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  • 'South Park' and the Informal Fatwa

    04/28/2010 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 419+ views
    wsj ^ | 4/27/10 | AYAAN HIRSI ALI
    The veiled threats against the Comedy Central show's creators should be taken very seriously. 'South Park" is hilarious, right? Not any more. Last week, Zachary Adam Chesser—a 20-year-old Muslim convert who now goes by the name Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee—posted a warning on the Web site following the 200th episode of the show on Comedy Central. The episode, which trotted out many celebrities the show has previously satirized, also "featured" the Prophet Muhammad: He was heard once from within a U-Haul truck and a second time from inside a bear costume.
  • Uh-oh…Comedy Central Scared By Wannabe Terrorists

    04/25/2010 11:24:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies · 257+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-10 | Wordsmith
    Baltimore Sun: It's not even that the terrorists have won, it's that wannabe terrorists have won. A group called Revolution Muslim, which by most accounts seems less a terrorist cell than, metaphorically speaking, a couple of guys living in their parents' basements, managed to scare Comedy Central this week into censoring South Park for mocking their religion, or rather, the ban in some quarters of depictions of the prophet Muhammed. The Anti-Defamation League, which has tracked the New York-based Revolution Muslim, says the group has no more than about a dozen members, is known mainly for spouting anti-Semitism, handing...
  • Were Confederate soldiers terrorists?

    04/11/2010 11:18:54 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 186 replies · 2,332+ views
    CNN ^ | 4.11.10 | Roland S. Martin
    (CNN) -- Based on the hundreds of e-mails, Facebook comments and Tweets I've read in response to my denunciation of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's decision to honor Confederates for their involvement in the Civil War -- which was based on the desire to continue slavery -- the one consistent thing that supporters of the proclamation offer up as a defense is that these individuals were fighting for what they believed in and defending their homeland. In criticizing me for saying that celebrating the Confederates was akin to honoring Nazi soldiers for killing of Jews during the Holocaust, Rob Wagner said,...
  • Thousands visit Appomattox to mark Lee's surrender

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

    04/09/2010 6:15:43 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 18 replies · 575+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | April 9, 2010 | Cindy Chang
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich exhorted an audience of Republican faithful to stop President Barack Obama's "secular socialist machine" by winning the fall congressional elections and ultimately repealing the Democrats' centerpiece health care legislation. Gingrich spoke Thursday on the opening night of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans. A one-time history professor with a doctorate degree from Tulane, Gingrich rejected any claim to bipartisanship, calling the country's political split the most serious conflict since the years leading up to the Civil War. "The most radical president in American history has now thrown down the...
  • The South is Rising Again (Spirit of Secession is Nationwide)

    03/15/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT · by no dems · 194 replies · 3,188+ views ^ | March 15, 2010 | Peter Heck
    The South is rising again. Before I go any further, let me clarify. Sadly, too many in our country possess the superficial and ignorant perception that the only impetus behind southern secession was to perpetuate the abhorrent practice of slavery. Therefore, when they hear such a phrase, their kneejerk reaction tells them this must be about race. I assure you, it’s not. When the North invaded the South during the 1860s, it was to deny the southern states the ultimate expression of their sovereignty – the ability to withdraw from a union they had voluntarily joined. Interestingly, secession was a...
  • The South is rising again

    03/15/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT · by bubbacluck · 152 replies · 2,491+ views
    OneNewsNow/Perspectives ^ | 3/15/2010 | Peter Heck
    The South is rising again. Before I go any further, let me clarify. Sadly, too many in our country possess the superficial and ignorant perception that the only impetus behind southern secession was to perpetuate the abhorrent practice of slavery. Therefore, when they hear such a phrase, their kneejerk reaction tells them this must be about race. I assure you, it’s not. When the North invaded the South during the 1860s, it was to deny the southern states the ultimate expression of their sovereignty – the ability to withdraw from a union they had voluntarily joined.
  • Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne—Stonewall Jackson of the West

    03/06/2010 2:27:46 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 101 replies · 906+ views
    Huntington News ^ | March 6, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Who was Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne?
  • South Duh-kota, hang your head in shame (HCR 1009: only teach kids about global warming 'theory')

