Flag painters’ hopes take a scrubbing
Duluth accepts recommendation to remove ‘graffiti’By STEVE VISSERThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionPublished on: 01/10/06
Even in Duluth, a city that prides itself in being the flag capital of the U.S.A., the star-spangled banner can a be divisive symbol â€” especially when everybody wants to wave it and protect it in their own way.Â
The City Council recommended Monday that a painted image of Old Glory be removed from a street in Mayor Shirley Lasseter’s own neighborhood. Children and their parents had painted the banner the last Fourth of July in a display of civics and patriotism. But the city lawyer warned it could set a precedent for some neighborhood Nazi’s planting a swastika or some other offensive symbol on a city street if the flag symbol remained.
January 10, 2006
Okay, I know that this is not the proper way to display the flag, and it may not BE the most patriotic way to be, but DANG it! Why make a little girl cry and apologize for her patriotism? And from a vet???
According to the Al-Jazeera Constitution ~ahem~.. I mean Atlanta Journal Constitution today, a girl in Duluth got in trouble for painting the American flag on a rock in the cul-de-sac of her neighborhood. According to the story today,