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  • Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style’?

    09/27/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 27, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    What happened to those days when it was cool for bands to play Dixie at both Northern and Southern schools while students cheered and waved Confederate flags?
  • Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

    07/16/2014 1:35:14 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 16, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Miss Rutherford lived during a time when people were closer and the pace was slower! “Miss Rutherford writes often about the Confederacy, and Southern traditions, and was overall a champion of all things Southern. While her writings may not be politically correct in today’s world, they are an important look into her era and document views and events from someone who lived through them and knew people who did.”---Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., Genealogy Columnist, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

    03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 29, 2014 | MSN News
    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
  • Governor Palin Endorses Chris McDaniel for U.S. Senate in Mississippi

    03/13/2014 4:16:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 17 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 04/13/2014 | Steve Flesher
    CHRIS McDANIEL FOR U.S. SENATE FROM MISSISSIPPI Chris McDaniel has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles in the Mississippi State Senate. He has been a champion of limited government, free enterprise, civic participation, reduced tax rates, a strong national defense, and a return to the original checks and balances of the Constitution.
  • The Americans with Charlie LeDuff: The death of the UAW

    03/07/2014 5:50:20 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 3 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | Mar 06, 2014 | Charlie LeDuff
    As you might of heard, the UAW went down to Chattanooga, Tenn. and took a bullet a few weeks ago when non-unionized workers at the Volkswagen plant told them to pack their carpet bags and head north. Now the question is: Why would a Southern man trust his future to a German company and not an American union? We deserve an explanation, since we not only bailed out the auto companies but also the pension fund of the UAW. In this edition of The Americans with Charlie LeDuff, the crew takes us on a journey that starts at the UAW...
  • Russia detains six over deadly December bombing in southern city

    01/13/2014 3:41:42 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 3 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | January 10, 2014
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's federal Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Friday it had detained six men suspected in a bombing in the southern city of Pyatigorsk last month that killed three people and added to security fears in the run-up to the Winter Olympics. Russia is on security alert only weeks before it opens the 2014 Winter Games on February 7 in the southern Black Sea resort of Sochi, some 270 km (170 miles) west of Pyatigorsk where the car bomb went off...
  • A Southern Soldier’s Christmas Gift

    12/17/2013 1:27:28 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 2 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | December 17, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The true spirit of Christmas was alive and well in the Year of our Lord 1919. It was the first anniversary of the end of World War I, and the people of Atlanta, Georgia were happy
  • 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.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center: ‘Our Hate Map Doesn’t Cause Anybody to Attack’

    08/06/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 8/6/13 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – Co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center Morris Dees said his group’s “Hate Map” “doesn’t cause anybody to attack,” despite Floyd Lee Corkins’ admission that he targeted the Family Research Council (FRC) after going to the center’s website. As Corkins told the FBI after his arrest, he learned of the FRC online, “It was a, uh, Southern Poverty Law, lists, anti-gay groups. I found them online. I did a little bit of research, went to the website, stuff like that.” Corkins attempted a mass shooting on Aug. 15, 2012, opening fire at the Family Research Council and wounding...
  • 20 Cool Things About Mobile, Alabama That I Didn't Know Before Last Week

    06/25/2013 11:33:07 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-25-2013 | Julie Zeveloff
    20 Cool Things About Mobile, Alabama That I Didn't Know Before Last Week Julie Zeveloff Jun. 24, 2013, 6:17 PM Julie Zeveloff/Business Insider Mobile, Alabama, got pretty miffed several months back when I included it on a list of "miserable" cities, based on health and wellness statistics from Gallup. So when a local mayoral candidate invited me down to prove me wrong, I booked a flight. I'd never been to Mobile before, and figured it would be a good chance to learn about a new city beyond a set of numbers. I won't say that I got an unbiased view:...
  • Can Democrats Win Back the Deep South?

    06/23/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 23, 2013 | Molly Ball
    In the coming weeks, Hanauer and Loranne Ausley, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, plan to launch something they're calling the Southern Project, which will conduct research and formulate messages that can help Democrats win over Southern voters. A pilot study conducted in North Carolina in February, for example, concluded that under the state's Republican governor, Pat McCrory, "there is a clear sense that hardworking taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick at the expense of big corporations and the wealthiest." The set of talking points advises progressives to make arguments "focused around fairness and...
  • Jefferson Davis still remembered in Dixie

    06/01/2013 3:13:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 360 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | June 1, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The time is long overdue for school teachers throughout this nation to teach not only the historical facts about Abraham Lincoln, but also those about Jefferson Davis.
  • Accuse Others Of Politicizing History So You Can Politicize History

