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Man Arrested For Tearing Down Confederate Flag At The Citadel

Try as it might, South Carolina simply cannot escape the Confederate flag. The latest drama surrounding the controversial banner took place on the campus of The Citadel – South Carolina’s government-subsidized military college. The Citadel’s board of visitors voted 9-3 last year to remove the banner, but they can’t take…

Try as it might, South Carolina simply cannot escape the Confederate flag.

The latest drama surrounding the controversial banner took place on the campus of The Citadel – South Carolina’s government-subsidized military college.

The Citadel’s board of visitors voted 9-3 last year to remove the banner, but they can’t take the flag down unless the S.C. General Assembly amends the so-called “Heritage Act,” which protects historical displays and monuments.

After removing the flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House last July, lawmakers have shown absolutely no appetite to amend that law further.

Last week someone took matters into his own hands … or tried to.

According to our sources, Charleston County sheriff’s deputies apprehended a middle-aged black man for attempting to remove the flag from the Citadel chapel.  We’re working to confirm details of the arrest, but sources tell us the incident took place on Friday, March 4.

Developing …

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88 comments

Flip March 7, 2016 at 11:58 am

How about we replace that terrible flag with a regular American flag?

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Bible Thumper March 7, 2016 at 12:04 pm

What next? A regular American flag is a terrible flag?

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:07 pm

I have never called the American flag terrible. I call the Confederate flag terrible because what it represented was terrible. I think America is great, unlike Trump supporters.

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Tazmaniac March 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Flip I want you to take this in the right context. Is there a Cross on the church you attend?

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I am the REAL Flip.Cheating your boss again today?

Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

LMAO!!! If you are the REAL Flip isn’t that what you do?

Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

My question is, is that cross on fire?

Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:31 pm

Yes, Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, naturally the cross is a symbol of that sacrifice.

Tazmaniac March 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

And? Crusades? Inquisition? My point is arguing about symbols and the context in which they were used is basically a debate sinkhole. No matter how hard you scream “Hey! Redneck assholes, quit using a symbol I love!” it won’t help. Stupid is as stupid does.-Mama Gump.

Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

I bet your kids are really fucked up.

Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:45 pm

Are they mixed?

Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Disgusting that you would bring someone’s kids into this. I will pray for you.

Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:49 pm

People have done horrible things in the name of Christ however the symbol originated from Jesus dying on the cross. The origins of the confederate flag are plagued with racist mentality, just read the cornerstone speech if you don’t think so.

I can see how people would be offended at the confederate flag, just as I can see how people are offended at the swastika flag. Freedom of speech means government can’t stop people from flying their own flag however it does not stop government from eradicating instances where it is flying the flag itself.

Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

The American flag is terrible, America did away with slavery. Why do you think the south seceded in the first place? Didn’t you read any of the speeches?

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Caught me.Our real goal is removing the American flag as we Bernie supporting communists hate America.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan said Wednesday that the American flag should be taken down instead of the Confederate flag.

I support him.

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

You need to seek Christ young man, there is still time to repent.

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Scooter March 7, 2016 at 12:09 pm

put his butt under the jail and throw away the key.

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Accuracyplease March 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

I’d like to post his bail.

Signed,

A Real American

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Not surprised.We love law breakers,don’t we?BEEERRRRNIIIEEEEE!

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GrandTango March 7, 2016 at 2:41 pm

pogo, you can use your real name, bring those tiny little hands over. I’ll make you feel better.

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Accuracyplease March 7, 2016 at 2:45 pm

As you seem to have flipped out, your name does seem appropriate.

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Confederate Fags March 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

You mean the flag?

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Put him in my butt! LMAO!!!

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a face in the crowd March 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

The so-called Heritage Act is nothing more than a legal veil for White Supremacists. A flag representing an enemy of the United States has no business flying on any military or quasi-military institution in this country.

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

With you.Hate America just like you do.We just had a traitor in the wHite House for 8 years.We need a communist to finish the job he started of destroying America,GO BERN!

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a face in the crowd March 7, 2016 at 12:36 pm

I love America. I regret that it has become one of the most ignorant nations in the developed world, with right-wing nut cases attempting to turn it into a theocracy of morons.

