Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1281 times:
Do you know who Mohammad Nuru is?
What do you know about Mr. Nuru to make a comment like "Look who the deputy director for the San Francisco Public Works Department is. That's amusing if nothing else!"
AerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
Why is it funny? Because he's Arab?
Mister Nuru keeps the garbage trucks and water supply running in my city. As long as he's doing his job, he's fine in my book.
Anyway, I don't think American tax dollars should be going toward the display of a foreign flag (Italy). Not jingoism on my part, just common sense. I think if someone is allowed to paste lost dog posters on the same poles or photocopied adverts that say "Learn the Art of Seduction and Dirty Talk" (yes, we have those here), a guy can put up a damn flag.
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1245 times:
Superfly! I like it great symbolism.
Have you been to the North Beach area? What is the big commotion? There are posters/signs on posts all over. The new light posts that are freshly painted with the Italian colors seem to be no big deal. The merchants seem to like all the flags American or not. Heck, even City Lights likes them!
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1220 times:
You got me wrong Alpha. I'm just happy it's so easy, put up a flag, instant patriot !
You're so pathetic-you really are. Putting up a flag doesn't make one an instant patriot-and the sad thing is you know that, but you're just looking to piss people off, which is, after all, what you do best.
A flag is a symbol of patriotism-as is patriotic music, parades, etc. But patriotism-love for one's country, resides inside a person, not merely by waving a flag. I think you know this, but you're not man enough to admit you know that-you'd rather play dumb and piss people off.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 1216 times:
I go to North Beach many times.
Great restaurants, Brewies, bookstores, coffe shops, record stores and close to many scenic spots like Coit Tower, Russian Hill, Lombard Street and many other cool spots.
There really isn't any commotion. I haven't heard anything about it until you brought it up.
You made the same point Pacificjourney made, so why are you two at each others throat?
I agree, patriotism is much deeper than putting up a flag.
I am a patriot because I support U.S. made products and I buy America as much as I can. it's getting harder and harder these days
I also get involved with my community and I vote.
People who sit around and complain about things and yet do nothing about it really get on my nerves. These are usually the A-political types.
Show love for your country!
Power to the people!
Buy American and support the UAW.
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 12 Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1175 times:
Thanks Superfly, Hope everything is now ok in North Beach, it is a great spot. Sheesh, it is interesting where this post went...The gutter. Started by some inane comment from far, far away. And a non-American at that, who probably was only trying to bait people. What the hell do you care what goes on in San Francisco anyway? You are a gaijin in Japan. Is that why you are so bitter?
Certifiable you are. See what others think of you?
Thanks again Superfly at least you have some decorum. Go UAW!