    05/06/2013 4:11:33 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 05/06/2013 | Richard Williams
    He calls the new President of the NRA, Jim Porter, "bats**t crazy" due, ostensibly, to his referring to the War for Southern Independence (aka, the Civil War, aka the War Between the States) as "the War of Northern Aggression." Really? That term is used tongue-in-cheek at just about every non-academic WBTS event I attend - Civil War Roundtables, Reenactments, SCV meetings, etc, etc. Big deal.
  • April 26th is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia

    04/23/2013 3:28:30 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 67 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 23, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know Black Confederate soldiers are buried on the grounds of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, a 4 year historically Black college, located on the highest ground where the Battle of Atlanta was fought?
  • CHARLIE RANGEL CAN KISS ANGRY WHITE DUDE’S BIG SOUTHERN-CULTURED ASS

    01/18/2013 5:43:31 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 8 replies
    http://angrywhitedude.com/ ^ | January 17, 2013 | AWD
  • Manly Honor - Southern, Northern & Modern Views

    12/29/2012 8:03:28 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 9 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 12/11/2012 | Richard Williams
    ". . . when I served as a Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia, I was intrigued to find out that it was still a misdemeanor in Virginia to impugn a woman's "virtue and chastity . . ."
  • A Walton’s 40th Anniversary tribute

    09/15/2012 3:42:16 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 56 replies
    Huntington News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The ambitions of the Walton children included: John-Boy who wanted to be a writer, Jim-Bob an aviator, Mary Ellen a nurse and Jason a musician who loved playing Grandma’s favorite song “Carry me back to Ole Virginia.”
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Website Put FRC on ‘Hate Map’

    08/16/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – The man who shot a security guard at the Family Research Council (FRC) on Wednesday was “given a license” to do so because of groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that have labeled the FRC a “hate group,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. The conservative Christian group is posted on a “Hate Map” on the SPLC’s Web site. There are 13 groups listed for the District of Columbia on the “Hate Map,” and the Family Research Council is among them, according to the SPLC, because of its support for traditional marriage and Christian morality.
  • 41 rockets slam into Southern Israel

    06/19/2012 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Bevo · 49 replies
    Israel National News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Gil Ronen
    41 Rockets Slam into South, IAF Strikes Kill Six Terrorists killed Monday were an Egyptian and a Saudi, who dedicated attack to Osama Bin Laden. By Gil Ronen First Publish: 6/19/2012, 6:36 PM (Flash 90)Forty-one terrorist rockets slammed into southern Israel between midnight and 8:30 p.m. Monday. The IAF has carried out three strikes on terror targets in Gaza in the last 24 hours, killing at least six terrorists. An IAF strike Tuesday afternoon severely injured a man who was on a motorcycle, Gaza sources said. Hamas has taken responsibility for the rocket fire at the Negev. It said it...
  • Southern States Gingrich's Last Chance?

    March 13, 2012 Southern states Gingrich's last chance? 2012 candidate weighs in on primaries
  • GOP bid down to Southern 'do or die' - Santorum, Gingrich face long odds with Tues. loss

    03/12/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/12/12 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- Mississippi has not been "used to mattering" in presidential politics, according to one close observer. But on the heels of hosting 2008's most important presidential debate, along comes Tuesday's Republican presidential primary with the potential to alter the course of the 2012 race for the White House. Along with Alabama, Tuesday's primaries in the Deep South are "do or die" contests for both former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and former House speaker Newt Gingrich and should shape the race as either a three-way long slog into summer or a two-person contest going forward. Few expect front-runner former Massachusetts...
  • HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

    03/03/2012 8:11:47 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    March 3, 2012
    HOW TO INSTALL A SOUTHERN HOME SECURITY SYSTEM 1. Go to Goodwill and buy a pair of size 14-16 men's work boots. 2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns & Ammo Magazine. 3. Put four giant dog dishes next to the boots and magazines. 4. Leave a note on your door that reads ...... Bubba, Me and Marcel, Donnie Ray and Jimmy Earl went for more ammo and beer. Be back in an hour. Don't mess with the pit bulls. They got the mailman this morning and messed him up bad. I don't think...
  • Newt Seeking 'Super' Southern Comfort

    March 1, 2012 Newt seeking 'Super' southern comfort Gingrich confident in strong showing on Super Tuesday
  • (Playing The Race Card) Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really?

