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  • Leftist Protester Catches On Fire from Burning U.S. Flag

    07/28/2016 2:15:11 AM PDT · by detective · 23 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 · 67 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 doesnt 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 Mississippis 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, Philadelphias 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.
  • WHERE'S OBAMA'S DIRECTIVE TO LOWER THE FLAGS TO HALF STAFF FOR THE FIVE SLAIN POLICE OFFICERS ?

    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
    Patch.com ^ | 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 citys 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 dont think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. Thats 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.
  • H.R.2822 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/20/2016 5:04:47 AM PDT · by philman_36 · 9 replies
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR02822: ^ | 5-20-16 | U.S. House of Representatives
    A BILL Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, namely: Amendments... H.AMDT.592 (A062) Amends: H.R.2822 Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (offered 7/7/2015) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment inserted...
  • Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Slain Student

    05/06/2016 9:00:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2016 | the AP
    Flags are flying at half-staff outside state buildings and grounds in Georgia in memory of a student stabbed to death on the campus of Fort Valley State University. Former student Joseph Anthony Scott Jr. faces charges including murder in the Tuesday killing of 19-year-old freshman Donnell Phelps. Police say Scott was harassing and groping three young women near the school cafeteria, and Phelps came to their aid by trying to intervene.
  • Jersey man faces possible jail time for Trump flag

    04/09/2016 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 9, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Trump supporters frequently comment on how it can be dangerous to publicly support their candidate, with threats of retaliation and public harassment following such proclamations. But the one thing you don’t generally hear about is people being tossed in jail for it. That may wind up being the case in New Jersey, however, where one man has been issued a summons for flying a “Make America Great Again” flag over his home. Failure to remove it could result in a hefty fine or a stretch in the hoosegow. (Reuters) Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump appears to have a passionate supporter...
  • Flag-stomping protesters fueling tensions at Trump, other events

    04/05/2016 11:03:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Matt Finn
    MILWAUKEE In a year when political tensions already are running high, a group of protesters is fueling the acrimony by showing up to political rallies and events with a large American flag and stomping on it. The members of the self-described F*** Your Flag Tour most recently popped up at a Donald Trump rally Sunday in West Allis, Wis. They posted themselves next to the line of thousands of people waiting to get into the Republican presidential front-runners event at the local high school. They proceeded to lay the muddied flag on the ground and stand on it,...
  • Anti-Trump Crowd Flies A Communist Flag During Protest

    03/13/2016 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/11/16 | Leigh Wolf
    I want to say I'm surprised, but I'm not. An anti-Trump protester is seen in the background of CNN's live coverage holding up a Communist flag. I suppose since the left seems to forget the fact that Communism is responsible for more deaths than any other form of government, this guy will get some high fives among the Sanders crowd.
  • Flags lowered to half-staff in honor of 1st Lady Nancy Reagan

    03/07/2016 8:37:37 AM PST · by xzins · 79 replies
    WBAY ^ | March 7, 2016 | Rhonda Roberts
    Flags will fly at half-staff across the United States to honor former First Lady Nancy Reagan who died Sunday at age 94.
  • Sick performance at Ha'aretz conference

    03/06/2016 6:56:11 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/16 | Gil Ronen
    A sick performance that was part of the Ha'aretz Israel Culture Conference at the Tel Aviv Museum Sunday was cut short and the "artist" made to leave the stage. The performer, Ariel Bronz, inserted a flag into a part of his nether anatomy in front of the crowd, which predictably reacted harshly. According to Israel Hayom's Dror Eydar, the flag was an Israeli flag. According to some reports, the artist also threw juiced oranges at the audience after he was booed. In a Ha'aretz interview in October, Bronz said that he sees his art as a form of terror and...
  • Trump to Confederate flag: You're fired! (2015)

    02/22/2016 4:59:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    When asked whether he supported South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision to call for the Confederate battle flag to be taken down from out front of the State Capitol building, Trump said he did. “I would take it down, yes,” the billionaire real estate mogul said. “I think they should put it in a museum and respect whatever it is you have to respect.”Then, when asked what woman he would like to see on the new $10 bill, he responded — to laughter — “My mother.”The questions came after Trump spoke outside his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. There,...
  • Pro-Ted Cruz robocall blasting Trump and Gov. Haley on Confederate flag

