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jmowreader

(50,552 posts)
Tue Jul 5, 2016, 11:19 PM Jul 2016

Sheriff's badges have little balls on the star points

Google "picture of a sheriff's badge" and you'll find two kinds: stars and shields. A star-shaped badge almost always has a ball at the end of each point of the star; whether it's just "tradition" or a way to keep the criminal element from stabbing the officer with his badge I'm not sure, but with very few exceptions they all have it.

The thing Trump put on Hillary's picture has no balls on the star points. It therefore cannot be a sheriff's badge.

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Sheriff's badges have little balls on the star points (Original Post) jmowreader Jul 2016 OP
The ones that don't have the ball, Mendocino Jul 2016 #1
But I think Trump himself probably does have little balls. The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2016 #2
He has little hands, so it's possible jmowreader Jul 2016 #3
gee. ain't that some coincidence. BlancheSplanchnik Jul 2016 #4
Except dumps star, it has little tiny hands on the points. nt fleabiscuit Jul 2016 #5
Actually, it is the Republican... 3catwoman3 Jul 2016 #6
There are HDSam Jul 2016 #7
Here's one... Turborama Jul 2016 #8
That's seven points (nt) HDSam Jul 2016 #9
Count the points on that one. Stinky The Clown Jul 2016 #10
And another (yes, I know how many points there are. That's ,my 'point') Turborama Jul 2016 #12
If it is composed of two iscoceles triangles inverted and superimposed then it is the Star of David Monk06 Jul 2016 #11
Trump is saving campaign money by letting Neo-Nazis do photoshops for his campaign, for free. Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #13
Next he'll be saying it was a ninja throwing star. Heeeeers Johnny Jul 2016 #14
All lies all the time malaise Jul 2016 #15
Goes along with the little hands. rug Jul 2016 #16
LE badges may, but cheap graphics programs don't HereSince1628 Jul 2016 #17
not always DustyJoe Jul 2016 #18

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
4. gee. ain't that some coincidence.
Tue Jul 5, 2016, 11:43 PM
Jul 2016

Citizens, submit! This is your final warning! We have many little balls on our Author-O-Tee Symbols!

3catwoman3

(23,970 posts)
6. Actually, it is the Republican...
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:12 AM
Jul 2016

...establishment that has little balls. Not many with the cojones to have called Trump out on his BS until it was too late.

HDSam

(251 posts)
7. There are
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:15 AM
Jul 2016

Several examples of six pointed sheriffs badges without balls easily found on Google images. Taos, New Mexico and San Francisco were two I found with no difficulty.

This isn't to say Trump's explanation holds even a tiny bit of water ( I personally think he's an idiot) but concluding that because it had no balls it cannot be a badge is demonstrably false.

Stinky The Clown

(67,786 posts)
10. Count the points on that one.
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:32 AM
Jul 2016

See the post above. 6-points have balls. 7-pointers have none. Your image is a seven pointer.

Monk06

(7,675 posts)
11. If it is composed of two iscoceles triangles inverted and superimposed then it is the Star of David
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 12:35 AM
Jul 2016

Donnie boy Or didn't your dad Herr Drump point that out to you in that town your were born in where all those jews live?

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
13. Trump is saving campaign money by letting Neo-Nazis do photoshops for his campaign, for free.
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 05:58 AM
Jul 2016

That's the real issue, here.

Endlessly debating about what the shape inherently means or doesn't mean solely on the basis of the shape, is kind of beside the point (so to speak).

Every six pointed star is not necessarily there to convey the impression of a star of david; but the image in question came directly from some horrible white supremacist/anti-Semitic twitter feed, that's the bottom line.

HereSince1628

(36,063 posts)
17. LE badges may, but cheap graphics programs don't
Wed Jul 6, 2016, 09:30 AM
Jul 2016

I sort of think that graphic was produced on something cheap, and not too graphically sophisticated, maybe powerpoint, which has limited graphic shapes.

That doesn't make it impossible that Trump's generally xenophobic tone turned anti-semetic.



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