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  • Lois Lerner: Lincoln Should’ve Let the South Go Instead of Civil War

    08/07/2015 7:05:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 7, 2015 | Ken Meyer
    Most Americans tend to agree that Abraham Lincoln was one of this country’s better presidents, having saved the nation from imploding on itself with the Civil War. Former IRS chief Lois Lerner, however, does not apparently have the same thoughts about keeping the South in the union. “Look my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best,” Lerner wrote in 2014. “He should (have) let the south go. We really do seem to have 2 totally different mindsets.” The Senate Finance Committee released a report yesterday that examined 1.5 million pages of IRS emails. A significant focus...
  • Why do Southerners have a drawl?

    09/18/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 151 replies ^ | 9/14/15 | David Bennett
    The other day, my son asked why there are such a variety of accents in the country. Why does a fellow from Mississippi have a twang that’s different from a fellow in Texas? Long ago, I asked my father a similar question. He pointed out that it isn’t just in America – a wide range of dialects and accents are common for French, Arabic, whatever. In recent days, some interesting pieces have appeared online. One in Slate has a list of the top slang terms from every state. Here’s what was included for the Mid-South: Arkansas: “tump” -- to tip...
  • [Leftist] Megan Barry elected first woman mayor of Nashville [Mega Barf!]

    09/12/2015 11:37:32 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 50 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 10, 2015 10:21 PM CDT | Jennifer Johnson and Tracy Kornet
    Megan Barry has been elected mayor in Nashville’s runoff election. Barry called the night historic. “This one is going down in the history books,” she said. “This one is all about the fact that today, you went to the polls and you elected the first woman mayor.” As Barry’s victory speech went on, the crowd began chanting her name. “Tomorrow our real work begins,” she said.
  • North Korea approves ‘final attack’ on South Korea as tensions increase in region

    08/21/2015 6:28:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/21/15
    A North Korean military official says a meeting of senior party and defense officials led by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Thursday night and "reviewed and approved the final attack operation." He gave no details on what kind of military retaliation North Korea would see as appropriate punishment for South Korea's shelling of its territory on Thursday. Kim Yong Chol, director of the general reconnaissance bureau of the North Korean army, on Friday denied South Korean allegations that Pyongyang has been raising tensions on the peninsula. He denied the North fired anything across the Demilitarized Zone and says...
  • North Korea warns of war with South after artillery fire

    08/21/2015 5:35:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to prepare for battle a day after the most serious confrontation between the rivals in years. South Korea's military on Thursday fired dozens of artillery rounds across the border in response to what Seoul said were North Korean artillery strikes meant to back up a threat to attack loudspeakers broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda.
  • Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally

    08/08/2015 4:53:20 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 08, 2015, 05:59 pm | Elliot Smilowitz and Megan R. Wilson
    Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking. Moments after Sanders took the stage at Westlake Park, two women and one man climbed the stage and confronted the Democratic presidential candidate, demanding a chance to speak. After several moments of confusion and confrontation, an event organizer took the microphone and said the protesters would be allowed to speak before Sanders.
  • Exclusive Newsmax Poll: Trump Surges, Walker Slips in South

    08/06/2015 10:13:42 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 8/5/15 | Todd Beamon
    An exclusive Newsmax poll released Tuesday shows businessman Donald Trump sweeping to a commanding lead among Republican presidential candidates across the South, with retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson surging in popularity. Trump, who has led in the polls since his campaign began on June 16, finished with 28 points in the exclusive Newsmax-Southern Political Report Survey conducted by OpinionSavvy.
  • Trump's Dominance in South May Force Debate Rivals to Attack Him

    08/06/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by Will88 · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 5, 2015 | David A. Patten
    Pollster Matt Towery released the exclusive Newsmax-Southern Political Report Survey conducted by Opinion Savvy late Tuesday. The poll, which has a margin of error of just 1.3 percent, showed Trump dominating the rest of the GOP field in the South with 28 percent of the vote, compared to his national standing of 23 percent of the GOP vote, as reflected in the latest RealClearPolitics poll average.
  • How the North kept the South poor

