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2013-07-04 05:06:02 PM  
So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.
 
2013-07-04 05:53:30 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.


I have handed out flag code pamphlets to people displaying their forms of patriotic.  quite a few threats were returned.
 
2013-07-04 06:03:06 PM  
So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?
 
2013-07-04 06:06:10 PM  
Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, "Under God" wasn't in it until 1954.
 
2013-07-04 06:06:50 PM  
Myth #6: Flying the Southern and 'Merican flag off the back of your camouflage Bronco makes you a badass
 
2013-07-04 06:11:45 PM  

iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?


Actually that's 100% true.
 
2013-07-04 06:14:30 PM  

Stingy Alpha Wolf King Dude: Myth #6: Flying the Southern and 'Merican flag off the back of your camouflage Bronco makes you a badass


Myth #7 It is not required to salute the flag during Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American"
 
2013-07-04 06:14:37 PM  
What date does the 4th fall on this year?
 
2013-07-04 06:15:32 PM  

iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?


He was indeed 7' tall.  He did not have lazerbeem eyes, however.  He consumed the English with bolts of lightning from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Or so I've heard.

/To you too, subs.
 
2013-07-04 06:15:36 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.


Technically, they're not actual flags, so I don't think it counts.

So.


i158.photobucket.com
Violates Flag Code

i28.photobucket.com
Does not violate Flag Code
 
2013-07-04 06:15:47 PM  

megarian: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

Actually that's 100% true.


You are correct sir, also the statue at the Lincoln Memorial is actual size.
 
2013-07-04 06:16:02 PM  

mgshamster: Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, "Under God" wasn't in it until 1954.


Don't forget that it was written by a socialist as a way to promote a flag magazine.

/TAKE THAT TEATARDICANS!
 
2013-07-04 06:21:40 PM  

Charlie Chingas: mgshamster: Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, "Under God" wasn't in it until 1954.

Don't forget that it was written by a socialist as a way to promote a flag magazine.

/TAKE THAT TEATARDICANS!


Fine, I'll do it.

i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-04 06:34:24 PM  

Stingy Alpha Wolf King Dude: Myth #6: Flying the Southern and 'Merican flag off the back of your camouflage Bronco makes you a badass


I live about 10 miles outside Boston. Some dumbass had a huge confederate flag flying from the back of his truck.

/what do you call a bunch of Yankees standing around?
//victory party
 
2013-07-04 06:35:09 PM  
"In other words, when you wear a flag T-shirt or hat while reclining on an American flag beach towel near your American flag camping chair, you are violating the Flag Code. The code, which was drawn up at the first National Flag Conference in Washington in 1923, is part of the law of the land. But it is not enforced, nor is it enforceable. It is merely a set of guidelines, letting Americans know what to do - and what not to do - with our red, white and blue national emblem. "

So in other words, it is NOT a part of the law of the land.  Wearing the flag on clothing, or even cutting up an actual American flag and sewing it into a pair of boxer shorts is protected by the 1st Amendment.  So yeah, the parts of the Flag Code dealing with disrespecting the flag are just worthless drivel.
 
2013-07-04 06:36:59 PM  

ten foiled hats: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

He was indeed 7' tall.  He did not have lazerbeem eyes, however.  He consumed the English with bolts of lightning from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Or so I've heard.

/To you too, subs.


I thought that was Benjamin Franklin.

Oh wait, Franklin smote the ground with his staff; thus creating Washington on a white horse. Washington and the horse fought the war, single-handed.
 
2013-07-04 06:37:48 PM  
Myth #6: it's acceptable to re-use felching straws

/oh, flag code... nvm
 
2013-07-04 06:39:59 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Myth #6: it's acceptable to re-use felching straws

/oh, flag code... nvm


Armageddon?
 
2013-07-04 06:40:41 PM  

andrewagill: Charlie Chingas: mgshamster: Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, "Under God" wasn't in it until 1954.

Don't forget that it was written by a socialist as a way to promote a flag magazine.

/TAKE THAT TEATARDICANS!

