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  • Trump on flag standoff at his Calif. golf course: "I will fight for the American flag"

    07/10/2014 9:57:40 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2014
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Business magnate Donald Trump is fighting -- not over an investment -- but to keep the Stars and Stripes flying from a 70-foot flagpole at his Southland Trump National Golf Course. CBS Los Angeles reports that the American flag has been the focus of a standoff between Trump and state officials, who say the business investor has not taken the proper legal steps to keep the flag flying. The California Coastal Commission claims that Trump has not filed the necessary coastal permits to fly the flag in its current location. The commission also says he...
  • Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests

    07/09/2014 12:56:01 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2014 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. President Kenneth P. Ruscio’s announcement was a surprising move for the small, private liberal arts college in Lexington, which has long celebrated its Southern heritage. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee served as the university’s president after the Civil War, his crypt is beneath the chapel, and the school has gingerly addressed its ties to the Confederacy...
  • Thief Steals an American Flag, Then Finds Out How Important It Was

    07/06/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT · by montag813 · 8 replies
    Top Right News ^ | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsA thief who stole a very special flag, gave in to pangs of conscience, when he returned it to its rightful owner -- with an apology. That's because he stole it from the family of a firefighter killed on 9/11 As the NYPost reported, The flag he stole flew over the World Trade Center during recovery efforts. The September 11th Families Association gave it to Melissa Brengel in honor of her 29-year-old brother, Jonathan Ielpi, an FDNY member who died when terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center.Brengel reported the flag missing from her home in Huntington...
  • Biz executives pay fines for Florida vet facing eviction over flower pot flag

    07/04/2014 4:09:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 4, 2014 | FoxNews
    In an act of patriotism this Fourth of July, a pair of business executives has paid the fines for a Florida veteran who faced foreclosure for displaying a small American flag in a flower pot on his front stoop. The two senior executives for Los Angeles-based Lear Capital had read the story of 73-year-old Larry Murphree, of Jacksonville, whose homeowners association at Tides Condominium at Sweetwater began hitting him with fines of $100 a day last year for violating his homeowners association’s flag display rules, and have offered to pay the bill which has climbed into the thousands. Along with...
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • American flag given to family of firefighter killed September 11 stolen from outside their home

    07/02/2014 9:57:23 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 8 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | July 2, 2014 | COREY CHARLTON
    The theft of an American flag from the family of a firefighter killed in September 11 is causing heartache as they desperately plead for its return... The flag stolen from the front of Melissa Brengel's Long Island property was flown over the World Trade Center during the recovery and cleanup and was later gifted to her from the September 11 Families Association. ...His father is also a firefighter and is a co-founder of Tribute WTC, which pays homage to the victims of the attack....
  • LDS missionaries install illegal flagpole on top of Mount Olympus

    06/27/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Lds Church] ^ | June 26, 2014 | Maddy Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight LDS missionaries serving in the Salt Lake City East Mission and their leaders are working with the Forest Service to remove a flagpole that the missionaries cemented to the top of Mount Olympus earlier this week. Hikers discovered the flagpole with a U.S. Flag and an autographed mission T-shirt on Forest Service lands and alerted rangers. The Forest Service confirmed that posting the flagpole was indeed breaking the law. “You would need to get a permit to put up a flagpole. In wilderness it wouldn’t be allowed at all,” said Kathy Jo Pollock of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • Fly the flag!

    06/21/2014 1:05:31 PM PDT · by olepap · 35 replies
    Vanity | Your old Pappy
    Its time to fly the flag, my brothers and sisters. The wickedness is fully upon us. Fly that American Flag upside down. Fly the Gadsden flag. Fly your Palmetto or Lone Star Flag. We are going to need to rely on each other in the years ahead.
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • Check Out What’s Flying Over Our Embassy in Israel

    06/11/2014 6:17:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 72 replies
    Foxnews Radio ^ | 6/11/14 | Todd Starnes
    The U.S. ambassador to Israel hoisted a gay pride flag over the American embassy in a disgusting display.
  • Where were all the flags? (vanity)

