What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Democrat Presidential Debate from Texas Southern University

I did not watch Thursday night’s “debate” among Democrats vying for the privilege of being obliterated by Donald J. Trump next November. According to the reports I have seen they spent their time trying to out-crazy each other. But some of the people who did watch noticed that something was missing.

Was There Really No American Flag on Stage at the Democratic Debate in Houston?

There seemed to be no American flag present up on stage at the Democratic primary debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday night.

A videographer present at the event at Texas Southern University — as well as many others watching the event on television — could find no sign of Old Glory there up front at the venue.

The national anthem was sung at the beginning of the event (though that was not televised — that part was livestreamed only).

And during the performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Breanna Lindsey, a 20-year-old student at the school, the American flag was visible as she sang.

But where was the American flag on stage for the television audience at home once the debate started?

Democrat elites s have a love-hate relationship with the American Flag. They love getting elected but they hate the flag and everything it stands for. Just ask Colin Kaepernick. But millions of Americans (including many registered Democrats) love Old Glory and they expect their elected leaders to share that love. So Democrat candidates pretend to love the flag in public when they are running for office.

Remember this?

Back in 2007, Barack Obama was way too cool to engage in bushwa displays of patriotism. He stopped wearing the American flag pin on his lapel that he wore during his 2004 Senate campaign. His stance on this issue was greatly loved by the progressive Left that he was seeking the votes of.

Then he became the frontrunner, and his stance began to hurt him with the larger American public, so he started wearing the lapel pin (a new one given him by the VFW) and he placed his hand over his heart during the national anthem. The progressive Left didn’t mind because that’s the kind of thing politicians have to do to get elected (wink, wink.) But it is pretty clear that Obama’s patriotism was situational.

Samuel Johnson famously said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” But he wasn’t bashing patriotism, he was bashing the scoundrels who hid behind patriotism when it was convenient. But patriotism is like moral principles – you don’t abandon them when they become inconvenient.

(h/t Don Surber)

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72 Responses to What’s Wrong With This Picture?

  1. lyn says:

    Democrats … that’s what’s wrong!

    • DeniseVB says:

      I know we’re a loving and compassionate country and we respect all religions, but why would a woman choose to wrap her head here? Is she required to do that? It just triggers me more than the red hats trigger the lefties. I just see a woman being suppressed and flaunting it. Ladies are being beaten and stoned in countries, as I type, for ripping that thing off. Why does she get to hate us, but we can’t hate what she represents?

      • Miranda says:

        Years ago (way before 9/11), I worked with a Muslim woman who wore a headscarf. She was very friendly and didn’t try to convert anyone but was happy to talk about her faith. Covering her hair was a practice of modesty for her.

        • 1539days says:

          I work with a woman now who wears a head scarf. No one really says anything about it, except a Filipino woman, but it’s usually about the scarves themselves.

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        The scarves do not bother me at all. I see it as the same as Amish women wearing head coverings. Or how when I was small, women wore hats to church. I often wear scarves and wraps in place of jackets (Yea hot flashes!) and many ask me where I find pretty ones (especially light weight and pretty for summer) as they like to try and coordinate colors with their outfits. It is the ones who have an overtly nasty and aggressive attitude who use the head wrap as a way to badger others. They badger everyone. Headscarf or not. They are often hardest on headscarf wearers they feel are not towing the proper line. Rather like blacks who feel some blacks are not “black enough”. Gays who are not gay enough. Men hating women expecting all other women to hate on men . . . . . . . .

        • DeniseVB says:

          Thanks for that perspective, I have never had a problem with religious attire, especially from other countries. Until Linda Sansour and Omar came on the scene spewing their anti-Semite hate, they are not pro-America, they cause the divisions 😦 Both are aligned with the current pink hats movement which makes them hypocritical too. I blame them for my “triggering”. 😀

          • Mt.Laurel says:

            I probably come in contact with a wider swath of headscarf wearers here in the D.C. area as there are other religious sects from various regions around the world where women cover their heads. Has been that way for years but I have to say, Omar and Sansour and their ilk have soured what used to be seen as a choice of the wearer. Not a political/SJW agenda item. Now find myself assessing a person’s demeanor and attitude far more cautiously.

      • Jadzia says:

        Sadly, I met a brilliant girl in my French class who told me she never wore hijab in Canada (she was just studying here for the summer) but covered head to toe in France because the street harassment was so vicious otherwise. From her own people.

