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    •  George H. w. Bush (Bush the less stupid)... (none)
      ...ate a flag at least once.  It was a layer cake, decorated as the flag.  Somebody, maybe 'beautiful mind Barbara', cut it up, and a bunch of Bushes and Shrubs chewed it up and swallowed it.

      We're all pretty crazy some way or other; some of us just hide it better.

      by david78209 on Sun Nov 13, 2005 at 08:39:07 AM PST

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    •  About burning the flag (none)
      I was watching one of the military channels, and they were training soldiers who were about to go into I think Afghanistan. This episode was how to engage armed, hostile crowds, and one of them was carrying a burning flag.  

      Not a replica or a plain piece of burning cloth but an actual flag.  Why is it only if you are a republican (I mean patriot) that you can burn a flag.  

      I know they will argue that this was a training exercise designed to simulate the real thing and to stir up the emotions of the soldiers, but gimme a break.

      If burning the flag is so despicable I don't see how we would do it even in a real training exercise. That would be like simulating death around you by actually killing civilians. If that is overly simplistic, then so is saying that only the enemy burns the flag. Burning the flag is also one of the most symbolic forms of dissent (imo).  

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