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Just to complain - sorry for all that may be offended, but do I care...

I was at the Twins Game last night and when the National Anthem was played a MAJORITY of the people did not take their hats off nor put their hand over their hearts.

If you have kids - show them the right way!

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On the bright side.........that was a heck of a game, huh?

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I see that all the time Teal. I'm with you on getting upset over it. Respect is going out the window.

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The new Messiah refuses to wear a flag pin.

Why bother ?

Did the old Messiah wear one?

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Uncle Bill do you wear a flag pin? I don't. I must hate America then.

This "hate America" B.S. only works on stupid people.

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I would if you asked me to.

Got one ? I'll wear it.

No problem there, Johnny.

I'd also stand and remove my hat for National anthem.

How bout you ?

Or is that for stoooopid people ?

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"This "hate America" B.S. only works on stupid people "

Then that makes a lot of people stupid.....

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Messiah's don't wear flag pins.

They hate America.

Jesus was a Messiah...

are you saying Jesus hates America?!

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"This "hate America" B.S. only works on stupid people "

Then that makes a lot of people stupid.....

You said it, not me.

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Bill
Messiah's don't wear flag pins.

They hate America.

Jesus was a Messiah...

are you saying Jesus hates America?!

What would Jesus know about American history ? crazy

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How many "patriots" know about US history?

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And the last comments have what to do with people not taking thier hats off or placing their hands on their hearts during the National Anthem??

Most that do not respect the flag during the National Anthem, also have a problem with standing when the flag approaches during a parade.

My guess is it started in the late '60's and has not gotten any better.

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Tom this is a strange thing to me. When I was a youngen in China, I was taught to salute the flag military style with the national anthem was playing. When I came here, I saluted the US flag military style and told that was wrong. So I followed the American way. I stand for the US flag and anthem now. When I went back to China, I was suprised to see no one saluted the flag the way I use to. Then I went on a rant to my fiancee on how this new generation of Chinese are all degenerates. She calmly said to me, "is the gesture to the flag as important as understanding what the flag is about? Do you even know what the Chinese flag stands for?"

Hehe, that shut my trap real fast.

So, I ask that question about the US Flag. I wonder how many can fake patriotism by doing these gestures. How many really understands what the our Flag is about.

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My guess is it started in the late '60's

While digesting Reader's Digest

In the back of a dirty book store,

A plastic flag, with gum on the back,

Fell out on the floor.

Well, I picked it up and I ran outside

Slapped it on my window shield,

And if I could see old Betsy Ross

I'd tell her how good I feel.

Chorus:

But your flag decal won't get you

Into Heaven any more.

They're already overcrowded

From your dirty little war.

Now Jesus don't like killin'

No matter what the reason's for,

And your flag decal won't get you

Into Heaven any more.

Well, I went to the bank this morning

And the cashier he said to me,

"If you join the Christmas club

We'll give you ten of them flags for free."

Well, I didn't mess around a bit

I took him up on what he said.

And I stuck them stickers all over my car

And one on my wife's forehead.

Repeat Chorus:

Well, I got my window shield so filled

With flags I couldn't see.

So, I ran the car upside a curb

And right into a tree.

By the time they got a doctor down

I was already dead.

And I'll never understand why the man

Standing in the Pearly Gates said...

"But your flag decal won't get you

Into Heaven any more.

We're already overcrowded

From your dirty little war.

Now Jesus don't like killin'

No matter what the reason's for,

And your flag decal won't get you

Into Heaven any more."

John Prine.

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Bill
Messiah's don't wear flag pins.

They hate America.

Jesus was a Messiah...

are you saying Jesus hates America?!

Are you saying Jesus can't hit a curve ball!

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