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154 Responses to Old Glory `Offensive`? [Fixed]

  1. Profile photo of evilducky00
    evilducky00 Male 18-29
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    May 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Link: Old Glory `Offensive`? - Student`s American flag drawing called `offensive` by teacher.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Must. Not. Comment.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Stupid. Educators. Overpowering. Me.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    WHY THE drat DO OUR TAX DOLLARS PAY FOR THESE LIBERAL MORON dratING TEACHERS!

    drat IT!
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    MonoBrow Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    in all honesty, that flag was VERY poorly drawn, and I find it offensive. she seems like the kind of girl who took art as an elective `for an easy A`, expecting to not do anything but still get a good mark. The flag looks like it was left until the last minute. She clearly just scribbled on a piece of paper in five minutes. Stars were crap, Stripes were uneven. I would have kicked someone who did that out of my class if someone did that to the Canadian flag. (and if I was an art teacher)
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    I know, I know, everyone jump all over Fox. But besides that, some teachers seem to be getting a little crazy with the political correctness stuff.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    LOL @ Monobrow.
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    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    I like how they are using Obama as opposition to patriotism. If someone gets praise for drawing someone as `horrible` as Obama then obviously the flag shouldn`t be offensive. Such a obvious fallacy of dichotomy.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    Besides that the drawing looks like a pretty lazy attempt at an art project for a girl that age, I fail to see how it`s offensive. Sounds like the teacher was trying to be too PC (However, why was she okay with a drawing of Obama then? o_O)
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    auburnjunky, when your first comment is Must. Not. Comment., it would be in your best interest to not actually comment, let alone comment 3 times one after another thereby showcasing your stupidity.

    On second thought, keep commenting. Watching someone fail is very entertaining.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    I swear Fox just makes this stuff up.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    In my school if you`re taking an art class they expect you to have some artistic talent.
  13. Profile photo of Inteluhgint
    Inteluhgint Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Looks like Florida has some competition...
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    Kanashto Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    2 word joke: fox news
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    taxicab2004 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    is this really what our society should be wasting out time on..?
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    MP3Daddy Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Freakin Fox "News"
  17. Profile photo of unmercyfuldu
    unmercyfuldu Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Apparently when Republicans are in office everyone is supposed to shut up and get behind all their warcrimes. But when when Democrats are in office they are the oppositional standard to which the patriotism of the American flag is defined.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    holy poo who cares....
  19. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Really, though, it`s starting to get ridiculous.

    Like the Cinco de Mayo flag thing. It`s ridiculous.

    Republicans are ridiculous and Democrats are ridiculous.
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:11 pm
    "Sounds like the teacher was trying to be too PC (However, why was she okay with a drawing of Obama then? o_O)"

    Obviously she has jungle fever.
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    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    Is the clip from Fox news youtube channel? I can`t access it, guessing it`s blocked because I`m from Sweden.
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    lunaticlover Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    Well, I`d be offended too. She`s a terrible artist!
  23. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    It is offensive. All ignorance is offensive. But that doesn`t mean anyone has the right to tell her she isn`t allowed to believe in whatever retarded magical bullpoo she wants.

    Not letting her draw that is obviously offensive to idiots, as all the idiots in this video seem rather offended, so why is it okay to offend the idiots and not okay offend people of reason?
  24. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm
    Alright, I found the clip somewhere else so now I can say that that`s pretty stupid. How the drat is drawing the flag of your nation offensive to anyone?
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    Zerocyde Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    @Hemtroll

    They block fox news stuff in sweden?
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    ApeFace19 Female 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    I`m thinking it had more to do with the fact that it said `God Bless America` than the fact that it was an American flag. Separation of church and state, etc.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    FoxNews... Getting to the bottom of the Nations most important stories.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Republicans are ridiculous and Democrats are ridiculous.
    This is the most true statement ever spoken on IAB. lol
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    minimullen34 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Why can`t fox news just shut up? can anyone please give me a reason? I really just want them to not, you know...talk....ever again.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Fox News

