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(Gawker)   People who use the American flag for pants, shirts, camping chairs and bandannas are very offended that that HGTV suggested using an American flag for a tablecloth   (gawker.com) divider line 196
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2013-06-12 11:20:30 PM  
www.lookingattheleft.com
 
2013-06-12 11:27:46 PM  

Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?


patriots just tear off bits of the flag to wipe their asses
 
2013-06-12 11:31:20 PM  
Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.
 
2013-06-12 11:47:43 PM  
July Fourth Toilet
 
2013-06-12 11:53:04 PM  

Bucky Katt: Government Fromage: What about flag toilet paper? That's still ok isn't it?

patriots just tear off bits of the flag to wipe their asses


No they use the constitution for examples see the patriot act
 
2013-06-12 11:55:48 PM  
It's a flag for a union. The union of states isn't really even a "nation", per se.
 
2013-06-13 12:04:15 AM  

tbeatty: Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.


What if I drape a flag over a coffin and then use it as a table?
 
2013-06-13 12:15:59 AM  

fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


If rednecks, or Chinese manufacturers who cater to rednecks, do it, it's a heartfelt tribute to Old Glory.
If possibly-gay big-city designer-types do it, it's desecration.
 
2013-06-13 12:34:24 AM  
spacemonstersmag.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-13 12:37:47 AM  
Surprised this wasn't already posted:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-13 12:40:26 AM  
We really need to get over our overly-neurotic fetish for flag decor, seriously. This is the 21st Century, not the farking Revolutionary War or whatever military event you can't get out of your farking head.

All this shiat makes me want to do is burn one.
 
2013-06-13 12:41:48 AM  

Petit_Merdeux: This is an outrage!

A real patriot only flies a flag on a flag pole!

/and leaves it out in the dark
//and the rain


Now that shiat bothers me.  If you want to fly the flag do it right: daytime or with a light, no rain, right-side up except for emergencies and burn the poor thing when it's too tattered to fly.
/ I don't care if you don't drive, but if you do drive, don't hit anything.
// I only bought a flag to identify the country of origin for my vessel: legal requirement, otherwise, who needs the responsibility.
///Everyone will know I'm American because I'm overweight, drink bland lager and only speak English.  Oh and my cheese tastes like industrial lubricant.
 
2013-06-13 12:50:50 AM  
Needs more patriotic bibs!
 
2013-06-13 12:58:03 AM  
While I do tend to get upset if people fly a torn flag or fly a flag at night I usually don't care about using the flag for stuff like bikinis or on cars and stuff. That said, using a flag for a tablecloth is extremely disrespectful and pretty tasteless as well.

Come to Canada if you want to see flags being treated poorly.   Some people up here have no farking clue. I've seen an Irving truck-stop flying a giant Canadian flag that was so torn that it was completely missing one red bar and actually complained the the manager about it. He seemed to be completely unaware that that might be a problem.
 
2013-06-13 12:59:35 AM  

Egoy3k: Come to Canada if you want to see flags being treated poorly.


I hear they soak 'em in poutine.
 
2013-06-13 01:08:03 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-13 01:49:55 AM  

tbeatty: Subby is confused over the flag burning/wearing/adorning and those that honor it.  Draping coffins of the latter is acceptable, too.


Nice work, Freud.
 
2013-06-13 01:52:24 AM  
I'm just surprised that Nabb1 managed to avoid mentioning the NSA in this thread.
 
2013-06-13 02:13:05 AM  

dookdookdook: [imageshack.us image 800x796]


i41.tinypic.com

Seriously, though, I guess the Girl Scouts indoctrinated me pretty well, because symbolic or not, I don't particularly like the idea of using a flag as a table cloth. Granted, I'd know how to fold it properly afterward (Thanks, Girl Scouts!), but still, there'd be crumbs and stains and things, and really, what is the protocol for washing a flag? (There must be one.) What a pain. Stars and stripes on a tablecloth? Sure! But not the Stars and Stripes.

Hmm. Wonder if a 48-star flag counts...

/Family still has one.
//Still uses it, on occasion.
///I pretend Florida and Texas don't count.
 
