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  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • "Conservative" David Brooks on Gen Lee

    07/10/2015 10:11:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 85 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/26/15 | David Brooks
    The harder call concerns Robert E. Lee. Should schools and other facilities be named after the great Confederate general, or should his name be removed and replaced? The case against Lee begins with the fact that he betrayed his oath to serve the United States. He didnt need to do it. The late historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor demonstrated that 40 percent of Virginia officers decided to remain with the Union forces, including members of Lees family. As the historian Allen Guelzo emailed me, He withdrew from the Army and took up arms in a rebellion against the United States. He...
  • The Left vs. Robert E. Lee [The Attempt to Nazify the Honorable General]

    06/30/2015 6:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2015 | Greg Richards
    With the revulsion against Confederate symbols that has resulted from shooter Dylann Roof's internet picture with the Confederate battle flag, Robert E. Lee has been put in the gunsights of social radicals. Lee was one of the two great generals of the Civil War and due in part to his good fortune in having an excellent biographer in Douglas Southall Freeman, is generally regarded as the greatest, although it should be noted that Grant won the war. Lee came from one of the oldest families in Virginia and arguably its most distinguished. His father, Light Horse Harry Lee, was a...
  • Al Sharpton to protest Brooklyn street named for Confederate army leader

    06/25/2015 10:05:27 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 25, 2015 | Hunter Walker
    The street, which runs through the center of Fort Hamilton, New York City's only US military base, was named in honor of Robert E. Lee, who led the Confederate troops during the Civil War
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue

    06/24/2015 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Pelham · 95 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/24/2015 | Robert McClendon
    Now is the time to talk about replacing the statue of Robert E. Lee, as iconic as it is controversial, from its perch at the center of Lee Circle, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 24) during a gathering held to highlight his racial reconciliation initiative. "Symbols really do matter," he said. "Symbols should reflect who we really are as a people. "We have never been a culture, in essence, that revered war rather than peace, division rather than unity." The slaying last week of nine black people in a historic Charleston, S.C., church at the hands of Dylann Roof,...
  • San Diego lawmaker now wants to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School

    06/24/2015 9:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 06/24/2015
    SAN DIEGO A lawmaker called Tuesday on the San Diego Unified School District to change the name of Robert E. Lee Elementary School because of the namesakes ties to the Confederacy. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, sent a letter to SDUSD Superintendent Cindy Marten that referred to the shooting deaths of the pastor and eight parishioners of a historic black church in Charleston. The school district did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the issue. The attack is being investigated as a hate crime. The 21-year-old accused gunman, who is white, had posed with a Confederate...
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • Bells to ring marking end of Civil War

    04/09/2015 9:55:17 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    News Advance ^ | 4-8-15 | staff report
    Bells will ring across the country and in Lynchburg on Thursday to mark the 150th anniversary of Gen. Robert E. Lees surrender to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, the symbolic end of four years of bloodshed. A historic bell will be rung at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at 3 p.m., the time the surrender occurred. People at historic sites, schools, parks, government buildings and within communities throughout Lynchburg and the country will join in at 3:15 p.m., ringing bells for four continuous minutes, representing the four years of fighting.
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/19/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 23 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 19, 2015 | Dan Miller
    This is a re-post of an article I wrote last yearto celebratethe anniversary of General Lee's birth on January 19, 1807. My concernsfor thefuture remain aboutthe same, although the current threats to freedom of speech and of religion from Islam and its advocates are now higher. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those who reminisce about him do so mainly because of his devotion to...
  • General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth

    01/18/2015 11:26:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 115 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | James King
    Lee possessed every virtue of other great commanders without their vices. He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a victor without oppression, and a victim without murmuring. U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower believed that Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be a Role Model for American youth and they should emulate his qualities. Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 to Revolutionary War hero Henry Light Horse Harry Lee III and Anne Carter Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County Virginia. He attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated 2nd in...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/17/2015 2:31:16 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 600 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 12, 2015 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    During Robert E. Lee's 100th birthday in 1907, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., a former Union Commander and grandson of US President John Quincy Adams, spoke in tribute to Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee College's Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia. His speech was printed in both Northern and Southern newspapers and is said to had lifted Lee to a renewed respect among the American people.
  • Robert E. Lee, Southern Heritage, Media Bias, and Al Sharpton

