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Woman Upset After American Flag Taken Down At Work

May 27th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Woman Upset After American Flag Taken Down At Work

MANSFIELD (CBS 11 News) Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?

For one Arlington woman, the answer was “no” after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. “I was just totally speechless. I was like, ‘You’re kidding me,’” McLucas said.

McLucas’ husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

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OK, MY very 1st reaction was, ‘What?? You have got to be kidding me. An AFRICAN supervisor, in an American hospital, in TEXAS, and that supervisor is offended by the United States flag being displayed in an American citizens office?’, I went into instant ANGER mode!

I was about to go into instant BLAST-OFF mode and then the 1st rule of journalism hit me like a hammer, VERIFY! So, I called Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas and talked to Rhonda Williams, administrator, and she informed me that this situation has been resolved. She was kind enough to send me the press release they have just sent to the MSM. Here is a copy of that press release:

May 27, 2009

Kindred Hospital Mansfield has a great deal of appreciation for the service that many of our employees and their families have given to the country. We honor our veterans and active military through a variety of benefits and service programs. This was an isolated incident between two employees that we are working to resolve amicably. Both employees have family members who have served in the military. The disagreement was over the size of the flag and not what it symbolized. We have invited the employee to put the flag back up. We share their love of country and we appreciate the service of their family members as well as all members of the armed forces.

Rhonda Williams
Kindred Hospital Administrator

And this is the information for the hospital in Mansfield, Texas.

Kindred Hospital-Mansfield
Mansfield, Texas 76063
(817) 473-6101

I have to applaud Kindred Hospitals and their administration staff for getting involved and bringing this highly volatile situation to a reasonable conclusion!

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18 Responses to “Woman Upset After American Flag Taken Down At Work”

  1. comment number 1 by: Katie

    I guess the flag wasn’t large enough. I too was going to go off the deep end when I read that.

  2. comment number 2 by: SnipersBrewHank

    Texas Fred,

    I too like to check my facts before losing my cool. Please consider that Rhonda’s note stands in contrast to what Debbie McLucas reported to Carol Cavazos and sounds like they are merely covering their backside instead of being fully honest about the situation. I can understand not elaborating on a disagreement between employees. If that was the intent then the hospital should simply state their support and their follow on action. However, choosing to pass this off as being over flag size seem quite disingenuous and indicates that someone is lying.

    Semper Fi, Hank

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, it does, but I am thinking it’s more of a personal *cat fight* thing.. I may be wrong but what the hell, makes sense…

  4. comment number 4 by: WhoBeen

    I’m in agreement with comment number 2…

    Based on the TV version it was very obviois that they were just pulling a CYA…

    This anti-flag, anti-Christian, anti everything American has got to come to a screeching halt…put me in charge of that hospital and I would have solved the problem in less time than you could swat a fly! The complainee would have been shown the door! (and I only put it that way ’cause this is a family show).

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    Yeah, that’s it. The hospital admin is a LIAR and it really wasn’t an in-house *cat fight*.

    All I know is what I got from the official press release, I too am a bit suspicious, especially given the national heritage of the complainant…

    If it was merely personalities clashing, great, if there was more to it than that, the bitch needs to be taken to the woodshed and fired… Let her go find a job in freaking AFRICA and see how that sits with her…

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    OK, I have done a bit MORE digging and am starting to believe that someone isn’t telling the FULL story… And hopefully, we’ll find out exactly WHO that person is…

    YouTube of the original broadcast is here:

    Personal opinion: This is starting to sound like some politically correct covering of ones ass to me… And I am thinking that it may be the hospital that is doing the ass covering…

    Norm, ya never have to parse your comments here, we are ALL adults, speak your mind man…

    I do :D

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    The more I see of this, and the more I read and listen, the more I am becoming convinced that the hospital, and their press release, may be a very lame attempt at appeasement, someone is NOT telling everything there is to know here, and my *sense* is gravitating towards the hospital and it’s management… All the way up the chain…

    I have NO hard proof as yet, but will post as it becomes available… IF it becomes available…

    *sniff sniff* I am smelling a cover up in the wind, a *take one for the team* and move on thing…

  8. comment number 8 by: hardheadedtexan

    Blood Pressure is up.
    It happened. I don’t care what the circumstances are, or were, It happened.
    Throw the AFRICAN’T Bitch out of my country. Offensive? I’d make sure my cup, my socks, you name it were RED, WHITE and BLUE. I’m sure I’d get fired, but I wouldn’t make a very good work companion if someone touched my flag.

