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  • The Southern Zodiac, What's Your Sign?

    03/10/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by OneVike · 9 replies
    Hub Pages ^ | 3/11/14 | Toby
    I’m a Southern boy (that’s Southern, with a capital ‘S’). My parents are Southern by birth. So were my grandparents. I was born in the South, I live in the South. My blood probably resembles gravy more than it does blood and I’m quite sure my breath smells like fried chicken. I’ll be the first to admit the ‘South’ is different. We’re not the Mid-West, Eastern Seaboard or the West Coast. We’re another country. For that matter, we’re another world. The best example I can think of to demonstrate this fact is the horoscope. Every newspaper in the country publishes...
  • Painting Dixie Blue: Can Democrats retake the South? Yes, and here’s how.

    02/21/2014 6:17:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | February 20, 2014 | Scott Arceneaux, executive director, FL Dem. Party
    Often you need to hit bottom before you can start working your way back up. We Southern Democrats are basically at that point. With control of only two of 22 legislative bodies, three of 11 governors’ mansions and precious few other statewide offices, Southern Democrats are an endangered species indeed. In 1969, Republican strategist Kevin Phillips argued that the South was “shaping up as the pillar of a national conservative party.” He was half right: Although Democrats have made great strides elsewhere, between 1992 and 2012 Republicans won the governorships and legislatures of all but two Southern states. The last...
  • Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling [Atlanta can't handle 3 inches of snow]

    01/30/2014 12:45:37 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID CRARY and RAY HENRY
    Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3 inches of snow. The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools. One woman's 12-mile commute home took 16...
  • [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video

    01/23/2014 6:23:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] Fox News’ Bob Beckel Calls NRA’s Colion Noir “A Punk” Over His MLK Day Gun Rights Video January 22 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post First off, Colion Noir got featured on Fox News’ The Five. Bravo man. You know you’re doing something right when you get the mainstream media’s panties in a wad. If you aren’t aware, Noir made a video on Martin Luther King Jr Day for the NRA News in his role as an NRA News Contributor. The video focused on the fact that MLK saw the need for firearms for self defense and even...
  • Southern Football

    01/03/2014 9:29:39 PM PST · by ping jockey · 66 replies
    Once again Ohio State University comes south ,to meet up with a southern university only to take a lickin'. Someone needs to remind the Michigans, OSU's and Notre Dames, of the world that when you bring your team south of the Mason Dixon Line , you had better have your big boy britches on cuz' we here in the south play a big boy game.
  • Hot Tamale Trail

    12/29/2013 4:17:15 PM PST · by wizkid · 69 replies
    Southern Foodways Alliance ^ | Undated | Amy Evans Streeter, SFA Oral Historian
    In Latin America, hot tamales are as ubiquitous as the sandwich. This holds true in, of all places, the Mississippi Delta. Better known for its association with cotton and catfish, the Mississippi Delta has a fascinating relationship with tamales. In restaurants, on street corners, and in kitchens throughout the Delta, this very old and time-consuming culinary tradition remains vibrant. But how and when were hot tamales introduced to what has been called “the most Southern place on earth”? And why have they stayed? There are as many answers to those questions as there are tamale recipes. Oral history interviews with...
  • 74th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere

    12/15/2013 6:36:59 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 30 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | December 15, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”
  • 67th Anniversary of Disney’s ‘Song of the South’

    11/13/2013 9:40:50 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 23 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | November 12, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    ‘Now, this here tale didn't happen just yesterday, nor the day before.’Twas a long time ago. And in them days, everything was mighty satisfactual. The critters, they was closer to the folks, and the folks, they was closer to the critters, and if you'll excuse me for saying so, 'twas better all around’----Uncle Remus from Disney’s Song of the South.
  • 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.
  • Does the South Belong in the Union?

    06/28/2013 8:44:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 192 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Second Reconstruction over? The first ended with the withdrawal of Union troops from the Southern states as part of a deal that gave Rutherford B. Hayes the presidency after the disputed election of 1876. The second began with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a century after Appomattox. Under the VRA, Southern states seeking to make even minor changes in voting laws had to come to Washington to plead their case before the Justice Department and such lions of the law as Eric Holder. Southern states were required to get this pre-clearance for any alterations in voting laws...
  • Can Democrats Win Back the Deep South?

