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  • Hospital worker fired after wearing Confederate shirt with noose to polls

    11/10/2018 8:53:54 AM PST · by lowbridge · 152 replies ^ | November 8, 2018 | Chris Perez
    A hospital worker from Mississippi went viral this week — and is now jobless — thanks to his outfit choice on Election Day. Clayton Hickey, of Olive Branch, thought it would be a good idea to wear a Confederate flag T-shirt with a noose and the words “Mississippi Justice” emblazoned on the front. His picture was taken at the polls on Tuesday and posted online for all to see. Social media users called Hickey out for the move, with many blasting him as racist. The former cop had been wrongly identified as an election worker at first before local media outlets...
  • Baltimore: 9th Grader Sucker-Punched And Jumped by Classmates For Wearing Confederate Flag T-Shirt

    11/02/2018 6:10:51 AM PDT · by deandg99 · 75 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/02/2018 | Chris Menahan
    The media is more focused on whether the shirt was appropriate rather than the violent mob beating. On Friday, numerous Kenwood High School students in Baltimore, Maryland physically attacked a fellow classmate for wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it, students say. A video of the apparent brawl, wherein multiple students are seen assaulting a classmate as a teacher unsuccessfully tries to break up the mayhem, has since made the rounds on social media.
  • Stacey Abrams’s Burning of Georgia Flag With Confederate Symbol Surfaces on Eve of Debate

    10/22/2018 7:43:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    NTY ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Richard Fausset
    At a protest on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in 1992, Stacey Abrams, now the Democratic candidate for governor, joined in the burning of the state flag, which at the time incorporated the Confederate battle flag design and was viewed by many as a lingering symbol of white supremacy. Ms. Abrams’s role in the protest, which took place around the end of her freshman year at Spelman College in Atlanta, has begun to emerge on social media on the eve of her first debate Tuesday with her Republican opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Mr. Kemp and his allies...
  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>
  • Black Lives Matter activist who took down Confederate flag on TV fatally shot in New Orleans

    02/07/2018 6:15:31 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/07/2018 | Chandelis R. Duster
    A Black Lives Matter activist who made headlines after video of him wrestling a Confederate flag out the the hands of a protester in Charleston, South Carolina went viral, was shot and killed in New Orleans Tuesday. A spokesperson with the New Orleans police department confirmed the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin Moye, who went by Muhiyidin d'Baha, to NBC News in an email Wednesday. Police said d'Baha was shot in the thigh early Tuesday morning and transported to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
  • Ivanka Trump Vacation Photo Has Confederate Flag Behind Jared Kushner

    12/27/2017 3:03:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    On the morning after Christmas, first daughter Ivanka Trump tweeted photos of her husband, Jared Kushner, and son on a boat with the caption, “this fish is a trophy!” But many Twitter users were more interested in something in the background—a Confederate flag.
  • The fabric of a community frays under Trump

    11/05/2017 3:10:07 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 60 replies
    Boston Globe via MSN ^ | 11/5/2017 | Matt Viser
    YORK, Pa.—Are you OK? Where are you? Barbara Estep kept texting her daughter, Nylaya Way, who was not responding. Donald Trump had stunned the nation by winning the presidency the night before, and now frightening things were happening at Nylaya’s vocational high school, York County School of Technology. Racial tensions had been building in the school’s corridors, cafeteria, and parking lot throughout the historically divisive campaign. Then, hours after Trump claimed victory in the election, they boiled over as a group of white students held aloft Trump campaign signs and chanted in a hallway, “White power!’’ A brief video clip...
  • Kid Rock sounds off on Confederate flag, anthem controversies: 'Pay no attention to the garbage'

    09/11/2017 10:58:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    ap/foxnews ^ | 9/11/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    Kid Rock says his critics are "Wasting Time." The rocker shared a lengthy response to recent criticism about his upcoming concerts in Detroit saying the backlash to his use of the Confederate flag at concerts is politically motivated. "Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create! (and by
  • No Good Deed G,oes Unpunished or “Harvey the Hawk Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”

    08/31/2017 7:02:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-31-17 | MOTUS
    You may have heard about Harvey the Hawk who freaked out in the hurricane, took shelter in a guy’s cab and wouldn’t leave. So the guy decided to take him home till he could find a shelter to rehab him. Everyone thought this a sweet story of a bird bonding with his rescuer -- until politics intruded, as they always do with the left. Apparently the good Samaritan had some, um, non-politically incorrect decorating tastes. Harvey the Hawk visits his benefactor’s well stocked bar – no wonder he has to go to rehabJazz Shaw has the rest of the story:...
  • Hillary staffer TRIGGERED by rescue boat in Houston with Confederate flag

