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NYC Subways To Fix Biggest Problem: Tiles That Sort Of Look Like The Confederate Flag

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Look, if our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters want to obsess over longstanding remembrances of a war America won 150 years ago, fine. If this is the fight they want to have, I’m not going to interrupt them. They can’t win elections anymore, but at least they can get NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority to knock down a few tiles in their urine-soaked scum-tunnels.

Fox 5 in New York:

The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags.

The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs.

They put up lil’ Confederate flags in subway stations to honor the owner of… the New York Times.

[insert Laughing Nelson from The Simpsons here]

The MTA has denied that those things are Confederate flags, but they’d like to thank you for complaining about something they’re actually capable of fixing.

I love watching newscasters take a serious, somber tone while reminding the viewer that putting up flags isn’t against the law. That making people angry isn’t actually illegal. It’s as if we live in America or something.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)