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  • Paul Greenberg: Call Us Ishmael (Neo-Confederates and Arabs – brothers under the skin)

    05/25/2004 9:28:44 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 124 replies · 817+ views
    Tribune Media Services ^ | May 28, 2004 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear History Professor,It was wholly a pleasure to get your thoughtful letter, and read your response to my comparing the bitter remnants of the old Confederacy and the new terrorists of the Arab world. You seem to have thought this thing through. Yes, both old guards, Arab and Southern, represent a reaction against modernity and all its works — and both are heirs of a once great civilization that brought on its own ruin. Neither can come to terms with its own history. ("Forget, Hell!") As you note, "Both are/were led by cultured elites representing traditional, agrarian societies in which...
  • Jessica Simpson Beats Spears for Daisy Duke Role

    05/24/2004 8:04:22 AM PDT · by sathers · 135 replies · 41,093+ views and IMDB ^ | 5.24.04 | wire report
    Jessica Simpson Beats Spears To Daisy Duke Role Britney Spears's hopes of landing the role of Daisy Duke in the forthcoming movie version of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' have been dashed-after bosses handed it to Jessica Simpson.While star Spears had expressed interest in playing the sexy character from the '70s TV show, singer Simpson has been chosen as the blonde who will fill the extra short shorts of original Daisy Duke Catherine Bach. Simpson's manager father Joe, 'She is really excited.' Simpson herself adds, 'I wanna wear those shorts so bad.'The film about three redneck cousins, two corrupt public officials...
  • Last Living Widow of Civil War Vet Ailing

    05/13/2004 3:27:52 PM PDT · by shuckmaster · 59 replies · 359+ views
    Wilmington Star ^ | 5/13/04 | ap
    The last known living widow of a Civil War veteran suffered a heart attack and is unable to talk, her caretaker said Thursday. Alberta Martin, 97, has been in Enterprise Medical Center since suffering the heart attack May 7. She can open her eyes but can't talk, said the caretaker, Ken Chancey. "The prognosis is not good," he said, "but Mrs. Martin is a fighter." Martin, known for years as the last Confederate widow, became the last Civil War widow when the last known widow of a Union soldier, Gertrude Janeway, died early last year. "She's the end of an...
  • Historian shines new light on tale of hanged Confederate

    05/13/2004 9:59:42 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 30 replies · 443+ views
    ajc ^ | 05/11/04 | BILL BANKS
    William Thomas "Billy" Overby, a member of the Confederate guerrilla group Mosby's Rangers, lived most of his life in Sharpsburg, not far from what is today Thomas Crossroads. He was hanged on Sept. 23, 1864, in Front Royal, Va., by a band of rogue Federals. Offered freedom if he would disclose Mosby's whereabouts, Overby supposedly told his captors, minutes before the noose tightened, "Mosby will hang 10 of you for every one of us." For years those words haunted Carolyn Cary, longtime Fayette County historian. Last March she self-published "William Thomas Overby: Proud Partisan Ranger," the first biography of this...
  • Get ready for a second U.S. civil war

    05/13/2004 4:45:12 AM PDT · by Nasty McPhilthy · 292 replies · 781+ views
    Minnesota Daily ^ | 4/30/04 | John Troyer
    Get ready for a second U.S. civil war Major divisions will be along economic, political, secular and theologial lines. By John Troyer, Columnist he Washington Post recently ran an interesting three-part series of articles regarding political divisions in the United States. Two families were profiled in the story, the Stein family in Sugar Land, Texas, and the Harrison family in San Francisco. Both families are strikingly similar: white, Catholic, married heterosexual households with children and homes. Yet, the ideological location of the families in the story is significant — the Steins are conservative Republicans and the Harrisons are liberal Democrats....
  • UT (Univ of Texas) president proposes required diversity class

