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  • These Colors Don't Run

    07/04/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    We celebrate the red, white, and blue today, because it’s July 4, Independence Day. If you haven’t noticed, flags are a big deal in the media lately. Unless you’ve hidden your head in a bag, or lived under a rock, you couldn’t help but see story after story about flags. Our flag’s design goes back a long way: on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which described the American flag as “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Later, Congress acted...
  • Homophobes are 'American flagging’ their Facebook profile pictures as a protest against Pride

    07/01/2015 6:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2015
    Last week, millions of Facebook users gave their profile pictures a rainbow makeover to celebrate the double Pride/Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling but an unpleasant backlash has begun. The translucent rainbow tool was laid on by Facebook itself, but a number of third-party apps are now offering an American flag equivalent to people opposed to gay marriage and equality in general.
  • Obama Bids Farewell to the "Loyal Opposition"

    06/26/2015 5:48:17 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/25/2015 | Steve Berman
    Since the end of the American Civil War, America has been admired around the world for its ability to remain more-or-less unified in its diversity.  But lately I’ve noticed signs of that unity breaking, in what I would call the end of the “loyal opposition.” In parliamentary governments, there’s a ruling party or coalition which gets to form the government, appoint ministers, and generally run things, while the other not-in-power party or parties sit back and snipe as the “loyal opposition.”  They are opposition in the sense that they don’t support the majority/government party, but considered loyal to the nation...
  • It will take more than Louis Farrakhan to ‘put the American flag down’

    06/25/2015 7:49:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    Fever-pitch race war being played on America, the Stars & Stripes has ironically become the ‘rebel’ flag. Patriots will fight tooth and nail to keep Obama from dragging down the beloved symbol so many gave their lives to protect The 50 percent of the U.S. population left totally disenfranchised when America’s worst anti-American enemy took over the White House always knew at heart that President Barack Obama would some day come after Old Glory. With the Confederate flag under attack as the unjustly fingered scapegoat for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church slaughter, it was only a matter of time...
  • Flag-Stomping Protester Wrestled by Playboy Model Threatens to Kill All Whites

    05/29/2015 6:21:25 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    I J Review.com ^ | 5/28/2015 | KYLE BECKER
    At Valdosta State University last month, activist Eric Sheppard led a protest of flag-stomping participants and was promptly met by veteran and former Playboy model Michelle Manhart in a skirmish that captured headlines. The defacing of the American flag by stomping on it caught on and became known as the “Eric Sheppard challenge.” Now, the wanted activist Sheppard has been arrested for possessing a handgun in his backpack on the Valdosta State University campus. WCTV reports: Valdosta police have confirmed that Eric Sheppard was arrested in Tampa, Florida Thursday morning without incident. Sheppard is widely known for stomping and walking...
  • Here is a challenge, post a flag!

    05/13/2015 7:32:04 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 11 replies
    One Marine's View ^ | May 13, 2015 | One Marine
    1 - This is America You want to stomp on my flag (God help you if I see you do it) you have the freedom (and lack of brain cells) to destroy the item that gives you that very freedom here in America, however, I'm sure I can find numerous reasons you need to meet a US Marine, danger close. Americans are falling into the "sheep" category. [...] Here is an idea, I believe in America, if my flag bothers you, pack sand and eat shit. If it offends you, go back to the shit hole you came from. If...
  • The Identity of Woman Texting During the National Anthem is Discovered – And Twitter Blasts Her

    04/26/2015 10:43:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 59 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 4/26/15 | KYLE BECKER
    A woman has gotten the attention of the country for texting during the national anthem at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Not only has it been discovered that this woman works at a major news outlet, she offered up an excuse for her behavior: She was just taking notes. The woman turns out to be a Washington Post columnist named Helena Andrews, and she writes for “The Fix.” She offered up an excuse for her behavior on Twitter, and then appears to have thrown in a bit of snark that did not go unnoticed: Her tweet drew a backlash from...
  • University Cops Detain Military Veteran Trying to Stop Flag Desecration

    04/21/2015 5:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force veteran was hauled away in handcuffs and detained by campus security at Valdosta State University in Georgia after she stopped protesters from desecrating an American flag. Michelle Manhart admits that she snatched Old Glory from a group of demonstrators who put the flag on the ground and were walking on it. One member of the unnamed group told the Valdosta Daily Times they were desecrating the flag as “a symbol of our protest.” “When a slave understands his situation and understands he doesn’t want to be in slavery, he does not respect or revere anything his slave...
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. …
  • American flag case: U.S. Supreme Court ends Morgan Hill flap over shirts

    03/30/2015 2:46:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/30/2015 | Howard Mintz
    Turning away a legal plea literally wrapped in the American flag, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a controversial case involving a South Bay high school's discipline of students who chose to wear flag-adorned shirts during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration. The high court's action left intact a federal appeals court ruling last year that found Live Oak High School officials had the legal right to order students wearing the American flag shirts to turn them inside out or go home.
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

    03/17/2015 4:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student-government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Legislative Council of the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI) passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any nation in the office lobby. The resolution was authored by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology. Among the reasons the legislative council objected to the American flag were: “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” “A common ideological understanding...
  • America-phobic Bullies Target Old Glory

    03/13/2015 5:55:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Some wonder why conservatives get the impression that many leftists are not patriotic. Well, how about their belief that the ideas of nationalism and patriotism are noxious? We told you! As you've probably heard by now, Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine voted to ban the American flag from an "inclusive" space on campus. Don't you just love loaded liberal words, such as "inclusive," which mean the opposite of what they imply? Is the American flag includable there? The language of the bill, passed by a vote of 6-4, with two abstentions (some real courage there), asserts that...
  • Sheriff furious with judges after being told to remove American flag display from courthouse

    03/12/2015 4:55:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    Fox4KC ^ | 3/11/2015
    Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after a group of judges told him to take down an American flag display. Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago. It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.” Watson said he requested to have it mounted on the wall in the lobby of the courthouse but was shocked by what he was told. Watson said he was told, “Not only do we not want...
  • California Stupid

    03/12/2015 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I’ve been writing this column for a while now – I can’t even remember how long. And I’ve really enjoyed it. Townhall gives me the freedom to write about whatever I want in whatever way I want, and never has rejected or complained about any of it (some of the commenters have, but that’s the beauty of the comment section). I am grateful for that. Two columns per week for a few years adds up to a lot of columns, a lot of words. And I tend to run long because, well, I can. But I’ve written every one of...
  • Portsmouth Sheriff furious with judges after being told to remove American flag display from...

