Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trending topic

One of those enduring topics over at certain Fair 'n' Balanced Networks is evil bureaucrats getting in the way of patriotic impulses, particularly veterans who are just trying to fly the flag:

Students Sue Over Removal of American Flag T-shirts (June 23)

Mom: R.I. School Bans 8-Year-Old Son's Patriotic Hat With Army Figures (June 17)

Wisconsin Veteran Must Remove Flag After Memorial Day, Wife Says (May 26)

WWII Vet Ordered to Remove American Flag From Outside New Hampshire Home (May 20)

Decorated Veteran, 90, Fights to Raise Flag in His Yard (Dec. 3)

Pennsylvania Firefighter Suspended for U.S. Flag on Locker (Oct. 17)

Oregon Apartment Complex Bans Flying the American Flag (Oct. 14)

... so you'd like to think that when it's the Marines and the Tea Party-favored "Don't Tread on Me" flag, maybe somebody could be bothered to read the heds before publishing?

Is "don't trend on me" a Cupertino error? Is it a fingerfehler by some new hire who heretofore couldn't imagine a Cooler. Verb. Evar. than "trend"? I don't know, and I don't want to spend too much time picking on one-off typos. But when you're holding the line alone against Those Liberal Media and all their minions and catamites, you should expect a tad bit of public ridicule for being such a public doofus.

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Anonymous Q. Pheevr said...

Fools rush in where angels fear to trend.

9:40 AM, June 29, 2010  

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