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Supervisor Asks Woman To Take Down American Flag

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Supervisor Asks Woman To Take Down American Flag


cbs11tv.com

For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.
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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Excuse me?

[Size=6]WHAT??!![/Size]

Wow, people's idiocy knows no bounds... When they find their own countries flag offensive. Now they eventually let her put it back up but the mere fact this happened in the first place is shocking

Has the government and media pushed it so much into people's heads that anything can be offensive, that people need to express their offense at everything...

What ever happened to: If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say it!

I'm flabbergasted.

cbs11tv.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:49 PM
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Thought I would add this last quote in here:

"I find it very frightening because if I can't display my flag," McLucas asked, "what other freedoms will I lose before all is said and done?"


Sound familiar?



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:55 PM
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If you dont like my country, then GTFO!
Two lines.
Make that three for America.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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I'd a kicked the SOB in the shins!

If your in america and you don't like the American Flag, get the hell out, this includes you Garafolo.

Sure it has a history of slavery and what not, but, thats in the past, at least see it as what we've come from and what good we've done.

This whole sensativity thing has got my panties in a bunch.

You can see a church on every street, jehovahs witness come to my house repeatedly, mosques are popping up everywhere, yet if I say one thing about atheism, I must immediately apologize.

Apologetic Nation of Whiners and Self Loathing Martyrs without a cause.

That about sums up what america is turning into.

What happened to American Pride and Arragonce, I miss that, not this whole, your american flag offends me.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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My family had an american flag of that size hanging on the living room wall for the better part of 20 years. We might not be considered the most patriotic family, but it was there, always. To say that the flag was offensive, it must have been said by a foreigner, I can't really imagine a citizen saying such things. If it was a citizen, let them be deported to mexico, and lets see how offended they get then.



Chrono



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 02:59 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



As ridiculous as this is....it is a private business and they can pretty much do what they want. ***Edit to add: Yep, private business: Kindred Healthcare

But it seems if enough people complain, sometimes it works



Kindred Healthcare's corporate headquarters are located in Kentucky. We called them for comment when we were first working on this story Tuesday, but they did not return our calls.

Wednesday morning, however, our story received nationwide attention. We have received dozens of emails and comments from people who had something to say about it. And a receptionist at Kindred's headquarters told us they received many phone calls.

Then, late Wednesday morning, Kindred posted on its website a statement about the incident. It reads, in part: "The disagreement was over the size of the flag and not what it symbolized. We have invited the employee to put the flag back up."


While she keeps working there, if I were her, Id be actively searching for another job.



As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



[edit on 5/27/2009 by greeneyedleo]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by Common Good
If you dont like my country, then GTFO!


Ya GET OUT!!!

damn these people

Go TO ANOTHER COUNTRY
just not one of the 140 countries with american bases and especially not the one where the U.S. installed puppet govt.s.

There's STILL a few left!!! GOOOOO

Some people get me so angry man, lol put your flag down!
Put an American Flag down in America?

That's ludicrous!

That's like telling the natives long ago not to.............. oh...... nevermind

haha just kidding

not but someone is allowed to say the flag is offensive just as someone is allowed to complain that their cubicle neighbour is using aerosols.

people are allowed to do anything or complain of whatever they want

it's an allegedly free country.. remember?

[edit on 27-5-2009 by ModernAcademia]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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I really don't understand how one could be offended by the flag of a country that they are currently residing in. Whether or not they are citizens, or just visiting, it seems a little ridiculous to me. If your that bothered by the Flag of the country your in, why are you even there?



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:03 PM
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She works in a Hospital...

For gods sake! A Hospital!!



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Maybe this flag may be more tasteful. What a great country that ones from, we could learn a thing or two.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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Just to prove a point.

I won't answer it, but if I saw a Mexican Flag, (as in Texas there more common then American flags Believe it or not) and I demanded it be taken down as it was offensive to me.

Well you'd instantaneously see me on the View the next day, discuss how much of a racist bigot I was.

In this instance, it's appropriate to be offended by a symbol of the country you live in.....?

I really doubt that the American Flag brings someone so much pain, and sorrow that they simply can't bare to look at it.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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Nobody is saying they cant say or do what they want to do, but when a person uses their position in the workfield to tell OTHERS what to do, because it offends them, thats where it draws the line for me.
He wouldnt even have a job there if it wasnt for America.

