This was probably predictable. Now even our toys can’t be CSA. Ten years ago I developed some proficiency in a WWII era fighter simulation, which allowed me to fly any Allied plane, but German ones only if there were no swastikas on them. Like to have turned me into a Nazi.
June 24, 2015 at 4:48pm
TheBlaze: as a Blanco,I don’t see the logic in your refusal to print the word *****.
June 24, 2015 at 4:47pm
The original Klan didn’t really have a flag at all.
The 1920s Klan mostly displayed American flags, in keeping with their belief that they were the only true Americans.
It was really only after WWII that the Confederate flag was revived for other than routine cemetery commemorations, etc., and turned into a symbol of racist resistance to ***** civil rights. The first widely known use of it in that way was perhaps at the 1948 Democrat convention, when the “DIxiecrats” stormed out waving a big Confederate battle flag. The latter-day splinter Klans quickly took it up.
TheBlaze: as a Blanco,I don't see the logic in your refusal to print the word Negro.
June 24, 2015 at 4:44pm
All right then. Since I can’t get my CSA battle flag fix at WalMart (or Sears, or Amazon, or eBay) any more, I’ll go someplace that will sell me Confederate merchandise. It’s likely to be a less wholesome someplace than any of the aforementioned. Thanks a bunch, Big Retail. You are simply driving racists underground and probably turning heritage-minded Confederate descendants, spiritual or actual, into racists, if they weren’t racists already.
June 24, 2015 at 3:03pm
First, a self-correction. It’s not the “Stars ‘n’ Bars,” it’s the Confederate Battle Flag that’s set everyone’s hair on fire.. Some sneaky southern legislative majority ought to have a midnight session to vote in the actual Stars ‘n’ Bars as the state flag. It would be fun to see how long before someone noticed.
Second, official or state-directed selective manipulation of history–emphasizing this, sending that down the memory hole, considering entirely or mostly one point of view–is not a fascist monopoly. Regimes of all sorts of ideological stripes have practiced it. Otherwise, why don’t we learn more of, say, the British point of view during the Revolution, or the many worthy people who opposed female suffrage, and the various arguments they made?
 June 24, 2015 at 1:13pm
If the flag goes, how long before the monument itself goes? There is something unseemly about the haste with which southern politicians are falling into line and banishing the Confederate flag.
In the private sector, amazon, eBay, WalMart, etc. maybe should think twice. If folks can’t get their Stars ‘n’ Bars at a legitimate outlet. they’ll be driven to more overtly racist sites where they may linger to inquire further.
Since there were survivors, perhaps we’ll soon learn exactly what went on in that room during the hour Roof sat there before opening fire. Was he quiet or disruptive from the beginning, or did a confrontational situation develop? Is it certain that he went there with homicidal intent, or did the intent develop or harden out of his interactions with the eventual victims? Who said what, and to whom? Perhaps the actual subject of that evening’s Bible study could shed some light.
June 18, 2015 at 11:57am
As yet we know nothing about his medical history, apart from the fact that he had one drug arrest. We don’t know if his parents were un-involved, or involved, or, if so, involved in what. He does fit the mold of someone with a recent arrest record who nevertheless managed to get his hands on a gun.
Yes, most criminals buy their guns illegally so new guns laws do nothing to prevent nut jobs from getting their guns, just the law abiding citizens are effected. The lefties will be screaming for more gun control but they are too stupid to understand that it doesn't do anything to stop criminals.
Looking at the pictures tells you all you need to know. Any parent that can't see this boy was in mental distress are uninvolved. He is a clone of Adam lanza
 June 18, 2015 at 11:35am
The ones raping and killing whites are more likely to fight back than a random bunch of folks attending a Bible study;.
June 18, 2015 at 11:33am
Everybody is calling his look “vacant,” “crazy” and so on. Let’s get real. If he were in a popular boy band, they’d call it “soulful” or “sensitive.”
 June 18, 2015 at 11:25am
He’s at least as white–or black–as Rachel Dolezal.
June 18, 2015 at 11:23am
Good points. Glad somebody else noticed this. Also the name “Roof” could conceivably be Dutch or Afrikaner. Anyhow he has some sort of emotional connection with old-regime South Africa and Rhodesia.
His name is storm roof....maybe even a native amerikan ancestry?
 June 18, 2015 at 11:15am
Nothing “great” is beginning in Charleston, Glenn. For a few days or a week, we will jabber about mental illness and guns and about having a conversation about race. We will never have the conversation. We don’t really want it. We will just talk about it. Then business as usual.
Nothing great ever happens after a mass murder. This will be used to advance some hidden agenda, then be promptly forgotten about. Politicians will make empty promises and chip away at our freedoms a little more, and the Dummy-in-Chief will say some racially-laced comments that will only make the problem worse. We'll be lucky if a mob doesn't show up.
Maybe Becky is going to show up and say "I have brain damage and I own guns!" (that I just got a few years ago because it was the politically correct thing to do. I was afraid of guns for most of my life).
Is solidarity with the shooter a wise career move?
I disagree. When we had the officer shoot Walter Scott there were no protests or rioting of Charleston residents. Anything done here was done by Rioters R Us, hired by Al Sharpton's group. The actual residents comforted each other, prayed, and got back to work.
June 16, 2015 at 6:49pm
Sorry. Arrest no one. Lloyd Drako forbids it.
June 16, 2015 at 6:47pm
Climate-change deniers don’t deny gravity. They simply have a primitive notion of it, according to which a solid body consisting mainly of the element earth, is naturally attracted toward “the” Earth, and accelerates in anticipation as it approaches its natural home. It’s called Intelligent Descent (ID).
 June 16, 2015 at 3:14pm
I think you missed my point. If Nicholas had put his foot down and refused to listen to the generals and ministers who were telling him that it was time to take military measures threatening Austria-Hungary over Serbia–measures which threatened Germany too–then he might have died peacefully in bed in, say, 1937. He would have been succeeded by his son, Alexis II, and you might never have heard of Lenin, Stalin and quite possibly Mussolini and Hitler too. This was one case when backing off a little might have been the best option.
June 15, 2015 at 6:31pm
Now Putin knows how Nicholas II felt when he was virtually taken hostage by his generals and “persuaded” to order general mobilization in 1914. Somewhere I’ve read that Rasputin of all people offered contrary advice, to the effect that turning a diplomatic into a military crisis was not a good idea.
You seem to lack inspiration today. Not your usual standard. Suggest a cup of herb tea, some scented candles, a bubble bath and a long nap.
June 15, 2015 at 5:17pm
Most Muslims are not terrorists and want nothing to do with terrorism in the name of Islam. They all read the same Koran. Those who live in glaringly unequal or poverty-ridden societies, or in societies that marginalize them on the basis of their race or religion, even if they are wealthy and well-educated, are those who seem most likely to become terrorists .Most others do not. How does it happen that an “evil religion” has such different effects on its different adherents? How exactly do you propose to “banish” Islam from the face of the earth? By clicking your heels together?