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Lake Democratic Party head removes Obama flag veterans termed 'desecration'
Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ludmilla Lelis

Posted on 03/13/2012 2:47:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

AVARES — The Lake County Democratic Party removed an American flag depicting an image of President Barack Obama at its headquarters this afternoon after several veterans complained.

"That's a complete desecration of the American flag," local veteran Donald Van Beck said.

The controversial flag had been flying under an American flag on the same flag pole. It has an image of Obama in the blue section where the stars are normally located. A similar flag was available for sale on eBay for $12.95.

Today, half a dozen veterans arrived at the party headquarters in Tavares and Van Beck asked party chair Nancy Hurlbert to take down the flag.

She responded that she would research the matter and wouldn't take it down immediately, prompting Van Beck to say that he would take it down. However, Hulbert said they would be trespassing on private property.

(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...


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KEYWORDS: cultofpersonality; flagdesecration; obama; obamacult; obamaflag; oldglory; usflag; veterans
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1 posted on 03/13/2012 2:47:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Flag should be flying upside down.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 2:50:12 PM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama Heil Kameraden! /sarc.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 2:50:58 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The cult of personality lives!


4 posted on 03/13/2012 2:50:58 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would any vet put anyone ones face on the Flag, put especially BHO.
I want to vomit.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 2:51:30 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The democrat party has become a cult!


6 posted on 03/13/2012 2:53:34 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am STUNNED...
and after three years (and two months) of this megalomaniac, that’s something....


7 posted on 03/13/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every day it’s some fresh lunacy! Good thing my late father (USMC 1943-65) didn’t live to see this.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 2:59:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Zer0, Zer0: You’re supposed to wait until AFTER the election to implement Stalinism!


9 posted on 03/13/2012 3:02:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Thank God for our veterans protesting this hideous POS. This is what the United States' flag will look like after Puerto Rico is declared the 51st state.. 0bama's just itchin' to CHANGE it and Puerto Rico may be the excuse he needs! How surprising that the 0bama flag wasn't placed ABOVE our great flag.

10 posted on 03/13/2012 3:02:49 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Free ThinkerNY


11 posted on 03/13/2012 3:03:54 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This flag?

FUBO !

13 posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:23 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I found this flag on eBay. I'm presuming that it's the one referenced in the report. This really does qualify as flag desecration:

Flag

14 posted on 03/13/2012 3:09:33 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

15 posted on 03/13/2012 3:10:50 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God Bless our veterans and our troops! I am glad this flag was removed.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 3:12:34 PM PDT by funfan
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

I’m glad, over and over... that my Daddy isn’t here to see this junk.


17 posted on 03/13/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

That picture should scare everyone. God help us.


18 posted on 03/13/2012 3:15:53 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

GOD bless Mr. Van Beck.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 3:18:31 PM PDT by Marathoner (Obama has his own 9-9-9-plan: $9.99 a gallon at the pump.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have seen flags with motorcycles on them and other flags sold with thing pinted on them. It is against the law,and it is definitely against the Flag Code.

However:The United States Flag Code establishes advisory rules for display and care of the flag of the United States. It is Chapter 1 of Title 4 of the United States Code (4 U.S.C. § 1 et seq). This is a U.S. federal law, but there is no penalty for failure to comply with it and it is not widely enforced—indeed, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that punitive enforcement would conflict with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

The proper ruling her is:The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.


20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:20:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

There. Fixed it.

21 posted on 03/13/2012 3:20:32 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We're proud of our president and we didn't realize it was in violation," she said. "I am the chair and I take responsibility for this."

Democrats are so disgusting.

22 posted on 03/13/2012 3:20:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

WTH????

What kind of sick joke is that?


23 posted on 03/13/2012 3:26:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Bob

My how we've lowered our ethical, moral and patriotic standards. I remember back in the '60's when my dad was FURIOUS because this flag was too close to ours.. Believe it or not, this flag caused controversy back then.. Now you have a flag the same colors as ours with our president in the blue field and there probably won't be much controversy about it (except for here).

It all points back to the fact that because 0bama is black he is shielded from criticism for his actions by a weapon known as the 'race card'. This ongoing phenomena has done more damage to America than any other single event, disaster, war, uprising, depression.., you name it. One of the reasons we need a new president is IT WILL BE ALLOWABLE for him to be held accountable for his actions.. 0bama is not, for the aforementioned reasons.

24 posted on 03/13/2012 3:32:11 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Brad's Gramma

I can relate. I know exactly what you mean.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
 

I don't even have words for how offended I am at that damn POS and the people that made it.  That is the most heinous afront to the United States of America I have ever seen.  Burn that damn thing.  Spit and stomp on it, then burn it.

GRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....  This is war buddy.  What the hell is happening in this country?  Insanity.  How long was that damn thing up there?

