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POLITICAL SATIRE:U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 Million Deaths


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SATIRE, satire, politics, government, usa, news, military, u.s. )

AWAY AWHI
- 3386 days ago - theonion.com
Citing a series of fatal malfunctions dating back to 1777, flag manufacturer Annin & Company announced Monday that it would be recalling all makes and models of its popular American flag from both foreign and domestic markets.



   

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AWAY AWHILE Cal Mendelsohn (1065)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 1:39 am
More satire from the Onion--hope you enjoy it!
 

Kit B (276)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 2:04 am
Thanks so much for the informative article it explains so much about the many fatalities in the past 230+ years world wide from the US alone. Though of course one wonders if this flag crisis might be endemic to other countries as it is to the US. With out this extensive research one could be deluded to error that the high incidence of death could have been incorrectly attributed to war. So good to get that cleared up.


Score one more for THE ONION NEWS NETWORK!!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 3:21 am
Burman added.., "In the interim, I would recommend that all Americans switch to the Canadian flag, which seems to be working just fine." haha
This is hysterical !!.....Thanks Cal :D
 

Kathleen R (983)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 4:01 am
I'm still laughing -- and sharing it elsewhere too!!! Thanks!!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 5:23 am
"When combined with alcohol, excessive patriotism, grief, or well-intentioned but ultimately misguided ideals, U.S. flags transform into ticking time bombs, just waiting to go off," Burman said.
I think this was my favorite line. Satiric? Yes. Still, it has some truth in it.
 

Cary Mostly-Away (94)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 8:19 am
Blind Faith - Nobody seen it coming.
 

nadine F (41)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 10:38 am
:)
 

Edward Riordan (53)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 1:13 pm
Laughing too harf to tyopo
 

Marianna M. (6)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 1:46 pm
lol
 

Mimi S (50)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 7:45 pm
great satire
 

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 11:45 pm
The US goes more crazy over its flag than just about anywhere.
 

Donn M (56)
Thursday April 15, 2010, 11:49 pm
Thank you flag, for helping to control overpopulation the world over. Long may you reign.
 

Monica D (580)
Friday April 16, 2010, 3:03 am
Nice to see the Onion still going strong!
 

. (0)
Friday April 16, 2010, 6:50 am
Sherbet.... rather than use ou wuuunnnnderful men and women in war lets send the flag ahead of us.. lol...
 

June Higgins (21)
Friday April 16, 2010, 8:21 am
What a great article. Thanks to The Onion, for clearing that up for me. Now I don't have to continue wondering how so many people have questionable deaths. I think I'll just keep my flag for its sentimental value. But will pass this on to others, as I like to keep people well informed.
 

Pam Burton (25)
Friday April 16, 2010, 12:52 pm
I'm just sitting back and watching folks getting more and more tired of Government/Big Business-with all the rules/laws-running peoples lives....And I hope I'm ready when "the masses" decide ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!
 

Alice V (0)
Friday April 16, 2010, 2:40 pm
Alost fell out of my wheelchair laughing.
 

Alice V (0)
Friday April 16, 2010, 2:41 pm
Almost lol
 

Anne K (139)
Friday April 16, 2010, 4:53 pm
Great article! Thanks, Cal.
 

Sylvie M (46)
Friday April 16, 2010, 5:30 pm
Thanks for posting this - at last, some story from Care2 which makes me want to laugh, and not shout in pure anger!
 

David Mac Kercher (60)
Friday April 16, 2010, 6:51 pm
This was a great article-thank's
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday April 16, 2010, 8:03 pm
Noted - and a GOOD LAUGH.
 

Ancil S (175)
Friday April 16, 2010, 8:05 pm
CHUCKLE!!! Thanks for sharing!!! ROTFL!!!!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday April 16, 2010, 9:29 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Shirley S (187)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 3:10 am
Clever humor
 

Terry B (649)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 5:17 am
Tee hee -- just what I needed
 

joan f r (26)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 10:05 pm
ROTFLMAO
 

Lynne L (71)
Friday May 14, 2010, 8:37 pm
hehehehehehehe
 
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