    07/14/2015 6:35:16 AM PDT · by prplhze2000 · 30 replies
    Jackson Jambalaya ^ | July 13, 2015 | kingfish
    This 1938 Jackson Daily News article tells the story of how the Southern governors fought to level the playing field with the North when it came to railroad freight rates. The railroad commissions kept the freight rates very slanted towards the North. Canada, yes- Canada, enjoyed lower freight rates on railroads than did the South; so slanted weighted against the South were the rates. Thus a builder in New Orleans could get steel shipped more cheaply from Pittsburgh than he could from Birmingham....
  • The Dream World of the Southern Republicans

    07/13/2015 7:38:57 PM PDT · by oblomov · 24 replies
    NYT ^ | 10 Jul 2015 | Howell Raines
    UNLIKE previous Alabama governors, Robert J. Bentley is not a fount of oratory. Nor is he a champion of “kinder and gentler.” His dyspeptic refusal to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion, in a state where more than one million of 4.8 million residents depend on the program, betokens a stunning indifference to the Hippocratic oath. (The governor is a dermatologist.) Yet Mr. Bentley recently took a page from the Obama playbook and used a surprise executive order to remove four Confederate flags from the Alabama Capitol grounds, not far from the very spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in...
  • Why Did South Reward Racist Killer and Encourage Racism?

    07/13/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by kathsua · 46 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | July 13th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Why did the southern states reward a racist murderer by making him the most significant southern political figure since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Are southern politicians so ignorant that they don’t understand that the people who commit such crimes do so to get attention? Why are they aiding and abetting his effort to steal the Confederate Flag and make it a symbol of racism? Why are they trying to cause whites to be mad at blacks and possibly hate them?
  • Confederate flag supporters rise up to defend embattled symbol

    07/12/2015 4:12:54 PM PDT · by DaveyB · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:20pm EDT | Barbara Liston
    An eight-mile convoy of pickups, motorcycles and cars wound through a central Florida town on Sunday in a show of support for the Confederate flag, as a backlash against its banishment from public landmarks across the South picks up steam. Horns blared and hundreds of the rebel flags fluttered as more than 1,500 vehicles and some 4,500 people turned out for the "Florida Southern Pride Ride" in Ocala, according to police estimates. Vehicles from states across the South and as far away as California participated. "That flag has a lot of different meanings to a lot of different people," said...
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Freebird - 7/2/1977 - Oakland Coliseum Stadium

    07/09/2015 6:59:45 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies ^ | 9/24/14 | Lynyrd Skynyrd on MV
    Thought I would post this because this is Lynyrd Skynyrd playing in front of a huge Confederate flag in 1977 which you can see more clearly around the 7 second mark, and to me, I take this flag as more of symbol of Southern pride than of racism. These guys absolutely worshipped black blues guitar players and musicians, were they racist? Hell no. This just goes to show that things change, which is exactly what Democrats keep telling us anytime the history of the Democratic party is brought up. "Oh, it's not the same party it was 100 years ago..things...
  • Was the South Ever Confederate, Anyway?

    07/05/2015 11:52:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Knoxville Mercury ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jack Neely, director, Knoxville History Project
    Everybody has an opinion about whether the Confederate flag is good or bad. They’re all dug in. Some are certain it’s racist and the very signature of evil. Others say it’s purely an expression of Southern pride and reverence for ancestors who fought and died a long time ago. Some of them have devoted careers and personal reputations to these propositions. A newspaper column is not going to change any minds. The Civil War is a big bagful of ironies and paradoxes, and not a recommended study for folks who like to keep things simple. It would be a particular...
  • How the south skews America

    07/04/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ripnbang · 92 replies
    Politico ^ | July 3, 2015 | Michael Lind
    Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the United States apart from other countries today is actually Southern exceptionalism. Read more:
  • 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...
  • The Offensive Flag of Truth

