Roscoe's Hauling and Salvage of Richmond, Virginia to help the Virginia Flaggers raise money to hoist more hate flags in the Commonwealth
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A well known group of professional agitators, the Virginia Flaggers, rolled out a new program today to raise some "Confederate gold" so that they can continue to hoist divisive hate flags in Virginia. The program is called "Flags for Clunkers" and it is modeled after the familiar car donation charities with one glaring exception, you DO NOT get a tax deduction for your donation. A reader named Sherry forwarded us an email from Virginia Flagger head Susan Hathaway tonight, in which Hathaway explained that her group is neither a non-profit organization, nor a for-profit company. The arrangement seems very, very bizarre.
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So no tax donation for you, but the Virginia Flaggers get to keep all of the cold, hard cash. Sounds like a fair deal to us! Honestly, we aren't even sure if the program is legal, or if the Virginia Flaggers are operating as a legitimate for-profit business, subject to all of the laws, regulations, fees, and taxes that any other for-profit company would be subjected to. It would appear as though Hathaway and company have staked out a unique position in-between a non-profit organization and a for-profit company, pretty nifty, eh? Some have suggested that the arrangement sounds almost like a scam.
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A telephone number listed on the flyer links back to a Richmond, Virginia Hauling and Salvage company named Roscoe's. Reached by telephone today at the number listed on the flyer, an unidentified female who answered sounded confused when we inquired about a receipt for the tax deductibility of our donation. The female said that they just pick the vehicles up and hand them right over to the Virginia Flaggers to "help them out". Bravo!
|Fredericksburg, Virginia hate flag raised by a group of professional agitators, the Virginia Flaggers. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
Although Confederate Heritage activists like Hathaway and her rag-tag Carnie sideshow act the Virginia Flaggers steadfastly deny that the Confederate Flag is in any way a symbol of hate, at least two men whom have donated land for Hathaway's flags have made waves because of their extreme racism. Just two days ago, we brought you the extremely racist comments of Hubert Wayne Cash of Fredericksburg, Virginia, who called Blacks "freeloading, dangerous, animals that should be put down like the dogs they are."
|Racist comments by Hubert Wayne Cash who donated land so the Virginia Flaggers could raise a divisive symbol of hatred in Fredericksburg, Virginia. (Image courtesy of Disqus)|
In July, a Lexington, Virginia resident named Raymond Agnor shocked the country when he forbade African Americans (the only racial group singled out) and Democrats, from coming to his property to view a Confederate Flag raised by Hathaway's group of misfits. Agnor announced his ban of African American's (and Democrats) through a paid newspaper advertisement. The Virginia Flaggers declined to comment on Agnor's racist ban.
|Paid advertisement purchased by Virginia Flagger supporter Raymond Agnor.|
The Internal Revenue Service recommends that you investigate the background of any charitable organization before giving money to them (in any form). It is unclear if the Virginia Flaggers qualify as a charitable organization. It is also unclear about any tax liability that may arise because of the sale of the clunkers.
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Restoring the honor!