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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 11:56 AM
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Flag pins, Republicans, hypocrisy and cowboy hats
Flag pins have been a weapon in the Republican arsenal since Richard Nixon started wearing one back when. The whole point was to say Im a real American and youre not.

Republicans have been wearing them ever since. Its hypocrisy, pure and simple. But is there anything more un-American than todays Republican Party?

And yes, some Dems wear a pin as a self-defense mechanism from idiots in their state or district. Others, like Lou Dobbs, wear one because theyre morons.

I am also offended that virtually all police departments have flag patches on their uniforms. Why? Do they think were going to mistake them for Hungarian cops?

Oh yeah -- the cowboy hats thing. There's a saying that goes: Cowboy hats and hemorrhoids. Sooner or later every asshole gets em. Same goes for flag pins.
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:02 PM
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1. Why do so many Americans feel the need to plaster flags on everything?
It's almost like we need to be reminded that we are Americans on a daily basis.

Jingoistic bullshit.
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Jack from Charlotte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:05 PM
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2. Cowboy hats, big buckles and cowboy boots remind me of....
when I was about 7 years old and dressed up like Superman, Zorro or Davie Crockett. But I grew out of playing dress up when I was about 11 years old.

Same as the schmucks who dress up in all black and ride Harley's on the weekends. Never quite grew out of dressing up like Superman.
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Cyrano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-29-08 12:31 PM
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3. Your childhood "dress up" was norman and harmless. What I worry
about is kids who are taught that worshiping the American flag is the same as worshiping Jesus or the Confederate flag.

But that comment is not limited to the South. Ignorance exists everywhere. And unfortunately, it's passed down from generation to generation.

As Oscar Hammerstein wrote in a song for "South Pacific," "You've got to be taught to hate and fear ..."
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