the people overseas

The fuck is this guy doing? 

“Okay. I asked him to either stand or please be escorted out as we do the Pledge,” Rees says in the video. “It’s just not fair to our troops and people overseas, sir.”

Politely suggest the troops and “people overseas” wouldn’t have even known about this horrifying disrespect to their names if you hadn’t opened your cakehole.

Also politely suggest that the cops didn’t need to obey this petty little bureaucrat and escort the guy out.


6 thoughts on “the people overseas

  1. The guy refusing to stand should have replied: “Why do you hate me for my freedom?”

  2. Oh, are we back to “support the troops” then? Does that mean no more baseless criticism of the commander-in-chief?

  3. There are days when I cannot believe I was prepared to offer my life in service to a**holes like these. Jeebus. RP

  4. I’m waiting to hear about the lawsuit against the city. The guy had every right to remain quietly sitting (uh, remember the Quakers refusing to bow to the King).

  5. Back in the early `60s, I was at one of those interminably bad high school assemblies, which began with a pledge of allegiance. One girl did not stand and did not participate. Almost instantly, the rumors began to circulate. Was she a communist? She was clearly anti-American, but in what way? How could she do something like this? Oh, she must be a truly awful person for having a grudge against the United States of America, etc., etc.

    A couple of days later came the simple answer: she was Canadian. She was in an American school because her father had a long-term contract to do aircraft engineering support at the local SAC base. She had no reason to pledge loyalty to a country not her own. Even then, the explanation didn’t satisfy a few of the die-hard flag-wavers.

    Like it or not, we all live in Skinner boxes not of our making.

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