51st State

Ladies and gentleman, that is what the flag would look like if DC was given statehood. Frankly, it doesn't look as bad as I expected. According to Wikipedia, this flag has been designed in case a 51st state is admitted. While it doesn't look as good as the current flag, I don't think it is so ugly that people can object to DC Statehood on aesthetic grounds. Most, if not all, of my readers know about the problems with the District's lack of representation, but here is more information for anyone who got to this site by searching for "punk version of my funny valentine."

As a side note, according to Wikipedia there have been a series of attempts by various citizens and politicians of New York City for the city to secede from the rest of the state and become the 51st state. Apparently, Norman Mailer was involved in one attempt and suggested that the city should keep the name "New York" and the rest of the state should be renamed "Buffalo." Seriously, what a bunch of dicks.

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