TU — LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The hue and cry over the placement of a bright American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down the design.
The Laguna Beach City Council will decide Tuesday night whether to keep the current logo or choose an alternative.
Some residents feel the red, white and blue design is too aggressive while others are surprised anyone would object to the American flag.
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Dicterow told the Los Angeles Times the council is simply facing “a very narrow decision” about the brightness of the colors, but that the issue has devolved into a broader national conversation about patriotism.
He said he has received hundreds of emails from people around the country, mostly in support of keeping the flag designs on the car.
What the hell have we come to? For the first time in my life, I actually feel bad for the residents of a Coastal California town. Imagine being offended by that car. Imagine having to live with people who are offended by that “aggressive” design. Seriously, pray for them. The year round sun and warmth must really be getting to their heads.
I’ll gladly take our occasional April snowfall in Upstate NY over living with these Laguna Beach psychos. The last sentence of the quick article gives me some hope that sanity will prevail though, “hundreds of emails from people around the country, mostly in support of keeping the flag designs on the car.” I wouldn’t be surprised if a high-volume of those emails came from in and around upstate NY. We have a love for the USA up here, one of my favorite things about the area.
While our great country has been in some very dividing, seemingly tumultuous times these recent years, I think it’s important to remember that more often than not, the silent majority airs on the side of the sane, you know, like not getting offended by the American flag on a police car.
Let’s pull for the level-headed Americans in Laguna Beach tonight as they decide if they need to “tone down” the car’s graphics. If they change it, I might just have to take a road trip to Laguna, in a super offensive ride: