SoCal Realtor™ gringa doesn’t like Mexican flag on lawn (video)

by Comic Saenz on September 19, 2014 in El Now, Video


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UPDATE SCREENCAP 2:30PM (original page below) Has Tressy “left the building?”:

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FINAL UPDATE (Saturday morning, an email sent to one of our Facebook “friends”):

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The original story….

tressyColdwell Banker Western Properties Realtor™ Associate Tressy Capps (photo, right) of Ontario, CA, confronted a neighbor who displayed a Mexican flag, saying it was “disrespectful,” reminded that neighbor that “we live in America,” suggested her neighbor “move to Mexico” and then uploaded a video of the encounter last month.

NEWSFLASH for Tressy:

The Flag Code … does not forbid you from displaying a foreign flag. For example, someone with Irish heritage may proudly fly an Irish flag and is not required to fly the US flag. In the early 1900s there was hostility when the German flag was flown in the US, prompting Theodore Roosevelt to state that we had one flag, and one language. We are again revisiting tensions, this time it is the Mexican flag. We understand the emotional tensions of the situation, however, the Flag Code does not support those who wish to forbid the flying of the Mexican flag within our borders without also flying the US flag.

Here’s Ms. Capp’s contact information copied and pasted from her Coldwell Banker page if you need help with real estate in Ontario:

Contact TRESSY CAPPS

Office: Coldwell Banker Western Properties
Office Phone: (909) 944-9999
Business: (909) 944-9999 x146
Fax: (909) 944-9899

Here is a screen cap of her original Coldwell Banker bio page that we grabbed Thursday night:

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¡Mira! Coldwell Banker’s Social Media Policy, annotated by us:

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{ 31 comments }

achillesgirl September 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Thanks so much for getting this out there and making a response happen!

Hector September 19, 2014 at 5:16 PM

What Tressy fails to realize is that Mexicans, Central Americans and South Americans all live in “America” just by virtue of the name of the two continents. The U.S. has no more right to the term “American” than anyone else living in the western hemisphere. Furthermore, the Confederate Flag still flys in many parts of the U.S. and I find that to be much more objectionable than a flag that depicts one’s nationalistic heritage. Remember that the very land you are trying to sell was once Mexico. Many of the counties, cities and streets in the southwest bear Spanish names. Perhaps should ask that all references to the history of this region be changed to reflect more “Americanism”? Oh! My bad. They already do!

Norma Gonzales September 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Americans in the USA are known and referred to as Americans because of the name of our country and NOT because of the name of the Continent – United States of AMERICA!! Of course the spanish speakers refer to us as estadounidenses. Either way, WE are from the U.S. of AMERICA therefore the name americans and thus have earned the right to be called Americans. Mexicans, Central/SoAmericans live in the same continent but are NOT referred to as Americans as their COUNTRIES do not bear the name america when referring to their individual countries as does ours. Just like many defend their right to fly the flag of their country of birth in the USA, we defend our right to be referred as a.m.e.r.i.c.a.n.s. as it refers to the COUNTRY and not the CONTINENT something many fail to understand.

La Rola September 19, 2014 at 8:32 PM

I wonder if she would be offended if she was to drive in East LA and see a Mexican flag?? Would she stop to make her sentiments known? What about the banks that fly the Mexican flag to show they welcome the Mexican investor?

Paul Garcia September 19, 2014 at 9:50 PM

What Tressy failes to realize is that Mexicans in the US have treaty rights to preserve our culture, that includes flying the Mexican flag.

Michele Givens September 20, 2014 at 6:43 AM

Somehow I don’t think she would have been offended had it been an Irish flag. I see those around here all the time. And what about the Australian flag my neighbor displays on her garage? Would she fight that, too?

