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Malkin: Fly Our Flag HIGH (Post your Pics here!)
MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 4-6-06 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/06/2006 9:53:48 AM PDT by cgk

FLY OUR FLAG HIGH

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Michelle Malkin

  ·   April 06, 2006 09:11 AM

***scroll for updates...reader photo submissions...Senate immigration legislation developments...Denver pro-patriotism rally tomorrow...a judge forced to recuse himself for leading the Pledge of Allegiance...Mexican flag-flyers defiant...***

***1135am EST newsflash: cloture vote on Specter amnesty amendment...immigration deal announced***

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It's Take an American Flag to Work Day. Fly one high and proud.

Printable flag here.

Here's the poster I have on my home office wall:

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Show your colors. Track back or e-mail your favorite American flag photos.

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Reader Paige D. sends her favorite:

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Charles Ryder at Age of Hooper was at the Simon Deng Freedom Walk rally yesterday, which called attention to the jihadist war on Christians and horros of slavery in Sudan. He took this picture of Deng, a great American:

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The Political Pit Bull picked Old Glory at Ground Zero. Lots of readers sending their favorite images of the flag-raising at Iwo Jima.

Reader Tim Hartigan sends the banner from his company's website and e-mails: "The Flag and our work are intertwined. This is a graphic we proudly display at the top of every page of our website. Our company helps in a small way in supplying our armed forces with the best hardware in the world."

Jon Ham at the John Locke Foundation e-mails a lovely Life cover from 1942 and e-mails: "Imagine a mainstream news magazine doing a cover like this today — the American flag portrayed without sarcastic comment, and with the tag line, “United We Stand,” printed unselfconsciously. This was about seven months after Pearl Harbor. Today that cover would be “Why The Japanese Hate Us So.”

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Emily Zanotti has this one on her office wall:

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Freeper VRWCmember posts an office photo:

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Mike C. sends a photo he took on July 4, 2003 in Chicago:

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Reader Jerry B. sends this moving photo he snapped two months before the Sept. 11 attacks and writes: "I took this photo from the circle line on 7/22/2001. Just as I snapped the photo, a breeze put the flag on the back of the boat into the scene. Little did I know…I’m still employed by the company that was the largest tenant at the WTC, and was in lower Manhattan as the events of 9/11 were taking place. This will always be my favorite flag photo."

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Laura Lee Donoho
posts:

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Reader Dane sends a gorgeous photo he took in his hometown (Enterprise, AL) outside an historic hotel:

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***

Related:

The Glenn and Helen show podcast today features an interview with Bill Frist about developments on the immigration legislation front.

Glenn proposes that he might barge into the Capitol, McKinney-style, and start conducting business as an "undocumented Senator."

Heh.

Washington Times:

Senate Republicans will filibuster their own immigration bill today in the face of steadfast refusal by Democrats to allow amendments to the bill that many conservatives view as granting amnesty to illegal aliens.

As an alternative, Majority Leader Bill Frist reached an agreement last night with fellow Republicans on a new comprehensive immigration plan that includes increasing border security and a guest-worker plan, but still does not resolve concerns about amnesty.

The new plan would allow illegal aliens who have been in the United States for more than five years to remain in the country working while applying for U.S. citizenship. Those who have been here between two and five years would have to apply for citizenship at a point of entry, but could remain working. Anyone here for less than two years would have to leave the country, but they could still apply for citizenship from their home country.

Mr. Frist declined to tell The Washington Times last night how he would vote on the alternative measure.

Take time out today to e-mail GOP senators: No Amnesty.

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From the Move America Forward rally in San Diego in March.

From Operation Thank you last October with the FReepers at Miramar MCAS.


1 posted on 04/06/2006 9:53:51 AM PDT by cgk
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To: 2dogjoe; 351 Cleveland; 4Freedom; ajolympian2004; alisasny; AmericanMade1776; askrenr; at bay; ...

Malkin ping!

Please FReepmail me if you would like to be added to, or removed from, the Michelle Malkin ping list...

2 posted on 04/06/2006 9:54:43 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk

We fly our flag every day.


3 posted on 04/06/2006 9:55:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (If you don't want to be lumped in with those who commit violence in your name, take steps to end it.)
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4 posted on 04/06/2006 9:55:55 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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5 posted on 04/06/2006 9:56:17 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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6 posted on 04/06/2006 9:59:51 AM PDT by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: frogjerk

That's the won!.........


7 posted on 04/06/2006 9:59:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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8 posted on 04/06/2006 10:03:43 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: cgk
I like our flag without all the graffiti.


