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Texas hospital worker told she can't hang an American flag in her office

There are 79 comments on the Free Republic story from May 27, 2009, titled Texas hospital worker told she can't hang an American flag in her office. In it, Free Republic reports that:

Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office? For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

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Richard

Evansville, IN

#62 Jun 6, 2009
America is in the Toilet wrote:
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I will not even try to point out all your mistakes (and, by the way, there is a difference in "typing" errors and "Spelling" errors), because it would take about a week. You might want to make a note, though, the business has two s's. And, again, I point out...no harm done...your find busineSS education was free...I am sure your black co-workers are proud to be working right there by your side.
SO let me get this straight if i might, You hate blacks. you hate Jews. Im assuming u hate little puppies also. and u hate anyone who pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, and you hate people who cant type very well. Is there anythign u like?
Richard

Evansville, IN

#63 Jun 6, 2009
blondie wrote:
<quoted text>What I wrote is quite clear to someone who has the ability to read and think. As far as Richard, he sounds like a very nice guy. As far as lanuage skills, reread your many posts. I like to be compared to good people, black or white. Did I word that simple enough that you can understand? If I need to use smaller words let me know.
Thank you Blondie. u are a very nice lady and i bet u are nothign but a lil tiger Growlllllllll.
Richard

Evansville, IN

#64 Jun 6, 2009
America is in the Toilet wrote:
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I will not even try to point out all your mistakes (and, by the way, there is a difference in "typing" errors and "Spelling" errors), because it would take about a week. You might want to make a note, though, the business has two s's. And, again, I point out...no harm done...your find busineSS education was free...I am sure your black co-workers are proud to be working right there by your side.
Taking a poll here. What is worse. Not being able to type to well and mispelling words. Or being able to dechiper, and understand those words u bytch about so much?
America is in the Toilet

United States

#65 Jun 6, 2009
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>SO let me get this straight if i might, You hate blacks. you hate Jews. Im assuming u hate little puppies also. and u hate anyone who pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps, and you hate people who cant type very well. Is there anythign u like?
Richard, I owe you an apology. I am sincere and I really mean it. You are obviously a very nice, caring man. The first post you issued was reassurance to me that help with higher education was available through various grants and scholarships. That really was nice. I have let my own frustrations and disappointment get into the picture and have taken them out on you. You are a good guy. It reflects in your words. I am not being snide here. I am not being devious. I really do regret having been rude to a person who is sincere and has played a good game with the hand he was dealt, never questioning the dealer.
Please forgive me. I let my unhappiness govern my message. As long as there are good people out there like you, I will have to re-think my screen name, because apparently not EVERYTHING about America is in the toilet.
Richard

Evansville, IN

#66 Jun 6, 2009
America is in the Toilet wrote:
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Richard, I owe you an apology. I am sincere and I really mean it. You are obviously a very nice, caring man. The first post you issued was reassurance to me that help with higher education was available through various grants and scholarships. That really was nice. I have let my own frustrations and disappointment get into the picture and have taken them out on you. You are a good guy. It reflects in your words. I am not being snide here. I am not being devious. I really do regret having been rude to a person who is sincere and has played a good game with the hand he was dealt, never questioning the dealer.
Please forgive me. I let my unhappiness govern my message. As long as there are good people out there like you, I will have to re-think my screen name, because apparently not EVERYTHING about America is in the toilet.
Thank you very much. Debate is an awesome source of learning about others and maybe once in a while seeing things in a new prespective. It would be a boring world if we all agreed.
Richard

Evansville, IN

#67 Jun 6, 2009
Oh and by the way on the original subject. No one has a right to police others view. If that person wanted to display an American flag on her desk she should have been allowed and the other person should have respected it. Right after 9-11 at my job we did some fundraising for victims. I bought a little red white and blue pin and pinned it to my shirt. My supervisor told me i was to remove it. I told him no way would i do that. We had a long nasty hurtful meeting in HR and at the end i wore it proudly for the 2 weeks of our fundraising efforts. The flag brings out many powerful emotions. As John and Paul said. LEt it Be....
blondie

Brandenburg, KY

#68 Jun 6, 2009
Slightly Amused wrote:
Blondie, as much as I do admire your tenacity and stamina, you will not reach some folks. The bigotry and racism is what gives them power and they will not give away all that they possess, for it is all that they know and all that they are willing to hear. Suffice it to say that they're losers and will never be anything else, but they perceive themselves to be larger than that. Some never realize it's raining eventhough they're soaking wet. Just pity the ignorance and move along. Your heart and brain are directed righteously and you just can't save all the idiots. Let's just hope that they never outnumber us or else we'll all perish.
Thank you. I know most of the time it is hopeless to try to teach right from wrong to people. I seem to have a tendency to stand my ground and not back down if I know I am right, especially on such an important issue. If these people are ignored they will bring more into the world with the same beliefs as them. One day we will be outnumbered. If we reach just one, it is worth it.
blondie

Brandenburg, KY

#69 Jun 6, 2009
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you Blondie. u are a very nice lady and i bet u are nothign but a lil tiger Growlllllllll.
Thanks Richard. You seem to hold your own on here. Great quality!
Goldberg98501