Norma Gonzales September 20, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Can understand wanting to fly her flag – but – fly the American flag also. I doubt very much that any country, including Mexico, would allow anybody to fly any other flag but the one belonging to that country. Of course this is the U.S. of A. and here a flag is a flag is a flag. I might add, nothing wrong with being patriotic but this is a free country and one can flag any flag that rocks their boat. I personally would fly both if that is what suits my fancy – but – my allegiance and loyalty lie with the USA so the American flag would be above any other. And – I do take offense to the word ‘gringa’. A little respect is in order here.

Therese U. Hernandez-Cano September 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Living in this country, as a native vs. immigrant, the homeowner/renter has every right to fly whatever she wants to. She shouldn’t have to justify her sense of nationalism by counterbalancing an American flag. And please read up on history, the term “Gringos” is not slanderous, it has a historic reference. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gringo

MaryEllen Wilson September 21, 2014 at 12:46 AM

The original inhabitants of America live on reservations. What does Tessy think of their rights? Does Tessy rant to neighbors on St Patrick’s Day with all of those Irish flags blowing in the wind? Go to Ellis Island Tessy and find out where my ancestors came from. Do you have an issue with the Irish and Italians too or just Mexicans? Why would you even bring Bill Maher and atheism into the conversation?

Norma Gonzales September 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

It is done out of respect for this country that gives so much! As for the word ‘gringo’ it is slanderous to many as when used by one who is not, it is meant as an insult. Enough said.

Comic Saenz September 21, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Jefe Lalo Alcaraz has covered this issue before:

Gringos offended by the term ‘gringo’ are actually pendejos

“Megyn Kelly, a news model on FoxNews discussing a proposed ban on Ethnic Studies in Texas, actually said on TV that “gringo” is JUST as offensive as the N-word. That anybody over at Fox News called what they do “News” is more offensive than the “G” word.

Last I remember, the N-word is a hateful racial slur, and gringo means, well, white person, or American, or foreigner, depending where you are at, but it’s NOT a pejorative term.

So don’t sweat it, gringos. “Gringo” is about as pejorative as “Yankee” or “Americano” or any other non pejorative label. Oh, and “Yanqui.”

In my vast experience as a long-time receiver of hate mail from anti-Latino Anglo-Americans, the only “gringos” who take offense to the term “gringo” are anti-Mexican white nationalists looking to be offended.”

more @

http://pocho.com/gringos-offended-by-the-term-gringo-are-actually-pendejos/

Mr. Green Jeans September 22, 2014 at 10:13 AM

The main theory about the origin of the term “Gringo” relates to the American soldiers during the US invasion of Mexico singing the song “Green Grow The Rushes, O” wherever they went. Thus the term does not really to an ethnic group, but to an imperialist, gun-toting, monolingual douche who has bad taste in music. Anyone who has ever heard “Green Grow the Rushes, O” will agree. If someone is offended by this term, perhaps it strikes a nerve too close to home. Lighten up and listen to some Chente.

Jose Bermudez September 21, 2014 at 6:12 PM

It’s the Mexican version of the Way the Brits call us “Yanks” . I haven’t heard anyone take offense to that. Or the way we call Canadians Canucks. Unfortunately the Gringos never quite found a way to be nice about the nicknames. Make a straight line with your argument about Tressie Capps that doesn’t divert from the fact that she was wrong. Anything that the person she bullied did on her property is moot. Tressie was the ONLY person in the wrong here and this isn’t YOUR opportunity to placate someone’s xenophobic style of jingoism by raising a very moot and irrelevant point.

Tressy Capps September 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Here is a link to info regarding flag etiquette http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html
Please educate yourselves. Perhaps if you were born on a military base and were part of a military family you would understand better the reverence for the flag. God bless America!

Christina Espinosa September 21, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Hey Tressy,
Maybe you should checkout an ACTUAL government website with regulations for flag display. http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/RL30243.pdf
BTW- how is unemployment treating you? Lol maybe you should go ask that church you were picketing for a handout.

Aztec September 22, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Hi Tressy.