9 posted on 04/06/2006 10:05:12 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: Red Badger

10 posted on 04/06/2006 10:05:29 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: cgk
Same flag at the Sheehan counter-protest in Crawford last summer.


11 posted on 04/06/2006 10:07:26 AM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Denver Ditdat

Those were messages from elementary kids to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


12 posted on 04/06/2006 10:09:00 AM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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13 posted on 04/06/2006 10:10:46 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: mewzilla
BUMP!
14 posted on 04/06/2006 10:11:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: cgk

Our kids gave us a 30' flag pole and flag which we've installed in our front yard. Best Christmas present ever!


15 posted on 04/06/2006 10:11:32 AM PDT by Humidston (Democrats = Elitists who want to control everyone else's business.)
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To: mewzilla

That firefighter flag picture can still bring out the emotions. That one speaks at least 1,000 words.


16 posted on 04/06/2006 10:13:39 AM PDT by Allegra (No mosques were entered or damaged during this post.)
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To: cgk

Bump for pic taking


17 posted on 04/06/2006 10:14:01 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: mewzilla

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18 posted on 04/06/2006 10:14:15 AM PDT by MrLee
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To: Dane; cgk
Reader Dane sends a gorgeous photo he took in his hometown (Enterprise, AL) outside an historic hotel:

Is that you?

If it is, congrats!

19 posted on 04/06/2006 10:14:58 AM PDT by sausageseller (Look out for the jackbooted spelling police. There! Everywhere!(revised cause the "man" accosted me!)
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To: cgk

bump


20 posted on 04/06/2006 10:16:06 AM PDT by VOA
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To: mewzilla

My husband has that photo in #4 up in his classroom and has a large flag hanging from the balconey railing.


21 posted on 04/06/2006 10:17:33 AM PDT by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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22 posted on 04/06/2006 10:18:29 AM PDT by frogjerk (LIBERALISM: The perpetual insulting of common sense.)
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To: cgk
I took this one myself on 9-11, before either tower had fallen:


23 posted on 04/06/2006 10:19:29 AM PDT by Huck
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To: ladtx
A wonderful sentiment, but there had to be a better medium to deliver those messages.

Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but I subscribe to the Neil Armstrong school of thought when it comes to the flag. He was once asked about the authenticity of an autograph on a photo of him wearing his Apollo space suit, and he immediately identified it as a fake with the words "I don't write on the flag".

Fake Armstrong autograph:

Genuine Armstrong autograph:

Sorry to be a stick in the mud, but I have to agree with Mr. Armstrong.

24 posted on 04/06/2006 10:20:45 AM PDT by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: cgk
Scouts on USS Pampanito
25 posted on 04/06/2006 10:24:27 AM PDT by SmithL (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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26 posted on 04/06/2006 10:26:24 AM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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27 posted on 04/06/2006 10:28:56 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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28 posted on 04/06/2006 10:31:26 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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29 posted on 04/06/2006 10:32:09 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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Artist's rendition of the flag over Fort McHenry, Baltimore Maryland, that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the National Anthem
30 posted on 04/06/2006 10:32:47 AM PDT by George - the Other (400,000 bodies in Saddam's Mass Graves, and counting ...)
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To: Denver Ditdat; ladtx
I like our flag without all the graffiti.

I understand... as ladtx mentioned, this flag was made up of children's decorated patches sewn together into an American flag to support our troops. For that alone, I appreciate the meaning and thoughts behind it. The true un-altered American flag will always be tops.

31 posted on 04/06/2006 10:34:26 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

May I ask... Why was this thread removed from all of the sidebar topics: news, editorial, constitution and activism?


32 posted on 04/06/2006 10:38:19 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: cgk; hattend; Baynative; mnehrling; eeevil conservative; sofaman; Repub4bush; rightinthemiddle; ...

hattend, Baynative, mnehrling, eeevil conservative, sofaman, Repub4bush; rightinthemiddle; andyk; defconw; tiredoflaundry; sono; RasterMaster; markedmannerf; Dr. Ed Bravo, A. Hun, Fudd Fan, VU4G10, raybbr, HiJinx, Rakkasan1, Wonder Warthog, deport, blackie, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, BookaT, imintrouble, navynucmom; hattend; acsrp38; MNJohnnie; rodguy911; Fudd Fan; Peach; jdm; beyond the sea; F.J. Mitchell, EveningStar; DoughtyOne; abigail2; Bella_Bru; BenLurkin; Blue Champagne; Bob J; boris; blackie, Ali Veritas, Howlin; onyx; Clemenza; Petronski; GummyIII; SevenofNine; martin_fierro; veronica; EggsAckley; Californiajones; Supernatural; neverdem; TheForceOfOne; lawdog; Huber; AFreeBird; Sensei Ern, Tim Long, txflake, Froufrou, honest conservative, Star Traveler, DaveLoneRanger, radix

