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Posted: 4/1/2006 1:32:59 PM EST
You have got to be kidding me

U.S. Flag Banned Amid Racial Tensions

LONGMONT, Colo. (April 1) - Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag - as well as flags from other countries - amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.

Skyline High School Principal Tom Stumpf said American flags were brazenly waved in the faces of Hispanic students and in one case a Mexican flag was thrown into the face of another student.

"When it involves the American flag and its abuse in vilifying other people, we simply will not tolerate it," Stumpf said. "They were using the symbol derisively as misguided patriotism."

Students were warned about the policy Friday and several were suspended, although Stumpf would not provide details. Then, about 100 students protested during lunch time.

Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.

"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."

Thousands of high school students Friday in California, Texas, Nevada and other states protested the tough immigration laws proposed in the House. Some waved Mexican flags and carried signs saying "We are not criminals."

On Monday, about 150 high school students, including some from Skyline, protested in Longmont.

"People are taking it to a whole other level," said Laura Avitia. "I don't think they know why we were protesting."

04/01/06 04:49 EST

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This is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable. They banned OUR COUNTRY'S FLAG at an institution of learning. Notice how they said nothing of banning the illegal alien flag...

This is disgusting and borderline treason. Shoot the school, the principal, ANYONE, an email expaining your... displeasure in seeing this bullshit happen.

http://skylinefalcons.org/administration.html <---Not making it hot so the school wont get a flooded "ARFCOM" link
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:33:40 PM EST
search function jackass
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:34:33 PM EST
isnt burning a flag a crime in this country?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:35:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
search function jackass

My, aren't we in just a lovely mood this afternoon.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:36:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 1:38:21 PM EST by Bad_Aim]

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
search function jackass

Used it, didnt find it. Thanks for being a useless addition to this thread.

Edited to add this needs to be at the top. I cant believe god damn GD fucksticks care more about Howard Stern being mean to his fans than this. Its a disgrace.
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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:40:59 PM EST
I'd send my kid to school in a flag shirt just for spite.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:41:18 PM EST
Though normally I would say that wearing the flag is in poor taste, I'd be back at that school the next day looking like the reincarnation of Uncle Sam.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:41:59 PM EST
How do you say "intifada" in espanol?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:42:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:


If you want to be a dipshit, then get the fuck out of the thread. You add nothing. I know its a dupe, go fuck yourself.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:43:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:


Damn bud, just a little hostile today or what?
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:43:54 PM EST
The US flag banned from being raised in the US?

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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:47:16 PM EST
Weren't you banned or something, TRH?

Glad to see you back!
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:49:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
Weren't you banned or something, TRH?

Glad to see you back!

At the rate he's going he'll be gone again soon
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:49:03 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:50:26 PM EST
Glad to see you back TRH.

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:51:44 PM EST
Here's how it works: You can burn an American flag-freedom of speech. You cannot burn a Mexican flag-arson. You can have Mexican flags waived in your face and displayed above the American flag,
but you cannot dispay an American flag in America if it offends anyone - especially illegal aliens or
their offspring.
We are now reaping the full fruit of political correctness. Ain't it sweet?
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Link Posted: 4/1/2006 1:52:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By krpind:
Glad to see you back TRH.

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AOL News. I wish I was kidding.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:03:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 2:03:29 PM EST by TC6969]
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