    01/15/2015 10:05:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 341 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/15/15 | Gail Jarvis
    Many American presidents have held Robert E. Lee in the highest regard and publicly paid homage to him. Today, we have a president who holds Al Sharpton in higher esteem than Robert E. Lee. As you can probably surmise by my detailed caption, this article is a collection of random thoughts. It is typical at the beginning of a new year for people to reflect soberly on the state of events, and make optimistic resolutions and predictions for the future. Although I will try to maintain a hopeful outlook, Im afraid I am unable to make any starry-eyed predictions. My...
  • Slave photo discovered from Robert E Lee home on Ebay

    10/13/2014 5:56:54 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 130 replies ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | unknown
    An extremely rare Civil War-era photograph of the enslaved woman who helped save Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Virginia home has been obtained by the National Park Service after a volunteer spotted the image on eBay. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family, along with two girls thought to be her daughters. The photograph was unveiled Thursday at the Arlington House plantation overlooking the nation's capital that was home to Lee and dozens of slaves before the Civil War. An inscription on the back of the image reads "Gen Lees Slaves Arlington...
  • Quick, Hide the Past

    07/23/2014 6:23:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 23, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." --Party slogan, "1984" It is an essential part of the totalitarian mentality -- excuse me, not mentality, but to use today's neo-non-word, mindset. As if approved ideas could simply be poured into the mind to set, the way concrete is. And any trace of what was once there will be covered, effaced, smoothed over. For the past must not only be hidden but, to the well-trained mindset, it never existed at all. It's an approach as old as the French Revolution, which was not only...
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the schools past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscios announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the universitys president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • How I Learned to Hate Robert E. Lee (Compares Tea Party to pro-slavery expansion CSA fire-eaters)

    06/22/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | January 21, 2014 | Christopher Dickey
    All the time I was growing up in Atlanta, the face of Robert E. Lee was taking shape on the side of an enormous granite mountain just outside town. He loomed like a god above us, as much a presence as any deity, and God knows he was accepted as such. It was only much later that I began to question his sanctity, and then to hate what he stood for. When I was in elementary school, the face of Lee on Stone Mountain was a rough-cut thing, weathering and wasting as the generation that began it in 1912a generation...
  • Students Call on Washington and Lee to Apologize for Lee

    04/21/2014 1:35:40 PM PDT · by armydawg505 · 53 replies ^ | April 21, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Black students at Washington and Lee University have demanded that the board of trustees denounce one of the two namesakes of the Virginia school, Confederate general Robert E. Lee, or face acts of civil disobedience. The students are calling for the school to apologize for Lees racist and dishonorable conduct, remove Confederate flags from the chapel, and ban Confederate reenactors from the campus on Lee-Jackson Day (a state holiday), according to the Washington Post. General Lee, who served as the schools president after the Civil War, is buried on the school grounds beneath the campus chapel. The tension stemmed from...
  • Students Demand Acknowledgement of Robert E. Lee's 'Racist and Dishonorable Conduct'

    04/18/2014 8:54:12 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies ^ | April 17, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee's "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves 'The Committee,'" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st....
  • Wherein Black People Have To Go To School With Confederates

    04/18/2014 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    Above The Law ^ | 4/15/14 | Elie Mystal
    After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee accepted a position as president of what was then called Washington College. By all accounts, he served the school well and had a nice end of life. After his death, Washington College was renamed Washington & Lee. Today, many black people attend the university that bears Marse Roberts surname, so I guess we won. But a group of black law students at Washington & Lee Law School is getting really sick of the universitys consistent, stars-and-bars waving support of Lees legacy and the whitewashing (no pun intended) of what that legacy represents. Theyve...
  • The American Flag Daily: Appomattox

