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  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administration’s decision to cancel “America Pride Day.”
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | 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...
  • High school students told to remove American flags from trucks

    08/14/2015 12:50:36 PM PDT · by Dacula · 98 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 8-14-15 | Craig Lucie A high school student says when his mother came to pick him up in his truck that was flying an American flag, a staff member told them it wasn’t allowed to be flown on school property. Now multiple students at Mount Zion High School in Carrolton are standing behind him and flying flags on their cars.
  • Pastor raises Christian flag over 'Old Glory'

    07/19/2015 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Sola Veritas · 55 replies
    The Pathway ^ | July 14, 2015 | K. Allan Blume
    SHELBY, N.C. (BP) – North Carolina pastor Rit Varriale wants to see churches fly the Christian flag above the American flag as a biblical statement, reversing flag etiquette that calls for the American flag to be flown in the prominent position. Varriale, as senior pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby, N.C., said the church installed its first-ever flagpole in order to raise the two flags in a special ceremony after morning worship on Sunday (July 5) in which the Christian flag was raised in the higher position — which prompted interviews by Charlotte-area NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates. “If...
  • Activists Protest Symbols Of Oppression In Tampa, Burn American Flag

    07/05/2015 2:56:49 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 48 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Zack Peterson
    Surrounded by nearly 50 activists, Crystal Wilson steadied a small American flag in one hand, and a lighter in the other. "The American flag holds as much hatred, as much oppression, as much blood as the Confederate flag," said Wilson, 25. She sparked the lighter, guiding the small flame to the red, white and blue cloth. It caught fire, and burned away the flecks of fabric. Another activist raised two smaller flags to the fire, and a third raised a full-sized American flag to the conflagration. Together, the emblems of freedom withered into tiny black bits on the sidewalk. The...
  • Illinois teacher fired from school after stepping on American flag in class, report says

    07/01/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox ^ | July 1, 2015
    An Illinois school board reportedly fired the teacher who stepped on an American flag in class on May 15 at a local high school. The Mattoon Journal Gazette reports that the Martinsville school board voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss English teacher Jordan Parmenter, effective immediately. Parmenter, 26, told the paper Sunday he was present in the meeting, where he was addressed by the board and answered questions from all six of the board members. Parmenter didn’t speak further into the matter until he had a chance to speak with a union representative.
  • Homophobes are 'American flagging’ their Facebook profile pictures as a protest against Pride

    07/01/2015 6:40:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2015
    Last week, millions of Facebook users gave their profile pictures a rainbow makeover to celebrate the double Pride/Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling but an unpleasant backlash has begun. The translucent rainbow tool was laid on by Facebook itself, but a number of third-party apps are now offering an American flag equivalent to people opposed to gay marriage and equality in general.
  • Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan: 'We need to put the American flag down'

    06/25/2015 6:00:20 AM PDT · by madison10 · 35 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 25, 2015 | Unknown
    ...Sure enough, Farrakhan wasted no time attacking the U.S. flag. "We need to put the American flag down," he said after telling his audience America doesn't care about the nine people killed in a historic black Charleston church.
  • Vet and former Playboy model scuffles with cops while trying to recover trampled American flag

    04/19/2015 8:49:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 19, 2015 | Tobias Salinger
    Don’t tread on this flag. That’s the message Air Force veteran and former Playboy model Michelle Manhart says she was trying to convey by picking up a damaged flag that protesters had been stomping on in a demonstration at Valdosta State University in southern Georgia on Friday.
  • Supreme Court may hear case on school barring American flag shirts on Cinco de Mayo

    03/29/2015 2:38:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    latimes ^ | March 29, 2015 | David G. Savage
    A California school dispute that arose when students wore shirts emblazoned with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo could prompt the Supreme Court to take a new look at free-speech rules for high schools. Ever since students protested the Vietnam War by wearing black armbands, the justices have said the 1st Amendment protects the rights of students to peacefully protest at school, so long as their actions do not lead to a "substantial disruption." In recent years, however, some school officials have moved to curtail political fashion statements such as wearing T-shirts with Confederate flags or anti-gay slogans. They...
  • 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...
  • UC Irvine reverses American flag ban

