Thursday, October 4, 2007

Proposal for The New American Flag

Excerpts from letters sent to President Bush and Senator Feingold proposing a constitutional amendment to change the American flag:

It is an undeniable aspect of the national reality that we now experience any given phenomenon in terms of before or after September 11, 2001. This new American flag represents our reality more accurately, paying tribute to the heroes that sacrificed, the innocent victims that were lost, and the courage and resolve of the survivors--we, the American people. We also remember how the laws were changed to protect us, yet not without sacrifice to our rights and privileges as citizens. This flag is a representation against the notion that the actions our government has taken since 2001 are not radical.

Certainly the debates on the amendment would be lively, improving the health of our democracy, and inspiring a vital assessment of the direction our country is headed.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ninety-Nine Flags of Milwaukee: A Tribute

A video survey of American flags flown by institutions on major north-south and east-west thoroughfares in Milwaukee.
Video (6:01)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ninety-Nine American Flags of Milwaukee Map

Map of Milwaukee businesses who fly the current 50 star flag. These places will be the first to be offered the new 99 star flag when it is adopted. Colors of the push pins identify the different types of institutions.

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Red: Health and Human Services including churches, labor unions, nursing homes.
Blue: Government, including parks, monuments, post offices, and other facilities.
Green: Financial, banks, credit unions, etc...
Turquoise: Retail Services serving individuals.
Yellow: Education including schools and libraries.
Purple: Manufacturing facilities operating on an industrial scale.
Pink: Entertainment, including restaurants, bars, video rentals.