How can a crocheted potholder be controversial (you ask?)

Posted on July 3, 2010. Filed under: Crochet, General 'rambling" |

Two recent stories here in the SF Bay area kind of “got” to me this year.  One took place in Morgan Hill, CA, a few miles north of where I spent most of the first 24 years of my life growing up in Gilroy, CA (Gilroy = Gilroy Garlic Festival)

But back to Morgan Hill, CA.  Now, Morgan Hill has a special place in my heart, my late father, Harley Badger, taught sixth grade at P A Walsh Elementary, then Jackson Oaks Elementary schools for many years in Morgan Hill. But, it isn’t the elementary schools I’m taking on here. I’m aiming “higher up” in the chain of Morgan Hill Unified School District. Specifically at Live Oak High School.  More specifically, Cinco De Mayo, 2010.  A student gets “disciplined” for wearing a T shirt with the US flag on it on Cinco de Mayo.  What country am I in again please???

Now, further up north in the SF Bay area, an area known locally as the Sunol Grade.  A US Flag gets taken down because CalTrans (California Dept of Transportation) considers it “graffiti”.  Again I repeat, What country am I in again?

Now, I’m not a conservative. I’m not a liberal. In fact, WHAT I am is none of anyone’s damn business. My politics is none of your business. My religion is none of your business. But I AM an American citizen born and raised and I LOVE MY FLAG.

While I fail to understand why Live Oak HS would consider the US Flag to be a bad thing for its students to wear on their T shirts on Cinco De Mayo, Canada Day, or any other day, quite frankly, of the year, or why CalTrans would consider the US Flag “graffiti”, I respectfully disagree with both “entities” (and I have to admit, I WORK for another public entity, Santa Clara County) and fly MY flag proudly. So, if that makes the potholder I just crocheted controversial, well…then it’s controversial.  And if you don’t LIKE me flying my flag, let me know; I will HELP YOU PACK UP YOUR THINGS MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY.

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