Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Protester Plans Flag Burning...At LSU?

From last week comes the report of a protester at LSU looking to burn the flag of the United States.  But since he didn't have the requisite permit, he chose to make a political statement instead.  As you'll see in the video, he ends up getting shouted down, pelted by water balloons, and ultimately ushered off the police for his own safety.

Don't get me wrong - I respect our freedom of speech.  But just because you can say or do something, doesn't mean that doing so is a stupid freaking thing to do.  Examples: you don't want to walk up to the biggest guy in the bar and tell him that his girlfriend is ugly, you don't want to go to Harlem and start dropping the "n word," and you don't want to go to the LSU campus and burn the flag (or talk smack about the Tigers). 

In each instance, you'd be well within your rights to say what you wanted.  But you should also be fully expecting to get your butt kicked in order to do so.

Somebody really needs to point this guy the way to Berkeley...

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