    That`s all you need to know. Just listen to how he spits that a student drew Obama and received praise. Utterly ridiculous.
  31. Profile photo of MegaManRock
    MegaManRock Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    Man... I hate political correctness. People need to grow some balls and quit getting so drating defensive.
  32. Profile photo of Keeten
    Keeten Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    @ApeFace19 How do you expect to separate church and state? America was found on religious ideals. It wasn`t a bunch of guys who said, "Let`s start a country." Yeah, we have freedom of religion, but it`s also everyone`s right to express their religion however they feel. If it`s a flag that says God Bless America on it, so be it. The problem is, everyone wants to be equal, but only if we all think alike. Why do atheists get upset at prayer days? Why can`t they just ignore it? I don`t get upset or offended when someone hates my way of thinking. I don`t tell them they`re wrong and force them into a different way of thinking.
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    ewqdsacxz Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Why did the teen look stoned throughout the whole interview?
  34. Profile photo of brianlance
    brianlance Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    @ApeFace19, you might want read the First Amendment before you start talking about separation of church and state. You make yourself sound stupid.
  35. Profile photo of techstorm
    techstorm Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm
    Slow news day at Fox?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    It would be a Fox segment...

    I like her answer to the question of why she drew the flag. "I have my freedom of speech, so I drew it." Idiot, that`s not answering the question; stop trying to make it sound all about rights and controversy.

    Also, what class was she in that they were asked to just draw a picture? Art class? If so, holy crap, she does not belong in there...

    So why was this on the news again? Did she get a bad grade for the flag? Was she abused in some way? Eh, I dunno anymore.
  37. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    I`d be offended. Six year olds could draw a flag better than this. Seriously, a teenager should at least TRY to put some more effort into their work than that. That "flag" looked HORRIBLE and should have been offensive to any patriot.

    And I love how RIGHT OFF THE BAT the girl spews out "freedom of speech."

    $50 says she never thought anything of the first amendment when she drew this, she just rolled her eyes and thought "let`s get this crap over with..."
  38. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    That kids eyes are waaaay to close together. It`s creeping me out.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:20 pm
    "This video is not available"
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:22 pm
    i think its the "God Bless" part that is the problem, not the american flag. oh, and that is elementary school work, she deserves to fail anyway.
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    hell, to my art teacher, saying `merry christmas` is offensive, but did i ever go to the news and complain?
  42. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    @pooptart:

    You`re a mistake. Is you mom still alive, or did she hang herself out of shame for lowering our collective IQ?

    Stop breathing. You don`t deserve our air.
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    xMetalhead28 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    Even though this is Fox news, it pisses me off. Everyone in California talks about accepting freedom of expression but as soon as someone writes "god bless america" they are looked at like a television in an Amish community, by the way that drawing was pretty pooty
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    "This video is not available" :(
  45. Profile photo of yumyum1
    yumyum1 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:50 pm
    Is IAB now getting funded by Murdoch company? Why is it morphing into propaganda site for wingnut conspiracy theories and paranoia? C`mon this post was plain silly. I`m not so bored that I`d come to IAB for listening to Fox News.
  46. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    @pooptart:

    You`re a mistake. Is you mom still alive, or did she hang herself out of shame for lowering our collective IQ?

    Stop breathing. You don`t deserve our air.
    auburnjunky, Jesus would be so proud of your comment.
  47. Profile photo of ApeFace19
    ApeFace19 Female 30-39
    20 posts
    May 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm
    @brian and keeton... I wasn`t agreeing that it should have been called offensive, I was just saying that was probably the teacher`s stance. I agree with you. The whole idea of it being called offensive is ridiculous.
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    ApeFace19 Female 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    keeten**
  49. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Here is the link as the original video isnt working anymore

    Old Glory, offensive? on yahoo
  50. Profile photo of TheShape
    TheShape Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    People in this country need to pull the sticks out of their collective asses, and stop getting offended over every little fraking thing.
    And I mean everybody. The religious, atheist, republicans, democrats, everybody needs to knock the crap off.
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    Overkill321 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    shame on you fox news...now go to your room.

    how this registers as news...the world may never know!
  52. Profile photo of lilylilylily
    lilylilylily Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    It`s offensive because it looks like a first grader drew it.
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    tweetie8745 Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    For thirteen she draws and writes really bad!
  54. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm
    First off:

    WHY THE drat DO OUR TAX DOLLARS PAY FOR THESE LIBERAL MORON dratING TEACHERS!

    drat IT!

