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American Flag Being Banned?

  1. romper20 profile image88
    romper20posted 7 years ago

    I heard on the news this afternoon that they are trying to ban the American Flag...

    Personally this is impossible in my opinion but they said polls said otherwise around the nation.

    Tell me what you guys think,

    Romper20

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have no idea what you are referring to.  Of course no one is trying to ban the flag.  I suggest you track down the priginal story and find out what it was really about.

  2. Cagsil profile image62
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Ban it from what? Being displayed anywhere?

    That would be absurd. The flag is a representation of America.

    It should be almost impossible for it to be banned anywhere on U.S. soil. They want to ban it elsewhere, then so be it.

  3. Shil1978 profile image87
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    Sounds ridiculous to me! Quote your source?

  4. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    This story is all over the local news.  Maybe this is what the OP is referring to.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/17/mo … ding-guns/

  5. alternate poet profile image80
    alternate poetposted 7 years ago

    It is clearly about the issue of displaying guns not flags - maybe the OP cannot read ?

  6. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    That is a better explanation alternate poet! The OP cannot read is right!
    I drove past the American Embassy in St Kilda road Melbourne Australia yesterday, the flag is still there!

  7. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhh, the FoxNews crowd.  Life would be much less entertaining if any of them could read.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ron this is a huge story on the local news radio shows.  This is all they talked about all day yesterday.  I found the story at fox simply because it had top ranking at google.   Little RI and MA are growing some cojones.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image94
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There is no doubt they are growing some "nuts."  Referencing Fox News is not a good idea if credibility is the objective!

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was not looking for credibility.   I was trying to figure out what the OP was referring to.

          Fox had the pictures of the hat

          Providence Journal:

          Coventry school ban of toy soldiers sets off uproar

          01:00 AM EDT on Friday, June 18, 2010

          By MICHELLE R. SMITH

          Associated Press

          Christan Morales says her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.

          But the hat ran afoul of the district’s no-weapons policy because the toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.

          “His teacher called and said it wasn’t appropriate,” Morales said.

          Morales’ 8-year-old son, David, was assigned to make a hat for the day when his second-grade class would meet their pen pals from another school. She and her son came up with an idea to add patriotic decorations to a camouflage hat.

          Earlier this week, the Tiogue School in Coventry sent the cap home with David at the end of the day after concluding it violated a zero-tolerance policy for weapons.

          The principal told the family that the hat would be fine if David replaced the Army men holding weapons with ones that didn’t have any, according to Supt. Kenneth R. Di Pietro.

          Morales said the family had only one Army figure without a weapon (he was carrying binoculars), so David wore a plain baseball cap on the day of the visit.

          “Nothing was being done to limit patriotism, creativity, other than find an alternative to a weapon,” Di Pietro said.

          The district does not allow images of weapons or drugs on clothing. For example, a student would not be permitted to wear a shirt with a picture of a marijuana leaf on it, the superintendent said.

          The principal “wasn’t denying the patriotism,” Di Pietro said. “That just is the wrong and unfair image of one of our finest principals.”

          On Thursday, Di Pietro and the principal met with the retired commander of the Rhode Island National Guard, at the commander’s request.

          Ret. Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio praised the school system for its work in the past supporting the military, including a junior ROTC program.

          But he said he disagreed with the decision to ban the hat and hoped it offered a chance for the school to review its policies.

          “The American soldier is armed. That’s why they’re called the armed forces,” he said. “If you’re going to portray it any other way, you miss the point.”

          He said he intends to give David a medal to express veterans’ appreciation that he would pay tribute to their service.

          Morales said her son was inspired to honor the military after striking up a friendship last summer with a neighbor in the Army.

          Banning the hat “sent the wrong message to the kids, because it wasn’t in any way to cause any harm to anyone,” she said. “You’re talking about Army men. This wasn’t about guns.”

      2. alternate poet profile image80
        alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And the media is owned by big business and they are lying to everyone flat out to discredit the opposition to their policies. And their policies are only about amassing more wealth at the expense of the dumbed down population.

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why would anyone lie about a little boys home made hat.

          1. alternate poet profile image80
            alternate poetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Lying about WMD gave the last administration supported by its mad-dog media an excuse to carry out the appalling destruction of Iraq - I don't think lying about small things like a hat would be any problem at all !

            1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
              Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Cranston is like 10 minutes from me,  Believe me the whole hat story (silly as it is) is quite true.

            2. profile image59
              C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You see that just sounds like a conspiracy theory to me.......hmm

    2. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If it's on the television it must be true.

      I heard there were some Venutians landed in Hollywood and were looking to buy Americans newborns. 

      I heard it.

