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  • Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers [Alabama]

    02/09/2016 6:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:41 PM EST | Kim Chandler
    Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill that would prohibit the removal of historic monuments, plaques and statues from public property unless a committee of lawmakers grants a waiver. "I think there is an undercurrent, not just in Alabama, but throughout the nation" of people who "want to kind of rewrite...
  • Child catches Confederate flag Mardi Gras beads at Sunday parade

    02/02/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by BBell · 73 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/1/16 | Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Andre Perry, a New Orleans education consultant, said he was shocked on Sunday (Jan. 31) afternoon when he noticed that his 5-year-old son had caught a necklace of Mardi Gras beads studded with plastic Confederate flags, thrown from a float in the Krewe of Carrollton parade. "When I noticed what he caught," Perry wrote in a text message, "I took them away from him." Perry, who is African-American, said that he later did his best to help his son understand the implications of the symbol. He also posted a photo of the beads on his social media account, which attracted...
  • ‘Confederate cleansing': Lawmaker vows to stop ‘cultural terrorism’ in Georgia

    01/31/2016 12:16:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    A Republican lawmaker who says he's grown weary of what he calls "Confederate cleansing" is working to preserve the famous carving of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders on Georgia's Stone Mountain. "I'm tired of the anti-Confederate rhetoric toward Stone Mountain and any other Confederate monument that's out there," state Rep. Tommy Benton told the Morris News Service. "We're entitled to our heritage just like other people are entitled to theirs, and there seems to be an attempt to do Confederate cleansing." He continued: "I refer to that more as cultural terrorism than anything. They're attacking us for no...
  • Marine Corps rejects enlistee over Confederate flag tattoo

    01/22/2016 9:58:23 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 42 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    GREENBRIER, Ark. Recent high school graduate Anthony Bauswell wanted to join the U.S. Marines, but contends he was rejected by a recruiter because of the color of his skin. On his left rib cage Bauswell has a Confederate flag tattoo, with a banner across it reading “Southern Pride,” and he told Arkansas Matters that the Marines recruiting center in Conway insists it disqualifies him from serving his country.
  • Blacks and the Confederacy

    01/20/2016 5:03:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 531 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of "angry young black men" after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi. His death was in no small part caused by the gross level of ignorance, organized deceit and anger about the War of 1861. Much of the ignorance stems from the fact that most...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    01/09/2016 7:35:03 AM PST · by soakncider · 227 replies
    Shotwell Publishing ^ | Clyde N. Wilson
    TRUE HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE IN THIS AGE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS there has never been a greater need and greater opportunity to refresh our understanding of what happened in America in the years 1861-1865 and start defending our Southern forebears as strongly as they ought to be defended. There is plenty of true history available to us. It is our job to make it known. All the institutions of American society, including nearly all Southern institutions and leaders, are now doing their best to separate the Confederacy off from the rest of American history and push it...
  • Cruz and Trump Battle for the South

    12/23/2015 11:43:10 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rubio wants a piece of the March states too, but his rivals have the momentum. "Amongst a lot of the grassroots, Sen. Cruz is definitely picking up momentum, there's no doubt about it," said Ryan Haynes, the unaligned chairman of the Tennessee GOP. NASHVILLE, Tenn.:The battle for the South has settled into a race between two candidates, and neither is Marco Rubio. In interviews with more than two dozen party officials, political operatives and activists, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump were repeatedly named as front-runners and likely winners in one of the most conservative regions of the country. Both contenders...
  • Some Strong Signals for Donald Trump in the South [Highest Support in Minority Counties]

    12/21/2015 10:25:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12:24 pm ET | Dante Chinni
    The unique base of support that has pushed Donald Trump to the top of the Republican presidential field in national polls is also likely to give him boost this spring when the campaign shifts to the South. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has drawn wide attention for his own efforts in Southern states, many of which will vote as part of the big, March 1 "SEC Primary," when more convention delegates will be awarded than on any other day. Mr. Cruz, who is surging in the polls, is focusing on evangelical Christian voters and other social conservatives, which form the...
  • Some Strong Signals for Donald Trump in the South

    12/21/2015 1:19:20 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 21, 2015 | By Dante Chinni
    The unique base of support that has pushed Donald Trump to the top of the Republican presidential field in national polls is also likely to give him boost this spring when the campaign shifts to the South. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has drawn wide attention for his own efforts in Southern states, many of which will vote as part of the big, March 1 "SEC Primary" when more convention delegates will be awarded than on any other day. Mr. Cruz, who is surging in the polls, is focusing on evangelical Christian voters and other social conservatives, which form the...
  • Ted Cruz launches southern offensive

    12/19/2015 6:52:57 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/15 | Katie Glueck
    DAPHNE, Ala.- After several days of the most intense scrutiny he's faced as a presidential candidate, Ted Cruz took the stage here on Saturday and delivered a fiery performance to a crowd of more than 1,300 cheering fans, aiming to put a turbulent week behind him.He roared threats to ISIL. He cracked jokes with the talkative audience members. And he received a big assist from Jeff Sessions, among the party's staunchest immigration hardliners and, the 2016 contender suggested, a possible secretary of homeland security in a Cruz administration."One of the things you've been hearing about is criticism of Ted and...
  • Lawmaker seeks to return Confederate flag to Virginia plates

    12/17/2015 11:13:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 1:43 PM EST
    A southwest Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow a Confederate battle flag to again be displayed on state-issued license plates. Senator Charles W. Carrico Sr. told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that his constituents believe Gov. Terry McAuliffe went too far when he moved to have the plates phased out. The Grayson County Republican says he represents his district "first and foremost." ...
  • Old Dixie Highway renamed in honor of Obama in Riviera Beach

    12/18/2015 11:29:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 12/17/15 | Skyler Swisher
    Riveria Beach renamed Old Dixie Highway in honor of [Hussein] Obama during a ceremony on Thursday, a change that city officials say will help move the community past its segregated history. It is the second road in Palm Beach County to be named in honor of [Hussein], county officials said. Two years ago, Pahokee in western Palm Beach County renamed East First Street to Barack Obama Boulevard. A crowd cheered as a crew lowered the Old Dixie Highway street sign in Riviera Beach and raised one bearing the [Hussein's] name...
  • The New Name Chosen for ‘Old Dixie Highway’ is a Sign of the Changes in the Deep South

    12/18/2015 11:39:51 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 27 replies
    WPTV ^ | 12/18/15 | PARKER LEE
    When Governor Nikki Haley – in the wake of the shooting that claimed the lives of nine churchgoers in Charleston – called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, it marked a significant shift. Across the South, symbols of the Confederacy have been taken off of store shelves and monuments to Confederate generals and leaders are being taken down even in 300-year-old cities like New Orleans. In one city in the Deep South, the name chosen to replace Old Dixie Highway, as WPTV reports, is a sign of the extent of the cultural...
  • Stone Mountain monument at center of racial tension over Confederate tributes

    11/28/2015 1:04:27 PM PST · by bob_denard · 95 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 · 402 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.
  • PHOTOS: UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS REMOVES JEFFERSON DAVIS STATUE

    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...