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Hailey, Idaho Cancels Bergdahl Event Citing Safety Concerns
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Posted on 06/04/2014 2:41:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First

The town of Hailey, Idaho has canceled its June 28 event to celebrate the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was released from Taliban captivity nearly five years after he was reported missing in Afghanistan.

The Idaho Statesman posted this news release from organizers saying the the event is canceled "in the interest of public safety." 

Since Bergdahl's release on May 31, the town of 8,000 has been inundated with negative emails and phone calls.

"When the news of Bowe Bergdahl’s release was announced this past Saturday, the organizers joyfully declared that the event would be renamed Bowe is Back, and would become a celebration of family and friends being reunited with their son who was had been held captive in Afghanistan for five years. In the past, the event had been a celebration of support to the family through these many years.

"National media attention on Hailey and this event has led many across the nation to believe that the event is intended to be a military parade. There is broad interest in this topic, as evidenced by the approximate 100 correspondences per day received by the City of Hailey this week. The organizers and Hailey expect a significant increase in attendance to this event, by people who both want to support or protest against it." - Release from event organizers

Despite the national backlash, Northwest News Network's Jessica Robinson reports the town of Hailey is defending its support of the Bergdahl family.

“He was listed by the Department of Defense as a POW and that’s all that matters to us,” said Ralph Kramer, president of the Boise Valley POW/MIA Corporation. He served in the Air Force for two decades.

“We've been supporting Bob and Jani since the beginning as part of our mission," Kramer said. "The POW mission is to make people aware and keep them aware. Our motto is 'Never forget.'" - Northwest News Network

Hailey's mayor has asked the nation to withhold judgment of Sgt. Bergdahl until all the facts are in.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 5ththread; bergdahl

1 posted on 06/04/2014 2:41:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I thought the DoD had not listed him as a POW.


2 posted on 06/04/2014 2:43:37 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Second Amendment First
Hailey's mayor has asked the nation to withhold judgment of Sgt. Bergdahl until all the facts are in.

Kind of like the liberal tenured morons at Duke withheld judgment?

3 posted on 06/04/2014 2:44:00 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Second Amendment First

I wonder what facts that town mayor is waiting for. It is known he walked off the military base and had communicated in hopes of contacting the enemy.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 2:44:38 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Second Amendment First

They should just have a 4th of July event


5 posted on 06/04/2014 2:44:47 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Public Safety. I see where this is going: we had to cancel because right-wing fanatics threatened us with violence.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 2:44:48 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Second Amendment First

you mean carole king will have to find something else to do ?


7 posted on 06/04/2014 2:45:08 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
"Hailey, Idaho Cancels Bergdahl Event Citing Safety Concerns"

Yeah, there could be several safety issues when you invite a known terrorist collaborator to your party.

8 posted on 06/04/2014 2:46:25 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: morphing libertarian

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.
After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 2:46:35 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: miss marmelstein

right on target, Miss M.

the media dupes will spew that “right-wing crazies” angle for a long time.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 2:47:07 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: morphing libertarian
"They should just have a 4th of July event"

And if they can't get fireworks, Bowe can always make some IEDs to set off to entertain the crowd.

11 posted on 06/04/2014 2:47:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Second Amendment First

A Costume Party , come as your favorite Taliban


12 posted on 06/04/2014 2:48:42 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: TurboZamboni

he will run as the “First Queer Native American” to be a senator and be endorsed by elizabeth fauxcahontas.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 2:49:18 PM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: mass55th

Nice tie in. My guess is this is the kind of town which doesn’t celebrate our independence.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 2:49:35 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: kingattax

You can count on it. Already the memo has been circulating.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 2:49:46 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: TurboZamboni

That’s about par.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 2:50:23 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Second Amendment First
National media attention on Hailey and this event has led many across the nation to believe that the event is intended to be a military parade.

One can easily picture the lisping liberal reaction: "Oh heavens...not a military parade!"

17 posted on 06/04/2014 2:51:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TurboZamboni
After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win.

He'll have to do the ritual "drowning of the young female campaign worker" first.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 2:52:25 PM PDT by 867V309 (GOPe? NOPe!)
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To: digger48
I thought the DoD had not listed him as a POW.

He wasn't and neither were the Obama 5.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/bergdahl-listed-us-pow-23962728

19 posted on 06/04/2014 2:53:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: DonaldC

Leave Bowe Bergdahl alone

20 posted on 06/04/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: 867V309
He'll have to do the ritual "drowning of the young female campaign worker" first.

Maybe he'll throw his tutu over the White House fence and say that his fellow soldiers reminded him of Jen-jish Khan

21 posted on 06/04/2014 2:58:29 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Second Amendment First

22 posted on 06/04/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Second Amendment First

The dad knew what was going on that his son deserted and kept telling the lie that he was a POW to his city. Something wrong with him.


23 posted on 06/04/2014 3:07:11 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: TurboZamboni

After that he’ll run for US Senator for Massachusetts and win.
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24 posted on 06/04/2014 3:10:39 PM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
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To: 867V309
He'll have to do the ritual "drowning of the young female campaign worker" first.

Don't forget about me fellas!

Fellas!

25 posted on 06/04/2014 3:14:27 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Steely Tom

Or the false charges made against George Zimmerman

These idiots are the biggest hypocrites on Earth


26 posted on 06/04/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM . . .$$$ grab all planned by this "handlers")
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To: morphing libertarian

“Nice tie in. My guess is this is the kind of town which doesn’t celebrate our independence’

Hailey is an interesting town.

Has a very busy airport.

Imagine you are in Hailey and you decide to travel a few miles north...where are you?

Ketchum, ID which has no airport.

Then imagine that you travel a few miles further north, now where are you?

Sun Valley, again no airport.

Do they, collectively, NOT celebrate July 4th?

NO!

This sh!thead’s family surely does not, but there are many great folks there.

Bruce Willis and his band play there on occasion.

I could explain much more, but it’s a small world and who knows who reads these posts (other than FReepers...).

There are many wonderful folks who live there and also many who have vacation homes there (J.effen Kerry has one, but he spends the 4th on the East Coast every year).

Lot’s of very good folks there. Lots.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 3:22:16 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: 867V309

He’s already done the backstabbing of his fellow soldiers like Horseface Fn Kerry


28 posted on 06/04/2014 3:30:18 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: molson209
A Costume Party , come as your favorite Taliban

I vote for a blanket party followed by a necktie social.

29 posted on 06/04/2014 3:30:51 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: BBB333

Thanx

Sounds nice

Sister was in Caldwell for awhile


30 posted on 06/04/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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