Celebrate the Stars and Stripes Forever with These Star Spangled 4th of July Craft Projects (Fifth Edition)

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Now we go to the crafts. Of course, given the Covid 19 virus and the lack of quality federal leadership, this 4th of July will be a rather disappointing one for many. After all, it’s summer and you can’t go to any beaches, bars, or restaurants. So you might as well stay home and watch Hamilton on Disney + which is what I’m planning to do anyway. Still, at least you can decorate your house in star-spangled red, white, and blue to show your patriotism. Also, vote for Joe Biden in November but that’s another story. Still, you can have a lot of fun with decorating. Hell, you can even make your own décor. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another treasury of patriotic 4th of July craft projects. Enjoy.

  1. Your neighbors will envy your patriotism with this star-spangled wreath.
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Uses American flag ribbons and decomesh. Love the bows.

2. Feel free to add flowers to your flags.

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Yes, the flowers are fake and seem straight from the cemetery. But feel free to stick them in the basket with the flags.

3. Put your flowers in this star-spangled pot.

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Okay, these red, white, and blue flowers are also fake. But you have to admire the pot’s red and blue stars.

4. A burlap wreath can use a few flowers.

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This has red, white, and blue carnations straight from the craft store. Great for your American door.

5. Show your American patriotism with this red, white, and blue ukulele.

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This has red, white, and blue carnations straight from the craft store. Great for your American door.

6. How about a wooden flag with zigzag stripes?

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Yes, it only has one wooden star. But come on, the American flag is very hard to copy. Seriously, it has like 50 stars on it.

7. Want an Uncle Sam clothes pin?

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These are in a more rustic style. Nonetheless, they’re adorable.

8. Rest your weary American head with this American flag burlap pillow.

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Then again, burlap’s not really very comfortable. So I guess this is more for decoration.

9. Celebrate the stars and stripes with this patriotic flower display.

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These flowers go with red, white, and blue jars. Tray says, “Faith, Family, Freedom.”

10. Missing fireworks? Try this wooden hanging.

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Consists of 3 wooden fireworks on a black wooden panel. And they’re red, white, and blue respectively.

11. Feel free to work on this American flag desk.

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On second thought, don’t do it. After all, it’s more for decoration. Whether indoor or outdoor, I’m not sure.

12. Make your 4th of July festive with these wooden firecrackers.

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Each one of these has stars and stripes to spare. Great to put outdoors. And even better, they never explode.

13. With this tree slice, show your love for America.

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This one is a wood burn that has 2 American flags on top. Also says, “God Bless America.”

14. You can’t have a 4th of July barbecue without these cooking implements.

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Then again, you probably can’t have a 4th of July barbecue period due to the coronavirus. Yet, these have red, white, and blue handles.

15. Perhaps a simple red wreath will do.

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This is a red burlap wreath. Still, don’t forget to add a blue bow with stars.

16. Grace your 4th of July table with this decomesh centerpiece.

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This one has a red, white, and blue hat on top. Love the shiny stars.

17. Care for a more flowery flag?

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This one consists of the stars and stripes made from crafted flowers. Great to hang in every American home.

18. Every American flag wreath must come with a large blue star.

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The star is metal but with a very ornate design. While an American flag drapes over the wreath.

19. You can’t have a 4th of July wreath without flowers.

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As you can see, the flowers are red. Also, don’t forget to add an American flag for good patriotic measure.

20. Care to receive a patriotic bouquet?

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These are made from red, white, and blue cloth. And yes, it includes an American flag in a flower pot.

21. Feel free to ride with patriotic fervor in this star-spangled bike.

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Okay, someone decorated their bike like this. Not sure if it’s adequately decked for a race though.

22. Well, this wreath is particularly flowery.

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Most of them are red and white. Though there are some blue ones on the left side.

23. Keep your plates and utensils together with this patriotic organizer.

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Decked with a blue bow with stars. Great for any 4th of July barbecue if there’s ever one in your neighborhood.

24. Nothing makes a fun 4th of July like this little red wagon.

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You can see it containing a jar with a pinwheel and American flag stars. Makes a great centerpiece.

25. Grace your 4th of July home with this American flag panel.

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It’s a circle panel with stripes and stars at the top. Great for any 4th of July home.

26. Perhaps you’d like a pinwheel vase.

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Make sure the pinwheels have American flags on them. Makes a great 4th of July centerpiece.

27. Perhaps a yarn wreath may please you.

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Consists of red and white stripes. While the blue area sports large white stars.

28. Show your American patriotism with flowers.

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These flowers sit on rather lovely dowel vases. Consists of white daises along with red poppies and blue carnations.

29. Don’t like wreaths? Hang a star.

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This is a wooden star painted like the American flag. So lovely.

30. Nothing makes the 4th of July like this patriotic bust.

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This is a woman’s head decked with an American flag boo and red, white, and blue flowers. Also includes some stars.

31. You can’t celebrate Independence Day without a star-spangled star.

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It’s a blue wooden star with red and white stripes. Even has little pinwheels across it.

32. Show your love for Old Glory with this heart.

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It’s painted like an American flag with a star inside. Also says, “Olde Glory.”

33. Perhaps you prefer a more square wreath.

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This one uses a fabric with children on it. While there are some cloth flowers in the bottom corner.

34. Feel free to stick your American flag here.

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This is a wooden American flag stand. Yet, the flags used here are quite small.

35. Grace your American home with this wooden American flag.

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Made from wooden stars and stripes. Also covered with fabric and ribbons, too.

36. Show off your love for America with these patriotic bracelets.

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Made with silver rings and red, white, and blue beads. Great to wear for the 4th of July parade, which has sadly been canceled.

37. Bring in the 4th of July festivities with this decomesh wreath.

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Well, it’s mostly red with a large blue glitter star and other decor. Great for any American door on Independence Day.

38. Perhaps this wreath will make more of a spectacle.

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This one is mainly decorated with red, white, and blue ribbons and stars. Sign in center reads, “God Bless America.”

39. Top it all off with this crocheted patriotic hat.

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It’s mostly red, white, and blue with white stars near the top. Though I don’t think it’s suited for the summer.

40. You can add American flags to almost anything.

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This is a box with thermoses, jars, and lace. Includes American flags and flowers. So pretty.

41. How about include some flowers.

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This flower display is on a metal tray with a red gingham cloth underneath. One vase is blue with white stars.

42. Have a seat on this star-spangled chair.

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This wooden chair’s painted like an American flag. Great for the outdoors during fireworks.

43. Let freedom ring this 4th of July with this flower pot wind chime.

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Consists of flower pots of varying sizes and painted in a variety of ways. Has a golden jingle at the bottom.

44. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this Uncle Sam hat.

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Includes a whimsical bow in red, white, and blue. Great to hang on any American door.

45. You might want to own a piece of American postage.

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This is a framed design that’s meant to look vintage. Makes a great wall decoration.

46. You can find plenty inside an Uncle Sam hat.

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This one has some red, white, and blue firecrackers and stars inside. Might come with an invitation.

47. Show your love for America with these blocks.

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Says, “America Since 1776.” Also includes a painted American flag.

48. You wouldn’t find a more patriotic bouquet than this.

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Consists of an Uncle Sam vase with a couple firecrackers and blue flowers. So pretty.

49. Nothing makes your 4th of July than this American flag panel.

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Of course, this is a wooden panel. Perfect for the outdoors.

50. Care for a ragged old flag?

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This one is made from cloth strips in red and white. While the blue area has stars. So pretty.

51. Hope this can catch your American nightmares.

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As 2020 showed, this will probably failed. I mean we’re already in the midst of pandemic with leaders who are either too reluctant or too incompetent to do anything.

52. I’m sure you’ll find this an American lifesaver.

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But please don’t use it as such. Also includes a couple American flags.

53. How about these stars?

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This one has a red, white, and blue star on as stick. While you can see the twisty grapevine surrounding it.

54. You can see stars coming out this Uncle Sam hat.

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Well, the stars are red, white and blue, While the hat is wood.

55. Hope you’d enjoy this patriotic bouquet.

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Consists of a red vase with red and white flowers. Love the stars and ribbon.

56. How about a star-spangled bouquet?

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The flowers have petals and centers in red, white, and blue. Though I’m not sure why the vase has a crank.

57. Make your 4th of July special with this decomesh wreath.

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It’s decked like the American flag. Even includes stars in the blue area, too.

58. What color would you like your panel star?

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There’s one in red, white, and blue. All on seemingly rustic wood paneling.

59. Express your love for America with flowers.

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These flowers are all in red, white, and blue. While a burlap bow sits on top.

60. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this hat on your door.

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This is an Uncle Sam hat with a lovely bow. Perfect for any American door.

61. Perhaps this cloth wreath might suit your patriotic home.

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Consists of red, white, and blue strips put into an American flag. While the stars are of different sizes.

62. Perhaps you might prefer to hang a patriotic wreath like this.

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This is a crocheted wreath. Consists of American flags along with red, white, and blue stars.

63. Enjoy this patriotic bouquet this 4th of July.

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Consists of a striped burlap bags with red and white striped flowers that have starry blue centers. Also includes an American flag.

64. Perhaps a simple Uncle Sam hat will do.

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This one is made from cloth. Yet, it does posses a degree of flash that would make Elton John proud.

65. How about an American flag in stars?

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These are wooden stars depicting the stars and stripes. All siting on a wooden stand.

66. This all-American truck will suit your fancy.

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This one has flowers inside and is painted like an American flag. There’s even a star that with a panel that says, “Family.”

67. Care for an American flag flower?

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This one can be put in your hair. Consists of petals with stripes and stars.

68. Any true American Christian would want a cross like this.

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It’s a wooden star-spangled cross. And yes, it’s got holes for stars.

69. Keep yourself clean this 4th of July with some red, white, and blue soap.

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It has some pieces inside for a more transparent look. And yes, it’s red, white, and blue.

70. Keep your 4th of July table lit with these lanterns.

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Come in red, silver, and blue. The silver is supposed to stand for white.

71. Want to sit in this flag chair?

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Painted in red, white, and blue. Says, “1776” on top.

72. A simple wreath can always be flashy.

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This one’s wrapped in burlap. Has many flashy stars and a couple small American flags. Love the bow on the bottom.

73. You’ll find plenty of flags in this truck.

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This vintage red truck sits on a lunch box and in front of an American flag. For many, it’s the height of patriotism.

74. Show your love for liberty with this bow.

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This one has a red, white, and blue flower made from ribbons. So pretty for one’s hair. Though mainly for a young girl.

75. You’ll find a lot bursting from this firecracker.

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This one is wooden and star-shaped. Also consists of red, white, and blue stars.

76. Don’t like wreaths? Hang this patriotic star.

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This one is metal with red, white, and blue points. Has a daisy in the center.

77. Sometimes it takes a simple red star.

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Don’t forget to put a blue and white ribbon around it. Got to be a patriotic American.

78. Feel free to don these patriotic earrings.

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These have red, white, and blue buttons. Perfect for the parade that’s unfortunately been canceled. So has the barbecue.

79. Show your love for the land of the free with this display.

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This one has stars and letters on sticks you can put in your flower planters. While the letters spell, “Liberty.”

80. Show your love for the land of the free with this heart.

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This is a wooden heart hanging that’s depicted like the American flag. Includes burlap bow.

81. Show your American love with this pillow.

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Has the US in an American flag. Says, “Land that I love.”

82. Lay your head on this star-spangled pillow.

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Has an American flag painted on it. Noticed how they didn’t get all the stars.

83. Perhaps you’d want a more rustic wreath.

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This one has berries and a decomesh bow. Includes 3 American flags.

84. There’s nothing more American than a flag of denim and ribbons.

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This is in the Betsy Ross style. And no Betsy Ross didn’t design it. Yet, it has a pocket.

85. A simple garden flag will do.

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Make sure it’s burlap with stars and stripes. Else, it’s not quite American.

86. Hope this star shines in your life.

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This one seems like it’s taken from the American flag. Even has a bow to match.

87. A 4th of July wreath can use a few flowers.

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This comprises of red, white, and blue flowers. Also includes an American flag for obvious reasons.

88. Feel free to stick your flag in this dowel.

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Seems like a banister top you can put flags in. Great for table displays.

89. There’s nothing more American than a star-spangled star.

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This one is made like the American flag. Great to put outside or anywhere, really.

90. You can put some daisies in an Uncle Sam hat.

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See how it makes for a patriotic bouquet. Makes a great barbecue centerpiece.

