Virginia Flaggers Offer Robert E. Lee Half-Hearted Support

You knew it would be only a matter of time before the Virginia Flaggers would express themselves on the recent kerfuffle about how Washington & Lee University handles issues of Confederate heritage in the wake of a protest by several law students about the presence of Confederate symbols on campus.

And so they have … it’s another fabulous “Call to Action!”

Surely the Flaggers will mount up and go to Lexington and flag the Lee Chapel to make their opinions known, right? After all, the Lee Chapel’s not the VMFA, so Susan Hathaway can make the trip … and speaking of trips, Tripp Lewis can model his new shades in the spring weather.

What’s that, you say? All they want people to do is to send e-mails and letters? THAT’S ALL?

So much for restoring the honor.

This, frankly, is a disgrace. If Susan can travel across the South spreading the word, she can go to Lexington. If Tripp can get arrested in Richmond, he can get arrested in Lexington. If the Flaggers can gather in a trailer park to celebrate the erection of a flag pole that will soon be obscured by spring foliage, they can go to Lexington. But they won’t.

Robert E. Lee deserves better. Really. What a shame.


News and Notes, April 29, 2014

Spanning the globe … and finding little minds. Please skip if you don’t like reading about Confederate heritage hypocrisy … we’ll have something else to whet your appetite soon.

  • I always found the ranting at the Facebook version of Backsass to be amusing. However, Since Connie Chastain’s abandoned her efforts to maintain that page, the placeholder blog for certain Confederate heritage folks, now called Dixie News and Talk, is struggling. Moderator David Grove attempted at first to cut and past the contents of blogs that he didn’t like to make sure that his readers didn’t have to contribute to those blogs’ hit counts, but, as he recently confessed, “I can’t do it anymore. It has caused me to get behind and untimely with posts from their blogs. I have not had the time to add new members.” I’m sure there are many people rushing to join that page … which has taken on a far more political tone now, reinforcing the impression that fans of Confederate heritage are overwhelmingly conservative. No surprise there. Foil hats optional.
  • It also didn’t surprise me that David Tatum on his attack blog had a problem with reading comprehension … or honesty … in his latest hit piece, in which he called a woman “a mutt.” Anyone who goes to the comment in question can see that I reacted to the comment, which I thought was, to use the words of Ms. Chastain, “inappropriate.” As to whether David’s simply stupid, illiterate, dishonest, or some combination thereof, I leave to others to determine. At least we now know he compares women to dogs. Wonder what that tells us about him.
  • I note that over at Connie’s blog that they’re demonstrating how liars play with statistics. For the record, in my zip code, 68.2 percent of the population is white (2010 US census). Moreover, anyone with a lick of sense knows that in the American Southwest, racial diversity is not simply a matter of black and white, although I understand that Connie and her fans are obsessed about black people. By the way, for Connie’s zip code, the population is 73.4% white, so, if you are going to claim I’m a racist by the racial demography where I live, then the same reasoning suggests that Connie’s an even more intense racist … right, “Austin”? Of course, “Austin” is afraid to reveal his identity, lest we discover just how much a white supremacist he is … just like all those white people who comment on Connie’s blog (which to “Austin” is another sign of racism, so, once more, he’s calling Connie a racist). Connie knows where he lives, but she won’t say because she knows I’m right (she has no problem discussing where other people who visit her blog live, so she’s just shielding him). But that’s life in the bizarro world of Connie Chastain and friends, real and fictional.
  • Oh, and yes, Connie did defend Michael Hill and his FB friends. She apparently likes Cliven Bundy, too. Maybe she can figure out a way to get into the big time … as opposed to when she wrote “usually about off-the-wall subjects
    like Bigfoot hunters in the South, Mobile Bay’s jubilees, and photos of Area 51 snapped by Soviet spy satellites.” You heard it here first.

That’s enough for now. I’m sure I’ve given someone the inspiration to rant away once more. 🙂