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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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>
  • Barbecue eatery owner, segregationist Maurice Bessinger dies at 83

    02/24/2014 7:22:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | February 24, 2014 | JOHN MONK
    COLUMBIA, SC — Maurice Bessinger, who was as famous for his barbecue shops and sauces as he was for his diehard segregation stands, has died at 83. A Korean war veteran, a gentlemanly demeanor, a businessman who grew a restaurant business that employed 200 employees, a devout Baptist who supported missionaries abroad, Bessinger in many ways had a background as American as the finger-licking tasty Southern food his establishments were known for. "I'm just a fair man. I want to be known as a hard-working, Christian man that loves God and wants to further (God's) work throughout the world as...
  • Mississippi's Flag: The Issue May Be Coming to a Head Again

    02/21/2014 1:05:47 AM PST · by WKB · 53 replies ^ | 02\20\2014 | Chris Davis
    JACKSON, Miss.–Thirteen years ago Mississippians voted to keep the state flag with the Confederate “Stars and Bars”. Lately there has been a new wave of calls for the legislature to take it off the pole. Sunday’s incident at Ole Miss, where a Georgia flag, pre-2003, with the “Stars and Bars”, was draped over the statue of James Meredith, has sparked some discussion from the state’s NAACP president, Derrick Johnson, who says he was part of a lawsuit in the 1990s to get the flag removed. He said Tuesday that he is still resolute about taking the flag down. “It’s a...
  • Top Volkswagen official says failure to unionize could hurt the South's chances of VW presence

    02/19/2014 5:29:01 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 92 replies
    Nooga,com ^ | February 19th, 2014 | Chloé Morrison
    Bernd Osterloh, who is the Volkswagen AG General and Group Works Council chairman, said that future investments in the South might be hurt if workers will not unionize, according to Reuters. The comments come days after Volkswagen Chattanooga workers voted against representation by the United Auto Workers Union. After years of quiet work by union leaders and a contentious campaigning period, officials announced Friday night that Volkswagen employees opted against UAW representation with a 712-626 vote. But at that announcement, Volkswagen Chattanooga President Frank Fischer said the vote wasn't against the works council and that there is still support for...
  • 150 Years Later, Floridians are Still Fighting over the Civil War

    01/25/2014 6:38:12 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 110 replies
    AllGov ^ | January 22, 2014 | Noel Brinkerhoff, Danny Biederman
    Florida’s first state park has become ground zero for a raging political fight to establish a monument honoring Union Army soldiers who died during the Civil War. The three-acre Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park currently includes three monuments honoring Confederate soldiers who died fighting to secede from the country. The park, first established in 1912, was the site of Florida’s largest and bloodiest Civil War battle that killed 3,000 Union and 1,000 Confederate soldiers. It occurred on February 20, 1864, and raged on for four hours. With no marker respecting the sacrifice of so many northern men, the Florida chapter...
  • Ruth: Slavery's reality contradicts Sons of Confederate Veterans, Civil War revisionists

    01/24/2014 8:00:53 AM PST · by rockrr · 206 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | January 20, 2014 | Danial Ruth
    It seems fitting that the de facto anthem of the Confederacy during the Civil War, which some people might still be shocked to learn the North won, turned out to be "Dixie." After all, since Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox there's been no shortage of looking away, looking away at the reality of history when it comes to the Civil War. Nowhere is that full flower of denial more apparent than among the followers of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which is upset about a proposal to erect a monument to Union soldiers who died in the Battle...
  • The Terrible Truth About Abraham Lincoln and the Confederate War

    01/20/2014 1:42:16 PM PST · by mhutcheson · 443 replies
    Snap Out of it, America! ^ | 1/20/14 | Michael Hutcheson
    President Lincoln has been all but deified in America, with a god-like giant statue at a Parthenon-like memorial in Washington. Generations of school children have been indoctrinated with the story that “Honest Abe” Lincoln is a national hero who saved the Union and fought a noble war to end slavery, and that the “evil” Southern states seceded from the Union to protect slavery. This is the Yankee myth of history, written and promulgated by Northerners, and it is a complete falsity. It was produced and entrenched in the culture in large part to gloss over the terrible war crimes...
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/19/2014 5:51:53 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 165 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your Commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.”
  • Happy Birthday, General Lee

