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  • Firefighters ordered to remove American flags from trucks

    08/17/2016 7:53:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Fire commissioners in upstate New York have ordered a department to take American flags off its trucks, sparking a heated online debate. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports the flags were removed Tuesday from the Arlington Fire District trucks in the town of Poughkeepsie following Monday’s order.
  • Alex Soros, son of Geoge Soros, posts strange message

    08/17/2016 4:41:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    Instagram ^ | 08/17/16 | Alex Soros
    Alex Soros (son of George) recently posted a very strange question of "Which of these flags will fall first"on Instagram with the following picture below of hotel sacher with five flags above the door. Every one should know the U.S.A, German, U.N and E.U flag but the forth from the left i think is the Austrian flag. https://www.instagram.com/p/BEwgmuxKccI/?hl=en What does Soros have planned now? 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photos: Soviet Flags Fly Proudly atDNC Convention March in Philly

    07/25/2016 4:51:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/25/16 | Jim Hoft
    The Democratic Convention kicked off today in complete chaos. The Bernie supporters silenced Chairwoman Marcia Fudge. Soviet Union flags were proudly displayed. Soviet flags fly proudly for #DemsInPhilly #FeelTheBern March. pic.twitter.com/LhgfkddO5q — RebelPundit™ (@RebelPundit) July 25, 2016 Photos via Rebel Pundit. The march was infested with Soviet flags. #FeelTheBern March infested with red communist flags. #DemsInPhilly #OccupyTheDNC #TrumpPence16 pic.twitter.com/cOpyDdlTWk — RebelPundit™ (@RebelPundit) July 25, 2016 #FeelTheBern communist march on #DemsInPhilly pic.twitter.com/hXp7dE1w78 — RebelPundit™ (@RebelPundit) July 25, 2016
  • Terror Plot In Tampa; CAIR Defends Suspect

    01/10/2012 7:35:00 PM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1-10-12 | IPT News
    “We all have to die, so why not die the Islamic way?” Sami Osmakac, a 25-year-old immigrant who plotted a suicide terror attack in Tampa,told a confidential informant. When the informer tried once more to dissuade him from his plans, by asking whether he wanted to get married and have children, Osmakac replied that he would build his family in Paradise. Osmakac was arrested Saturday night, after receiving nonfunctioning guns and explosives from the FBI and making a martyrdom video. Although he initially planned to blow up a car bomb outside of Tampa’s nightlife district of Ybor City, he altered...
  • Watch what happens when Hillary passes by an American flag

    07/06/2016 8:33:41 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | July 5, 2016 | Michael Cantrell
    Anyway, while the majority of honest Americans are shaking their heads about the level of injustice the former secretary of state is getting away with, a clip from her previous bid for the White House has surfaced, and it’s a perfect symbol of what’s in store for our country should she become president.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hillary's foreign policy speech AMERICAN FLAG OVERKILL [Vanity]

    06/02/2016 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 93 replies
    June 02, 2016 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Take a look at the excessive number of American flags used as a backdrop for Hillarys 'major foreign policy speech' today (June 02). Is there such a thing as using too many American flags AS PROPS in order to trick people into thinking you actually care about your country more than your own political power? YES.
  • 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.
  • L.A. Times Worries About 'Unintended Consequences' of Mexican Flags at Anti-Trump Protest

    04/29/2016 10:42:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Um... Could you anti-Trump protesters please not display so many Mexican flags when protesting against Trump? You might not realize it but it will only help him in the California primary in June. That is the big worry of the Los Angeles Times in reporting about the protests against Donald Trump yesterday in Costa Mesa. Here is the Times wringing its hands in worry as reported by Ruben Vives and Shelby Grad, about the "unintended consequences" of displaying the Mexican flag which proved counter-productive in the past:
  • 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.
  • The Silver Fern flag that will replace New Zealand's current design if they choose to ditch [tr]

