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(Politico)   Lugar says Mourdock's frequently worn campaign tie carries Confederate symbolism. Subby before picture: That's a crazy accusation. Subby after picture: Wait, Mourdock is claiming it doesn't?   (politico.com) divider line 220
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2012-04-11 02:45:26 PM
(looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the confederate battle flag.

(shrugs)
 
2012-04-11 02:50:35 PM
Mourdock totally rules.

i.cdn.turner.com

/hot
 
2012-04-11 02:56:42 PM
Nothing says "I love my country" like wearing a tie that exalts a group of secessionists. And yes, that tie is pretty obviously giving a nod to the confederate flag. The same party put a woman in the VP candidacy who's husband openly talks about seceding, so this isn't surprising at all.
 
2012-04-11 02:57:04 PM

Cythraul: (looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the confederate battle flag.

(shrugs)


*Tie with white and red stripes and white stars on blue background*

Hmm. It SORT of looks like the US flag, but I can't be sure. They share a motif, but it's probably a coincidence.
 
2012-04-11 02:59:36 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Nothing says "I love my country" like wearing a tie that exalts a group of secessionists


I love small government people who want more police and more military. And to outlaw social issues that make government bigger.
 
2012-04-11 03:03:37 PM
Is that Robin Williams?
 
2012-04-11 03:08:25 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Nothing says "I love my country" like wearing a tie that exalts a group of secessionists. And yes, that tie is pretty obviously giving a nod to the confederate flag. The same party put a woman in the VP candidacy who's husband openly talks about seceding, so this isn't surprising at all.


Still, I can believe he bought it at the RNC and was just too stupid to realize the connection.
 
2012-04-11 03:17:35 PM
"PS, We also hear that Mourdock dyes his hair," Willkie wrote in an email. "But you be the judge. . . lol."

I like this Wilkie guy for some reason.
 
2012-04-11 03:19:14 PM
"I do not own a Confederate necktie. I own two ties that are red with a blue stripe with white stars. I bought them at the Republican state convention," he said.

This actually increases my belief that it is intended to resemble the Second Confederate Naval battle flag.
 
2012-04-11 03:20:20 PM

kingoomieiii: Cythraul: (looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the confederate battle flag.

(shrugs)

*Tie with white and red stripes and white stars on blue background*

Hmm. It SORT of looks like the US flag, but I can't be sure. They share a motif, but it's probably a coincidence.


really?
you really think that this could go either way? that there is no way that it is ONLY the confederate battle flag motif??
 
2012-04-11 03:25:53 PM
Because nothing in the world uses the colors red and blue and uses stars aside from the Confederate battle flag.

It says he likes ugly ties, not that he's a confederate sympathizer.
 
2012-04-11 03:26:13 PM
Just to add some fuel to the fire, here's something that popped up in a GIS for "confederate flag tie."

www.pamelawright.com

The one on the left isn't all that dissimilar from Mourdock's.
 
2012-04-11 03:30:27 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Nothing says "I love my country" like wearing a tie that exalts a group of secessionists.


'There's nothing like eating hay when you're faint,' he remarked to her, as he munched away.
'I should think throwing cold water over you would be better,' Alice suggested: '- or some sal-volatile.'
'I didn't say there was nothing better,' the King replied. 'I said there was nothing like it.' Which Alice did not venture to deny.


alice.reflab.com
 
2012-04-11 03:33:07 PM
If he wants to celebrate losers and traitors that's his choice... Free country and all that.

Now this is a fashionable tie guaranteed to make Georgia howl:

rlv.zcache.com
 
2012-04-11 03:38:09 PM
 
2012-04-11 03:40:13 PM

unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)


Keep your allegiance close to your heart with one of our new neckties! Made out of a high quality silky polyester.

LOL
 
2012-04-11 03:40:51 PM

keylock71: Now this is a fashionable tie guaranteed to make Georgia howl:


Especially in light of...
 
2012-04-11 03:51:55 PM

abb3w: keylock71: Now this is a fashionable tie guaranteed to make Georgia howl:

Especially in light of...


Lol... Didn't even make the connection. Excellent.
 
2012-04-11 03:56:09 PM
 
2012-04-11 03:58:05 PM
Look out, Mourdock, he's coming to get you.
 
2012-04-11 04:07:08 PM
userserve-ak.last.fm

RIP Murdoc
 
2012-04-11 04:07:41 PM
"I do not own a Confederate necktie. I own two ties that are red with a blue stripe with white stars. I bought them at the Republican state convention," he said.

This actually increases my belief that it is intended to resemble the Second Confederate Naval battle flag.


THIS!
 
2012-04-11 04:08:11 PM

mahuika: unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)

At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


so yah, it is clearly what it is, he clearly knows exactly what it is and anything to the contrary if totaly bullshiat
but it will become an overzealous staffer issue soon enough
bhwhahaha
 
2012-04-11 04:08:17 PM

mahuika: unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)

At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


Point. Set. Match.
 
2012-04-11 04:08:37 PM
Farking Copperhead.
 
2012-04-11 04:08:58 PM

Bloody William: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 458x413]

RIP Murdoc


TOO SOON (new window)
 
2012-04-11 04:09:45 PM

mahuika: At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


It's a gentleman's shamrock tattoo.
 
2012-04-11 04:09:58 PM

mahuika: unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)

At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


From the tie's description:

In 1995, I was a delegate to Presidency III - the Republican Convention held in Orlando, Florida. Another delegate recognized the Anglo-Confederate tie and we had a great time getting to know each other

www.ahmeni.org
 
2012-04-11 04:14:43 PM
Non story: overzealous fashionistas.
 
