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  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • Racists Have No Place in the Conservative Movement (ZO!)

    03/20/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT · by mnehring · 476 replies
    PJTV ^ | Zo
    Zo has strong words for neo-confederate libertarians, especially those who infiltrated the CPAC conference. He reminds viewers why some libertarians have no place in the conservative movement, and why Republicans should embrace the vision of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. (Video at link)
  • The legal fiction that states can nullify US law persist in Texas

    02/07/2010 6:15:41 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 829 replies · 11,703+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 2.6.2010 | Sanford Levinson
    An unexpected feature of this year's gubernatorial race is the revival of certain political notions identified with early American history. Republican candidate Debra Medina in particular has made nullification a major aspect of her campaign, both in her two debates with U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry and on her Web site, which includes, under the label "Restore Sovereignty," the message that the U.S. Constitution "divides power between the federal and state governments and ultimately reserves final authority for the people themselves. Texas must stop the over reaching federal government and nullify federal mandates in agriculture, energy,...
  • Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" at Gettysburg( 146 yr. anniversary )

    07/03/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies · 681+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 07/03/2009 | Douglas Steimle
    Today is the 146th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Gettysburg. A few months later, as the National Cemetery there was being organized, an invitation was extended to President Lincoln to give "a few appropriate remarks" for the dedication in November, 1863. Lincoln would not be the main speaker, that honor would go to Edward Everett, one of the foremost orators of the day. Everett spoke for almost two hours and, for the most part, his remarks are lost to the ages. Lincoln's "few appropriate remarks" however, are some of the most familiar wods in American History. To...
  • CONFEDERATE PRIDE: Power, Legitimacy, and the 14th Amendment

    09/30/2007 3:05:43 PM PDT · by tpaine · 272 replies · 995+ views
    Power, Legitimacy, and the 14th Amendment by Joseph E. Fallon The justification for the vast, intrusive, and coercive powers employed by the government of the United States against its citizens from affirmative action to hate-crimes legislation, from multilingualism to multiculturalism, from Waco to Ruby Ridge is the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution adopted in 1868, or, more specifically, the authority conferred upon Washington, explicitly or implicitly, by the privileges and immunities and equal protection clauses of that amendment. The government of the United States, as established by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, was effectively abolished by the 14th Amendment....
  • The Red State - Slave State Connection is All Too Real

    08/13/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 292 replies · 3,978+ views
    Blackamericaweb.com ^ | 11-16-04 | Unknown
    Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 By: Last week while I was up at Harvard University meeting with black columnists from around the country, including several of my BlackAmericaWeb.com colleagues, Michael Dawson took me to school with his map that shows the overlap between Republican red states and the old Confederacy and slave-friendly territories. Dawson is a professor of government and Afro-American studies who specializes in the ways that race and politics intersect. I was sold. His map spoke to the...
  • (Georgia) House proclaims 2007 the Year of Robert E. Lee

    01/25/2007 8:04:52 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 147 replies · 2,530+ views
    Savannah ^ | January 25, 2007 | Walter C. Jones
    ATLANTA - With little fanfare or controversy, the House proclaimed 2007 as the "Year of Lee" in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Lee's birthday was celebrated Friday by a small crowd at the Capitol. Officially, the birthday is one of three Confederate state holidays, but government employees are off the Friday after Thanksgiving. Resolutions saluting people pass the General Assembly almost daily without discussion or much notice, but those recognizing controversial figures usually trigger a debate. For example, last year, a measure commending Oscar-winning actress and Georgia resident Jane Fonda for...
  • Looking back at the Confederacy with modern eyes

    01/26/2007 6:05:29 PM PST · by Dog Gone · 237 replies · 4,506+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | January 22, 2007 | JERRY PATTERSON (Texas Land Commisioner)
    Any attempt to judge our history by today's standards -- out of the context in which it occurred -- is at best problematic and at worst dishonest.For example, consider the following quotations:"So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.""[T]here is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality."By today's standards, the person who made the first statement, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, would be considered enlightened. The person who made the second,...
  • Confederate flags on space station draw ire

