Thursday, February 22, 2018

See Something, Say Something...

...expose yourself as a dimwit.

From TIME:
A news tip earlier this week that reported a Confederate flag flying beneath an American flag in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, Washington was discovered to be a mistake...

...The Seattle Times received the following tip from New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Morris after she believed that she saw a Confederate flag flying in her neighborhood: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.”

However, a more thorough examination revealed that it was actually a Norwegian flag was flying at the house of Darold Norman Strangeland, who raised it at the start of this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea as an homage to his Norwegian-American background — his parents emigrated to the states in the mid-1950s....MORE
The Seattle Times story is now ten hours old. At the time they reported the mistake Norway's Pyeongchang Medal count was 13/11/9 GSB.
It is now up to 13 gold, 12 silver, 10 bronze so at least the flag-flyer, Darold Norman Stangeland is probably happy although the French nudging the Norwegian women's biathlon relay team into fourth place may have been hard on Mr. Stangeland.

Still though, the 35 total medals for Norway far outdistances second-place Germany's 25, Canada's 24 or the USA's 21.

Stangeland said his father practiced the very Norwegian  profession of tugboat captain after emigrating. Here's the picture used to illustrate the original story although I'm not sure that is Mr. Stangeland's home:
Credit—Seattle Times