    Lol. I feel privileged not to live near you. Wherever you are not is like heaven.

    Alright, now that that`s out of the way...

    Fox news is not a reliable news source, its not an honest news source, its not an unbiased news source, its barely even a news source. Even if something seems "legit" from them, its not worth assuming they`re telling you even part of the truth.

    I can`t think of *any* reason to watch this video, there is nothing you can get from it, unless you`re entertained by stuff like this, in which case go ahead.

  55. Profile photo of lastrogue
    lastrogue Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    I`m with TheShape on this one.
  56. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    this whole video offends me
  57. Profile photo of chillimac
    chillimac Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    its faux news so ya gotta take it with a grain of salt.
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    xTxAxSxHxAx Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    `This video is not available` *sigh* hope this isn`t because of the crappy licensing law things
  59. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    It`s offensive because of how BAD it is...This girl has bewbs, so obviously she`s at least pre-teen. She should be able to draw fricken stars. And straight lines.
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    failtolawl Male 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm
    they mentioned that the picture of obama was praised. wtf does that have to do with anything. drating fox news.
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    CapnAwesome Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    I pray that this is never translated to any other language. Fox news is just spewing out reasons for the rest of the world to hate us.
  62. Profile photo of Kalkin
    Kalkin Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Wait, what?
    "Why did you draw the american flag?"
    "Because I have freedom of speech."
  63. Profile photo of MrVandercar
    MrVandercar Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm
    @TheShape: thank you. bunch of whiny drama mongers.
  64. Profile photo of TysonRP
    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    When will Faux News learn that Obama is not a religion?
  65. Profile photo of astrogirl
    astrogirl Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Her drawing skills are offensive
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    LET`S START THE APATHY PARTY!!! EVERYONE WHO JUST DOESN`T CARE SHOULD JOIN!!! or not. i don`t care. but i seriously agree with this statement: People in this country need to pull the sticks out of their collective asses, and stop getting offended over every little fraking thing.
    And I mean everybody. The religious, atheist, republicans, democrats, everybody needs to knock the crap off. -The shape
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    bdr127
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    If I was an art teacher, I would be pretty offended by that picture. The girl is freakin` 13 years old, and it looks like a 7 year old drew it. The teacher was probably offended by the fact that the student wasn`t putting any effort into the drawing. I`d like to see the picture of Obama they talk about... If it is actually well drawn, then we might have the answer to this question.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    THE FLAG ISN`T OFFENSIVE, WRITING "GOD" ON IT IS.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:49 pm
    There are no words to describe the number of facepalms this drew.
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    Artichoke Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    OMGOSH. BADLY DRAWN PICTURE OF THE AMERICAN FLAG. SHE`S A WITCH. BURN HER.
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Oh dear god my ears, they bleed from the stupid that have just crossed them.
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    Hoss_Delgado Male 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm
    that girl looks really weird
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    starshimmer Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    I agree. I feel that it is her complete lack of artistic talent that is offensive. Hell, I`m a bio major and I have more artistic talent with my foot than she has. You can tell she`s not the brightest crayon in the box either, by her one word answers and "I don`t know"`s.
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    crax Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Oh Fox, you sure know how to report the important news.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Fox is not news, and no story of someone being offended is interesting.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    But, he plainly says, right in the beginning, that the flag shown is NOT the one she drew! So, we have no CLUE what her flag looked like. Only her word. What if it had dead people on it? What if it had dead animals? I mean, point being, that wasn`t even the flag she drew?! This is a non-story until we can see what was drawn. Then, certainly, if it was a flag drawing, with "God Bless America", and that`s all it was, the teacher was out of line. But, hell, right now? It could have had swastikas on it for all we know and we`re acting like anything in this story is worth debate? We`ve got nothing here. Not a thing.
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    jops360 Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    SmagBoy1 is right, in the VERY beginning they said vary quicly that it was not the one she drew. for all we know there was writing on it that was offensive. crap, even the one they did show was cut off at the bottom. faux news is crap. i still cant believe they won a court case to NOT TELL THE TRUTH. its there right to LIE and change what-ever facts they like. total garbage.
  78. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 7:00 pm
    I was expecting the girl to be like 7 or so years old but she looks to be 13, much like bdr127 said. O_o The drawing is pretty terrible.

