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Planned Celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger
New York Times ^ | 6-1-14 | Matt Furber

Posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by windcliff

HAILEY, Idaho — It looked as if it was going to be a big weekend here in the Wood River Valley in Central Idaho

But when news began to spread Saturday that Bowe Bergdahl was finally free it became a far more momentous weekend than anyone could have imagined in a community where Sergeant Bergdahl’s fate has been a central fact of life since his capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2009.

“It’s really, really amazing and incredible, fantastic news,” said Molly Goodyear, who was getting lunches at Atkinson’s Market for children playing soccer with Sawtooth United under-13 girls’ team on Saturday when she got a text with the news.

You can’t go anywhere in Hailey without thinking about it,” she said. “There was a sticker for Bowe at the deli counter. I remember thinking about how long it has been. Even in 2011, it seemed so long. It’s going to be a long, hard reintegration for him, I think. But this is such a great community for him to return to. People will do so much for him.”

In churches on Sunday and among the steady stream of residents sharing information at Zaney’s River Street Coffee House, Sergeant Bergdahl’s release dominated all talk. The focus was both on what he had gone through and on what they all could expect in the future.

Debbie ONeill and her daughter, Stefanie, have been leading much of the public vigil and are organizers of a second-annual event scheduled for June 28 that was to be called Bring Bowe Back 2014, intended to focus attention to the soldier’s plight. Carole King is scheduled to perform along with Travis Hardy.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; idaho
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1 posted on 06/01/2014 8:19:15 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

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2 posted on 06/01/2014 8:21:02 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: windcliff

I can’t imagine where this story will end. I fear that the reality is so different from the hype that the hypocrisy level could prove pathological to normal people.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 8:21:47 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: windcliff

doh!

setting up a welcome for a traitor.


4 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:09 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: windcliff

shouldn’t he be headed for the brig?


5 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:40 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: windcliff

Will they post all of his emails and his dad’s tweets around town?


6 posted on 06/01/2014 8:24:01 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: John Valentine; windcliff


7 posted on 06/01/2014 8:24:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: windcliff

These folks don’t realize this guy is a traitor — Yet... They are into the Obammy hype of the moment...


8 posted on 06/01/2014 8:24:21 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: windcliff
So what 'loyal' American Big shots will be there, any guesses?

Jimmy Carter
Sean Penn
Michael Moore
Jane Fonda
George Clooney
John Kerry

Feel free to add more

9 posted on 06/01/2014 8:25:03 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: jtal

Where’s the Kansas Church group that likes to demonstrate at funerals for soldiers? How about the Aryan Brotherhood people?


10 posted on 06/01/2014 8:27:08 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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To: AlmaKing
"Carole King is scheduled to perform..."

A good indication that this hero's welcome is doing a 180.

11 posted on 06/01/2014 8:27:14 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: windcliff; All
"Planned Celebration for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger"




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12 posted on 06/01/2014 8:28:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Baynative

Carole King, who sang “You’ve Got a Friend” for Fidel Castro.

Tells me all I need to know.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 8:28:34 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: windcliff

Here’s what I think happened: Islamic extremists threatened to set off a suitcase nuke in the us unless we freed those 5 prisoners from Gitmo. Obama had to have a politically acceptable pretext to release them so he broke the law and pretended this guy needed to be freed even though this guy didn’t give a rip. Obama had to BREAK THE LAW and release the prisoners because congress would have asked too many questions. Now that Islamic terrorists KNOW Obama can be blackmailed we’re in deep doo doo.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 8:29:38 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: windcliff

celebrate what? .... the deaths of 6 Americans looking for this guy? the release of 5 terrorists? the whole thing is sickening ....


15 posted on 06/01/2014 8:29:54 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: windcliff

These people are morons...celebrating a coward and a traitor!


16 posted on 06/01/2014 8:31:21 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: DouglasKC

If they had a suitcase nuke in the U.S. they’d ask for more than just five guys back. We usually kill them a dozen at a time as it is.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:33:26 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: windcliff

Ha! That will just about be par-for-the-course, giving a big hero celebration to a deserter.

America has entered full-blown madness. Postal stamps honoring a pedophile. A marxist president. Bakers forced to make fag-wedding cakes. A culture that gives us Anthony Weiner showing off his member, a lizard-tongued Miley Cyrus and her foam-finger, an NFL recruit slobbering cake off his homo lover’s mouth.

So, yeah, a big parade and hero’s welcome for a deserter. Makes sense, considering the sheer insane-asylum that America has become.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT by greene66
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To: windcliff

What Mosque will the event be held out?


19 posted on 06/01/2014 8:35:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Is there not a Mosque in Haley?

CC


20 posted on 06/01/2014 8:41:47 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: windcliff

the scumbag taliban will be celebrating too. those monkeys will be firing their AK-47s and jabbering to allah-in-wonderland for the next 3 weeks.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 8:41:51 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: windcliff

The people there are ignorant of the realities involved and, apparently, willingly accepting the false narrative on PFC Bowe Bergdahl’s “heroic” time with the Islamists.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 8:48:42 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: windcliff

Obama isn’t a very good negotiator. He wanted to release ALL of the terrorists at Guantanamo, but the Taliban would only take five of them.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 8:49:12 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: windcliff
Hailey Idaho is a rich left wing California transplant cesspool.
Obamabots Demi Moore and Mariel Hemingway live there!

Its Berkley in Idaho !

24 posted on 06/01/2014 8:49:22 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: windcliff

I hope some of his former platoon mates are there to welcome him...


