Monday, June 14, 2010

FLAG DAY

What's the FLAG mean to you?

29 comments:

Ducky's here said...

Right now? It represents a people so hooked on cheap oil and so desperate to forestall change that they won't even think about the long term.

Hard to say if our best days are long behind us and we are just sad victims of comfort. The Baggers indicate the answer is yes.

Z said...

Ducky, our best days just might be behind us with Obama at the helm of the immediate future.
We don't agree with your idea of change..or his.
You misrepresent so badly that it's really not worth addressing your comment.

Ducky's here said...

Of course it isn't, because all you can do is rail against Obama who is a centrist at best.

You are so far right, z, that you aren't even knocking on the door. Rational people are forced to just shake their heads and hope you come to your senses before the car goes over the cliff.

Brooke said...

I knew Ducky would leap, mouth frothing, at the chance to disparage this country and this flag, regardless that the most leftist man in the Senate, the man he voted for, is now in charge.

No surprise there.

The flag of course has great historic and symbolic meaning, both of which should be respected!

cube said...

I don't usually mix it up with Ducky because it's as futile as
talking sense to a brick wall, but his statement that Obama is a centrist did make me chortle.

No way. Obama is no centrist, brick wall. Nope. Not even close.

Z said...

Cube, I'd written a long response then figure you're right....anybody who thinks that Obama's centrist can't even be talked with.

Brooke, the flag represents all of that and certainly should be respected.

Mustang said...

To me, it is a symbol of cohesion: freedom loving people, standing together in good times, and in bad, to preserve and protect all of those who love liberty, equality, and the virtues of Americanism. It is the symbol of the greatest sacrifices; of men and women laying down their lives for an idea —that idea being that there are things more important than our own safety and comfort. Whether these are military personnel, or first responders, or simply average people who risked their life to save another … I believe our flag rather represents what Abraham Lincoln attempted to explain to us on a day in November, 1863. He said, in part, “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion —that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain —that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom —and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. This is what our flag means to me.

Ducky’s comment is a startling reminder that indeed, some men and women have died in vein.

And today is also the anniversary of the founding of the United States Army.

Z said...

Mustang, thanks for those beautiful words. You included "And today is also the anniversary of the founding of the United States Army."
Wait for further insults from dopes who don't even understand what they've done for this exceptional country and others....because those men were exceptional.

Anonymous said...

There's goes duckwad right on cue...banging his spoons on the highchair again.

Major

Anonymous said...

Thanks Z, and thanks to every man and woman who has loyally and honorably served the country, whether in the military or elsewhere. It kind of makes me wish I wasn't in a third world country now. Perhaps Ducky's ilk needs to spend some time in a place like this to appreciate how great things are in the US, even in times like these.

~ Will

FrogBurger said...

Left and right are concepts. This scale is actually an oversimplification as you may all know. I'm repeating again but there's little difference between what the left think is far right like Hitler and Stalin. I love to remind to lefty imbeciles that the French guy who sent jewish kids to camps was socialist. I think the Libertarian quadrant is a lot more accurate. The real distinction is between authoritarian and freedom ideas.

About the flag: it's the best looking flag. I love it.

Ducky's here said...

The mistake you make Will is:

1. Assuming positive conditions in the U.S. are products of the right.

2. Failing to see that you are sending the nation off the cliff.

You want to claim the flag as strictly the right's. Pretty damn foolish.

Z said...

Will, thanks...where ARE you?
FB...it's so good to be reminded of the evils of the left..

Ducky "You want to claim the flag as strictly the right's. Pretty damn foolish."

Tell us one good thing YOU think about this country or its flag.

See you Friday.

Maggie Thornton said...

As long as our flag is still waving, we have the opportunity to always be the home of the free and the land of the brave.

If ever it doesn't wave, we'll just have to fight even harder.

Z, I linked you in my Flag Day post.

beamish said...

Of course it isn't, because all you can do is rail against Obama who is a centrist at best.

Sure, Ducky. Keep telling yourself that. The fact that the solid and continued polling support Obama enjoys from far left self-identified socialist and communist political organizations and organizers is the only sector if the electorate voicing support for Obama must be some dastardly right-wing plot.

You're a racist if you eject Obama from his fellow leftists, even if he hasn't built death camps as quickly as leftists prefer.

You are so far right, z, that you aren't even knocking on the door. Rational people are forced to just shake their heads and hope you come to your senses before the car goes over the cliff.

Try switching to Diet Crack, Ducky. Smoking the full flavor is fuggin you up.

Z said...

Thanks, Maggie and Beamish.
Maggie's post is excellent, by the way...check it out, everybody.

Beamish...Obama-Centrist...imagine?

Anonymous said...

The flag represents everything I love abot America. To me, it represents freedom, and every brave sacrifice made to preserve it.

We used to fly our flag on every holiday celebrating America. Since 9-11, our flag has been flying every day.


"You want to claim the flag as strictly the right's."

You want us to take the flag Ducky? We'll take it and do right by it. It's clear you don't want it. Thanks.

Pris

Z said...

Pris "You want us to take the flag Ducky? We'll take it and do right by it. It's clear you don't want it. Thanks."

That says it all...good one.

FrogBurger said...

Beamish...Obama-Centrist...imagine?

It's all relative, right? If you're a devout anti-semite Stalinist like Ducky, Obama is indeed a centrist and I'm a far right nut.

All of this political is getting meaningless these days. It's the Statist against US.

Anonymous said...

Z, I'm on an island, a tropical paradise where cruise ships stop by several times a week. Its also a place where the police stop cars looking for bribes or handouts, where it is simpler to pay to have someone killed rather than pay back a debt, and where girls look forward to being old enough to have a baby so someone will give them money.

Roatan Honduras is where I am. I believe G-d wanted me here, so I work to make a living with websites and computer repair. The electricity goes off at the worst times, but the bill comes to about $1,000 per month for the small office I'm in. The water is on and off as well, but you don't drink what comes from the taps.

The biggest reason I may return to the US is to help return it to what I remember, the greatest country the world has ever known. As far as I can recall, that has never been said of any socialist regime!

~ Will

Z said...

Will, WOW! Roatan...I've heard of that island....what a paradise, but maybe only in APPEARANCE!?
I hope you do come back, we can use you to restore our country!

Anonymous said...

Z to Ducky: "Tell us one good thing YOU think about this country or its flag.

See you Friday."

Good one Z,

Pris

Anonymous said...

Ducktard....still bleating for the leftist agenda and all it's worth...a true, practicing necrophiliac!

Major

Elmers Brother said...

Roatan Honduras is where I am.

We had some missionary friends with TWR who were there.

Anonymous said...

EB, many come here to help. It seems to me that education is the greatest need, followed by medical and spiritual help. Poverty and ignorance have great inertia. Still, changing the world is best done by changing one life at a time.

~ Will

Elmers Brother said...

I believe that too, investing in someone's life takes time and energy and often there seems no reward. Some plant, some water and some harvest.

beamish said...

Ducktard....still bleating for the leftist agenda and all it's worth...a true, practicing necrophiliac!

Major, you'll be receiveing a bill for the cleaning of soda spray off of my monitor. LOL!

Craig and Heather said...

I believe that too, investing in someone's life takes time and energy and often there seems no reward. Some plant, some water and some harvest.


Beautiful observation!

H

Elmers Brother said...

I believe it's the Biblical view.