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  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Julianne Moore vs. J.E.B Stuart

    08/02/2016 8:59:27 PM PDT · by pboyington · 26 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Oh, those evil Johnny Rebs… Liberals love to bash the Confederacy. It’s easy to pick on men who are dead and who can’t defend themselves. The destruction of Confederate history and Southern military heroes has become a virtual blood sport for Democrats, tantamount to their endless sociopathic harassment of Mr. Trump. In the latest bit of PC madness in the country, Hollywood actress Julianne Moore’s ridiculous quest to rename her alma mater, J.E.B. Stuart High School, in Falls Church, Virginia, took on a new life this week. According to an article in the Fairfax Times: One of the most pressing...
  • DOJ: Confederate-flag tattoo is 'evidence of racial animus'

    07/30/2016 7:00:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 46 replies
    WND ^ | July 30, 2016 | Smoking Gun
    In a hate crimes complaint, the U.S. Department of Justice has identified a criminal defendant's tattoo of the Confederate flag as "indicative of white supremacy," according to court records.
  • Hillary Clinton win SC? 'It's more realistic that we’ll be invaded by Martians’

    07/28/2016 7:55:26 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    The State ^ | 7/28/2016 | AVERY G. WILKS
    COLUMBIA Asked about the odds of Hillary Clinton winning South Carolina in this fall’s presidential election, Clemson University political scientist David Woodard replied: “It’s more realistic that we’ll be invaded by Martians.” South Carolina has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate in four decades, and pundits do not expect that streak to end in November. Even Democrats acknowledge Clinton’s chances of beating GOP nominee Donald Trump in the Palmetto State are slim. But as Clinton celebrates her presidential nomination in Philadelphia, some within the party hold out hope she could pull off a historic upset. “She has a chance,”...
  • Charges dropped against Yale window smasher

    07/26/2016 11:17:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 29 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kent Pierce
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The state of Connecticut dropped all charges against a Yale University employee who smashed a stained glass window he found racially insensitive. Yale had already said it was not pressing charges against Corey Menafee. A state prosecutor said in court that if Yale was not interested in prosecuting Menafee, then there was no reason the state should use its limited resources to proceed with the case.
  • Mississippi flag won't fly in Philly

    07/25/2016 6:11:30 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Chris Palmer and Amy S. Rosenberg
    Mississippi's state flag didn't last long on Broad Street in South Philadelphia. City workers on Monday removed the red, white, and blue banner - which has the Confederate flag in the top left corner - from a lighting standard near Passyunk Avenue after dozens of protesters and some local residents asked for it to be taken down, city officials said. It had been put up about two weeks ago among a collection of state flags on South Broad. It won't be put up again, said Brian Abernathy, a deputy managing director for the city, who said, "The Confederate flag raises...
  • Rep. Steve King Defends Confederate Flag On Desk: Slavery Just 'Small Part' Of Civil War

    07/15/2016 8:35:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 80 replies
    Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, landed in some hot water this week after he gave an interview to a local TV station in his Sioux City district office and viewers noticed that he kept a Confederate flag on his desk. (SNIP) And we’ve lived with respecting the South and their way of life for 150 years and now, after 150 years, there has to be an issue about a Confederate flag?” King told Angelo that he had ancestors who had fought and died in the Union Army. “Our family cares a lot about unity but also about the truth and accuracy...
  • Arson destroys Civil War-era governor's mansion in Louisiana

    07/14/2016 10:28:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 14, 2016, 6:03 PM | (AP)
    Arson destroyed an antebellum plantation house that served as the governor’s mansion for nine months during the Civil War and damaged a museum less than a mile away on Thursday, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office said. The Old Governor’s Mansion burned to the ground, but the fire at the Louisiana Orphan Train Museum apparently burned out fairly quickly, said Brant Thompson, chief deputy for the fire marshal’s office. Museum workers found fire damage when they arrived for work Thursday morning, he said. …
  • Confederate flag flies for a day at S.C. State House

    07/11/2016 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2016 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate battle flag flew again outside the South Carolina Statehouse on Sunday — temporarily — during a rally that drew both supporters in Civil War garb and bullhorn-toting protesters. Groups for and against the flag were kept separate by metal barriers on the front lawn, and police officers supported by helicopters circling overhead kept the peace as the flag flew again for several hours.
  • Gov. Branstad criticizes Steve King's Confederate desk flag

