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  • Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

    05/31/2021 7:33:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun May 30, 2021 | Joe Sutton,
    "On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, Mr. Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with the FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevins' capability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest him,"
  • Opinion: Guns are white supremacy’s deadliest weapon. We must disarm hate.

    02/03/2021 12:46:25 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 87 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01 31 2021 | Sharon Risher
    The defining photograph of the attempted insurrection on Jan. 6 was that of a man strolling through the broken halls of our national Capitol, amid the smashed windows and assorted rubble of the failed coup, proudly brandishing a Confederate flag on his shoulder and hoping to overturn an election decided largely by Black voters. It’s an image that tells the story not only of Jan. 6 or of the Trump presidency, but also of all the steps that led to that moment — the whole history of hate in America captured in one frame. For me, the echoes of that...
  • Guns are white supremacy’s deadliest weapon. We must disarm hate.

    01/31/2021 6:43:00 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 31, 2021 | Sharon Risher
    The defining photograph of the attempted insurrection on Jan. 6 was that of a man strolling through the broken halls of our national Capitol, amid the smashed windows and assorted rubble of the failed coup, proudly brandishing a Confederate flag on his shoulder and hoping to overturn an election decided largely by Black voters. It’s an image that tells the story not only of Jan. 6 or of the Trump presidency, but also of all the steps that led to that moment — the whole history of hate in America captured in one frame. This deadly connection between white supremacy...
  • Parents outraged over student’s Confederate flag face mask demand action

    01/22/2021 9:55:42 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 61 replies
    KTVI ^ | January 21, 2021 | Andy Banker
    OAKVILLE, Mo. (KTVI) – Parents are demanding action from administrators at a Missouri high school after a senior wore a Confederate flag face mask to school. One parent said the student showed up at Oakville High School wearing the Confederate flag mask and was allowed to continue through his school day.“So what type of message are you sending to my child by allowing another child to sit in the classroom with this mask on,” asked Tamica Harding.
  • Confederate flag-waving Capitol rioter and son arrested by feds

    01/14/2021 12:00:36 PM PST · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2021 | 1:40pm | Ben Feuerherd
    The rioter who paraded around the Capitol building with a Confederate battle flag last week turned himself in to federal authorities in his home state of Delaware on Thursday, authorities said. The suspect, Kevin Seefried, surrendered to US Marshals in Wilmington with his son Hunter, an FBI spokesperson said. They are both expected to make an initial court appearance on federal charges that will be filed in Washington, the spokesperson added. Seefried is suspected of walking around the Capitol building with the large Confederate flag after throngs of President Trump supporters stormed the building as Congress was meeting to certify...
  • Andrew Cuomo Criminalizes Confederate Flag

    12/16/2020 1:14:16 PM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    https://moonbattery.com ^ | Dec 16 2020 | By Dave Blount
    New York’s authoritarian Governor Andrew Cuomo is said to be on Biden’s handlers’ shortlist for attorney general. To get an idea of what this would mean for the cause of keeping American liberty alive, consider that Cuomo just signed a bill into law that makes the Confederate flag illegal. The Rebel Flag symbolizes the South. That’s why it was featured on the cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd albums and on the car driven by the Dukes of Hazard. Liberals associate Southern culture with resistance to their agenda; therefore, the Confederate flag is now regarded as a “hate symbol.” It’s a Culture...
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Bans Sale of Confederate Flags, Despite Knowing This Has First Amendment Problems

    12/16/2020 11:51:05 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 72 replies
    Reason ^ | December 16, 2020 | Robby Soave
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation on Tuesday prohibiting the sale of Confederate flags on public property, including at state and local fairs. Cuomo was well aware that such legislation is likely to fail a First Amendment test, but this did not deter him. "This country faces a pervasive, growing attitude of intolerance and hate—what I have referred to in the body politic as an American cancer," he wrote. "By limiting the display and sale of the confederate flag, Nazi swastika and other symbols of hatred from being displayed or sold on state property, including the state...
  • Flaishback/Vanity: Sen. Joe Biden says "many fine people" display confederate flag

    09/30/2020 7:02:56 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    Video originates from C-SPAN during a debate on the use of Confederate flags. Then Senator Joe Biden: "...not granting a federal charter to an organization, made up of many fine people, who continue to display Confederate flag as a symbol, and the charter was to give them the right, the impruader of the federal government, to do that."
  • Donald Trump says the Confederate flag is a proud symbol of US south

    07/19/2020 1:36:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 215 replies
    US President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it is a source of pride for people who love the South. The Republican president was asked on Fox News Sunday if the flag, a symbol of US slavery and white supremacy for many Americans, was offensive. “It depends on who you’re talking about, when you’re talking about,” Trump responded. “When people proudly had their Confederate flags they’re not talking about racism. They love their flag, it represents the South. They like the South … I say it’s freedom...
  • President Trump Defends The Confederate Flag's Heritage And Southerners Prideful Love For It

    07/19/2020 11:29:39 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2020 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say the Confederate flag was an offensive symbol in an interview broadcast on Sunday, saying it is a source of pride for people who love the South. The Republican president was asked on “Fox News Sunday,” if the flag, considered a symbol of slavery and oppression by most Americans, was offensive. .....,....Snip.......... "It depends on who you’re talking about, when you’re talking about,” Trump responded. “When people proudly had their Confederate flags they’re not talking about racism. They love their flag, it represents the South. They like the South ... I...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 7/17/2020 Newsdump Friday

