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  • Southern Baptist Convention leaders dropping 'Southern' from name over slavery connection

    09/15/2020 9:26:17 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 15 2020 | Celine Castronuovo
    Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are steadily removing the “Southern” part of their name in an effort that Convention President J.D. Greear said is essential following a summer of Black Lives Matter protests and increased calls for racial justice reform. In an interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday, Greear said there has been more support to adopt the new name “Great Commission Baptists,” both because of the changing climate in the U.S. and because many have long believed the “Southern Baptist” title no longer adequately encompasses the approximately 50,000 churches that now exist around the globe. “Our Lord...
  • Churchill Downs to play controversial ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ ahead of Kentucky Derby

    09/05/2020 5:57:09 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2020 | By Matt Bonesteel
    Churchill Downs announced Friday afternoon that it will continue the tradition of playing “My Old Kentucky Home” — the state’s official song that some have criticized for romanticizing the antebellum south — in the moments before the Kentucky Derby. A spokesman for the track told The Washington Post that the song will be played ahead of Saturday’s race by bugler Steve Buttleman instead of by the University of Louisville marching band, as in normal years, and will be preceded by a moment of silence.
  • Take ‘Em Down NOLA demands New Orleans remove Andrew Jackson statue

    06/17/2020 9:30:11 PM PDT · by amorphous · 34 replies
    The Quarter Rat ^ | 15 June 2020 | Dave Minsky
    A local grassroots organization whose efforts contributed to the removal of several Confederate statues in New Orleans demanded the city also take down Andrew Jackson during a protest in Duncan Plaza on Thursday. During a speech on the steps of City Hall, members of Take ‘Em Down NOLA issued several demands, including the immediate release of a timeline for the removal of the Andrew Jackson statue in the French Quarter. Other demands included abolishing police and having a community-led process of removing symbols considered to be white supremacist, including the names of schools, parks and street names. Thursday morning’s rally...
  • New law allows Virginia localities to remove Confederate statues and monuments

    04/13/2020 4:00:55 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 27 replies
    Cavalier Daily (Univerity of Virginia) ^ | APr 13,2020 | Zach Rosenthal
    Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Va., signed a bill Saturday allowing individual localities to remove, relocate or contextualize Confederate statues and monuments within their communities. Localities can begin using these powers starting July 1. In 2016, first-year College student Zyahna Bryant — then a student at Charlottesville High School — petitioned Charlottesville City Council to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and to rename Lee Park in Downtown Charlottesville. The following year, Charlottesville City Council voted to remove two statues — one of Robert E. Lee and one of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson — both Confederate generals. The decision was...
  • Virus hot spots in South poised for disproportionate suffering

    04/05/2020 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 52 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 3 Apr 2020 | DAN GOLDBERG and ALICE MIRANDA OLLSTEIN
    But the states that many experts are most concerned with are the ones that have been slow to clamp down on travel and nonessential businesses. “That’s alarming and scary because we know nobody is immune,” said Ali Mokdad, a health metrics expert at the University of Washington whose modeling has informed White House decisions and shows the peak of the pandemic in Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, among others, is still weeks away.
  • South Carolina 2020 Primary: Live Results [NYT sucks, but hands down is best election live data updating]

    02/29/2020 4:42:56 PM PST · by catnipman · 84 replies
    NYT ^ | 2/29/2020 | n/a
    Joseph R. Biden Jr. has won the South Carolina primary
  • Instagram Won’t Pull These Racist, Violent, Russian-Inspired Accounts (Memes)

    12/17/2019 10:27:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12 16 2019 | Adam Rawnsley Casey Michel
    American racists are reusing some of the ugliest elements of Russia’s election interference operation. Memes published by some of the worst Kremlin-backed trolls of the 2016 campaign are being echoed online by American neo-Confederates. The Russian accounts, overseen by the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA), have since been taken down. But American parrot accounts running some of the same racist crap—and worse—are still live on Instagram, an investigation by The Daily Beast and the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab found. At least one of these live accounts claims to belong to a Russian network persona. The accounts—which hail the...
  • Report: Ceasefire agreement in Gaza

    11/13/2019 11:06:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/19 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian source said on Thursday morning that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between Israel and the Islamic Jihad and that it took effect as of 5:30 a.m. According to the source, Islamic Jihad and the other Palestinian organizations have agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire and to conduct the demonstrations along the border fence peacefully, while Israel has agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire, the cessation of targeted killings of terrorists and the cessation of shootings at protesters along the fence. Arab media outlets also reported about the ceasefire, but the report...
  • Democratic Socialist Convention South Park Style

    08/12/2019 5:48:23 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12 August 2019 | Owen Benjamin Bits
    Somebody took the audio from the Democratic Socialist Convention and placed it over a South Park episode. They did a good job with this... Click here to watch the video.
  • Snakebites on rise

    08/05/2019 1:46:26 PM PDT · by Bonemaker · 58 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 5, 2019 | Valerie Bauerlein
    RALEIGH, N.C.—Venomous snakebites are on the rise in the Sunbelt this summer, with North Carolina, Georgia and Texas on track to set records. In North Carolina and Georgia, venomous snakebites have been rising for the past several years and are up more than 10% from a year ago, according to the states’ poison-control centers. In Texas, there were 415 reported snakebites in May and June, 27% more than the same period five years ago.
  • Don't worry, the South is still booming: The North loses residents to the low-tax South