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Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Donald is supported by David Duke so I support him naturally, he will make America great (and white) again!

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Actually some good points.

CSA_Recruiter of TN March 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

LoL, Pogo, what part of President Donald J. Trump saying he disavowed D. Duke did you not understand? What a race bating troll you are! Agent Provocateur, are you working for the FEDS or CIA?

Pogo March 8, 2016 at 8:40 am

Duke still supports him and I support Duke!

Elfego March 7, 2016 at 1:46 pm

It is already that!

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:27 pm

You hate America just like I do.

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Pogo March 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Your hatred for Obama because he’s black gives us a lot in common! Want to join forces?

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 12:44 pm

Obama is a loser like me.Spot on.

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Elfego March 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm

I do not hate Obama but you can rest assured he has done more to destroy the moral fabric of America than all the Presidents we have had. He is inept,hates police and white folks and has no idea how to do anything but stir up trouble.I am to old probably to live long enough to see it but America is on a downward spiral it will never recover from. The only thing that can save us is a real Revolution and I am not to sure that would work at this late stage.

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:18 pm

Obama saved America from the likes of George Bush and Dick Cheney, god bless Obama. Not a perfect president but we are so much better off now than 8 years ago.

Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:22 pm

And another thing.As a flaming pervert and homosexual and dog lover I am one step closer to marrying Fido with the SCOTUS ruling allowing us perps legal marital bliss.

tomstickler March 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

If there was any doubt who this Imposter Flip is, here are a few of his previous aliases:

Dem A. Knotzi, Hank ‘flip’ Geepers, Flip Coscoe, CENSORED at Fits U, Duzlie Fartin, nchuckler, Nick Chucker, The Great Awakening 2016, TARevolution, pogo (guest), Hispan Sllutzze, deportdemZwetZbachs, Rockie Veranalspic, Rockie Veranalspicsterheimer, Clemson +2 Buckeyes + 16, Rocky Verdunce, R. Dudley Verputz, Ms. Rocky Verdud, Dabotard’s Family Reunion, Jethroe Bodine Verdad, KoRan DemaThumper, rockyverdadsuglyclan, Flip R. Morals Sr., rockyverdadsuglylies, rockyverdadeadbeattaxcheat, Flip R. Morals, and: Rockysuglylies (flagged for copying another’s avatar: lasted mere minutes)

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O-H-I-O March 7, 2016 at 5:29 pm

If there was any doubt who tomstickler is , here are a few of his nicknames from Buckeye Land:

anus – butt

arse – butt

arsehole – butt

ass – butt

ass-hat – idiot

ass-jabber

ass-pirate

assbag – idiot

assbandit

assbite – idiot

assclown – butt

asscock – idiot

asscracker – butt

asses – butts

assface – butt

asshat – butt

asshead – idiot

asshole – jerk

asslick – idiot

asslicker – Buttlicker

assmonkey – idiot

assmunch – idiot

assmuncher – butt

assshit – idiot

assshole – butt

asssucker – idiot

asswad – butt

asswipe – butt

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Go F yourself March 7, 2016 at 1:14 pm

you are a fucking idiot. while it has no place to call people White Supremacists means you are a BLM racist moron

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a face in the crowd March 7, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Kiss my ass, scumbag.

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Flip March 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Pogo is a sad little man with no life.

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GO F yourself March 7, 2016 at 7:11 pm

blow me you little racist BLM dipshit

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GrandTango March 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Calm down, honey. Sorry you lost your job. Daddy will kiss it and make it all better., I don’t mind your sweet petite hands XOXOXO

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GO F yourself March 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

Bless your heart

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olejake March 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

You yankee cocksucker, go back north !!

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Donald Trump March 7, 2016 at 6:41 pm

Why? I’m about to be President!

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CSA_Recruiter of TN March 7, 2016 at 6:19 pm

You are the racist Sir, plain and simple. So, you are saying white people can have no heritage, no ancestry? Why is it other colors of people can be proud of their race, but God forbid a white person is proud of their race, suddenly they are racist. Hypocritical to say the least. And for your education on history, the Confederacy was and is fought for by ALL colors, White, Black, Red, Yellow, both natural born and immigrant, free men and slave. And don’t for a second think that blacks were the only slaves, Irish, Chinese, whites, blacks, were all slaves! Also be aware the south NEVER imported ANY slaves! The north imported and pushed the slave trade on the South! Explain the Corwin amendment offered by the War Criminal Lincoln if you think I’m wrong. Deo Vindice and God bless.

