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(Washington Post)   Stomping on the American flag in South Carolina? That's a shooti....er, it's worth $85,000?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 22
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2013-05-11 01:04:49 AM
8 votes:
There should have been a clause requiring the involved officials to state publicly that "we are grandstanding buffoons who were about to get our asses handed to us in court who don't understand the empty patriotism we toss around like confetti." The only real shame here is that the taxpayers are paying this fine, not the morons who caused it to be incurred.
2013-05-11 04:07:51 AM
5 votes:
You think people in a state where 'Confederate Memorial Day' is still celebrated wouldn't care so much about someone stomping on an American flag.
2013-05-11 07:17:00 AM
4 votes:

hasty ambush: Can you imagne the uproar on Fark had he been a little less politically correct in what he chose to stomp on?


Stimulus: Conservatives do something stupid.
Response: Imagine and complain about a fantasy world where Progressives do something worse.

Does that about cover it?
2013-05-11 05:56:41 AM
4 votes:
Dadoody:
It's a double edged sword though - those same morons who stomp on flags and take extreme liberties with their liberties are the same people who also demand more government, which in turn starts restricting liberties.


demands more gov't ->  [media.katu.com image 660x454] <- more gov't


Because social programs and police militarization go hand in hand.
I think your visual metaphors are best saved for breitbart or something.
2013-05-11 06:23:57 AM
3 votes:
Can you imagne the uproar on Fark had he been a little less politically correct in what he chose to stomp on?


Had he stomped on this Fark "progressives woud have demanded he be fired for being a homophobe:


icydk.com

and had he stomped on this Fark "progressives" would have demanded he be fired for being racist


www.crwflags.com


and lord help him if he had stomped on this:

www.thegatewaypundit.com
2013-05-11 08:19:28 AM
2 votes:

Dadoody: Only in this country is this possible.


Um. No. Jumping up and down on the flag and not being in trouble for it is possible in a lot of other countries as well - but good going buffing up the "Ignorant Americans don't realize that a lot of other countries have democracy and civil liberties" stereotype.
2013-05-11 07:40:07 AM
2 votes:

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: I was just about to make a similar post .
If you stomped the rainbow flag you have the FBI at the door.


Fantasy tu quoque is a fantasy.
2013-05-11 07:13:22 AM
2 votes:
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the union and kicked off the Civil War. They can pretty much STFU about being patriots.
2013-05-11 07:08:19 AM
2 votes:
If you're a Real Murcan, you have the freedom to stomp on the flag. But a Real Murcan would never do that, so a Real Murcan doesn't have that freedom. But he does have the freedom.

/no he doesn't
2013-05-11 07:00:22 AM
2 votes:
Dadoody: derp!

Well, if we're talking about Occupy Wall Street.  Their goal, unlike your little groups, was to end unfair handouts, demand accountability, and force people to be held accountable for their criminal acts.

Unsurprisingly, this was seen as overarching federal government, so a militarized police force came in and cracked skulls and beat on innocents to protect the freedoms of the super-rich to keep farking everyone else.
2013-05-11 12:10:25 PM
1 votes:

badhatharry: Flag wavers vs. flag burners. It's a battle of the symbols of freedom. Both sides just need to remember that you can't have freedom unless you give it to people you disagree with.


You would think progressives would learn that:


Prominent Black Pastor Disinvited From Speaking at College Over 'Untimely' Criticisms of Obama
2013-05-11 09:34:42 AM
1 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: varmitydog: Used to be they would make you read stuff like "man without a country" in English class, now they stomp on the flag. Then pay the douchebag so he won't sue when they can his sorry ass. This is not a change for the better.

Ah the halcyon days of Leave It To Beaver, where men were men, women were women, and the blacks knew there place. Amirite?


And when people knew which there/their/they're to use.
2013-05-11 08:12:42 AM
1 votes:
Okoboji:

As a bit of side note:  The 'truck' (not sure if that's the proper spelling) at the top of a military base's main flag (at command headquarters) holds a razor blade, a 'light anywhere' match and a bullet.  The intent is if the post is taken by enemy forces, the ranking officer drives a vehicle into the pole to knock down the flag, slices it up with the razor, sets it on fire and then shoots themselves in the head - a sort of final act of defiance.  That question is asked from time to time during military promotion interviews and a number of people get it wrong.

It's always a good idea to quote your source.

/proper spelling is "trk"
2013-05-11 08:09:55 AM
1 votes:
Check voting registration as Democrat +,Purchase American flag +, Drive to S. Carolina = $$$$$$$
2013-05-11 07:24:56 AM
1 votes:
It's just deliciously ironic that he stomped on the flag as a lesson about what true freedom means: in this country, you can do something like that without repercussions.

And then he gets fired.

I could almost understand the school district wanting him fired if he was just raving and ranting and decided to stomp on the flag for no reason. But as part of a lesson on freedom? What the teacher did was fine and was a powerful way to get his message across. Shame the school had to undermine that lesson.
2013-05-11 06:57:33 AM
1 votes:
Dadoody: dddeeerrprppppppp

Just fyi, Obamacare means you can now get help for your pre-existing mental issues.

/I know, I know, part of your mental illness means you think you aren't mentally ill.
2013-05-11 06:48:23 AM
1 votes:
Dadoody: tl;dr

So, what you are saying is that you can't write very well or convey your meaning well, and therefore I should somehow magically get "the point" from gibberish that doesn't in fact have a point . Gotcha.
2013-05-11 06:33:41 AM
1 votes:

hasty ambush: Can you imagne the uproar on Fark had he been a little less politically correct in what he chose to stomp on?


Had he stomped on this Fark "progressives woud have demanded he be fired for being a homophobe:


[icydk.com image 450x300]

and had he stomped on this Fark "progressives" would have demanded he be fired for being racist


[www.crwflags.com image 360x216]


and lord help him if he had stomped on this:

[www.thegatewaypundit.com image 279x188]


Uh, yeah, um, sure, you, um, are thinking very cogently and, um, er, make a lot of sense. Yeah.
2013-05-11 06:17:28 AM
1 votes:

Dadoody: Only in this country is this possible.

Do something like this in Communist China or North Korea, and your butt gets hauled to a forced labor camp.

It's a double edged sword though - those same morons who stomp on flags and take extreme liberties with their liberties are the same people who also demand more government, which in turn starts restricting liberties.


demands more gov't ->  [media.katu.com image 660x454] <- more gov't


Sooo, you want to live in the places where they treat people correctly, like North Korea? And you also thin that people who advocate for government programs to help the needy ALSO want more military, and want to be assaulted by police for exercising their First Amendment right??

That's some pretty special thinking. You must be a skinnyhead alt.
2013-05-11 05:36:00 AM
1 votes:
When did South Carolina start giving a shiat about the Union?
2013-05-11 04:02:47 AM
1 votes:
Stupid Farkers have no idea what any of it means in S. Carolina....bunch redneck morons.
2013-05-11 01:02:02 AM
1 votes:
Yet making a bikini bottom that looks like an American flag is OK I guess.
You can wipe your ass with it, but don't dare step on it.
 
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