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  • 3 in custody, accused of vandalizing American flags in Oceanside neighborhood

    09/23/2014 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 16 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego ^ | 3:53 PM, Sep 23, 2014 | City News Service
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Three 18-year-olds were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of defacing American flags in a North County senior housing neighborhood last summer. Ruben Jimenez, Daniel Moran and Breanna Alexis Serrato allegedly spray-painted the three flags -- writing "(expletive) USA" on one of them -- in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way in Oceanside late on the evening of July 18, according to Lt. Leonard Cosby. A surveillance camera captured images of the crimes, he said.
  • American Flags Out, Mexican Flags In at American Schools

    09/21/2014 7:04:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    godfather politics ^ | 9/21/14 | Gary DeMar
    The courts and their pontificating judges have gone crazy. We shouldn’t be surprised if judges who don’t know the difference between male and female anatomy don’t know the difference between America and Mexico and the American flag and a foreign flag: “The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals let stand its February ruling in favor of Live Oak High School administrators, who argued that a history of problems on the Mexican holiday [Cinco de Mayo] justified the decision to act against the American flag-wearing students. Officials at the Morgan Hill school ordered the students to either cover up the shirts...
  • American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC
    BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it. Police say it isn't clear what time they were placed there - or by whom.
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • Jimmy Carter’s grandson: People have right to sport Confederate battle flag license plate

    04/21/2014 4:52:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/14 | Seth McLaughlin
    The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who is running for governor in Georgia, suggested Monday that if he wins the gubernatorial race he will not stop the state from issuing license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. During an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown,” state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat, said people have the right to sport the Sons of Confederate Veterans-backed license plate, which features an image of the Confederate flag. He also said he would rather have people focus their attention on the role that Georgia and its leaders played in the civil rights movement.
  • Flags of Crimea and of Sevastopol to be hung in Federation Council on March 24

    03/18/2014 4:39:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 18, 23:35 /ITAR-TASS/. Flags of Crimea and of Sevastopol will be hung on the premises of the Federation Council on Monday, March 24, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko said on Tuesday at the meeting with a delegation of Crimea and Sevastopol. “Two more flags will be added to a row of flags [on the ground floor of the Federation Council premises] on Monday,” Matviyenko said. Flags of all entities of the Russian Federation are hung on the ground floor of the building in which the Federation Council is located. Earlier in the day, Russian President Vladimir...
  • 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.
  • Pink penalty flags won’t return next weekend

    10/07/2013 12:18:05 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 87 replies
    NBC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Josh Alper
    Every October, pink becomes one of the primary colors on display around the NFL as part of the league’s breast cancer awareness campaign. Last year, the league had the referees in a Dolphins-Jets game use pink penalty flags and they extended it to the entire league on Sunday. Given all of the other pink on uniforms, around the field and on television graphics, it made it hard to see when a flag was down.
  • Abandoned ship: Sailors left adrift by transport firms' legal battles

    10/05/2013 7:08:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-4-13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    <p>Supplies were dwindling, his 20-man crew had not been paid for months and Captain Khan Jubair Niaz was desperate as his ship drifted aimlessly in the Gulf of Suez.</p> <p>“We have not committed any crime and yet we are being punished,” Niaz wrote in a plaintive email to the Sailors' Society, a 200-year-old, United Kingdom-based nonprofit that specializes in ministering to merchant seafarers. “I just want to go home. I am not interested in money. If I die here on this ship, then money is no good to me.”</p>
  • The American Flags We Left on The Moon Have All Turned White

    08/02/2013 1:52:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 60 replies
    Space Industry News ^ | 7/20/13 | William Waldon
    Since the United States landed on the Moon on July 20th 1969, there has been an American flag standing on its surface. While 5 out of the 6 flags still stand (Neil Armstrong reported that Apollo 11′s flag was knocked over by engine thrust), the colors of Old Glory have faded due to the Suns harsh radiation.“From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,” LROC principal investigator Mark Robinson wrote. “Astronaut Buzz Aldrin reported that the flag was blown over by the exhaust from the ascent...
  • The Flags of the American Revolution

    07/04/2013 7:59:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 45 replies
    Various ^ | July 4, 2013 | The People of the US
    I thought this would be an appropriate reference for today. God Bless America.Franklin's Woodcut from 1754...not a flagBunker HillThe Bedford FlagFirst Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry First Pennsylvania RiflesThe Gadsden FlagNavy JackThe Hanover Associator's FlagGeneral Sullivan's FlagFlag of General Washington's Life GuardGeneral Washington's HQ FlagThe Culpepper (VA) Minute MenBenningtonFlag of the Grand Union
  • Gayest bridge ever? (St.Paul,MN 5-13-13)

