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  • One-in-five U.S. Millennials see American flag as sign of ‘intolerance’ and ‘hatred

    12/04/2018 2:17:33 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | December 4, 2018 | National Sentinel
    (National Sentinel) Warning Sign: A new survey found that roughly 20 percent of American Millennials have been brainwashed into believing that the U.S. flag is a symbol of “intolerance and hatred.” According to the “State of American Patriotism Report,” which was designed to assess the patriotism and historical knowledge of young Americans, also found that six in 10 Millennials (ages 22-37) actually believe the United States is racist and sexist. As bad as these results are, it gets worse: The survey results indicate that love for country is declining among young Americans in general. For instance, nearly half — 46...
  • Stanford administrator 'told fraternity to remove American flag to improve its image on campus'

    12/04/2018 10:42:11 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 27 replies
    Daily Main Online ^ | December 4, 2018 | Keith Griffith
    A Stanford administrator once told a fraternity to remove an American flag flying out front in order to 'improve its image on campus,' according to a new report. Stanford graduate Pablo Lozano says a residential education liaison made the suggestion in fall of 2017 while the Sigma Chi fraternity was on probation, the Stanford Review reports. During a meeting with the fraternity members, the administrator 'insinuated not only that the flag made others uncomfortable but that its being flown tainted Sigma Chi’s reputation and, presumably, worsened its chance of survival,' the student publication reported. Lozano said that the students discussed...
  • In L.A. Vet Blocked from Voting [semi-satire]

    11/12/2018 7:24:31 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    On election day a poll monitor in a Los Angeles precinct blocked army veteran John Reader from voting because of “the symbol of hatred” on his shirt. The symbol: a US flag. “I thought displaying the flag was a general expression of patriotism, you know for our country,” Reader said. “How’s that a hate symbol?” The poll monitor who would only give his first name (Bill) asserted that “someone so ignorant as to not know that the American flag is a symbol imperialism, oppression, and hatred shouldn’t be voting in our elections. Generous person that I am, though, I offered...
  • 'They Didn't Want a Flag': Protesters Vandalize Patriotic Mural Painted on NY Pizza Shop

    11/11/2018 1:16:34 AM PST · by LoicW · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Ingraham
    The owner of a pizzeria in New Paltz, New York, said protesters vandalized the American flag mural painted on the side of her building because they believed it represented "a political position." Maria Lisante, who owns La Bella Pizza Bistro, said on “The Ingraham Angle” on Friday that the protesters were "opposed" to the flag and thus defaced the mural. "They didn't want a flag. They thought that it meant a political position and they were opposed," Lisante said.
  • When are we going to STOP lowering the US flag?

    11/09/2018 7:47:40 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 41 replies
    me | 11/9/18 | me
    When will we stop lowering our flag? I drove into work this morning, and AGAIN the flags are lowered. I see DJT has ordered it again, this time for the victims of the bar shooting. (No, it is NOT for Armistice/Veteran's Day, which means again BTW it will be down at least on Sunday.) Not a week goes by our US flag is not prostrate anymore. WADR, I appreciate the grief over yet another mass murder, but this is NOT what lowering the flag is for. I am sick of seeing them lowered; it symbolizes we are constantly in mourning...
  • Pittsburgh Democrats oust official for posting ‘I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross’

    10/19/2018 1:38:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/19/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    The Allegheny County Democrat Party in Pennsylvania has forced the resignation of its executive director after just one month on the job, for a pair of social media postings, including one expressing reverence for the American flag and Christian cross. The party hired Marine and Gulf War veteran Mark Salvas as executive director in September, CBS Pittsburgh reports, but asked him to resign last week after uncovering a year-old Facebook post declaring, “I stand for the flag, I kneel at the cross”; and a July post in which his wife sought donations for the legal defense of a police officer...
  • Kissing Our Flag: A Symbol of Freedom and Hope; Understanding Pastor Brunson's Moving Gesture

