I love all of my followers and appreciate all of your comments. I try to read you all each day. However, at work, we have dinosaur computers that don't like when I open some of your blogs. Some make my 'puter crash. When I get home at night, I try to get caught up with as many of you as I can. Please understand sometimes that is nearly impossible, since all of you rock!
For my new followers I just don't want anyone to think I am the type of person to post and post and never comment. For my faithfuls, I appreciate your understanding and just know I try!
That title is borrowed from my husband (not sure if he made it up or if he heard it somewhere) This is what it seems we have become.
I am ranting today after watching a news story, if you are looking for funny from me today, I apologize.
The story that makes me irate can be found here The story is about a fallen solider Lance Corporal Christopher Fowlkes who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this month. His casket was brought through the town in Gaffney, SC to be honored. A friend or family member put American flags along the route to help honor him.
Included in the route was the Bank of America. A bank employee came out and pulled the flags up stating "he was afraid it would offend some of their customers"
WHAT? Wait a minute. The banks name is Bank of AMERICA. It's logo looks oddly enough like an American flag
It seems to me that anybody who would be offended wouldn't bank there. To be fair, "The company said in a statement, "This was all a big miscommunication between their corporate office and the branch. The bank does fly the American flag at our locations throughout the country and flags were displayed in front of our banking center in Gaffney the evening prior to our dedicated Marine returning home. We deeply apologize for any misunderstandings." This misunderstanding of one employee's interpretation of the rules has been met with Cherokee County and others closing their accounts with the bank.
I am saddened by the lowered standard of our country. If anyone is offended by what our country stands for; they should go back to where they came from or at the very least be as tolerant of us as they insist that we are to them.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of our Military past, present and future as well as for their proud families who live in fear from day to day that they might never see their loved ones again.