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Friday, February 23, 2018

Who flies a Seattle Confederate Flag? Norwegians would

Far be it from a man in West Virginia to cast aspersions on the intelligence of another people, but Seattleans seem easily duped.

For example, they refused to salt snowy roads for fear of putting salty water in Puget Sound -- which is part of the Pacific Ocean.



"If we were using salt, you’d see patches of bare road because salt is very effective. We decided not to utilize salt because it’s not a healthy addition to Puget Sound," said Alex Wiggins, chief of staff for the Seattle Department of Transportation.

Yes, we must protect the sea from saltwater.

They elected the first homosexual mayor of an NFL city. Turned out he was the first pedophile mayor as well.

And now there is the Seattle Confederate Flag.

The Seattle Times reported the sighting of one by Rebecca Morris, who is an author of The New York Times best-seller true-crime books.

She called the newspaper.

"Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the northeast corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this 'means' … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you," Morris said.

The newspaper sent crack reporter Erik Lacitis to investigate.

He found the flag in question.

It was the flag of Norway, flying respectfully below the American flag.

Instead of mocking Morris, the newspaper ran the subheadline, "In our political climate, a Norwegian flag, with its blue-and-white cross, was mistaken for a Confederate flag. Questions ensued in the Greenwood neighborhood."

It's not her. It's just this war and that lying son of a bitch, Johnson!

The story was so Seattlean that at the end of the story, the newspaper added, "Editor’s note: Due to the number of comments on this story that violated our Terms of Service, the comment thread has been removed."

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16 comments:

  1. Libs don't have any problems with the flags of countries that have collaborated with Nazis, communists, and even countries where slavery was legal up into the 1960's.

    They have no business deciding what flags anyone flies in front of their homes.

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  2. I've always been surprised snowflakes don't call for the banning of flags from all Scandinavian countries (Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland and Finland)----they're all based on the Christian cross, after all.
    ---Fred

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  3. These are our intellectual superiors. Guess she was over caffeinated from too much Seattle coffee. Hate to see what would happen if she saw the flag from the Isle of Man.

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    1. I would hope the reaction would be: "Wow. That is one massively mega-cool flag. Where can I get one?"

      Alas, I doubt that will be the case

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    2. I love this comment. I bursted out laughing. For those who don't know what the flag looks like, check it out on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Isle_of_Man.

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    3. What about Canada's province of Manitoba? Or, as Justine Castro Trudeau would say, Peopleitoba?
      ---Fred

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    4. She probably would like the flag of Friesland, though. All those cute hearts.

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  4. Really, Norway's flag mistaken for the Confederate flag? Hard to even label that kind of profound stupidity.

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    1. How' 'bout union teachers too busy screwing kids to teach?

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  5. Which bit of “STARS and Bars” does that damn fool not get?

    Her historical fiction must be a hoot.

    Obviously the Confederacy could’ve been defeated in a few months if the Union had just thought to attack it over the North Pole.

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  6. Considering how many Norwegians, Swedes, Danes, and Icelanders there are in the Pacific Northwest...

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  7. And now this - from Louisiana, high school students called police on another student when the mis-identified a square root symbol for a gun!!!!!
    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article201604224.html
    You can't make this shit up.

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  8. Yeah, just over the hill, Ballard used to have very large Norwegian community. I guess the gentrifiers such as this author of "true" crime books ran them out? Can you trust her research into true crime given this demonstration of lack of critical sense and ability to use Google.

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    1. Ballard is the home harbor for the Northwestern on Deadliest Catch. It's owners, the Hansens, are 'Wegian:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytgbu03OhIg

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  9. Yeah, the LibCong got all the smart ones.

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  10. So, after the captured Arizona and New Mexico, the Johnny Rebs skipped California and Oregon and went straight for Washington Territory.

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