    05/11/2004 11:56:25 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 42 replies · 409+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/04 | TODD ACKERMAN
    The University of Texas at Austin would appoint a senior diversity officer, require a cross-cultural course and rearrange statues of Confederate leaders under a new proposal that aims to fix strained race relations. The recommendations, announced Monday by UT President Larry Faulkner, are a response to a report submitted in January by a task force on "racial respect and fairness." The task force was formed in response to incidents of racial insensitivity at UT. "We'd like to position UT to be a more positive agent in developing students' knowledge and skills so they can work across cultural boundaries in a...
  • Sherman still burns Atlanta

    05/08/2004 3:37:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 290 replies · 4,204+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 7, 2004 | CAMERON McWHIRTER
    One hundred and forty years ago this month, 100,000 Union soldiers marched into Georgia. Less than eight months later, the Yankees captured Savannah. Along the way, they fought more than 20 major battles, crushed Confederate resistance, destroyed at least $100 million worth of railroads, warehouses, plantations and factories, and left Atlanta in smoking ruins. It remains one of the most famous military campaigns in American history: Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March through Georgia. It's still taught to cadets at West Point as an example of how to break an enemy's will to fight. And without the trauma of Yankees plowing...
  • 141st Anniversary of Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Death

    05/10/2004 8:11:09 AM PDT · by LTGStonewall · 214 replies · 887+ views
    5/10/2004 | LTGStonewall
    Today we morn the great loss of Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Who died 141 years ago today. May the greatest General ever to walk the face of the earth Rest in Peace.
  • Attention: Wal-Mart Shoppers!

    05/10/2004 8:58:29 AM PDT · by shuckmaster · 54 replies · 408+ views
    Aw, Shucks! ^ | 5/10/04 | Aw,, Shucks!
    Dear Shucks, The other night I was checking out the new service in search of music to download for 88 cent a song. I have a about three hundred CD's in my collection, maybe twenty of which are albums that I can actually let play through from beginning to end. So, naturally being able to scan an entire album and choose the songs I actually wanted was the main attraction to their site. The first name I did a search on was Johnny Van Zant. I was just curious about his solo efforts before he took over his late...
  • Choice in wardrobe costs Russell senior her prom (Confederate flag dress)

    By CATHIE SHAFFER For The Independent FLATWOODS In a few weeks, Jacqueline Duty will graduate from Russell High School. Like other future graduates everywhere, she's savoring the special moments of her last year of high school. Among the highlights was to be her senior prom, where she'd enter the decorated gymnasium wearing a dress she designed herself, to reflect who she is. But instead of being greeted by her classmates Saturday as she walked in on the arm of her date, she was greeted outside the school by police officers and school officials — because of that choice in dresses....
  • Florida's southern traditions show in cemeteries

    05/06/2004 7:33:58 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 734+ views
    DB Journal ^ | 01 May 2004 | RONALD WILLAMSON
    Breezy gusts out of the north flutter banners of red, white and blue near a quiet gathering in Oakdale Cemetery. Long wisps of gray moss swing in the wind. The sudden sharp boom of a small cannon shatters the stillness as a man's cracked voice raises an old battle cry. The piercing howl once struck fear into the hearts of brave soldiers in blue, and inspired those in gray.Echoes of the rebel yell die away like a kind of benediction to Confederate soldiers buried in Oakdale.The annual ceremony marking Confederate Memorial Day is a patriotic event held at a large...
  • Some Pamlico High students want ban of Confederate flag on clothing lifted

    05/06/2004 7:30:59 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 317+ views
    New Bern ^ | May 05,2004 | sandy wall
    BAYBORO -- A handful of students from Pamlico County High School asked school board members Monday night to rescind their school's ban on clothing that contains the Confederate flag, arguing it strips them of their Southern heritage and compromises their First Amendment rights. The three students, all of whom were white, told board members that they don't believe the clothing creates any conflicts at their school, and they presented the board with a 201-name petition urging it to allow the clothing."Most people we've talked to don't have a problem with it," said 17-year-old Kristina Mayeur. "We've talked to black kids...
  • Come on down South, John Kerry!

