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Images of Canberra – Do we need more flags

By johnboy - 2 July 2009 70

[First filed: July 01, 2009 @ 11:11]

As seen in the car park of the Braddon Club yesterday.

How many Australian flags are enough on a Toyota Ute?

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Images of Canberra – Do we need more flags
Thumper 2:41 pm 01 Jul 09

So the guy has flags on his ute?

Personally I wouldn’t do it, but seriously, the way some people carry on about it you’d think that they had murdered a baby or two.

Holden Caulfield 2:30 pm 01 Jul 09

Not concerned about the flags on the ute so much. However, our flag does have one too many Union Jacks on it.

I am delighted 2:23 pm 01 Jul 09

FFS let people do want they want, just because it doesn’t fit in with your la de da PC world. You don’t have let the whole world know, freaking cry baby.

DrKarl 2:18 pm 01 Jul 09

Post #8 said “Sounds like something a jingoistic redneck Australian might do before turning back to their American television and a bottle of Coca Cola”.

Don’t drink Coke and watch ABC & SBS, but do think Obama is OK, he has a lot of damage to repair, Have lived in North America above the 49th parallel and I eat Weekbix. Wouldn’t condenser myself a redneck ever.

mp2615 2:16 pm 01 Jul 09

who was it who said “patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel” ?
Not that I’m saying the owner is bad, just that displaying those flags means something to him/her. could be a lot worse.
I usually read all the other stickers on the vehicle to get a better picture but it looks like just flags on this one. So maybe they’s just a proud Aussie

Snarky 2:06 pm 01 Jul 09

Needs more frangipanis.

bohemian 1:48 pm 01 Jul 09

Someone should start selling decals & bumper stickers already

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:38 pm 01 Jul 09

Did an American sh.t in your cornflakes, ant? Or do you regularly lump over 300 million people into one homogenous mass? Sounds like something a jingoistic redneck Australian might do before turning back to their American television and a bottle of Coca Cola.

Hercsie 1:33 pm 01 Jul 09

Depends what you call a patriot:

from dictionary.com

noun

1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion.

2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, esp. of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

don’t know to which category flags on ya car belong

Jim Jones 1:30 pm 01 Jul 09

Secret Squirrel said :

Yes, we wouldn’t want to be overtly patriotic, would we? What sort of a message would that send? That we love our country? And we wouldn’t want that!

I’m guessing you’ve got a Southern Cross tattoo.

ant 1:21 pm 01 Jul 09

Secret Squirrel said :

Yes, we wouldn’t want to be overtly patriotic, would we? What sort of a message would that send? That we love our country? And we wouldn’t want that!

Yep, we love our country by plastering the flag around, just like the good little wannabe Americans that we are.

Secret Squirrel 1:12 pm 01 Jul 09

Yes, we wouldn’t want to be overtly patriotic, would we? What sort of a message would that send? That we love our country? And we wouldn’t want that!

ant 1:07 pm 01 Jul 09

This poor ute owner seems to have run out of places to mount more flags. I’m sure if he gave it some deep thought and had a wander round SupaCheap, he could get a few more on.

I agree with DrKarl, this reducing the flag to a brand cheapens it, the Americans are very good at this. It’s sad to see us follow them.

PsydFX 1:06 pm 01 Jul 09

DrKarl said :

National symbols should be register with the IPA and displayed in a more dignified manner. This only cheapens our national image like the USA.

Pretentious much?

DrKarl 12:44 pm 01 Jul 09

National symbols should be register with the IPA and displayed in a more dignified manner. This only cheapens our national image like the USA.

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