Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day **Open Thread**

June 14th is Flag Day, a day to celebrate the US Flag, its history, and its importance to us as a country, as a people.

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):

Interesting, right?

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!,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!


SFIndie said...

Hi Rev, happy Flag Day! I thought if I stayed away from the computer for a few days, I'd get back on and find that the country had regained its senses, but......silly me.

So, a warning on the Constitution? Racism (again) is why someone lost an election? Take the flag down so we don't upset illegal entrants to this country? WTF????

BP and this administration turned away help from sources both outside and inside the country for 2 months, resulting in destruction of wildlife and the ecosystem and the livelihoods of countless people, and the media pretty much says nothing. WTF???

And here in good old S.F., Obots are still going strong, defending their foppish leader while, as one Facebook "friend" wrote, claiming Meg, Carly, and Sarah are "frightening".

I don't even know what to say. There isn't anything to say that would make sense.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey, SF -

Sorry things were more of the same after your hiatus!! If we lived in Montserrat, the biggest change with which we would have to deal is a degree difference in temp here or there...

Can you believe State Sen. Ford calling people Uncle Toms because he came in DEAD LAST?? Good grief - what a piece of work. And he is doing nothing but making himself look foolish.

Ah, yes - Obama's tough talk notwithstanding, he STILL hasn't waived the Jones Act, which would allow other countries to bring in their ships and help clean up this mess. Oh, no - can't upset the unions, you know!

Seriously - tell me why these orgs. are more concerned abt upsetting illegal immigrants than they are abt illegal immigrants coming in this country in the first place?? It is disturbing that they would rather BAN THE FLAG than restrict entry into the country, or - oh, horrors - have some comeuppance for illegal immigrants. Seriously - what is WRONG with these people?

That includes the folks in your fair city who are still mainlining the Kool Aide. WTF, indeed??

Missed you, SF, and sorry things haven't improved any...

SFIndie said...

Sorry for us all! I hear Montserrat calling more and more...can't wait for December to make sure the dream and the reality are aligned. Then, make it a true reality!

Yeah, I can see the biggest worry in Montserrat...these shorts or those? A second cup of coffee before taking a walk on the beach? Out to lunch, or have friends over and cook at home? Yep, now there's hope and change I can deal with!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LOL - that's exactly right! "Hmmm - this bathing suit, or that one?" You got it, SF. Oh, I cannot wait for that day to come!