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'Welcome home' parade in honor of Bowe Bergdahl is CANCELED... it a 'monstrous profanity'
Daily Mail ^

Posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by dead

A public welcome home celebration featuring Grammy-winning singer Carole King in honor of freed POW Bowe Bergdahl in the tiny town of Hailey, Idaho was abruptly cancelled today.

The official reason given was a concern for public safety, but MailOnline has learned that it was not the only reason the party was scrubbed.

Today's decision follows a row that erupted in Hailey between Mayor Fritz Haemmerle and US Army Platoon Commander Jonathan Kennedy, who lives in Hailey.

And Kennedy wasn't the only towns person who voiced disapproval of a celebration for the soldier under fire.

Mayor Haemmerle wanted to throw a welcome home party for Bergdahl, who has been released after five years as a Taliban hostage.

But since claims of Bergdahl’s alleged desertion in Afghanistan and the political fallout surrounding his return, the mayor’s office has been inundated with calls and emails in opposition to the plans.

The Army tank platoon commander weighed in and said a public ceremony to celebrate Bergdahl’s return would be a ‘monstrous profanity’.

In an email to Mayor Haemmerle - seen by MailOnline - former US Army platoon leader Jonathan Kennedy said: ‘If Individual members of the community wish to hold sedate, private celebrations to commemorate Bowe Bergdahl's homecoming, they are of course free and welcome to do so.

It would be, however, a monstrous profanity if a public ceremony, financed by public money, were to be held.

‘It would be more monstrous still if this ceremony were to, in any way, heap undeserved adulation on Bergdahl, or to adopt the sickly hue of ostentatious jingoism that all too often colors such occasions.’

Kennedy is referring to the six soldiers later killed in Paktika province, Afghanistan believed to be in connection with attempts to rescue Bergdahl.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 11ththread; bergdahl; freepmuch

1 posted on 06/04/2014 7:48:01 PM PDT by dead
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To: dead
The wheels are coming off Ubama's Wag-the-Bergdahl escapade.
2 posted on 06/04/2014 7:49:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: dead
for the soldier under fire

Yeah, right.

3 posted on 06/04/2014 7:49:52 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: dead

Deserters in a time of war used to be shot.


4 posted on 06/04/2014 7:54:58 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: dead

Finally a useful Kennedy! ;)


5 posted on 06/04/2014 7:55:58 PM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: dead

Returning top enemy commanders to an enemy who has not surrendered is giving aid to the enemy. Let’s no overlook this.


6 posted on 06/04/2014 7:56:50 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: dead

Kind of a weird choice for Carole King to be scheduled to sing for a Taliban symp. I would of thought Yusef Islam/Cat Stevens more Bergdahl’s style.


7 posted on 06/04/2014 7:57:53 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dead

I wouldn’t put it past 0h0m0 to host one of his white hut parties for the deserter and his family.


8 posted on 06/04/2014 8:00:29 PM PDT by azishot
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To: dead

I’ll bet the intrepid reporters of The Daily Mail had a hunch about local military opinion and simply did a Google search, found a phone number, and dialed away. And, voila, a scoop! Meanwhile, Chuck Todd is tweeting White House talking points. What a disgrace.


9 posted on 06/04/2014 8:02:54 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: dead

Maybe Susan Rice should talk to them.


10 posted on 06/04/2014 8:02:57 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wag the Birddog tale.......


11 posted on 06/04/2014 8:03:31 PM PDT by punditwannabe
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To: PghBaldy

Carole King lives just over the mountain from Hailey. Not that big a star if they make her drive herself there.

I remember my sister got her album in 1971. Haven’t heard of her doing much since then.


12 posted on 06/04/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet

She sang “You’ve Got A Friend” in front of Fidel Castro and dedicated the song to him.


13 posted on 06/04/2014 8:07:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

She’s probably another big fan of the snow *sniff* which is why I heard all those celebs kiss his butt. He trades off cocaine for praise. I didn’t believe it until Kate Moss and Naomi Cambell went down there because obviously they are sooo interested in “socialism”.


14 posted on 06/04/2014 8:11:53 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dfwgator

Oh. Well, it’s nice her life had a purpose then. What a loser.


15 posted on 06/04/2014 8:15:27 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: dead

Upon first sniff of desertion, the town was foolish not to indefinitely suspend all planned activity.


16 posted on 06/04/2014 8:16:18 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: dead


17 posted on 06/04/2014 8:17:01 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: PghBaldy

She used to live in ID and had her $16 million ranch for sale in 2010. Not sure if she is still in ID, but that’s likely why she agreed to do this.