    But why the hell did they throw in President Obama on there? I mean what did someone else`s drawing of the president have to do with this?
  79. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    I don`t find the flag offensive, after all its just streaks of blood on a nice clean funeral shroud. What I find offensive is a national anthem which proudly talks about rockets and bombs.

    All us Aussies could find to talk about in our national anthem was soil girt by water. Top marks there, songwriter.
  80. Profile photo of MandyLea
    MandyLea Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    This is stupid. If you`re an American citizen living in the United States of America I`m not really sure why you would find the American flag offensive. Maybe she thought that The "God Bless" part might be offensive?

    I also don`t think that this is such a big deal that it needs to be made into a national news story.
  81. Profile photo of MrVandercar
    MrVandercar Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    lionheart... the whole rockets n bombs thing is about the american`s perseverance against insurmountable odds, is that ok? I didn`t really think ti was all that controversial.
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    henryhendrix Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:00 pm
    The teacher probably wasn`t Catholic and saw "God" as offensive. Anyway, she`s a dumb b*tch for calling her out.
  83. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    > MrVandercar
    > I didn`t really think ti was all that controversial.

    Are you kidding?? This is the internet; we can make a controversy out of the way `it` is spelled if we really want to! Freedom, ah freedom! :-)
  84. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    I am also offended. She cannot draw the American flag to save her live.
  85. Profile photo of sheaton319
    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    the problem is the liberals on the west coast are always pulling crap like this these days
  86. Profile photo of Stelly
    Stelly Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:16 pm
    @henryhendrix

    So catholic is the only religion with a god?

    It`s more like antitheists that can`t let people have a choice.....
  87. Profile photo of Vindictive
    Vindictive Female 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    is anyone surprised by this? it`s faux news, leaving out details and making national news out of a minor tiff.
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    emzrok Female 13-17
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    May 14, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    This girl is stupider than a bag of nails, and she draws like a second grader.
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    stewaa99 Male 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Stopped the clip when I saw the word "Fox".
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    TheSnowSheep Male 18-29
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    May 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    This is what makes news these days? I weep for the future.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 14, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    This girl obviously loves her country and believes in God. We should send her to a re-education camp till she learns to be a good flag-burning atheist.

    Nah, I`m just kidding. She obviously has a below-average IQ. Let`s just turn her into soap.

    Now, everyone sing the praises of Dear Leader.
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm
    if thats the best you can draw by your teenage years, yea thats offensive..not because its the flag, because my four year old cousin can draw better than that..good lord.
    it offends the eyes
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    May 14, 2010 at 10:52 pm
    it really doesnt matter who brought the story on. fox, cnn, msnbc..whatever...they all suck and they all lie. cnn is by far the worst, bill o`rielly irks me, and i cant remember whose on the other ones, thats how much i care...tv is not a valid place to get news anymore...grr
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    Lionhart2: Before the `Star Spangled Banner` was turned into a song it was a poem, It told the story of a battle between the Brits and USA in 1812. So `..rockets red glare and bombs bursting in air` is the story of how America withstood an invasion by the Brits and eventually won.
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    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:13 am
    Video not available.

    Mirror? Or a quick summary?
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    hi2pi Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:21 am
    this is baloney
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    Fartman51 Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:42 am
    JEEZ! They say "good morning" like their minds are one or something!

