Patriotic flag ,please copy & display

#4
Actually,the flag was mede up by a Mexican member & i dont think it's trashy,just patriotic.so are you saying that all the flags that were flying from houses,cars,ect ,during the world cup was trashy too?And all the Union Jacks flying all around Protestant areas of N.Ireland are trashy too?In that case,all the memorials to the fallen must be trashy for also flying flags.
Spike
 
#5
ditto , the sentiments are there and who are we to rubbish such gesture of support, accept it in the spirit it was given.
 
#6
I applaud all things like this but have one concern; hotels in London bumped their prices up in the knowledge people could not get home. I just hope some little cnut is not making these flags on the wings of profit making from a tragedy.
 
#7
spike7451 said:
Actually,the flag was mede up by a Mexican member & i dont think it's trashy,just patriotic.so are you saying that all the flags that were flying from houses,cars,ect ,during the world cup was trashy too?And all the Union Jacks flying all around Protestant areas of N.Ireland are trashy too?In that case,all the memorials to the fallen must be trashy for also flying flags.
Spike
World cup Flags. Trashy - Yes.
Why? The only time people decide to be patriotic is for football.

Protestant Flags. Trashy - Yes and an insult.
Why? When they are first hung, they do look errr smart (slighty different reasons for them flying if you know anything about the situation over there). The reason I find it insulting is, the majority of Union Flags in protestant areas are tatty, shabby, ripped and generaly only fit for the bin due to the lack of pride in their care and up keep. (At least the Nationalists do have a sense of pride in the Tricolour).

Memorial Flags. Trashy - No. A simple, unmolested Union Flag is the biggest symbol of the spirit and resolve of the British Nation. It doesnt need glib little statements or obvious catch phrases to get whatever message across.

This is more to my taste but each to their own.

 
#8
The Lord Flasheart said:
spike7451 said:
Actually,the flag was mede up by a Mexican member & i dont think it's trashy,just patriotic.so are you saying that all the flags that were flying from houses,cars,ect ,during the world cup was trashy too?And all the Union Jacks flying all around Protestant areas of N.Ireland are trashy too?In that case,all the memorials to the fallen must be trashy for also flying flags.
Spike
World cup Flags. Trashy - Yes.
Why? The only time people decide to be patriotic is for football.

Protestant Flags. Trashy - Yes and an insult.
Why? When they are first hung, they do look errr smart (slighty different reasons for them flying if you know anything about the situation over there). The reason I find it insulting is, the majority of Union Flags in protestant areas are tatty, shabby, ripped and generaly only fit for the bin due to the lack of pride in their care and up keep. (At least the Nationalists do have a sense of pride in the Tricolour).

Memorial Flags. Trashy - No. A simple, unmolested Union Flag is the biggest symbol of the spirit and resolve of the British Nation. It doesnt need glib little statements or obvious catch phrases to get whatever message across.

This is more to my taste but each to their own.

Christ he's off on one again.
 
#10
I'm with Flash on this one, I found it hugely irritating, all the fcuking hooligans waving the Union Flag around during the silly football season. Half of the ignorant tw ats had them upside down too.

Incidentally, the geometry in the flag linked to in the first post is all wrong.


TTFN

BFG
 
#11
I feel really uncomfortable doing this, and have called the local Psych wing to put em on standby, but I actually agree with Flashy on this one!

Yes, the gesture of support is nice.

Yes, it's nice that someone has taken the effort to produce this for someone elses country.

Yes, "Flying the Flag" is appropriate as a symbol of Patriotism and unity.

BUT, this is more akin to a Franklin Mint Commemorative plate. I (we) have a flag, I do not normally fly it from my house, and I do not feel a need to suddenly start now, especially with a customised version.

I'm British (well, English first) and just about anywhere in the world I'll be recognised as such. Part of what MAKES us recognised is that we don't indulge in shows of this sort - we simply get on, get the job done, and return to our lives. Without hysterics. As was witnessed yesterday in London, as it was through countless IRA attacks over the years, and as it was during the last war.

THAT is what identifies us as British, not a flag.

LJ


added.... That is, of course, In My (Immensely Proud) Opinion
 
#12
BFG 9000 said:
I'm with Flash on this one, I found it hugely irritating, all the fcuking hooligans waving the Union Flag around during the silly football season. Half of the ignorant tw ats had them upside down too.

Incidentally, the geometry in the flag linked to in the first post is all wrong.


