On Friday, the flag will fly over the state Capitol — and that doesn't sit well with one veteran lawmaker.Of course it isn't the place for it. However, someone who made that decision may be so enamored with the extremist views of the tea baggers that they'll allow them anything they want to spread their message of intolerance and extremism.
"Generally speaking, most people would agree the top of the Capitol is not the place for partisan political flags," said state Rep. Michael Lawlor, a Democrat from East Haven and co-chairman of the legislature's judiciary committee.
"It is within the parameters set within the policy," said Walter Lee, acting chief of the Capitol police department. "It is a recognized military flag."It may be a military flag, but if you don't acknowledge the obvious partisan reasoning behind this usage, you're either being intellectually dishonest, or you're simply too stupid to function on a rational human level. The flag is scheduled to fly from tomorrow through April 15th, Tax Day. Which is a huge protest day for the Baggers. Remember, these are the crazies who openly advocate armed insurgency or outright succession.
Lawlor said the flag is now associated with the tea party movement. The group will gather for a flag-raising ceremony Friday, and afterward candidates endorsed by the Connecticut Tea Party Patriots will host a press conference. "It doesn't sound like this is an event honoring the Marine Corps," Lawlor said.Hey, I have some suggestions for other extremist groups who may want to fly "a recognized military flag" over the Capitol building. You know who I'm talking about. In fact, I've seen quite a few of them in the tea party crowds enthusiastically supporting their toxic brand of politics:
It sickens me to see our State Capitol used in such a blatantly partisan manner.
You need to know that the Governor's Office has nothing to do with decisions about flying the flag at the Capitol.
Those decisions are made by the Capitol Police and Legislative Management (860-241-0100) and anyone who wants to register a complaint (or comment in any other way) should be calling Legislative Management (or Donovan or Williams).
Leave 'em alone now, they did the right thing. Maybe call and thank them for doing the right thing!