    05/13/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    me | 5-13-13 | me
    entire Wabasha bridge this morning downtown St.Paul(both sides) Wonder hoe much the public works spent putting all these nice, new rainbow flags up? might explain your property tax rates, St.Paulites...
  • Local NBC Reporter Hilariously Denies Soviet Flags Present At May Day Rally: ‘What Do They

    05/02/2013 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/2/13 | Noah Rothman
    While covering a May Day rally in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday, NBC New York reporter Ida Siegal was cornered and asked if her network planned to show the communist imagery the protesters were displaying. Hilarity ensued when Siegal immediately became defensive, denying she had seen any communist imagery and asking of the “Hammer-and-Sickle” flags: “What do they represent?” “You guys are with channel 4 news,” the videographer noted while addressing Siegal and her production team. “Are you guys going to show any of the people with Hammer and Sickle flags?” “I haven’t seen any of those flags,” Siegal replied...
  • Florida veteran battles city for right to fly flags honoring service members

    04/13/2013 1:40:59 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2013
    A wounded Marine veteran who owns a bar and grill in a city outside Tallahassee is fighting a city ordinance that calls for him to remove military flags from in front of his establishment, or face a $300-a-day fine. reports that Eddie Colosimo, who owns the Holy Hill's Bikers for First Amendments Rights, a non-profit that helps support military veterans, was informed that the flags violate new city codes that were passed in March. "You're going to tell me that I can't honor them… show respect for them?" Colosimo told the station. "I'm sorry; bring your handcuffs. I'll go...
  • Texas State Archives Online Exhibit Features Flags

    12/21/2012 10:52:00 AM PST · by bgill · 1 replies
    keye ^ | Dec. 21, 2012 | AP
    The Texas State Archives has unveiled a collection of 40 historic flags in an online exhibit. The division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission on Thursday announced the display featuring digitized versions of the flags and explanations
  • Al Qaeda Plants Its Flag in Libya (10 months ago)

    09/14/2012 12:59:33 PM PDT · by bronxville · 8 replies ^ | October 28th, 2012 | Staff
    It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their “fight for freedom.” But according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse. According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists are driving...
  • Obama orders flags at half mast

    07/20/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    poltico44 ^ | 7/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In a Friday proclamation, President Obama ordered the flags on public buildings flown at half mast in honor of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo "as a mark of respect." The order applies to the "White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in
  • Caught Red Pawed! Woodchuck Takes Cemetery Flags

    07/11/2012 9:06:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WWLP ^ | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012
    Who would steal flags from Civil War graves? Authorities in Hudson, N.Y. believe they have found the culprit in a rash of cemetery flag thefts: woodchucks. Mayor Bill Hallenbeck tells the Register-Star that police used cameras and confirmed that the flags were in the woodchucks' burrows.
  • Watch group places U.S. flags along border

    06/16/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    BISBEE — For the fifth year, American Border Patrol, a non-governmental border watch group, plans to place several thousand flags spelling the words “Save the United States” on a billboard just feet north of the U.S.-Mexico border to commemorate Independence Day. The new billboard will join one erected last year that used 10,000 flags to spell out “Secure the Border,” said Glenn Spencer, president of American Border Patrol. The group will hold a special “flag raising” rally on June 30 at its border ranch in Palominas to place the flags on the border billboard. Chartered buses will bring people to...
  • The Federal Reserve Hoists Gay Pride Flag to Honor LGBT Month

    06/05/2011 7:02:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 44 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/5/2011 | Staff
    For the month of June, those working in the city of Richmond can view the Gay Pride flag as they go about their day as the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has hoisted the colorful flag to fly just under our Stars and Stripes. President Obama has declared June as LGBT Month. Local Christians and conservatives are outraged but there is little that can be done about it. A private firm like the Richmond Federal Reserve can promote the homosexual agenda all they want. Marshall to Richmond Fed: "Take Down That Flag" Lawmaker questions gay pride flag flown from Federal...

