An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A senior administration official says President Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as his next secretary of state.
Kerry’s nomination marks Obama’s first move in a sweeping overhaul of his national security team heading into a second term.
If confirmed, Kerry will take the helm at the State Department from outgoing Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Massachusetts senator is expected to be easily approved for the Cabinet post by his longtime Capitol Hill colleagues.
Kerry leapt to the front of Obama’s list for the State Department job after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration last week.
The official requested anonymity in order to discuss the announcement ahead of Obama.
Does anyone else find that another anti-American will likely be joining the Obama administration, rather disturbing? I find it REAL disconcerting!
Does anyone really think this POS would have done anything to save Ambassador Stevens, or the other 3 who were murdered? I doubt he’d even care that Americans are being murdered.
To put it bluntly, I have no use for trash like Kerry! Why Massachusetts keeps electing his sorry ass to the Senate says a whole lot about the people of that state, and none of it good! I wonder how much Kerry paid Obama to put his name in the hat?
I hear on the idjit box that Kerry should sail through the nomination process in the Senate. Is so, we need a HUGE change in that particular branch. Come to think of it, we need a clean sweep of the whole bunch up in D.C.
My name is Kate….and I own a .38!
Happy now SFB? It will return to its regular spot after CHRISTmas. Now, get yer knickers out of the twist you put them in, and get a life!
Well, so I copied and pasted a beautiful poem written by someone I don’t know, and what a amazing response. I say amazing because there were many comments that were positive, which were approved. On the other hand, we also had some that were were vulgar, and down right disrespectful to the author. Those comments were NOT approved. No, I thought they should have a post of their own, just to show what kind of hateful people we have to deal with on a regular basis. If you are blogger, you know exactly what I mean. If you are not, then take heed….some of these types of people may be your ‘friends’. You might want to be wary of them.
If you have read the poem, and the comments, I’m sure you noticed nyp, whose comments I made the mistake of approving. He’s rather mild in comparison. All first time commenters have to be approved by me. I pay for this thing, so I get the last word in what is approved, and what is stuffed in the ‘trash’, where it belongs. So, here goes!
First we have two from Virginia YUE. Virginia hails from Hong Kong. How do I know this? IP. (I considered including the email addresses, but since I refuse to stoop to such a level, I refrained.)
Just to let you know your “poem” went “viral” and here’s some of the response:
This is circulating on Facebook. It’s rare that a post enrages me…but this kind of thinking is monumentally, willfully ignorant and an offense to reason, and with the “taking back the schools” line, paints hues of blame on all American non-Christians, as our rebellion removed God’s divine protection from these innocents. Makes me livid. -Seth Andrews
the horrified children would be smiling and laughing after being the victims of such awful violence. It’s ignorant and insulting.
I’m sorry but I read this earlier and could not believe how offensive it was, not because I don’t believe in god but because those poor kids died and someone goes and writes some dumb shit like this, its a nice dream and all but come on, this was a horrible act and a tragedy and should be treated like one, its not a happy ending where everyone goes and eats cookies and hangs out with Jesus, I understand the person who wrote this might have had good intentions but this is the most ignorant shit I have ever fucking read. god DAMN.
This sick poem landed on my friend’s timeline…and I made it very clear about how I feel about this:This poem is just revolting and to the point of making me loose my grips… whoever wrote this is as sick as Adam Lanza… who ever shared it as though it is comformting is deluded… and whoever “likes” it in the literal sense…. brain dead…
what a nice fairytale to make believers feel better and cope. Too bad here in the real world, the “moms and dads” are not taken care of, and nothing will change. The sick bastards will continue to kill innocents and the society will continue to be plagued with false hope and dreams. Where was this Jesus when the kids were dying? So this just and loving god allowed these children to be shot and die a painful and aggonizing death, just to have them be with him? What a guy.
And there are some that believe 100 virgins await in heaven in the name of jihad. Listen, don’t get too upset. This is not much more than The Night Before Christmas. “As I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight.” Give me a f—ing break! This is granfaloonery at its finest.
Thank you to Seth (The Thinking Atheist) for this. I find no good in this little poem. People are acting like it’s a good thing that twenty innocent children were murdered alongside six equally innocent adults.
