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HGTV: Use American Flag as Table Cloth
Fox News ^ | June 12, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by opentalk

HGTV viewers are expressing outrage after the network suggested they use American flags as table cloths for Fourth of July celebrations, calling offensive, un-American and an insult to the American military. “Using an American flag as a table cloth dishonors all Americans who love Old Glory – especially those who gave their lives defending it,” one viewer wrote. “No one dies for a table cloth.”

The HGTV website featured a segment titled, “Classic Fourth of July Table Setting Ideas.”The photographs show bowls of fruit and a jar of lemonade sitting atop Old Glory. They called the flag an “unconventional table” linen.

“Drape a large American flag over the table as a bright and festive table runner,” HGTV suggested. “Use a nylon flag so spills can be easily wiped off and the flag can later be hung with pride on a flag pole.”

On Wednesday HGTV removed a link to the page and issued an apology

...Viewers took to social networking sites like Facebook to express their extreme displeasure with the holiday decorations.

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: communistgoals; culturewar; flagdesecration; hgtv; hollywoodreds; patriotism; usflag; waron4thofjuly

1 posted on 06/12/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Well, why not? Obama is using it to wipe his ass probably. We already know he uses the Constitution daily as toilet paper.


2 posted on 06/12/2013 10:30:01 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: opentalk

Bastards.


3 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:00 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: opentalk; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Or a doormat.


4 posted on 06/12/2013 10:31:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: opentalk

There is more than one way to look at this. Using the US Flag in décor on the 4th of July is not necessarily disrespectful. For example, the image posted above is evocative of the wonderful bounty that is available here in the good old U.S. of A.

Now, granted, I would not want to see ketchup and mustard stains on Old Glory, but a table centerpiece incorporating the flag does not seem hugely disrespectful on its face.

I will more than likely get yelled at by someone quoting some reference to a “Universal Flag Code” or some such thing, but I would rather look at the person’s intentions, and not whether they violated some rule they probably never heard of.


5 posted on 06/12/2013 10:37:35 AM PDT by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: opentalk

They may appologize but HGTV hollyweird types will still not understand the “why” this is offensive.

They will do this again.

(note: koran pages ripped out of a book and used as wall paper would be understood as offensive)


6 posted on 06/12/2013 10:37:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: opentalk

Absolutely nothing surprises me these past 5 years: Obambi’s fat lard ass wife mocking our flag during a folding ceremony, the sockpuppet making two marines hold umbrellas over him and his visitor during a rain, the sockpuppet refusing/forgetting to salute that soldier when the idiot went into Airforce One, and this stupid tablecloth stunt from one of our mindless tv channels.

Nope, nothing surprises me one bit.


7 posted on 06/12/2013 10:42:40 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: opentalk; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; ...
Disgusting.

I rarely watch / pay attention to HGTV, but once a year - at Christmastime - I tune into their hour-long "Christmas (decorating) at the White House" special, regardless of who is President.

I started watching these specials during the Bush administration. HGTV initially treated the Bushes, especially First Lady Laura Bush, who was sort of the "star" of the show, pretty well. Then, I believe it was during Bush's second term, they cut the show down to a half hour, barely featuring Laura Bush at all.

Since Obama has been the occupant of the White House, this HGTV show has returned to its full-hour format, glowingly and lovingly featuring extended footage of Moochelle Obama and "Doctor" Jill Biden, and of course, First Dog Bo. The HGTV host goes way out of her way to show how Moochelle and Jill honor our military with this or that ornament, etc.

Such OBVIOUS double standards at HGTV...

8 posted on 06/12/2013 10:49:44 AM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: opentalk

Flag Day is Friday June 14th

9 posted on 06/12/2013 10:51:25 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rebel_Ace
There is more than one way to look at this. Using the US Flag in décor on the 4th of July is not necessarily disrespectful. For example, the image posted above is evocative of the wonderful bounty that is available here in the good old U.S. of A.

Now, granted, I would not want to see ketchup and mustard stains on Old Glory, but a table centerpiece incorporating the flag does not seem hugely disrespectful on its face.

I will more than likely get yelled at by someone quoting some reference to a “Universal Flag Code” or some such thing, but I would rather look at the person’s intentions, and not whether they violated some rule they probably never heard of.

I certainly don't think it's appropriate to use the flag as a tablecloth. I do not believe, however, that the person who came up with this idea was intentionally being disrespectful, I think they are just clueless regarding proper protocol to be observed when displaying the flag.

10 posted on 06/12/2013 10:52:18 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: opentalk

Using the Flag as a tablecloth is too evocative of the ones draping the coffins of our Fallen Heroes. NO WAY will I use one on my table.

Maybe small paper flags on stands as place markers or in a bowl or floral display, but never this way.

I have red, white and blue stuff with red, white and blue stars, and that’s what I will use, plus, I will fly the AMERICAN FLAG in front of my apartment, properly.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 10:55:29 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Obama is either clueless & should resign, or he knows what's going on & should be impeached. fb)
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To: opentalk

How far we've fallen in 70 years.

12 posted on 06/12/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: opentalk

HGTV aka Freak Show TV = you would think 80% of US is made up of gay & lesbian couples and I don’t mean young ones either, more like old hippie farts. So what do you expect?!

I happened to find nothing else to watch Saturday night(I think) and ended up on the new HGTV STAR. If that wasn’t an insult to the integrity of the viewer I don’t know what it would be. Old professor decorates with pink walls and wins that segment to go on to next episode (which I will definitely not be watching)!