    01/17/2014 10:44:44 AM PST · by DanMiller · 156 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 17, 2014 | Dan Miller
    This is a "revised and extended" re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee's death. It celebrates instead the two hundred and seventh anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. It's a couple days early, but I don't think he would mind. We have changed as a nation, often for the worse.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of General Lee's type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do...
  • Is There Something Wrong With The Term: "War Between the States?"

    01/11/2014 11:16:07 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 332 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 01-06-2014 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    However if one truly wants to make such a big deal out of what we call the armed conflict which occurred in America from 1861 to 1865 , and if its historical accuracy and honesty that one truly seeks, then I think Douglas Southall Freeman is, perhaps, the truest to historical accuracy in coining the proper term . . .
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Southern Football

    01/03/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · by ping jockey · 66 replies
    Once again Ohio State University comes south ,to meet up with a southern university only to take a lickin'. Someone needs to remind the Michigans, OSU's and Notre Dames, of the world that when you bring your team south of the Mason Dixon Line , you had better have your big boy britches on cuz' we here in the south play a big boy game.
  • California lawyers say Mississippi’s state flag must go

    01/03/2014 10:17:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 1/3/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown at a Santa Ana display is racist and needs to go. The Orange County Bar Association has passed a resolution to remove the Mississippi flag from the Santa Ana civic center where it now hangs, along with the flags of all other states, The Los Angeles Times reported. Members of the group say the Confederate symbol is an outdated relic that represents racism and hatred, The Associated Press reported.
  • ESPN Senior Writer: 'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch 'Racist or Dumb,' 'Disgrace to the South'

    01/02/2014 7:51:55 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies ^ | January 2, 2014
    An ESPN senior writer said that Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is a "disgrace to the South" and either a "racist or dumb" for saying that he did not witness the mistreatment of blacks in his personal experience in the Jim Crow South. Robertson described himself as someone who was "white trash" and worked in the fields with blacks in his controversial interview with GQ magazine.
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Mess Revealed That Not All Fundamentalists Live in the Bible Belt

    12/29/2013 7:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 29, 2013 | Rod Dreher
    Gay-rights activists have won the culture war—why the need to act like sore winners?Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s victory over the A&E network, which sheepishly reinstated him late Friday, is a rare culture war victory for conservatives. Though Robertson’s controversial remarks to GQ magazine were fairly cringeworthy, it is exhilarating to see the zero-tolerance liberal commissars who police the public square with such Javert-like zeal get their, er, goose cooked by their worst nightmare: a rural, Southern, fundamentalist Christian duck hunter who does not give a tinker’s damn what they think. Bien-pensant activists and their corporate and media enablers lecture...
  • Hot Tamale Trail

    12/29/2013 4:17:15 PM PST · by wizkid · 69 replies
    Southern Foodways Alliance ^ | Undated | Amy Evans Streeter, SFA Oral Historian
    In Latin America, hot tamales are as ubiquitous as the sandwich. This holds true in, of all places, the Mississippi Delta. Better known for its association with cotton and catfish, the Mississippi Delta has a fascinating relationship with tamales. In restaurants, on street corners, and in kitchens throughout the Delta, this very old and time-consuming culinary tradition remains vibrant. But how and when were hot tamales introduced to what has been called “the most Southern place on earth”? And why have they stayed? There are as many answers to those questions as there are tamale recipes. Oral history interviews with...
  • The end of a Deep South way of life

    12/29/2013 8:00:50 AM PST · by the scotsman · 112 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th December 2013 | Jonny Dymond
    'The thriving cotton industry brought Jewish merchants to the southern states of the US in the 19th Century. Their synagogues once attracted hundreds of worshippers but now, many Deep South Jewish communities are preparing to shut up shop.'
  • Southern Discomfort: U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

