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   Bettijo  “Roof is a monster. I don’t really think it’s a stretch to call him a terrorist. The fact that Roof cited certain groups and/or ideologies in his rambling screed of a “manifesto” neither implicates them nor excuses him. But he didn’t receive training from ISIS, religious indoctrination from Islamic “ministers” like Louis Farrakhan and Anjem Choudary, nor weapons from disgraced ex-attorney General Eric Holder. If Islam isn’t to blame for Islamic terrorism, then any group or archaic symbol the Democrats have targeted certainly is not culpable for Roof’s terrorism. The alternative scenario holds that if Roof’s actions can be blamed on — say — the “Stars and Bars,” then Muhammad has some serious explaining to do.” –Ben Crystal
June 26 at 08:16 EST .

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   Alice  Yes.
June 26 at 09:48 EST .

   Alice  What is the Six Flags company going to do?

Five of the original and a white flag in place of the Confederate flag?
Oops, maybe I meant sunflower yellow flag... gotta keep this correct, after all. Innocuous, innocuous, just whispering.

Or Six Flags might pay legal and advertising expenses to change the name to Five Flags Plus?

The rush to erase honoring our history, warts and all, smacks of Mao's China and Stalin's Russia/USSR.

All my ancestors were ruined by the War and migrated to Texas around 1870 from other states in the South. None of the family ever celebrated the Confederacy in my lifetime, and I heard no stories about it. So I cannot say I have ever been attached to the flag, and often it has been an embarrassment.

But the demands about the Confederate battle flag are making me think things like 'USSA' instead of 'USA.' I'm half expecting leftists to try to starve people they don't like the way Stalin did millions in Ukraine.
June 25 at 22:45 EST .

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June 25 at 08:35 EST .

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   Bettijo  This goes with Miss Balo's post below, but I had to start a new thread to include the image.

I was born in Mississippi, raised in Georgia where I now live. My great grandfather, Col. Arthur E. Reynolds, served in the Confederate army and has a monument of him in Vicksburg, MS. I had never heard there was more than one Confederate flag. After Balo's post below, I went Googgling. She is right. There are lots of flags. The one in the upper left corner is the official Confederate States flag. It has seven stars to represent the seven original Confederate states. Across from it is the Confederate Battle Flag. The soldiers found it confusing for the Confederate flag to be so similar to the American flag (this was by design ) so they needed a flag to carry into battle which was completely different from the American flag. Now, you have had your history lesson for today. ;- )

   June 25 at 08:01 EST .

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   Balogreene  Interesting isn't it? Yet, the Battle flag is the only flag anyone remembers.

Daddy's paternal family was from the low-country of SC. Highway 17, somewhere North of Hilton head used to be "Green's Highway", back when we left the e off the end. It ran along one side of their Horse Plantation. His paternal grandmother was also from the area, her father had a small rice plantation (3 slaves ), and was the business manager for the Hayward family (big in SC politics.

I have the text of several letters from her father to Mr. Hayward, explaining the freeing of the slaves, and by name where each was. He told Mr. Hayward "our boys", not soldiers were at the Salkahatchie trying to defend the area from Sherman who was moving in. He also explained he moved the women and old folks, as well as his own family to his summer place. The Yankees found them, took the rice, the food, and the donkeys, leaving empty wagons.

Dad's mother's family is from Savannah (he was born in Eatonton ). They owned a home and some land on the Sea Islands off the Georgia Coast. Their land, and home were taken by the Johnson administration and given to former slaves (not theirs, her father was a Factor (trader ) on the wharfs ), as reparations.

Our family lost everything to that "evil" Sherman, LOL. Then, they all went ahead with their lives, and continued to support and fight for their country.
June 25 at 20:40 EST .

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   Gerty  In tune with Miss Bettijo's post below, Drudge reports this AM that Farrakhan demands that the USA flag needs to be put down.

Rush is right!
June 25 at 06:36 EST .

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   Gerty  I think anyone who wants to put down the Stars and Stripes should be convicted of high crimes---further, the penalty should be EXILE for life.

We should give them free passage to any country of their choice or any country who will have them--which ever comes first.
June 25 at 06:43 EST .

