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  • Islamic State flag is legal in Sweden, prosecutor rules

    10/17/2016 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    The Local se ^ | 16 Oct 2016 | staff
    A Swedish prosecutor has ruled that the ISIS flag does not constitute hate speech and is therefore legal under Swedish law. Prosecutor Gisela Sjövall announced last week that she would not prosecute a 23-year-old man who had posted the black ISIS flag on his Facebook page in June. Police in Laholm, a town on Sweden’s west coast, had launched a criminal investigation into the man, who comes originally from Syria, on suspicion of committing "hate speech".
  • Colin Kaepernick: The Flag Is Just A Piece Of Cloth

    10/14/2016 6:55:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2016 | David Hookstead
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that the flag of the United States is nothing more than simply a piece of cloth. "At the end of the day the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people's lives. That's just not something I can do, it's not something I feel morally right doing and my character won't allow me to do that," Kaepernick told reporters.
  • Military Academy: You Won’t Disrespect American Flag on our Football Field

    10/12/2016 6:48:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Todd ^ | October 12, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The young men who attend St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Wisconsin know the names of the fallen. Their names are recited every spring - young men, alumni, who gave their lives defending America. Jack Albert, the president the military academy, believes the blood shed by his cadets make their campus sacred ground. So when Albert learned that some of the high schools in their athletic conference were allowing students to disrespect the national anthem, he decided to draw a line in the sand. “To dishonor those men and their families by permitting any disrespect of the country they...
  • Obama orders flags at half-staff to honor Peres (record 70th time of presidency)

    09/29/2016 1:13:02 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 8:19 AM ET, Thu September 29, 2016 | David Wright
    President Barack Obama, in a rare move, ordered the US flag be flown at half-staff at the White House and on federal grounds and government properties on Friday to mark the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, the White House announced on Wednesday. Peres, the Israeli elder statesman who shared a Nobel Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, died at age 93 on Tuesday following complications from a recent stroke. In top Israeli leadership roles over the decades -- including prime minister and president -- the Labor Party veteran became a face of the...
  • Mike Ditka to Colin Kaepernick: If you don’t like this country, get the hell out

    09/24/2016 1:44:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Hot ^ | September 24, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Alternate headline: “Ditka wraps up 2020 Republican nomination.” “I think it’s a problem,” Ditka said. “Anybody who disrespects this country and the flag. If they don’t like the country, they don’t like our flag, get the hell out.”…“I have no respect for Colin Kaepernick,” Ditka added. “He probably has no respect for me, that’s his choice. My choice is that I like this country, I respect our flag, and I don’t see all the atrocities going on in this country that people say are going on.” That’s as pure as nationalism gets. What does he think of Richard Sherman’s press...
  • Flag-stomping teacher has no regrets, wants student punished

    09/21/2016 8:55:03 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The teacher who desecrated the American flag inside a North Carolina classroom told me he has no regrets and wants the student who photographed him to be punished. Lee Francis, a first year history teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, has been placed on administrative leave while the school district investigates the incident.
  • School Superintendent: 13-Star 'Betsy Ross' Flag Injects 'Hostility' and 'Hate'

    09/21/2016 7:05:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 37 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/19/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Michigan public school superintendent wrote in a published “letter to the community” that students at a high school football game injected “hate” and “hostility” because they waved a historical Betsy Ross flag that has 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies. The students waved the flag at a Sept. 9 football game at Houseman Field between Forest Hills Central and Ottawa Hills. The students also brought a Donald Trump for President banner to the event. The superintendent received a complaint from a parent and then published the letter which is dated Sept. 12. “And to wave a historical...
  • Colin Kaepernick says he's received death threats from 'a couple different avenues'

    09/20/2016 3:49:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 20, 2016 | Sean Wagner-McGough
    Colin Kaepernick's protest has turned ugly. The 49ers' quarterback revealed on Tuesday that he's received death threats from "a couple different avenues," according to Bleacher Report's Tyler Dunne. The Mercury News' Cam Inman provided more information: Kaepernick said he does not alert team security in the wake of such threats, because, "to me, if something like that were to happen, you've proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened, and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now. [Snip] Kaepernick has maintained that he'll continue...
  • Where DIS-RESPECT starts

    09/16/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies
  • TODAY IS CONSTITUTION DAY..Let's all take a knee and thank GOD for it.

