Turn Out The Lights …

… the party’s over.

Taking a cue from Dandy Don Meredith, I note that although it’s been quite a ride these past several days …. it’s time to bring it to an end.  We’ve enjoyed watching Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers circulate a fantastic story that she found herself forced to retract under pressure from people who highlighted the total lack of supporting evidence … and folks, let’s not forget the pivotal role of Tripp Lewis in all this, for without him, there would have been no Rob Walker to spin his tale. Many members of the Confederate Hysteria Movement, including Dave Tatum and Carl Roden, appear to have fallen for this ruse. At least Tatum showed rare integrity when he wrote: “I’m sorry that the Flaggers and I got duped with this tale”; Roden’s been silent, and, given what he usually says, perhaps that’s a wise decision. Other folks took their turns ranting and raving about this and that … and you know who they are.

It was truly the gift that kept on giving. Give credit where credit’s due: Hathaway could lead these lemmings off the edge of a cliff any time she so desires.

Is the story over? Not really. But it can be set aside.

I’m sure the shadow of this story will hang over Hathaway and other members of the CHM, and we’ll see whether anyone learns anything. It’s been entertaining, but it’s time to move on. Good night, take care, and drive home safely. See you tomorrow.

My thanks to the Richmond Police Department for its efforts in this matter. The authorities have had to waste their time dealing with Flagger nonsense before, as good old Tripp can tell you. Restore the honor, indeed.

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3 thoughts on “Turn Out The Lights …

  1. Michael Confoy May 14, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    These problems with the monuments being defaced that she mentioned. There only seems to be two references of that happening with the Virginia Capitol Police (did not know they existed). The defacing had nothing to do with Civil War or the person represented in the monuments. The Lee Monument was gang tagged twice. Lee would probably think that it was funny.

    http://www.vcp.state.va.us/CrimeStoppers.asp
    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/lee-monument-vandalized/article_a7fa76db-997c-57e8-aa8e-826af535e4c3.html
    http://fanofthefan.com/2012/01/police-seek-tagger-for-defacing-lee-monument-and-downtown-businesses/

  2. Debbie Page May 15, 2013 / 7:21 am

    Just wanted to point out that while the original story was posted on the Virginia WBTS Sesquicentennial FB page, the retraction only appeared on Susan’s personal FB page, and there was no mention of the retraction on Virginia WBTS until I posted the link of her retraction under the comments. Probably just an oversight on her part.

    • Brooks D. Simpson May 15, 2013 / 8:48 am

      I think that it may take some time for the word to get out there, although it behooves Hathaway to act as soon as possible so that she can put this behind her.

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