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  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/29/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union.You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...
  • Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

    07/19/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Fox News
    Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery. That was until this year, when a woman with a distinctive Irish lilt to her voice called The American Civil War Museum. The housekeeper, the woman said, was related to her late husband, and she had in her possession a necklace that Confederate first lady Varina Davis gave O'Melia. But there was more. "What really took my breath away is she...
  • Gulf camera reveals site of WWII sinking of SS Robert E. Lee, German U-boat

    07/14/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2014 | Heather Alexander
    ........[The] SS Robert E. Lee was carrying survivors from sister ships torpedoed in the Gulf, from Trinidad to New Orleans. On the June 30,1942, as it reached just 25 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German torpedo hit. According to historical accounts, a lookout spotted the torpedo coming in and alerted the steamer's escort, the American submarine chaser USS PC-566. The sub immediately began dropping depth charges. The German U-boat, U-166, which launched the attack, was sunk with no survivors. Its wreck cannot be disturbed, now protected as a war grave for the 52 crew lost. On...
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • How Southern Are You?

    07/06/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 134 replies
    Brainfall.com ^ | Jul 04, 2014 | BrainFall Staff
    We may disagree over SEC football, but one thing's for sure: we Southerners are all united by a proud heritage. Answer these 10 questions to see just how Southern you are!
  • How I Learned to Hate Robert E. Lee (Compares Tea Party to pro-slavery expansion CSA fire-eaters)

    06/22/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2014 | Christopher Dickey
    All the time I was growing up in Atlanta, the face of Robert E. Lee was taking shape on the side of an enormous granite mountain just outside town. He loomed like a god above us, as much a presence as any deity, and God knows he was accepted as such. It was only much later that I began to question his sanctity, and then to hate what he stood for. When I was in elementary school, the face of Lee on Stone Mountain was a rough-cut thing, weathering and wasting as the generation that began it in 1912—a generation...
  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South.10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we...
  • Alabamians Divided on Jefferson Davis Holiday

    06/01/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | une 1, 2014 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN
    Alabama state offices will be closed Monday for an annual holiday that some residents celebrate, others would like to eliminate and some just don't understand: Jefferson Davis's birthday. The Confederacy's first and only president was captured in Georgia in 1865 and accused of treason and helping to plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln. He was imprisoned for two years but never tried, and shortly before his death in 1889, he advised Southerners: "The past is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes and its aspirations."
  • The Quiet Sesquicentennial of the War between the States

    05/20/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 404 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/2014 | James Longstreet
    Not much media coverage, not much fanfare, not much reflection. A war that carved over 600,000 lives from the nation when the nation’s population was just 31 million. To compare, that would equate to a loss of life in today’s population statistics, not to mention limb and injury, of circa 6 million. We are in the month of May, when 150 years ago Grant crossed the Rapidan to engage Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Lee stood atop Clark’s Mountain and watched this unknown (to the eastern theatre) entity lead a massive army into Lee’s home state. Soon there...
  • Bill banning state Confederate flag sales passes

    05/05/2014 7:31:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2014 | FENIT NIRAPPIL
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.
  • Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

    04/22/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Memorial Day in America was first held in the South in honor of both the soldiers of Confederate gray and Union blue.
  • Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'

    04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st....
  • Wherein Black People Have To Go To School With Confederates

    04/18/2014 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Above The Law ^ | 4/15/14 | Elie Mystal
    After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of what was then called Washington College. By all accounts, he served the school well and had a nice end of life. After his death, Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee. Today, many black people attend the university that bears Marse Robert’s surname, so I guess we won. But a group of black law students at Washington & Lee Law School is getting really sick of the university’s consistent, stars-and-bars waving support of Lee’s legacy and the whitewashing (no pun intended) of what that legacy represents. They’ve...
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

    04/08/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson you should plan a visit for your family. Make your plans to attend the Annual National Confederate Memorial Day observance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 PM in front of the magnificent carving.
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>
  • Barbecue eatery owner, segregationist Maurice Bessinger dies at 83