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that he doesn't agree with the decision by U.S. Rep. Steve King to display a Confederate flag on his congressional office desk. (SNIP) "I grew up in the North, Mr. Speaker, and the Confederate flag was a symbol of pride of the South," King said. He said the country had healed through the Civil War Reconstruction era and decades after and didn't like the division that occurred after nine people were killed.
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

    06/23/2016 2:04:08 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 926 replies
    politico.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Matthew Nussbaum
    A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House early Thursday. The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both supported the measure. Ryan was commended for allowing a vote on the controversial measure, but has since limited what amendments can be offered on the floor.
  • What The Confederate Stranger and A Small Town in Maine Can Teach Us About Human Decency

    06/21/2016 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    In 1862, a man named Lt. Charles H. Colley of Gray, ME was killed during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. When his grieving family opened up the casket that was supposed to contain their son, they were stunned to discover that a fully uniformed Confederate soldier had been shipped to them instead. Having no way to identify the soldier, and also lacking the means to ship him back to Virginia, Lt. Colley's family decided to bury him in Gray Village Cemetery alongside the Union soldiers who had been killed in the war. They figured that this unknown Confederate's family would...
  • Did ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Sleep Here? Farmer Sues Green Group Over Claim

    06/20/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    No historical evidence locates Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on what is now Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, on the evening of July 18, 1861, three days before the First Battle of Bull Run. So why would a prestigious state preservation group represent that as a fact? The current owner of the farm, Martha Boneta, has sued the Piedmont Environmental Council, a nonprofit land trust, accusing the organization of knowingly making a false historical claim when selling her the property. The environmental council, Boneta claims in the lawsuit, told her the celebrated Civil War general bivouacked on the open...
  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • 9 innocents dead in Charleston, Confederate Flag universally banned. 50+ innocents dead in Orlando..

    06/12/2016 8:34:22 AM PDT · by Vision · 43 replies
    9 innocents dead in Charleston, Confederate Flag universally banned. 50+ innocents dead in Orlando, plus thousands more in almost countless Islamic slayings...what should every politician, entertainer, and corporation do now?
  • Washington National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 6/9/16 | Clyde Hughes
    he Washington National Cathedral will remove Confederate flag images from its stained glass windows that honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, it announced in a statement Wednesday. The cathedral ordered a five-member task force to examine the windows in order to determine their future, the cathedral said in its news release. Though it voted unanimously to remove the Confederate flag images, the task force also decided to host a public discussion on the future of the windows to start July 17. "The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery and instead...
  • Trump Has Solid Lead Over Clinton in Georgia (Trump 49%, Clinton 40%)

    PPP's new Georgia poll finds that the prospect of Democrats flipping the state blue in the Presidential race may have diminished with the unification of Republican voters around Donald Trump in the last month. Trump leads Clinton 45/38, with Libertarian Gary Johnson at 6% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2%. Georgia's a state where Trump is unpopular (44/49 favorability), but Clinton is another degree more unpopular (33/60 favorability). Clinton and Trump draw pretty identical support within their own parties. Clinton's up 86/3 with Democrats, while Trump's up 84/3 with Republicans. That inherently would give Trump the advantage in...
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    05/24/2016 3:13:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WWL-TV) – The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures or events and the bid process to have them removed has been marked by controversy and court hearings. The city council voted late last year to have the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, The P.G.T. Beauregard statue near City Park, the Jefferson Davis Memorial on Jefferson Davis Parkway and the...
  • Congress votes to ban Confederate flags from VA cemeteries

    05/22/2016 6:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 22, 2016 | Madison Margolin
    Congress passed a proposal on Thursday that essentially bans Confederate flags from national cemeteries. With a 265-159 vote, the proposal makes it illegal to display the Confederate flag in Department of Veteran Affairs cemeteries – even on individual grave sites that honor soldiers who fought for the Confederacy, except on Memorial Day and Confederate Memorial Day. Introduced by Rep. Jared Huffman (D) of California, the proposal received support from 84 Republicans and all but two Democrats. Rep. Sanford Bishop (D) of Georgia, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against the amendment, while Representative Betty McCollum (D) of Minnesota...
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic culture’s “long and ongoing culture of enslavement” while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of “Stop the Magnet,” Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • A Slice of the Confederacy in the Interior of Brazil

    05/08/2016 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 May 2016 | Simon Romero
    On a stage festooned with Confederate flags, a singer was belting out “Dixieland Delight” by Alabama near an obelisk honoring the Americans who fled to this outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War. “We’re not racists,” said Cícero Carr, 54, an engineer whose great-great-grandfather hailed from Texas. Wearing a fedora featuring the rebel battle flag, he explained in Portuguese, “We’re just revering our ancestors who had the good sense to settle in Brazil.” At the annual celebration of Brazil’s self-described Confederados one scorching Sunday in April, Confederate flags adorned the hoop-skirted gowns of young belles and the trucker caps...
  • Confederate emblem removed at U.S. Capitol (State flags!)

