(Update on post below. Six Flags has since apologized. We knew they would. Don't mess with veterans.)
A Marine veteran was denied entrance to a Six Flags theme park. Why? Because he had the audacity to be wearing a Marine T-shirt with a machine gun on it. Apparently machine guns on shirts at Six Flags are no-nos. Complete idiocy. If Marine veterans are not welcome, let's all feel unwelcome.
However, let's take a look at some of the rides at the nearest Six Flags to me, Magic Mountain.
The Buccaneer.....called a pirate ship. Pirates are okay?
The Swashbuckler....see above.
Wonder Woman Lasso of Doom...lassos are okay?
Ninja...the black belt of doom...martial arts perfectly acceptable?
Check out some other names of rides:
Apocalypse, BATMAN The Ride, Dive Devil, GREEN LANTERN: First Flight, LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom, SUPERMAN: Escape from Krypton, Scream, Slingshot, THE RIDDLER’S Revenge, Viper. Such nonviolent names, right?
And here's the kicker. They have Fright Fest every year for Halloween. Here's a quote from their website:
"Fright Fest offers 16 days of terrifying haunted mazes, roaming zombies, the scariest clowns on the planet and spooky shows ... leaving no tombstone unturned to bring the ultimate sensory overload for every range of fear."
But an Iraq veteran in a T-shirt with a machine gun is not welcome.
Well, my friends. Let's all feel not welcome. Boycott Six Flags.