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Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:41 AM

Stupid question

I try and keep up with political trends, with particular interest on what our 'friends' in RW La La land are doing but I have to admit something I saw yesterday has me stumped:

Driving in the Tampa Bay area I was passed by the usual Billy Bob in his coal-rolling, no muffler pickup. Nothing particularly special about that here in central Florida. But what has me puzzled is a huge flag he was flying from the tailgate. It was the American flag but all red removed and instead some black and some blue stripes.

Will someone be kind enough to put me out of my misery and explain the "significance" of this flag?

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COLGATE4 Mar 2020 OP
HAB911 Mar 2020 #1
COLGATE4 Mar 2020 #4
jberryhill Mar 2020 #2
COLGATE4 Mar 2020 #7
jberryhill Mar 2020 #9
Watchfoxheadexplodes Mar 2020 #3
getagrip_already Mar 2020 #5
LakeArenal Mar 2020 #6
mercuryblues Mar 2020 #10
CaptYossarian Mar 2020 #11
COLGATE4 Mar 2020 #8

Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:43 AM

1. my firefighter neighbor has one out front of his house (Tampa)

"The Meaning of the Thin Blue Line Flag: The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with unbelievable odds. The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers. ... Honor our Men and Women of Law Enforcement with this Thin Blue Line Flag."

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:45 AM

4. Thanks.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:45 AM

2. People with that one hate the US and so they desecrate its flag

 


I usually assume they are from Bretagne....



But then a closer look reveals that they are too fucking stupid to realize they basically copied a flag from a region of France.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:47 AM

7. That was my initial assumption, but it appears

that even a blind pig can find a nut from time to time. I'n told it's to honor fallen Police or First Responders.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:49 AM

9. It's still flag desecration

 

Altering the US flag to suit one's purpose or agenda is inappropriate among persons who respect the flag.

If they don't respect the flag, that's fine, it's a free country. But that doesn't change what they have done - i.e. to alter the flag to suit something to which they claim a greater allegiance.

As noted below, it is basically a racist sign, and you will usually see it among collections including the Gadsden flag and the Confederate battle flag.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:45 AM

3. Law enforcement

Thin blue line

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:46 AM

5. they are supposed to represent support for different groups....

blue I believe is support for law enforcement and first responders.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:47 AM

6. Around me it means: We Back the Badge

Which was after “Black Lives Matter”.
They are racists here.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:54 AM

10. this

It came out in response to Black lives Matter.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 09:23 AM

11. That seems right.

I saw a "Back the Badge" sign on a truck in a July 4rh parade with signs for all the GOP candidates for 2018. I told my wife it was a racist group and she took the sign down when we got home.

Her father, brother, and mother all worked in law enforcement and we were naïve to think it was something innocent.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Original post)

Tue Mar 10, 2020, 08:48 AM

8. Thanks to all who explained the meaning of

this flag. Another example of "never too old to learn something:.

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