June 24, 2017

Reenvisioning the Wisconsin flag for the Pride parade.

"We haven’t had a single negative comment. The response has been joyful. People just really think it’s fun."

46 comments:

Henry said...

Pretty clever.

Henry said...

flag tag needs friends.

Fernandinande said...

I find it quite odd that homosexuals managed to co-opt the words "gay" and "pride".

Steven said...

Ah, one of the many insipid state-seal-on-a-blue-bedsheet flags.

Swede said...

This just confirms what those of us in Michigan knew all along.

Your sailor and lumberjack are fabulous.

Grant said...

The people who might make negative comments know they'd better keep their mouths shut, or else.

gspencer said...

Two homos looking at a badger (Taxidea taxus) preparing for anal fun with it, then with each other, using a whip and a pick.

As the participants said, "People just really think it's fun."

Who could disagree?

bgates said...

Reenvisioning is cultural appropriation committed by people with gay privilege.

DanTheMan said...

>> "We haven’t had a single negative comment"

NewSpeak for: "We haven't had anybody who would dare to voice a negative opinion in public."

Meade said...

"I find it quite odd"...

But do you find it quite queer?

Gahrie said...

Isn't reenvisioning just another word for appropritation?

Gahrie said...

bgates got there before me

Renee said...

It's feels like they're treating homosexuality as a cool fad.

Ralph L said...

Good thing the Seal is pretty wide, or guess where their hands would be.

Ralph L said...

The Miner is the bottom

Bad Lieutenant said...

Grant said...
The people who might make negative comments know they'd better keep their mouths shut, or else.
6/24/17, 8:29 PM

Apparently.

I will note that according to the artwork, apparently Wisconsinites are fat and have long ape-like arms.

William said...

I don't think people look upon the Wisconsin State Flag with all that much reverence. The gay flag is clever and good natured, and, as others have commented, God help the public official who issues a word of censure.

Inga said...

Oh, I'd like to get my hands on one of those flags. What a great idea, love it.

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Achilles said...

I like how the "forward" at the top is backwards. Clever!

The rest of the flag is kinda ... I can't think of the right word...

Matthew Blaine said...

Homosexuality is now state-advocated. Fabulous.

Rob said...

Cute flag, but they missed an opportunity by omitting zipper-back pants.

Fernandinande said...

Meade said...
"I find it quite odd"...
But do you find it quite queer?


No, disappointed is probably a better word, that a "pride parade" refers to people with sexual problems rather than something, anything, to be proud of.

n.n said...

Transgender conversion therapy targeting adolescent and prepubescent boys and girls is advocated by the State-established Pro-Choice Church. It also targets their mothers and fathers, notably at their places of employment. Just as female chauvinism did back in the late 20th century. The Pro-Choice Church likes to indoctrinate captive audiences, preferably when young, unprincipled, and separated from their parents.

Steven said...

I don't think people look upon the Wisconsin State Flag with all that much reverence.

Well, who could have any reverence for the Standard Generic State Flag? Connecticut, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin -- 22 seal-on-blue-sheet flags.

Ralph L said...

The farmer and the cowman should be friends.
Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.
One man likes to push a plow, the other likes to chase a cow,
But that's no reason why they cain't be friends.

Meade said...

Hillary too was opposed to gay marriage. Until 2013 when SCOTUS ruled it legal. Then she "evolved."

I don't think President Trump has ever opposed gay marriage, has he?

Etienne said...

The men are obviously not Scandinavian. They do have nice butts though...

Etienne said...

All state marriages should be ruled unconstitutional.

Where do sing people go to get equivalent tax breaks? Aren't they citizens too, or are they lower class.

If you marry, do you become a higher class citizen.

These things are on my mind...

The only right thing to do, is to get all the states out of the marriage business.

Steven said...

Where do sing[le] people go to get equivalent tax breaks?
A judge, justice of the peace, or minister. Though they have to go in pairs.

Known Unknown said...

I guess that qualifies as a reacharound.

Freder Frederson said...

refers to people with sexual problems rather than something, anything, to be proud of.

Looks like you have an eating problem. Are you in conversion therapy (from a fat, homophobic slob to a caring person)?

walter said...

"Actually, it was a really old flag—the Wisconsin state flag, to be precise—but with a very new twist."
--
Twisted?

Josephbleau said...

We still have Buckey, he will smugly badger his way into any hole.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Cultural appropriation, straight up.
Somebody's gonna get a lecture.

David Begley said...

Mark Zuckerberg at the Omaha Pride event today. He skipped the College World Series; 15,000 or so at the game but no tickets for Zuck.

Matthew Blaine said...

Meanwhile in Chicago, LGBT individuals who brought Israeli flags were ejected from the pride parade. LGBT now explicitly means anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian if you can believe it.

Marc Puckett said...

Clever, sure, if you like, but what are those opposed to some aspect of 'gay' supposed to do? attend the whatever and burn one of those flags? that would be a ridiculous thing to do.

Why is the ACLU involved in this business? is there a present danger that 'gay rights' are about to be suppressed? legal challenges afoot to so-called 'gay marriage'? have the concentration camps been prepared on the outskirts of Janesville?

Oregon has a golden beaver on the reverse of its flag, Steven, which is in fact the object of much veneration.

gadfly said...

So you know that you are queer in Wisconsin if one of your arms is twice as long as the other. Seems right or left to me.

rhhardin said...

Pride is fine but what about parades for covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.

Ralph L said...

But everyday is Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, and Sloth Day.

AllenS said...

“I have been very clear on this,” Obama told a television reporter at a Springfield, Ill., campaign event. “I have said I am not a supporter of gay marriage.

“I think the term marriage itself has strong religious roots and a strong tradition that means something special to people in this country,” Obama said.

Trumpit said...

Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___ (2015) (/ˈoʊbərɡəfɛl/ OH-bər-gə-fel), is a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held in a 5–4 decision that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.[2][3]

This Supreme Court decision refers to "same-sex couples" not gays per se. Your heterosexual readers are now free to marry the man or woman of their choice. The ruling doesn't seem queer to me at all.

JAORE said...

It's one more tiny example of taking a unifying symbol (the state flag) and changing it to represent "us" and "them".

Not a big, actually trivial, thing by itself. But like grains of sand coming out of the mortar in a brick wall....

Mountain Maven said...

No sane person saw the flag in person. No sane person would make a public comment about it.

etbass said...

Bass ackward, for sure.