A Michigan man and one of his employees have hung confederate flags and nooses from trees in two houses he owns as part of his tree trimming business. But they’re totally not racist, you guys, and you just have too much time on your hands to think that they are.
Neighbors complained about the display outside Robert Tomanovich’s home in Livonia, where he hung a noose from a tree and a Confederate flag, printed with the slogan “I ain’t coming down,” on a fence, reported WXYZ-TV.
After the complaints, a second noose was hung from a tree outside a second home Tomanovich owns down the street and used for his business, Robert’s Discount Tree Service…
Tomanovich fled inside his home when a WXYZ-TV reporter asked him for comment, but one of his employees admitted to hanging the second noose in response to the neighbor complaints.
“I love it,” said the employee, who displayed a Confederate flag license plate on his work pickup truck. “Screw ‘em.”
The employee, who declined to give his name, said he and his boss would not take down the flag or nooses.
“Hell, no,” he said. “We’re going to put up more.”
Tomanovich’s wife, Lindy, said the display was not intended to be racist.
“Robert has a friend that died in that way (hanging himself), and that’s in memory of his friend,” she said.
She claimed her husband’s family is from the south and they simply like the way the Confederate flag looks.
“Maybe they got too much time on their hands,” Lindy Tomanovich said about her meighbors. “There’s no crime in hanging a noose.”
Oh, of course not. They aren’t racist at all, they just like the way it looks. I’m sure they have lots of black friends and they even let them use their bathroom. And she’s right, it’s not illegal. But I’m guessing that Robert’s Discount Tree Service is about to see their business plunge while the rest of us point and laugh. When does the GoFundMe account open?