91. A burlap wreath can always be festive.

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This one has a large star and berry branches. All in red, white, and blue.

92. A simple flag will do.

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This is a wooden flag hanging. Very minimalistic. Says “stars & stripes forever.”

93. Make your 4th of July special with this grapevine flower wreath.

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The flowers are on the bottom right and top left. Also has letters that spell, “USA.” All in red, white, and blue.

94. Perhaps the more flowers the better.

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This wreath has red poppies, daisies, and blue flowers. Includes 4 small American flags.

95. How about hang a pair of flip flops?

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These are wooden, by the way. So don’t wear them in the shower.

96. Sometimes one flag is all you need.

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This one is rustic with some gold stars around it. Got to like the burlap bow, too.

97. Show your love for America with this Uncle Sam block head.

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This guy’s made from wood with a gold star on his hat. And yes, he’s adorable with his yarn beard.

98. Care for a more nautical wreath?

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This one has a couple red, white, and blue bows with a matching anchor, ship’s wheel, and starfish. Also, is that dried seaweed?

99. Celebrate independence with this 4th of July ribbon wreath.

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You can see how it uses a variety of red, white, and blue ribbons. Also includes glitter stars.

100. You’ll be captivated by these patriotic cats.

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These are made from felt with big eyes. Both wear star-spangled ribbons. So cute.

Salute the Red, White, and Blue United States of America with These Patriotic 4th of July Treats (Sixth Edition)

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Now that Father’s Day is over, we go into the Fourth of July. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, almost all municipal Independence Day events in the United States are canceled. So you’ll most likely see no parades, no concerts, no outdoor shows, no regattas, no picnics, and no local celebrations. And the only fireworks you’ll see are the your neighbor shoots off in his back yard. Yeah, it’s kind of depressing. But we all must make sacrifices. Still, you can at least make some 4th of July treats even if they’re just for yourself. And on July 3, a movie version of Hamilton will stream on Disney+ so you can no longer have any excuse about seeing due to being poor. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of star-spangled 4th of July treats. Enjoy.

  1.  Put some strawberries and blueberries on your cupcake.
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This one has cake filling that’s red and white striped. Also, don’t forget the whipped cream.

2. Nothing makes the 4th of July like these star-spangled cookies.

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You’d almost think these are a work of art. Include slices of an American flag and red, white, and blue stars.

3. Care for some red, white, and blue cheesecake?

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These are in jars with red, white, and blue filling. Topped with raspberries and blueberries.

4. No full-blooded American can resist a flag cookie.

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This one depicts a flag waving. Perfect for your Independence Day dessert platter.

5. Make your 4th of July worthwhile with these extreme patriotic cookies.

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This one depicts a flag waving. Perfect for your Independence Day dessert platter.

6. No 4th of July party is complete without a cake like this.

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This one has fruit roll up stripes on the side, blueberries on top, and whipped cream everywhere else. So pretty.

7. Celebrate the stars and stripes with these little cheesecakes.

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Each one has some blueberries and as strawberry slice on top. Perfectly simple to make, don’t you think?

8. This 4th of July, have your desserts on a stick.

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Consists of strawberries and blueberries. While the stars are cakes on a stick in icing and sprinkles.

9. How about some cake with your fruit kabob?

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Each is on a toothpick you use for sandwiches. Includes blueberries and strawberries.

10. Chill out this 4th of July with a patriotic sundae.

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Each has a cherry on top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. While each cone top’s covered with icing and sprinkles.

11. Care for a cone?

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These have cake inside them and are covered with sprinkles. Perfect if it’s too hot for ice cream.

12. Let your platter soar this 4th of July with these eagle cookies.

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These have cake inside them and are covered with sprinkles. Perfect if it’s too hot for ice cream.

13. Grace your 4th of July dessert platter with this tear away American flag cake.

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Sure it’s not an exact representation. But come on, the American flag is a very complicated one to imitate anyway.

14. Cool down this 4th of July with these red, white, and blue ice cream sandwiches.

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Each one has graham crackers, ice cream, and chocolate. Simple to make. Perfect for a summer day.

15. Got a plain white cake? Add some sparklers.

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Not the ones you get from the fireworks store. These little decorations resemble truffula trees. Bottom covered in sprinkles.

16. There’s nothing more patriotic than a Rice Krispie American flag.

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This one uses the Betsy Ross pattern. Because that star arrangement is way simpler than the one we have on the flag now.

17. Bet you can get this flag to jell on a sparkler.

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It’s a jello flag. Not sure if it works wonders to have a sparkler on it. In fact, it could melt it.

18. Give your little ones a marshmallow firecracker this Independence Day.

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Each of these is decked with fruit roll up stripes and a cookie star on a stick. A simple dessert to make on a summer’s day.

19. Celebrate the stars and stripes with some no-bake lasagna.

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This is a dessert lasagna and uses no pasta, meat, or tomato sauce. Though it has white chocolate shavings, blueberries, and strawberry bits on top.

20. Want a high end dessert? This strawberry cheesecake poke is just for you.

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This one has strawberry and blueberries in a star pattern. Also covered with white icing.

21. Feel free to take a banana firecracker.

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This one has icing with sprinkles and a cherry on top. A perfect healthy option for a 4th of July dessert platter.

22. Enjoy your 4th of July with some red, white, and blue nachos.

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This one has a rather intricate salsa dip. Perfect for parties and fireworks.

23. Show your love for America with these heart shaped flag cookies.

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The white dots on the blue are dots instead of stars. Great for any dessert platter. So pretty.

24. Make your 4th of July festive with this confetti cupcake.

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You can see how it has blue and red cake on the inside as well. Covered with icing and sprinkles.

25. An ice cream sandwich cake should be red, white, and blue.

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This one has red and blue layers with the ice cream inside. Top has blue icing and sprinkles.

26. You can’t have a 4th of July without presidential cookies.

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Okay, these are for President’s Day. But who celebrates it anyway, especially since we have an orange cartoon supervillain in the White House?

27. Bring in Independence Day with this star-spangled parfait.

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This one has chocolate, star cookies, and star chips. Perfect for any patriotic dessert platter.

28. If you love New York, this 4th of July cake is for you.

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This one has the New York City sky line. While an American flag is draped over.

29. Of course, it’s as American as well, an apple.

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This apple is sliced with blueberries in the left corner. A perfect healthy patriotic snack.

30. Show your love for America with this fruity cake.

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Includes raspberries and blueberries. While the white mostly consists of white icing.

31. Perhaps you might prefer a patriotic fruity parfait.

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This one has a layer of blueberries, ice cream, and strawberry slices. While a blueberry sits on a whipped cream top.

32. Show your patriotic pride with this fancy American eagle cake.

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This one has 3 tiers with an American flag draped over. While a silver bald eagle sits on top. I’m sure some flag-waving patriot would want to run with this.

33. Nothing makes you a flag-waving patriot like these star-spangled cookies.

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Includes flipflops, ice cream, buntings, the US, and stars. Great for any patriotic dessert platter.

34. You’ll be bursting for these firework cupcakes.

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This one uses Twizzlers and red filling. Kind of creative since I haven’t seen any treat like it.

35. Perhaps you might like a parmesan cheddar star bite.

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These seem like bread. Uses basil. Great for a 4th of July barbecue if you get my drift.

36. Anyone up for an eagle ice cream treat?

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This one has a cashew beak you can eat from a cone. And yes, it’s a patriotic American treat.

37. Impress your guests with this bald eagle cheese ball.

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This one has an eagle with olive eyes, a pepper beak, and feathers made from nuts and mozzarella. Perfect as an appetizer platter with crackers.

38. Have some fun with Uncle Sam mustache pops.

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So you can test yourselves to see who has the dankest chocolate stache in red, white, and blue. Great for kids.

39. You’ll be star spangled for these star cookies.

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These have American flags on them. The stars are white sprinkles by the way.

40. Your guests will adore this patriotic candy tray.

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This one contains all kinds of candy in red, white, and blue. Though I like the cookies the best.

41. You’ll find this patriotic cake with a bow on top.

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Seems to be its own patriotic present. White with red stripes and blue stars.

42. You can’t have a patriotic trifle without a fruity star.

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Contains strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Great for any 4th of July dessert platter.

43. How about this fruity American flag?

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I’m sure this consists of cookie. Blackberries are on the blue part. While almond slices take the white.

44. I’m sure nobody can resist this all-American lunch.

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This one has ham barbecue inside a cornbread star. Perfect for any 4th of July party.

45. You’ll go crazy for these firecracker cupcakes.

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These consist of red, white, and blue cake filling inside. While M&Ms, sprinkles, whipped cream, and a pinwheel sit on top. Also, don’t eat the pinwheel.

46. You’ll be craving for this patriotic parfait.

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Each has a layer of ice cream, blueberries, and strawberries. Great for a hot summer’s day.

47. Perhaps you’d like these stunning firework cupcakes.

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These consists of pretzels stemming from the icing. Also covered with red and blue sprinkles.

48. Grace your patriotic platter with this American flag cake.

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This one consists of a jagged blue square and red stripes. While the sides are graced with red, white, and blue stars.

49. Treat yourself to these patriotic butter blue velvet cookies this Independence Day.

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Each one is blue with icing and sprinkles. Great for any dessert platter but might require an explanation.

50. You’ll have a blast with these firecracker cupcakes.

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Each one has red, white, and blue firecrackers on them. Not sure if they’re edible or not though. But the cupcakes are chocolate.

51. Care for a red velvet cupcake?

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These look smaller. While each one has 3 blueberries on top. So pretty.

52. Wet your guests appetites with these deviled egg stars on sticks.

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I’m sure the eggs are hardboiled and molded into the stars. Make great appetizers though.

53. Perhaps a simple blue velvet cake will do.

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This one has white icing on top with red and white decorations. Great for any patriotic platter.

54. Bring out your patriotic pride with these star cookies.

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Each of these has a unique red, white, and blue design. Come in 2 sizes and several decorative varieties.

55. Want a slice of a patriotic ice cream roll?

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It’s a vanilla ice cream with a blue star inside. Also covered with red sprinkles.

 

56. You might find these all-American cookies quite folksy.

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Yes, these are professionally made. But you got to appreciate the artistry with the decorating.

57. Hope you’ll show your American love with these heart cookies.

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These have a star cut out at the corner. Not to mention contain an American flag design.

58. Celebrate the stars and stripes with these patriotic pops.

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They’re star Rice Krispie treats on a stick. All covered in red, white, and blue icing. Great for kids.

59. Anyone would crave for these Americana cupcakes.

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One side consists of red, white, and blue flowers. The other has American flags.

60. These pretzels make a fine patriotic snack.

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These are partially covered. Some have red icing. Some have blue. All have white sprinkles.

61. Who’s ready for some patriotic funnel cake.

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Even has some strawberries and blueberries inside. Perfect for any Independence Day barbecue.

62. Perhaps a simple treat will do.

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This is a berries and cream panna cotta. Not exactly sure what it is. A cheesecake?

63. Endear your patriotic self to some star sandwich cookies.

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Contains blue and red filling. Because you can see it in the stars.

64. Uncle Sam wants you to eat this pizza.

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This one has Uncle Sam in cheese. A great American tribute if I even saw one.

65. You can use a rather patriotic fruit tray.

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Reserved just for foods that are red, white, and blue. Though I’m not sure about the grapes.

66. Hope you enjoy some red, white, and blue ice cream sandwiches.

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These consists of red and blue cookies, too. Some even have sprinkles.

67. Want a slice of some patriotic ice cream pizza?

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If it has a chocolate crust, chunks, and drizzle, sign me up. Also covered in sprinkles.

68. Don’t forget to grab a patriotic truffle.

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Okay, these more or less resemble peanut butter balls. And mostly consist of peanut butter and star sprinkles.

69. This cake is all star spangled.

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This one has stripes and an eagle on the bottom. While it’s blue with stars on the top.

70. Feel free to take one of these patriotic cookie cups.

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Each of these has red white and icing on top with sprinkles. Great for any 4th of July dessert platter.

71. Get a load of some star cake sandwiches.

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These are white vanilla stars with blue and red filling. Feel free to add a rocket but don’t eat it.

72. Help yourself to some red, white, and blue fruit salad.

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Just as long as the fruits are all that color. A fine addition for any 4th of July barbecue.

73. Want some patriotic pretzels?

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These are dipped and drizzled with red, white, and blue. Make for a great all-American snack.

74. Nothing makes the 4th of July like this patriotic firecracker cake.

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It’s just as red, white, and blue inside as the outside. Covered with icing and sprinkles.

