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  •  As far as the Confederate Flag (7+ / 0-)

    and it's execrable display on all sorts of secessionist or racist occasions, I stand by my comment from Monday this week:

    If you want to escalate (6+ / 0-)

    the symbol clash, you can do a couple of things.
    First, try publicly burning the Confederate Flag!

    1st Amendment.

    Free Speech.

    A rag that does NOT symbolize a nation, province or political entity.

    You DO need to be wary of air pollution regulations, however.

    Second, for something historical:

    My Dad went through a phase when he was fascinated with the Great Pyramid in Egypt. He knew it was a pet project of his, something like my devotion to the Civil War.

          One day he came to me with a clipping, saying, "I know you like stuff about the Civil War. How about this?"

    After the Civil War ended the soldiers and officers got on with their lives. One group of former Union officers decided to take a foreign tour: The great sights of Europe, Ancient Rome, etc.
         They also came to see the Pyramids. Stomped around on them all day. When evening came they set up camp nearby to spend the night. As they all took off their boots to retire for the night their guide saw something fall out.
        "Looks like a piece of your boot lining fell out," he said.
        The guy picked it up and said, "Thanks" as he went to slip it back in. He showed the guide it was a cut out piece of a Confederate battle flag. He used it as a sole liner so that every step he took on the tour he was stepping on the Confederate flag. if you want to play rough....


    "God has given wine to gladden the hearts of people." Psalm 104:15

    by WineRev on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 06:19:44 PM PDT

    •  However you do have to be careful as at least (1+ / 0-)
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      one person has died from burning a flag due to the toxic fumes that were released.  So make sure your confederate flag was not made in China!

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 01:39:51 AM PDT

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