After Confederate flag controversy, GOP House replaces US flag display with state coins

by Chad Pergram | FOXNews
April 24, 2016

This is a story about flags, coins, congressional spending bills and a tunnel. But sometimes there’s more than meets the eye behind what appears to be a rather innocuous series of seemingly non-related events.

The Architect of the Capitol announced last September it would close off the tunnel that runs from the U.S. Capitol, under Independence Avenue and to the Rayburn House Office Building.

The memo declared that “construction will last for approximately one year with the majority of the work to take place nightly between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am.”

The AOC said the closure was necessary to renovate the tunnel’s ceiling, light fixtures, fire alarms and sprinklers.

And so as construction began, down came the flags of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories which embroidered the tunnel’s wall.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Dave says:

    I’m sorry folks, the coins are going to change also. We are now in the process of changing the 20 dollar bill. Why should we thing that the slogans and imprints on coins are sacred? As a matter a fact, nothing in this country is sacred and protected anymore.

    If BO has his way (and this is a very strong possibility since we have nobody in congress with a backbone), he would start a bonfire with the US Constitution and feed it with the Holy Bible!

  • oaking says:

    If the tunnel is closed, why is the work done between 9pm and 6am? Why not 3 shifts and get it done sooner. Yep, another agenda, to remove the flags until it is forgotten that they used to be there and further big government

  • Rodney Steward says:

    Do away with all the flags and paint picture of a big African village with half naked people running around with spears and blowguns and monkey skins hanging off the side of their mud huts and one roasting in the fire, and using dried cow patties for their fires! And at the bottom of that picture put the words, A Thousand Years Later, Still No Changes!

    1. Glenda Jordan says:

      Thanks Rodney for today’s LOL!! This is some crazy dried cow patties.

      1. I Seigel says:

        Pssst. Hey you folks in Congress! Remember what you promised us when you campaigned and why you were given the majority both in the House and Senate?? JOBS. IMMIGRATION. JOBS. THE ECONOMY. HEALTH CARE. ISIS. JOBS. Enough of these petty squabbles in the sandbox. Try doing what YOU WERE ELECTED TO DO.

        1. Glenda Jordan says:

          And we know too well what their response is…”well sometimes blah blah”, “people too often tend to take things literal”, “when you’re on the campaign trail and people throwing so many questions at you…” my fave “I misspoke, didn’t understand the question” that might just be Trump’s fave also.

          1. I Seigel says:

            “Yes, sorry, I misspoke. I didn’t mean the 925 times I said that JOBS would be my Number ONE priority. I really meant that spending 2 days a week in Congress, and the rest of my time raising money for my NEXT campaign, would be my priority. And that my other main priority will be to meet with lobbyists and donors and do their bidding, which is to distract the public with some sleight-of-hand and misdirection and make a big deal about the Confederate flag and bathrooms, so the voters don’t see what we’re doing to rip off the system, offshore jobs, hire illegal aliens and bust unions, and dump toxic wastes into our water and air.”

          2. Glenda Jordan says:

            You are 100% correct I Seigel!! I will admit, I myself am guilty of getting riled up and have been ill with pounding headaches cause I get so heated about the stupidity! The bathroom bs has me crazy…it’s nice to just lol as Rodney’s post above made me do. Nothing of substance these days from some candidates (government elect included) and rarely do we hear of important issues but for that I turn to Newsmax.

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