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  • Legendary Shack Shakers - Blood on the Blue Grass

    05/09/2017 7:26:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Legendary Shack Shakers - Blood on the Blue Grass Way down south in a Kentuck' town Where all of the stubble fields grow One boy did rise with the devil in his eyes Whose heart was dark as Westfield coal Heart was dark as Westfield coal Roderick Ferrell and the Wendorf girl Knelt down upon a darkened grave He drew his dagger down and the red ran to the ground And they licked along the bloody blade Licked along the bloody blade Blood-red blood on the blue, blue grass It cries from hallowed hunting ground 'Twas the midnight curse of...
  • The American Confederacy Is Still Alive In A Small Brazilian City Called Americana

    05/07/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-7-2017 | Melia Robinson
    When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions. Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books. But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture. In 2015, Vice's Mimi Dwyer attended the festival and revealed what life is like in the city called Americana. Each year, the small Brazilian city of Americana throws...
  • What You're Fixin To See Is A True Story

    02/17/2017 7:54:53 AM PST · by condi2008 · 14 replies
    Bright Wall/Dark Room ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Rosie Jonker
    In 1996, in Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede murdered 81-year-old Marjorie Nugent. Shot her in the back, stuffed her body in the big freezer in her garage, and went on about his life. When the police eventually found her and Bernie confessed to her murder, District Attorney Danny Buck ran into a problem—he couldn’t scare up a single juror in Panola County who was willing to put Bernie behind bars. Bernie was a sweet boy, the people of Carthage said, and that b***h had it coming.
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    wikiquote.org ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • ‘South Park’ Mocks Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick In Season Opener

    09/13/2016 11:42:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/12/16 | Kaitlin Collins
    “South Park” will mock Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and Black Lives Matter in its season opener. In a teaser clip released by Comedy Central, a crowd at a football game sings a Kaepernick-themed song to the tune of the national anthem.
  • Remembering Mary Surratt; Marylander and Southerner

    07/07/2016 7:48:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Calvin Johnson
    The home to the Surratts would be named Surrattsville and today is Clinton The first woman to be executed in America took place on July 7, 1865. Her name was Mary Surratt. President Jefferson Davis said; “I love the Union and the Constitution, but I would rather leave the Union with the Constitution than remain in the Union without it.” America had not yet celebrated her 85th birthday when the South seceded from the Union in the year of our Lord 1861. Secession was recognized as a God given right that was also exercised by the 13 American Colonies in...
  • Falsehoods and Feel-Good Myths About the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 10:18:38 AM PDT · by golux · 33 replies
    By making explicit or implicit connections between the Underground Railroad and Tubman's trips, and by depicting Tubman as an Underground Railroad superstar, the textbooks imply that the paramount purpose of the Underground Railroad was to launch slave-stealing expeditions. That is false. The Underground Railroad was not in the business of staging raids, and Tubman's excursions were idiosyncrasies at best. (...) The salient points that occur again and again in the textbooks' accounts of Tubman -- such as the claim that she made nineteen trips to liberate slaves, and the claim that slave-owners put a huge price on her head --...
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • Undocumented and Unafraid | Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders ‏@BernieSanders 58m58 minutes ago It's time for this injustice to end. 941 retweets 1,542 likes Undocumented and Unafraid | Bernie Sanders We cannot and we should not even be talking about sweeping up millions of men, women, and children and throwing them out of the country.
  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Magazines Racist?

