Page 4 of 13 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 123

Thread: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

  1. #31
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    Which "race" is going to be pissed off by an american flag? how the hell is displaying a US flag in the US going to increase "racial tension"? All I can figure is that there must be a bunch of muslim kids at his school. If anyone gets pissed off at seeing the American flag in America, they are more than welcome to GTFO.
    I agree. That one is beyond stupid. It would be like being offended about learning about the presidency of Washington or the great depression. Its just one of those things that should be obvious to people that each country has a flag.

  2. #32
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Any of the above, depending on circumstances?
    find me a single black, jew or hispanic that is going to be offended if they see a US flag on the back of some kid's bike. then we can talk.

    It's weird to see people so openly broadcast their prejudice.
    yeah right. I suppose I am also racist because I would assume that blacks would be the race most likely to be offended by the confederate battle flag?

    sad that so many people confuse stating statistical probability with prejudice
    Last edited by OscarB63; 11-12-10 at 01:12 PM.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  3. #33
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    What would the school do if the rest of the kids fly a flag as well? All except those who were offended, that is.....
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

  4. #34
    Doesn't go below juicy
    tacomancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Cleveland
    Last Seen
    05-20-16 @ 02:42 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    31,781

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    I think this is one of those cases where school administrators, who are afraid (and rightfully so, there are some crazy parents out there who are extremely upset at the slightest things, many of them having a beef with the public school system in the first place and are looking for an excuse to bitch about things) and are trying to not stick their neck out. Its a shame that our schools are so hated these days that the administrators feel they have to behave this way.

  5. #35
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    12-16-17 @ 11:29 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,849

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    find me a single black, jew or hispanic that is going to be offended if they see a US flag on the back of some kid's bike. then we can talk.



    yeah right. I suppose I am also racist because I would assume that blacks would be the race most likely to be offended by the confederate battle flag?

    sad that so many people confuse stating statistical probability with prejudice
    Not at all an equivalent scenario.

    Here's one:
    Son of Irish immigrant. Local bully taunts him with flag repeatedly. Kid complains to school.

    There. A scenario in which a white kid could be offended. You have no idea what the circumstances are, but you went and assumed it was Muslims, because surely Muslims hate America! To you, that's as obvious as black people hating the confederacy. That's where your prejudice comes in. It could also be hispanics. Remember that flap about kids waving around American flags on Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps Native Americans? Gee, I wonder what sort of history they might be upset about...

    In fact, I expect the decision had less to do with the flag than what was being done with the flag, because that's how schools operate.
    Last edited by Deuce; 11-12-10 at 01:19 PM.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

  6. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I agree. That one is beyond stupid. It would be like being offended about learning about the presidency of Washington or the great depression. Its just one of those things that should be obvious to people that each country has a flag.
    Washington owned slaves. If you study his presidency, you approve of slavery.

    Right?

  7. #37
    User Bok_Tukalo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ft Worth, Texas
    Last Seen
    09-23-11 @ 04:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    44

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    You didn't answer the question.
    Nope.

    But I do enjoy performance art.

  8. #38
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dimensionally transcendental
    Last Seen
    08-15-11 @ 04:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    7,153

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not at all an equivalent scenario.

    Here's one:
    Son of Irish immigrant. Local bully taunts him with flag repeatedly. Kid complains to school.

    There. A scenario in which a white kid could be offended. You have no idea what the circumstances are, but you went and assumed it was Muslims, because surely Muslims hate America! To you, that's as obvious as black people hating the confederacy. That's where your prejudice comes in. It could also be hispanics. Remember that flap about kids waving around American flags on Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps Native Americans? Gee, I wonder what sort of history they might be upset about...

    In fact, I expect the decision had less to do with the flag than what was being done with the flag, because that's how schools operate.
    Unless you're privey to some information we have not seen regarding this case, something showing this student used his American flag to repeatedly bully someone, they are not even close to equivelent cases.

  9. #39
    Farts in Elevators
    OscarB63's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Alabama
    Last Seen
    09-06-14 @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    26,526

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not at all an equivalent scenario.

    Here's one:
    Son of Irish immigrant. Local bully taunts him with flag repeatedly. Kid complains to school.

    There. A scenario in which a white kid could be offended. You have no idea what the circumstances are, but you went and assumed it was Muslims, because surely Muslims hate America! To you, that's as obvious as black people hating the confederacy. That's where your prejudice comes in. It could also be hispanics. Remember that flap about kids waving around American flags on Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps Native Americans? Gee, I wonder what sort of history they might be upset about...

    In fact, I expect the decision had less to do with the flag than what was being done with the flag, because that's how schools operate.
    yeah what was being done with the flag??? the kid had it on his freakin bike. only someone looking to be offended would get pissed about that. and who, given the current political climate, seem to be the people most likely to be looking for things to be offended by...


    but you are typical of your kind....anyone who disagrees with you must be a racist, bigot or homophobe. and THAT, my friend, is where your prejudice comes in
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

    An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.

  10. #40
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    In your dreams...
    Last Seen
    05-29-12 @ 02:53 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    10,621

    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    but you are typical of your kind....anyone who disagrees with you must be a racist, bigot or homophobe. and THAT, my friend, is where your prejudice comes in
    I bet it wus some muslim kids dey hayte deh flag.

Page 4 of 13 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •