A National Guardsman is seen wearing a "thin blue line" patch near the Capitol today

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My mentions on this post have been quite a journey. Lots of people claiming it's actually the "thin baja blast line," a parody involving Taco Bell workers.

But @mrickanderson found this thin blue line patch online, and it sure looks like the same one to me
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