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  • The Hill's Campaign Report: Is Georgia reaching a tipping point?

    07/10/2020 2:54:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 10 2020 | Max Greenwood,Julia Manchester and Jonathan Easley
    Democrats’ hopes of capturing statewide office in Georgia may have been dashed in 2018, but this year the party appears on the cusp of a breakthrough. The state’s two Republican senators are facing increasingly competitive reelection bids, and President Trump’s poll numbers are suffering there as he scrambles to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic and respond to ongoing civil unrest over racial injustice and police brutality. Democrats, meanwhile, say that changing demographics in Georgia have made the state ripe for political change. Some 322,000 new voters joined the state’s rolls last year, including many young voters and people...
  • Stone Mountain and other monuments to the Confederacy should be wiped clean (opinion)

    06/10/2020 5:30:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2020 | George Shepherd
    In last week's memorial service for George Floyd, the Rev. Al Sharpton noted that the recent demonstrations against abusive policing were caused not just by Floyd's death after a white officer kneeled on his throat. Instead, it was the last straw after centuries of oppression. Mr. Sharpton noted, "Because ever since 401 years ago, the reason we could never be who we wanted and dreamed of being is you kept your knee on our neck." One weapon to suppress African Americans: monuments to white supremacists. Soon after the Civil War, Southern whites began reasserting their dominance. During the following 80...
  • Candidate for governor calls for removal of Stone Mountain carving

    08/15/2017 5:56:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 58 replies
    WSB ^ | August 15, 2017 | Richard Elliot
    One of the gubernatorial candidates is calling for the removal of Confederate statues and monuments from around the state, including Stone Mountain's Civil War carving. The Democratic party front-runner for governor, Stacy Abrams, said the carving of three Confederate leaders at Stone Mountain, which is designated by state law as an official Confederate memorial site, should be removed. “It is 2017, and now is the time for us to have a conversation about removing the last vestiges of that type of hatred and that type of vitriol toward minority communities in Georgia,” Abrams told Channel 2’s Richard Elliot. The Georgia...
  • Is the famous Stone Mountain sculpture the next Confederate symbol to be removed? How?

    08/14/2017 12:15:49 PM PDT · by slouch-no-more · 37 replies
    August 14 | Self
    During the past couple of years we have witnessed an important part of our history being erased, as one Confederate statue after another is removed from the public eye, in order not to "offend" anyone. Ridiculous, I know.. Personally, I find these efforts at denying history to be stupid and insulting, but it got me thinking.. What about Stone Mountain in Georgia? This awesome mountainside sculpture depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. Has anyone here heard anything from the crazy left about destroying this? Surely they believe it's a racist...
  • 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.
  • 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 martyr’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: “Let...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower — featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell — would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyr’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.” (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Atlanta NAACP Proposes Sand Blasting Stone Mountain to Remove Davis, Lee, Jackson

    07/15/2015 1:21:05 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 58 replies ^ | 7-15-2015 | Trey Sanchez
    The Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has proposed that the sculpture of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and General "Stonewall" Jackson be sand blasted off the side of Stone Mountain in Georgia. Chapter leader Richard Rose is telling local news outlets, "Those guys need to go." They can be sand-blasted off, or somebody could carefully remove a slab of that and auction it off to the highest bidder. All of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was...
  • Sandblasting the Confederate faces off Stone Mountain? Yeah, right.

    07/15/2015 11:44:43 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    AJC ^ | July 14, 2015 | Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy
    It would take a monster of a sandblaster, and raise some highly uncomfortable questions about the selective editing of history, but the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP has called for the removal of the giant carving that depicts three leaders of the Confederate States of America on Stone Mountain. “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy paid for and maintained with the taxes of all its citizens,” reads the chapter’s release. “NAACP Atlanta chapter is calling for the immediate removal of all Confederate Memorial Monuments maintained by the state...
  • Atlanta NAACP Says “They Can Sand Blast Lee, Jefferson Davis, And Jackson” Off Stone Mountain

    07/14/2015 11:09:04 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 104 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | 7/13/15 | Maria Boynton
    The Atlanta Chapter of the NAACP is calling for the removal of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park. Local chapter president Richard Rose says, “It is time for Georgia and other Southern states to end the glorification of slavery and white supremacy, paid for and maintained, with the taxes of all its citizens.” According to Rose, “all of this recognition of Confederate generals is upholding the white supremacy on which the Confederacy was founded and the war was fought.” He goes on to say, “all of this should have ended in 1865 when Lee surrendered to Appomattox.” He’s referring to,...
  • NAACP wants removal of Confederate generals from Stone Mountain

    07/13/2015 6:15:13 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 155 replies
    Wsb TV ^ | 07.13.15 | WSB TV
    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP officially called for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain.
  • Stacey Abrams: Trump's use of 'kung flu' shows 'racism is the core of his appeal'

