12 July 2008

Asshats R Us

Here we have a government employee, someone who has never, ever held a job in the public sector, deciding when it is appropriate to half-staff the national ensign.

He says that he did not think it was appropriate to honor the late Senator Jesse Helms because of his "doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice" and his opposition to civil rights bills and the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, according to the article in the News and Observer.

Of course the Screws and Disturber is a typically lefty rag, and so the article paints this guy as some sort of hero who quit rather than violate his own personal code of ethics by lowering the flag.

One of my favorite lines from the article is this one: "He also trained new employees on proper flag etiquette, including a one-person folding technique he learned in Boy Scouts."

I was in the Boy Scouts, and I served 20 years in the military, and I have never seen a one-person flag folding technique that would not drape the flag on the ground. In case you didn't know, that's a flag folding no-no.

The State of North Carolina is better off without him.

Hat tip, of all places, to Chris Muir in a Day by Day cartoon.


Hammer said...

I'm glad they fired his ass.

Larry said...

Actually they didn't fire him Hammer. He decided that rather than follow the directions from his supervisors he would quit.
Good riddance either way.
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