Iraq War Vet told to remove Stars and Stripes

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    Today, on CNN, I saw the following story.....

    Seems that an Iraq war veteran who is now a civilian, is in trouble with his job. He's a fire fighter, who, in a fit of patriotism (imagine that....a soldier with patriotism), he painted the Stars and Stripes on his helmet.

    Now, they're telling him that he's gotta stop, and remove it from his helmet.

    My question is, with all the rhetorical bullshit, as well as all the fake patriotism crap that the current admin has shoved down our throats, what is wrong with this?

    Nope......I say let him keep his helmet just the way it is.
     
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    I say let him keep it too, but no doubt, the fire department is run by a Democrat.
     
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    Tell the truth, I think it's in a Republican controlled area.

    Either way, it's wrong.
     
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    A lot of rules just don't make any logical sense. And who knows, the boss could just be an ornery asshole tyrant. But in the end we have to learn to live with it. :lol:
     
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    Were there already rules about painting helmets?

    If this is just a matter of an established rule being enforced, I don't see the problem.

    If helmet-painting just hasn't come up before, it's murkier, but still I'd think the department would be justified in determining how it wants its uniforms to look, and as long as whatever rules they come up with are half sane and applied consistantly, I don't see the problem.

    If those firefighters have been adding designs to their helmets before and getting away with it, and this guy is being singled out, then that's twisted.
     
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    I think you should prove that the Chief ain't a Democrat. In my town the firefighters put all kinds of stuff on their helmets.
     
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    I think you should prove that firefighters in your town put all kinds of stuff on their helmets. Until then, I'll assume you're full of shit, per usual.
     
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    Yadkinville Volunteer Fire Department

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    Some random pic you plucked from the internet is supposed to pass for proof. I thought you held yourself to a higher standard than that. I guess the pending blue gum administration must have you all discombobulated. :lol:

    Not to mention that if the town is relying on volunteer firefighters, I'd think they'd be a lot more lax about rules and such.
     
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    Yeah some random pick off my town's fire department web site. You got massively pwned, but again I'm not surprised you won't man-up to it. *shrug*
     

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