An Amusing Curiosity and A Fascinating Oddity

… that’s the title I would have crafted for this piece.

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This piece allows one to test the notion that all publicity is good publicity. For the Flaggers weren’t so happy.

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon at the Confederate Memorial Chapel. Thirteen flaggers were present. There were numerous opportunities to talk with by-passers. Many driving past showed their support by honking and waving.

That’s how the Flaggers describe the event.

Judging from the pictures and the report, some of the “thirteen” Flaggers were disguised as fire hydrants, dead leaves, roadside curbs, or as an absent Susan Hathaway.

Nor were the Flaggers really happy with the publicity. I bet you never thought you would hear that sentence.

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12 thoughts on “An Amusing Curiosity and A Fascinating Oddity

  1. Brooks D. Simpson November 2, 2013 / 5:56 pm

    To make the implicit obvious, Newsweek owns The Daily Beast. No misrepresentation whatsoever.

  2. Billy Bearden November 2, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    I thought after his shellacking by Michael Givens a few months ago on the Huff Post Live, that Jamelle would have given up. Oh well, if you have to gain an audience by pretending to be a reporter from media outlet P, but actually work for media outlet Q, what credibility is gained?

      • Billy Bearden November 3, 2013 / 8:13 am

        Hmmm. You had me all curious and what not, so I looked at the “Facebook Friendship” between Heimbach and myself. It shows that out of all the time he is my facebook friend, the only interaction between us is I “liked’ his post of a weeping Stonewall Jackson, who, as I have stated is related to me as a distant cousin thru the Winn family.
        I really don’t know how much louder I can be than that, Mr. Simpson.

  3. Corey Meyer November 2, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    From the article…”attacked a legislative proposal to create a “Virginia Slave Commission” dedicated to studying the state’s role in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.”

    Wow…and they are all just about heritage.

  4. Corey Meyer November 3, 2013 / 11:59 am

    Summary as introduced:
    Virginia Slave Commission. Establishes the Virginia Slave Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of addressing contemporary political, economic, educational, and societal issues and public policies whose roots lie in the transatlantic slave trade. The Commission, among other things, must (i) identify the vestiges and assess the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African Americans, the Commonwealth, and modern societal problems and public policies, (ii) explore and showcase the contributions of African Americans in building Virginia and the nation, (iii) determine the educational and economic value to the Commonwealth of preserving sites and facilities of historic and archaeological significance to African American culture and contributions, and (iv) recommend feasible and appropriate options to resolve lingering societal problems whose roots lie in slavery.

    Billy could you please identify the slaver reparations in the bill?

    I can understand you dislike of number 3 (iii) since it deals with education since all Va. Flaggers are against education just like your ancestors were against educating slaves…sooner or later those you want to control will see right through the sham.

    • Brooks D. Simpson November 3, 2013 / 1:01 pm

      Billy’s not a careful reader. He asserted that the mock law school trial of William Quantrill proved that “Even the US Military says Quantrill is INNOCENT of charges.” Not quite, Billy.

  5. Lyle Smith November 3, 2013 / 12:21 pm

    If Newsweek writer Jamelle Bouie just had to write about 13 people hanging out on a sidewalk in Richmond, Virginia, you’re title would have definitely been better Professor Simpson.

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