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  • FAKE HATE: Black Activist Admits Hanging Confederate Flag from Black Soldier Memorial(MA)

    06/30/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 29 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 6/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    A man claiming responsibility for hanging a Confederate flag from a memorial for black soldiers says he didn’t intend it as a racist gesture—and in fact was protesting the symbol and what he believes it represents. Some who saw the flag hanging from the memorial—including a woman who took it down—interpreted its placement as a hateful gesture. The flag hung from a sword held by a sculpture of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, commanding officer of the Union Army’s Massachusetts 54th Regiment.
  • Charlie Daniels takes stand for Confederate-flag pride; slams ‘race baiters like Al Sharpton’

    06/30/2015 11:26:32 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    bizpacreview ^ | June 28, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    Liberals who laugh at the idea that the Confederate flag could mean more than rampant racism need to listen to Charlie Daniels. In an op-ed posted Friday by CNS news, the America country music legend paid tribute first to the people of Charleston, S.C., and his admiration for the victims of the June 17 mass murder that killed nine people at a Bible study class. When I saw the pictures of the people who had been murdered, I made the statement, “I know these people,” which I didn’t mean literally, but figuratively. They were the kind of Christian people I...
  • Why this black defender of the Confederate flag says slavery was ‘a choice’

    06/30/2015 11:57:54 AM PDT · by NRx · 35 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-30-2015 | Peter Holley
    For many Americans, the Confederate battle flag is an unmistakable symbol of slavery and oppression. But for Karen Cooper, a black woman who was born in New York but later settled in Virginia, the flag embodies something else entirely. “I actually think that it represents freedom,” the ardent tea party supporter says in a video interview that’s been making the rounds online. “It represents a people who stood up to tyranny.”
  • Confederate Flags Taken Down from Ft. Sumter

    06/30/2015 5:21:21 AM PDT · by Raebie · 67 replies
    WCNC ^ | June 29, 2015 | WCNC
    Charleston, SC (WLTX) - The historic site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired is no longer flying versions of the Confederate flag above it. The U.S. National Park Service ordered all flags to be taken down at Ft. Sumter in Charleston except for the American flag. The banners that were removed are neither the traditional Confederate flag that's most typically displayed by individuals, nor is it the battle flag version that currently flies in front of the South Carolina State House. Instead, the flags were the less frequently seen national flags of the Confederacy. The park...
  • The Left vs. Robert E. Lee [The Attempt to Nazify the Honorable General]

    06/30/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2015 | Greg Richards
    With the revulsion against Confederate symbols that has resulted from shooter Dylann Roof's internet picture with the Confederate battle flag, Robert E. Lee has been put in the gunsights of social radicals. Lee was one of the two great generals of the Civil War and due in part to his good fortune in having an excellent biographer in Douglas Southall Freeman, is generally regarded as the greatest, although it should be noted that Grant won the war. Lee came from one of the oldest families in Virginia and arguably its most distinguished. His father, Light Horse Harry Lee, was a...
  • Even Nathan Bedford Forrest could change: guest opinion

    06/29/2015 9:36:07 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Alabama ^ | June 29, 2015 | By John W. Davis
    On an incredibly hot day, a cool decision was made by the Governor of Alabama. He took down the Confederate flags flown on our capital grounds in Montgomery. This is a good thing. It is good because now our capital, and so symbolically our State, is more welcoming than before. The Governor took a stand for all the people of Alabama. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most of the soldiers of days gone by knew about as much about grand politics as soldiers of today. They would be content, I'm certain,to have their time and flag memorialized in a museum, not as a prop...
  • Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him

    06/29/2015 11:07:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 6/29/15 | by Alex Griswold
    Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him by Alex Griswold Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has called for the removal of the grave of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park, along with an attached memorial. “These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” Wharton said in a press conference Thursday. Most historians believe that Forrest was also the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, although he later distanced himself from the group as they became more violent. “This is...
  • Walmart Apologizes for Making ISIS Cake for Man Denied Confederate Flag Design

