Just Imagine What the Virginia Flaggers Could Accomplish…

Virginia Flaggers… if they could get more than 10 people to show up to one of their protests.

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11 comments… add one
  • Muhammad E. Lee Sep 13, 2014 @ 5:20

    Is that Mayor McCheese? How did they such get a celebrity guest?

    I like the still-life photo of the four “cold drinks” they put on Facebook. Very convincing.

    • Andy Hall Sep 13, 2014 @ 5:52

      “Is that Mayor McCheese?”

      Oh, the Flaggers don’t like the mayor of Lexington AT ALL, especially since they had a big campaign in 2011-12 to get her voted out of office, and she got re-elected with a bigger share of the vote than before. Do’oh!

      • Kevin Levin Sep 13, 2014 @ 5:56

        I think this protest is going to look very silly once the real flags make their return to the chapel.

  • Marian Latimer Sep 12, 2014 @ 17:39

    I count three people and a folding chair. Wow. Where is the crowd control in riot gear?

  • Mike Rogers Sep 12, 2014 @ 15:11

    As usual, Dr. Simpson has nailed it. But, Kevin, “more than 10”? I think if they get to five that would be a major accomplishment.

  • Al Mackey Sep 12, 2014 @ 15:10

    Aren’t they “outside agitators” in Lexington? 😉

    • Andy Hall Sep 14, 2014 @ 11:41

      They are indeed, at least relative to the Committee, which is composed of actual students at the school.

  • Andrew Raker Sep 12, 2014 @ 14:47

    Until I read their sign, I didn’t know the flags were Robert E. Lee’s.

    Then again, he didn’t know they where his flags, either.

  • Brooks D. Simpson Sep 12, 2014 @ 14:17

    Looks like there are more flags than people there. Maybe they should open a John B. Magruder chapter.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 12, 2014 @ 14:20

      That’s a good one. I wonder if they will get it.

      • Buck Buchanan Sep 12, 2014 @ 14:30

        Unfortunately for them they are not facing McClellan and Pinkerton.

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