    04/21/2016 2:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    USA Today | April 21, 2016 | Deborah Barfield Berry
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/21/confederate-flag-removed-us-capitol-tunnel/83337106/
  • It’s Religious Liberty vs. Gay Sharia in Dixie

    04/06/2016 4:15:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Stream ^ | 4/6/16 | John Zmirak
    Ever since Walmart pressured Arkansas to reject civil rights protections for Christians, and the #BoycottIndiana movement roped in huge companies like Apple, there’s been a confrontation brewing between Americans who demand the free exercise of religion, and big business lobbyists who want to keep their gay customers and stockholders happy. We saw it in Georgia recently, and now PayPal is getting in on the act in North Carolina.The question is whether politically active Christians can motivate churchgoers and other fans of the First Amendment to counteract high-dollar blackmail of the sort the NFL and Disney employed to cow the governor of Georgia...
  • Cruz Has Now Beaten Trump in a Majority of States Outside the South

    04/06/2016 11:01:54 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 78 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | APR 06, 2016 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    With his win in Tuesday’s open primary in the blue state of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz has now beaten Donald Trump in 11 of 21 states that have been contested to date outside of the South. Cruz has now beaten Trump in three Midwestern states (Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota—with Cruz having finished second and Trump third in the latter), one Northeastern state (Maine), three Plains states (Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas), three Western Frontier states (Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming), and one state outside of the Lower 48 (Alaska). The South is Trump country, and he is undefeated there, having posted 11 wins...
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Dem Civil War: ‘Hillary Won Confederacy’ Says Sanders Supporters Progressive Democrats of America

    03/17/2016 11:27:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 17, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Shots fired! Bernie Sanders support group Progressive Democrats of America sent out an email after Tuesday’s primaries this week that has caused a civil war on the Left by stating that “Hillary won the Confederacy”. PDA compounded the controversy by attacking and blocking liberal critics–including a Black woman who called out the group. PDA has five Democrat Members of Congress on its advisory board, none are from the South: Rep. John Conyers (MI), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) and Rep. Jim McGovern (MA).
  • Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts 'Northern scum'

    03/17/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song. The Maryland Senate voted 37-8 for the changes, while also recognizing “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state’s historic song. Supporters of the measure, which now goes to the House, said it was a compromise that removes offensive language and recognizes history. …
  • Confederate flag debate stirred up at Gettysburg Battlefield (Scumbag Professor)

    03/07/2016 2:38:12 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 127 replies
    GETTYSBURG, PA (WHTM/CNN) - Tensions ran high during a Confederate flag rally in Pennsylvania this weekend. A Southern heritage group held what it calls Confederate Flag Day in Gettysburg, PA, but there were plenty of vocal opponents to the event. The flag has 13 stars, three stripes and two very different meanings. The refrain is familiar. Supporters such Mark Landree, executive director of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, says it's about history. Opponents like Christina Hansen only see hate.
  • Rallies for, against Confederate flag duel at Gettysburg

    03/05/2016 5:00:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 5, 2016 7:31 PM EST
    Supporters and opponents of use of the Confederate flag clashed verbally in opposing demonstrations at Gettysburg National Military Park, with tensions high at times. [...] The Sons of Confederate Veterans Gettysburg group said its Confederate Flag Day gathering at the park's Eternal Peace Light Monument was intended to honor Southern ancestors. A counter-demonstration was organized by a Gettysburg College associate professor of history and Africana studies, Scott Hancock, who said he wanted to offer a different perspective on the flag's meaning. ...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Museums Racist?

    02/29/2016 5:42:47 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 16 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2 February 2016 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Not only is the assumption "a fundamental mistake", it, by necessity of logic, transfers that same assumption and guilt to many more organizations and persons than just the one displaying the flag . . .
  • Ted Cruz's Southern strategy hasn't panned out as hoped

    02/28/2016 10:17:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/28/16 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    The South was to be Ted Cruz’s springboard to the nomination, his firewall in case the first few contests didn’t quite finish off the competition. After a string of third-place finishes, the boasts are gone. The optimism seems forced. Cruz is now engaged in a long slog, overshadowed by Donald Trump and Marco Rubio and heading into Super Tuesday with dim prospects for retaking control of the Republican presidential race. -snip- Cruz offered a far more restrained assessment Saturday as he stumped in the shadow of Georgia’s gold-domed capitol. The midday rally drew no more than 400 people, even as...
  • Mississippi governor defends Confederate Heritage Month decree (Ruh Roh!)

