A tattered flag is flying over a home going through foreclosure in Corryton, according to the News Sentinel. A woman is upset that no one is currently in the position to go on the property and take the flag down. County Codes doesn't have the right to do so. The former owners no longer have possession of the house. The foreclosure is still pending, so the bank can't go get it, either.
Normally, when I see a tattered, worn out flag flying, my response would be similar - I might even be compelled to politely ask its owner if they would remove and replace it.
In this case, though, I think the symbolism is appropriate, and would only be improved if the tattered flag were also flying upside-down. The rampant and unresolved corruption behind the housing bubble and subsequent foreclosure crisis has our nation distressed and in tatters, too.
- DNC rolls back Obama ban on contributions from federal lobbyists (4 replies)
- Delegate counts (13 replies)
- Early voting update: Where are all the Democrats? (4 replies)
- Nate Silver forecasts 50/50 chance that either Dem wins in Nevada (6 replies)
- Maybe the dog ate his diploma? (7 replies)
- Pilot update (20 replies)
- Oh no! Say it ain't so Fresh Market (22 replies)
- 2016 Shootings in Knox County, TN (6 replies)
- UT target of "sweeping" sexual assault lawsuit (11 replies)
- Bernaroo (1 reply)
- Bernie Sanders raises $6.4 million in first 24 hours after NH polls close (2 replies)
- What's up at South-Doyle High School? (5 replies)