One Nation Under Gene

12:30 PM -- "Let's run it up Gene and see if it flies." Springfield, Ill.'s State Journal-Register reports on patriotic doings in the Land o' Lincoln Blagojevich:

    Republican county chairmen (party leaders, not county board leaders) held a meeting and prepared to recite the pledge. Oops. There was no flag in the room for them to face while reciting. What to do?

    Why, call on a fellow named Gene to come to the rescue. Gene was wearing a shirt decked out in an American flag pattern. He came forward, and the group of assembled Republicans pledged allegiance to his shirt.
How times change. Remember when it was only draft-dodging-commie-pinko-hippie-freaks who could be identified by their American flag apparel, proving they had no respect for Old G?

No? Well...

— Larry, Agèd Monkey, Light Reading

jhawk810 12/5/2012 | 3:57:55 PM
re: One Nation Under Gene

This is pretty common practice amongst the ranks of the Boy Scouts of America. It's not uncommon to be starting a ceremony in some remote locale that lacks a proper flag, but hey, we are prepared!   Our uniforms each have a flag patch attached to our right shoulder/sleeve. So someone gets volunteered to be the flag (standing perfectly errect and with his right shoulder facing the troop).

So have you ever pledged allegiance to a teenage boy? Scary indeed....



Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:57:55 PM
re: One Nation Under Gene

Have I ever pledged allegiance to a teenage boy? No. I haven't.

But I've heard of such things. Remember Congressman Foley?

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