Archive for May 6th, 2010

May 6, 2010

Students Sent Home From School For Displaying American Flag

by lewwaters

Read more at Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees

Ask yourselves, why such a fuss over Cinco De Mayo in America, but it is largely ignored in Mexico? If Mexico largely ignores the day, why are students in America chastised for displaying American Flag memorbelia on the 5th of May?

For those who felt offended at American students wearing Red, White & Blue clothing and honoring the American Flag, if you think what Mexico offers is better, please exercise your freedom to cross the southern border, legally or illegally, your choice, and help them create the Mexican Paradise you think exists there.

As a Veteran who went to war under that flag, I served alongside Mexican-Americans, Cubans who barely spoke English, Blacks, White, Indians, whatever ethnicity exists in America. We did not fly any other flag and we all fought under the same flag, the American Flag.

How dare any of you cry “it’s disrespectful” to display any variant of the American Flag inside of America, just because it is the 5th of May and you think it is a day to honor in Mexico.

Enjoy the 5th of May and whatever created celebrations you desire on May 5, but do not decide America ceases to exist on that day.

If America offends you that much, maybe you are living in the wrong country.

May 6, 2010

Murray Campaign Staffer Hangs Rossi In Effigy?

by lewwaters

Reported on radio host Dori Monson’s blog site and also on Liz Mair’s, a conscientious passerby named Mark took photos of what appears to be a small effigy of Republican Dino Rossi, hung in effigy with the caption, “Three Strikes and you’re out” under it.

Mark wrote to Dori,


I was in a building on Nickerson Street yesterday and while waiting for the elevator I notice that Patty Murray re-election committee office was adjacent to the elevator lobby. Right inside the window of their office is an effigy of Dino Rossi hanging from a noose with the word 3 strikes and your out.

Always though Patty had more class, but I guess after all these years in DC she’s just full of hot gas.”

Inappropriate doesn’t even begin to describe this act, if it is what it appears to be. Wasn’t it Patty Murray herself and her supporters recently raising caine over an off color remark made by a Tea Partier over hanging Murray?

How much of an uproar has there been from the left over effigies of Obama hung and isn’t the mere presence of a noose considered racist nowadays?

Of course, when it is Sarah Palin or President Bush being hung in effigy it is somehow considered freedom of expression. Is that what we see again? More double standard?

Calling this act “low class” doesn’t adequately cover it. After all, it has been Murray’s camp and other Democrats who readily condemn such acts at protests and rallies, when it is one of theirs. Insensitive doesn’t even properly cover it, but hypocritical comes close.

Dori Monson says he will be posting video of his visit to their office later in the day.

The most pathetic part of this act is that Dino Rossi has not even entered the race against Murray yet, just speculation from others who wish him to.

Ms. Murray needs to come out with a strong condemnation of her staff and an apology to Rossi for such conduct. If it isn’t proper to have such displays about one, it shouldn’t be proper to have such about others.

I have sent copies of both Liz Mair’s and Dori Monson’s blog, with the photos to the Columbian’s Lou Brancaccio and Kathie Durbin.

We can only wait and see if they are as outraged over this as they were over a GOP survey sent to an elderly Democrat couple last year.

Murray staffers claim, “it’s just a puppet.”