    06/23/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 23, 2013 | Molly Ball
    In the coming weeks, Hanauer and Loranne Ausley, a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, plan to launch something they're calling the Southern Project, which will conduct research and formulate messages that can help Democrats win over Southern voters. A pilot study conducted in North Carolina in February, for example, concluded that under the state's Republican governor, Pat McCrory, "there is a clear sense that hardworking taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick at the expense of big corporations and the wealthiest." The set of talking points advises progressives to make arguments "focused around fairness and...
  • South Carolina 'Tribal', 'A Cult': Esquire Politics Editor

    05/07/2013 1:51:32 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 5-7-2013 | NB Staff
    Have liberals already conceded defeat in today's South Carolina special election? Though polls show the race a true toss-up, some Democrats are attacking not just Republicans, but smearing the entire state as well. During today's Stephanie Miller Show, guest Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine slammed the Palmetto State as "tribal", "a cult" and the ultimate dig, "religious"! From the program: [video] STEPHANIE MILLER (07 May 2013): The cogent point in your headline “South Carolina is still South Carolina. JIM WARD: Ha ha ha ha! STEPHANIE MILLER: Obviously the latest poll had Mark Sanford ahead, right? CHARLIE PIERCE: And you know...
  • South Carolina House passes bill making 'Obamacare'implementation a crime

    05/02/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/2/13 | Jessica Chasmar
    The South Carolina state House passed a bill Wednesday that declares President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to be “null and void,” and criminalizes its implementation. The state’s Freedom of Health Care Protection Act intends to “prohibit certain individuals from enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws; and to establish criminal penalties and civil liability for violating this article.” The measure permits the state Attorney General, with reasonable cause, “to restrain by temporary restraining order, temporary injunction, or permanent injunction”
  • People in the South are not so fat after all -- and they lie less.....

    04/13/2013 11:21:56 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 9 replies
    Southerners Not Actually Fatter Than People From Other Regions, Just Less Likely To Lie About Their Weight...... "The South often gets tagged with having the most obese population. But it doesn't appear to be true, a ....study suggests. The study recently published in the journal Obesity found that there's a significantly higher percentage of obese people in a region of central and northwest states including Minnesota, Kansas and North and South Dakota. "What we found is the West North Central region has about 41 percent obesity compared to 31 percent obesity in the southern region that includes Alabama and Mississippi,"...
  • We're moving to America!

    04/04/2013 4:45:08 PM PDT · by FreedFromNY · 100 replies
    Finally, after years of dreaming, we've finally moving from New Yorkistan to America (the outskirts of Atlanta, to be exactly)! I accepted the transfer offer today, for a position that I really wanted & I'm pretty sure I'm going to love. And to all the Georgia residents out there, I solemnly swear that we will not mess up your state. We're moving to Georgia because we like what it is, not because we want to change it. Having been raised in captivity, I'm thinking it may take us a while to adapt to the wild (AKA freedom). But I'm positive...
  • Let's Save Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in Memphis

    04/03/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 72 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that three Memphis, Tennessee parks named for our great Southern leaders Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest-Forrest Park, Confederate President Jefferson Davis-Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park were changed?
  • How The South Will Rise To Power Again

    02/01/2013 6:14:22 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 44 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | 01/31/2013 | Joel Kotkin
    The common media view of the South is as a regressive region, full of overweight, prejudiced, exploited and undereducated numbskulls. This meme was perfectly captured in this Bill Maher-commissioned video from Alexandra Pelosi, the New York-based daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Given the level of imbecility, maybe we’d be better off if the former Confederate states exiled themselves into their own redneck empire. Travel writer Chuck Thompson recently suggested this approach in a new book. Right now, however, Northeners can content themselves with the largely total isolation of Southerners from the corridors of executive power. Yet even as...
  • Gettysburg College, Bias In Academia & Scholarship

    09/07/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 23 replies
    http://oldvirginiablog.blogspot.com/ ^ | 09/07/2012 | Richard Williams
    Does anyone really believe it's a stretch to suggest that academic history bloggers are also "motivated by 'culture war' dynamics that tended to conflate religious and political conservatives in responding to adversaries?"
  • Honorless