    03/01/2010 5:42:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 839+ views
    Science Blogs ^ | 2/25/10 | PZ Myers
    South Duh-kota, hang your head in shamePosted on: February 25, 2010 3:57 PM, by PZ Myers The South Dakota senate has been wrestling over an important resolution, HCR 1009. Here's the original text. It will look rather familiar to anyone who has seen creationist bills roll through a legislature. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the House of Representatives of the Eighty-fifth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, the Senate concurring therein, that the South Dakota Legislature urges that instruction in the public schools relating to global warming include the following: (1) That global warming is a scientific theory...
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • Jim Limber Davis -- Rescued by the Confederacy's First Lady

    02/13/2010 3:31:08 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 5 replies · 512+ views
    Huntington News ^ | February 12, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    This was not an ordinary story but about a black child, a Confederate President's First Lady and the Southern Presidential Family.
  • Utah trails Bible Belt states in religious commitment

    01/13/2010 7:23:00 AM PST · by Colofornian · 93 replies · 935+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Joel Campbell
    Utah, where most surveys show just more than two-thirds of the residents are Latter-day Saints, is the 12th most religious state in the United States. Utah takes a back seat to 11 Southern states, most in the Bible Belt. According to a new analysis released by the Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life, the most religious states are Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky. The rankings were based on a question about how important religion was in people's lives taken during a 2007 Religious Landscape Survey. States where religion is least important...
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

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

    12/03/2009 9:11:42 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 337 replies · 7,131+ views
    WESH-2 NBC ^ | 12/03/2009
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A federal judge has issued an order that will make way for a Confederate heritage specialty license plate from the state of Florida's Department of Motor Vehicles. Confederate license plate Sons Of Confederate Veterans The proposed Confederate flag. In a lawsuit filed nearly one year ago after two years of Florida legislative inaction to approve the plate, a federal Middle District judge upheld the First Amendment right to have a plate issued by the DMV. "We followed all the procedures, paid the fees required by the state, and did absolutely everything that was required by law, and...
  • What Can We Learn from 1860?

    11/26/2009 10:19:55 AM PST · by dynachrome · 98 replies · 2,181+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 11-20-09 | Linda Brady Traynham
    What I think about secession basically is that it is a consummation devoutly to be wished, but a dangerous pursuit to advocate publicly. Janet Napolitano and the alphabet soup guys do not take kindly to the notion of freedom in any way, and for the precise reason that Abraham Lincoln did not. When asked why he didn’t just let the South go, Lincoln exploded in a rage, “Let the South go? LET THE SOUTH GO? How, then, should I fill my coffers?” Documented historical fact. Look it up for yourselves. Winners write history and the North/Leftists have had nearly 160...
  • Southern small town becomes wild west

    11/17/2009 5:27:16 AM PST · by mshoffner · 32 replies · 2,299+ views
    Walterboro is a small community along Interstate 95. It sits about one hour north of Savannah, Georgia. It is a small town typical of the south. It belongs to a section, of the part of South Carolina, known as the Lowcountry. It is 45 minutes from the ocean and has its own watery areas,swamps. When you think of small town America, Walterboro is a place you may think of. But the last week, Walterboro has become like LA.
  • Guest Lecturer to Address Diversity on ‘South Park’

    10/20/2009 8:56:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies · 870+ views
    FLCC Campus News ^ | October 19th, 2009
    Canandaigua, N.Y. - Matt Glowacki, a national speaker on disabilities, will give a talk on “Diversity According to Family Guy and South Park,” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Finger Lakes Community College. Glowacki will explore how TV shows operating on the fringes of societal acceptance, such as “The Family Guy” and “South Park,” often have a more developed, logical and inclusive view of society. His lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Stage 13 on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Entry is free and open to the public. Visitors should arrive early to leave time...
  • Most mobile homes are in the south -- Census

    09/26/2009 4:12:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 2,444+ views
    CNN Money ^ | September 23, 2009 | Hibah Yousuf
    Most of the mobile homes in the U.S. are located in the south, where land is more plentiful, the weather is warmer, and rural poverty is higher. The region is home to over 56% of the mobile housing units in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 American Community Survey data released Monday. Specifically, two cities outside of Jacksonville, Fla., had the country's highest concentration of mobile homes, which are generally about 12-feet wide and include a kitchen, a living and dining area, and one or two smaller bedrooms. While mobile homes make up only 6.17% of the...
  • Where Does the South End?