Fine, I'll do it.

[i28.photobucket.com image 370x290]


Now, now. We don't want to upset our 'patriotic' Farkers...
 
2013-07-04 06:42:05 PM  
Myth #6: That article had to be 3 pages long.
 
2013-07-04 06:52:16 PM  

Charlie Chingas: mgshamster: Speaking of the Pledge of Allegiance, "Under God" wasn't in it until 1954.

Don't forget that it was written by a socialist as a way to promote a flag magazine.

/TAKE THAT TEATARDICANS!


Flagazine?
 
2013-07-04 06:52:48 PM  
Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told
 
2013-07-04 06:53:40 PM  

iheartscotch: ten foiled hats: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

He was indeed 7' tall.  He did not have lazerbeem eyes, however.  He consumed the English with bolts of lightning from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Or so I've heard.

/To you too, subs.

I thought that was Benjamin Franklin.

Oh wait, Franklin smote the ground with his staff; thus creating Washington on a white horse. Washington and the horse fought the war, single-handed.


Not quite. He had the help of one time-traveling Martin Van Buren (the "one" there isn't rhetoric... there were several of these, each worse than the last).
 
2013-07-04 06:57:43 PM  

FriarReb98: Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told


I think you want this thread, though I'm not really sure.  I find the Sports tab scary.

/Thankfully, you included a genre-themed Simpsons reference.
//Aawon Burr!
 
2013-07-04 06:58:48 PM  

ennuie: Not quite. He had the help of one time-traveling Martin Van Buren (the "one" there isn't rhetoric... there were several of these, each worse than the last).


...and his trusty phone booth.
 
2013-07-04 07:00:00 PM  

andrewagill: FriarReb98: Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told

I think you want this thread, though I'm not really sure.  I find the Sports tab scary.

/Thankfully, you included a genre-themed Simpsons reference.
//Aawon Burr!


How the hell did this end up in this thread????
 
2013-07-04 07:01:02 PM  

ennuie: iheartscotch: ten foiled hats: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

He was indeed 7' tall.  He did not have lazerbeem eyes, however.  He consumed the English with bolts of lightning from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Or so I've heard.

/To you too, subs.

I thought that was Benjamin Franklin.

Oh wait, Franklin smote the ground with his staff; thus creating Washington on a white horse. Washington and the horse fought the war, single-handed.

Not quite. He had the help of one time-traveling Martin Van Buren (the "one" there isn't rhetoric... there were several of these, each worse than the last).


The ironic part about that is that Martin Van Buren only became a time traveling villain because he lost the 1840 election to William Henry Harrison, yet he only lost the 1840 election because an evil time traveling Martin Van Buren sunk Van Buren Prime's campaign.
 
2013-07-04 07:07:56 PM  

FriarReb98: andrewagill: FriarReb98: Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told

I think you want this thread, though I'm not really sure.  I find the Sports tab scary.

/Thankfully, you included a genre-themed Simpsons reference.
//Aawon Burr!

How the hell did this end up in this thread????


Let's Do the Time Warp Again!
 
2013-07-04 07:19:25 PM  

andrewagill: FirstNationalBastard: So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.

Technically, they're not actual flags, so I don't think it counts.

So.


2.bp.blogspot.com
Violates Flag Code

i28.photobucket.com
Does not violate Flag Code



I think the distinction is obvious.
 
2013-07-04 07:22:17 PM  

ennuie: Not quite. He had the help of one time-traveling Martin Van Buren (the "one" there isn't rhetoric... there were several of these, each worse than the last).


You're getting your presidents confused. That was Ronald Reagan
 
2013-07-04 07:31:40 PM  

FriarReb98: andrewagill: FriarReb98: Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told

I think you want this thread, though I'm not really sure.  I find the Sports tab scary.

/Thankfully, you included a genre-themed Simpsons reference.
//Aawon Burr!

How the hell did this end up in this thread????


Beer.
 
2013-07-04 07:32:52 PM  

iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?


I heard that guy had, like, 30 goddamn dicks.
 