    05/28/2012 10:35:50 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 11 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 5/28/2012 | Guy Smith
    “Honour was honour, it clothed a man better than a fine jacket before the eyes of his neighbors.” This passage from John Prebble’s Culloden explains why Barack Obama has lost the south and may from that lose reelection. Prebble was writing about Scottish Highlanders in the age of Jacobite revolution. Among the tribes of Scotland, and in their modern mindset, honor is elemental. In societies that rely on mutual trust to survive, honor is essential to commerce, neighborly relations and commitments. To live in a land where one protects his honor and demands honorable actions from all others, to forsake...
  • Romney’s faith adds an extra obstacle in South: Anti-Mormon views stronger in the region

    03/10/2012 6:19:12 AM PST · by Colofornian · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 10, 2012 | Christopher Rowland
    JACKSON, Miss. - As one of 20,000 Mormons living in a state dominated by evangelical Christians, Van J. Bodin’s own life experience tells him what Mitt Romney is up against in the South. “People don’t understand us,’’ said Bodin... There are other strikes against Romney in the Deep South. He is a multimillionaire with strong Wall Street ties. He hails from Massachusetts, a liberal, Yankee state. His conservative credentials have gaps, given his change from supporting abortion rights to opposing them and his universal health care plan in Massachusetts. But his Mormon faith also exerts a drag on his candidacy...
  • Gingrich not quitting, bets on must-win South

    03/07/2012 3:00:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AP via KnoxNews ^ | 3/7/12 | THOMAS BEAUMONT - Associated Press
    PELL CITY, Ala. (AP) — Newt Gingrich says he isn't dropping out of the Republican presidential race. Gingrich said during an Alabama campaign swing Wednesday that he's staying in because it's impossible for a moderate Republican to be elected president in November. He was referring to front-runner Mitt Romney.
  • Mormonism and authenticity [Mitt Romney]

    03/06/2012 4:41:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    The Economist.com ^ | March 5, 2012
    WALTER KIRN'S column in GQ on Mitt Romney and Mormonism is to my mind far and away the most interesting meditation on the subject this campaign season. Unlike most commentators, Mr Kirn, who was an observant Mormon for a few years after his family converted to Mormonism when he was a teen... SNIP ...Mr Santorum obviously does not hesitate to argue for his favoured policies on narrowly sectarian grounds. In contrast, America's present wariness of Mormonism, which is indeed analogous to mid-century wariness of Catholicism, requires that Mr Romney argue his case on grounds acceptable to a relatively wide range...
  • Mississippi Most Conservative State, D.C. Most Liberal

    02/03/2012 1:37:18 PM PST · by Islander7 · 39 replies
    Gallup Politics ^ | Feb 3, 2012 | by Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mississippi remains the most conservative state in the union, and, along with Utah, Wyoming, and Alabama, is one of four states with 50% or more of its population identifying as conservative. At the other end of the ideological spectrum, 40% District of Columbia residents and 30% of Massachusetts residents identify as liberal; all other states have a liberal population of 26% or less.
  • Southern Democrats: Gone with the Wind

    01/24/2012 12:55:09 PM PST · by gabriellah · 26 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 01/24/2012 | Alan Groves
    The story of the South is one for the ages. It is the story of elegance and tradition trampled upon by ‘progress.’ It is the story of an agricultural economy uprooted by northern industrialism. It is the story of a cultural and political rollercoaster. For our purposes, I will focus on the latter – the political evolution of the Southern electorate. Southern culture, at its core, has always been ruled by conservative instincts. Historian Russell Kirk documents the height of the conservative intellectual experience in one chapter of The Conservative Mind. Kirk demonstrates the vibrant conservative attitudes held by southern...
  • South is up for grabs for GOP

    12/13/2011 3:06:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | December 13, 2011 | Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – In the geographic heart of the Republican Party, the contest for the allegiance of Southern conservatives in the 2012 race is as wide open as ever. Of all the prizes still up for grabs in the GOP presidential primary, few are as desirable as the support of the South. Republican presidential nominations have traditionally been forged here – in South Carolina, especially – and any successful challenger to Mitt Romney would likely have to dominate among heavily conservative, evangelical Southern voters. Yet the only candidate this cycle who seemed to have a shot at locking down the...
  • Black College Student Wins Fight to Display Confederate Flag in Dorm Room

