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Officials in Bergdahl's Hometown: "Stop the Hate"
NBC ^ | 3 June 2014 | BY HASANI GITTENS AND DIANE DUTHWEILER

Posted on 06/03/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT by tellw

In Hailey, Idaho, the hometown of freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the joy at his release has turned for some into shock and fear — the fear of picking up the phone.

That's because some town officials have been deluged with angry calls from people who think that Bergdahl is an Army deserter or traitor who doesn't deserve a hero's welcome.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bergdahl; bergdahlparty; bergdahltruthfile; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; deserter; dontbeh8tin; gitmo; idaho; traitor
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1 posted on 06/03/2014 4:16:20 PM PDT by tellw
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To: tellw

Boo frickin hoo. Actions have consequences, you a-holes.


2 posted on 06/03/2014 4:17:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: tellw

keep calling


3 posted on 06/03/2014 4:17:42 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: tellw

I bet there are a lot of people from California living in that town.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: tellw
Feel the "love" from these creeps...

5 posted on 06/03/2014 4:18:17 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: tellw

Stop the coverup.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 4:18:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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Contact Information

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


7 posted on 06/03/2014 4:18:43 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: tellw

Stop the jihad.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 4:19:01 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: BenLurkin

Somebody photoshop a Duck Dynasty bandana on ‘em


9 posted on 06/03/2014 4:19:05 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: tellw

Has it dawned on the town folks why is Berdahl the ONLY Taliban captive to live.


10 posted on 06/03/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Don Surber: American people have had it with the House of Clinton. She an Old Hag; he a Limp Corndog)
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To: tellw

I thought small town people had better sense. What a bunch of soft-skulled cretins.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 4:20:22 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Soon, "the grateful dead" will be more than just the name of a crap band...)
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To: tellw

Is Hailey Idaho a lefty town..because they don’t seem to care that Whack job Bergdahl daddy said that Idaho is a lot like Afghanistan


12 posted on 06/03/2014 4:20:38 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tellw

Hey Hailey, Embrace the SUCK....embrace the DESERTER TRAITOR.....you DESERVE him. What a hideous city.


13 posted on 06/03/2014 4:20:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: forgotten man

Babs Streisand has a home there, ‘nuff said.


14 posted on 06/03/2014 4:21:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tellw

What they really mean is “stop the facts” —


15 posted on 06/03/2014 4:21:41 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: tellw

I believe this report the same way I believe Nancy Pelosi’s claim that the Bengazi parents are wounded by continuing public doubts about the official version of events at Bengazi.

By all means —LET THEM have a ticker tape parade.

LET’S SEE how many people show up to it.


16 posted on 06/03/2014 4:22:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: tellw

Dear Hailey ... from the bottom of my America loving Vietnam Veterans heart ... SCREW YOU !!!!


17 posted on 06/03/2014 4:22:37 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: dfwgator

My little hometown had Ted Nugent.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 4:22:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: tellw

The more we know, the worse it gets.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 4:24:58 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: clamper1797

Bravo Zulu Shipmate!


20 posted on 06/03/2014 4:25:01 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: dfwgator

Bergdahl’s father is from California. Lots of people from California move to the mountain states.


21 posted on 06/03/2014 4:25:10 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: tellw

Why don’t these officials wait for the truth to come out?


22 posted on 06/03/2014 4:26:15 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: QT3.14
Thanks for that terse nugget. I forwarded it to one of the town's jerk leaders.
23 posted on 06/03/2014 4:28:08 PM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: tellw

Bunch of hippies!


24 posted on 06/03/2014 4:28:26 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: forgotten man

PFC Casillas, who was killed looking for this bastard, was from California too.


25 posted on 06/03/2014 4:29:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: forgotten man

“I bet there are a lot of people from California living in that town.”

Well, Hailey is 3.65 square miles and has a grand total of 7,980 residents, so I guess you’d better define “a lot.” I will lay you odds that most of them are Mormons, not Californians. Anyway, I did my part and sent the city manager an e-mail to let her know that she had better be careful what the town does by way of a celebration.


26 posted on 06/03/2014 4:34:01 PM PDT by vette6387
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>> “Stop the Hate”

An idiotic, puerile phrase.


27 posted on 06/03/2014 4:34:15 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tellw

Bruce was there first...

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/the-town-that-bruce-bought-1126033.html


28 posted on 06/03/2014 4:35:53 PM PDT by anonsquared
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To: QT3.14

He is a Taliban agent now


29 posted on 06/03/2014 4:38:24 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tellw

I think they are confusing hate with a desire to see justice done.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 4:40:27 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: clintonh8r

Not small town people. Lots of money up there. Lots of celebrities. Lots of liberals.


