Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A group of retired Marines is asking Connecticut's attorney general to allow the "Don't Tread on Me" Gadsden flag to fly over the state Capitol on July 4 after Capitol Police refused the request saying it doesn’t fall within the state’s flag flying parameters.
The group says the yellow banner, which sports a coiled rattlesnake and its trademark motto, is the original flag of the U.S. Marine Corps and clearly fits into the section of the policy which states that the Connecticut State Capitol can fly “flags of recognized military organizations of the U.S.A.”
But Capitol Police have denied several requests to fly the flag -- which has become a favorite nationwide among the Tea Party movement and a popular alternative to the stars and stripes – saying it is not the official Marines flag.
“The Gadsden flag was a personal standard used by one admiral during the Revolutionary War,” Capitol Chief of Police Walter Lee told FoxNews.com. “The Marine Corps never claimed that to be one of its organizational flags.
Hey, Wally...what're you on drugs or what?
The Gadsden Flag certainly IS one of the official organizational flags of the United States Marine Corps, but seeing as how you're a political appointee who owes his daily bread to the liberal shitheads in CT, my guess would be that shown a picture of George frickin' Washington you'd offer that since he's long dead he doesn't really count as being a former President anymores.
But since I'm a forgiving sort and fully understand the staggering debt that is breaking CT day by day by day and all but assuring Hartford's sale to the Chinese really really soon, I propose that Marines, active and inactive, send in a nickle apiece so's to keep the Keystone Capitol Coppers swimming in doughnuts.
Go ahead. THINK of alla them doughnuts and STILL say no.