75. Treat your 4th of July with these patriotic cookie bars.

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Has chocolate chips inside. Covered with drizzle and sprinkles.

76. Best you don’t light these cupcakes.

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These have a red firecracker on top. Also covered in icing and sprinkles.

77. Perhaps you might want to help yourself to these cupcakes.

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These have a variety of red, white, and blue decorations. Love the pinwheel flowers the best.

78. You’ll be struck by these starry cupcakes.

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They also might apple filling inside. After all, what’s more American than apple pie?

79. Perhaps you’d like these blue cookie treats.

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Each of these are covered with icing and sprinkles. Not to mention, the red star. So pretty.

80. Care for a fruit cup?

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Some have strawberries. While other have blueberries inside. All have whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cookie star. Or two.

A Nation in Crisis

One thing you can be certain about while living through the Trump years is that whenever you think this illegitimate and criminal presidential administration has hit rock bottom, rock bottom somehow has a deep basement that must now be some sleazy underground city at some point. Apparently, as the Trump crew descend further from the moral limbo stick since the 2016 presidential election, it has been one crisis after another each one being worse than before. As of June 2020, we’re in the midst of a major pandemic that has killed 100,000 Americans and without any form of capable, compassionate, or any unifying leadership.

On Thursday, May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Powderhorn community. While Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on a city street during an arrest, a white Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin kept his knee on the right side of Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that time occurred after Floyd became unresponsive. Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Keung, and Thomas K. Lane participated in Floyd’s arrest. Keung held Floyd’s back. Lane held his legs. Thao looked on and prevented an onlooker’s intervention as he stood nearby. Local police arrested Floyd, accusing him of using a fake $20 bill at a market. According to them, Floyd resisted arrest. While some media organizations stated that a nearby business security camera doesn’t show this. While the criminal complaint filed after the incident later said that body camera footage showed Floyd repeatedly saying he couldn’t breathe while standing outside the police car, resisted getting in, and intentionally fell down. Several bystanders recorded the event with their smartphones with one showing Floyd repeating, “Please,” “I can’ breathe,” “Mama,” and “Don’t kill me.” Though Minnesota law allows knee-to-neck restraints under certain circumstances, law enforcement experts have criticized Chauvin’s use of the technique as excessive. The next day, all 4 officers were fired.

Two autopsies of Floyd were conducted, both ruling his death a homicide. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s autopsy report states that George Floyd had died from a cardiac arrest while under law enforcement restraint. While noting significant conditions such as, “arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; and recent methamphetamine use.” Dismayed, Floyd’s family commissioned a private independent autopsy which found that the, “evidence is consistent with mechanical asphyxia as the cause” of Floyd’s death, with neck compression restricting blood and oxygen to the brain, while back compression restricted breathing. Naturally, at the Minneapolis Police Department’s request, The FBI currently conducts a federal civil rights investigation as we speak. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is looking into possible Minnesota statute violations. On May 29, Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death (which I suppose was part of a compromise). Though Hennepin County district attorney, Michael O. Freeman promised to bring charges against the other 3 officers. As of June 2, 2020, there have been no indictments or charges filed against the accomplices.

Naturally after George Floyd’s death, demonstrations and protests within the Twin Cities erupted. Though initially peaceful on May 26, violence interfered as a police precinct and 2 stores were set on fire while many stores suffered looting and damage. Some demonstrators clashed with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Additional protests sprung up in over 200 throughout all 50 states as well as internationally. Such has revealed the pent-up anger over institutional racism nationwide. Given how black people have been subjected to violence by the state and white people for most of American history, this isn’t anything new. While mass demonstrations against state violence have also been a fixture in US politics all the way from the Civil Rights Movement. Scenes from Minneapolis, Atlanta, Brooklyn, and many other cities are just the latest chapter.

And to no one’s surprise, we already have political leaders and others subsuming the protestors’ perfectly legitimate grievances and questioning whether they’re appropriately registering their anger. Such is also a pattern in these moments. Demonstrations become so visible and visceral in the news coverage that they become the story. So the structural problems being protested start fading into the background. Indeed, politicians violence at the protests and for good reason. Since any bodily harm and property damage is of course, worrisome. But their concerns demonstrate the fundamental asymmetry that the protestors are pushing back against. The state has a monopoly on legitimate violence, which is often directed on black people like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Philando Casile, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and the list goes on. When they die, the police officers responsible too frequently face no repercussions because the powers that be protect them. Should the men who killed George Floyd go to prison for their crimes, they’ll be exceptions to the unjust and longstanding rule.

Yet, should anger and frustration from centuries of racial oppression compels a peaceful protest to become “violent” (even if most of the reported attacks have been directed against property), that other kind of violence becomes the dominant story. So far as politicians are concerned, it’s a disruption to the natural order that must be corrected. The systematic racism that’s led to so many black lives being cut short becomes secondary. But it really shouldn’t because wanton police violence is a real problem America must grapple with. Otherwise, this will happen again.

Though we should keep in mind that many of these folks decrying the protestors for expressing their anger over police shooting unarmed black people without consequence are the same people who freaked out over Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem. The then backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers destroyed no property, harmed no one, and expressed his anger over these police killings peacefully and appropriately. And yet, white people still got angry at him for stupid shit like disrespecting the flag or the troops that he’s no longer playing in the NFL. On the other hand, I have seen several demonstrations involving white men carrying guns I think should be banned that have received considerably tame coverage by mainstream media outlets and heroic praises from Fox News. One of these was an act of terror regarding these guys putting an Oregon wildlife refuge under siege for roughly three weeks. Some of these protests feature people with affiliations in Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate groups. And unless something really awful happens like the violence in Charlottesville, most of them aren’t arrested, tear gassed, beat up, or subjected to rubber bullets. Nor do their guns get confiscated. Most of them usually go home to their families and their lives without consequence unless an online outing results in them being fired. But even then there are exceptions like if you work for Fox News, Brietbart, OAN, Sinclair, or the Trump administration. And if they do face criminal charges, they’ll get sympathy from the jury and likely acquittal.

Unless you live under a rock or watch a steady diet of Fox News (which you shouldn’t), it’s painfully obvious that the American criminal justice system is prejudice against black Americans who are much more likely to be subjected to state-sanctioned violence in the US compared to their white counterparts. According to recent study by Rutgers, the University of Michigan, and Washington University in St. Louis, black men face 1 in 1,000 odds of being killed by police in their lifetimes. But that’s only the most extreme form of discrimination. In both ways big and small, the criminal justice system is biased against black Americans. As a 2018 Washington Post article lists:

  • Black people are about twice as likely as white people to be pulled over by law enforcement for a traffic stop
  • Black and Latino drivers are much more likely to be searched once they are pulled over by the police
  • The murders of white people are more likely to be solved than the murders of black people
  • White people make up less than half of America’s murder victims, yet 80% of the convicted murderers sentenced to death had killed a white person
  • Black Americans are much more likely to be arrested and charged for drug-related crimes, despite no significant disparity in how much those populations actually use narcotics
  • Potential jurors who are black are much more likely to be dismissed by prosecutors than potential white jurors
  • White defendants are substantially more likely than black defendants to have their most serious charge dismissed as part of a plea bargain
  • Even when black men and white men are convicted of the same crime, the black men can expect a prison sentence that is 20% longer

This can go on, but you see the point. Racial discrimination is pervasive in every facet of American society, especially in criminal justice that manifests in every step from arrest to incarceration. And sadly, George Floyd’s brutal killing is only the extreme example of how the state exerts its power over black Americans, which is why those protesting his death want to remedy.

And of course, racism doesn’t just manifest its inherent ugliness in American institutions. Some of its white people as you can see with the vigilante killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and Trayvon Martin in Florida. Black people deal with the kind of suspicion leading to these guys’ deaths all the time. According to a recent Pew poll, 65% of black people said that someone acted suspicious toward them because of their race, compared to just 25% of white Americans. Such figures suggest a deep level of persistent prejudice. And quantifying racist attitudes because many people don’t want to admit holding them.

A 2017 Pew Research survey provides a useful proxy: as 54% of white Americans claim that black people who can’t get ahead are mostly responsible for their own condition, while only 35% correctly blame racial discrimination. Among black Americans, the numbers are flipped with 59% citing racial discrimination while 31% said people were responsible for their own problems. If you to understand the different worldviews of the protestors and the people who criticize the demonstrations for getting out of hand, that data is a good place to start. Hell, if you’re white, go to your family gathering and observe all the racist dog whistles within your relatives’ conversations. Many of my aunts and uncles voted for Trump, which I see as not just insulting but utterly disgusting, morally repugnant, and disgraceful, regardless of their rationale. Also, if you live in a white neighborhood, take note of all the Trump signs going up as the November nears, which I see as going against America, my Catholic faith, and basic human decency. Now I know you don’t have to be conservative or even a Trump supporter to be racist. After all, look at Hollywood every awards season when there’s an “Oscars so White” controversy with white mediocrity getting the statuettes and masterworks by people of color getting ignored.

As par with the criminal justice system being racist, studies found that black Americans were less likely to have their complaints against law enforcement officers compared to those of white people. This was especially when those complaints pertained to excessive force. Not to mention, there’s a long track record showing how rarely police officers are arrested, much less convicted, when they kill someone in the line of duty. From 2006-2011, only 41 police officers were arrested for murder or negligent homicide in the line of duty. Meanwhile, over the same period, police officers committed more than 2,700 “justifiable” homicides. Thus, either US law enforcement are almost always justified in the most extreme use of force or there are systematic obstacles to holding police officers accountable when they kill one of their constituents.

So given how rarely complaints about police violence are taken up and prosecuted by the same criminal justice system enabling these law enforcement officers, protests akin to what you see in Minneapolis and across the US are one of the few tools available to people wishing to register their opposition to these institutional prejudices. It’s a tradition going back years and reaching its zenith during the civil rights era. The forceful police violence displays shown through cell phone videos on and social media have energized a new era of civil action, beginning with the Ferguson protests and continuing to this day. We should note that many, if not most of these protests remain nonviolent. They operate on a philosophy pioneered by Mohandas K. Gandhi and adopted by Martin Luther King Jr. In the US: peacefully and publicly register one’s discontent with injustices and allow the state’s response, usually militant and sometimes violent, to speak for itself. However, it can be difficult to maintain nonviolence in large groups. And we shouldn’t be surprised that huge demonstrations have resulted in some bad actors getting the spotlight. But before politicians seize on those incidents as representatives of this entire anti-police violence movement, we must know the full story remains unknown.

Minnesota officials stressed that they believe many of the violent protestors caught on news cameras leading to such negative comments, aren’t actually local residents. That alone should be a warning against letting the protests overshadow the problem they’re protesting. Nonetheless, these protests will eventually end. But the problem of America’s racist past and present will remain.

However, if we must wait out the storm during 2020, we must be wary of Donald Trump. Sure, he may be an ignorant orange cartoon supervillain who’s being trounced in the polls by Joe Biden. Yes, he’s a narcissistic psychopath willing to burn our American democracy to the ground to save his own skins. And yes, he’s turned our great country into an utter disaster area. But we must not underestimate him nor take his pitfalls for granted. Trump is no political genius. Yet, he’s a master at exploiting political divisions with his race-baiting demagoguery and self-glorified theatrics. However, what makes him successful is what makes him dangerous. He knows only one thing and very well. Division is all he sees. Discord is all he knows. And all he can do is escalate. As the King Midas of strife, he turns the country he’s supposed to lead into the thing he believes we are, what he is himself.

When we mistakenly elected Donald Trump, we elected a political arsonist. Yet, as bad as things have been, his presidency’s sole consolation as the dearth of what little dry timber, out of date newspapers, oil, and gasoline we had. The economy hummed along though income inequality exacerbated. We faced few foreign crises that resulted into anything substantial. Domestic divisions mostly remained on social media. Of course, this doesn’t dismiss real disasters or excuse the Trump administration’s exceptionally cruel policies. Kids were thrown into cages. Toxins were dumped in our streams. While mismanaging Hurricane Maria proved lethal for many Puerto Ricans and created such a mess that paper towels couldn’t remedy. But it could’ve been worse. However, the pandemic that Trump fed with his administration’s erratic mismanagement has left over 100,000 Americans dead, which is more than twice as many lives we lost in Vietnam. And the count keeps rising. The economy is in freefall since stay at home orders and social distancing measures has resulted in closed businesses and 40 million Americans out of work. Our societal fabric has been cut while our culture is at war over lockdowns and facemasks as the federal government has epically failed to chart a path toward a safe future. We’re essentially a nation interrupted, aching for the normalcy we lost, unsure of the future we face. Though a lot of that normalcy might’ve led to the crisis in the first place.

