A Photo for the Fourth

Happy Birthday, America.

Tubular Flag

Birmingham, AL
November 25, 2009

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Michael Reynolds says:

    It’s not a happy birthday, Steven, it’s a deeply fcked birthday. Nice pic, though.

  2. @Michael Reynolds: Yeah, well, I thought I would be a Polyanna for a few minutes… 😉

    (And thanks).

  3. Mister Bluster says:

    He speaks and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.
    REPUBLICAN Kim Jong Trump, President of the United States of America.

  4. teve tory says:

    Given my predilection for using Steven’s photo threads as an open thread dumping ground, let me note here that Rod Dreher says anthony bourdain killed himself because his girlfriend is a Witch.

  5. @teve tory: Wait. What?

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  8. teve tory says:

    Somebody in my Twitter feed last night observed that “the Internet” was making a pretty good case for Anthony Bourdain’s suicide being tied to the occult. Say wha’? Lo, it turns out that his girlfriend Asia Argento is a witch, and not just a casual one either. There’s lots of extreme darkness there, right in the open. She flaunts it. Bourdain, the poor fool, was doomed the day he met her.

    I’m 42 as of 4 days ago so I mostly grew up in the 80’s when it was perfectly fine to call someone a retard. I know better now, and have mostly corrected the practice, but every now and then…

  9. gVOR08 says:

    Hard to do a different take on the flag. Very nice. Is that something you found (looks like an interior building window) or something you set up?

  10. @gVOR08: It is a display at the Vulcan Museum and Park in Birmingham, AL.