    06/14/2006 5:58:12 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1,143 replies · 9,508+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 6/13/06 | James Oberg
    Confederate flags flown aboard the international space station — and seemingly signed by a NASA astronaut — showed up last week on the online auction site eBay. The original eBay listing indicated that the 4-by-6-inch flags were brought aboard the space station by Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov in 2004, and an accompanying photo showed a sample flag that seemed to bear Sharipov’s signature as well as that of Leroy Chiao, his NASA colleague on the station. Yet another photo showed several of the rebel flags floating in a space station module. The item was pulled from the auction on Monday...
  • George Allen: Rebel flag was teen 'attitude.' Magazine reports on rebel symbols he had in school

    04/30/2006 7:41:33 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 199 replies · 3,588+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 4/30/6 | Peter Hardin and Tyler Whitley
    Sen. George Allen, who has tried to reach out to minority voters in recent years, wore a Confederate flag pin on his shirt collar in a high-school yearbook photo, a national magazine reported yesterday. As a high school student in Palos Verdes, Calif., Allen was seen riding in or driving a Ford Mustang with either a Confederate flag license plate or Confederate flag imagery on the car, The New Republic quoted witnesses as saying. The Virginia Republican, seeking re-election now and weighing a presidential bid in 2008, was to depart today to co-host a civil-rights history tour for members of...
  • Virginia County secretly removes Confederate flag from official seal

    03/03/2006 11:37:56 AM PST · by Rebeleye · 1,330 replies · 8,277+ views
    The Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA ^ | March 2, 2006 | Associated Press
    The removal of the Confederate flag from Amherst County's official seal has upset Southern heritage groups, who contend residents weren't told of the change. County officials acknowledge the image was quietly removed in August 2004 to avoid an uproar.
  • The Forget Hell! crowd

    02/27/2006 6:14:47 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 220 replies · 4,418+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    I love history. I’m proud of my Southern heritage. But for me to be angry to the point of protesting a moment in Southern history that happened nearly a century-and-a-half ago would be just, well, nonsensical. And would in some ways tarnish that heritage.
  • Plan to Show Confederate Flag Draws Heat

    10/04/2005 12:33:44 AM PDT · by injin · 1,329 replies · 10,062+ views
    AP ^ | Mon Oct 3, 7:08 PM ET | AP
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An organizer of a planned memorial to honor Confederate soldiers who died at an Illinois prison camp says the rebel flag will be displayed at the memorial's dedication, despite opposition. "We consider this an honorable flag. This is a soldier's flag," said Ron Casteel, national chief of staff for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the memorial's planners. "There will be no substitute." Camp Butler, just east of Springfield, was a training facility for Union troops during the Civil War and a prison camp for more than 3,500 captured Confederates. More than 800 of the prisoners...
  • Judge rules Confederate letters are state property

    08/17/2005 11:45:31 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 129 replies · 2,511+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | Aug. 17, 2005 | AMY GEIER EDGAR
    COLUMBIA - A judge has ruled that a collection of rare, Civil War-era letters belong to South Carolina rather than the man who has had them in his family for generations. The state sued after Charleston resident Thomas Willcox tried to auction off the letters. Willcox, a descendant of Confederate Gen. Evander Law, filed for bankruptcy soon after. The collection includes more than 440 letters detailing life in South Carolina between 1861 and 1863. Many letters are correspondence between generals or the Confederate government and S.C. Govs. Francis Pickens and Milledge Bonham during the Civil War. Three are written by...
  • Enough is Enough

    06/08/2005 11:24:58 AM PDT · by midtnman · 6 replies · 487+ views
    Leauge of the South, Southern Loyalists ^ | June 6, 2005 | Jacob Bogle
    Enough is Enough    The Beginning      As the years go by and the costs rise, it becomes evident that the "American System" has failed. For 80 years America operated by a system of checks and balances the most powerful of these were the American people. A people who knew that government was at their service, they were the masters not the other way around. The a war happend, a war so terrible that nearly a million American died, The War of Northern Agression. In this war government took its first stab at controling liberties and citisens by force...
  • Vanderbilt U. Loses 'Confederate' Bid (Forces of P.C. Actually LOSE One, For Once...!)

    05/05/2005 2:11:46 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies · 930+ views
    Newsday ^ | 5/04/05 | AP/Colin Fly
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt University would violate a decades-old contract if it stripped the word "Confederate" from the name of a dormitory built with the help of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a court ruling released Wednesday said. The heritage group donated a third of the building's cost. In return, the name Confederate Memorial Hall was chiseled into stone over the main entrance.
  • HBO's Maher and Martin Short Dis the South: "Goobers, Snake Handlers, Low Brows and Jesus Freaks"?

    05/03/2005 4:50:26 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 107 replies · 4,818+ views
    05. 03.05 | fight_truth_decay
    The Laura Ingraham Show, today May 3rd, spotted a clip of guest and actor Martin Short with host Bill Maher popping off insults{or was it just all edgy fun} on the South, Jesus Freaks, Snake Handlers, Low Brows and Goobers on April 29's HBO “REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER”. I discovered and cut the transcript from Episode #310 for FReeper read - Real Time...With Maher and Short. Full text available at http://www.safesearching.com/billmaher/print/t_hbo_realtime_042905.htm CUT MAHER: All right, let's meet our panel. [applause] All right, let's meet our panel. He is the Lt. Governor of Maryland and a rising star in the...
  • (If you ain't Southern…) You Can't Fake It

    05/02/2005 6:28:20 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 238 replies · 4,281+ views
    The Marietta [GA] Daily Journal ^ | May 2, 2005 | Dick Yarbrough
    Admittedly, this doesn't rise to the level of many of the burning issues that confront us daily, but I must tell you that it fries my hide to hear outsiders trying to talk Southern. Friends, if you ain't Southern, you can't fake it. I was reminded of that unalterable fact the other night while watching "In the Heat of the Night" on television. It pained me greatly to see the late Carroll O'Connor pretending to sound like a small-town sheriff in the South. O'Conner was born in the Bronx and was much more believable as Archie Bunker calling Rob Reiner...
  • Battle flag waves to restore pride in Southern Heritage (HK Edgerton)

    04/29/2005 10:32:46 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 39 replies · 1,441+ views
    VA-NC News ^ | April 30, 2005 | Luci Weldon
    If you were driving down the road and saw a black man carrying a Confederate flag, what would your reaction be? Many of us would have to admit that we would be surprised to say the least because the sight of a Confederate flag is likely to spark strong emotions. To some, the symbol represents a part of the honorable history of people who held high principles. To others, the flag represents only hatred and oppression. At times, these opposing viewpoints reach the forefront of discussion such as in the case of whether clothing depicting the Confederate flag is appropriate...
  • Event Will 'Emancipate' Abe Lincon From the Closet

    04/12/2005 1:11:23 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 167 replies · 4,858+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 4/12/05 | Susan Jones
    A homosexual advocacy group is planning to hold a discussion on 'gay icons' in US history'--including President Abe Lincoln--at part of its national celebration at Philadelphia's Independence Hall later this spring.Equality Forum is organizing a 'national celebration' to mark the 40th anniversary of the 'gay civil rights movement' which it says began with a small demonstration at Independence Hall years before the Stonewall riots in New York City.The panelists include a 'recognized expert' on Eleanor Roosevelt, and the editor of CA Tripp's new book 'The Initmate Life of Abraham Lincoln' in a panel discusson of 'closeted public leaders.''Governor McGreavey showed...
  • Confederacy of the determined - (Southern heritage buffs vow "Confederate History Month")

