Tag Archives: Civil War

Facebook said I was the target audience for groups that promote white supremacy and eugenics

Facebook said I was the target audience for far-right groups that pine for an Antebellum South and preach the virtues of white supremacy and eugenics. I discovered this when I went to Settings/Ads/YourInterests on Facebook and saw the types of … Continue reading

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Honoring Civil War soldiers and sailors at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Seattle

Boy Scout Troop 100 spent Saturday morning at Seattle’s Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery cleaning the moss and dirt off of old headstones and planting flags in preparation for a Memorial Day ceremony. It is altogether fitting and proper … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln saw the fall of Richmond 150 years ago, an event that can still stir up hatred in the South

One hundred fifty years ago, on April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis and other leaders of the Confederacy fled Richmond just ahead of Union forces that seized the Rebel capital. Two days later, on April 4, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln entered … Continue reading

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The Rebel redneck with the Canadian accent who rescued our summer camping vacation

The proudest Southern redneck I have met in many, many years drives a red Dodge Charger adorned with a Confederate flag, but his accent is distinctly Canadian. Yes, I’m talking about a full-blown re-creation of the “General Lee” race car … Continue reading

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