July 02, 2006
Abbie Hoffman Lives!

In the spirit of Independence Day and the spirit of Abbie Hoffman, and to try out some new software, we thought we might bring you (see below) part of a screenshot from a story that appeared on NPR about this time last year. Since Mrs. Batard and I live in a mostly Republican neighborhood, I decided this year to act like one on Independence Day. Therefore we will be lighting up our Republican Citronella “made to burn” flag candles that came straight from the shores of China. A tantalizing find from a bargain store that I bought for a buck each, complete with bamboo stake holders to place them in one’s yard. I would have bought more, but when I went back to stock up, the store was sold out. It appears that all these flag-waving Republicans enjoy burning faux American flags these days, witness the candles, so we decided to join in all the regalia and will be dutifully burning our flag candles this year on Independence Day. Anyone else found these in your neighborhood shops? If Abbie were around anymore, I wonder whether he would be enjoying the spectacle.

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Posted by Buck Batard at July 02, 2006 04:48 PM
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In my experience it's the most patriotic or nationalistic people who wear, display improperly or use as motif, the American flag.

If you see someone burning the flag, feel free to be a little sad they find it necessary, but also feel joy because they have the freedom to do it.

Posted by: SPIIDERWEB™ on July 2, 2006 9:02 PM

Now that they are making patriotic flags that to be used properly must be lit for a slow burn, it's everyone's patriotic duty as an American citizen to do the proper thing and burn it....and the Red States have plenty of mosquitoes that have to be Citronelled too. After all, if we all quit consuming things, the economy would go to hell ya' know. [snark] Besides, the Chinese need our money.

Posted by: Buck on July 2, 2006 9:41 PM
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