    04/24/2005 6:08:20 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2,278 replies · 13,537+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES.COM ^ | APRIL 24, 2005 | Christina Bellantoni
    Southern heritage buffs vow to use the Virginia gubernatorial election as a platform for designating April as Confederate History and Heritage Month. The four candidates have differing views on the Confederacy, an issue that has been debated for years in the commonwealth. "We're not just a few people making a lot of noise," said Brag Bowling, a spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the oldest hereditary organization for male descendents of Confederate soldiers. "This is not a racial thing; it is good for Virginia. We're going to keep pushing this until we get it." Each candidate recently shared his...
  • Senator Graham (rankles some over) comments on (president) Lincoln

    03/08/2005 12:14:35 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 128 replies · 2,050+ views
    3/7/2005 GOP senator Graham rankles some over comments on Lincoln By John Byrne | RAW STORY Editor Senator Lindsey Graham has ignited a new furor in Washington over comments he made over the weekend referring to his state’s difficulty in “getting over” President Abraham Lincoln, with apparent reference to Lincoln’s role in the civil war and the freeing of American slaves, RAW STORY has learned. “We don’t do Lincoln Day Dinners in South Carolina,” Senator Graham told a Lincoln Day gathering in Tennessee Saturday. “It’s nothing personal, but it takes awhile to get over things.” According to a Knoxville News...
  • Today Repeatedly Hypes Book Which Says Abraham Lincoln Was Gay (Couric OOPS! Clinton for Lincoln)

    01/12/2005 6:27:27 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 29 replies · 2,128+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday January 12, 2005 | BrentBaker, Geoff Dickens
    NBC's Today spent much of Tuesday's show incessantly plugging an upcoming story about a book by a gay advocate which claims that President Abraham Lincoln was gay. Katie Couric, for instance, contrasted Lincoln's image of honesty with the new charge: "He's famous, of course, as 'Honest Abe,' but was former President Abraham Lincoln not completely honest when it came to his sexuality?" Ann Curry set up the eventual story: "Now to an interesting question that has surfaced about one of this country's most revered Presidents nearly 150 years later. Was Abraham Lincoln gay?" That story included those who don't buy...
  • Man Believes Confederate President was Nation's First President, Wants Presidential Library Built

    04/22/2005 8:29:46 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 908+ views
    First Coast news ^ | 4/19/2005 | AP
    NORWICH, Conn. (AP) -- A local man believes the first president to serve under the Articles of Confederation -- Samuel Huntington of Norwich -- was technically the nation's first president. Now, Bill Stanley is seeking $10 million to build a presidential library for Huntington here. Stanley, president of the Norwich Historical Society, asked the City Council on Monday night to donate $1 million from funds it expects to receive from the Mohegan American Indian Tribe, owners of Mohegan Sun casino. Stanley is also seeking funding from state and federal governments. "Facts are on our side. History is on our side,...
  • Baseball, Civil War and all that jazz

    04/22/2005 8:51:47 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 24 replies · 825+ views
    dowagiacnew ^ | 21-april-2005 | JOHN EBY
    BENTON HARBOR - His award-winning trilogy took Ken Burns 17 years to make, but the documentary filmmaker acknowledges that with "The Civil War," "Baseball" and "Jazz," in many ways "I have made the same film over and over again." "Each production asks one deceptively simple question: Who are we? What does an investigation of the past tell us about who we were and, more importantly, what we have become," Burns told The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Wednesday night at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center. Studying civilization 2,000 years from now, it is predicted that Americans will only be remembered...
  • Court hears 'Confederate' dorm arguments

    01/06/2005 6:49:13 PM PST · by Ellesu · 14 replies · 765+ views
    cnn.com ^ | 01/06/05 | AP
    Group trying to block building name change: NASHVILLE, Tennessee -- A state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Vanderbilt University can remove the word "Confederate" from a dormitory the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped build in the 1930s. The Tennessee chapter of the group claims the university's effort to drop the first word from Confederate Memorial Hall violates decades-old contracts, but Vanderbilt claims the contracts are no longer valid. The judges, who did not say when they will issue a ruling, had strong words for both sides. "You're arguing social values and making the courts be the tough...
  • Confederate Flag (Prom Dress) UPDATE