Now that protests and riots have erupted over the newest round of lynchings, there’s blood on the streets, cars mowing through crowds, buildings on fire, bodies being buried, police casually firing on the very people they’re sworn to protect. While all of us are trapped at home see things we can’t unsee are forced to reckon what the country has always sought to delay. As James Baldwin noted, “There are too many things we do not wish to know ourselves.” But thanks to smartphone cameras and viral videos, we see who we truly are and we see who are leaders truly are. Yet, Congress can’t resolve small disputes, let alone fundamental fractures. While Donald Trump is eager for the storm to come since he doesn’t know how to fight the virus. He does know, however, how to fight his own countrymen.

Fortunately, few Americans like want violence in our lives. And we may still be a better country than Donald Trump thinks we are. Cable channels and social media feeds may bombard us with sensationalized violence and destruction, the nonviolent remain true to the story and are the vast majority who risk their bodies for justice, sweep up broken glass, absorb blows from batons and inhaling tear gas simply as an act of solidarity. They make America great. Yet, as our lives turn into nightmares, we are scared, hurt, mistrustful, and divided. And it’s an election year. The kindling is everywhere. The United States of America is a country on the verge of war with itself and so badly needs the leadership it doesn’t have, a empathetic president who truly wants peace.

Staring Down the Coronavirus Pandemic

Since the Coronavirus outbreak has compelled us to retreat from our social lives and stay at home, I’ve mostly been confined to my house save for the occasional walk. Indeed, I’ve adjusted quite well to quarantine. But there are still things I miss. For instance, I miss going to church. I miss going to a library, Barnes & Noble, the movies, my grandma’s, and so many other places. However, I can be grateful that I could social distance and not worry about going out too much. Since aside from a morning walk, I usually stay indoors anyways. And I’m not the one in my house going out for groceries or visiting my grandma either.

Yet, what has occupied my mind since I started social distancing hasn’t been how I’ve been faring since I know if I come down with it, most of it pertains to how much our national embarrassment has epically fucked up. When it comes to Donald Trump’s presidency, rock bottom always appears to have a basement. But he is a man who’d rather blame God for his own misdeeds than take any responsibility for them. Yet, since that will get him in trouble with the Christian Right, he’ll blame literally anyone else that goes against him. Anyway, Trump has handled the Covid-19 situation about as abysmally as you’d expect. For God’s sake, the guy has had since January to do something about it. Actually he had plenty of time before that. Not to mention, he continues to incur massive damage in coronavirus response efforts because he’s more concerned with his own image and getting reelected.

The US problems in handling the coronavirus pandemic began in April 2018, when the Trump administration started disbanding the pandemic response team while repeatedly calling for CDC budget cuts. By the time the coronavirus came to the United States, officials had to rebuild a coordinated response team they had dismantled a couple years before. You don’t have to be psychic to realize that such actions are terrible ideas. After all, the Obama administration set up the pandemic response team in order to prepare for one, which experts said would be inevitable. Nonetheless, doing away with some regulation, agency, or any other government function, it doesn’t lead to anything good. Unless it deals with something that’s incredibly obsolete.

As early as November 2019, national security experts warned Donald Trump about Covid-19’s expected spread throughout the United States. In January, trade adviser Peter Navarro warned the White House that the novel coronavirus could kill half a million Americans, shortly after the cases began spreading through China. As time passed, Trump minimized the problem in his messaging, did little to address testing shortages, and delayed declaring a national emergency to unlock aid funding. Furthermore, Trump and the federal government repeatedly ignored opportunities to mitigate the virus’ spread through extensive testing. Hell, he’s even called the coronavirus a hoax on many occasions. And while his tune has changed in recent weeks (though I’m not so sure about that), experts say the early sluggish response will likely have lasting effects on the virus’ spread in communities and how deadly it’s become.

In January 2020, the Trump administration restricted travel to China, the day after the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency. Though Donald Trump often cites this as an early, decisive move on stopping virus, it was already spreading within US borders. And at best, the government only bought time it didn’t use particularly well. Given that we have a complete sociopath in the White House whose chief worry is mainly his own self-image. And beyond that decision, Trump has mostly downplayed the coronavirus’ severity from the beginning and largely failed to take early widespread actions that could’ve slowed the disease’s spread in the country. Instead, Covid-19 is now projected to kill tens of thousands of Americans. Yet, as US officials warned of major disruptions ahead by late February, Trump insisted that the virus was contained in the US and that, “it’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Except that it totally did the opposite.

Even in March as people began dying in Washington state and elsewhere, Trump administration officials assured the public that the US was “way ahead of the curve” on preparing for the virus, saying that “the vast majority of Americans are not at risk for this virus,” and the Trump campaign refused to cancel campaign rallies. Finally, in mid-March, Donald Trump agreed to recommend social distancing around the country and declared a national emergency, which unlocked $42.6 billion in funding to help states get more resources as medical supplies in some states were already running thin (like he had any choice). Nonetheless, supplies are still difficult to come by, which experts have said is partly due to Trump’s dismantling of the pandemic preparedness team before the crisis. Nevertheless, Trump stated that “I don’t take responsibility at all,” in the nation’s slow response. So he’ll blame someone else whether it’s the Chinese, WHO, Democratic governors, Dr. Anthony Fauci, or anyone else that could serve as a convenient scapegoat.

Still, while social distancing has been official Trump administration policy, that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump from inciting chaos in the country. Tweeting sentiments like “Liberate Michigan,” and other states with governors he doesn’t like, he has encouraged anti-social distancing and anti-stay-at-home orders rallies in the United States calling the state-based measures too draconian. Fox News has also promoted these protests on air. Funded and organized by conservative groups like Freedom Works, these ill-advised events have somehow attracted thousands of people. Some of these have posted links and images on Facebook downplaying Covid-19’s seriousness. While other leaders have advocated against following CDC guidelines, like a ban on big gatherings and recommending face masks. While these protests draw some Tea Party parallels, some take the feel of 2016 Trump campaign rallies with participants wearing MAGA hats and waving flags emblazoned with Trump’s stupid face. Some may wear masks. While many do not nor do they stand 6 feet apart from each other. They’re also quite selfish since they complain about needing to buy fertilizer for their gardens, new furniture, or a haircut. Some want to go golfing, a massage, or their nails done. You’ think these protestors want businesses to open back up so they can go back to work. But it’s not the case. Rather they’re protesting to demand other workers to return to their jobs to endanger themselves in order to serve them and their nonessential desires. For these same people will never protest for better wages, or more worker protections. They’re just fighting to force poor people to go back to doing their hair and selling them makeup, furniture, and other fancy things. Let us note that these people are selfish and irresponsible assholes who don’t care if people die just as long as they get their stuff.

In any case, these anti-lockdown protests tap into Donald Trump’s main message on the coronavirus pandemic: Blame the governors for this crisis, not him. As Trump ratchets up his reelection efforts, his argument is an effort to put the brunt of responsibility for the coronavirus catastrophe on his political opponents’ shoulders while maintaining he has “total authority” over the pandemic and the states facing it. It’s an argument that resonates in rural, redder parts of the country, which the pandemic hasn’t hit as hard as blue, urban areas yet. It’s a message of division designed to pit Republican-voting areas against their Democratic-voting neighbors, even rural Republicans against urban Republicans. All this to activate the white rural Trump voters of 2016 and whom he’ll need again in 2020. For some on the right, the plan seems simple: vilify Democratic governors and agitate the end of shutdown orders. Then “reopen the economy” and spur a massive turnaround in the nation’s economic projects just in time for Donald Trump to cruise to reelection in November. Should the pandemic recede, he can claim entire responsibility. But if people keep dying, he can just blame Democratic governors.

Fortunately, that strategy is more likely to blow in Donald Trump’s big orange face. The public (including a vast majority of Republicans), largely supports social distancing measures. While new polling suggests half of Republicans are concerned that stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures will be lifted too quickly. In fact, research shows that Americans began social distancing before their government urged them to do so. And they likely wouldn’t stop if they were lifted. Thus, the anti-shutdown protests don’t mirror public opinion. Not to mention, in order for Trump to benefit from their potential impact, the coronavirus needs to spare rural American (which it isn’t). Besides, in many rural areas, even a relatively small number of coronavirus cases can stretch rural hospitals and health networks to the limit. Not to mention, coronavirus rates in Idaho and South Dakota are also increasing.

Nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed how messed up the United States really is. Though a virus doesn’t discriminate in who it infects or kills, black people, Latinos, low wage workers, the elderly poor (well, poor people in general), those our healthcare system has historically neglected, and those pummeled with our racism. Though we are all in this together, not everyone is exposed at an equal risk. If you live in a dense urban center, depend on public transportation, work in a low wage and unpredictable job without enough protections or adequate health insurance, you are undeniably most “in it.” Not because you didn’t shelter fast enough or washed your hands enough times. But because we live in a country with a story riddled with redlining, undervalued care, and the insidious legacy of slavery.

Yet, even worse, this pandemic has been absolutely crushing to low income workers who are either risking their lives to keep society going and feed their families or are unemployed. A recent survey from Pew reported that just over half of low-income adults in the US had someone in their household who had either lost their job or hours. Making matters worse, just 23% of low-income people had enough money saved to cover 3 months’ expenses in case of financial emergency. And as of April 2020, 22 million people have filed initial claims for unemployment insurance over the past several weeks. However, this Pew study suggests those already in difficult financial circumstances ahead of the pandemic are bearing the brunt of economic damage. And not surprisingly, many Americans weren’t in as strong financial position as they may have appeared. Thus, we shouldn’t be shocked that 53% of low-income workers reported that they’d have trouble paying some of their monthly bills. In addition to Covid-19 fatalities being disproportionately prevalent among people of color and those in poverty, all this puts additional pressure on family members who still have jobs to keep working and possibly fall ill themselves. Grocery stores have reported that employees have started to die from Covid-19. And so have public transit workers responsible for getting people to work.

So when the pandemic ends, should we go back to normal? Oh, hell, no. Because as the coronavirus has ravaged our country and overwhelmed our healthcare system, we are confronted with some stark realities of inequality and economic duress. We may call our “essential workers” heroes, but after it’s over, will we remember them and treat them as such? With that, I’m not so sure. After all, we’ve referred to first responders as such on 9/11 and it took 18 years to pass a law guaranteed to fund their medical care for their injuries. We’re often told to support our troops as they go off to war and remember their sacrifice whenever they die or march in a parade. Yet, the VA is an utter bureaucratic clusterfuck that might be run by 3 of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago friends behind the scenes, while veteran homelessness is a thing. And if they’re found undocumented, well, their service record won’t save them from possible deportation. Now we’re putting healthcare workers, maintenance workers, drivers, grocery, gas station, and pharmacy employees, garbage collectors, and other “essential” people on the heroic pedestal. Many of them work for low wages with no health benefits and no form of paid leave of any kind. They’re also spending considerable time away from their families and possibly exposing themselves to the virus that might eventually kill them. If we want to anything to honor these heroes’ sacrifice, perhaps we should remember what they did for us and maybe make sure they’re treated as valued members in our communities. Some ideas include at least establishing healthcare as a right and providing a single-payer public option for those earning below $1 million per year, raising the minimum wage to at least $15 per hour, mandating paid sick leave, safer conditions, and collective bargaining rights so they can organize regardless of their employer’s union stance. When it comes to crises like this, normal won’t save us. Rather let the coronavirus provide us the opportunity to build a better world and get Donald Trump out of the White House in November. Seriously, he’s a psychopath who’d willingly have people get sick and die for the economy and increase his reelection chances.

The Wonderful World of Vintage Postcards (Eighth Edition)

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Though I usually do postcards before this time, I had some things going on for me during the summer that I didn’t do a lot of blog posts recently. Anyway, this October, my family and I plan on going to Charlotte to see my sister who lives there. We plan to stay for a weekend during the middle of the month. So perhaps I might want to get some old vintage postcards. No, not the ones you normally. More along the lines of those that come across as tacky, insane, weird, or laughably bad. Since we can all use a laugh now and then. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of terrible old timey postcards. Enjoy.

  1. Need to do a bit of landscaping?
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Cause you need the proper lawn implements and extension cord. Doesn’t hurt to do it in Bermuda shorts and flats.

2. Jane Irwill is designed to be lived in.

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Jane enjoys singing on the mic. Kim wishes she’d stop and so she can steal the song from under her.