    But seriously, though, this is a bunch of bull. The portrait of Obama doesn`t matter since it`s just a drawing of some dude (who happens to be President), while the American flag drawing CAN bu shouldn`t be, taken offensively as it says "God" bless America. Should it matter? Definitely not. But some people take way too much effort to be politically correct.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:42 am
    the story of how America withstood an invasion by the Brits and eventually won.
    Invasion... by us Brits. I must remember that one, that gave me my daily LOL.

    I`ll defer from commenting on the fact that America was already owned by Native Americans, paid for by African slaves, or any such. Or the fact that Britain MADE America.

    Fair play though on repelling us British "invaders" on sacred North American soil.

    *Desk meets head at considerable velocity*

    Sorry, what was that language we`re conversing in? It ain`t Spanish, and surely not French. Sure as goddam not Cherokee... Still, damn good job at withstanding the invasion by us Brits.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:46 am
    Hey davy.

    Last I checked, we declared independence from Britain, and they said NO SIR! and invaded the colonies.

    That IS how it happened, right?
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    Fartman51 Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:46 am
    @davymid Actually, America has been invaded by Britain once, back in the war of 1812. They razed the White House, and to cover up some of the burn marks (temporarily), they painted them white. Since there was so much white paint covering those marks, the White House gained it`s current name.
    We (America) did start the war, though, by invading Canada, which the British controlled.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:49 am
    Fair points. Having said that...

    America, don`t forget the bowl you were baked in...
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    ApeFace19 Female 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:58 am
    Everyone is commenting on her lack of artistic talent, but did anyone else hear him say "Taryn drew an American flag, like this one, only hers was (something about dots)..." ...? The picture they showed wasn`t actually her drawing, from what I understood. Maybe I misheard, but that`s what I gathered.
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    iCyborg Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 1:17 am
    mirror (see related videos too for other versions)
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    diablito Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 4:02 am
    the girl looks wrong
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 4:20 am
    That`s the way I understood it as well, ApeFace. The picture they showed wasn`t the girls, but one "like" the girl`s...except hers had "dots".

    It`s very possible that those dots themselves were what was offensive.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 5:12 am
    Remember folks, that isn`t what she drew. Perhaps the teacher is even MORE patriotic than her, and considers dots instead of stars to be trivialising and defacing the flag.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 5:24 am
    THEORY: In her original drawing, she had the dots arranged like a big penis.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 6:21 am
    Cheers for that mirror link iCyborg. The embed should be fixed now.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 6:24 am
    That`s the thing. As has been said before in this thread, FOX is just spewing and feeding jingoism in this "news" story. We don`t even have the original picture! How can we know if it was offensive or not? Speculation on this subject is ridiculous and those SHEEP among you saying, "OMG How can teh Murkin flag be offensive. Damned liberals this, damned liberals that!" are idiots for falling for such obvious baiting.

    This is a non-news story AT LEAST until we can see her actual picture. As soon as the anchor said that she drew a flag "like this one" I started laughing. Yeah, whatever you jingoist twit.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 6:26 am
    Agreed on your theory, duffytoler, or perhaps swastikas, you know, because she thought they were cute? Because we don`t have the original pictures, we have no idea. This isn`t news, it`s incitement. It ought to be criminal.
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    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2010 at 6:26 am
    To be fair, It was a pretty poo drawing.
    Also, Does it say `God Bum` on the bottom?
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    PunchFace Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 6:42 am
    Is it maybe the God Bless America that was considered offensive? Nothing wrong with being patriotic, but it`s my understanding that the majority of American schools are legally required to be secular..
    They did say the school wouldn`t comment on whether it was the flag or the God Bless America
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 8:18 am
    "Patriotic Pride". Heh.

    Let me translate that into objective English for you.
    Nationalism
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 8:24 am
    What is wrong with Nationalism?

    You guys over in Europe have lost it, and each of your countries are falling apart as a result, starting with Greece.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Which, I might add, America is bailing out. As will we bail out the rest of you, for some reason.
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    handeman77 Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:04 am
    Teacher=fired
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:09 am
    What is wrong with Nationalism? You guys over in Europe have lost it, and each of your countries are falling apart as a result...
    Auburn, f*ck you. Sincerely, Europe.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:12 am
    What is wrong with Nationalism?



