Always Remember

Watch this tape …

Recall Pat Hines? This guy? The guy who advocated the murder of schoolchildren is now whining about cultural genocide?

Never tell me that Confederate heritage advocates never have anything to do with such people … and the same goes for the League of the South.

Let’s call people by their right names. Let’s ask Michael Hill why he trusts this person to do his bidding.

Let’s not confuse first steps with final steps. There’s still work to do.

43 thoughts on “Always Remember

  1. Billy B July 14, 2015 / 8:52 am

    “Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place. What we see materializing before our very eyes is tyranny: tyranny over the freedom of expression, tyranny over the freedom of association, tyranny over the freedom of speech, and tyranny over the freedom of conscience.” – Megyn Kelly


    • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 8:56 am

      There’s a reliable source for you.

      Tell me, did Ms. Kelly have anything to say about Mr. Hines’s idea of murdering schoolchildren to make a point? He sounds a little like Dylann Roof, no?

      • Billy B July 14, 2015 / 9:12 am

        Mr. Simpson:

        For sure you don’t think Megyn Kelly is a racist?

        • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 9:18 am

          Guess you’re a bit too eager to shy away from what Mr. Hines said, eh?

          As for Ms. Kelly, I just don’t think she’s competent. Leave it to you to try to play the racism card (you seem reductionist in that regard) while ignoring an advocate of mass murder. That’s revealing.

          • Billy B July 14, 2015 / 9:21 am

            Roof will fry for what he did, I support Capital Punishment, do you?

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 9:51 am

            You’re ducking Mr. Hines’s statement about murdering schoolchildren to make a point. So noted.

            History’s not quite as easy as you think it is.

            Thanks for sharing your views on capital punishment. I understand you sometimes want to make this a comments section about your own views. I suggest you set up your own blog for that. As for my views, they are my views. If I want to talk all the time about politics, I’ll set up a blog for that.

    • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 9:15 am

      Oh noooooze it’s tyyyyyyyyyrany!!!! The peroxide from faux news has spoken!!!

        • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 9:50 am

          All he needs is a bottle of hair bleach and a boob job then shill about minorities, women and issues only morons get worked up about, like pieces of cloth with a dyed print in them….and he’s in….

        • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 10:47 am

          You believe Ms. Kelly is right. Meanwhile, you have nothing to say about Mr. Hines’s idea about murdering schoolchildren.

          I’m perfectly willing to place Ms. Kelly’s educational background against mine. Yet now you know she didn’t write this article. Investigate the website you shared, and you’ll find out important information about it. Remember, you claim history’s easy. So here’s a way for you to show us how easy it is. I’ve given you enough hints already.

          Pray continue.

          (Note: Ms. Kelly has a BA from Syracuse University in political science and a JD from Albany Law School. I know several people who comment here who have more impressive credentials than that. We’ll leave it to Billy to discover mine.)

          • Billy B July 14, 2015 / 10:59 am

            She is intelligent because everything in that post is right, even if you think it is plagiarism.

            I think one thing good that can come from this whole Confederate Flag debate is that the truth is coming out, now it is up to each individual person to accept the truth or to repeat the same old lies.

            I know you are very smart, but mainly you are a great writer.

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 11:02 am

            Billy, Billy, Billy … she didn’t write the piece. You’re looking silly. I’ve linked to the original. The location you cite isn’t her actual site.

            One of us is looking foolish here. To find out which one, please look in the mirror and you’ll see that person staring back at you.

            This history stuff isn’t quite as easy as you thought it was, is it?

          • Jimmy Dick July 14, 2015 / 1:03 pm

            There is a difference between intelligence and ethics. Shilling for FOX News doesn’t require intelligence or ethics. It does however provide for a nice income. Whether Mrs. Kelley actually believes what she reports is open for some discussion. I think quite a few of the right wing media types don’t believe what they say, but they say it because it provides for a nice income.

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 1:13 pm

            I think we must cease crediting this screed to Ms. Kelly. The story’s already moved forward.

        • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 11:02 am

          The article was plagiarized, you were just told that. What college did you attend, may I ask?

