Slain Pastor Voted To Put Confederate Flag Where It Is

Funny, how little mainstream media attention this news has gotten. But it certainly seems to be in character for the pastor, who was a true Christian who believed in forgiveness and reconciliation.

But first we have a report on the actions of a very different sort of person, via the CBS Columbia, SC affiliate, WCSC:

Photos show group burning American, Confederate flags in downtown Charleston

By Philip Weiss | June 24, 2015

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Images of a flag burning incident at Marion Square in downtown Charleston over the weekend has ignited controversy across social media platforms. DeRay McKesson, a civil rights activist with, posted photos and video on his Twitter page Sunday showing a group of people in Marion Square burning the American and Confederate flags.


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Schools Have Been Trying To Ban The US Flag For Years

As we have mentioned, some schools have already banned or tried to ban the display of the US flag on their campuses. Here is an article from 2014 and two from earlier this year about three of those cases.

First from the March 2014 archives of CNN:

Court: School was within its rights to ban U.S. flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo

By Catherine E. Shoichet | March 3, 2014

A California school that stopped students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo didn’t violate their constitutional rights, an appeals court ruled Thursday. The school’s approach, according to the appeals court, kept students safe in a climate of racial tension. "The controversy and tension remained," a panel of judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in their opinion, "but the school’s actions presciently avoided an altercation." …

The case dates back to May 5, 2010, when the principal of Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, California, asked a group of students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn their shirts inside out or take them off.


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Army Defends Use Of Confederate Names For Its Bases

Plus, it turns out that we will have to ban the racist movie ‘Gone With The Wind,’ too.

But first, from a clearly incensed Associated Press:

Army defends past use of Confederate soldiers in base names

By ROBERT BURNS | June 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army on Wednesday defended its past practice of naming forts and posts after Confederate Army generals, saying they memorialize historic figures, "not causes or ideologies." … Numerous U.S. Army posts in the South are named for Confederate soldiers.

Off the top of our head there’s Ft. Lee, Ft. Jackson, Ft. Stewart, Ft. Hood, Ft. A.P. Hill, Ft. Benning, Ft. Rucker, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Pickett, Ft. Polk, and Camp Beauregard. But we are probably leaving out many more.

The Army’s top spokesman, Brig.



Farrakhan Says ‘We Need to Put the American Flag Down’

What’s far more worse, the Reverend went on to mock white women’s anatomy. Which could get him in trouble with his allies in the feminist movement.

From the Daily Caller:

Farrakhan: Cops Who Arrested Dylann Roof Were Happy He Killed Blacks

Chuck Ross | June 24, 2015

In a vitriolic speech at the Metropolitan AME church [sic] in Washington D.C., Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called white people “sinful by nature” and said that the cops who arrested the man who killed nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C. last week were happy he did so.

“White folks march with you because they don’t want you upsetting the city. They don’t give a damn about them nine,” Farrakhan said… “When they arrested him they took him to the Burger King,” Farrakhan continued, citing news reports.


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Electric Cars Worse For Environment Than Gas Guzzlers

Note that the study is written by a bunch of Ivy League professors. And they clearly aren’t evil free market rightwingers.

From the Washington Examiner:

New study: Electric cars may be worse for the environment than gas-powered

By Jason Russell | June 23, 2015

Electric cars are worse for the environment per mile than comparable gasoline-powered cars, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. This contradicts the common assumption that electric cars are cleaner. In spite of this, the federal government still pays $7,500 for every electric car purchased — a subsidy the nation would be better off without, say the authors.

The study was authored by four economics and business professors: Stephen Holland (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Erin Mansur (Dartmouth College), Nicholas Muller (Middlebury College) and Andrew Yates (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).


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Prof: Everything Whites Have Is Because They Are White

Plus the University of Pennsylvania offers a writing class that encourages watching online porn and right wing hate sites.

But first there is this from The College Fix:

‘Racial subordination is the premise of the American project,’ Georgetown prof says regarding Dylann Roof

By Greg Piper | June 23, 2015

Paul Butler, a professor of criminal law and race relations at Georgetown University, told PBS Newshour that the “national conversation” that should follow the [Charleston] murders “should be about racism and white supremacy”: "We have to disrupt this rush to a kumbaya moment that we have seen in Ferguson. [Where people] chanted… “All lives matter.” That was a corruption of “Black lives matter.”

It was a willful blindness to wanting to talk about racism and white supremacy.



Freddie Gray Autopsy Shows Questionable Conclusions

Maybe now we know why Ms. Mosby didn’t want this out. The autopsy seems to contain a number of questionable conclusions, to put it mildly.

From the Baltimore Sun:

Autopsy of Freddie Gray shows ‘high-energy’ blow

By Justin Fenton | June 23, 2015

Freddie Gray suffered a single "high-energy injury" to his neck and spine — most likely caused when the police van in which he was riding suddenly decelerated [sic], according to a copy of the autopsy report obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

Exactly how can anyone tell the difference between injuries caused from the van suddenly stopping (for which there are no witnesses), versus injuries caused by Mr. Gray throwing himself against a van wall (for which there are witnesses)? (Hint: they can’t.)

The state medical examiner’s office concluded that Gray’s death could not be ruled an accident, and was instead a homicide, because officers failed to follow safety procedures "through acts of omission."

So following the same procedures the Baltimore Police Department had used for decades until nine days before is suddenly a crime of omission?



Sally Kohn: Taking Down Confederate Flag Not Enough

Ms. Kohn says taking down the flag isn’t enough. We must take down racism. Why hasn’t anyone ever thought of that before?

