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  • Stone Mountain monument at center of racial tension over Confederate tributes

    11/28/2015 1:04:27 PM PST · by bob_denard · 67 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 28 November 2015 | Matthew Teague
    Names and flags have been removed from statehouses and street signs across the US, but at the stone-etched Georgia monument, no one is able to claim victory Exactly a century ago this holiday weekend, more than a dozen men climbed to the top of a mountain outside Atlanta, pulled on white hoods and lit a 16ft, kerosene-soaked wooden cross. It marked the rebirth of Ku Klux Klan, and Stone Mountain became the Klan’s spiritual home.
  • Mass. School Offers Counseling For ‘Victims’ Of Confederate Flag Sticker

    11/26/2015 6:57:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/26/15 | Philip Devoe
    After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling.“We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”In his email, Huddleston assured students “symbols such as these are not condoned...
  • Trump Golf Course erects Civil War monument and liberals are upset

    11/25/2015 10:39:04 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 103 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 11/25/2015 | Nicholas Fandos
    In an undated handout photo, a plaque at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a stretch of the Potomac as the “River of Blood” due to casualties there during the Civil War. Between the 14th hole and the 15th tee of one of the club's two courses, Mr. Trump installed a flagpole on a stone pedestal overlooking the Potomac, to which he affixed a plaque purportedly designating "The River of Blood." "Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot," the inscription reads. "The casualties were so great that the water would...
  • Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim...

    11/22/2015 3:37:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim she changed her voice Hillary Clinton has been accused of putting on a southern accent during a campaign stop in Memphis. During a speech at LeMoyne-Owen College earlier this week, some people claimed the Democratic presidential candidate's voice had something of a southern twang. Clinton has faced similar accusations in the past, most notably during speeches in Alabama and South Carolina.
  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    11/08/2015 9:36:32 AM PST · by yoe · 383 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2915 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    LOUISVILLE, Miss. — In single strokes after the massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston in June, Confederate battle flags were taken from statehouse grounds in South Carolina and Alabama, pulled from shelves at major retailers like Walmart and declared unwelcome, if to (limited effect), at Nascar races. What happened so swiftly elsewhere is not so simple in Mississippi. The Confederate battle flag is not simply flying in one hotly disputed spot at the State Capitol but occupying the upper left corner of the state flag, which has been flying since 1894. (And as recently as 2001), Mississippians voted by...
  • Fight over Confederate Flag decal could be investigated as hate crime, police say [Salt Lake City]

    11/04/2015 6:26:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | Updated at 10:45am, November 3, 2015 | by Matt McDonald
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday. Cell phone video captured a black man throw a punch at a Caucasian man who knocked him out. The fight was over an argument about a Confederate Flag decal on a truck parked at the Red Lion Hotel. The truck belonged to Kelly Leeper’s friend. Leeper was in town for the Garth Brooks concert. On Sunday, he said looked out the window of his room at the Red Lion and saw a group of...
  • Rutherford Institute files suit over Confederate plate removal

    11/01/2015 12:34:54 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    Daily Progress ^ | Friday, October 30, | Dean Seal
    Attorneys for an Albemarle County-based civil liberties advocacy group are challenging the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ order to revoke specialty commemorative license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag. The Rutherford Institute’s legal counsel filed a petition Wednesday in Brunswick County Circuit Court asking for a review and reversal of the divisive ruling to recall the plates issued to 1,600 members of the state’s division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe called for the change earlier this year when the flag fell into controversy following a racially motivated shooting in June at a South Carolina church, calling...
  • Bowdoin College drops award honoring Confederate president

    10/22/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 59 replies
    BDN Staff ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | By Beth Brogan,
    BRUNSWICK, Maine Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award, after the colleges board of trustees voted to approve President Clayton Roses proposal to end the practice. The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College.
  • Driving with state-issued Confederate plates now a misdemeanor in Virginia

    10/18/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 78 replies
    http://newsl.org ^ | October 18, 2015
    Kevin Collier, a commander of the Stonewall Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, has had enough. The Suffolk, Virginia, resident told WAVY-TV he got a warning letter last month indicating he had until Oct. 4 to ditch his Confederate flag license plate in favor of a new tag from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Its now a misdemeanor to drive with Confederate flag plates in Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, pushed for the ban amid furor over the symbol and its connection to the June shooting massacre in an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the...
  • Some Virginians are resisting Confederate flag ban

