Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tie-dyed patriotism

On this 4th of July, I've already seen many improper uses of the American flag. This is just one of them.

Have a happy 4th; stay safe; don't play with firecrackers! :-)

23 comments:

Kate said...

Don't need to..since I'm a firecracker myself. Have a jolly fourth, Lowell.

La Principessa Errante said...

I remember during the Viet Nam war how indignant people got when men started wearing American Flag bandanas in protest, it was a "desecration of the Flag" - how far we have come from that .

Have a wonderful 4th Lowell - enjoy the "public" fireworks.

Anonymous said...

This is MB crying in the wilderness!
I cannot access my dashboard at blogger anymore. Apparently I need to sign in also and when I try it goes to a different sight that I don't belong to so can't sign in. HELP!! It goes to wildblue.net.

Randy said...

Nice catch. Have a great day.

SRQ said...

Agreed. Have a wonderful Independence Day!

Lynette said...

I agree, however I still say "Happy birthday, America!"

Olivier said...

je te souhaite un joyeux 4 Juillet

Halcyon said...

Our flag is so nice, I can see why it gets used "improperly".
Hope you and your family have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Me again MB----finally after two days of trying trying trying I got a message that my old blogger wants me to update to Google Chrome to be able to view my blog dashboard. So I did but now I even more nothing. Also no virus so I am at the mercy of blogger.
Thanks for your thought. MB

RedPat said...

Some people just don't get it!

Have a Happy 4th of July, Lowell!

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting shot for today, happy 4th of July, Lowell!

cieldequimper said...

Bon 4 juillet !

Jack said...

These days the flag is so ubiquitous -- clothes, etc. -- that I don't know if there is a proper or improper use any more.

petrolin50 said...

Yes, use this flag is really inappropriate. This may be a symbol of state abuse. Peter.

Kay said...

I didn't have a lot of respect for the flag when I was younger, I admit. Vietnam didn't cultivate a lot of pride. I've changed as I've aged, despite my patriotic cynicism.

David Thomas said...

Have a great 4th Lowell.

JM said...

Great title! :-)

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Hopefully this is not a real flag, but just a flag-inspired fabric. I hate to see the flag used improperly also, but I love that people want to wrap themselves in knock-off items.

Bergson said...

vous aimé trop les drapeaux

Judy said...

You named this one just right!

Hope you had a nice 4th of July. My husband and I went camping up on top of a cool mountain and it RAINED!

Just read your wiener joke and LOL!

Amish Stories said...

Car dealerships are another one for me, some go beyond good taste when showing our flag. Maybe one or two flags but not what seems like hundreds at some of these auto dealers. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon,pa

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. Some people think being disrespectful is much cooler than being respectful. They too will grow older and wiser, and be amazed at how the disrespectful the younger generation is, I suspect.

magiceye said...

hung out to dry?!
sad!

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