2013-07-04 07:34:27 PM  

Stingy Alpha Wolf King Dude: FriarReb98: andrewagill: FriarReb98: Aaaaron....Aaaron....Aaaaaaron....

\it rolls right off his back, or so I've been told

I think you want this thread, though I'm not really sure.  I find the Sports tab scary.

/Thankfully, you included a genre-themed Simpsons reference.
//Aawon Burr!

How the hell did this end up in this thread????

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!


Something just sounds waaaay wrong on there.  Think it's the fact that I can't hear Meat Loaf or whoever sang it in the uber-high falsetto or something.

\may know RHPS a bit too well
\\might be that it's where my best friends met
 
2013-07-04 07:47:09 PM  

Z-clipped: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

I heard that guy had, like, 30 goddamn dicks.


Indeed.

I might add that; he'd save children, but, not the British children.
 
2013-07-04 08:10:16 PM  

Z-clipped: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

I heard that guy had, like, 30 goddamn dicks.


In a row?  That's a lot of dicks
 
2013-07-04 08:24:38 PM  

andrewagill: FirstNationalBastard: So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.

Technically, they're not actual flags, so I don't think it counts.

So.


[i158.photobucket.com image 512x512]
Violates Flag Code

[i28.photobucket.com image 255x400]
Does not violate Flag Code


Tymast: FirstNationalBastard: So... all of the "patriotic" geniuses wearing flag T-Shirts and the like are really violating the US Flag Code?

How patriotical.

I have handed out flag code pamphlets to people displaying their forms of patriotic.  quite a few threats were returned.


I believe the article author failed at his GED in Lawyerin'. The Code seems to track the language of trademark law and indicate the flag shouldn't be use as a trademark or advertising tool. (Like 'America Brand Jeans' with a giant flag label.

A shirt with a flag on it or a swimsuit with stars and stripes isn't 'distinguishing' or 'decorating' the good, it IS the good.
 
2013-07-04 08:45:23 PM  
 
2013-07-04 09:28:43 PM  

iheartscotch: ten foiled hats: iheartscotch: So, you're saying that George Washington wasn't 7ft tall, with lazerbeem eyes; that never failed, to kill?

He was indeed 7' tall.  He did not have lazerbeem eyes, however.  He consumed the English with bolts of lightning from his eyes and fireballs from his arse.

Or so I've heard.

/To you too, subs.

I thought that was Benjamin Franklin.

Oh wait, Franklin smote the ground with his staff; thus creating Washington on a white horse. Washington and the horse fought the war, single-handed.


The best part is, that's a real quote from John Adams. (letter to Benjamin Rush, 1790).
 
2013-07-04 09:32:08 PM  
Doesn't the code say that the flag itself shall not be fashioned into clothing?
There is a difference between a flag printed on a shirt and a flag made into a shirt...
 
2013-07-04 09:39:38 PM  

Tom_Slick: Stingy Alpha Wolf King Dude: Myth #6: Flying the Southern and 'Merican flag off the back of your camouflage Bronco makes you a badass

Myth #7 It is not required to salute the flag during Lee Greenwood's "Proud to Be an American"


Not salute it, but rip it down, stomp on it and burn it out of disgust over such a STUPID song celebrating it. The you are required to hunt down Lee Greenwood and make him eat the ashes.
/234th Ammendment
 
2013-07-04 09:42:33 PM  

Hugo Zorilla: Doesn't the code say that the flag itself shall not be fashioned into clothing?
There is a difference between a flag printed on a shirt and a flag made into a shirt...


This. You cant wear an actual flag as an item of clothing or cut it apart and fashion a piece of clothing out of it, wearing a red, white and blue article of clothing or a t-shirt with a flag printed on it is fine. You also cant use the flag as a logo or trademark.
 
2013-07-04 09:46:51 PM  

bwilson27: Not salute it, but rip it down, stomp on it and burn it out of disgust over such a STUPID song celebrating it. The you are required to hunt down Lee Greenwood and make him eat the ashes.