    12/02/2011 2:33:09 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 54 replies
    THEBLAZE ^ | Posted on December 2, 2011 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A black college student has won the fight to keep a Confederate flag in his dorm room after school officials initially told him to take it down. “It’s not racist for me,” Thomas, a Georgia native, said in the video. “All it is is a symbol that I see as a sign of respect, and people don’t want to see it that way.”
  • South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry guns (holds news conference)

    11/01/2011 4:03:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/01/11
    South Carolina sheriff urges women to carry gunsAP – 6 mins ago SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff is urging women to get concealed weapons permits and carry guns to protect themselves. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright made the suggestion Monday while discussing the arrest of a suspect in an attempted rape last weekend. Wright suggests that women carry a .45-caliber weapon because he says they wouldn't have to be accurate, just close to the target.
  • South Carolina GOP will hold Primary Election on January 21st

    10/03/2011 8:37:49 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    oxnews ^ | October 3, 2011 | Serafin Gomez
    After Florida's decision to leap-frog the RNC sanctioned primary calendar last week and set their new date on January 31st, South Carolina has decided over the weekend to hold their presidential primary election on January 21, 2012.
  • Obama set to outpace Bush on deportations

    09/20/2011 2:59:51 PM PDT · by cc2k · 25 replies
    Al Reuters (via MSDNC) ^ | 2011-09-20T20:06:40
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he backs immigration reform, announcing last month an initiative to ease deportation policies, but he has sent home more than 1 million illegal immigrants in 2 1/2 years — on pace to deport more in one term than George W. Bush did in two. The Obama administration had deported about 1.06 million as of Sept. 12, against 1.57 million in Bush's two full presidential terms. This seeming contradiction between rhetoric and reality is a key element of debate over U.S. immigration policy, and stakes are high for 2012's presidential election as Obama faces criticism...
  • Suspected North Korean cyberattack on a bank raises fears for S. Korea, allies

    08/30/2011 8:52:42 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 2 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2011 | Chico Harlan and Ellen Nakashima
    After nearly half of the servers for a South Korean bank crashed one day in April, investigators here found evidence indicating that they were dealing with a new kind of attack from an old rival: North Korea. South Korean officials said that 30 million customers of the Nonghyup agricultural bank were unable to use ATMs or online services for several days and that key data were destroyed, making it the most serious of a series of incidents in recent months. But even more troubling was the prospect that a belligerent neighbor had acquired the tools to disrupt one of the...
  • Rick Perry Announces -- And the Boogeyman is Back

    08/14/2011 3:50:13 PM PDT · by DRey · 102 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | August 13, 2011 | John Podhoretz
    “I will work every day to make Washington, DC as inconsquential in your life as I can,” says Rick Perry as he announces for president. Well, there it is. The 2012 race in a nutshell—”America is not broken. Washington D.C. is broken,” as Perry said, in contrast to Barack Obama’s continuing insistence that government must somehow lead the way out of the economic doldrums with infrastructure banks and payroll tax cuts and extending unemployment insurance. If the dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want, in some sense, to direct America from Washington, Republicans believe the United States...
  • Big Labor Makes Big Mistake in South Carolina

    08/04/2011 10:44:59 AM PDT · by 92nina · 16 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-08-01 | Jon Mahaffey
    Residents and the legislative leadership in South Carolina without a doubt don’t want anything to do with Big Labor’s oppressive tactics. Workers in South Carolina’s new Boeing plant recently booted out union bosses and legislators created a business climate to land the production of the big 787 Dreamliner for years to come.However, according to the Daily Caller, local representatives from the International Association of Machinists (IAM) won’t leave the Palmetto State. Anthony Riedel of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation told The Daily Caller in an interview that workers have been told that if they unionize, IAM leadership...
  • That Never-to-Be State of ‘South California’ (Just Imagine What it Would Look Like Politically)

