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  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Former NAACP president vocally defends Confederate flag

    06/26/2015 1:38:09 PM PDT · by tschatski · 12 replies
    WYFF ^ | 6-25-15 | Staff
    Hours after "Black Lives Matter" was spray-painted on a Confederate monument in Asheville, North Carolina, H.K. Edgerton stood with a Confederate flag, telling those passing by why he wanted it to continue to fly. Edgerton, a former president of the North Carolina NAACP and one of few African-American members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, was outside the monument waving the Confederate flag soon after the graffiti was removed.
  • 181st Birthday tribute to General Gordon

    02/06/2013 9:58:00 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 11 replies
    Cumming Home ^ | February 5, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    John B. Gordon believed in the South's Constitutional right to secession, but after the war, he worked to unite the nation and helped white and black Southerners the war made poor.
  • They Ain't-a Fergettin'!

    02/18/2012 11:51:41 AM PST · by Davy Buck
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 1/21/2012 | Richard Williams
    "Many Americans, particularly many Southerners, observe academia's agenda-motivated analysis and respond with a collective yawn. This infuriates and frustrates the "professionals." Academic historians then fume, pout, and spout forth even more of what caused the yawn to begin with. While not providing much real value, the whole spectacle does, nonetheless, make for some great entertainment."
  • Petitioners protest Confederate flag [flown by homeowner]

    10/14/2010 6:26:12 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 224 replies
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 13 October 2010 | Bo Petersen
    More than 200 people have signed a petition to protest a resident flying the Confederate battle flag...The moves follow a controversy, when a new resident hung a Confederate battle flag from her porch alongside an American flag...
  • Do Southerners Have the Right to be Described as "Native Americans"?

    10/07/2010 8:12:40 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 272 replies · 1+ views
    10-7-2010 | comtedemaistre
    Southerners who celebrate their cultural heritage, are among the most misunderstood people in America. Italians who celebrate Colombus Day, and Irishmen who celebrate St. Patricks Day, never have to suffer the grief that Southerners who want to celebrate Robert E. Lee's Birthday have to endure. Southern identity is partly about celebrating the Anglo-Celtic culture, which is the core culture that existed in America at the time of the founding of America in 1776. It is the culture that gave us the King James Bible, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and others. Most Southerners, both white and black, are...
  • Break With the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good step....

    07/15/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 74 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/14/10 | Unknown
    Break with the Past: Changing a dorm name makes a good Step towards healing UT's troubled racial history After several months of discussion within the University of Texas community in Austin, UT President William Powers Jr. will ask the school's board of regents today to consider renaming a dorm that now honors a former law professor, William Stewart Simkins, along with a neighboring park dedicated to his brother Eldred, a judge and UT regent. The reason? Simkins was not only a legal educator at UT from 1899-1929. He and his brother were members of the Ku Klux Klan during a...
  • The New Intolerance

    04/19/2010 12:44:06 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 83 replies · 1,406+ views
    Human Events ^ | 4/9/10 | Pat Buchanon
    The New Intolerance by Patrick J. Buchanan 04/09/2010 "This was a recognition of American terrorists." That is CNN's Roland Martin's summary judgment of the 258,000 men and boys who fell fighting for the Confederacy in a war that cost as many American lives as World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq combined. Martin reflects the hysteria that seized Obamaville on hearing that Gov. Bob McDonnell had declared Confederate History Month in the Old Dominion. Virginia leads the nation in Civil War battlefields. So loud was the howling that in 24 hours McDonnell had backpedaled and issued an apology...
  • First Southern National Congress a Resounding Sucess

    01/09/2009 7:34:08 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 28 replies · 1,098+ views
    SNV News Service ^ | 1/9/09 | SNC News Service
    Friday, January 9, 2009 For Immediate Release First Southern National Congress a Resounding Success SNC News Service Marion, VA; December 11, 2008 – Over one hundred Southern men and women, from all walks of life and from fourteen States, gathered near Hendersonville, NC December 5 through December 7 to convene the First Southern National Congress (SNC). This historic meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in the shadow of the Blue Ridge was the first all-South congress since 1861. It was a “resounding success,” according to Thomas Moore of Charlottesville, VA, who was elected Chairman. Delegates attended from the following States:...
  • Petition Seeks to Remove Denton Confederate Statue

    04/30/2008 9:12:42 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 769 replies · 286+ views
    WFAA TV ^ | 4/28/08 | Debbie Denmon
    Petition Seeks to Remove Denton Confederate Statue(Denton County, Texas)DENTON - While to some the statue of a Confederate soldier that stands before the Denton County Courthouse represents a piece of history, others say they believe it just represents hypocrisy. That stand has incited two University of North Texas students to start a petition for the removal of the historical landmark, a statue of a Confederate soldier holding his gun to represent the South in the Civil War. "It's really very frustrating that so many people would look at this and clap," said Aron Duhon, one of the students behind the...
  • Death of Jefferson Davis Remembered - The Christmas of 1889 Was a Sad Time in the South