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 11:08 am

            Let’s be fair to Ms. Kelly. Here’s what the “about” page of the website in question says:


            It is fair to assume that Ms. Kelly may not know that she is being wrongly credited with an essay stolen from another site and published under her name.

            That someone continues to credit Ms. Kelly as the author despite this evidence is another matter altogether. What bothers me about Billy is that he’s a real person with a real graduate education who shows no sign that such education affected how he approaches these discussions. Then again, the institution in question is located in West Florida, and we know of someone who lives in that part of the country who has serious issues with the truth.

          • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 11:29 am

            Billy has a grad degree? How does this happen?

          • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 12:06 pm

            I did…he never answered..

        • Al Mackey July 14, 2015 / 1:05 pm

          Of course, nearly every paragraph in that screed has no resemblance at all to the truth, but then only someone who actually knows something about history would realize that. As we all know, neoconfederates have no clue about actual history.

    • Andy Hall July 14, 2015 / 9:26 am

      That essay was actually written by Chuck Baldwin; Megyn Kelly re-blogged it under her own name, without attribution. She plagiarized it.

    • Leo July 14, 2015 / 10:59 am

      I’m calling bullshit on you.

      • Leo July 14, 2015 / 11:00 am

        My comment is for Billy.

        • Leo July 14, 2015 / 12:06 pm

          He is trolling.

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 12:13 pm

            Really? Usually trolls don’t identify themselves.

          • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 1:18 pm

            Brooks- he’s not the brightest of trolls…

          • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 2:13 pm

            I think he is a fine representative of the defenders of Confederate heritage.

          • The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 3:48 pm

            It’s idol worship

  2. The Lamp July 14, 2015 / 8:54 am

    Oh ol’Pat and Mike Hill go way back, they are peas in a pod…Pat either was or still is a military surgical nurse and he might be good at what he does but I would be concerned about anyone under his care who doesn’t fit into his racial world….

  3. Leo July 14, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I have really had it with these heritage types. I am sick of them defining who is and is not southern and I am sick of their bigotry.

    How long has the LoS been talking about leaving the United States? Why haven’t they gotten secession on any state ballot? It is because they are a joke and they know southerners will soundly reject them.

    Michael Hill is a bigot conman who is lining his pockets with donations to “the cause”.

    Good grief! Get a freaking life!

    I’m going to go calm down now.

    • Laqueesha July 14, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      For being the “master race”, they’re quite incompetent at everything they do.

  4. OhioGuy July 14, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Brooks, a good friend of mine, and a Grant scholar, just wrote a guest column that is in today’s issue of the Washington Examiner. It is on the subject of the current CBF debate. He’s given me permission to post it on your blog, if you’re willing. I’d like to do that, because I think it would add to the discussion. Should I do this? If so, in which of the many blogs on the subject would it be most appropriate? I can post the whole article, or simply a link to it. Thanks.

      • Brooks D. Simpson July 14, 2015 / 1:13 pm

        Frank Scaturro’s a good guy who was the foremost figure behind saving Grant’s Tomb. He was active in that endeavor when it wasn’t popular and he was a gentleman when those who opposed him initially sought to take credit for his work.

        • OhioGuy July 14, 2015 / 7:57 pm

          I agree totally on your assessment of Frank. I would only add that he is honest to a fault. Also, for the record, I believe those Confederate-honoring folks of whom Frank spoke positively include members of the Longstreet Society. I’ve maintained dual membership in the GMA and the Longstreet Society for several years now. I’ll have to say that the Longstreet folks do Confederate Heritage right. I guess this in part stems from the fact the Old Pete was himself a victim of Lost Cause mythology and members of this society named in his honor are, therefore, not too prone to believe the neo-Confederate orthodoxy.

      • Laqueesha July 14, 2015 / 2:09 pm

        Good article. Unfortunately, I doubt it’ll do much to change the minds of Neo-Confederates. Their minds are pretty much already made up and no amount of facts will change that.

  5. Leo July 14, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    The fact that he identifies himself is irrelevant.
    I guess we will have to agree to disagree and leave it at that.

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