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For Juneteenth, America needs a new flag that all
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 6/18/2021 7:45:12 PM

The Confederate battle flag, which was crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery, is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on the 6th, when the stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory — the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement. President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MFM 6/18/2021 7:49:35 PM (No. 820006)
Get lost, not my holiday..
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/18/2021 7:49:52 PM (No. 820007)
The Old Glory flag waved on Jan 6th? Yeh, by the FBI instigators. Try again buddy. You want divisive today? Black Lives Matter. The truth is that Laws Matter. Colors don't.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/18/2021 7:53:59 PM (No. 820011)
Oops. Old Glory referred to the U.S. Flag. I thought it referred to the confederate one. My bad. THAT flag, the Confederate Battle Flag, was waved by non-Trump instigators... or, as they're affectionately called, non-indicted co-conspirators. That flag IS divisive for many. And the BLM flag is divisive... for different reasons.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: OhioNick 6/18/2021 7:55:23 PM (No. 820012)
This is the same Macy Gray who sang the worst-ever rendition of the National Anthem at an NFL Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. And imagine my surprise when I couldn't find her disrespectful performance on YouTube. And now she's going to lecture me on patriotism?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/18/2021 7:58:17 PM (No. 820015)
Why don't all of you grifters wave the flag of Wakanda? And while you are at it, take a one-way journey there.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SALady 6/18/2021 8:04:45 PM (No. 820017)
Macy Gray is a one-hit (and not a very good one at that) wonder. I guess she wants to add a few seconds to her long-expired 15 minutes of fame -- so she is going to say something "shocking". As an American, Macy Gray is allowed to share her opinions, as stupid, illogical, and hateful as they are. And as Americans, we are allowed to ridicule her, pity her ignorance, and call her out for the America-hating hose-beast that she is. Honestly, I never get angry at stupid, hate-filled, racist lie-berals. I just pity them. It must be hell to live with yourself while you are that stupid and filled with evil!!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 6/18/2021 8:07:49 PM (No. 820019)
Interesting that she wants to change the same flag that the men who freed the slaves marched under. Talk about gratitude!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Folsomguy 6/18/2021 8:09:56 PM (No. 820022)
There is now and always has been ONE flag to honor All Americans. Betsy Ross started it and a very honorable version still flies today. There is only one American flag.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NorthernDog 6/18/2021 8:13:21 PM (No. 820025)
How about something like the flag of Angola. It's black and blood red with a big machete and some Communist imagery.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Starboard_side 6/18/2021 8:18:49 PM (No. 820026)
Replace the United States Flag.... This sounds like a winning strategy for democrats going into 2022 elections. Sure, sounds like a great plan for them to lose many seats in the House and Senate. Let's not give them any leeway on this either, as she didn't hatch this on her own, or in a vacuum.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 6/18/2021 8:28:50 PM (No. 820031)
Beat it, Macy. I'll stick with Old Glory.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Venturer 6/18/2021 8:38:50 PM (No. 820039)
I do have a problem when saying the Pledge of Allegiance, when it comes to the word Indivisible. The democrats have destroyed that, but otherwise it is my flag. I can't wait to be able to take a knee on Juneteenth when they sing the Black National Anthem. I don't know the words but I know white hate is in there somewhere.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: GoodDeal 6/18/2021 8:50:43 PM (No. 820048)
Should be the Abraham Lincoln Freed The Slaves Day.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Donna M 6/18/2021 8:57:27 PM (No. 820055)