    05/02/2011 10:18:54 AM PDT · by GrandmaC · 15 replies
    CNET image
    This may be dumb, but can anyone tell me what flag that is behind the President. The Navy Blue one. Just curious and have not been able to find it.
  • Protesters Rush Citi Field with Mexican flags During AZ Diamondbacks Game

    08/01/2010 12:12:55 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 45 replies · 10+ views ^ | July 31,2010 | NY1
    Protesters Rush Citi Field with Mexican flags During AZ Diamondbacks Game
  • Memorial Day: where were the flags?

    06/02/2010 11:00:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 649+ views
    cfp ^ | June 2, 2010 | Greg Halvorson
    Now that President Obama is back from Chicago, fresh from declaring June, 2010, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender month, I’d like to memorialize Memorial Day. It’s not dead (yet), but like other American traditions (marriage, a strong military), it’s dying, and a genuine symptom is the absence of the flag. In the last month, we’ve seen Old Glory banned from apartments, offend Mexicans in our schools, and disgust teachers who believe it should be censored. We had a president hold a press conference - the first of its kind? - without a flag (or a clue.) This is what happens...
  • U.S. Flags Salute Wounded Warrior Athletes

    04/29/2010 5:01:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 131+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2010 – The American flags raised over five military installations don’t look any different from the one raised over the U.S. Capitol on any given day, but there is one distinct difference. These flags will bear the well-wishes of servicemembers stationed around the world for injured soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and veterans competing in the inaugural Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., next month. With the help of the Defense Media Activity and the USO, five American flags found their way to Afghanistan, Germany, Hawaii, Iraq and South Korea, where they were raised over military points...
  • Flag-waving harder at Capitol (Raleigh Tea Partiers get restriction on individual poles)

    04/14/2010 7:28:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 612+ views
    News Observer ^ | 4/14/10 | SARAH OVASKA
    Flag-waving harder at CapitolBY SARAH OVASKA - Staff writer Modified Wed, Apr 14, 2010 12:10 AM RALEIGH -- Organizers of a tea party event planned for Thursday at the state Capitol are unhappy they can't carry flags on poles because of state officials' fears that they could be used as weapons. The prohibition applies to the American flag, North Carolina's state flag or anything else carried on a pole more than a foot in length. Scott Hunter, chief of the State Capitol Police, said that the group will be allowed to carry tiny flags of the kind handed out at...
  • Juan Williams: 'Don't Tread on Me' Flags are 'Timothy McVeigh' Imagery

    03/30/2010 4:19:10 PM PDT · by onyx · 246 replies · 4,614+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Tue, 03/30/2010 - | Matthew Balan
    On Monday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, NPR news analyst Juan Williams furthered the left's talking point about the tea party's supposed connection to militias, and even went so far to claim that the Gadsden or "Don't Tread on Me" flags used by the conservative grassroots movement is "the same imagery that was on Timothy McVeigh" Read more and see video HERE.
  • Juan Williams: 'Don't Tread on Me' Flags are 'Timothy McVeigh' Imagery

    03/30/2010 1:21:48 PM PDT · by pogo101 · 85 replies · 2,892+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Monday's O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, NPR news analyst Juan Williams furthered the left's talking point about the tea party's supposed connection to militias, and even went so far to claim that the Gadsden or "Don't Tread on Me" flags used by the conservative grassroots movement is "the same imagery that was on Timothy McVeigh" . . . [snip]
  • ‘Fly the Flag’ Program Reaches Milestone in Iraq

    12/30/2009 3:19:53 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 146+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Stephanie Cassinos, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2009 – Soldiers in Iraq fly dozens of donated U.S. flags each day outside of Multinational Division South’s headquarters here as part of the “Fly the Flag” program. Multinational Division South’s commander, Army Maj. Gen. Rick Nash, Command Sgt. Maj. Doug Julin, and members of “Serving our Troops” observe Army 2nd Lt. Kenneth Toole flying the 3,000th flag over Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, as part of the “Fly the Flag” program Dec. 18, 2009.  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “When I took on this program, I never thought it would be...
  • Obama orders flags flown at half-staff

    As a mark of respect for the memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on August 30, 2009.
  • Clearwater scraps plan to remove flags

    08/03/2009 2:09:24 PM PDT · by Brandonmark · 17 replies · 756+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | August 3, 2009 | STEPHEN THOMPSON
    The city today scrapped plans to take down some of its 60 odd flags after the mayor and city council members received a barrage of angry emails and telephone calls over the weekend, some of them from veterans. City Manager Bill Horne's staff had recommended slightly more than a dozen flags – out of 59 – be removed to save the city money. Some flags were on property no longer maintained by the city. Others were at maintenance buildings or the like that were far out of the public eye. Mayor Frank Hibbard and city council members were rankled that...
  • Flags ditched to save money

