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  • General Cleburne’s Radical Plan

    01/06/2014 4:53:35 AM PST · by iowamark
    NY Times Disunion ^ | January 3, 2014 | PHIL LEIGH
    On Jan. 2, 1864, Gen. Joseph Johnston, the commander of the largest Confederate army outside Virginia, called an evening meeting of his subordinate generals in his headquarters in northwest Georgia. The purpose of the meeting was kept secret from all but a few. When they arrived, they found Gen. Patrick Cleburne, an Irish immigrant and one of Johnston’s best division commanders, who presented a radical proposal: to enlist slaves as rebel soldiers in exchange for their freedom. Cleburne, who did not own slaves, focused on three points. First, the North had an insurmountable three-to-one manpower advantage among whites. Second, since...
  • Serbs Attack Anew in Kosovo (NATO Soldiers Shot)

    11/28/2011 5:02:13 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2011. | DON FAIRCLOUGH
    <p>Serbs opposed to the independence of Kosovo attacked North Atlantic Treaty Organization peacekeeping troops in the tiny Balkan state Monday with guns and Molotov cocktails, wounding dozens, the alliance said, in an escalation of violence that could set back Belgrade's long-running effort to join the European Union.</p>
  • 'Birth of a Nation' (Classic Movie) on TCM

    04/11/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 19 replies
    Turner Classic Movies | April 11, 2011 | Self
    'History Written in Lightning' -- Woodrow Wilson. On TCM tonight at 8PM for more than 3 hours.
  • Jerry Brown faces new political game at Capitol

    03/28/2011 8:14:58 PM PDT · by railor · 8 replies
    Sf Chronicle ^ | 3/27/11 | Carla Marinucci
    Democrat Jerry Brown, in his 2010 gubernatorial campaign for a third term, argued that California's fiscal meltdown demanded an experienced player in the bare-knuckles game of Sacramento politics - someone who knew the teams and playbooks and could put together a winning budget deal. But after laboring for months to wrangle GOP cooperation to erase a $26.6 billion deficit, Brown has received a sharp reminder that nearly three decades after he left office, not only are the political players different, but the Sacramento playing field itself also has changed dramatically. "The political dynamics now are nothing like when he was...
  • Overcoming Anti-Reform Excuses

    02/03/2010 10:31:57 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 98+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 3, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Overcoming Anti-Reform Excuses Bethany Stotts, February 3, 2010 Superintendents work outside the box to promote beneficial change in their local school districts, argues Frederick Hess in the January 2010 American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Education Outlook. In “Cages of Their Own Design: Five Strategies to Help Education Leaders Break Free,” AEI Senior Fellow Hess asserts that superintendents and principals often make three complaints which “are real problems” but not exclusively true. The first “common excuse,” is that they are restricted by their contract bargaining agreements but “most CBAs include substantial ambiguity on various counts,” including teacher pay and other personnel decisions,...
  • Ron Paul's Record on Economic Issues (Ron Paul: The Perfect as the Enemy of the Good)

    10/10/2009 12:38:25 PM PDT · by Huck · 33 replies · 1,153+ views
    Club for Growth ^ | October 29, 2007 | Club for Growth
    When it comes to limited government, there are few champions as steadfast and principled as Representative Ron Paul. In the House of Representatives, he plays a very useful role constantly challenging the status quo and reminding his colleagues, despite their frequent indifference, that our Constitution was meant to limit the power of government. On taxes, regulation, and political free speech his record is outstanding. While his recent pork votes are troubling, the vast majority of his anti-spending votes reflect a longstanding desire to cut government down to size. But Ron Paul is a purist, too often at the cost of...
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War

    03/21/2009 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 26 replies · 1,192+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 03/21/2009 | Richard Williams
    "With The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War, by H. W. Crocker III, we are presented with the same old Lost Cause rhetoric in a new bag, a Confederate catechism for the 21st century." Here's the one quote Smeltzer pulls off the cover to criticize: "You think you know about the Civil War, but did you know: That the Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave?" So, stating that the Emancipation Proclamation didn't free the slaves now automatically gets you labeled as a "Lost Causer." Really? (Follow the link and read the rebuttal)
  • BATTLE OVER CONFEDERATE FLAG HITS HIGHWAYS