    09/21/2009 12:50:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 2,651+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 21, 2009 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Old Friend, It was wholly a pleasure to hear your theory about where the South ends, probably because any theory about the South will get a conversation going around dinner tables, at barber shops, in graduate seminars on Southern history, and just about anywhere else in these talkative latitudes. Your theory is that the South ends where the last monument to the Confederate soldier can be seen. This would mean that Bentonville, up in the far northwest corner of Arkansas, and known far and wide as the capital of Wal-Mart, qualifies as Southern. This might comes as a surprise,...
  • Veterans Day Parade Bans Confederate Flag

    09/17/2009 8:22:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies · 1,297+ views
    cbs 4 ^ | 09/17/09 | Jasmine Kripalani
    The Veterans Day parade that will be held in Homestead later this year will be missing one controversial symbol: The Confederate battle flag. That's because organizers decided to ban the flag from the parade after much back-and-forth debate. For some, the flag is a symbol of Southern pride. But others say it's a symbol of the country's racist past. Initially, the organizers – the Homestead/ Florida City Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee – had agreed to allow the flag. But they reversed that decision on Wednesday after Jeffrey Wander, the committee chairman, said he sent out emails asking for...
  • The Wrong Rights

    08/18/2009 9:12:33 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 370+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 18, 2009 | Mytheos Holt
    The Wrong Rights by: Mytheos Holt, August 18, 2009 This July, the Heritage Foundation hosted a talk by Abigail Thernstrom, the author of the newly released book Voting Rights and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, to discuss the findings of the book and explore its implications for current Constitutional/political discourse. Thernstrom began her talk with the warning that she “[had] not written a book that can be reduced to soundbytes.” Moreover, Thernstrom said, “I thought I’d focus on a few interconnected points that challenge conservative thinking in the hopes of getting a discussion going.” For many conservative...
  • In the US racist hysteria grows

    08/16/2009 7:17:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 2,800+ views
    The Stabroek News ^ | August 16, 2009 | Wayne Brown
    It’s a thought to madden a Manichaean, but the usual outcome of any struggle between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ isn’t victory for one or the other, but stalemate. Good and evil both survive to fight another day. Thus, the astonished delight over Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential elections last November hadn’t even begun to subside before the resultant rage of racist America was making itself heard. In a column written three weeks after November 2, this columnist (‘Keeping him safe’) remarked on that fury. Yet, in the euphoria of the moment, I was inclined to dismiss it as “the...
  • Are liberals seceding from sanity? The left is crazy to insult white Southerners as a group

    08/16/2009 12:20:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,785+ views
    Salon ^ | August 11, 2009 | Michael Lind
    Back in the 1960s, Seymour Martin Lipset and Richard Hofstadter and other liberal sociologists, historians and political scientists, puzzled that anyone could support Barry Goldwater rather than Lyndon Johnson, concluded that Goldwater supporters were deranged. They didn't say so directly, of course. They said that members of the radical right were emotionally disturbed victims of "status anxiety." The evidence? They didn't vote the way that Lipset and other academics thought that they should vote. Therefore they had to be crazy. In the decades since, far better scholars than Hofstadter and Lipset, for whom history and sociology are not exercises in...
  • Thus Spake Zora (Black writer & conservative)

    08/13/2009 8:04:00 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 10 replies · 1,036+ views
    City Journal ^ | Aug 2009 | Urbanities. John H. McWhorter
    John H. McWhorterThus Spake Zora Zora Neale Hurston’s writing challenged black people as well as white. Summer 2009 One of the last photos of Zora Neale Hurston, taken in the late fifties, is heartrending. Once renowned as a handsome figure who could dominate any room, she sits outside a Florida bungalow, a bloated old woman living in poverty, chatting with locals. As sanguine as she looks, we can’t help wishing that she had been in New York, plugging her latest novel on The Jack Paar Show. But all her books were out of print, and she was supporting herself...
  • Does the Confederate Flag offend you?

    08/06/2009 11:14:41 AM PDT · by poetbdk · 186 replies · 6,137+ views
    Does the Confederate Flag offend you? I came across this question asked at that has produced a lively discussion with over 2500 comments. I thought I would post it here at Free Republic and see if it gets a similiar response.
  • North Korean Provocations Underscore Importance of U.S., South Korean Alliance

    07/15/2009 4:45:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 274+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 15, 2009 – North Korea’s recent provocations underscore the importance of the strong U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance, the top U.S. commander in South Korea said yesterday. “I can assure you that the alliance is fully prepared to respond to any situation as we continue to closely monitor activities in the region,” Army Gen. Walter “Skip” Sharp, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces in Korea, told reporters via videoconference from New York. “In the face of these recent provocations, the alliance stands strong and ready, and in fact is getting stronger every day,” he...
  • Why Are Southerners So Fat?