What bothers me the most about this is the fact that it’s a shameless plug to guilt people into thinking that they need God in schools. Like if these children hadn’t stopped at “One nation under God,” that morning, maybe this wouldn’t have happened…
Tell that to the Catholic church. God doesn’t seem to mind all of the rape that is suffered by alter boy’s at the hands of the clergy or the constant cover ups that prevent these sick men from going to prison…
Remember, God does not stop mass murder or rape… no matter how hard you ask.
I’ve been doing a bit of web surfing to see the effect this poem is having. Many people are saying that it is making them phisically sick to read it. At least 26 families have been devistated by the worst possible thing that could ever happen to them and this is making it look like somethig good happened. It may make the writer feel good and it may make some Christians feel good but it is completely insensitive to the grief of the families, most of whom are not religious.
Apparently, Virginia felt the need to share the comments that other had made on Facebook when they read this beautiful poem. Well, Virginia…. I don’t give a damn what those people had to say. They have their own issues to deal with, and it is NOT my problem if they can’t see the love that was put into Cameo’s poem.
How does it make any sense when 20 children can be brutally murdered and that it was Jesus who wanted to spend Christmas with them ?
It is next to perversion
Actually, what is perverted is your assumption that Jesus doesn’t love all children, and wouldn’t welcome them with His loving and open arms. He had nothing to do with their murders.
Then, we have Kevin M Bruce, from Appleton, Wisconsin, who shared this pearl of wisdom:
I was writing to thank you for your most insensitive post. its not every day that you see someone marginalizing the violent death of 20 children.
I suppose the hundreds of thousands of tears I, and many others, have shed for these innocent children is ‘marginalizing’ their senseless slaughter? I see. And you hostility towards a person who put their heart and soul into expressing her grief is insensitive as well. What is insensitive is for those like you to assume that every one should grieve in the same manner you do. Well, I hate to break it to you kid, but that’s not the way the world works.
Oh my! Here’s another from Appleton’s very own Kevin M Bruce!
the ad right next to the commnet box says
“ABORTION doesnot make you Un-pregnat!
it just makes a mother of a DEAD BABY.
considering your poem starts with
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.//
do aborted babies go to heaven?
i ask because i just dont understand your point of view, my point of view is it was a horable event and even morte crule than it otherwise would be given that those grieving parents had most likely bought presents. presents that represent all the joy and wonder of this holiday season and will forever be a reminder of all the joy and wonder those kids never got to experience here on earth.
Well, Kevin, first off, spell check is your friend. Use it. Also, punctuation comes in very handy as well. And once again, I will repeat, it is NOT my poem, although I wish it was. I’d love to meet such a loving person who could put into words their feelings. So, in answer to your questions about the babies slaughtered in the abortion mills, I believe, yes, they do go to heaven. Their mothers, on the other hand, I would say that would all depend on whether or not they turn their lives around. I am not their judge. Their judgement will come from the One who has the power to judge us all.
Here we have Randall from the Cincinnati area.
This is disrespectful b/s. Where the f^ck was this “god” when the madman left his home that morning? Where was the compassion? Why was it their “time”? Sure, it is a touching sentiment to think that these babies went to some magical place free of pain, but that kind of belief is there only to make YOU feel better about your lack of control over the situation.. You disgust me. This is a “Christmas” poem about dead babies. You are foul and full of self-aggrandizing delusion to think for one second that this is an appropriate response to such a horrific tragedy. These babies are dead and there are people left behind to pick up the nightmarish pieces.. this is nothing but disrespect.
So, I disgust you, even though I’m not the author, just a messenger. Do you really think I care about your opinion of me? Won’t you be surprised when you find out that ‘magical’ place is real, and you won’t be living there? I pity you. What is disrespectful is your comments about the person who did write the piece. It is not a poem about dead babies, it is a heart felt wish for comfort. I repeat, I pity you, and the many like you who will never know peace.
And last, but not least…we have Paul M, who comes to us from somewhere around Skipton in the United Kingdom.
I’m sure you had best of intentions but this is just wrong, not all those kids are children of Christians, for starters. I know you probably thought this was a nice thing to write, and I won’t condemn your good intentions.
