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Trace Adkins issues non-apology apology
for wearing Confederate Flag earpiece

Salon, by Prachi Gupta

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/1/2012 6:14:20 PM

Country singer Trace Adkins last night addressed criticism he received for wearing a Confederate Flag earpiece to the Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree lighting in New York earlier this week. In a personal note on his Web site, Adkins clarified that he objects to “oppression of any kind,” and that the flag instead represents “remembrance of my Southern lineage.” ”I am a descendant of Confederate soldiers who followed that flag into battle,” he wrote. “To those who view the flag as a symbol of racism, that was not my message and I did not intend offense.”

Media is desperately trying to find any hint of ´racism´. In the meantime 4 dead Americans in Libya elicits yawns.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/1/2012 6:25:57 PM     (No. 9043516)

As a New Yorker yankee and as I understand it, the Stars and Bars was a war flag. The war wasn´t in any way about racism or slavery; it was about independence.

Do I care if someone´s showing a Confederate flag? No. Should they be attacked for doing so? No.

But as is the norm in this country, ignorance is knowledge; stupidity is intelligence; weakness is strength. That political correctness ever took hold and impelled someone to apologize for nothing proves this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 12/1/2012 6:26:57 PM     (No. 9043519)

Well if no less that Abraham Lincoln weighed in on twitter, Adkins must be wrong.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/1/2012 6:27:09 PM     (No. 9043520)

May God bless Trace Adkins and his devotion to kin and country

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/1/2012 6:31:43 PM     (No. 9043525)

If the party of liberalism and tolerance is so sure about their ideas then why are they soooooooo touchy about free speech ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Native Texan, 12/1/2012 6:34:03 PM     (No. 9043528)

My Grandfather fought in the civil war for the South, I never knew him but I was told he was a proud soldier and proud of the Confederate flag. He lost everything, home, land, money. It´s not a racist flag. The war was about more than slavery. The media needs to study the true history of the civil war.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northcross, 12/1/2012 6:40:54 PM     (No. 9043537)

It doesn´t make any difference what Trace Adkins says or thinks. According to politically correct liberalism, any display of the confederate flag is the same as an actual lynching.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/1/2012 6:43:37 PM     (No. 9043540)

Americans have the liberty to feel and express offense at just about anything - except politically correct taboos, of course. Everyone knows it is politically incorrect, i.e. profane, heretical, blasphemous, evil etc. to be politically incorrect. But other than PC, people are free to be offended and to proclaim that they are offended by anything they care to take offense at.

But this does not give them the right to control other people´s speech and behavior. Just because they don´t like something someone says or does doesn´t mean they have the moral or legal or intellectual right to compel them to cease and desist and apologize. There is some real confusion about this business of offense. There are a lot of people who actually seem to believe that their own offense is someone else´s problem to do something about. It is not. Their offense is their offense. If there is a problem it is their problem.

It is, I believe, a mistake to take any notice at all of such addle-brained whiners and complainers. Arguing with them only enrages them more; apologizing and clarifying whatever one said they have chosen to take offense at validates and encourages their imbecility. The only rational response is to ignore them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 12/1/2012 7:11:52 PM     (No. 9043565)

I´m offended that they´re offended, #8.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: calgrammy, 12/1/2012 7:12:26 PM     (No. 9043568)

Some folks down South still call it "the war of Northern Aggression". I am in no way offended by history and heritage.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Scribelus, 12/1/2012 7:17:41 PM     (No. 9043573)

Displlay of the Battle Flag, ANV (not the flag of state), honors the soldiers, not the vile practice of slavery.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/1/2012 7:34:42 PM     (No. 9043587)

The U.N. Flag is the flag of modern slavery.

Many of the ´high commissions´ are populated by members who´s countries still tolerate trafficking in persons.

As for Prachi Gupta.....´Southern man don´t need him around.......anyhow´.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DARling, 12/1/2012 7:40:16 PM     (No. 9043596)

Such a lame thing for people to get their undies in a wad about. I just checked out the video, enlarged it enough to fill my computer screen, and I could barely make it out. If no one had drawn my attention to it, I´d have never seen it. No one in that audience noticed, I´m sure.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 12/1/2012 8:01:23 PM     (No. 9043622)

Lessee, lessee, lessee -- address any of the very real and very serious problems we face, or pretend some something like this is "serious"?

"Alex, I´ll take ´Stupid and Meaningless´ for $200, please."

But I do wonder how li´l Miss Prachi knows what The Railsplitter thinks. How? Oh, how? Is #2 right?

