Happy Loyalty Day

Holy crap! It’s Loyalty day and nobody bothered to tell me. And here I am stuck without a flag to put on the back of my pickup truck and without a pickup truck to put the flag that I don’t have in the first place.

The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as “Loyalty Day.” This Loyalty Day, and throughout the year, I ask all Americans to join me in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2007, as Loyalty Day. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in this national observance and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day as a symbol of pride in our Nation.

(Thanks Comrade Eel Feather)

8 Comments

  1. Yup, it’s for real — pretty cool, uh?

    I bet the shrub did a couple of lines, got wasted on Jack and started watching Leni Riefenstahl movies. LOYALTY! STAY THE COURSE! USA!

  2. Lol. Are there no worker’s unions left in the States? Anywhere in europe, trying to steal may 1st would lead to riots.

    This sounds like the sneakiest holiday takeover since the christians stole christmas.

  3. Wait. Is this indeed for real?

    Yeah dude — check the link. That’s the official whitehouse.gov site.

    I guess the mass media doesn’t cover it, because it seems so completely outrageous and absurd. But I agree, it is hard to believe… When you can’t tell the difference between the Onion and official White House policies, things are getting pretty damn extreme. It sounds like some deranged Orwellian nightmare.

    The great Dr. Johnson defined patriotism as the last resort of the scoundrel, and it took an American to dare correct him — it is the first resort of the scoundrel. But LOYALTY? That’s sort of upping it up a couple of levels, that… I mean, you can still define dissent as patriotic, so perhaps the word is falling out of favor amongst the ruling classes — since you can’t really define dissent as loyalty. Loyalty has more of a “don’t ask any questions, stand by your man”-kinda thing to it.

    “Loyalty” — the last resort of the morally bankrupt, religious fundamentalist, corrupt bastards, when dealing with a BigMac-gobbling, anti-intellectual, American Idol-watching moron populace.

  4. Yeah dude — check the link. That’s the official whitehouse.gov site.

    I find the onion to be more truthful than the link above.

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