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  • Rare 50 year Arctic Blast Sets Sights On Southern California.

    12/08/2008 1:13:10 PM PST · by JohnJeykis · 129 replies · 5,736+ views
    OWSweather ^ | December 8, 2008 | OWSweather - Unknown author
    SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - December 8, 2008 ( Rare 50 year Arctic Blast Sets Sights On Southern California. With a week away, and a sure sign of things to come, is making preparations on the server to handle the traffic from this next event. UJEAS is in line with the majority if not all the other models in keeping a near historical arctic air mass into the Southern California region. With a warm November, Southern California is finally ready for cold storms to make their way in. Resort level snow will be likely next week, and in pretty hefty amounts...
  • Scattered, smothered, covered and hitched Couple marries at Waffle House

    07/21/2008 7:41:36 AM PDT · by Alouette · 32 replies · 396+ views
    Gwinnet Daily Post ^ | July 5, 2008 | Alex P. Joyner
    DACULA - As the famous twang of Hank Williams Jr. blasted from an SUV stereo Friday afternoon, about 30 folks socialized, sipped soda and puffed on cigarettes. No, this wasn't a Fourth of July backyard barbecue. It was the run-up to a wedding. In a Waffle House parking lot. The lucky couple, George "Bubba" Mathis and Pamela Christian - both 23 and employees at the Dacula diner located at the Ga. Highway 316/U.S. Highway 29 interchange - wouldn't have it any other way. "I don't know, it's something different," Mathis said while fixing his tie prior to the ceremony. For...
  • Border Fence Creates Mixed Feelings

    07/15/2008 10:12:33 PM PDT · by Southack · 17 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/14/2008 | staff
    “All the illegal border crossings are down. It looks like the border patrol is doing their job. There’s really no need for a wall like that,” said Mark Abeyta from east El Paso. The El Paso sector has reported that they have apprehended 25,500 illegal border crossers during the first nine months of this fiscal year. This is the lowest since 2000, and it was made possible because of more barriers, increased agents and the zero-tolerance policies. Currently the Department of Homeland Security has completed around 300 miles of pedestrian and vehicle fencing and they expect to have a total...
  • Scholar Warriors

    03/01/2008 7:13:11 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 4 replies · 178+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 3/1/2008 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    At the outbreak of the War Between the States, a group of young men who were students at Washington College formed a military company that eventually would become part of the legendary "Stonewall Brigade."
  • Southern Culture

    03/01/2008 7:13:09 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2/25/2008 | Richard Williams
    The song is rich with rural, Southern themes. The upbeat melody combined with the sawing fiddles sets the song's mood perfectly. For those of us who grew up in the South, attached to a local church, a close-knit family whose connection to the land is generational, while immersed in the region's hard-core patriotism, it would be hard to imagine a song better suited to voice these sentiments: "Son of a farmer", - "daddy's daddy", - "working on the land", - "married up and settled down", - "pretty daughters", - "a house built with his own hands", - "keep his family...
  • Liberals Sing ‘Huckelujah’

    12/26/2007 9:12:24 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 10 replies · 305+ views
    Human Events ^ | December 26, 2007 | Ann Coulter
    All I want for Christmas is for Christians to listen to what Mike Huckabee says, rather than what the media say about him. The mainstream media keep flogging Huckabee for being a Christian, apparently unaware that this "God" fellow is testing through the roof in focus groups.
  • Jindal's Victory is Personal to Me (Louisiana)

    10/21/2007 12:15:35 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 86 replies · 164+ views
    redstate ^ | 10/21/07 | Erick
    Bobby Jindal won tonight. I may live in Georgia now, but I'm Louisianian through and through. This is historic. No one has ever won a gubernatorial primary outright in Louisiana until tonight. I cannot really express what this means to me. It's like how the exiled English felt when Mary I died and Elizabeth was crowned. It was safe to go home again. If you don't live in Louisiana, you have no clue what it is like. You may think you do, but you don't. You make think your state sucks, but it doesn't really compared to Louisiana. Louisiana sucks...
  • McCain: Senate should apologize for slavery

