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Something I should have linked in the main story, this is MPR on a bunch of fabulous dorks celebrating the new flag this weekend, including someone with (homemade?) LaserLoon earrings!

https://www.mprnews.org/story/2024/05/12/new-minnesota-state-flag-party-celebration-costumes-laser-loon-lutheran-sushi

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

I love the guy dressed as a pine tree with resident squirrel. Also now I want pigs in blankets but I don't have the ingredients in the house. SIGH.

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BuT tHe GoLd FrInGe

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I think Omar got one with gold fringe just to troll the SovCits.

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

thank you for these pics. So needed them. Fills my heart with jjoy.

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

I would totally wear those earrings.

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

It's not a holiday meal without pickle wraps and a sausage and cheese plate,

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May 13·edited May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

Now THIS is how it is done, comrades!

Community celebrating the various essential human components of that community, itself!

And I just freakin' LOVE the fantastic Laser Loon ear festoonery!

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me too.

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Everything about that article is adorable except.... Lutheran sushi? (kosher) Jesus wept.

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Lutheran sushi: rice krispie bars with a Swedish candy fish on it, tied with a red licorice whip. Used to make it with my kids!

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I thought Lutheran sushi was lutefisk....

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Lutheran sushi is frozen whole tuna that you hit yourself upside your head with and then feel guilty about the whole thing.

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

Lutefisk wrapped in jello.

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

Lyme jello at that

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Lime Jello is great, but lutefisk is just fish preserved in lye.

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well where else are you going to get your daily recommendation of lye?

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

That is adorable.

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I like this! This is Nice Times! Also, the new flag looks much cooler. I admit that as a Coloradan, I kinda do love the big, bold color blocks.

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Ta, Crip Dyke. Nice Times!!

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Minnesota is awesome. They go beyond normal public accommodation laws to extend their current anti-discrimination laws to anyone engaging in "business activity." This is also why they might be the safest state for transgender folx.

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This is a thinly-veiled ploy, Minnesota. We know what you’re up to: You’re trying to join Canada.

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Oooh, we need a Nice Times. I prob won't get to this until tomorrow am, as the Monday night gig beckons, but...thanks in advance.

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I’m no vexillologist, but I know a good flag when I see it. Nice job, Minnesota

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I needed some good news today. Thanks, Crip Dyke.

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I know the old flag had issues, but the new one is so boring. Not even a single loon? That flag could be from anywhere. Mostly I will miss "L'etoile du Nord".

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Proud Minnesotan here. I remember decades ago in social studies class when they explained the meaning of the state flag. The Indian on horseback, we were told, was facing left, meaning he was exiting the scene. The farmer who was "productively improving the land" was facing right, meaning he was part of the dawn of a new era. I'm so very happy that we ditched that flag.

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'Republican House Minority Leader Lisa Demuth said she is “very disappointed” that Democrats developed the proposal without Republican input. Her motion to submit the proposal to questioning in other House committees failed along party lines.'

This is the new "elections have consequences" rule. I like it!

I would like it even better if the seats in our legislatures were distributed by PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION, but I can accept one step at a time, as long as it is in a progressive direction.

In a two-party system, we should not, as a rule, expect, much less demand "bipartisan" support for anything. That would be a good way for legislatures to NEVER do ANYTHING at all, because in a country with one pro-fascist party and one anti-fascist party, we can't expect much co-operation. Let the anti-fascists pass good legislation OVER THE OBJECTIONS of fascist legislators! It's about time!

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Did anyone clap back with "fuck your feelings?" Probably not. MN Dems are too classy for that.

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Without even getting into any symbolism, intended or otherwise, in the old flag, it's right and proper to replace it on the ground of ugliness alone. It looks like it was designed and drawn by a fourth grader as part of their history report.

But I gotta say that the lege still picked the dullest and most boring of all the competing replacements, then made it even more dull. Look and see if I'm right:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Minnesota

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For real. They had way better options.

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indeed (with one exception) I liked the movement on so many of them (sans the single star-ish icon in a blank field). The first 3 contenders have the movement of the water down and easy to see at a distance, using the water symbolism, instead of the flat, non kinetic movement of the chosen flag.

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I'll admit that most of them use non-traditional motifs. But they look good!

Hell, even the original design of the one they picked was better than the finished version, with a green stripe representing the land itself.

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Another encouraging development! Many thanks, CD!

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Thank you, Crip Dyke, for this informative article. I was wondering what that whining I heard being carried by a west wind actually was. Now I know it's the whinging of the usual republican christofasicsts decrying their rapidly accelerating descent into obscurity.

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Thank you for the lovely nice times, CD. ❤️❤️❤️

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It's so much good news

Having a little trouble processing it all

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I know. My good news processing unit is somewhat rusty and out of practice as of late.

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same.

Though just got back from spending a week on the coast. Pescadero beach at sunset is my heaven, hell just seeing the trees @ big basin recovering and sat in the redwoods talking with the tree elders who escaped a majority of the burn.. So this good news keeping that hope fire alive and less of the 'oh shit, we humans are forking doomed cuz of dumbforks' type of thing. KWIM?

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Lol! I do, indeed, know what you mean. Nice "good place" callback there. 😉

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I find good place lingo awesome and can use it anywhere kind of thing without too much censure. I get the emphasis from the phrases without offense other humans who see these words as problematic upset.

My why not both approach to life/communication type thing.

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I loved that show. ☺️

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May 13Liked by Crip Dyke

That's a really nice flag design; I dig it.

Minnesota's doing a good job. I always liked that state. Keep it up!

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It really is a cool flag

😎 😌

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