We are a nation of swamp fevered half wits.
SPRINGFIELD — Card-carrying AARP members still receive a 10 percent discount at the local Hampton Inn — but contrary to what some people might have thought this week, the same definitely doesn’t apply to members of al-Qaida.
When the rope inside the hotel’s flagpole broke Sunday, leaving Old Glory stranded at half-staff for the next several days, it couldn’t have come at a worse time.
“They’re thinking we’re supporters of (Osama) bin Laden,” said Connie Smith, the Leffel Lane hotel’s flabbergasted assistant general manager. “We started getting calls left and right.”
One woman in tears demanded to know whether the hotel owners were from Iraq, Iran or Pakistan. (No, no and no.)
“It was all over the fact that our flagpole broke,” Smith said. “It was a complete misunderstanding.
“It got to the point where we got a few threatening calls,” Smith said. “Some guy, I don’t know if he was drunk or what, said, ‘If you don’t take that flag down, I’m going to cut it down.’ He said he’d take the whole flagpole if he needed to.”
Make room for a veteran. Via Think Progress:
Current law overrides any rules when it comes to the U.S. flag, the flags of any branch of the military, the state flag, the POW-MIA flag and the flag of any Indian nation. The new law will add the Gadsden flag to that protected list, that yellow flag with the drawing of a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.”
That's right, Jan Brewer of "Papers Please Law" fame (or infamy) is now giving the Gadsden flag the same protection as the American flag. That would be the same Gadsden flag that the tea baggers wave around:
Sorry, Jan, but a few of those points you got for vetoing the birther bill just got canceled out.
Earlier, Paddy posted a ClusterFox video in which there was much fretting and finger-pointing about our obviously Muslim president trying to sneak some ultra super duper secret brainwashing propaganda into the Nuclear Security Summit logo.
But oops, our pal Joeyess stumbled upon some extra special wholesome newsy goodness: the State Flag of South Carolina:
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