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    Firefighter suspended for refusing to peel American flag sticker from locker

    Chester, Pa., firefighter James Krapf wants to know what's wrong with Old Glory. The 11-year veteran was suspended without pay Thursday after he refused to peel a sticker of the American flag from his locker.

    "It's pride…it's a matter of pride," Krapf said.

    A new department rule mandates that all stickers and statements -- union, cartoon and political -- be stripped from lockers after several offensive and racist images showed up in the firehouse. But Krapf figured the red, white and blue was safe.

    It seems he was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Chester, Pa., firefighter James Krapf wants to know what's wrong with Old Glory. The 11-year veteran was suspended without pay Thursday after he refused to peel a sticker of the American flag from his locker.

    "It's pride…it's a matter of pride," Krapf said.

    A new department rule mandates that all stickers and statements -- union, cartoon and political -- be stripped from lockers after several offensive and racist images showed up in the firehouse. But Krapf figured the red, white and blue was safe.

    It seems he was wrong.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...-64647657.html

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    What in the world is going on in this country. If you want to put up or post the USA flag then by all means you should be able to.
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    One of America's heroes not allowed to celebrate being American... sound like the UK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotforteacher921 View Post
    Patriotism≠Politics
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    Patriotism = Racism
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
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    We already have that. See: U.S./Mexican border.

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    I don't understand America sometimes.

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    Please note the size of the flag in question as well:



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    here's the problem. Some fool starts putting up bumper stickers and slogans that he/she KNOWS will piss off someone...doesn't give a dang about morale, only about spouting off

    so someone in a leadership capacity has to say NO stickers and slogans, because if they say no offensive stickers then that puts everything up to being judged...and opens you up to a discrimination lawsuit.

    so someone leaves a sticker up that they think cannot be offensive, but it since it violates the "absolutely no stickers" rule it has to come down, and they refuse, so action has to be taken, so that the original dipshit won't claim discrimination.

    sounds like they had one or two or more shit stirrers and they are trying to keep a lid on it,and now they are the ones who look like the shit stirrers...sometimes you just can't win

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    Wow what a fucking joke. This is what America is turning in to. Obama's America that is. In the first report it said that they couldn't display "Political, Union or Cartoon" stickers. I guess the American flag is seen by some to be Political now. I wonder why? I am glad though that this firefighter stood his ground and was re-instated. What's next, are they going to regulate what stickers these firefighters put on their personal vehicles.

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    EDIT: Never mind. Some horseshit isn't worth responding to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    Wow what a fucking joke. This is what America is turning in to. Obama's America that is. In the first report it said that they couldn't display "Political, Union or Cartoon" stickers. I guess the American flag is seen by some to be Political now. I wonder why? I am glad though that this firefighter stood his ground and was re-instated. What's next, are they going to regulate what stickers these firefighters put on their personal vehicles.

    Are you Glenn Beck?

    You are really going to make the leap that this is a reflection on Obama?

    Perhaps your misguided opinion and developmental disabilities can also be traced back to Obama, perhaps he did something to you in your childhood.
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    Fuckin' Obama.
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    Hey, he was the one to make it a point to NOT where the American Flag on his lapel when he was running for world leader. No he isn't directly responsible for this but his mentality and way of thinking is behind this. Heaven forbid anything offend anyone in this country including the countries flag. The real problem here is that there was an offensive political bumper sticker that pissed someone off and forced the chief to make up this new rule. The problem is a sticker was enough to piss someone off. People have to fucking get over themselves.
    And no I am not Glenn Beck and no I don't watch his show. What I am is sick of this pussification of America that began before Obama but has seemed to escalate since the great election.
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