    04/09/2014 5:32:08 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 6 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    149 years ago today, the Civil War all but came to an end with the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia to Union forces headed by Ulysses S. Grant. While a few battles were still to be fought and many other Confederate units or forces would surrender over the following weeks and months, Lee's surrender marked the end of the war in the Eastern Theater.
  • The American Flag Daily: Five Forks

    04/01/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 4 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | April 1, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today in 1865 was the Battle Of Five Forks near Petersburg, Virginia. This Union victory caused Robert E. Lee to move his remaining men of the Army of Northern Virginia away from Petersburg and begin the final flight toward the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House nine days later.
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/19/2014 5:51:53 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 165 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Here I greet you in the shadow of the statue of your Commander, General Robert E. Lee. You and he left us memories which are part of the memories bequeathed to the entire nation by all the Americans who fought in the War Between the States.
  • Beyond All That Changes: The Unchanging Lee

    01/16/2014 7:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Alert Reader, It was wholly a pleasure to get your email informing me that a Carol Kerr, who is identified as a spokesperson for the Army War College, says the school may remove the portraits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that now adorn a third-floor hallway. Your astonishment is all too understandable; erasing history to appease today's politically correct attitudes is an exercise better left to totalitarian societies. They have so much more practice at it. No edition of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, for example, was complete until all traces of the old Bolsheviks who'd been purged...
  • Robert E. Lee: American Patriot and Southern Hero

    01/07/2014 6:48:32 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 159 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 7, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will again sponsor their annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Commemorative on Saturday January 18, 2014 at the Old Capitol Building, 201 E. Greene St., Milledgeville, Georgia.
  • Last Farewell to Robert E. Lee

    10/11/2013 2:26:23 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 36 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | October 11, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    His last great deed came after the War Between the States when he accepted the presidency of Washington College, now Washington and Lee University
  • Lee Co. NAACP gets go-ahead to picket county over Robert E. Lee portrait

    08/13/2013 3:31:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | August 12, 2013 | Sara Belsole
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County NAACP says it got approval from the state NAACP to picket Lee County over the Robert E. Lee portrait that hangs in the commission chambers. "It's a symbol of racism and division," Lee County NAACP President James Muwakkil said in a July 9th interview. Muwakkil sent a letter to Lee County commissioners in early July, asking them to take down the portrait, but they voted to keep it up. So Sunday night, Muwakkil sent out an email, saying the county "proudly displays General Robert E. Lee's portrait," and that "General Lee did not...
  • Local NAACP wants sheriff investigated [by Holder]

    08/12/2013 10:14:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    NBC2 ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | Jim Spiewak
    LEE COUNTY, FL - The local branch of the NAACP is asking the Justice Department to investigate Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott. The request comes after a controversial letter sent by the sheriff calls out the civil rights group for not doing enough to stop black-on-black crime. In the letter, the Sheriff uses the "N" word, prompting the organization's president James Muwakkil to call the Sheriff a racist. He later retracted the comment. Now voicemail messages Muwakkil left for the Sheriff contradicting the NAACP's agenda have been released. Sheriff Scott responded to the inquiry by saying he thinks "federal involvement...
  • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

    07/27/2013 2:58:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 32 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 27, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    During my childhood of the 50s, songs like Swanee River, Mammy and Waiting for the Robert E. Lee, all best sung by the late great Al Jolson, were very popular in the South and throughout the USA.
  • Meades Army Annihilated!

