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  • After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

    01/30/2015 11:13:54 AM PST · by Kartographer · 146 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 1/30/15 | BRUCE SMITH
    A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship. What they find may finally solve the mystery of why the hand-cranked submarine sank during the Civil War. "It's like unwrapping a Christmas gift after 15 years. We have been wanting to do this for many years now," said Paul Mardikian, senior conservator on the Hunley project.
  • Has the mystery of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship then vanished finally been solved afte

    01/30/2015 12:59:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 71 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks
    After 15 years of painstaking restoration, scientists say they are on the brink of solving what sank the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley - the first sub in history to wreck an enemy warship. Considered the Confederacy's stealth weapon during the Civil War, the hand-cranked Hunley sank the Union warship Housatonic in winter 1864 and then disappeared with all eight Confederate sailors inside. Its remains were discovered in 1995 in waters off South Carolina and five later it was raised to a conservation lab. Now with about 70per cent of the hull cleaned of heavy rust, Paul Mardikian, a senior conservator...
  • Misreading Robert E. Lee - A Video Review of Elizabeth Brown Pryor's "Reading the Man"

    01/24/2015 2:25:41 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 39 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/23/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Dr. Bryon McClanahan reviews Pryor's work on Lee. He is quite critical and discusses major problems with the book as well as the "trendy" practice by modern historians of "humanizing" (tearing down) American heroes . . .
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/19/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a re-post of an article I wrote last year to celebrate the anniversary of General Lee's birth on January 19, 1807. My concerns for the future remain about the same, although the current threats to freedom of speech and of religion from Islam and its advocates are now higher. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do so mainly because of his devotion to...
  • General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth

    01/18/2015 11:26:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 115 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | James King
    Lee possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth and they should emulate his qualities. Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 to Revolutionary War hero Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III and Anne Carter Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County Virginia. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated 2nd in...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/17/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 600 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    During Robert E. Lee's 100th birthday in 1907, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., a former Union Commander and grandson of US President John Quincy Adams, spoke in tribute to Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee College's Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia. His speech was printed in both Northern and Southern newspapers and is said to had lifted Lee to a renewed respect among the American people.
  • Robert E. Lee, Southern Heritage, Media Bias, and Al Sharpton

    01/15/2015 10:05:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 341 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/15 | Gail Jarvis
    Many American presidents have held Robert E. Lee in the highest regard and publicly paid homage to him. Today, we have a president who holds Al Sharpton in higher esteem than Robert E. Lee. As you can probably surmise by my detailed caption, this article is a collection of random thoughts. It is typical at the beginning of a new year for people to reflect soberly on the state of events, and make optimistic resolutions and predictions for the future. Although I will try to maintain a hopeful outlook, I’m afraid I am unable to make any starry-eyed predictions. My...
  • Asa Hutchinson sworn in as Arkansas Governor

    01/13/2015 6:31:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    News3 ^ | January 13, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK — Republican Asa Hutchinson has been sworn in as Arkansas’ 46th governor. The ex-congressman and former federal Homeland Security official took the oath of office at the state Capitol Tuesday, succeeding Democrat Mike Beebe. Hutchinson took office a day after lawmakers convened for the start of the 2015 session. Hutchinson has said he wants lawmakers to move quickly on his campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class by $100 million a year. He’s also expected to announce later this month whether he’ll supporting continuing the state’s compromise Medicaid expansion. Beebe, who was first elected in 2006...
  • A Carolina Dog (The Dixie Dingo)

    12/27/2014 2:48:28 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies
    Bitter Southerner ^ | 12-27-2014 | Cy Brown
    Story by Cy Brown Photos by Kaylinn GilstrapDeember 27, 2014 He got Penny for Christmas. He didn’t know he would get a trip into the deepest reaches of the 14,000-year history of dogs in North America.Things we love in the South: Moon Pies, SEC football, Otis Redding, Flannery O’Connor, Cheerwine and, probably more than anything else, our dogs. What is it about Southerners and our dogs? Maybe it's because in the South, we're a bit more country than our cousins to the north. Perhaps we are a generation or two fewer removed from the time when having a dog was...
  • White Flight From Southern Democrats Doomed Landrieu

