Saturday, August 3, 2019

A Dastardly Deed !


Well - Governor ( Coonman ) Northam 
has made good on his statement !

 Ralph S. Northam, the Democratic governor, said that Confederate statues
“should be taken down and moved into museums.”

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Yall Remember Ralph don't ya ?

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam confirmed  he was in a racist yearbook photo showing one person dressed in blackface and another in the KKK's signature white hood and robes, and apologized for "the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now."

But flip flopped and later said --

"I believe now and then that I am not either of the people in this photo," Northam said, denying that he had ever worn a KKK robe and hood or been drunk enough to forget a moment like this. "This was not me in that picture. That was not Ralph Northam."

OK OK Ralph so much for the B/S --
At some point before the photo went viral you had to have seen the page - Right ?
I mean who doesn't look at their yearbook photo ?
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( Oh Oh Yeah I guess it is this Buffoon )

OK back to Current Events --

I suppose he found a way to Worm his way around VA. state law § 15.2-1812.
Which states in part - regarding war monuments--

"If such are erected, it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected,"

For further clarification it states

"disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials."


So on Aug 2nd 2019 crews showed up at Fort Monroe and began the Dastardly Deed !
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Northam stated -
In a letter to Fort Monroe Authority leaders in April, Northam said: “These symbols are incompatible with the message and understanding we must convey at Fort Monroe this year.”

What a load of Horse Hockey !
I guess the Descendents of Confederate Veterans,
 who defended Virginia have no Value in Northam's world.


I think we should treat Ralph like an Old Jersey -


Retire him and hang him from the rafters !

That's my 2 cents worth !
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Deo Vindice !

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Memorial Battle Flag Raised Today in Petersburg, Va




This morning, after extensive weather and construction delays, but in God’s perfect timing,  we quietly raised a 10’x 15’ Confederate battle flag on a 50’ pole in Petersburg, Virginia. Dedicated to the glory of God, and in memory and honor of all of our Confederate dead, this site was dedicated in particular to honor Gen A. P. Hill, who was mortally wounded nearby.



The landowner contacted us shortly after the city of Petersburg voted to change the name of nearby A P Hill Elementary School, furious at those who chose to dishonor our veterans and attempt to rewrite Petersburg’s rich Confederate history and heritage.



The Petersburg Boydton Plank Rd. Gen AP Hill Memorial Battle Flag is the 29th flag raised by the Va Flaggers  in the Commonwealth since the fall of 2013, and like those raised before her, will fly as a 24/7 reminder that there are still those of us who will not go quietly into the night in the face of vicious and hateful attacks on our history, our heritage, and the men who bravely fought to defend the Commonwealth from invasion. 



A formal dedication ceremony is planned for later this fall.

To assist with our Interstate Battle Flags and ongoing Heritage Defense projects, please make checks payable to

“The Virginia Flaggers” and mail to:

P.O. Box 393   Sutherland VA  23885

Or contribute through PayPal, here:  http://www.vaflaggers.com/i95flagdonate.html

Sunday, July 14, 2019

A courageous woman from the South.




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Alice Thompson, an example of the courageous women of the South. Picking up a fallen battleflag and rallying the Confederate soldiers.

                           (  From the 1900 issue of Confederate Veteran -- )

On the morning of March 3, 1863, the battle of Thompson Station was fought. Before day the inhabitants of this little village were in great confusion. Most of the women and children who lived here left and went a mile or two away to their neighbors. The lines of the battle ran east and west, the Confederates south, and the Federals north of the station. The Confederates were commanded by Gens. Van Dorn and Forrest, and the Federals by Gen. Colburn. The battle began about nine o'clock in the morning, and lasted nearly all day. The roar of the cannon and small arms, mixed with the groans of the wounded and dying, was incessant.

Before the battle began, Alice Thompson, a young girl of sixteen, left home and started across the country to a neighbor‘s, but the Confederate and Federal sharpshooters began shooting at one another, and, seeing her danger, she took refuge in Lieut. Bank’s cellar with his family, he being engaged in the battle. They had to remain here all day. The Confederates charged, but were driven back. This did not seem to discourage them, for they charged the third time and were being driven back the third time, and as they passed the cellar where the women were, their color bearer was shot down. When Alice Thompson (after whose father, Dr. Elijah Thompson, the place was named) saw this, she sprang out of the cellar, caught the flag, and waved it over her head. Col. S. G. Earle, of the Third Arkansas Regiment, saw her and shouted, “Boys, a woman has your flag.” Then the Rebels raised a yell and drove the Yankees back. While she upheld the flag, a bombshell fell within a few feet of her throwing dirt all over her, but fortunately did not explode. The soldiers pushed her back in the cellar. She took her skirts off, and gave them to bind up the wounds of the Confederates.