    You`ve studied WWII enough to be able to answer that question yourself. Nationalism is necessary to keep everyone on the same team, but it can be abused and turned into a religion.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:19 am
    for some reason
    That reason being that American subprime lending policies and lack of appropriate financial risk assessment caused the global recession.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Why Davy?

    Agreed BrassBull. It`s good to a point, but it shouldn`t be taken too far.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:21 am
    What I find offensive is people running to the media over a little thing like this, just to get there 5 minutes of fame.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 9:26 am
    Touche Bob.

    Our fault.

    Hell blame me. I had a foreclosure last year.

    I think it also has to do with US companies outsourcing as well. That took money and jobs (dey took err jawbs!) away from American home buyers, which caused them to default on mortgages they shouldn`t have had to begin with.

    All of this could have been avoided if it weren`t for that crazy Community Reinvestment Act.
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    stephg08 Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 10:17 am
    wow what a great story to have put on the news...u know nothing else that`s important is going on around the world...
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    bored-am-I Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 10:20 am
    We start with a post of a drawing of the American flag, and end up in the good old nationalism debate. Why don`t any of these debates end up with a discussion about food, or the use of rulers in art-class? Why you so predictable, forumz?

    I say a good flag drawing should be done with a ruler, and that pommes frites are best made when fried in three rounds:
    Round one:
    120 degrees Celsius for 7 minutes.
    Round two:
    150 degrees Celsius for 5-6 minutes.
    Round three:
    190 degrees Celcius until done.

    I use oil from corn.

    Ahhhh!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 10:25 am
    Why don`t any of these debates end up with a discussion about food, or the use of rulers in art-class?
    Because that`s what`s known as "going off-topic".
    Food and rulers are discussed in food- and ruler-related posts respectively.
    Talking about nationalism in a related thread is not predictability, it`s standard forum etiquette.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 10:28 am
    The basic design of the current flag is specified by 4 U.S.C. § 1; 4 U.S.C. § 2 outlines the addition of new stars to represent new states. The specification gives the following values:

    Hoist (width) of the flag: A = 1.0
    Fly (length) of the flag: B = 1.9
    Hoist (width) of the Union: C = 0.5385 (A x 7/13, spanning seven stripes)
    Fly (length) of the Union: D = 0.76 (B × 2/5, two fifths of the flag length)
    E = F = 0.0538 (C/10, One tenth the height of the field of stars)
    G = H = 0.0633 (D/12, One twelfth the width of the field of stars)
    Diameter of star: K = 0.0616
    Width of stripe: L = 0.0769 (A/13, One thirteenth of the flag width)
    These specifications are contained in an executive order which, strictly speaking, governs only flags made for or by the U.S. federal government. In practice, however, virtually all U.S. national flags adhere to these specifications, or close to them.

    There`s your ruler discussion, while staying o
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    May 15, 2010 at 10:47 am
    Nationalism is one thing, jingoism is another. This story is acting like the former while inciting the latter. It has one purpose, and one purpose only, and that`s to incite the over-the-top, don`t-question-my-country-or-my-gun redneck hillbilly idiots into a fervor without even knowing the facts! Fact one: that flag they showed isn`t even the flag she drew. Isn`t that enough to make this a non-story right from the get-go?! :-(
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    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Note: Fox news.d
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    jesseg Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2010 at 11:04 am
    I DON`T SEE ANY PICTURE! :(
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    WingedZebra Female 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 11:27 am
    It`s FOX News. Go figure.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    At least Fox gets some love on IAB.

    You never see MSNBC on here `cause even the libs are starting to hate `em.