    05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 80 replies
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    I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.
  • Neighbor Screams at Former Navy SEAL as He Takes Down His Flag: ‘You F***ing Fat A**

    05/07/2014 4:14:38 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | may 5, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    Former Navy SEAL David Hall says his neighbor is a rude bully — and he’s got the surveillance footage to prove it. In a video posted on YouTube, Hall’s neighbor can be heard berating the veteran while he was putting away his American flag at sunset. “You f***ing fat a**, sitting over there,” the neighbor says in the video. “And acting fat and laying around. Laying around and doing nothing. What’d you get shot? Is that because you couldn’t run?” Hall said he believes the neighbor had been drinking when the video was taken, but his comments were still shocking....
  • VIDEO / One Actor Plays Two Different Doctors on TV at Sandy Hook and Franklin High School

    04/12/2014 10:26:06 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | YouTube
    One actor playing two different doctors on TV after the Sandy Hook "shooting" and the Franklin High School "stabbings."
  • 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...
  • Marine and Soldier Take Back US Flag from Hippie Protesters (Video)

    04/03/2014 9:13:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/3/14 | Jim Hoft
    A US Marine and soldier took back the American flag from protesters for disrespecting it for holding it upside down. The confrontation unfolded in Albuquerque, N.M. in the wake of protests of the city’s police department. Via FOX Nation:
  • Here Is The YouTube "Start A False Flag War With Syria" Leaked Recording That Erdogan Wanted Banned

    03/27/2014 10:29:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 3/27/14 | tyler durden
    UPDATE: *TURKEY'S DAVUTOGLU SAYS LEAK IS 'DECLARATION OF WAR': TURKIYE As we noted here, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumored to be a "spectacular" leak before this weekend's elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation's court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube access. However, by the magic of the interwebs, we have the 'leaked' clip and it is clear why he wanted it blocked/banned. As the rough translation explains, it purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what...
  • New Zealand confirms plans to hold referendum on ditching the Union flag..

    03/11/2014 7:14:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2014 | Staff
    New Zealanders are to vote on whether to change their national flag, with many including the country's prime minister wanting to see it replaced with the silver fern symbol used by the All Blacks rugby team. Prime Minister John Key today announced plans to hold a referendum within three years, receiving the backing of his political opponents who said they would follow through with plans even if they oust Key in this year's national elections. The current flag depicts the Southern Cross star constellation and includes Britain's Union Jack in the top left corner.
  • WATCH: Patriotic Picture Taken at Texas High School Creates Buzz, Makes Teacher Proud

    03/10/2014 8:12:47 PM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-10-2014 | TRN
    We love this video. At a time when we have appeals court judges who have contempt for our flag, we discover this terrific young man, whose gratitude could teach us all a lesson… WATCH:
  • Banning the American Flag and 'Reconquista'

    03/01/2014 4:09:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3-1-14 | William Sullivan
    A federal court has ruled that an American school student has a right to free expression -- unless that American might be threatened for that expression by others, in which case state officials have the right to quash the offending expression to appease potential aggressors. Which, ipso facto, means Americans have no right to free expression at all. ~snip~ The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled upon the constitutionality of a decision by the administration at Live Oak High School in 2010. On May 5th of that year, student Daniel Galli and his friends had the unmitigated gall to...
  • Not Safe To Display American Flag In American High School

    02/27/2014 5:03:39 PM PST · by KingofZion · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Today’s Dariano v. Morgan Hill USD (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. The court points out that the rights of students in public high schools are limited — under the Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker (1969), student speech could be restricted if “school authorities [can reasonably] forecast substantial disruption of or material interference with school activities” stemming from the speech. And on the facts of this case, the court concludes, there was reason to think that the wearing of the T-shirts would lead...
  • Armed men seize Crimea parliament and hoist Russian flag

