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  • New revelations from CSS Georgia underwater excavation

    09/23/2015 6:04:07 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 10 replies
    Speroforum ^ | 09/23/2015 | Martin Barillas
    Several cannons have been found along with personal effects such as boots and liquor bottles. A Navy underwater ordnance disposal team has neutralized unexploded ordnance at the site. Since the CSS Georgia was an enemy vessel, it remains the property of the United States Navy.
  • Alachua Florida County Commissioners vote to remove Confederate memorial monument in Gainesville

    09/23/2015 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 10 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | 22 Sept 2015 | April Warren
    The Alachua County Commission voted late Tuesday night to move the county's Confederate Memorial Soldiers' Monument to the Matheson History Museum.
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didn’t comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Christiansburg High School students suspended for wearing Confederate Flag [southwest Virginia]

    09/17/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 20 replies
    WSLS Television Roanoke Virginia ^ | 17 September 2015 | WSLS Jenna Zibton - Virginia Today Anchor
    from rural southwest Virginia, WSLS television (Roanoke) CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) – About 20 Christiansburg High School students were suspended Thursday after wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake says 22 or 23 students came to school violating the dress code. Drake says they were given the opportunity to comply with the dress code, but refused so they were given one day of in school suspension (ISS). Drake says the students became disruptive in ISS and refused to follow school rules so the majority of...
  • California lawmakers vote to ban Confederate names from public buildings

    The California Legislature on Tuesday sent the governor a measure that would bar the naming of public buildings, including schools, after Confederate leaders from the Civil War. Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) said the bill "shines the light" on the practice of naming buildings in a way "where we are celebrating traitorous leaders" who "attempted to break our nation in two to continue to enslave black people." His bill would affect two schools named after Gen. Robert E. Lee, one in Long Beach and the other in San Diego. Senate passed the bill, SB 539, by a 31-2 vote, with two...
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials won’t ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her school’s Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Civil War Re-Enactment Canceled After Charleston Slayings [South Carolina]

    08/20/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    AP, via ^ | August 19, 2015 | AP
    A Civil War battle re-enactment at a historic South Carolina planation has been canceled in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will not host the re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville that was scheduled for November, according to local media outlets. Boone Hall marketing director Rick Benthall said the event comes too soon after the slayings at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Benthall said it was canceled out of respect for the victims' families and to allow the community to heal. "It was...
  • 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.
  • UT-Austin officials to remove Jefferson Davis Statue

    08/13/2015 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 13 Aug 2015 | Ally Murtick
    UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves announced that the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will soon have a new home. UT is relocating the Davis statue to an exhibit in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
  • Rebel recall: Virginians told to turn in Confederate-themed license plates

    08/07/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 30 replies ^ | 7 Aug 2015 | Fox News
    Virginia is targeting 1,691 license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag in a statewide recall that will replace the existing tags with new ones without the controversial image. The Virginian-Pilot reported that it’s unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from state highways now that the plates are being recalled and replaced following a federal judge’s ruling Thursday lifting a 2001 injunction that allowed the image. “We’re working as quickly as possible to get this done,” Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker told the paper. Vehicle owners with the flag plates will be sent new Sons of...
  • Stand By The Flag Rally

    08/07/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Unknown
    D.C. RALLY UPDATE: The permit for the Lincoln Memorial has been APPROVED!! We're all systems GO for ‪#‎StandByTheFlag‬ ‪#‎WashingtonDC‬ ‪#‎September5‬ PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT FLIER EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • Confederate Flag supporters rally through Myrtle Beach

    08/05/2015 9:16:05 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Erin MacPherson
    About 50 different vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, and tractor trailers, drove from Coastal Grand Strand Mall through Market Common and up to North Myrtle Beach.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Confederate flag rally in Danville draws hundreds

    08/05/2015 9:00:08 AM PDT · by euram · 1 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Denice Thibodeau
    DANVILLE — More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion on Sunday to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the mansion’s grounds.
  • Thousands expected at Confederate flag rally Saturday in Hillsborough

    08/05/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies
    Times-News ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Mark Schultz
    Saturday’s rally follows a July 18 rally in nearby Graham where about 1,500 people demonstrated outside the Alamance County Courthouse to support a statue that displays a Confederate soldier. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County held that rally after another group announced it would ask county leaders to remove the monument because it represented slavery, The Burlington Times-News reported.
  • Montgomery boxes Confederate statue to protect it from vandalism

