July 4, 2007

July 4th.

Washington Monument

IN THE COMMENTS: Ruth Anne -- the Official Historian of the Althouse Blog -- remembers that I used this photo for July 4th in 2005:
Is that still considered your "most right wing photo"?

Here's the old post:
In my family, this is known as my "most right wing photo" and jokes have been made along the lines of: "What if you put that on your office door? What would people think? What would they say?"...

[In the comments,] Tonya writes: "I quite like the photo and resist the idea that the right owns the flag. " Somebody else writes: "[A]s long as displaying the flag is considered right wing, the left is not going to win nearly as many elections as they'd like." I'd say, the photo above reads as right wing. The left may love the flag too, though, but not in such a stark display. Here's my most left-wing flag photo, from the Kerry rally here in Madison last fall:

12 comments:

Dave F said...

There is no place more loathsome on July 4th than the mall in Washington DC. Much more interesting in the fall or winter when it's not so muggy and there are not thousands of loser college kids getting sunburns while attempting to throw frisbees, inelegantly.

Christy said...

Ah, but surely the fireworks are the best in the country.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Is that still considered your "most right wing photo"?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

D'oh!

Simon said...

Happy Fourth of July, everyone.

othellodaddy said...

What makes this your most left-wing photo? No one looks particularly happy -- especially the woman in the lower-left corner.

AllenS said...

For the record:

I have a 25' flag pole, with a 5' x 8' flag in my front yard. I made the base out of field stone/cement, that measures 17' x 3' wide, and 4' tall.

Happy 4th of July to everyone, except dave/steve.

Palladian said...

"What makes this your most left-wing photo? No one looks particularly happy..."

Bingo!

Cedarford said...

The Left has problems with flag-wavers as the inferior educated people of flyover country.

It spends more time talking about the "precious civil liberty" to burn flags than it does to endorse the people that proudly display them.

It's still one of the great divides between the transnational elites who move the Dem Party with activism and big bucks - who have "progressed" past silly nationalist patriotism, flag-burning defenders - and everyday Democrats be they white, black, hispanic, native americans that are unaplogetically patriotic..

Mr.Murder said...

You can have the flag when you pry it from my cold, dead hands...

you don't have a flag from Columbine? That would definitely be more right wing.

In fact, the notion a flag and the Washington Monument are considered 'right wing' says more about the scope of you commentator's depth as it does the actual pictured subject matter...

Meanwhile the right wing stays happy with record deficits, illegal wars that undermine our standing, nukular Pakistan about to erupt like a giant firecracker with Mosque attacks, contractor graft unparalleled in our own effort...

Mindsteps said...

Ms. Althouse:

C'mon Ann. How could anybody, after reading your Hillary-Bill Soprano piece find anything resembling 'wings' in your supposed "most right wing photo"?

Then again Ann, what body parts best symbolize the right wing for you?

Chip Ahoy said...

Supremely phallic.