Short version: a couple of short-sighted idiots went and climbed that stupid flagpole in Columbia that has that freaking flag* and then stupidly caused a scene by cutting it down because they couldn’t wait their stupid selves until after the weekend. Because, let’s be honest: the legislature is going remove the flag next week, even after this stupid stunt. As to why it was all stupid? Because of Alinksy, of course: Continue reading Quote of the Day, This Is Why Democratic South Carolina Activists Can’t Have Nice Things edition.
So I figure that this stance will last all of a day…
Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after a group of judges told him to take down an American flag display.
Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago.
It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.”
Continue reading Portsmouth, VA judges hate on fire department’s gift of an American flag.
Although I suppose that it’s an anti-Obama shirt. The problem for that jackass is the media ran with the picture where all you can read is the ‘OPE,’ and it certainly looks like the iconic HOPE picture, so: thanks a lot, moron.
No, seriously. Thanks a lot. I always appreciate it when America-hating fools make my life easier for me.
This is an interesting article and you should read it.
PS: Yes, you may safely assume that I’m not entirely buying this one. I love the flag myself, but if it reliably made people vote Republican we’d run out of red, white, and blue cloth within a week.
At first I was all, Sit down, dude:
Visitors to the [US Navy Memorial] today encounter two flagpoles designed to look like ships’ masts, on which 14 signal flags are arrayed in four groups. Each flag represents a letter. Together, they are supposed to spell: U-S-N-A-V-Y-M-E-M-O-R-I-A-L.
Robert Royer is a lawyer and a yachtsman, a terrible combination as far as memorial officials are concerned. He says the flags represent a classic example of low seafaring standards. Mr. Royer, picking a fight with the Navy memorial officials, says at sea the flags would be read as codes, not letters.
Indeed, there are several different ways to read signal flags. “Vomiting is present. Man overboard,” the flags on one yardarm would read. M-E-M is the signal for vomiting. O means someone has fallen into the sea.
…but then I decided that everybody needs a hobby. Robert Royer’s is going to the US Navy and nagging them about their signal flags, which I suspect comforts the US Navy on some hidden level. Somebody still cares about this! Tradition is not dead! I figure that this is why they won’t change the flags; if they do Robert won’t come around to complain any more, and they’ll miss him.
Or something. I’m running around right now. I don’t even know where I saw this first.
Although I’ll score that one as the Democrats being slightly more idiotic about this. Slightly.
Team Elephant, and all that.
PS: Burning an American flag is an immoral and insulting act. It is, alas, also a generally-recognized method of communicating a specific idea, and as such is in fact covered by the First Amendment. There’s no freaking point in arguing that by now.
Via Instapundit and Iowahawk:
Come, I will conceal nothing from you: yesterday, I thought that this ‘flag’ deserved nothing more than a zombie joke. But then, I I had not made the connection with the images of our diplomatic staff likely being dragged off to their deaths. Kind of spoils the jest, that.
They need to stop selling that flag. People should certainly not put it up on their walls.
(Via JWF, via Instapundit)
If I’m not actually outraged at this exhibition of amazingly bad judgement – and, not to mention, taste – by Florida Democrats:
…it’s because amazement and entertained scorn have already taken up all the available emotional space in my head. Somebody in general thought that it was a good idea to take an American flag and replace the stars with Obama’s head. Somebody in the Lake County, Florida Democratic party thought that it was a good idea to put up that flag at their headquarters. And, of course, someb – no, wait, we have a name for this one – Lake County Democratic party chair Nancy Hurlburt thought that it was a good idea to actually argue with a bunch of ticked-off military veterans who stopped by to complain. Continue reading #rsrh OBAMAFLAG!