By tim, The Godless Heathen
Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans. But merely taking it down wasn't enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.
"It's absolutely disrespectful," Jim Bradford, a 71-year-old veteran who participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion told FoxNews.com. "It's totally ridiculous. To put somebody's picture there, to me, it's a disgrace to do that."
The flag, which had been flying for several months without complaint and is available online for $12.95, was later removed by Hurlbert. Bradford said Hurlbert apologized for the incident, but did not offer any promises that it wouldn't fly again.
So she’s apologizing for something she may continue to do again. That just reeks of sincerity.
Hurlbert said Tuesday's incident was the first time anyone had complained about the flag, which she received as a gift two months ago.
"It leads me to believe that it's not about the flag," she told FoxNews.com. "Certain elements cannot accept Barack Obama as president."
So let me understand this twisted sister logic that Hurlbert puts forth. That being; If something is done for a certain period of time, to be determined by her, and it goes unnoticed, it can’t possibly be wrong. Nope. And also, if someone does in fact point out the offense to the guilty party’s attention, the guilty party is in fact not guilty because “certain elements” have different political views…and they’re racist, homophobes who like to kick puppies…or some such nonsense. (Just threw those last ones in for absurdity’s sake).
Also according to Hurlbert's logic, since nobody bothered to voice their opposition in her time frame to…let’s say…slavery, therefore it wasn’t in fact wrong.
Or forcing banks to lend money to people who couldn’t possibly pay back the loan. Leading to a massive market crash and the subsequent, current and historic recession we’re all currently enjoying. Nope, it happened over a long period of time and nobody objected quickly enough. We’re playing by the Hurlbert rules now folks, yes siree. You were tardy in your complaint. Let’s keep on keeping on.
Well she’s convinced me , Hurlbert shouldn’t be working. No, she should be barefoot and pregnant, cooking her man’s dinner. Because hey, that’s the way is was for a long time and nobody complained, damn it. Just “certain elements” who obviously had another agenda and couldn’t “accept” things the way there were. Fools.
Hurlbert said she intends to contact an attorney regarding the matter and remained non-committal as to whether she'll fly the flag again.
"I won't say no and I won't say yes," she said. "We want to find out what our legal rights are."
I’m gonn’a go out on a limb her and tell Hurlbert to save the money for the lawyer and that she has every right to keep flying her freak flag. In fact, a small part of me actually wants her to. Nothing will demonstrate her blatant ignorance better than Barry‘s face on the flag instead of the stars of the “57 states“. Let it be exhibit ‘A’ for the contempt, lack of respect and outright anti-Americanism “certain elements” of our society demonstrate continuously, loudly and for far too long, unopposed. Including the person whose face is on that disgraceful flag.
The flag, which has been sold by Seattle-based FamousFlags.com since 2008, is made in China, owner Doug Brown told FoxNews.com. Brown said his website has sold roughly 50 since its release and he expects to see a surge in sales following the controversy in Florida.
"We've sold a lot of them to Obama people," he said.
(Note: From original piece posted this morning but since edited, removed and replaced with FL state laws regarding flag displaying.)
So “a lot” is fifty? At $12.95 a piece over four years…carry the five…wow, that's nearly $163.00 dollars a year!
Though I don’t expect someone like Hurlbert, who probably burns Ole Glory for a hobby, to check out a company that sends you a gift before you accept it. A little clicking on the website of said company reveals some other flags of very questionable taste. Unless you like Nazis and supported South African Aparteid.
(Wait a minute, those took place over period of time too, maybe we should ask Hurlbert if those were wrong or not.)
Or for Hurlbert to question the flag company if they should be selling such garbage. Though they could fire back at her, “We’re sorry, really. But we can’t offer any promises that we won’t continue to sell them because we’ve been selling those flags for awhile now and you never complained before.”
Whatever you do, do not question their patriotism. Ever.