    06/29/2015 12:54:45 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/29/15 | Susanna Kim
    A man in Louisiana is asking for an explanation from Walmart after his request for a Confederate flag cake at one of its bakeries was rejected, but a design with the ISIS flag was accepted. Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a cake with the words, "Heritage Not Hate," on Thursday at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana. But the bakery denied his request, he said. At some point later, he ordered the image of the ISIS flag that represents the terrorist group. "I went back yesterday and managed to get an ISIS battleflag printed....
  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Confederate flag cake, no. ISIS flag cake, yes. Wal-Mart apologizes after YouTube flap(worked there)

    06/29/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 12 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/29/15 | Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Wal-Mart store in Slidell refused a request to decorate a cake with a design featuring a Confederate flag, but agreed to decorate a cake featuring the flag of the Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, a man says in a video posted to YouTube. Wal-Mart has apologized for selling the cake, explaining that the employee who handled the order did not recognize it as the ISIS flag. The corporation, a spokesman said, does not support ISIS. The YouTube video, posted Friday (June 26) by a man identified as Chuck Netzhammer, shows a man sitting on a motorcycle unfurl a...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Confederate Flag a ‘Racist’ Symbol

    06/29/2015 2:47:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nearly two weeks after canceling a campaign event scheduled the morning after the deadly attack on a South Carolina church, Jeb Bush on Monday called the Confederate battle flag a “racist” symbol, reflecting the new Republican normal in a Southern primary state vastly altered by the racially motivated killings. The flag was one of “the symbols that have divided the South in many ways, the symbols that were used in most recent modern history, perhaps not at the beginning of the time, but the symbols were racist,” Mr. Bush told an interracial crowd of about 200...
  • 'Southern Lives Matter': Confederate flag supporters rally in Alabama

    Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed. Standing at the bottom of the Capitol's steps, where 50 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. led a march for civil rights, Tim Steadman said it wasn't right to remove the flags. "Right now, this past week with everything that is going on, I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the...
  • Memphis mayor wants Confederate general’s grave removed(Spot the bigot)

    06/29/2015 3:10:55 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/29/15 | j chasmar
    Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced a proposal last week to remove the statue and grave sites of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife. “These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the Democratic mayor, who is black, said in a news conference, a local NBC affiliate reported. Mr. Wharton told The Associated Press that he wants the statue removed from Health Sciences Park and “returned to Forrest Monument Association that had it placed there.” He said the graves of the noted KKK leader and his...
  • Report: S.C. legislature has the votes to remove Confederate flag

    06/29/2015 3:24:50 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2015 | Daniel Strauss
    There’s now enough support in the South Carolina legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol grounds, according to a new analysis from South Carolina’s Post and Courier. The poll’s finding, released Monday afternoon, found that at least 33 state senators and 82 house members, support removing the flag. That support meets the two-thirds majority in both chambers required to remove the flag.
  • Alabama Store Making Their Own Confederate Flags After Supplier Caves to Race Baiters

    06/29/2015 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    On June 26, Alabama Flag & Banner began making Confederate flags in-house, after “a manufacturer decided to no longer supply Confederate flags to [the] business.”
  • The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism.... I don't think so.

    06/26/2015 2:08:52 PM PDT · by maddog55 · 51 replies
    Facebook ^ | 23 June 2015 | Richard John Bartley
    Richard John Bartley June 23 · The Confederate Battle Flag represents racism.... I don't think so. I for one know the history and I'm from the North and married to an Alabama girl for the last 36 years. The red, white and blue stand for the same as our US flag. Red= valor, blue= justice and white for purity. The stars are the 13 original colonies. Not far from ours today. The difference lies in the interpretation. First it was never a state flag. It was designed as a battle flag for the southern states. The X is the main...
  • Confederate Flag Controversy May Be Just the First Battle