    10/17/2015 2:35:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 17, 2015 | Zachary Roth
    Virginia has banned driving with a license plate that depicts the Confederate flag but some in the state are resisting. Around 1,600 Virginians with state-issued Confederate flag plates received a letter last month from the DMV saying they had until October 4 to swap them out for new ones that dont show the flag. Only 187 people have so far complied. One man who has not is Kevin Collier.Next thing you know, theyre going to say you cant wear blue on Monday or you cant wear yellow on Thursday, Collier, who is active with the Sons of Confederate...
  • Md. is likely to begin recalling license plates with Confederate flag images

    10/15/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/15/15 | Ovetta Wiggins
    Maryland is likely to begin recalling Maryland license plates with images of the Confederate flag this fall after a federal judge agreed on Thursday to lift a 1997 injunction that prevented the state from taking the specialty plates out of circulation. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis issued an order that allows Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) to lift the injunction. I look forward to the day when these plates are not longer on the road, Frosh said in a statement. This flag is a painful symbol that divides us, conjuring images of hate and subjugation. It has not place...
  • MLK monument to be built above Confederate heroes at Stone Mountain

    10/13/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 51 replies
    new pittsburgh courier online ^ | 13/10/2015 | Terry Shropshire
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. State officials have confirmed that a monument to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. will be built above and beyond the monument that celebrate the heroes of the Confederacy on the gigantic rock at Stone Mountain Park. According the Associated Press and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed off on the project. Park officials said that an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let...
  • Michigan Man Fired Over Confederate Flag

    10/13/2015 5:07:21 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2015 | Philip Devoe
    A Michigan man employed at the Hillsdale Bob Evans plant was fired after refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his truck, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. According to the man, his bosses at the plant forced him to remove it after receiving a single anonymous complaint. Angela Payne, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, told NBC24 that the flag was offensive to many customers and employees. The employee, Wesley Rogers, was told two weeks ago to remove the flag but refused, resulting in his termination. They said they were doing their best to follow up on a complaint, Rogers...
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans say theyre preserving history, not racism

    10/11/2015 10:08:23 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 161 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/11/15 | Sarah Gish
    On a warm day in August, a couple dozen people gathered for an afternoon picnic at Shawnee Mission Park. Under the shade of a shelter surrounded by leafy green trees, two men cooked burgers and brats on a charcoal grill next to a row of tables topped with red plastic tablecloths and a summery spread of sliced watermelon, barbecue-flavored potato chips and sopapilla cheesecake. The weather would have been perfect if not for occasional gusts of wind that whipped through the grove and threatened to topple the three flags fixed to portable poles next to the dessert table: an American...
  • Confederate flag group rallying for former Hartland firefighter

    10/02/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 4 replies
    postbulletin.com ^ | Friday, October 2, 2015 | Josh Moniz,
    A Confederate flag advocacy group is rallying Saturday in Albert Lea for the reinstatement of the Hartland volunteer firefighter suspended in July for flying a Confederate flag on a department truck during a parade. The firefighter, Brian Nielson, didn't respond to interview requests. He previously told media he was protesting "political correctness" and the censuring of the flag. There was a national push for removing the flag from public locations after the Charleston, S.C., shooting. Nielson said he doesn't support slavery nor racism and has since apologized to both cities. But he said he would fly the flag again, though...
  • Confederate Battle Flag at School Leads to Lockdown

    09/28/2015 1:27:42 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 42 replies
    http://www.fox5ny.com/news/25792758-story ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | George Franco
    A trio of students has been suspended from school after one of them brought a Confederate battle flag to campus.
  • Norfolk council decides to keep Confederate monument

