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  • Pro-Confederacy billboard in Kemp sparks debate about vulgarity, free speech

    03/21/2019 11:12:24 AM PDT · by Envisioning · 65 replies
    Fox 4 News ^ | 3/21/2019 | FOX4News.com Staff
    A billboard with Confederate symbols is raising the question of basic decency in Kaufman County while taking aim at the city of Dallas. The billboard is on Highway 175 in the town of Kemp, about 45 miles southeast of Dallas. The sign shows a cartoon character with a Confederate flag urinating on the Dallas skyline and says “I support Confederate heritage.”
  • Warren Tells Mississippians at Town Hall: Get Another State Flag Sans Confederate Symbol

    03/19/2019 6:52:02 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 March 2019 | Penny Starr
    CNN hosted a town hall on Monday in Mississippi with presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) where she answered questions on a range of issues, including the Mississippi flag, which features in its field a Confederate symbol. “Mississippi’s the only state in the country that still has the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag — do you think Mississippi should adopt a new flag?” Jake Tapper, CNN anchor who moderated the town hall, asked Warren. “Warren replied with one word — ‘Yes’ — and was met with loud applause from the crowd,” CNN reported on its event....CNN also...
  • After Confederate statues fall, is Lincoln Memorial next?

    03/10/2019 7:34:32 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 469 replies
    https://www.reporternews.com ^ | March 9, 2019 | Jerry Patterson
    “In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.” — Robert E. Lee 1856 Could Gen. Robert E.l Lee’s sentiments deter the “tear down those monuments” crowd? Probably not. Given their current success in removing monuments to Confederate generals, ignorant politicians and those whose hobby is going through life seeking to be offended, soon will run out of things to be offended by. Why not broaden the list of "offensive" symbols to include slave owners George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and a...
  • Ole Miss students vote unanimously to remove Confederate statue from campus center [tr]

    03/07/2019 12:40:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephanie Haney
    University of Mississippi student government groups are calling for a Confederate soldier monument to be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a Confederate cemetery in a secluded area behind a coliseum. All 47 members of the Associated Student Body Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday in favor of a resolution asking administrators to move the statue, which has stood since 1906 in a park-like setting near the university's main administrative building. The Confederate soldier statue was a rallying point in Oxford in 1962 for people who rioted to oppose court-ordered integration of the university. The Graduate Student...
  • Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

    02/22/2019 6:03:06 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    wect.com ^ | 2/22/19 | unknown
    DUNN, NC (WNCN/CNN) - Authorities said vandals wanted to express their opposition to Confederate monuments by targeting a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The problem is, they went after the wrong statue. Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum. Authorities say someone recently tried to set the statue on fire. “This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero in World War II, but to come...
  • Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

    02/22/2019 9:24:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-22-19
    Statue vandals seem to have mistaken WWII hero for Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, museum officials say Vandals in North Carolina may be in need of a history lesson after having set fire to a statue honoring a World War II hero they apparently mistook for a Confederate general, officials said earlier this week. A white marble monument of U.S. Army Maj. Gen. William C. Lee, who commanded the 101st Airborne Division's "Screaming Eagles" during World War II, was doused with flammable liquid and set on fire last week, museum officials said. The statue bears black scorch marks running up...
  • Reeling from blackface furor, Northam vows to ‘take a harder line’ on Confederate monuments

    02/09/2019 8:25:01 PM PST · by blueplum · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says that he wants to take down Confederate statues and monuments in the state. “I will take a harder line,” Northam told the Washington Post amid a scandal stemming from a racist photograph on his medical school yearbook page. “If there are statues, if there monuments out there that provoke this type of hatred and bigotry, they need to be in museums.” Northam is facing calls to resign ...
  • James Comey calls for removing Confederate statues in Richmond amid blackface scandals

    02/07/2019 7:24:47 PM PST · by conservative98 · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:53 PM ET, Thu February 7, 2019 | Kate Sullivan, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Former FBI Director James Comey called Thursday for the removal of Confederate statues in Virginia's capital in the wake of blackface scandals involving top statewide elected officials, in an op-ed for The Washington Post. "Expressing bipartisan horror at blackface photos is essential, but removing the statues would show all of America that Virginia really has changed," Comey writes. "There is no doubt that Virginia's leaders need to be held accountable for their personal history, but every Virginia leader is responsible for the racist symbols that still loom over our lives," Comey writes.
  • Photo of Mitch McConnell in Front of a Confederate Flag Resurfaces Amid Northam Yearbook Controversy

    02/04/2019 5:38:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 50 replies
    Time ^ | February 3, 2019 | Alejandro de la Garza
    In the midst of the ongoing controversy over a racist photograph on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook page, a photograph of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) posing in front of a Confederate flag is making the rounds on social media. Jake Tapper ✔ @jaketapper Lots of folks tweeting out this photo of @senatemajldr so I asked his office about it. A spokesman suggested Leader McConnell wouldn’t pose for such a photo today as he did “30 years or so ago”... 1/4 ChuckVoellinger @CVoellinger Replying to @GOPLeader Tell it to McConnell, or is the Confed flag just a...
  • Vote Will Decide If Marin’s Dixie School District Changes Its Name

    01/16/2019 1:05:03 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 1/15/19 | By Melissa Caen
    Concerned citizens submitted 12 petitions to change the name of the Dixie School District in Marin County. The district Board of Trustees now has 40 days to vote “yes” or “no” on the proposals. California state law requires a governing school board to consider any proposal for a name change put forth by fifteen voters in a school district. (California Education Code 35001.) On Wednesday night, the Board of Trustees will discuss the process of considering the petitions and will hear a presentation on the potential costs to change the district’s name on signs and other materials. The Superintendent estimates...
  • Confederate Monument In Madison Cemetery Removed [WI]

    01/15/2019 5:02:42 PM PST · by SJackson · 46 replies
    Wisconsin Public Radio ^ | 1-11-19 | Phoebe Petrovic
    Stone Transferred To Wisconsin Veterans' Museum Storage After 113 years, a monument to Confederate soldiers in a Madison cemetery has come down. The stone cenotaph, inscribed with 140 names of prisoners-of-war, stood on an area known as Confederate Rest since 1906 — that is, until last week, when a crew from the Madison Parks Department and a local monument company transferred it from the Forest Hills Cemetery to storage at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Madison City Council voted in October to remove the monument and place it in a museum. Logistics and weather delayed the transfer until now, said Eric...
  • Confederate plaque in Texas Capitol to come down after vote

    01/11/2019 5:16:40 AM PST · by TexasGunLover · 1,266 replies
    WFAA ^ | January 11, 2019 | Jason Whitely
    AUSTIN, Texas — A historically inaccurate brass plaque honoring confederate veterans will come down after a vote this morning, WFAA has learned. The State Preservation Board, which is in charge of the capitol building and grounds, meets this morning at 10:30 a.m. to officially decide the fate of the metal plate.
  • 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...