2012-04-11 04:14:45 PM
The most shocking thing about this story (to me) is that it's a Republican making hay out of this during a primary race. The usual response is to claim that it isn't Confederate enough and show up at the next debate with a Confederate lapel pin.
 
2012-04-11 04:14:53 PM
The tie in question:

images.politico.com

The flag in question:

xroads.virginia.edu
 
2012-04-11 04:16:03 PM

dahmers love zombie: "I do not own a Confederate necktie. I own two ties that are red with a blue stripe with white stars. I bought them at the Republican state convention," he said.

This actually increases my belief that it is intended to resemble the Second Confederate Naval battle flag.


I was gonna say, that statement doesn't exactly help his assertion.
 
2012-04-11 04:16:31 PM

Cythraul: (looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the confederate battle flag.

(shrugs)


ecx.images-amazon.com

(looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the American flag.

(shrugs)
 
2012-04-11 04:17:10 PM
Non-story. Overzealous necktie.
 
2012-04-11 04:17:35 PM

Mike Chewbacca: The tie in question:

images.politico.com


That photo makes him look like he should be stuttering in range about something while jabbing his finger repeatedly at the audience. Maybe his grits were over done or something about the okra not going to harvest itself. *shrug*
 
2012-04-11 04:17:58 PM
Yea... that's a..... that's a pretty obvious confederate color scheme and design. I can see how a stupid, lazy or hurried person may grab it and confuse it with an American flag inspired design with just a glance, but anybody taking a second look can clearly see it's intended to be reminiscent of a confederate battle flag.
 
2012-04-11 04:18:32 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Non story: overzealous fashionistas.


That's the fourth time this has happened to me today. :P
 
2012-04-11 04:18:43 PM

mahuika: unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)

At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


From that web site...

Sadly, even today there are situations in which the open display of Confederate symbols carries a significant penalty. This tie easily fits in with any situation. In 1995, I was a delegate to Presidency III - the Republican Convention held in Orlando, Florida. Another delegate recognized the Anglo-Confederate tie and we had a great time getting to know each other and finding other delegates who were fellow-Southerners. This tie made that contact possible and it can do the same for you.

Im pretty sure that's the same way a gay slash-fiction novella I was reading last month started out like...
 
2012-04-11 04:18:44 PM
Aaaaand we have a winner:

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-11 04:18:58 PM
I'm sure the guy is a real assclown, but saying the tie has obvious confederate symbolism is a stretch.

I'd say, if you can go to Google, type in "confederate flag necktie", hit shopping, and if that tie is found within the first five pages, you have a point. That isn't the case. Thus, if the GIS don't fit, you must submit.
 
2012-04-11 04:21:05 PM

Pappas: I'm sure the guy is a real assclown, but saying the tie has obvious confederate symbolism is a stretch.

I'd say, if you can go to Google, type in "confederate flag necktie", hit shopping, and if that tie is found within the first five pages, you have a point. That isn't the case. Thus, if the GIS don't fit, you must submit.


See above
 
2012-04-11 04:21:34 PM

Pappas: I'm sure the guy is a real assclown, but saying the tie has obvious confederate symbolism is a stretch.

I'd say, if you can go to Google, type in "confederate flag necktie", hit shopping, and if that tie is found within the first five pages, you have a point. That isn't the case. Thus, if the GIS don't fit, you must submit.


Have you seen cptrios's link?
 
2012-04-11 04:21:36 PM

keylock71: If he wants to celebrate losers and traitors that's his choice... Free country and all that.

Now this is a fashionable tie guaranteed to make Georgia howl:

[rlv.zcache.com image 210x210]


I never really sympathized with the Georgia or the South as far as Sherman's march to the sea goes. I could go on about "Lies my teacher told me" but I will keep it brief with saying if I had been in command of that army I would have done the same.
 
2012-04-11 04:21:53 PM
I thought the LAST Confederate Flag was all white.
 
2012-04-11 04:21:58 PM

Pappas: I'm sure the guy is a real assclown, but saying the tie has obvious confederate symbolism is a stretch.

I'd say, if you can go to Google, type in "confederate flag necktie", hit shopping, and if that tie is found within the first five pages, you have a point. That isn't the case. Thus, if the GIS don't fit, you must submit.


Aren't there links to sites earlier in this thread selling it as such?
 
2012-04-11 04:22:18 PM
Oh yeah, well, Lugar's last name carries Nazi symbolism, so there.
 
2012-04-11 04:22:28 PM

mahuika: unlikely: You can buy one of your own... (new window)

At Southern Gentleman Store, they specifically say that the purpose of this tie is to express honor towards the Confederacy with only other true believers knowing


Wow. Frankly, even if it was not his intention, he's a dumbass for wearing it all over the place. So he's either a racist or a dumbass.

And stay classy, Republican Convention.

/seriously, who is the staffer who thought, hey, let's get some neckties from THIS place to sell at the convention!!!
 
2012-04-11 04:22:50 PM
So says the white supremace
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-11 04:23:10 PM

Cythraul: (looks at tie, tilts head, squints, opens eyes wide, turns head to the right side a little, squints again).

Yeah, I guess it could be representative of the confederate battle flag.

(shrugs)



These are my thoughts, pleasantly arranged in the boobies.
 
2012-04-11 04:23:11 PM
All this shiat could have been avoided if we had just let the mother farkers secede.
 
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