Bridget and I were thinking about a flag since our house came equipped with a flagpole mount. The question is then, which flag to get. Of course there is a logical answer, but what else is out there? I thought of countries but I have no strong allegiances, though B. is Irish as fuck. We considered state flags, perhaps Wisconsin so that the neighbors who are Minnesotans know they can suck it, and B. did go to college in and expresses profound feelings of like for my home state, but in the end it seemed sort of combative.
Then I came across the Gadsden flag and I thought all of my dreams were answered.
This here is a classic American fuck you, something that I can really get behind and support fully.
I was all stoked and was even kicking it around as t-shirt idea for All-City since the iconography is classic and public domain. But in doing research I learned that it has been adopted by the Tea Party idiots as a symbol.
One more thing they are ruining.
So that's out, I don't mind someone thinking I'm a crazed idiot hick, but I certainly do mind someone thinking that I believe in extreme right wing politics. Assholes.
(I still might do it as a Bike Jerks shirt because I'm so in love with it. Imagine "Bike Jerks" written out in logs above the snake. It'd be sick.)