    You don’t like My flag, Let the door hit your ass on the way out.
    Damned Pirates.

  9. comment number 9 by: BobF

    I would assume the Pledge of Allegiance wouldn’t be welcome in that hospital either.

    Apparently these people don’t realize is the American Flag is the symbol of our nation. That Flag represents all that our men and women fight for. It’s the visible representative of the Constitution of the United States and therefore leads our troops into battle, brings them home when they have fallen in battle, and is present when we lay them to rest.

    To some people the American Flag is nothing but a brightly colored dish rag. To others it represents all their nation stands for and those who fought and died defending the Constitution while looking to the Flag.

  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Well, here’s something I never thought I would hear, SIZE was NOT the issue… And I believe the lady saying it, Debbie McLucas does NOT strike me as a LIAR… She was in tears over this, I am fully convinced that the hospital is bullshitting the public with their press release…

  11. comment number 11 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    I gotta throw the BS flag on the play here.

    There is no way that the SIZE of the flag was the issue.

    It had to be that someone didn’t like the fact that the symbol of this Great Country was in such close proximity - and I agree with hardheadedtexan - if ya don’t like the colors of the flag, catch the next plane to a country where the colors don’t clash with your ego.

    BobF, your comment should be required reading in every classroom, right after the Pledge is recited.

  12. comment number 12 by: hardheadedtexan

    I wouldn’t be shocked if I read tomorrow that Debbie McLucas got fired. This country is so screwed up right now. The African’t will get to keep her job, everyone that works around her will live in fear, and she’ll cluck around with a big smile on her face.
    I have never seen an American flag to small or too big. I get goosebumps and tears when I see her flying. What a shame.

  13. comment number 13 by: Basti

    Well I suggest that this supervisor tote her sorry ass back to Africa and let her tribesmen hack his hands off with a machete. Ya see what happens when you let the scum of the earth into America? You get them making the rules for Americans who were born here!

    I said the above on my blog and as always I stand behind it.

  14. comment number 14 by: hardheadedtexan

    And McLucas says the woman did tell her she could put the flag back up, which she has done.

    That was mighty Neighborly of her to Tell her she could put the flag back up.
    We live in America, you Dung Eating African. We don’t ask to put our American flag up. Grrrrrr

  15. comment number 15 by: WhoBeen

    Ref: “Norm, ya never have to parse your comments here, we are ALL adults, speak your mind man… ”

    Looking forward for the next opportunity!


  16. comment number 16 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    TF, you are correct, something is very wrong here and I suspect you’ll get to the bottom of it. Additionally I suspect it most emphatically has something to do with the two women not getting along with each other — and one decided to make a complaint about the flag just to screw with her, because she knew it would light the other one up.

    I’m guessing the flag is the secondary issue; the real issue is the two women having some kind of disagreement that goes back over some past slight real or perceived.

    The hospital, in the middle of it once the issue about the flag saw the light of day, just wants to sweep the disagreements under the carpet ASAP.

    I’ll wager this is more about two women who hate each other, than it is about anything even remotely resembling a flag or patriotism.


  17. comment number 17 by: Gawfer

    “Yeah, it does, but I am thinking it’s more of a personal *cat fight* thing…”

    Ooh, is there a you rube video? I love those things, LOL

  18. comment number 18 by: Vincent

    Doesn’t matter what the argument was or wasn’t. The fact of the matter is that a foreign national was, once again, favored over an American showing patriotism. It doesn’t matter if it was the size of the flag or a personal issue, the woman’s Constitutional liberty was infringed. I guarantee that if I, or any other red blooded American, objected to the display of a foreign flag in our work place we would be branded a backwards, bigoted racist, then counseled and likely fired.
    It is time, well past time, for the Patriots of this country to stand up and speak out. It is time to take back our country.
    Semper Fi