    02/26/2014 11:56:31 PM PST · by Crazieman · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2-27-2014
    Armed men have seized the government buildings in the capital of the Ukraine’s Crimea region and hoisted a Russian flag over a barricade. The men occupying the parliament building in the regional capital, Simferopol, early on Thursday did not come out to voice any demands. They wore black and orange ribbons, a Russian symbol of the victory in World War II. The men also put up a sign saying “Crimea is Russia.” They threw a flash grenade in response to a journalist’s questions. Phone calls to region’s legislature rang unanswered, and its website was down.
  • Fort Carson soldier's selfie sparks outrage

    02/26/2014 4:30:52 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 45 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 2-26-14 | Tom Roeder and Andrea Sinclair
    Fort Carson leaders have launched investigation into a "selfie" photo of a Fort Carson soldier who said she was hiding in her car to avoid saluting the flag that went viral Tuesday, drawing a storm of criticism. Pfc. Tariqka Sheffey, of the posts's 43rd Sustainment Group posted the image to her Instagram account with a caption that read, "This is me laying back in my car hiding so I don't have to salute the 1700 flag, KEEP ALL YOUR 'THATS SO DISRESPECTFUL/HOWRUDE/ETC.' COMMENTS TO YOURSELF cuz, right now, (acronym for I don't give an obscenity)." Fort Carson officials say soldiers...
  • Administrators reverse ban on American celebration at high school

    02/04/2014 3:22:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 50 replies
    Fox News & Commentary ^ | February 4, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The sun was just beginning to rise over the Rocky Mountains, but Sheriff Justin Smith was already awake. He was standing outside Fort Collins High School – shivering in the frigid cold. It was 12 degrees. Snow was falling. But Mr. Smith, wearing his dress blues, stood resolute, waving an American flag. The sheriff of Larimer County, Colorado had come to school Tuesday to send a message to those responsible for educating the county’s children. The sheriff was not in a good mood. He was standing in the winter snow to protest the school’s decision to ban a celebration of...
  • Vote now & make ESPN liberals SQUAWK! Vote for Erika Brown to hold the US flag at Sochi (vanity)

    01/29/2014 5:46:33 PM PST · by Kolath · 24 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/29/2014 | ak267
    NBC is running a poll on who should carry the US flag at the Sochi Winter Games. Lets make the liberals at ESPN squawk and elect a CURLER to bear the US flag!!!! Vote here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/vote-who-should-be-flag-bearer-united-states
  • 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.
  • California lawyers say Mississippi’s state flag must go

    01/03/2014 10:17:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/3/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown at a Santa Ana display is racist and needs to go. The Orange County Bar Association has passed a resolution to remove the Mississippi flag from the Santa Ana civic center where it now hangs, along with the flags of all other states, The Los Angeles Times reported. Members of the group say the Confederate symbol is an outdated relic that represents racism and hatred, The Associated Press reported.
  • Father of the Canadian Flag Dies, Aged 96: "Maple Leaf" one of the world's most recognized flags

    12/31/2013 5:57:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/31/2013 | KATHY SHAIDLE
    Canada's "maple leaf" is one of the most readily recognized flags on earth. Meet the man who was given six weeks to come up with it, back in 1964. From pop artist Charles Pachter’s series of Canadian flag paintings: Will the flag he championed fly at half-mast?That was my first thought upon hearing that World War II veteran-turned Member of Parliament John Ross Matheson passed away last Friday.Given his keen amateur interest in heraldry, Matheson was the perfect choice to lead Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson’s quest to create a new Canadian flag, one that would symbolically separate the former...
  • U.S. Flags Lowered For Mandela, A Rare Honor For Foreign Leaders

    12/06/2013 2:44:02 PM PST · by Jean S · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/6/13 | Emily Siner
    After the death of Nelson Mandela, President Obama ordered that U.S. flags on government buildings be flown at half-staff until Monday evening — a symbolic gesture of a nation in mourning.It's a tradition observed by countries around the world, one that began as early as the 17th century. Mental Floss reports: "The oldest commonly accepted reference to a half-staff flag dates back to 1612, when the captain of the British ship Heart's Ease died on a journey to Canada. When the ship returned to London, it was flying its flag at half-mast to honor the departed captain." Some scholars say...
  • In a flap over flags: If Scotland goes it alone, what flag does the rest of the UK wave?