    07/09/2009 9:07:36 AM PDT · by freed0misntfree · 320 replies · 8,337+ views
    Time ^ | 7/9/2009 | Claire Suddath
    People from Mississippi are fat. With an adult obesity rate of 33%, Mississippi gobbled its way to the "chubbiest state" crown for the fifth year in a row, according to a new joint report by Trust For America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Alabama, West Virginia, and Tennessee aren't far behind, with obesity rates over 30%. In fact, eight out of the 10 fattest states are in the South. The region famous for its biscuits, barbecue and pecan pies has been struggling with its weight for years — but then again, so has the rest of the country....
  • Brazil detains suspected al-Qaida member

    05/26/2009 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Flavius · 403+ views
    wtop ^ | 5/26/09 | STAN LEHMAN
    A suspected al-Qaida member has been taken into custody by Brazilian authorities in a case shrouded in secrecy, police said Tuesday.
  • Postmodern Prof Whistles Dixie

    05/18/2009 9:40:45 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 521+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 18, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Postmodern Prof Whistles Dixie by: Malcolm A. Kline, May 18, 2009 From the people who like to paint critics of higher education as anti-intellectual comes a new tome that shows how cerebral the pursuits of the academic publishing world are. The University of Virginia Press has just released Cotton’s Queer Relations: Same-Sex Intimacy and the Literature of the Southern Plantation, 1936-1968, by Michael P. Bibler. Bibler is an assistant professor of English at Mary Washington. His self-proclaimed areas of expertise are: Gay and Lesbian Studies; Postmodernism; and The Southern Plantation, in that order. “He has had articles published in Mississippi...
  • South Park Explains How Banks and Savings Work - Video

    03/31/2009 12:31:30 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 13 replies · 1,013+ views ^ | 03 31 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    Video on site"And it's gone!"
  • South Park Mocks Obama (Again) - Must See Video

    03/26/2009 9:25:59 AM PDT · by wrrock · 68 replies · 3,670+ views
    BAFM ^ | 03/ | bafm
    South Park dares to say who REALLY should get credit for all the economic stimulus and budget spending. (Hint, it's not Obama).
  • Small, Southern states rise again

    03/23/2009 8:14:37 AM PDT · by ikeonic · 24 replies · 999+ views ^ | 3/23/09 | Ikeonic
    What follows is a slightly edited version of an email I sent to a a couple of close friends back in January 2008 about Mike Huckabee as an example of the GOP's rise in the New South. I didn't have a blog back then and I found it again while cleaning out my email today. I think this post still rings just as true today as Southern Governors like Bobby Jindal and Mark Sanford rise to prominence as leaders of the GOP. The GOP's complete reconstruction of the New South By IkeonicRemember Bush 41 smearing Bill Clinton as "the failed...
  • Southerners looking to share their Confederate holiday

    03/21/2009 6:26:13 AM PDT · by cowboyway · 1,234 replies · 12,978+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | March 22, 2009 | Dahleen Glanton
    ATLANTA — In a cultural war that has pitted Old South against new, defenders of the Confederate legacy have opened a fresh front in their campaign to polish an image tarnished, they said, by people who do not respect Southern values. With the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States in 2011, efforts are under way in statehouses, small towns and counties across the South to push for proclamations or legislation promoting Confederate history.
  • Missouri town outraged over killings, illegal immigrant (+ Arkansas bill update)

    03/20/2009 5:10:58 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 25 replies · 1,138+ views ^ | 03/20/09 | JIM SALTER
    HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - A Hannibal police officer was finishing up mundane paperwork on a quiet Saturday morning when Manuel Cazares walked into the station, blood splattered on his hands and shoes. Cazares put his hands out, crossed them, and told the officer to arrest him. "I killed two people," he allegedly said. Details surrounding the allegations are far too common: an abusive relationship, a jilted lover, a sudden attack. But some in this Mississippi River community of 17,000 best known as Mark Twain's hometown aren't just outraged by the violence. They also question why Cazares was in Hannibal at...
  • Calvinism & The South