    07/13/2013 11:19:13 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | By Peter Carlson
    Outside, a heavy summer rainstorm thrashed the streets of Richmond, Va. Inside Libby Prison that afternoon July 8, 1863 hundreds of captured Union officers sprawled across the bare wooden floors of the converted tobacco warehouse, picking lice out of their underwear and passing around copies of Richmond newspapers. The news was grim for the Yankees: Gen. Robert E. Lees Confederate army had defeated Gen. George Meades Union troops at a Pennsylvania town called Gettysburg. OUR ARMY AGAIN VICTORIOUS, read the headline in The Richmond Examiner, MEADES ARMY ANNIHILATED. THE ENEMY ROUTED, reported the Richmond Dispatch. FORTY THOUSAND PRISONERS...
  • Gettysburg at 150: The Show's Over, The Ghosts Remain

    07/12/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | July 12, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    Muffle the drums, furl the flags. The commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the great battle is concluded, this year's faux battle lost and won, the hurly-burly done. The crowds and tumult are gone, and once again the grass is allowed to grow in peace. I am the grass; I cover all ... Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor: What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass. Let me work. This place is outside a small town in southern Pennsylvania just north of the Maryland line where two ridges parallel and Robert E....
  • Thoughts on the Anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's Birth

    01/18/2013 11:07:15 AM PST · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 18, 2013 | Dan Miller
    This is a "revised and extended" re-post of an article I wrote in 2011 to mark an anniversary of General Lee's death. It celebrates the two hundred and sixth anniversary of his birth on January 19, 1807, a happier occasion. Today, January 18th, is also Lee - Jackson Day in Virginia, as proclaimed by Governor Robert F. McDonnell. We have changed as a nation, often not for the better.We, as a nation, seem to have done with heroes of his type. Yet he inspired a fledgling nation, the Confederate States of America -- young, old, rich and poor alike. Those...
  • Robert E. Lee's Secret Special Orders No 191 Found by Union Soldiers Changed Fate of Antietam

    09/16/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 15 September 2012 | Beth Stebner and Associated Press
    <p>As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues to be commemorated, progenies of those who fought in the bitter battles between the North and South have converged to remember the sacrifices on both sides.</p> <p>But tucked inside an exhibit in Frederick, Maryland is a two-page document from Robert E. Lee found wrapped around a case of cigars that could have changed the course of the entire war, and led to victory for the Union.</p>
  • NASCAR nixes 'General Lee' from prerace ceremony

    02/17/2012 2:53:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 17, 2012
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Fans of the "Dukes of Hazzard" television show remember the famous (or infamous) General Lee. However the iconic car won't be part of a planned pre-race ceremony at Phoenix International Raceway after NASCAR stepped in and tabled plans to include the General Lee due to the prominent placement of the Confederate flag on its roof.
  • Robert E. Lee: Remembering an American Legend

    01/16/2012 10:19:34 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 68 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 15, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    January is the birthday month of War Between the States Generals; James Longstreet born on January 8, 1821, Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson born on January 21, 1824, George Pickett born on January 28, 1825 and Thursday, January 19, 2012, is the 205th birthday of General Robert E. Lee.
  • Col. Robert E. Lee joins the CSA 150 years ago today

    04/20/2011 4:48:12 PM PDT · by central_va · 87 replies
    Today in U.S. Civil War History ^ | 1/3/2011 | on this day
    1861 - Colonel Robert E. Lee resigned from the U.S. Army. Two days earlier he had been offered command of the Union army.
  • Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend

    01/19/2011 4:46:39 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 24 replies
    Huntington News ^ | January 19, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans will sponsor their 24th Annual Robert E. Lee birthday celebration on Saturday, January 22, 2011, in the Legislative Chambers of Georgias Old Capitol in Milledgeville, Georgia that will begin with a parade to the Old Capitol at 10:45 AM.
  • Thousands of Protesters expected at Stone Moutain GA tomorrow./s

    01/18/2011 3:28:49 PM PST · by Hotmetal · 33 replies
    1/18/2011 | Hotmetal
    How long will it be before the PC police make this true. I can see it now, them wanting to chip ole Robert E. Lee off of the moutain and replace him with someone more diverse.
  • Robert E. Lee: Remembering An American Legend

