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This Pisses Me Off

Discussion in 'Hot Topics' started by 7costanza, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    My neighbor had this hanging from his garage, so I was buying a flag for a co worker, a U.S. Army Soldier that just bought his first home and got him one also. I have never even talked to my neighbor before and I think he was a bit offended when I took a picture of it with my cell, I told him I was taking a before and after pic. What a disgrace to have an American Flag looking like that.
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  2. TRPDiesel

    TRPDiesel MassCops Member

    Some people just don't get it 7.
     
  3. TRPDiesel

    TRPDiesel MassCops Member

    Very good, now you can get him a solar light for the fourth of July and he will be all set.
     
  4. Johnny Law

    Johnny Law Nemo me impune lacessit Staff Member

    That's a disgrace. I hope he disposes of it properly.
     
  5. w3llborn

    w3llborn MassCops Member

    Yea, that's basically like saying "F*CK YOU AMERICA"...not cool.
     
  6. JF5

    JF5 MassCops Member

    He probably doesn't even know how!
     
  7. CJIS

    CJIS MassCops Member

    No excuse for that. Even people who live through hurricanes and tornado's replace the flag after.
     
  8. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    The United States Flag is NOT a fashion statement.

    If Obama does anything he would pass a law banning importation of the U.S. Flag from shit countries like China.

    There are more then enough manufacturers who currently make the flag in this country to support the additional flags.

    If the flag is ripped, take it down then dispose of it properly.
     
  9. StbbrnMedic

    StbbrnMedic fraggle tamer

    So sinful. Good for you 7.
     
  10. 8MORE

    8MORE New Member

    You did a great thing 7. Hopefully you're neighbor was embarrassed that his Flag was noticed in that condition and that is why he was the way he was.
     
  11. LGriffin

    LGriffin Always Watching

    Looks like it's been hanging there since 9/11, when flags were the fashionable new black. Like 9/11, it's been forgotten by the sheep.

    If he's too cheap to buy a new one full boat, he can get a 50% discount through our senator or congressman. It's all explained at:

    usflag.org/capitol.flag.html

    I'm cheap BUT I change mine out often so I stock up and get my 5X8 through there for $18.00! His little 3x5 goes for $9 there...
     
  12. Jeepy

    Jeepy Guest

    Good for you, 7!!!

    Maybe you can print out some of the information on the Internet relating to U.S. Code Section 4, which deals with the proper care of the flag.

    Here's some info to pass along:

    Flag Code

     
  13. Nuke_TRT

    Nuke_TRT Stirrer of the Pot

  14. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    Of course, you assume that the person hanging the shredded flag is 1. Literate and 2. Gives a sh*t, which obviously, they don't.
     
  15. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    They have a 600,000 dollar home, a pool, 2 BMWs, and that day they had about 6 workers around their yard trimming, mowing while they bbqd. I appreciate the info but like KJ wrote they dont give shit, the flag was about 25 bucks, surprisingly enough I think they are Democrats.
     
  16. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    When 9/11 happened I said I would never forget. I never have, every Septembter 11th no matter where I am I listen to the 9/11 police/fire radio transmissions from NYC. I was talking to a Marine on 9/13/01 that was in Vietnam and he said people have will forget unless it directly effects them. Give it 6 months and it will be old news. Sadly he was right.

    Bush did do a good job to kick ass and take names, then take those names and kick their asses of terrorists.

    Right now what Obama is doing to the Anti terrorism systems can be compared to the game of Janga (a Block game where you stack up these wooden blocks into a tower, and pull blocks out and if the tower falls well you lose), he may think what he is doing is small stuff and won't affect much. In reality what he is doing is making the anti-terrorism forces of the U.S. reactive instead of proactive which defeats the whole purpose of anti-terrorism forces in the first place.

    I am no terror expert by any means. I do not wish another terror incident to happen in the U.S. but it will. When it does be prepared for it to be used as an excuse for more socialistic ideas involving self defense.
     
  17. merwin10

    merwin10 New Member

    Wish I could see your picture but for some reason I don't have the privileges to open it!

    It is surprising that most Americans know little about Flag etiquette, how to fly it, how to care for it and when and how to retire it! I remember one such event many years ago when we had some Boy Scouts do Flag Retirements ceremony. They had done wonderful job inviting all the war veterans and had a great ceremony! There wasn't a dry eye anyway to be seen! The next days newspaper showed a picture of the Scouts and Vets, capture read Older Vet's and Boy Scouts burning the American Flags "what are they teaching our children"!

    Well the Veterans got ahold of the paper article and boy did the paper ever get a earful! It is hard to believe that noone caught the error before printing!

    Mike -
     
  18. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    They have still not put up the new one, I will go over tomorrow and ask why, or maybe just grab a ladder and do it myself. I think he was insulted with my sarcasm ...if you can believe that.
     
  19. kttref

    kttref New Member

    One of my Lt's drove by a house who was hanging their flag improperly...stopped at the house and knocked on the door. He asked if they were in distress - they asked why. He told them how they were hanging their flag improperly and how to fix it...The homeowners stated they were fine and had no plan to change the flag. My Lt left...but came back later in the day and fixed it for them - it never got changed, he doesn't even think they noticed.

    Have I mentioned I hate people?

    Another side story...the complex I live in "banned" owners from putting American flags up. A group (this is all before I moved in), sued over this and won. Yet if we put a flag up in a "distasteful" way (completely subjective up to the board if it's distasteful) we can be fined. Yay American freedoms!

    Oh yeah, I hate people.
     
  20. Rock

    Rock Undefined

    I know how to display and dispose of an old flag. But something about burning a flag, even an old and tattered one still bothers me. Just doesn't seem right. Am I alone on that one?
     
  21. SOT

    SOT Thread Killa

    My idiot neighbor down the street hung his flag upside down for the last four years of the Bush administration. He thought he was being clever until I told he to screw off when he wanted to ride his POS ATV's on my land.
     
  22. ArmyE5

    ArmyE5 New Member

    Some people will never get it...
     
  23. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

    Someone I work with was telling me about a place in NH that is flying the flag upside down...I think he said some sort of Army Navy store...his reason was the current administration.
     
  24. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    More importantly....is SOT back?
     
  25. rg1283

    rg1283 MassCops Member

    If you have that much hatred for the flag to fly it upside down then don't fly it at all!
     

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