    02/27/2016 11:53:09 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnn.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Thursday defended proclaiming April as Confederate Heritage Month in his state. Earlier this month, Bryant quietly issued his proclamation, saying people should "earnestly strive to understand our heritage." A spokesman for the governor said his predecessors from both major parties have made similar proclamations. "Gov. Bryant believes Mississippi's history deserves study and reflection, no matter how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be," Clay Chandler said. "Like the proclamation says, gaining insight from our mistakes and successes will help us move forward."
  • Md. House OKs barring Confederate flag license plate renewal

    02/25/2016 4:09:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2016 2:40 PM EST | Brian Witte
    The Maryland House has passed a measure prohibiting the transfer or renewal of a license plate depicting the Confederate battle flag to another vehicle. [...] Maryland does not now offer plates with the Confederate battle flag. But prior to November, the Motor Vehicle Administration offered a Sons of Confederate Veterans organizational special registration plate that included it. ...
  • Mississippi lawmakers not erasing Confederate emblem on flag

    02/23/2016 5:48:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2016 6:47 PM EST | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi legislators this year won't attempt to redesign the last state flag that features the Confederate battle emblem because leaders say they can't find a majority to remove the symbol from the 122-year-old banner. Tuesday was the deadline for legislative committees to act on general bills, and flag proposals are among hundreds of measures that died without being brought up for debate. Some bills proposed redesigning the flag to remove the rebel cross, while others would have stripped state money from colleges and local governments that refuse to fly the current banner. One bill offered separate-but-equal flags, keeping the current...
  • Trump to Confederate flag: You're fired! (2015)

    02/22/2016 4:59:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    When asked whether he supported South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision to call for the Confederate battle flag to be taken down from out front of the State Capitol building, Trump said he did. “I would take it down, yes,” the billionaire real estate mogul said. “I think they should put it in a museum and respect whatever it is you have to respect.”Then, when asked what woman he would like to see on the new $10 bill, he responded — to laughter — “My mother.”The questions came after Trump spoke outside his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. There,...
  • Cruz Robocall Tells South Carolina Voters Confederate Flag is ‘Our Flag’

    02/21/2016 7:28:52 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    The South Carolina primary is about to get under way today, so of course Ted Cruz is up to his last minute shenanigans. You remember Iowa, of course, where he told voters Ben Carson was dropping out of the race and lied that the news came from CNN. This time, according to Schuyler Kropf at The Post and Courier, a Ted Cruz super pac, the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, has a new robocall going out to South Carolina voters that the Confederate flag is “Our flag.” Yes, it is your flag, and the first time you ran her up...
  • Pro-Cruz super PAC uses Confederate flag against Trump

    02/20/2016 7:52:15 AM PST · by LesDowrey · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/19/16 | Katie Glueck
    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C.-- A super PAC backing Ted Cruz is running robocalls and radio ads that remind voters Donald Trump supported removing the Confederate flag from South Carolina statehouse grounds. "Trump talks about our flag like it's a social disease," intones the spot, which is playing on about 30 radio stations in South Carolina, as well as a few in neighboring states. It includes clips of Trump saying, "Put it in the museum, let it go." "That's Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia," says the spot, which is paid for by...
  • Pro-cruz-robo-call-hits-trump-on-confederate-flag

    02/20/2016 3:53:24 AM PST · by scooby321 · 42 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 02-19-2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A pro-Ted Cruz robocall in South Carolina is slamming Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump — and tying him to Gov. Nikki Haley (R) — for supporting the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public property. The call was put out by the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, which supports Cruz.
  • SEC primary update: If you thought Iowa was friendly to Ted Cruz, try the South

    02/13/2016 2:59:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jim Galloway
    SEC-wide: Georgia, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Arkansas and Oklahoma all have higher proportions of evangelicals than Iowa. That bodes well for Ted Cruz. (Washington Post) Texas: The University of Houston will host a Feb. 25 GOP president debate, televised by CNN. The host and broadcaster had been in flux, and the event was moved back one day. (Texas Tribune) The mother of Sandra Bland, a Texas woman who died in police custody in a case that made national headlines, will campaign with Hillary Clinton in Chicago. (Associated Press)
  • Christian conservatives pivotal in the South, and feeling under siege

    02/13/2016 11:03:39 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    McclatchyDC ^ | 2/12/2016 | DAVID GOLDSTEIN
    Because of their opposition to issues like same-sex marriage, abortion and others, many Christian conservative voters in the South and elsewhere feel their faith and the moral code by which they live is under siege and look to the political arena for support. Inside the Sunshine Coin Laundry near the Piggly Wiggly supermarket, Lagretta Ellington removed her family's clothes from one of the large dryers and began to neatly fold them on a nearby table. The air was moist and smelled of detergent. The floor was concrete. Her views of the presidential race were anything but. She was unsettled, and...
  • Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers [Alabama]

    02/09/2016 6:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:41 PM EST | Kim Chandler
    Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill that would prohibit the removal of historic monuments, plaques and statues from public property unless a committee of lawmakers grants a waiver. "I think there is an undercurrent, not just in Alabama, but throughout the nation" of people who "want to kind of rewrite...
  • Child catches Confederate flag Mardi Gras beads at Sunday parade

    02/02/2016 2:14:13 PM PST · by BBell · 73 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/1/16 | Doug MacCash, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Andre Perry, a New Orleans education consultant, said he was shocked on Sunday (Jan. 31) afternoon when he noticed that his 5-year-old son had caught a necklace of Mardi Gras beads studded with plastic Confederate flags, thrown from a float in the Krewe of Carrollton parade. "When I noticed what he caught," Perry wrote in a text message, "I took them away from him." Perry, who is African-American, said that he later did his best to help his son understand the implications of the symbol. He also posted a photo of the beads on his social media account, which attracted...
  • ‘Confederate cleansing': Lawmaker vows to stop ‘cultural terrorism’ in Georgia

    01/31/2016 12:16:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    A Republican lawmaker who says he's grown weary of what he calls "Confederate cleansing" is working to preserve the famous carving of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders on Georgia's Stone Mountain. "I'm tired of the anti-Confederate rhetoric toward Stone Mountain and any other Confederate monument that's out there," state Rep. Tommy Benton told the Morris News Service. "We're entitled to our heritage just like other people are entitled to theirs, and there seems to be an attempt to do Confederate cleansing." He continued: "I refer to that more as cultural terrorism than anything. They're attacking us for no...
  • Marine Corps rejects enlistee over Confederate flag tattoo

    01/22/2016 9:58:23 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 42 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | Jan. 22, 2016 | Kyle Olson
    GREENBRIER, Ark. Recent high school graduate Anthony Bauswell wanted to join the U.S. Marines, but contends he was rejected by a recruiter because of the color of his skin. On his left rib cage Bauswell has a Confederate flag tattoo, with a banner across it reading “Southern Pride,” and he told Arkansas Matters that the Marines recruiting center in Conway insists it disqualifies him from serving his country.
  • Blacks and the Confederacy

    01/20/2016 5:03:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 559 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of "angry young black men" after Hervey, while wearing his Confederate kepi, stopped at a convenience store en route to his home in Oxford, Mississippi. His death was in no small part caused by the gross level of ignorance, organized deceit and anger about the War of 1861. Much of the ignorance stems from the fact that most...
  • Confederate flag's removal turns King Day into celebration (SC)

    01/18/2016 8:14:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 18, 2016 6:02 AM EST | Jeffrey Collins
    Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. In South Carolina, civil rights leaders planned a march to their state capitol as in past years when their rally highlighted calls to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds. The King Day at the Dome gathering began in 2000 with that call. Last July, organizers got their wish as South Carolina swiftly removed the flag which had flown at the capitol for more than 50 years after...
  • Beyond Iowa, Cruz Betting Heavily on the South

    01/11/2016 7:52:23 AM PST · by Isara · 87 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 11, 2016 | Abby Livingston
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz arrived Jan. 4 at the first stop on a six-day tour of Iowa. The Republican presidential candidate was set to visit 28 counties by bus. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) WASHINGTON — In the more than 200 events he's held since launching his campaign for the White House 10 months ago, Ted Cruz has tested out an unorthodox strategy, one that could rewrite the rules of Republican presidential politics.Since the Texas senator declared his candidacy in March, 40 percent of his public events have taken place in Iowa, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of his travel schedule as of Saturday. But...