Honoring Confederate “Heros”

VF Heros in the Sky


We are waiting for the usual Flagger explanation (perhaps through an erstwhile spokesperson fresh from training to dodge bullets) that this was simply an ad for a sandwich.

Of course, these are also called subs (as well as grinders) so perhaps it’s all about the CSS H. L. Hunley. Or perhaps they are looking to replace Jared as Subway’s spokespeople, given their own concern for children.

Like here. And here.

For context, go here.

UPDATE: In a desperate attempt at spin control, the Flaggers had this to say on their Facebook page:

Despite the unfortunate “typo” on the part of the pilot, the banner plane was a phenomenal success, circling downtown for two hours with a huge Battle Flag and a message that was perfectly clear, seen by thousands (including those gathered to protest our monuments) and, judging from the firestorm created on social media, obviously served to cause quite a few Anti-Confederate haters’ heads to explode on (visual) contact.
Mission accomplished.

Two notes:

  1. People exploding in laughter is not the same thing as having heads explode.
  2. We see again, by the Flaggers’ own admission, that their mission is to annoy and aggravate people, not to honor the service and sacrifice of Confederate soldiers.

We await the next feeble attempt at spin control.

29 thoughts on “Honoring Confederate “Heros”

  1. Rblee22468 September 19, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Carl Roden has it all locked up.

  2. Ken n September 19, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    Heros von Borcke says “danke.”

    • Mousy Tongue September 20, 2015 / 6:35 pm
  3. Rblee22468 September 19, 2015 / 3:46 pm


  4. Rblee22468 September 19, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    Confederate Heros only matter when a White person eats them.

  5. Andy Hall September 19, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    You guys shouldn’t make fun of home-schooled people like that. It’s mean.

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 4:46 pm

      You presume schooling, period. But it is true that in this case they schooled themselves.

    • Michael Stone September 20, 2015 / 6:31 am

      More likely a Southern public school. Homeschoolers are quite good at spelling bees.

  6. Connie Chastain September 19, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Y’all are so funny, and so pathetic and so transparent, all at the same time. Gotta get those denigration vibes going down in your … um … guts (I started to say “hearts” but then….)

    Two words — Occam’s Razor. Popularly stated as “the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.”

    Simplest explanation… Whoever hired the plane/banner company did so by phone, stated what they wanted the banner to say, and assumed the banner people knew how to spell….

    But that don’t help y’all get your hate-and-denigrate vibes going, does it? So carry on in whatever gets your innards quivering….

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 19, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      In other words, the Flaggers hired a firm of illiterates and then failed to check on their work, right?

      Yeah, that makes them look so much smarter.

      Thanks for pointing that out. You’ve made the Flaggers look stupid. Good job!

      • Connie Chastain September 19, 2015 / 11:55 pm

        The Virginia Flaggers were elsewhere engaged when the plane went up. You didn’t know that? I haven’t made the Flaggers look anything, but you’ve certainly made yourself look malicious.

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 20, 2015 / 9:13 am

          So what you are telling me is that the Flaggers simply didn’t check on what was going on but went off to do something else. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. Then they blamed someone else for that. Typical.

          Interesting how you “know” certain things, but claim you don’t “know” others about your little buddies. Either you’re lying or you are too skeered to ask.

          Now back to your blog. We’ve enjoyed your visit.

        • bob carey September 20, 2015 / 5:42 pm

          The Confederate Air Farce.

      • Connie Chastain September 20, 2015 / 12:04 am

        I’ve seen you misspell words on your blog; I guess that makes you an illiterate.

        Besides, I haven’t found anything explaining why the word was misspelled…. Could be any number of reasons besides “a firm of illiterates.” But we can always count on your hate to put the worse spin on anything, even — or maybe especially — when you don’t know the truth about it … if the Virginia Flaggers are involved….

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 20, 2015 / 9:09 am

          My dear, you once rendered the title of your own blog as “Backass.” That’s more than being illiterate.

          Your folks threw the pilot under the bus and forgot to hold themselves accountable for their own sloppiness. Typical gutless Flagger tripe.

          Take care, KKKonnie. Back to your blog.

    • Goad Gatsby September 20, 2015 / 1:50 pm

      There is a problem with your explanation. Judy Smith Photography shared photos of the plane pre-flight. One of the photos have the words spread out. She was personally on hand and saw the banner before it went up in the air. Your pitiful excuses only make the Virginia Flaggers look worse.

        • Mousy Tongue September 20, 2015 / 6:34 pm

          Two words — Chastain’s Shovel.

        • Connie Chastain September 21, 2015 / 5:29 am

          In the photos she took, you can’t read the words with the letters lying flat on the ground.

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 21, 2015 / 7:44 am

            The photos prove that a Virginia Flagger was there and saw the banner before it flew. It was laid out on the ground before her. So either she can’t read or she can’t spell. She’s provided the evidence of that.

            Another Flagger flail from you, and fail all around.


            But thanks for another example of Flagger dishonesty and stupidity. We couldn’t do it without y’all.

    • Mousy Tongue September 20, 2015 / 6:34 pm

      They’ve assured us they’re quite mad.

  7. Joshism September 20, 2015 / 11:51 am

    In recent years hasn’t every pronouncement by the SCV or Flaggers about one of their public events been deemed by them a “phenomenal success”? When was the last time they did something and public admitted “the turnout was less than we’d hoped, but we’ll keep fighting the good fight”? (Question is not rhetorical.)

  8. Laqueesha September 21, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    “Confederate” and “Hero”

    Not two words you’d expect to go together.

    “Tolerant Bigot”. “Compassionate Rapist”.

  9. Andy Hall September 23, 2015 / 8:04 am

    From the Flagger response:

    Despite the unfortunate “typo” on the part of the pilot, the banner plane was a phenomenal success, circling downtown for two hours with a huge Battle Flag and a message that was perfectly clear, seen by thousands (including those gathered to protest our monuments). . . .

    This is a point worth keeping in mind — “phenomenal success” for the Virginia Flaggers lies in attracting attention and notoriety, as opposed bringing about an actual change in policy at places like the VMFA or Lexington, or a measurable shift in public attitudes regarding the Confederacy and its symbols. Westboro Baptist Church, after all, also does an outstanding job of attracting attention and media coverage when they stage a protest, but it’s not the sort of coverage that most rational people would embrace, or brag about. If the Virginia Flaggers consider notoriety and the sort of press attention they got for the plane banner as a “phenomenal success,” then they are delusional.

    • Rblee22468 September 23, 2015 / 10:26 am

      Hathaway drinks her own Kool-Aid

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