From  Sally Kohn at CNN:

Taking down Confederate flag is not enough

By Sally Kohn | June 23, 2015

(CNN) It’s a relief that South Carolina leaders, including Republicans such as Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, are finally calling for the removal of the Confederate flag that still flies on the Capitol grounds.

That flag should have been taken down 150 years ago at the end of the Civil War. And political leaders should have stood firmly against the Confederate flag — and all it stands for — before the Charleston shooting.

Can Ms. Kohn name any other symbol that is banned in the United States?



NASCAR Bans Confederate Flag It Has Banned For Years

NASCAR has officially prohibited Confederate flags for at least a decade. But that doesn’t matter. This is a victory over the rednecks. And yet it’s still not enough for some.

From The Hill:

NASCAR joins race to disavow Confederate flag

By Keith Laing | June 23, 2015

NASCAR… said Tuesday that it agrees with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s (R) call for removing the flag after nine African-Americans were killed in a shooting at a church in Charleston. "NASCAR supports the position that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley took on the Confederate Flag on Monday," the company said in a statement.

"As our industry works collectively to ensure that all fans are welcome at our races, NASCAR will continue our long-standing policy to disallow the use of the Confederate Flag symbol in any official NASCAR capacity," the statement continued.


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Confederate Flag Sales Soar, Before Amazon Bans Them

Are these stores also going to stop selling merchandize that gang members use to distinguish themselves from each other? If not, why not?

From a distraught CBS News:

Amazon’s Confederate flag sales skyrocket

June 23, 2015

Even as national retailers pull Confederate flags from shelves and websites after the shooting deaths of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, manufacturers that produce the divisive symbol [sic] said that sales were surging. On Tuesday afternoon, five of the six items on’s "movers and shakers" list in the Patio, Home and Garden category were Confederate flags. Sales of the most popular flag in the category had risen 8,800 percent in the last 24 hours.

However, Amazon shoppers were no longer able to buy them — or any merchandise featuring the Confederate flag.


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Hillary Insists: Confederate Flag Shouldn’t Fly Anywhere

Didn’t she just seven month ago lecture us on how we needed to show more respect for our enemies and to try to understand and empathize with them?

From an irony proof Associated Press:

Hillary Clinton: Confederate Flag ‘Shouldn’t Fly Anywhere’

June 23, 2015

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Confederate flag “shouldn’t fly anywhere.” The Democratic presidential contender calls the deadly shootings of nine black church members in South Carolina “an act of racist terrorism perpetrated in a house of God.”

Gee, why would she go to a town right next to Ferguson, Missouri to make these remarks? Does she, like Dylann Roof, want to start another civil war?

Also, when was the last time Hillary described an attack by a Muslim extremist as terrorism?



Obama Allows Ransoms; ISIS Drowns Captives In Cages

Obama is going to sign an executive order making it even more profitable for terrorists like ISIS to take US hostages. So we thought we would post some reminders of whom we will be dealing with.

First, from a joyous New York Times:

Obama Ordering Changes in U.S. Hostage Policies


WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce Wednesday that the government will no longer threaten criminal prosecution of the families of American hostages who are held abroad by groups like the Islamic State if they try to pay ransom for the release of their loved ones…

In a presidential directive and an executive order [sic] enshrining the changes, Mr. Obama also plans to make it clear that while he is keeping a longstanding federal prohibition against making concessions to those who take hostages, the government can communicate and negotiate with captors holding Americans or help family members seeking to do so in order to ensure their safe return.


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Obama: ‘Fox News Viewers Get A Different Set Of Facts’

Apparently, Mr. Obama wants Fox News and its millions of viewers to go the way of the Confederate Flag.

From Breitbart:

Obama Attacks Fox News Viewers… Again

By Charlie Spiering | June 22, 2015

President Obama continued his criticism of Fox News, arguing that the network’s viewers are getting a different set of facts than the rest of the country. During a WTF Podcast with Marc Maron, Obama lamented that the media is “splintered” now, with all kinds of different news outlets.

"A WTF podcast." Speaking of the downward descent of our language.

“We’re not in a common conversation,” he said. “If you watch Fox News you inhabit a completely different world with different facts than if you read (the) New York Times,” he said.



Cornel West Claims: ‘Obama Has Become N*****ized’

Am we the only ones who are sick of all this? How have we descended into this level of discourse? We thought Obama was supposed to move us past all of this.

From Real Clear Politics:

Cornel West on Obama: "The First Black President Has Become The First Niggerized Black President"

June 22, 2015

Reacting to President Obama’s use of the n-word on Marc Maron’s podcast, Cornel West called him the first "niggerized" president in an appearance on CNN. West criticized Obama as "a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy."

"Too many black people are niggerized," West said Monday on CNN. "I would say the first black president has become the first niggerized black president."

Try to imagine the fireworks if a white person had said this.


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Obama Stands By Use Of ‘N-Word'; It’s Called A Pay-Off

Why can’t anyone explain exactly what good the use of this word by the President of the United States has accomplished?

First from The Hill:

White House: Obama stands by use of N-word

By Jordan Fabian | June 22, 2015

President Obama has no regrets about using the N-word to make a point during a recent discussion on race, the White House said Monday. “He does not,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “The president’s use of the word and the reason he used the word could not be more apparent.”

Sadly, that is all too true. Mr. Obama will say or do anything to keep the wounds of racism fresh and loaded with salt.

The president’s phrasing renewed a debate over who is allowed to use the word and when it’s appropriate to say…

We thought this was ‘settled science.’ Only authentically black people who are ‘down for the struggle’ can use the ‘N Word’.


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