    09/16/2016 7:09:54 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
  • Does anyone remember the story behind this picture (Eagle landed on the flag) -- Freeper Canteen?

    09/11/2016 9:01:24 AM PDT · by Tanniker Smith · 4 replies ^ | Sept 11, 2016 | Tanniker Smith
    Does anyone remember the story behind this picture I first saw this picture posted on Free Republic, that much I remember. I don't remember if the person who posted it was also the one who took it. What I do remember is that the eagle was originally facing to the Left and someone asked for a repost with it facing to the Right -- not the simplest thing to do in those days. The site I'm linking to apparently posted it in 2001, and I joined FR in 1998 (the second time -- I was here a few months before...
  • Mike McCarthy, Packers to Donate $100K Each to Green Bay Police Foundation

    09/09/2016 3:27:10 PM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 9/8/2016 | Adam wells
    The Green Bay Packers and head coach Mike McCarthy are giving back to the Green Bay Police Foundation. On Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Packers and McCarthy announced they will each donate $100,000 to the organization. Per's Rob Demovsky, McCarthy explained the purpose of his donation is to "be part of the solution to make our community better." Packers president Mark Murphy issued a statement about the team matching McCarthy's donation:
  • The Veterans’ Perspective on the Kaepernick Situation & 9/11 Anniversary

    09/07/2016 11:11:50 AM PDT · by pboyington · 3 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2016 | Elmer Ellsworth
    Yesterday I heard a perspective about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem that compels me to help explain the Veterans’ Perspective on this issue. The view expressed on the radio was that Kaepernick’s should NOT sit on 9/11 because, while on any other day it is acceptable, to express one’s rights in such a manner on 9/11 it would be highly inappropriate. It is important to point out that this comment was made by a New York radio commentator — so perhaps that explains his perspective’s emphasis on the New York – 9/11 emotional connection. After all, the...
  • American Flag Burned at School - and You Won't Believe How Students React

    09/06/2016 4:59:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Todd ^ | September 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A reader alerted me to this incredible story of patriotism at a high school in Heber City, Utah: Student Ben Schofield is known around Wasatch High School for his American spirit. He flies an American flag from the back of his red pickup truck. "I think it's really important," Ben told Fox 13 in Salt Lake City. "It's not just the material part of the flag, it's the meaning behind it." The other day someone set fire to Ben's flag in the school parking lot. Part of his truck was scorched by the blaze. Some of his classmates saw what...
  • Obama Praises Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Of ‘Real Legitimate Issues’

    09/05/2016 6:05:29 AM PDT · by blam · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-5-2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Charlie SpieringSeptember 5, 2016 President Barack Obama praises Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the the national anthem at football games, saying that the 49ers quarterback is protesting “real legitimate issues.” “My understanding, at least, is he is exercising his constitutional right to make a statement, I think there is a long history of sports figures doing so,” Obama said, when asked about Kapernick’s protest. Obama made his remarks during a press conference in China at the G-20 world leader’s summit. Obama admitted that it was “tough thing” for people to see Kaepernick disrespect the flag and the people...
  • Chargers Will Be Hosting 'Salute To Military' Thursday Night With 49ers, Kaepernick In Town

    08/31/2016 10:37:53 AM PDT · by GailA · 47 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 8/31/16 | NA
    Don't know their posting policy so will just put up the link. BUTT HOLE muslim plans to SIT again during a Big Military Salute Thursday night. Coach if you are smart you will confine him to the LOCKER ROOM until the Ceremony is OVER! Better yet TELL HIM TO LEAVE AMERICA! BOB LANGE Vice President of Communications Phone: 408-562-4933 Email: Twitter: @49ersPR
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...
  • [Vanity] In all honesty, what would you do if someone burned the U.S. flag in front of you?

    08/28/2016 4:42:19 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 63 replies
    August 28, 2016 | GuavaCheesePuff
    With all the recent late-August talk of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand and salute to the National Anthem which caused a fierce debate on social media and the press, we all know that some folks in this country loves to burn the U.S. flag. Although it is constitutional, what would you do if someone near/in front of you burned the U.S. flag? I remember some communists burning the U.S. flag near a park in NYC last year. What would you do?
  • Judge tosses flag desecration charge; was pipeline protest[Iowa]

