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Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag
FoxNews ^ | September 05, 2011

Posted on 09/05/2011 9:53:21 AM PDT by Steelfish

Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag September 05, 2011

An elementary school in Colorado has come under criticism after they lowered the American flag and elevated a Saudi Arabian flag. The principal at Bauder Elementary School in Fort Collins said they did not mean to disrespect the American flag, according to a report in the Greeley Gazzette.

Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position at the school. He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.

A photograph showing the raised Saudi flag alongside the lowered American flag was first posted on the Greeley Report, a local blog. It generated lots of local debate. “We realize this is an extremely sensitive time with us getting close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11," Carpenter told the Gazzette.

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KEYWORDS: arth; bauderelementary; briancarpenter; saudiflag; usflag
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1 posted on 09/05/2011 9:53:24 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Maybe said principal would like to be stoned to death like they do in Saudi Arabia.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 9:54:41 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Steelfish

not good


3 posted on 09/05/2011 9:54:42 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Steelfish

“The custodian (or student), Abdul, assigned to raise the flag didn’t know the protocol.” /s


4 posted on 09/05/2011 9:55:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Steelfish

Principal Brian Carpenter: Demonstrated/proven idiot.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 9:55:40 AM PDT by realpatriot (Some spelling (and grammar for the grammar nazis) errers entionally included!)
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To: Steelfish
We realize this is an extremely sensitive time with us getting close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11

Uh no Brian... it is always a bad time for that crap and you are more than welcome to emigrate to the ME if you feel that way.

6 posted on 09/05/2011 9:57:38 AM PDT by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: realpatriot

Any reason for the saudi flag to be put up in the first place?


7 posted on 09/05/2011 9:58:22 AM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: Steelfish

Principal Brian Carpenter told the newspaper that the American flag was immediately returned to its proper and prominent position at the school.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Right after photos were taken, videos were shot, and the content posted on Islamic websites for all haters of America to see.

No problem. What’s the fuss?

/s


8 posted on 09/05/2011 10:04:31 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: DWC

I used my saudi flag for a doormat until it got worn out.


9 posted on 09/05/2011 10:05:14 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Ax

Know of anyplace to purchase Saudi flag toilet paper? My oldest basset is starting to need a little help. Oh, and that principal’s home address so I can send the little soiled flags for him to place on the ground and roll around in ecstasy.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 10:07:56 AM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Steelfish
He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.
Ummm...this was an elementary school. Shouldn't all of these students be American Citizens? Unless they were very recent immigrants that excuse is BS.
11 posted on 09/05/2011 10:13:49 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Steelfish

Look at the Greely Gazzette article. The American flag is not lower than the Saudi flag it is bowed in a form of salute or subjugation.......this principle knew exactly what the hell he was doing.


12 posted on 09/05/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Steelfish

Treason comes so natural to these people they actually have to force themselves to act American when the circumstances are warranted.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 10:27:42 AM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: Steelfish; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; SunkenCiv; Yaelle; Arizona Carolyn; Atom Smasher; machogirl; ...
[The principal] explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.

That in itself is a foolish policy. Students of other nationalities, who should be on a legal pathway to American citizenship as a requirement to attend an American public school, should not be reminded of their past by these flags, but rather exposed continuously to American culture, values, and symbols - including the Stars and Stripes. Other than perhaps on special occasions, flags of foreign nations should have no place in American public schools, and certainly don't belong merely as a feel-good gesture toward immigrant youngsters.

14 posted on 09/05/2011 10:29:48 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Steelfish
Surprised? Not me. An elementary school for crap's sake. Probably not a single staffer that ever studied Civics. Hell, most have done nothing in their lives except "go to school".
15 posted on 09/05/2011 10:29:54 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: metmom; wintertime; little jeremiah; Impy

Hey, this is a new one. So thoughtful of them to provide us with relief with all those mundane student/teacher sex scandals!/heavy sarcasm


16 posted on 09/05/2011 10:32:07 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: justiceseeker93

Too bad there was not a good marksman nearby to shoot the damn thing off the pole.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: justiceseeker93

unless maybe this was a one day thing. or a one week thing. I could see a school trying to encourage students to learn about the world by first showing all the foreign flags of every ethnicity of every student. But someone screwed up bad when they raised one of the flags higher than the US flag.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 10:44:35 AM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Steelfish

Idiot. NO Flag is ever posted higher then the American Flag.
And he is in charge of our children?? If kids are in an American school in an American city the only flag that they should see is the American flag and the State Flag.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Zero tolerance - fire the principal! Ignorance of the rules is no excuse. After all, they suspend students who wear a t-shirt with the American flag on it, saying zero tolerance etc. Sick of these traitors running our schools.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 10:46:19 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Steelfish
WTF Why even raise any flag other than the U.S. flag. That's like these jerks that fly the Mexican flag!!! If Mexico is so great what are they doing in The U.S.A.? Go to Wal-Mart and see how many don't speak English. I say if you can't speak the language get out of the country.
21 posted on 09/05/2011 10:49:44 AM PDT by jarofants
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To: Mouton

I’d have done what the Egyptian did to the Israeli flag. Torn it down.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 10:50:57 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Know of anyplace to purchase Saudi flag toilet paper? My oldest basset is starting to need a little help.

