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Monday, November 16, 2009

GRRRRR! A NON-GAMING RELATED POST!!!

Sorry for the gripe folks, but just had YET "another issue" with "The school that has no clue"...(Westlake Public School, Indianapolis Indiana)...

This occurred ON MY STREET!

Nov 16th 2010.
I’m on the phone when I happen to just glance out the front window. Across the street from me is Westlake Public School, It’s an Elementary School, and has people in and out of it all day.
Today I looked out the window and my eyes caught something…

(Take a look at the pics and see what I saw…)



YEPS…The American Flag is flying UPSIDE DOWN!

Immediately I ran over to the school, and asked the Secretary “What’s the Problem?”
Her answer was “I dunno. You tell me.”
“Well…” I said. “You’re flying the American Flag upside down, which is a symbol for distress.”

She nodded and rolled her eyes. “Oh yeah. They put it up upside down this morning, and didn’t pay attention to it. We’re trying to get someone to come and fix it.”

It seems that the lanyards are secured in a metal locked box (visible on the pole), and only a “certain few” (Principal, etc..), are allowed to have the key to open it.

What made me concerned is the fact that if they put it up “This morning”, why (at 12:30) in the day, is it STILL this way?!?!…

So folks, the question I have to ask you, (and you ask yourselves)…
IF OUR SCHOOL OFFICIALS CAN’T BE “BOTHERED” TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CHECK TO SEE IF THE FLAG OF THEIR COUNTRY IS FLYING CORRECTLY IN FRONT OF THEIR SCHOOL, THEN WHY ARE WE AS PARENTS, TRUSTING THESE FOLKS WITH OUR CHILDRENS EDUCATIONAL WELL BEING?!?!?”
















































1 comment:

Isaiah said...

Certainly worth your time IMO
to go to the next school board meeting
and ask for three minutes to address the issue: citizenship and propiety;
the examples of such set by carelessness vs. respect, wot wot?
http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html
….As long as no one present is a Jehovah's Witness'
(and attempts to trump Civic Responsibility & Respect
w/ First Amendment issues)
http://www.adherents.com/largecom/jw_freedom.html
…and as long as it wasn't deliberate, e.g.

"WWII Veteran Flies Flag Upside Down in Protest"
http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/11/wwii-veteran-flies-flag-upside-down-in.html

"Flagged down: Activists arrested in row over…flag"
http://www.mountainx.com/news/2007/flagged_down_activists_arrested_in_row_over_protest_flag_allege_abuse_by_bu

In which case the correct arena for Discussion would be City Hall.
Buckle on your Thermal Suit first, though…