    08/05/2008 12:11:25 PM PDT · by cowboyway · 242 replies · 299+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2008 | Patrik Jonsson
    TAMPA, FLA. - Chip Witte doesn't consider himself a Rebel. He doesn't hang Dixie battle flags in his living room, nor does he wear one on the back of his leather jacket. Yet when the Tampa motorcycle mechanic saw the world's largest Confederate battle flag unfurl above the intersection of I-75 and I-4 in June, he felt a jolt of solidarity with the lost cause and lost rights that he says the battle flag represents. "I think it's great that they're allowed to fly it," says Mr. Witte. [Editor's note: The original version misidentified the highway intersection.]
  • Andy Dick jailed on drug, sex allegations

    07/17/2008 9:12:21 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 34 replies · 132+ views
    www.msnbc.com ^ | 7/16/08
    Andy Dick was arrested early Wednesday for investigation of drug use and sexual battery after the comedian allegedly pulled down a teenager’s top, police said. The former co-star of the TV sitcom “NewsRadio” was released from a detention center after posting $5,000 bail. Calls to his representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned. Police were called to the Buffalo Wild Wings in Murrieta at about 1:13 a.m. to investigate a report of “an intoxicated male” urinating outside the bar and causing a disturbance, according to a police statement. When they arrived, a 17-year-old girl told police that she was outside...
  • American Culture on the 4th of July

    07/05/2007 6:57:21 AM PDT · by Lou L · 6 replies · 342+ views
    Peace and Freedom - Policy and World Ideas ^ | July 4, 2007 | John E. Carey
    American Culture on the 4th of July By John E. Carey Peace and Freedom July 4, 2007I am never sure whether it is our American culture that shapes our TV, movies and other media or whether our media shapes our thinking to such an extent that it changes culture.Probably a little bit of both.What is culture? One very good online dictionary calls it “The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population.”On July 4,...
  • N.K. nuke policy aims to withdraw U.S. forces

    01/30/2007 9:45:51 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies · 407+ views
    The Korea Herald ^ | 1/30/07 | Cheon Seong-whun
    The North is highly likely to conduct a second test to demonstrate its nuclear bomb capability More than a hundred days have passed since North Korea shocked the international community on Oct. 9, 2006, by carrying out its first nuclear test at an underground testing site in a northeastern province of the country. The test was a physical demonstration to vindicate its official pronouncement on Feb. 10, 2005 that North Korea possessed nuclear weapons and would further bolster its nuclear arsenal. Although technically imperfect, nuclear test meant that North Korea had crossed the de facto red line, creating enormous geopolitical...
  • Border Patrol agents accused of releasing immigrants for bribes

    03/09/2006 3:34:13 PM PST · by LouAvul · 5 replies · 212+ views
    modbee ^ | 3-9-6
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were arrested Thursday on charges of sneaking illegal immigrants out of jail in exchange for $300,000 in cash bribes. Mario Alvarez, 44, and Samuel McClaren, 43, released inmates from an immigration jail to a smuggling ring that operates in El Centro, about 120 miles east of San Diego, according to a federal complaint filed in January and unsealed Thursday. The smugglers then allegedly took the migrants to Los Angeles. The agents were assigned to a joint effort between the Border Patrol and Mexico's attorney general's office under which migrants arrested in...
  • A LOST CAUSE, BUT AN HONORABLE ONE

    01/06/2006 12:28:55 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 14 replies · 381+ views
    phxnews ^ | 20-December-2005 | Lewis Regenstein
    A largely forgotten and greatly misunderstood era of American Jewish history concerns the leading role-played by Southern Jews in the Confederate armed forces. Some 3,500 to 5,000 Jews fought for the South, honorably and loyally. They, like their compatriots, showed amazing courage, dedication, and valor, enduring incredible hardships, against overwhelming and often hopeless odds, in fighting, for their homeland -- not for slavery, as is so often said, but for their families, homes, and country. The story of these Southern patriots is told eloquently in two authoritative books: “The Jewish Confederates,” by Robert Rosen, and “Last Order of the Lost...
  • Lost Causes Are Worth Fighting For

    09/17/2005 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 504+ views
    County Press ^ | Joe O'Loughlin
    There is a scene in "Gone With the Wind" where Rhett Butler announces to Scarlett O'Hara that he is going off to fight in the Civil War. O'Hara responds by saying, "But the war is lost. There's no point." To which, Butler replies, "Sometimes my dear the only causes worth fighting for are lost causes!" That statement resonates with me, especially as I get older, because I realize how much of a lost cause life is. Our experience upon this earth is a series of losses. Ultimately, nothing lasts forever. We can lose loved ones, possessions, jobs, opportunities, even dreams...
  • Centrist Dems Urge Party to Be 'For Something'

