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1 Hour Ago 08:10 AM
jerryrlitton
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

I think that would be a distress signal of some sort.
1 Hour Ago 07:48 AM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Somethings I think MOM, just MOM

Like on Mothers Day, I know that is upside down






2 Hours Ago 06:35 AM
Don0190
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

sometimes I think, WOW just WOW
13 Hours Ago 08:19 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Ritchard View Post
It's simple.

Dentists on Harleys tend not to be the badasses they wish they were and are trying to portray. People who claim to be crazy rarely are, an are often the most button-down people. People who fly pirate flags tend to be good people who toss down a beer or two and despite their desires to be fearsome outsiders, their worst piratical trait is noise-making.

I have not read this thread, and really came in to drop a smart-ass bomb, but I am sure it has been mentioned in the thread that the flag is objectionable. In the same fashion that we are now discussing the historical connotation of the confederate flag, the skull and crossbones carries with it a terrible legacy of wanton criminality.

Oh, and people that fly rebel flags tend not to be rebels, but rather sheepish people who wish they were.
we have already gone through the whole 'people who fly the pirate flag are evil because it is a symbol of illegal acts (acts that are judged to be ok when done by 'legit' nations but, i digress) and the evil people who did them and therefore people who fly pirate flags must be in support of such evil acts' thing.

much like this whole meaningless issue over the battle flag of the confederacy, it's a lot of nothing. pirate flags don't cause piracy. confederate flags don't cause racism (the war wasn't even really fought over slavery, for pete's sake).

banning the image of the confederate flag will not make this a better world. nor would banning the jolly roger. both are flags of events that are hundreds of years in the past.

"Oh, and people that fly rebel flags tend not to be rebels, but rather sheepish people who wish they were."

surely thou dost jest! that is far from the truth. so so far. where do you live that you think that? lol. you want to talk about badasses. some of the biggest real badasses, bikers and good ol boys, that i have known have proudly flown the rebel flag.

it has long been popular in the biker community. you'd have to actually be a biker to know that, rather than making judgements from outside of the community. i admit, i have flown them and i have worn them. i've also worn a lot of skulls with and without crossbones- also popular with bikers (and i'm definately not what you'd call sheepish. the rebel flag is a symbol of states rights. that's what the war was about. it's not a symbol of hatred for blacks. i am dating a black chick! she's got enough sense to see the reality behind all this hot air over that flag. more sense than a good many white people, out there.

(there are people calling to ban Ol Glory because America has been such an evil country. you going to justify that by saying that flag is objectionable?)

it, meaning the rebel flag, is now an unpopular, non-pc symbol. so we are going to get rid of all of them. pretend that time in history didn't happen (might as well. we don't even admit the actual history behind it, anyhow). reminds me of some events that took place in russia a number of years ago. statues torn down. images destroyed. history books even changed. just change the history and hide it, when you don't like it. that's the way to make the world a better place.

"objectionable". people are such dainties, anymore. "oh. boo hoo. that sure is objectionable.it's just not fit for dainty ears to hear. almost got my panties in a twist.'

i swear, as many times as i have read the constitution and the federalist papers, i don't seem to recall any provision saying that people have the right to keep other people from saying things or displaying images that they found objectionable. in fact, i believe the right to free speech especially applies to speech that is challenging or controversial. you don't need the right to free speech if it only protects the speech big brother likes.

it's no wonder seinfeld and chris rock stopped performing at colleges. when everything that could be seen or said threatens to be seen as objectionable and get someone up in arms (over nothing at all), what's the use at trying to do comedy? you can't joke about anything without someone getting all offended.

glad i'm at least half way through life. it won't be long, at this rate, before people will make you go to the bathroom and fart in a ziplock baggie, disposed of by hazmat, so you don't offend someone's sensitive wittew nose.

and, no, that smiley doesn't especially apply to the preceding sentence. it just happens that i smoke a pipe and i sail. and, i know, tobacco smoke is objectionable....and i don't really care one bit.
16 Hours Ago 04:44 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
I just installed the flag halyard at the beginning of June, so I don't have a lot of flags YET. So far just the Jolly Roger, pride, and some red white & blue banners.

But my wife and one of her friends are both good with a sewing machine (the friend made my Jolly Roger), so I see lots of novelty flags in my future!

The screwball flag should be up next:
Awesome.. I had to search the image for Duck -- Amuck


18 Hours Ago 02:55 PM
Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by titustiger27 View Post
Not to go too far on a tangent, but do you have a lot of flags for different purposes? Do you have holiday flags? (just a general question )
I just installed the flag halyard at the beginning of June, so I don't have a lot of flags YET. So far just the Jolly Roger, pride, and some red white & blue banners.

But my wife and one of her friends are both good with a sewing machine (the friend made my Jolly Roger), so I see lots of novelty flags in my future!

The screwball flag should be up next:
20 Hours Ago 01:10 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
Oh, that was me.

Since there doesn't appear to be any clear purpose to this thread I'm using it to post pictures of any and all decoration I run up the flag halyard. Two weekends ago it was a Jolly Roger, last weekend it was a Pride flag, this weekend will obviously be red white & blue.
Not to go too far on a tangent, but do you have a lot of flags for different purposes? Do you have holiday flags? (just a general question )
20 Hours Ago 12:59 PM
Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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I don't understand the connection between thieving murders on the seas (pirates) and gay rights.
Oh, that was me.

Since there doesn't appear to be any clear purpose to this thread I'm using it to post pictures of any and all decoration I run up the flag halyard. Two weekends ago it was a Jolly Roger, last weekend it was a Pride flag, this weekend will obviously be red white & blue.
1 Day Ago 08:18 AM
Ritchard
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

It's simple.

Dentists on Harleys tend not to be the badasses they wish they were and are trying to portray. People who claim to be crazy rarely are, an are often the most button-down people. People who fly pirate flags tend to be good people who toss down a beer or two and despite their desires to be fearsome outsiders, their worst piratical trait is noise-making.

I have not read this thread, and really came in to drop a smart-ass bomb, but I am sure it has been mentioned in the thread that the flag is objectionable. In the same fashion that we are now discussing the historical connotation of the confederate flag, the skull and crossbones carries with it a terrible legacy of wanton criminality.

Oh, and people that fly rebel flags tend not to be rebels, but rather sheepish people who wish they were.
1 Day Ago 01:14 AM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by titustiger27 View Post
I saw it a different way... that a dentist on a Harley, only thinks he is a bad dude, but still is a doctor thinking he is cool because he has the coin to buy a Electro Glide... so if you fly a jolly rogers you are some kind of poser..

I've been wrong before.
that's exactly how he meant it and what i responded to. poser=not a real biker. thus, you can't be a real biker if you are a dentist and if you are a dentist and you ride a harley you must be a poser. i got him totally.
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