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  • 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 · 23 replies
    WREG.com ^ | 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
    WREG.com ^ | 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
    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.
  • 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 Air.com ^ | 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 · 14 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 Dailymail.com 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
    DailyMail.com/UK ^ | 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
    7/17/2015
    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
    AL.com ^ | 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
    http://allenbwest.com ^ | 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,...
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True History of the War for Southern Independence

    07/10/2015 5:56:03 PM PDT · by Ron theDVDguy · 59 replies
    Abbeville Institute Clyde Wilson Library ^ | July 22, 2014 | By Clyde Wilson
    We Sons of Confederate Veterans are charged with preserving the good name of the Confederate soldier. The world, for the most part, has acknowledged what Gen. R. E. Lee described in his farewell address as the “valour and devotion” and “unsurpassed courage and fortitude” of the Confederate soldier. The Stephen D. Lee Institute program is dedicated to that part of our duty that charges us not only to honour the Confederate soldier but “to vindicate the cause for which he fought.” We are here to make the case not only for the Confederate soldier but for his cause. It is...
  • Confederate-Symbol Backlash Grows

    07/09/2015 8:20:40 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 9, 2015 | CAMERON MCWHIRTER and LINDSAY ELLIS
    <p>The slaying of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, S.C., church last month has provoked a nationwide backlash against Confederate symbols, prompting demands to remove monuments, rename schools, erase the names of Confederate leaders from public property—even relocate graves of Confederate officers.</p>
  • FLASHBACK: SPLC Founder Says Confederate Flag Is ‘Part Of My Heritage’

    07/09/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    News footage from 1989 has surfaced which shows Morris Dees, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups, acknowledging that the Confederate flag was part of his southern heritage.
  • House Democrats Stage Political Stunt With Confederate Flag

    07/09/2015 4:17:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 9,2015 | Charlie Spiering
    House Democrats today prominently featured the confederate flag during their floor speeches, displaying an image of the flag on a large placard and then denouncing it.
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley will sign to bill to take down the Confederate flag at 4:00 pm today

    07/09/2015 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    WRDW ^ | 07/09/15
    A spokesman for Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag will be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday morning. Spokesman Chaney Adams says the flag will come down in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. He did not give any other details. Haley has said she will sign the bill to remove the flag at 4 p.m. Thursday. The House passed the bill early Thursday. The measure says the flag must be removed within 24 hours of her signature. The Confederate flag has flown on the Statehouse grounds for 54 years since being put up as...
  • Flying the Flag of Fairness: A modest proposal to resolve the Confederate flag crisis...

    07/09/2015 8:05:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | Tue Jan. 18, 2000 4:00 AM EST | By Mat Honan
    "Heritage, not hate," as they say. White South Carolinians and Georgians don't fly their Confederate flags because they hate black people. They fly the flag because they're proud of losing. Southerners want their children, and their children's children, to gaze upwards at the red, white, and blue banner, and to know that they come from a long line of losers. Now, in all honesty, the flag does involve just a wee bit of hatred. But it's hatred of Yankees, foreigners, and "fat monkeys," not black people. In fact, some of your average white Southerners' best friends are black. Or so...
  • All offensive state flags must be removed...[Humor, each state covered, but would be logic of Left]

    07/08/2015 12:38:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    People's Cube ^ | Red Square
    Comrades! On the heels of the removal of the offensive Confederate battle flag in South Carolina and elsewhere, let's take a closer look at South Carolina's offensive state flag as well - and at all the offensive flags in many other states that comprise the highly offensive United States...the corresponding states merge into one centralized homogeneous entity with the capital in Washington, DC. Our previous plan for the national flag may have to be revised accordingly:
  • Lake Charles City Council resolution would possibly remove South's Defenders monument

    07/08/2015 11:31:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    Lake Charles American Press ^ | Wednesday, July 08, 2015 11:38 AM | Justin Phillips
    At the end of Tuesday’s City Council meeting, councilwoman Mary Morris added a resolution to the agenda focused on the South’s Defenders monument in front of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse. Morris’ addition was a resolution asking the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury to remove the monument from the courthouse lawn and remove any other Confederate symbol from display on public property. Morris said the resolution came at the request of constituents in her district. Since the mass shooting inside a black church in downtown Charleston, S.C., on June 17, Morris said, a national debate has begun about the Confederate symbols. “The...
  • Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates

