FW: ABC bans wearing flag lapel pins

ONE OF THE FIRST "BARACK EFFECTS"....

This originally came about after 9/11 but is recirculating. I verified through snopes that it is true. ABC seems to be the lone champion of this particular cause. I can see their point of view re: overseas reporters advertising where they're from but local newscasters etc. should be free to wear the lapel pins. Afterall, at every awards ceremony we are inundated with little red ribbons for Aids awareness, little pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, yellow ribbons to support our troops, so what is the harm with flag pin of Red, White, & Blue????

ABC NEWS BANS FLAG LAPEL PINS!
YESTERDAY THE BRASS AT ABC NEWS ISSUED ORDERS FORBIDDING REPORTERS TO WEAR LAPEL PIN AMERICAN FLAGS OR OTHER PATRIOTIC INSIGNIA. THEIR REASONING WAS THAT ABC SHOULD REMAIN NEUTRAL ABOUT 'CAUSES'.
SINCE WHEN IS SUPPORT FOR PREVENTING DEATH AND DESTRUCTION SOME SORT OF A 'CAUSE'? SINCE WHEN IS PATRIOTISM TO BE DISCOURAGED?
I URGE YOU TO BOYCOTT ABC AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES. WE ARE SLOWLY LOSING EVERYTHING OUR COUNTRY STANDS FOR AND EVERYTHING OUR MEN AND WOMEN FOUGHT AND DIED TO PRESERVE!

PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY AS YOU CAN. THIS HAS BEEN VERIFIED THROUGH: http://www.snopes.com/rumors/noflags.asp
THIS ONE NEEDS TO GET OUT IF IT HASN'T ALREADY!



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

That wily Obama, getting flag pins banned seven years ago! Will his new reign of terror as time-traveling President never end?

Anonymous said...

Indeed, yet another historical wrong that can be laid at Barack Obama's door. First the "Obama recession" he caused well before he took office, and now the "Barack effect" all the way back in 2001.
I understand our troops don't wear flag lapel pins either, what's with that? They're Barack Obama's private security force, and they're coming to take away our guns!!!!11!!

C.M. Gonzalez said...

According to §176.(d)"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery."

Very patriotic folks, if they respect the flag as much as they say they do, shouldn't even be wearing those lapel pins.

Also, don't you guys remember, Obama will have used the socialist tax hikes to provide funding for his time-travel initiative two years from now.

C.M. Gonzalez said...

Wow, I'm good at leaving incomplete comments!

That should read as "According to §176.(d)of the U.S. Flag Code"

http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code

Matto the Hun said...

If the strength of one's patriotism relies on wearing a pin and forcing others to wear that pin, then the strength of that patriotism isn't worth shit.

I can see this demand for (faux) patriotic display escalate to the point where it's, n a way, the reverse of the Jewish people having to wear identifying armbands in Nazi Germany. Only this way it's the other way around. All the "patriots" are identified and anyone NOT wearing one is suspect and better be bullied into wearing one... or else.

And the right wing fools (and some of their politicians) who pass this garbage around have the gal to say the election of Obama is the end of America, that he will install a fascist regime reminiscent of Hitler's Germany.

Jaide Smith said...

People use lapel pins as a means of expressing the sports team they support or at similar events and tournaments also.....!!

 
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