    09/23/2015 2:19:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    SCV Va Division ^ | September 22, 2015 | Tim Eberly
    Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:43 PM Subject: Norfolk council decides to keep Confederate monument By Tim Eberly September 22, 2015 NORFOLK The citys Confederate monument is not going anywhere. The City Council decided not to remove the towering structure downtown, despite pressure from a civil rights group that considers it a symbol of racism and slavery. The councils decision came on the second day of its annual retreat, held this year at Slover Library. All three black council members agreed that removing the monument was unnecessary, and no other council members lobbied for its removal, either. You cant...
  • Virginia school suspends students for Confederate flag on clothes, vehicles

    09/19/2015 9:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I remember the good old days when liberals who wanted to tear down the symbols of the Confederacy were assuring us that it was only an issue when it flew on taxpayer owned, public property over the seat of government. Other than that it was a question of free speech. (Or racism or oppression or whatever you like.) Remember that line? Ah, good times, my friends. But that’s long since ceased to be the case. As many of us predicted, this trend was going to spread like pubic lice at an Occupy Wall Street camp, and it has been...
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBDJ7.com ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didnt comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Southern Poverty Law Center To Create Map of Confederate Symbols

    09/06/2015 7:19:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    memphisflyer.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Toby Sells
    Earlier this month, the SPLC launched a new initiative called "Erasing Hate," which "aims to identify and eliminate government-sanctioned symbols honoring the Confederacy." "There are numerous government-sponsored symbols of the Confederacy that are out in the public across the country, and, quite frankly, it's time for them be removed," said SPLC founder Morris Dees. "In Montgomery, Alabama, we have a Robert E. Lee High School that wasn't even named until [Brown v. the Board of Education], the desegregation case. We have government-sponsored holidays honoring Confederate 'heroes'." Flags, street names, building names, and statues honoring the Confederacy became public targets across...
  • Commander of United Confederate Veterans Gen James W. Moore of Alabama, being laid to rest

    08/30/2015 9:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 9 replies
    In 1949, the surviving members of the United Confederate Veterans attend the funeral of their commander, James W. Moore. Moore joined the confederate army at the age of 13, died at the age of 99 and was buried in Selma, AL. Here's your chance to see video of some real confederate veterans.

    08/30/2015 12:11:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 66 replies
    abc13.com ^ | august 30, 2015
    A statue of Jefferson Davis has been removed from its place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin after a failed appeal by a Confederate heritage group. Crews could be seen Sunday morning removing the statue of the Confederate president from its place near the university's iconic clock tower.
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials wont ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • Was the Civil War about Slavery?

    08/11/2015 1:11:21 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1,097 replies
    Acton Institute, Prager University ^ | 8/11/2015 | Joe Carter
    What caused the Civil War? That seems like the sort of simple, straightforward question that any elementary school child should be able to answer. Yet many Americansincluding, mostly, my fellow Southernersclaim that that the cause was economic or states rights or just about anything other than slavery. But slavery was indisputably the primary cause, explains Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military Academy at West Point. The abolition of slavery was the single greatest act of liberty-promotion in the history of America. Because of that fact, its natural for people who love freedom, love tradition, and...
  • Julianne Moore: rename my high school

    08/25/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 79 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/25/15 | Brandon Griggs
    The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore. The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism."
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • Confederate flag dispute comes up at Maryland Heights council meeting

    08/23/2015 5:00:15 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 37 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 21, 2015
    MARYLAND HEIGHTS A Confederate flag flying at a home in a Maryland Heights neighborhood may be disturbing, but flying it is constitutionally protected, officials told residents of Glenbush Drive at the City Council meeting Thursday night. The flag appeared on Aug. 17 and has been flown from mid-morning until about 6 p.m. daily, said a black couple who live nearby. They said they have lived on Glenbush for nine years and appreciate the city's diverse population. Police Chief Bill Carson said he was aware of a dispute over the flag involving others on the street on Aug. 18. "It...
  • On top in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump shifts his gaze south

    08/21/2015 1:09:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    He has crashed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers show in Iowa, knocked former Florida governor Jeb Bush off course in New Hampshire and sucked up most of the political oxygen this summer. Now Donald Trump is headed south. Trump said Wednesday night that that event was switching venues, from a civic center to a football stadium, because he now expects an attendance of 30,000 to 40,000. Some say Trumps appeal in the region is different, and according to University of Mississippi journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, it has precedent. There is a history of outrageous politicians who are able to develop a...
  • South Carolina Schools Ban Confederate Flag

