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  • Flag removed from Saint Johns bed and breakfast over Confederate confusion

    07/29/2020 3:08:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 35 replies
    WILX ^ | 28 July 2020 | Maureen Halliday
    Bed and breakfast Nordic Pineapple in Saint Johns has removed their Norwegian flag after dozens of people confuse it for the Confederate flag. Greg and Kjersten Offbecker moved into the historic mansion two years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast. As decoration, they hung a Norwegian flag next to the American flag at the front entrance of the inn, but dozens of guests and people driving by have accused the couple of flying a Confederate flag. “They are the same color, but there are no stars on the Norwegian flag, and the Confederate flag is a big...
  • Confederate flag store draws national attention, sales

    06/24/2020 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 72 replies ^ | 23 June 2020 | William Thornton
    There aren’t many Alabama businessmen whose comments make the pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post on the same weekend. And there are no others along a stretch of U.S. 431 outside Anniston on the way to Lake Wedowee, besides Bob Castello. The 68-year-old former traveling salesman is the owner of the Dixie General Store, one of the places where those who want to remember the Confederacy take their stand and buy its emblems. And not in Confederate dollars, either, although you can buy replicas of them there. NASCAR’s ban on the Confederate flag brought out merchants...
  • BLM Protests Spark calls for Dixie Chicks to Change Their Name

    06/20/2020 2:47:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 6/19/2020 | Bailey Duran
    Following weeks of protests about police brutality and racism, many activists have begun calling out the band Dixie Chicks to change their name, claiming the word “Dixie” harbors “the epitome of white America.” The Dixie Chicks, a band composed of Natalie Maines and twin sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, is a country band that was started in 1989. The Chicks soared to popularity until a comment by Maines about President George W. Bush in 2003 sent their career on a downward spiral from which it never fully recovered. In London for a concert, Maines told the crowd in 2003,...
  • The night they drove old dixie down

    06/17/2020 6:05:55 PM PDT · by Shark24 · 42 replies
    Moonchild ^ | May xxx? | Joan Baez
    Just a reminder of the old videos.
  • New law allows Virginia localities to remove Confederate statues and monuments

    04/13/2020 4:00:55 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 27 replies
    Cavalier Daily (Univerity of Virginia) ^ | APr 13,2020 | Zach Rosenthal
    Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., signed a bill Saturday allowing individual localities to remove, relocate or contextualize Confederate statues and monuments within their communities. Localities can begin using these powers starting July 1. In 2016, first-year College student Zyahna Bryant — then a student at Charlottesville High School — petitioned Charlottesville City Council to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and to rename Lee Park in Downtown Charlottesville. The following year, Charlottesville City Council voted to remove two statues — one of Robert E. Lee and one of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson — both Confederate generals. The decision was...
  • Lee-Jackson Day Predicted to Be Removed From Va. After Passing House

    02/07/2020 10:11:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    A bill to scrap Lee-Jackson Day as a holiday in Virginia has now passed both the House and Senate. Lee-Jackson Day, established over 100 years ago, is observed annually on the Friday preceding the third Monday in January. It honors Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, both native Virginians. Critics of the Lee-Jackson holiday view it as a celebration of the state's slave-holding history that’s offensive to African Americans. Many cities and counties have opted not to observe it. The bill passed the Senate last month with a vote of 22-18. The bill then passed the House...
  • Dixie Highway name condemned by Miami-Dade commissioners. ‘Get over it? ... Hell no’

    02/05/2020 4:53:28 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | FEBRUARY 05, 2020 | BY DOUGLAS HANKS
    Miami-Dade commissioners pledged Tuesday to remove “Dixie Highway” from county road signs after the board’s senior African-American declared the longstanding name a tribute to the states that fought to keep Americans enslaved during the Civil War. “Dixie Highway was named for the Dixie states. ... The Dixie states seceded from the union because they wanted to continue the inhumane institution of slavery,” said Commissioner Dennis Moss, who represents South Dade, where Dixie Highway is one of the busiest commuting routes. “This is what the name ‘Dixie’ stands for, and it is why we are having this discussion today.”
  • Virginia Governor Northam versus Robert E. Lee

    02/04/2020 7:08:45 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    The Time Examiner ^ | Feburary 2, 2020 | Mike Scruggs'
    Advancing Neo-Marxism and Identity Politics by Erasing Southern Heritage Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is pushing a bill in the Virginia Legislature to replace Robert E. Lee’s statue in the U.S. Capitol. Each state has two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Virginia’s two statues are of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. In December, Two Virginia U.S. House Representatives, Jennifer Wexton and Donald McEachin, added momentum to replacing Lee’s statue in the Statuary Hall:
  • Virginia governor seeking to remove Robert E. Lee statue from US Capitol

    01/02/2020 2:07:52 PM PST · by Perseverando · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 02, 2020 | Marian Pitofsky
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) filed a request for a bill that would replace Virginia’s statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the United States Capitol building. The governor filed a drafting request for legislation that would outline a process to remove the statue on Monday, Dec. 23, in addition to choosing a replacement for the confederate leader, Northam spokeswoman Alena Yarmosky confirmed to The Associated Press. The state has two statues in the National Sanctuary Hall Collection in the Capitol. The filing came after two Virginia Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Jennifer Wexton and A. Donald McEachin, both requested that...
  • Is ‘Dixie Highway’ racist? The debate is growing

    12/28/2019 7:57:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | Dec. 27, 2019 | Susannah Bryan
    A movement to rename Dixie Highway — for some a painful reminder of a tragic, racist past — might be gaining steam in Broward County. The argument is being made by one of Broward County’s youngest elected officials after she heard of a similar effort in Miami-Dade. The name Dixie harkens back to an era that glorified slavery and white supremacy, says 22-year-old Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana. Her fellow city commissioners agree, approving a resolution in early December urging Broward commissioners to take up the cause.
  • LGBT flags handed out at school, kids rebel and raise Confederate flag