    12/18/2013 8:24:58 PM PST · by Bringbackthedraft · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/17/13 | Rowan Scarborough
    The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals
  • The Last Confederate General, General Joe Shelby

    12/02/2013 7:25:15 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 161 replies ^ | December 12, 2006 | Christopher Eger
    Refusing to surrender he led his men on an epic 1500 mile flight through the anarchy of a lost war to continue the fight. Joseph Orville Shelby was born December 12, 1830 in Lexington, Kentucky. He was classically educated at Transylvania University before moving to Missouri. Before the civil war He was a hemp rope manufacturer and espoused the pro-slavery cause and took active part in several shady schemes to make Kansas a slave state. At the beginning of the war he accepted a commission as a Captain of Cavalry in the Missouri Confederate militia, being bloodied at the Battle...
  • 67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/13/2013 9:40:50 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ‘Now, this here tale didn't happen just yesterday, nor the day before.’Twas a long time ago. And in them days, everything was mighty satisfactual. The critters, they was closer to the folks, and the folks, they was closer to the critters, and if you'll excuse me for saying so, 'twas better all around’----Uncle Remus from Disney’s Song of the South.
  • The Southern Minute with Erin McCarley

    11/09/2013 10:05:13 AM PST · by mylife · 7 replies
    Southern ^ | 9/25/13 | Jennifer V. Cole
    It’s time to get your Deacon and Gunnar fix—tonight marks the return of ABC’s Nashville. We at SL have come to love this show for its spotlight on Music City, its cameos, Connie Britton’s amazing hair, and especially the music. Over the summer, we spent some time with the incredibly talented Erin McCarley for a Southern Living Biscuits & Jam session. This feisty, Texas-born singer-songwriter, known for her raw lyrics and electric hooks, also happens to be in Rayna Jaymes’s band on the show. Check out our Southern Minute interview with Erin below—and find out whether she’s a Deacon or...
  • Forrest High: Board begins name-change process

    11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos
    Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools. All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.
  • Florida school board votes to remove name of Confederate general

    11/10/2013 3:53:09 AM PST · by South40 · 30 replies
    Yahoo News (Reuters) ^ | 11/9/2013 | Susan Cooper Eastman
    JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - A north Florida school board has voted unanimously to change the name of a local high school honoring a Confederate general who made a fortune as a slave trader and was linked to the Ku Klux Klan. "It's time to move forward with the renaming of Nathan B. Forrest High ... it's time to really put it to bed," said School Board member Constance Hall, who asked the Board to finally begin the process of changing the name on Friday. Hall and the board's other African American member were joined in the 7-0 vote by four...
  • A Review of The Southern Cross - The Story of the Confederacy's First Battle Flag

    10/26/2013 7:01:38 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 October 2013 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Born as a symbol of rebellion, the Confederate battle flag retains much of that symbolism to this very day. What is even more intriguing is the fact that the very commissioning of the original Confederate battle flag was itself, an act of rebellion. This little-known part of the flag’s story is told in a fascinating new documentary written and produced by historian Kent Masterson Brown.
  • Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement

    10/22/2013 9:24:18 AM PDT · by WhyNotFreedom? · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2013 | Colin Hanna, Ken Hagerty
    Cruz, Lee, Gettysburg and Wet Cement by Colin Hanna and Ken Hagerty In July 1863 two armies converged around the little town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Neither army foresaw a major battle on that ground, let alone the turning point of the entire Civil War. The Confederates were simply searching for a supply of shoes rumored to be in the town. When they stumbled across some Union cavalry, both sides called-in reinforcements, and then more, and before long a full-scale battle stood up. At no point on that first day in Gettysburg could either side have explained what the “end game”...
  • Liberals on Twitter: One idiot with Confederate flag at tea party rally = GOP is racist