    08/28/2016 12:52:22 PM PDT · by Theoria · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | David Pitt
    A flag desecration charge was dropped Monday for a man who protested a crude oil pipeline that crosses his property by hanging an American flag upside down at his home, online court records show. Homer Martz, 63, was charged Friday under a state law that makes it illegal to defile, cast contempt upon, satirize or deride a flag. That law, however, was declared unconstitutional by a federal judge in December 2014 and state prosecutors were told not to enforce it. The law, which lawmakers have not removed from the books, says law enforcement officers have a duty "to enforce the...
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Olympic Officials Apologize For Using Knock-Off Chinese Flags In Medal Ceremony

    08/09/2016 9:14:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 23 replies
    Deadspin ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | Patrick Redford
    Olympic Officials Apologize For Using Knock-Off Chinese Flags In Medal Ceremony Patrick Redford Yesterday 11:10pm After Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics over Du Li and Yi Siling of China, Olympic officials raised incorrect Chinese flags to the rafter during the medal ceremony. See those flags up there? Notice any differences between them and the real Chinese flag below? The small stars on the flags that featured in the Olympics are all at the same angle, whereas the stars on the official flag are all tilted so that they point back towards the center of...
  • CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should

    08/08/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    BPR ^ | 8 Aug 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should . . . Americans are furious (Full Title) Liberals wanted U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to give up the honor of carrying the American flag and leading his country’s athletes at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic games Friday night. He’s the wrong color and the wrong sex. After Phelps was chosen by his fellow Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Team tweeted: But coming in a close second to Phelps in the team’s vote was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot. What could...
  • Kerry to Visit Turkey Amid Strained Ties After Failed Coup

    08/06/2016 9:43:14 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | August 5, 2016 | For the Slimes by Associated Presstitutes
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to arrive in Turkey later this month, Turkey's foreign minister said Friday, amid strained relations with Washington over the possible extradition of a Muslim cleric accused of being behind an attempted military coup last month. The Turkish government has expressed growing annoyance with what it regards as a lack of solidarity from international allies in the aftermath of the failed coup, as well as increased frustration over perceived foot-dragging by the United States over a Turkish demand that U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen be returned to Turkey to face trial. Turkey accuses...
  • Police: Clinton Supporter Lights Flag On Fire, Attacks Trump Supporter

    08/01/2016 5:55:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    CBS Local ^ | July 31, 2016
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police say that a Clinton supporter lit a flag on fire near a group of Trump supporters and attacked a man near the Clinton-Kaine event downtown Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at the intersection of 10th Street and Penn Avenue around 4 p.m. According to a criminal complaint, police were told Joshua Sturman was in the area to support Hillary Clinton, who spoke at a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center later that afternoon. A group of Trump supporters had gathered on the opposing sidewalk in what police say was a peaceful assembly. Sturman crossed...
  • Video: The American flag falls to the ground and Hillary and her staff IGNORE IT!

    07/30/2016 7:12:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 07/30/16 | John Binder
    Following Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention, the Clinton campaign took the backstage area where they were met with American flags and more balloons. But, when one American flag began falling behind Hillary aide Huma Abedin, the staff around Clinton hardly blinked an eye at the sight. Check out the lack of respect here:
  • Snopes Caught Lying About Lack Of American Flags At Democratic Convention

    07/28/2016 2:44:23 PM PDT · by oblomov · 66 replies
    Daly Caller ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Myth-busting website Snopes flagrantly lied about the lack of visible American flags on the first day of the Democratic Convention, claiming an image from the second day of the convention was actually from the first day in an attempt to debunk a factual story from The Daily Caller. First, the facts. TheDC reported on Monday about the lack of visible American flags at day one of the convention. Several flags were briefly on stage for the national anthem and pledge of allegiance, at which point they were carried off stage, as the C-SPAN video for Monday clearly shows at the...
  • Leftist Protester Catches On Fire from Burning U.S. Flag

    07/28/2016 2:15:11 AM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2016
    Protesters at the Democratic National Convention grew even rowdier than on previous nights and a U.S. flag was lit on fire — and a protester attempting to dance on the burning flag ended up on fire. The graphic video can be seen below. Police and protesters attempted to treat the injuries and worked together to carry off the burned protester.
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • Facing Criticism DNC Concedes – Puts U.S. Flags on Stage For Day #2 of Convention…

    07/26/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 47 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 26, 2016 | Sundance
    Multiple outlets noted the complete absence of the U.S. flag during the first day of the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. However, the DNC rapid response team jumped into action for Day #2.
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • DNC: Philadelphia removing Mississippi state flag from lamppost after protest (Insanity!)

