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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 38
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2013-06-12 08:06:46 PM
9 votes:
I'm sure we're all on the same page here, but it may as well get said:  The flag is not holy.  The citizens of the country are what matters - not the flag or the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem.  Go ahead and wipe your ass with the flag.  Who cares.  It's about the people.  The soldiers of our country pledge themselves to defend the people, and we, in turn, look the other way when they get drunk and piss on the door handles of our cars in roadhouse parking lots.  This thing of getting all pissy about the flag is just a way for people to feel superior because they have a bigger stick up their ass about some colored cloth.
2013-06-12 07:58:16 PM
4 votes:
"I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

These superstitious mouth-breathers still don't understand the difference between a symbol and a literal piece of cloth they bought at Wal-Mart.
If your brother gave his life for the Chinese-made piece of cloth that cost you $18.87 at Wallyworld, I feel very sorry for him indeed.
2013-06-12 07:53:25 PM
3 votes:
I always love that about Tea Bagger rallies. People with American flag hats, ties, tshirts, shorts... "We love America! That's why we defame the flag!"
2013-06-12 07:53:06 PM
3 votes:
What about flag bikinis?

wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
2013-06-12 07:44:26 PM
3 votes:
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?
2013-06-12 09:15:06 PM
2 votes:
imageshack.us
2013-06-12 08:55:24 PM
2 votes:

petec: Begoggle: "I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

These superstitious mouth-breathers still don't understand the difference between a symbol and a literal piece of cloth they bought at Wal-Mart.
If your brother gave his life for the Chinese-made piece of cloth that cost you $18.87 at Wallyworld, I feel very sorry for him indeed.

It's about respect .. you don't want to see a 'US Flag' disposed of in the garbage, even if it is just a piece of paper or plastic,

For celebrations, using the colors, white stars on blue, etc is acceptable, See bunting.

/My grandfather taught me well about Old Glory


It's just cloth. I don't want to be bothered having to set up a "proper" disposal for one. Honestly, I find this whole flag worship in the US incredibly creepy.
2013-06-12 08:49:46 PM
2 votes:
Conservatives are very particular about how they use the flag.

haleybooks.files.wordpress.com
2013-06-12 08:43:25 PM
2 votes:
FTFA: "I am appalled that you would suggest using the flag that my brother was killed defending in Iraq as something to catch spills on a table at a cookout."

If your brother died defending a flag, he was an idiot. Hopefully he had no kids and his defective genes will not be passed on.
2013-06-12 07:53:15 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-06-12 05:57:12 PM
2 votes:
I do find the flag polo shirts and shorts a bit revolting, just like the logos of some companies that use a barely-modified US flag to pimp their services. But this was possibly the most ill-conceived idea ever, from a company that usually has better judgement.
2013-06-13 03:03:36 AM
1 votes:
Let's try that again
i232.photobucket.com
2013-06-13 12:41:48 AM
1 votes:

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 12:40:26 AM
1 votes:
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.
2013-06-12 11:04:44 PM
1 votes:
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
2013-06-12 10:29:52 PM
1 votes:
This is all just another example of how political correctness is ruining the country.  Just grow some thicker skin and get over it.
2013-06-12 09:53:19 PM
1 votes:

Omahawg:


Thank you for your reliable services, patriot.

/quite sincerely
2013-06-12 09:32:53 PM
1 votes:
i290.photobucket.com
2013-06-12 09:32:02 PM
1 votes:

George Babbitt: Thanks for the Meme-ries: [i291.photobucket.com image 800x500]

/im giving her a 21 gun salute
//if you know what i mean
///and i think you do

Shouldn't your name be 'Thanks for the Mamm-ries'....


Why not both?

i291.photobucket.com
2013-06-12 09:31:46 PM
1 votes:

TWX: The difference is that "flag hats", "flag ties", "flag tshirts", and "flag shorts", and even "flag underwear" don't use an actual flag


Nobody's son or daughter died for an actual flag either.  It's symbolic.  People getting butthurt over the use of a flag and not a tablecloth shaped like a flag are being pedantic.
2013-06-12 09:22:08 PM
1 votes:
Not that there is anything wrong with the GOP fascination with touching human shiat.
2013-06-12 09:16:47 PM
1 votes:

dookdookdook:


I never thought this thread would turn up something that would creep me the f*ck out, but here we are.
2013-06-12 09:16:20 PM
1 votes:
ENOUGH WITH THE FAKE TITS.  FAKE TITS SUCK AND ARE DISGUSTING TO TOUCH.  THEY MAKE YOU WANT TO IGNORE THEM, PRETEND LIKE THEY AREN'T THERE.  TITS ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE IGNORED.  THANK YOU.
2013-06-12 09:05:29 PM
1 votes:
farm3.static.flickr.com
2013-06-12 08:55:05 PM
1 votes:

Pray 4 Mojo: Wow... so much straw man in here... can all you farkers please go back to the politics tab.

/ An actual flag being used as a table cloth is disrespectful... and an inane thing for HGTV to suggest.
// BECAUSE of what it represents... not what it is.
/// Doesn't wear flag inspired clothing either.


By God we finally have a true American in here. I stand and salute you as I type this note. My eyes are swollen in tears as I see your true patriotism. May God bless and keep those Walmart disability checks coming in.
2013-06-12 08:53:46 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-12 08:47:19 PM
1 votes:
Wow... so much straw man in here... can all you farkers please go back to the politics tab.

/ An actual flag being used as a table cloth is disrespectful... and an inane thing for HGTV to suggest.
// BECAUSE of what it represents... not what it is.
/// Doesn't wear flag inspired clothing either.
2013-06-12 08:25:21 PM
1 votes:
Well, I'd say using an actual American flag as a table runner or table cloth is pretty distasteful. Using a table cloth/runner that's printed to look like a flag but isn't an actual flag is fine.
2013-06-12 08:19:14 PM
1 votes:
img571.imageshack.us
Playing with fire here...
2013-06-12 08:15:41 PM
1 votes:
Maybe we could just stop fetishizing the farking thing, how bout that?

I haven't seen this much poutrage since Zoidberg ate that flag.
2013-06-12 08:09:51 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-12 08:07:38 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-06-12 08:06:24 PM
1 votes:
prettycooltees.com
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-06-12 07:57:21 PM
1 votes:
www.zgeek.com
2013-06-12 07:57:02 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

These are patriotic, but only in WA and CO.
2013-06-12 07:55:29 PM
1 votes:

Arachnophobe: What about flag bikinis?


She should remove that forthwith.
2013-06-12 07:54:21 PM
1 votes:

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?


"Flag-inspired" means something that incorporates the colors and motif of the flag but is not intended to be a flag, an actual flag is something intended to be used as a flag. Flag motif attire is often tacky, but no one expects anyone to fly a polo shirt on a flagpole.
2013-06-12 07:53:52 PM
1 votes:

fusillade762: So when is it A flag vs being "flag-inspired"? What's the difference, exactly?


One is a flag, one is not.
 
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