    06/26/2015 4:16:13 PM PDT · by robowombat · 65 replies
    New American ^ | June 26, 2015 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 26 June 2015 Confederate Flag Controversy May Be Just the First Battle Written by Steve Byas font size decrease font size increase font size Print Email Confederate Flag Controversy May Be Just the First Battle Almost immediately after last week’s killing by Dylann Roof of nine members of the congregation of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the tragedy was already being utilized for political purposes. In the words of former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel, those on the Left "never let a serious crisis go to waste." There were the predictable denunciations of "easy access" to...
  • The Confederate Flag Doesn’t Belong in a Museum

    06/26/2015 5:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Slate ^ | June 25, 2015 | Aleia Brown, Currator at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
    Finding the proper home for this symbol of oppression isn’t as simple as politicians keep saying it is.In the aftermath of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, that claimed the lives of nine parishioners at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, politicians from both sides of the aisle have called for the Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state Capitol to come down. A common theme of these calls to lower the flag has been the suggestion that this symbol of America’s racist past belongs not on a flagpole on public land but in a...
  • National Cathedral to remove Confederate stained glass

    06/26/2015 9:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    USATODAY | June 25, 2015 | Adelle M. Banks
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  • The war on nation pride

    06/26/2015 7:23:48 AM PDT · by impactplayer · 7 replies
    Self
    National Pride is essential to the building of a people - and so is regional pride, state pride, and even being proud of our city or school. It helps to bond us and unite us. But some - especially on the left - believe that this is destructive. They believe that this divides us and creates feelings of superiority. We see this every time they attack a school or sports mascot, the Boy Scouts, and when they say America is not a great nation, only one among many. Thus their attempts to destroy the roots and symbols of pride in...
  • Black lawmakers call for removal of Confederate flag on government property

    06/26/2015 6:54:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for a national ban on the use of the Confederate flag on any government property — including license plates. The CBC lawmakers introduced a resolution Thursday in the aftermath of last week's racially motivated shooting during Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., that killed nine people. "A hate crime of this nature must lead to effective legislation that will curtail similar incidences in the future," CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) said in a statement.
  • When Erasing Symbols of Slavery, Don't Forget the Democratic Party

    06/26/2015 6:08:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/26/2015 | By Anthony J. Ciani
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, there are increasing and ever louder calls for the removal of all symbols, objects and persons connected to slavery or the Confederate States of America.  Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, and so all honors given him should be renamed, and all copies of the Declaration of Independence shredded.  Robert E. Lee fought for the South, so all his effigies should be melted down and his rebel flags shredded, even though the Confederacy had nothing to do with the shooting.  The Confederacy is no...
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...
  • Officer Fired After Posting Photo Of Himself In Confederate Flag Boxer Shorts On Facebook

    06/26/2015 6:22:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    atlanta.cbslocal.com ^ | 06-26-2015 | Staff
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Atlanta)– A North Charleston police officer was fired from his position after posting a photo on Facebook featuring the Confederate flag. WCIV reports the post, which featured the officer wearing Confederate flag boxer shorts, went viral Thursday after it was posted a few days earlier. The police chief terminated Sgt. Shannon Dildine’s position, saying the photo questioned his ability to improve trust and instill confidence between citizens and officers. “Your posting in this manner led to you being publicly identified as a North Charleston Police officer and associated both you and the Department with an image that...
  • Former NAACP president vocally defends Confederate flag

    06/25/2015 2:57:38 PM PDT · by Smittie · 8 replies
    NBC12, Richmond VA ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | NBC12 Newsroom
    ASHEVILLE, NC (WYFF) - Hours after "Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Asheville, North Carolina, H.K. Edgerton stood with a Confederate flag, telling those passing by why he wanted it to continue to fly. Edgerton, a former president of the North Carolina NAACP and one of few African-American members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was outside the monument waving the Confederate flag soon after the graffiti was removed. He said the graffiti artist protested incorrectly. "I'm not going to blame it on a Yankee, because I've seen some southern folk around here that are real...
  • Starnes: Anti-Southern Purge Targets Military Bases, 'Gone With The Wind'

