Duke University Stealthily Removes Vandalized Robert E. Lee Statue

Normal people would be disturbed by acts of property damage done for any reason, but especially for political purposes.

A dirty thug inflicted the damage on a work of art at Duke University earlier this week. You can see it in the photo above.

If that work of art were not Confederate general Robert E. Lee, then the university administration would be in an uproar, offering reward money for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Duke’s response was to slander Lee and remove the likeness of him from Duke Chapel, where it had been housed.

NOLA

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.

The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn from the entryway to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials discovered early Thursday that the statue’s face had been gouged and scarred and that part of the nose is missing.

Another statue of Lee, the top Confederate general during the Civil War, was the focus of the violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly a week ago.

Duke University president Vincent Price said in a letter to the campus community that he consulted with faculty, staff, students and alumni before deciding to remove the statue.

“I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university,” Price said in the letter.

VINCENT PRICE, PRES., DUKE U. EVEN LOOKS LIKE A WEAKLING.

Durham has been a focal point in the debate over Confederate statues after protesters tore down a bronze Confederate soldier in front of a government building downtown on Monday. Eight people face charges including rioting and damaging property. Days later, hundreds marched through Durham in a largely peaceful demonstration against racism before an impromptu rally at the stone pedestal where the statue stood.

Other monuments around North Carolina also have been vandalized since the Charlottesville protest, and calls are growing to take down a Confederate soldier statue from the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Gov. Roy Cooper has urged the removal of Confederate monuments from public property around the state, though his goal would be difficult to achieve because of a 2015 state law prohibiting their removal.

Duke is a private university and outside the scope of that law.

The Lee statue had stood for about 85 years between two other historical figures of the American South, Thomas Jefferson and poet Sidney Lanier, along the main entryway to the neo-Gothic church at the center of Duke’s campus. It was moved into storage at 3 a.m. Saturday and its future is undetermined, university spokesman Michael Schoenfeld told the Herald-Sun of Durham.

“We want people to learn from it and study it and the ideas it represents. What happens to it and where it will be is a question for further deliberation,” Schoenfeld said. The decision was supported by the university’s trustees, Schoenfeld said.

Duke has been affiliated since its founding with the United Methodist Church. Luke Powery, dean of Duke Chapel, said Saturday he sees the empty space formerly occupied by the Lee statue as creating a new opportunity to heal the ongoing racism problems confronting the country.

The gap “in many ways represents a hole in the heart of the United States and the ongoing struggles of racism, hatred and bigotry – all the things we’re seeing in our streets. We haven’t come as far as perhaps we thought we had come as a nation,” Powery said.

LUKE POWERY. DEAN OF DUKE CHAPEL.

Yes, I agree with Dr. Powery about all the racism, hatred, and bigotry. It’s certainly in the streets. That racism stains the streets with the blood of European-Americans shot and stabbed by nonwhites, primarily blacks, every day.

Compilation Video: Dogs Crying When Greeting Owners Gone a Long Time

Dogs live in a world of their own intense emotions. One of the dogs in this compilation faints from joy at seeing its human. Another cries on the grave of its owner. Very moving scenes that might make you want to have a Kleenex handy make up this video.

Four minutes. Over four million views.

That poor dog crying and hyperventilating over its person’s grave is not only heartbreaking but a testament to animals’ intelligence.

Starbuck’s CEO Suggests Violence Against Whites is Acceptable

HOWARD SCHULTZ, FOUNDER OF STARBUCKS.

Never underestimate the stupidity of Americans. From their football and basketball addictions to their steady diet of Hollywood garbage, the American zombie continues his foolish ways.

Why would anyone patronize a business that hates his guts? Well, if there were no other choice, that might have to happen.

There are lots of alternatives to Howard Schultz’s Starbucks, though. In case you needed another reason to avoid Starbucks, here is is.

The Gateway Pundit

Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz continued his assault against the majority of Americans. Following the Charlottesville protests, Schultz said, “I know we’re better than this. The bigotry, hatred and senseless violence against people who are not white cannot stand.”

Howard Schultz is a disgrace. He recently came under fire for saying he was going to hire thousands of Muslim refugees over Americans/Veterans. He continues to side with the violent leftists by refusing to condemn Antifa, Black Lives Matter and Islamic terrorists.

According to Schultz, only the white supremacists were violent, bigoted and hateful. Shocker.

Well, excuse me, Howard. Have you seen this?

The rest of the Gateway Pundit’s piece consists of Twitter Right responses to the Jew who sells stupid white hipsters $5 cups of coffee that cost a dime to make.

My favorite response comes from Republican Rep. Steve Smith.

The more that leftard corporate moguls attack whites, free speech, and our favorite websites, the more ammo we have to awaken people. The First Amendment is important to most white people. Being safe and secure in their homes and on the street is important. We’re being attacked everywhere. Now’s the time to redpill a normie.

Starbucks is going to have to change or else it’s stock value is going to suffer, along with Schultz’s bank account. Let’s drive him and his company into bankruptcy. Do not buy Starbucks.

10 Sailors Missing After USS John McCain Collides with Oil Tanker

USS JOHN MCCAIN.

