Tag Archives: Confederate flag

Biden Vows To Reverse Pentagon’s Ban On Pride Flags

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: New guidance from Defense Secretary Mark Esper on flag displays at military installations is being hailed for prohibiting the display of Confederate flags — but the memo also bans the display of LGBTQ Pride flags, the Washington Blade has learned. A Pentagon spokesperson affirmed Friday a read of the guidance — which excludes …

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Pentagon Bans Confederate Flags On All US Bases

The Associated Press reports: After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon on Friday will ban displays of the Confederate flag on military installations, in a carefully worded policy that doesn’t mention the word ban or that specific flag. The policy, laid out in a memo obtained by The Associated Press, was described by officials as a creative way to bar the …

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Trump Defends Confederate Flag: “Freedom Of Speech”

Mediaite reports: CBS News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with the president Tuesday and pointed out that in 2015, when asked if he thinks the Confederate flag flying above the South Carolina state house needs to go, said, “I think it probably does, and I think they should put it in the museum.” “Do you still believe that?” Herridge asked. “All I …

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Trump On Confederate Flag: “It’s Freedom Of Speech”

The Hill reports: “My stance is very simple: It’s freedom of speech,” Trump said in an interview with a Nexstar television reporter at the White House when asked his personal stance on the flag in society. “You do what you do. It’s freedom of speech,” the president continued. “NASCAR can do whatever they want, and they’ve chosen to go a …

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Confederate Flag Banner Flies Over NASCAR Race

ESPN reports: NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag from being displayed at its events, but supporters of the symbol still managed to be seen Sunday before the race was postponed to Monday because of inclement weather. Vehicles lined the boulevard outside Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Alabama, waving the flag and a plane flew above the track towing a banner of …

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NASCAR Bans Confederate Flags From All Events

ESPN reports: Two days after Bubba Wallace called for NASCAR to ban all Confederate flags at racetracks, the organization did just that. Wallace, the circuit’s only black full-time driver, had told CNN Monday: “My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags. No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts …

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Top Marine Issues Letter On Confederate Flag Ban

The Marine Corps Times reports: The top Marine says the Confederate battle flag “has the power to inflame feelings of division” as one of his reasons for his call to “exclude from our Corps public displays” of the battle flag carried by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger posted the letter …

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Marine Corps Bans Confederate Symbols From Bases

From the military blog Task & Purpose: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger has ordered all Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from Marine Corps installations, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Military analyst B. A. Friedman first tweeted a document showing the commandant’s decision on Wednesday. The document did not say when all of the Confederate-related paraphernalia needed to be removed …

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NC Towns Spike Xmas Parades Over Confederate Group

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: On Wednesday, Wake Forest became the second Wake County town in a week to cancel its Christmas parade over safety fears. Wake Forest officials canceled the parade for what is though to be the first time since it started more than 71 years ago. Town officials said they had received credible information that “extremist” …

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Nikki Haley: Mass Shooter Dylann Roof “Hijacked” The Confederate Flag, Which Stands For Sacrifice, Heritage

Mediaite reports: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, appeared to claim that mass shooter Dylann Roof “hijacked” the Confederate flag, and that it was seen as “service, and sacrifice, and heritage” before the 2015 Charleston Church Shooting, during an interview with the Blaze’s Glenn Beck this week. “There is this guy that comes out with this manifesto, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Man Claims He Flies The Nazi Flag Because People Keep Stealing His Confederate Flag

North Carolina’s Gaston Gazette reports: A bright red Nazi Party flag waved in front of Joe Love’s Gaston County residence Sunday afternoon, a day after white supremacists orchestrated a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and dozens injured. When cellphone-camera toting neighbor Page Braswell stopped in Love’s Forestway Drive driveway, Love vocalized his interpretation of the flag’s …

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Fox New Guest: The Confederate Flag And The Rainbow Flag Stand For “Exactly The Same Thing” [VIDEO]

According to right wing nutjob Star Parker, the Confederate flag and the rainbow flag both stand for “exactly the same thing.” No, really. The HuffPost has the quote: “But you know what’s really interesting and really incredibly ironic here is the same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that …

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IOWA: Suspect In Killing Of Two Cops Had Recently Been Ejected From Football Game Where He Protested Against National Anthem “Sitters” By Waving The Confederate Flag At Black Attendees [VIDEO]

The Des Moines Register reports: Authorities are investigating whether the suspect in Wednesday’s killings of police officers is tied to a man’s removal from Urbandale High School’s football stadium on Oct. 14 after the man claimed his Confederate flag was stolen by other spectators, police and school district officials said. The stadium is at the intersection where one of officers …

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MISSISSIPPI: Man Charged With Bombing Walmart For Not Selling The Confederate Flag

A 61 year-old Mississippi patriot has been charged with bombing a local Walmart because the chain no longer sells the Confederate flag. USA Today reports: Tupelo Police Chief Bart Aguirre said a vehicle pulled up to an entrance of the Walmart in North Gloster around 1:30 a.m. CT. “A white male got out, lit the package and threw it in …

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FLORIDA: “Muslim-Free” Gun Shop Auctions Confederate Flag Painting By George Zimmerman

A Florida gun shop which recently declared itself to be “Muslim-free” is auctioning off a Confederate flag painting by George Zimmerman. TMZ has the story: George Zimmerman is unloading a bunch of paintings that illustrate his take on the Confederate Flag controversy — and he’s even offering a bonus prize to one lucky art collector. Zimmerman is teaming up with …

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Harlem Hate Pastor: Confederates Were Biblically Correct About Slavery

“The south was right! They were noble! They were biblical! They were righteous! They had states’ rights! They were RIGHT! The north was and remains wrong to this very day.” (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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SOUTH CAROLINA: The Flag Is Down

There was a huge roar from the crowd when a squad of South Carolina state troopers marched out. Chants of “USA! USA!” followed when one of the troopers began turning the crank to lower the flag. UPDATE: Breitbart columnist reacts.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Gov. Nikki Haley Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag

The flag comes down tomorrow morning.

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Confederate Flag To Come Down After Lopsided House Vote

Via the Washington Post: The Confederate flag flying on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds is set to come down after the House voted 94-20 to remove it. The bill, passed early Thursday morning, now heads to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk and she is expected to sign it. After more than 13 hours of debate — which became increasingly contentious as …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Senate Nixes Flag

Only three senators voted to keep the flag: The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. The 37-3 vote Monday allows the state to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies as soon as it passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki Haley. The bill must pass …

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