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Amherst Residents "Furious" Over US Flag
WTKK radio | 9/11/01

Posted on 09/11/2001 12:56:51 PM PDT by pabianice

A day late, but...

Last night's news carried this item. Some residents in Amherst, MA (Amherst College, Univ. of Massachusetts) are "furious" that the US flag has remained up after Labor Day. They consider the US flag a symbol of racism, imperialism, and evil, and have demanded that it be taken down. The matter has reached the selectmen and town manager for action.

In light of today's events, I think this item is particularly relevant, and says volumes about Amherst, MA, and the surrounding area.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; 9112001; amherst; jennietraschen; oldglory; traschen
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1 posted on 09/11/2001 12:56:51 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
God f***ing damnit. This is embarassing. I was raised not 15 miles away from Amherst. I always knew they were liberal, even for Taxachusettes folk, but this is just too much.

I apologize for their petty behavior. In fact...after today...all of this PC stuff finally seems small and worthless. At least now these people will hopefully shut up for a good long while about what a horrible place America is.

Nahh...they'll just feast on the bones like good little ghouls :(
2 posted on 09/11/2001 1:05:00 PM PDT by WyldKard
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To: pabianice
Bump!

This day is going to galvanize the formerly laid back patriots throughout our nation. Our college and university campuses that ritulistically hate our country are part of the problem. The solution will not be pretty. Radical faculty and students will probably be set upon, hopefully soon.

3 posted on 09/11/2001 1:05:23 PM PDT by doxteve
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To: pabianice
May a plane crash into Amherst.
4 posted on 09/11/2001 1:07:40 PM PDT by 537 Votes
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To: doxteve
Disagree. The haters will become silent as they run for the cracks around the baseboards like the lowlife cockroaches they are. And when the furor dies down, they will be back out spreading their cancer.
5 posted on 09/11/2001 1:08:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: pabianice
Perhaps they should show their true colors and fly a palestinian flag.
6 posted on 09/11/2001 1:12:36 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: pabianice
No one should be surprised at this. Did anyone think this would stop after the attacks on the Confederate flag?
7 posted on 09/11/2001 1:13:59 PM PDT by Vast Buffalo Wing Conspiracy
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To: pabianice
Dear Anti-American Amherst residents, ESAD.
8 posted on 09/11/2001 1:15:44 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: pabianice
So glad my hubby didn't go to school in that area as he originally planned.
9 posted on 09/11/2001 1:18:22 PM PDT by Terriergal
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
I wish you would just say what you mean! We can handle it!

Thanks! I agree! What a bunch of morons.

10 posted on 09/11/2001 1:26:02 PM PDT by freedom4ever
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To: pabianice
Screw those bastards!

I am going to drive up there with a nice big AMERICAN FLAG in my truck's back window, and I DEFY someone to tell me to take it down, particularly now!

You would not believe the depths that liberalism can reach until you hit Amhearst/Northampton, Massachusetts.

11 posted on 09/11/2001 2:27:11 PM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: pabianice
"says volumes about Amherst, MA, and the surrounding area."

or about the people who actually complained.

12 posted on 09/11/2001 2:59:11 PM PDT by libertarian_usa
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To: pabianice, dutchy, loneGOPinCT, nutmeg, Lady GOP, 2nd ammendment mama, buccaneer81, goldstateGOP
I was at the town meeting last night.

I was invited by columnist Izzy Lyman, and responded to her cry on this!

Here is alink to Veteran's outcry on this. I met some of these people last night.

While at the town meeting, one of the left wingers there was offended/frightened because he sat next to me! I was wearing my "Imagine World Police" T-shirt which I wore to protest the flying of the U.N. Flag instead of the United States flag in the front of the Amherst Town Hall. This weasel, who was about 6'2". and 195 pounds, sounded like a true coward, and stated to the council that he was intimidated by my presence!!

After he made his cowardly reponse, I walked right up to the front of the council, sat down in the chair in front, and spoke to the people of Amherst.

I explained how I was outraged by the accusation that anyone should be ofended by the fact they sat next to a patriotic American! I reminded the people that the People of Massachusetts were the brave ones who started the United States revolution with the Minutemen and the battle of known as the shot heard round the world.

I then went on to chastise them, for thye ashamedly flew the UN flag, yet the American Flag had to be hung in controversy, and now they are taking them down by order. They never ordered them to go up in anyones memory.

That's right, no one in memory ever thought of putting up a flag display for any patriotic reason.

I went on how I was a Marine veteran, one off the coast of Iran for the Hostage Rescue Attempt in Iran, and that one of my clearest memories was of the Iranian criminal student burning our flag, and how that offended me.

What also offended me there, was this communist, brainwashed woman who got up to say how the flag represented a terrorist nation, the U.S was a terrorist nation!!

