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Hailey businesses feeling Bergdahl backlash
idahostatesman.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | Zach Kyle

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, Bergdahl’s 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 wasn’t 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 we’re 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 won’t be coming to Idaho.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: bergdahl

1 posted on 06/04/2014 2:26:03 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
Now it's time for the "poor me, they're piling on" act.

This after the "yeah, we're going to have an even bigger celebration just to piss you off" act, and it didn't work.

2 posted on 06/04/2014 2:28:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Second Amendment First

keep calling those transplanted california weirdos.

Hailey Chamber of Commerce

tel 208-788-3484


3 posted on 06/04/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Is Idaho going to be known as the sharia state?


4 posted on 06/04/2014 2:28:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Second Amendment First

5 posted on 06/04/2014 2:30:21 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Second Amendment First
Bergdahl owes everyone a statement.

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.

6 posted on 06/04/2014 2:33:38 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Steely Tom
“Maybe I’m naïve, but I don’t think anybody anticipated this much of a blowback,” she said. “We thought it would be like (Olympic gold medalist and Hailey native) Kaitlyn Farrington coming back from the Olympics. We thought it was somebody coming home.”
7 posted on 06/04/2014 2:35:02 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: nickcarraway

I think Hailey is the lone hippie area in Idaho.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 2:35:09 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Maybe I’m naïve, but I don’t think anybody anticipated this much of a blowback...

Maybe you're stupid as well as naïve, like your leaders in Washington.

9 posted on 06/04/2014 2:38:15 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Second Amendment First

This SOB continues to rip our nation apart at the seams.

10 posted on 06/04/2014 2:42:01 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: dhs12345

I expect him to grow a beard and a ponytail like his dad.


11 posted on 06/04/2014 2:42:23 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: dhs12345

I don’t care what he says.

I care about what he DID.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 2:42:49 PM PDT by DB
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 2:43:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Moonman62
I think Hailey is the lone hippie area in Idaho.

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.

14 posted on 06/04/2014 2:47:47 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: dhs12345

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...


15 posted on 06/04/2014 2:48:05 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: workerbee

Kudos for putting the blame squarely where it belongs.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 2:51:42 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Steely Tom

Ha!


17 posted on 06/04/2014 2:52:35 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Delta Dawn

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.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 2:56:51 PM PDT by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: Billthedrill
We're discussing levying a bounty, if we could market liberal-hide belts and hat bands.


19 posted on 06/04/2014 2:57:57 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: workerbee

Obama: “I like Idaho traitors but not Idaho taters.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 2:58:33 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: peteyd

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...


21 posted on 06/04/2014 3:02:16 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: eddie willers

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.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 3:02:51 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: dhs12345

If he deserted in a battle zone, there is but one punishment.

Execution.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 3:21:02 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Mygirlsmom
Wow.....what was the date on the original release of that one?

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.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 3:22:59 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Mygirlsmom

I remember seeing the original publication. I want to say that it was early in Reagan’s first term.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: workerbee

Exactly.


26 posted on 06/04/2014 3:25:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: DB

It is possible that he will refuse to denounce his “friends” back in Afghanistan. That will be telling.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 3:27:03 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Delta Dawn
Ya. But his name will be “mud.” And so will Obamas and anyone else who set up this rotten deal.
28 posted on 06/04/2014 3:28:18 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: minnesota_bound

And a two foot long ratted beard. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 3:29:13 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Salgak
But you know that that wouldn't happen. Bergdahl wouldn't return to a firing squad. There is probably some deal where there might be a trial. Might be why they are using the excuse that he is sick so that they can put off any calls for a trial or punishment.
30 posted on 06/04/2014 3:35:57 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: eddie willers

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.


31 posted on 06/04/2014 3:51:45 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957

I’ve still got my “Billie and the Boingers” t-shirt. Wonder if that’s worth anything now....


32 posted on 06/04/2014 3:53:27 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic
I’ve still got my “Billie and the Boingers” t-shirt. Wonder if that’s worth anything now....

Ack!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 06/04/2014 3:57:24 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: workerbee
"If you like your Country. You can keep your Country"
"I will fundamentally change the United States"
B.H. Obama

Ed................i may not have the quotes exactly right so sue me or call me a democrate /:(

34 posted on 06/04/2014 4:27:22 PM PDT by husky ed (FOX NEWS ALERT "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead" THIS HAS BEEN A FOX NEWS ALERT)
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