    02/25/2016 3:23:51 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/25/2016 | Richard Williams
    No, they're not. The question is, of course, a rhetorical one. I subscribe to several popular Civil War publications and enjoy all of them very much. However, if you agree with the "logic" of some folks, one might be able to at least make the accusation. Allow me to explain.
  • Marco Rubio Speech

    02/20/2016 6:22:53 PM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 50 replies
    Foxnew TV | 20 Feb 2016 | Me
    I'm currently watching Rubio make his post-primary speech. He said we need to get back to "free enterpise" for our economy. "Free Enterprise" to me is just code that establishment Republicans use when they mean sending jobs to Mexico and bringing in millions of Mexicans to the USA. He has not mentioned immigration ONCE. Not even a mention. He did, however, praise Yeb Bush and the entire Bush family.
  • For what it’s worth: Trump 32, Cruz 26, Rubio 20, Bush 10 in private poll of South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:48:29 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 151 replies
    HotAir ^ | 2/11/16 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    So says Bill Kristol, citing "a political operative whom I've known a long time and whose integrity I trust" and who's currently working with an organization, presumably a Super PAC, in SC. Is this data credible? Well, when we're bearing down on a key vote and we're starving for numbers in a state that hasn't been surveyed by a major pollster in three weeks, let's just say it's credible enough for a post: Here's what the pollster found: Trump 32 Cruz 26 Rubio 20 Bush 10 Carson 7 Kasich 2 Rich Lowry is hearing of similar numbers in another private...
  • South Carolina Polls: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Far Ahead — Can They Be Caught?

    02/11/2016 4:24:17 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 92 replies
    Inquisitr / New York Daily News ^ | 02/11/2016 | Danny Cox
    Both of these pubications published the same article today, with the New York Daily News titling it "Trump, Clinton Leading Polls as Candidates Head to Nation's Next Primary in South Carolina". This poll shows Trump leading by a larger margin than other polls I've seen today.  Thought folks should have access to this informtion also. Trump 36.0% - Cruz 19.7% - Rubio 12.7% - Bush 10.0% - Carson 8.7% Please read more at the above link, or this one: LINK the New York Daily News site.
  • 10,000+ Attend Trump Rally in South Carolina – Polling Preview…(Trump 36-Cruz 20)

    02/10/2016 9:18:06 PM PST · by GilGil · 190 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/10/2016 | Sundance
    With the republican primary race now heading to South Carolina we take a look at the last verifiable polling (large sample, low MOE) which was taken by NBC and the Wall Street Journal in January (full pdf below). Remember the golden rule of MSM polling. “When polls are silent, it generally means the outcomes are adverse to their preferred media narrative."
  • 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...
  • The Dangerous Strands Of US Political Culture (View from the Left)

    12/27/2015 4:32:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Popular Resistance ^ | December 24, 2015 | Joey B. King
    Starting with the election of Bill Clinton in 1992, I began noticing something. That year, people like Rush Limbaugh screamed from the airwaves, “This is the most important election of our lifetime!” In every election since then, both sides have repeated this same mantra. You’d think the electorate would have figured this fear-mongering out by now, but they haven’t. In this article, I make a different argument. Instead of it being the most important election of our lifetime, I think this is the most dangerous election since 1968. Why do I say that? In the 1968 election, the country was...
  • 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 End of South Africa [Genesis 11]

    10/30/2015 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/17/2015 | Josh Gelernter
    White South Africans are in grave danger; there may be a solution. Things are very bad in South Africa. When the scourge of apartheid was finally smashed to pieces in 1994, the country seemed to have a bright future ahead of it. Eight years later, in 2002, 60 percent of South Africans said life had been better under apartheid. Hard to believe — but that's how bad things were in 2002. And now they're even worse. When apartheid ended, the life expectancy in South Africa was 64, the same as in Turkey and Russia. Now it's 56, the same as...
  • Clinton's Southern strategy? Hillary fakes her accent for local crowd

    10/19/2015 9:00:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/19/2015 | Curt Mills
    Hillary Clinton has started faking a Southern drawl to speak to Southerners, just as she did during her last presidential run eight years ago. The tactic drew chuckles, derision and not a little resentment when she tried it in 2007 and 2008. But she was back at it again in Alabama on Saturday, putting on a heavy twang to express her contempt for Republicans. With Bernie Sanders narrowing her lead or overtaking her in early caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire, Clinton is hoping for a "Southern firewall," and her itinerary of upcoming events reveals a determinatiion...