    05/05/2004 7:38:45 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies · 149+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 5-5-04 | Fran Marscher
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – If John Kerry wants to be president, he ought to come down South and ask us Southerners to vote for him. Say it nicely, and we might do it. It makes us mad that Republican candidates for president have come to taking us for granted and Democrats have come to ignoring us. Give us a little credit. We don't put up forever with somebody blowing smoke and calling it incense. Think about it. We in the South are ranked highest in areas we don't want (school dropout rates, illiteracy, malnutrition, infant mortality, poverty) and lowest...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits The CSS Hunley with Updates on Funeral - May 1st, 2004

    05/01/2004 12:03:57 AM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 107 replies · 2,378+ views
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    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Union troops used Confederate officers as human shields

    04/27/2004 6:28:54 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 194 replies · 992+ views
    newsleader ^ | April 24, 2004 | Terry Shulman
    <p>Saddam Hussein's devilish practice of using human shields isn't exactly new. It was pioneered by an American, in fact, during the last year of the Civil War.</p> <p>"Your officers, now in my hands, will be placed by me under your fire, as an act of retaliation," Union departmental commander Gen. John G. Foster wrote his Southern counterpart in an edict, and with that a sordid new standard was set in the conduct of war.</p>
  • Confederate flags wave as Riley celebrates Confederate monument

    04/27/2004 6:22:56 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 163+ views ^ | 26-April-2004 | PHILLIP RAWLS
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Confederate flags waved and cannons boomed Monday at the state Capitol as Gov. Bob Riley and several hundred others used Confederate Memorial Day to celebrate the restoration of the Confederate Monument. Federal funds covered the $231,600 cost of restoring the monument that stands alongside Alabama's Capitol, where the Confederate States of America was organized and had its first seat of government. The monument honors Alabamians who died in the Civil War from 1861-65."We are the caretakers of their memory and their reputation. The restoration of this monument is part of our duty to them," Riley told...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles President Jefferson Davis - Apr. 26th, 2004

    04/26/2004 6:30:19 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 152 replies · 8,546+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • NC Boy Scouts tell Confederate reenactors their flags are not welcome

    04/23/2004 12:33:29 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 84 replies · 1,063+ views
    John Meeks
    ...they did not observe our rules regarding the inappropriateness of displaying the confederate flag. They had to be asked twice to take the flag down... There is never a time when it is appropriate to either wear or display the confederate flag at a Scouting function.
  • Hunley Burial; Why Did No Southern Governers Attend?

    04/22/2004 11:06:01 AM PDT · by tamcraft · 48 replies · 549+ views
    The Southern Spectator ^ | 4/22/04 | Southern spectator
    The Hunley Burial This site does not engage in rebel flag waving nor does it have any intention of refighting the Civil War. That being said, we have the utmost respect for the men, women (yes, there were) and children who stood up for their right to freely exit a union they freely entered. This past weekend, the crew members of The Hunley, the first submarine to ever successfully sink an enemy ship were laid to rest in Charleston, SC. Fourteen governers from the south were invited to attend. A grand total of zero showed up. While some cited scheduling...
  • Dixie Daily News gone liberal?

    04/21/2004 7:32:43 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 32 replies · 630+ views ^ | 4/21/04 | Rebelbase
    Front and center of the Dixie Daily News today is a Bush hit piece by Harry Browne titled "The 19 Dumbest Statements By Bush During the Last Week" I emailed Ron Holland, the site admin, owner, etc. the following: Dear Editor,Harry Brown's 4/20/04 article referenced above is a political hit piece against President Bush that has absolutely nothing to do with Southern issues. By running this article, the Dixie Daily News aligns itself with the anti-Bush crowd..a position that will not be well received by Southerners. If you look at the famous red/blue map of the 2000 election, you will...