    02/19/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 70 replies
    A pro-Ted Cruz robo-telephone call is blasting Donald Trump for butting his nose into support of the Confederate flag coming down. The recorded message, coming late in the campaign, also takes a jab at Gov. Nikki Haley. “Put it in a museum, let it go,” the recording says, quoting Trump and his view on removing the flag. An announcer then picks up by saying “That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia.” It adds “people like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business,” and that “Trump talks about...
  • Nice! Look how Chick-Fil-A is HONORING Justice Scalia

    02/15/2016 5:14:32 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    Allen B West.com ^ | 2/15/16 | Michelle Jesse
    ....Reports are coming in that American flags are flying half-mast at all of Chick-fil-A franchise locations across the country.......an associate director of a Chick-fil-A location...confirmed that the flag was flying half-mast to honor Scalia.
  • Timeline of the Chou Tzu-yu flag controversy(China/Taiwan)

    01/18/2016 7:03:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Focus Taiwan ^ | 2016/01/18 | Christie Chen
    Timeline of the Chou Tzu-yu flag controversy 2016/01/18 19:31:13 ●Jan. 8 In a series of posts on his Sina Weibo microblog, Huang An (黃安), a 53-year-old singer born in Taiwan and based in China, accuses 16-year-old Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜), better known as Tzuyu, the only Taiwanese member of the popular South Korean girl group Twice, of supporting Taiwan independence. Huang mentions Chou's waving of the Republic of China's (Taiwan) national flag on a South Korean TV show last year, and accuses her of working with the independence-leaning Taiwanese media outlet Sanlih E-Television, which he says has been promoting her as...
  • MUSLIMS demand cross be removed from Swiss flag because they "find it offensive" [Psalms 110]

    01/18/2016 8:55:47 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 89 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 1/17/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    Muslims in Switzerland are demanding that the white cross be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol, it "no longer corresponds to today's Muslim multicultural Switzerland." Poqari The Muslim group behind this idiotic demand known as the "Secondos," began a nationwide campaign in October to urge Swiss citizens to change the flag to something that is "less offensive" to Muslims. How about this? Gatestone Institute reports: The proposal to change the Swiss flag has been met with outrage across the political spectrum and is sure to fuel anti-immigrant sentiments in Switzerland. Sylvia Flückiger a councillor with...
  • American Flag hijab makes media go crazy

    12/21/2015 3:10:30 AM PST · by headbegger · 25 replies
    Fox News had a woman with an American flag hijab on interviewed by Megyn Kelly and the media has gone wild. nymag said that Megyn Kelly was owned by her. Good grief. All it did for me was tick me off. I have no respect at all for her. To me it was not an act of revolution. It was an act of defiance and desecration.
  • There’s a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • California Attack Has U.S. Rethinking Strategy on Homegrown Terror

    12/06/2015 12:51:14 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 32 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 12/5/2015 | Peter Baker & Eric Schmitt
    The telling quote-- telegraphing the intent of this "press release" for the Muslim Brotherhood: "The death toll from jihadist terrorism on American soil since the Sept. 11 attacks — 45 people — is about the same as the 48 killed in terrorist attacks motivated by white supremacist and other right-wing extremist ideologies, according to New America, a research organization in Washington."
  • Obama Thanksgiving dinner put on lockdown as man draped in the American flag jumps the White ...

    11/26/2015 4:17:56 PM PST · by Cecily · 94 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    The Obama's Thanksgiving celebrations had to be cut short after a man draped in the American flag jumped the fence of the White House. President Obama and his family were tucking into their turkey dinner when they were put on lockdown so the Secret Service could conduct a sweep of the grounds following the security breach. CNN reports that Joseph Caputo - who was wearing a baseball shirt, gloves and the flag as a cape when he hopped the fence - was immediately taken into custody.
  • UW-L discusses 'fear and angst' over Confederate flag (Oh, the Horror!)