    02/19/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    BET ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Danielle Wright
    Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really? Is Black History Month turning into a stereotypical holiday? I love Black History Month because it serves as a time to acknowledge the contributions of little-known Black inventors, learn the struggles of Black ancestors and celebrate the victories of how far Black people have come as a whole. Companies, schools, churches and organizations across the country organize events to pay tribute, but is there an appropriate way to honor Black History Month? After recent reports in the news, I’m thinking the answer to that question may be "yes." In a...
  • Southern Preposterous Lie Center has a new employee, and they gave him an assignment: me.

    02/06/2012 6:47:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/6/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    <p>I'm a freelance journalist, currently doing magazine work for Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hatewatch" news blog and "Intelligence Report" magazine. My current assignment is to write a half-dozen. 400-word profiles, including one on you, for the IR magazine.</p> <p>Obviously I can find a lot about you on the Internet, but would like to extend this opportunity for you to say something about yourself -- what you represent and what you don't represent, some biographical background, place of birth, military experience, college, work experiences, political-religious philosophy, etc..</p>
  • Illegal Immigrant Beat Toddler to Death: Cops

    11/25/2011 5:29:03 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | Nov 25, 2011 | Bob Connors
    A 23-year-old man charged with killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter appeared before a judge Friday. Police arrested Fredy Alexander Chingo Riz, of Willimantic, on Thanksgiving Day. State police began an investigation Wednesday night after the victim, 3-year-old Athena Angeles, was taken from her home at 112 Hope Street in Willimantic to Windham Memorial Hospital in cardiac arrest. She died at the hospital. Thursday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner concluded the toddler died of blunt abdominal and chest trauma and ruled the death a homicide, police said. Chingo Riz, an illegal immigrant here from Guatemala, admitted to police he...
  • Mohler says Penn State scandal holds lesson for Southern Baptists

    11/12/2011 9:54:56 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | November 09, 2011 | Bob Allen
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist seminary president said Baptist churches should pay heed to the child sexual abuse scandal tarnishing Penn State University and immediately report any credible report of child abuse to legal authorities. “Sometimes Christians and indeed those in churches or Christian institutions seem to have the protective instinct that we need to find out more before going to any legal authority with that kind of suspicion,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said Nov. 8. “We need to get over that reluctance,” Mohler said. “We have to leave it to...
  • Health System Reflects Greece's Ills

    11/11/2011 7:54:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | November 12, 2011 | CHARLES FORELLE
    NOVEMBER 12, 2011 Health System Reflects Greece's Ills BY CHARLES FORELLE ATHENS—A few years ago, George Gianakouras, a retired salesman of hotel supplies from the Greek port town of Volos, was feeling sluggish. His doctors diagnosed heart disease. He was given cardiac drugs and scheduled for angioplasty and stenting at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece's second city. Like nearly all Greeks, Mr. Gianakouras was covered by a state social-security fund, which paid €10,000 ($13,600) for the hospital bill. There was one more thing: Mr. Gianakouras said he gave his surgeon "black money"—€5,000 in cash—to perform the operation. "If you don't...
  • Greece lightning: Default fears return

    11/01/2011 1:38:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 11.1.2011 | Paul La Monica
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- How does one say "Oy vey!" in Greek? I'm starting to think that the nasty NBA lockout will end -- or in related news, Kim Kardashian will meet, marry and divorce another out-of-work hoops player -- before the Europe financial soap opera finally ends. Greece dropped a major bombshell on the markets late Monday. Greek prime minister (and Cliff Clavin look-alike ... Norm!) George Papandreou announced there would be a national referendum vote on the bailout agreement reached last week by European leaders. "I am surprised by this development. It seems to have come out of...
  • Dow tumbles 300 points on Greece's curveball

    11/01/2011 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 28 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 11/1/2011 | Hibuh Yousuf
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. stocks sold off sharply Tuesday after Greece's prime minister called for an unexpected public vote to approve Europe's debt deal. Investors fear the referendum will jeopardize the deal, since it includes austerity cuts that have not been popular with the Greek public. At midday, the Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) was down 302 points, or 2.5%, the S&P 500 (SPX) sank 36 points, or 2.9%, and the Nasdaq (COMP) lost 83 points, or 3.1%. Bank stocks were hit especially hard, with shares of Morgan Stanley (MS, Fortune 500) down more than 9% and Citigroup (C,...
  • Wall St set to slide after Greek referendum call