    12/20/2004 3:09:38 PM PST · by DixieOklahoma · 107 replies · 28,403+ views
    SCV supports Jaqueline Duty Confederate Prom Dress Lawsuit to be filed in Federal court in Lexington, KY Press Release - December 17, 2004 - For Immediate Release This past May Jacqueline Duty, an attractive honor student in Russell, Kentucky, prepared to attend prom night wearing a special dress she had designed herself. It was a classically cut strapless sheath, ankle-length with a shallow slit on one side, and sewn completely out of beaded sequins. And it tastefully incorporated a symbol of her Southern heritage; a Confederate Battle Flag turned upwards so that the starry blue arms of the St. Andrew’s...
  • Americans Owe Confederate History Respect

    12/16/2004 6:48:26 AM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 423 replies · 4,174+ views
    Confederate States of America Page ^ | 6/10/2003 | CHRIS EDWARDS
    Americans Owe Confederate History Respect By CHRIS EDWARDS The Time Has Come To Take A Stand After attending the Confederate Memorial Day service on June 1 in Higginsville, I found myself believing our nation should be ashamed for not giving more respect and recognition to our ancestors. I understand that some find the Confederate flag offensive because they feel it represents slavery and oppression. Well, here are the facts: The Confederate flag flew over the South from 1861 to 1865. That's a total of four years. The U.S. Constitution was ratified in April 1789, and that document protected and condoned...
  • Confederate Flag still an issue?

    10/19/2004 5:14:54 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 921 replies · 18,207+ views
    eastcarolinian ^ | October 14, 2004 | Peter Kalajian
    As I drove down 5th street yesterday, I spied a bumper sticker that addresses an issue I have been waiting for an excuse to write about. It was in the back window of a pickup truck, whose ability to operate I found simply amazing, strategically situated between an empty gun rack and another sticker depicting Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes fame) urinating on "Osama" with a devilish grin on his face. I will leave the "Osama" reference and defamation of an innocent newspaper comic strip character alone for the purposes of this article, and will concentrate on the content of...
  • Confederate flag causes flap

    09/15/2004 3:01:49 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 11 replies · 5,224+ views
    Journal Star ^ | 9/14/04 | MATTHEW HANSEN
    Drive north on 17th Street, look left and up, and there it is. Kasey Montgomery hung a Confederate flag in his dorm room window at UNL to honor his Southern heritage but created controversy in the process. Despite complaints from students and university officials asking Montgomery to take it down the flag remains. It's a three-by-five-foot cut of polyester made in Taiwan, bought in Virginia and displayed in a North Carolinan's University of Nebraska-Lincoln dorm room. It's a piece of U.S. history linking our nation's only Civil War to George Wallace standing in a schoolhouse doorway to the bumper stickers...
  • Guns, God and the American Flag - (Yankees & Southerners)

    02/24/2005 4:02:20 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 154 replies · 4,086+ views
    BACONS REBELLION.COM ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2003 | JAMES ATTICUS BOWDEN
    Howard Dean and Yankee Democrats don't have a clue what it means to be a Southerner. It's not about Confederate flags. It's about honor, family, self reliance and American patriotism. Who are these Confederate voters that Vermonter Howard Dean wants to represent? Is Jefferson Davis on the ballot again? I thought he was dead, along with the Confederate States of America. Hey, I’m a Southerner, why didn’t I get the memo? Duh, Dean was just being "hisself", a Yankee liberal, describing voters as he sees people – divided by race, class and gender. What a hoot. Liberals imagine identity politics...
  • Hidden History and Self-Destructive Southerners

    03/01/2005 1:33:00 PM PST · by sheltonmac · 320 replies · 4,981+ views
    EverVigilant.net ^ | 03/01/2005 | Lee R. Shelton IV
    As a Louisiana native who is now living north of the Mason-Dixon Line, I am well aware of the concerted effort to erase Southern culture from the nation's collective consciousness. I have written numerous articles addressing this social cancer, and every time I do I inevitably hear from people who have the audacity to call me an extremist. "The Civil War is over," they say. "The South lost. Get over it!" Sure. Never mind that those of us who defend the South do so in response to the increasingly virulent attacks on our heritage. Forget that political correctness has...
  • White Southerners Drag This Country Down