      Really!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I believe you

        http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w258/staphory/sky-is-falling.jpg

  8. Doug Hughes profile image60
    Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago

    Was this the wingnut 'Outrage of the Day' post?
    *yawn*

  9. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago
  10. TMMason profile image74
    TMMasonposted 7 years ago

    I don't know about them banning the flag... I mean?... they wouldn't be able to burn it or spit on anymore, if they actually banned it.

  11. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/r/f/2/insani-tea-party-sac0415cd.jpg

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Too funny - with the canned lines from the wingnuts on hubpages.

      Lert me see if I have them left to right -
      TeaMMason, TeaK,  Rover Fontes and Fliper

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why don't you just keep my name out of your farking conversations OK  dougie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
          Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Quit making those right-wing, conspiracy nut, fascist comments, Arthur. :-)

          1. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            The teabaggers love to dish it out but.....

            1. TMMason profile image74
              TMMasonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              the only ones I see attack all opossing opinions is the leant leftists liberal progressives... and all thier foriegner friends. Most of whom are already citizens of a failing socailist or communist country.

              So... I'll consider the source... and just chuckle at you,k Dougy.

              1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks for the morning laugh, I needed it.

              2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
                Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this
                1. earnestshub profile image89
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Sure! Just like Australia is failing! lol

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
      Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's a great cartoon. Only it's reality, not a cartoon.

  12. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    I am on the lunatic fringe, if someone wants to respond to my posts that's cool.  If they just want to call me out for no reason that is a problem.

    Taunting people who someone may disagree with is baiting them in a response to earn a ban.  I guess some (I will not call them hubbers if they barely make an attempt to write any hubs but simply harass those they disagree with in the forums) people feel that there is some kind of badge for getting a hubber banned.  Even better if they get a hubber to leave the site it earns them a big ole Obama sticker to place on their profile?

    If ridiculing a hubber is allowed please let me know, I may have a talent for that kind of thing?

    I dunno but it doesn't add any fun to the forums.

    Sorry for the rant Ralph but I have a hard time containing my opinion.

    smile

    1. Doug Hughes profile image60
      Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      By all means, folks, go out to the 'Obama is like Jimmy Carter' post and check out the picture Arthur posted.  IMO it was mean-spirited ridicule of two presidents - but that's cool. I believe in free speech - and I believe it goes two ways.

      So I return to my previous comment as correct -
      "The teabaggers love to dish it out but..."

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Did i say that it was YOU in the image Doug?

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          *sigh* No, you did not say it was me in the image.

          And I did not say you said it was me in the image.

          What I said is that you are quite comfortable comparing 2 presidents to comic super-vilians (and that's not offensive), but if I compare your posts to the comic whining of ultra-conservatives, that's offensive.

          Ultimately, your complaint is that you reserve unlimited privilege to mock liberals - and that's fine - I believe in free speech - but liberals must be constrained and polite in their response. I'm playing by the same rules as you are - and you want to rewrite the rules so only your team gets to be at bat.

    2. KFlippin profile image60
      KFlippinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For a little while now it has seemed to me to be this dude's job might be taunting hubbers without anything but twisted basis and bias in order to curtail discussion or run folks off, so maybe we should high five him for staying employed in these trying times..... smile  At the same time, some of his comments are very well spoken (and spelled) and thought out, albeit reflective of a liberal indoctrination style of rebuttal.

      But seriously, I agree with you.  I was included in the so-called humourous insult (I'd have been kicked off for that), but then it may have been the beloved American dolphin immortalized by TV he was trying so pathetically to insult! --  he is a notably bad speller . . .

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
        Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think it is highly possible for a person to lurk around political forums as a volunteer for a political organization.  Not only do I think it is possible, I think it is true.  The President gave the marching orders years ago already.

        I do believe there are people who have signed up tp HP simply to bash any conservative members.  You can tell because that is all they do on the site.

        Lurk the political forums waiting for a Hubber to post something criticizing the Administration. So they can then harass and taunt them.

        I cannot ignore large elephants in the room  LOOK THERE IS A DAMN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM!

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are too used to going to websites and forums who agree with every word you say.

          1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
            Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this



            That is not true, I appreciate all opinions and like to ponder on disagreement.  It is how I gain a better personal view of things.

            If I was somewhere where everyone agreed, it would be boring.  I enjoy learning and using these forums to chat with people worldwide has been incredibly beneficial to my knowledge.

            UW I have learned from you and countless others here at the site.  I enjoy our conversations UW.  Just because a person disagrees with me does not mean "I am Right" to me.  It does give me some great thought processes though and eventually I come to my truth.  Which still does not mean my Truth is right.

