I’m not interested…

…unless Zinke raises a white flag:

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a special flag raised for him whenever he occupies his department’s headquarters, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

When Zinke isn’t around, the Post noted, a different flag is raised to represent the deputy secretary, David Bernhardt. The Post also reported that Zinke had personalized coins made as giveaways for staff and visitors. 

Seriously, what the hell is the matter with these people? Flags and doubloons? Are we really going for serfdom?

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13 Responses to I’m not interested…

  1. What comes with serfdom? Challenge coins, pennants, and fiefdoms. Forget about rolling us back to the rail Barons period, they want to rescind the Magna Carta.

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  2. First, remember during Obama’s first campaign, he gave a speech in Ohio, and al the wingnut heads went all assplody because “The uppity Ni-KLANG! has his own ‘O’ flag!!!11!!!ELEVENTY!!!”

    Projection. It’s always projection with them.

    Second, much of this bullshit with ZInke is because he thinks the whole gummint is the military, and they do shit like this in the military. When the Admiral is on board the ship flys his pennants. Challenge coins are common gimmes for service members to collect.

    Fascism 101: Glorify the military above all other civilian agencies. This is the basis of the anthem freakouts, the flag freakouts and everything else. No challenge to authoritah is allowed.

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  3. roket says:

    It remains to be seen whether or not he goes down with the ship.

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  4. Green Eagle says:

    Serfdom? Despotism is more like it. Serfdom was a part of a feudal system that recognized a responsibility of the feudal lords to protect the interests of their vassals, however poorly that often worked in practice. The current Republican party recognizes absolutely zero responsibility of the rulers to the people; something that was basically eliminated in ancient times.

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    • roket says:

      True dat. With today’s conscientious conservatives (?), protecting the interest of the vassals would be nothing less than socialism.

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  5. Bruce388 says:

    So what’s the flag represent? A mound of coal? An oil spill?

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    • 808Max says:

      Seven stars could be a cryptic message for confederacy. The first confederate national flag had seven stars. It’s a stretch, but there is his past history.

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      • tengrain says:

        The Times story explains the flag, kinda:

        The flag, which features the Interior Department’s bison seal on a blue banner with seven white stars for the agency’s bureaus, flies over the building whenever Zinke is present. If only Deputy Secretary David Bernhardt is in the office, a different flag is flown, according to the Post.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • 808Max says:

        TG,
        Thanks for the reply about the Times. I just checked DoI’s official site and they say they have nine bureaus. Something doesn’t add up.
        Max

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  6. grs says:

    Challenge Coins. These are a thing that are making their way into corporate America too.

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