    09/19/2004 7:57:12 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 184 replies · 3,128+ views
    http://www.useless-knowledge.com/ ^ | Sept. 14, 2004 | Mark Gelbart
    Don't get me wrong. I live in the south, and I love the south. I spend my Saturday afternoons watching the Georgia Bulldogs and other southern college football teams; I enjoy true quality peaches and real grapes known as scuppernongs; I eat my fatback and grits; and the people are very nice. I simply disagree with them about politics and religion. The political beliefs of white southerners drag this country down. It has always been this way throughout American history starting with the issue of slavery. Most northern states gave up slavery as early as 1800, but for economic reasons,...
  • When Southerners aren't Understood.

    11/26/2004 7:06:57 PM PST · by Boiler Plate · 163 replies · 4,880+ views
    Ebaum, "My sister-in law is from Oklahoma and has a slight accent. She has cats and when she lived in the south she would take them to the groomers and have what is called a Line Cut. To her a line cut is when all of the fur hanging down below the cat's tummy is taken off (because it gets matted or snarled). When she moved to Chicago with my brother, one of the cats fur got all tangled up during the move so she took it in for a line cut. She was quite surprised when she heard the...
  • Southern Humor

    03/05/2005 10:25:10 AM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 71 replies · 1,253+ views
    anon
    The following is a pre-approved posting whose purpose is to offer insight and advice to Northerners moving South. 1. Save all manner of bacon grease. You will be instructed on how to use it shortly. 2. Just because you can drive on snow and ice does not mean Southerners can. Stay home the two days of the year it snows. 3. If you do run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in the cab of a four-wheel pick-up with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them. Just...
  • Gigantic Confederate Flag Flies Over I-65 Flag Erected By Sons Of Confederate Veterans

    04/13/2005 12:47:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 359 replies · 6,547+ views
    NBC13 ^ | April 11, 2005
    Gigantic Confederate Flag Flies Over I-65 Flag Erected By Sons Of Confederate Veterans POSTED: 7:54 pm CDT April 11, 2005 UPDATED: 4:57 pm CDT April 12, 2005 VERBENA, Ala. -- A huge Confederate flag now waves high above motorists traveling Interstate 65 in Autauga County. For some, it symbolizes a rich southern history, but others acknowledge that it could be seen as offensive. “I like it because we're from the south, and I'm a big southern girl,” said Kim Jones, a Verbena resident. The 20- by 30-foot Confederate flag can be seen for miles and is located at mile marker...
  • Confederates In the Backyard?

    04/21/2005 8:17:08 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 383 replies · 5,145+ views
    Cornell Sun ^ | April 12, 2005 | Andy Guess
    The defining moment of my visit to New Orleans a year ago occurred in a gift shop. I'm somewhat embarrassed to admit this, but at least it wasn't the kind that sells feather boas and t-shirts with jazz-playing lobsters. I wasn't a sorority girl nursing my hangover at Café Du Monde during Mardi Gras; I was a tourist visiting what used to be a sprawling, stately slave plantation. I was busy mulling over that subtly troubling experience, browsing through the gift shop's bookshelves, when I came to a curious array of volumes. The title The South Was Right! jumped out...
  • Slavery and North Carolina

    04/14/2005 6:40:24 AM PDT · by Flint · 60 replies · 1,511+ views
    News & Record, Greensboro, NC. ^ | 14Apr05 | Mark Brinker
    RALEIGH -- Companies seeking state contracts would have to examine their pasts under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday. The measure would require companies to determine whether they profited from the 19th-century slave trade in the United States. Democratic Reps. Earl Jones of Greensboro and Larry Womble of Winston-Salem championed the bill. If it became law, companies would have to submit an affidavit stating their research findings but would not have to take specific steps if they should find they profited from slavery.