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(Boston Herald)   There's only one factory left making made-in-American lapel pins for patriotic politicians   (bostonherald.com) divider line 14
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2013-02-03 12:13:20 PM  
You mean Rmoney hasn't bought the company and moved it to China yet? He's slipping!
 
2013-02-03 02:01:39 PM  
Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.
 
2013-02-03 02:04:42 PM  

ClavellBCMI: You mean Rmoney hasn't bought the company and moved it to China yet? He's slipping!


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-03 02:38:03 PM  
And folks wonder why Boeing's outsourcing shiat. A slim percentage of what used to be America's manufacturing machine remains, and what does remain is all over the place in terms of quality.

Boeing's choices are either build factories here, train workers, and spend the next decade trying to get their quality up to what a half-assed outsourcer can produce for a twentieth of that cost, or outsource it to a half-assed outsourcer and hope to mitigate the risks involved with shoddy manufacture. Boeing flipped the coin and lost, thanks to outsourcing, of all things, a friggin' battery.

But, "greed is good." Far better to make shareholders rich through short-sighted decisions that reap quick, up-front profits, than keep companies going for the long term through long-sighted decisions that reap steady, stable futures.
 
2013-02-03 03:43:57 PM  
Peak patriotism?
 
2013-02-03 03:59:54 PM  
The right wingers will have to get their jingoism from Ching Chang Chong.
 
2013-02-03 04:13:18 PM  

macdaddy357: The right wingers will have to get their jingoism from Ching Chang Chong.


i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-03 06:59:19 PM  
The flag is a symbol that is to be respected and revered.  To wear it on your chest is exploitive and disgusting.  That cheapens the symbol.

The flag shouldn't be worn as a thong going up someone's ass, and it shouldn't be worn on some bloated politician's chest.
 
2013-02-03 07:35:01 PM  

halB: The flag is a symbol that is to be respected and revered.  To wear it on your chest is exploitive and disgusting.  That cheapens the symbol.

The flag shouldn't be worn as a thong going up someone's ass, and it shouldn't be worn on some bloated politician's chest.


Hasn't it got to the point that any elected official that doesn't wear a flag pin is vulnerable to being labeled a commie?
 
2013-02-03 08:09:02 PM  
From the flag code:

"The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard"

Also, if you leave an American flag out overnight, it must have a dedicated light shining on it. Pet peeve.
 
2013-02-03 11:44:18 PM  

TinyFist: From the flag code:

"The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard"

Also, if you leave an American flag out overnight, it must have a dedicated light shining on it. Pet peeve.


No argument there. So few folks pay attention to the flag code, or even know that there is, indeed, a flag code, that it's sometimes irritating to see folks casually mistreating the flag.
 
2013-02-04 02:27:01 AM  

FormlessOne: TinyFist: From the flag code:

"The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard"

Also, if you leave an American flag out overnight, it must have a dedicated light shining on it. Pet peeve.

No argument there. So few folks pay attention to the flag code, or even know that there is, indeed, a flag code, that it's sometimes irritating to see folks casually mistreating the flag.


It's just one of the many codes and rules that are slipping out of existence due to people not caring anymore. The same goes for manners and ethics as well.
 
2013-02-04 03:16:50 AM  

FormlessOne: TinyFist: From the flag code:

"The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard"

Also, if you leave an American flag out overnight, it must have a dedicated light shining on it. Pet peeve.

No argument there. So few folks pay attention to the flag code, or even know that there is, indeed, a flag code, that it's sometimes irritating to see folks casually mistreating the flag.


What gets me is that at my place of employment, a government facility, we have someone to raise and lower the flag at the whim of the President, but no one that cares enough to take it in at night. I cringe every time I see a tattered and weather-beaten flag, let alone one that's lying on the ground. I try to educate people on flag code, except those who wear it on their clothes. Those people wouldn't care either way.

Which reminds me, on Veteran's Day at work we had a color guard team from some local air base come in and present colors. The reception afterward had napkins with American flag printing all over it. I'm clean enough of a person to not ordinarily need a napkin, but I'll be damned if I wiped my dirty mouth or hands on one of those. I'd rather wear a flag thong than use them.
 
2013-02-06 01:08:45 PM  

RabidJade: It's just one of the many codes and rules that are slipping out of existence due to people not caring anymore. The same goes for manners and ethics as well.


Or maybe they consider the code unethical and complaints about its enforcement an example of poor manners.

/ "Manners" are defined by contemporary societal norms; by definition it's not possible for them to slip out of existence
 
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