    10/15/2018 7:56:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2018 | By E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Pastor Andrew Brunson kissed the American flag when it was presented to him in Germany. I understand his emotions very well. In 1976, I went to Teheran, Iran to teach history in private school while the Shah Reza Pahlavi was still in power. It was a police state then even though it is a worse police state now. After I arrived, my passport was confiscated. In addition, there was runaway inflation and I had to begin borrowing thousands of dollars from the school in order to meet my basic expenses. My salary was $850 a month, and my rent was...
  • Patriot Prayer rally in Portland turns bloody; American flag saved from flames

    10/14/2018 5:24:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/18 | Louis Casiano
    Members of opposing groups violently clashed in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday night during an event that was billed as a march for “law and order.” Participants with the conservative Patriot Prayer group and counter-demonstrators with Antifa got into a bloody melee outside a popular bar where members on both sides used bear spray, fists and batons to beat each other, the Oregonian reported.
  • North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

    10/05/2018 12:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Joyce Lee
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan should refrain from flying the “Rising Sun” flag on a warship in a fleet review planned in South Korea next week, a North Korean propaganda website said on Friday, joining South Koreans in the latest spat over the countries’ colonial history. ...“The ‘Rising Sun’ flag is a war-crime flag that the 20th-century Japanese imperialists used when executing their barbaric invasions into our nation and other Asian nations,” North Korea’s state-controlled Uriminjokkiri website said. “Planning to enter flying the ‘Rising Sun’ flag is an unbearable insult and ridicule to our people.”
  • Packers Unveil Strange American Flag-Like Banner Before Sunday's Game

    09/30/2018 7:20:51 PM PDT · by maggief · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 30, 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    As Sunday’s Green Bay Packers game kicked off, fans were perplexed when a stylized version of the American flag that looks more like decorative bunting, than our actual national flag, was paraded out onto the field for a pre-game ceremony. The strange banner caused ESPN’s Rob Demovsky to remark, “Not sure what country today’s Packers-Bills game is being played in but that’s not my flag.”
  • Hayden (Idaho) students go viral for patriotic flag photo

    09/24/2018 12:07:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    KHQ ^ | September 20, 2018 | Adam Mayer
    Old Glory flies triumphantly above Hayden Meadows Elementary. But, every day at the end of school, three keepers of the flag make sure she’s in safe hands. Fifth graders Naylan Tuttle, Jack LeBreck, and Casey Dolan go through the steps necessary to make sure the U.S. flag is properly folded and stored without it ever touching the ground. It’s a sign of respect, something these boys take seriously. “This is our nation's flag, this is our school's flag, it's how we represent our country,” Jack LeBreck said. Their selfless act has now gone viral; the boys were folding the flag...
  • Priest Defies Cardinal Cupich, Burns Gay Flag

    09/19/2018 10:27:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    A North Side priest who says he “can’t sit well” with Cardinal Blase Cupich burned a gay-friendly flag outside his Avondale church last week — against the wishes of the cardinal he claims is trying to minimize the clergy sex-abuse crisis. Rev. Paul Kalchik says the banner, featuring a cross superimposed over a rainbow, had been featured prominently in the sanctuary at Resurrection Catholic Church but had been taken down and was forgotten in storage at the parish at 3043 N. Francisco for more than a decade. Kalchik led seven parishioners in a prayer of exorcism Friday, and the flag...
  • Chicago Parish Cuts Up, Burns Rainbow Flag

    09/15/2018 3:10:53 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    LGBT flag once hung over sanctuary of gay parish, displayed at Cdl. Bernardin's MassParishioners of Resurrection Parish in Chicago, Illinois, held a rainbow flag-burning event last week, cutting up and setting on fire an LGBT flag that once hung in the sanctuary at the parish's first Mass. The event was originally scheduled for Sept. 29, the Feast of St. Michael and the Archangels, but the Chicago archdiocese — heeding complaints by gay activists — called the pastor, Fr. Paul John Kalchik, and ordered him not to hold the event. A handful of parishioners took things into their own hands and...
  • Police investigating report of American flags being urinated on in Somerville cemetery

