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  • Former DHS Advisor Tweets #AllahuAkbar in Celebration of S.C. Confederate Flag Coming Down

    07/12/2015 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 07/10/15 | Sera Wilson
    Mohamed Elibiary, the former Department of Homeland Security Advisor who was relieved of duty last year after his ties with the Muslim Brotherhood became publicly known is now praising Allah and the Obama Administration in response to South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate Flag. Taking to twitter, Elibiary applauded Obama’s efforts to shame the South into giving up history for political correctness while praising federalism. No joke…
  • State: California Confederate flag ban excludes individuals

    05/02/2017 7:40:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 2, 2017 9:12 PM EDT | Don Thompson
    California’s ban on displaying the Confederate flag doesn’t apply to individuals even if they are on government property, state officials said this week in settling a free speech lawsuit. Fresno artist Timothy Desmond sued after his painting depicting the flag was barred from the 2015 Big Fresno Fair. His painting shows Confederate soldiers fighting in the 1864 siege of Atlanta, led by a soldier carrying the battle flag. California’s 2014 law says the state cannot display or sell the Battle Flag of the Confederacy or any similar image unless it appears in a way that serves an educational or historical...
  • Georgia pair sentenced to combined 35 years for terrorizing black child's birthday party

    02/27/2017 6:51:12 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 93 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Christopher Brennan
    A Georgia man and woman cried in court Monday after they were both sentenced to long prison terms for terrorizing a black child’s birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and threats. Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton were convicted earlier this month under a street gang terrorism law for the 2015 harassment in Douglassville, outside Atlanta, and cried in court on Monday. Video footage from the party, little more than a month after Dylann Roof’s Charleston church massacre, shows a parade of trucks roaring by with Confederate battle flags.
  • A Plan to Honor Martin Luther King at a Southern Civil War Symbol [Already in Trouble]

    10/24/2015 11:48:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2015 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    The idea is suffused with a simple poetry: A bell would be placed atop Stone Mountain, the massive granite outcropping east of Atlanta invoked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech — one of the places from which, as Dr. King imagined it, a nation no longer divided by racism might “let freedom ring.” But this “Freedom Bell” proposal, unveiled this month by a state government authority as a tribute to the civil rights leader, has become mired in complications and controversy, the latest skirmish over Southern symbols prompted by the racially...
  • 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...
  • Washington & Lee Denies Sons of Confederate Veterans Access to Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day

    08/19/2015 6:19:52 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 11 replies
    WBDJ Television ^ | 18 April 2015 | Kirhee Stewart
    Walter Wilmore is a member of the Stonewall Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Last month, he applied to hold a ceremony on Lee-Jackson Day here at the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. A few weeks later, he received a notice in the mail rejecting the organization's request to use the chapel. Wilmore says the group has been holding the ceremony there for 14 years and he's shocked the request was denied.
  • Family says someone fired shots at truck that flew Confederate flag

    07/22/2015 3:46:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 76 replies
    WSOCTV.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ken Lemon
    A Gastonia family has removed a Confederate flag from their truck after they said someone fired half a dozen gunshots at them this weekend. The shooting happened Saturday night and bullets narrowly missed a passenger's head. The family showed Eyewitness News reporter Ken Lemon the damage and told him they believe they were targeted. The father of two, who did not want to be identified, took it down and told Lemon it's not worth flying anymore.
  • NAACP wants Confederate flag removed from AL troopers' cruisers

    07/14/2015 4:41:45 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 52 replies
    http://www.waff.com ^ | July 13, 2015 | Tiani Jones
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - It's not hard to find a Confederate flag flying in Alabama, but it may surprise you some of the places you'll find it. The next time you see an Alabama State Trooper, take a close look at their cruisers and a patch they wear on their uniform. You can find a Confederate flag on every trooper vehicle. You'll also find the flag on a patch that every uniformed Trooper wears. The Huntsville chapter of the NAACP says it time for it to go, and they plan on taking their fight to Montgomery. An NAACP spokesperson said...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Federal Confederate Flag Ban ‘Is About Our Morals’

    07/11/2015 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | by AWR Hawkins
    During a July 9 discussion on a spending bill, Democrat members of the House—led by House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—began pushing a vote to ban all "Confederate symbols from the Capitol." This was a continuation of a push that began Tuesday, wherein Democrats sought to ban Confederate flags from all federal cemeteries. On Thursday, Pelosi supported such bans as necessary, saying it "is about our morals." According to Politico, on Tuesday, Democrats not only pushed to ban the flag from federal cemeteries, but also “to stop the U.S. Park Service from doing business with enterprises that sell the...
  • The Day the Flag Went Up

    07/09/2015 11:15:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 34 replies
    Hollis remembers the day the Confederate flag was hoisted over the State House to commemorate the war. The centennial kicked off on April 11, 1961, with a re-creation of the firing on Fort Sumter. The flag went up for the opening celebrations. "The flag is being flown this week at the request of Aiken Rep. John A. May," reported The State on April 12. May didn't introduce his resolution until the next legislative session. By the time the resolution passed on March 16, 1962, the flag had been flying for nearly a year. (This explains why the flag is often...
  • House votes to ban Confederate flags at federal cemeteries

