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  • Court Upholds Public School’s Ban of American Flag; TMLC asks Supreme Court for Review

    12/21/2014 5:13:40 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Thomas Moore Law Center ^ | December, 15, 2014 | Staff
    On Monday (December 15, 2014), the Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, MI, along with two other entities, asked the US Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision which upheld a California public school’s ban on the display of the American flag because it feared the flag might incite Mexican students to violence. In his minority dissent, Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain criticized the decision as permitting “the will of the mob to rule our schools.”
  • Wearing American patriotic garb prohibited on a foreign holiday

    12/15/2014 10:49:02 AM PST · by DanMiller · 14 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Feminists demand that men learn not to rape so that suggestive attire can be worn safely. Hispanics in California demanded that high school students not be permitted to wear patriotic attire so that Hispanics wouldn't feel offended and perhaps become violent. The school complied. A Federal District Court and a majority of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the Hispanics.According to this Rutherford Institute press release, it has asked the Supreme Court to reject a lower court ruling that declared it unsafe for California public school students to wear American flag t-shirts to school. In asking the Supreme Court to hear the case of...
  • #Ferguson Protesters Torch US Flag – National Guard Picks Up the Pieces

    11/30/2014 5:04:58 PM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 30, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The Ferguson protester didn’t burn down any stores on Saturday (so far) but they did torch the American flag. Because justice for Mike Brown or some such ...
  • Flag flap: Indiana veteran, wife battle homeowners association over Old Glory

    10/28/2014 2:09:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    my Fox Chicago ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    Flag flap: Indiana veteran, wife battle homeowners association over Old Glory Posted: Oct 28, 2014 3:16 PM CST Updated: Oct 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST Bob Willits, 82, of Greenfield, Ind., insists he'll fight a local homeowners Association over the American and POW/MIA flags outside his home. FOX News - An elderly veteran and his wife say there's “absolutely no way” the flagpole outside their Indiana home is coming down, despite threats from a homeowners association — and a local prosecutor intends to back them in court if necessary. Bob and Judy Willits insist they intend to fight multiple letters...
  • Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban On U.S. Flag Shirts

    09/29/2014 7:12:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 29, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Rights: A Ninth Circuit Court ruling that students can't wear American flag T-shirts because they may offend Mexican students celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a ridiculous yet dangerous assault on the First Amendment. On Sept. 17, more than four years after Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., sent students home for wearing American flag t-shirts, an 11-judge Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that it was the right choice, "tailored to avert violence and focused on student safety." The decision upheld the court's three-judge ruling in February that justified the school's actions based on tensions between Mexican...
  • Student Bullies Trump 1st Amendment

    09/23/2014 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Well, the wild and crazy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is at it again, this time ruling that in a conflict between bullies and the First Amendment, bullies win. The court let stand a previous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that school officials of Live Oak High School can prohibit American students from wearing to school clothing featuring the American flag because of threats made against the American students. You read that right: not threats made by the American students but threats directed at them by others. Admittedly, it's hard to surprise sane people anymore with...
  • Not safe to display American flag in American high school — denial of rehearing en banc

    09/17/2014 3:21:22 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    I blogged about the case in February, when the Ninth Circuit panel opinion came down; here’s an excerpt, which summarizes the issue: Today’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dist. (9th Cir. Feb. 27, 2014) upholds a California high school’s decision to forbid students from wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. (See here and here for more on this case.) The court points out that the rights of students in public high schools are limited — under the Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Indep. Comm. School Dist. (1969), student speech could be restricted if “school...
  • Four Maywood Firefighters Suspended Over Refusal To Remove American Flag Decals ( Chicago)

    09/09/2014 9:28:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies
    CBS 2 ^ | September 9, 2014 | Bob Roberts
    Four Maywood firefighters have been relieved of duty, and more could be suspended Wednesday, for refusing to remove American flag decals from their helmets and lockers. The four refused to comply with an order issued last week by Chief Craig Bronaugh to remove all stickers from their helmets and lockers. The four drew the line when it came to the flag decals. ... Adam Rosen said he is “shocked” that an agency of first responders would enforce such an order the week of Sept. 11. The four suspended firefighters said they were told that the order was issued because of...
  • The American Flag: 'A Threat'?