    01/15/2011 2:24:43 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 225 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | January 4, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Young people will get a school holiday in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King whose birthday is January 15th. But, will anyone tell them that January 19th is also the birthday of Robert E. Lee?
  • 140th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee's death

    10/01/2010 4:15:03 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Huntington News ^ | October 1, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    General Lee died at his home at Lexington, Virginia at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, October 12, 1870.
  • Traitor? Treason? [Robert E. Lee]

    05/10/2010 3:17:06 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 502 replies · 4,862+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 5/10/10 | Richard Williams
    "If Lee was a traitor (and I don't believe he was), he would be the only traitor for which a ship in the United States Navy was ever named. He would be the only traitor in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. He would be the only traitor whose image was used in a positive way to recruit military personnel to fight and win WWII. Quite an accomplishment for a "traitor", wouldn't you say. . ."
  • Thousands visit Appomattox to mark Lee's surrender

    04/10/2010 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 128 replies · 1,425+ views ^ | 4-9-2010 | WDBJ
    A big anniversary is drawing extra tourists to the battlefields of Appomattox. One hundred and forty-five years ago Friday, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederacy at Appomattox, bringing the Civil War to an end. Crowds gathered to re-live the historic moment at the Appomattox National Historic Site. Actors are playing the part of townspeople to help visitors understand what the area was like in the 1860's. Friday's events have attracted visitors from across the U.S. Some drove from as far away as Oregon and California. "We had about 400 people out here on Thursday. It was nice. Don't know...
  • Gen. Patrick R. CleburneStonewall Jackson of the West

    03/06/2010 2:27:46 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 101 replies · 906+ views
    Huntington News ^ | March 6, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Who was Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne?
  • Quote of the week of 2/21/10

    02/22/2010 1:43:46 PM PST · by mainestategop · 2 replies · 179+ views
    This is the first of a new trend I plan to start on My blog. TO post famous quotes. What inspired me was this quote from Winston Churchill. It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. WINSTON CHURCHILL My Early Life: A Roving Commission (1930), Chapter 9 (Education At Bangalore)Indeed, there is a lot we can learn from...
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

    01/19/2010 12:30:12 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 27 replies · 906+ views
    Canda Free Press ^ | January 16, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010, is the 203rd birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many Americans and people throughout Gods good earth.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

    01/16/2010 3:08:41 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 37 replies · 17,609+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 16, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010, is the 203rd birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory is still dear in the hearts of many Americans and people throughout Gods good earth.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

    01/05/2010 3:28:41 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 131 replies · 2,125+ views
    The Huntington News ^ | January 5, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee were born during the month of January?
  • Remembrance: Death of General Robert E. Lee

    10/09/2009 4:00:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 37 replies · 2,277+ views
    Huntington News ^ | October 8, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The United States flag, which Robert E. Lee had defended as a soldier, flew at half mast in Lexington, Virginia and throughout the USA.
  • Actor (Robert) Duvall enters battle to save Va. battlefield

    05/04/2009 11:12:18 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 86 replies · 1,989+ views ^ | May 4, 2009 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    Actor Duvall enters battle to save Va. battlefield By STEVE SZKOTAK LOCUST GROVE, Va. (AP) - Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall has fired a verbal salvo against plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter near a Virginia Civil War battlefield where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee first fought the Union's Ulysses S. Grant. Duvall, who is a descendant of Lee, said he will help preservationists in "chasing out" the retailer from a site near the Wilderness Battlefield. At a news conference on Monday, Duvall said he has no grudge against Wal-Mart but believes in capitalism coupled with sensitivity. Duvall was joined...
  • Obama: Robert E. Lee'd be 'very confused'

    02/01/2009 10:59:21 PM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 221 replies · 5,370+ views
    The Swamp ^ | February 1, 2009 | Mark Silva and Clarence Page
    "I know that many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old. And very confused.''