    • lateblum says:

      I don’t mind seeing women wearing hijabs. In fact, one of my daughter’s nurses wears one and this is in a nursing home owned and run by an Orthodox Jew. She (the nurse) and I have had lots of conversations about her clothing – none about her religion. Her little ones attend a Muslim school and she lives in a neighborhood in Chicago that is mostly Orthodox Jews and practicing Muslims. Their schools are also in the same neighborhood. There are never problems in those neighborhoods. I drive through those neighborhoods and shop there frequently. Those blocks are safer than mine.
      When I walk along the lakefront where I live, I see all manor of Middle East and Asian clothing, from hijabs to saris to burkas. It’s the burkas that trigger me. And they are becoming more and more commonplace where I live. And it isn’t the subservient factor, it’s the creepy factor. The other day was when I was at TJMaxx, I saw 2 younger women in burkas looking at very modern women’s clothing, and taking them into the dressing room. I wanted to talk with them, but since I didn’t know them I only smiled and walked passed them. I see ME women checking out at the registers all the time purchasing very modern clothing. I’m certain they wear modern clothing at home with their families.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I can’t find the video that goes with this.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Don Surber had another goody post up today…..required reading, there will be a test. 😛


  4. DeniseVB says:

    A snowflake melting on *live* t.v.

  5. Dora says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      If I had a nickel for every stupid, superfluous side trip the Obamas tagged on to their “official business” trips, I’d have $1,234,567,890 in the bank 😀

      They all do it. Butt, the media was on vacation for 8 years, with the Obamas.

      Island Girl probably remembers those Christmas Hawaiian vacations for 3 weeks every damn year. The O’s speaking to the troops for 20 minutes at Kenohe Bay, boom, “official business trip”. Which meant, the family didn’t have to pay the 12k round trip First Class to the government for a f**king personal vacation flight on AF1.

      • Island Girl says:

        O yes I do!!!! It was so repulsive and I also thought they must really hate the White House at Christmas every year.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Have they been back since ? I swear they’d buy one of those vacation homes to retire too. I was so surprised they bought that oceanfront mansion in Martha’s Vineyard. The Obamas weren’t winter people 😀

          • Island Girl says:

            Yes they have, albeit in a much humbler mode. Barry has to meet up with the choom gang and ***cough*** golf. Also so interesting they never spent Presidents/Valentines Day together, always with others. DO NOT MISS THEM!

          • DeniseVB says:

            Dear Lawd, how many properties do they own now? Gee, if I were an honest to goodness journalist, say, with WaPo or NYT, I’d be freaking intellectually curious to follow the money. I just don’t think the media cares anymore, all are focused on Trump Tweets and imaginary former choir boy Kavanaugh’s fantasy sexcapades in the 80’s. Sigh.

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • lyn says:

      Climate Change Porn.

    • 1539days says:

      Wow. That much dumbassery requires a complete lack of knowledge of physics, engineering and manufacturing. Solar power (and to a lesser extent, wind power) has a huge upfront cost that just barely makes up for fossil fuel energy after 20 years. If liberals actually wanted to prove the concept, they could spend all the money they use to fake talk radio calls and build their own communities with solar power and wait years for the ROI.

      They won’t, of course, because this is about de-evolving the masses to a point where twitter and magazines won’t exist and the rich and famous can rape and lie at will.

    • Angie says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      I was just thinking earlier, a by passing earth asteroid the size of the Empire State Building tonight? I guess I’m getting so old, I just didn’t give a sh*t. 😛

  7. lyn says:

  8. Dora says:

    The ladies are correct. Deneen Borelli. is being treated unfairly.

  9. Angie says:


    • lyn says:

      The kitty is cute.

      • lyn says:

        Someone told Kassy to register as a Democrat to vote for Yang in the primaries.

        • lateblum says:

          Well, I’m registering as a democrat in the primaries and I’m voting for either Marianne or Tulsi.
          Maybe both since I’ll be voting as a Democrat. lol

          • lyn says:

            😀 I’m planning to do the same.

          • lateblum says:


          • Constance says:

            I also registered as Democrat! Of course I support Trump but I’ll really enjoy my Dem primary vote!

