Apparently some Japanese do not know what they are signing up for:
With a Confederate flag no less!
@Blog, are you over here on Honshu??
I can yodel. I should say, I have yodeled.
twixt the stars and bars and the stars and stripes is the circled stars of tennessee. nobody seems to agree what the three stars stand for. some say they represent the 3 presidents from here, jackson, a johnson, and j k polk. others say they represent the 3 divisions of the state, rocky top, middle, and west. real murkens live here on rocky top, elitists live in nashville, and folks real murkens really don’t like live in memphis. you’d be surprised how many real murkens on rocky top drive japanese pickups with palin and “how’s that change workin’ now” bumper stickers.
@jwmcsame: And on the other side of Old Glory is Kentucky’s flag. Of course, the coolest city/state/what the eff ever flag is DC’s, modeled after Washington’s family coat of arms.
@mellbell: the funniest human on the planet lives in bell county county, kentucky. he had many real murkens round here convinced that sharks swam in a local tva lake one summer. our newspaper even featured a full page story with eyewitnesses who swore up and down they had seen the shark and it had eaten fish off their hooks. the wildlife authorities even vouched for the tall tale and explained how the shark(s) could come up the mississippi and ohio rivers and then navigate the tennessee river locks and dams to summer in douglas lake. my ribs hurt for days after he explained how he and a friend pulled that off.
Somebody hung Old Glory wrong. BLUE FIELD GOES ON THE LEFT, DAMN IT.
I’m willing to overlook this faux pas, though, because they got the Texas flag right.
Nevermind. Now I see they put something on the American flag (Hay Zeus, maybe?) and I can’t abide that.
@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Isn’t it illegal (not to mention un-fucking-patriotic) to deface the American flag?
New Mexico has a pretty cool flag:
The Daughters of the American Revolution pushed New Mexico to design a contemporary and unique flag in 1920. A contest to design the new state flag was won by Dr. Harry Mera of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mera was an archaeologist who was familiar with the Zia sun symbol found at Zia Pueblo on a 19th century pot. The symbol has sacred meaning to the Zia. Four is a sacred number which symbolizes the Circle of Life: four winds, four seasons, four directions, and four sacred obligations. The circle binds the four elements of four together. His winning design is the flag that the state uses today.
New Mexico has the best-designed flag of any U.S. state, territory or Canadian province, according to a 2001 survey by the North American Vexillological Association
@redmanlaw: New Mexico’s flag is awesome. And, NAVA named DC’s best city flag, so we can share bragging rights.
@redmanlaw: what are the four sacred obligations?
the daughters of which american revolution pushed new mexico? the first one whose ancestors were winners or the second one whose ancestors were losers? how did the daughters of either revolution end up in new mexico? did their ancestors get deported from massachusetts, new york, or the good ole c.s. of a.? regardless, you gotta nice flag.
@jwmcsame: Don’t know what the obligations are because I’m not from Zia, but the wikiP article on Zia has the following: “the Zias believe that with life comes four sacred obligations one must develop (a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of others).”
Apparently, the first state flag designed by an ancestor of an assistant city editor I used to work with in Albuquerque, really sucked, so “in 1920, the New Mexico Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) advocated the adoption of a flag representative of New Mexico’s unique character. Three years later, the D.A.R. conducted a design competition which was won by the distinguished Santa Fe physician and archeologist, Dr. Harry Mera. The doctor’s wife, Reba, made the winning flag design with a symbolic red Zia on a field of yellow.” http://www.civicheraldry.com/page/4996
As for why the DAR was here, New Mexico has long been a place where people from the East come to remake/renew themselves, enjoy the native culture or the outdoors. (For some reason, the Indian culture is preferred over the Hispanic.” By the 20s, there was colony of Easterners in Santa Fe who took the lead in advocacy for Indian rights, including the right to practice native religions.
@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: Si. Not to mention tacky as hell.
@redmanlaw: thanx for the knowledge. few know this but after being old hickory’s golden boy in congress, davy crockett fell out of favor with andy jackson over the cherokees. crockett was a friend of the cherokees and favored assimilation. jackson didn’t. disagreeing with old hickory wasn’t good for the political career and in some cases was quite unhealthy. jackson knew better than to challenge crockett to a duel, so he destroyed crockett politically and economically. davy crockett left tennessee for texas and the alamo after their falling out.
@jwmcsame: I should start a group called “Sons of the Pueblo Revolt.”
@Nabisco: If ONLY I were on Honshu.
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