 

26 posted on 03/13/2012 3:39:39 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (I'm in the 99%, and I say... F communism!)
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To: Vendome

Don’t worry. I put PLENTY of flame retardant on our flag up top before I Photoshopped the flames down below. LOL


27 posted on 03/13/2012 3:39:57 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Bob
"(These people) have no idea how sick they are"

Truer words were never spoken.

28 posted on 03/13/2012 3:42:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It doesn't make sense for democrats to do this.

They know how the Obamas and their friends hate the American flag.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 3:46:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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Dear Leader

 

30 posted on 03/13/2012 3:48:52 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (I'm in the 99%, and I say... F communism!)
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To: smoothsailing
"Democrats are so disgusting."--and so ignorant or uncaring of our laws and traditions.

vaudine

32 posted on 03/13/2012 4:18:24 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Wow, didn’t think they’d be the brazen in an election year. Sure, in 2013, I could see them flying Obama flags over vet organizations.

This is awful. I hope the vets pull the defaced flag (that’s the correct term), and burn it.


33 posted on 03/13/2012 4:26:20 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The controversial flag had been flying under an American flag on the same flag pole. It has an image of Obama in the blue section where the stars are normally located.
"L'état, c'est moi"

34 posted on 03/13/2012 4:27:30 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Paparazzi mob senior citizen mistaking her for Lindsay Lohan (True Story))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

mmm mmm mmm


35 posted on 03/13/2012 5:51:30 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: CaptainKrunch

Address:
The Lake County Democratic Party
317 E. Main St.
Tavares, Florida 32778

Phone: 352-742-8280

Fax: 352-742-8281

Please fill out the below form to send us an email...

http://www.lakedemocrats.com/index.php?module=phatform&PHAT_MAN_OP=view&PHPWS_MAN_ITEMS[]=1


36 posted on 03/13/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nancy Hurlbert is the Chair of the Lake County Democratic Party and is supported by a Steering Committee (Leaders) and the Democratic Executive Committee.

http://www.lakedemocrats.com/pagesmith/3


37 posted on 03/13/2012 6:06:22 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Free ThinkerNY




Cults of personality. It never ends well.

38 posted on 03/13/2012 6:34:27 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: traditional1; Nachum; Doogle; Foolsgold; ZULU; unkus; gonzo; libertyhoundusnr; SkyPilot; ...

Where’s the blood pressure and barf alert? OMG, Is that Mussolini’s twin? Oh, yes, it’s the Liberal God.


39 posted on 03/14/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Any leader that has his face plastered onto a national flag of the nation is a despot, tyrant, dictator and an elitist, egomaniac leader!!! Obama, the traitor and destroyer of these United States of America, fits the bill perfectly!!!! Wake up, America. You are asleep at the wheel!!!


40 posted on 03/14/2012 1:52:23 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: bboop

If 0bama is given a second term my flag will come down and be flow upside down until he is out of the WH.


41 posted on 03/14/2012 7:50:01 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: CaptainKrunch; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; ...
I don't even have words for how offended I am at that damn POS and the people that made it. That is the most heinous afront to the United States of America I have ever seen. Burn that damn thing. Spit and stomp on it, then burn it.

I agree, Captain!

FReepers: Scroll down this thread - there are plenty of pics posted of this highly-offensive Obama Cult of Personality flag. Be sure to take your BP meds beforehand...

Thank you, ExTexasRedhead, for the heads up on this one.

42 posted on 03/14/2012 10:37:35 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It is amazing to read the comments. Some of these people just do not get it.
43 posted on 03/15/2012 2:37:56 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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44 posted on 03/15/2012 5:13:44 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Bravo!


45 posted on 03/15/2012 5:44:50 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: nutmeg

Just the fact he got elected has my normally low BP boiling.


46 posted on 03/15/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
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To: Brad's Gramma

“I’m glad, over and over... that my Daddy isn’t here to see this junk.”

Or my grandfather, who lived through the previous Obama-like Cult of Personality, in Germany, and often warned me to NEVER think “it can’t happen here”


47 posted on 03/15/2012 6:05:35 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: nutmeg
"...how offended I am at that damn POS and the people that made it."

It was made in CHINA!

48 posted on 03/15/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: nutmeg

Jeepers. Thanks for the ping.


49 posted on 03/15/2012 8:01:29 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Vendome
"WTH???? What kind of sick joke is that?"

This is no joke at all. Even with his numbers in the vomit zone, Obama is confident of a landslide in November.

Even if he barely wins the dems will consider it a mandate and he will make moves in his next term that we can't even imagine now. Elimination of term limits will likely be on the agenda. He is taking a lot of lessons from Hugo Chavez.

50 posted on 03/15/2012 8:02:59 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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