3. Want to advertise? Picture your product here.

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Of course, they have to put a woman in a swimsuit for extra sex appeal. So I guess the product advertised here is the air mattress.

4. You can always enjoy going to the laundromat.

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Because you can’t necessarily afford a brand new washer and dryer. Hope you have plenty of coins and patience.

5. Nothing makes your day like wearing a colorful hat.

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But Susie thinks she looks like an idiot in hers. She wouldn’t even want to be caught dead wearing it at a Jimmy Buffett concert.

6. “Want to see my matching Wrap-Sak?”

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She’s talking about the robe. But it comes with a matching head towel to dry one’s hair. Still, despite having perfect hair, she doesn’t seem to like brushing it.

7. You’ll find these shakers easy to use.

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Since they contain plastic lids you can easily open and close. Available in 4 different colors.

8. Take a look at these giant airplane controls.

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I don’t think these work by the way. But these women seem unusually impressed.

9. Anyone can look sexy in a long fur coat.

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Though we in the 21st century don’t really think so unless you’re living in a polar region. Still, the background is atrocious.

10. “Look, Mommy, I can vacuum all by myself.”

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Of course, you’d never see me with my mom like that. Because I loathe vacuum cleaners. More like huddling in the corner with my ears covered.

11. “At Heinz we have more than 57 varieties around the world.”

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Though the world to them seems shaped like a giant football. Someone must’ve really messed up here.

12. “I just love painting my boat.”

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Seriously, I don’t think people like painting anything. Nor do I think a swimsuit and sailor hat are proper painting attire.

13. R & R toys make them in all sizes.

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That penguin is way too big for that little girl. But she’s thrilled to have it just the same.

14. Slow down for the Tallahassee Safety Patrol.

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So they stare at a wall in long rain coats. You can see they have a token female by looking at their legs.

15. Care for a duck lamp?

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Basically depicts a desert rock formation and two male mallard ducks flying. Wonder if anyone thinks they’re a couple. Then again, they could just be good friends.

16. With a propane grill, you can be the most talked about host in the neighborhood.

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Maybe in the 1960s this guy might have some pride in his grill. However, I’ve seen way bigger and crazier grills than that at Home Depot.

17. There’s always room for a hairdryer.

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Though I don’t think this hairdryer is at all portable. Because I could hold one in my hand.

18. Get women’s attention with a Hollywood Wolf Whistle.

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Guess it’s a horn you put on your car. Though I’m not sure if women will go for it.

19. Care for a fancy piggy bank?

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Sure these porcelain piggy banks may be pricey and fancy. But they’ll keep your money safe by scaring the hell out of potential robbers.

20. Is your car seats falling apart. Get Shadburn’s Auto Upholstery?

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This ad was probably made on a budget. Also, the woman looks more disgusted than anything.

21. 4 Track storm windows will always protect your house.

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Presented by a woman who’s not wearing pants. So the viewer can see her legs in high heels and pantyhose.

22. Commemorate your baby’s first shoes by casting them in bronze.

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You can sue them as bookends, on picture frames, or on wall displays. Seriously, why would anyone do this?

23. Get the World’s Largest Match Book.

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From BAD POSTCARDS: “The name “Dick Sampson” is printed at the bottom right corner making it seem like this gal’s name is Dick. Why the Hawaiian-themed outfit? What’s with that hat/strainer thing? How many matches are in each World’s Largest Match Book? So many questions.”

24. These cushions will make your home a palace.

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Maybe a harem considering how the woman’s dressed. And she doesn’t seem too happy wearing her skimpy purple outfit.

25. No one can have enough pillows on the couch.

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But Pauline has so many that she can only lie on her couch in this position. Still, they bring a lot of color on a dull gray couch.

26. Any kid would love these fuzz covered plastic creatures.

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Maybe the dog in the middle. But the pig and bear seem quite terrifying to me.

27. Display your reports with Rediform.

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Who knew business can produce so much happiness? Probably someone who enjoys doing memos. Still, why does Miss Rediform even exist?

28. At Hewlett Packard, we have all kinds of machines.

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Though this woman in her lab coat has little idea on how many of these machines work. Since they require all kinds of gears and screws.

29. Any man looks sharp in a gray suit.

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Even Trevor the neighborhood psycho killer. Any young woman dating him on any given night is never seen again since.

30. Kids are always proud to stand in their long raincoats.

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For these boys like to show off all the different colors. Though a few of them look like they’re dressed in trash bags.

31. Have a pen stand that’ll suit your tastes.

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Available in 2 big varieties. One is what can resemble your kid’s art project at school. The other are nightmarish depictions of cartoon characters that can scar you for life.

32. A water softener is a girl’s best friend.

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I don’t think most little girls would say that. Since most of them don’t know what the hell a water softener is.

33. Breathing problems? Have this Monaghan Life Saver on you.

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This looks like a something you’d attach to a respirator. Wonder if you should just go with an inhaler instead.

34. Christmas is always a time for cheer.

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From BAD POSTCARDS: “‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND THE WEIGHT OF SANTA’S CARCASS ON THE ROOF TOTALLY CRUSHED OUR HOUSE.”

35. Take a slice of Ohio Swiss cheese?

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The cheese looks like plastic to me. But at least it comes with saltines.

36. Hey, look, twins.

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Caption: “A NATIVE ALASKAN DARLING dressed in fur parka, trimmed with white fox and her best friend, a Semoyian Puppy.” Still, I don’t buy the girl being an Alaskan native due to her blue eyes, blond hair, and white skin.

37. Keep your lawn maintained with a red riding mower.

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Don’t look now. But Barry’s waving to Myrtle and her son Jack. Little does Jack knows what’s really going on between Barry and his mom.

38. Perhaps you might want something from Australia.

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Most of these are stuffed animals. Yet, you’ll find a boomerang and a hat to wear in the Outback. Still, where’s the diggery-doo?

39. Store your ingredients in these Tupperware canisters.

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Great for hiding the weed in. But don’t let anyone know that or they’ll call the cops.

40. Any girl would delight in these “Mama” dolls.

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On second thought, unless you want to traumatize a little girl in your life, I advise against giving her one of these. Seriously, they’re straight from the realm of nightmares.

41. A straw hat should always have flowers on them.

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Yet, none should don a disembodied woman’s head. Because that’s just disturbing. Available in multiple colors and styles.

42. Water your plants with this KWH mistblower.

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It’s so safe your kids can use it and look like they’re vanquishing their enemies with space age weapons. Said to have deep penetration, steady output.

43. Got a boring house? Just add awnings.

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Actually, the awnings really don’t do anything. Home still looks quite dull. Maybe it needs a paint job.

44. Your lawn can look like this.

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Just add a lawn sprinkler and mow it regularly during the warmer months. Well, as long as you live in California. If you live where I do, it’s not necessary. Also, you won’t have palm trees.

45. Reach for the moon.

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So they were raising money just so three guys can go to the moon? Just save steadily here, I guess. Seriously, this makes no sense.

46. Any little one would enjoy riding a large polka-dotted horse.

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Though the toy horse kind of looks kind of terrifying. Like the purple swan, though.

47. You can’t go boating without a portable minifridge.

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Even to today’s minifridges, this is extravagant. Even includes a freezer.

48. Simple Simon goes near the barbs.

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From BAD POSTCARDS: “Picking your nose is especially grand/When you have a pipe cleaner for a hand.”

49. “Seeing things in Linden, Tenn.”

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They’re basically going with “our town sucks so here are some pictures of cute animals.” At least that’s how I see it.

50. Perhaps you’d like a modern minibar.

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It’s basically a desk for alcoholics. Includes a cocktail shaker and shot glasses.

51. Everyone can use some paper towels.

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I’ve seen those paper towel dispensers at school. Let’s just say I don’t have nice things to say about them.

52. Dualette Sylvania is the big-screen TV that simply moves with you.

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From BAD POSTCARDS: “Carries his portable tube to upscale events. Sexy.”

53. The Tit twins will always boost your business.

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BAD POSTCARDS comment: “Amazing. I wanna see one go up in flames when the motor grease drips onto the controller and an overloaded circuit sparks a fire. And it would still be moving .”

54. Greetings from Kansas.

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Don’t worry about the coyote at the fence. It’s taxidermy so it won’t hurt you, But it will haunt your dreams.

55. Thin mints or merry mints?

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The merry mints come in all kinds of colors. Though I’ll just stick to the thin mints, especially the Girl Scout variety.

56. Nobody could resist a baby doll like this.

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For the love of God, kill it with fire. Since I guarantee it’ll haunt your dreams.

57. “Portraits become precious beyond price.”

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Here little Emily marvels at all the people she’s killed while she maniacally laughs. It’s a sight of horror that knows no bounds.

58. Someone wants to paint the house today.

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But letting a dog help isn’t really a good idea. Still, hope they don’t mistake the paw prints for something more sinister.

59. Perry’s Nuthouse offers free Maine Bear hugs.

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Don’t worry the bear here’s made from wood. A real black bear would simply maul you and leave you for dead.

60. This dog is out on the town.

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Though the dog’s expression doesn’t match the saying on the post card. Still, like the lamp posts.

61. Perhaps you might want to stay in a hotel room like this.

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Man, that’s really tacky. The pink isn’t bad but the wallpaper is just frightful.

62. “I trust Duraclean for my rugs.”

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From BAD POSTCARDS comment: “I cherish my French heirloom carpets so much I don’t even let anybody walk on them! ;)”

63. Anyone in the mood for water ski?

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By the way, this postcard is from Wisconsin. Yes, Wisconsin. Don’t ask me why.

64. Arachnaphobes, abandon hope all ye enter here.

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Because people will be freaked out by a giant spider. This is from an Arizona amusement park.

65. Fall is thrashing time.

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Meaning that it’s time to harvest the hay and put them in bales. Still, the scenery doesn’t really excite me.

66. Wonder why nobody’s visiting this campground.

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Maybe because there’s a skunk lurking around. Though it only sprays when threatened.

67. This guy better wake up before that pheasant runs away.

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Because birds don’t stay around forever. Still, not sure if he can shoot well with a bow and arrow.

68. Feel free to sit on the world’s largest chair.

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I’m sure nobody could really sit on it. Still, it’s a great way for this town to attract tourists.

69. Don’t feel bad. Things could be worse.

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Not sure about having dogs in jail though. Also, are they supposed to be in Mexico?

70. Sometimes you have to let yourself go.

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Though this just overdoes it. Her bra’s even showing from her falling dress.

Insane in the Ukraine

In mid-September 2019, according to The New York Times, an unidentified internal Trump administration whistleblower filed a complaint about “multiple acts” by a shitty excuse for a president Donald Trump. The whistleblower in question is part of the US intelligence community and filed this complaint back in August, which was passed to their inspector general. That inspector general determined it credible and a matter of “urgent concern” – legal standard normally requiring notifying congressional oversight committees. He then concluded the complaint, “relates to one of the most significant and important of the DNI’s responsibilities to the American people.” However, Trump’s acting national intelligence director stepped in to block key congressional committee chairs from receiving the whistleblower complaint’s details, which remain murky. An act some legal analysts claim is breaking the law.

Now despite the murky details, the whistleblower’s complaint reportedly involves a broader set of events than a single phone call. But not surprisingly, the Trump administration is trying to prevent further info from coming to light. For some time, it’s been rumored Donald Trump tried pressuring Ukraine’s government into launching an investigation of former Vice President and current Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, possibly by withholding military aid to the country unless they complied. On August 28, 2019, Politico reported that the Trump administration was, “slow-walking $250 million in military assistance to Ukraine.” According to the site, Trump had personally asked his national security team to review the program, supposedly to ensure the money was being spent on American interests, writing, “The funds for Ukraine can’t be spent while they’re under review and the money expires at the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.” Now it’s not confirmed if the whistleblower complaint has anything to with this Ukranian debacle, but both cases seem closely related.

Naturally given Donald Trump’s affinity for Russian President Vladmir Putin and Russia’s war with Ukraine, critics instantly accused him of supporting Putin’s policies again. On September 5, 2019, Washington Post editorial claimed they’ve been told that Trump was trying to force the Ukranian government to investigate Joe Biden. They write:
“Some suspect Mr. Trump is once again catering to Mr. Putin, who is dedicated to undermining Ukrainian democracy and independence. But we’re reliably told that the president has a second and more venal agenda: He is attempting to force Mr. Zelensky to intervene in the 2020 U.S. presidential election by launching an investigation of the leading Democratic candidate, Joe Biden. Mr. Trump is not just soliciting Ukraine’s help with his presidential campaign; he is using U.S. military aid the country desperately needs in an attempt to extort it.”