    In case you didn`t know, MSNBC = Liberal`s answer to Fox.
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    Killerbunn Male 13-17
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    May 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm
    I thought it said god blows on the bottom hahahhaha
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    admisaok Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    maybe it the `god bless america` part... separation of church and state, you know. granted, it was a bit of an overreaction. but of course he would bring up obama. it must be in his contract to bitch about obama every day.
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    Kougaiji Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    Maybe it`s offensively badly drawn for a teenager? What, the bitch never heard of a ruler?
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    sbuninja Female 18-29
    168 posts
    May 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    So....a teacher in an art class said a student`s picture was offensive. This is news. But only on Faux News.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    May 15, 2010 at 11:07 pm
    I hid multiple penises in my pictures when I was in art class and I never got in trouble.
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 15, 2010 at 11:45 pm
    "I don`t know why she said it`s offensive. I asked her, she couldn`t answer me. And I don`t know why it was offensive. And I still don`t know why. I wonder why she found this offensive? I just don`t know."

    That`s the entire interview in a nutshell. Who the f*ck knows.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 16, 2010 at 12:11 am
    sbuninja: I suppose you watch MSDNC religiously.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2010 at 12:54 am
    sbuninja: I suppose you watch MSDNC religiously.
    We liberals tend to leave religion out of the news. It`s cleaner that way. GO FOX!
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 1:01 am
    What I mean is, I can handle Bill O`Reilly`s Nationalism (hint: Nationialism is where the term "Nazi" came from), but Glenn Beck? Seriously?

    I`ll start taking Fox News seriously when they drop the Nazi Jingoism. Until then, it`s a meh from me, and a meh from him...
  141. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 3:04 am
    We liberals tend to leave religion out of the news. It`s cleaner that way.

    After the ripping the Pope got over a few pedo priests on MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, BBC, and Fox ?
    I find that hard to believe.
  142. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 3:12 am
    davymid: What you call "Nationalism" most would call patriotism. Yes, the `NA` in Nazi = National, But the `ZI` = Socialist. The second part is the real danger.

    There is nothing wrong with people being patriotic, And that`s a bogus argument to use in accusing anyone of being a Nazi.

    "EEEKk!, I see people waving American flags.. RUN & HIDE! It must be a bunch of Nazis." <sarcasm>
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 7:28 am
    Fox = God Bless America

    MSNBC/ABC = drat the Pope, drat the Mormons, drat the Baptists. Gay Presbyterian women priests? They`re cool.
  144. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
    117 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 9:39 am
    Hah, that picture? It looks like a seven year old drew it... And maybe the teacher`s just really atheistic? xD Must find American money offensive too.. And their national anthem.

    But is this really news worthy? I mean, even local news worthy.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm
    I thought it said "God butt" at the bottom. I could have understood that being considered offensive.
    This whole thing is just pretty pathetic.
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm
    That`s not offensive. What`s offensive is it hangs in some classrooms! Why do you do that?
    and that whatever thingy you recite.
    Come on America!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    "That`s not offensive. What`s offensive is it hangs in some classrooms! Why do you do that?
    and that whatever thingy you recite.
    Come on America!"

    Troll, much?
  148. Profile photo of Pingas
    Pingas Male 13-17
    312 posts
    May 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm
    ""That`s not offensive. What`s offensive is it hangs in some classrooms! Why do you do that?
    and that whatever thingy you recite.
    Come on America!"

    Troll, much?"

    Not a troll. I agree with her. I hate the Pledge of Allegiance so much, so very much.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 5:54 am
    "I hate the Pledge of Allegiance so much, so very much."

    There`s the door slick.
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    jak22 Male 18-29
    154 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:39 am
    fox news is pathetic. haha. no one even says the pledge of allegiance at my school.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 7:42 am
    How did I know that it would be Fox News that covered this?
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1366 posts
    May 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    At the bottom, the teacher says that the girl wrote the word "boob", it looks like it may have appeared that way before it was finished, I see the word Boob in it, of course, I ,..being male am biased.
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    Genocyde Male 30-39
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    May 17, 2010 at 10:09 pm
    Not surprising that it happened in California
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    D_Fishbait Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Republicans and Democrats these days are more interested in who`s "right" than actually getting anything FIXED and Fox News does nothing but instigate hate between the parties.

    It`s like religious charities and secular charities refusing to work together because they don`t agree about the origins of the universe.

    Shut up about it. It`s irrelevant.

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