    08/04/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Bill Turque
    Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words “Black Lives Matter,” in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville. County workers put up the barrier Friday, about a week after the words appeared across the base of the 102-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier
  • Here’s How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamed–the weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgun–nor is there one...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate general’s grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. “When I saw this last night, my wife couldn’t understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG’s story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said they’re standing up...
  • Leggett Says Work Underway to Remove Confederate Statue in Rockville [MD]

    07/23/2015 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 21, 2015 | ANDREW METCALF
    Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday the process is underway to remove the Confederate statue from the Red Brick Courthouse grounds in Rockville. Leggett said in a phone interview with Bethesda Beat that the county is getting estimates from contractors to remove the statue, which he expects to receive by the end of the week. “We’re in the process of getting it done,” Leggett said. The county executive said the county hasn’t decided where to relocate the statue once it’s removed from the courthouse grounds. “The removal question is resolved,” Leggett said. “The only question now is where it...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/23/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. ” We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and...
  • Family says someone fired shots at truck that flew Confederate flag

    07/22/2015 3:46:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 76 replies ^ | 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.
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Exhuming the bodies in / at <b><i><u>Arlington Cemetery</b></i></u> in Virginia

    07/21/2015 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Stanwood_Dave · 6 replies
    7/21/15 | D.P. Guadalupe, A.K.A., Stanwooddave
    Call their bluff and ask about exhuming the bodies in / at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Hundreds rally to support Confederate flag

    07/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PDT · by euram · 14 replies
    WLBD ^ | July 18 2015 | Catherine Patterson
    Leesburg GA - Hundreds of people in Leesburg came together in support of the Confederate flag today. About 400 people traveled through Lee County and Albany to show their support for the confederate flag.
  • Dozens of trucks with Confederate flags drive through SC town (Summerville SC)

    07/20/2015 3:01:56 PM PDT · by euram · 15 replies
    WCBD-TV ^ | July 12 2015 | WCBD-TV
    SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) — Dozens of trucks with the Confederate Flag flying from the back met in Summerville Saturday afternoon.
  • 50+ trucks flying Confederate flags clog traffic on US 70 east of Kinston (North Carolina)

    07/20/2015 2:57:31 PM PDT · by euram · 26 replies
    WNCN ^ | july 19 2015 | Rod Overton, WNCN News
    DOVER, N.C. (WNCN) – Dozens of trucks flying Confederate flags caused traffic problems along U.S. 70 near Kinston on Sunday afternoon.
  • Thousands attend pro-Confederate rally in Alamance County

    07/20/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by euram · 8 replies
    ABC News 11 WTVD ^ | july 18, 2015 | Angelica Alvarez
    The rally gathered at the Alamance County Courthouse where the Common Soldier Statue has stood since 1914. "It was erected as a symbol of love, love for the fathers, the sons, the husbands, the brothers that never came home," said one man to a cry of cheers from the crowd of about 4,000 people.
  • Black Mississippi Confederate flag supporter dies after rally when 'car full of jeering African

    07/20/2015 12:27:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/20/15 | Associated Press and Reporter
    A black Mississippi man who often dressed in Confederate regalia to support the state flag has died in a one-car accident. The Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Anthony Hervey was killed Sunday when the 2005 Ford Explorer he was driving left the roadway and overturned on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette County. A passenger in Harvey's car, Arlene Barnum, tells The Associated Press that Hervey swerved and crashed after another vehicle carrying four or five young black men pulled up alongside them, yelling and looking angry.
  • Angry Clashes in S. Carolina - KKK and Black Panthers

    07/19/2015 7:15:25 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies ^ | July 18, 2015 | Mia de Graaf
    Angry clashes have erupted between members of the Ku Klux Klan and the New Black Panther Party as both groups rally at the South Carolina statehouse. Confederate flags were stolen and ripped up to cheers and applause from the New Black Panther demonstrators - while KKK members stood on the steps of the capitol performing Nazi salutes. The white supremacists came out in force on Saturday afternoon to condemn the governor's decision to remove the Confederate Flag due to its associations with racial hatred. Countering their demonstration, around 400 people with links to the New Black Panther Party marched in...
  • Stars And Bars Fanatic Is Now Behind Bars

    07/18/2015 3:40:13 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 41 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 7/17/2015 | Unknown
    JULY 17--But who will care for all those Confederate flags? The North Carolina man who responded to the South Carolina church massacre by further covering his property in the rebel flag was arrested and jailed this week on a probation violation charge, records show. Edward Lee West, 69, is locked up in the Nash County jail in advance of an August 5 court appearance. Seen in the adjacent mug shot, West was collared Wednesday afternoon. According to court records, a judge issued an arrest warrant for West after he failed to show up last week for a court hearing on...
  • Question of the day: Will the National Socialist Left Now call for the banning of Radical Islam?

