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  • The War against the Confederacy

    04/30/2017 9:49:31 PM PDT · by pboyington · 157 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The War against the Confederacy is a War against America. The War against the Confederacy is a war on American history. The War against the Confederacy is a war against all of us and a war on America’s institutions. The War against the Confederacy is being waged by militant leftists, big government lackeys, aggrieved snowflakes and the hate America crowd. Since a psychotic young man, who owned a Confederate flag, killed nine parishioners at a black church in South Carolina in June of 2015, the radical left, big government crowd in this country is doing something they’ve wanted to do...
  • Chicago Police Accused of ABUSE

    01/13/2017 8:15:33 AM PST · by Oz8509338511 · 40 replies
    Today | US Attorney General
    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces findings of investigation into policy and practice of Chicago Police
  • A Secret About The 1st Legal Slave Owner in America…

    01/24/2016 9:58:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Addison Riddleberger on January 22, 2016 at 8:50am
    A Secret About The 1st Legal Slave Owner in America, but the Media Does not Want To Report This Most liberals just cannot stand the sight or sound of truth. Facts go over their heads as they look for opportunities to call others “intolerant” of their worldviews, resort to logic that they don’t recognize as faulty, and stoop to ad hominem commentary because they have no foundation on which to stand. Now, just imagine if I told them that slavery in American was started by a black man — yikes. The black male I am referring to is Anthony Johnson,...
  • Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered (contains many fascinating facts -golux)

    07/11/2015 9:54:21 AM PDT · by golux · 555 replies
    via e-mail | Thursday, July 9, 2015 | Chuck Baldwin
    The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience. In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow Southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He was truly a...
  • Yes, You're a Racist -- And a Traitor

    06/23/2015 11:56:19 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 137 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 23, 2015 | John E. Price
    <p>Gone With the Wind is Birth of a Nation with less horses. The movie, and its position among the American cinematic pantheon, has done more to further the ahistoric Lost Cause bullshit than any other single production. Because that's the fundamental problem with the Lost Cause narrative: it's not true.</p>
  • Rick Santorum: I'm Different, I'm Trustworthy, I'm Electable

    06/03/2015 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies ^ | 01 Jun 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    ... "We're looking for an economic vision that's going to create jobs and opportunities for the ladder of success to reach down to everybody."
  • 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)

    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 ^ | 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...

    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...