A "green flag" means you should push the throttle up full on the prospective relationship. Green flags are things like your date having a reserved parking spot at his/her job, or owning a detached home at the age of 29.
The beige flag means that the prospect is okay, but they do have quirks. A good example would be a guy who only wears football jerseys of his favorite team at all times, or a woman who won't let you in your own dwelling before you take off your shoes.
What struck me is how easily the flag system can be applied to America's politicians. Trump is the King of Red Flags, 91 of them legal. It's really tough to put a number on the rest, but 30,000 is a nice round one. That's roughly the number of lies the Washington Post says he told while in the White House.
Joe Biden is mostly a beige flag kind of guy. He's way older than you, and he repeats himself sometimes. He's got a troubled kid and his dog bites people. Still, you could see yourself voting for him.
Ron "Meatball" DeSantis waves two colors of flags. On the red side, he likes to crush people and mice, at least of the Mickey variety. On the beige side, he keeps claiming he's going to get a big promotion soon, but he seems stuck in his current job to you, and the way his wife looks at him, you suspect him of being a Stepford Husband. And he doesn't know how to wear boots or laugh convincingly.
Robert Kennedy, Jr. is a parade of red flags. He won't even let his dog get a rabies shot, for fuck's sake.
Tim Scott claims he has a secret girlfriend. Red flag. If the man is not honest enough to admit he's gay, the Oval Office is no place for him.
Nikki Haley changed her name so the hard-voting yick-a-doos of South Carolina would think she was white. Red flag or beige? The primaries will decide.
Mike Pence is a mass of beige. He won't eat dinner with a woman other than his wife, and he attracts flies. He wears his piety at all times like it was a Hoodie from Above, which gags a bit. He did choose to save the country when he had the choice, though, so if you want to make sure rapists and incesters get their babies birthed too, instead of being aborted, you might consider voting for him.
Plenty of pols not currently running for the White House can be analyzed using the flag system as well. Some of the more prominent red-flagged ones include Lauren Boebert, who has never seen a bump in a pair of britches she was unwilling to rub, and Matt Gaetz, who brags about using Viagra so he can pump as many of his political groupies as are willing to lay down for him in a single night. Does he have a beige flag as well? Sure, that haircut.
And Gavin Newsome? Is he too handsome to be President? Or too handsome not to be?
The thinking here is that we'll find that out in 2028.