    02/24/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | February 24, 2014 | JOHN MONK
    COLUMBIA, SC — Maurice Bessinger, who was as famous for his barbecue shops and sauces as he was for his diehard segregation stands, has died at 83. A Korean war veteran, a gentlemanly demeanor, a businessman who grew a restaurant business that employed 200 employees, a devout Baptist who supported missionaries abroad, Bessinger in many ways had a background as American as the finger-licking tasty Southern food his establishments were known for. "I'm just a fair man. I want to be known as a hard-working, Christian man that loves God and wants to further (God's) work throughout the world as...
  • Mississippi's Flag: The Issue May Be Coming to a Head Again

    02/21/2014 1:05:47 AM PST · by WKB · 53 replies
    NewsMS.com ^ | 02\20\2014 | Chris Davis
    JACKSON, Miss.–Thirteen years ago Mississippians voted to keep the state flag with the Confederate “Stars and Bars”. Lately there has been a new wave of calls for the legislature to take it off the pole. Sunday’s incident at Ole Miss, where a Georgia flag, pre-2003, with the “Stars and Bars”, was draped over the statue of James Meredith, has sparked some discussion from the state’s NAACP president, Derrick Johnson, who says he was part of a lawsuit in the 1990s to get the flag removed. He said Tuesday that he is still resolute about taking the flag down. “It’s a...
  • Top Volkswagen official says failure to unionize could hurt the South's chances of VW presence

    02/19/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 92 replies
    Nooga,com ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Chloé Morrison
    Bernd Osterloh, who is the Volkswagen AG General and Group Works Council chairman, said that future investments in the South might be hurt if workers will not unionize, according to Reuters. The comments come days after Volkswagen Chattanooga workers voted against representation by the United Auto Workers Union. After years of quiet work by union leaders and a contentious campaigning period, officials announced Friday night that Volkswagen employees opted against UAW representation with a 712-626 vote. But at that announcement, Volkswagen Chattanooga President Frank Fischer said the vote wasn't against the works council and that there is still support for...
  • 150 Years Later, Floridians are Still Fighting over the Civil War

    01/25/2014 6:38:12 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 110 replies
    AllGov ^ | January 22, 2014 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman
    Florida’s first state park has become ground zero for a raging political fight to establish a monument honoring Union Army soldiers who died during the Civil War. The three-acre Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park currently includes three monuments honoring Confederate soldiers who died fighting to secede from the country. The park, first established in 1912, was the site of Florida’s largest and bloodiest Civil War battle that killed 3,000 Union and 1,000 Confederate soldiers. It occurred on February 20, 1864, and raged on for four hours. With no marker respecting the sacrifice of so many northern men, the Florida chapter...
  • Ruth: Slavery's reality contradicts Sons of Confederate Veterans, Civil War revisionists

    01/24/2014 8:00:53 AM PST · by rockrr · 206 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 20, 2014 | Danial Ruth
    It seems fitting that the de facto anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War, which some people might still be shocked to learn the North won, turned out to be "Dixie." After all, since Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox there's been no shortage of looking away, looking away at the reality of history when it comes to the Civil War. Nowhere is that full flower of denial more apparent than among the followers of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is upset about a proposal to erect a monument to Union soldiers who died in the Battle...
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/19/2014 5:51:53 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 165 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your Commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.”
  • Happy Birthday, General Lee

    01/17/2014 10:44:44 AM PST · by DanMiller · 156 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This is a "revised and extended" re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee's death. It celebrates instead the two hundred and seventh anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. It's a couple days early, but I don't think he would mind. We have changed as a nation, often for the worse.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of General Lee's type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do...
  • Is There Something Wrong With The Term: "War Between the States?"