    12/24/2019 8:46:52 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 12/21/2019 | Jared Harris
    A pro-LGBT stunt at a Missouri high school backfired recently when students responded by hoisting the rebel flag. A student at West Plains High School first handed out small pro-LGBT rainbow flags on Dec. 9, according to KY3. It didn't take long for other students to rebel. The next day, a group of rebellious students raised a Confederate flag in the school's lunchroom, the outlet reported. Schilmoeller said she distributed nearly 60 of the pro-LGBT flags. "It's like they were mocking us," another upset student, Taylor Pool, told KY3, "but not only was it that they were mocking us, they...
  • The Sad, Sad State Of Virginia

    11/11/2019 3:56:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | November 11, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Ever since its citizens liked Ike in ‘52 (other than one brief hiccup in 1964 when Johnson trounced Goldwater almost everywhere), the Commonwealth of Virginia had voted reliably Republican, until 2008. That year, in a wave election, Democrat Barack Obama won several states Republicans typically win, like Florida, North Carolina and Arizona. One could have been forgiven, then, for thinking Virginia would come back to the fold after the hipness wore off and the cold, hard reality of quasi-socialist governance became all-too-real. After all, this is Old Dominion we’re talking about, the land of Monticello and Williamsburg, of Washington, Jefferson,...
  • 2 arrested at Confederate monument protest in North Carolina

    10/26/2019 9:48:17 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 26, 2019 | AP
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've arrested two people after a "physical altercation" at a protest over a Confederate statue slated to be removed. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said Saturday it arrested Calvin James Megginson and Timothy James Osborn on charges related to the altercation. Both were released and are due in court next month. A pro-Confederate group is trying to stop removal of the statue, which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.
  • U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Confederate monument case

    10/08/2019 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 72 replies ^ | 7OCT2019 | VICKIE WELBORN
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in their fight to keep the Confederate monument on the Caddo Parish Courthouse grounds. Said spokeswoman Jackie Nichols: "Our petition was denied today by the Supreme Court. Although we are disappointed by this news, we are not dissuaded in our fight to protect our monument. We fight on!" The denial of the writ upholds the previous decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Parish, dismissing the lawsuit. “The parish is...
  • Judge says statue at center of Charlottesville protests must stay

    09/12/2019 2:00:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | Justine Coleman
    A Virginia state judge ruled Wednesday that statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that were at the center of 2017 protests must remain standing in Charlottesville, Va. Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that Virginia state law prohibits moving war memorials and that moving the statues would break that law. Moore issued a permanent injunction preventing the statues from being moved at the beginning of a trial over a lawsuit brought against the city by groups that wanted to preserve the statues. People pressing for the statues to be moved argued it was wrong to celebrate generals who had...
  • On this date in 1864

    09/03/2019 5:05:43 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 80 replies
    President Abraham Lincoln receives a telegram from General Sherman stating "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won"
  • ‘Burn a rebel flag, get a free chocolate’: NC shop owner denounces Confederate symbols

    08/12/2019 5:03:02 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    CBS 17 (Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.) ^ | August 6, 2019 | By Kelly Kennedy
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WNCN) - An Orange County chocolate shop owner is an unlikely voice in what’s turning out to be a high stakes game of free speech – and he is showing no signs of backing down. Matthew Shepherd says almost every Saturday a group gathers outside his chocolate shop in downtown Hillsborough waving Confederate flags. “They were calling me names, they’re calling everybody names,” Shepherd said. “They’re instigating, they’re poking, they’re blocking the sidewalk.”
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking removal of Norfolk's Confederate monument

    07/23/2019 12:02:37 PM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    Pilot ^ | 23 July 2019 | Ryan Murphy
    NORFOLK A Circuit Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit by activists that attempted to force the city to move its 112-year-old Confederate monument. In an 11-page order entered Tuesday, Chief Judge Mary Jane Hall said the plaintiffs failed to prove that their constitutional rights were being violated by the continued placement of the Confederate monument. The suit was filed in late March by Roy Perry-Bey, from Newport News, and Ronald Green, who lives in Norfolk. The men represented themselves. They argued that the display of the monument endorsed ideas such as secession, slavery, racial segregation, white supremacy and violence and...
  • Illinois governor, Mr. Creosote, Slurs the South

    07/10/2019 3:45:34 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 07/09/2019 | John O'Connor
    SPRINGFIELD — Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by southern Illinois fans who believe they’re under Chicago liberals’ thumb of political correctness. The band was scheduled to appear Aug. 27 at the DuQuoin State Fair , but Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration canceled the appearance last week. “This administration’s guiding principle is that the state of Illinois will not use state resources to promote symbols of racism,” Pritzker spokeswoman Emily Bittner said. “Symbols of hate cannot and will not represent...
  • Lake County calls for end to Civil War Days

    06/16/2019 10:11:23 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 42 replies
    The Lake County Sun ^ | June 12, 2019 | Frank Aberderholden
    The 2019 Civil War Days might be the last hosted by the Lake County Forest Preserves after the district president questioned the appropriateness of the annual commemoration that features the Confederate flag. President Angelo Kyle said he would prefer to focus on environmental issues such as climate change. In 2015, the district staged Civil War Days shortly after South Carolina removed the battle flag from its Capitol. At the time, forest preserves officials said Confederate flags were not being displayed inappropriately and were used in a historical context. Kyle, who is African American, said that history is written by the...