31 posted on 06/03/2014 4:41:28 PM PDT by freeagle
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To: Lurker

I bet some of these people spit on soldiers returning home from Vietnam....they embrace THIS guy because he’s a traitor!


32 posted on 06/03/2014 4:42:59 PM PDT by Jrabbit
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To: tellw

“...because some people think...”

It is true...the guy left his guard post, took only some clothes and his compass, hung-out with his friends (the taliban), for 5 years, caused 6 heroes to die trying to find him, sent anti-American messages, helped the taliban become better killers...and so on.

sure...” because sop,me people think...”

The traitor needs to meet a rope.


33 posted on 06/03/2014 4:45:24 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: tellw
Funny.

They demand due process but want to have a celebration prior to that due process...

They could well be celebrating a traitor that caused a number of other American's deaths but hey, lets have a party anyway...

And then they wonder why some people are upset and filled with "hate" over their actions...

34 posted on 06/03/2014 4:45:28 PM PDT by DB
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To: tellw

The first thing that needs to be determined is “was he really a captive or merely a turncoat”. Note there is precedence for this, remember Korea.


35 posted on 06/03/2014 4:46:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (If you lined up the best and brightest of this administration, you'd just have a string of dim bulbs)
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To: dfwgator

Bingo


36 posted on 06/03/2014 4:46:17 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: tellw

“...because some people think...”

It is true...the guy left his guard post, took only some clothes and his compass, hung-out with his friends (the taliban), for 5 years, caused 6 heroes to die trying to find him, sent anti-American messages, helped the taliban become better killers...and so on.

sure...” because some people think...”

The traitor needs to meet a rope.


37 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:28 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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Hailey (pop. about 7,000) is located close to the ski resort of Sun Valley and is about a hundred miles east of Boise. Given the location you could assume it is a more left-leaning town than many towns in Idaho or surrounding states.

That being said, I would imagine there are plenty of patriotic citizens in the area too, and I’m sure they are making their feelings known.

That location impresses me in one way, I wouldn’t have thought that the CBC signal carried that far into America.


38 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: tellw
Jane Drussel, the President of the Hailey Chamber of Commerce, has been fielding dozens of angry calls.
39 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:36 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: anonsquared

The town of Hailey is just 10 miles south of Sun Valley, Idaho. It is just a colony outpost of the Hollyweird set.


40 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:48 PM PDT by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: clamper1797

“Dear Hailey ... from the bottom of my America loving Vietnam Veterans heart ... SCREW YOU !!!!”
**************
+about 10 from here.


41 posted on 06/03/2014 4:47:49 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: tellw
“Stop the Hate” is a whiny slogan used by the left and other America-haters who have blessed us with nearing six years of this criminal regime.

I'd just observe that the hate in this case seems to be well-deserved.

42 posted on 06/03/2014 4:50:20 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: tellw

“Stop the Hate” is what we did when we incarcerated the Taliban Dream Team in Guantanamo. Obama has unleashed a whole lot of hate on the world.

These five bastards are sure to kill again. And what about the families of those who will be killed? What’s their recourse? Who do they go see about that?


43 posted on 06/03/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: tellw

You people in Hailey are delusional.

Are you all libs?

The man is a deserter, and by deserting, caused the deaths of 14 other men, better men than Bergdahl.

Is your precious native son worth more than they?

And to get this worthless deserter, our country went against over 200 years of not negotiating with terrorists and handed over five Taliban leaders, who at this minute, are plotting their revenge against America, meaning thousands more Americans, both here and on the battlefield, may die.

And you are incredulous that your fellow Americans are angry?

What the hell is wrong with you?


44 posted on 06/03/2014 4:53:39 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Uncle Chip
stop the facts

Need to get some tractor trailers up there driving around town with a few facts on each one:

Bergdahl got 6 soldiers killed looking for him.

Bergdahl betrayed out his outfit.

Bergdahl hates Americans.

Bergdahl loves the Taliban.

45 posted on 06/03/2014 4:53:43 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: clintonh8r

Hailey’s an adjunct of Sun Valley where the *really* rich east coast liberal folks have second homes. Only the near-rich like Hollywood celebrities have homes in Hailey. Don’t let the “small town Idaho” stuff fool you: it’s elitist-occupied territory.


46 posted on 06/03/2014 4:56:31 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: tellw

Life can be tough when you try to celebrate a deserter.


47 posted on 06/03/2014 4:56:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tellw
The UCMJ does not hate:

Article 99, UCMJ. Misbehavior before the enemy. "...shall be punished by death or such other punishment as a court-martial may direct."

48 posted on 06/03/2014 4:59:58 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: tellw


49 posted on 06/03/2014 5:11:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: tellw

Citizens of Haily need to take a deep breath & look harder at the comments that are flying about Bergdahl Junior. Maybe they should look hard at Daddy, also.


50 posted on 06/03/2014 5:12:13 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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