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Hey, leave Duluth out of it, punk.

Minnesota Republican Senator Dan Hall of Burnsville decided to become the next social-media idiot today with this Tweet. We’d typically ignore something like this on PDD, but … isn’t that Duluth’s Inner Pier Lighthouse in the photo?

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  1. While I hate to do this, I have to. This house is just up the street from my house. The vote no signs are in the yards next door to the house with the American flag.

    Skazi19 | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  2. His twitter profile says he believes in Faith, Family, and Freedom. Which means he believes in freedom only if you are just like him, otherwise you only get certain freedoms.

    bigbrain | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  3. Keen eye, Mr. Lundgren, keen eye.

    Lucie1970 | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  4. The replacement of that manhole cover w/o the stripes lining up bugs me WAY more than any Senator’s social media comments.

    Shane Bauer | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  5. Yup… that’s a house on Park Point. I believe that the house with the sign and the other one with the flag are owned by the same person. So… maybe the flag and the sign were put up by the same person!

    Bob L | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  6. I can’t take credit for a keen eye on this. I had an informant, and I still doubted it at first … but yeah, I see now that it was clearly shot in Duluth.

    Here’s a better version of the image. (Click it to triple the size.)

    Oh, by the way, if you believe in Faith, Family, and Freedom you capitalize the words, because only liberal English teachers follow rules of orthography at the expense of patriotism. The lack of all caps, however, reveals that Senator Hall needs to dig deeper. As a penance I recommend six pledges of allegiance and three rounds of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    Paul Lundgren | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  7. I suppose he’s here so he can testify in a few days that Duluth doesn’t need flood relief.

    Tom | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  8. I walked past these houses the other day. As far as I could tell, the are three separate properties owned by separate people.

    Fence guy with sign, flag guy, the guy with sign (the third property starts at the mulch). However, the person in the middle property could have completely different opinions, rather presumptuous to say that flag guy is going to vote “yes.”

    BadCat! | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  9. Also, totally agreen on the manhole cover. I want to go out there right now and fix it!!!

    BadCat! | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  10. I have both! I put the flag out only on Fourth of July or Flag Day or some other special occasion. Maybe tomorrow?

    Beverly | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  11. It’s pointless to fly an American flag when its meaning doesn’t apply to you.

    TheKujawa | Aug 20, 2012 | New Comment
  12. Patriotism is the last refuge of a douchebag.

    DaVe | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  13. Whoa, a flag in Duluth’s new gay bar! Perverts must love America after all.

    DaVe | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  14. “It’s pointless to fly an American flag when its meaning doesn’t apply to you.”

    I love you, Jody!

    That’s why we fly the Jolly Roger at me house.

    c-freak | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  15. Dan Hall appears to be an idiot. 1. His outlandish statement. 2. His ridiculous backtracking. 3. He types “U” instead of “you” in his tweets. 4. He doesn’t know the difference betweeen “their” and “they’re.”

    City Pages: “MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic

    -Berv | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  16. As the vacationing owner of all three places I come to this discussion a bit late. I live in a house with a sign and my flag isn’t up because the new bracket location bothered nesting house sparrows and must be moved. My patriotism is not blind nationalism but an appreciation of what we have and what other’s efforts (like my dad’s WWII South Pacific service) have allowed us to enjoy. And we should let every one, every one, enjoy the same.

    Maum | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  17. What a turd.

    Dorkus | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  18. Effin Anti-American Sparrows. You’d never see that shit from a Bald Eagle I tell ya.

    Sjixxxy | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  19. I have a vote NO sign in my yard. And an American flag just a few feet away. Unfortunately, too many people make broad generalizations when they don’t know what they’re talking about.

    pats | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  20. I think it was the 50 mph gusts throwing the flag through their new construction, not their politics!

    Maum | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  21. My DD214 backed by the First Amendment are my justification for not displaying colors.

    Hall is obviously blindly out of touch with his patriotism | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  22. This guys sets public policy and he jumps to a conclusion after a sample size of one?

    Bret | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  23. Dickishness knows no political affiliation.

    Wait, it sort of does.

    lojasmo | Aug 21, 2012 | New Comment
  24. I get the sense that Mr. Hall might have a hard time sorting this one out.

    [The full frame also includes American-flag-on-porch for topical good measure.]

    The Big E | Sep 4, 2012 | New Comment
  25. I’m not a Cravaack supporter, but I think it’s awesome that someone who is also supports marriage equity!

    BadCat! | Sep 4, 2012 | New Comment
  26. Agreed, BadCat!. There’s a house on Arrowhead near Carver that has a Cravaack sign with a Vote No sign, and it makes me happy because it means they’re actually thinking separate issues through.

    jessige | Sep 4, 2012 | New Comment

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