Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dana Loesch: Surveyor Symbols vs. Crosshairs (Updated)

"Why do you see the speck in your brother's eye but
fail to notice the beam in your own eye?
" - Matt. 7-3

Leftists are in denial over Rebecca Mansour's explanation that the symbols used on the now infamous SarahPAC map were surveyor's symbols, not crosshairs, an "inconvenient truth" which does not fit their false narrative of trying to blame Gov. Palin for the Tuscon shootings.

At Big Journalism, Dana Loesch offers a quick course in Map Symbols 101:
These are surveyor's symbols:

And compare:

These are crosshairs:

And a bullseye:

The sort used in the DLC [Democratic Leadership Council] map:

The Freepers were all over it in March.

I think a lot of people owe Sarah Palin an apology.

You can read Dana's Big Journalism posts here.

And by repetition, regarding leftists' claims that Gov. Palin "scrubbed" the map -- Wrong, it's still on her facebook page:
We never removed this Facebook post: http://is.gd/kokfD The "Take Back the 20" website is no longer relevant now that the election is over.
Allow us to spell it out for hysterical "progressives" -- The "Take Back The 20" website was created specifically for the midterm elections. After election day, SarahPAC saw no need to continue to incur the expense of maintaining the site, especially with the post announcing the "20" effort still up on Facebook for archival purposes.

Of course, those leftists who aren't condemning Gov. Palin for "scrubbing" the map are condemning her for not removing it from Facebook, claiming that she is "insensitive" for leaving it there. With the hate-deranged left, Sarah Palin is villified, no matter what she does or doesn't do.

Update: The U.S. Geological Survey, on "Provisional-Edition" maps, uses the same symbol employed by SarahPAC to mark "Principal points." See here and here. That's why it is referred to as a "surveyor's symbol."

- JP

1 comment:

  1. Google "unicode 2316". The character in question is also known as a "position indicator."