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TWinOKC

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Union Jack Door mat
« on: October 17, 2013, 03:04:44 PM »
A Union Jack door mat.  Made in good ole India.  Just right for the garage.

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/product/Union-Jack-Doormat/1041660386?Keyword=union+jack+door+mat
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 03:29:04 PM »
Hmmmm.........not really appropriate for a doormat, if I had one, I would hang it on the wall.

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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 04:28:17 PM »
Yeah, kinda like Iran selling stars and stripes door mats?

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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 05:00:13 PM »
Hmmmm.........not really appropriate for a doormat, if I had one, I would hang it on the wall.

The quality is not really good enough for a wall, they are kinda heavy, it would take some pretty stout nails to hang them.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 05:13:26 PM »
Inappropriate is not a strong enough term.  It's just not right.  It shows a total lack of respect for both the flag and the Nation and People it represents.
How many American members would have a stroke if they saw an American flag doormat?
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 05:32:07 PM »
I agree with D the D - totally not cool .
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 05:41:35 PM »
Inappropriate is not a strong enough term.  It's just not right.  It shows a total lack of respect for both the flag and the Nation and People it represents.
How many American members would have a stroke if they saw an American flag doormat?

You make a good point.  I didn't see any American flag mats there, wouldn't buy one if they did.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2013, 09:36:46 PM »
I don't see where it states made in India.....could be from anywhere.  Anyway this sort of crap is usually only made to order for large buyers like Bed, Bath and Beyond in the link above.......totally idiotic concept to have any flag on a doormat.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 06:20:59 AM »
Inappropriate is not a strong enough term.  It's just not right.  It shows a total lack of respect for both the flag and the Nation and People it represents.
How many American members would have a stroke if they saw an American flag doormat?

To play devil's advocate: it isn't a flag, it's a doormat - that just happens to look like a flag.  Is there a difference?

That said: personally, I think it's a disgrace!  Just like the "patriots" who show their national pride by wearing American (or any other nation, for that matter) flag-print underwear...

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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 08:03:41 AM »
Relative to most of you guys here (from what I observe), my politics would probably be considered quite to the left of center and I still see this as a completely tasteless breach of decorum.
 I'm not talking about getting all sanctimonious about "the FLAG" or any flag for that matter being a sacred object. I'd even allow that "the FLAG" can have symbolic value as an exercise in free speech in certain circumstances. But a doormat? Really?
That's just disgusting.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 09:46:40 AM »
I agree with you Chuck D!
I too support freedom of speech through expression while recognizing respect for others is important too.  Not that I'm all PC or anything, it's just part of civility.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 10:40:24 AM »
The actual Flag of England is the Cross of St. George, a large red cross on a white field. The Union Jack started as a British Navel flag but this doormat still SUCKS
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 12:18:09 PM »
I agree with you Chuck D!
I too support freedom of speech through expression while recognizing respect for others is important too.  Not that I'm all PC or anything, it's just part of civility.
This may be getting away from the main topic, but it's a real shame that "civics" as a subject was jettisoned by most school districts sometime in the early 70's (I believe).
I still think that there is a lot of value in shared norms of public behavior that stress simple politeness and consideration of the other guy. More to the point, (mis)using a countries national symbol lost it's value to shock a long time ago, so it's worthless as "art" in my opinion. Flag burning at this point can only be viewed as trite and unoriginal, so, what are you left with? Crass commercialism as in the case of the doormat.
Either way, it smells pretty bad.
Sorry for the rant, it's just the Boy Scout in me.
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 04:28:08 PM »
Might get a few and put them under my bikes to keep the oil off the floor.   :-\  ERC
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Re: Union Jack Door mat
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 09:15:17 PM »
Might get a few and put them under my bikes to keep the oil off the floor.   :-\  ERC

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