Alice Thompson had a brother and a lover in this battle. She afterwards married that lover, Dr. D. H. Dungan, who was a brigade surgeon.

( Thanks to the VA Flaggers for posting this )

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Humpty Dumpty !





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So, you might be asking, who was Humpty Dumpty? Well, if you believe several historians, Humpty Dumpty was actually the nickname of a cannon used during the English Civil War of 1642–1649. In 1648, the English city of Colchester was under the control of a group known as the Royalists, who wished for King Charles I to be able to rule the country without Parliament. In order to fortify the city against attack from the Parliamentarians (the group who supported Parliament and wished to oust Charles I), they erected several large cannons on the walls surrounding the city.

On June 15, 1648, the cannon referred to as “Humpty Dumpty” was positioned on the walls. By this time, the Parliamentarians had surrounded and laid siege to the city, so Humpty was used to bombard the enemy and prevent a full-scale assault. However, on July 14 or 15, a Parliamentarian cannonball blew apart the wall underneath Humpty Dumpty. This collapsed the fortification and sent Humpty Dumpty tumbling to the ground. Due to its size, none of the king’s horses and none of the king’s men were able to recover the cannon. On August 28, the city fell to the Parliamentarians, who eventually triumphed and toppled King Charles I in 1649, thus ending the war.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Racial Stereotypes in Cartoons -



I love my Grandsons

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I read books to them

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 and I watch cartoons with them 

The other day we were watching Tom and Jerry


and Lo-and Behold Mammy Two Shoes appeared.
Wow talk about Racial stereotypes !
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Poor Tom always getting blamed for breaking dishes
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But times were what they were and Hollywood
chased the mighty dollar no matter where it lead.

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But the stereotypes were not limited to Black Folks --

White Folks were typecast also !
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Ya might not be old enough to remember him --
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Yep Racial Stereotyping at it's finest !
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So no matter if it's Mammy Two Shoes -
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or Aunt Loweezy
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we all need to lighten up and laugh !

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Nathan Bedford Forrest and the KKK !


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"IN 1871 A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION WAS CONVENED TO LOOK INTO FORREST'S ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT WITH THE KLAN AND TO REVISIT THE FT. PILLOW "MASSACRE." THE INVESTIGATION WAS CHAIRED BY FORREST'S OLD ENEMY, WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN, WHO TOLD THE PRESS THAT, "WE ARE HERE TO INVESTIGATE FORREST, CHARGE FORREST, TRY FORREST, CONVICT FORREST, AND HANG FORREST."

THE OUTCOME OF THE 1871 INVESTIGATION WAS TWOFOLD. THE COMMITTEE FOUND NO EVIDENCE THAT FORREST HAD PARTICIPATED IN THE FORMATION OF THE KLAN AND THAT EVEN THE USE OF HIS NAME MAY WELL HAVE BEEN WITHOUT HIS PERMISSION. THEY ALSO FOUND THAT THERE WAS NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE THAT FORREST HAD EVER PARTICIPATED IN OR DIRECTED ANY ACTIONS OF THE KLAN.

"THE REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SECOND SESSION, FORTY-SECOND CONGRESS," P. 7-449.

"THE PRIMARY ACCUSATION BEFORE THIS BOARD IS THAT GEN. FORREST WAS A FOUNDER OF THE KLAN, AND ITS FIRST GRAND WIZARD, SO I SHALL ADDRESS THOSE ACCUSATIONS FIRST. IN 1871, GEN. FORREST WAS CALLED BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE ALONG WITH 21 OTHER EX-CONFEDERATE OFFICERS INCLUDING ADMIRAL RAPHAEL SEMMES, GEN. WADE HAMPTON, GEN. JOHN B.