    12/05/2013 2:49:25 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 79 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5th December 2013 | Jim Norton
    After nearly 400 years of symbolising four nations united in one flag, what would the Union Flag look like without the blue and white of the Saltire? The question is being posed by flag experts after a poll found nearly 65 per cent were in favour of changing the flag if Scotland votes Yes to independence. The vexillologists, as they are known, have come up with designs that could replace the familiar red, white and blue flag.
  • <B>RAISE A FLAG OF TRUTH AND LIBERATION</B> <I>(15 translations)</I>

    11/25/2013 5:05:56 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | November 24, 2013 | Geert Wilders
    RAISE A FLAG OF TRUTH AND LIBERATION on every continent. Geert Wilders is the leader of the PVV (Partij voor de Vrijheid, Party for Freedom) in The Netherlands. In recognition of an important anniversary this month, Mr. Wilders has undertaken an ambitious project, which he explains below. Let us raise a flag of truth and liberation by Geert Wilders Nine years ago this month, in November 2004, policemen wearing bullet proof vests and carrying machine guns picked me up at my home and drove me to a safe place. This happened two days after the filmmaker and Islam-critic Theo van...
  • Is that a Pentagram within the American Flag pin?

    Am I seeing things? If not, is this a pin that is worn frequently. Is there a reason for the pentagram? Respect for the Jewish State? /s Not sure what to think of it. I did not go on a search to look for similar pins.
  • Hundred-yard American flag rips in Buffalo during national anthem

    11/17/2013 1:49:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/17/13 | Ross.Jones
    **SNIP** The giant flag was spread across the entire field during the national anthem when it tore.
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/04/2013 2:22:33 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    Daily Caller article copied and pasted onto Freedom Outpost ^ | 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie at the Daily Caller
    The Navy Jack is the flag flown by United States Naval Vessels. It's motto of "Don't Tread on Me" is emblazoned on a Red and White Striped background with a rattlesnake stretched across it. The flag has a long and revered history in America's Navy spanning back to the time of our country's fight for Independence. However, Navy SEAL commanders are now banning the historical symbol. The question is, who is behind the ban?
  • Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms

    11/02/2013 6:57:51 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/01/2013 | Carl Higbie
    Navy SEALs ordered to remove ‘don’t tread on me’ Navy Jack from uniforms 10:44 AM 11/01/2013 Carl Higbie Author, 'Battle on the Home Front' The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction...
  • Texas Veteran’s Amazing Response to Catching Three Punks on Video Destroying His American Flag

    10/23/2013 12:34:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | october 22, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    A veteran in Plano, Texas, had his American flag outside his front door destroyed for the third time on Friday morning. And he’s sick of it. Larry Lorance told CBS DFW that he installed a surveillance camera and successfully captured the violators on video — three punks roaming at night with nothing better to do. It’s not just about the damage to his property, it’s about respect, he said. “A lot of men and women gave their lives for this flag,” the veteran said sternly. “As an American, and as a veteran, I was offended by that.” “Not only did...
  • Again: Arabs Fly Nazi Flag Near Road

    10/20/2013 10:55:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 10/19/2013, 10:10 PM | Arutz Sheva
    For at least the second time in five months, Arab residents of Beit Umar in the Palestinian Authority (PA) have placed a Nazi flag over a major thoroughfare where Jews pass in their vehicles. Beit Umar is located between Halhoul and the Etzion Bloc, not far from Hevron. Soldiers from the Haruv battalion in Kfir Regiment tried to take down the flag Saturday, but encountered difficulty because it was placed very high up. A similar event took place at Beit Umar in May, when hundreds of residents of Gush Etzion who drove down Highway 60 were astounded to see an...
  • Council killjoys ban taxi driver from having St George's Cross on cab for 'discrimination' (UK)