    07/13/2011 10:58:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/13/2011 | Jim Geraghty
    It will never happen, but if you’re wondering what that proposed state of “South California” would look like, geographically and politically . . . Those blue counties have about 13 million people, which would make it the country’s fifth most populous state, behind Texas, New York, Florida, and what’s left of California. It would have roughly 20 congressional districts and 22 electoral votes. It would also be heavily Republican. Again, it will never happen; Congress and the state legislature would have to agree . . . but I wonder how many Republicans will dream of taking 22 electoral votes out...
  • Poll: 4 in 10 Southerners Still Side With Confederacy

    05/03/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT · by OL Hickory · 436 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews ^ | Apr 13, 2011 – 7:10 AM | lauren frayer
    A century and a half after the opening shots of the U.S. Civil War, nearly four in 10 Southerners say they still sympathize with the Confederacy.
  • The NLRB fires a shot South Carolina can’t ignore

    04/23/2011 10:47:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/23/11 | Kathleen Parker,
    It is almost clockwork: As a new presidential election cycle winds around, the early primary state of South Carolina provides a defining issue for Americans and candidates to chew over. Whether it’s a debate about where the Confederate battle flag should fly — or the “real” meaning of secession — the nation’s most stubborn state can be a tar pit for the incautious politician. Thus, almost to the day that South Carolina commemorated the 150th anniversary of the first shot of the Civil War, the federal government lobbed a grenade into the Palmetto State, challenging a private industry’s right to...
  • 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.
  • US CENSUS DATA: Black Americans Are Moving South.

    03/28/2011 8:57:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/28/2011 | John Ellis
    Black Americans are leaving northern states and relocating in the south, US census data show. Blacks are not just leaving Michigan, as one would expect. They are leaving New York and Illinois and the two major cities therein: New York City and Chicago. The New York Times reports that those leaving tend to be "younger and better educated." Walter Mead has a long post today on what this reversal of "the great migration" means for the "Big Blue" model of Democratic Party governance. Here's an excerpt: "The failure of blue social policy to create an environment which works for Blacks...
  • Texas Shines Big in the 2010 Census

    03/28/2011 5:36:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2011 | Michael Barone
    The Census Bureau last week released county and city populations for the last of the 50 states from the 2010 Census last week, ahead of schedule. Behind the columns of numbers are many vivid stories of how our nation has been changing -- and some lessons for public policy, as well. Geographically, our population is moving to the south and west, to the point that the center of the nation's population has moved to Texas County, Missouri. That sounds like the familiar story of people moving from the Snow Belt to the Sun Belt, but that's not exactly what's happening....
  • Republican Rep. Thad Viers Selling Out Gun Ownrs in South Carolina

    03/04/2011 8:36:11 PM PST · by Big Labor Hater · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-5-11 | NAGR
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWa76N5B1_0
  • The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole

    01/03/2011 9:44:44 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/20/2010 | Live Science staff
    The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole – aimed at detecting subatomic particles traveling near the speed of light has been completed, researchers announced today (Dec. 20). http://www.livescience.com/environment/south-pole-neutrino-observatory-construction-finished-101220.html
  • South African Communist Leader on the Significance of the Egyptian Revolution

    02/17/2011 1:29:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 2/17/11 | Trevor Loudon
    The Egyptian revolution has huge implications for Israel, the U.S. and what is left of the Free World. Excerpts from a statement by Blade Nzimande, General Secretary South African Communist Party. In a column by George Galloway analyzing the Tunisian and Egyptian developments in the British ‘Morning Star’ – the daily newspaper of our sister party, the Communist Party of Britain – reference is made to Lenin’s apt observations about revolutions: “There are decades when nothing happens, and weeks when decades happen”
  • Conservative Democrats switch to GOP across the Deep South

    02/06/2011 9:04:32 PM PST · by FromLori · 43 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/6/2011 | Richard Fausset
    Reporting from Atlanta — For Democrats, Ashley Bell was the kind of comer that a party builds a future on: A young African American lawyer, he served as president of the College Democrats of America, advised presidential candidate John Edwards and spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. But after his party's midterm beat-down in November, Bell, a commissioner in northern Georgia's Hall County, jumped ship. He joined the Republicans. Bell, 30, said he had serious issues with the healthcare law and believed that conservative "blue dog" Democrats in Congress who shared his values had been bullied into...
  • South Carolina Bill Would Nullify Islamic Law in State Courts