Here is the story of the town meeting

There is an add-on to this story. I was contacted by some of the people who are involved in this, and when we heard of the murderous actions this morning in Washington and New York City, we went and put the flags back up, and hung them at half-mast in memorium. People from all over the town came up to us and thanked us, from the Police to the average citizen. What is ironic, is that they had to be 'stolen' from the town garage where they were kept. the town garage people said, "Hey, we don't know where the flags are", then pointed with their fingers after opening up the closet...you get the idea...

One of the town councilmen heard of the flag raising today, and even though he was one of them that opposed the hanging of the flags, he immediately joined in. We did not give him grief, he understood this WAS a time to hang them, he will have to learn on his own...

Here is a link to photos of the flag rally

13 posted on 09/11/2001 4:27:50 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: WyldKard, doctor raoul, firebrand, exit148, els, stande waite, mercuria
new posts
14 posted on 09/11/2001 4:29:25 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
Well done "Marine Corps veteran from Connecticut", I couldn't think of a better spokesman!
15 posted on 09/11/2001 4:38:34 PM PDT by LoneGOPinCT
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To: 537 Votes
May a plane crash into Amherst.

This is not witty. This is not funny. This is a disgrace.

16 posted on 09/11/2001 4:40:41 PM PDT by purple haze
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To: pabianice

17 posted on 09/11/2001 4:43:31 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RaceBannon
Thank you!
18 posted on 09/11/2001 4:45:08 PM PDT by caseyblane
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To: RaceBannon
Race, my heartfelt thanks.
19 posted on 09/11/2001 4:47:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: pabianice
Do not limit the area to Amherst... All of Mass is guily with blood on their hands
20 posted on 09/11/2001 4:49:38 PM PDT by bert
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To: pabianice
Amherst Residents "Furious" Over US Flag

Pound it up your ass, Amherst! As you can tell, I'm not feeling real shy right now.

21 posted on 09/11/2001 4:50:53 PM PDT by Hillary 666
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To: pabianice
Perhaps the "students" at uMass should get their government scholarships and grants from the UN next semester.
22 posted on 09/11/2001 4:53:10 PM PDT by reg45
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To: pabianice
Well, they can all just go to hell for all I care.
23 posted on 09/11/2001 4:53:57 PM PDT by oldvike
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To: LoneGOPinCT
I was livid, and quite upset, and also recieved quite an ovation, but I didnt deserve it, they deserved a face slap instead, just because it was necesary for me to say what I did!!
24 posted on 09/11/2001 6:58:41 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
Last night driving to where I teach,I was impressed when I noticed two groups of young people out parading with the flag after 9:00 PM!!
25 posted on 09/12/2001 4:40:08 AM PDT by basque (basque@mindspring.com)
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To: RaceBannon
I went on how I was a Marine veteran, one off the coast of Iran for the Hostage Rescue Attempt in Iran, and that one of my clearest memories was of the Iranian criminal student burning our flag, and how that offended me.

They are too stupid to realize that these acts are one and the same!

I was particularly apalled by the comments of Jenny (America Trasher) Traschen of Amherst in the town meeting report link. What a freaking moron! Probably another of the ultraliberal unshaven lesbians that have taken to living in the area. If this country is so distasteful to her, then why the hell does she stay here? Perhaps because no other country would put up with her B.S.? God help her if I ever get her email address!

By the way, to some of the other posters, not everybody in Massachusetts is a Kennedy-loving liberal weasel! Just paint with a slightly smaller brush!

RaceBannon: if you ever need company at one of these farcical meetings (and it sure doesn't sound like you do! Congratulations!), let me know. I would be more than happy to join you, as would many others, I am sure. Give 'em hell brother!!!

26 posted on 09/12/2001 6:26:40 AM PDT by SpinyNorman
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To: WyldKard
Unless those goons are willing to stand up at the next town hall meeting and demand removal of the flag, or sign a letter to the editor identifying themselves for all to see, the local officials should just ignore such rantings.
27 posted on 09/12/2001 6:33:00 AM PDT by Middle Man
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To: pabianice
Remember when Reagan bombed Libya back in the mid-eighties (sigh...), and the French Embassy was "accidentally" removed from the face of the earth? When Bush retaliates, perhaps an "errant" cruise missle could find its way to Amherst?



28 posted on 09/12/2001 6:37:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil?
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To: RaceBannon
Your patriotic "actions" speak louder than their treasonous "words" .... but you had to DO IT. I couldn't (from down here.)

From my heart, thank you.

29 posted on 09/12/2001 7:15:16 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE
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To: RaceBannon, scoopscandal
Way to go Race! Thanks for taking the time to state the obvious to the brain dead, berkinstock clad freaks. It's people like them that make the enemy's job so much easier.

