German-haters steal flag

10/7/2009:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 10/7/2009

I suppose hate crime and racism is alive and well in Hoboken these days, as someone or some people stole the German flag that was proudly displayed in front of one of the oldest restaurants in Hoboken: Helmers’. The owners suspected the culprit simply grabbed the bottom of the flag, tugged down on it and bent the flag pole and ran off with the much-treasured symbol of the annual ritual “Oktoberfest” that takes place world-wide. Scumbags!

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27 Comments on "German-haters steal flag"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

Yeah hanz brix..You remember jfk asked kruschev what that medal was on his chest..reply.peace medal..jfk’s reply( Hope u earn up to it) thats if u remember…

HansBrix
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HansBrix

And since the nomination period for the Prize ended last February we can be certain that the Nobel people simply KNEW she’d accomplish something even if they couldn’t know what that something actually was.

But a flag — more sybolic than anything else — fits the narrative rather well.

homeworld
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Update: Zimmer has found the flag just received the Nobel Peace Price as a result.

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

Come on, stealing a flag is a hate crime? That’s sort of ridiculous. If someone is truly anti-German, don’t you think they’d scrawl something on the window, or do something else more offensive? Stealing a flag doesn’t exactly scream “hatred”. It just screams that someone wanted a flag.

So before the antlers were welded onto the Elk in front of the Elks Lodge, were the people stealing them and putting traffic cones on the elk head committing a hate crime against elks (the club members or the animal)? I mean come on.

rag246
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rag246

Not sure if H411 is serious. If so, Glen Beck’s predilection for baseless assumptions is rubbing off.

However, if this had been an Israeli flag stolen from a Mediterranean restaurant, it would have been on 1010WINS as a hate crime already.

Oh, and German food sucks. No wonder they wash it down with such good beer.

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