    07/08/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 20 replies
    E-mail notification ^ | 7/8/2015 | na
    Brown Introduces Legislation Penalizing States for Issuance and Display of Confederate Plates Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced legislation (S. 1689) that would reduce a state's federal highway funds if the state issues a license plate with the image of a confederate flag or allows a vehicle to be registered with a license plate that contains an image of a confederate flag. Specifically, the funding available for a state under the National Highway Performance Program and the Surface Transportation Program would be reduced by 5 percent in each year that a state issues a license plate with an image of...
  • 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...
  • City Council unanimously approves removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest remains from municipal park

    07/08/2015 4:09:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 44 replies
    Fox 6 WBRC ^ | July 7, 2015 | Kontji Anthony
    The Memphis City Council approved a resolution to move the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Mayor Wharton said this is a movement designed to honor Forrest’s will and testament, in which his last wish was that he and his wife be buried at Elmwood Cemetery.
  • Confederate flag flies again in Marion County

    07/07/2015 10:39:36 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-7-2015 | News 13
    OCALA -- Marion County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to once again fly the Confederate flag at the county's government complex. The flag was taken down last week and temporarily replaced with a flag with the seal of Marion County. PREVIOUS STORY: Marion County takes down Confederate flag Commissioners on Tuesday said they planned to meet with the county's historic commission to discuss placing markers near the flag to explain its historic significance. The Civil War-era flag has been under attack since nine black men and women were gunned down at a historic church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17....
  • South Carolina Senate Gives Final OK to Confederate Flag Removal

    07/07/2015 9:56:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | Jily 7, 2015 | Staff
    The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse, sending the proposal to the House, where it faces a less certain future. The divisive banner at the Capitol came under greater scrutiny over the last few weeks after authorities said a gunman, motivated by racial hatred, opened fire inside a black church June 17, killing nine people. The suspect was photographed several times holding a Confederate flag and burning an American flag, and one of the slain was state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, who was the head...
  • Volo Museum Offers to Buy 1st General Lee, Save Flag (From Bubba Watson)

    07/06/2015 11:23:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/5/2015 | Eric Peterson
    Golfer Bubba Watson says he'll paint over Confederate flagThough the Volo Auto Museum already owns one General Lee car from the television series "The Dukes of Hazzard," museum director Brian Grams is making a bid to preserve the historical significance of the very first version seen in the show's opening titles. That car is owned by professional golfer Bubba Watson, who recently announced his plans to paint over the car's Confederate flag with an American flag because of the recent controversy over what some have said is the Confederate flag's racist overtones. As he said about the General Lee he...
  • South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag from state house grounds, 37-3

    07/06/2015 1:44:49 PM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2015 | Allahpundit
    “I don’t think that this is going to be easy. I don’t think that it’s going to be painless,” Nikki Haley told NBC this weekend. I dunno. Seems pretty easy and painless so far. The S.C. Senate moved forward with plans Monday to lower the Confederate battle flag from the State House grounds and retire it to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.
  • NASCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags At Daytona

    07/06/2015 10:02:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | July 5, 2015 2:44 PM | Staff
    <p>DAYTONA BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A growing national controversial issue has worked its way into NASCAR.</p> <p>Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway.</p> <p>The Confederate flag is front and center.</p> <p>It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks.</p>
  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • NARCAR Fans Defend, Display Confederate Flags at Daytona

    07/05/2015 8:47:08 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 07/05/2015 | Mark Long
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks. "They'd have to come and get it," Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest.
  • Movement To Rename Schools Widens To Reach Progressive Woodrow Wilson

    07/05/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Samurai_Jack · 32 replies
    The growing movement to find new appellations for buildings, landmarks and even bodies of water named after Confederate leaders has finally expanded to reach Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, a model progressive Democrat and a world-class racist scumbag.
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...