    09/12/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    7 News Boston ^ | September 11, 2018
    SOMERVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are working to identify a person of interest after an Arlington man claims to have witnessed a man urinating on multiple American flags at the Somerville Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday. George Gatteny says he was stopped behind a bus on Broadway near Clarendon Station when he saw two people near a memorial statue, including a man who he claims urinated on four miniature American flags that were torn out of the ground. “He undid his pants, took himself out and started urinating on the flags,” he told 7News. Gatteny, shocked by what he was...
  • Jewelry Store Owner, Daughter Get Sickening Threats Over Ad Mocking NFL Kneelers

    09/07/2018 3:51:58 PM PDT · by tom h · 25 replies
    Western Journal ^ | September 7, 2018 at 12:16pm | Cillian Zeal
    The media and the left will literally do anything to run protection for NFL anthem kneelers. That, unfortunately, includes some sick people literally threatening people for merely choosing to mock the kneelers. According to the Worcester (Massachusetts) Telegram, a jeweler in nearby Sturbridge is receiving threats over a billboard that gently chides the kneelers with a joke ...
  • Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign Requests VFW Hall Take Down American Flags Before His Rally There

    09/07/2018 12:49:02 PM PDT · by TBP · 72 replies
    Red State ^ | September 7, 2018 | Branodn Morse
    Ted Cruz’s Challenger, Beto O’Rourke has made a name for himself by saying that he can think of “nothing more American” than kneeling during the National Anthem. We can now add stripping American flags from a VFW hall to things he thinks are good. According to the Examiner, O’Rourke’s campaign had rented out a Veteran of Foreign Affairs Hall for a campaign rally in Navasota, TX, and requested that the VFW Post 4006 Commander Carl Dry take down the American flags in his building ahead of the event.
  • Canadian ‘First Man’ actor defends omitting American flag planting on moon:

    08/30/2018 1:02:34 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 84 replies
    ...just more of the same anti-American crap.... The late Neil Armstrong’s 1969 trip to the moon may have been “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” but it was also a massive achievement for the United States. One of Armstrong’s first orders of business was to proudly plant the American flag, after all. But Ryan Gosling, the Canadian actor who plays Armstrong in “First Man,” Hollywood’s rendition of the moon landing, told the Telegraph the magic moment was intentionally omitted from the big screen because Armstrong’s achievement “transcended countries and borders.” ...More at link:
  • Giants' co-owner John Mara's niece, actress Kate Mara, defends NFL players to kneel for anthem

    08/29/2018 7:42:03 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 55 replies
    SNY ^ | 8/29/2018 | Sportsnet NY
    Actress Kate Mara has ties to the NFL, being the great-granddaughter of Giants founder Tim Mara and Steelers founder Art Rooney. Her uncle is also Giants' co-owner John Mara, which is why she was asked about the NFL's new anthem policy that John Mara helped form in an interview with Variety. "I believe everybody has a constitutional right to stand, or kneel or sit during the national anthem," she said. The new policy states that any players that are not on the field or standing for the national anthem on gameday will be fined by the NFL, and can be...
  • White House re-lowers flag to half staff to honor McCain after backlash

    08/27/2018 1:17:40 PM PDT · by detective · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Brett Samuel
    The White House on Monday afternoon re-lowered its flags to half staff after drawing significant backlash for returning them to full staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Multiple reporters noted on social media that the flags were flying at half staff once again. The White House did not immediately respond to questions for comment on why the change was made.
  • The Dana Perino Show Just Lied About Half Staff Flag Protocol

    08/27/2018 11:44:00 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 52 replies
    Self ^ | 8/27/18 | Self
    On the Dana Perino show they lied and said Flag protocol calls for the flag to be flown at half-staff until date of internment. As a Senator (not Majority Leader) flying the flag at half staff is prescribed for the day of death and the following day. McCain’s two day period ended after yesterday (Sunday).