2013-06-13 02:14:17 AM  

99.998er: Let's say an ultra hot Brazilian chick desecrates the American flag by wearing an American themed flag on a thong bikini on a beach in Rio. When does the bombing start?


Her face?

/ducks
 
2013-06-13 02:46:02 AM  

Fart_Machine: Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?

So you believe people literally die for the flag and not what it represents.  Well OK then.


Fine. Don't answer me... and feel free to g'ahead and tell me what I believe because I asked you a simple farking question.

/I realize that we're done here.
//I was busy.
///I need to start cross referencing for Politics greens that make it to the main page.
//// Because Whargaaarbll!!
 
2013-06-13 03:01:56 AM  
http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/krymson_tyde/FA28B224-874B-41 F0-B5C2-413C06EE4AC8-2699-000003D713392D14.jpg
 
2013-06-13 03:03:36 AM  
Let's try that again
i232.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 03:13:41 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: /I need to start cross referencing for Politics greens that make it to the main page.


It's cute that you think you main pagers have anything remotely intelligent to say.  Populist and/or clever has as little to do with smart as the main page has to do with smart.
 
2013-06-13 03:18:19 AM  

liquidpoo: fusillade762: Instead of recommending the use of a flag as a tablecloth, HGTV ought to have directed viewers to one of the many flag-inspired tablecloths

So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?

One is a flag and one is not a flag.


To be more specific, a US flag is a rectangle with a 1.9 aspect ratio and internal design dimensions as defined in 4 USC section 1 and 2 by executive order.

There's a world of difference between putting a colloqual "American Flag" pattern, e.g. randomly-shaped cloth or whatever that has blue, red, white, stars, and stripes in some arbitrary arrangement, and actually making an entire, functional full US flag and subsequently abusing it.  Just having kinda-flag-looking clothing or whatever is just gauche and stupid-looking, farking with an actual full flag, especially blatantly insulting shiat like using it to mop up food, is more... actually insulting.
 
2013-06-13 03:28:51 AM  

Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?


Um, it's sybolic shorthand for the nation called "The United States of America", it's our primary national sign for naval signage in particular and international interaction in general.

If you're asking about the specifics of the design itself, we pulled from basically the color references and iconography of contemporary European naval ensigns, with special attention to the ensign of the East India company.  So it's something of a reference to our history as a British colony (or set of, rather), though that's really secondary to just having an easily-memorized symbol that can clearly be recognized by another ship passing a mile or two off with only a spyglass if that.

You can essentially think of a flag as being equivalent to a nation's name, insulting it is sort of the equivalent of someone coming up to you and telling you that the whole Mojo family throughout history were and still are nothing but thieves and whores including your wife and children.  Perhaps you're cool-headed enough to brush that kind of thing off, but you can see where some people would react poorly, even if the remarks were an inadvertent implication (I don't think the tablecloth thing was INTENDED to be insulting, so it's just someone casually implying that your wife trades sexual favors for cash on a regular basis without quite realizing it, maybe).
 
2013-06-13 03:33:17 AM  
mlkshk.com
 
2013-06-13 04:11:49 AM  

jigmeoser: [mlkshk.com image 406x604]


That has got to be one of the gayest outfits I have ever seen!  His other outfits were much more manly.

/knows he was gay
//could care less
///Aunt still thinks he was straight (still blasts his music), and gets mad at any family member that tries to tell her he was one of them queery homos (her words).
////slashy slashy slashy...
 
2013-06-13 04:20:34 AM  

jigmeoser: [mlkshk.com image 406x604]


sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net

www.newshounds.us

This is a god-damn flag. Oh wait that wasn't your point? oh.

Well I'll take two. Do you take these?
prankit.net
 
2013-06-13 04:37:40 AM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-13 06:02:03 AM  
pugetsoundoff.org
 
2013-06-13 06:13:12 AM  

nytmare: SirEattonHogg: I noticed the OSHA safety poster in our break room is laminated in plastic.

Based on HGTV's reasoning, I suppose I could use that for a table place mat next time I eat in there.