    12/08/2014 7:10:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 6, 2014
    December 6, 2014 Democrats have been worried about the African-American vote in Louisiana for months. But what really doomed Sen. Mary Landrieu's reelection bid was the near-monolithic white vote against her. Landrieu's loss Saturday to Republican Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy followed a November all-party primary in which the incumbent got a lower share of the white vote (18 percent) than all other Democratic Senate candidates in the country but one, according to exit polling. There was no exit poll Saturday night due to a lack of media interest in the runoff, perhaps because even Landrieu's campaign acknowledged that she would need...
  • Songs of the South

    12/08/2014 5:20:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2014 | New York Post (editorial board)
    Asked why President Obama was so unpopular in Louisiana, Landrieu had responded: “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.” So because the South is conservative, it’s hostile to women and black candidates? Try telling that to South Carolina Republicans Nikki Haley and Tim Scott.
  • A Christmas Story for the Old South

    12/08/2014 5:19:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Gail Jarvis
    The Golden Christmas Much to the annoyance of multiculturists, Christmas is still America’s most celebrated holiday, and in the weeks preceding this festive time, traditional Christmas stories will appear on television screens. We can expect to see numerous versions of Charles Dickens renowned tale, A Christmas Carol, O.Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, and Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts like myself look forward to adaptations of Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. As much as I enjoy these holiday offerings, my Christmas season would not be complete without a reading of William Gilmore Simms’ novel The Golden Christmas. Simm’s sensitive...
  • Michael Tomasky has a meltdown over South’s rejection of Democrats

    12/08/2014 12:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 8, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Much has been made of the fact that when losing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) leaves office in January, Louisiana will not have a Democratic statewide elected official in office for the first time since the 1870s. The Republicans who occupy all of the Pelican State’s high offices are in good company; Republicans now control every U.S. Senate seat, legislative chamber, and governor’s mansion across the Deep South – from Texas to the Carolinas. This condition is giving some Democrats, loyal to the party for whom the term “Solid South” was coined, indigestion. The best example of this phenomenon is an...
  • Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    12/08/2014 10:12:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-8-14 | Micheal Tomasky
    With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it. I don’t remember a much sadder sight in domestic politics in my lifetime than that of Mary Landrieu schlumpfing around these last few weeks trying to save a Senate seat that was obviously lost. It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. I know that sounds mean about her, but I...
  • Will GOP's control of the South play significant role in 2016 races?

    12/08/2014 3:02:33 AM PST · by maddog55 · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 08, 2014 | Unknown
    The defeat Saturday of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu was essentially the final act in the Republican Party’s control this fall of the South -- a transition expected to have a significant impact on the 2016 White House races. The victory by Republican challenger and Louisiana Rep. Bill Cassidy means that Democrats in January will be left without a single U.S. senator or governor across nine states -- stretching from the Carolinas to Texas. And GOP runoff victories Saturday in two Louisiana House districts ensure the party of at least 246 seats, the largest Republican advantage since the Truman administration...
  • 150 years on, Sherman's March to Sea still vivid

    12/05/2014 5:44:32 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 354 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-15-14 | Christopher Sullivan
    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — At the heart of this well-preserved antebellum city, sunbeams stream through the arched windows of a grand public meeting room that mirrors the whole Civil War — including its death throes, unfolding 150 years ago this week when Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman launched his scorching March to the Sea. The first major objective along Sherman's route, Milledgeville was Georgia's capital at the time, and this room was the legislative chamber. Crossing its gleaming floor, Amy Wright couldn't help recalling family stories of the hated "foragers" who swept through then. "They were just called 'Sherman's men,'"...
  • The South: Solid Once Again _ For Republicans

    11/09/2014 6:19:52 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Drudge - AP ^ | 11-9-2014 | BILL BARROW
    By BILL BARROW Associated Press October 9, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) -- With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washington - from Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOP's identity heading...
  • The South: Solid once again—for Republicans

    11/08/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2014 8:17 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washington—from Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOP’s identity heading into 2016. In statehouses, consolidated Republican power affords the opportunity to advance conservative...
  • Republicans now have every congressional seat for Arkansas for the first time in 141 years

