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  • NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’

    10/14/2018 3:41:20 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 14 Oct 2018 | Caleb Howe
    NBC Issues Correction Two Days After Falsely Claiming Trump Called Gen. Robert E. Lee ‘Incredible’ On Friday, NBC News reported, and tweeted, that President Donald Trump praised Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee as “incredible”. But on Sunday, NBC had to correct that tweet since, as it turns out, Trump was actually praising Union General (and future U.S. President) Ulysses S. Grant in the clip. “An earlier tweet misidentified the general President Trump described as ‘incredible’ at a rally in Ohio,” they tweeted. “It was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, not Gen. Robert E. Lee.” That’s a pretty big difference. That was...
  • Trump: 'Robert E. Lee was a great general'

    10/12/2018 7:13:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 723 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    President Trump praised Confederate Geader Robert E. Lee as "a great general" on Friday during a campaign rally in Lebanon, Ohio. "So Robert E. Lee was a great general. And Abraham Lincoln developed a phobia. He couldn’t beat Robert E. Lee," Trump said before launching into a monologue about Lee, Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. "He was going crazy. I don’t know if you know this story. But Robert E. Lee was winning battle after battle after battle. And Abraham Lincoln came home, he said, 'I can’t beat Robert E. Lee,'" Trump said. "And he had all of his generals,...
  • Texas commissioner backs Confederate group's license plate

    10/10/2018 3:40:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/18
    Texas' agriculture commissioner says he will back a Confederate group's latest attempt to sell specialty license plates, because "there's no profit in hiding our history." The Sons of Confederate Veterans' Texas chapter proposed a license plate in March that features a rebel soldier carrying a Texas regiment's special flag at a Civil War battle, the Dallas Morning News reported. The specialty tag won't include the Confederate battle flag. Commissioner Sid Miller wrote a letter of support in March that said the Department of Agriculture would sponsor the plate. On Monday, he said he sees nothing wrong with the group's push...
  • Chapel Hill police chief told officers to stand down as protestors toppled Confederate monument

    08/30/2018 1:48:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/18 | Megan Keller
    The chief of the police force in Chapel Hill, N.C. ordered officers to stand down as protestors toppled a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina, according to a report from local station WRAL News. “Let’s give them space,” Police Chief Chris Blue reportedly texted at 9 p.m. on the night of Aug. 20 as protesters gathered around the statue known as "Silent Sam," representing a Confederate soldier. Moments later he wrote, “Yes but do not engage w Crowd at statue. Stay way out.” The statue fell at about 9:30 p.m. Shortly after, the police began to form a...
  • UNC to reinstall Confederate monument on campus

    08/27/2018 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 36 replies
    www.thecollegefix.com ^ | 8/27/18 | Daniel Payne
    ‘We will not allow anarchy to reign on our campuses’ The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will re-install a toppled monument to a Confederate soldier on its campus, a decision the university announced several days after a shrieking mob tore it down from its pedestal and vandalized it. The decision was announced by Thom Goolsby, a member of the university’s Board of Governors, who said that the monument will be reinstated as required by state law, according to the news website Wavy.com. “Criminals who destroyed state property at UNC and police who did nothing will be held accountable,”...
  • UNC board member calls for Confederate statue to be reinstalled on campus ...

    08/26/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/25/18 | Avery Anapol
    A board member at the University of North Carolina is calling for a Confederate statue to be promptly reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus after it was toppled by protesters earlier this month. Citing state law on monuments and memorials, UNC Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby said in a YouTube video that the well-known “Silent Sam” monument will be placed back on campus within 90 days.“A statue was torn down by a violent mob and the police stood by and did nothing as that happened,” Goolsby said of the Aug. 20 incident. He said that the university’s board is...
  • Seven arrested at protest on UNC-CH campus; 3 accused of toppling Silent Sam formally charged

    08/25/2018 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 47 replies
    wraltv ^ | 8/25/18 | Bryan Mims, Claudia Rupcich, Sarah Krueger
    Chapel Hill, N.C. — At least seven people were arrested after a group of protesters gathered Saturday on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to demonstrate just days after the controversial Silent Sam statue was toppled. A small group began gathering on campus at about 10 a.m., and protesters chanted "no platform for white supremacists" after a man showed up in clothing reminiscent of a Confederate soldier. That man, Casey Becknell, came to the protest from Davidison County to show support for the Silent Sam statue that was torn down when about 300 people gathered...
  • 3 face charges in connection with toppling of Confederate monument (Silent Sam will return)

    08/25/2018 2:34:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/24/18
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Police filed charges Friday against three people accused of helping tear down a century-old Confederate statue during a protest this week at North Carolina's flagship university. The charges came as a member of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors said the monument known as Silent Sam will be reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus within 90 days, CBS Raleigh affiliate WNCN reported. Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall confirmed to WNCN that three people face charges of misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor defacing of a public monument. The UNC police department said the three aren't affiliate...
  • Stupidest (bleep): Austin Texas Residents and Tourists Oppose Renaming City

    08/23/2018 10:05:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/23/2018 | Nicholas Ballasy
    <p>AUSTIN, Texas – Residents and tourists in Austin told PJM that they oppose the idea of renaming the state capital due to Stephen F. Austin’s support for slavery.</p> <p>Austin, known as the “Father of Texas,” owned “a few slaves” in his lifetime and opposed efforts in Mexico to end slavery, according to author and historian Gregg Cantrell. In 1824, Austin defended the economic benefits of slavery, specifically for cotton. The city of Austin’s Equity Office published a report recommending street names to change since they honor figures who had ties to slavery, in addition to renaming the city itself.</p>
  • U. of North Carolina promising FULL criminal probe of jerks who tore down a Confederal statue