    10/20/2013 9:57:59 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Express ^ | October 18, 2013 | Benjamin Russell
    A TAXI taxi driver has been banned from having a St George's Cross sticker in her cab - because it could discriminate against foreigners. Patriotic Denise Said, 56, has three English flag signs stuck on the doors and boot of her vehicle. But after one complaint from a rival cab firm she was stunned to receive a letter from the council accusing her of breaching equality laws. Teignbridge Council in Devon said the stickers would leave anyone who is not English at a "disadvantage in their day to day life". The local authority says it will refuse to renew Denise's...
  • Stevens Point (WI) man flies American flag upside down

    10/02/2013 6:53:57 AM PDT · by Sopater · 21 replies
    WAOW News ^ | Oct 01, 2013 | Cassandra Vinch
    A Stevens Point man is flying an American flag upside down outside of his house. He says it's in protest of the way the government is being run. While flying a flag upside down isn't against the law, some people say it's not OK. Blanchard is a veteran, serving in South Korea twice and once in Vietnam. He says flying his flag upside down is sending a message. "By hanging my flag upside down, we're under duress in this country," said Blanchard. The Stevens Point man says he turned his flag upside down a few weeks ago, after becoming tired...
  • No time for Putin's conclusion Syria chemical attack was false flag

    09/20/2013 11:51:40 AM PDT · by FreedomOfThePressIsNotFree · 13 replies
    Communities@WashingtonTimes.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Alan Jones
    WASHINGTON, September 20, 2013 — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that there is no time to consider Russian President Vladimir Putin’s conclusion that Syrian opposition forces staged a false flag chemical attack on a Damascus suburb last month to blame the Bashar al-Assad regime and pull the U.S. further into the conflict. The question of whether or not the Ghouta chemical attack was false flag operation is now at the center of a dangerous diplomatic showdown between the United States and Russia. Speaking at the State Department, Secretary Kerry made his remarks the same day that the...
  • San Leandro to fly flag of People's Republic of China (celebrate Socialism)

    09/20/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT · by kimtom · 14 replies
    http://www.mercurynews.com ^ | 09/18/2013 | Ashly McGlone
    SAN LEANDRO -- Over the objections of residents and human rights groups, the city will raise the flag of the People's Republic of China on Oct. 1, a day that honors the formation of the sovereign state in 1949 by communist leader Mao Zedong. The City Council voted 4-3 Monday to approve the request by Councilman Benny Lee, a Chinese-American who said he intended the move as a sign of support for the city's growing Chinese population and a sign the city is open for Chinese business and investment. The approval -- endorsed by Lee and fellow council members Ursula...
  • Vanity- Take it down from the mast, liberal traitors

    09/06/2013 5:38:39 PM PDT · by JimRed · 4 replies
    Self | 09/06/2013 | Self
    Liberal neighbors who disagree with you on the unconstitutional policies of the regime flying the flag as if they were patriots? There's a song for that... Take it down from the mast Take it down from the mast, liberal traitors, It's the flag constitutionalists claim, It can only belong to free staters, For you've brought on it nothing but shame. Why not leave it to those who are willing, To uphold it in war and in peace, To the men who intend to defend it at home, Until progressive tyrannies cease. Take it down from the mast, liberal traitors, It's...
  • Kentucky High School Art Teacher Has Students Stand on American Flag

    09/01/2013 8:34:31 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    As Kathleen Fox with The Paducah Sun reported, an art teacher at a Kentucky High School set up an exhibit where students were supposed to stand on an American flag while they wrote how they felt about it. Art teacher Shand Stamper at McCracken High School in Paducah set a music stand with paper to write on on top of the flag so that students could contemplate their feelings and then note them. Michael Ceglinski, the principal, stated that Stamper had erred, and continued that the display had not received approval by the administrators or the school.
  • Pledging Allegiance To The Flag Of The Obama Nation