Read this, hopefully she puts it better than I: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-emily-c-heath/dealing-with-grief-five-t_b_2303910.html
Well Paul, my intentions were to share with my regular readers what I found to be a beautiful and loving piece. Your intentions, on the other hand, seem to be quite the opposite. While your comment was not as offensive as some of the others, and you did refrain from using vulgarities that others insisted upon, I guess from their lack of command of the English language, under normal circumstances, I would have gone ahead and given you an approval. However, my patience with the insults to the author have come to an end. Unlike the left, I’m extremely tolerant, up to a point. I have often been criticized for allowing some people to speak their minds. I’m very pro 1st Amendment, and believe, right or wrong, all of us are entitled to our beliefs, and to express those beliefs. The problem I had was the link to HuffPo. It doesn’t matter if the children were raised in Christian homes or not. That doesn’t stop Jesus from loving them, as I said before.
One last thing…. seriously people, learn to use spell check if you are incapable of spelling words correctly! Don’t they teach spelling in the government run institutions anymore?
Gonna have to throw my 2 cents worth in on this stupidity. If you didn’t watch the Cowboys/Eagles game, you missed it! Of course, I’ve no doubt you’ve seen the video, read the transcript, or seen reference to it on FB, and elsewhere.
To state it bluntly, Bob Costas, sports blatherer, is a moron, and so is the clown who wrote the column. Stupidity has crept into every aspect of the media, and it’s growing by leaps and bounds.
BOB COSTAS: Well, you knew it was coming. In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again: Something like this really puts it all in perspective. Well, if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf-life since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games. Please, those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective. You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from the Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock with whom I do not always agree, but who today said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article.
“Our current gun culture,”Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”
“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”
“Handguns do not enhance our safety”? Really? Tell that to the thousands upon thousands of would be victims of a violent crime who took down the criminal BEFORE he/she had a chance to turn the ‘victim’ into a statistic! Belcher snapped, plain and simple, and if it hadn’t been a gun, it could easily have been a baseball bat, a knife, a screwdriver, or even a Bic pen, used to murder his girlfriend.
This was a tragedy, one that MIGHT have been prevented. But the person who pulled the trigger is responsible for his actions, not the gun, and not the MILLIONS of responsible gun owners, using their God given, and 2nd Amendment, right, to protect themselves from the criminal element who don’t care if they possess a gun legally or not! I, and the millions of others like me are highly offended at your words, and would appreciate if you would….
House Republican leaders said Wednesday they’ve done their job in negotiations to solve the looming fiscal crisis, while President Obama is returning to the campaign trail to sell tax hikes that studies show won’t have much, if any, effect on solving the problem.
Psst! HEY!!! OBAMA!!! The election is over. Your droolers stole it for ya. You can stop campaigning now, and pretend like you have a clue! Well, dang! I forgot! You don’t HAVE ONE!
“We have done our part by putting revenue on the table,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Cantor and fellow House leaders have agreed to close tax loopholes to generate revenue to reduce the $1.1 trillion annual deficit. But they argue the president has yet to say publicly what cuts he will make to the federal budget — specifically to costly entitlement programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — to reduce the deficit.
They also say the president’s plan to extend tax cuts only to middle-class Americans will not generate enough revenue to significantly reduce the deficit.
Now, I don’t mean to be tacky, but it’s not the middle class that creates the jobs. How about you dipwads up there in that cesspool we call the nation’s capital stop spending OUR money. You wanna spend? USE YOUR OWN MONEY! We don’t have anymore! Y’all have royally screwed us, and not even a kiss or an offer of dinner! WE, The People are pretty fed up with all of y’all’s shenanigans, and if ya don’t watch out, ya might find yourselves riding on a rail!
Sperling told House Democrats that failing to extend Bush-era tax cuts to the top 2 percent of income earners could trickle down to hit the middle class, sources tell Fox News.
It never ceases to amaze me just how utterly stupid Dims truly are! Honestly, I don’t a one of them could pass a third grade math test! To put it simply, if you tax ‘the rich’, which, according to those fools, is anyone who makes more than $250K a year, you will be killing more small businesses. When you kill business, you don’t have jobs. When there are no jobs, you don’t have taxpayers. Is it really that freakin’ complicated for them to grasp?
On Wednesday, the president will ramp up his public pitch amid a backdrop of hand-picked, middle-class voters at the White House.
