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2018-09-11 11:40:15 PM  
Eagles eat rotting meat, and 'Murica is a fish rotting from the head, so yeah the bald eagle is the perfect symbol of 'Murica. Scavengers getting fat on the stinking carcass.
 
2018-09-11 11:57:39 PM  
My Immortal Technique shirt has an upside down American flag on the back. Got some flack from an elderly dude about it the other day.

He was all mad about it, but like many Americans, he's focused on the symbol, but not what it stands for.

America's not been on her best behavior, and certainly not exemplifying the standards she claims.
 
2018-09-12 02:56:00 AM  

pxlboy: My Immortal Technique shirt has an upside down American flag on the back. Got some flack from an elderly dude about it the other day.

He was all mad about it, but like many Americans, he's focused on the symbol, but not what it stands for.

America's not been on her best behavior, and certainly not exemplifying the standards she claims.


He is an idiot. A flag upside down signifies distress.
 
2018-09-12 03:07:17 AM  
Well, they're not wrong.

Finally, something real from Faux News!
 
2018-09-12 03:15:33 AM  
given that Donny's staff is running the country without any input from a doddering, senile and likely treasonous old man, i'd say that yes this country is in serious trouble.
 
2018-09-12 05:35:29 AM  
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2018-09-12 05:42:22 AM  
If the flag were upside down, on fire, and being eaten by a Tyrannosaurus it would be a better symbol.
 
2018-09-12 05:49:47 AM  
Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.
 
2018-09-12 05:50:21 AM  
I swear to god it seems there is a swath of America that circle jerks in eagle suits and firefighter gear. And on 9/11 they do it to EMT audio from the tragic day. Must fill a void.
 
2018-09-12 05:51:46 AM  
Gee, not just an inaccurate quote, but an inaccurate headline.

Flag isn't upside down, it's hanging sideways on a cable. (Subby: "Fark watching the video. It's was shot in vertical anyway! Argggh! Herpaderpadoo!")

Subby, shouldn't you be in the politics tab? Your talents would be well suited there.
 
2018-09-12 06:01:40 AM  
This appears to be turning into a Streetlight Thread, but instead of one deranged person insisting it's not a streetlight, all the deranged Agent Orange admirers will all be obliged to argue that it's not a streetlight.

Should be .... well, mostly sad, but hey, who doesn't like to watch the dumpster fire smoke and hiss?
 
2018-09-12 06:02:41 AM  
Well, the comments in TFA are predictably childish. Enjoy.
 
2018-09-12 06:05:46 AM  

Gordon Bennett: pxlboy: My Immortal Technique shirt has an upside down American flag on the back. Got some flack from an elderly dude about it the other day.

He was all mad about it, but like many Americans, he's focused on the symbol, but not what it stands for.

America's not been on her best behavior, and certainly not exemplifying the standards she claims.

He is an idiot. A flag upside down signifies distress.


At least two native americans i know have a flag in distress inside their homes. Seems about right.
 
2018-09-12 06:07:18 AM  
"upside down"?!  How about "buttside down"?

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/'Murica!!
 
2018-09-12 06:08:21 AM  
Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot
Youtube o7_OWYrLVOU

Such a majestic bird. ♥
 
2018-09-12 06:08:40 AM  

Xanlexian: "upside down"?!  How about "buttside down"?

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/'Murica!!


Love me some beer through a straw.
 
2018-09-12 06:11:04 AM  
In Alberta we see them all the time with their heads stuck up the asses of rotting animal carcasses in the ditch after the animals have been hit by vehicles.
Kind of like some weird metaphor isn't it?
 
2018-09-12 06:11:52 AM  

Xanlexian: "upside down"?!  How about "buttside down"?

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/'Murica!!


What?  I'm not supposed to put the flag on the ground, and then put my ass on it?  I thought this was America!
 
2018-09-12 06:12:13 AM  
In November, I standing in line to vote behind an elderly man who had an upside down flag pinned to his hat "because Obama".  It was difficult not to laugh out loud despite the fact that I was feeling completely surrounded by GOP supporters.
 
2018-09-12 06:15:45 AM  
I read the first few comments. The one about "watch the liberals' heads explode" was telling. Conservatives are convinced that liberals are the opposite of themselves in every way, and since they consider themselves patriotic, liberals must hate patriotism and any symbol associated with patriotism.