During a September 2 press conference in Warsaw, Associated Press’ Jill Colvin asked Vice President Mike Pence, “Can you assure Ukraine that the hold-up of that money has absolutely nothing to do with efforts, including by Rudy Giuliani, to try to dig up dirt on the Biden family?” Pence conspicuously didn’t make that kind of assurance. Instead, he replied, “as President Trump had me make clear, we have great concerns about issues of corruption.” However, the notion that the Trump administration has any great concern about corruption issues is basically akin to Pig Pen having any concern about personal hygiene. Because we all know that Trump and his cronies engage in corruption on a regular basis that the swamp he’s promised to drain has now become a reeking cesspit of hazardous waste. Hell, the only time the Trump administration shows any concern about corruption is when it pertains to someone they don’t like because it makes them look bad. So naturally, they’re looking for dirt.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported that, during a July phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, Donald Trump pressured him “about eight times” to work with his sell out lawyer Rudy Giuliani on an investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter. That Thursday, Giuliani tweeted that if Trump told Ukraine to “investigate corruption that affects US” he’d just be “doing his job,” and complaining that “the Biden Family… bilked millions from Ukraine.” He even later confirmed that he himself has been trying to get Ukraine to investigate Biden. Strange Trump didn’t call the Ukrainian government to investigate his own campaign manager Paul Manafort back in 2016, because he actually bilked millions from the Ukraine and is serving prison time for it. However, if Trump did this as president, it would be a shockingly corrupt use of his foreign policy powers. Since he’s basically demanding a foreign country intervene in the 2020 election by digging up dirt on a potential opponent, or have its security put at risk.
The idea that Donald Trump’s team would try getting the Ukranian government to investigate Joe Biden’s family isn’t just theoretical. Even Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has openly admitted he’s been doing just that. As he told the New York Times in May, “We’re not meddling in an election, we’re meddling in an investigation, which we have a right to do.” Ukraine-related corruption has already played an outsized role in Trump scandals. Paul Manafort’s prosecution for financial and lobbying crimes related to his work for a former Ukranian regime was a major part of the Mueller probe. And during the summer of 2016 back when Manafort was Trump’s campaign chair, he was plagued by reports that the Ukranian government was looking into his payments. So Donald Trump’s team apparently has the idea to try and cook up a similar scandal involving Joe Biden.

The details relate to Joe Biden’s ne’er-do-well son Hunter who joined a Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma’s board in 2014. Now the company’s owner was under investigation for corruption and money laundering. Two years later, Ukraine’s prosecutor general Viktor Shokin was fired, after pressure from Vice President Biden and other Western officials along with many Ukrainian officials and citizens. Biden just happened to have the loudest voice. Shokin has reportedly claimed he was pushed out because he was investigating Burisma’s payments to Hunter Biden. However, the New York Times writes, “there is no credible evidence that Biden sought Shokin’s removal in order to protect Hunter.” Instead, the rationale was said he wasn’t doing enough to investigate the corruption. Now, in an effort to cause political problems in Biden’s 2020 campaign, Giuliani has been pushing the new Ukrainian government to open an investigation into the Biden matter, as well as whether there was any foul play in the earlier Ukrainian Manafort investigation. Giuliani confirmed he was doing all this to the Times back in May. The effort continued through August. But Giuliani was cagey in Trump’s personal role in the scheme. He told the Times in May that Trump supports his endeavors and “he basically knows what I’m doing, sure, as his lawyer.” In August, he told the Times he was just acting as a private citizen. Despite that State Department officials were involved in Giuliani’s communications with Ukrainian officials for some reason.

Now that Donald Trump has all but openly admitted that he pushed Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Congress must impeach him. Impeaching Trump over Robert Mueller’s findings in the Russia investigation would’ve been an attempt to address past offenses. Impeaching Trump over these calls would be an attempt to halt what surely resembles an ongoing attempt to hijack American foreign policy in service of his reelection. Democrats are obligated to stop this before it gets any further. Sure, impeachment is virtually guaranteed to fail in the Republican-controlled Senate so there’s no real chance of actually removing Trump from office. Public opinion about the Russian scandal became more set along partisan lines as time went on, making it unlikely that drawing attention to it would galvanize the public against Trump in 2020. Since that would risk distracting Democrats on which Trump is genuinely unpopular like on healthcare and climate change and jeopardize the House Democratic majority with marginal gain.

But the new Ukraine scandal challenges this logic. There is now an obvious and immediate pragmatic upside to impeachment: stopping an ongoing abuse of presidential power that could undermine the 2020 election’s integrity. Thanks to an intelligence community whistleblower, investigative journalists, and Donald Trump’s own public statements, Trump seems to have repeatedly attempted to convince the Ukranian government to open an investigation into Hunter Biden’s Ukraine business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in protecting his son from prosecutorial attention. But there’s no evidence of illegal conduct by either Biden in the Ukraine dealings. Hunter’s partnership with a corrupt Ukranian oligarch was arguably unethical. But there’s no reason to believe his dad was involved in it. Still, even if either Biden was implicated in anything illegal, Trump’s actions would still be as impeachable. Because he’s trying to get a foreign power to investigate a potential political opponent on the pretense of turning Biden’s fake Ukraine scandal into “her emails” 2.0. Thus, he actively working to weaponize the presidency to boost his political fortunes.

Hell, it may be even worse. Donald Trump himself has linked the Biden issue to US to Ukraine aide. On Sunday, he told reporters, he “had every right” to push Ukraine about Joe Biden because “we don’t want a country that we’re giving massive aid to be corrupting our system.” If Trump threatened to condition aid to Ukraine on its Biden investigation, then he’s been nakedly twisting US foreign policy to suit his own ends. This is a grotesque and seemingly ongoing abuse of power with potential implications for an election’s integrity next year. Whereas the Russia investigation an attempt to find out exactly what happened in a prior election, the Ukraine scandal reflects Trump’s contemporary and future-looking behavior. Given that the goal is no longer retrospective accountability, this dramatically changes the logic of impeachment. Since it’s now about stopping his current behavior. The hope would be that impeachment would bring so much attention and scrutiny to Trump’s Ukraine push that he can’t get away with undermining another election.

Any impeachment proceeding would be the story in American politics, sucking up media attention and congressional investigative resources. A House majority vote to impeach would lead to a trial in the Senate, attracting more scrutiny even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refuses to take the proceedings seriously. The aim would be to prevent Trump from making some kind of shady, behind-the-scenes agreement with some Ukrainian authorities and make him think twice about any other similar scheme for using his powers for electoral gain. Such level of attention seems like the best available tool for preventing Donald Trump from continuing his efforts to undermine the 2020 election. Moreover, such high levels of press coverage and partisan furor would also make it harder to imagine the Ukrainian government would make any corrupt deal with Trump. Democratic posturing would serve as a counterweight to Trump’s pressure on Ukraine, signaling the country’s leadership that any cooperation with Trump’s inappropriate demands could seriously fray relations with the US in the next administration. Under this logic, it doesn’t matter if impeachment will invariably fail in the Senate. Just shining a light on Trump’s misbehavior will limit his freedom to act. Because if you have a president actively trying to abuse his power in order to invite foreign meddling in the next presidential election, you need to do what you can to stop him. Impeachment is the biggest and most powerful tool in the Democrats’ inventory. Because impeaching Trump is about signaling that his conduct is unacceptable as well trying to impose accountability on him and setting a standard for future ones.

Should impeachment be used not only to signal disapproval but actually work to head off an ongoing threat to American democracy, then the normative power of the proceedings might be reestablished. They won’t just be futile raging at American politics’ debased nature under Donald Trump, but an effective means of actually changing these politics for the better. For Trump’s impeachment to actually serve as a means of accountability to show future officeholders that misbehavior carries costs, there needs to be actual bite to them. Otherwise, they really risk sending the opposite intended signal that nothing really matters and that the president can do whatever he wants as long as at least 34 senators support him. But if impeachment can plausibly constrains Donald Trump, preventing him from engaging in abuse of power for political gain, then the Trump administration’s lesson would be that actions carry consequences, that Congress’ ultimate constitutional power can still be used to rein in a president even in a political environment seemingly defined by extreme partisanship. Furthermore, impeachment sends the strongest and most high-profile signal possible that Trump’s actions are unacceptable, both now and to future presidents.

Nonetheless, Donald Trump’s behavior in this Ukraine situation should worry anyone who cares about the health of American democracy. If this isn’t impeachable behavior, then I don’t know what is. Could impeachment potentially rein in Trump? I’m not sure since Trump never learns from his misconduct. But it will limit him on what he can get away with. Will a formal impeachment inquiry hurt the House Democrats’ chances to retain the House? Who knows. But seeing how the Ukraine scandal drove a painful reality home of an emboldened Trump appearing to meddle in an upcoming US election again, right before our eyes, Congress must impeach.

Not Licensed By the NCAA College Athletic Craft Projects (Fourth Edition)

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As with the NFL posts, I decided not to do a college athletic merchandise blog this year. After all, the more you do, the less crazy NCAA products you can find. Anyway, like most sports fans, while some prefer to buy overpriced gear of their favorite teams, others prefer to make their own. You can see such artistry at work with this March Madness bracket above. Yet, this mostly consists of construction paper, package tape, masking tape and string. Still, I used it since it’s something that doesn’t just reflect any one team. Anyway, for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of college sport crafts. Most of these will be from NCAA Division I teams, naturally.

  1. This Christmas, decorate your house with one of these snowmen.
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One wooden snowman rolls tide for Alabama. The other is nuts for the Buckeyes.

2. Deck your Georgia Southern door with this decomesh wreath.

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Well, it’s mostly a blue wreath with ribbons of white and gold. Has the team logo in the center.

3. Perhaps you might prefer a wreath like this from Texas Tech.

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This one has the “T” in red and black polka dots. Yet, the decomesh is in a rather beautiful pattern.

4. Are you someone from Arkansas who doesn’t like wreaths? This decoration is for you.

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This one says “Hogs” given that razorbacks are pigs you don’t want to run into. Actually you don’t want to get on any pig’s bad side.

5. A simple Washington University wreath will always do.

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Consists of burlap decoration. Also has a purple W at the bottom.

6. Someone must really love the Georgia Bulldogs.

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Since the bulldog is in this “LOVE” panel. Not sure if it makes a good “Beware of Dog” sign.

7. Feel free to roll the tide with this Alabama wreath.

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It’s a red decomesh with a long houndsooth ribbon around it. It’s also, heart-shaped.

8. Don’t like wreaths? You might like this Georgia door hanger.

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It’s mostly made from burlap and it’s football shaped. Even has a tulle bow decoration.

9. Anyone in Happy Valley would love this wreath.

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It’s a blue Penn State decomesh wreath in blue and white. Includes football decorations for the Nittany Lions.

10. You can hook the Horns with this Texas wreath.

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It’s a dark orange decomesh with white and striped ribbons. Even includes a black feather.

11. Light up your night with this Alabama bottle light.

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Consists of an old wine bottle with Christmas lights in it. Make sure to decorate it with Crimson Tide pride.

12. Need a festive wreath? This LSU Tiger one doesn’t hurt.

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It’s purple and yellow decomesh. Contains a football at the center saying “Geaux Tigers.”

13. Perhaps a burlap Virginia wreath may suit you.

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Includes orange and blue zigzag ribbons. Also has the Virginia Cavalier logo in the center.

14. A tulle Georgia wreath will make a grand impression.

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Contains various shades of red, white, black, and pink. Also says, “Go Dawgs” on top.

15. A simple Notre Dame burlap wreath will always do.

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Has ribbon and football decorations. The N and D are yellow with blue polka dots.

16. Any Alabama fan might want this Crimson Tide bottle.

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This one has the college logo with the elephant. And no, I don’t recommend you put wine in it.

17. Show your Texas pride with this Longhorn yarn wreath.

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It’s orange with white diamonds. Contains brown, white, and orange flowers along with the Texas logo.

18. A rag felt wreath will suit a Michigan fan best.

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It’s orange with white diamonds. Contains brown, white, and orange flowers along with the Texas logo.

19. This Pitt wreath is especially festive.

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It’s a blue and gold decomesh wreath with gold baubles. Has a golden P in the center.

20. Roll tide with this door hanging.

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Consists of a framed picture with a houndsooth strap. Also has houndsooth and red flowers.