    08/22/2018 3:34:01 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 36 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/22/18 | USA Features
    #WalkAway: The University of North Carolina is promising to fully investigate (and, let’s hope, prosecute) the latest attempt by the insane insurgency Left to attack American history, which wasn’t, of course, always replete with shining examples of great-nation status. Earlier this week jerks pulled down a Confederate statue that had been on the campus since 1913, in remembrance “of the sons of the University who died for their beloved Southland 1861-1865,” according to the inscription.
  • N.C. panel votes to keep Confederate monuments, add context about slavery

    08/22/2018 9:53:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/18 | Avery Anapol
    The North Carolina Historical Commission voted Wednesday to keep three Confederate monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol building amid controversy about the statues’ future in the state. The commission voted 10-1 not to remove the statues, but to add context about slavery and civil rights, according to the Associated Press. The commission also called for a monument to be built honoring African-Americans’ contributions to North Carolina. The state commission’s vote came in response to Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who called for the three monuments to be removed from the Capitol grounds and preserved at a Civil War battlefield....
  • Confederate Toppling Looms Over Debate About Other Statues

    08/21/2018 4:10:09 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 42 replies
    www.usnews.com ^ | 8/21/18 | Waggoner and Drew
    Toppling of Confederate statue in North Carolina could make it harder to negotiate a resolution to the fate of other such monuments in the state. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism. Now, backlash over the Monday night takedown could make it harder to negotiate a resolution to the fate of other Confederate monuments in the state — including three on state Capitol grounds being debated Wednesday by a state historical...
  • Think Confederate monuments are racist? Consider pioneer monuments

    08/09/2018 6:58:38 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    In San Francisco, there is an an 800-ton monument that retells California history, from the Spanish missions to American settlement. Several bronze sculptures and relief plaques depict American Indians, white miners, missionaries and settlers. A female figure symbolizing white culture stands atop a massive stone pillar. The design of the “pioneer monument” was celebrated in newspapers across the country when it was erected in 1894. Today, however, apctivists argue that the monument – particularly its depiction of a Spanish missionary and Mexican “vaquero,” or cowboy, towering over an American Indian – is demeaning to American Indians. Should the city take...
  • will the Left Rename America? And New York, Pennsylvania, California and Washington D.C.?

    08/07/2018 10:38:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/07/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Austin’s Equity Office has recommended renaming the Texas city because of Stephen F. Austin's alleged views on slavery. But why stop at just renaming Austin when Amerigo Vespucci took and sold slaves. Austin, Texas is named after Stephen F. Austin, but America is named after Amerigo Vespucci. New York City has been on its own anti-history binge, demoting the statue of the ‘Father of Gynecology’ and tearing out plaques memorializing Robert E. Lee attached to a tree that he had once planted, but it’s got bigger problems. The city is named after King James II whose Royal African Company branded...
  • Stacey Abrams: State should not fund 'monument to domestic terrorism' Stone Mountain

    08/05/2018 6:58:52 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Valdosta Daily Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Jill Nolin
    DALTON – Democrat Stacey Abrams found herself on the campaign trail this week answering for an earlier call to remove the carving of three Confederate leaders from state-owned Stone Mountain near Atlanta. A Dalton woman expressed concern during a town hall Wednesday about Abrams’ apparent focus on blasting off the “beautiful carving” from the face of Stone Mountain. The woman also inquired about Abrams’ views on the Confederate monuments that are a fixture in many downtowns across Georgia, including Dalton. Abrams called for the removal of the carving last fall in a series of tweets shortly after a protestor was...
  • Robert E. Lee statue vandalized on Richmond's Monument Ave.

    08/04/2018 11:50:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2018 | AP Staff
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized. Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base. Virginia Capitol Police, which is responsible for policing the monuments, told news outlets the vandalism occurred late Friday or early Saturday between patrols. The vandalism occurs a week ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville that was organized in part as a protest to plans to remove a Lee Statue there. ETC...
  • Left Wants to Rename Austin Over Slavery (Libtards have a new issue alert)

    07/29/2018 12:11:02 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Frontpage ^ | July 29, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Now the Anti-History movement of the left has a new target. A target as big as a city. A new report from Austin, Texas’s Equity Office about existing Confederate monuments suggested changing the city's name. The report identified several neighborhoods and 10 streets named in honor of the Confederacy or William Barton, a slave owner dubbed the "Daniel Boone of Texas," that could be changed, The Austin American-Statesman reported Friday. Austin’s namesake, Stephen F. Austin - also referred to as the "father of Texas" - opposed efforts by Mexico to abolish slavery in the Tejas province, saying freed slaves would...
  • Confederate monument in Shreveport can come down, federal judge rules

    07/26/2018 7:14:57 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    SHREVEPORT -- More than a year after four monuments to the Confederate era were removed from the New Orleans landscape, a federal judge has cleared the way for removal of another Louisiana Confederate memorial. Wednesday's ruling in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport says the Caddo Parish Commission has the authority to remove a monument outside the parish courthouse. U.S. District Judge Robert James dismissed a lawsuit by a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Residents of Georgia city want street name changed to Obama (Oops!)

    07/23/2018 2:57:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    WSBTV ^ | 7/22/18
    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Residents of a Georgia city are pushing to change the name of a residential street to Barack Obama Boulevard. **SNIP** Rose says the name should be changed because Valdosta city leaders named Forrest Street in April 1883 for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>