    08/27/2013 4:57:12 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 27, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Desecration: A U.S. flag with the president's face replacing the field of stars resurfaces at the March on Washington's 50th anniversary, turning the symbol of freedom many have fought and died for into a campaign prop. It has been a while since President Obama accepted his first nomination among faux Greek columns in Denver in 2008. But judging from the reappearance of the "Obama flag" at a march celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, the cult of personality that has risen around him has not been diminished or discouraged. That flag first appeared in March 2012...
  • Georgia Marine vet loses fight to fly American, Marine Corps flags

    08/27/2013 4:16:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    A retired Georgia combat veteran has lost his fight to fly his American flag and U.S. Marine Corps colors outside his home in an Atlanta-area retirement community. MyFoxAtlanta.com reports that the board of directors at Marine Capt. Jim Lowe's community in Griffin voted against changing a rule on outside decorations that threatened his patriotic display. Sun City-Peachtree's codes state that each home in the retirement community can only have one flag, but Lowe fought the rule, arguing that the traditional Marine Corps battle color is not a flag. Lowe told the station in July that he received a code violation...
  • Marine Combat Vet Fights To Fly American Flag In His Own Front Yard After Neighbors Complain

    HYPOLUXO, Fla. – A U.S. Marine who served overseas in Iraq has returned home in Hypoluxo only to be told he cannot fly his American flag. Days after Gregory Schaffer installed a flag pole in his front yard, he received a citation from the Town of Hypoluxo listing the flag as a code violation. “It’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag,” said Schaffer
  • Russia Says Syria Chemical Attack Claims May Target Peace Talks

    08/22/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 17 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | August 22, 2013 | Staff
    Reports alleging the use of chemical weapons in Syria may be aimed at disrupting the preparation of an international conference on Syria in Geneva, a Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday. The Syrian opposition has accused the government of killing scores of people in a massive nerve gas attack in Damascus on Wednesday, with death toll estimates varying from a hundred to more than a thousand people. The Syrian government promptly denied the reports as baseless. “It all looks like attempts to use any means to persuade the UN Security Council to take the side of the opponents of the...
  • US army chief, visiting Israel, stresses ‘joint security interests’

    08/14/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 14, 2013, 1:31 pm | Stuart Winer
    Photo credit Israel Ministry of Defense Visiting US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey met with top Israeli military brass on Wednesday to discuss regional cooperation and the strengthening of military ties between Israel and the US. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stressed the central role that Iran was playing in current events and the need for Israel to remain vigilant. “The instability in the Middle East is due, in part, to the Iranian regime, which is involved in every conflict in the area,” he said. “We also need to be prepared for a prolonged conflict...
  • Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches

    08/08/2013 12:51:07 AM PDT · by bronxville · 12 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim.com ^ | August 7, 2013 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Days ago, al-Qaeda’s Egyptian leader, Ayman Zawahiri, portrayed the overthrow of Muhammad Morsi and the Brotherhood as a “Crusader” campaign led by Coptic Pope Tawadros II who, according to Zawahiri and other terrorists, is trying to create a Coptic state in Egypt. Since then, not only are Egypt’s Christians and churches now being attacked in ways unprecedented in the modern era, but new reports indicate that al-Qaeda’s black flag has been raised on some of them, specifically St. George Church in Sohag. Considering that it was al-Qaeda linked terrorists who initiated one of the bloodiest church attacks in recent history,...
  • Veterans sue city in New York that ordered 'Don't Tread on Me' down

    08/04/2013 9:24:31 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    fox news ^ | August 03, 2013
    A veterans group alleges in a federal lawsuit that officials violated its free-speech rights when they banned a "Don't Tread on Me" flag from a city-owned armory. The lawsuit filed last week in federal court says New Rochelle's action, in addition to being unconstitutional, was "unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious" and betrayed a lack of appreciation of history. The City Council had ordered the flag down in March, citing complaints that the yellow banner with a coiled rattlesnake was making a political statement. The flag has been used as an unofficial symbol of the tea party since at least 2008 and...