I learned something new about the first post-Revolutionary flag today from this clip below. You may have already known this, but it wasn't Betsy Ross who created it. She SEWED the flag, but she didn't create the design. Rather it was Francis Hopkinson. Who knew? But I also learned that originally, the 13 stars could be in a number of configurations, not just in a circle. Check this out (after the Hooters Waitress and up to the 4:00 minute mark):
And speaking of the US Flag, NQ reader, creeper, wrote the other day that Fox News had a poll up about removing the US Flag from schools in order to not inflame violence (after the situation out in California with the young men wearing flag shirts and being kicked out of school for it). The poll is here.
But get this. The results have been skewed. How? Check out this Free Republic post (with an edit for embedding the link):
Well, well, well. . . if this isn't enough to just tick off TeaPartiers and other patriots!!
Your help is needed: Fox is running a poll about whether the flag should be banned in schools in order not to inflame Hispanic students. The poll is being sandbagged by SEIU and we should mount a counter action if you agree with me that the flag should be taken down for no one.
This is unbelievable; please take the time to show your support of our flag!
Moveon.org,Organizing for America, and SEIU have been twittering today to go
to Fox Poll and vote to ban the Flag .... and right now it is working.
SHOW THEM WHAT TRUE PATRIOTS BELIEVE!!! Let's flip those numbers and show the leftists we are organized and on the move....flip the numbers now-FLIP THE HOUSE in November!
GO HERE NOW...and then pass it along, please!
Wow. This just begs the question, why?? Why would these organizations, especially one with AMERICA in its name, want to ban the U.S. Flag from classrooms? Holy moley.
Well, for those of us who do care about the flag, Happy Flag Day. This is an Open Thread.
Oh, and here's another story you might consider from my friend, Logistics Monster: Obama's comparison of the BP oil spill to 9/11, and then his going off to play golf for 4 hours (not kidding).
What else is on your minds? Obama's upcoming speech? The goldmine under Afghanistan? Let's have it!