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  • Will the Left tear down Stand Watie's monument?

    08/20/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 28 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 8/20/17 | Florentius
    It’s wrong to pre-judge a human being based on their racial characteristics. Beyond that, it’s stupid. Any marginally intelligent person knows this. A Christian, certainly, has no excuse for treating someone badly simply because they are of a different racial category. For a Catholic, it's a sin to do so. At the same time, as we watch political agitators wantonly destroying symbols of our country’s history in vigilante mobs, one can not help but be struck by their profound ignorance of said history. For these simpletons, the Confederacy equals racism, and everything having to do with it equals racism, and...
  • If We Don’t Get Over The First Civil War We Might Have A Second

    08/20/2017 5:16:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 48 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.20.2017 | David Blackmon
    When the news came out that a Civil War reenactment scheduled to take place at the Manassas battlefield in Virginia was being cancelled due to fears over possible violence from leftwing groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter, I saw a tweet from some guy saying something to the effect that “The Civil War was 152 years ago – why can’t black people just get over it?” Now, I’m a conservative and I’m pretty sure I had ancestors who fought for the South in the Civil War, since both sides of my family came into this country in the late...
  • CNN ..Warns 'America Is Close to Slavery Now,' ..George Washington and Confederates Equally Bad

    08/19/2017 11:08:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 88 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 08/19/2017 | Virginia Kruta
    The conversation about monuments — particularly which should stay and which should go — has eclipsed nearly all other conversations in the week following a rally-turned-near-riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke to liberal analyst Angela Rye on Thursday, asking her whether the uproar was truly just about the monuments. Rye claimed that the problem ran much deeper than that: .. Rye concluded her argument by asserting that America was very close to once again being a nation of slavery: “We definitely need to learn about it so that we don't repeat it, because we're very close to repeating...
  • Manassas Cancelled

    08/18/2017 2:57:36 PM PDT · by satan · 75 replies
    Officials in Manassas, Virginia, say they are canceling an upcoming Civil War Weekend due to safety concerns. The event had been planned for later this month. "Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it. The City of Manassas is saddened by these events and abhors the violence happening around the country," according to a statement from the city's communications manager Friday.  The statement went on to say Manassas doesn't want to "further exacerbate the situation." The city's Civil War Weekend had been scheduled to be held Aug. 25-27. Officials have called...
  • Satire (I hope) | Let's repeal America's Declaration of Independence and Constitution

    08/18/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 12 replies
    Dan Miller's Blo ^ | August 18, 2017 | Dan Miller
    The American Declaration of Independence was written by a vile slave owner, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. The American Constitution was written, at least in part, by vile racists and other "America Firsters." They tried, but fortunately failed, to prevent noncitizens from exercising their sacred right to vote in national elections. Both demonic documents must be repealed and we must rejoin England, nay even better the European Union, to signal our virtuous multicultural nature and emphatic rejection of all evil past and present.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urgrF6OBuZc Antifa, Black Lives (only) Matter, La Raza, adherents to Islam (the Religion of Peace and tolerance), CAIR, the...
  • Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell

    08/18/2017 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Published on Oct 28, 2011 | Smithsonian Magazine
    Rare Footage of Civil War Veterans Doing the Rebel Yell In this exclusive clip from the 1930s, Confederate veterans step up to the mic and let out their version of the fearsome rallying cry.
  • Where is this Country Going? Is Civil War Inevitable? Is this the New Normal?

    08/18/2017 6:04:39 AM PDT · by davikkm · 88 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    The events in Charlottesville and the media-hyped aftermath of it are being used to destroy the Trump presidency. All mainstream media guns are being pointed at the president in an effort to paint him and his followers as racists and bigots, thereby proving their point that this man is not suited for the office of the presidency. Give me a break. Propaganda news like NBC and NPR have no interest in reporting the facts about Charlottesville. They have chosen their distorted narrative and are sticking to it. Interviews of politicians on both sides of the aisle but mostly on the...
  • ‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right

    08/17/2017 9:38:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 17, 2017 | Thomas Fuller, Alan Feuer and Serge F. Kovaleski
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Last weekend, when a 27-year-old bike messenger showed up at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., he came ready for battle. He joined a human chain that stretched in front of Emancipation Park and linked his arms with others, blocking waves of white supremacists — some of them in full Nazi regalia — from entering. “As soon as they got close,” said the young man, who declined to give his real name and goes by Frank Sabaté after the famous Spanish anarchist, “they started swinging clubs, fists, shields. I’m not embarrassed to say that we...
  • Ted Cruz says Americans should not 'sanitize history' by taking down Confederate monuments

    08/17/2017 8:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 17, 2017 | Gromer Jeffers, Jr.
    ADDISON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that cities should not get rid of Confederate statues and monuments in order to "sanitize history." "I don't think we should go through and simply try to erase from history prior chapters, even if they were wrong," Cruz said during a news conference. "But I think that's a decision each community has to make. ... I suspect different communities will approach this decision differently." President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was disappointed with the removal of Confederate monuments, saying on Twitter that the nation's cities were losing some of their beauty.....
  • Here’s A List Of All The Monuments Liberals Want To Tear Down So Far

