"Everyone inside the fence is on meth, I believe ... except the media."
Today was the gigantic FAILure, that was the South Carolina Secessionist Party's 2nd Annual Hate Flag Raising, at the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina. One media report pegged turnout at two dozen Pro-hate flaggers. Yikes! Via The Post and Courier:
"COLUMBIA — For five hours Monday, the Confederate battle flag flew again at the South Carolina Statehouse.
The S.C. Secessionist Party brought back the Civil War banner on the second anniversary of when it was removed from the Statehouse grounds in the wake of the Charleston Emanuel AME Church shooting, where nine black worshippers were killed by a self-avowed white supremacist.
Confederate re-enactors raised the flag at 10 a.m. on a portable pole placed next to the Confederate Soldier Monument along Gervais Street — the same spot where the banner flew for 15 years before coming down by act of the state Legislature.
The rebel banner had flown over the Statehouse dome since the early 1960s before being moved next to the monument as part of a compromise that added an African-American monument on the grounds.
Monday's event drew about 20 protesters standing along Gervais Street near the rally. No arrests were reported.
From behind barricades set up by police, protester Ben Byrdic used a bullhorn to shout as the flag rose: "You lost then, and you're going to lose again. Go home, Confederates," he said."
An earlier version of the article (now updated) included the following quote.
Restoring the honor!