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Road Trip1 Back in the spring, I took several day trips. One of them I took across the N.C. border into, Virginia, my home state, to Danville, Virginia. It was a nice drive going there. I like driving the back roads, seeing rural North Carolina. I always have a sketchbook with me. This goes back to when I was 12 years old in Richmond. On a bus ride I would observe things I saw, then when I got home I drew what interested me. I did this on my trip to Danville. I was amazed at the amount of Confederate flags that were flying on houses along the way, but the worst was yet to come when I got to Danville. Near the mall on a high hill overlooking the area, I saw the biggest confederate flag I’ve ever seen in my life in a yard on top of the hill. Down the hill and across from this rebel site was a car dealership. It had 20 or 30 American flags surrounding the cars. I guess the flags were there to counter the huge rebel flag. There was a good side to the visit: I had lunch at a great barbecue restaurant called the Checkered Pig.

Georgia GOP Vote Supression

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Tweet me a plate of barbecue with slaw and fries.
The S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism is using social media and other vehicles to help promote S.C. barbecue.  Customers are tweeting and sending to Facebook photos of themselves eating at restaurants. Billboards drive customers to a website and a map that shows where to go find the more than 200 barbecue restaurants listed. You can go to SCBBQTrail.com. Pass the hot sauce please.

The South shall rise again?
A neo-Confederate group put up a billboard in the Montgomery, Ala., area recently with the word “SECEDE” in large type. After some complaints, the billboard was taken down by the billboard company. Hey, if Alabama wants to secede, let it. Just think of the amount of money that could be saved. We would not have to provide salaries for senators and congressmen, no grants, no emergency disaster aid — we’re talking major deficit reduction here.

Hate Brothers Club
Donald Sterling’s racial rant has caused him his
basketball franchise. The latest person to join the club is Robert Copeland, a police commissioner in Wolfeboro, N.H., who admitted to calling President Obama the N-word. Copeland was in a restaurant when he said it. He was pressured to step down. Moral to this story? If you’re a bigot, keep it to yourself. It can be very costly.