Hey friends of Democracy,

I'd like some feedback on an idea for a VIVA AMERICA rally.
We need latino stars who believe in the greatness of our country
and the rule of law. We need speakers who will educate these
young "Anchor Babies" about the Constitution and what it means
to be a part of this nation.

We need a venue, financing and advertising.

VIVA AMERICA doesn't have to happen tomorrow. It can be an
on-going crusade to teach conservatism through music concerts and
celebrity rally's. The Catholic church should want to embrace this.

I will be back online this afternoon. But will welcome your ideas.

Supernatural.... would you mind fascilitating this while I'm gone?

His always... Jo



33 posted on 04/06/2006 10:39:43 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark ((Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3))
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To: cgk
One of my favorite Reagan pics:


34 posted on 04/06/2006 10:49:20 AM PDT by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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To: Jo Nuvark
Fly The Flag!

Be Ever Vigilant!


35 posted on 04/06/2006 10:49:29 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Jo Nuvark
Image hosting by Photobucket My back door.
36 posted on 04/06/2006 10:50:07 AM PDT by madison10
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37 posted on 04/06/2006 10:52:31 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Jo Nuvark

Perhaps this actor: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0261805/


38 posted on 04/06/2006 10:53:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: cgk; CMS; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; OneLoyalAmerican; bkwells; blacklions; ...

UNITED STATES CODE
TITLE 36
CHAPTER 10
§174. Time and occasions for display
(e) Display on or near administration building of public institutions The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution.

(f) Display in or near polling places The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days.

(g) Display in or near schoolhouses The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.




"I live in a small farm town in Nelson County, Virginia, and will retire from the Virginia Army National Guard in April 2006, after 22 years. I have spent almost one half of my adult life preparing myself and my soldiers for a time, such as now, that our country might successfully face our enemies, foreign and domestic.

Looking at your webpage this morning and seeing the pictures of the high school students raising a Mexican national flag over an upside down American flag saddened me terribly, insofar as there are American soldiers, Marines, sailors, and airmen currently putting their lives in danger in order to provide these "citizens" the comfort of knowing that their protests will not result in being lined up against a wall and executed for their behavior, as they might in other countries around the world.

What would be interesting to know is if these young men and women are enjoying their educations on the back of the American taxpayer at a public school, while denigrating the country that provides these benefits to them, and so blatantly desecrating the flag that serves as a beacon to draw them to America in the first place."

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004869.htm

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1605381/posts?page=1853#1853

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1605381/posts?page=1876#1876


39 posted on 04/06/2006 11:01:00 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (How could an illegal be a "guest" of anything? What part of criminal don't RINO's understand?)
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bump.


40 posted on 04/06/2006 11:03:37 AM PDT by KitJ
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To: admiralsn

41 posted on 04/06/2006 11:05:35 AM PDT by admiralsn (I believe God gives only three answers to prayer: Yes | Not yet | I have something better in mind)
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42 posted on 04/06/2006 11:09:44 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: cgk
Your pictures are WONDERFUL!!!!!!
43 posted on 04/06/2006 11:10:53 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: admiralsn

I love that picture...........


44 posted on 04/06/2006 11:12:18 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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45 posted on 04/06/2006 11:15:29 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

BTTT


46 posted on 04/06/2006 11:22:01 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: beyond the sea

Thank you! Most of them are keepers I've had since 9-11 and during the war. Memorable images I never want to forget, and want to share with my littlest when she's older. Living history in a sense as she was born a year after 9-11.


47 posted on 04/06/2006 11:24:26 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Thank you, Tonk!

You are a hero, and a man among men. Thank you for your great and continued service to our country.


48 posted on 04/06/2006 11:25:06 AM PDT by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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Somewhere in America, after 9-11:

49 posted on 04/06/2006 11:27:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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We've since moved, but the new flagpole is going in this weekend.


50 posted on 04/06/2006 11:28:04 AM PDT by HiJinx (~ www.proudpatriots.org ~ Serving Those Who Serve Us ~ Operation Easter/Passover ~)
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