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    mad Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    This is too much and if we are not careful it will spread. We already have schools that no longer say the pledge because Liberal idiot teachers refuse to lead it in class where a young man had to fight to even get flags returned,

    We have allowed the wacko Liberals to push us around and it's time to push back and be serious about it.

    Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti? - News Story - KTVU San Francisco
    "Posted: 10:05 pm PDT July 1, 2010Updated: 3:03 am PDT July 2, 2010
    SUNOL, CAlif. -- Interstate 680, in and out of the Silicon Valley, is one of the bay area's busiest freeways. And everyday for the last eight and half years there was a hillside mural motorists passed on the Sunol grade.

    "It just made me feel really patriotic, just seeing it everyday," said motorcyclist Dave Freely.

    Until Wednesday, motorists saw a 35 foot mural of the American flag painted on a concrete retaining wall.

    On Thursday, it was just gray concrete painted over by Caltrans.

    "It was put on the list for graffiti removal and yesterday morning they painted over it with grey concrete paint," said Allyn Amsk of Caltrans.

    "It should not be classified as graffiti. I mean it was a well done flag and and I felt like it's part of America," objected the flag muralist Eric Noda.

    About a week after 9-11. Eric Noda was photographed roller painting the flag mural. It took him three hours to finish.

    He and friends R.J. Waldron and Thomas Hanley picked the spot to express their patriotism after the terrorist attack.

    "It's kind of a landmark for me and it reminds me of that day and the time in the wake of 9-11," said Noda.

    But why did Caltrans wait so long to remove the flag?

    "Maintenance wasn't aware that it was on the state right-of-way or you know it would have been removed sometime in the past," said Amsk.

    Regular 680 commuters said they were upset."

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    If you want to say the pledge written by a Christian communist go for it. It's strangely ironic that most people do not know the author of the pledge was a communist.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    What did you expect? It is California. I'm suprised they did anything considering they are 19B in the rears and no budget for the fiscal year. But, painting over the flag must be worth doing

    As far as the pledge, IMO, many have lost what it means to live in this country? Wonder what their grandparents would think today.
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    So, what, graffiti is ok so long as it's pretty? If you don't own it, you don't get to spray paint it, no matter how talented you are.

    Would you be ok with someone spray painting the side of your house without permission?
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Why can't it be both patriotic and graffiti? I mean sure it was patriotic to paint a U.S. flag on there, but it still doesn't change the fact it was graffiti.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Riddle me this, Batman:

    When is grafitti not grafitti?

    When the imagery involves elements of the nationalist religion.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Patriotic? Hardly. A flag painted on a highway retaining wall where is can get rained on, splattered with mud from passing cars, and generally desecrated on a daily basis? It wouldn't be patriotic even if it wasn't graffiti. Seriously, what is it about Republicans that they hate following flag code so much? And, oh yeah, it was graffiti!

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    caltran should approve its repainting
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    It was patriotic, sure, but it was graffiti because the artist had no legal right to paint on that surface
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    Re: Freeway Flag - Display Of Patriotism Or Graffiti?

    Alright, so graffiti is okay as long as its a symbol of America? Alright then, why don't you let me paint a pic of the Democratic Donkey on your house? I mean its a symbol of America too.

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