The Virginia Flaggers Remain Silent About Lilly Baumann

Yesterday was a great day for those of us interested in the story of the kidnapping of Lilly Baumann. To learn that she’s safe and sound as well as found was, simply put, great news. We’re happy to see that she’s been reunited with her father. People who were interested in the case celebrated the report.

All except the Virginia Flaggers.

Now, the Virginia Flaggers had no problem posting pictures of Lilly Baumann. They had no problem slapping a sticker on her declaring that she supported their flag raising initiative.

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Susan Hathaway had no problem holding her in her arms as she held up a flag .***


It’s always good to make your organization look child-friendly.

However, we learned on Sunday’s show that exactly one Virginia Flagger spoke with Lilly’s grandmother, and that Flagger then declined to give any information, claiming they knew nothing about Lilly or her whereabouts. Nor did the Flaggers take an interest in her safety or in finding her. Their shrill mouthpiece dismissed the whole matter as a domestic dispute that wasn’t worth our time and displayed no concern for the child’s welfare. Although she claims that she’s interested in men’s rights, she had nothing to say about the rights of a father. Yet that babble was an improvement on the silence of Susan Hathaway. Then again, Susan’s often silent when it comes to trouble for the Flaggers.

So the news came out yesterday that Lilly was safe. Did the Flaggers announce that they were happy or relieved?


What about their screecher from Pensacola? You know, the one who entitled one of her books A Family at Last? What did she say?


Oh, she offered some misguided rant about a post that appeared here some time ago, and even then she fumbled what that post argued (it argued that the protests against Confederate culture had crested; exhibiting what passes for her intellect, she declared that I had argued that the protests on behalf of Confederate heritage were subsiding). But any expression of happiness or relief? No. Absolutely none.

If nothing else, you would have thought that the Flaggers would have welcomed the nationwide publicity they received on John Walsh’s show. Maybe Susan’s upset that they blurred her face.

Instead, the Flaggers went to Danville on Sunday. Judy Smith’s ever-present camera caught countless headshots of Susan and her friends, as well as lots of pictures of children with flags … just as Flagger photographers had once taken pictures of Lilly Baumann.

But it’s hard to believe that they really care about those children. If they did, they’d be happy about the news of Lilly’s rescue, and they would not hesitate to share that joy for all to see.

We saw nothing of the sort. So when you look at those pictures, understand that those kids are just models, symbols, scenery. I bet they didn’t even sign one of Judy’s releases. The Flaggers just don’t give a damn, and they didn’t give a damn about Lilly Baumann, lost or found.

The Virginia Flaggers claim that they are all about preserving Confederate heritage. One would assume that they want to preserve that heritage for future generations. We’ve seen how they’ve used children in the past (look here for what outside observers thought about that display). I can’t say I’m surprised that they simply remained silent when Lilly Baumann went missing, and that they stayed silent when she was found. Once more, that silence speaks volumes about who they are and what’s really important to them.

We’re glad that Lilly’s been reunited with her father. We’re glad this episode is over. We wish the very best for Lilly.

*** Yes, that’s Karen Cooper … the Virginia Flagger barred by Raymond Agnor from visiting the I-81 flag at Lexington because she’s black … another case of Hathaway and company treating people as disposable when inconvenient.


21 thoughts on “The Virginia Flaggers Remain Silent About Lilly Baumann

  1. Jimmy Dick August 4, 2015 / 4:50 am

    I posted twice on Backsass about Lilly being found safe. Neither post was put up on the blog. I think we’ve found Connie’s new nickname. Connie the Coward sounds about right. I am wondering if it might not be Connie the Incarcerated before too long. It will be interesting to watch the legal process and see what comes up in court documents as well as who gets charged with what crimes.

    I think the members of the flaggers helped Megan stay on the run. If so, they need to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I really expect nothing less from a bunch of losers who wave the symbol of racism and treason around and ignore history in favor of their delusions.

    I’m just glad that a little girl was found safe and returned to the care of her father. Far too many are found dead or seriously abused.

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 4, 2015 / 11:29 am

      Chastain managed to fall in a trap to confirm your conclusion. I pointed out in the above post that she had mangled the meaning of one of my previous posts. Of course, she responded in her comments section with another botched assessment … but that meant that she had to read about her silence concerning Lilly’s recovery.

      Still nothing on Backsass. The Flaggers want this story to go away now that they have been labelled nationally as white supremacists.

      BTW, Chastain has declared that people oppose the KKK are the real white supremacists. Let’s apply her twisted logic and ask … do the Virginia Flaggers oppose the KKK? Does Chastain? After all, if they do, by Chastain’s logic, they, too, are white supremacists.

      First, she’s an admitted plagiarist. Now, she’s either an admitted white supremacist or a supporter of the KKK. Brilliant.

      • Jimmy Dick August 4, 2015 / 12:49 pm

        I think she has a secret crush on you, Brooks. She has really gone to great lengths to highlight your blog and work. It’s like a big giant I love Brooks Simpson tribute. Her rhetoric must be what she uses to attract you.

          • John Foskett August 4, 2015 / 2:21 pm

            In fact, your name appears more frequently over there than it does here. If you had a royalty arrangement with her, you’d be collecting a nice quarterly payment.

  2. Cotton Boll Conspiracy August 4, 2015 / 5:21 am

    “However, we learned on Sunday’s show that exactly one Virginia Flagger spoke with Lilly’s grandmother, and that Flagger then declined to give any information, claiming they knew nothing about Lilly or her whereabouts.”

    Nothing like a little obstruction of justice to further your cause. I wonder if this bunch was as tight-lipped when the authorities asked for information on the child’s whereabouts?

  3. Brooks D. Simpson August 4, 2015 / 11:52 am

    I’m waiting for the Flaggers to go to the aid of one of their own and start raising money for Megan Everett’s defense fund. Doubtless Tripp Lewis will manage the fund.

    • John Foskett August 4, 2015 / 2:22 pm

      We’ll see. Once money enters the picture, they seem to have fewer people stepping forward.

  4. Hunter Wallace August 4, 2015 / 3:53 pm

    What does this have to do with the Virginia Flaggers? In other news, two of our friends are having their children delivered tonight.

      • The Lamp August 5, 2015 / 7:53 pm

        Brad is referering to Heimbach’s wife having a baby. Of course this has nothing to do with Lilly….

        • Brooks D. Simpson August 5, 2015 / 8:50 pm

          Well, Chastain’s now claiming she’s talking about the case elsewhere. Maybe her closet. All I said was that she hasn’t blogged about ti. Neither have the Flaggers.

          I really don’t know whether Chastain’s simply inept or a blatant liar. Something tells me that in her case these qualities are far from mutually exclusive,

          • The Lamp August 5, 2015 / 8:56 pm

            Maybe Connie is talking about it to her lawyer? I don’t think we have seen the end of this case. I think they are going to uncover more information about all those involved.

            And maybe some of Meghan’s other questionable activities…

          • The Lamp August 5, 2015 / 9:07 pm

            “But investigators said that they believe Everett did not act alone when she abducted Lily — who had forgotten her real name when she and her fugitive mother were found living in a recreational vehicle just a day after their story aired on the CNN program The Hunt.

            “There’s a very high likelihood that she had assistance, both financially and logistically, to get out of this area,” said Sunrise, Florida, Police Detective Louis Fernandez.”


            Could THIS explain the flagger silence????

          • Hunter Wallace August 5, 2015 / 9:51 pm

            I read a story that said she didn’t want to have her kid get vaccinated and took off for that reason.

    • The Lamp August 5, 2015 / 10:13 pm

      Brad, you’re slipping….

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