    07/01/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    It's the very symbol of patriotism -- Old Glory, as William Driver, a 19th-century American sea captain, nicknamed it. But even as we close in on Independence Day, more and more people across the country are calling the American flag a threat and inappropriate home garnishing. A week ago, the landlord of a Texas man called the American flag "a threat to the Muslim community" and ordered him to remove it from his home, according to KHOU-TV. Duy Tran said the Stars and Stripes means a lot to him. Posting the flag was the least he could do, he said,...
  • The American Flag Daily: Flag History: Two More Stripes

    06/27/2014 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 27, 2014 | JasonZ
    While the number of stars in the United States flag has changed 27 times through history, from the placing of 13 stars in the original "Betsy Ross" flag to today's 50-star variant (in place for almost 54 years, the longest of all American flags), the number of stripes has only changed twice. The number was increased from 13 to 15 stripes in 1795 (along with 15 stars) upon the admission of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. Following the admission of five more states, the number of stripes was reduced back to 13 in 1820 to honor the original 13...
  • The American Flag Daily: The First American Flag

    06/09/2014 5:50:02 AM PDT · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 9, 2014 | JasonZ
    The Continental Colors (also known later as the Grand Union Flag) was the first flag of the United States, raised for the first time by John Paul Jones on December 3, 1775. This flag was used by both the army and navy until the adoption of the Flag Act of 1777, which changed the blue field from the British Union Flag to the 13-star design.
  • Students: Illegal To Wear An American Flag Shirt On Cinco De Mayo In California

    05/05/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 74 replies
    Weasel Zipper | May 5 2014 | Weasel Zipper
    Diversity and tolerance is a one way street Via The DC Students in a California school district will not be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, due to concerns that such displays of patriotism would inflame racial tensions by offending Mexican students on their holiday. The district’s policy concerned many free speech advocates, but was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In response, Tea Party groups plan to protest outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. And they will be wearing American flag T-shirts. “They silenced a symbol of patriotism and freedom in...
  • Never Accept the Premise of Your Opponent’s Argument

    04/12/2014 12:10:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “Premise” is a word many Americans are not familiar with, and neither do they use it in their everyday speech. However, the premise is one of the most powerful weapons in political warfare. Master the art of the premise, and you will master your opponent. A premise is the assumption of an argument that is meant to justify the conclusion the one making the argument is hoping you’ll come to. If one fails to establish the premise to his argument, one almost always fails to convince others of his conclusion. On the other hand, if one establishes a premise one...
  • Atlanta Braves accidentally set fire to American flag

    04/10/2014 2:36:35 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 04-09-2014 | Houston Mitchell
    As a scheduled part of their home opener, the Atlanta Braves set off fireworks before their game against the New York Mets on Tuesday. As an unscheduled part of their home opener, the fireworks set fire to the American flag that flies above the Braves Vision video screen in center field. "It happened because of new pyrotechnics," Braves spokesperson Beth Marshall said. "For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision. One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire." Marshall added that the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out...
  • Grandmother Gets Eviction Notice Labeling American Flag A ‘Colored Drape’

    03/26/2014 5:12:50 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 21 replies
    cbs Seattle ^ | 3/25/14 | Benjamin Fearnow
    Clackamas County, Ore. (CBS SEATTLE) – An Oregon woman who was threatened with eviction if she did not remove the American flag from her front window has now been asked to place the “colored drape” on a flag pole. Elodia Royce, 58, received a notice two weeks ago that she would face eviction after a neighbor complained to the landlord about the “colored drape” placed in her window. But the “colored drape” is an American flag she has displayed for six years in support of her family and friends who have served in the military, KGW-TV reports
  • American Flag Banned in California School

    03/01/2014 10:42:57 AM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 20 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    In a blow against reason and common sense, a federal court has ruled that the Live Oak High School in California did not violate the constitutional rights of students when they banned the wearing of the American flag on shirts. The school had told students that wore the shirts on Cinco de Mayo to either remove them or to turn them inside out. The students' families sued over this flagrant suppression of the First Amendment of free speech. The school said that it banned the American flag t-shirts as there had been fights before on Cinco de Mayo between white...
  • Next time a lib says burning the American flag is free speech test their hypocrisy w/this question

    02/28/2014 1:33:58 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say most, if not all of them, will say it's hate speech and should be prosecuted as a hate crime. At a minimum they will say it's offensive and should not be done.
  • The American Flag Daily: Ronald Reagan's Birthday

    02/06/2014 5:12:20 AM PST · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | February 6, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. -Ronald Reagan
  • The American Flag Daily: The Stars And Stripes Increased

