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bob ny    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:30:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
i don't know if anyone saw the news about the college basketball player that turned her back on the american flag when the anthem was being played a nam vet grabbed a flag and confronted her with it and security escorted him out and let her stay doesn't she relelize that she being
able to do that is reason enough to not do it
maybe if, like myself and many others if she had to lie in the mud while mortor shells exploded around her she would think different only some things bother me enough to cause my hair to raise but this little brat does i have typed this
six times and deleted it five maybe i'm the one thats wrong but here goes i'm leaving it this time


Hal/WA    Posted 02-26-2003 at 18:51:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
If I had been her coach, I would have sat her at the far end of the bench and told her to stay there until the game was over. After the game, and with a couple of witnesses present, I would have discussed the situation with her and found out why she did that. When that was established, I would ask her if she planned to follow that course of action again, and if she did, I would tell her that she would never play for me again. I believe she would come around to my way of thinking. If not, bye.



Ana    Posted 02-26-2003 at 12:55:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walt is right---there was a better way to handle the situation, like having her wait in private. I very much believe she has the right to do what she did, but the rest of us also have the right to get up and walk out. Children just don't know a thing about war, or the history of this country for that matter. Too much computer and TV, not enough education, I think. They are so spoiled---all about their rights, but where's their responsiblities?


Ludwig    Posted 02-26-2003 at 09:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think what you saw there was just a kid trying out some "power" remember that kids like that feel powerless about most everything in their lives and so when they find that they can "do" something they think they need to.

Still, while I don't think I would ever turn my back on the flag of my country I don't agree with the desire of the hawks to go to war. I also think if you put it to a vote that most Americans don't want war either. There just isn't proof and/or worldwide support. We go in now and it'll be another Vietnam which was a country we had no danged business being in. We're going to get mired and stuck there for a generation. We were very, very lucky in Afgahnistan, though I think its great that we pulled it off and that country is on its way again. I have serious doubts that we can make the same magic in Iraq.


Greg VT    Posted 02-26-2003 at 09:22:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ludwig
I post this not to argue against your opinion but to point out that there is a differance between "wanting" to go to war and feeling it is necessary to go to war.

I certainly don't WANT to go to war but I do believe it is in our best interest to do so.

Respectfully
Greg


DUKE BLACK    Posted 02-26-2003 at 09:30:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glad you said it.Plus how did the war thing come up when this was about stuppid kid turning there back on the flag?


Jim Adams    Posted 02-26-2003 at 13:22:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
This came up because the kid turning her back on the flag has an attitude that was probally brought about by the war threat. Unfortunately she is not alone. Two generations of politically
correct, anti-gun, philosophy has distorted the view of what our country stands for in their mind.
It gave us the mind set that made people set with their hands in their laps while they were flown into the Trade Towers and the Pentagon. Only on
one plane did the people resist and they had to do it bare handed because anything remotely resembling a weapon had been taken from them before they got on the plane.
Israel has not had a successful hijacking in 22 years. Many of their citizens carry concealed weapons and they are in the process of issuing 64,000 more permits. When asked about the criminals, one official noted that "They already have theirs."
Shortly before 9/11 passengers stopped a hijacking attempt by shooting the criminals and
there has been another incident with the same results since then.


Old Sarge    Posted 02-26-2003 at 09:02:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm with Mark H. Let's walk out on the entire proceeding. MAYBE then the so called educators will get the message that those of us who served, and went to war, still respect the flag (the symbol known world wide) of our country.

This BS of flag burning is NOT freedom of speech or expression in spite of our left wing Supreme Courts ruling.

I served alongside of the Blue Spaders Regiment in Korea, all of whom were Patria's countrymen. Or Islanders what ever.

I'll quit there before sumbuddy jumps all over me.


Phred MN    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:52:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll agree with Randy and I think the term "little brat" explains the incident.


walt    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:49:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whether you like him or not, Bill O'Reilly has the best solution. Leave her in the locker room when the national athem and flag raising is going on. If she wants to protest, she can do it alone.


Salmoneye    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:45:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you for your service...


Randy    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:36:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Bob, the short answer is she doesn't understand. Maybe with time she will look back and realize it was a defining moment in her life.


Willy-N    Posted 02-26-2003 at 08:35:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
That was a game everyone should have walked out on! Mark H.


Cindi    Posted 02-26-2003 at 11:03:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree...walk out, let them play to no audience. In this country you have to do something newsworthy to drive a point home.


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