Hand picked, eh? I’d like to pick…. Never mind. In other words, he’s gonna have the SEIU and the like surrounding him, giving him adoring glances, praising his name. (GAG!) Here’s a thought… how about you get out here and talk to REAL PEOPLE, instead of your droolers? Naw. You couldn’t do that, because then you’d find out…you are NOT ‘the messiah’.
My first question would be…. why does anyone give this offensive, clueless, broad a platform? My second? Well, I’m going to have to say that Mzzzzzzzzzzz Bahar has never been acquainted with either an addiction, or God, so why does she so often speak of things she knows nothing about?
Are you asking yourself, “Well, what does this ol’ broad know about either?”
Well, I’ll tell ya… I’m well acquainted with both. I won’t go into details, because, frankly, it’s NUN’YA! What I will tell you…there is a hole in all of us (God sized) it’s what we choose to fill that hole with that makes all the difference in the world. It can be drugs, alcohol, sex, hoarding, even collecting Hummels can be an addiction. When you remove whatever your addiction is, you have that void again, and there must be something to fill in that hole. Hopefully, you make the best choice, and don’t switch one destructive addiction with another.
So, if the unhappy Joy wants to consider me, and people like me, addicted to God…then so be it. I’ll be happy to accept that ‘accusation’.
Congress is back in town after the election to find a way around automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January. But first, lawmakers are dealing with 41 polar bear carcasses.
In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to debate a bill to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen and allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home polar bear carcasses trapped in Canada due to a ban on trophy imports.
THIS is what the Senate thinks is so important, it has to be first on the list of the lame ducks? Seriously? THIS is what we pay their ridiculous salaries and perks to do?
Now, don’t get me wrong… I like polar bears just fine. I don’t want one as a pet, they are not cute and cuddly, especially when grown. They’ve been known to kill humans, y’know. They’re WILD animals. I’m of the mind set, if you aren’t going to eat it, why do you shoot it… unless that huge critter is coming after you! Honestly, I do NOT believe it is the business of the U.S. Senate to decide whether or not a dead one can be brought home as a trophy by the ones who shot it.
It should have been quite easy to get rid of all the Obama ‘mini me’s”, but no….we are stuck with some of the most useless beings on the planet! And they wonder why they have such an extremely low approval rating? It’s because….THEY SUCK!
…okie dokie! There is no doubt in my mind that Tingles has definitely has gone off his meds, and needs immediate hospitalization!
ABC journalist Brian Ross, who on July 20 smeared the Tea Party as connected to a mass killing in Colorado, on Tuesday described the racist views of another shooter and his connection to Nazi, “right-wing” groups.
After explaining Wade Page’s links to violent, bigoted groups, Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos wondered how this murderer could have purchased a gun, Ross insisted that the FBI did not have “enough evidence to open a full field investigation because of his links to these right-wing, neo-Nazi groups.”
Right-wing? What’s right-wing about neo-Nazis? Nazism, as some forget, is short for national socialism.
Page killed six people and wounded three others at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Sunday.
Nazi – National Socialist German Workers‘ Party There are three very important words in there….Socialist…..Workers’…..Party. Now, you’ll excuse me, but that doesn’t describe anyone I know on the right. It DOES, however, bear a strong resembles to some thugs on the left!
After that last ‘gaffe‘ made by Ross, I’m really surprised he has a job. I know I’d fire his useless hind end in a heart beat. I’d fire him if he made such derogatory comments about the other side too. He is not a journalist, he’s not even a reporter. He is someone who seems to thrive on casting aspersions against a large number of people in this country, without any knowledge of the facts! But then, this IS, after all, one of the alphabets and none of them seems to have an ounce of integrity!
Mr Ross….please…do us all a favor, and crawl back to your socialist, corrupt home town (Chicago) and let the grown ups take over. Unfortunately for us, there are no grown ups in the lame stream media.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s highest-profile supporters of gun control, said Friday that “soothing words are nice ” but demanded that the presidential candidates “stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about” preventing mass shootings.
Asked about the shootings at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater showing “The Dark Knight Rises” that killed at least 12 people, Bloomberg said President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney need to offer specific policy proposals, in addition to prayers and sympathy.
