Images of Canberra – Do we need more flags

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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S4anta S4anta 12:02 pm 03 Jul 09

Pelican,

Were you thinking of a bloke named pauline hanson?

pelican… hee hee

Vonbare Vonbare 11:09 am 03 Jul 09

#68 +5!!!!!

Pelican Lini Pelican Lini 1:10 am 03 Jul 09

The recently departed decade-long dark ages were imposed by a little bloke with a stupid twisted grin and twitching shoulder.
His name escapes me but I hold him responsible for encouraging a phony flag-draped brand of patriotism which appeared to fuel an aggressive nationalism and hostility towards other residents considered not to be Australian.
There’s nothing wrong in overtly demonstrating pride in our nation but thanks to this bloke, the practice has definitely become adulterated with negative and sinister connotations.
I prefer traditional Australian values of quiet national pride and not giving a rat’s arse about waving flags or kowtowing to any other symbols of authority.
I loved the celebration of larrikin and ratbag spirits, the open and friendly national character and a belief in a fair go for all.
These and other values came close to being dead and buried during those dark ages and I hope we never see their like again.
Lest we forget.

aelliso aelliso 10:12 pm 02 Jul 09

What’s with all of the Anti-US sentiment? If you’ve travelled the world, you’ll realise you can see this kind of thing anywhere. I’m a proud Aussie and its elitist pricks like DrKarl who embarrass me the most, not “some bogan” who chooses to display the flag on his ute. Grouping this person with the “we’re full” crowd is pretty ignorant too Timberwolf. For all you know the owner of this vehicle is a proud ADF member and/or a descendent someone who served.
Everyone needs to drop the “im better than you” attitude. You may be better than me, but there is always someone better than you too.

I have an idea for you DrKarl, next time you see a ute like this with flags and other “bogan” paraphernalia, wait by it and confront the driver and tell them what a bogan dickhead and wannabe American he/she is and take their flags from them…

Cletus 2 Cletus 2 8:16 pm 02 Jul 09

braddonboy said :

Hey Cletus, how did the said dead digger get to a) mount the flags on the hilux and b) drive it to Baraddon?

a) presumably they were alive at some stage
b) apparently you don’t have to own a car to drive it somewhere

You didn’t think about that very hard, did you?

DrKarl said :

I think I got better things to do than stir up bogans

Apparently you don’t because you keep posting. Here’s something to think about: if you believe you’re better than some groups of people, and that you’re better qualified to dictate how they think and behave, then you’re badly mistaken. I think that kind of attitude is at the cause of a lot of the problems in the world. What do you think about that?

Fisho Fisho 6:56 pm 02 Jul 09

Let me see……

hilux.
Virtually unbreakable, goes anywhere and keeps going, copes with the knocks, no fuss, no bother.

A worthy mount point for one of our national symbols I would have thought.

And to the posters pointing out the Asian heritage of the Hilux (Japanese design, Thai build) are you saying that Asians are not valid contributors to our country? I would vehemently disagree.

DrKarl DrKarl 4:57 pm 02 Jul 09

I think I got better things to do than stir up bogans

I am delighted I am delighted 4:30 pm 02 Jul 09

ant said :

I am delighted said :

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.

I’m glad people who make comments like this are on the opposing side.

Do I hear someone whining, I think I dooo…

Clown Killer Clown Killer 3:33 pm 02 Jul 09

We should be proud to have people who are proud of the country.

I am. Incredibly. But I don’t need to make a tool out of myself at the same time.

chewy14 chewy14 2:23 pm 02 Jul 09

Danman said :

Feathergirl, I present the flag of the A.C.T.

Can’t have that. Its got a southern cross on it.

Must mean we’re all bogans.

Danman Danman 2:21 pm 02 Jul 09

Feathergirl, I present the flag of the A.C.T.

Feathergirl Feathergirl 2:11 pm 02 Jul 09

Is it possible to get little Canberra flags? Now I would put one of them on my car, but I don’t think they exist.

Zombie Patriots, the most fearful kind of zombie!

We’re due for in influx of kangaroo zombies soon, now you can’t get more patriotic than that. Be afraid…

Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel 11:56 am 02 Jul 09

Secret Squirrel said :

Zombie Patriots, the most fearful kind of zombie!

Other than MJ coming back to life that is.

Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel 11:55 am 02 Jul 09

braddonboy said :

Hey Cletus, how did the said dead digger get to a) mount the flags on the hilux and b) drive it to Baraddon?

Zombie Patriots, the most fearful kind of zombie!

puzzlepunk puzzlepunk 11:54 am 02 Jul 09

“Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.”

George Bernard Shaw

braddonboy braddonboy 10:34 am 02 Jul 09

Hey Cletus, how did the said dead digger get to a) mount the flags on the hilux and b) drive it to Baraddon?

Chopper Chopper 10:09 am 02 Jul 09

Thats it S4anta – this is Australia !!

We should be proud to have people who are proud of the country.

I am sure as hell sick of seeing “Tongan Pride, Italia banners on BMW’s” when the driver of the vehicle was born here. I mean it seems like its more acceptable to have multicultural stickers, flags on your car then our own.

But no doubt me saying this will result in “obviously Chopper has a southern cross tattoo” & “another aussie redneck” from people who arent proud of australia.

trevar trevar 10:09 am 02 Jul 09

Isn’t it odd, to see an Australian wanting to display an Australian flag? Who would ever have thought it possible? Only Americans do that sort of thing… oh, and Lebanese. They have cypruses everywhere. Awfully vulgar, don’t you think? Oh, and then there’s the Canadians, who plaster maple leaves up wherever there’s a spare centimetre! Disgraceful! And those French people with their tricolor all over every balcony they can find! I’ve even seen a Russian farmer carrying a sickle once! You see these things you buy from New Zealand, and they’ve got some silly fern leaf printed on them. And those horrid young hooligans from the UK, and even some who aren’t from the UK, wandering around with Union Jacks plastered all over themselves! Inadequate parenting, if you ask me! I’d never let my children wear a symbol, or especially to put one on a car! How terribly vulgar and American…

S4anta S4anta 9:30 am 02 Jul 09

Anyone who has a problem with someone putting one, two, three or four hundred aussie flags or decals on their vehicle, house or humpy obviously is suffering from cultural cringe, and needs to have a good hard look at themselves.

I for one think it is about time that as a country we take a bit of pride in ourselves and our emblems, we are the best country in the world and we need to remind ourselves of that from time to time. We are Aussies, and we have a habit of being a bit over the top where national pride is concerned, its how its always been and should stay that way.

Providing that these emblems do not become associated with the unfortunate events of the whole Bondi thing a few years back there is no real harm.

Secret Squirrel Secret Squirrel 8:28 am 02 Jul 09

Next Karl and Ant will be saying “the Olympics are becoming Americanised, too much flag waving, ban the Olympics”!!!

Who cares where the flags are made, or where his truck is made. He’s showing the flags because he’s a proud Aussie, and he loves his country. I’m sure if you asked him he’d say IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AMERICA!!!

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