    03/16/2009 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies · 1,357+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 03/16/2009 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Now comes Time Magazine with a piece saying that Calvinism is back as a dominating force in American culture. What does this mean for our future, politically and culturally. . .
  • Professor: Southerners are Slavery-Loving Racists

    02/27/2009 6:55:09 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 67 replies · 1,273+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/27/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Remember how during the run up to the election, all the left pundits and talking heads and their compatriots in the Old Media said that no white person would vote for Barack Obama? Well, despite the singular fact that Barack Obama convincingly won the popular vote in a country that sees a majority of its voters are white, the Old Media is still insisting that all southerners are slavery-loving, neo-confederates that are no different than they were in 1860. For the Washington Post, Robert S. McElvaine is here to tell us in "The Red, the Blue and the Gray" that...
  • Was Only Southern Slavery Evil?

    02/26/2009 5:26:00 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 19 replies · 965+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/26/2009 | Richard Williams
    "When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to China this month, she said human rights concerns could not interfere with talks about the economic crisis." Doesn't that sound eerily similar to the South's . . .
  • The Bible Belt

    02/16/2009 5:35:31 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies · 1,050+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/16/2009 | Richard Williams
    A few months ago, another Civil War blogger mocked my contention that the South remains the last great bastion of Judeo-Christian conservatism in the United States, even though poll after poll shows that to be the truth - the South is still the "Bible Belt." Now comes this story . . .
  • Pope Pius IX and the Confederacy

    02/02/2009 6:39:40 PM PST · by rogernz · 88 replies · 2,171+ views
    The Catholic Knight ^ | 2 Feb, 2009 | The Catholic Knight
    THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: One of the most overlooked facts of the American Civil War Era is the sympathy the South gained from Europe's most influential monarch - the pope of Rome. Pope Pius IX never actually signed any kind of alliance or 'statement of support' with the Confederate States of America, but to those who understand the nuance of papal protocol, what he did do was quite astonishing. He acknowledged President Jefferson Davis as the "Honorable President of the Confederate States of America." From this we can glean three things about Pope Pius IX... 1. He considered Jefferson Davis worthy...
  • The GOP Goes South

    12/27/2008 5:38:24 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 145 replies · 3,199+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/08/2008 | David S. Broder
    ..."All the signs are that the stimulus spending will be opposed by congressional Republicans, whose shrunken ranks are increasingly dominated by right-wing Southerners who care not what their stance does to harm the party's national image..."
  • You Can Still Hear The Rebel Yell

    12/22/2008 4:43:29 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 29 replies · 1,421+ views
    I recall reading that a Union soldier, observing his comrades fleeing in wide-eyed panic from the "rebel yell" at Chancellorsville said his former unit resembled "close-packed ranks rushing like legions of the damned."
  • Urban Gun Crime Largely the Fault of "the South"

    12/06/2008 7:02:23 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 212 replies · 2,981+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | December 6, 2008 | Tom Blumer
    Attention, y'all in the South: Urban crime is partly your fault. You see, if you didn't own so many guns, you wouldn't have so many of them stolen or sold at gun shows. Right now, those evil guns cross state lines and get used to commit crimes in urban areas. Got that? I know all of this because the Associated Press's Seanna Adcox, acting as a mouthpiece for the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, has told me so (link is dynamic; 2 AM version saved here for future reference): Ten states are responsible for the bulk of illegal guns that are...
  • What the Rise of Southern Football Says About America

    12/05/2008 12:54:10 PM PST · by bamahead · 154 replies · 3,890+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2008 | Darren Everson
    College football has been conquered, in nearly every respect, by the Deep South. The Southeastern Conference, a 76-year-old coalition of 12 universities in nine Southern states stretching from Louisiana to Florida, has won three national college football titles in five years, including the last two by blowout, and has an unrivaled 11-4 record in the Bowl Championship Series since 1999. Its teams lead the nation in average attendance, have five of the 12 highest-paid coaches in college football and just signed two broadcast deals worth as much as $3 billion over the next 15 years. Tomorrow, Alabama and Florida, ranked...