    02/04/2011 4:12:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/11 | Seanna Adcox, Associated Press
    Columbia, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state's courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Sharia law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials. The bill makes no reference to a specific religion or country, though its sponsors acknowledge they worry about the ultraconservative tenets of Sharia law, or Islamic religious law. At least 13 states have introduced similar measures this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Sen. Mike Fair, a Greenville Republican who is the bill's main sponsor, said there was...
  • Oliver Stone defends film ‘South of the Border' (Chavez honest, Bush family not very human)

    01/30/2011 5:46:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Malibu Times ^ | 1/30/11
    Oliver Stone defends film ‘South of the Border'Published: Sunday, January 30, 2011 1:22 PM PST **SNIP** “He's an honest man,” Stone said of Chavez on Thursday. “I sense no corruption in him.” But Stone has been accused of filming Chavez with a sympathetic lens, offering odd adulation to the Venezuelan leader, ignoring the president's worldwide reputation as a power-mad dictator and censorship bully. It's a sharp contrast to what Stone's heard of his past work-that biopics on Richard Nixon and George W. Bush were too harsh on the right wing. [Clarification: It was Stone who made the remark: Comparing Bush...
  • Democratic South finally falls

    11/28/2010 4:09:44 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    Politico ^ | November 28,2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    For Democrats in the South, the most ominous part of a disastrous year may not be what happened on Election Day but what has happened in the weeks since. After suffering a historic rout — in which nearly every white Deep South Democrat in the U.S. House was defeated and Republicans took over or gained seats in legislatures across the region — the party’s ranks in Dixie have thinned even further. In Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, Democratic state legislators have become Republicans, concluding that there is no future in the party that once dominated the so-called Solid South. That the...
  • Analysis: Attack is North Korean Bid for Attention (WTH?)

    11/24/2010 2:35:14 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2010 | Yahoo News
    A frustrated North Korea is lashing out again, this time with a deadly volley of artillery aimed at reminding rival South Korea — and the world — that it will not be ignored. The barrage of shots fired Tuesday at a South Korean island lying within sight of its shores did not come out of nowhere. For weeks, North Korea has been angling for credit for reaching out to the U.S. and South Korea, and has warned that the cool response would come at a cost. The destruction that set homes ablaze, sent civilians fleeing for underground shelters and killed...
  • North Korea threatens continued strikes on South

    11/23/2010 3:16:30 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | November 23, 2010
    North Korea threatens continued strikes on South Breaking News: President Lee meets in bunker; witness tells TV channel fire on island burning out of control By Agencies Smoke rises from South Korean Yeonpyeong Island after being hit by dozens of artillery shells fired by North Korea November 23, 2010. Several South Korean civilians and soldiers were wounded and many others were being evacuated to bunkers on Tuesday, a Seoul television reported. The island is located near the western maritime border between the two Koreas, 11 km (7 miles) from the North and about 115 km (71 miles) northwest of Seoul....
  • U.S. Condemns North Korean Attack on South (NK testing Obama's resolve and he failed, again)

    11/23/2010 3:13:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/23/2010 | ap
    The White House is strongly condemning North Korea's artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. In a statement released before dawn Tuesday, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs calls on North Korea to "halt its belligerent action." He says the United States is "firmly committed" to South Korea's defense, and to the "maintenance of regional peace and stability."
  • Breaking: North Korea Fires Artillery at South, Killing 1

    11/23/2010 1:42:43 AM PST · by FTJM · 27 replies
    AP via FOX News ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff
    North Korea fired artillery barrages onto a South Korean island near their disputed border Tuesday, setting buildings alight and prompting South Korea to return fire and scramble fighter jets. At least one South Korean marine was killed and 13 wounded, the military said. The skirmish came amid high tension over North Korea's claim that it has a new uranium enrichment facility and just six weeks after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il unveiled his youngest son Kim Jong Un as his heir apparent. One South Korean marine was killed, three were seriously wounded and 10 slightly wounded, a Joint Chiefs...
  • North Korea artillery fire hits South island

    11/22/2010 10:44:48 PM PST · by John W · 137 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 23, 2010 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, setting buildings on fire and prompting a return fire by the South, Seoul's military and media reports said.