    07/26/2016 2:50:56 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) – City officials in Philadelphia have removed Mississippi’s state flag from a lamppost after demonstrators sat in a roadway in protest while marching down Broad Street ahead of the Democratic convention. The flag includes the Confederate emblem. Brian Abernathy, Philadelphia’s first deputy managing director, says that the flag and a second one nearby have been taken down.
  • Mississippi flag won't fly in Philly

    07/25/2016 6:11:30 PM PDT · by randita · 31 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 7/25/16 | Chris Palmer and Amy S. Rosenberg
    Mississippi's state flag didn't last long on Broad Street in South Philadelphia. City workers on Monday removed the red, white, and blue banner - which has the Confederate flag in the top left corner - from a lighting standard near Passyunk Avenue after dozens of protesters and some local residents asked for it to be taken down, city officials said. It had been put up about two weeks ago among a collection of state flags on South Broad. It won't be put up again, said Brian Abernathy, a deputy managing director for the city, who said, "The Confederate flag raises...
  • German train attack: Afghan refugee 'had IS flag in room'

    07/19/2016 12:06:17 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19 July 2016
    A hand-painted flag of so-called Islamic State has been found in the room of an Afghan refugee accused of carrying out an axe and knife attack on a southern German train, officials say. The 17-year-old man injured four people from Hong Kong, three seriously, in the attack in Wurzburg on Monday evening. He was shot dead by police as he fled. He had reportedly shouted Allahu akbar" ("God is great"). The attack comes days after a deadly IS-claimed attack in Nice in France.
  • Forgive the vanity, but...

    07/13/2016 3:21:16 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 25 replies
    Freepers and Freepettes, I have a strange question that I must ask. What does the gold fringe you sometimes see surround the US flag mean? What's its significance?
  • Confederate flag flies for a day at S.C. State House

    07/11/2016 7:46:16 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 10, 2016 | Meg Kinnard
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate battle flag flew again outside the South Carolina Statehouse on Sunday — temporarily — during a rally that drew both supporters in Civil War garb and bullhorn-toting protesters. Groups for and against the flag were kept separate by metal barriers on the front lawn, and police officers supported by helicopters circling overhead kept the peace as the flag flew again for several hours.

    07/08/2016 6:48:01 PM PDT · by knarf · 32 replies
    self | July 6, 2016 | knarf
    It should have been done on a national level by now
  • An Appeal to Heaven

    07/05/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by who knows what evil? · 34 replies
    July 5, 2016 | who knows what evil?
    There is a thread currently running here at Free Republic asking posters to fly the U.S. Flag upside-down as a sign that the Nation is in distress. Disagreement with the proposal abounds, so I have an alternate suggestion: why not fly the 'An Appeal to Heaven' flag from the days of the American Revolution. Flying it would be stepping away from the historical significance of this flag, but I believe the message is appropriate. We need the decent people of this country to make 'An Appeal to Heaven', because that is the ONLY way we put an end to this...
  • Illinois Man Boasts About Setting Fire to American Flag, Arrested Hours Later

    07/05/2016 5:32:04 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 18 replies ^ | July 5, 2016 | Lauren Traut
    Urbana, IL — If you decide to desecrate an American flag and share photos of your big moment on social media, beware the wrath of the internet. A 22-year-old Illinois man learned that lesson after setting a flag on fire and sharing photos on his Facebook page. Bryton Mellott paired the photos with statements about violence and race in the U.S., according to a Forbes report. "I am not proud to be an American. In this moment, being proud of my country is to ignore the atrocities committed against people of color, people living in poverty, people who identify as...
  • Midlands business owner told American flag display violates ordinance

    06/30/2016 10:20:22 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 14 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 30 June 2016 | Billie Jean Shaw
    LEXINGTON, SC (WIS-TV) - A town of Lexington business owner says he's being forced to remove 10 flags he placed outside of his business to celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Bob Michaelis of Michaelis Mattress Company in Lexington says he was asked to remove the patriotic display because it violates a 1999 town ordinance. According to the town ordinance, only three flags that are not duplicates of each other can be displayed in "restricted and intense development districts." Michaelis, a Marine, says he wanted to "show appreciation to our troops" with the display. However, the Lexington Police Department...
  • Veteran Forcibly Dragged from Air Force Ceremony for Mentioning God