    08/27/2017 4:12:30 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 84 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 27, 2017 | Greg P.
    Meet Logan Anderson, a former staffer for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. She’s been triggered by this boat with a Confederate flag on it rescuing people in Houston: She then tweeted she’d let the hero rescue her, but then take his flag: I would absolutely get on that boat, by the way. And then, when they dropped me off, I'd tear off the flag and drop it into the flood.
  • Six Flags Over Texas will not remove Confederate flag

    08/18/2017 9:36:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    mySA ^ | August 17, 2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    Six Flags Over Texas has flown the Confederate States of America flag since the park opened in 1961, and that is not going to change despite growing pressure around the country following the violence in Charlottesville. The "Stars and bars" was the first official flag of the confederacy. It flies alongside the American flag near the entrance to the park.
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • Confederate flag flew proudly at a major Irish sporting event

    08/15/2017 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | August 14, 2017 05:35 AM | Niall O’Dowd
    Two Irish groups regularly fly the Confederate flag and one of the flags was seen on television on Sunday at a major sporting event despite the weekend deaths in Charlottesville and the white supremacist supporters widely waving the Confederate flag. It also flew Sunday at Dublin’s premier sporting grounds in Croke Park in Dublin. Supporters of the Cork team, which played Waterford in the All-Ireland hurling semifinal before over 72,000 people in Croke Park, were seen flying the flag during television coverage of Sunday’s game. The Cork hurling and football teams are known as “The Rebels” and have long used...
  • Charleston attorney goes on criminal rampage over Confederate flag

    06/26/2017 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Godebert · 111 replies
    A 44-year-old white female has been arrested in Charleston for a criminal rampage over a novelty Confederate flag license plate. It took place yesterday at the Charleston Battery, a popular area for tourists. Lee Ann Walters is accused of tearing a novelty license plate off of a truck. Then she backed into the driver, causing a knee injury, and fled the scene. Witnesses say she nearly wrecked her car into concrete pylons trying to flee. She had children in the car with her. The victim was able to write down her license plate number and she was quickly apprehended. Walters...
  • Armed protesters at Hermann Park defend Sam Houston statue

    06/12/2017 11:54:55 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 41 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/12/17 | Brooke A. Lewis
    Hundreds of protesters, some of them armed, gathered at Hermann Park Saturday in an attempt to defend the honor of Sam Houston. Carrying Texas and Confederate flags, participants seemed concerned the park's Sam Houston statue might be removed since the historical figure owned slaves. "Erasing history for the sake of political correctness or to make somebody feel better, it's not just stupid — it's dangerous," said David Amad, an organizer of the demonstration.
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • SJW Drama Queen Melts Down Over Confederate Flag Rug

    05/13/2017 11:25:31 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 41 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 5/13/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    The employees at Everyday Deals Extreme should have conducted themselves in a more professional manner and the discipline was appropriate, however apologies to the customer should also have been handled differently as she clearly exaggerated the abuse she claims she endured.
  • Woman Intimidated After Asking About Portland Store’s Confederate flag Rug

    05/10/2017 7:26:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    The Oregonian via Youtube ^ | 05/10/17 | The Oregonian
    This Liberal snowflake walks into Portland, Oregon store and freaks out over a Confederate Flag the owners have up. She is asked to leave the store, and continues film in their parking lot at how the store is racist because they have confederate flag.  The store manager then comes out, and asked her to get off their property at 3 minutes and 20 seconds.  The woman then freaks out, cursing (with her kids) at the guy and starts freaking out and crying.  She then falsly accusses the store owners of attacking her, calling them monsters and evil people to...
  • ‘It’s Got to Go’: Shepard Smith Calls for Mississippi to Remove Confederate Emblem From State Flag

    05/06/2017 7:31:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:58 pm, May 5th, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    Earlier, we posted about a speech delivered by Shepard Smith at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in which he discussed his experience coming out. During that same address, Smith also talked about the Confederate flag — and called upon the state of Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag pattern from its own state flag. “It’s got to go,” Smith said. “Put it in the museum. Don’t get rid of it. Certainly put it in a museum, used it as a teaching device, have it as part of your curriculum… Get it out of the stadium. Get it out...
  • State: California Confederate flag ban excludes individuals

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