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June 12, 2024

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (6/12/24) Pre-Flag Day Edition


The Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of Old Glory

What is the Meaning Behind the 13 Folds of the U.S. Flag?
The flag-folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which the United States was originally founded.

The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks, and who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

The fourth fold represents our weaker nature; as American citizens trusting in God, it is Him we turn to in times of peace, as well as in times of war, for His divine guidance.

The fifth fold is a tribute to our country. In the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right, but it is still our country, right or wrong."

The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

The seventh fold is a tribute to our armed forces, for it is through the armed forces that we protect our country and our flag against all enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor our mother, for whom it flies on Mother's Day.

The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood. It has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that has molded the character of the men and women who have made this country great.

The 10th fold is a tribute to father, who has also given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since he or she was first born.

The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies God the Father, the Son and Holy Ghost.

The 13th and last fold, when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, "In God We Trust."


Weekly commenter stats for week of 6-9-2024

Top 10 commenters:
1 [809 comments] 'Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden' [113.55 posts/day]
2 [659 comments] ''
3 [583 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, obsessively pursuing evil with Friedkin'
4 [457 comments] '...'
5 [432 comments] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
6 [405 comments] 'Bulgaroctonus'
7 [349 comments] 'jim (in Kalifornia)'
8 [332 comments] 'andycanuck (ZdexC)'
9 [311 comments] 'Skip '
10 [307 comments] 'Dig gp Must'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [288 names] 'raimondo on tap' [40.42 unique names/day]
2 [275 names] 'Ciampino - Mon Update #08'
3 [61 names] 'Quarter Twenty '
4 [60 names] 'Count de Monet'
5 [59 names] 'Helena Handbasket'
6 [46 names] 'Moron Analyst'
7 [41 names] 'Of course the snobs have to like sucky food'
8 [40 names] 'gKWVE'
9 [39 names] ''
10 [38 names] 'Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden'


The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

The upshot of all this is that actual dynamics in human affairs matter more than the grandiose wishes of mega-managers. They can wish for maximum control of everything all they want, but history is taking the world in another direction. Our broken systems for food, medicine, education, commerce will self-reorganize after a period of uncomfortable disorder, perhaps even epic disaster. I hope you see how this works. James Howard Kunstler (H/T Sock Monkey)

Quote II

"I just happened to look outside and I saw one of the ships, so I went outside to investigate. I could see six ships at one time across the horizon. There have been ships in sight most of the day. I was surprised how close they are, we are not that far off shore."
Unidentified passenger on cruise line.

Quote III

“Don’t underestimate Joe Biden’s ability to fuck things up” Former President Barack Hussein Obama, AKA Chocolate Jesus


The ONT Musical Interlude & Road Map Emporium



Not quite posthumous Genius Award Winners.

Caddo Co. couple accused of stealing cattle, facing 28 felonies and 27 life sentences

CADDO CO., Okla. (KSWO) - A Caddo County woman is facing 28 felony charges for an alleged scheme where she stole cattle and sold them for a profit.

Brandy Ingram-Myers faces 25 felony counts of larceny of domestic animals, as well as a con game, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a pattern of criminal offenses.


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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire & AceCorp, LLC. The ONT is habit forming. There, you have been warned.

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