    11/01/2011 7:27:07 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via Fox Business ^ | November 01, 2011 | Rodrigo Campos
    On Monday, U.S. stocks racked up their best month in 20 years in October. Greek Premier George Papandreou said he will put Greece's bailout deal through a referendum, potentially undoing a long-awaited agreement struck just last week and sending European stocks down 4.4 percent. The region's bank shares fell 7.9 percent to $16.25. Greek opposition parties said the referendum was putting Greece's European Union membership at risk and instead called for a snap election. U.S. bank shares were expected to follow European lenders lower. The Financial Select Sector SPDR fell 4 percent with Bank of America down 5.9 percent and...
  • THE COST OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

    11/01/2011 7:43:06 AM PDT · by shortstop · 12 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/01/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Less than two months ago, on the day after the 10th anniversary of September 11th, the Obama Administration suspended the most successful alien-interdiction program on the northern border. Border Patrol agents based in Rochester and Buffalo, who had taken thousands of illegal aliens into custody, were ordered to stand down. Specifically, a highly successful long-term monitoring of interstate buses and Amtrak trains was ordered to stop. Rochester and Buffalo became, for all intents and purposes, free-transit zones for illegal aliens. From the best enforcement in the northern tier of states, to no enforcement at all – in response to orders...
  • Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter

    10/28/2011 5:19:42 PM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2011 | Emi Kolawole
    Race debate over Silicon Valley documentary heats up on Twitter By Emi Kolawole “For whatever reason, African Americans tend to be consumers of technology and not really creators of technology,” said Angela Benton, founder of Cued, which she has since put on hold, and founder of the NewME Accelerator program at the center of the documentary. ... “So, how many black, female programmers do you know,” O’Brien asks PencilYou.In founder Tiffani Bell. “So, before I went to Howard [University], I would say none.” “Some of these founders show up in a hoodie,” said Uzamere, “We don’t have that luxury to...
  • Amanda Knox: A Cautionary Tale

    10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    From now on, parents who plan to send their children abroad to study in a foreign nation should sit them down in front of the TV set and watch replays of the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers of turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters -- and many parents -- are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study the Amanda Knox case. It...
  • What lessons from history's climate shifts?

    10/06/2011 12:51:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | October 6, 2011 | Richard Black
    Earlier this week, the journal Proceeedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study on climate change that is at the same time scary, comforting, insightful and a statement of the obvious.To be more accurate, I should probably say that the paper is capable of being interpreted in all of those ways, rather than risk implying that the authors intended to do more than run the numbers and see what popped up. What they're talking about is climate change in Europe, specifically between 1500 and 1800 AD - a period that encompasses the so-called Little Ice Age. It...
  • Southern Like Me: What Americans, and President Obama, can learn from the Great Migration South.

    09/29/2011 9:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2011 | Lee Habeeb
    I’m a Jersey boy. I was born there, went to high school and college there, and assumed I’d spend the rest of my life there. But though I loved the people and food, the Jersey Shore summers, and short rides through the Lincoln Tunnel to Broadway shows and Madison Square Garden, I gave it all up and moved south. Very far south. I’m not alone. According to the latest Census figures, and stories in USA Today, the Associated Press, and elsewhere, the South was the fastest growing region in America over the last decade, up 14 percent. “The center of...
  • 141st Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s death

    09/24/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | September 23, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Lee died at his home at Lexington, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 1870.
  • The War Is Over - So Why The Bitterness?

    04/11/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 546 replies · 1+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10 April 2011 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    "The fact that it is acceptable to put a Confederate flag on a car *bumper and to portray Confederates as brave and gallant defenders of states’ rights rather than as traitors and defenders of slavery is a testament to 150 years of history written by the losers." - Ohio State Professer Steven Conn in a recent piece at History News Network (No, I'll not difnigy his bitterness by providing a link) This sounds like sour grapes to me. Were it not for the "losers" . . .
  • Floridians mark anniversary of joining the Confederacy

    01/10/2011 8:57:06 AM PST · by cowboyway · 488 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | January 10, 2011 - 12:00am | Kate Howard
    It was 150 years ago today that Florida declared itself sovereign from the United States. Some Southern states have marked the anniversaries of secession with celebrations; in South Carolina, a secession gala was met with protests and controversy. In Florida, a reenactment was quietly held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Tallahassee on Saturday, where about 40 volunteers dressed in period attire performed a condensed version of the convention. It was at that convention where a 62-7 vote led to secession in 1861, making Florida the third state to leave and later join the Confederate States of America.
  • Confederates’ offspring &#8232;are ‘last links’ to history

