Little Green Footballs

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It's an epidemic!

Truly all wingnut patriots should be outraged by statistics like this. This should be stopped.

The Citizens Flag Alliance, a group pushing for the Senate this week to pass a flag-burning amendment to the Constitution, just reported an alarming, 33 percent increase in the number of flag-desecration incidents this year.

The number has increased to four, from three.

Thank God for these brave Americans standing up for four flags. Way to go.

Via Harry's Place


kodos423 said...

Look, I love the site, love your work, but according to the Citizens Flag Alliance web site, the number of flag desecration acts has actually decreased, from 12 in 2005, to 4 so far in 2006. There were only three in 2004, perhaps that was what he was referring to.

MJ said...


12 flags burned is a truly horrific statistic.


kodos423 said...

12 incidents. At least 22 flags involved. I know it seems like nit-picking, but we (rightfully) spend a lot of time castigating the right for the fact-free nature of their arguments, so I hate to give them any ammunition.

Look, is 22 flags an actual epidemic, as opposed to 12? Of course not. 22 flags desecrated is still not anywhere near enough of a problem to warrant a constitutional amendment. It's still obviously a diversion. A poorly thought-out diversion, at that. Think of how it would have emboldened those awful Islamofascists - they would have had proof that they were getting to us every time they burn an American flag.

Sporty said...

So, if we had four incidents of terrorism in which thousands of people died, up from three incidents the year before the year before, you wouldn't find that significant?!

Why not?! Are you a traitor? Do you enjoy seeing Americans get killed in terrorist attacks?!?!

And I bet you burn the flag everyday for fun in your back yard or someplace private so the Citizens Flag Alliance can't track your dirty, Islamofascist-loving, American-hating activities, right?