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  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • A car crash topples a Confederate statue — and forces a Southern town to confront its past

    08/22/2017 6:43:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    theweek.com ^ | August 6, 2017 | David Montgomery
    bout 3:30 a.m. on a Saturday in July 2016, an on-duty patrol car with the Demopolis, Alabama, police department proceeded along North Main Avenue toward West Capitol Street. It was a clear night, and nothing much was going on. There hadn't been an arrest for two days, and that had been for misdemeanor theft from a supermarket. The squad car rolled past the bank and the power company on the left, the town square on the right. Up ahead, in the center of the intersection, loomed a monument: a marble statue of a soldier, not quite life-size, elevated about a...
  • Suspect Arrested For Trying To BOMB Confederate Statue

    08/21/2017 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    GP ^ | 08/21/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Confederate statues are under attack around the United States. Since the deadly Charlottesville attack, leftist thugs have defaced, damaged and, in some cases, destroyed Confederate statues. A new report from the Houston Chronicle says a suspect is now in custody after attempting to bomb a Confederate statue in Houston’s Hermann Park. Chron.com reports:   A Houston man has been arrested on allegations he tried to plant explosives at the statue of Confederate officer Richard Dowling in Hermann Park, according to high-level law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation. When confronted Saturday night in the park, the man tried to drink the...
  • Sen. Kaine Suggests Replacing Statue of Lee With One of Pocahontas in U.S. Capitol

    08/21/2017 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Susan Jones
    The discussion about Confederate statues is about addition as well as subtraction, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Sunday. He told CBS's "Face the Nation" that he favors removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of Pocahontas, for example.
  • MLK, Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in Houston parks

    08/21/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2017 | John D. Harden
    Vandals splattered paint onto a bronze bust of Martin Luther King Jr. and a 7-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston as nationwide turmoil over historical statues spilled beyond the protests over Confederate monuments. The MLK statue in the historically black community of Sunnyside was found smeared with white paint early Thursday morning. The towering statue of Christopher Columbus in the Montrose area was doused with red paint sometime Thursday night, Houston police officials said Friday.
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Black Lesbian Rioter Who Toppled Confederate Statue In Durham May Receive Scholarship

    08/20/2017 8:19:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 19, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    Black Lesbian Rioter Who Toppled Confederate Statue In Durham May Receive Scholarship
  • Hate on the Left

    08/19/2017 6:02:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2017 | John C. Goodman
    The video that appeared more often than any other on my TV screen this past week showed protestors toppling a statue of a confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina. Then kicking it, stomping on it, spitting at it.The Workers World Party is the group that pulled off this feat and they were also involved in the violent conflict in Charlottesville.So, who are they? You didn’t learn much about them if you watched CNN or even Fox News. The commentators on the regular cable channels were too focused on racists and white nationalists and why Donald Trump wasn’t condemning them enough....
  • Junipero Serra Statue Vandalized In Mission Hills

    08/18/2017 2:19:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8/18/17 | cbsla
    MISSION HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating Facebook showed the statue spray-painted red and the word “murder” written on Serra in white.
  • Armed Group Appears at Council to Oppose Statue’s Removal

    08/18/2017 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Rivard Report ^ | August 16th 2017 | JEFFREY SULLIVAN
    The ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed removal of the Confederate monument in Travis Park was at the center of Wednesday evening’s citizens to be heard session in City Council Chambers. As speakers addressed Council members on the dais inside, about 10 individuals donning kevlar vests and assault rifles stood guard outside. They arrived as escorts for This Is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF) Vice President Brandon Burkhart, who addressed Councilmen Roberto Trevińo (D1) and William “Cruz” Shaw (D2) – authors of the Council Consideration Request to relocate the monument – during his time to speak. “I’m going to address you guys...
  • Tear 'Em Down: CNN Commentator Says Statues to Slave Owner George Washington Have To Go

    08/18/2017 5:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Only those who are so-called “woke” (I just threw up in my mouth) are deserving of statues in American history. That’s what CNN commentator Angela Rye said during a panel discussion with CNN’s Kate Bolduan. As the nation descends into chaos concerning political commentary over the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia that left scores of people injured and one woman dead, we’re on the discussion of statues. White nationalists descended into the city last Saturday to supposedly protest the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. Far left counter protesters arrived and skirmishes broke out. It culminated when a...
  • Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones call for destruction of Bill Clinton statue

    08/18/2017 4:05:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 17, 2017 | Kyle Olson
    Why does America honor an accused rapist? That's what Juanita Broaddrick wants to know. Speaking exclusively to The American Mirror, Broaddrick denounced the lack of efforts to uproot a monument to Bill Clinton in South Dakota, the man she says raped her in a Little Rock, Arkansas hotel room in 1978. "I would like to 'personally' use a sledgehammer on it, with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones," Broaddrick says.
  • Abe Lincoln Statue Vandalized In Chicago – Locals Take To Social Media To Call Him Racist