I prefer Koranic toilet paper.

Pisses off the most jihadis for the buck.

23 posted on 09/05/2011 10:54:50 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Steelfish
Seems to me that Principal Brian Carpenter is not educated enough to be a “Principal”.
24 posted on 09/05/2011 11:00:00 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Kakaze
Yep. Quite intentional.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 11:00:46 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Steelfish

My company being an international concern HQ’d in Canada, both national flags are displayed. In the U.S, ours is discernibly higher; in Canadian offices, their protocols govern. It only shows the proper respect.

To do anything else, particularly at a governmental entity, smacks of a deliberate (un-American) agenda...


26 posted on 09/05/2011 11:06:12 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Labo[u]r Day)
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To: justiceseeker93

So the American students are from another country? Are these the states-rights nuts that hang out in the hills of Colorado?


27 posted on 09/05/2011 11:11:05 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

One could almost say Old Glory is “bowing” to the Saudi rag....


28 posted on 09/05/2011 11:11:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (Hmmm, Hmmm, Hmmm)
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To: Steelfish

LOL, check out this tard’s blog:

http://principalcarpenter.posterous.com/

“Universal breakfast”, what a twit.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Steelfish; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; Aggie Mama; agrace; AliVeritas; AlmaKing; ..

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

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30 posted on 09/05/2011 11:35:47 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: TigersEye

CO ping.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (I have a very firm grasp on reality! I can reach out and strangle it any time!)
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To: Steelfish

how many of those hijackers were Saudi again??

The principal should be fired for general stupidity


32 posted on 09/05/2011 11:40:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: unixfox

I’d bury him up to his neck in Korans and pelt him with horse manure. Two birds - one stone.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 11:40:23 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Steelfish
I thought when they said Colorado School Comes Under Fire they meant Columbine II

If there was ever a reason for a bloody rampage...

34 posted on 09/05/2011 11:43:22 AM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: Baladas
LOL, check out this tard’s blog

Sept. 19, no school......its Collaboration day.

Bowed flag, collaboration day, no better place to hide, then in plain sight.

35 posted on 09/05/2011 11:46:29 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: justiceseeker93
should be on a legal pathway to American citizenship as a requirement to attend an American public school

There is no such requirement, I wish there were.

In San Diego and El Paso and other cities there are buses that pick up Mexican kids at border crossings so they can attend US schools and go home after school.

Most school districts will not reject illegal aliens at all when they apply.

36 posted on 09/05/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

Public School.


37 posted on 09/05/2011 12:20:42 PM PDT by usslsm51
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To: GeronL
There is no such requirement, I wish there were.

Yes, I'm aware of that. Picking up Mexican kids at the border to go to American schools is particularly obnoxious. Displaying Mexican flags in those American schools adds insult to injury, especially when you consider who is paying for these Mexican kids' education.

38 posted on 09/05/2011 12:33:23 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Meanwhile you’d go to jail if you sent your kids to a better school across town.


39 posted on 09/05/2011 12:45:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Ax

Hope you didn’t buy it.


40 posted on 09/05/2011 1:07:57 PM PDT by DWC (historian)
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To: justiceseeker93; All

You are so absolutely correct!!!!


41 posted on 09/05/2011 1:16:33 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This principal and the staff that collaborated need to be summarily dismissed with loss of compensation and retirement. Will someone with savvy please forward this thread to the local Board of Education.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 1:21:01 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

shakes head


43 posted on 09/05/2011 1:26:23 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: pandoraou812

He din’t know no better. He’s jest a skool techer after awl.


44 posted on 09/05/2011 1:30:45 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

This is what happens when you replace civics class with classes on diversity and multiculturalism.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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To: Jack Black

Thought you might be interested


46 posted on 09/05/2011 1:56:21 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Malacoda

Yep, he knows the names of every two-bit country around the world by heart. I wonder if he can spell them?


47 posted on 09/05/2011 2:05:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Sounds like State Dept. Raising the Saudi flag, home of most of the 9/11 hijackers.


48 posted on 09/05/2011 2:17:03 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I have an interesting approach on this which might kick them in the teeth.

As a public school with public funds, YOU CAN SUE THEIR ASSESS FOR PROMOTION ONE RELIGION OVER ANOTHER.

That is not only the Saudi Flag. But the inscription on it in Arabic, the Shahada, is that of a central tenant of religion of ISLAM, which is exclusionary, and which directly says "There is No God but Allah, and Mohammad is His Messenger" (أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله و أشهد أن محمد رسول الله).

Here is where the ACLU could step in based on separate of Church and State (their ballywick), in a public organization supporting such a demonstration that violated the civil rights of others (non adherents to Islam).


49 posted on 09/05/2011 2:50:42 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (De-RINOFICATION of the GOP leadership is Job Number ONE. Let's GIT 'ER DONE!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Pix of flags show broken dowel on American Flag. (Sounds like something Charlie Chan would say? I’ll leave it as is.)


50 posted on 09/05/2011 3:02:24 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team 4 me)
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