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  • Statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Dallas park

    09/15/2017 12:32:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 10:17 PM EDT
    Crews arranged by Dallas officials removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal Thursday and carted it away from a park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue from its pedestal late Thursday afternoon. City officials said in a statement that an art conservator monitored the proper handling of the statue, and police tactical officers with automatic rifles provided security. The statue was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport to an abandoned naval air...
  • Al Jolson - Waiting for the Robert E Lee

    09/14/2017 4:42:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/14/17
    Al Jolson - Waiting for the Robert E Lee
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • Vandalism strikes Roanoke's (VA) Robert E. Lee monument

    09/14/2017 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | Luanne Rife and Matt Chittum
    To remove the vandalism, city crews power-washed the Robert E. Lee monument in downtown Roanoke. The Robert E. Lee monument across from the Roanoke municipal building was vandalized overnight with the message “Rest in power Heather Heyer” scrawled across the face of the obelisk in red paint, according to a Roanoke official. Citing a police report, Assistant Roanoke City Manager Sherman Stovall said an employee of WSLS (Channel 10) noticed the vandalism and reported to police at 4:46 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived minutes later and contacted city maintenance workers. By 9 a.m., city crews had power-washed the monument and...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...
  • Battle over Robert E. Lee statue enters Charlottesville courtroom Friday

    09/01/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to dismiss a five-month-old lawsuit that has prevented this city from removing public memorials to two Confederate generals, including a statue of Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of violent clashes last month involving hundreds of white supremacist demonstrators and counterprotesters. The Lee statue, in a city park, and a nearby statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, also on public land, have become the latest epicenter in a national debate over the propriety of civic monuments honoring the Confederacy and how the history of the slaveholding Old...
  • Innocent Words (and Names) Are Under Attack

    08/31/2017 8:27:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "The Bard," William Shakespeare, had a healthy distrust of the sort of mob hysteria typified by our current epidemics of statue-busting and name-changing. In Shakespeare's tragedy "Julius Caesar" -- a story adopted from Plutarch's "Parallel Lives" -- a frenzied Roman mob, in furor over the assassination of Julius Caesar, encounters on the street a poet named Cinna. The innocent poet was not the conspiratorial assassin Cinna, but unfortunately shared a name with the killer. The terrified poet points out to the mob this case of mistaken identity: "I am Cinna the poet." The mob answers: "Tear him for his bad...
  • Johnny Cash - God Bless Robert E. Lee

    08/30/2017 11:01:03 AM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Johnny Cash on YouTube ^ | This song of Johnny Cash's was released in 1983 in the album Johnny 99. | Johnny Cash
    God Bless Robert E Lee Johnny Cash When Robert E Lee surrendered the Confederacy Jefferson Davis was upset about it He said how dare that man resent an order From the president of the Confederate States of America Then somebody told him that General Lee had made the decision himself In order to save lives because he felt that the battle comin' up Would cost about twenty thousand lives on both sides And he said two hundred and forty thousand dead already is enough So this song is not about the North or the South but about the bloody brother...
  • Flashback: Dwight D. Eisenhower in Defense of Robert E. Lee

    08/29/2017 10:03:33 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    Lee Close-upRobert E. Lee remains one of the most polarizing figures of the Civil War (or War Between the States). Debates and opinions abound in newspapers, books, and social media as to whether Lee is a person to be admired or condemned. Many of the anti-Lee arguments center on his resignation from the U.S. Army to fight for the Confederacy, an act many view as an inexcusable violation of his oath as a West Point graduate and army officer. Along those lines, surely an exemplary officer and general like Dwight D. Eisenhower would also regard Lee as a traitor, would...
  • When Parody Becomes Reality, You Know There's a Problem

    08/29/2017 5:36:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 29, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    I recently wrote about the controversy over removing Confederate era statues from public places, and in my column I acknowledged the concerns of those who don't want to honor or celebrate men who fought, at least in part, to preserve slavery. But then I asked a question: Where does it end? "Is taking down a statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson or Jefferson Davis enough?" I wondered. Or after we scrub them from history do we have to move on to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, two presidents who owned slaves? I failed to mention Christopher Columbus in...
  • Democrats can’t whitewash history by removing statues

    08/28/2017 7:32:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    Baraboo News ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | TIM MCCUMBER
    “Unite the Right” was a bad choice of names for the anti-Semitic rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. The movement has nothing to do with conservatives and is the result of the left’s continued efforts to change history. The Grand Old Party is the party that was formed with the sole purpose of ending slavery. It is the party that delivered Abraham Lincoln and fought for the end of slavery. One-hundred years later, it was the party that cast the votes for the Civil Rights movement and later for the rights of women to vote. It’s not...
  • Nancy Pelosi's father helped dedicate Confederate monument {Libs tell us how parties flipped again]

