Variety magazine violates 4 U.S. Code § 8

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  1. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    What action can/will be taken?


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    Mike is looking a little rough there.
     

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    Court appearance must be after David Gregory's case for violating the magazine ban in DC.
     
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    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Good point

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    I'll bet you could take that group anywhere in the world, with any circumstance, and they'd all still be miserable, angry, *****ing *******s.
     
  6. 29glock27

    29glock27 版主是屄

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    Its art, so it's exempted.
     
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    the big question: why would anyone, in their right mind, care what those "people" have to say? (i did not name call!)
     
  8. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    I give up. What law(s) are they breaking?
     
  9. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    Ummmm... the First Amendment, perhaps you've heard of it?
     
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    In addition to the First Amendment (and likely because of it), "the Flag Code does not prescribe any penalties for non-compliance nor does it include enforcement provisions; rather the Code functions simply as a guide to be voluntarily followed by civilians and civilian groups." http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf.
     
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  11. Deanster

    Deanster Cheese? CLM Millennium Member

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    Here's the text of the law he's referring to.

    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2011-title4/html/USCODE-2011-title4-chap1-sec8.htm
    4 U.S.C.
    United States Code, 2011 Edition
    Title 4 - FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES
    CHAPTER 1 - THE FLAG
    Sec. 8 - Respect for flag
    From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov

    §8. Respect for flag

    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

    (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

    (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.

    (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.

    (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.

    (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

    (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

    (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.

    (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

    (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart.

    (k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
    Most of these are violated routinely, including (c) before almost every NFL game, where they have the flag flat over the field, and (j) where it's used on athletic uniforms, etc. etc. etc.

    Also notable that this law establishes the right way to do it, but carries no penalties for violation. Nothing, is exactly what should be done.
     
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    At least they weren't burning it. But it's pretty funny to see them using the flag for their purposes all of a sudden. I thought only Deplorables liked the flag.
     
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