    08/17/2017 7:08:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 17, 2017 | Bre Payton
    In the wake of the violence that took place in Charlottesville over last weekend, numerous activists and politicians have called for the destruction of more historical monuments, although a significant majority of Americans (62 percent) think the monuments should stay put. Only 27 percent of Americans think these statues should be removed for fear of offending some people. As usual, public opinion’s not stopping liberals from pursuing an unpopular agenda. Though by no means comprehensive, here’s a list of the monuments that are facing calls for removal or have already been torn down. 1. The Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC...
  • Selective Outrage: Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat KKK Leader and More

    08/17/2017 3:32:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/17/2017
    Hate is hate, dead is dead. We should stop politicizing bigotry and violence by demonizing some demographics and giving others a veritable pass. The demonstration by white nationalist haters in Virginia last weekend resulted from the removal a statue of confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Confederate flag and statue controversies are raging throughout the South. Some view Confederate symbols as disgusting tributes to slave states defeated in the Civil War. Others warn against censoring symbols of a history we should never forget. On the margins are people who wish the South had won. The movement to eradicate confederate symbols began...
  • A Strawman Made of Bronze

    08/16/2017 7:58:31 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 16, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anatomy of a setup… The news of the hour is about Charlottesville and its many copycats. For decades, there have been people agitating to take down monuments to Confederate heroes, and for just as long, there have been people defending them. But only in the summer of 2017 did this issue vault to the top of the headlines, above far worthier issues. The question of the hour should not be what to do about the statues. The question should be "Why?" Why is this issue arising, when there is so much in the world that is so...
  • The Left is Marching the Nation Toward Civil War

    08/15/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 62 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    I believe it is no longer hyperbole to say the United States may very well be on the road to a Second Civil War. This time it won’t be North vs. South, but Left vs. Right, Marxism vs. American Nationalism, Lunacy vs. Sanity, Tyranny vs. Liberty. The Left has been on a collision course with reality since 1968, when the party began to abandon its own Dixiecrats, taking a sharp turn against the Vietnam War, against American values; embracing socialism and eventually metamorphosizing into the lunatic Orwellian beast it is today. Name a crazy position and the left supports it....
  • Undeterred, U.S. cities ramp up removal of Confederate statues

    08/15/2017 6:49:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 15, 2017 | by Chris Kenning
    Undeterred by the violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, municipal leaders in cities across the United States said they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces. The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, said they would push ahead with plans to remove statues caught up in a renewed national debate over whether monuments to the U.S. Civil War's pro-slavery Confederacy are symbols of heritage or hate. Officials in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jacksonville, Florida, announced new initiatives on Monday aimed at taking down Confederate monuments. And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, a...
  • Sheriff to seek charges against Durham protestors who pulled down Confederate statue

    08/15/2017 6:18:55 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 84 replies
    News Channel 11 Eyewitness News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Jonah Kaplan
    DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews said Tuesday his office will seek charges against protestors who pulled down a Confederate statue outside the old courthouse Monday evening. In a statement, Sheriff Andrews said he was grateful that no one was hurt and that county leaders decided to act with restraint towards the demonstrators. "Collectively, we decided that restraint and public safety would be our priority. As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct. With the help of video captured at the scene, my...
  • Hundreds join competing protests over San Antonio Confederate statues

    08/13/2017 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 12, 2017 | Nicole Cobler
    Not long after protests surrounding plans to remove a Confederate statue in Virginia turned deadly Saturday, hundreds gathered in San Antonio over calls there to move a 118-year old Confederate monument. More than 300 protesters gathered in Travis Park, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The initial rally was organized by the group This is Texas Freedom Force, requesting that the statue in the park stay in place. The group's Facebook event description announced there would be several speakers — adding that "we will not stand quietly by while our Texas history is erased." Two San Antonio councilmen, Robert Treviño and...
  • Michael Savage: 'Taking down Trump' would provoke civil war

    08/05/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 173 replies
    WND ^ | 08/04/2017 | na
    'All of you leftists who think you're going to steal our vote, you're wrong'! If the left succeeds in its effort to remove President Trump from office or renders him virtually powerless, America’s working class – the “Eddies and Ediths” – will revolt, warned author and nationally syndicated talk-radio host Michael Savage. Referring to a 1939 novel, Savage told his listeners Friday that “The Day of the Locust” will come and people will “resort to mob violence” when they “are finally aware of the fact that they’ve been tricked by their society, and that no matter how hard they work...
  • "The Shadow Riders" and Ken Burns' "Civil War"

    08/04/2017 10:41:04 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 30 replies
    8-4-17 | Self
    It's interesting, but last night there was a 1982 western on TV ("The Shadow Riders"-with Sam Elliot and Tom Selleck) and I'm pretty sure it looked like Ken Burns stole his 'Civil War' (1990) 'style' from the 'Shadow Riders' introduction. Can someone check that out and let me know if my take on that isn't too wild?
  • The Pig Trap

    08/03/2017 8:14:33 PM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Taxicab depressions ^ | 14th April 2014 | Taxi Hack
    The Pig TrapPosted: 14th April 2014 by Taxi Hack in Uncategorized Tags: Politics192 America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution (1996) I had a very memorable and thought-provoking passenger a while back that I never wrote about because while I found him fascinating, he seemed a little too political for what was always intended to be a fun blog to read and some cheap therapy for your humble driver and writer. But in light of all the scandals...
  • August 1857

    08/01/2017 6:59:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
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