Category Archives: Flags

Isn’t it Ironic? Police Seize Flag from Veteran on the Fourth of July.

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Police in the tiny village of Crivitz, Wisconsin, trespassed onto an Iraq war veteran’s property and stole his American flag, which was being flown upside town as a protest regarding a business dispute the veteran is having with the village’s seat of government. 

Flying the American flag upside down is an accepted way to signal distress, and the veteran, Vito Congine, was signaling his distress over a decision the village council’s decision to deny his restaurant a liquor license.

On the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate their independence from a tyrannical government (often with the aid of liquor – more irony), the village council decided his protest was not appropriate.

 Village President John Deschane, 60, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, said many people in town believe it’s disrespectful to fly the flag upside down.

“If he wants to protest, let him protest but find a different way to do it,” Deschane said.

 Meaning what? Protest in a way that is not seen as a protest? 

Congine, a Marine veteran who served in Iraq in 2004, said he intends to keep flying the flag upside down. “It is pretty bad when I go and fight a tyrannical government somewhere else,” Congine said, “and then I come home to find it right here at my front door.”

 Amen, brother.

When contacted by this reporter, Mayor Vaughn, formally the mayor of Amity—the town made famous in the movie JAWS—had this to say: “We just don’t want that kind of element around while decent folks are trying to enjoy what we think will be a beautiful day, the beaches on Lake Superior are open and people are having a wonderful time, and “Independence Day”, as you know, means “don’t offend people in power”. And let’s be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed protest using the American flag… And I’m not going to stand here and see that flag being waved upside down and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock again.”

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Thousands of “American Flags” Condoms Found Discarded in Trash After GOP Convention.

The Republicans have hit a new low.

Friday morning, the sanitation crew at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport discovered thousands of used, discarded American flag-colored condoms in the men’s room trash bins. The condoms found are sold under the brand name “American Flags”, and are sometimes referred to as ‘Zachary Taylor’s’ by Republican men because that president’s nickname was ‘Old Rough and Ready’.

Reports indicate that moments after John McCain’s acceptance speech Thursday night, throngs of Republican men wearing thongs headed to the airport’s facilities where they engaged numerous ‘wide stance’ activities, including a dance called the “Larry Craig Dropped Pants Shuffle”.

Discarding of American flag motif condoms in this manner violates traditional, patriotic etiquette. Such items are to be burned after use, especially when used by Republicans, due to the likely presence of dangerous contagions.

For shame, Republicans, for shame.

The good news is that these patriotic symbols of the Republican Party were saved by a local Boy Scout troop. The boys will tie the red, white, and blue condoms to tiny sticks so that they can be distributed and waived at the McCain / Palin rally in Colorado Springs later in the week.

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