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  • Charges dropped for 3 people accused of toppling Confederate monument in Durham

    11/10/2017 10:56:20 AM PST · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    WRAL ^ | 11.09.17 | staff reporter
    Durham, N.C. — Charges for three people who are accused of toppling a Confederate monument in downtown Durham have been dropped, according to their defense attorney. According to defense attorney Scott Holmes, charges were dropped against Aaron Alexander Caldwell, Myles Spigner and Taylor Cook, citing that probable cause exists, but there was not enough evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. On Aug. 14, a group of protesters tore the statue of a Confederate soldier down after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., ended with one woman dead and almost two dozen injured.
  • Austin mayor boycotting Veterans Day Parade where Confederate flags will fly

    11/09/2017 4:08:56 PM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced he will not participate in this year’s Veterans Day Parade, held Saturday on Congress Avenue, because some groups signed up to march will be carrying the Confederate flag. “Veterans Day should only be about honoring United States Military Veterans,” Adler said in a statement Thursday morning. “Symbols of racism, Civil War secession, and white supremacy should not be forgotten or erased, but they need to be remembered and studied in museums and classrooms not cheered and applauded in parades.”
  • Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly Says ‘Lack of Compromise’ Led to Civil War

    10/31/2017 8:17:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 206 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 31, 2017 | ALEX JOHNSON
    White House Chief of Staff John Kelly waded into the long-simmering dispute over the removal of memorials to Confederate leaders saying in a televised interview on Monday night that "the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War." In the interview on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," host Laura Ingraham asked Kelly about the decision by Christ Church, an Episcopal congregation in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia, to remove plaques honoring President George Washington and Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate forces during the Civil War. "Well, history's history," said Kelly, whom President Donald Trump...
  • Fairfax Co. [VA] pleads for money to help fund J.E.B. Stuart $1M name change

    11/03/2017 4:13:16 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 33 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | November 3, 2017 5:10 am | Nick Iannelli | @NickWTOP
    WASHINGTON — Fairfax County Public Schools, the largest public school system in the D.C. region, is asking for financial donations to help cover the substantial costs associated with renaming J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Following a vote to rename the school last week, county officials set up a website, asking people to send in money. So far, the effort has generated more than $8,000. Officials said any donations will help with name-change expenses, which otherwise would need to be covered entirely by county taxpayers. The full cost of changing the school’s name is expected to be somewhere...
  • NC State school song criticized for including the word 'Dixie'

    11/02/2017 9:54:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 2, 2017 | Amber Wible
    North Carolina State University’s student body president recently penned an op-ed complaining about the “racial implications” of including the word “Dixie” in the school’s Alma Mater song. Jackie Gonzalez, who was elected student body president for the 2017-18 school year, begins her op-ed in The Technician by introducing her identity, explaining that she is writing as a both “a student leader and person of color at a predominately white institution.”
  • The Next Lost Cause

    11/01/2017 5:55:49 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    Why the slope from toppling Confederate monuments to shunning the Founders is so slippery. For conservatives who pay attention, the slippery slope isn’t a logical fallacy, but a way of life. In our gloomy predictions, we regularly understate how far society will begin kicking us down the slope once we start sliding. It would’ve been unthinkable for even the most pessimistic anti-divorce activist of half a century ago to predict that the majority of American children would be born illegitimately within a few decades. Anti-euthanasia activists never dared suggest that the Dutch would be so depraved as to begin drugging...
  • Sarah Sanders Shuts Down Civil War Controversy: You Cannot Erase History Just Because

    11/01/2017 6:57:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/31/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed questions from the media about White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly’s comments about the Civil War. When asked by reporters if the White House thought that the comments were “offensive,” Sanders replied ‘No.” “Because you don’t like history, doesn’t mean that you can erase it and pretend that it didn’t happen,” she said. “I think that’s the point that General Kelly was trying to make, and to try to create something and push a narrative that simply doesn’t exist is just, frankly, outrageous and absurd.” Kelly said in an interview with...
  • Kelly is right about Robert E. Lee

    10/31/2017 11:50:55 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2017 | Ralph Peters
    In these willfully ignorant, fiercely partisan times, let’s recall that we fought our bloodiest war to end human bondage. Almost three-quarters of a million Americans died in a complex struggle that began to right an inexcusable injustice. Now we’re re-fighting our Civil War with neo-Stalinist, fact-purging propaganda that makes cartoon villains of the dead. We rush to tear down statues of men we refuse to understand. We rob one group of citizens of their heritage to please another. And the president’s chief of staff cannot state facts about our history without triggering mob-rule outrage from those who could not even...
  • New Confederate Monuments Are Quietly Going Up Across the U.S.

