While it absolutely kills me inside to be forced to go out and actually pay good money for this newspaper, the Daily Times refused to publish this article on line and it cost me $2.12 to buy this trash.
However, when I heard early this morning that this editorial was published I had to reach into my pocket and see with my own eyes what I had been told was in fact true. Well, it's even worse.
Mr. & Mrs. Gillis, I couldn't disagree with your views more, with all due respect. However, I must admit, I was seriously insulted in many different ways.
Let's start from the beginning. You claim these Trump Flags are "uncomfortable and revolting". You then call President Trump "corrupt, a bully and divisive". You state that seeing these flags "is as revolting as a Confederate flag" WOW! Have you tried crossing the street in Downtown Salisbury, (below)?Let's talk about bullies for just a moment, the other 1 percenters. Did you know the LGBT community have been harassing my advertisers every single day, calling me a bully and stating I host a homophobic hate blog and if they don't remove their ad they're going to hurt their businesses!
The BULLIES out there are the Left Wing Liberals who, (like you, with all due respect) throw out how much you respect our First Amendment Right and Free Speech while spewing your anger towards the very people expressing that very right, (anglers/bikers).
Now when you look at my article from the other day on the crosswalks there are some 280 comments. I'm sure the The Daily Times will NEVER come close to the volume of comments you'll see here because the people you know who disagree with your point of view on the TRUMP 2020 Flag editorial will be forced to use their Facebook account and they don't want to be exposed.
I want to let the LGBT community understand something here, as well as their supporters. My viewers and advertisers have known for over a decade that I take advertising revenue and "Pay It Forward" back into the local community. When your people harass my advertisers they're only hurting the recipients of that philanthropy. So what you're doing is just plain stupid. I too have the right to my Free Speech and First Amendment, as do my viewers. Just because you may disagree with an article and comments in which I simply stated I'd leave the images up to commenters does NOT make me racist, homophobic, full of hate and whatever else was stated.
People like you seem to want to encourage only YOUR platform, (rainbow crosswalks) and CRUSH anyone with opposing views/rights.
Let's talk about the "1 percenters". You see, you and your wonderful Bride enjoy the fruits of incredible deals in Salisbury Maryland and I'm sure most would agree, you are, (especially on the Shore) one of the 1 percenters. Rather then practicing what you preach, you do NOT live in Salisbury nor Wicomico County. You live in Worcester County where the taxes are much cheaper. Now, the 1 percenters are the very people creating those $15.00 minimum wage jobs, (and above) the Liberals/Socialists are demanding. Just because they own a yacht, (purchased well before Trump was elected) and choose to offer support for a guy who knows by lowering taxes, those 1 percenters will grow their businesses and create even more Economic Development/JOBS. They aren't out there like vultures waiting for the next subsidized housing government projects. They are risking their own money, (look in the mirror).
When you talk about the trillion dollar deficit, can we talk about inheritance from Obama? The ONLY way we can get out of such debt is by breaking away from the Liberal tax and spend platform. We must rebuild our own manufacturing and create FAIR TRADE. There's no doubt it will be painful. However, conservative Americans don't believe in bankruptcy. We have our own ownership to the word/phrase "PRIDE" and that word only recently became displayed in rainbow colors. SMost believe that America needs to be great again. The mass majority believe we are headed in the right direction. Why SHAME the very people who truly believe in Making America Great Again, especially after Obama.
As you know, I will be providing close to 2,000 TRUMP 2020 flags to be displayed and given out for FREE for Bike Week. You know it's coming and I'm blown away that you would draft such an editorial knowing this is coming. Bikers are very proud people. They will not take to people claiming they can't digest their food when they see such mentioned flags and or ANYONE ever attempting to remove or destroy such mentioned flags on motorcycles, that would be a criminal act. Might I suggest you all take a vacation the week of September 13th through the 16th.
By the way, I don't see the AMERICAN FLAG flying at any of your businesses/home. Practice what you preach!