Kudos for your restraint in NOT slapping them as they so richly deserved.

30 posted on 09/12/2001 7:27:02 AM PDT by Wm Bach
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To: RaceBannon
THANK YOU! Another act of heroism on your part! God bless you! Please let us know if those flags stay flying!!!
31 posted on 09/12/2001 7:33:09 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: RaceBannon
Thank you! Job well done.
32 posted on 09/12/2001 8:33:24 AM PDT by ELS
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To: SpinyNorman
Jennie Traschen is a physics professor at UMass and an Amherst resident.
If you also disagree with her statement that "The [American] flag is a symbol of tyranny and fear and destruction and terrorism," you can get ahold of her here: (NOTE: this is her work info. I thought it inappropriate to post her home info, easily available though it is from people.yahoo.com.)

http://www.physics.umass.edu/directory/profile$key=Traschen,+Jennie

33 posted on 09/12/2001 10:52:47 AM PDT by Tractorfan
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To: Tractorfan
Yeah, that was the woman who called the United States a terrorist nation!!!
34 posted on 09/12/2001 6:12:12 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
Yeah, that was the woman who called the United States a terrorist nation!!!

Perhaps she would feel more at home in the Sudan or Afghanistan.

35 posted on 09/12/2001 6:18:52 PM PDT by RogueIsland
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To: RogueIsland
The country obviously disagrees with the liberal wackos of Amherst. There's been a run on flag orders in the U.S and every one who saw that huge flag draped over the side of the Pentagon that was struck by the plane was moved to tears. And in my neighborhood and all over the country people are hanging out their flags. Patriotism is alive and well in the good ol US of A. :-)
36 posted on 09/12/2001 6:26:53 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: pabianice
Please tell me you're joking about this. Please.
37 posted on 09/12/2001 6:33:25 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: pabianice
I was so glad years ago when a former lady friend got a job teaching at umass amherst. Now I am glad she is teaching in N.H.
38 posted on 09/12/2001 6:44:02 PM PDT by alaskanfan
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To: homeschool mama
No. I was at the townmeeting, and I was also at the tail end of the flag raising after the crashes. This is true, and so is the UN flag they fly in Maherst in front of the Town Hall.
39 posted on 09/13/2001 5:10:14 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
This news grieves me. These people need to remove themselves from American soil, imho.
40 posted on 09/13/2001 8:47:59 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: goldstategop
**And in my neighborhood and all over the country people are hanging out their flags. Patriotism is alive and well in the good ol US of A. :-)**

So true! I question the hearts of people who *don't* fly their flag.

41 posted on 09/13/2001 8:50:28 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: bert
"Do not limit the area to Amherst... All of Mass is guily (sic) with blood on their hands."

I take particular exception to that statement and demand that you retract it and apologize for it!
There are more than a few good people in this Commonwealth that are disgusted with the UN loving pukes in Amherst!
Your statement reveals a truly ignorant mind.
Retract it. Now!

42 posted on 09/13/2001 9:03:16 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: pabianice
If a stray missile of some sort were to miss Afghanistan and hit Amherst, I can't say I'd be crying.

Some people have absolutely no idea what it is to be American.

43 posted on 09/13/2001 9:13:24 AM PDT by grellis
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To: homeschool mama
At least they showed shame. Maybe now they understand us.
44 posted on 09/13/2001 4:14:56 PM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: pabianice
bump for memory
45 posted on 10/14/2001 8:09:32 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
Well said Race. I'm Canadian and her words pissed me off. Her e-mail is lboo@physics.umass.edu or go to www.google.com type in her name in the search and you will find every thing about her including her phone number. God bless America. All of Canada is with you in this fight against terror and unshaven lesbians. CtheWiz
46 posted on 10/14/2001 7:01:52 PM PDT by cthewiz
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To: pabianice
Here is a leading Freshman Class President from Lord Jeffery Amherst College, upon reading this post.

Perhaps, the 'City Fathers' and 'City Mothers' supporting this possition, could replace the Touist Guy and get their shose wet.

The a$$holes.


47 posted on 10/14/2001 7:09:15 PM PDT by jws3sticks
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To: RaceBannon; solzhenitsyn; Dutchy; LongsforReagan; nancetc; #1CTYankee; .303 Brit...
Remember when???
48 posted on 11/10/2001 3:13:38 AM PST by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
BTTT!
49 posted on 11/10/2001 5:52:36 AM PST by LoneGOPinCT
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To: pabianice
There are alot of idiots in the States. Amherst and Berkeley should be sister cities tied by the title: America's Stupidest Cities.
50 posted on 11/10/2001 12:59:38 PM PST by nancetc
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