The Betsy Ross Flag Shoe

Discussion in 'Holding Tank' started by Woody, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    I haven't supported Nike in years....Like many companies, they are resting on their brand loyalty to put out a chap product...Now it's more about hype than quality...In the 80's it was a well built quality shoe that would last and was reasonably priced...For at least the last 10 years + it's an inferior product destroying the brand....They know they tarnished the brand in their market and have moved on to the lowest common denominator, hype...So I distanced myself because of their quality and I imagine others did too...This is just great publicity for them in the divisive world we live in today and they want to profit and perpetuate it...Keep selling a $7 product for $150.... It's sad they let these children have their way instead of standing up for our country...It was the flag that founded our country and our colonies and represents freedom...Instead of explaining the truth, they let a small minority of misguided individuals appropriate it as a symbol of negativity...The truth is, psychologically, it's on them to figure out their hatred and demons...The "Betsy Ross" flag was our nation's symbol of liberty and freedom...How easily we let it be removed....What a pathetic group our corporate leaders are today...Our Gov't..

    The truth is, all this negativism regarding our country takes it's toll...It's from everywhere...There is a certain faction that wants to remove pride and honor of our nation. Who could possibly benefit from such divisiveness and the weak-minded fall easily for it...

    Happy 4th...

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  2. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    Hearing about the hooplah in DC tomorrow, I actually wish I was there!! Of course, some even boohoo the celebration of the 4th because of the cost...
  3. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Active Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Well if this doesn't get you going, nothing will. All I can say is "enemy of the people!"
  4. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    I actually don't have issue with it....It might be a bit sensationalized, but there are truths to what was said. I agree that we can do better...Come on, our school system? Our healthcare? While I' rolled my eyes over some of it, we can do better and it's best not to sit back and just pat ourselves on the back....To keep a nation great, we need to keep doing doing the work...I just don't see the Kapernick's of the world doing any of it....Still a great nation with a strong history...
  5. Golfman25

    Golfman25 Active Member

    Sep 12, 2009
    Yeah but being Great doesn't mean you're perfect.
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  6. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    True... I think by my post you can see where I stand...My point is, I'm not simply blind to the fact we have big issues and my concern is we are headed in the opposite direction to fix them.
  7. Just For Fun

    Just For Fun Member

    Feb 16, 2019
    Southern California
    Searching for a 2006 - '07 320 Sundance w/twin T-496 Magnum MPI Bravo III
    and 5.0 KW generator
    Oars for now!!
    "Sad indeed. I don't support them and that's about all I can do." Our support or lack of support is the most straight forward way of expressing our feeling and emotions. I - personally - choose not to purchase any more Nike products. If there allegiance to and in the US market is this... poor, I've many other equally or better shoe choices.
  8. KevinC

    KevinC Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Ordered Puma today - not Nike. Purchased Under Armor - not Nike. Purchased Sketchers not Nike. I respond with my wallet.

    Happy Fourth Nike!

  9. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Betsey Ross was a Quaker. As well all know they supported slaves fleeing the south. How much stupidity do we put up with here folks? Anyway already have my boat down at the Levee. Tomorrow I am going down and putting up all of my 4th decor and we will celebrate the greatest gift God has given us, the right to freedom and the right to choose!!!
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  10. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    It's interesting to note that the previous president proudly displayed the Betsy Ross flag during his inauguration. Just sayin'
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  11. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    The posts here act as if Nike might care about America and her ideals. News Flash, They Do Not! They are part or want to be a part of the globalist cabal that rules the world.

    There was a subtle shift in the last 10 years or so that led these companies to think that they were part of something bigger than any country, even America the greatest free country in the world.

    Please learn what is exactly happening in our world...

  12. ENstig8or

    ENstig8or Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 4, 2013
    New Jersey
    2003 Sea Ray 450 Express Bridge.....

    2016 Sea Ray 21 SPX BR
    Cummins 480CE (450)
    Mercruiser 4.3L (21 SPX)
    Picking sides when it comes to race is never a good strategy for a company. Race issues along with politics, are the most polarizing things in this country. For a huge company to cave into this pressure it will certainly affect their sales. If I owned Nike stock, it would have been sold, strictly for financial reasons. Remember, Nike is not just a shoe company. They sell clothing and a huge amount of sporting goods along with many other products. I for one will never buy a golf ball, club, shirt or anything with the Nike logo ever again. Public companies need to be race, gender, and politically neutral. I wouldn't be surprised if at this point, Nike ends up with many shareholder lawsuits for corporate malfeasance.
  13. CaptRonn

    CaptRonn Active Member

    May 25, 2016
    on a large body of water
    1999 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Convert fuel into noise
    Here's another example of a racist president using that racist Betsy Ross flag for political gain!!!!


    Oh wait..............This was Obama's inauguration..............
  14. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
  15. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    @Bridog - I knew that would happen....There was no way they were all going to be returned.
  16. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Slippery slope.....Political correctness > Intolerance > Antifa (=Anti First Amendment enforcers) > some other intermediary steps > Totalitarian state.

    That said, here's my hat going forward:

    Besty Ross flag cap.jpg
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  17. Espos4

    Espos4 Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2017
    Long Island NY
    2007 240 Sundeck
    350 MAG Bravo 3 W/DTS
  18. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Nike is a marketing and distribution company; they manufacture no product and all products they market/distribute are acquired external to the US. Nike's headquarters are located in Portland Or and run by people of Portland Or; that should say enough.... Not to PO folks here from the Portland area but you get it....
  19. Boat Guy

    Boat Guy Well-Known Member

    Here is something for you guys...

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