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   Balogreene  Per the Confederate Flag.
Daddy's family came to this country early. They settled in SC, and the first ancestor we have knowledge of, fought with General Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox ). His grandson fought in the War of 1812, His grandson fought with Stonewall Jackson, and the Confederate Cavalry. Then, his grandsons and grand-nephews fought in WWI. The next grandsons, my father and his cousins and brothers-in-law fought in WWII. Two of them were also in Korea. My father's nephew was in Vietnam (Navy ).

My mom's family is harder to trace, but her great-grandfather fought with the 3rd Michigan (opposite my dad's grandfather at 1st Bull Run/Manassas ). Her father was in WWI, her brother was in WWII, and her cousin was in Vietnam.

Both sides have been great patriots. I know the Confederate Calvaryman owned no slaves. Why must I deny my heritage?

I would never fly the flag outside my house, I don't think it should fly over statehouses, but, I do think it should fly over Confederate cemeteries. I can personally own a flag, or device with a flag.
June 24 at 22:35 EST .

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   Balogreene  And personally, I wouldn't own the flag, although I do own a SC flag (crescent moon over Palmetto ).
June 25 at 20:26 EST .

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   Bettijo  See my post re Confederate Flag on the Dogs, Cats & Critters wall.
   June 24 at 20:27 EST .

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   John C  Strange world we are being forced to live in.
Here is a pictures of politicians raising the Flag for Gay week in Boston, and a report that a Beth Israel Hospital doctor
was fired for telling the truth of gay behavior.
   June 22 at 13:36 EST .

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   Gerty  A very informative link, Mr.John. We have gone from Gay pride day to Gay week in Boston.

I have no wish to bash gays. Some of my best friends are.... You know the drill.

However, homosexuality IS a questionable life style with all kinds of health implications. Some of its representatives equate love with sex. Not so; they are not the same thing. No more than: If you love me, you will have sex with me. = If you have sex with me, you love me.
June 23 at 10:26 EST .

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   Fireball27  Lots of politically correct ads these days. Rush is talking about them now. No longer just trying to sell you their product, but telling you how you should think about the causes they are pushing.
June 23 at 14:26 EST .

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   MeiDei  Thanks for posting John. I scrolled down and read the survey "to-do". Most intrusive; having taken one similar in HS many years ago - most of us had to go to the dictionary to find out what the questions referred to. It was a time of uncomfortable loss of innocence - and Marxist conditioning.
June 23 at 17:25 EST .


C.J. Pearson
Coreco Ja'Quan "C.J." Pearson is an African American conservative political activist and pundit. He is the founder and executive director of the Young Georgians in Government political group.
Born: July 31, 2002 (age 12 ), Grovetown, GA
Regardless of his race or age, CJ found his way to conservatism. He's proud to be Republican. Hear his messages on conservative politics.

He is making a name for himself with his Youtube videos. Maybe there is hope for his generation after all.
June 19 at 06:52 EST .

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   Belwhatter  After reading about the Pope's encyclical on the main page, plus the comments, I have a question.Twice, commenters alluded to Pope Benedict's exile and wanted him brought back. Was he forced to resign?
June 18 at 12:13 EST .

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   Safetydude  Pope Francis is the CEO of the wealthiest institutions in the world. It's invested in almost every corporation in the world and its annual spending is over 170 Billion dollars, that is, the church spends more than $170 billion every year.

In order to support that spending what must be its income and what are its assets and where are those assets buried? As a church, in the US at least, its finances don't come under any regular corporate tax laws...and he's condemning those corporations that the church is deriving its wealth from.
Talk about hypocrisy...
June 18 at 21:39 EST .

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   John C  This is the wife of an American President in England. Of all the places this family could visit she goes to a muslim center
June 17 at 05:49 EST .

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   Bettijo  Typical!
June 17 at 23:58 EST .

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   Belwhatter  The Great Britain we once knew is overrun with unassimilared muslims who have set up unchallenged their own community governance, so it would not be difficult for the Flotus to locate a muslim school. I cringe at her audacity as she traipses around the world on our dime, dragging the surly girls in her wake.
June 18 at 12:07 EST .

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   Gram77  The condition of our country and brashness of the White House family make me both sad and frightened and angry. And now the shooting in the church. What is happening to us?
June 18 at 16:02 EST .

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