Sarah Palin’s Crutch

6a00d83451c45669e2011570a4dd6d970c-500wiFrom Flag Rules and Regulations:

8. When the flag is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or drapings are desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the flag.

UPDATE: Hours after this post, Sarah Palin resigns as Governor. Uses strange basketball metaphor to explain decision. The GOP watches the dirt hit their coffin.

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14 Responses to “Sarah Palin’s Crutch”

  1. jkeeling Says:

    maybe someday it’ll be lawful to burn it, and then everyone can be happy.

  2. christian Says:

    But the GOP wants those flag-protection laws (enabled by some wishy-washy Dems). Imagine if Obama was leaning on a folded up flag. It’s a fairly metaphoric Palin image. And telling.

  3. jkeeling Says:

    I was being sarcastic because I figured you were doing so. Seriously tho, i’m ~fed up with what i see as (borrowing a term here) ” Derangement Syndrome”. I was bothered by Bush/Palin DS and am currently very bothered by Obama DS. I have no doubt there would be quite a stir if Obama were leaning on the flag. It’s very embarrassing. Now, I was bothered by the pic of Ayers standing on the flag, but that’s another topic altogether.

    I am truly a man without a Party.

  4. jkeeling Says:

    hey!!! my comment got changed. I had a nifty “” prefix before the DS. Perhaps less-than, greater-than characters are unwelcome.

  5. christian Says:

    Be your own party. Party O’ One. Works for me.

    • The flag is a symbol of our country and should be handled with reverence. I want those flag-protection laws, I am a Democrat, and definitely not a wishy-washy one. The flag should not be reflective of any political party, but the standard and ideologies that our country was founded on.

      • jkeeling Says:

        i’m torn on this one. On one hand, putting limits on freedom of expression is a very dangerous, arguably un-American, notion … on the hand, I agree with Sista. I would argue that a person who wants to burn the flag in protest is almost certainly misguided in the their anger, and should instead direct their protest towards the elected officials whose policy has angered them.

        The flag to me represents the possibility that things can change for the better, and what those things are resides in the heart of the beholder. These things could be peace, tea parties, gay rights, whatever. Framed this way, it is to me a sign of colossal ignorance to burn the flag … but then, who are we to outlaw colossal ignorance???

  6. christian Says:

    I disagree. Fundamentally. And the person to say it best is Mr. Bill Hicks:

    • The Bill Hicks quote didn’t come thru, but was it this:

      “No one—and I repeat, no one—has ever died for a flag. See, a flag is just a piece of cloth. They may have died for freedom, which is also the freedom to burn the f*ckin’ flag.”

      I don’t agree. People have died for that flag-what it represents. It’s not “just a piece of cloth”. That’s like saying the Statue of Liberty is just is just a big statue of a chick, or the Lincoln Memorial’s just a carving of a dead guy. These are images that symbolize what we have done to be free. Can you imagine what a soldier feels when he/she comes back onto American soil and sees a flag waving? Imagine how that soldier feels in Iraq watching them burn it, step on it, etc. I agree in freedom of speech, but how that translates into allowing people to desecrate a symbol of our freedom is beyond me. If you want people to be able to do anything, say anything, period, then you are talking anarchy, not democracy. Happy 4th. Love ya.

  7. christian Says:

    I believe that all Americans are soldiers in their own way, and what Hicks says nails it for me: if you’re dumb enough to burn a flag, you just lost your point. In other countries you’d be stoned or arrested. XO

  8. …and, now she’s gone (out of office anyway.) Helllllo, Fox News!

  9. christian Says:

    I hope my post wasn’t the final nail n’ Palin…

  10. bill hicks was one epic mf (gone way too soon)

  11. christian Says:

    True dat.

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