Bring your Arkansas and Confederate flags, but let's restrict this to original designs (no Hank Jr. flags, etc)
Also at 11 a.m. Saturday in Memphis at — where else — Nathan Bedford Forrest Park. Forrest was a Confederate general, KKK founder and accused of war crimes, including massacre of black and white unionists. He's the namesake of Forrest City.
UPDATE: John Bryan of Conway is pushing the Conway flag rally on his Facebook page. Check out some of his rhetoric here. There you'll also find a photo below from his Facebook page.
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UPDATE FROM BENJI: Here's a video from a Facebook user — who is African American — that was posted on Monday. It shows a long line of cars and trucks in Fort Smith (I believe on Zero St) sporting the Confederate flag, presumably in a show of defiance against the Fort Smith School Board'sdecision to abandon Southside High's "Rebel" mascot and related Confederate imagery:
At least one Republican lawmaker in South Carolina is calling for the Confederate flag to come down. But as recent history in the Arkansas legislature reminds us, many politicians are still — in 2015 — too squeamish to challenge neo-Confederates. /more/
Little Rock attorney and blogger Matt Campbell, whose knack for deep research brought down Mark Darr, Mike Maggio and Dexter Suggs, now has his sights trained on another worthy target. Today, he filed a 113-page ethics complaint against state Treasurer Dennis Milligan that includes 14 separate allegations.
Hog fans just can't quit blaming the refs for the NCAA men's basketball tournament loss to North Carolina. Now the Arkansas Senate has gotten in on the act, with this resolution introduced by Democratic Sen. Keith Ingram and getting bipartisan co-sponsorship from that brutish and short sandlot roundball player, Republican Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson.
IndieWire breaks news long whispered downtown — a more ambitious successor to the Little Rock Film Festival is in the works, with backing from writer/director Jeff Nichols, a Little Rock native. His "Loving" has won wide acclaim recently.