    07/17/2015 9:54:20 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 33 replies
    Here lays the supreme problem for the National Socialist Left in attempting to exploit every tragedy for crass political gain against their enemies. They often get hoisted on their own petard when their rank hypocrisy is shown in stark relief for all the world to see. Now that we know that the Chattanooga shooter was motivated by radical Islam, will the National Socialist Left have the balls to oppose a REAL enemy instead of one THEY KNOW won’t retaliate against their rank oppressive tendencies? Or will they ‘Cair’? It’s a sure bet that whenever a shooting takes place in a...
  • Fresno Leaders to Decide Whether Confederate Flag Could Ever Fly Over City Hall

    07/16/2015 11:20:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | JULY 15, 2015
    The Fresno City Council president vows the Confederate battle flag will never legally fly over Fresno City Hall. Not that it’s ever likely to happen. Not that it’s ever happened as far as City Hall veterans can recall. Council President Oliver Baines on Thursday is proposing a law that would prohibit the city from displaying or selling the Confederate battle flag. The law would not apply to private organizations or individuals. California lawmakers last year passed a similar law that applies to state government agencies. The Confederate flag on South Carolina’s State House grounds was recently removed. Baines’ proposal comes...
  • Confederate Flag Wavers Greet President Obama in Oklahoma

    07/16/2015 6:52:33 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 43 replies
    abcnews ^ | 7-16-2015 | abcnews
    President Obama was greeted by people waving Confederate flags as he arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City Wednesday night.
  • Alabama attorney files lawsuit against Gov. Bentley challenging Confederate flag removal

    07/16/2015 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies ^ | 07/15/15 | Erin Edgemon
    A Cullman-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against Alabama's governor saying Robert Bentley didn't have the authority to remove Confederate flags from the grounds of the state Capitol. The lawsuit states the Alabama Historical Commission didn't follow its mandate and the governor "overstepped his authority" when four Confederate flags were removed from the Confederate Memorial Monument on June 24. Melvin Hasting filed the suit on behalf of himself in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. The suit lists Bentley, Alabama Historical Commission and its acting executive director Lisa Jones as defendants. Hasting is asking the court for a preliminary...
  • Atlanta NAACP chapter calls for removal of massive Confederate sculpture in public park

    07/14/2015 3:24:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 166 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/14/2015
    A sculpture in Georgia larger than a football field – depicting Civil War luminaries Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson – has become the latest target in the push to purge the South of signs of the Confederacy. The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP called Monday for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain Park, whose marquee attraction is the 90-foot-high, 190-foot-wide sculpture carved deep into the mountain. "Those guys need to go,” chapter leader Richard Rose told WSB-TV, referring to Davis, the former president of the Confederate States of America, and the...
  • The New Social Media Campaign That’s Encouraging People Tear Down Confederate Flags

    07/13/2015 1:22:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-13-2015 | Kaitlynn Schallhorn
    First it was the ice bucket challenge. Now, a new social media campaign encourages people to film themselves tearing down Confederate flags from people’s property or vehicles. In what appears to be the original video, posted to Facebook on July 11 by Jamari Williams, a young black man runs up to a house and jumps to tear down a Confederate flag from the flag pole. Another male, in the driver’s seat of the car, filmed the ordeal while laughing and saying “no flagging’” repeatedly. SNIP The challenge has two hashtags: #noFlagginchallenge and #DestroyConfederateFlag. There is even an Instagram account apparently...
  • Proof The Confederate Battle Flag is Not a Racist Flag.