    11/05/2014 8:56:18 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 5, 2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — While a student at the University of Arkansas in 1985, Sen. Mark Pryor (D) wrote his college thesis on the state of Arkansas’ two-party system. “The state’s Republicans have traditionally failed to produce politicians that Arkansas would elect,” he wrote. “The Democratic party, as a result, has thrived on a sort of perpetual motion.” That perpetual motion came to an end Tuesday night. Voters chose Republican Tom Cotton over Pryor, and for the first time in 141 years, there will be no Democrats in Arkansas’ congressional delegation. Republicans also won the gubernatorial race and every other...
  • In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars

    10/30/2014 4:54:00 AM PDT · by dennisw · 9 replies
    nytimes ^ | OCT 29, 2014 | By JEREMY W. PETERSOCT
    In the final days before the election, Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages — invoking Trayvon Martin’s death, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and Jim Crow-era segregation — to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington. The images and words they are using are striking for how overtly they play on fears of intimidation and repression. And their source is surprising. The effort is being led by national Democrats and their state party organizations — not, in most instances, by the shadowy and often untraceable political action...
  • Southern Evangelicals: Dwindling—and Taking the GOP Edge With Them

    10/18/2014 1:06:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 17, 2014 | ROBERT P. JONES
    Midterm elections are all about turning out base constituencies. Over the last few decades, there have been few more reliable voters for Republicans than white evangelical Protestants. This year, however, GOP candidates may be getting less help from this group—not because white evangelical Protestants are becoming less supportive or less motivated, but simply because they are declining as a proportion of the population, even in Southern states.White evangelical Protestants have remained a steadfast Republican constituency in both presidential and midterm congressional elections ever since the Reagan presidency, which marked what political scientists Merle and Earl Black dubbed “the great white...
  • Civil War Drama Field of Lost Shoes Argues No Confederates Were Racist

    09/30/2014 12:29:23 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 161 replies
    The Village Voice ^ | Wednesday, Sep 24 2014 | By Nick Schager
    Rewriting history to egregious ends, Field of Lost Shoes recounts the true-life saga of seven Virginia Military Institute cadets who in 1864 died in service to the Confederate Army during the Battle of New Market. Awash in phony-looking facial hair and clichéd period drama, Sean McNamara’s drama defines those brave boys via their love of black people, their embrace of Jews, and their desire to fight so that they might protect their homeland from “foreign invaders,” uphold their “traditions,” and preserve their “future.” Save for a brief prologue, there isn’t a pro-slavery Southern man to be found in this fantasyland...
  • California bans government sales or display of Confederate flag

    09/29/2014 11:03:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09/26/2014 08:59:06 AM PDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag. Brown’s office on Thursday announced signing AB2444. It was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton after his mother saw replica Confederate cash sold at the Capitol gift shop. …
  • Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style’?

    09/27/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 27, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    What happened to those days when it was cool for bands to play Dixie at both Northern and Southern schools while students cheered and waved Confederate flags?
  • Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style?’

    09/26/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/26/14 | Calvin E. Johnson Jr.
    Let the Band Play Dixie! Hello America! Did you know that Roger Staubach—one of the greatest NFL Quarterbacks of all times—last played for Coach Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys in 1979? The Dukes of Hazzard premiered the same year on the CBS Television Network starring the Dodge Charger-01 the ‘General Lee’ that beautifully featured a Confederate battle flag on the roof and Dixie horn. The show was narrated by a legend of country music Waylon Jennings who sang the introduction song ‘Good Ole Boys’ which ended with a spectator car jump and a Rebel Ye’ll of a ‘Yee Hah’...
  • How to Spell the Rebel Yell

    09/19/2014 7:00:00 AM PDT · by condi2008 · 11 replies
    Longreads ^ | 09/11/2014 | Elena Passarello
    First Manassas. In the 90-degree heat, the Union fords Bull Run and then busts through line after line of Confederate troops, aiming for the railroad to Richmond. Under the grassy shield of Henry House Hill’s western slope, the Confederates scramble for reinforcements. Somebody overhears General Bee comparing Colonel Jackson to a “stone wall.” This either compliments Jackson’s steadfastness or jeers the corporal’s languor. No one will ever know for certain, since Bee is shot dead shortly after the quip leaves his lips.
  • barkley: 'every black parent in the south' would be in jail for disciplining kids