    06/25/2015 3:11:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    As I predicted earlier this week – the cultural purging of the South is well under way. In the past few days, we’ve seen the cultural revolutionaries demand the eradication of streets, parks, schools and buildings named after Confederate war heroes. We’ve also seen corporate America engage in the cultural cleansing – banning all Confederate products from places like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Sears. But the purging is far from over. Now, the revolutionaries are now targeting US military bases named after Confederate war heroes. A reader sent me a screenshot of an item that was posted by officials at Fort...
  • A Film, Gone With the Wind, Now Under Assault for Confederate Imagery;

    06/25/2015 4:13:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Did you see the movie critic for the New York Post? The New York Post is supposed to be a conservative paper, if it's anything, and the movie critic there is a guy named Lou Lumenick, I'm not sure how he pronounces it. Anyway, he said in a piece that ran last night -- actually I think it's in today's paper -- that the movie Gone With the Wind is a national embarrassment and needs to be banned from television and movie theoretical release and available to be seen only in museums. Now, there's some black actors that won...
  • Send Confederate Post Cards to Washington

    06/24/2015 9:46:59 PM PDT · by VerySadAmerican · 25 replies
    I'm sending Confederate Battle Flag postcards to the politicians in D.C. The message will be: Not one plantation in the Confederate South was owned by a republican. The democrats were the plantation owners. It was the republican party that freed the slaves from the democrat slave masters.
  • Gettysburg to sell Confederate flags despite National Park Service request

    06/25/2015 4:13:45 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 68 replies
    The National Park Service Wednesday asked groups operating gift shops at national Civil War battlefields and monuments to pull the Confederate flag and items featuring only the flag — mugs, key chains, T-shirts — from store shelves, said Kathy Kupper, a National Park Service spokeswoman. The Gettysburg Foundation, which runs the gift shop and book store at the Gettysburg National Military Park visitor Museum and Visitor Center does not plan to pull its Confederate flag items.
  • Gettysburg to remove Confederate flag items (The Country has Gone Mad!!!!!)

    06/25/2015 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 74 replies
    Video at link
  • This Confederate Store Owner Is Thrilled the ‘Big Boys’ Don’t Want to Sell Flag

    06/25/2015 5:20:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Time ^ | 6/24/15 | Katy Osborn
    "We're glad to see ignorant people getting out of the business" Major U.S. retailers say they’re done selling the Confederate flag—but Dewey Barber is just getting started. Under pressure, retail giants including Walmart, Amazon and eBay announced that they would pull Confederate flags and similar themed products from their websites. Barber, though, decided to do the exact opposite—he plans to begin manufacturing the Confederate flag and add it to the lineup on his Dixie Outfitters website, now that the “big boys” are out of the business.
  • Democrats Are Using the Confederate Flag (Which They Gave Us) to Destroy the GOP Southern Stronghold

    06/25/2015 10:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, this was quite humorous. Expected, predictable, quite humorous. Earlier in the week when the mass movement was on to remove the Confederate flag from the state grounds in South Carolina (and everybody got on that bandwagon said, "Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! We have to!"), I warned that what's coming next is the American flag, because there's an all-out assault on culture, and pointing out specifically -- and I think this is very important. The Confederate flag is not what this is about in South Carolina. It's so classic of what the left does. They take an event...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) –Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot – repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Country’s left do all the time – they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...
  • How Republicans pulled a fast one with the Confederate flag

    06/25/2015 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24 June 15 | Charles D. Ellison
    It's the capture-the-flag you never saw coming. In a shrewdly mapped play, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's (R) call to remove the flapping Confederate rebel jack from state capitol grounds suddenly prompted an entire party to reverse course on the issue. And after years of happily whistling political Dixie as part of its mad racial plan for Southern domination, the Republican Party backed away from this in an unprecedentedly humble about face. If presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was calling it a non-issue on Sunday, there's now a good chance he might find a convenient backtrack moment...
  • Mega-Retailers Confirm That Pushing Liberal Agenda Comes Before Making Money

