Sunday, January 18, 2009

Wingers go wild over flag desecration - Updated

The wingnuts are getting desperate to find something to complain about. Today's nutosphere selective outrage is over the defacing of the US flag by Obama supporters. I expect they'll be calling the dogs out on Discover Card, Navy Gear store and next.

Funny, I don't recall any mass outrage when Bush desecrated a flag on camera. And this insult to Old Glory of course, somehow escaped our wingnut patriots' attention.

Come to think of it, this photo should be on the cover when they write the book about Bush's legacy.

Update: Repsac checks into comments with more horrible flag desecrations by McCain and Mitt Romney among others.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Ah yes, Michelle Malkin. Of course Obama didn't make those flags, some supporters did out of patriotic fervor and of course we can all find countless examples of presidential and candidate images superimposed on flags going back over a hundred years - or more.

The Federal Flag Code is a toothless regulation. The Supreme Court invalidated penalties for improper idolatrous worship of the Flag in 1989, and of course there's the Ten Commandments thing.

Malignant Malkin has promoted and condoned so many crimes in the name of that woven idol that she has credibility only with the certifiably insane who would, if der F├╝hrer were still here, serve as his top advisers.

11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Well said as always, Fogg.

1:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hadn't seen that photo. Can't believe there's only one day left. It's like waiting for Christmas.

3:41:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It does kind of feel like the real New Year's to me.

4:54:00 PM  
Blogger repsac3 said...

Damned nihilists, with your pictures & whatnot showing how some wingnuts are not intellectually honest about these things that so trouble them...

You should be ashamed...

But then, I should be, as well...

A few prominent Republicans putin' sharpie to cloth:



I don't see much difference between the Obama flag & this one: John McCain Car Flag - Republican Flags Wonder if Michelle is as offended?

I wonder whether Republicans think the FDNY is unpatriotic, given that logo on the top left of the page?
FDNY LODD - Blood Of Heroes

And... what about those flags with images of 911 (often the towers, and the words "Never Forget") silkscreened onto them in a very similar way to this Obama flag? I wonder if MM & her minions (& poor, sad professor Douglas, who didn't even make the Memeorandum cut?) think the folks who fly those flags are unpatriotic?

Me, I think the silkscreened flags--both Obama, McCain, & 911--are technical fouls. Against the code, but still patriotic.

I've much more problem with those writing on the flag, wearing a flag as clothing, and people who make/buy flag tissues, napkins, paper plates and the like...

YMMV of course, but I'd rather see someone waving an "altered" flag in support of his/her Presidential candidate or in memory of 3000 American dead, than witness that same person wipe their mouth on one, even if it is made of cheap paper...

10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Agreed, but I think the reason so much adulation and worship is directed at the symbol is to distract from the wanton desecration of the Republic for which it stands.

8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Jackie Strange said...

Capt. Fogg: "If those ignorant or inattentive to the realities behind the symbols can be cowed into devotion to the symbols while the reality behind them is altered, suddenly the manipulator has an army of advocates pledging allegiance to something else entirely." - Deighvid Stern

9:21:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Good catches repsac. Thanks for the links.

Fogg and Jackie. Really well said.

10:08:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I think history is loaded with examples: once Jesus became "the cross" it became easy to massacre countless people in the name of love, brotherhood and peace.

Deighvid? What a strange spelling!

5:12:00 PM  
Blogger Ron Macyda said...

This image was photoshopped

4:19:00 PM  

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