There’s a poetic justice in the fact that if high seas collision had to take place invoving a Navy vessel, that it was the USS John McCain that took the hit.

Sadly, 10 sailors are missing in the aftermath of the collision.

This collusion follows the recent collision between the USS Fitgerald and another merchant ship.

Playing the role of the world’s policeman is expensive in terms of resources, money, and even lives. It’s too early to claim this was anything but an accident, but Internet sleuths are probably already at work looking for evidence of something more sinister.

CBS News

The USS John S. McCain, a guided-missile destroyer, was involved in a collision early Monday with a oil tanker east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca resulting in damage to its port side aft (left rear), according to the U.S. Navy.

Search and rescue efforts are underway, U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet says. Officials say 10 sailors are missing and five are injured. They say that four of the injured were medically evacuated by a Republic of Singapore Navy Puma helicopter to a hospital in Singapore for non-life threatening injuries. The fifth injured sailor did not require further medical attention, according to officials.

The Singaporean Navy is sending assets to assist and the USS America is en route to help. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. local time, the U.S. Navy says.

“In addition to tug boats out of Singapore, the Republic of Singapore Navy ship RSS Gallant, RSN helicopters and Police Coast Guard vessel Basking Shark are currently in the area to render assistance,” the Navy’s statement read.

USS John S. McCain is sailing under her own power and is heading to port, the Navy added.

Senator John McCain sent the following message on Twitter in response: “Cindy & I are keeping America’s sailors aboard the USS John S McCain in our prayers tonight.”

President Trump reportedly was informed of the collision Sunday night after returning to Washington and responded by saying “that’s too bad,” according to a print journalist part of the pool traveling with the commander-in-chief.

A couple hours later, Mr. Trump took to Twitter to offer condolences to those affected by the collision:

The ship was on its way to Singapore after finishing what the Navy called “routine patrols” in the South China Sea. One of those patrols was a Freedom of Navigation mission near contested islands which China has built and claims as their own in the South China around August 10.

The Navy says the USS John S. McCain was commissioned in 1994 and carries a crew of 23 officers, 24 chief petty officers and 291 enlisted sailors. It was named for John S. McCain, Sr. and John S. McCain, Jr. who were both Admirals in the U.S. Navy, Reuters news agency reports.

Senator McCain — a Vietnam-era naval aviator who was shot down and held as a prisoner of war for nearly six years — is currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer.

The vessel that was struck, Alnic MC, is a 30,000+ ton oil/chemical tanker built in 2007. It’s 600 feet long and 105 feet wide and sails under the Liberian flag. Its owner according to searches is Energetic Tank Inc. and its operator is Stealth Maritime Corporation S.A.

The Singapore government said no crew were injured, but it did incur damage to a compartment at the front of the ship some 23 feet above its waterline, AP writes.

A crew member from the Alnic MC spoke with the Reuters news agency over the phone to say that there were nearly 12,000 tons of fuel aboard, but there was no spill.

“There is no oil spill. We were carrying fuel oil from Taiwan to discharge to Singapore … We are proceeding to Raffles Reserved Anchorage where the owners will investigate the matter. There was some damage to the valve,” the unidentified crew member told Reuters.

Officials say an investigation is underway. The extent of damage and personnel injuries is being determined.

Meanwhile, the 7th Fleet has setup phone numbers for family members to call: on base at 315-243-1728 and internationally at 011-81-46-816-1728.

Jewish Libertarian Professor Blames Charlottesville Violence on Alt-Left

IF THE BRAKE LIGHTS ARE LIT, YOU MUST ACQUIT.

Walter Block is a libertarian economics professor at New Orleans Loyola University. He’s not Catholic though, being a Jew. He’s had some trouble with leftist professors at the university who don’t like what he has to say.

Here he blames the Charlottesville violence on the alt-left. What I especially like is that he states very clearly that had Heather Heyer not attempted to interfere with the free speech rights of the Unite the Right people, she would not be dead today.

Damn right, Dr. Block.

Furthermore, he blames the two dead police who perished in a helicopter crash on the alt-left as well.

I might specuate that this piece will so enrage the left that they’ll try to get Block fired. Except that he’s the only big name professor at Loyola, so I think he’s safe.

Lew Rockwell

In the aftermath of the brou-ha-ha in Charlottesville, Donald Trump gave three reactions. First, he condemned all sides for the violence. But, he was met with such a screech of reaction from the main-stream media for his “moral equivalence,” that in his second go around, he pretty much, although not exactly, singled out the alt-right for special condemnation. But in his third time at bat, he reversed field (sorry for mingling football and baseball metaphors, I just couldn’t help myself) and again returned to a more even-handed stance, censuring both sides and all “extremists.”

What are we to make of this to-ing and fro-ing? Before we step into this land-mine, we must clear away a bit of brush. There are really two issues here; they are very different, but they have often been conflated. On the one hand is the question of Who is primarily responsible for the violence that ensued? On the other hand is the issue of which side deserves more moral condemnation, the alt-right or the alt-left. We can answer the former purely as social scientists; the latter, as libertarians.

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Have A Laugh: Ready for the Eclipse!

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