    08/17/2017 8:40:56 AM PDT · by pabianice · 81 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 8/17/17 | Blue
    Abraham Lincoln Statue Vandalized Chicago, IL – In the most dumbfounding vandalism of the year, somebody set an Abraham Lincoln statue on fire in Chicago on Wednesday, according to 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez. The monument has stood near 69th & Wolcott St since it was erected in 1926. It is now blackend by fire. By all appearances, somebody dumped accelerant on the bust and then lit it on fire. According to Alderman Lopez, Chicago PD is investigating who committed the act and what their motivation was. Abraham Lincoln, who led the Union to victory in the civil war and...
  • Small group gathers at Fremont's Lenin statue, calls for its removal (Seattle)

    08/17/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    SeattlePi ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen Cohen
    Fremont's statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin has once again come under fire. On Wednesday afternoon, a small group had gathered in front of the monument in Fremont calling for its removal. The group was seemingly led by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theorist and self-described online "alt-right" activist. Posobiec Periscoped part of the gathering on Twitter. The statue's origin story is well documented.(snip)The statue was toppled in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in Czechoslovakia, and that's when Lewis Carpenter found it in a scrapyard. The English teacher from Issaquah then mortgaged his house to purchase and...
  • "Crowds on Demand" supplied the fake protestors to the Charlotte rally and paid them $25/hour

    08/16/2017 4:51:46 PM PDT · by vannrox · 48 replies
    Fellowship of the Minds ^ | 17AUG17 | VANNROX
    Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was "blame on both sides" for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.    Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based "public relations firm specializing in innovative events" to serve as agitators in counterprotests.The ad was posted by a company called "Crowds on Demand" and offered $25 per hour to "actors and photographers" to...
  • Functional Illiterates Trying To Erase History

    08/16/2017 4:44:39 PM PDT · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Burning Platform Blog ^ | 17AUG17 | Jim Quinn Rages
    Authored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,“True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them the desire to do right is precisely the same.” ? Robert E. LeeI consider myself a student of history. I’ve always been fascinated by the personalities who drove events throughout history. I probably would have been a history major in college if I didn’t feel the need to make enough money to support myself and my family. I chose a business major and decided studying...
  • Will They Be Removed?: 30 Places Named After Former Klansman Robert Byrd

    08/16/2017 10:26:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Hapblog.com ^ | August 16, 2017
    Will They Be Removed?: 30 Places Named After Former Klansman Robert Byrd August 16, 2017 That's just a few. Since we're gonna rename schools and take down every sign and statue of people who have a controversial past. Are we also going to include Former Klansman and Grand Wizard Robert Byrd? If we are consistent, these are some places named after Robert KKK Byrd that should be taken down. You won't see this on cable news.
  • Durham protester charged in Confederate statue vandalism

    08/16/2017 3:19:24 AM PDT · by beejaa · 36 replies
    wral.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Drueger, Leslie, Owens
    DURHAM, N.C. — A North Carolina Central University student was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday night protest in which a Confederate statue in front of Durham County's former courthouse was pulled down. Takiyah Fatima Thompson, 22, was charged with participation in a riot ... Thompson was given $10,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning. Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday that his deputies were working to identify others involved in the incident and plan to pursue felony charges against them. Some protest organizers defended their actions Tuesday, calling the monument a symbol...
  • Durham Sheriff Arrests In Confederate Statue Destruction: ‘No one is getting away'

    08/15/2017 6:32:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 109 replies
    The Hearld Sun ^ | 08/15/17 | Colin Warren-Hicks, Cliff Bellamy and Virginia Bridges
    DURHAM The protester who climbed a ladder to help bring down a Confederate soldier statue was arrested Tuesday, and Sheriff Mike Andrews said his office will pursue felony charges against others. “Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened,” Andrews said. Takiyah Thompson, a member of Workers World Party and student at N.C. Central University, was arrested after activists held a press conference at NCCU Tuesday afternoon. In a release Thompson said she was the one who tied a rope around the soldier’s neck so that others could pull the statue to the ground. The protest...
  • Confederate Group Wants Atlanta Statue Repaired After Damage

    08/14/2017 8:24:34 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 73 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | August 14, 2017 | AP
    A protester climbs a Confederate monument with a chain in an attempt to topple it Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Atlanta. The peace monument at the 14th Street entrance depicts an angel of peace stilling the hand of a Confederate soldier about to fire his rifle. Protesters decrying hatred and racism converged around the country on Sunday, saying they felt compelled to counteract the white supremacist rally that spiraled into deadly violence in Virginia. The group that erected an Atlanta monument depicting a Confederate soldier vowed Monday that it will be repaired after protesters splattered it with red spray paint...