    06/21/2015 11:52:14 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 4 replies
    Self | 6/22/15 | Me
    Calling for the removal of the Confederate Flag from South Carolina’s Capitol in the wake of a national tragedy, the assigned symbol of one man’s hate and paranoia, is ironically both defensible and predictably shortsighted. What rabid activists conveniently forget is that the Confederate Flag – which still wavers at the behest of state law - was never derived as a proud beacon of slavery; after all, even at the height of the Antebellum period less than 2% of all Americans owned slaves. Slavery was a means to an end, an economic mechanism utilized to compete with foreign competitors and...
  • With Alabama and Arkansas, an ‘SEC primary’ takes its final shape

    05/29/2015 11:32:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / The Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2015 | Greg Bluestein and Daniel Malloy
    Next year’s “SEC primary” is taking final shape. On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval to legislation moving that state’s presidential nomination contest to March 1 – to match the same date set by Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. From Andrew Demillo and the Associated Press: By a 67-16 vote, the House sent Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation to move the primaries as part of an effort to create a regional presidential nominating contest that supporters have dubbed the “SEC primary.” Hutchinson plans to sign the legislation into law....
  • Taking Back Thomas Jefferson

    03/13/2015 12:21:52 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Abbeville Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | James Rutledge Roesch
    Jefferson, a member of the gentry of Old Virginia, was always regarded as one of the best and brightest of his generation, a gentleman of the finest intellect, taste, and manners. Although Jefferson loved and was loyal to the Union, he was a Virginian first and an American second; Virginia, Jefferson avowed, was his “country.” This order of allegiance – State over Union, or “Society” over “the State” – was firmly rooted in the Old South. Accordingly, in the emerging conflict between the North and the South, Jefferson sided with his own country. “It is true that we are completely...
  • Saving The Sweetest Watermelon The South Has Ever Known

    05/19/2015 6:51:40 PM PDT · by Theoria · 64 replies
    NPR ^ | 19 May 2015 | Jill Neimark
    The most luscious watermelon the Deep South has ever produced was once so coveted, 19th-century growers used poison or electrocuting wires to thwart potential thieves, or simply stood guard with guns in the thick of night. The legendary Bradford was delectable — but the melon didn't ship well, and it all but disappeared by the 1920s. Now, eight generations later, a great-great-great-grandson of its creator is bringing it back. The story of the Bradford begins on a prison ship during the American Revolutionary War. It was 1783, and the British had captured an American soldier named John Franklin Lawson and...
  • Southern States Key to 2016

    05/14/2015 6:34:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 14, 2015 | Matt Towery
    In recent presidential primary cycles, the influence of Southern states — with the exception of Florida, whose "Southern status" is perhaps more locational than anything else — has been minimal. While pundits like to say that GOP presidential nominees have relied heavily on a "red state" electorate based in the South, that same base has had little to say in determining the nominee. After all, neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney had much in common with the region. Georgia's Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp sensed that voter turnout intensity in the region could be stronger in November 2016 if...
  • Why the Confederacy Lives

    04/10/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 593 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | April 08, 2015 | EUAN HAGUE
    One hundred-fifty years after Appomattox, many Southerners still won’t give up. One hundred fifty years ago, on April 9th, 1865, Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House and the Union triumphed in the Civil War. Yet the passage of a century and a half has not dimmed the passion for the Confederacy among many Americans. Just three weeks ago, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) appeared before the Supreme Court arguing for the right to put a Confederate flag on vanity license plates in Texas. Just why would someone in 2015 want a Confederate flag on their license...
  • Old Times are not forgotten in the South

    04/02/2015 4:24:38 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 144 replies
    Huntington News ^ | April 2, 2015 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.”
  • Will an SEC Primary Take Away the Power of Blue State Republicans? (Read-Important)