Now that you are unemployed, I offer you a gig: my neighbor and I want to display the Mexican flag in our yards too. Can you come and help us? The paid is an underwear with the colors of your country’s national flag (you know, that is one of the uses that American citizens give to your sacred flag). We do not know which size you are, but considering that in order to deal with your depression you will eat a lot, we bought you an extra large size. Thank you very much for your time and attention. Come between 10:00am and 12:00pm so that you avoid traffic.

vicente arias September 22, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Did she got fired?

roy September 21, 2014 at 10:31 PM

The word gringo is referring to the u.s. army. Mexicans would tell them green go

Saygen September 22, 2014 at 1:42 AM

If you listen to the Mexican lady she is trying to explain that there was an American flag there too, but it was probably blown away…. This lady is not how we Americans treat our neighbors.

Leo September 22, 2014 at 6:20 AM

No they did not. The Army did NOT stop wearing BLUE until the 1890s.
Gringo: <>
Why would a Mexican that speaks Spanish say Gringo to a person wearing blue? Perhaps it would have been Bluego? or Azul ir?

Leo September 22, 2014 at 6:28 AM

GRINGO. US Army wore BLUE during the CRIMINAL INVASION of MEXICO. Green or khaki not until the 1890s. Remember the U.S. Civil War in the 1860? Blue.
<<Gringo: n. pl gringos [Sp, alternate of stranger, fm Latin Graecus, Greek] 1849: a foreigner in Spain or Latin America, esp. when person of English or American [sic] origin. . . . >>
Wearing BLUE wouldn’t they be called BLUEGO or perhaps Azul ir?

Ban Dera September 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Tressy Crapps seems not to understand the reverance for the American rights of private property and freedom of speech, two things the American flag is supposed to defend. She also seems unaware that as a belligerant lunatic trespassing on someone else’s lawn, they could have put several “Capps” in her keister, as is their right in America.

Norma Gonzales September 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

I see that this site practices censorship. Not at all surprising. Seems many can’t take it when hit with facts. Usually their emotions get in the way. So typical. They believe in free speech but ONLY when it pertains to them. It did not go unnoticed that the word ‘pendejo’ was used to describe someone who finds the word ‘gringo’ offensive. Another thing that does not surprise me. ‘When someone can’t beat one in a debate, they try to destroy one in other ways’. Also quite typical. I’m sure this will not make it to print. Ho-hum.

Jose Bermudez September 22, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Tressy Capps understands flag etiquette but doesn’t understand consent laws for filming on private property . You can’t claim copyright unless you had consent from the property owners you illegally filmed.
Tressy Capps broke the law namely California Civil Code 1708.8. Aka the Anti-Papparazzi statute .
The statute prohibits you from trespassing onto another person’s land or property with the express intention of procuring any kind of visual image, including but not limited to photographs, visual images, sound recordings or other images of a person engaging in a personal or familial activity.

Josie September 22, 2014 at 9:36 PM

she totally has a nopal on her forehead. shes offended because the owner doesn’t speak spanish. Awwww.

arturo September 23, 2014 at 12:20 AM

The lady should have called the cops on her for harrasing her on her own property. Its none of damn business luckily justice was made what an ignorant person.I can’t believe she kept on harassing her even when she told her she couldn’t speak English. Tressy you are literally one of the worst kind of people bullying someone who can’t even defend themselves

Justin Hardman September 23, 2014 at 7:17 AM

If you don’t want to denounce your loyalty to other countries then get the Fuck out. This is a problem with ILLEGALS coming to America. They don’t denounce there loyalty to there old country. No Flagg of any other country should fly in America. You don’t like it get the Fuck out.

Vanessa L September 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

This is the country of the “free” right? I have the “freedom” to fly what ever flag I see fit.

And I have the right to be offended by flags that go against my beliefs (I’m looking at you Confederate flag).

Tressy seems to think like a large portion of America who believe that “Land of the Free” is only for the Christian, white, conservative.

As an American who has the “right to call herself an American” by virtue ofbirth, I will fly what ever flag I want… maybe I will fly both the Mexican and Hungarian flags in honor of ancestry. Because that is the beauty of this country right?! Freedom?