            If I am ever incorrect UW please point it out to me so that I may learn correctly or at least consider if you are correct.  smile

  13. PrettyPanther profile image83
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    Just for Arthur:

    http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4388/28hillsrecastlg.jpg

    Can I be Rachel?  Maybe Doug would like to be Keith.  big_smile

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL  PP Do you know if it is against tos to post an image and say it is a hubber?  I do not have a problem doing that at all!  I would be very good at it.  I just thought it would be construed as a personal attack.

      If for some reason it is not and I will know for sure Monday as I have contacted HP staff.  If it is not?

      Let the Ridicule begin!!

      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4ow2Juu7nMo/S3BM5SF40zI/AAAAAAAAU_Q/IcLVF_enKfE/s400/000849-sheep-pig-cow-old-pervert-man-wearing-stockings-bra-porn-having-sex-with-animal-doll.jpg

      This could be a hubber?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image83
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have no idea if it is against TOS.  I just know it wouldn't offend me, but if it offends someone else, they have a right to report it and let Hubpages staff judge for themselves.

        I would add that a photograph of a real person might be judged differently than a cartoon, but I don't really know that, I'm just speculating.  smile

      2. Ralph Deeds profile image71
        Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Self portrait?

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If it was a self portrait, would it offend you?  If it did offend you, in what way would you find it offensive?

          1. Ralph Deeds profile image71
            Ralph Deedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm not easily offended?

  14. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/SpaceRaider_photos/crying_baby.jpg

    He didn't actually use the real names.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    "At the same time, some of his comments are very well spoken (and spelled) and thought out, albeit reflective of a liberal indoctrination style of rebuttal."

    Proper English is indoctrination?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Very true almost as if more then one person sits behind the keyboard. Almost like a  Uhm an orginization.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think you need a new tin foil hat.

        1. Arthur Fontes profile image89
          Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Haven't you heard?  Since they switched from analog to digital signals the hat needs to be made from copper!  smile

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So, you think it's suspicious that posters on the forum of a writing website write well?

  16. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    If we ask real nice, will you folks help us fail to the same degree?  yikes

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, one tip Ron, would be to start one day ahead of everyone except New Zealand. smile

  17. Dominionmaster2 profile image59
    Dominionmaster2posted 7 years ago

    Here we go. I first want to say that if you wish to make fun of me go ahead, it won't do any good cause that 8th grade mentality is beneath me.
       Now with that said, I do not know about the actual banning of the American flag as a whole, but I know there is issue with whether or not it might be offensive to display it in public places and not display other national flags of immigrants from other counties. It is another bunch of political correctness bullshit, that has gotten us to the place we are today which is to say that we are being made to be ashamed of our own patriotism in this country.
        I am not a tea party member or a conspiracy theorist I am a realist with my own mind, able to form my own opinions from facts that I am capable of interpreting for myself.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So you are objecting to a non-existant plan to ban flag display in public spaces. 

      That seems like a waste of energy to me.

  18. Randy Godwin profile image94
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    It is so funny when the neocons suggest some hubbers are working for the liberal agenda by posting statements against their opinions.  I once wondered the same about them but figured the right would have picked plants with better logic and communication skills. 

    But then I remembered how the cons chose Steven Cobert from "The Daily Show" and later "The Cobert Report" to speak at the Dubya roast and he really dogged bush out to the surprise of those attending.  They thought Cobert was a republican!  Bush was shell shocked as he had to just sit and take it.   LOL! 

    Now I wonder!  HA!

  19. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    A whole week without HP forums yet I still Live.

    One question??


    If someone places an image in a thread that is so offensive that the hubber should be reprimanded.  Does it not make sense to snip the image from the thread, so as to not offend others?

    I mean seriously if the image was so offensive it deserved a seven day ban why can I still come here and see it,  BTW it still makes me laugh my butt off.

  20. MikeNV profile image72
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    New source?

    They?

  21. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 7 years ago

    U S Flag being recalled

    "Manufacturers are addressing the flag's unsafe and potentially lethal alignment of stars and stripes by designing a revised model that they hope will cut down on deaths in the United States and overseas, where experts say the flag is nearly 1,000 times as deadly."

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great stuff!  I especially like:

      "During the mid-1950s, the flags were found to have the bizarre side effect of causing fear, paranoia, and hysterical behavior among millions of Americans. This was dismissed as an isolated event until September 2001, when similar symptoms reemerged on a massive scale."

  22. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 7 years ago

    The greatest flag ever, the American Flag and its Stars and Stripes forever.  All those who wish to band the American Flag should be put in "FOX HOLES" on the front lines like so many of us, to protect our freedom for which this awesome flag stands for.

 
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