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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:10 PM
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Don't Tread On Me Flags & Posters......
Edited on Thu Aug-13-09 02:15 PM by global1
before this healthcare reform debate - I don't recall seeing "Don't Tread On Me" flags or posters. Is their an organization or a group that is promoting this and selling the flags and posters that we are seeing now crop up all over the country.

Is there a concerted effort by some group to do this.


Edited - sorry I spelled it wrong in my haste to post this. I can always count on people here to correct me though.
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:11 PM
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1. I wonder where the flags are made.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:12 PM
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2. Thread or tread?
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:12 PM
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3. Thread?
Really? What are they, anti-sewing posters?

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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:12 PM
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4. this tread is best left unthreaded
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:13 PM
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5. The group is the Sewer's Union. n/t
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:14 PM
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6. The Gadsden flag has long been a banner for the far-right, anti-government types.
The militia movement adopted it back in the 1990s, and it's been coming out more and more in the contemporary right-wing protests -- be they the current anti-health ones, or the Tea Party shindigs of a few months ago.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:18 PM
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10. Had one at the Giffords event in Douglas, AZ.
Held up by two very straggly looking "kooks" (they almost looked homeless), aligned themselves with the rest of the teabaggers, didn't get in line to meet the congresswoman, but stood outside the line and shouted every so often.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:16 PM
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7. Its called the Gadsden flag and has always been popular among the disgruntled.


It really is a cool flag in many ways.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:16 PM
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8. Don't tread on me, unless your name is George W. Bush, then it's okay.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:18 PM
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9. I remember seeing it on Glenn Beck's kooky 9-12 project
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:19 PM
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11. A fringe group of Needlers must be behind this campaign.
They've been fighting to remain unthreaded for, like, ever. And now they're pissed! :scared:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:20 PM
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12. The left had a Don't Tread on Me push, too, but media ignored us. RWers use Gadsden flag IGNORANT of
Edited on Thu Aug-13-09 02:50 PM by blm
its actual meaning.

The reason some of us on the left used and revered the Gadsden flag is because it was the original flag of this country and its meaning was that, like most snakes, America was a nation that would not strike FIRST, but WILL strike back if disturbed.

Ben Franklin sided with the Gadsden remaining our nation's flag, but, the decision to go with a modified version of Great Britain's flag, the Stars and Stripes, was a compromise with those new Americans who still identified strongly with their nation of birth and its colours.
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Bluerthanblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:36 PM
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15. very good response- I remember the use of this flag under *
by some on the left. seems like libertarians use it often as well.

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BlueIdaho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:22 PM
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13. Timoth McVeigh really liked it!
Nuff said.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:49 PM
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17. No, it's not enough said. McVeigh distorted its meaning as all RWers do. Don't blame the Gadsden
for idiots not getting its very simple meaning.

Ben Franklin preferred this country keep the Gadsden flag as its symbol - now THAT should be enough said.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:22 PM
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14. The flag was hijacked...
since obviously they haven't a creative cell in their being.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 02:46 PM
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16. Yep - hijacked and DISTORTED by RWers with no clue what the Gadsden flag actually means.
Edited on Thu Aug-13-09 02:47 PM by blm
If they did, they'd have been hoisting it and protesting Bush every day.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 03:53 PM
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18. There's a guy across the street from me, flies a Gadsden under his American flag
on his front-yard flagpole.

I'm a little leery. Just like I'd be if I saw him with the American flag upside down. I'd assume he means we're in dire straits because--horrors--a black man is our president and the country is no longer being run by Republicans.
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