And are there links to her columns on real bias-based violence? On Islamic anti-semitism, black flash mobs, so-called "knockout games"?

#1: The sloppy [or overly PC?] story editors don´t show the "offending" symbol, but I seriously doubt it was the Stars and Bars. And I doubt 1 person in 20 could identify the actual Stars and Bars [which looks like the original "Betsy Ross" US flag, but with two red and one white stripe] as the [first] national flag of the CSA. The squarish banner with the St. Andrew´s, or x-shaped cross [called a "saltire"], is the battle flag f the CSA. It was adopted because of confusion between the US flag and the first Confederate national flag, or Stars and Bars.

#12 is correct, member-state Egypt apparently having just included slavery in its constitution. More fruit of the Obama/Hillary Arab [Muslim] Spring.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: uno, 12/1/2012 8:04:38 PM     (No. 9043626)

Too many people with too much time on their hands looking for any reason to be a "victim". This is our demanding entitlement minded society.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LouD, 12/1/2012 8:14:12 PM     (No. 9043637)

The best apology for these people (Prachi Gupta) would be "If I said anything I should be sorry for, I´m glad of it."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/1/2012 8:52:42 PM     (No. 9043668)

Well, this born and bred New England Yankee says, "GO TRACE!"
I favor freedom.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/1/2012 9:29:59 PM     (No. 9043693)

The Civil War was never about slavery. It was about States rights. And if that war broke out again tomorrow, as a Yankee, I will stand with the Confederates.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/1/2012 10:07:25 PM     (No. 9043722)

I am offended by the hindoo name of the writer - because as we know hindooism teaches that some people are untouchable. I will not listen to anything the fellow writes until he changes his name to something inoffensive like Robert Edward Lee or Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/1/2012 10:12:33 PM     (No. 9043726)

I´m going to go on Amazon and shop for some additional music by Trace Adkins.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Blackops, 12/1/2012 10:39:15 PM     (No. 9043747)

The history of the civil war and the reasons behind it have been perverted by the left to give them another item to scream racism over. A real study of the civil war and the confederacy reveals how wrong their racism cries really are and how Lincoln put us on our current course of destruction by centralized government. Lincoln should not be revered as he is for this very reason. In his effort to keep the union together he sowed the seeds that will lead to its ultimate unraveling. By the way, the stars and bars hang next to the Stars and Stripes in my work shop along with the battle flag of others that fought for, and still do, for liberty. No offense intended. I had kin folk on both sides of that scrape so I know exactly what Trace is saying.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/1/2012 10:58:00 PM     (No. 9043769)

Go Trace, it is called Freedom of Expression", now however if you would have desecrated an American flag, the Loonie Left would be totally silent...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/1/2012 11:13:29 PM     (No. 9043784)

While it is true the left has distorted history and uses perception to mislead and avoid truth, I refuse to support the revisionist history on the so-called right also. At any rate, this is just stupid. The confederate flag has NOTHING to do with race.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 12/1/2012 11:33:56 PM     (No. 9043801)

Jamaica, Florida, Scotland, Russia (navy),Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Misissippi- all better change those racist flags of theirs. new York- who gave you permission to put that Indian- sorry Gupta- Native American on your flag?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ynaught, 12/1/2012 11:42:44 PM     (No. 9043808)

There are people in this country who take offense at the American Flag! Taking Offense will soon become an Olympic sport!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Mijcraw, 12/1/2012 11:43:07 PM     (No. 9043810)

I get offended by the GLBT rainbow flag, and black power symbols, but I don´t think they will stop wearing them....so why should Trace stop wearing his? Those arguing for his appoligy want it bth ways...theirs, which is simply not going to happen.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: wepeople, 12/2/2012 12:16:02 AM     (No. 9043838)

I suggest "Prachi Gupta" take a drive down I-75 around Tampa, FL where he will see one of the biggest Confederate flags in the world flying right along the busy I-75 thoroughfare in one of FL largest cities. He would have a gastric attack no doubt and get his Guptas all in a wad!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/2/2012 12:43:01 AM     (No. 9043862)

Islam has caused far more slavery and misery than the stars and bars of the confederacy.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/2/2012 12:53:38 AM     (No. 9043871)

Oh, y´all yankees* have done my heart good reading your thoughts on this matter! :wipingawayatear: It´s so good to see some common-sense-thinking remarks, and I thank you. Also, special thanks to #28...amen and amen.

