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Massachusetts town officials defend decision not to fly U.S. flags on Sept. 11
FoxNews.com ^ | 8-31-2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 08/31/2012 4:16:03 PM PDT by servo1969

A Massachusetts resident is protesting his town's decision not to fly American flags from utility poles on Sept. 11 this year, part of a policy to recognize the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people with the flags only every five years.

MassLive.com reports that the flags in Amherst were flown last year to mark the 10th anniversary of the attack and will be flown again in 2016.

The board had voted to fly small flags on the light posts downtown on only six holidays every year. Resident Larry Kelley thinks 9/11 should become the seventh.

Tony Maroulis, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, supports Kelley's suggestion.

"I understand how polarizing the flag can be in this community. Some might look at the flags as a brazen symbol of might and oppression," Maroulis said. "Others look at it as a source of pride in who we are, and what we can be. Whatever the complicated or simplistic responses to the flags, flying them on 9/11 would allow us to reflect and meditate upon them."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: flag; freepered; teaparty; tyranny
"I understand how polarizing the flag can be in this community. Some might look at the flags as a brazen symbol of might and oppression,"

That viewpoint is so alien to me my mind can barely process it. What the hell kind of places are there in America where this idea can take root? Especially concerning a terrorist attack by foreign agents resulting in the deaths of thousands of fellow American citizens? That, to my mind, is flat out akin to treason. I have lived in the Deep South all my life. Though I imagine it can be very beautiful I hope I never have to visit a city filled with such people.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 4:16:06 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Sounds like they don’t want to upset any Mosque dwellers. ;-)


2 posted on 08/31/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: servo1969
Some might look at the flags as a brazen symbol of might and oppression," Maroulis said.

And WHO is this "some" this clown is talking about? Some of his Muzzie pals?

3 posted on 08/31/2012 4:24:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: servo1969

Happy Valley. Home of UMass. Stay FAR away.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 4:25:04 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: servo1969

http://www.nextmovie.com/blog/dukes-of-hazzard-car-flag/

Confederate Flag Stripped from ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Car


5 posted on 08/31/2012 4:27:35 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: servo1969
Amherst. The people bathe as often as the residents of Cambridge which is to say very infrequently.
6 posted on 08/31/2012 4:33:49 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: servo1969

Hmmmm. Well at least they aren’t talking about spending money. Or increasing taxes.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 4:37:29 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: doc1019

Good decision.

God forbid that we may offeeeeeend any “American” moooooselims.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 4:42:21 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: servo1969

More and more of “America” wants to fly Al Quaida flags on 9.11.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: servo1969
Massachusetts town officials defend decision not to fly U.S. flags on Sept. 11

Traitorous Communists!

The kind of people that would elect the worthless drunken murderer and philanderer Toad Kennedy, and boy-rapist Barney Fag.

10 posted on 08/31/2012 4:46:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: servo1969

Anyone not familiar with Massachusetts should know that Amherst is a Communist as any city in North Korea.A Boston talk host,Howie Carr,has labeled the whole area “Happy Valley”.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: servo1969

Wow, the Chamber of Commerce hates America? Did not know that.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 4:50:59 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: servo1969

f
off


13 posted on 08/31/2012 4:51:20 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: servo1969

That the glitter of 9-11 (”A day we will never forget”) is falling away should not be suprising - We had another day ‘we will never forget’ - but how many high school mushheads can tell you what happened on 12-7-41?


14 posted on 08/31/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: servo1969

My comment was for MA


15 posted on 08/31/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: servo1969
That viewpoint is so alien to me my mind can barely process it

Words fail; and too depressing to try and 'find them'. . .but why is 'appeasing' the enemies of our flag - and the country so repped by it - a good thing? Why not just suggest they pick up their marbles and play where the values 'they' are searching for; are appreciated. And then make the decision to getting back to America's basics; roots; et al. . .

16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:05:55 PM PDT by cricket
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To: servo1969

“Your flag decal won’t get you into heaven anymore,
it’s alredy overcrowded from your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don’t like killin’ no matter what the reasons for,
and your flag decal won’t get you into Heaven any more.”
- John Prine, 1971

Great singer/songwriter, bit of a lefty though.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: doc1019
Sounds like they don’t want to upset any Mosque dwellers. ;-)

It is difficult today; to separate 'those' newly arrived and 'diverse' from the offspring of 'red diaper babies'; or just products of a fine New England Liberal education. . .

18 posted on 08/31/2012 5:08:29 PM PDT by cricket
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To: servo1969

You’re a Grand Old Flag
by George M. Cohan

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
‘neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: servo1969

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-7XWhyvIpE


20 posted on 08/31/2012 5:18:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: servo1969
"The board had voted to fly small flags on the light posts downtown on only six holidays every year."

The six are, Lenin's birthday, the anniversay of the publication of the communist manefesto, Che's death day, the Cloward Pivin colloquium, May Day and Fidel's birthday

21 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:48 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: servo1969
Having been born and raised in Massachusetts, I've said it before and I'll say it again.