    08/24/2017 7:47:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | Au 24, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    It was May 2, 1948, when, according to a Baltimore Sun article from that day, “3,000” looked on as then-Governor William Preston Lane Jr. and Pelosi’s father, the late Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., spoke at the dedication of a monument to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The article said Lane delivered a speech, and Mayor D’Alesandro “accepted” the memorial. “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined...
  • Jersey Girl Defends Robert E. Lee

    08/17/2017 11:07:53 PM PDT · by TMD · 26 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | May 16, 2017 | Danusha Goska
    .................. The irreconcilable facts of Robert E. Lee's biography – patriot, traitor; compassionate patriarch who lead a record of young men to their deaths – emerge from the chaotic, multidimensional, whirling fan of real life. Liberals demand that we view the South and indeed America only through the lens of condemnation. Real life shatters their command. Life's complexity emerges in shards that we must rearrange as our compassion and depth allows. I don't know, but I do guess, that many Southerners who cherish Robert E. Lee's statues do so for the following reasons. Their conquerors continue to depict them as...
  • MSESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee Off UVa Game To Avoid Offending Idiots (What???)

    08/22/2017 6:02:57 PM PDT · by Radio Free Tuscaloosa · 58 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | August 22, 2017 | Clay Travis
    UPDATE: ESPN ISSUES OFFICIAL STATEMENT: “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.” In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee...
  • Sen. Kaine Suggests Replacing Statue of Lee With One of Pocahontas in U.S. Capitol

    08/21/2017 12:01:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Susan Jones
    The discussion about Confederate statues is about addition as well as subtraction, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said on Sunday. He told CBS's "Face the Nation" that he favors removing the statue of Robert E. Lee in the U.S. Capitol and replacing it with one of Pocahontas, for example.
  • Confederate statue debate moves west on horseback

    08/21/2017 10:57:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8-20-17 | Andrew Malcolm
    Well, it’s about time. After some Confederate statue-topplings, but before any Confederate book burnings, California protesters are now targeting a horse. A beautiful Arabian. The creature’s unforgivable crime? His name is similar to the horse ridden by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee 152 years ago, Traveler. Only Lee’s horse used two L’s–Traveller. Traveler is the official mascot of the University of Southern California. With a sword-waving, faux warrior in the saddle, he gallops all over the home field whenever the USC Trojan football team scores, which it’s expected to do a lot this season. Unless you went to Notre Dame,...
  • A Time to Stand

    08/19/2017 6:58:06 PM PDT · by pboyington · 13 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The left’s Maoist Cultural Revolution is marching right on schedule in America. After the anarchy and carnage in Charlottesville last week, when white supremacists battled Anti-Fascist punks who are actually fascists themselves, the left has again plunged into a full-fledged fury over Confederate statues and monuments. And, just when you thought the insane banishing of the Dukes of Hazzard on TV Land put this issue to rest, for once and for all, the left is back and back with a psychotic vengeance. This week, an unhinged crowd of Marxists, special snowflakes and general, left-wing losers toppled a Confederate States of...
  • Traveler, USC's mascot, comes under scrutiny for having a name similar to Robert E. Lee's horse

    08/18/2017 8:50:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 18 August 2017 | By Nathan Fenno
    hen Richard Saukko galloped his chalk-white Arabian horse named Traveler around the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum almost 56 years ago, it was supposed to be a one-time stunt. Instead, the brief performance before USC kicked off its season against Georgia Tech turned into one of college football’s iconic traditions. A succession of white horses named Traveler have followed — Traveler IX debuts this fall — trotting out of the tunnel as “Conquest” plays and the costumed Trojan warrior atop the horse waves a sword. But during a rally earlier this week to show solidarity in the aftermath of the violence...
  • Selective Outrage: Sen. Robert Byrd, Democrat KKK Leader and More

    08/17/2017 3:32:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | 8/17/2017
    Hate is hate, dead is dead. We should stop politicizing bigotry and violence by demonizing some demographics and giving others a veritable pass. The demonstration by white nationalist haters in Virginia last weekend resulted from the removal a statue of confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Confederate flag and statue controversies are raging throughout the South. Some view Confederate symbols as disgusting tributes to slave states defeated in the Civil War. Others warn against censoring symbols of a history we should never forget. On the margins are people who wish the South had won. The movement to eradicate confederate symbols began...