    11/19/2015 6:52:18 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 12 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/19/2015 | JOURDAN VIAN
    A Confederate flag on University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grounds has stirred up debate between advocates of free speech and proponents of inclusivity after a campus official apologized for the “fear and angst” caused by the banner. The controversy arose after Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Paula Knudson received complaints, both in the form of phone calls and official “hate and bias” reports, about the flag’s presence on the grille cover of a semi-tractor parked on the student center construction site. “It was numerous. Calls started coming, people started coming in, and other offices started calling in,” Knudson said Wednesday. The...
  • Angela Merkel visibly disgusted by German flag - Throws it away during celebration

    11/04/2015 4:31:31 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/26/15
    A short insight on who's currently supposed to represent the German people.
  • Fight over Confederate Flag decal could be investigated as hate crime, police say [Salt Lake City]

    11/04/2015 6:26:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | Updated at 10:45am, November 3, 2015 | by Matt McDonald
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday. Cell phone video captured a black man throw a punch at a Caucasian man who knocked him out. The fight was over an argument about a Confederate Flag decal on a truck parked at the Red Lion Hotel. The truck belonged to Kelly Leeper’s friend. Leeper was in town for the Garth Brooks concert. On Sunday, he said looked out the window of his room at the Red Lion and saw a group of...
  • California student forced to remove American flag shirt deemed 'gang related'

    10/31/2015 3:32:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/28/15
    **SNIP** The shirt includes a red star in the corner with the number 31, and "California" is printed underneath the American flag design, which appears in the shape of a bear. California was admitted as the 31st state in 1850. A school official, however, said the red star on the shirt blurs the line between free speech and safety, Fox 40 reported. The star, the school said, is often associated with the Norteno gang. "Our local gang task force, they identify colors, they identify designs, they identify all of the things that we should be aware of," Ramiro Carreon, assistant...
  • MK: Hotovely is a 'messianic nut' who should be fired

    10/27/2015 1:02:33 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/15 | Moshe Cohen
    MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Camp) demanded Monday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu fire Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely immediately, tonight, over messianic comments she made that could inflame the entire Middle East. Hotovely's sin, as far as Hasson is concerned, was a comment she made in an interview on the Knesset Channel earlier Monday, in which she said that her dream is to see the Israeli flag fly atop the Temple Mount. This is the holiest site in the world for Jews. Indeed, the Temple Mount is so called because it was where the first two Temples, the Divinely-mandated houses...
  • Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

    10/14/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/15
    A Georgia grand jury formally charged 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a childs birthday, according to an indictment released Monday. Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said members of the Respect the Flag group violated the states Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and made terroristic threats when their caravan of vehicles bearing the rebel flag drove past a neighborhood party. We do want to say that we respect the rights of all citizens to exercise their First Amendment right, but were...
  • Mother of army vet who hung flag for him INSIDE her house told to take it down by neighbors

    10/12/2015 12:47:42 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 98 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/12/2015
    <p>A mother is refusing to back down from calls demanding she remove a tiny flag hanging in her window in honor of her military son on tour in the Middle East.</p>
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Come and Take It- The 180th Anniversary of the original flag and the Battle of Gonzales

    10/02/2015 10:06:29 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 11 replies
    Vanity | 10/02/2015 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    src="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Come_And_Take_It_Mural.jpg" Sara Seely DeWitt and her daughter Evaline made the flag, back then referred to as the Old Cannon Flag, now called the Come and Take It flag. Depicted on a white cloth was a cannon with a lone star above it, and the words "come and take it" beneath the cannon. It was Texas' first battle flag, and first lone star flag and was flown at the Battle of Gonzales called the Lexington of Texas. The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between...
  • Palestinian Flag Raised at United Nations Headquarters for 1st Time in New York City

    09/30/2015 11:40:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 21 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9/30/15
    The Palestinian flag was raised at the U.N. in a ceremony attended by President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas, who said it was "a most emotional and proud day..." ...Speaking to the crowd, Abbas dedicated the ceremony to the martyrs, the prisoners and the wounded, and to those who gave their lives while trying to raise this flag. Hundreds of Palestinians assembled in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, where they watched the flag-raising on a large screen set up in Yasser Arafat Square. The mood is festive, reported Al Jazeeras Imtiaz Tyab, adding that families sang along...