    02/01/2015 5:15:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Peach Pundit ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jon Richards
    This morning, Nate Cohn of the New York Times Upshot tries to answer the question asked by many Tea Party leaning Republicans in southern states: Why does it seem that the GOP presidential candidate always ends up being a moderate, rather than a ‘true conservative?’ And, he finds some interesting data about the power of the GOP in the states won by President Obama: But the blue-state Republicans still possess the delegates, voters and resources to decide the nomination. In 2012, there were more Romney voters in California than in Texas, and in Chicago’s Cook County than in West Virginia....
  • Mercedes to Move U.S. Headquarters From New Jersey to Georgia

    01/06/2015 6:49:55 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 54 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | 1/6/15 | Patrick McGeehan
    In the latest blow to New Jersey, which is still staggering from the recession, Mercedes-Benz USA said on Tuesday that it would move its headquarters to Georgia from Montvale, N.J.
  • How White Flight Destroyed the Mississippi Delta (Blame Whitey)

    01/06/2015 6:15:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 100 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2014 | Alan Huffman
    In the Mississippi Delta town of Tchula, there’s a fading columned mansion that once belonged to Sara Virginia Jones, the daughter of a local plantation dynasty. Its walls were lined with nearly 400 works by artists as prominent as Paul Cezanne, Marc Chagall, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol. Then, in the 1990s, the house changed hands. Today, it is filled with framed photos of the current owner—Tchula’s controversial first black mayor, Eddie Carthan, who was in office from 1977 to 1981—posing with U.S. presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama and the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
  • Americans on the move want warmth, affordability: reports

    01/02/2015 12:21:10 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2JAN2015 | Mark Guarino
    (Reuters) - Americans moving out of state in 2014 were most likely to head to places that were warmer and more affordable, such as the South and Southwest, according to studies by two major moving companies. The 47th annual report by Allied Van Lines showed that Illinois topped the list of states people are moving away from with 1,372 net moves, followed by Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan and New Jersey. The states have remained in the top five since 2010, the company said.
  • A new South rises and America wins – The beginning

    12/27/2014 9:15:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    WASHINGTON, December 24, 2014 — For tens of millions of southerners the December 6 runoff loss of Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to Rep. Bill Cassidy represented the epic opening of a new age in America. This region is now a solid conservative south for the first time since Democrats seized control just after the end of the Civil War. For a region of the nation that stretches from the Carolinas to Texas, this is massive and so is the impact of this new Red, White and Blue American Wave. Here a New South Rises. How the new south...
  • What do you think the extensive green landscape is in this picture of Mars'? (Vanity)

    12/26/2014 9:31:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 54 replies
    If you have it installed on your computer, fire up Google Earth and click on the icon along the top edge of your screen that looks like Saturn. A menu will drop down. Click on Mars. After Google Mars loads, enter these coordinates into the search bar: -84.2952811,-56.5576401 . Here's what you'll see: At first, I thought someone had photoshopped it. But you can see that isn't true. So what do you think it is? I don't know if the picture is presented in true color, but if it is it sure looks like moss to me!... Moss that can...
  • The Real Reason Russia Cancelled South Stream Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

    12/21/2014 7:59:18 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 2 replies, Syrianfreepress, ^ | Dec-20-2014 | Alexander Mercouris - Russia Insider
    The Russians called the EU’s bluff by pulling out of the project instead of accepting the EU’s conditions and are cutting deals with China and Turkey instead.By Alexander Mercouris ~ Russia Insider The reaction to the cancellation of the Sound Stream project has been a wonder to behold and needs to be explained very carefully. In order to understand what has happened it is first necessary to go back to the way Russian-European relations were developing in the 1990s. Briefly, at that period, the assumption was that Russia would become the great supplier of energy and raw materials to Europe....
  • Columnist: attacks on guns and God, not racism, to blame for the demise of the Southern Democrat