I cackle at the racism showing its face here. Some with hispanic names…. self-loathing much?

Jose Bermudez September 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Oh I love how the xenophobic analphabets come out with their Tea Party inspired spelling in order to decry those who won’t partake in their jingoistic circle-jerk. They don’t recognize their own hypocrisy to see CSA stars and bars(a country that existed solely as an enemy of the USA) over state capitols in the South and have nary a word to say about taking those down. Nor do you hear any of the same so called patriots call the half-baked Alaskan former governor (Sarah Palin just in case you’re too dense to follow) out on her proud claim that she displays an Israeli flag in her office back home.
I have some bugaboos of my own about people who live in this country. If you were born here and want to spotlight the greatness of this country (I love it here, especially the freedom that you don’t seem to grasp i.e. 1st amendment free speech) you should not put a negative light on our education system. First , the word fuck (tsk on the profanity) is not a proper noun , it doesn’t require capitalization. Secondly, you used the homynym “there” for “their” . One is an adverb indicating place or position the other is pronoun often acting as an adjective modifying a noun as an indicator of possession. Thirdly how did you manage to put a second “G” on the word flag? You can’t chalk that up to auto-correct because that word doesn’t exist in the lexicon. I’m only saying this as a concerned American. I’d hate to see you at a tea party rally with a sign that says ” Morans, fly the American flagg or get the Fuck out! Mexico is over their!” You can be the first literate guy at your tea party rally. Baby steps”

Gilda September 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Whites and blacks Americans this is what YOU ALL GET FOR ALLOW ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THIS COUNTRY. Tressy BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR STANDING UP FOR THE AMERICIAN FLAG.AL THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS HAS A COCKYNESS ABOUT THEM.I ‘ve been saying for years let SHIP ALL illegal aliens back to were they come from. PLEASE SEE MY PLAN BELOW.BY THE WAY TRESSY YOU ARE RIGHT ON.

ENGOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH!!!!!!!!! WHY DON’T YOU SENATORS ASK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IF THEY WANT TO GIVE THE 11 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS AMENSTY.YOU A-HOLES!!!!!!!!!!

PRESIDENT OBAMA, HOUSE SPEAKER, CONGRESS, AND SENATORS MY PASSION FOR THIS TOPIC IS VERY STRONG.

THE GOVERNMENT KNOW WE HAVE 11 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS HERE IN AMERICAN WELL GET WHAT A-HOLES.WE SHOULD BE SHIPPING BACK HOME 11 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS PERIOD END OF STORY.

MY PARENT CAME TO AMERICA AND DID IT THE CORRECT WAY THEY DID NOT ASK FOR ANY HAND OUTS.THEY WAITED THEIR TURN AND THIS IS ALL US AMERICANS ARE ASKING

WE ( AMERICANS) GAVE YOU POLITCAINS OUR ANSWER MAY 2009,2011 WHEN YOU WANTED TO GIVE OUT AMESTY TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.

NO ILLEGAL ALIENS SHOULD GET A FREE PASS TO AMERICA.TO ALL AMERICANS IT TIME TO DRAW THE LINE IN THE SAND.CALL YOUR CONGRESS PERSON LET THEM KNOW WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS BULL-#$#% .THIS GOVERMENT HAS BEEN GIVING AWAY ENOUGH OF OUR AMERICAN DOLLARS TO ALL THESE F-ING ILLEGAL ALIENS.

AS AN AMERICAN I ENCOURGE EVERYONE, TO STOP CALLING THEM IMMIGRANTS.
LET CALL THEM WHAT THEY REALLY ARE ILLEGAL ALIENS.

