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    They did mishandle it. They should have suspended the kids for disobeying an order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    He said, she said? Yeah, he would say "I wore this shirt to annoy people", and she would say "His shirt annoyed me, so I beat him up", and she would go to jail. One of them is against the law, the other is not.

    Sorry, you'll never convince me it is cool to stop kids in America from wearing American flag shirts just because it annoys people of another culture.

    If you want to argue the flag desecration angle, that's a more palatable thing, but unfortunately that is a law that, as M Richardson noted, has no teeth and has gone unenforced for a long time.
    So if a law isn't enforced it's OK to break the law? I thought the rule of law was so sacrosanct to you guys?

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    So if a law isn't enforced it's OK to break the law? I thought the rule of law was so sacrosanct to you guys?
    Not when the tradition of the law enforcement doesn't have any real teeth. It's against the law in many places for people to have sex with the woman on top, or to commit adultery, and I don't think people should face censure for those either.
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    I just bought a new Jawbone and I got 2 sets of instructions: Consejos e instrucciones, and Talking Points. Since I don't comprende Spanish (altho my HS teacher was incredibly hot), I will use Talking Points.

    Regardless of how I may feel about that, I would not require companies to only put instructions in English.

    The guy that sold me this was named Mustafa and the other guy was a black dude named David. This is not a whites only country, no matter how bad the teabaggers want their country back...whatever the hell that means. Me, I like to learn about other cultures. This is what truly makes America great.

    Too bad the rageaholics on the far right don't get that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Not when the tradition of the law enforcement doesn't have any real teeth. It's against the law in many places for people to have sex with the woman on top, or to commit adultery, and I don't think people should face censure for those either.
    I think the American Flag is a little bit more important. Personally, I resent the bastardization of our great flag. However, I ain't going out and screaming on the street that I want my flag back.

    The biggest problem I have right now is that I hate the Bruins AND the Flyers and I have no idea who to root for. 3-3 in the third. Good game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    Me, I like to learn about other cultures. This is what truly makes America great.
    Which is fine and dandy, but that doesn't mean that children in America should be stopped from wearing pro-America stuff in America. It's not like the shirts were stopping anyone else from celebrating Cinco de Mayo.
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    Seems like a situation where no one comes of looking very good.

    The administrators probably should have left things well enough alone for the reasons Zapp mentions (unless they really thought the t-shirts would spark violence, in which case they have some serious issues to deal with at their school)

    The kids should have flipped their damn shirts. Sometimes teachers/bosses/cops/lawmakers etc give directions you don't agree with. That's life.

    The parents should have handled their displeasure with the school in private (I'm assuming they called the media, I doubt the school would).

    And the Mexican-American students didn't need to get offended.

    Everybody loses!


    WUW, I share your distaste for both Bruins and Flyers, but what I've seen of the games has been surprisingly entertaining. Thankfully, I think this is the end of the road for whoever wins (probably Boston). Pittsburg has a ton of talent and Montreal has some of the best goaltending I've ever seen in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    I just bought a new Jawbone and I got 2 sets of instructions: Consejos e instrucciones, and Talking Points. Since I don't comprende Spanish (altho my HS teacher was incredibly hot), I will use Talking Points.

    Regardless of how I may feel about that, I would not require companies to only put instructions in English.

    The guy that sold me this was named Mustafa and the other guy was a black dude named David. This is not a whites only country, no matter how bad the teabaggers want their country back...whatever the hell that means. Me, I like to learn about other cultures. This is what truly makes America great.

    Too bad the rageaholics on the far right don't get that.
    I realize that you are only making these points because you like to play devils advocate. So, I will do the same.

    What if I DO get offended by Spanish instructions (which have nothing to do with wearing a shirt to school). If I complain, should the makers of such instructions be made to stop doing it? I would say no. But, I also said that the kids wearing an American flag shirt in America shouldn't have been offended either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    I just bought a new Jawbone and I got 2 sets of instructions: Consejos e instrucciones, and Talking Points. Since I don't comprende Spanish (altho my HS teacher was incredibly hot), I will use Talking Points.

    Regardless of how I may feel about that, I would not require companies to only put instructions in English.

    The guy that sold me this was named Mustafa and the other guy was a black dude named David. This is not a whites only country, no matter how bad the teabaggers want their country back...whatever the hell that means. Me, I like to learn about other cultures. This is what truly makes America great.

    Too bad the rageaholics on the far right don't get that.
    So, will you apologize to me for calling me a socially derogatory name?!?
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