Monday, November 03, 2008
The flag of the United States of Obama
In case you missed it.
...'cause that makes SO MUCH SENSE...
Oh God, the laughing, it hurtz!
We can haz votes now? We can stop with the crazy, yes?
I even tested it by sending pic to a couple of Republican friends who immediately started up the "change the flag" comments. I was amazed.
It's just like the conservative blogger complaining about the two Kentuckian fellas who broke some laws when they hung Obama in effigy. In this blogger's words:
At present Obama is the most dangerous man in America. Why? Because it is perfectly legal for two gay West L.A.er's to hang an effigy of Sarah Palin and suffer no legal repercussions, but two college kids at the University of Kentucky, after hanging an effigy of Barack Obama, are duly arrested.
Why? Because Barack Obama is a hypocrite...
THAT, to this blogger was proof that Obama is a hypocrite and THE GREATEST SINGLE danger to the nation.
The two Kentuckians were arrested because they hung a black man and Obama didn't like it, this blogger said - even though FACTUALLY, they were arrested because they stole some of the materials to make the effigy. When that was pointed out, the blogger said, and I quote, "It's doesn't matter what the facts of the case are..."
IT'S [sic] DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE FACTS ARE...
Perhaps the GOP could make that their new slogan. Forget "Country First," IT'S DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE FACTS ARE..., THAT would be a more honest portrayal of the reality on the ground, it seems.
This has Cuban fingerprints all over it.
Obama is coordinating with Raúl.
For myself, when Obama goes over the top, I am quite sure I will be teary eyed for this reason - in my lifetime, the United States, a country torn by racism throughout its history, will elect a black man President. Regardless of one's preference, I would wish this were a moment of celebration for the entire country. Alas, I just don't see that happening.
No one should be seen in front of the Buckeye flag. To us Michiganders, that's still a battle flag from the Toledo War.
I just checked and apparently the Ohio state flag had not been invented during the Toledo war.
We're required to take one semester of State History before we graduate HS, and my teacher happened to have a thing for that period of our state history. I've only ever met one other Michigander, a kid whose dad was a history teacher, who had ever heard of the Toledo war. Alas, we are forgetting the sacrifices of those noble men!
The whole story is pretty funny ... the two militias wandering around the Great Black Swamp for a year and never finding each other, the one single "war" injury from a jack knife (though there is some evidence that another guy got hurt after being pushed off a bar stool), etc., etc., etc. (The swamp, BTW, has largely been drained, but evidence of it is still around that area, primarily in the muck farms growing various root veggies.)
And then the best part is that Ohio got Toledo, which now pretty much sucks, and we got the UP, which also sucks, but is much prettier, and has resources ripe for the strip minin'.
Actually the folks behind Proposition 8 seem intent on making the U.S. an African country since they seem interested in following the lead of nations like Zimbabwe and Nigeria not Canada and western Europe when it comes to defining marriage.