    07/17/2020 10:04:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/17/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Dayton Ohio's Children's Hospital the site of a late afternoon protest..... The health board for Idaho's five northern counties tabling a motion for a muzzle (mask) order Friday afternoon..... Libertarian activist Ammon Bundy says nothing was ever said to him about wearing a mask (muzzle) when he and other Peoples Rights members were barred from entering the Southwest Health District office...... Four US Border Patrol employees fired and 38 others suspended without pay over social media posts..... Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealing today that she is undergoing chemotherapy to treat a recurrence of liver cancer..... Convicted murderer and...
  • Confederate flag banner flies over Bristol Motor Speedway to flout NASCAR's ban

    07/15/2020 8:44:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 15 2020 | Marina Pitofsky
    A Confederate flag banner was flown over the Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee on Wednesday ahead of NASCAR’s All-Star Race. The banner flown over the Wednesday race also included the website “SCV.org,” a website operated by the organization The Sons of Confederate Veterans, USA Today reported. The organization also claimed credit for a banner showing the Confederate Flag that was flown over a race in Talladega, Fla. last month. Bristol Herald Courier reporter Tim Dodson shared footage of the banner Wednesday. NASCAR in June banned displays of the flag at all of its events and properties, saying that it “runs...
  • 'Dukes of Hazzard' stars respond to Confederate flag controversy

    07/10/2020 12:45:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Today ^ | July 9, 2020 | Gina Vivinetto
    "I have never had an African American come up to me and have any problem with it whatsoever," said Schneider, 60, who added that "the whole politically correct generation has gotten way out of hand." Schneider went on to call the series, which was set in fictional Hazzard County, Georgia, "a unifying force."
  • Mississippi House passes bill to take Confederate symbol off state flag

    06/28/2020 2:14:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 28 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Mississippi’s state House of Representative on Sunday passed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the state flag, with the Senate expected to pass the measure later today. The lower chamber voted 91-23 to remove the symbol from the flag, which has flown since 1894. It was the nation’s last state flag containing the symbol. The legislation, written by House Speaker Philip Gunn (R), calls for the current flag to be immediately removed, after which a nine-person commission would be appointed to design a new one, Mississippi Today reported. Under the terms of the bill, the commission would recommend...
  • Tattoo parlor offers free ink to cover up Confederate ‘hate symbols’

    06/16/2020 7:50:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    One of their clients was Jennifer Tucker, 36, who wanted to have a Confederate flag tattoo on her ankle covered. Inked when she was 18 years old, Tucker said she was just following the crowd at her high school and wanted to rebel against her family. --- After high school, Tucker transformed her beliefs and found herself involved in local activism, particularly related to racial injustice. She did not hesitate to call when she found out about what the Gallery X Art Collective was doing in Murray, about a 40-minute drive southeast of where she lives in Paducah. “I just...
  • Clinton Camp won't say if Confederate Flag button (lest we forget)

    06/13/2020 6:03:59 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 06/23/2015 | kate pickles and evan bleier
    Hillary Clinton is refusing to say whether a Clinton-Gore pin featuring a Confederate flag was part of her husband's official campaign merchandise. Examples of the distinctive red and blue badge, from the 1992 election, are now being sold on Ebay.
  • A Bon Appétit editor has apologized after a photo of a Confederate flag cake that he made resurfaced (Mob finds its next target)

    06/09/2020 6:20:15 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 21 replies
    Insider ^ | June 9, 2020 | A Konstantinides
    It has been a week of controversies at Bon Appétit — and it's only Tuesday. On Monday, editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport stepped down after a photo of him in brownface resurfaced. A day later, editor Alex Delany has apologized for previously making a cake decorated as the Confederate flag. A picture of the cake — which was found on Delany's old Tumblr account "The Pantalones" — began circulating around Twitter on Tuesday morning following a tweet by food writer Tammie Teclemariam. In the original blog post — which was posted on July 24, 2010 — Delany wrote that he had made...
  • Marine Corps bans display of Confederate flag

    06/06/2020 7:52:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) banned display of the Confederate flag at its military installations Friday, on everything from bumper stickers to coffee mugs. "The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the service branch said in a statement."Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society." “This presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security and good order and discipline,”...
  • Flag of Treason (Confederate Flag: Never Trumper TV Commercial Playing the Race Card Against the Trump 2020 Campaign)

    06/02/2020 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2020 | Unattributed
    The Lincoln Project 116K subscribers No patriotic American should brandish or proudly celebrate the iconography of a rebellion that resulted in tremendous devastation, the loss of more than 620,000 American lives, and the continued subjugation of Black America.
  • ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider: New ‘Christmas Cars’..

    11/09/2019 9:10:56 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    film to include Confederate flag controversy John Schneider might just be the world's biggest "Dukes of Hazzard" fan. The actor starred as Bo Duke in the series -- which ran for seven seasons from 1979 to 1985 -- as well the 2000 made-for-TV movie, "The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood." He has since created what he calls a "tribute" to the legacy he admires -- an independent film developed by Schneider's studio titled, "Christmas Cars." In order for the 59-year-old actor to develop a memento that “Dukes of Hazzard” fans could be excited for, the "Smallville" alum, along with his new wife...