TTFN

BFG
So let's all sit down and be quiet then. Are we talking about hooligans waving flags in the "silly football season". NO. Disagree you may but again I applaud anybody who stands up and says a big fcuk off to those involved in the action of terrorism, even if their flag is upside down and in whatever way they choose to. I have seen many a union flag upside down by mistake in military establishments where people should know better. Do you think Joe Public is better versed and should know? They do it because they felt they need to but more importantly, want to. So when you sit in your fcuking armchair watching the news where people wave flags in defiance, think, just think, why they feel it necessary to do so. Are you going to call them ignorant twats and discuss the geometry of their flags. You find it irritating to see people waving flags. Quite frankly, you are a prick. If you ever catch fire, I hope I have had a piss earlier.
 
#14
The Lord Flasheart said:
Watertight, its called a differing opinion. Give it a chance.
I did and now realise my expectations. You are a MOD, you abuse your position and are quite simple. Anyway back to the thread......
 
#16
watertight said:
So let's all sit down and be quiet then.
See Ya

watertight said:
Are we talking about hooligans waving flags in the "silly football season".
Yes! If you'd care to read the previous posts, you'll see it's been mentioned a couple of times. Also, I thought it would have been obvious from my use of the words "hooligans waving the Union Flag".
watertight said:
Disagree you may but again I applaud anybody who stands up and says a big fcuk off to those involved in the action of terrorism, even if their flag is upside down and in whatever way they choose to.
As do I. I'd even applaud people for giving the big fcuk off to terrorism by building a new shed. My apologies if I wasn't clear but I was slagging off the football hooligans. I thought it would have been obvious from my use of the words "hooligans waving the Union Flag".
watertight said:
I have seen many a union flag upside down by mistake in military establishments where people should know better. Do you think Joe Public is better versed and should know? They do it because they felt they need to but more importantly, want to. So when you sit in your fcuking armchair watching the news where people wave flags in defiance, think, just think, why they feel it necessary to do so. Are you going to call them ignorant **** and discuss the geometry of their flags. You find it irritating to see people waving flags.
I don't really think that football hooligans qualify as peple - Animals is closer....
watertight said:
Quite frankly, you are a prick. If you ever catch fire, I hope I have had a urine earlier.
Very Harsh, words escape me, I'm very uset now.


TTFN

BFG
 
#17
flash has been very polite (for a change!) Watertight, read flashys posts, once you have read them read em again then post. we are all on the same side mate.
 
#18
BFG 9000 said:
watertight said:
So let's all sit down and be quiet then.
See Ya

watertight said:
Are we talking about hooligans waving flags in the "silly football season".
Yes! If you'd care to read the previous posts, you'll see it's been mentioned a couple of times. Also, I thought it would have been obvious from my use of the words "hooligans waving the Union Flag".
watertight said:
Disagree you may but again I applaud anybody who stands up and says a big fcuk off to those involved in the action of terrorism, even if their flag is upside down and in whatever way they choose to.
As do I. I'd even applaud people for giving the big fcuk off to terrorism by building a new shed. My apologies if I wasn't clear but I was slagging off the football hooligans. I thought it would have been obvious from my use of the words "hooligans waving the Union Flag".
watertight said:
I have seen many a union flag upside down by mistake in military establishments where people should know better. Do you think Joe Public is better versed and should know? They do it because they felt they need to but more importantly, want to. So when you sit in your fcuking armchair watching the news where people wave flags in defiance, think, just think, why they feel it necessary to do so. Are you going to call them ignorant **** and discuss the geometry of their flags. You find it irritating to see people waving flags.
I don't really think that football hooligans qualify as peple - Animals is closer....
watertight said:
Quite frankly, you are a prick. If you ever catch fire, I hope I have had a urine earlier.
Very Harsh, words escape me, I'm very uset now.


TTFN

BFG
And my point is football got brought into the flag waving of people against terrorism. Other end of the spectrum. "I'm very upset now". You are upset by my words! Please don't be upset.......People woke up this morning upset because somebody they loved never made it home yesterday and all you can find to do is criticise a bloody flag that was put together.
 
#19
How simple your life must be in your world, watertight. If you are going to add anything this, at least read the fcuking posts.
 
#20
Personally,

We dont 'need' anything.

The stirling job done by our emergency services and the refusal by all to be beaten by scum is more than enough for me.
 

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