    06/24/2020 2:56:01 PM PDT · by kevcol · 100 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2020 | Dominick Mastrangelo
    Democrat Stacey Abrams pointed to President Trump's use of the phrase "kung flu" to describe the coronavirus as an example of the bigotry in the United States she says he's counting on to help him win reelection. "Once again, he shows that racism is the core of his appeal," the failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, who is black, said Wednesday on MSNBC.
  • Unethical Abrams: 10 ethics reasons why Georgians should not vote for Stacey Abrams for Governor (FLASHBACK May 17, 2018)

    06/20/2020 7:58:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 4 replies ^ | 5/17/2018 | William Perry
    Stacey Abrams was once a public official I liked… A LOT! But what a disappointment she’s turned out to be with both her leadership and ethics. She has more ethical challenges than any other statewide candidate. She’s become “Unethical Abrams” to me — the Kasim Reed of statewide politics. I’m tired of the voters of our state electing people to public office, only later to find out that they completely lack ethics. So with the primary election just days away, and many potential voters still undecided, here are 10 reasons why you should not vote for Stacey Abrams for Governor...
  • Saturday News Roundup: Trump Tires of Fauci, Grenell Pummels CNN, and Biden Veepstakes Odds

    06/20/2020 6:53:41 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    President Trump has had enough of Anthony Fauci’s bullsh*t. – Last night, President Donald Trump issued the following tweet: Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Informed Dr. Fauci this morning that he has nothing to do with NFL Football. Forced Democrat run Minnesota to bring in the National Guard & end rioting & looting after seeing the destruction & crime in Minneapolis. 100% successful! Waiting to hear from Dem run Washington State... 91.5K 9:42 PM - Jun 19, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy 33.7K people are talking about this Trump’s tweet came after Fauci, in an interview on CNN, injected...
  • Group backing Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial bid fined $50k by ethics panel

    06/19/2020 10:20:27 PM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies ^ | 6/18/2020 | james salzer
    A group backing Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial bid was fined $50,000 by the state ethics commission Thursday for failing to report what it spent to help her win the Democratic primary. Gente4Abrams (People for Abrams) spent $240,000 for canvassing, social media posts, and print and radio advertising to help Abrams win the primary but didn’t report what it spent or where it got the money to pay for those efforts, the commission said. The group later registered with the state and reported spending about $685,000 more to help the Democrat’s general election campaign against Republican Brian Kemp. The commission voted...
  • Tucker Carlson reports: Stepmother of ex-Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks fired from job

    06/19/2020 1:12:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/18/20 | Daniel Chaitin
    **SNIP** The Washington Examiner reached out to EPM for comment. About two hours after publication, the company released a statement that said Rolfe was fired because she violated company policy. "As an employer, it is imperative to maintain a safe environment for all employees. Melissa Rolfe's termination was a director result of her actions in the workplace and violation of company policy," the statement said. "While working with Melissa as she transitioned to a leave of absence granted by our organization, we discovered she violated company policy and created an uncomfortable working environment for many of our employees. As an...
  • Hire Laid Off Restaurant Workers Back First, Encourages Former Georgia Candidate For Governor Stacey Abrams

    06/19/2020 7:07:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 19, 2020 | Tara Nurin
    Potential Democratic vice presidential nominee Stacey Abrams called on the restaurant industry Thursday to do better for its employees of all backgrounds as dining establishments begin to more fully re-open following the easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns. Notably, she pressed the issue of “right to return,” an idea that in this context would encourage or require hiring managers to give employees furloughed or laid off during COVID closures the right of refusal to reclaim their jobs before they get offered to anyone else.
  • Oh Brother… Stacey Abrams: “A Man Was Murdered Because He Was Asleep in a Drive-Through” (VIDEO)

    06/15/2020 4:04:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 14, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Abrams told George Stephanopolous on ABC’s This Week Rashard Brooks was murdered because he was asleep in a drive-through. Stacey Abrams: “That is why you saw the reaction from protesters. That is why the virulence of anger remain. Activists are necessarily calling into question what’s actually being done. And what I would say is there is a legitimacy to this anger. There’s a legitimacy to this outrage. A man was murdered because he was asleep in a drive-through. We know this is not an isolated occurance.”
  • 'Fairly Infantile': Stacey Abrams Slimes Ben Carson Saying Society Shouldn't Get Offended at Everything

    06/14/2020 5:39:02 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 69 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    George Stephanopoulos asks Ben Carson whether it's appropriate for President Trump to give his RNC acceptance speech on August 27th in Jacksonville, given that date is the 60th anniversary of "Ax Handle Saturday" in that city, in which KKK members beat a largely black group of civil rights protesters. Carson says that we need to "grow up" and stop being offended by everything. Invited to comment, Stacey Abrams calls Ben Carson's comment "fairly infantile." View the video at the link.