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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 11:57 AM

Tea-Party Flag On Display In Southern Utah University Facility

Two flight instructors from state funded Southern Utah University, were killed when their aircraft crashed during a training flight earlier this week. During a news broadcast about the crash, a local news station showed video of the flight school's hangar at the Cedar City, Utah airport.

Towards the end of the video, there are two flags prominently displayed side by side on the wall of the hangar. One flag is a red colored school flag with the letters SUU. The other flag is a bright yellow "Gadsden" flag, now used by the extremist right wing hate group known as the Tea-Party!

As a lifelong Utah resident and taxpayer, I find the prominent display of this symbol of right wing extremism in a state subsidized facility to be offensive and out of line.

It is unfortunate that it took the deaths of the two flight instructors to show that this school has some ugly political extremism that needs to be dealt with.

The offensive display is shown at the 1:53 point in the video. It only lasts for about 3 seconds but how long has the flag been on display in the facility?

http://kutv.com/news/local/two-suu-flight-instructors-killed-after-plane-crashes-in-cedar-city

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Response to Stainless (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 12:01 PM

1. It's "historic"

 

The Gadsden flag is at least not the battle flag of a group of people who revolted against the United States, tried to break away from the union so they could own other human beings, and caused untold death and suffering.

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Thu Oct 8, 2015, 12:04 PM

2. A bit of an over-reaction, IMO. Hell I wore a Gadsden t-shirt to protest Bush in 2003.

 

Right-wing extremists fly the US flag too.

Could the instructor be a teabagger? Quite possibly.

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Response to Stainless (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2015, 12:05 PM

3. your link "Two SUU flight instructors killed after plane crashes in Cedar City"

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