    12/11/2015 8:21:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2015 | Staff and Rachel Eddie
    New Zealanders have chosen a silver fern on a black-and-blue background as their preferred flag design if the South Pacific nation decides to dump Britain's Union Jack from its national banner, officials said Friday. The design beat four other contenders in a nation-wide referendum, according to preliminary results released by the New Zealand Electoral Commission. Simply titled 'Silver Fern (Black, White and Blue)', the design will go head-to-head with the existing flag in a second referendum in March next year.
  • British and American Flags Remain Toxic in Post Nuclear Deal Iran

    09/03/2015 10:10:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/15 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Students members of Iran’s Basij Resistance Force – a volunteer militia operating under the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps – took part in flag burning activities outside the former US embassy in Tehran yesterday. Despite what is being billed as a ‘thawing’ of relations between Israel and the West following the recent nuclear deal, the students set fire to American, British and Israeli flags. About 30 student Basij members trampled and burned the flags at an unveiling ceremony of a plaque on the former embassy’s fence, according to Agence France-Presse. The plaque depicts 100 derogative expressions such as “Great Satan” used...
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • President Obama Orders Flags Fly at Half Mast to Honor Chattanooga Shooting Victims

    07/21/2015 12:43:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/21/15 | Polly Mosendz
    President Obama ordered flags be lowered to half staff in honor of service members killed on July 16 by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mohammad Abdulazeez, 24, shot four Marines, a sailor and a police officer. The Marines and sailor died from their injuries. "Our thoughts and prayers as a Nation are with the service members killed last week in Chattanooga. We honor their service," President Obama said in a statement on Tuesday. "We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that
  • Obama orders flags lowered to honor Tennessee victims, after criticism

    07/21/2015 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 21, 2015
    resident Obama has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the White House and federal buildings across the country to honor the victims of last week's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tenn., after facing pressure from lawmakers and others. In a proclamation issued early Tuesday afternoon, Obama said of the Chattanooga victims, "We honor their service. We offer our gratitude to the police officers and first responders who stopped the rampage and saved lives. We draw strength from yet another American community that has come together with an unmistakable message to those who would try and do us harm: We...
  • Obama orders flags to half staff at White House for Chattanooga victims

    07/21/2015 9:53:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jim Acosta
    To honor service members killed in Chattanooga, President Obama orders flags be flown at half-staff at White House and other federal sites until sunset July 25. (CNN)The White House and U.S. Capitol both lowered flags to half staff by Tuesday afternoon, after they were out of sync Tuesday in their tributes to the five U.S. service members who were slain by a gunman in Chattanooga last week. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky announced Tuesday that flags at the Capitol would be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims. "Out of respect for...
  • Fox is reporting that BO is finally going to lower the flags for men killed by Muslim

    07/21/2015 9:34:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    FOX ^ | 7/21/15
    Breaking on FOX. Obama is told by his handlers to do the right thing.
  • No explanation by Obama on flags not lowered to half-staff for Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 8:45:26 AM PDT · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/21/15 | Tritten
    WASHINGTON — The White House provided no explanation Monday amid questions over why the president had not ordered flags across the nation to half-staff in the wake of a Chattanooga, Tenn., shooting that killed five servicemembers. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Barack Obama offered condolences last week and may speak to veterans at VFW conference Tuesday about the shooting, but he had no further comment. Obama has issued presidential proclamations that lowered flags at federal facilities and military bases after many mass shootings, including attacks at the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood in Texas, and Sandy Hook elementary in Connecticut....
  • Terrorist mollycoddled but no flags lowered to half-staff

    07/21/2015 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/15 | Judi McLeod
    Chattanooga aftermath: Why do major television networks continue to get away with mollycoddling murdering radical terrorists in the very wake of their evil carnage? Within four days of the attack that claimed the lives of four US Marines and a Navy sailors slaughtered in the Chattanooga shooting spree, ABC is portraying poor Mohammod Abdulazeez—not as a radical Islamic terrorist—but as a “disturbed, suicidal young man using drugs, preparing for bankruptcy and facing an appearance in criminal court”. While their loved ones are in tearful mourning, the mainstream media’s crying killer Abdulazeez a river and getting über maudlin with the violins....
  • In Wake of Chattanooga Terror Attack, Provocative Gay Hate-Flag Must Come Down