The state's a minimum-security insane asylum where the inmates routinely vote against their best interests and can't for the life of them figure out why everything is turning into a huge turd all around them.

All this while smugly proclaiming their intellectual superiority to the pathetic rubes in the other 56 states.

22 posted on 08/31/2012 6:11:51 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Andy'smom

A leader of the Communist Party USA’s youth arm, believe it was Jason Rabinowitz, used to be the president of Un. Mass - Amherst’s student government. His father/uncle was a Czech agent/STB during the Cold War.

Looks like the marxist hate-America mentality is still alive and well in Amherst.

My patriotic tendency is to say to Amherst reds, “Fuck you”, but I won’t, out loud, in public.

Let them desecrate the memory of 9/11. It reveals their hate-America mentality and I hope that the good people of Amherst un-elect their red asses out of politics.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Madame Dufarge

Madame Dufarge:

Are you sure Massachusetts isn’t a MAXIMUM SECURITY INSANE ASYLUM? THey have given us the most Soviet spies and traitors per capital than any other state (New York is close).

They don’t call Harvard/Cambridge area the “Red Triangle” for nothing.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 6:18:48 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: servo1969

this all started SEPTEMBER of 2011

and the night before, they had their first town meeting, debating on whether the flag would be flown

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b9e6c83338d.htm
Amherst Residents “Furious” Over US Flag

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/520588/posts
Amherst Residents “Furious” Over US Flag

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/607916/posts
AMHERST: AMERICAN FLAG SYMBOL OF TERROR: SOUND FILE!!!!

AMHERST: How Words Spoken on Sept. 10 Came Back to Haunt the Speaker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/537788/posts


25 posted on 08/31/2012 6:22:18 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3b9e6c83338d.htm
Amherst Residents “Furious” Over US Flag

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/520588/posts
Amherst Residents “Furious” Over US Flag

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/607916/posts
AMHERST: AMERICAN FLAG SYMBOL OF TERROR: SOUND FILE!!!!

AMHERST: How Words Spoken on Sept. 10 Came Back to Haunt the Speaker
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/537788/posts


26 posted on 08/31/2012 6:23:05 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
It's possible I mischaracterized it.

OK, I still have family there and I was cutting a little slack....

27 posted on 08/31/2012 6:26:56 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: servo1969

-——”I understand how polarizing the flag can be in this community...——

I don’t understand it at all....

As we used to say a long time ago...America love it or leave it....

I’m beginning to think we need to throw such people out...


28 posted on 08/31/2012 6:34:36 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: servo1969

here is the actual Amherst town meeting where the UMASS prof said that the American flag is a symbol of terrorism, and she said it almost 12 hours to the minute before the planes hit the first tower

start at 43:40, listen to the first two guys form there, then skip to
1:10 and listen to the UMASS professor

all this was the night before 9/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc3tCTT93MM


29 posted on 08/31/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by RaceBannon (I wont vote for a gay marriage marxist gun grabber, or vote for Obama, either)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I hope they got their shots. Leftist rabies are deadly.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 6:57:08 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: servo1969

Would be a good time for the REAL AMERICANS in Amherst and surrounding areas to fly the car flags and flood the immediate area with them.

How can a town elect officials that have the gall to say the US Flag is polarizing.

IT SHOULD BE POLARIZING TO OUR ENEMIES.

Damn straight I want OUR ENEMIES to cringe when they see the FLag and be well aware of who is carrying it.


31 posted on 08/31/2012 7:01:20 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: servo1969
"Some might look at the flags as a brazen symbol of might and oppression,...."

That/those "Some" might need a severe readjustment. Ground temperature sounds about right...

32 posted on 08/31/2012 7:18:05 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: servo1969
That viewpoint is so alien to me my mind can barely process it. What the hell kind of places are there in America where this idea can take root? Especially concerning a terrorist attack by foreign agents resulting in the deaths of thousands of fellow American citizens? That, to my mind, is flat out akin to treason. I have lived in the Deep South all my life. Though I imagine it can be very beautiful I hope I never have to visit a city filled with such people.

'm with you. I grew up un Rochester, NY, but in the 50's those who harbored such attitudes would have been told they could find another community if they thought the flag was divisive. There is still some patriotism up there, but the leftists have pretty much worn folks out. I settled in S. MS in 1986 and it is refreshing to hear school techers talk up patriotism and God...

33 posted on 09/01/2012 3:43:34 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: servo1969

“That viewpoint is so alien to me my mind can barely process it. What the hell kind of places are there in America where this idea can take root?”

-incestuous little academic latrines like Amherst. That sewer is like Brigadoon for armchair know-it-all Marxists.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 3:56:48 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Come on! You know better than that!

First of all, Cambridge and its environs and Amherst are the two most ridiculous places in MA. Knowing Cambridge well I can assure you it has always been full of kooks, not all of them aware of politics or anything else for that matter.

MA is a blue state largely because of its cities but please don't declare the whole state bad. It used to be conservative before the Kennedys and some of your best conservatives are still here.

Give MA conservatives a break!

35 posted on 09/01/2012 12:11:30 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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