As you might expect, yesterday’s airplane-borne message from the Virginia Flaggers–“Confederate Heros Matter”–got a lot of attention … although not quite for the reasons the Flaggers doubtless sought. A good number of online sources, including several Richmond media outlets (see here and here) as well as other websites (see here), let everyone know exactly what was being flown.
Susan Hathaway offered her take on the event:
So did the Flaggers’ FB page:
As you can see, this really had nothing to do with honoring Confederate soldiers or heritage. Nor would I confuse explosions of laughter with heads exploding, but perhaps the Flaggers can’t tell the difference.
Oh, by the way … protesting in Richmond for four years without incident? Really?
I guess the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is no longer in Richmond.
Flagger photographer Judy Smith photoshopped the missing “e” in an effort to save face, perhaps because one report had her photographing the misspelled banner before the pilot took off:
I guess she forgot to Photoshop this:
The Flaggers’ webmaster and erstwhile spokesperson decided to battle it out in the comments section of this blog before commencing another characteristically charming rant on her own blog, declaring that to report on this story was “proof positive” that I hate the Virginia Flaggers.
Sure. Apparently so do a lot of other people, judging from the widespread laughter. What a way for the Virginia Flaggers to mark the approach of their fourth anniversary gathering.
Someone in Florida doesn’t have a sensahuma … and that is fun-hun-hun-nee! 🙂
The Virginia Flaggers wanted publicity. They got it on CNN in a report on Lilly Baumann, when the Flaggers refused to help locate a missing child. They now have it again. They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Mission accomplished.