    01/13/2014 4:28:36 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 13, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1794, President George Washington signed a measure making the first changes to the American flag, by ordering the stars and stripes to be increased by two each, to symbolize the admissions of Vermont and Kentucky to the Union. The 15-star, 15-stripe flag would remain the standard for the United States for 23 years, until the admission of five more states would bring the next changes to the flag, reverting the number of stripes to a permanent 13 but increasing the stars for each state admitted thereafter.
  • The American Flag Daily: Betsy Ross

    01/01/2014 11:22:35 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | January 1, 2014 | FlagBearer
    Today, the first day of the New Year, is also the birthday of Betsy Ross, the Revolutionary-era seamstress credited with creating the first 13-star flag of the United States, although the stories concerning her creation of the flag have been in dispute almost from the beginning. However, no matter the creator, the 13-star United States flag is a powerful symbol of rebellion, hope and the freedom of a new nation.
  • The American Flag Daily: Plymouth Landing

    12/21/2013 6:41:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 9 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 21, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Nearly 400 years ago, on this day in 1620, the Mayflower landed at what is today Plymouth, Massachusetts. They had first sighted land on November 9th, and had explored some areas of Cape Cod in November and December, but today is traditionally recognized as the colonist's first arrival and survey of the Plymouth area, where they would establish what would become the second successful English colony in what would eventually be the United States. Today we raise the Massachusetts flag to honor their arrival.
  • The American Flag Daily: Samuel Adams, Son Of Liberty

    12/20/2013 4:57:37 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 2 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 20, 2013 | FlagBearer
    The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks....Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that "if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom." It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions...
  • The American Flag Daily: New Jersey Statehood

    12/18/2013 3:57:54 AM PST · by Master Zinja
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 18, 2013 | FlagBearer
    In 1787, on this date, New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the United States Constitution and join the Union, joining Delaware and Pennsylvania in the new United States. Today, we raise the New Jersey state flag and the Betsy Ross flag in their honor.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Boston Tea Party

    12/16/2013 4:03:44 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 10 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 16, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Today marks the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party in 1773, when a group of men from the Sons of Liberty, disguised as indians, threw an entire shipment of tea into Boston Harbor in protest of the Tea Act, a tax levied on the colonies by the British Parliament. The Boston Tea Party was one of several actions which eventually led to the American Revolution and our independence. In honor of those colonists who had the courage to act, we raise the Sons Of Liberty banner with the American Flag.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Bill Of Rights

    12/15/2013 4:32:52 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 15, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On this day in 1791, the Virginia General Assembly became the ninth state legislature to ratify the Bill of Rights, which made the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution law of the new nation. Many of our personal freedoms we take for granted today - freedom of speech, the press, assembly and religion, the right to bear arms, and other rights - began on this day in 1791 following Virginia's vote.
  • The American Flag Daily: George Washington's Death & Alabama Statehood

    12/14/2013 5:47:03 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 14, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Today, in 1799, George Washington died at his Mount Vernon home. He was remembered by Congressman Henry Lee with these famous words: "First in war—first in peace—and first in the hearts of his countrymen, he was second to none in the humble and enduring scenes of private life; pious, just, humane, temperate, and sincere; uniform, dignified, and commanding, his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting...." Today also marks the statehood of Alabama, the 23rd state to join the Union.
  • Birthday Of The National Guard - Always Ready, Always There

    12/13/2013 4:25:59 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | FlagBearer
    Today is recognized as the birthday of the United States National Guard. Thank you to all who serve our country and protect its citizens! According to the National Guard Bureau, the Guard is a direct descendant of the militias of the 13 colonies, tracing its history back more than 375 years. (img src=”http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WrIxswdntX0/Uqr2fj6pV7I/AAAAAAAAALE/cJaj0h8faio/s1600/Standard+50+Star+Flag+With+Army+National+Guard+Logo.jpg”>
  • Cops Gone Wild: Police Issue Citations to Obama Protesters — For Displaying U.S. Flag! (Video)

    12/11/2013 9:24:34 AM PST · by montag813 · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-11-2013 | John Urban
    by John UrbanTop Right NewsEvery civil servant and police officer takes an oath of office and swears to uphold the U.S. Constitution and the state constitution, with an American Flag present. Watch this outrageous confrontation between these Campbell, Wisconsin, policemen and some citizens peacefully holding signs and U.S. Flags while protesting Barack Obama this past weekend on an I-91 overpass West of La Crosse: Here is the Oath of Office these same cops took when they joined the force: I, __________, who have been appointed to the office of Police Officer swear that I will support the constitution of the...
  • Public School Art Project Desecrates American Flag

