Gut Rumbles

January 14, 2005

to the woodshed

Okay... not to the woodshed. To Auschwitz, which I think is a fine idea. It's just a little too late.

This act of contrition wouldn't be necessary if Harry hadn't been such a dork to begin with.


Think about this while gloating in all your redneck splendor. The young dipshit wore a symbol not unlike a certain symbol that causes a lot of ruckus in the south. I guess if one of the Bush girls shows up at a party drunk on her ass wearing a stars and bars jacket you will outraged. Double standards suck.

Posted by: James Old Guy on January 14, 2005 08:27 AM

Apples and oranges, James. Not the same thing at all.

Posted by: Acidman on January 14, 2005 08:43 AM

The flag you refer to was not an official Confederate States of America flag, James.

It was a battle flag, one that proud men fought and died under. You and I might debate the right or wrong of it, but you will not denigrate that flag around me.

Right or wrong, they were men of honor and courage, men with the balls to stand and fight for what they believed.

Rant over...

Posted by: Wayne on January 14, 2005 09:31 AM

Right, not the same thing at all, the kid is 20 years old , comes from one of the most dysfunctional families on the planet, lost his Mom when he was small, has the press breathing down his neck,and has a stupid "won't this be cool" moment.
Just let the kid grow up. He doesn't really have a father, that would make him/ teach him to go do the right thing, ie. stand before the people he's wronged /offended and make it right.But what doyou expect from British/German Royalty? I expect that a Miner
from Harlen County would have made his son walk back and do the right thing. that's the difference between "ordinary folks" and Royalty.

Posted by: Ron on January 14, 2005 09:50 AM

And another thing, James. The "stars and bars" flag you mention is NOT the battle flag at all. They are two distinctly different flags.

If you are going to comment on a blog, it would be wise to know what you are talking are going to run across people that know a bit more about a given subject than you.

Posted by: Wayne on January 14, 2005 09:51 AM

Just a point from personal experience... when my preteen sons walked through Dachau, it made and impression that they will never forget. This will be an eye opener for this young man.

Posted by: Slim on January 14, 2005 10:38 AM

I am well aware fo the history of battle flags, states flag, historical flags of the south. What I am saying is that any symbol of the confederacy is seen by a lot of people in the same light as the nazi symbol. You might not like but it is true. Believe it or not there are even a certain class of shit heads who think the Nazi symbol is ok. I believe what he did was really stupid for someone in his position but not fucking earth shaking. His dad took care of the situation.

Posted by: James Old Guy on January 14, 2005 11:05 AM

Show me the Southern creatoriums and the mass graves of six million dead people.

Apples and oranges...

Posted by: Acidman on January 14, 2005 12:18 PM

I agree, he fucked up Royally.

Posted by: Sam on January 14, 2005 01:18 PM

He was a KID..he IS a kid..well, a young adult. How many of you could say you would want your face plasterd all over the front page of the paper for the stupid stunts you pulled at that age? Yes, I realize his position but he is still young. Let him grow up.

Posted by: Moogie on January 14, 2005 06:35 PM

Ron hit it right on the head. Was this 20 year old sheltered kid from the most dysfunctional family on earth representing anyone but himself at a costume party?

Posted by: jpd on January 14, 2005 08:07 PM

Was this 20 year old sheltered kid from the most dysfunctional family on earth representing anyone but himself at a costume party?

You can damn sure bet they've been teaching his big brother that Royalty is never "off duty."

You'd think they'd teach all their kids that.

Posted by: McGehee on January 14, 2005 10:45 PM

When I heard how pissed people were, I didn't think it was a costume party, I thought he just showed up at some wedding or something like that. Are costumes supposed to imply an endorsement or a trivialization or what? Are murderers in general out of bounds, or only mass murderers? It's overblown. And a spaceship landed on Titan today, how come no one ever blogs about things like that? Even me, and I'm a huge spacenerd.

Posted by: Dave Munger on January 15, 2005 12:22 AM
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