    10/14/2013 8:57:50 AM PDT · by celmak · 314 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Koala McDidgeridoo
    At a tea party rally in Washington Sunday billed as the “Million Vet March,” one idiot decided to bring Confederate flag, which was enough for liberals to paint the entire Republican Party as racist.
  • The South is holding America hostage

    10/14/2013 1:50:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | October 13, 2013 | Michael Lind
    Will the initiative remain with aggressive Southern reactionaries, as their fellow Americans try to appease them or react on a case-by-case basis against a feint here or a diversion there? Or will an aroused national majority, tired of being pushed around by a selfish Southern minority of the shrinking American white majority, finally fight back?When I have described the well-considered, coherent political and economic strategies of the conservative white South, as I have done here, here and here, I am sometimes been accused of being a “conspiracy theorist.” But one need not believe that white-hooded Dragons and Wizards are secretly...
  • [VANITY] Bob Costas is a moron

    10/13/2013 7:08:40 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 83 replies
    2013-OCT-13 | Self
    His leftist, politically-correct commentary during Sunday Night Football's halftime confirms his idiocy. He concluded that the name "Redskins" is offensive. No. It's not.NBC's removal of Keith Olbermann from SNF was not enough. Costas now must go.
  • NY Times: Southern States Racist for Rejecting Medicaid Expansion

    10/04/2013 2:21:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/4/2013 | WILLIAM BIGELOW
    The New York Times, in one more effort to paint the Southern states as hotbeds of racism, estimates that two-thirds of poor blacks and single mothers will be denied health insurance under Obamacare because the Southern states refuse to expand their Medicaid programs. The Times adds that more than half of low-wage workers without insurance won’t get any, either. Well down in the Times piece is this nugget: more than half of states in the United States have rejected Medicaid expansion, including Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin, which are hardly Southern. To make the charge of racism stick, the...
  • How slavery continues to shape Southern politics

    09/24/2013 8:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Facing South Blog ^ | September 23, 2013 | Sue Sturgis
    The slave population, shown in the above map based on the 1860 census, was concentrated in counties where cotton plantations dominated the local economy. Whites in these areas today express more racial resentment and are more likely to vote Republican and oppose affirmative action than other Southerners, a new study finds. Whites who live in areas of the South once dominated by the plantation economy and slavery are much more likely than other Southerners to express colder feelings toward African Americans, to oppose affirmative action, and to vote Republican. Those are among the findings of a groundbreaking new study titled...
  • Battle of Antietam Sept 17, 1862

    09/17/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT · by central_va · 46 replies ^ | 9/17/13 | This Day in History
    Beginning early on the morning of this day in 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland's Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. The Battle of Antietam marked the culmination of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the Northern states. Guiding his Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River in early September 1862, the great general daringly divided his men, sending half of them, under the command of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, to capture the Union garrison at Harper's Ferry. President Abraham Lincoln put Major General George B. McClellan...
  • Civilian Deaths in the US Civil War

    09/02/2013 12:49:27 PM PDT · by AnalogReigns · 88 replies
    Civil War Talk blog ^ | 2 Sept. 2013 | Ralph Davis
    Relating to Syria:Not a blog or article authored by me (see link above), however, it puts into perspective the USA's own 4 year civil war....where experts estimate (and no one really knows, or can know...) 100,000 to 250,000 CIVILIAN DEATHS were caused by the war--the vast majority being in the South. Some historians estimate that as many as 50,000 civilians died of starvation as a result of Sherman's march to the sea alone.
  • War Crimes Against Southern Civilians

    08/28/2013 8:03:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 235 replies ^ | April 30, 2007 | Walter Cisco
    This is the untold story of the Union's "hard war" against the people of the Confederacy. Styled the "Black Flag" campaign, it was agreed to by Lincoln in a council with his generals in 1864. Cisco reveals the shelling and burning of cities, systematic destruction of entire districts, mass arrests, forced expulsions, wholesale plundering of personal property, and even murder of civilians. Carefully researched largely from primary sources, this examination also gives full attention to the suffering of Black victims of Federal brutality.
  • Family Tradition

