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  • Lynch elementary schools will lose the 'Lynch' due to racial implications (Portland, Oregon)

    07/22/2017 9:15:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 94 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 21, 2017 | Janaki Chadha
    The national movement to change racially offensive names of buildings, sports teams and landmarks will soon touch a group of schools in southeast Portland. Lynch Meadows, Lynch Wood and Lynch View elementary schools will shed their "Lynch" before the upcoming school year in response to growing concern about the word's racial connotations. The schools, part of the Centennial School District, were named for the Lynch family, which donated land over a century ago to build the first of the schools. But Centennial Superintendent Paul Coakley says many newer families coming into the district associate the name with America's violent racial...
  • Facebook Blocks More Than Two Dozen Popular Catholic Pages Without Explanation

    07/19/2017 10:09:58 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Social media giant Facebook blocked more than two dozen conservative Catholic pages in a 24-hour period, some with millions of followers, saying only they were “suspected of suspicious activities.” Facebook seemed to target only conservative Catholic pages with a significant following, since almost all had between hundreds of thousands and up to six million followers, according to Catholic News Agency (CNA), which broke the story.
  • New Turkey purge on eve of failed coup anniversary

    07/15/2017 8:50:41 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7-14-17 | Fulya OZERKAN
    Turkey announced the dismissal of another 7,000 police, soldiers and officials on Friday, a new purge on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a military-led coup that failed to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. July 15 has been declared an annual national holiday of "democracy and unity" and the authorities want people to see the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy. Friday's measures, however, mean that 50,000 people have been arrested and a further 100,000 sacked in response to the thwarted bid to overthrow Erdogan. Some 7,563 people were fired in the latest cull, the...
  • No More Than Five Years and Then Out, Says the Pope. But There’s Many a Slip...[Catholic Caucus]

    07/10/2017 12:35:07 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | July 10, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    In the Curia, No More Than Five Years and Then Out, Says the Pope. But There’s Many a Slip...Commenting in “Allgemeine Zeitung” on his removal as prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, which took place on July 2 at the exact expiration of his five-year mandate, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller reported that Pope Francis “no longer intends to prolong roles in the curia beyond five years, and that he was the first one to whom this practice has been applied.”That Müller’s removal is the first of this kind is beyond a doubt. So much so that...
  • University to Remove Crosses, Bibles & Altar from Campus Chapel

    07/01/2017 4:54:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    East Central University said they will remove crosses, Bibles and other religious symbols from a campus chapel to appease a bunch of out-of-town agitators. It’s unclear when the Oklahoma school will commence with the Christian cleansing of the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel. The chapel opened in 1957. “We will continue to use the building as we always have, for all faiths,” ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement to the Ada News. “We do not want to presume to embrace one faith over another. We support all cultures and attempt to make them comfortable when they are here.”...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,” U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. “But, the law is the law.” The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • Turkey's dismissed NATO officers admit massacres against Kurds

    06/18/2017 8:04:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    ANF News ^ | 7 Jun 2017, 12:52 | News Desk
    Vocal Europe news site has published an interview based on an extensive, full of inquiries and recorded conversation with five former Turkish Senior Officers, from Armed Forces, Air Forces and Navy, who served at SHAPE and NATO Headquarters in Belgium and who were purged after the attempted coup on 15 July last year. The interview gives place to the five officers' opinions on the coup attempt of 15th July 2015, and confessions on the situation of the Turkish army. The officers state that the Turkish army has been suffering heavy losses, and hold ErdoÄźan's supporters responsible for the deadlock...
  • Teacher suspended after removing 'Trump' from yearbook

    06/13/2017 11:27:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    Two students complained after their photographs were apparently edited to remove Mr Trump's name and his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again. Another student was upset that a quote by Mr Trump that she had submitted for the yearbook was not included. The teacher who advised the yearbook team has been placed on paid leave. ... "References to and support of President Trump were involved in each of these incidents," Ms Dyer wrote in a statement published over the weekend. She added that the teacher's actions amounted to "censorship and the possible violation of First Amendment rights" to free expression....
  • There's a new push to remove more monuments in New Orleans (Andrew Jackson)

    05/27/2017 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 139 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 05/25/2017 | Kimberly Curth
    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - There's a new push to have more monuments removed in New Orleans, including the French Quarter's iconic Andrew Jackson statue. The group Take Em Down Nola says the removal of four statues is not enough. "We're issuing an invitation to the mayor to finish the job. He has already begun the job, and we want him to finish the job," said Malcolm Suber, Take Em Down NOLA spokesman. "What we would like to see in their place is people who stood for people and liberation. For instance, we think since Harriet Tubman is going to...
  • After the Confederates, Who's Next?