    07/25/2005 8:03:05 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 554+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | 26 July 2005
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — If the Democratic Leadership Council has anything to say about it, the Democratic Party will reach out more to voters in the center of political America. "We've got to be for something, and it is pretty clear that America is waiting for us. They are desperate to know what we are for," Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack told those attending the group's conference on Monday. "It worked in 1992 for Bill Clinton, who was chairman of the DLC before he ran for president. It worked in 1996 for Bill Clinton." Since then, Democrats have lost 10 seats in...
  • Connecticut Bishop Cuts-Off Conservative Priest

    07/19/2005 6:11:51 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 652+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 20 July 2005
    One of six Episcopal priests who had opposed the Connecticut Anglican bishop’s support for the ordination of a gay bishop was temporary banned from his church Wednesday. The Bishop who took this first step toward defrocking blamed an unauthorized sabbatical for the move; the six priests blamed the Bishop. Bishop Andrew D. Smith “inhibited” the Rev. Mark Hansen – rector of St. John’s Church since 1990 – from his duties for the next six months. Hansen had been on sabbatical since April 10 – a move the bishop said was detrimental to the church. In Hansen’s place, the bishop installed...
  • Peter Paul: Rosen Acquittal Doesn't Clear Hillary - (Paul pursuing Hillary in civil suit)

    05/29/2005 2:09:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 1,008+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | MAY 28, 2005 | CARL LIMBACHER & Staff
    New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief accuser Peter Paul said Saturday that yesterday's acquittal of her former campaign finance chairman, David Rosen, doesn't mean she's in the clear. "This is by no means an exoneration of Hillary's campaign," Paul told NewsMax. "In fact. it's an indictment of her campaign." Calling Rosen a sacrificial lamb who was set up to take the fall for higher-ups, Paul said, "The jurors clearly didn't believe that he filed these false FEC reports on his own." Paul's allegations about expenses he covered for an August 2000 gala fundraiser for Mrs. Clinton spurred a four-year investigation...
  • Felos: Starving Terri looks "beautiful"

    03/27/2005 9:52:24 AM PST · by churchillbuff · 201 replies · 4,443+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 3-27-05 | Felos/Newsmax
    <p>"She looked beautiful," attorney George Felos said, emerging from a visit to her room. He claimed that Terri was "resting comfortably."</p> <p>"In all the years I've seen Mrs. Schiavo, I have never seen such a look of peace and beauty upon her," he insisted. Felos's comments were sharply at odds with accounts from her family and their lawyers, who say her eyes are sunken, her skin is flaking and that she's bleeding from the eyes and mouth.</p>
  • VANITY-An email from a 'European'

    01/31/2005 7:14:22 AM PST · by Katy_Katarina · 97 replies · 1,935+ views
    I'm sad to say that much of the anti-American feeling that is around at the moment is down to the fact that Americans can't seem to see any faults in their system and/or military. We in Europe remember how America has been involved in destabalising and usurping a democratically elected government - Chile on Sept 11 1972 - used Agent Orange in Viet Nam, demonised left wing people in the entertainment industry during McCarthyism, supporting death squad governments in Central/South America, just to mention a few things, and, most recently, your FBI came here and managed to get the servers...
  • Democrats Are Blowing Their First Chance at Recovery

    12/09/2004 5:32:52 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 11 replies · 848+ views
    www.ashbrook.org ^ | 10 December 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    Editorial December 2004 by: Andrew E. Busch Much ink was spilled after November 2 analyzing the vote and offering advice to Democrats on how to regain their footing in national politics. Two pieces of advice achieved the status of a near-consensus. Learn how to address moral values issues with at least some sympathy for the concerns of those Americans who are not enamored of gay marriage, abortion-on-demand, and postmodernist relativism. Find a way to get serious about national security. Because the problems of the Democratic Party in these two areas have been a long time in the making—1972 might be...
  • No anniversary joy for Latham