    07/18/2015 3:59:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18, 2015 | John Nolte
    Is the American mainstream media correct about what provokes mad dog killers? Did the gay rainbow flag provoke Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the 24 year-old naturalized American citizen born in Kuwait who murdered four Marines and a Sailor Thursday, to commit his heinous crime? Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed by police Thursday, was a devout Muslim. And one thing we know about devout Muslims is that many vehemently oppose same sex marriage and consider homosexuality a sin. Back In May, two mad dog Muslims attempted to murder everyone at a free speech event in Texas. Because good guys with guns...
  • Flags on I-77 honor fallen Chattanooga Marines

    07/17/2015 5:54:08 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | 07/17/15 | Rock Hill Herald
    I am standing across the street waving the tallest Marine Corps flag you see. We did this to bring honor to the fallen Marines from their murder yesterday in Chattanooga.
  • New England Witch Hunts Revisited

    07/14/2015 8:57:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Mob mentality and hysteria has no place in society and is dangerous. It has gone too far. Let it end now! It seems we have entered a new version of the 17th century witch hunts in New England. The country now finds it acceptable to persecute people for their beliefs, religion and political persuasion as well as looking in every corner for something that offends. In a country gone mad, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are racist. Gender restrictions in bathrooms are sexist. Santa Claus saying “ho, ho, ho” is offensive to prostitutes. ‘Manhole’ is now ‘maintenance hole.’ In Seattle,...
  • Watchdog Group Releases Anti-Christian-Bigotry Map

    03/04/2015 4:37:12 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 3 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/2/2015 | Matt Barber
    See Map Here: http://www.afa.net/bigotrymap In 2007, and with that same nauseating arrogance that has come to define him, then presidential candidate Barack Obama duplicitously quipped, “I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are just so ’90s. Their days are growing dark.” Dark, indeed. America’s soon-to-be cultural-Marxist-in-chief would then spend the greater part of a decade waging war against our nation’s Judeo-Christian culture and heritage at levels, and in ways, unseen in our storied history. Today, his anti-Christian crusade continues unabated. In fact, and with less than two years left to complete his baleful conspiracy, this neo-pagan extremist has begun to...
  • NASCAR FANS DEFY REQUEST TO HIDE CONFEDERATE FLAGS AT DAYTONA

    07/05/2015 6:26:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | july 5, 2015
    Fans at Daytona International Speedway are defending and displaying their Confederate flags. At NASCAR’s first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner, dozens of Confederate flags were scattered throughout the vast infield. The first motorhome inside the Turn 4 tunnel has one flying high above it, and it doesn’t take long to reach double figures when counting them on a stroll through the infield. They’re on clothing, coolers and cars, and even tattooed on skin.
  • Confederate flags still fly at Daytona International Speedway

    07/05/2015 5:03:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    News 13 ^ | 7-4-2015 | Bailey Myers
    DAYTONA BEACH -- NASCAR stirred up controversy this week when officials announced that fans should turn over their confederate flags for the Stars and Stripes, but some fans are still showing up with their flags. "We have the stars and bars...But the tallest flag out there is the stars and stripes. The way it ought to be,” said local NASCAR fan Jim Higginbotham. Higginbotham said he’s proud to be American and a southerner. "I see that flag I don't see racism at all I see southern pride,” he said. Higginbotham isn't alone. Hundreds of flags were flying high above the...
  • Fourth of July flag celebration extravaganza!! (video at link)

    07/03/2015 5:08:20 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 4 replies
    Paying appropriate tribute and due respect to various flags on July 4. Movie budget: $0 Materials cost: less than $1 (paper and inkjet printing) Creatively sticking it to the proper parties: Priceless For horrible stuff, there's Obama, ISIS, liberals/Democrats/communists, NWO types, and rainbow people. For everything else, there's 'MERICA.
  • EXCLUSIVE – Sarah Palin: An Appeal to Heaven

