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  • Dixie Freepers - I need your help!!!!!

    12/13/2018 9:58:06 PM PST · by wgmalabama · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | Vanity post (sorry Humble but it’s not a blog) | Me myself and not so humble ;)
    So this FR fundraiser is dragging out. I am asking southern freepers to do a rebell yell, be proud of God, the USA, The Southern culture, Robert E Lee, SEC football and sweet tea. Eat some Grits, then donate 5 or 10 dollars to get this one FR donation cycle put to bed. Just to be clear - Florida is part of the south. So don’t be a putz. Go Gators! Florida Gators are special to me and honestly, I think Miami got a good man as head coach. During 2019, I want to take over a future FR fundraiser...
  • Silent Sam ‘strike’ by instructors crosses a line, BOG’s Kotis says

    12/10/2018 6:37:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    https://www.carolinajournal.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Lindsay Marchello
    At least 79 teacher assistants and instructors at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are threatening to withhold grades unless their demands in the Silent Sam controversy are met, local activists say. A proposal by the university’s Board of Trustees to rehouse Silent Sam in a $5.3 million historical center has been met with protests from students and community activists, but a proposed strike crosses a line, UNC System Board of Governors member Marty Kotis told Carolina Journal. “When people start saying you have to believe something or we’re not going to release your grades unless this is done, they’re...
  • Hundreds protest UNC proposal to house Confederate statue in $5 million building

    12/04/2018 8:26:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/18 | Justin Wise
    Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Monday night to protest the university's proposal to construct a new building to house a Confederate monument on campus. Footage of the protests shared by The Daily Tar Heel showed dozens of individuals chanting and holding signs as they make their way towards campus. Protestors can be heard chanting "who do you protect, who do you serve" near a barricaded area that had once been the home of the Confederate statue, "Silent Sam." The statue had stood on campus since it was erected in 1913 to honor students...
  • Confederate flag brought to Anderson Co. school in fallen student's honor, sparks controversy [SC]

    12/01/2018 4:47:11 AM PST · by buckalfa · 45 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | November 30, 2018 | Nicole Ford
    PENDLETON, SC (WSPA) - The death of a high school student in a tragic crash may have sparked a racial divide and caused school threats on social media. It all started with an idea to honor 17 year old Dillon Padgett who was killed in a crash not far from Pendleton High School on Saturday. That idea ended with threats to bring weapons to the school. Padgett is best described by his friends as patriotic. So those grieving friends tell 7News they honored him on Monday at the high school by donning confederate flag shirts and taking a group picture...
  • <s>Robert</s>Beto O'Rourke Calls For Removal of Confederate Plaque [ed]

    11/27/2018 3:32:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 146 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 27, 2018 | Alexandra Hutzler
    Beto O’Rourke is calling for the removal of a controversial Confederate plaque hanging in the Texas State Capitol building, tweeting on Tuesday to “take it down today.” The plaque contains the Children of the Confederacy’s creed, which is a statement that pledges “to study and teach the truths of history (one of the most important of which is, that the War between the States was not a rebellion, nor was its underlying cause to sustain slavery).”
  • MONUMENTS & RE WRITING HISTORY

    11/15/2018 10:44:29 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 7 replies
    A Friend | 15 Nov 2018 | A friend
    Trafalgar Square and it’s monument in the heart of London is dedicated to the British naval victory over Napoleons combined French and Spanish fleet at Cape Trafalgar in October 1805. The British fleet was under the command of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, a statue of which sits atop of a 169’ granite and bronze column. Such a tall monument for such a small man in stature; 5’4”, 130 lbs , missing one arm and an eye from battle wounds. He also suffered from gout, chronic headaches, was often sea sick and had a ferocious temper. However, he was a tactical...
  • The Left Seeks To Rob Us Of Our Past

    10/26/2018 1:53:40 PM PDT · by fwdude · 23 replies
    GrasstopsUSA ^ | October 22, 2018 | Don Feder
    The Amazon series "The Man in The High Castle" is about an alternate universe where the Axis won World War II. Germany occupies the Eastern United States and Japan the West. The nightmarish series isn't easy to watch, especially the last episode of Season 3, where the Nazis decide that to truly wield power, they must eradicate U.S. history. The Statue of Liberty is blown up in New York Harbor and the Liberty Bell melted down and recast as a giant swastika. In New York City, mobs of torch-bearing youth roam the streets chanting "Blood and Soil," and attacking passersby....
  • NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’

    10/14/2018 3:41:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Caleb Howe
    NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’ On Friday, NBC News reported, and tweeted, that President Donald Trump praised Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as “incredible”. But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant in the clip. “An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as ‘incredible’ at a rally in Ohio,” they tweeted. “It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee.” That’s a pretty big difference. That was...
  • Trump: 'Robert E. Lee was a great general'

    10/12/2018 7:13:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 727 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump praised Confederate Geader Robert E. Lee as "a great general" on Friday during a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio. "So Robert E. Lee was a great general. And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee," Trump said before launching into a monologue about Lee, Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. "He was going crazy. I don’t know if you know this story. But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle. And Abraham Lincoln came home, he said, 'I can’t beat Robert E. Lee,'" Trump said. "And he had all of his generals,...
  • Texas commissioner backs Confederate group's license plate