    06/20/2016 3:56:19 AM PDT · by Cato in PA · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 6/20/2016 | Breitbart News
    When a veteran started offering traditional remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his remarks mentioned God. Now First Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S. Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a federal civil-rights lawsuit.
  • Obama's penchant for half-staff may suggest his love for a US in defeat

    06/17/2016 6:22:56 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2016 | Deborah C. Tyler
    President Obama has had the Stars and Stripes lowered 66 times since 2009, exceeding George W. Bush's 58 and Bill Clinton's 50 times of ordering the flag to be lowered. Obama has ordered the flag to be lowered more times than any president in history. This traditional symbolism of significant death in America may be serving a small psychological role in the big picture of destroying the Republic.
  • Rainbow Flags With #ShootBack Written on Them Found in West Hollywood

    06/16/2016 8:22:16 PM PDT · by cll · 48 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 06/16/2016 | Ted Chen
    Rainbow flag signs with "#ShootBack" written on them were found plastered across West Hollywood on Thursday morning, causing a stir among residents and condemnation from city leaders, less than a week after the shooting rampage at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flags, blending a snake symbol used by the Tea Party with the symbol for gay pride, were found all over the Southern California city Thursday morning, including in front of City Hall and one of the city's most popular gay bars, the Abbey. Crews worked all afternoon to remove the signs. City leaders say even though they're still...
  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • Red Sox honor victims of Orlando shootings with moment of silence, rainbow flag

    06/14/2016 6:46:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Springfield (MA) Republican ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jen McCaffrey
    BOSTON – Prior to the the series opener against the Orioles, the Red Sox held a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend. A rainbow flag hung alongside the American flag at half-mast during the game and the club. The Red Sox have also committed to donating proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub tragegy through the Florida Disaster Fund activated by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
  • Watch: A Little Bit Of Instant Justice Leaves Flag Thief Flat On The Ground

    06/04/2016 2:20:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Western journalism ^ | June 3, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Two men recently decided to steal an American flag from the front of a house in Campbell, California. Although they made off with their prize, the episode as recorded by a security video camera shows a little bit of justice as well. “As mad as it makes me to see someone steal Old Glory, watching them get what they deserve puts a big smile on my face,” wrote Harper Jacobsen on thethreefour, commenting on the video. (Warning: Video contains explicit language.)
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • Firefighters Called ‘Terrorists’ For Putting American Flag On Truck

    06/03/2016 3:46:56 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 39 replies
    Daily caller ^ | June 2, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    A Rhode Island city official called the city’s firefighters “terrorists” and compared them to ISIS for putting an American flag on their firetruck. The firefighters say they have been told to remove the flag by city officials. A local NBC affiliate obtained audio of Central Coventry Fire District Chairman Fred Gralinski making the comparison at a board meeting. “They look like a bunch of yahoos,” Gralinski said. “Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me....
  • Police: Woman in Burka attacks Lawrenceville family with American flag

    06/01/2016 5:49:30 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 118 replies
    Fox 5 Atlanta ^ | June 1, 2016 | Aungelique Proctor
    A family in Lawrenceville said they were attacked by a total stranger just because they were flying an American Flag. Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery after being accused of attacking a mother and daughter at their home. Dami Arno told police she was in the garage talking with her daughter when she said Ahra came out of the woods wearing a full Burka, grabbed the flag from off the mailbox and charged at them. She said she still cannot believe it all happened on American soil. “A lady walked out of our woods in...
  • What the American Flag means to the military

    05/28/2016 6:53:37 PM PDT · by dvan · 10 replies
    NA | NA
    Dear Family and Friends I am sending this on Memorial Day as I feel it is to be shared on this special day.A few years ago a Lieutenant Colonel from Camp Parks had read it at the Dublin Senior Center for Our Veterans Day Celebration. Just thought I would pass it on...We were all touched and I hope it touches you as it did us.  As we bow our heads and say a prayer for all the Men and Women that have served and given their lives for us and Our country. The American Flag is not only the symbol...
  • Anti-Trump thugs shout 'Viva Mexico' while burning American flag

    05/25/2016 7:39:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 144 replies
    Fox News ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    An angry mob caused mayhem outside a Donald Trump rally Tuesday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico – turning the city into a de facto Third World country. The rampaging gang was made up of anti-Trump goons -- waving the Mexican flag -- burning the American flag. “Viva Mexico,” protesters shouted, according to the Albuquerque Journal.