense most of their pictures and memorabilia was from a time when the school sold or handed out flags and/or items with Col Reb proudly emblazoned on them. It seems a little gutsy to tell donors who put up 5 or 6 figures to "purchase" a room, that all the football memories of their college days are too racist to be allowed.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 9:47! After reading your kind reply, I googled the place. Holy COW! That place is HUGE! (at least, compared with what I was expecting) It looks like a cross between the Greenbrier and a Red Roof Inn.

I think I found an example of one of the rooms decorated by alums. This one (on Tripadvisor) looks like someone spent HUNDREDS of Dollars 'decorating' it.

Is there a term I should google, to find pics of more of these rooms?

In any event, I agree that this censorship of the school's old symbols, is a slap in the face, to people who have supported the school, and who are a part of the school's history. "Just give us your money. And shut up about your stupid history, and your stupid traditions. You're nothing. But give us your money. You've been replaced. Your school is no longer yours. You're nothing. Your history is nothing. But give us money, anyway."

Anonymous said...

11:06 Yup, they used to call them carpetbaggers... but we're far too PC now.

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