    09/14/2014 5:46:15 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 108 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | September 14, 2014
    Barkley told CBS’s Jim Rome that if tough standards were applied, that would lead to a lot of black parents potentially being in jail. ROME: It doesn't matter where you're from, right is right, and wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter where you're from – BARKLEY: I don't believe that because listen we spank kids in the South. I think the question about did Adrian Peterson go overboard. But listen Jim we all grew up in different environments. Listen, every black parent in my neighborhood in the South would be in trouble or in jail under those circumstances. BARKLEY: Oh...
  • Gay rights group, after recent victories, turns to a new frontier: the South

    09/14/2014 2:29:19 PM PDT · by Salman · 41 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2014 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    NATCHEZ, Miss. — Just three months ago, Rob Hill was a Methodist pastor with a burning secret. But as a swampy heat took hold one recent morning, he put on a suit, climbed into his car and headed into this river town on a mission that would have been unthinkable not long ago: promoting gay rights in rural Mississippi. It’s hardly the most audacious thing he’s done this year. In July, after 12 years in the clergy, Hill came out of the closet — not at an intimate gathering around his kitchen table, or to friends on Facebook, but at...
  • Who's ashamed of the Confederate Flag?

    09/09/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 66 replies
    I'm just curious who is ashamed of the Stars and Bars. I was born and raised in the south and this flag always gave me comfort and identity. I slept with it over my bed during my youth. What about you? Today if you even mention it, it's like a fart in church. I say, where are the true southern men?!
  • Confederate Flag Doesn't Fly With California Lawmakers

    08/24/2014 7:12:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/21/2014 | Lydia O'Connor
    "No Californian should be exposed to the type of hate or threat of violence caused by the image of the Confederate flag," the bill's author, Assemblyman Isadore Hall III (D-Compton), said in a press release.
  • Tennessee Nuclear Lab Cancels 'Lose Your Southern Accent' Class

    07/31/2014 4:26:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 115 replies
    NBC ^ | 7/29/14
    A nuclear lab in Tennessee has canceled a "Southern accent reduction" class after employees raised heck about what they saw as a slap in their Southern faces, the class instructor said Tuesday.
  • Boeing to build 787-10 in North Charleston

    07/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 30 replies
    The Post and Courier (South Carolina) ^ | 30 July 2014 | Warren L. Wise
    Boeing will build the 787-10 Dreamliner exclusively in North Charleston, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced Wednesday. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family and the announcement of its construction at the North Charleston site has been expected for months. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective solution is to build the 787-10 at Boeing South Carolina," said Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager, 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes....
  • Jim Crow and the Donkey: A True History The Left Loves To Ignore

    07/29/2014 11:03:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: Mr. Blackwell is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union.You know you’ve hit a sore spot when the Left starts screeching.MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s producer, Steve Benen, just took a whack at the American Civil Rights Union’s new booklet, “The Truth About Jim Crow,” (TTAJC) which National Review Online writer John Fund wrote about in a recent column. Benen cites a critique from the Atlanta Journal Constitution blogger Jay Bookman: “Jay Bookman took a closer look at the pamphlet Fund’s piece was promoting, highlighting some of its more glaring errors of fact and...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...
  • Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

    07/19/2014 4:15:19 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Fox News
    Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery. That was until this year, when a woman with a distinctive Irish lilt to her voice called The American Civil War Museum. The housekeeper, the woman said, was related to her late husband, and she had in her possession a necklace that Confederate first lady Varina Davis gave O'Melia. But there was more. "What really took my breath away is she...
  • Gulf camera reveals site of WWII sinking of SS Robert E. Lee, German U-boat

    07/14/2014 12:50:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2014 | Heather Alexander
    ........[The] SS Robert E. Lee was carrying survivors from sister ships torpedoed in the Gulf, from Trinidad to New Orleans. On the June 30,1942, as it reached just 25 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, a German torpedo hit. According to historical accounts, a lookout spotted the torpedo coming in and alerted the steamer's escort, the American submarine chaser USS PC-566. The sub immediately began dropping depth charges. The German U-boat, U-166, which launched the attack, was sunk with no survivors. Its wreck cannot be disturbed, now protected as a war grave for the 52 crew lost. On...
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • How Southern Are You?