    01/11/2014 11:16:07 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 332 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01-06-2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    However if one truly wants to make such a big deal out of what we call the armed conflict which occurred in America from 1861 to 1865 , and if its historical accuracy and honesty that one truly seeks, then I think Douglas Southall Freeman is, perhaps, the truest to historical accuracy in coining the proper term . . .
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Southern Football

    01/03/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · by ping jockey · 66 replies
    Once again Ohio State University comes south ,to meet up with a southern university only to take a lickin'. Someone needs to remind the Michigans, OSU's and Notre Dames, of the world that when you bring your team south of the Mason Dixon Line , you had better have your big boy britches on cuz' we here in the south play a big boy game.
  • California lawyers say Mississippi’s state flag must go

    01/03/2014 10:17:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown at a Santa Ana display is racist and needs to go. The Orange County Bar Association has passed a resolution to remove the Mississippi flag from the Santa Ana civic center where it now hangs, along with the flags of all other states, The Los Angeles Times reported. Members of the group say the Confederate symbol is an outdated relic that represents racism and hatred, The Associated Press reported.
  • ESPN Senior Writer: 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch 'Racist or Dumb,' 'Disgrace to the South'

    01/02/2014 7:51:55 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | January 2, 2014
    An ESPN senior writer said that Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is a "disgrace to the South" and either a "racist or dumb" for saying that he did not witness the mistreatment of blacks in his personal experience in the Jim Crow South. Robertson described himself as someone who was "white trash" and worked in the fields with blacks in his controversial interview with GQ magazine.
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Mess Revealed That Not All Fundamentalists Live in the Bible Belt

    12/29/2013 7:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 29, 2013 | Rod Dreher
    Gay-rights activists have won the culture war—why the need to act like sore winners?Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s victory over the A&E network, which sheepishly reinstated him late Friday, is a rare culture war victory for conservatives. Though Robertson’s controversial remarks to GQ magazine were fairly cringeworthy, it is exhilarating to see the zero-tolerance liberal commissars who police the public square with such Javert-like zeal get their, er, goose cooked by their worst nightmare: a rural, Southern, fundamentalist Christian duck hunter who does not give a tinker’s damn what they think. Bien-pensant activists and their corporate and media enablers lecture...
  • Hot Tamale Trail

    12/29/2013 4:17:15 PM PST · by wizkid · 69 replies
    Southern Foodways Alliance ^ | Undated | Amy Evans Streeter, SFA Oral Historian
    In Latin America, hot tamales are as ubiquitous as the sandwich. This holds true in, of all places, the Mississippi Delta. Better known for its association with cotton and catfish, the Mississippi Delta has a fascinating relationship with tamales. In restaurants, on street corners, and in kitchens throughout the Delta, this very old and time-consuming culinary tradition remains vibrant. But how and when were hot tamales introduced to what has been called “the most Southern place on earth”? And why have they stayed? There are as many answers to those questions as there are tamale recipes. Oral history interviews with...
  • The end of a Deep South way of life

    12/29/2013 8:00:50 AM PST · by the scotsman · 112 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th December 2013 | Jonny Dymond
    'The thriving cotton industry brought Jewish merchants to the southern states of the US in the 19th Century. Their synagogues once attracted hundreds of worshippers but now, many Deep South Jewish communities are preparing to shut up shop.'
  • Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

    12/18/2013 8:24:58 PM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/17/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals
  • The Last Confederate General, General Joe Shelby

    12/02/2013 7:25:15 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 161 replies
    http://www.ar15.com ^ | December 12, 2006 | Christopher Eger
    Refusing to surrender he led his men on an epic 1500 mile flight through the anarchy of a lost war to continue the fight. Joseph Orville Shelby was born December 12, 1830 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was classically educated at Transylvania University before moving to Missouri. Before the civil war He was a hemp rope manufacturer and espoused the pro-slavery cause and took active part in several shady schemes to make Kansas a slave state. At the beginning of the war he accepted a commission as a Captain of Cavalry in the Missouri Confederate militia, being bloodied at the Battle...
  • 67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/13/2013 9:40:50 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ‘Now, this here tale didn't happen just yesterday, nor the day before.’Twas a long time ago. And in them days, everything was mighty satisfactual. The critters, they was closer to the folks, and the folks, they was closer to the critters, and if you'll excuse me for saying so, 'twas better all around’----Uncle Remus from Disney’s Song of the South.
  • The Southern Minute with Erin McCarley

