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  • GAME OF THRONES Series Creators Are Developing a Civil War HBO Series Called CONFEDERATE

    07/19/2017 4:34:02 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 58 replies
    GeekTyrant ^ | July 19, 2017 | Joey Paur
    The guys behind HBO's Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have a new project in the works called Confederate. The Civil War project is set up at HBO and they will start work on it as soon as they are done with Game of Thrones. Here's the description of the series: Confederate chronicles the events leading to the Third American Civil War. The series takes place in an alternate timeline, where the southern states have successfully seceded from the Union, giving rise to a nation in which slavery remains legal and has evolved into a modern institution. The...
  • Trump donates first presidential paycheck to Antietam battlefield

    07/05/2017 1:19:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/5/17 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump donated the first few months of his White House salary to Antietam National Battlefield, the national park in Maryland that preserves the hallowed ground of the bloodiest day of the Civil War, the government said Wednesday. Mr. Trump’s first quarter salary of $78,333 was matched by an anonymous donor who gave another $22,000, bringing the gift to $100,000, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said. The donation will restore an historic house on the battlefield, and will help replace fencing.
  • Were Confederate Generals Traitors?

    06/28/2017 11:20:43 AM PDT · by Sopater · 460 replies
    Creators ^ | June 28, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    My "Rewriting American History" column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts. Let's look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union? If it did, we can't label Confederate generals as traitors. Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which...
  • Charleston attorney goes on criminal rampage over Confederate flag

    06/26/2017 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Godebert · 111 replies
    NARRATIVE COLLAPSE ^ | June 25th, 2017 | NARRATIVE COLLAPSE
    A 44-year-old white female has been arrested in Charleston for a criminal rampage over a novelty Confederate flag license plate. It took place yesterday at the Charleston Battery, a popular area for tourists. Lee Ann Walters is accused of tearing a novelty license plate off of a truck. Then she backed into the driver, causing a knee injury, and fled the scene. Witnesses say she nearly wrecked her car into concrete pylons trying to flee. She had children in the car with her. The victim was able to write down her license plate number and she was quickly apprehended. Walters...
  • St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06/19/2017 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 59 replies
    STL Today (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | June 19, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has issued an injunction that will temporarily prevent the city of St. Louis from removing a Confederate monument from Forest Park. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker on Monday issued the injunction and set a July 6 hearing for arguments over whether the city or the Missouri Civil War Museum owns the monument. The museum filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, contending the United Daughters of the Confederacy signed over the ownership rights to the monument last week. The city contends it controls the monument and wants to remove it soon. Dierker's...
  • N.Orleans principal ordered out of school after pic near Confederate flag: taken 'out of context'

    05/28/2017 6:00:24 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    The principal of an alternative school in New Orleans was asked to leave his post this week after he was pictured standing near a Confederate flag the morning before the city removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in downtown New Orleans.  Nicholas Dean, principal of Crescent Leadership Academy, confirmed Tuesday that he was told not to report to work for the next week or two after the photograph circulated on social media last weekend. The charter school serves students in seventh through 12th grades who have been expelled from other schools because of behavioral or other problems. The school's...
  • There's a new push to remove more monuments in New Orleans (Andrew Jackson)

    05/27/2017 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 139 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 05/25/2017 | Kimberly Curth
    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - There's a new push to have more monuments removed in New Orleans, including the French Quarter's iconic Andrew Jackson statue. The group Take Em Down Nola says the removal of four statues is not enough. "We're issuing an invitation to the mayor to finish the job. He has already begun the job, and we want him to finish the job," said Malcolm Suber, Take Em Down NOLA spokesman. "What we would like to see in their place is people who stood for people and liberation. For instance, we think since Harriet Tubman is going to...
  • Alabama moves to protect Confederate monuments

    05/27/2017 6:06:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 5/26/2017 | Reid Wilson
    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) this week signed legislation that will preempt cities and counties from removing monuments to the Confederacy from public property, over the objections of black lawmakers and civil rights groups. The legislation comes after the city of New Orleans removed several statues honoring Confederate figures in recent weeks. The measure’s lead sponsor, state Sen. Gerald Allen (R), said he hoped to end the “wave of political correctness” sweeping the nation. “Where does it end? Are all parts of American history subject to purging, until every Ivy League professor is satisfied and the American story has been...
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • After the Confederates, who's next?

    05/26/2017 2:44:11 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 5/25/2017
    Today's icon-smashers 'could never build a country' On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy”...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Bill Protecting Confederate Memorials

    05/25/2017 5:27:06 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Rob Shimshock
    Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation Wednesday that protects Confederate memorials from removal or modification. Specifically, the law bans the removal or modification of monuments that have been in place for more than 40 years, according to the Associated Press. Schools that have born an individual’s name for more than 40 years can also not be renamed, and a commission must decide whether changes to memorials or schools between 20 and 40 years of age is appropriate. Ivey’s signature comes following the Alabama Senate’s approval of the bill Friday. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen, the sponsor of the bill, blasted...
  • FREEP THIS POLL!

    05/25/2017 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 7 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | May 23, 2017 | Staff
    Poll to remove civil war monuments from Richmond's Monument Avenue ( see url for poll)
  • Nash Farm Battlefield museum to close after commissioner requests removal of Confederate flags

    05/24/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced on Tuesday plans to close the museum, apparently after Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons requested they remove their Confederate flags from display at the property. The museum property, owned by Henry County, housed a large artifact collection, period clothing exhibits, and history of the Nash Farm and family from the Civil War era battles that were fought on the site. “These stories were told mainly through primary sources, sometimes secondary, but never tertiary sources. To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a...
  • POLL: Should Richmond remove its Confederate monuments?

    05/23/2017 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 28 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/23/2017 | None
    Cities with Confederate history are debating whether or not to remove Civil War monuments in places like picturesque Monument Avenue that is lined with statues for Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart. Citizens are asking the question in Richmond - do you think Richmond should remove its Confederate monuments?
  • If there's anyone from the Confederacy who deserves a memorial, it's Robert E. Lee

    05/23/2017 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    LA Times (really) ^ | May 23, 2017 | Murray Levine
    To the editor: So Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council of New Orleans feel that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was a “public nuisance”? (“New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years,” May 19) Good thing Landrieu is not mayor of Washington, where the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a period of public divisiveness. It has been called the memorial that nobody wanted except the Vietnam vets.
  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down in New Orleans: Live updates

    05/19/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 67 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 5/19/17
    The last of four Confederate monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is set to spend just a few more hours looking to the north from its 60-foot column as crews prepare to remove it Friday (May 19). Barricades were set up in Thursday afternoon, leading most to believe it would be taken down overnight. Monument supporters and opponents gathered anticipating the statue's removal, but the mayor's office announced the removal would happen during the day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. The city expects the process to be finished...
  • Who’ll Replace the Disgraced Robert E. Lee as a New Orleans Monument? Fidel Castro? Or Che Guevara?

    05/13/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week.  P.G.T.  Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line. But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu? That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S.  from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring...
  • With protesters at Jefferson Davis removal: Neutral zone divided Confederate monument camps

    05/11/2017 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 96 replies
    nola ^ | 5/11/17 | Doug MacCash
    In the wee hours Thursday (May 11), two small crowds gathered to watch the removal of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street. One group supported the mayor's plan to rid the city of what he has called remnants of the racist rebel government. The other group opposed the removal. The police department had divided the two factions with steel barricades spaced 15 feet apart -- creating a sort of new neutral zone in New Orleans' struggle with its past. When friction threatened to cross the divide,...