Recently, a customer asked me to explain the meaning of the phrase, "waving the bloody shirt."
Here's a definition from the lamented Mr. Gore's World Wide Web.
A term used by Democrats to describe the Republican party's charge in the years between the end of the Civil War and 1900 that the Democrats were to blame for the war and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The term comes from the phrase "waving the bloody shirt," which itself is a reference to the scene in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar in which Mark Antony holds up the murdered Caesar's bloody toga to inflame the people of Rome against his assassins.
Meanwhile, according to today's Courier-Journal:
Scribner Place gets final local approval; New Albany panel signs off on plans, by Grace Schneider (short shelf life for C-J links).
The New Albany Redevelopment Commission has endorsed a financing agreement for the Scribner Place development, providing the final local approval before it's reviewed by a state agency.
Why is it that the closer we get to fruition for this project, the more it seems certain that the Siamese Councilmen are going to be waving it like you know what at every opportunity until the end of their electoral time?