    11/09/2013 10:05:13 AM PST · by mylife · 7 replies
    Southern living.com ^ | 9/25/13 | Jennifer V. Cole
    It’s time to get your Deacon and Gunnar fix—tonight marks the return of ABC’s Nashville. We at SL have come to love this show for its spotlight on Music City, its cameos, Connie Britton’s amazing hair, and especially the music. Over the summer, we spent some time with the incredibly talented Erin McCarley for a Southern Living Biscuits & Jam session. This feisty, Texas-born singer-songwriter, known for her raw lyrics and electric hooks, also happens to be in Rayna Jaymes’s band on the show. Check out our Southern Minute interview with Erin below—and find out whether she’s a Deacon or...
  • Forrest High: Board begins name-change process

    11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos
    Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools. All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.
  • Florida school board votes to remove name of Confederate general

    11/10/2013 3:53:09 AM PST · by South40 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 11/9/2013 | Susan Cooper Eastman
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - A north Florida school board has voted unanimously to change the name of a local high school honoring a Confederate general who made a fortune as a slave trader and was linked to the Ku Klux Klan. "It's time to move forward with the renaming of Nathan B. Forrest High ... it's time to really put it to bed," said School Board member Constance Hall, who asked the Board to finally begin the process of changing the name on Friday. Hall and the board's other African American member were joined in the 7-0 vote by four...
  • A Review of The Southern Cross - The Story of the Confederacy's First Battle Flag

    10/26/2013 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 October 2013 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Born as a symbol of rebellion, the Confederate battle flag retains much of that symbolism to this very day. What is even more intriguing is the fact that the very commissioning of the original Confederate battle flag was itself, an act of rebellion. This little-known part of the flag’s story is told in a fascinating new documentary written and produced by historian Kent Masterson Brown.
  • Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement

    10/22/2013 9:24:18 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2013 | Colin Hanna, Ken Hagerty
    Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement by Colin Hanna and Ken Hagerty In July 1863 two armies converged around the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Neither army foresaw a major battle on that ground, let alone the turning point of the entire Civil War. The Confederates were simply searching for a supply of shoes rumored to be in the town. When they stumbled across some Union cavalry, both sides called-in reinforcements, and then more, and before long a full-scale battle stood up. At no point on that first day in Gettysburg could either side have explained what the “end game”...
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
  • The South is holding America hostage

    10/14/2013 1:50:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | October 13, 2013 | Michael Lind
    Will the initiative remain with aggressive Southern reactionaries, as their fellow Americans try to appease them or react on a case-by-case basis against a feint here or a diversion there? Or will an aroused national majority, tired of being pushed around by a selfish Southern minority of the shrinking American white majority, finally fight back?When I have described the well-considered, coherent political and economic strategies of the conservative white South, as I have done here, here and here, I am sometimes been accused of being a “conspiracy theorist.” But one need not believe that white-hooded Dragons and Wizards are secretly...
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • NY Times: Southern States Racist for Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

    10/04/2013 2:21:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/4/2013 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The New York Times, in one more effort to paint the Southern states as hotbeds of racism, estimates that two-thirds of poor blacks and single mothers will be denied health insurance under Obamacare because the Southern states refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. The Times adds that more than half of low-wage workers without insurance won’t get any, either. Well down in the Times piece is this nugget: more than half of states in the United States have rejected Medicaid expansion, including Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin, which are hardly Southern. To make the charge of racism stick, the...
  • How slavery continues to shape Southern politics

    09/24/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Facing South Blog ^ | September 23, 2013 | Sue Sturgis
    The slave population, shown in the above map based on the 1860 census, was concentrated in counties where cotton plantations dominated the local economy. Whites in these areas today express more racial resentment and are more likely to vote Republican and oppose affirmative action than other Southerners, a new study finds. Whites who live in areas of the South once dominated by the plantation economy and slavery are much more likely than other Southerners to express colder feelings toward African Americans, to oppose affirmative action, and to vote Republican. Those are among the findings of a groundbreaking new study titled...
  • Battle of Antietam Sept 17, 1862

    09/17/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT · by central_va · 46 replies
    history.com ^ | 9/17/13 | This Day in History
    Beginning early on the morning of this day in 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland's Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. The Battle of Antietam marked the culmination of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the Northern states. Guiding his Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River in early September 1862, the great general daringly divided his men, sending half of them, under the command of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry. President Abraham Lincoln put Major General George B. McClellan...