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Can we cut CA out of the union now please...

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by manimal, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/calif-school-orders-boy-to-remove-american-flag-from-bike/

    i'm sorry but eff California and eff anyone who is offended by the american flag being flown ANYWHERE in this country. and eff all of you who say "it's just a piece of cloth".....

    yes, we should respect all cultures that make this country what it is but dammit...those cultures come together UNDER one flag. we are not the fugging united nations..we are The United States of America and we have one flag to represent us all. I am so beyond this PC BS...and this is how rome falls.

    is it bad that i am very surprised that no violence has come out of this? my wife mistakenly thought that this incident happened here in NC when she heard it on the news...talk about a different outcome if a middle school kid here was told that he can't fly the flag for fear of offending other cultures. holy hell...you'd have every parent in the county knocking down the door of the school administrator that dared propose such a preposterous idea. offended by the flag that symbolizes the very idea that allows any culture to thrive here?!

    and eff you if you think i'm over reacting....i've officially crossed over to the hardline "with us or against us" stance.

    holy crap that pissed me off.

    damn skippy...i don't remember CA being that pvssified when i lived there but if a kid was assaulted for flying the american flag in honor of the veterans in his family here....i'm pretty sure the outcome would be drastically different. :rant:
     

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  2. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    It's just a piece of cloth, and the horizontal stripes aren't the least bit slimming.
     
  3. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    a story like this pops up every few months. each time it is stupid
     
  4. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Yea Freedom!

    Instead of working out differences, we have this.
     
  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Really Manimal, really? You sound like the goons you photograph at drag boat races.

    Maybe some good old fashion American Flag Boobs will cheer your up?

     
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  6. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    i'm starting to think that they may be on to something.

    why are we worrying about the kid flying the flag and not the thugs threatening him for flying the flag? that's like putting cat litter on an oil stain in your garage instead of fixing the oil leak on your car. why was the school's first move to squash his 1st amendment right instead of spearheading the real problem? administrators are such spineless cowards and anyone who sees this as a random occurrence and not the symptom of a much bigger problem is either an idiot, blind, or simply doesn't appreciate what we have here.
     
  7. Pesqueeb

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    Fact: you do not have constitutionally protected rights at a school. Deal with it.
     
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    Beef Supreme Turbo Monkey

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    Manimal, I am a total lefty and I agree with you 100%. It's a sad day when a kid can't show pride in this country. Just because there are two sides to an issue doesn't mean they are both valid. The administrators decision is a cop out. (no pun intended) If it were me the conversation would be simple.

    "Why is it OK to fly an American flag yet a Mexican flag is seen as divisive?"

    "Cause you're in America, son."
     
  9. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    correct..but choosing which groups can and cannot display their flag is, by it's very definition, discrimination and that is protected on school grounds.

    so at what point did this administrator tell the mexican kids that they couldn't fly their flag?

     
  10. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    too much sag in that suspension.
     
  11. FlyinPolack

    FlyinPolack Monkey

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    What's with all of the mexicans & puerto ricans that feel the need to fly those flags from their rear view mirrors. If they love Mexico so much, WTF are they doing here?!? No other group seems to act this way, it's like they move to the USA & have no respect for the culture here.

    I personally feel that if someone wants to fly another countries' flag, they should go, and stay there.

    We went from melting pot to melted crap. Fvcking Liberals with the "we should celebrate every other cultures" ****. Look where it's gotten us!
     
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    Silver find me a tampon

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    And if this was a gay kid flying a rainbow flag, I think we all know that the frothing would be turned down to a one, if it was an issue at all...
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    Although, at least we can all agree that the US flag has never, ever been used as a symbol of racial hatred.


    :think:




     
  15. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    this movie will get a lot of tea bagger traffic.....

     
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    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Mechanized Mexicans?
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    Los Angeles in flames.....wet dream come to life for them...
     
  20. Pesqueeb

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    I grew up in a small (no stop light, 1 stop sign) farming/ranching town in the foothills of the central valley. I can tell you from experience that white kids in any central valley school have been the minority for a long time.
     
