Posts Tagged ‘Confederate Flag’

May 27th, 2023 - 8:36 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley, Confederate sympathizer

Do you want someone steeped in Confederate culture to be president? Now that she’s running for the top job, she’s singing a different tune; but when she was South Carolina’s governor, Nikki Haley didn’t hesitate to pander to “Southern tradition.” I’ll explai[...]

March 16th, 2023 - 12:08 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Flags of our fathers

Jay Collins (photo, right) is an American hero. A career Army sergeant and Green Beret, he returned to duty after losing a leg in combat (see his bio here). Collins, a Republican, was elected to Florida’s state senate in the state’s 2022 “red wave.” The first-termer is among [...]

February 21st, 2023 - 8:40 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley, secessionist

Nikki Haley wants to be president, but is struggling to explain who she is, so the media are stepping in. She “defended states’ rights to secede from the United States, South Carolina Confederate History Month and the Confederate flag in a 2010 interview,” CNN reported on Tuesday, Febr[...]

July 18th, 2021 - 7:09 pm § in Politics

The Confederacy’s founding principle

“The constitution [of 1787] … rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. … Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man;[...]

October 17th, 2017 - 8:24 am § in Misc.



July 17th, 2017 - 6:29 pm § in Misc.

Do Not Let This Noble Flag Fall


November 13th, 2016 - 12:08 pm § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: Dishonoring American Veterans

Jeremy Sher Donald Trump was AWOL at the country’s Veterans Day events — but his supporters are seen in Petaluma, California, with their traitorous Confederate flags. Don’t start telling me they’re just expressing pride in their region’s Southern heritage. Not in Petalu[...]

August 25th, 2015 - 8:10 pm § in Misc.

Honoring the heritage


July 26th, 2015 - 11:23 am § in Misc.

How to Take a Shit in South Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia

TAKE IT ALL DOWN The twisted cross flag was not in common use until after Lee died. BUT it was never some affectionate symbol .. in part because Lee himself rejected any symbol glorifying the confederacy as a form of treason. The twisted cross was a symbol of Jim Crow, of lynchings and white sheets.[...]

July 26th, 2015 - 9:15 am § in America

SOUTH CAROLINA: Honoring Americans, ALL Americans

While most Americans mourn the Charleston 9, tearing down the hateful flag was a small and much belated step.  Even this  has hurt the real feelings of some white Southerners who want to feel pride in their heritage. Let me suggest another way.  Even though my ancestors have been here for only a[...]