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Monday, May 09, 2011

Some people take the American flag way too seriously

From the Daily Mail:
A hotel has been inundated with threats and angry phone calls after a broken flagpole made it look as if it was mourning the death of Osama Bin Laden.

In a most cruelly timed malfunction, the broken flag was stuck at half mast for several days this week outside the Hampton Inn in Springfield, western Ohio.

Guests and people living in the local area were outraged at what they assumed was a tribute to the Al Qaeda chief who was killed by U.S. forces on Sunday.

The hotel, which had got the flag stuck while trying to replace it because it had frayed, began receiving dozens of calls condemning the apparent mark of honour for Bin Laden.

Outraged locals called the police and phoned the hotel, with one threatening to 'run them out of town' and another saying he was going to cut down the flagpole.
Cue the Lee Greenwood music: ♬ "And I'm proud to be an American..." ♬

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