Reader Mail: Upside down U.S. Flag?

10/21/2008:

Hank sent Hoboken411 this brief message about an un-patriotic resident at Fox Hill Gardens.

Senility or on purpose?

“One of the units in the housing project building on Clinton between 12th and 13th is flying an upside-down American flag from their balcony. Not only do I think that is terrible, but it is government assisted housing – the government is paying for their survival but they are ungrateful for their handout. That should be taken down and in my opinion, the tenants kicked out of the housing program. “

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62 Comments on "Reader Mail: Upside down U.S. Flag?"


danzig
Member
7 years 11 months ago
[quote comment=”113802″]I was thinking, wouldn’t it be fun to try to translate from “MF-ese” into English, so that everyone can enjoy his nasty little rants? So I ran it through the MF translator. Here goes: [quote comment=”113789″]here’s the problem with that argument though. it’s the difference between rights and what is “right.”[/quote] Translation: It’s the difference between rights and “what I think is right, and therefore, so should everyone else”. [quote comment=”113789″]many people (e.g. liberals) don’t have the courage to call things in a black-or-white way – everything is shades of gray through their rose-colored glasses.[/quote] Translation: I see the world in a simplified black-and-white, write-and-wrong version, and so should everyone (despite the fact that reality doesn’t quite line up that way). [quote comment=”113789″]we live in such a P.C. country that allows this to happen. well, no one is saying that this person does not have the right to fly the flag upside down – they most certainly seem to have that right under the Constitution. however, the person is clearly in the wrong.[/quote] Translation: I pay lip service to freedom of speech, and I know it’s part of the bedrock of America, but I sure don’t like it. [quote comment=”113789″]only a loser…[/quote] Translation: This person is a dummy-dum poo head! [quote comment=”113789″]… would choose to lose in a country that they don’t like and be ungrateful for the gift they’ve been given of living in America where they, again, do have the right to be a jackass. people died… Read more »
beamrider9
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beamrider9
7 years 11 months ago
I was thinking, wouldn’t it be fun to try to translate from “MF-ese” into English, so that everyone can enjoy his nasty little rants? So I ran it through the MF translator. Here goes: [quote comment=”113789″]here’s the problem with that argument though. it’s the difference between rights and what is “right.”[/quote] Translation: It’s the difference between rights and “what I think is right, and therefore, so should everyone else”. [quote comment=”113789″]many people (e.g. liberals) don’t have the courage to call things in a black-or-white way – everything is shades of gray through their rose-colored glasses.[/quote] Translation: I see the world in a simplified black-and-white, write-and-wrong version, and so should everyone (despite the fact that reality doesn’t quite line up that way). [quote comment=”113789″]we live in such a P.C. country that allows this to happen. well, no one is saying that this person does not have the right to fly the flag upside down – they most certainly seem to have that right under the Constitution. however, the person is clearly in the wrong.[/quote] Translation: I pay lip service to freedom of speech, and I know it’s part of the bedrock of America, but I sure don’t like it. [quote comment=”113789″]only a loser…[/quote] Translation: This person is a dummy-dum poo head! [quote comment=”113789″]… would choose to lose in a country that they don’t like and be ungrateful for the gift they’ve been given of living in America where they, again, do have the right to be a jackass. people died for… Read more »
MF
Member
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”113347″]It is quite obvious the person is using the flag as a protest piece. I find nothing wrong with that and neither did the Supreme Court. People that say a person should not be able to desecrate the flag are thus against freedom of speech and are therefore un-American.[/quote]

here’s the problem with that argument though. it’s the difference between rights and what is “right.” many people (e.g. liberals) don’t have the courage to call things in a black-or-white way – everything is shades of gray through their rose-colored glasses. we live in such a P.C. country that allows this to happen. well, no one is saying that this person does not have the right to fly the flag upside down – they most certainly seem to have that right under the Constitution. however, the person is clearly in the wrong. only a loser would choose to lose in a country that they don’t like and be ungrateful for the gift they’ve been given of living in America where they, again, do have the right to be a jackass. people died for their rights to be a jackass, and they spit on the grave of those people with their actions. worse yet, when they are accepting hand-outs because they cannot afford or choose not to afford to pay for their own housing, they’re doubly in the wrong.

that’s ok though, because karma dictates that they’ll get theirs. good always prevails.

Hoboken_South
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Hoboken_South
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”113717″][quote comment=”113365″][quote comment=”113260″]If they are so anti-USA, why not refuse the handout and make a living on their own?

And its ridculous to complain about mis-treatment of ‘a symbol’? It’s the American flag for crying out loud. What is next – should the west side housing projects have flag burnings at their government sponsored picnics? With that kind of thinking and President Barak Hussein Obama’s unlove for this country, this place will turn into Tehran.
:evil:[/quote]

Mr. Hammer, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul![/quote]
Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap.[/quote]

Alright Katie…Now we are rolling. :mrgreen:

Easy-E
Member
7 years 11 months ago

[quote comment=”113444″][quote comment=”47″]Mr. Hammer, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul!

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My point is that this is a perfect example of biting the hand that feeds you. Taking the gov’t handout – but then turning your back and flipping them off. And why should my tax payer money go to fund someone who does that?[/quote]

You have a right to protest.

There is nothing wrong with being critical of your country as long as you keep it peaceful.

Personally, I could give a crap what some old-timer had his or her depends in a twist about.

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