Friday, July 10, 2009

Frowning Flag

What exactly does an upside down flying flag mean, anyway? It doesn't mean that one is unpatriotic (hello, George W!). Instead it means a sign of distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. It's a sign that dates back to before the 1900's. A man in Wausau, Wisconsin decided to fly his American flag upside down on Independence Day of all days. Police officers "stormed" his property and removed the flag only to return it a day later. They probably didn't really storm, instead they probably moved very fast (like Jason moved in the Friday the 13th movies).

Vito Congine Jr. is considering legal action for violating his first amendment rights. He flew the flag upside down because he was distressed after spending almost $200,000 to buy and remodel a downtown building for an Italian supper club and being denied a liquor license. Oh, so, this is all about not being able to drink???? Apparently the other people in town thought that Congine meant disrespect (TEETOTALERS!!!!!!).

Hello, can't we all just get along? I will say this, however, what a PERFECT day to fly the flag upside down!!!!




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