    11/19/2007 10:09:26 AM PST · by BnBlFlag · 437 replies · 311+ views ^ | 11/19/07 | Calvin Johnson, Jr.
    Death of Jefferson Davis Remembered - The Christmas of 1889 was a sad time in the South. By Calvin Johnson Jr. Staff Email Contact Editor Print Jefferson Davis - December 6th, is the 118th anniversary of the death of a great American Hero---Jefferson Davis. The "Politically Correct" would have you forget the past...But do not forget the history of the men and women who made the USA great. Caution, this is a family friendly story to be shared. The Sons of Confederate Veterans have declared 2008, the "Year of Jefferson Davis." Remembrance events will include the re-opening of "Beauvoir"...
  • If Ya'll Don't Like Dixie, Delta is Ready

    10/29/2007 5:46:07 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 214 replies · 160+ views ^ | 10/25/07 | Lewis Gizzard
    If y'all don't like Dixie, Delta is ready By: Lewis Grizzard Thur Oct 25, 2007 9:36 AM EDT MACON,GA.- I don't care what they do to the Georgia state flag. They can put a big peach on the thing as far as I'm concerned. They can put Deion Sanders' smiling face on it. And let it be known that the opponents of the flag, with its reminiscence of the Confederate banner, will bring down that flag. One way or the other, color it red, white, blue and gone. It's politically incorrect and all the things that are deemed such have...
  • Guess What Folks - Secession Wasn't Treason

    08/27/2007 1:37:39 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 1,083 replies · 10,159+ views
    The Copperhead Chronicles ^ | August 2007 | Al Benson
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Copperhead Chronicle Al Benson, Jr. Articles Guess What Folks--Secesson Wasn't Treason by Al Benson Jr. More and more of late I have been reading articles dealing with certain black racist groups that claim to have the best interests of average black folks at heart (they really don't). It seems these organizations can't take time to address the problems of black crime in the black community or of single-parent families in the black community in any meaningful way. It's much more lucrative for them (and it gets more press coverage) if they spend their time and resources attacking Confederate...
  • The Red State - Slave State Connection is All Too Real

    08/13/2007 10:27:22 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 292 replies · 3,978+ views ^ | 11-16-04 | Unknown
    Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Commentary: The Red State-Slave State Connection is all too Real Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 By: Last week while I was up at Harvard University meeting with black columnists from around the country, including several of my colleagues, Michael Dawson took me to school with his map that shows the overlap between Republican red states and the old Confederacy and slave-friendly territories. Dawson is a professor of government and Afro-American studies who specializes in the ways that race and politics intersect. I was sold. His map spoke to the...
  • A WWII General's Notion of a Proper Mint Julip

    05/04/2007 4:16:27 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 16 replies · 438+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 5/2/07 (Written 3/30/37) | Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner
    A World War II general's notion of a proper mint julep Published: May 2, 2007 Last Modified: May 2, 2007 at 03:09 AM This letter dated March 30, 1937, is from Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. After serving as commander of the Army in the Aleutians during World War II, he was killed on Okinawa, the highest-ranking officer to die by enemy fire in that war. He was the son of the famous Confederate general who later became governor of Kentucky. The mint julep is perhaps the most Southern of all cocktails. Must be exerpted.
  • My Love Affair With Dixie

    05/01/2007 9:54:33 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    Texas League of the South Website ^ | 2/1/2000 | Humberto Fontova
    Tuesday, 1 May 2007 HOME >> My Love Affair with Dixie by Humberto Fontova Regarding the bilge from Begala about the red sections of the electoral map as hotbeds of "hate" and murderous bigotry: One day in Guatemala a GI who was training my older cousins for the Bay of Pigs invasion finally lost it. He was a professional soldier and his excitable and unruly charges were giving him fits. "Straighten up, goddamitt!" he barked. "Remember! It’s YOUR f**king war!" He was exactly right.....exactly right. All we asked to get by was: " a little help from our friends." We...
  • Poll Results by States on Confederate Battle Flag in S.C

    04/21/2007 7:44:44 AM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 449 replies · 4,275+ views
    ESPN ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • I Won't Back Down

    03/26/2007 9:24:45 PM PDT · by BnBlFlag · 50 replies · 1,227+ views
    Youtube ^ | Unknown | Unknown
  • Florida May Sing A Different Tune (Changing State Song)

    03/17/2007 8:14:49 PM PDT · by I still care · 30 replies · 691+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 16, 2007 | GRETCHEN PARKER
    TEMPLE TERRACE - There's not much that sounds sunnier than a chorus of young, big voices belting out the "Orange Blossom Song." Stephen Ulrey hopes that irresistible sound will charm the state Legislature and governor into adopting his version of the catchy, old Florida folk tune as the official song of the Sunshine State. Ulrey, music teacher to the 700 students at Temple Terrace Elementary, thinks there is no more fitting or upbeat tribute to Florida's best assets - oranges, tarpon, beaches, woods, gators and the Everglades. This week, he is recording and mixing digital tracks of his students singing...
  • The Football Game That Changed the South

    02/20/2007 7:02:24 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 59 replies · 1,605+ views
    THE FOOTBALL GAME THAT CHANGED THE SOUTH It was more than a football game. It was the chance to avenge the South, to reclaim the valor and honor of the Lost Cause. No longer would this land be known for its hookworm and illiteracy. It would be the home of the best damn football in the nation! "The 1926 Rose Bowl was without a doubt the most important game before or since in Southern football history," says Birmingham News sportswriter Clyde Bolton. The story of the game that shaped the South is told in Roses of Crimson, a documentary that...