          • lateblum says:

            Yes. MeToo. 👍

          • DeniseVB says:

            Good plan. VA is an Open State, so we just ask for a Dem or GOP ballot in the primaries. By the time it rolls around to us, if PDJT doesn’t have 15 NeverTrumper challengers, we’ll ask for the Dem ballot 😀

          • lateblum says:

            Actually, Illinois is the same. But the moment you ask for a ballot, your name goes on the contact lists of the state and local democrat organizations.
            But there’s no need to wait here in Illinois, there are no Republicans to vote for statewide. And there are some D’s – like Kim Foxx – who I will love voting against.

          • elliesmom says:

            I’m waiting to see if there’s a Republican candidate for senate who needs a primary vote before I decide. But I am listening to see which Democrat is most likely to win the presidential primary here. History says Warren will take it, but I haven’t heard any buzz around her. Given how few delegates are at stake, it’s unlikely any of them will do any serious campaigning here.
            I have several friends in the LGBT community, and they’re all sticking with Buttigieg. When I say we’ve already had a gay president, meaning James Buchanan, they all jump down my throat because they think I mean Obama. It’s really kind of funny. My college buddies from the days of protesting in support of women’s rights have a list of all the other groups who need to have a president who “looks like them” before we can elect a woman. They’re livid the lesbians are supporting Mayor Pete when there are so many women who will be on the ballot. I don’t think any of the Democrats who have already announced their candidacy have a snowball’s chance in hell against Trump, but I’m keeping a watchful eye for what the Democrats have up their sleeves.

        • 1539days says:

          Well, Yang is offering $12,000 to ten people.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I ❤ that Motherf**ker !

  10. lyn says:

    Here are Mollie’s comments about the anti-Kavanaugh book. Short thread.

    • lyn says:

      Mollie has a lot of threads on her Twitter timeline about this book.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m watching #MediaBuzz on Fox this morning. And they covered the book as well as some opinion piece in the NYT this morning that was a total “hit piece” on
      Kavanaugh. There is no real confirmation of some old college accusation. The “victim” wasn’t even interviewed. No first hand witnesses were interviewed. In fact, it is reported that the “victim” doesn’t remember this incident. Seven people who had “heard” about the incident gave statements for the book and that material was excerpted for the op piece.
      This show has been so interesting this morning. I don’t usually watch the talkies on Sunday morning. There are too many other things to do. But it’s rainy and chilly so I indoors. If there is a repeat of this show, I’m going to watch it again if I can. If there are videos from it, it’s worth a look.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I stole this right off the front page at Ace’s Place:

    A friend told me about his trip out with his grandson. This is what he said. “Last week, I took my grandchildren to a restaurant. My 6 year-old grandson asked if he could say grace.”

    As we bowed our heads he said, “God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food and I would thank you even more if Grandpa gets us ice cream for dessert. And liberty, peace & justice for all. Amen!”

    Along with the laughter and nodding of heads from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman at the next table remark, “That’s what’s wrong with this country. Kids today don’t even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why — I never!”

    Hearing this, my grandson burst into tears and asked me, “Did I do it wrong Grandpa? Is God mad at me?”

    After I assured him that he had done a terrific job and that God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He winked at my grandson and said, “I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer.” “Really?” my grandson asked.

    “Cross my heart,” the man replied. Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), “Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is sometimes good for the soul.”

    Naturally, I bought my grandchildren ice cream at the end of the meal. My grandson stared at his ice cream for a moment, and then he did something I will remember the rest of my life. He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman.

    With a big smile he looked her in the eye and told her, “Here ma’am, this is for you, you grouchy old bitch. You must be a Democrat, shove it up your ass and cool off!”

    Kinda brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it!

  12. Dora says:

    Robert Francis is finally successful at something.


    ‘Beto Specials’ Sell Like Crazy: Texas Dem Could ‘Turn Out to Be Better Gun Salesman’ Than Obama Ever Was

    Firearms outfit offered deals in the wake of O’Rourke’s declaration about a ‘mandatory buyback of assault weapons’


  13. Dora says:

    • elliesmom says:

      But unfortunately it is normal.

      “Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

      This is known as “bad luck.”

      ― Robert Heinlein

      If you look at any area that has been under the control of the Democrats, you see how the people who are motivated to rise out of poverty have been run out of town. California is just rebounding to normal after the people decided to convince average, middle class, hard working people to leave in droves.

  14. Dwan Seicheine says:

    You know, I don’t believe there was one in at least one republican debate in 2016. I’m a conservative and I think both parties are full of shit. The democrats definitely are ‘bag full” though.

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