    05/26/2017 5:48:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman's troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia's capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And "Uncle Billy" Sherman was a liberator. Under President Grant,...
  • After the Confederates, who's next?

    05/26/2017 2:44:11 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 5/25/2017
    Today's icon-smashers 'could never build a country' On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah. Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois. By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy”...
  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down in New Orleans: Live updates

    05/19/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 67 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 5/19/17
    The last of four Confederate monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is set to spend just a few more hours looking to the north from its 60-foot column as crews prepare to remove it Friday (May 19). Barricades were set up in Thursday afternoon, leading most to believe it would be taken down overnight. Monument supporters and opponents gathered anticipating the statue's removal, but the mayor's office announced the removal would happen during the day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. The city expects the process to be finished...
  • Who’ll Replace the Disgraced Robert E. Lee as a New Orleans Monument? Fidel Castro? Or Che Guevara?

    05/13/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week.  P.G.T.  Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line. But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu? That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S.  from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring...
  • With protesters at Jefferson Davis removal: Neutral zone divided Confederate monument camps

    05/11/2017 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 96 replies
    nola ^ | 5/11/17 | Doug MacCash
    In the wee hours Thursday (May 11), two small crowds gathered to watch the removal of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street. One group supported the mayor's plan to rid the city of what he has called remnants of the racist rebel government. The other group opposed the removal. The police department had divided the two factions with steel barricades spaced 15 feet apart -- creating a sort of new neutral zone in New Orleans' struggle with its past. When friction threatened to cross the divide,...
  • The Tyranny of Non-Thought

    05/09/2017 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The sullen self-righteousness of the progressive left (i.e., "We're right, and the rest of you can go to the hot place!") glows on college campuses everywhere but also in big cities -- such as my beloved New Orleans, come to think of it: a locality embroiled in useless controversy over the removal of four Confederate-themed statues. City government wants to consign the public images of Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard and even Robert E. Lee to a sanitized existence far from daily sight. (An obelisk marking local resistance to Louisiana's Reconstruction government is likewise targeted.) To what end? On...
  • Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans

    05/08/2017 11:31:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/7/2017
    For Malcolm Suber, the Confederate monuments that dot this Deep South city stand for white supremacy, pure and simple. Instead of just taking them down, Mr. Suber, an African-American activist and organizer, would like to see the city pass out sledgehammers and “let everybody take a whack — just like the Berlin Wall.” For Frank B. Stewart Jr., a white New Orleans native, the city government’s plan to remove the statues — an idea championed by New Orleans’s white mayor, Mitch Landrieu — feels like an Orwellian attempt to erase history. Last week, Mr. Stewart, 81, a businessman and civic...
  • Clemson honors students take aim at Calhoun name

    05/02/2017 11:44:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | May 2, 2017 | Mitchell Gunter
    Honors students at Clemson University are contemplating whether to follow in Yale’s footsteps by removing the name “Calhoun” from their school. A survey that was recently emailed to students in Clemson’s Calhoun Honors College poses a series of questions about former U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun, the college’s namesake, starting with whether they had ever given any thought to the significance of the name.
  • The Taliban-like attack on New Orleans's history

    05/01/2017 8:20:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/1/2017 | Monica Showalter
    Using the rubric of racism alone (even though the origins of the Civil War itself are far more complicated), it's pretty obvious that what the left wants is to create a Uniworld of soulless urban habitats with no history to speak of other than what the left deems history – victimology, identity politics for favored special interest groups, as well as the glorification of totalitarians. Its intolerance is often noted on college campuses, in the media, and in Hollywood, but it's also there in its efforts to erase and distort history.
  • LEFT WING NEW ORLEANS MAYOR DECLARES WAR ON HISTORY

    04/30/2017 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/17 | Jeff Crouere
    “Nothing good happens after midnight.” Certainly, this is true today in New Orleans under the leadership of egomaniacal Mayor Mitch Landrieu. It is quite ironic that the liberal Democrat Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, is trying to erase uncomfortable parts of the city’s rich history while simultaneously preparing to celebrate the tri-centennial next year. A world-renowned city known for priceless architecture and monuments is becoming less interesting, all because of Landrieu’s insatiable political aspirations. The march toward political correctness began early Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. as masked men in unmarked vehicles with no license plates removed the Liberty...