Skip to comments.Hailey businesses feeling Bergdahl backlash
Posted on 06/04/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
Controversy over the prisoner exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and over allegations he abandoned his Afghanistan post has brought blowback on businesses in Hailey, Bergdahls hometown.
The Hailey Chamber of Commerce has received hundreds of phone calls from people angry that the community had planned a June 28 Bowe is Back celebration for a possible deserter, Chamber Membership Director Kristy Heitzman said. The Chamber wasnt organizing or sponsoring Bowe is Back but promoted the event on its Facebook page, she said.
Organizers cancelled the event midday Wednesday.
Some of the angry callers are veterans, Heitzman said. One angry caller said he was a trucker saying he would make sure to stop in Hailey to dump off his trash, she said.
They say were kind of a disgrace, or what a shame it is to have a celebration for a traitor, Heitzman said. They say they had planned on coming to the area to go fishing or camping, but now they wont be coming to Idaho.
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This after the "yeah, we're going to have an even bigger celebration just to piss you off" act, and it didn't work.
keep calling those transplanted california weirdos.
Hailey Chamber of Commerce
Is Idaho going to be known as the sharia state?
He should denounce his captors in the worst way and with harsh words and to thank his fellow solders for trying to rescue him and others who helped gain his release.
Anything short of this reaffirms and solidifies what everyone have been saying about him.
Then there should be a legal due process and if necessary, a court martial and time in prison.
I think Hailey is the lone hippie area in Idaho.
Maybe you're stupid as well as naïve, like your leaders in Washington.
This SOB continues to rip our nation apart at the seams.
I expect him to grow a beard and a ponytail like his dad.
I don’t care what he says.
I care about what he DID.
He’ll come out as gay and everything will be fine.
Target and General Mills will sponsor the parade.
He’ll jump Ellen’s couch and be on Dancing with the Stars.
There are a few: Hailey / Ketchum / Sun Valley is the first and worst; Moscow, where I work, and they're starting to infiltrate Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint because those are resort communities full of amenities for the well-heeled. Usually they don't last through the first winter.
We're discussing levying a bounty, if we could market liberal-hide belts and hat bands.
Bergdahl can’t do that, he knows the truth.
I have a feeling, that after meeting the President in the Rose Garden, Bowe-baby will head back to Dulles and board a plane for Turkey or Pakistan. We will never hear from him again until Al Qaida strikes the US with Bowe as one of the leaders...
Kudos for putting the blame squarely where it belongs.
Or,he will be given a new name and new I.D and go into hiding and be protected by the govern.forever and ever.
Obama: “I like Idaho traitors but not Idaho taters.
They won’t be able to hide him in the US. This wound is too deep and the pain is acute to the point of distraction. He will probably never see the light of day in the US again...
Wow.....what was the date on the original release of that one? The one thing you have to say for the libs is that they are consistent.
If he deserted in a battle zone, there is but one punishment.
In the 80's, after Reagan (almost) conquered all.
And Breathed was never like Garry Trudeau. His stuff was funny and hit libs harder than anyone else at the time.
Here's another from 1988.
I remember seeing the original publication. I want to say that it was early in Reagan’s first term.
It is possible that he will refuse to denounce his “friends” back in Afghanistan. That will be telling.
And a two foot long ratted beard. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I was a big Bloom County fan back in the 80’s. I even had an Opus Penguin Lust T shirt. Breathed hit conservatives and liberals alike. He was like a comic version of South Park, just 10 years earlier.
I’ve still got my “Billie and the Boingers” t-shirt. Wonder if that’s worth anything now....
Ed................i may not have the quotes exactly right so sue me or call me a democrate /:(
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