Of course, heads aren't going to be exploding because the kind of people they imagine don't exist. (mostly; if I've learned anything from the Internet, it's that anyone exists somewhere) But they're firmly convinced that they do.

Also, dudes, a soaring bird that routinely perches in trees with a good view of the surrounding terrain decided your fire truck aerial ladder would make a good substitute tree; there is nothing mystical about this.

The only thing politically relevant is that the bird was only there because of liberals; bald eagles were on the route to extinction outside Alaska.
 
2018-09-12 06:15:46 AM  

wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.


Screenshot FTFA:
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/Not Subby
 
2018-09-12 06:17:19 AM  
I guess it's not too much of a stretch to say the ship has been boarded by pirates.

/ha-HAAA!
//G'yargarble
 
2018-09-12 06:17:57 AM  

AquaTatanka: In November, I standing in line to vote behind an elderly man who had an upside down flag pinned to his hat "because Obama".  It was difficult not to laugh out loud despite the fact that I was feeling completely surrounded by GOP supporters.


Get used to the feeling.

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2018-09-12 06:18:02 AM  
"There's no better symbol to represent America--"

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2018-09-12 06:19:48 AM  

MattytheMouse: [YouTube video: Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot]
Such a majestic bird. ♥


Why look, two creatures that thrive on garbage. What a little biatch ass pussy.
 
2018-09-12 06:22:09 AM  
"Isn't that unbelievable?" Streich said.

Yes.  It's totally unbelievable that a bird -- a bird! -- perched on something high up in the air.
 
2018-09-12 06:22:27 AM  

NINEv2: MattytheMouse: [YouTube video: Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot]
Such a majestic bird. ♥

Why look, two creatures that thrive on garbage. What a little biatch ass pussy.


Hey, if you didn't waste so much food, you wouldn't be attracting so much mice. >=(

Oh, wait, are you talking about Trump and the bird?
 
2018-09-12 06:25:06 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby


It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.
 
2018-09-12 06:29:31 AM  
You people put way too much relevance on symbols.
 
2018-09-12 06:29:37 AM  
Well, yes. This is true.
 
2018-09-12 06:31:25 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.


Furthermore, descent is the highest form of patriotic.
 
2018-09-12 06:31:45 AM  

turbocucumber: You people put way too much relevance on symbols.


well, we've got a symbolic government run by people we can't identify so....yeah.  there's that.
 
2018-09-12 06:32:09 AM  

MattytheMouse: NINEv2: MattytheMouse: [YouTube video: Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot]
Such a majestic bird. ♥

Why look, two creatures that thrive on garbage. What a little biatch ass pussy.

Hey, if you didn't waste so much food, you wouldn't be attracting so much mice. >=(

Oh, wait, are you talking about Trump and the bird?


Name checks out.
 
2018-09-12 06:33:59 AM  

MattytheMouse: NINEv2: MattytheMouse: [YouTube video: Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot]
Such a majestic bird. ♥

Why look, two creatures that thrive on garbage. What a little biatch ass pussy.

Hey, if you didn't waste so much food, you wouldn't be attracting so much mice. >=(

Oh, wait, are you talking about Trump and the bird?


Rats serve an important public health function in cities because of that very reason. Specifically in New York and probably in other big cities, people throw out so much food that it could potentially cause a serious disease outbreak with all the rotting biomatter. Rats clean all this up before this can happen.
 
2018-09-12 06:35:25 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby


Again. It is on a horizontal cable and being blown by the wind. The photo was taken from underneath. It is not upside down. It is not connected to the top of the streetlamp. Who would do that? How would they do that?

Look at the video. It might help. Read this again, and slower. See if that helps.

/you might be subby :-/
 
2018-09-12 06:36:18 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.


While you may be technically correct (the best kind of correct), it's certainly upside down in the photograph.
 
2018-09-12 06:36:28 AM  

turbocucumber: You people put way too much relevance on symbols.


Symbols should be left to the symbol-minded.  img.fark.net
 
2018-09-12 06:37:48 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.

While you may be technically correct (the best kind of correct), it's certainly upside down in the photograph.


If the Right have taught us anything, it's that perception is more important than objective reality.
 
2018-09-12 06:37:50 AM  
There real question here is:
Do you put your American flag toilet paper roll on so the sheets are over or under the roll?
 
