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How pathetic is this???

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Eric Perry, May 7, 2010.


  1. ausf

    ausf

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    The entire country needs to lighten up or we're going to rip each other apart one day.

    I think we've forgotten what respect is, so no wonder we can't recognize disrespect. This isn't a case of either.

    Isn't rebelling what kids do? I sure did. Still do. They weren't breaking any laws, just going against the grain a bit. It's not like they were wearing jack boot and shirts that said F Mexico. They were looking for attention and the jackass school was dumb enough to give it to them.
     
  2. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    People get WAY too upset about flags. Sad.
     
  3. Relic

    Relic Cow are you?

    Sep 12, 2006
    Robbinsville, NJ

    Quick - someone call NJ and let them know, I've seen 3 within the past 2 weeks.
     
  4. I'll +1 (all of) this.
     
  5. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
     
  6. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    No, unless they are specifically worn to cause some form of trouble.

    More than one side should have been above this. The kids wearing the shirts turned it into a them vs. us and then the ones that were offended ran with it. The school did try something different, but the kids chose to go home instead. They weren't kicked out at all.
     
  7. jp58

    jp58

    Dec 9, 2009
    Tennessee
    I like those parts of your opinion. A lot.
     
  8. This will probably offend some (most?) of you, but don't you think that's a LITTLE crazy for what is just a flag?

    Our flag is regularly flown upsidedown (it's quite hard to tell) and no one makes a fuss. By our flag I mean the UK, not England. The English flag doesn't have a right-way-up.
     
  9. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    How was it not peaceful? They were wearing shirts with depictions of American flags :eyebrow: And how is going home confrontational, either? In my opinion, that`s the less confrontational thing to do of the two options. I wouldn`t put it past other kids making fun of them for having to turn their shirts inside out when the image is nothing more than a harmless flag. To me, they prevented any possible confrontation. The aggressors are the ones who got offended over the flag of the country they are living in :scowl:

    For the record, I do see your logic but I see it from the other side.
     
  10. emor

    emor

    May 16, 2004
    kcmo
    Personally it doesn't bother me so much. I don't think of it is so much "desecration" as much as bad fashion sense.
    I was just pointing out that it used to be considered bad form and a sign of disrespect (protest) to use the (U.S.) flag as clothing (Abbie Hoffman, Peter Fonda's character in Easy Rider).
    Now it just seems to be a bunch of goobers having a patriotism contest.
     
  11. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I thought Cinco de Mayo was an American drinking holiday, like St Patrick's Day.
     
  12. It is. It really has nothing to do with Mexican Independence and isn't celebrated there.

    lowsound
     
  13. wait a minute... i took four years of spanish in high school, and distinctly remember getting that class period off to eat authentic mexican food brought in by other students and watching muzzy all hour. are you telling me that this is not what all the blood shed was for? lies...
     
  14. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Again, Mexican Independence day is September 16, not May 5. May 5th was simply the day the Mexican army defeated the French army at the battle of Puebla, in 1862, 41 years after they declared independence.
     
  15. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    A couple of years back, at the annual July 4th celebrations put on by the US Embassy in Geneva, some dude came dressed as an Abu Graib torture victim, complete with bag over head and ankles shackled.

    Switzerland is a free country, so he didn't break any law, right?

    He was escorted out of the park, denying him of his freedom of speech.

    It was was in poor taste, and if it was my party, I would kicked him in the nuts and let him contemplate his free speech in the fetal position. Not for the political statement, but for being disrespectful and ignorant.
     
  16. The faculty involved in this story should lose their jobs.
     
  17. In my experience there's no such thing anywhere.
     
  18. Doesn't offend me one bit. I think it's way more than "a little" crazy, personally.
     
  19. RWP

    RWP

    Jul 1, 2006
    Or Christmas or New Years or 4th of July or Easter or Presidents Day or Ground Hog Day or National Pizza Day or....... :D
     
  20. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    If the US embassy rented the park, or that section of the park where the party was held, then I would assume, at least because it's this way here, that they reserve the right to remove whomever they want from their party for whatever reason. You can still dress like an abu ghraib prisoner all you want outside of the reserved space.

    He wasn't denied his right to free speech, he was just denied the right to act like an idiot at that particular location, there's a difference between denial of free speech and party crashing.
     

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