    08/20/2015 11:03:31 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | THU, AUG 20
    South Carolina's Charleston County School District issues new dress code banning Confederate flag. WCBD's Mayci McLeod reports.
  • Civil War Re-Enactment Canceled After Charleston Slayings [South Carolina]

    08/20/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    AP, via ABCNews.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | AP
    A Civil War battle re-enactment at a historic South Carolina planation has been canceled in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will not host the re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville that was scheduled for November, according to local media outlets. Boone Hall marketing director Rick Benthall said the event comes too soon after the slayings at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Benthall said it was canceled out of respect for the victims' families and to allow the community to heal. "It was...
  • Riviera Beach City Council votes to approve change from Old Dixie Hwy to President Barack Obama Hwy

    08/20/2015 7:47:34 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2015 | Monica Magalhaes, Michelle Quesada
    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - A dividing highway in Riviera Beach is becoming historic again. A proposal to rename Old Dixie Highway to Barack Obama Highway ultimately passed in Riviera Beach, but not without hitting some speed bumps. "I got a little worried for a minute, because we didn't seem at first to have the majority," said Mayor Thomas Masters, City of Riviera Beach. There was plenty of approval from the crowd to remove Old Dixie Highway from 1st Street to Silver Beach Road. "You have the chance to right the wrong and make a new chapter," said one woman who...
  • Riviera Beach To Vote On Proposed Street Name Change:'Old Dixie Highway' to 'Barack Obama Highway'

    08/19/2015 1:37:19 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 68 replies
    WPTV ^ | 08/19/2015 | WPTV webteam
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  • Remove the Southern belle from her inglorious perch

    08/19/2015 6:24:59 PM PDT · by SJackson · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Boyd
    The writer is research associate in American Studies at University of Maryland at College Park, and the author of Southern Beauty: Race, Ritual, and Memory in the Modern South (under contract to University of Georgia Press). When administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? But in that sense UGA was really no different from other Southern schools. Long after many universities had officially done away with a variety of Old South symbols, the feminine figure most clearly identified with Dixie the Southern...
  • Confederate Warship, Weapons Recovered from Georgia River

    08/18/2015 12:08:52 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | Elizabeth Goldbaum
    The armored husk of a Confederate warship is being raised out of the depths of a Georgia river, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it. Government officials are pulling approximately 250,000 lbs. (113,000 kilograms) of the warship CSS Georgia's armored siding the ship's skeleton from the Savannah River. Crews are raising the Civil War-era ship's remains in 10,000-lb. (4,500 kg) chunks that measure about 4 feet tall by 24 feet wide (1.2 by 7.3 meters). The siding is the last major ship part remaining in the water; Navy divers began retrieving the ship's unexploded shells, cannons...
  • Wisconsin man accused of going into home to remove Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 12:20:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 54 replies
    Authorities say a Racine man was arrested after forcing his way inside a home to take down a Confederate flag placed in a window. The Journal Times of Racine (http://bit.ly/1J3lCD5 ) reports 37-year-old Tajaun Boatner has been charged on counts including criminal trespassing and misdemeanor theft.
  • Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag

    08/12/2015 8:27:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 12 August 2015 | Ashley Collman
    Man, 37, 'shoves woman to the ground and storms into her home' to tear down Confederate flag hanging in a bathroom window The resident says Tajaun Boatner, 37, initially asked her politely to take down the Confederate flag she had hanging in her kitchen window The two got into a screaming match though, after she moved the flag from the kitchen to the bathroom When the unidentified woman called Boatner a racial slur, the man shoved her to the ground and broke into the home to take down the flag himself He then continued to resist arrest when police arrived...
  • Rebel recall: Virginians told to turn in Confederate-themed license plates

    08/07/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7 Aug 2015 | Fox News
    Virginia is targeting 1,691 license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag in a statewide recall that will replace the existing tags with new ones without the controversial image. The Virginian-Pilot reported that its unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from state highways now that the plates are being recalled and replaced following a federal judges ruling Thursday lifting a 2001 injunction that allowed the image. Were working as quickly as possible to get this done, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker told the paper. Vehicle owners with the flag plates will be sent new Sons of...
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • Hillary Clinton Shows Off Her Southern Accent Again, Yall