With pleasure.
 
2013-07-04 10:20:24 PM  
It may not be illegal to burn the American flag, but I like many others will take a swing, and a miss with one of Louisville's best if I see you doing it.
Ooops.
Sorry about your dental work....commie.


"HAHA!!!!Not sorry" -PeeWee Herman
 
2013-07-05 12:28:49 AM  
I woke up one July 4 morning about ten years ago to find my alderman had placed little plastic American flags on every lawn in the neighborhood with his business card taped to each stick, and every single flag was touching the ground. Jackass.

And all those sporting events where they send out a couple hundred Marines with a ginormous flag held parallel to the ground? Flag code violation.
 
2013-07-05 03:01:34 AM  

Mock26: "In other words, when you wear a flag T-shirt or hat while reclining on an American flag beach towel near your American flag camping chair, you are violating the Flag Code. The code, which was drawn up at the first National Flag Conference in Washington in 1923, is part of the law of the land. But it is not enforced, nor is it enforceable. It is merely a set of guidelines, letting Americans know what to do - and what not to do - with our red, white and blue national emblem. "

So in other words, it is NOT a part of the law of the land.  Wearing the flag on clothing, or even cutting up an actual American flag and sewing it into a pair of boxer shorts is protected by the 1st Amendment.  So yeah, the parts of the Flag Code dealing with disrespecting the flag are just worthless drivel.


No, it is the law of the land. Just because something is obviously unconstitutional doesn't make it not real. The supreme court saying it is not constitutional does that. Since they can (are supposed to) rule on disputes that are brought before them, and that no one is being affected by this non enforced rule, it will never be brought up. It will be a part of us law until congress decides to undo it.
 
2013-07-05 03:40:03 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Myth #6: it's acceptable to re-use felching straws

/oh, flag code... nvm


Rinse off the old crust and throw it in an autoclave for twenty minutes and you'll be fine.
 
2013-07-05 05:08:46 AM  

subotai54: Mock26: "In other words, when you wear a flag T-shirt or hat while reclining on an American flag beach towel near your American flag camping chair, you are violating the Flag Code. The code, which was drawn up at the first National Flag Conference in Washington in 1923, is part of the law of the land. But it is not enforced, nor is it enforceable. It is merely a set of guidelines, letting Americans know what to do - and what not to do - with our red, white and blue national emblem. "

So in other words, it is NOT a part of the law of the land.  Wearing the flag on clothing, or even cutting up an actual American flag and sewing it into a pair of boxer shorts is protected by the 1st Amendment.  So yeah, the parts of the Flag Code dealing with disrespecting the flag are just worthless drivel.

No, it is the law of the land. Just because something is obviously unconstitutional doesn't make it not real. The supreme court saying it is not constitutional does that. Since they can (are supposed to) rule on disputes that are brought before them, and that no one is being affected by this non enforced rule, it will never be brought up. It will be a part of us law until congress decides to undo it.


You could not be more wrong about this.  You could try, but you would not succeed.  The section of the Flag Code concerning desecration has absolutely no legal standing in this country.  None.  As in zero, zilch, zip, bupkis, diddly-squat, one less than one, nada, void, null, nil.  But you are right, just because something is obviously unconstitutional does not make it not real, and any law prohibiting the desecration of the flag is just about as Unconstitutional as you can get!    In fact, the Supreme Court of the United States of America actually ruled that burning of the American flag is free speech and as such is protected by the 1st Amendment.  The subsequent Flag Protection Act of 1989 was also ruled unconstitutional less than a year after it was passed.  So yeah, the only way you could possibly be arrested while desecrating the American flag was if you were also breaking an actual law at the same time.  But desecrating the flag is 100% certified Constitutional.
 
2013-07-05 07:07:56 AM  

Charlie Chingas: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Myth #6: it's acceptable to re-use felching straws

/oh, flag code... nvm

Armageddon?


Holy crap just thinking about that makes me laugh until I can't breathe

/ARMAGEDDON! ARMAGEDDON!
 
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