Macy, try on a pair of cement flippers and take a swim.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 6/18/2021 8:59:04 PM (No. 820058)
I never got the memo.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: volksford 6/18/2021 9:03:50 PM (No. 820064)
This twit doesn't understand that the statehood issue for Puerto Rico was rejected numerous times by the people of Puerto Rico.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Californian 6/18/2021 9:17:23 PM (No. 820076)
Omg. Just shut up. The confederate flag was retired at the conclusion of the civil war. The United States flag is perfect and does not represent racist or whatever other garage you spew on it. It is freedom incarnate. Don't like it? Go to some third world totalitarian hell hole run by your socialist pals. Live your ideals yourself but don't force your nonsense on the rest of us normal people.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: bad-hair 6/18/2021 9:20:52 PM (No. 820078)
I seriously wasn't taking this pile of BS seriously because I thought it was not serious. Apparently it is. Just try to change my flag. I will seriously come looking for you.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: FormerDem 6/18/2021 9:21:21 PM (No. 820079)
People died for it. gfy
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Reply 20 - Posted by: local500 6/18/2021 9:30:17 PM (No. 820083)
You can take your Juneteenth and your new flag and shove them. Not going to support this un American crap.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Strike3 6/18/2021 9:31:47 PM (No. 820085)
Go ahead, create a new flag. We need something on which to wipe our butts during the next toilet paper shortage.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Luke21 6/18/2021 9:32:03 PM (No. 820086)
When I was in school in the very old days, the teaching was "The south was wrong, but you are our brothers." First they took the confederate battle flag and called us southerners racist. Now it's the victorious north and everywhere else getting the same treatment. We are becoming South Africa without the majority black rule. And we southerners told you they wouldn't stop with southern symbols and tradition.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: earlybird 6/18/2021 9:50:53 PM (No. 820104)
NO. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. One flag. Old Glory. Those who want to be something other than Americans have many choices of places to go. Macy Gray is a black singer-songwriter.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: planetgeo 6/18/2021 10:36:17 PM (No. 820124)
Not just no, but hell no!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: scottj 6/18/2021 10:37:17 PM (No. 820126)
Liberals love to burn flags so come up with a Juneteenth that we can all burn.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Rama41 6/18/2021 10:44:43 PM (No. 820130)
Got my hackles up a little bit until I saw the name Macy Gray.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: rytwng 6/18/2021 10:51:41 PM (No. 820137)
It's June 19th, idiots.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: rbruce20 6/18/2021 10:56:48 PM (No. 820140)
Why stop at 52 stars. Besides Puerto Rico and Wash DC, other places totally dependent on the USA taxpayer are Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Taiwan, US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Marianas, Bahamas, and all of Central America.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/18/2021 11:32:29 PM (No. 820166)
You Leftists don't need a Flag, you have one, the Chinese Communist flag is right up your ...censored...
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bighambone 6/19/2021 12:02:20 AM (No. 820190)
They are nuts but the pandering leftist and socialist Democrats may well attempt to dump the American flag and create a new flag, maybe by completely removing the star field and replacing the star field with a likeness of George Floyd!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: web 6/19/2021 12:39:28 AM (No. 820200)
Hundreds of thousands of white men fought and died under that flag to set your ancestors free, grey. What is your problem with that?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 6/19/2021 2:07:11 AM (No. 820223)
Shoulda picked our own cotton.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: BillW. 6/19/2021 4:17:56 AM (No. 820237)
So now they want a flag for the Obamanation?