    07/13/2015 11:33:52 AM PDT · by Republican1795. · 66 replies
    July 13, 2015. | Republican1795.
    There is definitive proof that the besieged Confederate Battle Flag is not and cannot in fact be a so called racist flag. A lot of people do not realize that there is definitive proof because they simply have not looked into the history as closely as they should. I discovered this important tidbit myself about fifteen years ago when I first looked into the topic of the so called Civil War / War Between the States / The War of Northern Aggression. Most people do not realize that different states seceded for different reasons and that they all did not...
  • State Flag of Georgia: 1956 Change Historical Context [2000 pub]

    07/13/2015 11:17:42 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 1 replies
    Georgia State Senate Research Staff document research paper ^ | 2000 | Georgia State Senate Research Staff
    Quote: "In early 1955, John Sammons Bell, chairman of the State Democratic Party and attorney for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) suggested a new state flag for Georgia that would incorporate the Confederate Battle Flag. At the 1956 session of the General Assembly, state senators Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden introduced Senate Bill 98 to change the state flag. Signed into law on February 13, 1956, the bill became effective the following July 1." Another: In 1948, the battle flag began to take on a different meaning when it appeared at the Dixiecrat convention in Birmingham as...
  • New #NoFlaggingChallenge encourages people to rip down Confederate flags [video]

    07/13/2015 7:53:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 12, 2015 | Staff
    We’re seeing quite a few mentions tonight for the #NoFlaggingChallenge where people are encouraged to film themselves ripping down Confederate flags they see while out and about their communities. Lots of mentions, but only a few videos … so far. Will this become more popular?
  • ‘Offended’ flea market shopper calls 911 over Confederate merchandise

    07/12/2015 12:29:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7-12-2015 | Kyle Olsen
    A shopper perusing the merchandise at the Redwood Country Flea Market was so offended by a vendor selling Confederate and Nazi historical memorabilia, the person actually called 911. Wallingford, Connecticut police were dispatched to the flea market to investigate. The police chief William Wright tells News 8 “the reason no one was arrested was because the items were being sold on private property” — not to mention no laws were broken. “There was a table set up with this material,” Wright says, according to Journal-Record. “It’s not criminally illegal, but obviously it offended this person. It causes some people a...
  • Flea-Market Shopper Calls 911 Over Confederate Goods

    07/12/2015 11:09:37 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 07/12/2015 | WND
    'I was shaking and almost vomiting' Local police received a complaint when a shopper discovered Nazi and Confederate merchandise at a popular flea market last weekend, according to Chief William Wright. An officer responded to the Redwood Flea Market on South Turnpike Road Sunday to investigate the report and found Nazi and Confederate memorabilia for sale. He told the complainant, who is Jewish, there was nothing police could do because the merchandise was on private property.
  • Boehner: Confederate Flag ‘Should Be Gone’ from National Cemeteries

    07/11/2015 7:27:47 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 162 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2015 | Pam Key
    In a preview clip from his interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said there will be a debate about removing the Confederate flag from national cemeteries in Congress but in his opinion the flag “should be gone.”
  • Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered (contains many fascinating facts -golux)

    07/11/2015 9:54:21 AM PDT · by golux · 555 replies
    via e-mail | Thursday, July 9, 2015 | Chuck Baldwin
    The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience. In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow Southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a...
  • Walmart to ‘melt’ class rings bearing Confederate flag rather than complete orders

    07/11/2015 4:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2015 | Matt Finn
    An Arkansas woman who went to pick up the class ring she ordered from Walmart left disappointed, after store officials told her the retailer's new policy barred them from turning the item over -- because it bore an image of the Confederate flag. Elaine Glidewell told KFSM someone from the store in Fort Smith called her to pick up the ring she'd ordered for her nephew, but when she arrived on Tuesday, a clerk told her she couldn’t have it. The ring had been ordered before Walmart stopped selling items bearing images of the flag, in the wake of controversy...
  • Allahu Akbar: What the lowering of the Confederate flag is REALLY about

    07/10/2015 6:06:57 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 30 replies ^ | 10 July 2015 | Michelle Jesse
    Today, many are cheering the end of an era in the South. As The New York Times reports, many see the lowering of the Confederate flag from outside South Carolina’s State House as “closing a chapter on a symbol of the Deep South and its history of resistance and racial animus.” [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "Today is a new day in the South. Gone will be the Confederacy as we create the New South. Federalism & individual rights, no states' rights." [snip] Mohammed Elibiary: "States' rights was defeated with the Confederacy in the Civil War. USA has federalism and individual rights,...