    10/10/2018 3:40:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/18
    Texas' agriculture commissioner says he will back a Confederate group's latest attempt to sell specialty license plates, because "there's no profit in hiding our history." The Sons of Confederate Veterans' Texas chapter proposed a license plate in March that features a rebel soldier carrying a Texas regiment's special flag at a Civil War battle, the Dallas Morning News reported. The specialty tag won't include the Confederate battle flag. Commissioner Sid Miller wrote a letter of support in March that said the Department of Agriculture would sponsor the plate. On Monday, he said he sees nothing wrong with the group's push...
  • Chapel Hill police chief told officers to stand down as protestors toppled Confederate monument

    08/30/2018 1:48:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Megan Keller
    The chief of the police force in Chapel Hill, N.C. ordered officers to stand down as protestors toppled a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina, according to a report from local station WRAL News. “Let’s give them space,” Police Chief Chris Blue reportedly texted at 9 p.m. on the night of Aug. 20 as protesters gathered around the statue known as "Silent Sam," representing a Confederate soldier. Moments later he wrote, “Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out.” The statue fell at about 9:30 p.m. Shortly after, the police began to form a...
  • UNC to reinstall Confederate monument on campus

    08/27/2018 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 36 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | 8/27/18 | Daniel Payne
    ‘We will not allow anarchy to reign on our campuses’ The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will re-install a toppled monument to a Confederate soldier on its campus, a decision the university announced several days after a shrieking mob tore it down from its pedestal and vandalized it. The decision was announced by Thom Goolsby, a member of the university’s Board of Governors, who said that the monument will be reinstated as required by state law, according to the news website Wavy.com. “Criminals who destroyed state property at UNC and police who did nothing will be held accountable,”...
  • UNC board member calls for Confederate statue to be reinstalled on campus ...

    08/26/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/18 | Avery Anapol
    A board member at the University of North Carolina is calling for a Confederate statue to be promptly reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus after it was toppled by protesters earlier this month. Citing state law on monuments and memorials, UNC Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby said in a YouTube video that the well-known “Silent Sam” monument will be placed back on campus within 90 days.“A statue was torn down by a violent mob and the police stood by and did nothing as that happened,” Goolsby said of the Aug. 20 incident. He said that the university’s board is...
  • Seven arrested at protest on UNC-CH campus; 3 accused of toppling Silent Sam formally charged

    08/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 47 replies
    wraltv ^ | 8/25/18 | Bryan Mims, Claudia Rupcich, Sarah Krueger
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — At least seven people were arrested after a group of protesters gathered Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to demonstrate just days after the controversial Silent Sam statue was toppled. A small group began gathering on campus at about 10 a.m., and protesters chanted "no platform for white supremacists" after a man showed up in clothing reminiscent of a Confederate soldier. That man, Casey Becknell, came to the protest from Davidison County to show support for the Silent Sam statue that was torn down when about 300 people gathered...
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • Stupidest (bleep): Austin Texas Residents and Tourists Oppose Renaming City

    08/23/2018 10:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/23/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas – Residents and tourists in Austin told PJM that they oppose the idea of renaming the state capital due to Stephen F. Austin’s support for slavery.</p> <p>Austin, known as the “Father of Texas,” owned “a few slaves” in his lifetime and opposed efforts in Mexico to end slavery, according to author and historian Gregg Cantrell. In 1824, Austin defended the economic benefits of slavery, specifically for cotton. The city of Austin’s Equity Office published a report recommending street names to change since they honor figures who had ties to slavery, in addition to renaming the city itself.</p>
  • U. of North Carolina promising FULL criminal probe of jerks who tore down a Confederal statue

    08/22/2018 3:34:01 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 36 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Features
    #WalkAway: The University of North Carolina is promising to fully investigate (and, let’s hope, prosecute) the latest attempt by the insane insurgency Left to attack American history, which wasn’t, of course, always replete with shining examples of great-nation status. Earlier this week jerks pulled down a Confederate statue that had been on the campus since 1913, in remembrance “of the sons of the University who died for their beloved Southland 1861-1865,” according to the inscription.
  • N.C. panel votes to keep Confederate monuments, add context about slavery

    08/22/2018 9:53:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Avery Anapol
    The North Carolina Historical Commission voted Wednesday to keep three Confederate monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol building amid controversy about the statues’ future in the state. The commission voted 10-1 not to remove the statues, but to add context about slavery and civil rights, according to the Associated Press. The commission also called for a monument to be built honoring African-Americans’ contributions to North Carolina. The state commission’s vote came in response to Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who called for the three monuments to be removed from the Capitol grounds and preserved at a Civil War battlefield....
  • Confederate Toppling Looms Over Debate About Other Statues

    08/21/2018 4:10:09 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 42 replies
    www.usnews.com ^ | 8/21/18 | Waggoner and Drew
    Toppling of Confederate statue in North Carolina could make it harder to negotiate a resolution to the fate of other such monuments in the state. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism. Now, backlash over the Monday night takedown could make it harder to negotiate a resolution to the fate of other Confederate monuments in the state — including three on state Capitol grounds being debated Wednesday by a state historical...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...