NO ILLEGAL ALIENS SHOULD USE A MEXICO ID CARD FOR IDENTIFICATION ON AMERICAN SOIL

HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF POLITCIANS GIVING AWAY FREEBIES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.
1.
LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF CHARLIE BECK WANTS TO GIVE ILLEGAL ALIENS FREE CALIFORNIA DRIVER LICENSE.EVERYONE, PLEASE CALL THE CHEIF OFFICE AND EXPRESS WHAT A DISGUSTING IDEA THIS IS

2. GOV JERRY BROWN THIS A-HOLE HAS SIGN AB131 BILL TO GIVE ILLEGAL ALIENS, AMERICAN TAX DOLLAR TO GO TO COLLEGE. AS AN AMERICAN I PERFER AMERICAN CHILDREN AND LEGAL CITIZENS CHILDREN NEED TO BE FIRST OVER ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN CHILD.

THIS IS MY 10 POINT PLAN FOR ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS

1. ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS MUST REPORT TO IMMIGRATION (INS) OFFICE IN THE STATE THE RESIDED IMMEDIATELY ILL/AL ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T SPEAK ENGLISH MUST REPORT HOW MANY YEARS YOU LIVE HERE ON US SOIL YRS, MTHS, WKS, OR DAYS

ILL/ALI MOST PAY A FEE FOR IMMEDIATE DEPORTION
PER PERSON FEE $500 EACH ADDITIONAL PER PERSONS IN FAMILY $900
THIS IS A DEPORTION FEE

ALL ILL/ALI MUST PAY FEE FOR BEEN ON US SOIL PER PERSON $1000, IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN $ 2000+ $ 500 FOR HAVING ILL/ALI CHILD ON US SOIL

2. ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL STOP GETTING ALL THE FOLLOWING SERVICES FROM GOVS AGENCIES
* WELFARE, HEALTHCARE, SCHOOLING, HOUSING
ILL/ALI MUST PAY A FEE FOR UTILIZING ALL THESE SERVICES FEE
PER PERSON $2000

3. ALL BUSINESSES WHO HIRED ILL/AL WILL BE FINE – $100,000 PER PERSON AND FINE $50,000 FOR SECOND OFFENSE, BUSINESSES WILL LOSS LICENSE AND PERMIT FINE $150,000 AND ADDED FEE $40,000 FEE FOR EACH PER PERSON FOUND WORKING ILLEALLY FOR BUSINESS.BUISNESS WILL PAY A FEE OF $20.000 PERSON TO SHIP ILL/AL HOME

4. ANY CHILD BORN FROM AN ILL/ALN ON US SOIL WILL BE AN ILL/ALI AS WELL. AND WILL BE SHIP BACK WITH THEIR ILL/ALI PARENT (S)

5.NO ILL/ALI WILL ALLOW TO GET DRIVER LICENSES /ID, THEY CAN’T DRIVE, BUY A HOME, RENT A HOME, GO TO SCHOOL, WORK, OPEN ANY KIND OF BUSINESS, OR OPEN ANY BANK ACCOUNT,GET SOCIAL SECURITY,WORK MAN COMP, ETC……..

6.ANY ILL/ALI CAUGHT WITH ANY ILLEGAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY, ANYONE SELLING, BUYING OR MANUFACTURING ANY ILLEGALS DOCUMENTS WILL BE DEPORT IMMIDEATELY.PAY A FINE OF $15,000 AND PAY TO BE SHIP BACK HOME.

7. NO ILL/ALI CAN FILE ANY LAW SUIT.

8. NO ILL/ALI CAN FILE FOR CITIZENSHIP

9. NO ILL/ALI CAN’T RE-ENTER INTO THE US IF THEY HAVE BEEN DEPORTED

10. ALL AMERICAN MUST REPORT ALL ILL/ALI ALL BUSINESSES MUST REPORT ALL ILL/ALI TRYING TO APPY FOR JOBS.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD ON

Jose Bermudez September 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

My addition. People who can’t toggle the caps lock on a computer should be fined , flogged and flayed with a blade as dull as their wits. But allowances should be made for those suffering from schizophrenia, derangement, paranoid personality disorder, etc. I say this knowing this will probably provide you with an easy loophole for the non compos mentis quality of your manifesto. Why do people seem to always take their cue from the Unabomber when they make a “list”?
The irony is that the Affordable Care Act just might get you the help you need.

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