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Wind Whips Huntington's Many Flags

Blustery weather has flags flapping in the breeze.

Winter winds rattle windows and chatter teeth. They also whip up flags.

Look around. On a blustery day like Thursday in Huntington, flags were flapping wildly from the most unexpected places. They hang from offices, homes and businesses – cemeteries too.

Here are a few that caught our eye. What strikes you about these flags? 

Big_E February 22, 2013 at 03:27 AM
I never noticed that confederate flag before. Is it new? Why would someone fly that in such a racially diverse neighborhood like Huntington Station?
Jason Molinet February 22, 2013 at 01:48 PM
I've never seen a Confederate flag fly in New York.
Kaitlin McDowell February 22, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Is the point of this article only to showcase the confederate flag?
Pam Robinson (Editor) February 22, 2013 at 02:49 PM
No, we were interested in the weather and the many kinds of flags we can see around the Island, though certainly the Confederate flag caught our attention. We were also hoping to show the large flag that used to be draped from a huge crane near West 11th Street but it wasn't there yesterday.
leslie February 22, 2013 at 03:02 PM
I agree with the other postings. The confederate flag photo is in bad taste. Besides the horrific slavery issue, Huntington men and women died in the civil war.
Ron February 22, 2013 at 04:49 PM
The Flag of the Confederecy is also an American flag and therefore an important part of our country's history. Only the ignorant would find it offensive.
MJ Pulling-Fitzgerald February 22, 2013 at 05:18 PM
This photo should be marked as Inappropriate! And you as the editor, should know better!
John Fay February 22, 2013 at 05:43 PM
The United States Civil War has been over for almost 150 years, isn’t time for everyone to move on.
Jim R. February 22, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Ron - it's confederacy. Thanks for playing.
Big_E February 22, 2013 at 06:26 PM
No Ron, it is not an American flag. It is the flag of the Confederate States of America. NOT the United States of America. It represents a land of slavery. To call others ignorant shows off your insensitivity.
Big_E February 22, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Moving on would be the people in the South dropping the whole "rebel" attitude, retiring their flag, and stop with "the south will rise again". Then we can move on.
John Fay February 22, 2013 at 07:46 PM
That's why I said, "It's time for EVERYONE to move on".
Precious Box February 22, 2013 at 08:13 PM
It's American history whether you like it or not,,,20 years from now what will you say about the current administration and their intentional destruction of our country???,,,Liberals/Socialists push tolerance on you and are the most intolerant people,,and don't worry, with all their revisionist history, this is one they will surely leave alone,,, too bad you're not as concerned about the current state of affairs in this country.
Bill L. February 22, 2013 at 08:25 PM
Sounds to me as if Ron was trying to get your goat and succeeded.Like every other flag it's a meaningless piece of cloth as the only flag that matters if Old Glory.
John Fay February 22, 2013 at 08:40 PM
What I say now...I think what the current administration is doing to our county is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING and in 20 years I’ll say the same thing about this administration. Instead of 47 million people on the governments dime, we’ll probably see at least 3 times that in twenty years. The Liberals/Socialists are ruining this country...they are also hypocrites.
2 Turn Tables February 22, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I wonder if the same people who are offended by the Confederate Flag are as equally offended by a crucifix in urine? This is fascinating. Your hyper offended liberal/progressive goes batty over a Confederate Flag, but is ok with other images of poor taste. I agree with Precious Box and P.J, Libs/Progressive get super offended on a windy day, but are ok with anything that stains the traditional American fabric. The flag is in very poor taste, but I love how it is driving the Suburu/Prius crowd into a dizzy. Leave it up for while! LOL
Bill L. February 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM
Hey watch it Tables. I am a registered Conservative who drive a Subaru Outback...with 213,000 miles on it.
John H February 22, 2013 at 11:48 PM
We don't have to tolerate ignorance, stupidity, racism, homophobia or religion being shoved in our faces. You have freedom to say whatever you want or fly any flag you want, and others have the right to call you on your bs.
2 Turn Tables February 23, 2013 at 04:18 AM
John H. You are wrong. You must tolerate religion. This country was founded on religious tolerance. You don't have to embrace it, but you must tolerate it, as well as stupidity, racism, homophobia and other distasteful things. If I have to tolerate Lenny and Squigy making out in front of Hanu, you can sure as hell tolerate a Merry Christmas. One sided tolerance, at its very best exemplified by John H.
John H February 23, 2013 at 05:46 AM
When I say religion shoved in our faces, i meant the justification of religion to deny others rights. I'm sorry you are uncomfortable with homosexuality. But don't expect to trample on another person's right to live a happy life. It's the exact opposite of what Jesus would have done. I have no problem with actual Christians who practice what they preach, love their neighbors without judgement and contribute to their communities. That is the true definition of Christianity to me. But people who espouse hate and fear and judgement are nothing but shams. I'm assuming you are one of those people. Hopefully you will learn to better yourself, but I am guessing you won't. Have a nice day!
2 Turn Tables February 23, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Act 2 if an intolerant "progressive." . I am now a homophobe, and racist.
Brian February 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM
So John- I have to accept your beliefs of homosexuality and atheism but you do not have to accept my right to prayer and belief that homosexuality is a sick perversion?
John H February 23, 2013 at 03:13 PM
I don't care if you pray or who you pray to. As long as my child isn't being led in prayer in his classroom, I don't mind if others pray around him in school. What is important to me is that I raise my child to respect and love his neighbor and operate with altruism in his daily life. I don't want to make the same mistakes your parents did and raise an angry bigoted asshole. Calling homosexuality a "sick perversion" is hate speech. It's only purpose is to denigrate innocent people. The first amendment doesn't cover hate speech. Unfortunately, what you say on a message board isn't enforceable. But MY free speech protects my right to say you are wrong. Also, I noticed you referenced Laverne and Shirley. How relevant. Thi
Bill L. February 23, 2013 at 04:00 PM
Wow John. You come off as the angry fool in this.This guy just expressed an opinion but you seem to want to go on the hate attack.Chill

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