Tuesday, June 14, 2011

And You Didn't Even Bake It A Cake

Neither did I.

Show of hands -- how many of you remembered today was Flag Day? And not just any, either: It's the sesquicentennial.

Oops.

(N.B.: I have not flown the Stars and Stripes since the invasion of Iraq; I'm sure I'll be criticized for that [Tam does] but one ambitious tinpot dictator more or less didn't seem worth the U.S. being the aggressor then and it still doesn't now. Am I glad he's gone? Sure. But I'd rather his own people had strung him up from a lamp-post. As for flags, I started flying the Gadsden flag back then; these days, that symbol's been preempted right out from under me but that's okay.)

8 comments:

Drang said...

Well, now that you ask...

Neue Schloss Drang house actually has a flag pole out front, but I haven't gotten a new flag. All of Mrs. Drang's fathers flags are, um, not serviceable.

You seem to resent the Tea Party's use of the Gadsden Flag...?

Guffaw in AZ said...

I remembered (and posted about it).
But, I understand your reticence.
And I couldn't find a new flag made in the U.S.?
I wasn't going to fly one from the P.R.C.!

Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger said...

Hey, Guffaw,
A while back someone complained about the batch of Threeper/Nyberg battle flags that were made in China. I pointed out an aspect of the situation they hadn't considered.

Nathan said...

I fly a First Navy Jack when I have a working flagpole. I need to buy a new one and get that thing flying again.

Roberta X said...

Drang, what part of "but that's okay" communicated resentment? I'm pleased to see the sentiment ("Don't tread on me") more widely shared. It does leave me facin' down the insane old-media narrative, about how "the Tea Party is racist," which is so holographically wrong that it takes way more than a bumper sticker to debunk.... But someone has to!

rickn8or said...

Only flying two flags these days. Refrigideezer magnets. And they're both inverted since Kelo vs. New London and the California pot case that decided that something that had never moved out of a back yard was non the less regulated by the Commerce Clause.

Drang said...

It sounded (well, read) like, at best, resigned acceptance of having been "pre-empted" out of it, as if you didn't want to be associated with "those people."
If I mis-read, apologize. I was probably distracted by a lapful of tomcat, like now, trying to nom my typing fingers...

Rabbit said...

I'm more of a Gonzales Flag/First Flag of the Republic kinda guy.

I consider it a difficulty of birth.

http://www.galleryoftherepublic.com/txflags/firstflag.htm