2018-09-12 06:38:11 AM  
The Black Klansman was a good movie.
 
2018-09-12 06:43:54 AM  

vudukungfu: There real question here is:
Do you put your American flag toilet paper roll on so the sheets are over or under the roll?


It would have to be "under" by the following logic:

A. Only someone who hates America would have American flag toilet paper.
B. People who hate America are evil and everything they do is evil.
C. In the over/under dichotomy, "under" is the evil choice.

Therefore, American flag toilet paper is hung with the sheets under the roll.

Logics! I haz them!
 
2018-09-12 06:47:34 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Farking Clown Shoes: ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.

While you may be technically correct (the best kind of correct), it's certainly upside down in the photograph.

If the Right have taught us anything, it's that perception is more important than objective reality.


I'll buy that.
 
2018-09-12 06:49:00 AM  

Smoking GNU: MattytheMouse: NINEv2: MattytheMouse: [YouTube video: Raw: Bald Eagle Attacks Trump During Photoshoot]
Such a majestic bird. ♥

Why look, two creatures that thrive on garbage. What a little biatch ass pussy.

Hey, if you didn't waste so much food, you wouldn't be attracting so much mice. >=(

Oh, wait, are you talking about Trump and the bird?

Rats serve an important public health function in cities because of that very reason. Specifically in New York and probably in other big cities, people throw out so much food that it could potentially cause a serious disease outbreak with all the rotting biomatter. Rats clean all this up before this can happen.


*Nibbles on a half-eaten Twinkie.*

I knew I was important!
 
2018-09-12 06:52:45 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.

While you may be technically correct (the best kind of correct), it's certainly upside down in the photograph.


No, it is hanging horizontally, blowing in the wind and photographed from underneath.

It is indeed unfortunate that you are confused by photographs taken from unusual perspectives. There are many photographs that you won't be able to understand. Paintings too.

/Granted photographs are tools of the white devil.
 
2018-09-12 07:09:24 AM  
"I prefer to leave symbols to the symbol-minded" - George Carlin
 
2018-09-12 07:16:27 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: If the Right have taught us anything, it's that perception is more important than objective reality.


The only thing we have to fear is perception itself?
 
2018-09-12 07:21:07 AM  
Every comment on that article:
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2018-09-12 07:22:03 AM  

Worldwalker: I read the first few comments. The one about "watch the liberals' heads explode" was telling. Conservatives are convinced that liberals are the opposite of themselves in every way, and since they consider themselves patriotic, liberals must hate patriotism and any symbol associated with patriotism.

Of course, heads aren't going to be exploding because the kind of people they imagine don't exist. (mostly; if I've learned anything from the Internet, it's that anyone exists somewhere) But they're firmly convinced that they do.

Also, dudes, a soaring bird that routinely perches in trees with a good view of the surrounding terrain decided your fire truck aerial ladder would make a good substitute tree; there is nothing mystical about this.

The only thing politically relevant is that the bird was only there because of liberals; bald eagles were on the route to extinction outside Alaska.


It reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw this last summer:

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Is this a thing? Are people offended by the flag of the nation in which they live? I could maybe see one group being offended by it, but they were here first.
 
2018-09-12 07:25:30 AM  

Omaha!: Farking Clown Shoes: ArcadianRefugee: Farking Clown Shoes: wickedragon: Aw, I thought there would actually be an upside-down flag.

Oh well. I guess subby's just a liar, or Fox has changed something already.

Screenshot FTFA:
[img.fark.net image 763x533]

/Not Subby

It's no upside down; it's hanging horizontally on a wire, with the field toward the near pole.

While you may be technically correct (the best kind of correct), it's certainly upside down in the photograph.

No, it is hanging horizontally, blowing in the wind and photographed from underneath.

It is indeed unfortunate that you are confused by photographs taken from unusual perspectives. There are many photographs that you won't be able to understand. Paintings too.

/Granted photographs are tools of the white devil.


Well, thanks for Omahasplaining that to me, since my powers of perception are obviously deficient. And thanks for sucking all the fun out of the joke, too. Much obliged.
 
2018-09-12 07:30:22 AM  

MightyPez: Is this a thing? Are people offended by the flag of the nation in which they live? I could maybe see one group being offended by it, but they were here first.


People aren't offended by the flag itself, but by the way it's used.  And the way the Right uses it verges on idolatry.
 
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