Rainbow flags for our prisons?

Here’s a luxury resort in the Catskills that you might not want to visit… Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville:

As we looked down from the Cirrus SR20 (IFR training), it occurred to me that the prison is lacking one thing: a rainbow flag. I’m hopeful that President Harris will correct this and then the prison can be renamed “Ministry of Love is Love”.

8 thoughts on “Rainbow flags for our prisons?

  1. Well, maybe the prisons don’t have them yet but at least one gun shop in Texas is flying the Rainbow flag (albeit at a desk) because of the huge influx of new gun owners, many of whom don’t fit the usual profile:

    Bottom right: A pride flag is among miscellaneous supplies on a cart at Central Texas Gun Works.

    Somebody will start making rainbow camo. any day now!


    “Like some of his new clients, Michael Cargill may not meet everyone’s expectations about the kinds of people who pack heat. Cargill is gay, Black and Republican.”

    “Gun retailers in the United States estimate that 40 percent of their sales during the first four months of 2020 were to first-time buyers compared with an annual average of 24 percent in years past, according to a survey conducted by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearm industry’s trade association.”

    So we’re probably seeing another 15-20% of the general population who had never previously owned a gun on their way to the gun store to lock and load. This is right in the range I forecast when you talked about this earlier.

    “If I dial 911, I’m not going to get the police officer,” Cargill said, explaining how some people have weighed the decision to arm themselves, “I’m going to have to be my own first responder. I’m going to have to get a gun.”

    I hope the people in the Politico article take their classes seriously and don’t wind up in places like Otisburg, uh…ville.

  2. https://www.amazon.com/Last-Kings-Shanghai-Jewish-Dynasties/dp/0735224412

    “The book lays bare the moral compromises of the Kadoories and the Sassoons–and their exceptional foresight, success, and generosity. At the height of World War II, they joined together to rescue and protect eighteen thousand Jewish refugees fleeing Nazism. Though their stay in China started out as a business opportunity, the country became a home they were reluctant to leave, even on the eve of revolution. The lavish buildings they built and the booming businesses they nurtured continue to define Shanghai and Hong Kong to this day. As the United States confronts China’s rise, and China grapples with the pressures of breakneck modernization and global power, the long-hidden odysseys of the Sassoons and the Kadoories hold a key to understanding the present moment.”



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