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CSA_Recruiter of TN March 7, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Also be reminded Confederate soldiers ARE American soldiers and deemed by Congress as U.S. veterans, protecting monuments, burial sites, etc, which also includes the Southern Cross, which is protected by not only the First amendment of our Constitution AND Congressional ACTS and LAWS!

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Fuck off, losers March 7, 2016 at 6:40 pm

Nah, just a bunch of sissy losers. So fucking whiny too. Always crying and moaning, but getting nothing done. Poor babies.

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crybaby March 7, 2016 at 7:37 pm

sounds more like you are the fucking loser trying to cry your way into getting shit others earned. lol how are you going to keep getting your food stamps when you have to work for them now?

E.g. Schwetje March 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

They are not “US veterans”, read the law. Simply are referred to as ‘veterans’. Why would you misrepresent this? What’s your goal? The first slaves came here through Virginia. That’s ‘the south’, no? The reason secesh didn’t sign on to the Corwin Amendment is because it did not allow for slavery’s expansion. That’s why the slavers weren’t behind it. They could have kept slavery as it was but that wasn’t enough. Thanks for the cornucopia of lost cause nonsense.

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Pogo March 8, 2016 at 8:43 am

Yes, heritage of calling black people inferior and intended by the creator to be our slaves. Great heritage there!

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Toyota Kawaski March 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

more like a face on the Port-ah-john and shit for brains!!!

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Turn Hearts March 7, 2016 at 12:48 pm

“Tear down” black history month. See how much the Left likes that.

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Bible Thumper March 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

The Confederate flag is one of 57 flags hanging in the Citadel’s chapel. There needs to be a lot of research done to study all those flags. Some would say they shouldn’t even have a chapel.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/law-keeping-confederate-flag-s-c-statehouse-keeps-citadel-chapel-elsewhere/

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Accuracyplease March 7, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Some would be right.
Our Government was founded on laws and Zero Religion

Southerners are always so confused. Beginning of course, in South Carolina.

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CSA_Recruiter of TN March 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

Time you finally read the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights, LoL, yeah, Zero religion (sarcastic implication). BTW, the Southern Cross IS a Christian Flag. Southeron are far from confused, unlike Northern immoral, Godless, Anti-Constitutional Lincolnites.

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pogo March 7, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Like Trump? You poor confused little bigot. Just like me! Are you gay too?

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Pogo March 8, 2016 at 8:42 am

Spoken like a true southern Klansman. We southerners justified slavery of Africans as Biblical slavery.

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GrandTango March 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

How disgraceful. Kind of like when pogo and I make sweet gay love on our Battle Flag. Confederate Fags for life!

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jack handy March 8, 2016 at 4:18 pm

why does everything with you have gay queer not gay haha in it. jus sayin

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TontoBubbaGoldstein March 7, 2016 at 3:02 pm

*pops a beer and… some popcorn.*

* Settles in for ensueing comments*

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Lone Ranger March 7, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam, Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it crystal clear—need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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Tonto March 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Unelected? Damn, you goobers are morons.

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Lone Ranger March 7, 2016 at 3:41 pm

tonto (NO relation to Tonto) thought calling patriots morons would get him somewhere
But when President Trump busted tonto for SNAP fraud…tonto was NO longer there !!!

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Tonto March 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

An ignorant racist, but certainly not a patriot…that would be Lame Ranger. Since you are historically and chronically on the side of losers, I’m not too concerned with your endorsement of Trump. Besides, Trump publically denounced you racists idiots like David Puke and the KKK queers.

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Lone Ranger March 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

tonto (NO relation to Tonto) was sorely depressed by the certainty of President Trump
And when HONEST Trump DAs busted Section 8 fraud…tonto was looking for his rump !!!