    12/13/2010 2:06:54 PM PST · by Idabilly · 42 replies · 2+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 13, 2010 | Bill Torpy
    When he mentions that his daddy fought for the Confederacy, H.V. Booth gets more than a few raised eyebrows. “Really? Really?” Booth says, mimicking people’s incredulity. “They just can’t believe it.” His father, Isham Johnson Booth, a country boy from north of Athens, played a bit part in the Civil War. But it was a grim role, the memory of which never left him and was something he rarely spoke about. He was a guard at Andersonville, the prisoner-of-war camp in south-central Georgia that has become synonymous with suffering. Booth, who turns 92 this month, is the end of a...
  • Democratic South finally falls

    11/28/2010 4:09:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28,2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since. After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further. In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South. That the...
  • Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters(Nov26 pm)

    11/26/2010 1:02:32 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/26/10
    (LEAD) Military: artillery sound from within North's territory, no shells land in southern waters SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) -- The series of explosion sounds heard Friday on the border island attacked by North Korea earlier this week appear related to training within the North's territory, military officials said. No shells landed in waters on either side of the Koreas' Yellow Sea border or near Yeonpyeong Island, said Col. Lee Bung-woo, a spokesman at the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff. "The firing was not aimed at us, and we believe the sounds were heard as North Korea conducted its routine training...
  • Do good manners and discipline still survive in Dixie?

    11/21/2010 8:23:21 AM PST · by Huck · 89 replies · 1+ views
    11/21/10 | Huck
    I'd like to hear from any Freepers down in Dixie on a societal question. I'd like to know if the old southern virtues survive, or if mass-media culture has erased or eroded them. I'm talking about the basic manners, and in particular, the relationship of young people to adults. Allow me a moment to explain. I was born and raised in New Jersey. I was in many respects NOT raised right. EXCEPT, I was fortunate enough to spend extended periods down in Alabama with my grandmother. I attended public school for a short time in Alabama as well. This was...
  • The Midterm Election That Restored America (Warning to Congress)

    10/27/2010 9:22:48 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 27, 2010 | Arthur Herman
    The Midterm Election That Restored AmericaWarning to Republicans hoping to take control of Congress: A single ill-considered law can undo much of the good you will do. It’s not often that a midterm election changes the direction of the United States. Signs are that next Tuesday’s will. Sixty-eight years ago, one certainly did. On November 3, 1942, voters went to the polls to hand FDR and the Democrats a defeat so resounding that it halted the country’s decade-long leftward shift, while their GOP rivals found a clear mandate to reverse the biggest expansion of government in American history, the New...
  • Republicans Set for Southern Sweep

    10/23/2010 2:42:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-23-10 | CAMERON MCWHIRTER
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—The Republican Party is poised in the coming election to remove the vestiges of Democratic control from state governments in the heart of the South. In Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, the GOP appears likely to win every state elected office as well as take or strengthen control over legislatures. Republican sweeps in these states would give the party control over the redrawing of congressional districts after the 2010 census, and enhance its ability to raise funds and campaign for Republican candidates in the 2012 races. White conservative voters in the South have been turning to the GOP...
  • Vets stand guard over Christian flag in NC town

    10/21/2010 8:06:29 PM PDT · by rockrr · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Thursday, October 21 | Tom Breen
    KING, N.C. – The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts. The relatively obscure emblem has become omnipresent because of one place it can't appear: flying above a war memorial in a public park. The city council decided last month to remove the flag from above the monument in Central Park after a resident complained, and after city leaders got letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church...
  • Light fare for your Friday

    09/10/2010 11:25:39 AM PDT · by DogwoodSouth · 4 replies
    When it comes to Christian art and culture, it's sometimes embarrassing to admit how far we've drifted over these past few decades from our age-old emphasis on "timelessness" and "organic development." Nevertheless, in an effort to find the silver lining in the dark cloud that passes (in some aging circles) for "relevance", we here at Southern-fried Catholicism hang our heads low and would like to take this opportunity to highlight some ridiculously low points in Christian art, architecture and culture in a new series we're calling "Christian Cheese." We hope you enjoy forehead smackingly sad examples of Christians trying their...
  • Southern Jews and the Confederacy

    08/04/2010 5:34:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 192 replies · 1+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Jul 28 2010 | Lewis Regenstein
    Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell's recent proclamation of Confederate History Month provoked a firestorm of criticism, with many accusing him and those who commemorate their Southern ancestors' bravery of ignoring or even defending slavery. But the cruel and evil institution of slavery was not the sole or even primary reason for the South's secession from the Union, nor was it a significant motivating factor for individual Confederate soldiers. Yet many of us in the South, including those descended from old Jewish families of the Confederacy, still struggle to expose the truth about why Southern soldiers fought, the courage they showed...