    11/25/2004 7:56:40 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 15 replies · 484+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 26 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    MARK Latham will celebrate his first anniversary as opposition leader on Wednesday, but no one is betting on him lasting to his second. If Labor looked split when Mr Latham took over the leadership last December, the rifts are gaping a year on. He has been labelled a dead parrot by a former Beazley adviser, a narcissist who won't listen to anyone by anonymous frontbenchers, and a bully by a state Labor premier. He has allegedly had an angry bust-up with factional heavyweight Stephen Conroy, accusing him of leaking internal ructions to journalists, and says one journalist has been sold...
  • Kerry, Salazar to campaign together in Pueblo

    10/23/2004 8:09:46 PM PDT · by crushelits · 16 replies · 752+ views
    denverpost.com ^ | Monday, October 18, 2004 | AP
    Kerry, Salazar to campaign together in Pueblo Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is planning his sixth visit to Colorado, this time to hold a rally in Pueblo on Saturday with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ken Salazar. It will be the first appearance together for Kerry and Salazar. The failure of the two to campaign together has been questioned by Republicans. Political experts say Salazar has been better off going it alone in a state where Republicans and unaffiliated voters each outnumber Democrats. President Bush has campaigned several times with Salazar's Republican rival, Pete Coors, and held a fundraiser. Salazar's spokesman,...
  • The Civil War comes to Fayetteville

    10/07/2004 10:20:54 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 25 replies · 683+ views
    Up & Coming Magazine ^ | Sep=Oct 04 | Up & Coming Mag
    When the Civil War broke out between the Union and the Confederacy and raged on for the next four years, the state of North Carolina managed to escape any real ravages of war. As the bloodiest battles went on in its neighbors to the north and the south, Fayetteville waited for some resolution to the conflict and prayed that the war would not come to the city. One Union general would not allow the peace to last. "I will destroy the [Fayetteville] arsenal utterly," proclaimed General William Sherman in a letter written from Fayetteville on March 12, 1865 to his...
  • CA: Bill Jones' Campaign Quandary

    09/05/2004 8:58:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 399+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/5/04 | Scott Martelle
    Bill Jones strode to the podium at the Republican National Convention last week and, in a speech that lasted two minutes, took a telling verbal detour. Whereas fellow Republican Senate candidates delivered tag-team endorsements of President Bush, Jones mentioned the head of the Republican ticket only once, almost as an afterthought, while praising a certain former movie actor three times. "The California dream is alive and well with Arnold Schwarzenegger as our new governor," Jones said during the convention's opening hours, his voice echoing through New York City's mostly empty Madison Square Garden. "With his dynamic leadership, and that of...
  • Democrats appear to be in no rush to challenge Perry for governorship (Texas)

    06/15/2004 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Redbob · 11 replies · 203+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 6-15-4 | W. Gardner Selby
    AUSTIN — Democrats blame Gov. Rick Perry and the GOP-led Legislature for slashing children's health insurance and failing to fix public school funding. But, so far, not one Democrat is willing to use those tempting political targets and run in 2006 against the Republican governor, who has two possible challengers inside his own party. What gives? Prospective candidates, mindful that Democratic nominees have lost three straight gubernatorial elections, appear to be wary of moving too soon. "The state is not in transition now — it's completely in the hands of Republicans," said Democratic consultant Kelly Fero, adding that a "defeatist...
  • A Giant Step Forward: Mayor-at-Large Vote Puts City on Road to Racial Progress

    11/30/2003 4:15:58 PM PST · by putupon · 7 replies · 144+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Nov 30, 2003 | L. DOUGLAS WILDER-FORMER GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA
    <p>November 4 the voters of the city of Richmond distinguished themselves in a manner long to be remembered and emulated. While it is true that they voted overwhelmingly to change the form of government to elect the Mayor at-large, much more was accomplished.</p>
  • My Myth or Yours? Nolan's 'Lost Cause'

    10/13/2002 8:16:55 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 22 replies · 505+ views
    Lew Rockwell ^ | October 12, 2002 | Clyde Wilson
    "Your enemy is not a criminal just because he is your enemy."~ Saying credited to the founder of Israeli intelligence."How could we help falling on our knees, all of us together, and praying God to forgive us all." ~ Joshua Chamberlain on the surrender at Appomattox. Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan, eds., The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History. Indiana University Press, 2000The Progressive historian Howard K. Beale (mentor of C. Vann Woodward) published in 1946 an essay called "What Historians Have Said About the Causes of the Civil War."1 He intended not so...