18 posted on 06/04/2014 8:32:48 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: aposiopetic; dead

Hillary Clinton landed under fire.

Susan Rice said he was captured on the battlefield.

Are you saying we can’t trust Hillary nor Susan?

(gotta go scrape off my Obama-Biden bumper sticker)


19 posted on 06/04/2014 8:44:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Gene Eric

Late caller on Levin today called him a defector. A deserter just runs away. A defector goes over to the other side and fights against his country.
This seems to be the case in this situation.


20 posted on 06/04/2014 8:44:54 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: PghBaldy
After fouling several other nests, King relocated to Idaho back in the 70's. She has been an envirowacko greenie there ever since.
21 posted on 06/04/2014 8:44:56 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: dead

“Monstrous Profanity” is the PERFECT description of Obozo’s entire 6 year reign of error.


22 posted on 06/04/2014 8:46:11 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: dead

Good!


23 posted on 06/04/2014 8:49:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Very good.


24 posted on 06/04/2014 8:58:31 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: alpo

I would use the word traitor.


25 posted on 06/04/2014 9:01:52 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: dead

Col. David Hunt: US Lost 14 SOLDIERS Searching for Deserter Bowe Bergdahl (Video)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3163392/posts


26 posted on 06/04/2014 9:04:46 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: alpo

A deserter just runs away. A defector goes over to the other side and fights against his country................................... I don’t think Slovic defected, but he did end up in front of a firing squad. I guess we’re far more Liberal today than we were in 44’-45’. Well, I’m sure this will drag out, right down to the PTSD defense. Its going to be a show for sure and it will most positively divert attention from the more important issues.


27 posted on 06/04/2014 9:05:02 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen? I'm sure we'll be told to eat cake.)
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To: hinckley buzzard; alpo

How does someone like King keep making money?

Alpo, defector is a great observation. I wish everyone would start using this word to describe Benedict Bergdahl.


28 posted on 06/04/2014 9:09:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: dead

We should pick the town of one of the guys killed looking for him and hold a pro-American celebration for true heroism on the 4th.


29 posted on 06/04/2014 9:19:53 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

>> We should pick the town of one of the guys killed looking for him <<

We should pick the towns of ALL of the guys killed looking for him


30 posted on 06/04/2014 9:22:13 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: PghBaldy
The Carole King? She rocks!

Going Wild--Carole King (1958)

31 posted on 06/04/2014 9:42:45 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: VerySadAmerican

I’m surprised Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) wasn’t also going to be in Idaho for the homecoming.

Didn’t know King was still alive.


32 posted on 06/04/2014 10:07:24 PM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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To: dead

I really wanted to see this parade protested by pretty much everyone!


33 posted on 06/04/2014 10:34:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: alpo

I initially typed ‘defector’, but changed to ‘deserter’ given reports I read concerning his initial missing status.

Levin callers tend to be knowledgeable, so it wouldn’t surprise me if defection is a factor.


34 posted on 06/04/2014 10:38:26 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: PghBaldy
I would of thought Yusef Islam/Cat Stevens more Bergdahl’s style.

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a ji---hadist, jihadist, jihadist.

35 posted on 06/04/2014 10:52:54 PM PDT by Daaave (The flesh eating jinn of Komari.)
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To: alpo
Late caller on Levin today called him a defector.

I love it when Mark.takes a call and it turns out the caller is more than a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, and brings a clear statement like that to the discussion. I actually couldn't believe he took that call so late in the show... I was expecting the music to start playing over him 15 seconds into the call. Glad Mr. Callscreener got the guy on the air. It needed to be said.

36 posted on 06/04/2014 11:56:44 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Defector is a relatively new term. Historically there have been several different classifications of “deserters” and those classifications often determined how they were punished.

Someone in peacetime who deserted their unit to return home or just disappear was the least serious offender. They were always punished when caught but often the punishment was not that severe and they sometimes were given the option of returning to duty. In wartime this offender was subject to increased punishment but usually not capital punishment unless their desertion was “in the face of the enemy”.

Desertion to the enemy (sometimes referred to now as “defection”), with or without “weapons and accouterments” has historically always been punishable by death in the US military although some convicted of this were given lesser sentences based on the details of their individual cases.


37 posted on 06/05/2014 4:34:54 AM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: PghBaldy
Carole King is a hard core lefty and hard core lefties are tight with fundamentalist Islam.

They share a luddite sensibility, endemic anti-Semitism, and a desire to bring down America's capitalist individualistic culture.

38 posted on 06/05/2014 6:01:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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