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Colorado School Comes Under Fire for Hanging Saudi Flag Higher Than American Flag
Fox News ^ | 9/5/2011

Posted on 09/05/2011 10:38:52 AM PDT by Puppage

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: americanflag; antiamericanism; bauderelementary; briancarpenter; co; colorado; duplicate; education; flag; fortcollins; islamictheocracy; mosqueandstate; publicschools; saudiarabia; saudiflag; schools; sedition; sharia; theflag; usflag

1 posted on 09/05/2011 10:38:57 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

What the...?


2 posted on 09/05/2011 10:39:47 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Coming November 2012 - The End of an Error.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Incredible, isn’t it?


3 posted on 09/05/2011 10:41:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Why the he$$ is any foreign flag flying anywhere near the U.S. Flag in a public school? City,county state flag maybe, but a foreign flag, especially of our enemy? WTF? Oh I forgot,the usual libtard, phony educationalist who sees the world as a community of all equally cultural and religious entities. Peace,love and submission.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 10:41:37 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Puppage

Right, no disrespect. The idiot simply doesn’t know American flag protocol. Typical Liberal school administrator.


5 posted on 09/05/2011 10:42:45 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Am The Person Whom I've Been Waiting For.)
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To: Puppage

Political correctness is a fatal disease.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 10:42:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Coming November 2012 - The End of an Error.)
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To: Puppage
He explained that other flags are posted around the school to recognize the nationalities of students from other countries.

That's the PC wuss's mistake right there. Does he think every school in American should do that?

7 posted on 09/05/2011 10:44:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Puppage
Dear school Clymers;

I lived in Saudi for six years and expected to see their flag. I wasn't put out not to see an American flag because it was their country. Living back in the USA I only expect to see their flag at the UN, consulates, and embassies. BTW, did you let your students know that where it can be flown in Saudi, the American flag is not very visible as to discourage terrorist attacks. Been that way there for decades.

8 posted on 09/05/2011 10:46:21 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Puppage
It seems to me that IF you read the article which most don't here that it was an accident. They put all the flags up from kids from different countries and accidentally raised the Saudi flag to high. They do this daily so it is not like it was done with malice.
9 posted on 09/05/2011 10:46:57 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

When did this “read the articles” thing happen?

Seems extreme.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 10:48:47 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: john drake

The Saudi flag IS the flag of the enemy, Islamic green with the words of shahada and a sword aimed at the infidels’ throat.

BTW, the Saudis go ballistic at Olympic events when their flag is handled like any other nation’s, when in fact they regard it as holy as the Koran itself.

Please to note my tagline.

Deus vult!


11 posted on 09/05/2011 10:49:38 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: napscoordinator
"so it is not like it was done with malice. "

DUH!

I absolutely agree! More like it was done out of misplaced lib stupidity.

vaudine

12 posted on 09/05/2011 10:52:01 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: napscoordinator
that it was an accident

Was it an accident when the school in CA. flew the American flag upside down...BELOW the Mexican flag?

In any circumstance but public schools I might agree with you that it was an accident. Not so here, IMHO.

13 posted on 09/05/2011 10:52:24 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: napscoordinator
Not to blog pimp but it appears this wasn't the main outdoor flag. Here's the blog referred to in the original article with picture;

Greeley Report
http://greeleyreport.com/

14 posted on 09/05/2011 10:52:40 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Puppage
GET THE EAGLE SCOUTS OUT AND HAVE THEM TEACH THAT WHOLE F§¶•∞NG TOWN AND THE PRINCIPAL, WHO SHOULD BE FIRED, THE ENTIRE PROPER FLAG ETIQUETTE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS AND I AM SO GD SICK AND TIRED OF PRINCIPALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS AND OTHERS GIVING WAY TO THISE F&ˆ%(NG MUZZIES...IT IS WELL BEYOND TIME FOR THIS CRAP TO STOP.. I AM IN ICELAND AND HAVE TO RETURN TO THE STATES SOON AND TO BE HONEST I AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT..AND YES I AM YELLING..NOT AT ANYONE HERE JUST VENTING..
15 posted on 09/05/2011 10:55:34 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: SkyDancer

The idiot knows flag protocol.......they just don’t care. Don’t let them fool you.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 10:55:47 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Puppage

ONE OTHER THING, THE AMERICAN FLAG IS NEVER EVER DIPPED TO HONOR OR SALUTE ANY OTHER FLAG..NEVER.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 10:56:21 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: elcid1970

BTTT!!


18 posted on 09/05/2011 10:58:32 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Puppage

We need American pride restored. Let the foreign students learn to honor America for allowing them to be here, pretending to get an education at our public schools. Go home to respect other flags.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 11:01:43 AM PDT by pallis
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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20 posted on 09/05/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by Mr. Wright (is)
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To: Puppage
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.

He most certainly did!

This so called "Educator" is educating his charges to disrespect American values. He MUST be fired!

21 posted on 09/05/2011 11:18:10 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Puppage

If he doesn’t want to assimilate into the distinct American culture then Principal Brian Carpenter ought to consider going back home to Saudi Arabia. ... Oh, wait ....


22 posted on 09/05/2011 11:19:11 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Puppage

Brian Carpenter..... Principal


23 posted on 09/05/2011 11:21:19 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: napscoordinator

The Ignorance of proper flag protocol seems almost willful, which is malicious as far as I’m concerned.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 11:25:29 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: napscoordinator

It was done with incompetence and shouldn’t be done period.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 11:31:45 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Couldn’t have said it better. Why should any other countries flags be flying on our school grounds anyway? After all it is not the UN building. Or the US Open tennis game.

USA, State and County only.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 11:41:54 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Here is another one to up your BP, it’s been going one for a few weeks now..NO Pre game prayer for Mississippi football players ‘over loud speakers’. You are poisoning young minds. sarc/

http://thenewamerican.com/culture/education/8736-school-districts-harassed-by-secular-group-on-issue-of-prayer


27 posted on 09/05/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Puppage

Mistake or not, why is any flag other than the American and Colorado flag displayed anyway? Maybe the libs there would enjoy adding a Gadsden for the real Americans who care about the future of the nation. Or the scouting flags. Or how about a Confederate flag for kids who have moved there from the south. Saudi flag? BS!


28 posted on 09/05/2011 11:49:57 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Puppage; wagglebee

And where is the ACLU as the Islamic theocratic state of Saudi Arabia’s flag flies over an American school at ANY height?


29 posted on 09/05/2011 11:58:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Puppage
Just following Zero's example.

It's clear that this Fort Collins school is onboard with the President's mission to cut America down to size.

30 posted on 09/05/2011 12:07:30 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Here is the question that needs to be answered. Why did the school feel a need to display the flags of foreign countries to make the students from those countries feel good about themselves? Those foreign students are probably attending that public school while their parents are paying little or no taxes to support that school. That should be enough.

This diversity bs for the sake of diversity is insanity, whether it is happening at school or in the work place. It serves no real or beneficial purpose.


31 posted on 09/05/2011 12:21:09 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Saltmeat

I agree. This wouldn’t have happened back in the 50s and 60s when I was in school. IMHO. In those days, Americans were proud to be Americans.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 12:25:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Spreading fear isn't working for the 'RATS anymore so they've resorted to using threats.)
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To: john drake

Ask the school principal if he’d allow the flying of a christian flag.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 12:26:42 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Don Corleone
I'm sure the School District did not
purchase the Saudi flag.

Who does it belong to ? Fire them !


34 posted on 09/05/2011 12:50:40 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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