Posts Tagged ‘Confederates’

June 18th, 2023 - 9:10 pm § in Politics, Republicans

DeSantis and Pence vouch for Confederate traitor

Braxton Bragg (photo, left) got a free college education at West Point, at the expense of taxpayers of the United States, then waged war against his benefactors. Although Bragg committed treason (per Const. Art. III, §3), he arguably deserved a medal for incompetence, thereby contributing to the Co[...]

June 11th, 2023 - 11:44 pm § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

What’s at stake in Trump’s trial

Now that he’s been indicted, Trump is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and a fair trial. Those are bedrock principles of the U.S. legal system. Trump “has a lot at stake” in the case, a New York Times writer says. “He could, in theory, go to prison for years.” Bu[...]

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[...]

November 10th, 2022 - 10:59 am § in Politics, Republicans

Confederate candidate refuses to concede after losing by 20 points

Michael Peroutka is fighting mad. He’s still angry that Maryland was kept from seceding in 1861 by the state’s then-governor and Lincoln’s machinations (e.g., planting artillery batteries on a hill overlooking Baltimore after federal troops were attacked there; see historical detai[...]

October 28th, 2022 - 5:12 pm § in Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Is this the dumbest GOP smear ever?

Democrats are still mad about losing the Civil War and not being able to own slaves anymore. So they’ve been planning to topple the United States for decades, and schools don’t teach black history because the teachers unions don’t want kids to know it was white people who freed the[...]

August 31st, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

What’s in a name? Plenty

As part of a story (here) about a Ku Klux Klan plaque that still adorns West Point’s science building (WHY????), CNN said, “The renaming of bases with Confederate monikers has been a years-long process. It first became a hot button political issue in the final months of the Trump adminis[...]

August 26th, 2022 - 11:42 pm § in Politics

Should a candidate’s photo in Confederate attire matter?

I think it depends on the context and purpose. Doug Mastriano is a Pennsylvania state senator who represents a district that includes Gettysburg. If he dressed up for a reenactment, a popular tourist attraction there (see video below), I don’t necessarily have a problem with it. Somebody has t[...]

July 6th, 2022 - 9:06 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Republican celebrates bombing of “Satanic” monument

Granted, Kandiss Taylor isn’t a typical candidate. She’s extreme even by Republican standards, having lost the Georgia GOP governor’s primary by over 70% (see results here), but still refusing to concede (see story here). And she has no problem with blowing up monuments she doesn&#[...]

December 22nd, 2021 - 9:29 pm § in America, China

A reminder that Hong Kong’s freedom is gone

     The “Pillar of Shame,” 26 feet high, had stood on the University of Hong Kong grounds since 1997 “as a memorial to the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.”      The sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galschiøt included an inscription that said, “The [...]

December 7th, 2021 - 2:11 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Racism

Recycling Robert E. Lee

In his 2008 book The World Without Us, which tries to imagine what would happen on Earth if all humans suddenly disappeared, Alan Weisman suggested that humanity’s bronze artifacts would be the longest-lasting evidence of our former presence. Other sources (e.g., this article) say bronze can l[...]