    08/31/2013 4:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | August 30, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Students at a Kentucky high school were encouraged to step on an American flag that had been placed on the floor as part of an art display, outraging parents and students. The display at McCracken County High School, was a re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 installation titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag.” … As part of the art exhibit, students were encouraged to stand on the flag and write their reflections on how they felt standing on the flag. Local residents filled social networking sites with their outrage over the flag desecration with many calling for...
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • Lil' Wayne Stomps on U.S. Flag, Calls Country 'Godless America'

    06/17/2013 6:06:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/17/13 | staff
    Lil' Wayne's video for the song God Bless America features the outspoken star stomping on the American flag, according to footage taken during the video shoot. That's not all Lil' Wayne has to say about his homeland. The song's lyrics are equally blunt in their distaste for the country. "My country, tis of thee / Sweet land of kill them all and let them die / So God bless America, this so Godless America."
  • WATCH: Lil Wayne walks all over the American flag while filming latest music video

    06/17/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    ... Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps ...
  • Oregon Man Flying American Flag Upside Down To Protest Obama Presidency

    06/03/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    CBS Seattle ^ | June 3, 2013 | CBS Seattle
    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton man says he’s flying the U.S. flag upside down to protest the presidency of Barack Obama, but some of his neighbors aren’t happy with the display.
  • Florida veteran battles city for right to fly flags honoring service members

    04/13/2013 1:40:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2013
    A wounded Marine veteran who owns a bar and grill in a city outside Tallahassee is fighting a city ordinance that calls for him to remove military flags from in front of his establishment, or face a $300-a-day fine. MyFoxOrlando.com reports that Eddie Colosimo, who owns the Holy Hill's Bikers for First Amendments Rights, a non-profit that helps support military veterans, was informed that the flags violate new city codes that were passed in March. "You're going to tell me that I can't honor them… show respect for them?" Colosimo told the station. "I'm sorry; bring your handcuffs. I'll go...
  • American flag lays on ground as Biden’s team sets up anti 2nd amendment event in Connecticut (PICS)

    Joe Biden is off for yet another anti second amendment propaganda at Western Connecticut State University. Here are a couple pictures of what they think of the American flag as they prepare for Biden’s propaganda.
  • Romney's American Flag Pin?

    10/04/2012 2:36:29 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 4, 2012 | c_h
    Did anyone else see Romney's America Flag lapel pin's weird red spot?
  • I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE OBAMA FLAG AND TO THE REGIME FOR WHICH IT STANDS...

    09/21/2012 9:45:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    True Conservatives On Twitter ^ | September 21, 2012 | Daniel John Sobieski (@gerfingerpoken)
    As it fundamentally transforms America, a shameless administration that has repeatedly apologized for our greatness further desecrates the symbol of the freedoms many have fought and died fo, using it as a campaign prop. For a mere 35 bucks you to can own a desecrated replica of a U.S. flag being used to raise money tio reelect a President who has apologized to every enemy in sight, made war on American exceptionalism, is prone to keep his hands at his side during the Pledge of Allegiance, and who consistently omits “by our Creator” when he recites the rights we are...
  • Dixie Flag Co. (carefully stitched 360 pound flag) to fly at WTC

    09/11/2012 2:35:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | September 11, 2012 | Neal Morton
    San Antonio, TX ......“To be asked to make the flag is exciting, so very humbling. You want to get it right,” said Van de Putte, whose seamstress grandmother started the company in 1958. “Every detail, from the largest star to the small stitching, has to be absolutely correct.” Six Dixie Flag workers helped design, scale, cut and sew 560 yards of material and 1,650 yards of nylon thread to perfect the flag before it shipped to New York less than two weeks ago. Whether red or white, each stripe stands 55 inches tall while the stars alone span 42 inches...
  • Flags from Apollo moon landing still standing, photos reveal

    07/30/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    (LRO slewed 19° down-Sun allowing the illuminated side of the still standing American flag to be captured at the Apollo 17 site.) An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,"...
  • City Council: American Flag is Clutter

    07/03/2012 1:18:44 PM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 3, 2012 | Bobby Eberle
    A Texas city council has voted to ban American flags from a local cemetary. Why? Because these people want to keep the cemetary free of "clutter." That's right... according to these "leaders," the American flag is "clutter" and cannot be placed beside a tombstone. It appears common sense and respect for veterans have gone out the window. As reported by KHOU.com in Houston, the city council in Mineral Wells, Texas voted to ban the display of flags and other items such as teddy bears from grave sites. Flags are now only allowed during the two weeks around Memorial Day and...
  • American flag seller files for bankruptcy

    07/01/2012 10:22:18 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 48 replies
    Wall Street Journal blog ^ | 06-27-12 | Katy Stech
    When selling the business of patriotism, put emphasis on the red. A little over a week before America celebrates its 236th birthday, Wisconsin-based flag seller Liberty Flag & Specialty Co. filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Home Owners Association Said He Cannot Fly the American Flag.

