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June 13, 2009

Take that!

Rochester man flies Nazi flag after dispute over leaf-blowing

ROCHESTER - Any World War II veterans visiting Chestnut Hill Mobile Home Park should prepare themselves for a shock - a Nazi swastika is fluttering defiantly from a flagpole on Riley Street.

The homeowner, Erlon Johnson, has several poles in his front yard, and displays a Support Our Troops flag and a Stars and Stripes, on either side of the flag of the Third Reich that, to many Americans, still gives great offense.

Johnson, 75, says he was in the Korean conflict, asserts he is patriotic and that the Nazi flag is not intended as an insult to the armed forces, but rather, is intended to irk a neighbor with whom he had a leaf-blowing dispute two years ago.

"I sent off to North Carolina and got a lot of flags," Johnson told the Rochester Times last week. "If there was an Osama bin Laden flag I would fly that."

Posted by joke du jour at June 13, 2009 07:15 AM

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