    06/27/2015 7:47:00 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    And the “Flag Attack” rages on! In Arkansas there is a flag battle, but not the one you’ve been reading about. The Bradley County Courthouse has flown an historic flag just below our stars and stripes; it features a simple evergreen tree and the phrase “Appeal to Heaven.” The ATH flag has a rich history, being first commissioned by George Washington to fly over Navy schooners during the Revolutionary War. Washington knew the colonies needed God’s intervention as they battled for freedom – they had no recourse but to call on God. The appeal to heaven ultimately granted America freedom....
  • The Confederate flag is not enough: Why our new race debate misses the point

    06/25/2015 3:05:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 146 replies
    Salon ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nico Lang
    Responding to widespread public pressure, South Carolina governor Nikki Haley is calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State Capitol inCharleston. Although my colleague, S.E. Smith, pointed out that Haley has no power to actually remove it, she has joined other GOP politicians in denouncing the flag—including Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, and Donald Trump. In addition, Walmart and Amazon have dropped all apparel donning the flag, while Virginia is dropping the flag as an option from their personalized license plates. While it’s absolutely time for the flag to go the way of the dodo, it’s hardly a...
  • Take Down the Fascist, Anti-Christian Gay-Pride Flag

    06/23/2015 8:48:28 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-23-2015 | John Nolte
    Under the banner of what is dishonestly called a gay pride or gay “rights” flag, hate, fascism, and intolerance has festered for years, specifically against Christians and conservatives. Under the auspices of a “rights and equality” symbol, Leftists have been on a rampage to take way the rights of others through bullying, lies, and online terrorism. The list of misdeeds and victims resulting from an increasingly emboldened Big Gay Hate Machine continues to grow. Under this banner of hate, people are outed against their will, terrorized out of business merely for being Christian, bullied and harassed for thoughtcrimes; moreover, “hate...
  • Florida Gov. Signs Bill to Require U.S. Made Flags

    06/11/2015 10:44:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Cities, counties and the state of Florida will have to purchase state and American flags made in the United States under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott signed the "All American Flag Act" and 47 other bills on Thursday. He also vetoed a bill related to the licensing and regulation of engineers. Local government and state agencies will have to start following the flag mandate after Jan. 1. Information compiled by legislative staff showed the vast majority of flags bought in the state are already American-made. The flag bill triggered a debate on the House floor....
  • Justices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (Morgan Hill CA)

    03/30/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:44 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place an appellate ruling that found that school officials acted appropriately because their concerns about racial violence outweighed students’ freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame (sic) the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. …
  • American flag case: U.S. Supreme Court ends Morgan Hill flap over shirts

    03/30/2015 2:46:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 03/30/2015 | Howard Mintz
    Turning away a legal plea literally wrapped in the American flag, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to intervene in a controversial case involving a South Bay high school's discipline of students who chose to wear flag-adorned shirts during a 2010 Cinco de Mayo celebration. The high court's action left intact a federal appeals court ruling last year that found Live Oak High School officials had the legal right to order students wearing the American flag shirts to turn them inside out or go home.
  • Why UC Students Voted to Remove American Flag

    03/17/2015 4:05:12 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 3-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Two weeks ago, a group of students at the University of California at Irvine removed a U.S. flag from a common area of the student-government suite. Shortly afterwards, six undergraduate members of the Legislative Council of the Associated Students of UCI (ASUCI) passed a resolution banning the display of the flags of any nation in the office lobby. The resolution was authored by student Matthew Guevara of the School of Social Ecology. Among the reasons the legislative council objected to the American flag were: “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” “A common ideological understanding...
  • Student Gov’t Meeting Over UCI Flag Flap Canceled Due To ‘Violence’ Threat

    03/10/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | Stacey Butler
    As KCAL9’s Stacey Butler reports, vocal crowds gathered outside the student center at UCI on Tuesday evening. A student government meeting at UC Irvine scheduled for Tuesday evening was canceled due what school officials described as a violent threat. Officials would not specify the threat, but described it as a “viable threat of violence” that was serious enough to cancel the meeting, which was planned in response to a vote last week to ban the display of all flags before a higher student panel overturned it. The meeting this evening was to discuss overriding the veto, according to UCI spokeswoman...
  • Lawmakers outraged over American flag ban at UC campus