    07/06/2014 5:28:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 134 replies
    Brainfall.com ^ | Jul 04, 2014 | BrainFall Staff
    We may disagree over SEC football, but one thing's for sure: we Southerners are all united by a proud heritage. Answer these 10 questions to see just how Southern you are!
  • How I Learned to Hate Robert E. Lee (Compares Tea Party to pro-slavery expansion CSA fire-eaters)

    06/22/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2014 | Christopher Dickey
    All the time I was growing up in Atlanta, the face of Robert E. Lee was taking shape on the side of an enormous granite mountain just outside town. He loomed like a god above us, as much a presence as any deity, and God knows he was accepted as such. It was only much later that I began to question his sanctity, and then to hate what he stood for. When I was in elementary school, the face of Lee on Stone Mountain was a rough-cut thing, weathering and wasting as the generation that began it in 1912—a generation...
  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South.10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we...
  • Alabamians Divided on Jefferson Davis Holiday

    06/01/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | une 1, 2014 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN
    Alabama state offices will be closed Monday for an annual holiday that some residents celebrate, others would like to eliminate and some just don't understand: Jefferson Davis's birthday. The Confederacy's first and only president was captured in Georgia in 1865 and accused of treason and helping to plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln. He was imprisoned for two years but never tried, and shortly before his death in 1889, he advised Southerners: "The past is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes and its aspirations."
  • The Quiet Sesquicentennial of the War between the States

    05/20/2014 8:57:04 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 404 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/20/2014 | James Longstreet
    Not much media coverage, not much fanfare, not much reflection. A war that carved over 600,000 lives from the nation when the nation’s population was just 31 million. To compare, that would equate to a loss of life in today’s population statistics, not to mention limb and injury, of circa 6 million. We are in the month of May, when 150 years ago Grant crossed the Rapidan to engage Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Lee stood atop Clark’s Mountain and watched this unknown (to the eastern theatre) entity lead a massive army into Lee’s home state. Soon there...
  • Bill banning state Confederate flag sales passes

    05/05/2014 7:31:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 63 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2014 | FENIT NIRAPPIL
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California state government departments will be prohibited from selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag under a bill that passed the Assembly on Monday.
  • Confederate Memorial Day of Southern memories

    04/22/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 22, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Memorial Day in America was first held in the South in honor of both the soldiers of Confederate gray and Union blue.
  • Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'

    04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st....
  • Wherein Black People Have To Go To School With Confederates

    04/18/2014 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Above The Law ^ | 4/15/14 | Elie Mystal
    After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of what was then called Washington College. By all accounts, he served the school well and had a nice end of life. After his death, Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee. Today, many black people attend the university that bears Marse Robert’s surname, so I guess we won. But a group of black law students at Washington & Lee Law School is getting really sick of the university’s consistent, stars-and-bars waving support of Lee’s legacy and the whitewashing (no pun intended) of what that legacy represents. They’ve...
  • Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

    04/16/2014 6:26:09 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/15/14
    SOUTH HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two Long Island high school students have been suspended for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to school. Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during an after-hours sporting event at the school. As CBS 2′s Kathryn Brown reported, there is outrage and disgust on Long Island. “The African-American students who immediately saw it really exercised heroic restraint and fortunately a teacher immediately confiscated the flag and took the students out of the gym,” Cregan said. The...
  • Old times not forgotten during Confederate History Month

    04/08/2014 2:00:26 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    If you have not visited Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia and seen the beautiful Confederate Memorial carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson you should plan a visit for your family. Make your plans to attend the Annual National Confederate Memorial Day observance on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 1 PM in front of the magnificent carving.
  • New Jersey High School Senior Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag

    03/30/2014 6:25:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/28/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    17-year-old Gregory Vied was suspended for flying a confederate flag atop his pickup truck, "which was parked in the student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township." According to News 12 New Jersey, Vied said he was suspended on March 25th after being repeatedly told he could not fly the flag.
  • Teen: Suspended for Confederate flag on truck

    03/29/2014 5:17:56 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 94 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | March 28, 2014
    <p>By FOX NEWS - A New Jersey high school student says he was suspended from school after refusing to remove a Confederate flag on his truck.</p> <p>Gregory Vied, 17, told News12 he was suspended for flying the flag on his pickup truck, which was parked in a student lot at Steinert High School in Hamilton Township.</p>