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Olive Garden: American flag display would disrupt dining experience

The article is disturbing enough - but I really want y'all to look at the GOP poll on the lower right hand side.

http://www.cbs12.com/articles/garden-4735966-flag-olive.html...



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We Don't Need Flags


The so-called "American" Flag was long ago hijacked away by the Oligarchs and the War Establishment (as well as by the social repressionists and Bible-thumping religious wackos) to be a tool of War propaganda, and represent a kind of thought-control which is the polar opposite of the ideals of liberty that this Country was founded on.

I hate seeing the sight of the American Flag. Why? Because for most people it is just a tool used for cheerleading Global Warfare, and it means: pro-Empire, pro-Military-Invasion, pro-CIA, pro-Regime-Change, and "shutup and watch what you say and don't you dare criticize our evil, barbarian Foreign Policy & Corporate-Police-State".

You see it all the time, and I get sick of it. Remember what happened right after the Sept 11th fraud-? That's right: American Flags popped-up everywhere...on street corners, shops, clothing, TV programs, suddenly all politicans were required to wear an American Flag lapel 7-days-a-week, and suddenly "God Bless America" had to now be sung all the time at Baseball games. And everyone stuck those damn "Support-the-Troops" stickers on their cars everywhere (which really means that the illegal, murderous policies can't ever be questioned - because our troops are the ones doing it).

Well I don't support the damn troops, and I refuse to just goose-step around blinded by this type of false, phony patriotism.

As George Carlin once said: "the flag is just a symbol, and I'll leave that to the symbol-minded".

Screw the flag! Take it down. Banish it. Burn it. It has no positive meaning anymore. It is just a tool of thought-control, and War propaganda.

Instead, we should carry around The Bill of Rights, and hang that everywhere. That's more than just a symbol, and that thing actually says something about what we're all supposed to be united around.



I for one

would not want to have to look at an American flag while dining.

Every time I now look at the American flag I think of Tom Woods' Walmart analogy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGGLeYibPiY&t=14m30s

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You need to make it clear to people.

And about the flag, they have every right not to want to fly a flag INSIDE their restaurant I don't see a big deal.

Let the Kiwanis club use a smaller flag and stand it up during the pledge; problem solved. Heck they can bring a small flag for each member to hold in their hand.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Cain 52% Paul 16%

you know what to do :)
As for the article, I'm for private business making their own rules, if the customers stay away, they will change the policy. That's how free markets work.

If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Agreed

My own personal opinion- as long as our soldiers are in harm's way, the flag should be displayed and I'd appreciate any business that felt the same way. Were it my establishment I may fly it upside down once a month or more.

The Garlic Garden.

I don't care if they have a flag up or not.
You couldn't pay me to eat in that dung heap.

What the American Flag stands for this year.

Executive assassination of American citizen exercising his freedom of speech without due process and a trial in open court.

Since September 11, 2001 not a single terrorist has been tried in open court.

Free includes debt-free!

Yes, the flag can disturb the peace...BFD

And it wasn't just about the US flag.

If I go to the damn Olive Garden, I don't want a bunch of club yahoos doing their rituals, speeches, etc. in the same freaking room. I want that last piece of delicious bread and don't want to be distracted!

The club should have found a private room. They are a club. Do it in their club house.

Who the hell do you trhink you

are to dictate how the dining room should be.

What is the difference between you and her making that decision.

You have no right to tell others how to behave anywhere...

The dictate has been made by Olive Garden

So there is no issue.

Olive Garden certainly has a right to NOT fly a flag in their one dining room.

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Presumably he's a potential

Presumably he's a potential customer for the Olive Garden voicing his preference for how he wants his dining experience to be.

To the extent that they want to cater to his preferences in an attempt to win his business (with the assumption that it wins them more business than it loses them) they can.

Another Pathetic poll

After last night you think people would have their heads out of their, well, you know what I mean. Cain is way ahead of everyone. Again, people are sleeping.

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22