13 posted on 06/12/2013 11:12:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Rebel_Ace

You’ve obviously been hoodwinked into assuming that H&G’s intentions are honorable. I view this as one more attempt by another Obunga-voting, commie-lib outfit to belittle our National Banner and deny t any exceptionalism to the Country and People it stands for. Check it out; I’ll bet every man Jack or woman Sheila of the H&G staff; if they voted, voted for The Won.....and poured company largesse into his campaign coffers.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 11:16:23 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: opentalk

Blood pressure rising...gritting teeth.

here’s their email.

contactus@hgtvondemand.com


15 posted on 06/12/2013 11:21:23 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

I’m waiting for some bar to paint their toilet floors with the queer’s rainbow flag. Think about it ...


16 posted on 06/12/2013 11:25:25 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: opentalk

it might be conventional custom not to do this, but it’s not against the law yet, is it?


17 posted on 06/12/2013 11:29:30 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: Rebel_Ace

Here’s the flag code:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Flag_Code

I don’t doubt the intentions were good...but it still is improper...as are all the pieces of clothing made to look like the flag, which seems to have become commonplace now.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 11:43:58 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: opentalk

I just went over to HGTV’s Facebook page. The comments on their apology post are revealing. A huge number of them think an American Flag tablecloth is a great idea.

It is a cavalcade of low-information voters.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 11:59:31 AM PDT by magellan
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To: huldah1776

Done. The Bestids.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 12:07:49 PM PDT by Monkey Face (You have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide. ~ Joseph Goebbels / Barack Obama)
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To: nutmeg
HGTV has shown that it is hard-Left.

Pro-gay all day!



21 posted on 06/12/2013 12:33:17 PM PDT by rdb3 (I ain't got no grape jelly! I only have purple.)
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To: nutmeg

OMW! These people are beyond disgusting. Used to love HGTV, but so much of the programming is just stupid and useless. And I got sick of seeing so many homo “couples” among the homeowners.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red
Used to love HGTV, but so much of the programming is just stupid and useless. And I got sick of seeing so many homo “couples” among the homeowners.

Same here, and I especially agree with your second sentence above. Enough already!

23 posted on 06/12/2013 1:27:28 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: rdb3
HGTV has shown that it is hard-Left.

Pro-gay all day!

Yes! I forgot to mention how overwhelmingly gay-friendly HGTV has become. Barf...

24 posted on 06/12/2013 1:28:54 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: magellan

HGTV actually apologized for using our flag as a tablecloth?


25 posted on 06/12/2013 1:29:48 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: Liberty Valance

Flag Day is Friday June 14th.

(((
It is,indeed, and, as we are lucky enough to live in Maryland, we will travel to Ft. McHenry for the yearly Flag Day presentation. It starts with the Pledge, followed by a presentation of the colors and a concert. And it ends with fireworks.


26 posted on 06/12/2013 1:31:15 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Excellent post in #12... says it all.


27 posted on 06/12/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: GreenHornet

I do not believe, however, that the person who came up with this idea was intentionally being disrespectful, I think they are just clueless regarding proper protocol to be observed when displaying the flag.

***
I suspect you are right.


28 posted on 06/12/2013 1:32:45 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: opentalk

OMG, how stupid.


29 posted on 06/12/2013 1:37:16 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: opentalk
They must be geniuses over at HGTV.

Why has no one -- ever before -- thought of using the American flag to mop up that fried chicken grease and soak up the watermelon juice.

Wowsers! Cheerleader IQs.

30 posted on 06/12/2013 1:51:45 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: opentalk

“Viewers took to social networking sites like Facebook to express their extreme displeasure with the holiday decorations.”

More like “holiday desecrations”.


31 posted on 06/12/2013 1:52:27 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GVnana

I don’t think the sharpest minds tend to end up in the interior decorating and landscaping professions.


32 posted on 06/12/2013 1:55:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: magellan

Got link? I’d like to add my 2 cents.


33 posted on 06/12/2013 1:55:39 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Rebel_Ace

You are wrong. The flag should not be used for anything but a flag. This is one of the worst well-intentioned abuses of the flag that I have seen.


34 posted on 06/12/2013 1:57:44 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Rebel_Ace

OF all the injustices thrown out there everyday, this is such a small one. It isn’t meant as disrespectful. Actually, it’s supposed to be a tribute. It just wasn’t well thought out.


35 posted on 06/12/2013 2:38:44 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: GreenHornet

Of course you are correct. It was meant as a tribute. Just wasn’t well thought out.


36 posted on 06/12/2013 2:39:42 PM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: opentalk

It seems to me this kind of thing all started with Abbie Hoffman turning our flag into a shirt, which resulted in outrage at the time, which was of course ignored. So now, people like Garth Brooks wear something inspired by it, probably without even knowing where it started, but feeling patriotic by doing it.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: nutmeg

Jeepers. Thanks for the ping!


38 posted on 06/12/2013 7:52:40 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: opentalk

39 posted on 06/12/2013 7:53:26 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kcvl

AgitpropTV.

They take content that should be apolitical and requiring of no moral position and contaminate and debase it with non-stop cultural propaganda.

The flag tablecloth may be more of the same attempt at tearing down traditional and respected norms, or it could be the abject ignorance of them. Considering HGTVs habit of normalizing perversion, I think it’s the former, even if the dummies who made the table display were clueless.

It’s an unconventional tablecloth all right, because it’s something that ought not be done. Geez why don’t they do like regular Americans and make patriotic table linens out of a couple yards of patriotic-themed fabric?

Maybe the idea here was to go “green” and “repurpose” a flag. After all, “green” is the new red. Commies simply bounced to the other side of the color wheel.


40 posted on 06/12/2013 8:32:42 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

There has to be a reason why I don’t watch HGTV. Now I know why.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 10:30:33 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t watch it because it’s boring as carp.


42 posted on 06/13/2013 10:33:44 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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