25 posted on 06/01/2014 8:50:13 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: windcliff

in case anyone would like more info about the ‘event’ -

Mayor Fritz Haemmerle
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 30

Heather Dawson
City Administrator
Phone: 208-788-4221 ext. 18
E-mail: heather.dawson@haileycityhall.org


26 posted on 06/01/2014 8:50:51 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: House Atreides

No they are rich Cali left wing nut-jobs.
They would invite the 9-11 terrorist camp there with open arms!


27 posted on 06/01/2014 8:51:38 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: windcliff

What about the ones who died while trying to rescue this traitor? They aren’t coming home. Bergdahl committed treason and so did those who traded military assets to free him. Treason. High crimes.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:11 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: DouglasKC

None of that conspiracy theory happened.

The VA scandal was hurting Obama and the Dems badly. The news cycle needed to be changed to something else. Now the presstitutes can stop talking about dead veterans piled up like cordwood and make Obama look good again.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 8:53:28 PM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: miserare

His homies don’t know his history.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 8:54:34 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: petitfour

I wish we could find hard, irrefutable evidence of his desertion.
I really hope it turns up.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 8:58:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: kingattax

Don’t forget the fat ladies in burqas dancing and ululating, like they did on 9/11/01.


32 posted on 06/01/2014 8:59:12 PM PDT by miserare (2014--The Year We Fight Back!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie; BigBobber

His homies don’t know his history.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Maybe Jessica Lynch should show up and remind the ‘good folks’ (who must have wondered what was up with ‘Crazy Bob’) what good American towns and states do when they find out their Government hoodwinked them into thinking people were heroes for the ‘face time’.

Big Bobber(’) mentioned BO not being a good negotiator cause they would only take 5 of ‘em back.

They can’t ‘afford’ to take many more, the way WE have spoiled them and been waiting on them hand and foot for the last few years.
It will take forever to whip them boys back into fighting shape, they have been so spoiled...


33 posted on 06/01/2014 9:04:49 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: windcliff
HAILEY, Idaho

Idaho?

Don't the license plates there say: "The Right Wing Extremist State"?

Idaho Freepers, get your signs ready.

34 posted on 06/01/2014 9:09:57 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: batterycommander
Where’s the Kansas Church group that likes to demonstrate at funerals for soldiers?

The Westboro Baptist Church?...They're all democRATs.

35 posted on 06/01/2014 9:11:41 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: John Valentine

The MSM will hype it to the point that the truth will become irrelevant. Maybe even “mean” and “cruel.”


36 posted on 06/01/2014 9:15:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: greene66

I realize that Haley Idaho might be a tourist trap area, a yuppie area, but aren’t there some good Mormons down there that can smell the coffee?....for crying out loud, this guy left his post and said he was ashamed of America....he’s a traitor...well I guess he can join bammey the boy...


37 posted on 06/01/2014 9:25:46 PM PDT by cherry
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To: BigEdLB

Doubt the care since their county was reportedly the only county in the state that went for the lyin’king boof times. ‘08&’12. Sun Valley. Home to obnoxious hollyweird types. To those asshats, he’s a hero.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 9:28:10 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: windcliff

Hailey has been Californicated, full of Hollywood types.


39 posted on 06/01/2014 9:32:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DouglasKC

You’re presuming that Obama cares about that.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 9:47:21 PM PDT by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: clintonh8r
I don't have much contact with the MSM, but I did catch the story about the Hero's welcome on the car radio.

The story continued with a few Republicans complaining about the non-notification lawbreaking.

The story concluded with Susan Rice explaining that there was only a small window to act swiftly to save the Hero's life and health. It sure spun those uncaring Republicans into sour grapes unwilling to give the Administration any credit for saving an American soldier.

Perhaps the Hero has a future as a United States Senator, and even Secretary of State.

41 posted on 06/01/2014 9:49:19 PM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: kingattax

we need to get them in Qatar

and if we don’t have the stones , hire Mossad

Those guys should not be allowed to make it very far


42 posted on 06/01/2014 10:03:29 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: windcliff

Everybody in Dearborn is going to turn out.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 10:23:17 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: windcliff

The celebrations will end with the unveiling of new statues in DC for Benedict Arnold and Tokyo Rose. Obama will also announce the renaming of an Army unit as the San Patricio Brigade, in memory of past deserter traitor “heroes” of American history. Coming soon , Ft. John Walker Lindh will replace the current Ft. Benning, while the USS Jane Fonda will be launched in the near future.


44 posted on 06/01/2014 10:51:04 PM PDT by gusty (9)
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To: AlmaKing

All I can say is Bowe Wow.


45 posted on 06/01/2014 11:42:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

“we need to get them in Qatar”

They won’t all be in Qatar, one will be in Idaho.


46 posted on 06/02/2014 2:50:01 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: greene66

America is doomed because of 55 DEAD MILLION BABIES, killed by their MOTHERS and over half of the country VOTING for MORE DEAD BABIES to be KILLED by their MOTHERS!! And the HOMOSEXUALS are digging the pit even deeper. Only turning back to GOD and JESUS especially can help us.


47 posted on 06/02/2014 3:03:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: cherry
I realize that Haley Idaho might be a tourist trap area, a yuppie area, but aren’t there some good Mormons down there that can smell the coffee?..

I thought Mormons were all conscientious objectors? Why would they get involved?

48 posted on 06/02/2014 4:19:52 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Zuse

John McCain is getting a little long in the tooth. I expect to see Clinton-Bergdahl / 2016 stickers.


49 posted on 06/02/2014 4:45:00 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: greene66

Sadly, we are living in Sodom & Gommorah. It will get worse.


50 posted on 06/02/2014 4:53:50 AM PDT by FES0844
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