21. Go Big Red with this Nebraska yarn wreath.

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It’s red with white stripes. Has an N at the bottom with a football on each side.

22. Deck your front door this season with this white decomesh Penn State wreath.

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Has football decorations and Penn State ribbons. Features the Nittany Lion logo in the center.

23. Support your college team spirit with this Florida Gator ribbon wreath.

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Consists of blue, white, and orange ribbons. Some have stripes and dots. Some don’t.

24. Anyone in Alabama would love this crimson wreath.

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Has a large “A” with “BAMA” on it. Also consists of a thick houndsooth ribbon and bow.

25. Nothing rolls the tide like this Alabama wreath.

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Consists of red and houndsooth ribbons. Includes a helmet, cowboy hat, and a red football.

26. This Indiana panel is in all Hoosier glory.

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This one has a lot of things written on it. But the logo is well in the state.

27. No Boilermaker home is complete without this Purdue panel.

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Has the Boilermaker Special painted upon the wooden planks. Perfect for any Indiana home.

28. Any Husker would rejoice over a wreath like this.

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Consists of red and white decomesh along with ribbons. Has a wooden N and football in center.

29. Show Tiger pride with this LSU wreath.

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Consists of purple decomesh and a gold ribbon. Also has decorative paper baubles for emphasis.

30. Irish luck will shine in this Notre Dame wreath.

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Consists of green and blue ribbons of various shades and patterns. The N and D on top are in gold.

31. Buckeyes will go nuts over this Ohio State wreath.

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Since this burlap wreath has all kinds of buckeye nuts on it. Don’t worry, the nuts are most likely not real.

32. Care for a Florida ribbon wreath?

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Consists of blue and orange ribbons of different colors and patterns. Also has a large F for Florida.

33. In Arkansas, home is where they call the Hogs.

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No, I don’t mean those feral hogs. I mean the Razorbacks. And they’re hogs since they’re wild pigs.

34. Have your little one curl up in this small Michigan State quilt.

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It’s a child blanket. But has a green and white squares in a standard quilt pattern.

35. A simple Notre Dame wreath will do for the Irish.

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It’s a yarn wreath of navy blue with gold strips. The N and D here are in gold.

36. Auburn will always trap Alabama.

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Considering how Alabama seems one of the few teams with a shot at the college football championship, I beg to differ. Still, the mouse trap on elephant is clever.

37. Show pride for Arkansas with this Razorback sign.

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Has “Razorbacks” painted on red and black. Sounds cooler than “hogs” doesn’t it?

38. Love Kentucky? Then you’ll love this wreath.

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It’s a blue decomesh wreath. The letters U and K are white with blue polka dots.

39. A Notre Dame wreath shines in blue and gold brilliance.

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Includes gold berries among the navy blue ribbon and gold decomesh. Has the Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo on the bottom.

40. Feel free to go green with this Spartan wreath.

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This one is from Michigan State. And yes, it has gridiron ribbons. Didn’t know that’s available.

41. Care for a Michigan light?

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Just has Christmas lights in a blue wine bottle. Just make sure to smack the Michigan logo on it.

42. Support your South Carolina team with this football door hanger.

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Though I think the college should change its mascot. Since “gamecocks” will just incite giggles and is an allusion to cock fighting.

43. Perhaps a burlap Tennessee wreath will do.

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This one has gingham orange and white ribbon on the right. Says “Vols” on the left. Has a T with a football in the middle.

44. No Michigan State baby should be without their blankie.

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This is fleece blanket for babies. Though I wouldn’t call it very Spartan.

45. I’m sure this Notre Dame wreath brings in the Fightin’ Irish spirit.

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Made from navy blue and gold ribbons. Like the blue bow on top.

46. Stun your visitors with this Texas Tech decomesh wreath.

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Has red burlap flowers. Includes Texas Tech logo in the center.

47. Mountaineers would love to hang this sign.

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Has every sentiment asscoiated with WVU. All on a blue panel in yellow and white.

48. A simple cloth Auburn wreath will do.

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Made in a flower shape. All on blue and orange cloth with pawprints.

49. Anyone from the Bluegrass State would adore this blue wreath.

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And it’s made for basketball season, too. Made from decomesh and ribbons.

50. An Alabama wreath can use a few bows.

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Each bow contains a tag. Also includes houndsooth.

51. A little tigress girl needs a dress like this.

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It’s an Auburn dress. Includes a shirt, tutu, and bow.

52. Perhaps a Bama wreath with flowers will suit any Tide fan well.

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Has “Bama” in wooden letters. Flowers are white and red.

53. Any Ohio State fan would be nuts for this football hanging.

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Great for any OSU door. Even includes a bow. So pretty.

54. Feel free to sit in this Spartan chair.

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Says “Sparty On!” on the back. Has the Michigan State logo on the seat.

55. Light up your home with this Florida Gators glass block.

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Has a blue polka dot bow on top. Even has the logo painted.

56. Grace your door with this WVU ribbon wreath.

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Has blue and yellow ribbons. Includes football, helmet, and yellow WVU letters.

57. Be simply festive with this Notre Dame burlap wreath.

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Consists of blue ribbon around it. Includes a football and the letters N and D in blue letters.

58. No Bulldogs fan can resist this wreath.

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Has red footballs with black polka dots all around it. Contains a plush bulldog in the middle.

59. How about a burlap Georgia wreath like this?

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Has burlap strips of red, black, and white zigzag stripes. The Georgia logo is in the middle.

60. A tulle Gator wreath will please any Florida fan.

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Tulle and letters are in blue and orange. Football hangs in center.

61. Brighten your home with this Georgia glass light block.

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Has a bow of red and white stripes with the Bulldog logo. Perfect for any Georgia home.

62. Iowa fans would relish in a Hawkeye wreath like this.

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It’s decomesh with ribbons. Has a Hawkeye plate in center.

63. Bring in the basketball season with this LSU wreath.

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It’s made from ribbons. Has a bow with a purple and yellow flower on top.

64. Play beanbags with this Michigan State game hole.

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It’s made from wood and painted with the Spartan logo. Great for tailgate parties.

65. A Texas A&M home should have a wreath like this.

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It’s red decomesh with white ribbons. Has a Texas A&M sign in the middle.

66. A simple Alabama wreath will do.

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Made from burlap. Has striped bow on top. Includes elephant on top.

67. Red and black make for a Texas Tech wreath.

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Made from yarn with the Texas Tech logo on top. Includes red and black flowers.

68. Open college football season with this Gator hanging.

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Painted orange with a blue bow on top. Perfect for any Florida fan.

69. Go to the big game with these GSU bracelets.

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Each is made from plastic. And they’re all painted in Georgia Southern colors.

70. An Auburn wreath will do just fine.

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Has burlap of orange a blue stripes. Has a blue bow on the bottom.

71. Anyone from Arkansas would like to hang this razorback.

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It’s silver with glitter. Perfect for any Arkansas door.

72. Longhorns always belong in Texas.

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It’s made from string and goes where Texas is located. And on an orange panel.

73. Hope you can enjoy this Auburn wreath.

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Has blue, white, and orange ribbons wrapped around it. Includes felt flowers and the Auburn logo.

74. Want to hang this UNC rag wreath?

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Made from white and light blue rags. Has the UNC logo in the middle.

75. Celebrate the big game with this Michigan State panel sign.

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Says, “All Spartans Welcome Here.” All painted green on a panel.

76. Go out to the big game with this WVU jewelry.

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Includes a bracelet and necklace. Both have blue and yellow beads for Mountaineer fans.

77. Raise a glass to the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Well, it’s a Badger wine glass. Though I don’t think it’s for drinking.

78. Keep your neck warm with a WVU infinity scarf.

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It’s a scarf with no end. Has white and blue zigzag stripes and yellow WVU letters.

79. Show Eagle pride with this Georgia sign.

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It’s a wooden panel of Georgia with the GSU logo on it. Perfect for a Georgia Southern fan.

80. Mountaineer fans drink from these cups.

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They’re transparent straw cups. And they’re both in WVU colors.

College Sports Fans Dressed in School Spirit Attire (Fourth Edition)

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As with my NFL costume post, I decided not to use my own picture to open it this year since photo ops require considerable preparation beforehand. Anyway, while American football fans look forward to their favorite NFL team play, school will soon be in session. And this means college football season will soon begin. In many places in the US, you’ll find people who are more diehard over their college teams than those in the pros. Mostly because they either went to the college or the college in question is closer to where they live. You can see this prevalent in the South, particularly in places like Alabama, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Thus, you’ll probably find plenty of sports fans in ridiculous costumes. So for your reading pleasure I give you another assortment of them. Most of them will be from NCAA Div. I teams. Enjoy.

  1. Here you can see a real life San Diego State University Aztec.
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Sure, it might be cultural appropriation. But unlike the Chargers, at least the SDSU Aztecs won’t desert to LA.

2. Bane and Iron Man can always come out to support the Miami Hurricanes.

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Okay, they’re fans dressed as Iron Man and Bane in green and orange glory. Bane even has gloves depicting the school mascot.

3. You’ll see a real Orange Man among the Syracuse fans.

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Well, the guy’s in orange spandex. Still less lame than the school’s actual mascot.

4. Someone must be nuts about Ohio State.

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He’s wearing a Buckeye nut necklace for emphasis. While his wig is of red and silver.

5. Apparently, Santa Claus supports the University of Virginia.

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Okay, that’s not Santa but he’s sporting a long beard and wearing a hat. Still, don’t really see Kris Kringle cheering for the Cavaliers.

6. He wears his love for the North Carolina Tarheels on his hat.

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Well, at least on the visor. Also, he painted half his face blue.

7. These guys go blue for Xavier U.

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Xavier is a Jesuit university in Cincinnati. Its mascot is the Musketeer and you might hear about them during March Madness. And yes, these guys are painted blue.

8. Here we find a Mountaineer fan trying to playfully strangle a Tiger fan from LSU.

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One guy wears a spandex suit with a blue and gold wig. The other goes all in on purple and gold.

9. You’d think these Clemson Tiger fans were in a production of cats.

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Since they have their faces painted like a tiger. Some even wear tiger costumes.

10. Always roll the tide in Alabama.

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These guys even wear big ties. As they show their Tide boxes on a stick with toilet paper.

11. An Irish fan should go all out.

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This woman wears a shiny garland top hat you’d use in Saint Patrick’s Day decorations. Since she’s proud of Notre Dame.

12. This Auburn guy goes with the Tiger face.

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He even wears tiger fangs. While his stripes are blue on orange.

13. These guys always wear their love for Auburn on their chest.

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Since they’ve painted their chests orange while they spell out the name. Okay, it’s not spelled quite right but you get the idea.

14. They show their love for their South Florida bulls in green and gold.

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Well, a couple of them are wearing clothes. Yet, each has a bull on their chests.

15. At Texas Tech, one must put on a cowboy hat and coveralls.

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She even wears black and red face paint. Though I’m sure she can loudly shout from the stands.

16. Even dogs cheer for Boston College.

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This pooch just wears a T-Shirt. And doesn’t seem too happy its owner made dressed it.

17. Perhaps it’s time to get out the flag for the Navy.

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Yes, I know it’s a military branch not a college. But they still participate in college games.

18. WVU fans paint their faces with blue and gold.

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One wears a coonskin hat for the Mountaineers. And yes, it has the WVU logo on it.

19. At UNC, the beard must match the hat.

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As you can see, he’s wearing a fuzzy Dr. Seuss hat. While his beard is in light blue.

20. This Georgia fan always has to put on the spikes.

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Okay, at least on his shoulder pads. But at least they’re not that sharp. Also paints his face red and black.

21. You have no idea of how crazy Georgia Bulldog fans can be.

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This guy’s wearing dreadlocks and weird face paint. Also sports spiked shoulder pads.

22. This UConn Huskie fan is all jacked for March Madness.

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Since he’s wearing a basketball headdress. While his shirt depicts huskies in Andy Warhol style.

23. He wears his love for the Georgia Bulldogs on his head.

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Given that he’s bald, he makes the most of it. Also, that’s just body paint he’ll have to take off before going to bed.

24. Boba Fett arrives in Miami to cheer for the Hurricanes.

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However, he has to pick up a frozen Han Solo later on and take him to Jabba. And not in his green and orange suit of armor.

25. Seminole glitter guys, meet your dream girls.

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Okay, they don’t have as much glitter on them. But they do wear red and gold body paint for Florida State.

26. Didn’t know I could find an Imperial Stormtrooper at Alabama.

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He’s even wearing a red helmet for the Crimson Tide. Though he wouldn’t do well on the rifle team since he can’t hit anything.

