Posts Tagged patriotism

Is the LGBT pride flag unpatriotic?

Of course not! But that’s not what a Louisiana councilman thinks.

After one of his constituents, a Korean war veteran, complained to him about the waving of the LGBT pride flag by a local LGBT organization, City-Parish councilman Andy Noquin took issue with the flag as well. The flag in question was raised at Lafayette, Louisiana’s Annual Pride In The Park celebration, which took place against the backdrop of National Pride Month and the recent striking down of DOMA. Noquin, a Republican (shock!), is now drafting legislation to ban the waving of any non-government flag in any public venue. “I did not go overseas and fight for our country so that we could come back and be ...

Of course not! But that’s not what a Louisiana councilman thinks.

After one of his constituents, a Korean war veteran, complained to him about the waving of the LGBT pride flag by a local LGBT organization, ...

Q: What’s making you happy today? A: Haka flashmobs

The idea for this post, which I hope will become something of a series, is lovingly ripped off from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. PCHH, which is beyond-fantastic listening – intelligent, funny, informed pop culture commentary done by a group of people who clearly enjoy each other’s company – runs a segment on every show called “What’s Making You Happy This Week?”

The Rugby World Cup, as our Australian and British readers are doubtless aware, is happening right now in New Zealand (Americans, the USA is playing Australia at 4:30am ET tomorrow! Australia is going to win! You should watch anyway!).

On my way back from Sydney to the States earlier this week, I flew through Auckland, and let me ...

The idea for this post, which I hope will become something of a series, is lovingly ripped off from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. PCHH, which is beyond-fantastic listening – intelligent, funny, informed pop culture ...