To crush your peppers, season your burgers before you, and eat upon the laminations of your safety posters.


Nah, there are better things in life.
 
2013-06-13 07:00:50 AM  
i1091.photobucket.com
And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free(right not valid for ni@@ers or spics).
And I wont forget the men who died(unless they were ni@@ers or spics),
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up(unless you're a ni@@er or spic),
next to you and defend her still today.
' Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA(farkin ni@@ers and spics).
 
2013-06-13 07:38:47 AM  
Came for Rex Kwon Do, stayed for the flag themed T&A.  There's hope for this planet yet.
 
2013-06-13 09:22:44 AM  

Johnny Bananapeel: [i.imgur.com image 754x522]


Meanwhile in Russian gulag....
 
2013-06-13 09:34:12 AM  
I have an idea: if you don't like American flag tablecloths, DON'T BUY ONE.
 
2013-06-13 11:12:44 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Pray 4 Mojo: Fart_Machine: It's symbolic.

What is it symbolic of?

Um, it's sybolic shorthand for the nation called "The United States of America", it's our primary national sign for naval signage in particular and international interaction in general.

If you're asking about the specifics of the design itself, we pulled from basically the color references and iconography of contemporary European naval ensigns, with special attention to the ensign of the East India company.  So it's something of a reference to our history as a British colony (or set of, rather), though that's really secondary to just having an easily-memorized symbol that can clearly be recognized by another ship passing a mile or two off with only a spyglass if that.

You can essentially think of a flag as being equivalent to a nation's name, insulting it is sort of the equivalent of someone coming up to you and telling you that the whole Mojo family throughout history were and still are nothing but thieves and whores including your wife and children.  Perhaps you're cool-headed enough to brush that kind of thing off, but you can see where some people would react poorly, even if the remarks were an inadvertent implication (I don't think the tablecloth thing was INTENDED to be insulting, so it's just someone casually implying that your wife trades sexual favors for cash on a regular basis without quite realizing it, maybe).


That's more effort than I would have given an obvious troll but you've summed it up nicely.
 
2013-06-13 11:32:36 AM  

Fart_Machine: That's more effort than I would have given an obvious troll but you've summed it up nicely.


This is pretty much exactly what I would have said... So apparently we agree. The reason I asked is because you said that people that are upset about the use of an actual flag as a tablecloth are just being pedantic (and I do not agree with that) so I wanted to know what it symbolized to you. I don't see how that makes me a troll.
 
2013-06-13 12:26:12 PM  
Every teabagger should put their babbies in this:

i227.photobucket.com

Cause nothing says you're a patriotic babby like wearing a US flag diaper so you can crap all over it.
 
2013-06-13 02:19:20 PM  
s.mcstatic.com

"Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we're not going to sit here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America!"
 
2013-06-13 02:41:25 PM  

kbronsito: [spacemonstersmag.files.wordpress.com image 850x1251]


First time I've ever noticed the red stars on Wonder Woman's wrist bands.
 
2013-06-13 03:18:46 PM  
On disrespecting the flag...

I would LOVE to see a social movement where people who hate the South post pictures and videos of the methods they use to burn the CONFEDERATE flag. Imagine the butthurt that those tea partiers would feel. The best part about this idea is that the confederate flag isn't even a real flag, it's just some made up flag created by a bunch of half-assed racists anyway.

///Imagine the riot if a black person took his family out to a public barbecue area in, say, South Carolina, and used the Stars and Bars as a firelighter in front of all the others at the park! Delicious!
 
2013-06-13 03:39:26 PM  
Do you know the way to Mordor: the confederate flag isn't even a real flag

You are an uneducated unlearned ignorant naive idiot.
 
2013-06-13 03:55:15 PM  

Badgers: [farm3.staticflickr.com image 389x640]


You've got it hung backwards.  The blue field is supposed to be on the upper left.
 
2013-06-13 04:04:06 PM  
www.rotatingcorpse.com
 
2013-06-13 09:47:24 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
I was arrested for wearing this shirt.
It was thought to be dishonorable.
 
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