  21. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Wow...

    You know, no matter how many people like you I see, somehow, it still surprises me every time.

    I guess there's just a part of me that is still convinced most people are generally intelligent, thoughtful, tolerant and reasonable.
     
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    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Because we have no "culture" here.
     
  23. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    that last part only applies so long as we are all happy and satiated with every thing we need to survive. remove one slice of the survival pie chart and humanity turns into the wild kingdom. i'm convinced that most people are generally intelligent, thoughtful, tolerant, and reasonable only because they can be in our society.

    sure, it's been used as a symbol of racial hatred but so has the mex flag. but the problem here is that this simple kid was just flying the flag in remembrance of his grandfather, a veteran. if a group of people get pissed at that they can GTFO. this is still AMERICA is it not...the AMERICAN flag still trumps all others on this soil by default. i'll say it again....."with us, or against us" there is no in-between.
     
  24. Dartman

    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    Here is the response from the school superintendent... http://www.fox40.com/videobeta/?watchId=74dc92b0-5969-4a9e-88ff-d708569bd6d5

    It sounds like he is going to fix the problem with the hispanic kids who threatened the kid with the flag. The local school admin was erring on the side of caution.

    Seems a reasonable response to me. Nothing to get bent about.
     
  25. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You're buying into the divisive rhetoric that started under Bush and it serves only one purpose, to alienate and outrage people over relatively insignificant issues.

    Now log off and go ride your bike, damit.
     
  26. Pesqueeb

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    You mean to tell me that NASCAR, boglona sandwiches, and Ted Nugent don't consitute "culture"? Why do you hate Freedom™? Good day to you sir!

    You must be new here. :p
     
  27. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    :stupid:
     
  28. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    Or Jersey Shore, Hollywood, and material wealth?

    I know, how dare I...

    :D
     
  29. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Put me down in the against department.

    For the record.
     
  30. FlyinPolack

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    What, people that give a fvck & say so?
    Or people that study history & have a clue?
    As soon as they start "tolerating" the country that they moved into, I'll start "tolerating" them.
    Jeezus, they won't even attempt to learn the language, & they have a problem with old glory being flown? & we're in the wrong?

    The thousands of soldiers that have fought for our rights & our way of life say there is. Our flag is a huge part of our culture. Learn some history.
     
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    We have principles and ideals, and those are what those soldiers have fought for. At least IMO.

    The whole "if they're not with us, they're against us" thing scares me. Exactly who is "they"? Everyone who doesn't do what exactly?

    I have studied history and usually some of the worst crimes against humanity are when some group is singled out and blamed for all the problems...
     
  32. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Classic. :rofl:
     
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    I call it the "I'm here, so everyone else can fvck off" mentality.
     
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    tehehe, only in america....with so many other pending issues in the world today, and this is what gets people all riled up...a 5x5 piece of cloth.

    OH NOES!!!11!1 Im a white middle class citizen and they are OPPRESSIN' ME!!!
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    With due respect, I don't think it's exactly news that the niceties of society are only really in place when people aren't struggling for survival.

    However, I don't think Mr. Polack was starving/struggling when he made his douchy comments...
     
  36. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    No, bigoted and xenophobic morons. Don't flatter yourself.
     
  37. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    The rest of the world has a term for bigoted and xenophobic morons. I believe it starts with an "A"...
     
  38. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    i'm referring to the "no place for a hyphenated american" quote in that, to be a citizen, you must choose allegiance to one nation. you can celebrate and display your pride in your heritage but if you identify yourself as anything but american you are not getting the big picture of this thing we call unity and solidarity. unless, of course, we've already passed the point of national sovereignty and stepped over the line into the "one world" view where national sovereignty is relinquished into the hands of the global community....if that's the case...we're screwed and you won't be hearing much from me anymore.

    or perhaps even Silver's foreign pansy arse has forgotten the oath of citizenship so soon? :
     
  39. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Never took it. Not a club I really want to be a part of.
     
  40. KavuRider

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    I understand what you are saying.

    My point was that when it comes down to an "us vs them" mentality, bad things usually happen.