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Wed May 22, 2024, 04:55 PM May 22

Another Provocative Flag Was Flown at Another Alito Home [View all]

Source: NYT

Last summer, two years after an upside-down American flag was flown outside the Virginia home of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., another provocative symbol was displayed at his vacation house in New Jersey, according to interviews and photographs.

This time, it was the “Appeal to Heaven” flag, which, like the inverted U.S. flag, was carried by rioters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Also known as the Pine Tree flag, it dates back to the Revolutionary War, but largely fell into obscurity until recent years and is now a symbol of support for former President Donald J. Trump, for a religious strand of the “Stop the Steal” campaign and for a push to remake American government in Christian terms.

Three photographs obtained by The New York Times, along with accounts from a half-dozen neighbors and passers-by, show that the Appeal to Heaven flag was aloft at the Alito home on Long Beach Island in July and September of 2023. A Google street view image from late August also shows the flag.

The photographs, each taken independently, are from four different dates. It is not clear whether the flag was displayed continuously during those months or how long it was flown overall.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/22/us/justice-alito-flag-appeal-to-heaven.html

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I'm sure the Mrs. got into a spat with a neighbor there, too. unblock May 22 #1
Word on the street says... Think. Again. May 22 #2
Did she dodge the same tree before she wrecked her car? Probatim May 22 #3
(I see what you did there) Think. Again. May 22 #4
What's next, a pic of Alito wearing a red MAGA trucker's cap? sop May 22 #5
And Conan-Barrett showing up for work in her red robes and nunnery maggot hat. erronis May 22 #6
His Job As Impartial Judge Needs To Be Terminated ASAP HandmaidsTaleUntold May 22 #7
who has the authority to do that?? -or maybe I should say-the guts to do that?? riversedge May 22 #8
Perhaps a bill board right in front of the SC PlutosHeart May 22 #11
I do not think the SC Rightwing justices can be shamed at this point. riversedge May 22 #13
Psychopaths usually cannot. ❤️ littlemissmartypants May 22 #22
Conservatives do not experience shame. mwb970 May 23 #31
Yeah, the Apocalypse Now solution is not a solution Aviation Pro May 22 #9
The goddamn right co-opts everything COL Mustard May 22 #10
Wha? GB_RN May 22 #16
I'm not a big scene maker COL Mustard May 22 #17
I Don't Disagree With You There... GB_RN May 22 #24
Yeah, me too. COL Mustard May 22 #26
Throwing the Mrs. under the bus in 3... 2.... 1... n/t Quanto Magnus May 22 #12
My Take... GB_RN May 22 #14
Uncle Slappy... COL Mustard May 22 #18
Wish I Could Take Credit For That One... GB_RN May 22 #27
Well said. c-rational May 22 #23
Thank You! GB_RN May 22 #25
This is nuts. TomSlick May 22 #15
The Guardian has this story, too. Joinfortmill May 22 #19
Religious whack job at helm of nation's judicial court Blue Owl May 22 #20
What are the other two flags? James48 May 22 #21
Damn. Why can't they just stick to the swastikas and confederate flags. I've had one of those for years and was LT Barclay May 22 #28
It pays to advertise, so the MAGAt donors know exactly how you'll rule on their issues. Timeflyer May 23 #29
Has America ever had a treasonous SC or is this the first?? mwb970 May 23 #30
He should fly a Confederate Flag Kennah May 23 #32
The full implication is worse than just "carried on Jan 6"; it's a flag for Christian theocracy muriel_volestrangler May 23 #33
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