    03/09/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2015 | By Melody Gutierrez
    State Republican lawmakers said they will introduce a constitutional amendment that would prohibit state funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campuses, a move that comes a week after a student government council at UC Irvine banned the flag from being displayed in a school lobby. UC Irvine’s broader student government body vetoed the controversial measure on Saturday. But, Sen. Janet Nguyen and fellow Republicans said they will move forward with the constitutional amendment. Nguyen and her family fled Vietnam as refugees, which Reeder said made the issue of banning the American flag personal. “For her it’s...
  • Blowback for flag-banning student government at UC Irvine? Recall petition

    03/09/2015 10:57:57 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 23 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/9/15 | t lifson
    The anti-America brainwashing of the American education system reached some kind of apogee with the vote of the UC Irvine student council (the “Associated Students of the University of California”) to ban the American flag in its main lobby, on a vote of 6 yea, 4 nay, and 2 abstentions. That ban was overridden by the executive committee of the student council on a 4-1 vote, perhaps aware of the damage being done to the value of a degree from that school. Now, there is the beginning of blowback for the original majority from a group calling itself Americanstrong:
  • UC Irvine Student: U.S. Flag Banned to Avoid ‘Triggering’ Hurt Feelings Among Illegals

    03/08/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    IRVINE, California — Students at the University of California Irvine (UCI) spoke to Breitbart News Sunday, sharing their shock and disappointment at recent legislation by six members of UCI’s Associated Students (ASUCI) to remove an American flag from their building’s lobby this past Thursday.
  • (University of California - Irvine) Student council vetoes American flag ban

    03/08/2015 1:34:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WMUR.com ^ | 03/08/2015 | Emanuella Grinberg
    Resolution would have banned hanging flags of any nation in the lobby of student government offices (CNN) —Student leaders at the University of California-Irvine vetoed a resolution on Saturday that would have banned hanging flags of any nation, including America's Stars and Stripes, in the lobby of student government offices, amid widespread criticism from students and alumni. The Legislative Council of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine's passed the resolution, "Flags and decoration adjustment for inclusivity," in a 6-4 vote Tuesday with the stated intention of creating a "more inclusive" environment.The resolution said "the American flag is...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | 03/07/2015 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner will once again wave at the University of California, Irvine, after student government leaders nixed a bid to ban the American flag from a campus lobby. Members of the executive cabinet of the Associated Students of UC Irvine met Saturday in an emergency session to reverse the flag ban.
  • UC Irvine Bans “Imperialist” US Flag from Inclusive Spaces

    03/07/2015 6:16:03 PM PST · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-7-2015 | Michael Strickland
    University of California, Irvine has banned the “imperialist” American flag in “inclusive” spaces. Portions of the official resolution read: Whereas flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism, but also construct cultural mythologies and narratives that in turn charge nationalistic sentiments.Whereas the American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.Whereas symbolism has negative and positive aspects that are interpreted differently by individuals.Whereas designing a culturally inclusive space is taken seriously by ASUCIWhereas the removal of barriers is the best option at promoting an inclusive space.Whereas it is a psychological effect for individuals to...
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/07/2015 1:31:54 PM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.”
  • Multiculturalism: We Wave the White (can I say that?) Flag

    03/07/2015 7:57:50 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-7-2015 | MOTUS
    What are we teaching the children? Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag. The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government. Last week the children of UC Irvine determined that: The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism. Flags not only serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism,...
  • Students at UC Irvine vote to ban American flag

    03/06/2015 3:59:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>Students at the University of California, Irvine have voted to make their school a more “culturally inclusive” place by banning the American flag.</p> <p>The Associated Students of University of California (ASUCI) passed a resolution March 3 that would remove the Stars & Stripes along with every other flag from the lobby of a complex housing the offices of the student government.</p>
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/06/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine voted to ban hanging flags in its main lobby. The flag banning legislation passed with six yea votes, four nay, and two abstentions. he Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” “[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others...