GORDON, AND GEN. BRAXTON BRAGG. FORREST TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS PERSONALLY OVER FOUR HOURS. FORREST TOOK THE WITNESS STAND JUNE 27TH, 1871. BUILDING A RAILROAD IN TENNESSEE AT THE TIME, GEN FORREST STATED HE 'HAD DONE MORE , PROBABLY THAN ANY OTHER MAN, TO SUPPRESS THESE VIOLENCE AND DIFFICULTIES AND KEEP THEM DOWN, HAD BEEN VILIFIED AND ABUSED IN THE (NEWS) PAPERS, AND ACCUSED OF THINGS I NEVER DID WHILE IN THE ARMY AND SINCE. HE HAD NOTHING TO HIDE, WANTED TO SEE THIS MATTER SETTLED, OUR COUNTRY QUITE ONCE MORE, AND OUR PEOPLE UNITED AND WORKING TOGETHER HARMONIOUSLY.'

ASKED IF HE KNEW OF ANY MEN OR COMBINATION OF MEN VIOLATING THE LAW OR PREVENTING THE EXECUTION OF THE LAW: GEN FOREST ANSWERED EMPHATICALLY, 'NO.' (A COMMITTEE MEMBER BROUGHT UP A DOCUMENT SUGGESTING OTHERWISE, THE 1868 NEWSPAPER ARTICLE FROM THE "CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL". THAT WAS THEIR "EVIDENCE", A NEWS ARTICLE.) FORREST STATED '...ANY INFORMATION HE HAD ON THE KLAN WAS INFORMATION GIVEN TO HIM BY OTHERS.'
SEN. SCOTT ASKED, 'DID YOU TAKE ANY STEPS IN ORGANIZING AN ASSOCIATION OR SOCIETY UNDER THAT PRESCRIPT (KLAN CONSTITUTION)?'
FORREST: 'I DID NOT' FORREST FURTHER STATED THAT '...HE THOUGHT THE ORGANIZATION (KLAN) STARTED IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, ALTHOUGH HE DID NOT KNOW WHERE.

IT IS SAID I STARTED IT.'

ASKED BY SEN. SCOTT, 'DID YOU START IT, IS THAT TRUE?'

FORREST: 'NO SIR, IT IS NOT.'

ASKED IF HE HAD HEARD OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE CAMELLIA, A KLAN-LIKE ORGANIZATION IN LOUISIANA,

FORREST: 'YES, THEY WERE REPORTED TO BE THERE.'

SENATOR: 'WERE YOU A MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF THE WHITE CAMELLIA?'

FORREST: 'NO SIR, I NEVER WAS A MEMBER OF THE KNIGHTS OF THE WHITE CAMELLIA.'

ASKED ABOUT THE KLAN:

FORREST: 'IT WAS A MATTER I KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT. ALL MY EFFORTS WERE ADDRESSED TO STOP IT, DISBAND IT, AND PREVENT IT....I WAS TRYING TO KEEP IT DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.'

FORREST: 'I TALKED WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE THAT I BELIEVED WERE CONNECTED TO IT, AND URGED THE DISBANDMENT OF IT, THAT IT SHOULD BE BROKEN UP.'"
THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES JUNE 27TH, "WASHINGTON, 1871. GEN FORREST WAS BEFORE THE KLU KLUX COMMITTEE TODAY, AND HIS EXAMINATION LASTED FOUR HOURS. AFTER THE EXAMINATION, HE REMARKED THAN THE COMMITTEE TREATED HIM WITH MUCH COURTESY AND RESPECT."
CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS SHOW THAT GEN. FORREST WAS ABSOLVED OF ALL COMPLICITY IN THE FOUNDING OR OPERATION OF THE KU KLUX KLAN, AND HE WAS CERTAINLY NEVER A "GRAND WIZARD". THESE COMMITTEES HAD THE UTMOST EVIDENCE AND LIVING WITNESSES AT THEIR DISPOSAL. THE EVIDENCE PRECLUDED ANY GUILT OR INDICTMENT OF GEN. FORREST AND THE MATTER WAS CLOSED BEFORE THAT BODY OF FINAL JUDGMENT IN 1872.
THE FOLLOWING FINDINGS IN THE FINAL REPORT OF THIS COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS CONCLUDED,
"THE STATEMENT OF THESE GENTLEMEN (FORREST AND GORDON) ARE FULL AND EXPLICIT...THE EVIDENCE FULLY SUSTAINS THEM."
 *( THANKS TO GARY ADAMS- RIP Sir.)



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