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    Bed and Breakfast Removes Norwegian Flag After People Confuse it With Confederate Battle Flag

    Bed and Breakfast Removes Norwegian Flag After People Confuse it With Confederate Battle Flag

    “What we’re getting is so much more negative now,” she said. “It’s not just, ‘hey you’re flying the Confederate flag.’ It’s, ‘you should be ashamed to fly the Confederate flag. You’re a bigot because you fly the Confederate flag.‘”

    https://www.wilx.com/2020/07/28/norwegian-flag-removed-from-saint-johns-bed-and-breakfast-over-confederate-flag-confusion/
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    You want to know why we have an electoral college? Because the founders knew there would be people who wouldn’t bother to distinguish between flags and that those same people would claim we live in a democracy, and then vote.

    This one comes from today’s “I literally can’t even” file.

    In Michigan, Greg and Kjersten Offbecker have removed the Norwegian flag flying outside of their bed and breakfast, the Nordic Pineapple. The couple purchased the historic mansion two years ago and converted it to a bed and breakfast. They’ve flown the Norwegian flag along with the American flag out front.

    Unfortunately, (and because our public education system is mostly hot, stinky garbage), the Offbecker’s have removed the Norwegian flag as far too many people have confused it with the Confederate Battle Flag (which is also not the same as the flag of the Confederacy).

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    From local news:

    Greg and Kjersten Offbecker moved into the historic mansion two years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast. As decoration, they hung a Norwegian flag next to the American flag at the front entrance of the inn, but dozens of guests and people driving by have accused the couple of flying a Confederate flag.

    “They are the same color, but there are no stars on the Norwegian flag, and the Confederate flag is a big ‘x’ and the Norwegian flag is part of the Nordic countries, they’re all crosses,” Offbecker said.

    Last week, the couple decided to remove the flag as they were updating their marketing materials.

    “We started to have this concern that it was deterring people away from coming to our bed and breakfast,” Offbecker said. “That they would see it and make this judgement.”

    Offbecker said she was trying to represent her heritage, but it’s not worth the frustration. She said they have received cruel emails and phone calls over the confusion of the flag.

    “What we’re getting is so much more negative now,” she said. “It’s not just, ‘hey you’re flying the Confederate flag.’ It’s, ‘you should be ashamed to fly the Confederate flag. You’re a bigot because you fly the Confederate flag.‘”

    Some people are even convinced the home was built by Confederate leaders. In fact, it was built by union workers for the daughter of the Saint Johns founder.

    This is a Confederate battle flag (or you can ask Rick Wilson about his cooler).

    This is not.

    https://www.wilx.com/2020/07/28/norwegian-flag-removed-from-saint-johns-bed-and-breakfast-over-confederate-flag-confusion/

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    Kepha H | July 30, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Min mor, Gud hviler henne, ble født i “Norsk” Dakota.


       
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      Arminius in reply to Kepha H. | July 31, 2020 at 1:07 am

      I’m impressed. When I learned Japanese I forgot every other language I ever learned.

      The only Swedish I remain confident in is “what’s your name?” “Var hedet du?” I’m not confident in “she has a nice butt.” Because she and he in Swedish are too close. “Hun har snug rumpa.” Or “han har snug rumpa.”

      I no longer know.


     
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    Arminius | July 31, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Japanese is a hard language to learn.


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