27. I bid you a big warm welcome for the La Salle University Glitter Bros.

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These guys are from a Catholic college in Philadelphia. While one comes in wearing a tie.

28. This Michigan girl wears her hat for the Wolverines.

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Incredibly, she wears a Wolverine hat. And I don’t mean the one from X-Men.

29. Hope you can fan out with this guy from Virginia Tech.

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He has an orange clown wig. While his friend wears a maroon one.

30. KISS and the nuns have descended on Wisconsin.

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The nuns even wear their Wisconsin pride on their habits. While some of the KISS members have red make up on.

31. Want these fans to spell it out for you?

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The guys painted “Clemson” on their chests, letter by letter. Save the one who’s got a pawprint instead.

32. This guy’s gone all red for Georgia.

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He wears a red visor and wig on his head to match his face. Not to mention spiked shoulder pads.

33. Never thought I’d come across a real hog head.

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Well, he’s an Arkansas Razorbacks fan. As you can see by his hat. Still, you don’t want to run into 30-50 of them.

34. These fans gather for a pow wow at Florida State.

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Yes, they’re in Native costume and it’ll sure offend many. But this is a ridiculous fan post. So it goes.

35. Even dinosaurs go for Michigan.

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These are fans in inflatable T-Rex costumes. Though you’d think they came all the way from Jurassic Park to watch the game.

36. You’d think this guy’s a real corn man.

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Cause he has a cob on his head and each of his arms. And yes, he looks really silly.

37. Things can be weird at a Nebraska game.

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Two guys are wearing coveralls. While a woman’s dressed up like an ear of corn. After all, Nebraska’s home of the Huskers.

38. Someone from Kentucky is all blue in the face.

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Relax, he’s wearing face paint and a blue wig. Yet, you’d almost think he’ll freeze during March Madness.

39. He’s all horned up for the Georgia Bulldogs.

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For he’s wearing horns on his head. Another of the Spike Squad.

40. These Virginia Tech fans come in shoulder pads and capes.

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They’ve even painted their faces. But fortunately, their shoulder pads are leather.

41. Make way for the Longhorn fan with the massive horns.

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Hope those horns don’t weigh him down. But when he comes, get out of the way.

42. There’s a Joker sporting a Mohawk.

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Okay, that’s a Georgia fan dressed as the Joker. Also wears spiked shoulder pads.

43. You’ll find a superheroine among these Seminoles fans.

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She wears a cape and mask, too. While she carries her things in her own utility belt.

44. In Arizona State, feel free to put on a fedora and laderhozen.

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It’s even funnier that this guy doesn’t look the least bit German. Even wears matching yellow Ray Bans.

45. These women go all purple for Clemson.

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Seems like they’re wearing a combination of tank tops and body paint. And yes, they’ve painted their faces.

46. You have to be mad not support the Oregon Ducks.

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And no, this guy’s not the Mad Hatter. Just an Oregon Ducks fan with eccentric fashion sense.

47. These glitter women don their Seminole headdresses.

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Wait a minute, Seminoles wouldn’t wear those headdresses. Those are Plains warbonnets. Cultural appropriation.

48. If there’s a fire in Arizona, you might want to see this guy.

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Okay, he’s an Arizona Coyote fan. Here he holds a the state flag and a Sun Devil plushie.

49. Always go green for Notre Dame.

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Though I’m not sure dressing like a gangster leprechaun at a disco is the way to go. Then again to each his own.

50. When it comes to Notre Dame, this guy’s all green.

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He’s even wearing a green tuxedo shirt with Irish flag suspenders. While his hat has all kinds of pins.

51. You don’t want to see a leprechaun without his shirt.

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Though he’s decked in green body paint, you can still see his tattoos. Hope he’s not drunk on whiskey.

52. A yellow war bonnet is always essential for an Oregon Ducks game.

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For God’s sake why wear that? Oregon’s mascot is Donald Duck. Then again, the fan may be Native American. But even so, I don’t think Oregon Indians wore them.

53. Mr. Goldskull just came for the Baylor Bears.

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If the Bears lose, he’ll curse the players so that they’ll lead lives of pain and misery should they go to the NFL. Also wears a matching golden chain.

54. This Duck isn’t having it.

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That’s an Oregon Duck fan in a hockey mask. They also wear a gold and yellow cape.

55. This fan’s going to light things up at Oregon.

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Well, he wears an Oregon hat lined with lights. While he’s got his face painted in green and yellow.

56. A Trojan sits down for a game at USC.

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He even wears a Trojan helmet. Though I don’t think it’ll help him in the Southern California heat.

57. There are people of all stripes who go for the Baylor Bears.

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These people are all wearing striped ref shirts with their team colors. One’s wearing a silly yellow wig.

58. Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters S and J for Saint Joseph University.

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Well, we have Big Bird and Cookie Monster. By the way, St. Joseph is a Jesuit college in Philadelphia.

59. A Northwestern girl came down with a grave case of pom pom hair.

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Oh, she has pom poms in her hair. Well, that’s school spirit for you.

60. I now give you, Basketball man.

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He’s a Baylor fan wearing a basketball hat. I know it looks incredibly hilarious and ridiculous.

61. And now, let me introduce you to Wagonhead.

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Since he’s wearing a Conestoga wagon on his head. Though to be fair, he’s from the University of Oklahoma.

62. Blue and white hair is all the rage at the University of North Carolina.

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Why does she have a zipper on her head? Does she wear another face during the game?

63. Somebody’s really mad about basketball.

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These fans from Florida University wear basketballs and nets on their heads. And all for their love of the Gators.

64. This tuxedo pig always knows how to stay classy.

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This person is a Razorback fan from the University of Arkansas. And wears the hog hat to match.

65. Behold, the Notre Dame Light Irish Brigade.

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Mostly because they have light green faces. One’s even totally green.

66. Apparently, someone came in dressed as Joe Boeheim.

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He must be some guy at Syracuse. Though judging from the costume, he doesn’t seem to have great fashion sense.

67. Supermen always cheer for Oklahoma Sooners.

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Though they wear red and white body paint for the school colors. One even wears a flamboyant red wig.

68. Introducing Pom Pom Man.

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Since his outfit’s made from pom poms. Though he must be hot in Alabama.

69. You’d think this Notre Dame leprechaun is on weed.

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Given he’s got a green wig and wears slanty sunglasses. Yeah, he’s totally high on something.

70. These 3 leprechauns always stick together.

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Since they all have the same kind of hat and beards. While unlike other Irish, they drink Budweiser beer.

71. Michigan Stormtrooper stops by a Wolverines game.

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Yet, don’t trust him with a T-shirt cannon. Because he won’t hit anything.

72. My, he must have really big hands.

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This guy’s from University of Miami. Since his hands are green and orange on both sides.

73. Hope you can cover all with these Illinois fans.

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They also have their faces painted orange and black. As their coveralls are striped.

74. Darth Vader is very disappointed with the Miami Hurricanes.

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And if they don’t win, he’ll force choke the players. So they better get their act together.

75. This lucha guy is all in for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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He also wears a poncho. While his lady friend dons a cowboy hat.

76. What’s with the Husky face?

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Well, he’s wearing a Husky mask and hat. And yes, he’s totally freaking me out right now.

77. These announcers don’t know what’s coming to them.

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These are fans from Arizona State. One’s dressed as an eagle. One’s a unicorn. One’s a scary clown.

78. This Superman comes all the way from Kansas.

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Though he’s just here to support his team. And unlike the one in the comics, his suit has shorts.

79. This Arizona State Sun Devil fan is all in the red.

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Well, he wears a red spandex body suit. While he sports a flaming yellow wig on his head.

80. Goldy’s got a few friends at Minnesota.

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The guys are in gopher costumes. Like they’re supporting Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day.

81. These Georgia Tech fans can always form a yellow line.

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One of them has a unicorn mask. While the rest have flaming yellow wigs.

82. Apparently, the Pharaoh is on Team Gonzaga.

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Well, one has that Egyptian headdress on. Yet, I wonder if the college treats him like a king on the Nile.

83. Someone at Georgia knows the ways of the Force.

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Then again, Sith use the red lightsaber. Yet, only 2 they are, no more, no less.

84. The green masked guy has to look smashing at the game.

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His mask has an orange has a handle bar mustache. He also wears an orange tie and sunglasses.

85. These Seton Hall fans have gone a bit formal.

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Seton Hall’s a Catholic university in New Jersey. While these guys are all in spandex tuxedo suits.

86. Well, here’s a Ram who’s not so Rowdy at Colorado State.

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He seems rather tired. While his ram ears are quite plushy.

87. Sometimes you got to go with the pattern.

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As you can see, his comes directly from his hat. And yes, he painted a complex cross on his face.

88. This Florida International Elf roots for the Golden Panthers.

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Apparently, he’s spending football season in Miami instead of at the North Pole. Also, he should be roasting.

89. Perhaps one can spell out FIU on their midriffs.

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These women have done just that. And they’re wearing bikini tops to show.

90. Hope you find these Northwestern fans interesting.

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One’s a scary clown in a purple suit. The other wears half a mask and a purple cape.

91. At Boisie State, you can’t wear a sombrero without blue hair.

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Wonder what he’s shouting in the stick he’s carrying. Still, at least the sombrero adds a colorful touch.

92. Wonder what’s gone through these Penn State players.

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Okay, they’re fans. Yet, those faces in the football helmets seem rather silly to me.

93. One can’t wear too many necklaces for LSU.

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Seems like he’s about to attend a Mardi Gras party afterwards. Even wears a purple jester hat.

94. You’ll be bound to find a piñata girl at Boise State.

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But please don’t hit her with a stick. Because that counts as assault and battery. Also, you don’t want the candy she has inside her.

95. Didn’t know the Chick Fil-A cow roots for Alabama.

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Given the CEO opposes LGBT rights, it makes a lot of sense. Still, funny how the cow wears a red cape.

96. This skeleton guy always supports his East Carolina Pirates.

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Well, the skull face is mostly face paint. But he also wears a bandana and sunglasses to look cool.

97. You’d think this East Carolina gal is from the 17th century.

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She’s clearly dressed up as a pirate. Even wears an eye patch with a jeweled skull and cross bones.

98. Elvis has come to Iowa.

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Thought Elvis would be for Ole Miss or Tennessee. Oh, wait, he never went to college.

99. Even gophers like the Golden Gophers.

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Okay, she’s wearing a gopher mask. Yet, don’t bet on her crawling into a hole in February.

100. Don’t mess with this South Carolina chicken.

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He’s supposed to be a gamecock, said to be used in cockfighting. Also has his own superhero sidekick.

Not Licensed by the NFL Professional Football Craft Projects (Fifth Edition)

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Though I usually follow an NFL costume post with strange NFL merchandise, I decided to just skip to crafts. While there’s a lot of crazy NFL merchandise out there, it’s increasingly difficult to find unique items with NFL logos. Not to mention, I kind of prefer doing craft stuff anyway. Anyway, while many NFL fans like to get their gear at overpriced NFL stores, some might prefer to make their own. After all, you’ll find crafters in every fandom. Sports fans are sometimes no different. Many might use crafts for decorations like a team wreath for their front door. Some might go for outdoor decoration and other items. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of NFL crafts for the upcoming season.

  1. Grace your home with this Broncos wreath.
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Might consists of bows. Includes orange ribbons. Perfect for anyone in Denver.

2. If you live in Miami, you might like this ribbon wreath.

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The ribbons are in aqua green and orange as well as in a variety of patterns. Perfect for any Dolphins fan door.

3. A Patriots wreath should include a few felt flowers.

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The flowers are red and white. The wreath is made from blue yarn with red stripes.

4. A New Orleans Saints wreath can get quite fancy.

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This one has black and gold ribbons all over it. A black football is in the center.

5. Keep your ears warm this football season with this Green Bay Packers headband.

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It’s crocheted green with a Packers logo on it. Perfect for a cold tailgate party in Wisconsin.

6. A baby Steeler fan can’t do without a pair of these booties.

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They’re made from cloth to keep your little one’s feet so warm and cozy. So cute.

7. Speaking of Steelers, you might want a wreath like this.

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This one has black and gold stripes and the logo on the right. And all made from scrunched cloth.

8. I’m sure a 49er fan would want this wreath on their door.

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This is a striped yarn wreath of gold and red. Contains a football and a 49ers flag on the bottom.

9. Go to the game in these Steeler flower hair clips.

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Each one has black and