Tonto March 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

You mean the same Trump who allows rich Chinese to fraudulently invest in his buildings to obtain visas and citizenship through the EB-5 program? The sam Trump who passed over hundreds of applications of US citizens to bring in cheap foreign labor? The same Trump that willingly used undocumented workers on his building projects? The same Trump that agreed that the racist battle flag needed to come down? Strange, I wouldn’t take you for the type to suck up to an Orange Yankee Liberal with tiny hands, but nobody ever accused a confederate of being very bright. That remains a fact.

Lone Ranger March 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

tonto (NO relation to Tonto) was always a loner with only OTHER freeloading friends
He kept about Trump but was dumb as a stump and it was too late to make amends !!!

Tonto March 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

Lone Ranger supports a liberal Yankee who is against the battle flag. Just because he said racist things to sucker a bunch of uneducated crackers into voting for him. In reality he’s good buddies with the Clintons and Al Sharpton. Just think, Lone Ranger wants Al Sharpton to have influence over the White House. Dumb people can ge very entertaining!

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/423337/trumps-pal-al-sharpton

Lone Ranger March 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

tonto (NO relation to Tonto) lamented Trump was continually winning and sadly kept lamely explaining
I think ignorance is gum so I keep chewing me some saying…dumb people can “ge (???)” entertaining !!!

CSA_Recruiter of TN March 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Apparently you know nothing of the Confederacy or even what the term Confederacy is defined as nor have you read the Confederate Constitution, otherwise you would have realized the ignorance of your comment.

Tonto March 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm

You’re right. I don’t give a flying shit about racist losers from the late 1800’s. Or their pussy ass descendants.

loser March 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm

great , go buckeyes. no really, go. shoo

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Toyota Kawaski March 8, 2016 at 8:53 am

is that you Frog Horn Legg Horn?

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12345678987654321 March 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

Just curious but why do you feel like a Virginia battle flag that wasn’t put on top of the State House dome until the 60’s represents South Carolina’s fight in the Confederacy? I’m all for honoring our state’s military history, especially during the Revolutionary War where our contributions are often over looked, and during the Civil War since 20% of fighting age males were killed and USC had to close because the nearly whole student body enlisted, but a flag that was put up in defiance of the Civil Rights Act doesn’t seem like the one to do it. Maybe one of the many Confederate national flags or maybe a battle flag from a South Carolina regiment, which Rep. Pitts introduced an amendment during the debate to do that, but not a flag from another state, that whether you want to admit it our not was hijacked by the KKK during the 1920s. (look at any of their marches on Washington during that period and you will see that). I understand that we should not bow down to the cowardice of Dylan Roof and that the nostalgia around that flag has only grown since the 60’s and 70’s and grown to be a symbol of “southern heritage” (just think Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 special) but don’t you think if it is on official state house grounds on a monument it should be historically accurate to our state? Just curious as to your opinion on the subject not looking to start a fact less debate

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Lone Ranger March 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and Peeler had the guts to honor patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley, Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam, Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it crystal clear—need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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12345678987654321 March 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

You didn’t answer my question but okay

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Squishy123 March 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Rev. E. Slave Jr.???

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Rocky Verdad March 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Hey is it just me, or did we never get a Will story on Friday’s job report?

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dwb619 March 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

I am a while,64 year old male, born and raised on the banks of the Reedy, 45 year construction UNION electrician(IBEW), and have NEVER owned a Confederate Battle Flag…………………UNTIL………………….NIMRATA pulled her political stunt with the flag at the State House..
OWN 2 4ft X 6ft, from that flag supplier in Alabama.
DANG, them thangs wuz expensive.

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Trump Family Values March 7, 2016 at 5:14 pm

Taking the flag down is much more honorable than whatever it is that Folks’ protege/Trump Campaigner/Del First Female is doing with her “friend” in this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEPMGZe6KWs

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Bible Thumper March 7, 2016 at 6:07 pm Reply
euwe max March 7, 2016 at 8:42 pm

If you spit on the confederate flag – is it worse than spitting on America itself?

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loser March 8, 2016 at 1:31 am

ha ultimate fail

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tomstickler March 8, 2016 at 4:57 pm

No follow-up of the “developing” story? Here is a bit more detail: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160209/PC1603/160209346/1005&source=RSS

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