    10/18/2007 9:13:32 AM PDT · by freespirited · 143 replies · 210+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/18/07 | Bill Sammon
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday the Senate should apologize for slavery and segregation, calling them “dark chapters in our history.” McCain said he would support a planned resolution by fellow Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, who is also seeking the presidency, to apologize for racist laws, some of which ended more than a century ago. “They were federal policies,” Brownback told the Boston Globe on Monday. “They were wrong. The only way for us to move forward . . . is at the end of the day acknowledging those, taking ownership for it, and asking for forgiveness.” McCain agreed...
  • Morris Dees to Speak at Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting October 18

    10/16/2007 4:25:41 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 11 replies · 306+ views
    Nebraska State Bar Association ^ | 9-7-2007 | Nebraska State Bar Association
    2007 ANNUAL MEETING October 17-19, 2007 The Cornhusker Marriott Lincoln, Nebraska The General Session will be held on Thursday, October 18th in Ballroom DEF1 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. MORRIS DEES is this year's featured speaker. In 1967, lawyer Morris Dees had achieved extraordinary business and financial success with his book publishing company. The son of an Alabama farmer, he witnessed firsthand the painful consequences of prejudice and racial injustice. He sympathized with the Civil Rights Movement but had not become actively involved. A night of soul searching at a snowed-in Cincinnati airport changed his life, inspiring Dees to leave...
  • Ironic: In defense of his Confederate pride

    10/07/2007 11:10:36 AM PDT · by llevrok · 2 replies · 279+ views
    St Petersburg Times ^ | 10/7/08 | Stephanie Garry
    KISSIMMEE -- Nelson Winbush rotates a miniature flag holder he keeps on his mantel, imagining how the banners would appear in a Civil War battle. The Stars and Bars, he explains, looked too much like the Union flag to prevent friendly fire. The Confederacy responded by fashioning the distinctive Southern Cross -- better known as the rebel flag. Winbush, 78, is a retired assistant principal with a master's degree, a thoughtful man whose world view developed from listening to his grandfather's stories about serving the South in the "War Between the States." His grandfather's casket was draped with a Confederate...
  • Dixie tradition kept alive in Brazil enclave[Confederate immigrants]

    10/02/2007 1:10:01 PM PDT · by BGHater · 221 replies · 2,030+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 02 Oct 2007 | Anton Foek
    AMERICANA, Brazil Now well past 90, Judith MacKnight Jones is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the illness that robbed her of all of her memory, her most precious asset. She has been lying here for the past 11 years, covered by a patchwork blanket, made from pieces her great-grandmother brought from the United States between 1865 and 1885, after the Confederacy lost the Civil War. Unable to speak or remember now, her book "Soldado Descanso" ("Rest Soldier") is written in Portuguese, but soon will be translated into English, as the publisher thinks Americans should know about the proud history of Confederate...
  • The remarkable death of Dixie America

    09/21/2007 3:26:30 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 11 replies · 194+ views
    The Times Online ^ | Sep 21, 2007 | Gerard Baker
    Few parts of the world are as loved and loathed with the intensity that is felt for the American South. Thanks to a long line of contributions to the popular culture from Gone with the Wind to Borat, via Deliverance, Dixie, the great muggy swath of the southeastern United States, from Washington DC to Texas, has a firm grip on the imagination of Americans and foreigners alike. To its detractors it is a terrifying and contemptible land full of racist rednecks, Bible-toting hypocrites and downtrodden blacks. To those of a more romantic disposition, and certainly to most of its inhabitants,...
  • New Seminary Subject: Homemakng

    08/09/2007 12:19:03 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies · 604+ views ^ | August 9, 2007 | Rose French
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary offers coursework in Greek and Hebrew, in archaeology, in the philosophy of religion and _ starting this fall _ in how to cook and sew. One of the nation's largest Southern Baptist seminaries, the school is introducing a new, women-only academic program in homemaking _ a 23-hour concentration that counts toward a bachelor of arts degree in humanities. The program is aimed at helping establish what Southwestern's president calls biblical family and gender roles. Coursework will include seven hours of nutrition and meal preparation, seven hours of textile design and "clothing...
  • Nostalgia on ice: Cold, sugary tea is a sweet Southern tradition