    12/12/2014 7:11:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Charleston City Paper's Haire Of The Dog Blog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Chris Haire
    In Timothy Carney's Dec. 9 article, the Washington Examiner senior political columnist makes the case that the conventional wisdom is wrong when it comes to why white Southerners have fled the Democratic Party. It's not because of the GOP's very successful Southern Strategy, which played up the racial fears and prejudices of white Southerners in response to an increasingly empowered black population. For Carney, the South no longer has a white Democrat in the U.S. Senate for two reasons and two reasons alone: the Democratic Party is hostile to guns and God, two things that every Southerner hold dear. Carney...
  • Songs of the South

    12/08/2014 5:20:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2014 | New York Post (editorial board)
    Asked why President Obama was so unpopular in Louisiana, Landrieu had responded: “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It’s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves. It’s more of a conservative place.” So because the South is conservative, it’s hostile to women and black candidates? Try telling that to South Carolina Republicans Nikki Haley and Tim Scott.
  • A Christmas Story for the Old South

    12/08/2014 5:19:54 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Gail Jarvis
    The Golden Christmas Much to the annoyance of multiculturists, Christmas is still America’s most celebrated holiday, and in the weeks preceding this festive time, traditional Christmas stories will appear on television screens. We can expect to see numerous versions of Charles Dickens renowned tale, A Christmas Carol, O.Henry’s The Gift of the Magi, and Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts like myself look forward to adaptations of Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. As much as I enjoy these holiday offerings, my Christmas season would not be complete without a reading of William Gilmore Simms’ novel The Golden Christmas. Simm’s sensitive...
  • Michael Tomasky has a meltdown over South’s rejection of Democrats

    12/08/2014 12:41:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 8, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Much has been made of the fact that when losing Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) leaves office in January, Louisiana will not have a Democratic statewide elected official in office for the first time since the 1870s. The Republicans who occupy all of the Pelican State’s high offices are in good company; Republicans now control every U.S. Senate seat, legislative chamber, and governor’s mansion across the Deep South – from Texas to the Carolinas. This condition is giving some Democrats, loyal to the party for whom the term “Solid South” was coined, indigestion. The best example of this phenomenon is an...
  • Dems, It’s Time to Dump Dixie (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    12/08/2014 10:12:09 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 58 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12-8-14 | Micheal Tomasky
    With Mary Landrieu’s ignominious exit, the Democrats will have lost their last senator in the Deep South. And that’s a good thing. They should write it off—because they don’t need it. I don’t remember a much sadder sight in domestic politics in my lifetime than that of Mary Landrieu schlumpfing around these last few weeks trying to save a Senate seat that was obviously lost. It was like witnessing the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. I know that sounds mean about her, but I...
  • Tomasky Trashes The South: 'Reactionary', 'Fetid', 'Nuclear Waste Site' of Racial Resentment

    12/08/2014 8:21:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 12-8-2014 | Mark Finkelstein
    Michael Tomasky is not content to argue, in the wake of Mary Landrieu's defeat, that Democrats should write off the South as politically unfriendly territory.  In his Daily Beast item of today, Tomasky goes to great lengths to trash the region in the ugliest of terms. "Reactionary, prejudice-infested, fetid, reject[ing] nearly everything that’s good about this country, just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment," is how Tomasky slurs most of the South, saying "almost the entire region" is as he describes it.  Remind us now, Michael: just who's "choleric?" Tomasky then has the temerity to shed a...
  • South's Shift To Conservatism Now Complete With Defeat Of Mary Landrieu

    12/07/2014 5:30:03 PM PST · by goldstategop · 43 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 12/07/2014 | Gregory Roberts
    The values that are pre-eminent for Republican Party voters are probably freedom, independence, autonomy, limited government and self-reliance, and a strong belief in the powers of capitalism and a free market,” Cross said. “We see them in the South: the calls or less government, the call for people to take personal responsibility, the inveighing against the dependent class.” And in Louisiana and other energy-producing states, he said, the perceived antipathy of national Democrats for the oil and gas industry helps swell Republican ranks. “We’re looking at something more than just a bad year,” said Charlie Cook, the Shreveport native who...
  • The South: Solid Once Again _ For Republicans