    06/25/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | JUNE 24, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Mega-retailers have confirmed their loyal membership in the liberal Establishment and their willingness to join in an ideological war of annihilation against the very concept of the South by refusing to sell Confederate flag merchandise. This confirms that like Big Advertising, Big Retail is far more concerned with advancing the liberal agenda than with making money, because thanks to the authorities’ big push to suppress it, the rebel flag is selling better than ever:
  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 6:46:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    americanthinker ^ | June 25, 2015 | Carole Jackson
    I am a 60-something Caucasian Yankee, born and raised in Michigan. My mother was British. My father was the first in his Canadian-immigrant family born in the USA. I have lived in North Carolina for almost 40 years, longer than my next door neighbors who were born and raised here. I understand a lot about the South, except for one thing: The pride in the Confederacy, its history and symbols. I do understand the reverence for General Robert E. Lee. I share it. He was a great general and a good and great man. He could have fought on but...
  • School Board Committee Votes To Ban “Dixie” Song & Rebel Mascot At Southside High School (AR)

    06/25/2015 1:46:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    KFSM, CBS 5, Fort Smith, AR ^ | 10:36PM, June 23, 2015 | Zuzanna Sitek and Aubry Killon
    A Fort Smith School Board committee passed a motion Tuesday (June 23) to ban the “Dixie” song during the 2015-2016 school year and to replace the rebel mascot for the 2016-2017 school year. The motion passed five to zero. Susan McFerran, a member of the school board, said the decision comes after the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina and a recent class reunion. “There was a 30 year class reunion this weekend,” she said. “It came to our attention that the public has been pretty upset about the Confederate flag, which has already been removed, the rebel mascot [and]...
  • So the Confederate Flag Should Come Down But Margaret Sanger Belongs on the $20 Bill?

    06/24/2015 6:12:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 52 replies
    ncr ^ | 06/24/2015 | Matthew Archbold
    The New York Times editorial board called for South Carolina to take down the Confederate flag because it's racist. They said: State lawmakers who must vote on removing it need to do that now and show the nation they understand the pain this symbol of hate and brutality causes to this day. So the reason for all the renewed controversy surrounding the flag is because the man charged with killing nine African-Americans in church was seen waving it in photographs. Ok. So any symbol with a strong relation to racism should not be celebrated by the government. Got it?But...
  • Whoa: this is how the slain pastor felt about the Confederate flag…

    06/24/2015 5:39:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 6/24/15 | Michele Hickford
    Matthew 5:9 says “Blessed are the peacemakers” and it would appear Pastor Clementa Pinckney was definitely one of those. While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE...
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Debate over rebel flag widens to include all symbols of Confederacy

    06/24/2015 3:34:38 PM PDT · by Sopater · 76 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24, 2015
    The debate over the rebel flag that began anew after last week's church shootings in Charleston, S.C., has morphed into a full-blown Confederate controversy. While Stars and Bars have long been associated by many with slavery, the latest campaign to remove Confederate emblems has extended beyond the flag to statues, memorials, parks and even school mascots. Never has the debate over what symbolizes heritage and what stands for hate covered so much ground, as efforts to strip icons that have been part of the visual and cultural landscape of the South for decades are afoot at national, state and local...
  • Amazon.com made a HUGE mistake [Confederate flag ban]

    06/24/2015 12:19:55 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 46 replies
    http://www.Amazon.com ^ | June 24, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Amazon.com is making a HUGE mistake with their recent banning of sales of the Confederate flag. Not only is this a marketing blunder, they've got a LONG way to go if they're going to start banning offensive items. Amazon, are you ready to REALLY impact your future sales? You've got a LOT of work to do now that you've opened Pandora's box. What about the book entitled 'The International Jew; The World's Foremost Problem'? This is offensive to Jews and should be banned! Why is Amazon worried about offending their black customers (Confederate flag ban) but not Jewish customers? What...
  • The Cultural Cleansing of the Southern States Begins

