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Possible Irony Alert: Is Rebel Flag Held In Place at South Carolina Capitol With A Chain? (IMAGES)

Possible Irony Alert: Is Rebel Flag Held In Place at South Carolina Capitol With A Chain? (IMAGES)

Bill Parent thinks that the Confederate flag — which was replaced after Bree Newsome took it down — is now chained in place. What do you think?

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NY Post Film Critic Misses The Point Over Charleston, Wants Iconic Film Banned (VIDEO)

Movie Poster From Gone With The Wind

The NY Post has just made one of the most misguided calls, comparing the current debate on the confederate flag against the movie “Gone with the Wind.”

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Jon Stewart Takes Down Whiny Confederate Flag Supporters (VIDEO)

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Jon Stewart took on Confederate flag supporters on Wednesday night, and he ripped them a new one.

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Senator Pinckney’s Body Escorted By State Police In Uniforms That Look Eerily Similar To Confederacy Uniforms (VIDEO)

Senator Pinckney’s Body Escorted By State Police In Uniforms That Look Eerily Similar To Confederacy Uniforms (VIDEO)

WTF South Carolina?!

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Right-Wing Radio Host: Confederate Flag Is South Carolina ‘Heritage’ (AUDIO)

Right-Wing Radio Host: Confederate Flag Is South Carolina ‘Heritage’ (AUDIO)

Racist radio host Michael Berry feels that the Confederate flag is a symbol of South Carolina’s “heritage.” Maybe he should re-think that.

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This Right-Winger Throws Hissy Fit Over Gay Marriage — Threatens Secession And Mass Exodus

This Right-Winger Throws Hissy Fit Over Gay Marriage — Threatens Secession And Mass Exodus

This better not be just to get our hopes up. Don’t make promises you can’t keep…

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The Beautiful Origin Of Memorial Day Conservatives Don’t Want To Talk About

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We must never forget this fact: Memorial Day was first celebrated by newly free Black slaves in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the Civil War to remember hundreds of Union soldiers buried in a mass grave.

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Driving Through Jesusland

Driving Through Jesusland

The Bible Belt works awfully hard to convince everyone that they love Jesus and America the most. Who are they trying to convince?

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3 Massive Issues That Prove The GOP Is Under Heavy Neo-Confederate Influence

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We know the GOP is the party of the South, but are they also, really, the party of the neo-Confederates?

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Sons Of Confederate Veterans: ‘American Flag 25 Times More A Slave Flag’ Than Confederate Flag

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“The American flag flew over a slave nation for over 100 years. The Confederate flag flew over a slave nation for four years. By comparison…”

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Bill O’Reilly Just Compared ISIS To Confederacy Prior To Civil War (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly Just Compared ISIS To Confederacy Prior To Civil War (VIDEO)

Hey O’Reilly, the Civil War didn’t start because we invaded a country, removed their power structure, created a power vacuum, put in place a weak government, and made for the allowance of such extreme groups like ISIS to flourish.

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Nearly 4,000 Black Americans Were Lynched In The Southern States – And Their Names Will Be Documented

Nearly 4,000 Black Americans Were Lynched In The Southern States – And Their Names Will Be Documented

This is our history. And like the Holocaust, September 11th, and so forth, this is something we must never, ever forget. If this makes you uncomfortable, sad, angry, embarrassed, or horrified, good. It should. Atrocities are remembered in the most heinous ways so we can learn from their horrors and make a pledge that it will never, ever happen again.

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Republican Governor Lies About Abraham Lincoln To Hate On Taxes, Gets Fact Checked Hard

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In a pathetic attempt to drum animosity towards taxes, Ohio’s Republican governor literally put non-existent words in Abraham Lincoln’s mouth. Politifact rated this action as “Pants on Fire!” And apparently he doesn’t know that Lincoln instituted one of the first progressive taxes in order to pay for the Civil War.

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A Booth Saves A Lincoln, A Booth Assassinates A Lincoln, And Then There’s The Ford Family

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Three families, the Lincolns, the Booths, and the Fords, crossed paths, altering each other’s destinies forever. Was it fate?

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Texas Trying To Ban Federal Laws (Again)

Texas Trying To Ban Federal Laws (Again)

Because ignoring Federal laws worked out so well the first time the South tried it during the Civil War.

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Watch: College Students Struggle To Name Vice President, Ace Questions About Brad Pitt’s Love Life

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If these college kids represent our nation’s future, we may be in trouble.

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‘Gun Rights’ Nut Openly Advocates Assassinating President Obama

‘Gun Rights’ Nut Openly Advocates Assassinating President Obama

I can’t imagine WHY liberals think we should be regulating who can have guns in this country…

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Colorado School Board Member: US Ended Slavery ‘Voluntarily’

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To say that the U.S. voluntarily ended slavery is a slap in the face to nearly everyone who has ancestors who were alive during the Civil War.

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Salon: The Republican Party Is Becoming The New Confederacy

Salon: The Republican Party Is Becoming The New Confederacy

The GOP is on the cusp of declaring itself the party of Southern Christian White Power and it all goes downhill from there.

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Cliven Bundy: I Talked To God And He told Me To Start A Civil War (VIDEO)

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Apparently desperate for more attention, Nevada rancher and domestic terrorist Cliven Bundy claimed that God spoke to him prior to the standoff with federal authorities.

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