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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...