"Its an allegedly free country"-modern.
Damn right it is, so she should put up 5 more flags by tommorow. =)



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:15 PM
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I dont mind that the woman complained, but if she finds the country offensive I would be glad to show her sorry butt the exit.

The real problem is that the Hospital made the woman take it down just because ONE woman was offended. How ridiculous.

I guess we are going to be a nation ruled by the least common denominator. He who whines the loudest wins. How ridiculous.

I find that woman offensive I think someone should take her down.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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This reminds me of the story where the owner of a PRIVATE restaurant/bar put up a sign saying something to the effect of speak english to get served here. He said he put it up because he does not have translators and non-English speaking people would come in and nobody would know what they wanted. Courts ruled he had to take his sign down. And it was his private business!

So don't give me that private businesses can do what they want crap.



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.



it's an allegedly free country.. remember?


Indeed it is. So the nice lady can hang her flag if she damned well pleases. It's still a free country isn't it? Allegedly?

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



[edit on 5/27/2009 by seagull]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by Common Good
Nobody is saying they cant say or do what they want to do, but when a person uses their position in the workfield to tell OTHERS what to do, because it offends them, thats where it draws the line for me.

I once had a cubicle neighbour that was horrible.
We shared a trash can, everything I put in there created some form of conversation "Was that a banana, i like bananas too", "Is that a styroforam coffee cup, that goes in the recycling bin".
She was a distraction so I got my own trash can bin.
She later complained about me to our project manager.

It was her right to do so, I got angry about it
but would it make the news?
Would I create a thread about it?

Her right to complain about idiodicy is the same freedom as the man making another dumb complaint about a flag.


Originally posted by Common Good
He wouldnt even have a job there if it wasnt for America.

CEO of ATI Technologies came to this country with no money
I think he came via a boat
he started a business in his garage making graphic cards
ATI now employs about 10,000 Americans
should those americans now love immigrants to no end?
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Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
I dont mind that the woman complained, but if she finds the country offensive I would be glad to show her sorry butt the exit.

Maybe it was an iraqi
Im' just saying
maybe he/she found the govt. offensive and not the people
maybe the flag made him think of troops invading
im just saying this isn't 1945


Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
I guess we are going to be a nation ruled by the least common denominator.

haha
If that were the case do you know how strong your economy would be right now? lol

ya the common man would want china to own him


Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
I find that woman offensive I think someone should take her down.

This is extremism



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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It didnt make the news because the woman complained. It made the news because the Hospital made her take it down because ONE woman complained.

As far as my previous comment being extremism, your response is a perfect example of trying to limit free speech by calling it extreme because it is outside of your own personal levels of tolerance. So now we can all clearly see why you would take her side.

Plus, I dont care if she might have been Iraqi. Maybe she should move if she lives in a country that gives war flashbacks everywhere she looks. She obviously CHOSE to live here for a reason.

[edit on 5/27/2009 by justsomeboreddude]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:33 PM
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If he/she was an iraqi and was extremely upset by the sight of an american flag, wouldn't it be even worse living in america? I mean the person could of easily gone to england, france, scotland, australia, heck even somalia.

I mean if I hate the outfits the KKK wore (which I do) I wouldn't go join the KKK then complain about the outifts and how there offensive!

Edit to say: Probably should of used the Cross Burning thing instead of outfits.

[edit on 27-5-2009 by Republican08]



posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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Reply to: ModernAcademia


CEO of ATI Technologies came to this country with no money
I think he came via a boat
he started a business in his garage making graphic cards
ATI now employs about 10,000 Americans
should those americans now love immigrants to no end?


No it should make immigrants very respectful of the USA for being given the chance to make such an accomplishment possible, they were givin oppurtunities majority didn't for their location of which they came to.

It's almost like how illegal immigrants risk their lives getting over here, then praise there flags and how great there country is???


If I wanted to start a business and America wouldn't allow me to do it, but say France said I could over there, I go over there, and I start it its succesfull I employ millions of people, I wouldn't dishonor there flag or there country, I gained alot out of them. I also wouldn't hold my home country to a higher regard for holding me down!



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