Austin, IN

#70 Jun 7, 2009
Toilet not only do you misjudge in "real life", but on the internet as well. You're on a real losing streak, LOL! The only reason you would imagine that I'm old is because I'm showing experience and wisdom in my posts; something you obviously lack at your age. But since we're playing "guess the age, sex, and race of the commenter", and it's my turn, then I'll take one- foot-in-the-grave, backwoods trash, manic depressive white male loser for $1000, Alex. Your posts and your username give you away each and every time.
America is in the Toilet wrote:
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Situation: Ugly old dried up, lonely crone with no life sits at her antiquated laptop and exchanges insults with strangers on the Internet.
"At last," she says, "I have a life!"
Keep it up, Granny, you're a real "hoot." (it was the "bee in the bonnet" that gave you away...my grandmother used to use that expression.) Also, better hope we don't secede, then only your buddy Hugo Chavez will be there to give you gas.
Don't respond to me again. I am pretending that I never wasted any time on you.
Goldberg98501

Austin, IN

#71 Jun 7, 2009
Thank you Richard for getting us back on track. I had to go back to the beginning and see what the original post was about LOL! I think most of us would agree that you should be able to display an American flag as you please. It does bring out powerful emotions and unfortunately, ignorance as well.
Richard wrote:
Oh and by the way on the original subject. No one has a right to police others view. If that person wanted to display an American flag on her desk she should have been allowed and the other person should have respected it. Right after 9-11 at my job we did some fundraising for victims. I bought a little red white and blue pin and pinned it to my shirt. My supervisor told me i was to remove it. I told him no way would i do that. We had a long nasty hurtful meeting in HR and at the end i wore it proudly for the 2 weeks of our fundraising efforts. The flag brings out many powerful emotions. As John and Paul said. LEt it Be....
Law

Detroit, MI

#72 Jun 7, 2009
QUESTION IF YOU WERE BANKRUPT WOULD SOMEONE SELL YOU A CAR? AND IF NOT WHY WOULD YOU BUY ONE FROM A BANKRUPT COMPANY?

“Ave Satanas”

Since: Dec 06

Bratislava, Slovakia

#73 Jun 7, 2009
Question If you were told not to use all caps cause it is hard to read but you do anyway are you considered a moron.
BlkButtrfly

Austin, IN

#74 Jun 7, 2009
Ouch! Triple6vamp, you are brutal! LOL
Richard

Evansville, IN

#75 Jun 7, 2009
triple6vamp wrote:
Question If you were told not to use all caps cause it is hard to read but you do anyway are you considered a moron.
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA hahahahahahahahaha HAHAHAHAAHAHAHA
Richard

Evansville, IN

#76 Jun 7, 2009
blondie wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Richard. You seem to hold your own on here. Great quality!
Ty Blondie, u aint so bad yourself
America is in the Toilet

United States

#77 Jun 7, 2009
Goldberg98501 wrote:
Toilet not only do you misjudge in "real life", but on the internet as well. You're on a real losing streak, LOL! The only reason you would imagine that I'm old is because I'm showing experience and wisdom in my posts; something you obviously lack at your age. But since we're playing "guess the age, sex, and race of the commenter", and it's my turn, then I'll take one- foot-in-the-grave, backwoods trash, manic depressive white male loser for $1000, Alex. Your posts and your username give you away each and every time.<quoted text>
Apparently you are as off base as I was. This reference to "Alex" brings up a big zero. The only other name I post under (and I have never used it on this thread) is Blue Ray.
Also wrong on the backwoods (Dallas), wrong on the manic depressive (obsessive compulsive), and right on the white male but wrong on the loser (professional, well-employed, B.S., M.S., PhD. from leading universities.
America is in the Toilet

United States

#78 Jun 7, 2009
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you very much. Debate is an awesome source of learning about others and maybe once in a while seeing things in a new prespective. It would be a boring world if we all agreed.
I agree. Perhaps this nation does draw its strength from diversity. I sure hope so, as we become more and more diverse by the day. It's just that I have always been disgusted by unfairness...regardless of how it plays out. And, as my wife keeps telling me, "Life is very interesting, but it is in no way fair." Anyway thanks for your response and thanks for accepting my apology. I really did do a lot of thinking about how rude I had been, and -- since in real life -- I am not that way at all, wondered what was going on here. Maybe it's the impersonal nature of this type communication. I don't know, but there was still no reason for the rudeness.
JohnfromCincinna ti

Austin, IN

#79 Jun 7, 2009
Ummm...I think he meant Alex, as in Alex Trebek from Jeopardy. Sorry to butt in but this thread was funny as hell.
America is in the Toilet wrote:
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Apparently you are as off base as I was. This reference to "Alex" brings up a big zero. The only other name I post under (and I have never used it on this thread) is Blue Ray.
Also wrong on the backwoods (Dallas), wrong on the manic depressive (obsessive compulsive), and right on the white male but wrong on the loser (professional, well-employed, B.S., M.S., PhD. from leading universities.
blondie

Brandenburg, KY

#80 Jun 7, 2009
Richard wrote:
<quoted text>Ty Blondie, u aint so bad yourself
ahhh...now you done gone and made me blush! LOL!

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