    07/08/2015 6:38:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    After just two minutes of floor debate late Tuesday evening, the House passed a measure to prohibit the display of Confederate flags on graves in federal cemeteries. Despite the lack of fanfare, the vote marked the House's first entry into the debate over removing the Confederate flag from federal property that went beyond codifying already established policies. Rep. Jared Huffman's (D-Calif.) amendment to the 2016 Interior Department spending bill seeks to end a policy that allows a temporary display of the flag in cemeteries under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service. It sailed through on a voice vote after...
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 215 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then you’re just uneducated. I’d expect that from democrats. It’s sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag a 'Racist' Symbol

    06/29/2015 1:22:15 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/29/15 | ANDREW RAFFERTY
    Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a "racist" symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting. In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he "decided to do something politically incorrect" and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001. "The symbols were racist," the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.
  • Historic Gettysburg seminary bans Confederate flags

    06/29/2015 3:11:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 29 replies
    The HanoverEvening Sun ^ | June 29, 2015 | Chris Cappella
    In the wake of several Gettysburg-area stores making announcements on if they'll continue to sell Confederate flag-related merchandise, the Lutheran Theological Seminary is making its stand. Saturday, the day before a Living History event was slated to take place on the seminary's campus, the administration announced it would be banning symbols of hate speech and racism on seminary grounds, said the Rev. John Spangler, executive assistant to the president for communication and planning. The ban prohibits the display of the flag or flags associated with the Confederate States of America, Spangler said. "The subsequent use by other groups have made...
  • Confederate Battle Flag - Karen Cooper - MUST SEE (Former Nation of Islam Woman)

    06/27/2015 8:55:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/25/15
    "Slavery was something that happened and it didn’t just happen in the South, it happened world wide. - I feel I’m a slave now because the federal government does control me, I can’t smoke what I want to smoke, I can’t drink what I want to drink. If I want to put something into my body, it’s my body, not theirs. So what gives them the right to tell me what I should do? That’s tyranny. But yet, and still, it’s only the Southerners and it’s only the battle flag that has all the weight and guilt on it. It’s...
  • What the Confederate Flag now means to me.

    06/27/2015 3:19:03 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 168 replies
    Original Content | 6/27/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    As a 'damn Yankee' -- that is, a Northerner who came to the South and didn't leave -- the Confederate Flag has never really held meaning for me. I understood that for most who displayed it, it meant a reverence for the heritage of the South and expressed the rebellious spirit I so often find, and admire, here. Then the events of the shooting in South Carolina played out. Dylann Root was found to have embraced that flag, but for different and objectionable reasons of true racism. The hysteria that followed was terrifying to watch. Both Democrats and Republicans, media...
  • Re-enactors asked not to display Confederate flag in Lewisburg parade [PA]

    06/27/2015 3:28:00 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | John Beauge
    The controversy over the display of the Confederate flag in the wake of the killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., has reached the annual Union County Veterans Fourth of July Parade in Lewisburg. The 18th North Carolina Co. A re-enactors have been asked not to display the Confederate flag if it marches, parade chairman Kevin Bittenbender said Friday. The parade is scheduled to step off at 10 a.m. Saturday. The decision was made following a discussion by the parade committee's executive board, he said. He understands there will be some opposed to the decision, he said.
  • Wal-Mart makes ISIS battle flag cake...Rejects confederate flag cake

    06/27/2015 7:47:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/26/15
    On 06/25/15 I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States........but you can't buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It's a damn shame.
  • [NPS] Statement Regarding the Confederate Flag

    06/26/2015 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    The U.S. National Park Service ^ | June 25, 2015 | National Park Service
    On June 24, National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis asked park superintendents to work with their partners and bookstore operators to voluntarily withdraw from sale items that solely depict a Confederate flag. The National Park Service press release can be found here. "We strive to tell the complete story of America," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said of the agency's reputation for telling difficult parts of our history. "All sales items in parks are evaluated based on educational value and their connection to the park. Any stand-alone depictions of Confederate flags have no place in park stores."...
  • Memo to: Nikki Haley (and the rest of the GOP) –Thanks for opening the flood gates.

    06/25/2015 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 62 replies
    6/25/2015 | Self
    Dear Ms. Haley: Has it dawned on you that you cannot – repeat - Cannot placate a mob of leftists bent on the destruction of freedom? That should have been obvious to you BEFORE your pandered to the masses. But alas, it should be readily apparent to you NOW. You could have simply waited a few news cycles and the whole thing would have blown over with the media chasing after yet another squirrel. This is what Communists on the Country’s left do all the time – they Stonewall (oops! Can I even use that expression any more?) delay and...