    12/02/2008 6:19:51 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies · 646+ views ^ | 12/02/08 |
    Health Tue, December 02, 2008 05:11 PM Washington, DC (CapitalWirePR) December 2, 2008 –On World AIDS Day December 1, 2008 the Latino Commission on AIDS released “Shaping the New Response: HIV/AIDS and Latinos in the Deep South” Report, documenting the extraordinarily high rates of HIV and AIDS diagnoses among Latinos, the apparent contributing factors to this health crisis and recommendations for future action in the Deep South (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina)*. Shaping the New Response reached its conclusions after two years of research including more than 300 interviews, 8 roundtables covering all 7 states,...
  • Culture Wars, RIP?

    11/10/2008 4:54:56 AM PST · by condi2008 · 23 replies · 442+ views ^ | November 9, 2008 | Peter J. Leithart
    Alan Wolfe, announcing the end of the culture wars with the election of Obama, accuses the South of voting against Obama because Southerners are racists: “The single most disturbing aspect of last night’s election is the transformation of the Republican Party into the party of the Confederacy. Yes, Republicans remain strong in states such as Wyoming and Idaho, and Obama won Virginia and is leading in North Carolina. But both these latter two states flipped to the Democrats because they contain large numbers of white professionals who moved there from other parts of the country and because blacks came out...
  • South's McCain Voters are Racist

    11/07/2008 5:54:13 PM PST · by Blue Collar Muse · 17 replies · 1,023+ views
    Blue Collar Muse ^ | 11/7/08 | Blue Collar Muse
    The South's McCain voters are racists. They are also uneducated, out of step with the rest of the country, to be pitied, isolated, suffering in the area of “jobs, education and development”, ideologically aligned with the old Confederacy, at odds with the values of the rest of the country, and are getting what they deserve because they won’t “… get with the right program.” Or you could ask Dwight Lewis at The Tennessean. Lewis learned all this in a phone interview with “… David A. Bositis, senior political analyst for the Washington-based Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies …”...
  • Why Jefferson Davis Opposed Roe v. Wade by H. W. Crocker III

    10/31/2008 7:29:21 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 5 replies · 635+ views ^ | 10/31/08 | H. W. Crocker III
    Why Jefferson Davis Opposed Roe v. Wade by H. W. Crocker III 10/31/08 Okay, he didn't, really, because he never had the chance -- but it's as certain as magnolia blooms in the spring that if Jefferson Davis were to rise again and take his place as the extremely senior senator from Mississippi, he would make the Senate ring with his denunciations of Roe v. Wade. In fact, he might even threaten secession over it. His bill of indictment would, of course, include that Roe v. Wade violated states' rights -- indeed, this would be the very grounds of secession:...
  • Bubba better get ready for some change (depressing but a fair warning)

    10/27/2008 8:17:39 AM PDT · by bilhosty · 40 replies · 1,862+ views
    Gwinnett Post ^ | 9/24/2008 | Bill Shipp
    Why do you look so worried, Bubba? Barack Obama is not going to win Georgia. He might come close, but he can't win. Maverick McCain and his little moose-hunting buddy should keep Georgia safe for Republicans for at least two more years. Still, Bubba, you should brace yourself for a good dose of shock and awe. Even if Barack doesn't carry the Peach State, you may be shaken the morning after the Nov. 4 election. You will see the sun rise on the real new Georgia - a Georgia filling up with new voters and minority residents. The dramatic changes...
  • End of the North Eastern Wing of the Republican Party

    10/26/2008 6:28:19 PM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 88 replies · 1,957+ views
    The Presidential Election of 2008 will mark the end of the Eastern wing of the Republican Party. The Eastern wing of the Republican Party has dominated the party since the founding of the GOP in the mid 1800s. However, since the 1960s the power base of the Republican Party has shifted West and South. This has left an increasingly orphaned Eastern wing of the Republican Party. They have had a mild resurgence in the mid 1990s when a swathe of North Eastern states including (incredibly!) Massachusetts fell under Republican Governorships. However in the last 8 years, state after state in...
  • Three South Florida business owners echo concerns of Joe the Plumber

    10/21/2008 8:45:44 PM PDT · by TheRaceIsLong · 797+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 22, 2008 | Rafael A. Olmeda
    I have been reading my Bible all night and praying hard. My son had on that awful Rachel Maddow show earlier. I cried because I could hear it from my room, and he wouldn't turn it off. What is this world coming to? What are we going to do to survive?