    11/09/2014 6:19:52 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Drudge - AP ^ | 11-9-2014 | BILL BARROW
    By BILL BARROW Associated Press October 9, 2014 ATLANTA (AP) -- With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washington - from Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOP's identity heading...
  • Landrieu on Obama: South Not Always 'Friendliest Place for African-Americans' (Here we go)

    10/30/2014 4:54:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 30, 2014 | Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday that the issue of race is a major reason that President Barack Obama has struggled politically in Southern states. “I'll be very, very honest with you. The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans,” Landrieu told NBC News in an interview. “It's been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader." Noting that the South is “more of a conservative place,” she added that women have also faced challenges in “presenting ourselves.” The comment prompted a fiery response from Louisiana Republican...
  • 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...
  • Are you ready for some Football: ‘Southern Style’?

    09/27/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 27, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    What happened to those days when it was cool for bands to play Dixie at both Northern and Southern schools while students cheered and waved Confederate flags?
  • Who's ashamed of the Confederate Flag?

    09/09/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 66 replies
    I'm just curious who is ashamed of the Stars and Bars. I was born and raised in the south and this flag always gave me comfort and identity. I slept with it over my bed during my youth. What about you? Today if you even mention it, it's like a fart in church. I say, where are the true southern men?!
  • Mary Gresham’s grief over invalid son’s death echoes from 1865

    08/05/2014 11:01:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-5-14 | Michael E. Ruane
    Mary Baxter Gresham was 42 when her invalid son, LeRoy, died in June 1865. She had already lost two infant children and had just lived through the upheaval of the Civil War in Macon, Ga. But when 17-year-old LeRoy, know as “Loy,” died on June 18 in the house where he was born, she was devastated. “God has tried me often and in many ways but never has my heart been so wrung as now,” she wrote to her sister, Sallie, on July 12. “And yet the trial had so much mercy mixed with it that my soul swells within...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...
  • Mildred Lewis Rutherford: Southern Educator and Historian

    07/16/2014 1:35:14 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 16, 2014 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Miss Rutherford lived during a time when people were closer and the pace was slower! “Miss Rutherford writes often about the Confederacy, and Southern traditions, and was overall a champion of all things Southern. While her writings may not be politically correct in today’s world, they are an important look into her era and document views and events from someone who lived through them and knew people who did.”---Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., Genealogy Columnist, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South.10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we...
  • Now South Carolina: 3 Dead, 1 Wounded at Beach Motel

    05/25/2014 10:40:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/25/14 | Associated Press
    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Myrtle Beach police say three people have been shot and killed and another person injured at a motel in the popular resort city. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and a fourth person was wounded in a shooting at an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina's most popular tourist destinations. The shootings took place around 11 p.m. Saturday in front of crowds of tourists at the Bermuda Sands Motel along the beach's new boardwalk, Myrtle Beach Police Capt. David Knipes said.
  • FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate “People Talking About Big Government”

    04/24/2014 8:30:27 PM PDT · by montag813 · 24 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-24-2014 | Gina Cassini
    “If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that”by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsThe same FBI that ignored Russian and Saudi intelligence warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers -- the Boston Marathon jihadists -- and refused to question anyone at their radical mosque, is now visiting a gun store near you to target...conservatives!That's right, according to a new report, FBI counterterrorism agents are visiting gun shops in South Carolina to investigate “suspicious purchases” made by people who talk about “big government.”
  • District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors

    04/22/2014 3:58:11 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies ^ | 4-18-2014 | Tim Cushing
    Full Title: "Finally, Someone Acts Like An Adult: District Attorney Drops Charges Against Bullied Teen Who Recorded His Tormentors" South Fayette School in Pennsylvania, along with a complicit criminal justice system, recently made headlines with its groundbreaking anti-bullying program, which apparently deters bullying by punishing bullied students. Here's a short recap: A bullied student used an iPad to make an audio recording of other students abusing him. He brought this to school administration who a) called in a police officer (after being advised by its legal team that this might be a violation of the state's wiretapping law) and b)...
  • 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...