    08/26/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Out Here Magazine, Pages 22-24 ^ | Fall 2013 | Nancy Dorman-Hickson
    Family TraditionSciple's Water Mill has been all in the family for nearly 200 yearsBy Nancy Dorman-Hickson Photography by Meg McKinney The honor box says a lot about Sciple’s Water Mill in De Kalb, Miss. Attached to a stand that’s filled with the mill’s stone-ground whole-wheat flour, fish fry mix, grits, and meal, the honor box means visitors won’t leave empty-handed even if the mill is closed. “Most people are honest,” says Eddie Sciple, the mill’s operator and owner. “Usually if meal is gone, there is money or an I.O.U. in the box.” People have been coming to the mill...
  • Display of Robert E. Lee Portrait Called Racist by Local NAACP

    08/16/2013 10:19:12 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 161 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/15/134
    The NAACP in Lee County, Florida wants to picket the county over a portrait of General Robert E. Lee that hangs in the commission chambers because they deem displaying Lee's image to be racist. "It's a symbol of racism and division," Lee County NAACP President James Muwakkil said. According to Fox 4, "Muwakkil sent a letter to Lee County commissioners in early July, asking them to take down the portrait, but they voted to keep it up." On Sunday, Muwakkil fired off an email saying, "General Lee did not believe blacks should hold any positions in government." Muwakkil is reportedly...
  • Football, Confederate flag and The Band Played Dixie

    08/12/2013 12:58:36 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 9 replies
    Huntington News ^ | August 9, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The most popular Confederate flag, besides the Battle flag--the soldier's flag, was probably the Bonnie Blue flag that a song was made about.
  • Football, Confederate flag and The Band Played Dixie

    08/10/2013 3:12:36 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 166 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | August 10, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    It is reported that a Southern Heritage group has purchased land in Richmond, Virginia to fly a 10-by-15 foot Confederate flag on Interstate 95 in the city.
  • NAACP decries Va. group’s plan to fly huge Confederate flag near I-95

    08/08/2013 6:17:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 615 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 7, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The NAACP has come forward in staunch opposition and anger about a heritage group’s plans to fly a 10-by-15-foot Confederate flag on a 50-foot pole south of Richmond, Va. — large enough to be seen from the corridor’s main highway, Interstate 95. The Virginia Flaggers say it’s to show respect for those on the South’s side who fought and died during the Civil War . . . But the NAACP sees differently. Virginia chapter executive director King Salim Khalfani told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the flag would show Richmond as a “backwater, trailer park, hick town.”
  • New England Becoming More Pro-Abortion; South, Midwest Becoming More Pro-Life

    07/30/2013 11:24:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/30/2013 | Napp Nazworth
    Views on abortion are becoming more entrenched in certain regions of the country, with New England residents more convinced of the pro-choice position and the Midwest and parts of the South becoming more pro-life, according to a new Pew Forum study. While abortion views have remained relatively steady when looking at the nation as a whole, the Pew study shows greater variation in a few regions of the country. The study compares views on abortion in 1995 and 1996 to views on abortion in 2012 and 2013 for eight regional areas – New England, Pacific Coast, Mid-Atlantic, Mountain West, Great...
  • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

    07/27/2013 2:58:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 32 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 27, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    During my childhood of the 50s, songs like “Swanee River”, “Mammy” and “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee”, all best sung by the late great Al Jolson, were very popular in the South and throughout the USA.
  • MSNBC Analyst: Rush Limbaugh ‘Represents The Confederacy’

    07/23/2013 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 215 replies ^ | 7/22/2013 | Dimitrios Halikias
    Rush Limbaugh would have sided with the confederacy during the Civil War, according to MSNBC analyst Dorian Warren. Warren, a Columbia professor and fellow at the progressive Roosevelt Institute, explained that Limbaugh “represents the Confederacy. He would have been on that side that went to war around the question of slavery.”
  • Confederate Flag-Loving Black Man Takes Racist Patriotism To Capital Hill