    08/01/2009 8:57:37 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 147 replies · 6,168+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 1, 2009 | Eileen Schulte
    CLEARWATER — Here's probably the most bizarre casualty of shrinking government budgets you'll hear. The city of Clearwater can no longer afford to fly the American flag. Clearwater's parks and recreation director ordered the removal of 13 flagpoles from across the city this week saying budget cuts have made it impossible to properly care for the flags. "Over the last three years, the parks and recreation staff has been reduced by 25 percent,'' explained director Kevin Dunbar. "When you have a flagpole, you have certain responsibilities. The flag has to be lit at night, if a flag has a rip...
  • Flag Day

    06/14/2009 8:45:14 PM PDT · by redhead · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Dogpile, Bing, Google ^ | June 14, 2009 | Self
    It's interesting to see what the different search engines thing of Flag Day this year. Here's a short list:DogpileBingGoogleHmmmm...
  • Flags stolen from Veterans' graves

    06/02/2009 2:23:08 PM PDT · by LukeL · 14 replies · 1,241+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6/2/09 | Darryl Enriquez
    David Brenner, manager of Prairie Home Cemetery, reported Tuesday that 39 flags were taken from the graves of military veterans. Brenner said thefts seldom occur at the Waukesha cemetery, but he decided to report the incident to police.
  • Arlington ‘Flags In’ Tribute Begins Memorial Day Commemoration

    05/22/2009 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 746+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2009 – More than 3,000 servicemembers officially kicked off the Memorial Day commemoration last evening as they placed more than 250,000 miniature flags at every grave at Arlington National Cemetery. Airman Jacob Proffer, a member of the Air Force Honor Guard, pauses to salute a grave after placing a miniature flag at its base during the “Flags In” tribute at Arlington National Cemetery, May 21, 2009. “When I do this, it makes me take a lot more pride every time I put on my uniform, seeing the measure of sacrifice so many have made,” he said....
  • ABC News Discourages the Wearing of American Flag Pins by Reporters

    09/13/2008 11:56:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 772+ views
    The terrorist attacks on America of September 11, 2001 resulted in a wave of patriotism that had not been seen in decades. The shared enthusiasm for the country and the flag were strong and widespread. It created difficulties for reporters, however, who try to professionally earn and keep people's trust by avoiding personal partisan displays while reporting the news. It was not only ABC but many other media outlets who struggled with trying to preserve their image as journalists
  • Obama has Bush-like traits

    09/13/2008 9:21:41 AM PDT · by guyshomenet · 16 replies · 303+ views
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 9/13/8 | Guy Smith
    An enduring and accurate accusation of the Bush administration is a reluctance to admit to mistakes. Bush and/or his operative eventually confess when it becomes painfully obvious that they screwed one or more pooches. Obama is made from the same unsavory cloth. ... The problem is not so much that Obama did a dumb, dumb thing. We all do, and I for one have scars to prove many of my mistakes (and, no I cannot reveal the names of those mistakes but will leave it to say that I did have fun earning those particular scars). But Obama refused to...
  • Radio Show LIVE NOW: Does it matter how Presidential campaigns treat the American Flag?

    09/08/2008 5:14:16 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 13 replies · 290+ views
  • FR EXCLUSIVE - Denver police say no police report by Dems of any stolen flags --- BUSTED!

    09/08/2008 4:36:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 34 replies · 590+ views
    Denver PD ^ | 9-8-08 | dfu
    <p>To follow up on the previous report, I spoke today with the Public Information Officer from the Denver Police Department. The PIO confirmed what I had learned when speaking with other PD personnel two days ago -- that the DemocRATic National Committee has not made a police report regarding thousands of stolen flags after their little Greek tragedy in Denver.</p>
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 80 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Where Did the Flags Come From?