    06/24/2015 12:33:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 104 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/24/2015
    A full-fledged cultural cleansing of the Southern states is underway as lawmakers debate whether to remove Confederate flags and rename schools and parks named after Confederate war heroes. There are also discussions in Washington, D.C. about removing Confederate-related statues from the U.S. Capitol — including a statue of Jefferson Davis, the former president of the Confederacy. “It’s something to think about,” Sen. Harry Reid told reporters. Republicans, meanwhile, are leading the charge in South Carolina and Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag — called a symbol of hate and racism. Wal-Mart jumped on the band wagon, too – announcing they...
  • Warner Bros. to prohibit 'Dukes of Hazzard' merch with Confederate flag

    06/24/2015 12:28:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 51 replies
    Thehill.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Mark Hensch
    The Confederate flag will disappear from merchandise of the popular 1980s television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Warner Bros. announced Tuesday it will no longer sanction the production of any “Dukes of Hazzard” products displaying the controversial emblem. “Warner Bros. Consumer Products has one licensee producing die-cast replicas and vehicle model kits featuring the General Lee with the Confederate flag on its roof – as it was seen in the TV series,” a spokesman for the company told Vulture on Tuesday evening.
  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 2:35:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Nick Gass
    Former Virginia senator and potential Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb weighed in on the Confederate flag debate on Wednesday, urging careful consideration of both sides of the historical argument. “This is an emotional time and we all need to think through these issues with a care that recognizes the need for change but also respects the complicated history of the Civil War. The Confederate Battle Flag has wrongly been used for racist and other purposes in recent decades. It should not be used in any way as a political symbol that divides us,” Webb wrote in a Facebook post. Americans...
  • Citadel leaders want Confederate flag moved from Summerall Chapel

    06/24/2015 10:48:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Charleston Regional Business Journal ^ | 06/24/2015 | Ashley Heffernan
    Less than a week after nine people were fatally shot in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, leaders at The Citadel have voted to remove a Confederate Naval Jack flag from the campus chapel. Dylann Storm Roof, who has been charged in the shootings, was previously photographed posing with the Confederate flag. Many national businesses have vowed to stop selling Confederate merchandise, and hundreds of people rallied in Columbia to remove the Confederate battle flag from the S.C. Statehouse grounds. Lawmakers are expected to debate the flag’s location this summer. One of the victims of the shooting was a Citadel...
  • Rand Paul Backs Confederate Flag Removal, Calls It Symbol of Racism and Murder

    06/24/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/24/2015 | Robby Soave
    Sen. Rand Paul said he agrees with South Carolina Gov. (and fellow Republican) Nikki Haley that the Confederate flag should be removed from its previous place of honor on the grounds of the State House. In a radio interview this morning, Paul referred to the flag as “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery,” as well as a reminder of Dylan Roof’s horrific murders: “I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it, you know, obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody,...
  • Ann Coulter: Nikki Haley ‘Is an Immigrant and Does Not Understand America’s History’ [Watch Video]

    06/24/2015 7:22:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/24/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Last year, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley dismissed the Confederate flag as an issue for the state to be concerned about. But in the wake of the Charleston church shooting, with renewed attention on what the Confederate flag symbolizes, Haley––flanked by a score of South Carolina legislators––announced that they all support efforts to take down the Confederate flag from the state capitol. Ann Coulter appeared with Kennedy on Fox Business Network tonight and said that there are a lot of people getting the history of that flag wrote, as well as ignoring the Democrats’ history with the Confederacy, the flag,...
  • POLL - Should US military bases named after Confederates be renamed?

    06/24/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 53 replies
    What do these US military bases have in common? They are all named for Confederate generals. There’s been talk for years about whether this is appropriate, and now in wake of Charleston and the South Carolina Confederate flag, it’s coming up again.
  • Liberals are still getting the South all wrong

    06/24/2015 4:28:24 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 133 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/23/15 | Jonah Goldberg
    ‘Lots of folks expected us to do something strange and break out in a riot. Well, they just don’t know us,” the Rev. Norvel Goff told the packed, multiracial congregation of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC, on Sunday. It was the first service since the horrific slaughter of nine innocent souls by a racist fanatic. Not being a Christian, I can only marvel at the dignity and courage of the victims’ relatives who forgave the shooter. If I could ever manage such a thing, it would probably take me decades. It took them little more than a...