    05/21/2012 8:52:14 AM PDT · by econjack · 22 replies
    email | May 20 2012 | unknown
    When his HOA said he couldn't display the American Flag, this was his response: I don't have further detials, but I kinda like the guy...
  • 20 Only In America Ironies

    04/10/2012 3:59:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | John Hawkins
    1) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000 a plate campaign fund raising event. 2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when we have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black. 3) Only in America could we have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the Treasury Department and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who...
  • We're not serfs, and Obama is not our king

    03/20/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 7 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 3/20/2012 | Kingsley Guy
    The American flag has been burnt, spat upon, and otherwise desecrated both in this country and throughout the globe. But to my recollection, it never has been blatantly defiled to promote the personality cult of a president. That is, until now. In Tavares, Fla., a military veteran noticed a flag flying in front of the Lake County Democrat Party headquarters that bore the image of Barack Obama in place of the 50 stars. He informed a few of his veteran buddies, who asked local Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Hurlburt to take it down. The veterans had a legitimate grievance. A...
  • VIDEO: Occupy Oakland Burns American Flag While Reciting Anti-Semitic 'Pledge of Allegiance'

    01/30/2012 8:47:43 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Media Research Center TV (MRCTV) ^ | 1/30/2012 | Joe Schoffstall
    As an American flag burns at Occupy Oakland, the man capturing the video recites the following: "I pledge allegiance to a flag of the imperialistic, capitalistic dictatorship. And to the plutocracy for which it stands, privately owned central bank, under the Jews. With inequality and injustice for the 99." For video, click link.
  • Five hidden messages in the American flag

    11/14/2011 2:33:28 PM PST · by decimon · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | November 13, 2011 | Megan Lane
    Until 1912, there was no set design for the Stars and Stripes. And so, hidden in older versions of the flag, its makers laid hints of the country's history and quest for identity.Aptly - given its national anthem is about the flag - the Stars and Stripes is a key part of America's identity. It hangs in classrooms and in courtrooms, on state buildings and suburban porches. It has been the national flag since 1777. And the flag that inspired the anthem was enormous. Measuring 30 by 42 feet (9 x 12.8m), it was raised over Baltimore's Fort McHenry during...
  • DOT makes workers take down flag

    11/12/2011 6:45:56 AM PST · by Winstons Julia · 26 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 11/11/11 | Barb Ickes
    The surreal part of the article: About 30 minutes before Brandl ordered Old Glory removed from its elevated perch, Snyder said the bridge workers intended to take it down after the holiday weekend. But Brandl said safety could not wait. "It was not authorized, and we do not need the distraction," he said, adding, "I can't imagine who it would offend, but I do not want controversy."
  • Fed Judge: Calif. School Was Right to Forbid Students’ American Flag T-Shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    11/11/2011 4:22:23 PM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 143 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/11 | Billy Hallowell
    Should public school officials have the right to prevent students from wearing pro-American garb on Cinco de Mayo? This question has been at the heart of a California court battle between the Morgan Hill Unified School District and students who were told by a principal and assistant principal that they could not wear American flag t-shirts on the Mexican holiday back in 2010. Following the incident, a lawsuit against the district was launched by the students and their families. This week, the case came to a close, with a federal judge ruling against the students — a blow that is...
  • Wall Street Protesters Trample American Flag

    Earlier this week I posted pictures highlighting the difference between the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street protesters. If that didn’t make you question the patriotism of these protesters, maybe this will. A new photograph has surfaced that shows Occupy Wall Street protesters trampling the American flag, showing utter disrespect and contempt for all the men who have fought and died to protect their freedom.
  • Video: Florida hotel worker fired for wearing American flag lapel pin

    10/15/2011 8:18:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/15/2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    Normally in these cases, my sympathy tends to run towards employers, who have the legal right to set uniform and presentation policies, especially in public positions. Barring the display of pins on a uniform is not unreasonable, as adopting a laissez-faire attitude might end up with a whole lot of political messages seem as though they represent the views of management rather than individual employees. As a former mid-level manager in a corporation, I also know how difficult life can get when exceptions get made to policy, and suddenly every employee wants an exception for their own pet causes.With all...