Dope of the Week Award

by Doug

flags

(not Wolfeboro… just a random pic)

It’s been a while, but the coveted GraniteGrok Dope of the Week Award begs to be presented once again…

As found in yesterday’s Citizen newspaper:

A Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, man is suing the town over a downtown display of American flags.

The town has about 100 U.S. flags affixed to downtown utility poles as a way to show support for American troops fighting in Iraq. But Claude Roessiger claims the Bush administration’s foreign policy has turned the flag into a symbol of what he calls "in-your-face, with-me-or-against-me patriotism."

In his lawsuit filed Carroll County Superior Court, Roessiger says the display is excessive, unusual and unlawful.

What do you say? What kind of person is offended when travelling through small town America lined with flags? I always found the sight uplifting. Even when Clinton and Carter were president…

[Read an update to this story by clicking here.]

[Update # 2: Lawsuit has been withdrawn!  Smile  Click here]

 

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