    09/06/2008 8:55:57 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 27 replies · 236+ views
    Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | September 6, 2008 | Leibowitz
    There's a bit of a brewing tempest about 12,000 flags discovered in the trash after the Democratic convention in Denver. Fox News reports that the Democrats tossed them in the trash. The Obama campiagn says they didn't toss the flags in the trash, that they wouldn't mistreat the flag like that. Here is AP photo number 467 from the last night of convention. The AP caption reads Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the...
  • 12,000 American Flags - were they DNC trash or stolen - asking the Denver Police Department

    09/06/2008 7:31:43 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 62 replies · 326+ views
    Denver PD ^ | 9-6-08 | dfu
    THE STORY FROM ABC IN DENVER As many of you have heard, there is a flag controversy between the Republicans and the DemocRATS. The RNC is claiming that it save about 12,000 Americans flags leftover from Invesco Field in Denver. The claim is that they were headed for the dumpster. The DemocRATS are claiming that the flags were "stolen" and never intended for the dumpster. They claim that they were in storage and were either to be used again or donated. If 12,000 flags were stolen, I would think that a police report would have been filed. In a...
  • Photos of McCain and Palin rally in Colorado Springs, CO today.

    09/06/2008 4:17:58 PM PDT · by RCFlyer · 31 replies · 306+ views
    Nine pictures; see the flags the democrats threw away in Denver. Veterans rounded up the ones that were not covered in garbage and gave them to McCain's campaign. They were passed out at today's rally in Colorado Springs, CO. Made a big splash... lots of boos for the dems. They were really waving when Lee Greenwood's song "I'm proud to be an American" was sung. [my first post and first use of pictures...hope it works]
  • McCain-Palin Rally Rescues Hundreds of DNC Flags from Trash

    09/06/2008 11:31:47 AM PDT · by top 2 toe red · 275 replies · 1,462+ views
    FOX NEWS | 09/ 06/2008 11:14AM PDT | Breaking news- Brian Wilson
    Hundreds of flags that were discarded by the DNC and headed to the trash were rescued and are being given out today at the McCain-Palin Rally in CO. It is unclear as to how the flags were discovered, some were reportedly discovered by a vendor by a dumpster. The flags were stuffed into dozens of black garbage bags and others were crammed into a supply closet awaiting disposal...Developing details...
  • Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention

    09/06/2008 9:08:45 AM PDT · by gitmo · 51 replies · 331+ views
    self | 9/6/2008 | self
    Just heard on Fox News. The Boy Scouts filled dozens of large trash bags with US Flags that were trampled on the ground or thrown near trash receptacles at the Democrat Convention. They are going to hold a flag-retirement ceremony to properly honor those flags that were dishonored.
  • Democrats Trash 12,000 Flags, Republicans Recycle

    09/06/2008 9:10:45 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 111 replies · 486+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9-6-2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Republican Recycling

    09/06/2008 8:55:26 AM PDT · by lormand · 121 replies · 1,013+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | David Harsanyi
    This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story. “What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate...
  • Disposal of U.S. Flags at Democratic National Convention (in the trash)

    08/31/2008 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 23 replies · 326+ views
  • Beijing Olympics: Flags showing Cross of St George, Saltire or Welsh dragon banned

    08/06/2008 3:26:57 PM PDT · by Stoat · 38 replies · 762+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 6, 2008 | Gordon Rayner,
    Draconian rules imposed by the Chinese authorities mean that flags of any non-competing nation are likely to be confiscated from fans, who could be barred from venues if they refuse to comply. Athletes could even be disqualified from competing if they break the rules. Because Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland are not individually represented at the games, only the Union Flag of Great Britain will be allowed inside the stadiums. The regulation is widely believed to be aimed at preventing supporters of an independent Tibet from making political statements by waving its flag, but it will be enforced...
  • Suddenly the Democrats are flag wavers

    05/27/2008 5:21:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 17 replies · 42+ views
    May 27, 2008 | Self
    Yesterday I marched in the annual Memorial Day parade on Staten Island. Aside from the fact that the sun was shinning which was something that has not happened in a few years, there was one more odd feature to the procession. For the first time I can remember all the local Democrats were there and all were waving American flags. All the flags were the same size and all of the Democrats were walking just ahead of my group, the Marine Corps League. In the past, if they showed up they always sat on the reviewing stand and left soon...
  • Old Guard Sets 'Flags-In' for Memorial Day

    05/23/2008 5:48:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 95+ views ^ | Dennis Ryan
    Old Guard Soldier Master Sgt. Steven Colbert places a flag on a gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery. This year he brought along his son, Jordan, 8, to assist. Photo by Adam Skoczylas FORT MYER, Va. (Army News Service, May 23, 2008) -- The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) began their rounds Thursday afternoon to place a small American flag into the ground in front of every grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery. The Old Guard became the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948 and on that Memorial Day every available member of the regiment stood one foot in...