* A yankee friend of mine objected one day when I said he was a yankee. Said he, "I´m not a yankee anymore...I´ve been down here for years and I´m a southerner." I told him, "Bless your heart. We do love you, and you are a southerner at heart, but you´ll always be a yankee to us. If we didn´t like you, you´d be a damnyankee." Which brings to mind the old joke, "Why I wuz pert near 10 year old afore I knew ´damn yankee´ wuz two words." ;)

Seriously - thank you all. I will never understand the thought process of slavery, but it really WAS a war about independence and states´ rights. Walter Williams´s recent column on this was excellent. I do love that man.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/2/2012 1:05:06 AM     (No. 9043884)

Let´s see, it´s ok to flag the Mexican flag, any flag from the West Indies, but not a flag that is part of our history ?

So far you don´t like me because I am white, a Christian, conservative, and southern, but you don´t mind that I pay taxes for anyone else to use to discriminate against me.

Never get in my personal space.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pinchem, 12/2/2012 2:35:52 AM     (No. 9043946)

Race baiters and hate mongers of the Left Wing Marxist Democrats are the new enemy of the Constitutional Republic. They are the ones who should be shunned, not Patriot Americans.

Why don´t people stand up to this hate mongers instead of apologizing. Are we becoming that wimpy and pathetic?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/2/2012 3:54:51 AM     (No. 9043960)

I believe the abolition of slavery was a by-product of the civil war,not the reason for it. I wouldn´t mind seeing this movie out about Lincoln but I´m afraid they´ve made him out to be a modern day social activist.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bugger, 12/2/2012 7:39:35 AM     (No. 9044082)

Prachi has not learned to keep her email address from us, it´s at the end of the article. I wrote her the following:

"Just curious, where were your ancestors during the Civil War? Liberals don´t believe in free speech or free expression. I don´t see a right not to be offended in the Constitution. The confederate flag is part our history. What I do find OFFENSIVE is Hillary Clinton scolding Israel for not having empathy with a bunch of savages who want to kill them. Look, the "one" "won", leave us alone."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/2/2012 11:00:20 AM     (No. 9044404)

But is okay for blacks to wear FUBU and let´s compare the number of anti-white lyrics in raps as opposed to the number of anti-black statements in ALL other music.

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Posted By: StormCnter- 4/10/2014 5:20:42 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) could face up to five years in federal prison for obstructing a Congressional proceeding. On Wednesday, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and five Subcommittee Chairmen on the committee sent a letter to Ranking Member Cummings demanding an explanation for his staff’s queries from the IRS, why the Minority hid these efforts from the Majority, and why the Ranking Member denied such actions by his staff at a February Subcommittee hearing: “Although you have previously denied that your staff made inquiries to the IRS about conservative organization True the Vote that may have led to additional

Barack Obama Saves Wife
Michelle From Wardrobe Malfunction,
Marilyn Monroe Moment: Picture

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US Magazine, by Rachel McRady    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 4/10/2014 7:59:06 PM     Post Reply
Barack Obama got quite the handful on Thursday, April 10, but it was all for a good cause! As the President of the United States was boarding Air Force One with his wife Michelle Obama, a gust of wind blew up her skirt. Barack quickly stepped in and grabbed the First Lady´s billowing skirt to help her avoid a wardrobe malfunction and embarrassing Marilyn Monroe moment. Earlier in the week, another famous lady on the global stage suffered a similar snafu, but no one was around to help her -- not even her prince!

George Bush´s paintings
are ´copied off Google images
and Wikipedia´ art critic claims

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Independent [UK], by Rob Williams    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/9/2014 10:47:55 AM     Post Reply
As a former President of The Most Powerful Country In The World, George W Bush has significantly greater access to world leaders than most budding artists. (Snip) Art critics have pointed out that a number of the 30 portraits in the exhibition appear to be based on images thrown up by a cursory search of the person´s name in Google Images. In some cases the portrait seems to have been based on the very first image result on the search engine. Rather remarkably, even the portrait of his own father, someone who he surely could have asked to sit for him, appears to be based on an Associated Press portrait which appears on the first page of

Firefox Expands Into Censorship
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American Thinker, by Jack Kemp    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/9/2014 9:10:58 AM     Post Reply
This morning I clicked on a link to a Red State website article concerning “The War on Women” and “Paycheck Equality” and got quite a surprise (the same thing happens when a Firefox user goes directly to the article). Nanny Firefox posted a political opinion on my screen before allowing me to proceed to read the article. This message didn’t appear when I accessed a second article which met with Firefox’s political commissar’s approval. Here’s what Firefox said: Careful Now! (shouldn’t they have said “Achtung! or “Verboten!” or something similar?). This website could not be displayed by Firefox because it is not

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