    03/11/2015 1:00:41 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 41 replies
    WTKR, News Channel 3 ^ | March 10, 2015 | Doris Taylor
    Portsmouth, Va. – Portsmouth Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after a group of judges told him to take down an American flag display. Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago. It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.” Watson said he requested to have it mounted on the wall in the lobby of the courthouse but was shocked by what he was told. Watson said he was told, “Not only do...
  • Student Gov’t Meeting Over UCI Flag Flap Canceled Due To ‘Violence’ Threat

    03/10/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | Stacey Butler
    As KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports, vocal crowds gathered outside the student center at UCI on Tuesday evening. A student government meeting at UC Irvine scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled due what school officials described as a violent threat. Officials would not specify the threat, but described it as a “viable threat of violence” that was serious enough to cancel the meeting, which was planned in response to a vote last week to ban the display of all flags before a higher student panel overturned it. The meeting this evening was to discuss overriding the veto, according to UCI spokeswoman...
  • Lawmakers outraged over American flag ban at UC campus

    03/09/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2015 | By Melody Gutierrez
    State Republican lawmakers said they will introduce a constitutional amendment that would prohibit state funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campuses, a move that comes a week after a student government council at UC Irvine banned the flag from being displayed in a school lobby. UC Irvine’s broader student government body vetoed the controversial measure on Saturday. But, Sen. Janet Nguyen and fellow Republicans said they will move forward with the constitutional amendment. Nguyen and her family fled Vietnam as refugees, which Reeder said made the issue of banning the American flag personal. “For her it’s...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • UC Irvine Student: U.S. Flag Banned to Avoid ‘Triggering’ Hurt Feelings Among Illegals

    03/08/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    IRVINE, California — Students at the University of California Irvine (UCI) spoke to Breitbart News Sunday, sharing their shock and disappointment at recent legislation by six members of UCI’s Associated Students (ASUCI) to remove an American flag from their building’s lobby this past Thursday.
  • (University of California - Irvine) Student council vetoes American flag ban

    03/08/2015 1:34:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Resolution would have banned hanging flags of any nation in the lobby of student government offices (CNN) —Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni. The Legislative Council of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine's passed the resolution, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," in a 6-4 vote Tuesday with the stated intention of creating a "more inclusive" environment.The resolution said "the American flag is...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • UC Irvine Bans “Imperialist” US Flag from Inclusive Spaces

    03/07/2015 6:16:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-7-2015 | Michael Strickland
    University of California, Irvine has banned the “imperialist” American flag in “inclusive” spaces. Portions of the official resolution read: Whereas flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments.Whereas the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.Whereas symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.Whereas designing a culturally inclusive space is taken seriously by ASUCIWhereas the removal of barriers is the best option at promoting an inclusive space.Whereas it is a psychological effect for individuals to...
  • Multiculturalism: We Wave the White (can I say that?) Flag

    03/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2015 | MOTUS
    What are we teaching the children? Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag. The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government. Last week the children of UC Irvine determined that: The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism. Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism,...
  • Students at UC Irvine vote to ban American flag

    03/06/2015 3:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag.</p> <p>The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government.</p>
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/06/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine voted to ban hanging flags in its main lobby. The flag banning legislation passed with six yea votes, four nay, and two abstentions. he Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” “[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others...
  • UC IRVINE STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL VETOES FLAG BAN

    03/07/2015 5:28:45 PM PST · by kingu · 12 replies
    IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- UC Irvine's student executive council vetoed Saturday a resolution passed by the school's student legislative body earlier this week that banned hanging a flag from any nation in the lobby area of student government offices. "We fundamentally disagree with the actions taken by ASUCI Legislative Council and their passage of R50-70 as counter to the ideals that allow us to operate as an autonomous student government organization with the freedoms of speech and expression associated with it. It is these very symbols that represent our constitutional rights that have allowed for our representative creation and our...
  • Banning Homogenized Idiots

    03/09/2015 5:19:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s note: Much of the material from this column was stolen from my friends Kaitlyn and Caleb over at Campus Reform (see www.CampusReform.org). I don’t apologize for the theft. It’s punishment for continuing to associate with people who post foodies on Facebook. I’ve often said that we should ban the rainbow flag from campus because it’s offensive to conservative Christians, orthodox Jews, and immoderate Muslims (read: Muslims). But I’m only kidding when I say it. I’m simply trying to poke fun at campus administrators who often claim they want to ban offensive speech without considering that much their own speech...
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/07/2015 1:31:54 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.”
  • Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

    03/03/2015 5:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Todd Starnes
    Nothing says America quite like smoking a pork butt and flying Old Glory. “The sport of professional barbecue is extremely American and family oriented,” said pitmaster Jeff Petkevicius. So you can imagine Jeff’s extreme displeasure when organizers of an Alabama barbecue competition ordered him – along with other competitors to take down the American flags hanging from their barbecue trailers.
  • 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 · 53 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.