So, as is typical of Nanny Bloomberg, he wants all law abiding citizens to be penalized for doing the RIGHT thing, because one lone lunatic decided to take advantage of a ‘gun free zone’. You will notice that such incidents ALWAYS happen in ‘gun free zones’, right? That’s because said insane animal knows there is no one there that will be able to defend themselves, or others. If those who can legally carry a weapon had been in that theater, I seriously doubt the SOB would have made it out alive, and lives may have been saved.
“Soothing words are nice,” Bloomberg said during a regularly scheduled appearance on WOR 710 AM in New York. “But maybe it’s time the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. And everybody always says, ‘Isn’t it tragic?’”
Well, first off, MORON, you don’t politicize tragedy. I know that it is difficult for leftards like Bloomberg… who rode Guiliani’s coattails into office as an ‘R’, switched to ‘I’, ignored the term limits set by New York, and everyone knows he’s a power hungry ‘PD’….PROGRESSIVE Dhimmicrat!…to understand, but there it is. People’s lives have been lost, families torn apart by this senseless action, and he wants to kill the 2nd Amendment.
“I mean, there’s so many murders with guns every day,” Bloomberg continued. “It’s just gotta stop. And instead of these two people, President [Barack] Obama and Governor [Mitt] Romney talking in broad things about, they want to make the world a better place. OK, tell us how. And this is a problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them, concretely, not just in generalities, specifically, what are they going to do about guns?”
How many LEGAL, law abiding gun owners killed someone yesterday? Then, how many criminals who bought guns ILLEGALLY shot another person? But I suppose SFB Bloomberg can’t see the difference. It never occurs to him that the criminal element will find gun, and will kill people, for whatever reason that runs in their demented brains, and there is not a damn thing he would do about it. No, he would take the guns away from those who are responsible adults, and put them in the hands of teenagers with a grudge.
Why is that Dems want to control your life, when they are incapable of controlling their own? And Bloomberg is one of the WORST control freaks I’ve seen in a LONG time! It just amazes me that the people of New York haven’t rebelled against that fool, and kicked him out on his keister. Then again, it seems that those who have never left that concrete cesspool aren’t aware there is a rather LARGE country outside of their city, with MILLIONS of people who don’t give a damn what they think, say or do. We just want y’all to leave us the hell alone! Same goes for those in D.C.!
Ok, so there’s this picture that D’Bama’s people posted on his Facebook page. So what. Then, I started looking harder, and blew it up…and blew it up….and blew it up. Hmmm… Ok, so here’s the pic:
At first glance, I couldn’t see what all the commotion was about, I mean, it looks like a picture of a couple of kids, mom, and who I found out to be was grandpa. So what? Now, there are some folks who talk about the color and size of the chairs, but honestly, that’s totally irrelevant, IMHO. Many places have different color seats in the same area, so that, by itself, wouldn’t prove diddly. Well, that’s when I started looking closer. And found….
Other than the obvious, my first question….was little Barry’s mama left handed too? If so, ok, if not, then someone put her watch on the wrong arm. Right handed people wear their watches on their left arms, left handed, on the right. The Mr is left handed, so I’m an ‘expert’ don’cha know. Heh.
Then, comes… crap… did she leave her hand out in the sun too long, and forget to put the rest of her out there? And a rather masculine hand at that! Now, on ol’ Barack’s FB page, there are some who are saying that’s nothing but shadow. Really? Hmmm…
This is just one small section of the back and forth on the picture. As of this moment, 10:31am, there are 2,101 comments on the picture. You can tell who the Obama droolers are without reading every single one of them. I read enough to know there are some people who would lap up that dude’s crap, and be euphoric. Sad, sad, sad!
Anyway, I looked at the guy who claims to be a photographer, and an ‘expert’, and I gotta tell, I hope he has another job that pays the bills, cuz if that’s an example of his work, well, he just really isn’t all that good. Sorry….just being honest here. I wasn’t impressed, and it wasn’t because he’s an Obama drooler either.
So, my question here is….why do the Obama people feel the need to post such pictures? If it has been altered, and honestly, I do think it has, wouldn’t someone notice that it doesn’t reflect well? There is so much cover up about this guy, why add fuel to the fire? Are there so few pictures of THE One with family, they have create them? And why is that?
It all seems rather silly to me! Didn’t they learn anything from this little flap? Reckon not! sigh… Whoever does Obama’s photo shopping should really learn to do a better job with the hands! *shakes head*
More at World Net Weekly, which the left absolutely HATES! Heh.