    06/15/2007 9:47:49 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 302 replies · 3,949+ views
    wilmington star ^ | 13 June 2007 | Lisa Singhania
    More than 140 years after the Civil War ended, a Mason-Dixon line of sorts still persists when it comes to iced tea. Order an iced tea at a restaurant in the Deep South or Texas, and the frosty beverage set before you likely will be a world away from what you’d be served in New York or Chicago. Sweet tea, as Southerners call their iced tea, is named for its two key ingredients – tea and lots of sugar. There’s no such thing as an unsweetened sweet tea. And unlike its summer-loving Northern counterpart, sweet tea is consumed year-round. “About...
  • US In Thrall To Southern Drawl (Fred Thompson)

    06/10/2007 7:00:01 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 1,480+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2007 | Alex Spillius
    US in thrall to southern drawl By Alex Spillius in Washington Last Updated: 2:21am BST 11/06/2007 To British ears, an American southern accent carries connotations of cowboys and country singers, but in the US it signals something quite different: political success. Ronald Reagan was not southern but possessed home-baked charm Four of the last five US presidents have been southerners, and the only exception, Ronald Reagan, possessed the demonstrably southern virtues of straight talking and home-baked charm. But in the early stages of the competition to succeed George W Bush neither the Republican nor Democrat parties boast a bona fide...
  • 'Stealth racism' stalks deep South (What a load of trash).

    05/24/2007 11:05:41 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 30 replies · 1,346+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, May 24, 2007 | Tom Mangold
    Jesse Rae Beard is one of the 'Jena Six' students on trial This World investigates the rise of discrimination in America's deep south as six black youths are charged with an alleged attack on a white student, which could see them jailed for up to 50 years. Three rope nooses hanging from a tree in the courtyard of a school in a small Southern town in Louisiana have sparked fears of a new kind of "stealth" racism spreading through America's deep south. Although this sinister episode happened last August, the repercussions have been extensive and today the town of...
  • Woman Has Tough Time Getting Confederate Cake

    05/03/2007 10:18:34 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 125 replies · 4,685+ views
    whnt ^ | 01-May-2007
    A local woman thought getting a cake decorated would be simple. However, she ran into some problems she didn't expect, when she approached different bakeries. Connie Ansley is part of the Daughters of the Confederacy. She wanted a cake with the Confederate emblem on it, for the opening of a new memorial museum. Ansley says several big chain stores refused to decorate a cake with a confederate flag on it. They told her it was because of the emblem, which some consider a symbol of racism and slavery. "It's a constant battle we fight every day to keep our heritage,"...
  • Racism fades, but not religion - These days, Southern churches embrace God and other races

    03/21/2007 3:49:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 829+ views
    For a taste of the old South, you can attend a Civil War battle re-enactment. Or you can visit Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. This fundamentalist school - catchphrase: "Brains are no substitute for God" - forbade interracial dating among its students until 2000. The place is easy to mock, and people often do. The Bob Jones rulebook bans all the things that other students think make college fun: booze, cigarettes, fornication. Mark Lopez, one of the 4,200 smartly dressed and unfailingly polite students at Bob Jones, says he applied there because he wanted to study "conservative Christian music":...
  • Elevated Arsenic Levels Reported In Rice Grown In South Central States

    03/05/2007 5:34:52 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 467+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-5-2007 | American Chemical Society
    Source: American Chemical Society Date: March 5, 2007 Elevated Arsenic Levels Reported In Rice Grown In South Central States Science Daily — The largest market basket survey of the arsenic content of rice grown in the United States has found elevated levels of arsenic in rice produced in the South Central part of the country, scientists report in an article scheduled for the April 1 issue of ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology, a semi-monthly journal. The University of Aberdeen’s A. A. Meharg and colleagues did the study, which involved analyses of rice purchased at U. S. supermarkets. A previous study...
  • US Denies Southern Somali Attacks

    01/10/2007 4:32:05 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 433+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-10-2007
    US denies southern Somali attacks UN officials fear the air strikes could lead to an escalation of hostilities US forces say they have carried out no fresh air strikes in southern Somalia against Islamist fighters since Monday. Residents in Afmadow town, north of Kismayo, have described two attacks, whilst another was reported by Somalis in the coastal area of Ras Kamboni. Reports suggest Ethiopian MiG fighters and helicopter gunships seen in the city of Kismayo may be involved. There has been considerable criticism of the US after its first overt military action in Somalia since 1994. The Pentagon confirmed that...