    08/05/2015 2:09:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/5/15 | Jim Treacher
    I do declare, runnin a presidential campaign can wear a body out! What with all that flip-floppin on Planned Parenthood and bein investigated by the FBI and all, its no wonder Hillary Clinton needed to just set a spell and visit with her good friends in South Carolina.The other day, Hillary sat down with Jamie Harrison, chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, on his web show Chair Chats. If youve got half an hour of free time and absolutely nothing better to do with it, you can watch their conversation here. Just about anything can be improved with a...
  • Why its now cheaper to produce some goods in the South than in China

    08/04/2015 10:33:36 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2015 | Ana Swanson
    Before World War II, red-brick textile mills that processed cotton and wove it into cloth were all over the southern United States, dotting the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama. But in the last 50 years, automation, free trade agreements and competition from countries like China whittled down the historic industry until it was almost gone. Now some textile jobs are coming back, but on much different terms. As the New York Times reported Sunday, some Chinese manufacturers are setting up shop in the United States, after finding it cheaper to produce their goods in the American South than in China.
  • Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another (Florida)

    08/01/2015 5:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | july 28, 2015 | steve bousquet
    Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle. Under intense pressure from a deeply divided citizenry, county commissioners agreed to remove the controversial flag with the X-shaped Southern Cross design that has flown at the courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964, the year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. As that flag heads to a local museum, it will be replaced by the first version of the Confederate flag known as the stars and bars, with 13 stars...
  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name

    08/02/2015 12:20:40 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utahs Negro Bill Canyon, though the title that some find offensive is a point of historical pride for others. Grand County Councilwoman Mary McGann said the name of the picturesque canyon in southern Utah is outdated at best. We should evolve, she said Wednesday.
  • 'Cruz country' bus tour looks South

    08/02/2015 9:20:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 2, 2015 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will spend much of August on an eight-state Cruz Country bus tour through the South, as his team looks beyond the first four 2016 states to Marchs delegate-heavy SEC Primary states, including Georgia and Texas. Cruz advisers say theyre not only vigorously competing in the early states, but already organizing the so-called SEC states (a nickname from college sports Southeastern Conference), with advertising planned through March 15. An adviser said the objective of the bus trip is to ensure that by the time other candidates get to the March 1 voting states following early state voting,...
  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | MARK SCOLFORO and JEFFREY COLLINS
    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by leading flag-makers and retailers that they will no longer sell products showing the secessionist battle flag.
  • Confederate flags placed around King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church ["Terror"]

    07/30/2015 9:48:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ....Confederate flags were found around the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church Thursday morning. According to Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Shanan Jones, police and Homeland Security are working to remove the flags..... four small flags were found laying on the property.
  • The Civil War never ended: Jesse Jackson [ re the Confederate flag ]

    07/25/2015 6:54:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | July 15, 2015 | DAVID MASCIOTRA
    The Civil War never ended: Jesse Jackson on the racist agenda that must come down with the Confederate flag"..Full Headline Since the homicidal evil named Dylann Roof claimed the lives of nine black worshipers in Charleston, South Carolina, the country has commissioned a conversation about racial harmony and diversity. The audible defeat in President Obamas voice when he made yet another call for gun control to millions of deaf ears was an early signal of legislative dysfunction, and the political systems inability to react meaningfully to crisis. Politics under the noxious regime of slavery and under the nominal promise of...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. If hes gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone, said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Opposition to removal of Confederate memorials at Lee Circle and elsewhere gains steam

    07/14/2015 4:22:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/14/15 | Robert McClendon, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Opponents of the proposed removal of Confederate memorials in New Orleans are using social media to organize the fight to keep them where they stand. What started out as an effort to keep the statue of Robert E. Lee atop his column in Lee Circle, has expanded its mission to include defending all of the statues and monuments dedicated to the Confederacy. The City Council, at Mayor Mitch Landrieu's request, has begun a formal hearing process that could result in the removal of Lee and monuments dedicated to P.G.T. Beauregard, another Confederate general; Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy;...