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Reply 34 - Posted by: kidsmom 6/19/2021 7:39:55 AM (No. 820299)
How many of Macy's family fought under that flag? I'll wait. A lot of mine did, so that she can have the privilege to write this garbage. If the flag no longer represents her, she may leave~~the sooner the better~~and find another nation that adheres more closely to her values.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: rikkitikki 6/19/2021 7:56:27 AM (No. 820316)
Only me, but I will wave an American Flag...the one with 13 stripes and 50 stars...every time our democracy is threatened...including during a protest of the worst, most obvious election fraud in American know, the same one we were protesting on Jan 6th. I find it disturbingly unpatriotic when I see Antifa and BLM activists so hell-bent on destruction that they don't wave American flags during their protests.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/19/2021 8:58:15 AM (No. 820370)
Anyone notice whenever there is a talk about inclusion, whites are deliberately left out all the time? This is just another message to foment anger, hatred, division, and violence. It has got to stop. I can just guess what they would replace it with. A rainbow background with a black fist along with a Communist/Socialist symbol. Probably needs a feminist symbol and a Muslim symbol too. First they banned the Confederate flag, and now the same jerks are going after the American flag. We know any 'new' United States envisioned by these people would exclude our history and everything we stood for and be replaced by a Socialist/Marxist/Communist dictatorship that would favor only small select groups of people. GTH.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 6/19/2021 10:34:24 AM (No. 820452)
Macy, shut up and f*&% off, you racist hag.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: udanja99 6/19/2021 10:41:35 AM (No. 820462)
Don’t let this has-been rile you up. She’s just looking for another 15 minutes. #17 is correct - Puerto Rico doesn’t want statehood because it means their citizens would have to start paying federal taxes. Right now they get the largesse of the US Treasury without having to contribute.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: DVC 6/19/2021 11:43:17 AM (No. 820539)
Drop dead. Move to Liberia if you don't like it here.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: 4Justice 6/20/2021 9:30:00 PM (No. 821762)
The Confederate flag was NOT "crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery". That is a TOTAL LIE. The Civil War was not specifically the abolition of slavery vs. the continuance of slavery. That view is very misleading and a way oversimplified rewrite of history. Obviously, she is ignorant about the meaning of the flag. While it did represent the side that still supported slavery, the war was not only about slavery. Most of those who supported the South had no direct vested interest in slavery. The war was mainly about economic survival, the states' freedom of self-governance, and the need to maintain the union. Splitting the country would have made it vulnerable to outside forces. Unfortunately, the economy of the South was still very dependent upon slavery at the time even though only a small percentage of the population actually owned slaves. Also, a lot of Northerners owned slaves, but the Northern economy was not as dependent upon it. Resistence to change is always strong even among those who support the proposed changes. Anyway, the millenia old practice of slavery is evil, which our Founders and Framers recognized. That is why they established our country on the principles that freedom and equality are God-given rights. Unfortunately, the F & Fs also knew it was not an easy task to gain enough support for independence if they tried to abolish slavery from the beginning. Too many people were content with remaining subjects of the crown and really had no desire to fight for independence. It's difficult to turn the minds and hearts of many people who either just don't care because they have more urgent concerns that more directly affect them, or of those whose entire livelihood depends on the status quo (in this case, cheap labor). Fortunately, the founding principles gave us the pathway to ending slavery and it took a strong leader and good people of faith to push the issue of abolition once and for all. It was much harder on the highly agriculturally-dependent South to change, however. The North had the advantage of having a more industrial economy. The South saw the threat coming but thought they could maintain their own way of life and make slower changes over time if they seceded from the union (which was their constitutional right). We all know the outcome. However, it is false to think that the Confederacy was all bad. It wasn't. Just as the Union was not all good either. There were good and bad on both sides. The abolition of slavery was good. Sadly, a lot of suffering took place for that to happen. At any rate, not all blacks were slaves. Even though the practice of slavery was abhorrent, its abolition had absolutely NOTHING to do with the founding of our nation, which July 4th DOES represent. That said, Juneteenth does NOT represent the whole country at all. At most, it only represents about 1/8th of it, and not even all people within that 1/8th even had family who were slaves.
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Posted by Dreadnought 6/20/2021 12:27:16 AM Post Reply
Governor Abbott threatened to defund the Texas Legislature after Texas Democrats walked out of the legislative session rather than take a vote on election reform laws. When they broke quorum and shut down the session, Abbott said that if legislators weren’t going to do their jobs, they shouldn’t be paid. Friday Abbott made good on that threat. The elections bill was a top priority for the governor during this year’s session. Texas Democrats decided to cut and run, breaking quorum, instead of voting on Senate Bill 7. They knew that the Republicans had the votes to pass the legislation – both the Texas House and the Texas Senate hold Republican majorities.
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