    07/18/2013 11:40:07 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Do you remember that kid who went on YouTube to profess his love for the Confederate Flag a year or so ago? Well, Byron Thomas has taken his love for all things Dixie Mason to Capital Hill, where he is an intern for Tim Scott, the Republican Senator from South Carolina. Given that he has just been on the job for fewer than two weeks, you would think the young man would simply get settled in and learn his job. But not Mr. Thomas. He sent out an email–which was later sent to the Huffington Post–to fellow interns and staffers...
  • ‘Southern Justice’ prevails in trial of George Zimmerman (race baiting alert)

    07/17/2013 8:28:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Hudson Valley Press ^ | July 17, 2013 | Walter Smith
    "It’s not only a crime to drive while black; it has now become a crime to be black. If there was any hope of ridding the Black community of guns and other weapons, kiss that premise goodbye. Young black men must be prepared to meet and defeat the George Zimmermans of the world. . . The entire court was made up of people of Caucasian decent: The Prosecutors, the Defense, the Jurors, and the Judge. Not one shred of color in the entire court. Sure there were blacks on the staff of the attorneys but were obviously absent from the...
  • Did Abolitionist Hatred of the South Cause the Civil War?

    07/06/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 460 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | July 5, 2013 | David Forsmark
    A Conversation with Thomas Fleming, historian and author of A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War.Thomas Fleming is known for his provocative, politically incorrect, and very accessible histories that challenge many of the clichés of current American history books. Fleming is a revisionist in the best conservative sense of the word. His challenges to accepted wisdom are not with an agenda, but with a relentless hunger for the truth and a passion to present the past as it really was, along with capturing the attitudes and culture of the times. In...
  • Gettysburg reenactment is a campaign in itself

    06/30/2013 2:43:24 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/30/2013 | Edward Colimore
    The armies are already beginning to arrive, days ahead of the big battle. Tucked away in the rolling Adams County countryside are rows of billowy white tents. Men in blue and in gray march with shouldered muskets. Officers on horseback ride by with sabers jingling at their sides. One hundred and fifty years after the bloodiest clash ever fought on the continent, Union and Confederate forces are again gathering like storm clouds around tiny Gettysburg, this time for a bloodless re-creation of the epic battle fought there.
  • This Study Said the South Is More Racist Than the North

    06/25/2013 5:26:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | June 25, 2013 | Nick Baumann
    The fate of the Voting Rights Act before the Supreme Court may hinge on whether it's right."Is it the government's submission that the citizens of the South are more racist than the citizens of the North?" John Roberts, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, asked that in February during oral arguments over the fate of the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 civil rights law. Donald Verrilli, the government's chief lawyer, said no. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration was not willing to assert that citizens in Southern states were statistically more likely to hold racist beliefs. Without making such a...
  • Go See Copperhead

    06/24/2013 5:11:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | June 24, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Don’t give up on Hollywood. I just had the exciting opportunity to pre-screen Gettysburg director Ron Maxwell’s third Civil War movie premiering Friday, June 28. If you see just one movie this summer, make it Copperhead. Copperhead is worth seeing because it re-tells American history with an intimate, engaging and non-textbook approach. Away from the mighty battlefields and memorable generals we finally get to experience behind-the-scenes struggles of the Civil War through a few friends, lovers, neighbors and family members trying to speak their minds while practicing what they preach. Copperhead is based on a novel by Harold Frederic, who...
  • Cops: Man arrested for racial slurs, Confederate flag at Toby Keith concert

    06/23/2013 6:07:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 95 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/23/2013 | Stephanie Farr
    Why did he have to be from Delco? A Ridley Park man was arrested outside of the Toby Keith concert at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., Saturday for shouting racial slurs and waving a Confederate flag at residents of a nearby apartment complex. Darren T. Walp, 33, was tailgating in the parking lot of the concert venue when around 6:30 p.m. he decided to scale the large, wrought iron fence that separates the parking lot from the nearby Royal Court apartment complex, according to the Camden County Police Department. Once he was on the private grounds of the...