In recent weeks, evidently y’all decided I, and quite a few others, didn’t have enough ‘real friends’ on our lists, so y’all apparently added some folks who, by all indications, do not exist. There is no way to delete them from our lists, and it prevents us from adding people to our lists that would be OUR choices, not yours. Just a few examples:
I have no idea who these people are, or why they are on my list, but I would appreciate it, very much, if you would remove them. PRONTO! It seems there are at least 500 of these types that have been added to my ‘friends’. They are NOT my ‘friends’, I don’t want them as ‘friends’, and I want them to go away so I can actually add people who I would LIKE to be my ‘friend’.
An online feel-good fundraising effort for a bullied bus monitor has reached nearly half a million dollars — and is growing.
More than $450,000 has been donated to Karen Klein, a 68-year-old grandmother of eight who appears on a 10-minute video earlier this week being berated and bullied by four seventh-graders on a bus operated by the Greece Central School District, near Rochester, N.Y.
The four students, including a police officer’s son, hurl repeated insults and threats at the grandmother, calling her fat and at one point suggesting that her children commit suicide. Klein told “Fox & Friends” during an appearance Thursday that her eldest son did, in fact, take his life 10 years ago.
“I did not hear that part then, but yeah, it was uncalled for, that’s for sure,” Klein told host Steve Doocy.
Some folks might be surprised at the generosity of people, but I’m not. Ya see, when they are given the CHOICE, to give from their hearts, people will come through, every time! That USE to be the norm. Now? People really just can’t afford to give all that much.
If you haven’t watched the video, please, go, watch it, and get the tissues ready. It hurts that we have raised a generation of such cruel and disrespectful brats! Yes, blame the kids for their behavior, but also blame the parents that raised them, and the schools that let them get away with it, and society as a whole, for making it seem ok to be a dipwad, because they are never expected to suffer the consequences for their actions.
I can guaran-damn-tee if I had EVER spoken to another person like that, especially an adult, I, most likely, wouldn’t be alive today! At the very least, I would probably still be bearing the scars, and sitting in my room, grounded….FOR LIFE! If I EVER heard of my daughter doing such a thing, it would have been the same scenario. The girl would be pushing up daisies!
‘Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave’
In April, the Reverend Review blog reported on a case in Holmdel, N.J., in which homeowner William Lang was forced to remove two small flags he had placed at the entrance to his home to honor his daughter and grandson, who had died during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A representative of the Grace Wood Glen Community Homeowners Association removed the flags and told Mr. Lang, “You are not allowed to fly these flags. No ornaments are allowed on the property.” Mr. Lang responded, “The American Flag is not an ornament.” The association was unmoved.
Fox News Radio reported on 75-year-old Dawn Paulus, of Phillipsburg, N.J., who was ordered to remove some small flags from the balcony of her public-housing unit. She was informed there was a safety issue (the hand-held-sized flags might fall) and that there was an issue of fairness under the housing authority’s interpretation of the Fair Housing Act. “If I hung the American flag up and someone hung a Nazi flag up, they couldn’t tell them to take the Nazi flag down and still let me fly the American flag,” she said she was told. Mrs. Paulus was threatened with eviction.
These and other cases fall under the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which stipulates that any “condominium association, cooperative association or residential real-estate management association may not adopt or enforce any policy, or enter into any agreement, that would restrict or prevent a member of the association from displaying the flag of the United States.” Old Glory is not an ornament, and its display does not invite people to hang out swastikas. It is the unique emblem of the country, and people have a right to show their national pride.
Read the full column here, and make sure you have duct tape ready. We wouldn’t want heads exploding all over the place, would we?
We’ve heard of many stories where an association, a landlord, etc., have forced the removal of the American Flag. Unfortunately, for many people, they are unaware it is ILLEGAL to force someone to remove the flag of the United States of America. If someone is offended by that flag, then they are in the wrong place. They need to find someplace else to wield their ‘power’, because the U.S. is NOT the place for them. If my flag offends you, then you can go perform a physically impossible act! It’s THAT simple!
As for that moron who made the comparison of the U.S. flag and the Nazi one, I can only assume it was a liberal government employee who made such an asinine statement. There is NO comparison!