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  • Irish town refuses to remove Confederate plaque [Tuam, Co. Galway; Richard Dowling]

    09/17/2017 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Irish Central ^ | September 13, 2017 04:33 AM | Ciaran Tierney
    The only town in Ireland to have a plaque commemorating a Confederate Army war hero on a public building is set to keep the memorial in place despite intensive lobbying from the United States. Councillors in Tuam, Co Galway, have been accused of caring more about the image of the town than the search for truth or justice after deciding to keep the plaque in memory of Major Richard “Dick” Dowling at the Town Hall. Dowling rented slaves, including a 12-year-old boy, for his restaurant and hotel business in Houston, Texas. The matter was raised at a meeting of the...
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    06/24/2015 1:35:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    kvoa ^ | 6-24-2015 | ap
    PBS says an episode of "Finding Your Roots" that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated public TV standards. In a statement Wednesday, PBS said it's postponing the show's third season and delaying a commitment to a fourth year until it's satisfied with improvement in the show's editorial standards. The public TV service launched an investigation after it was reported that Affleck requested the 2014 episode not reveal his ancestor was a slaveholder. The review found that co-producers violated PBS standards by allowing improper influence on the show's editorial process and failed to inform PBS or...
  • Confederate flag sales booming after Charlottesville

    08/27/2017 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Twotone · 118 replies
    Actions News Jax ^ | August 26, 2017 | Bob D'Angelo
    Despite the controversy over monuments and the deadly Alt-Left vs Alt-Right rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, there has been another surge in the sale of Confederate flags, CBS News reported. Belinda Kennedy, owner of the Alabama Flag & Banner shop in Huntsville, Alabama, said sales have been brisk. She said sales spiked even more “dramatically within in the last 24 hours,” since an interview about the shop was published at AL.com. “What's really pushing sales [now] is removal of the monuments,” said Kennedy, who opened her shop in 1985. “The general feeling I get from customers that call and email is...
  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Southern Secession Was One Thing-The War To Prevent It Was Another

    08/25/2017 10:16:25 AM PDT · by SurfConservative · 131 replies
    Mises.org ^ | August 24, 2017 | Ryan McMaken
    There's an old saying that "he who distinguishes well teaches well." In other words, if one's going to talk about an important subject, one should be able to define his terms and tell the difference between two things that are not the same. This wisdom, unfortunately, is rarely embraced by modern pundits arguing about the causes of the American Civil War. A typical example can be found in this article at the Huffington Post in which the author opines: "This discussion [over the causes of the war] has led some people to question if the Confederacy, and therefore the Civil...
  • ESPN's Robert Lee Belly-Flop

    08/25/2017 5:45:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    ESPN has been working hard for several years to establish itself as just another sermonizing member of the liberal media, most audaciously by hailing "Caitlyn" Jenner with an award for "courage" in 2015 for facing down such tortures as the disrespectful use of "incorrect pronouns." Soldiers who lost their lives in combat hadn't a fraction of Jenner's bravery, according to their judgment. Now, ESPN has shown its true colors, which is to say: The people there are idiots. In the wake of the media's Charlottesville feeding frenzy, it reassigned a college football announcer named Robert Lee away from covering the...
  • Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument {Libs tell us how parties flipped again]

    08/24/2017 7:47:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Au 24, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, “3,000” looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi’s father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The article said Lane delivered a speech, and Mayor D’Alesandro “accepted” the memorial. “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined...
  • Racial Sensitivity (vanity)

    08/24/2017 2:55:44 PM PDT · by Positive · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 8/24/2017 | Self
    I feel for the poor souls who suffer so profoundly when they find themselves in vicinity of monuments dedicated to Southerners who participated in the War Between the States. It seems however that not enough is being done to assuage their suffering. A couple of examples of what more can be done come to mind. The fine University in Virginia named Washington and Lee (actually named after the Father of our Country and the Commander of Confederate States of America's Army)should obviously be renamed. A much bigger problem is Arlington National Cemetery, which was the front yard of General Lee's...
  • Springtime for the Confederacy: At Dolly Parton’s Civil War–themed dinner theater, [tr]

    08/24/2017 1:28:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | August 24, 2017 | Aisha Harris
    The same week that a statue of Robert E. Lee led to the death of an innocent woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, I watched him oink and squeal in a race for the fate of the country. Lee, this time, was a piglet—part of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a Medieval Times–style dine-in attraction where seven nights a week and at occasional weekend matinees, the South rises again.
  • Scientists solve mystery of US Civil War submarine: Blast from Hunley’s own torpedo [tr]

    08/24/2017 6:58:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Nature ^ | August 23, 2017 | Ben Upton
    Researchers say they’ve solved one of the most enduring mysteries of the American Civil War: what caused the puzzling demise of the H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. The Confederate craft famously disappeared with all its crew on 17 February 1864, just after destroying the USS Housatonic in Charleston Harbour. The Hunley’s wreck was not found until 1995. When it was raised from the seabed in 2000, the skeletons of its eight-man crew were still at their stations, with no evidence of escape attempts.
  • The Progressive War Against the Dead

    08/24/2017 5:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much of the country has demanded the elimination of references to, and images of, people of the past -- from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee -- who do not meet our evolving standards of probity. In some cases, such damnation may be understandable if done calmly and peacefully -- and democratically, by a majority vote of elected representatives. Few probably wish to see a statue in a public park honoring Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan, or Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the majority opinion in the...
  • PelosiStatueSurge.Con

    08/22/2017 5:19:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 21, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    For California Democrats, some statues are more unequal than others. “If Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement last week, “I call upon Speaker Ryan to join Democrats to remove the Confederate statues from the Capitol immediately.” The 10 statues include Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Confederate States of America president Jefferson Davis, and vice president Alexander Hamilton Stephens. As the Washington Post noted, the Robert E. Lee statue dates from 1909 and the others arrived during the following 20 years, with Jefferson Davis and Confederate colonel James George joining their...
  • CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s Family Were Slave Owners – Owned Michelle Obama’s Relatives!

    08/21/2017 3:44:03 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 96 replies
    As the face of CNN, Anderson Cooper makes a very good living as wealthy, privileged white man casting judgments of affiliation upon his political enemies. This includes taking a handful of idiotic white supremacists and declaring they represent millions of Republicans/conservatives, pro-America, Trump supporters, etc. And yet Mr. Cooper himself has a much closer affiliation to slavery than he likely wants his leftist viewers to know. As a descendant of the Vanderbilt family, one of the wealthiest “old money” families in American history, Cooper is a direct descendant of big time slave owners. Cooper’s great-great grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt, owned several...
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 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...
  • Will the Left tear down Stand Watie's monument?

    08/20/2017 6:28:10 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 36 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...
  • 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...