Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Thought it was a Joke...

This has been floating around Facebook:

I honestly thought it was a joke. However, as it turns out, no, it's not a joke. They are honestly selling the American flag with the Obama "brand" on it right off the Obama website.

Now, it doesn't surprise me that Obama has no regard for proper flag etiquette:
The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.
What does surprise me is that this has come up before, and gotten a huge negative reaction. The American flag is a symbol, and there are long-standing guidelines for the proper display and use of the flag. Inserting your image - whether your face, your campaign logo, or whatnot - has pretty much been universally frowned upon. We see what our symbols mean to our current Narcissist in Chief.

It does make you wonder, though, if our response to the unrest in the Middle East would be different if they were burning Obama flags...

That is all.

20 comments:

Sabra said...

The liberal response I've seen so far on Facebook:

"Yes, it's narcissistic, but Mitt Romney hates half the population!"

Sigh. I'm no longer surprised by any of it.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose."

Meh. I'm not telling the car dealers to take em down.

Snowdog said...

are those stripes or strips of bacon? hard to tell from the image.

Michael W. said...

Bacon? BACON?

Don't you blaspheme......

You know Mama Michelle wants you to eat right and be slim and trim like her. Of course, I don't think that Kobe beef would be on your and my menu like hers, but we could hope.

Anonymous said...

It will be proudly flown by the mobs the day after the election.

Gerry

Nylarthotep said...

Insty posted this from Iowahawk.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3NLBLsCcAAcPOZ.jpg

Dave H said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw the stripes was skidmarks.

Bubblehead Les. said...

If I knew the money was going to a Good Cause instead of the Campaign, I'd order one. After all, one can never have enough Targets at a Blogshoot, right?

The Jack said...

Here's the scary part.

The response Sabra got is intentional.

This whole thing has been rolled out under the "No more Blue States No more Red States" pap.

This was designed to be a unifying theme, designed to contrast with Mitt going after the moochers.

Ponder that. When the Dems wanted to show national unity they literally replaced the symbols representing the 50 United States with the symbol representing Obama.

And then they fucked up the number of stripes.

Jay G said...

That's because to them, the flag is an anachronism, a throwback to a different time. Nations shouldn't have borders, man - there's no such thing as illegal!

It's little more than a prop, and the sad part is that more people aren't outraged at this.

The Jack said...

And that's why they're so cool with taking loyalty oaths to a single man, writing little prayers to "Dear Leader" on their hands, and other cultish things.

It's just a joke man!

Daniel in Brookline said...

Jay:

Some people are outraged. I suspect that those who have fought and bled for the flag will resent this very much. They will express their feelings on Election Day.

"Beware the fury of a patient man."

Old NFO said...

Yeah, I did a whole post on this today too... Far as I'm concerned, it's a blogshoot target...

Stretch said...

I believe the phrase is TWANLOC.

Dragon said...

Unfortunately, if one were to get one of these *flags*, then do a YouTube video of it being taped to, oh...I don't know...a target machine in a shooting lane at a local indoor range? Then sending said flag down to the 15 yard mark, and shooting the round OBambi symbol...

Methinks that the FBI, CIA, SS, NCIS, CSI, DEA, ICE, ATF, and every other cowboy-wanna-be Goobermint agency would be doing a 3AM No-Knock on your door and dragging everyone out on charges of terrorism, threatening the president, blahblahblah...

Its sad that we've fallen so far from the ideals of Freedom that the Founders passed to us to Protect.

TinCan Assassin said...

I wonder how long until an Executive Order is published making it the official symbol of the nation? I for one will never salute it.

Ed said...

Salute it with one finger only - your choice of finger.

Glenn B said...

That flag is a disgrace, little more than a fancy ass wipe design.

Your thought: "It does make you wonder, though, if our response to the unrest in the Middle East would be different if they were burning Obama flags.."

Got me to thinking, nt about burning Obama flags but about burnings of Obama in effigy. In all the years he has been president, I remember seeing that once and only once. Of course my muddled middled aged memory may not serve me well on that, maybe I saw it two or three times but certainly not more. Your thought and my wondering about seeinf O burned in effigy also inspired me to write a post: http://ballseyesboomers.blogspot.com/2012/09/have-you-ever-seen-muslims-burn-obama.html

All the best,
Glenn B

Ken O said...

The stripes look like dried blood smeared on a gauze bandage.

Anonymous said...

At least it was made in the USA. "See? I said I'd create jobs!"

MSCT