From the Holler!: New Year’s Edition

The unofficial hiatus is over.  I taught another class at the University of North Georgia, which was an absolute thrill. I finished up my first semester teaching at West Hall High School, another amazing experience. Additionally, I worked some on the side with friends on a new political blog/podcast. We’re still ironing out the kinksContinue reading “From the Holler!: New Year’s Edition”

From the Holler: Gettysburg Address, Edition

It has been a while since I last posted on this site. I have been completely bogged down by work, more work, and paper work. Every time I get an idea or a start a new post, life got in the way. Granted, I have taken on a few new leadership positions this year and IContinue reading “From the Holler: Gettysburg Address, Edition”

Did the Battle of Gettysburg Matter?

We are coming up on the 151st anniversary of what is recognized as one of the most important battles in U.S. History. Brooks Simpson posed a couple of questions about the battle on his blog.  Check out his blog and take a crack at answering when you get the chance. Following his model, I would like to pose some questionsContinue reading “Did the Battle of Gettysburg Matter?”

“I’d Like to Buy the World A Coke”

Coca-Cola’s 1971 tagline, “I’d like to buy the world a coke” became the basis for the song “I’d like to teach the world to sing (in perfect harmony)”. Last night, Coca-Cola infiltrated the minds of many Americans with its new commercial, “It’s Beautiful.” This commercial seemed to remind many Americans that America, is not homogeneous

Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 4

This week’s gem comes from the new blogger in town.  Jerry Dunford is without a doubt one of the more interesting Confederate defenders I’ve encountered on the web. Take a look at what he said: Have you noticed, that the SAME LIBERALS, the one’s who oppose Christian events, who oppose Christmas, who support abortion, whoContinue reading “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 4”

Staying Busy

Numerous things kept me swamped over the winter break. The job, the coaching job, the role of the grad student….I miss laziness. Because this is the semester of the thesis, my posts on here are going to be few and far in between. I will probably be limited to small updates but I do planContinue reading “Staying Busy”

Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 1

Brooks Simpson’s latest post got me thinking about the numerous idiotic things I’ve heard or read about the American Civil War. What I’ve discovered over the years is that most of the claims are downright laughable, even more so than the people that vociferously defend them. So here is the latest statement from “Lady Val.” “HadContinue reading “Stupid Things People Say About the Civil War: Part 1”

“There is nothing bad about…preferring to associate with white people” A Review

There has been a lot of back and forth over Connie Chastain’s arguments for “cultural superiority” and “white preference.” Connie contends these are not racist revelations, whereas other bloggers such as Corey Meyer and Brooks Simpson disagree. Personally every time I see an anti-multiculturalism argument, I automatically think of this little ditty. http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/256710/not-my-waterpark (Click hereContinue reading ““There is nothing bad about…preferring to associate with white people” A Review”