Posts Tagged ‘flag’
Flags of Single-Party States Over San Francisco City Hall: Germany 1935, People’s Republic of China 2012Monday, October 21st, 2013
1935: Germany strong:
2012: People’s Republic* of China strong:
And you can’t see, but there are five stars on the PRC flag:
“The five stars and their relationship represents the unity of Chinese people under the leadership of the Communist Party of China. The orientation of the stars shows that the unity should go around a center. The larger star symbolizes the Communist Party of China, and the four smaller stars that surround the big star symbolize the four social classes (the working class, the peasantry, the urban petite bourgeoisie and the national bourgeoisie) of Chinese people mentioned in Mao’s “On the People’s Democratic Dictatorship“
In the center of the photo, you’ll find “heiress and socialite” Charlotte Smith Mailliard Swig Shultz, wife of Famous Republican George P. Shultz – check out her bio.** Now, which star is for her? I’m thinking it’s the star representing the national bourgeoisie, but IDK for sure.
*The current communist or socialist states that include the words People’s Republic in their full names:
Historical examples include:
- People’s Republic of Albania (1946–1976) and Socialist People’s Republic of Albania (1976–1992)
- People’s Republic of Angola (1975–1992)
- People’s Republic of Benin (1975–1990)
- People’s Republic of Bulgaria (1946–1990)
- People’s Republic of the Congo (1970–1992)
- People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (1987–1991)
- Hungarian People’s Republic (1949–1989)
- People’s Republic of Kampuchea (1979–1989)
- Mongolian People’s Republic (1924–1992)
- People’s Republic of Mozambique (1975–1990)
- People’s Republic of Poland (1952–1989)
- Romanian People’s Republic (1947–1965)
- Tuvan People’s Republic (1921–1944)
- People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (1967–1990)
- Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia (1946–1963)
** CSMSS (born ca. 1934) is an American heiress and socialite. She is the Chief of Protocol for the state of California, and the Chief of Protocol for the City and County of San Francisco. She is the wife of former United States Secretary of State George P. Shultz. In 2007, she was named Honorary Commander of The Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II.
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City Hall Goes Red and Green in a Different Way – To Honor Mexico? Italy? Ireland? Ron Conway? Baby Jesus?Thursday, December 13th, 2012
First City Hall was all like this.
Like a week ago:
But now it’s all like this:
See the diff?
Doesn’t it look something like the flags of Mexico, Italy and/or Ireland?
Speaking of Ireland, hated Republican billionaire Ron Conway can trace some of his roots back there, right? So maybe he called up weak-willed* Interim Mayor Ed Lee with some lighting ideas.
It’s not impossible.
Like remember when Republican billionaire Ron Conway got caught trying to improperly influence SFGov over the issue of street parking spaces near the offices of Pinterest? And then he lied about it?
And these days he “declines to state” whether he’s a Republican or not?
You know, if I were straight white male Republican billionaire who was willing to spend millions to buy political influence to make San Francisco more Republican I’d be all, “Gosh darn it, I’m a straight white male Republican billionaire who is willing to spend millions to buy political influence to make San Francisco more Republican!”
You know, direct, instead of, I don’t know, weaselly.
Oh, this just in, here’s a vote for Italy.
*“We talked in your office a couple of weeks before you entered the race and you confided in me that you didn’t want to run, but that Rose Pak and Willie Brown were putting a lot of pressure on you to run and you didn’t know if you had the strength to resist them.”
The American Flag Burners of Critical Mass – These Colors Don’t Run, But They Do Catch on Fire Pretty EasilyTuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Here we go, at the foot of Market Street, near the first of a long line of stalled MUNI streetcars and buses.
Oh, it’s time to burn Old Glory:
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Oh, what’s that? Focus? All right.
Dude was carrying an assortment of … devices?
There was a message written in blue on this particular flag, but I don’t know what it said. And there might have been a few skid marks on it as well.
Of course the SFPD was keeping an close eye on things, so they had some uniformed officers swoop in to recover the victim:
But only Gaia knows who brought this flag to CM and who set it afire.
I’ll note that most Critical Mass participants don’t burn American flags…
I’ll start with the easy one. Way back in the 1990′s, 1991 specifically, giant U.S. flags started popping up at American car dealerships all over the country.
They were designed to remind you to Buy American. (Although even at the time, many “American vehicles” were made in Canada, or from overseas.)
It didn’t really work so hot, so most of those flags, in front of your Oldsmobile,* Plymouth,* and Saturn* dealerships for example, went away.
And these days? Well, I don’t know, really.
As seen on Van Ness, formerly known as Auto Row:
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Maybe this giant flag means that an American car dealership used to be here.
I think it was a Ford store with lots and lots of Added Dealer Markup…
*A kind of car, back in the old days.