    10/29/2017 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/23/2017 | Tom Porter
    New Confederate statues and plaques are appearing across the country, and authorities are powerless to act because many are being built on private land. But those who honor the Confederacy have been quietly working to preserve, and even increase, the number of Confederate monuments. In the small town of Orange, on the Texas-Louisiana border, the privately funded Confederate Memorial of the Wind is nearing completion. Stretching across a half-acre, the monument’s 13 pillars, each representing a Confederate state, rise from a circular base. It will eventually be surrounded by poles flying Confederate battle flags. In Chickamauga, Georgia, last year, a...
  • George Washington’s Virginia church taking down his memorial

    10/28/2017 2:16:36 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2017
    A church attended by George Washington will take down a memorial to the nation's first president, a move church leaders say is intended to make the place of worship more welcoming. The Washington Times reported Friday that Christ Church in Alexandria, Va., will remove memorials of Washington and former Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which stand on either side of the church's altar. "The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome," church leaders said. "Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence...
  • A School Named After Jefferson Davis Will Be Renamed After Obama

    10/18/2017 8:38:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 18, 2017 | Henry Rodgers
    “Jefferson Davis, although infamous in his own right, would probably not be too happy about a diverse school promoting the education of the very individuals he fought to keep enslaved being named after him,” Davis Magnet IB PTA President Janelle Jefferson told the board. Jefferson said the school, where 98 percent students are black, wanted to rename the campus after Obama “to reflect a person who fully represents ideals and public stances consistent with what we want our children to believe about themselves.”
  • On this date in 1978

    10/17/2017 6:22:57 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 16 replies
    President James Carter restores the U.S. Citizenship of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis offered no comment on the action taken by President Carter.
  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Now, they're after Civil War reenactors

    10/16/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Civil War reenactors replaying the Battle of Cedar Creek in Virginia on Saturday went ahead with their demonstration despite the group organizing the event receiving a letter threatening "bodily harm" to anyone who participated. The battlefield was temporarily cleared on Saturday when a "suspicious device" - possibly a pipe bomb - was discovered. The FBI is investigating. Washington Post: “We wanted to send a message,” said Keith MacGregor, 56, from Lebanon, Pa., who was playing the role of a Union infantry captain for the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek, held not far from here. “We wanted to show...
  • Name change for Salinas' Confederate Corners moves forward

    10/12/2017 7:20:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    Salinas Californian ^ | Oct. 11, 2017 | Joe Szydlowski
    A proposal to change the name of an intersection just south of Salinas from one that references the Confederacy to one honoring farmworkers will move forward, officials say. The county's Legislative Action Committee approved a proposal by Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo to rename Confederate Corners as Campesino Corners Wednesday afternoon, Alejo said.
  • Activist may burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag at NASCAR race in Talladega

    10/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 85 replies
    AL.com ^ | 10.9.17 | Wesley Robinson
    Taking his combined Nazi-Confederate flag burning demonstration to NASCAR country, Pennsylvania activist Gene Stilp continued his push for awareness by burning the two symbols, which he says represent similar ideals.
  • Stonewall Jackson statue defaced at Civil War battlefield in Virginia

    10/04/2017 3:51:23 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 7 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/4/2017 | Justin Wm. Moyer and Antonio Olivo
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson was discovered vandalized Wednesday at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia on the morning after officials in Prince William County debated renaming roads and buildings honoring Southern leaders. A large quantity of white paint was poured on three sides of the statue’s polished granite base, the National Park Service said in a statement, and the word “Dead!” was written on the statue in gold spray paint. ... The vandalism happened the morning after a raucous Board of Supervisors meeting in Prince William County — where the statue is located — in which protesters...
  • Who dug into this Confederate soldier’s grave in NC?

    10/02/2017 3:39:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 9/28/17 | Martha Quillin
    The N.C. Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans has suggested the recent desecration of a grave in Bladen County might have been a protest against Confederate heritage, and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the vandalism. Maj. Larry Guyton of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office said that a man cutting the grass at Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church, near Elizabethtown in Bladen County, discovered the damage to the grave of a Confederate Army soldier on Monday and called police.“Someone had dug down into a grave,” Guyton said, creating a hole 2 to 3 feet...
  • City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

    09/21/2017 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 26 replies
    The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG
    In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers. The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.
  • D’Souza: The Left Isn’t Just Tearing Down History, They’re Rewriting It

    09/17/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | DAN RIEHL
    Bestselling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam regarding the left’s assault on monuments, including protesters who recently shrouded a statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia in black. D’Souza said it’s important for conservatives to realize that it isn’t merely about taking down history, as some have claimed. “That’s actually not what they’re up to,” he said. “They’re not merely taking down history. They’re trying to promote their own very selective reading of history,” he went on. Said D’Souza, “What the left is doing is targeting the types of monuments...