66 to 34 - Flag Desecration Defeated Once Again
- To provide light so that your children can still read their bibles when the electricity goes out
- To heat your double-wide when propane becomes too expensive to purchase
- To provide kindling for the bonfires that will be needed for former President Clinton's biography
Updated - 2006/06/28, 10:15a
Mr_Blog with an exclusive: Old Glory Responds
This whole charade is just another example of what a twisted set of values the Republican Party has - what about homelessness in America? What about Homeless Iraqi War Vets?
not too sure wot da fuss is aboot, no other country (far as I know) has any flag burnin' laws (well there IS the Irish Flag/Union Jack thing in Northern Ireland, but that's kinda different)
I jest wear me Canadian flag shorts, eh, and so far no one's set me arse on fire...
Callooh, I like the idea of torches for the raiding parties, and Cartledge...no. Well...unless it's part of what Lew was talking about, draping yourself in it.
Elsa, yeah I know. One more vote and then on to the states.
To burn your Dixie Chicks CDs.
For kindling to burn witches.
To light flaming crosses.
For a flame to hold your hand over, in order to prove your stoicism (G. Gordon Liddy only).
1.) Except in the case when the flag is used in advertising flyers on President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Veteran's Day and (insert important commercial celebration here) and they blow all over town and wind up crumpled in mud puddles.
2.) Except when faded from the sun, tattered by 75-mph wind and covered with road dust while attached to the aerial of an SUV, pickup truck or other all-American vehicle. (Vehicle does not have to be made in America.) Exception does not apply to flags on Toyota Priuses, Geo Metros or other makes of car deemed insufficiently American by acts of Congress.
3.) Except when Republicans politicians are wrapping themselves in it.
4.) Burning the flag is permitted if Democrats are wrapped in it.
5.) Except if there are no other suitable materials near the abortion clinic with which to support combustion.
I think I forgot a few. I'm sure others among you remember them...
If you even scowl toward America's old symbol of freedom and bravery you will be stoned to death! (It's in the bible, forget the chapter and verse, but I'm sure Falwell or any number of sycophangelists could point you in the right direction!)
sheesh! haven't gotten over that last torching....
If Jessica Alba were a witch, could you burn her if she were wearing an American flag bikini?
An outsider gets the distinct impression that, at heart, the average American is a pyromaniac.
While we hard working foreigner burn the candle at both ends, Americans it would seem, want to burn anything they can get their hands on.
Mind you, I am often reminded that the proto-Canadians once managed to st fire to the White House, so perhaps it is a continental aberration.
Callooh, well I personally would never burn a witch. Unless, of course, she turned me into a newt.
Kathy, lot of flags you're gonna need there to burn the NYT.
Mr_Blog, like Old Glory's response and linked it.
Mr Cartledge...sir? You can't achieve the stunning level of American productivity without burning the candle in one great conflagration. We don't say, "Burn baby, burn!" for nothing.
Tom, I know, but it was close, real close, this time, and although I don't believe that many Constitutional amendments would make it by the states, flag desecration is one that might.
And I'm sure not one of those yahoos knows they are desecrating the flag against the flag etiquette most of the time. Indeed, what about putting it on your SUV and letting it get tattered, dirty & faded? Sheeesh. I even saw one Lincoln Navigator with a flag that sported the skyline of NYC w/the Towers on it. Is that not desecration? I saw a reclining slutty girl on the mudflaps of a semi done in "flag." So tasteful, these patriots.
yeah - didn't ya know?
pyromania is a national past time.
let's all burn flags in bonfires on the 4th!