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Friday, July 24, 2020

According to sources close to the matter speaking to CNN, President Trump lashed out after Defense Secretary Mark Esper issued a directive that essentially banned the display of the Confederate flag on U.S. military bases.



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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-07-24 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It makes sense that a traitor would embrace other traitors.

#2 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-07-24 11:00 PM | Reply

It's tough doing the right thing in Trumplandia.

Doing the right thing can get you fired.

#3 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-07-24 11:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


"It's tough doing the right thing in Trumplandia.
Doing the right thing can get you fired."

Or killed if your name is Dr. Tony Fauci. Dr. Fauci, his wife and his children are getting so many horrible death threats that now they have protection.

And Trump is the one who stirred up the hornets' nest.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-24 11:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Trump lashed out after Defense Secretary Mark Esper"

"St-e-e-e-rike Two!

One more time of doing your own thinking and "YOU'RE FIRED!" ~~ Donald J.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-07-25 12:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Donnie knows his people.

They aren't Americans.

They're confederates.

#6 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-07-25 01:05 AM | Reply

Trojan Horse is a gift:

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-07-25 02:44 AM | Reply

This bit of news re: banning the racist traitor flag made me happy, and makes me even happier knowing that the Nazi occupying the Oval Office is pissed over it

#8 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-07-25 02:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Surprised it took this long before somebody explained to him what actually happened over a week ago...

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-07-25 08:20 AM | Reply

They were hoping that he wouldn't notice at all. If Trump never actually saw the words 'Confederate Flag' in any document, they assumed that he would think that they hadn't tried to ban it since it was never mentioned. When your working vocabulary is around 200 words, people tend to make things more complicated than they need to be as a way of hiding things in plain sight. Unfortunately, someone with a 400 word vocabulary, probably Stephen Miller, took a second look and thought that it looked funny and finally figured out what it actually meant.


#10 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-07-25 12:21 PM | Reply

Even here in Okiehomie the number of those who fly, support or honor the stars and bars is quite limited and isn't growing. I'm missing how Trump's support for the display of a flag related to a failed rebellion which commenced almost 160 years ago can be seen as a winning election strategy. Most of those who do claim that rag of a flag cannot name all the states in the Confederacy, and certainly cannot correctly spell their names, and a good percentage of the supporters are not even registered to vote, or know where to cast a ballot...

#11 | Posted by catdog at 2020-07-25 02:51 PM | Reply

"The point of view of ignorance should be viewed equally with the point of view of the educated."

Fuehrer Trump

#12 | Posted by danni at 2020-07-25 03:34 PM | Reply

I do not understand the political math in Trump's die=hard support for the Confederate flag. Yes, probably half his supporters are in agreement with him. But overall that is, what, 20% of the nations voters? Why would Trump double and triple down on such a comparatively fringe issue?

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-07-25 03:52 PM | Reply

" Why would Trump double and triple down on such a comparatively fringe issue?"

Because he's a dyed-in-the-wool racist.

It's not complicated. He's not complicated.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-25 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" Why would Trump double and triple down on such a comparatively fringe issue?"

Because he's a dyed-in-the-wool racist.

It's not complicated. He's not complicated.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-07-25 04:25 PM |

Also, too, he is, according to former high-level staffers, "a fxxking moron."

#15 | Posted by john47 at 2020-07-25 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All U.S. flags should be flown upside-down until Trump is out of office.

I can't think of a more pertinent reason for doing so.

Everywhere Trump travels that is what he should see.

#16 | Posted by LiquidCake at 2020-07-25 10:32 PM | Reply

This move to only allowing flags from a pre-approved list also means the Pride flag has been sacrificed alongside the Confederate flag.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-07-25 10:44 PM | Reply

Just squeezing out those crocodile tears!

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-07-25 10:53 PM | Reply

#17 - Interesting point.

The order states:
Consequently, in addition to the American flag, Service members and civilian employees are authorized to display or depict representational flags that promote unity and esprit de corps, including:
Flags of U.S. States and Territories and the District of Columbia;
Military Service flags;
Flag or General Officer flags;
Presidentially-appointed, Senate-confirmed civilian flags;
Senior Executive Service (SES) and Military Department-specific SES flags;
The POW/MIA flag;
Flags of other countries, for which the United States is an ally or partner, or for official
protocol purposes;
Flags of organizations in which the United States is a member (e.g., NATO); and
Ceremonial, command, unit, or branch flags or guidons.

The word "including" is, by it's definition, non-exclusive, as long as the flag promotes "unity" and "esprit de corps."

There is no Presidentially-appointed or Senate-confirmed list of flags that I could find. More ambiguity. The closest is that
during the Obama administration, the government granted blanket permission to embassies overseas to fly the pride flag during June.
No Presidential or Senate guidance has ever been documented for the Confederate Battle Flag, at least that I can find.

#19 | Posted by YAV at 2020-07-25 11:33 PM | Reply

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