    07/29/2019 10:41:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/29/2019 | By Stephen Moore and Clara Hawthorne
    Anyone who understands real estate knows it’s all about three things: location, location, location. In recent decades, many of the hottest locations in the country have been in Dixie. Much of this growth has come at the expense of the Northern states. In the last several decades, the North has lost more than 5 million residents and hundreds of billions of dollars of economic activity to the low-tax and business-friendly Southern states. Miami, Dallas, Charlotte and Nashville are the happening cities, replacing struggling places like Chicago, Hartford, New York, Baltimore and Providence. We would urge people to go to our...
  • The South Is a Pro-Life Stronghold. It has seceded from the culture of death

    07/16/2019 10:14:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/16/2019 | David French
    The cycles of history can be very interesting indeed. The American South is the home of America’s original sin. It is the one region of this nation that turned its back on the principles of the Founding and did so for decade after decade — imposing first the tyranny of slavery, then the oppression of Jim Crow. Even after the Civil War, the South was a virtual nation-within-a-nation, a world apart where only white citizens could fully enjoy the blessings of liberty. And, make no mistake, the South paid for its sins. The Civil War decimated its male population and...
  • Progressive Colonialism, Southern Discomfort

    05/20/2019 8:49:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2019 | Rod Dreher
    I’m so sorry. Really, just very sorry. Here entitled Yankees like the NYT’s Ginia Bellafante thought the American South existed to give Millennial Brooklynites a place to reproduce Park Slope, but more affordably, and now we’ve gone and ruined it for them with our deplorable social and religious views. Bellafante writes about how pro-life legislators are screwing things up for these expats: “The New South’’ was a term conceived in the aftermath of the Civil War to suggest a set of aspirations of some southern elites who hoped to rebuild a backward and devastated place into a world better aligned...
  • USC confirms death of missing 21-year-old student

    03/30/2019 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 39 replies
    The State ^ | 3/30/2019 | David Bland
    Missing University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson has died, the school confirmed Saturday morning. USC President Harris Pastides released a statement about Josephson’s death, saying, “Times like these leave me searching for words of wisdom and comfort.” “Our prayers are with the family and friends of Samantha Josephson following the devastating news of her death,” Pastides wrote. “It has been a difficult week for our extended Carolina family. The loss of a student is never easy but this has been a particularly painful few days as we have experienced loss on several of our campuses. As a family, let’s...
  • Yankee or Dixie Quiz

    To find out how much Southern blood your speech shows, simply choose the words you use below, then press "Compute My Score!" at the end. alphaDictionary will compute your score and tell you where you're coming from: are y'all speaking Bubbaese or are youse guys Yankee Doodle Dandies? The higher your score, the deeper from the South you are coming.
  • Tenn. Governor Bill Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

    02/21/2019 8:07:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 89 replies ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | AP
    A photo of Governor Bill Lee has surfaced depicting him wearing a Confederate uniform while attending an "Old South" party with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha. The yearbook page in the "Greek Life" section features a caption saying: "...KA is based on the ideals that its founding fathers saw exemplified in their college president, Robert E. Lee. These ideals constituted the frame and fabric of Southern Culture and include chivalry, valor, loyalty and reverence for womankind. It is for this reason that KA at Auburn Univ. each spring has a week long celebration of the grandeur and glory of the OLD...
  • President Trump Speaks at Fundraising Reception Sioux Falls, SD Sept. 7, 2018

    09/07/2018 8:51:40 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/7/18 | Live Satellite News
    3rd speech in two days = Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • “A second Trump presidential term is a real possibility”: Balls visits the Deep South

    07/29/2018 12:55:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Radio Times ^ | July 29, 2018 | Ed Balls
    Waking up 18 months ago to discover Donald Trump had been elected US president filled me with despair. What on earth had happened to politics? How could a reality TV star with no experience of government – and multiple character flaws to boot – have been chosen by American voters to be their leader? My 13-year-old daughter was also deeply troubled. “How could America vote for a man who said these things about women?” I didn’t know what to say. She went off to school. And I went off to a dance studio to practise a Gangnam Style salsa for...
  • Conservative 'D.C. Colombian' wins his country's presidency

    06/17/2018 10:18:23 PM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    LMT Online ^ | Published 8:23 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 | Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Conservative Ivan Duque captured Colombia's presidency Sunday, bringing to power a U.S.-educated 41-year-old whose victory promises an aggressive new era in the drug war and could upend a historic peace deal that ended Latin America's longest running insurgency. (link for the full article)
  • Can Stacey Abrams Change the Way Democrats Win in the South?

    05/24/2018 5:30:27 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    nyslimes ^ | 05/23/2018 | Alan Abramowitz
    Gene Talmadge must be turning over in the grave. On Tuesday, Georgia Democrats chose an African-American woman, Stacey Abrams, as their party’s candidate for governor. And not just any African-American woman. Ms. Abrams, the former minority leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, ran as an outspoken progressive and was endorsed by, among others, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and the liberal group When Mr. Talmadge served as Georgia’s governor for three terms during the 1930s and 1940s, the Georgia Democratic Party was viewed as the defender of segregation and white supremacy in the state. After African-Americans began voting...