    03/07/2015 7:50:29 PM PST · by Pox · 16 replies ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • School Confiscates American Flags from Students

    09/14/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 36 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Woodruff High School in Spartanburg, South Carolina confiscated American flags from the vehicles of four students this past week. The school’s principal, Aaron Fulmer, explained that “professions of patriotism do not write a ‘blank check’ for egregious behavior. Many of our undocumented students may feel intimidated by such flagrant demonstrations. And as President Obama has pointed out, the American flag, like the Confederate flag, is seen as a symbol of oppression in many parts of the world.” “Flaunting so-called American exceptionalism also contradicts the lesson of humility our school is trying to inculcate,” Fulmer said. “The United States is just...
  • The American Flag Daily: Missouri Statehood

    08/10/2014 4:35:31 PM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 10, 2014 | JasonZ
    Missouri, the 24th state in the Union, was admitted on this date in 1821. The 24-star flag, introduced on July 4, 1822, would remain the standard for the United States for 14 years, until the 25th star for Arkansas was added in 1836. During the time of this edition of the flag, the term "Old Glory" was first used by Captain William Driver, commander of the whaling vessel Charles Doggett.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • What flag will you fly on July 4th? ~ Vanity

    07/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by GraceG · 90 replies
    This year I am so tempted to fly the Yellow, Green and Black Rattlesnake Flag instead of the Red White and Blue, or at the very least fly both and put the Rattle Snake below Old Glory. But I am still trying to decide on it.... In some ways I feel like raising the Red White and Blue is akin to pretending that nothing is wrong in this country and there are a lot of things that are going wrong right now. In some ways it makes me feel like I am surrending to the normalcy bias. I could always...
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • LDS missionaries install illegal flagpole on top of Mount Olympus

    06/27/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies [owned by Lds Church] ^ | June 26, 2014 | Maddy Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight LDS missionaries serving in the Salt Lake City East Mission and their leaders are working with the Forest Service to remove a flagpole that the missionaries cemented to the top of Mount Olympus earlier this week. Hikers discovered the flagpole with a U.S. Flag and an autographed mission T-shirt on Forest Service lands and alerted rangers. The Forest Service confirmed that posting the flagpole was indeed breaking the law. “You would need to get a permit to put up a flagpole. In wilderness it wouldn’t be allowed at all,” said Kathy Jo Pollock of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...
  • Veteran may lose home over flag fight (Florida)

    06/24/2014 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    WTEV-TV, CBS 47 Jacksonville ^ | 6:02 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 | Erica Bennett
    The Stars and Stripes are at the center of controversy. At least at Larry Murphree’s home. “I want it to go away. It’s such a minor little thing and they keep coming after me,” he explained. “They” is Murphree’s homeowner’s association. He’s lived in the Sweetwater community for years, and been at odds with the HOA for more than two. All over a flag. The veteran decided to put one in his flower pot, and has been fined as a result. “They just sent me a letter that says I owe them around $8,000 and they put a foreclosure lien...
  • Texas: Man told to take down his US flag, as it’s “a threat towards the Muslim community”

    06/19/2014 6:07:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    It’s a time-honored principle: when in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. This is the kind of thing that only happens in nations that have lost their confidence and their way, are vulnerable to any action of their enemies, and in imminent danger of destruction. “Man says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community,’” by Alice Barr, KHOU 11 News, June 18, 2014 (thanks to Robert): WEBSTER, Texas — A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day!— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • 94 Year Old WW II Vet Still Performs Flag-Bearing Duties to Honor Vets

    01/01/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by gooblah · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | january 1 2014 | Edwin Mora
    Quentin De Nio, a 94 year old WW II veteran, still carries his white U.S. Army flag to honor soldiers buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, according to a news report.
  • SC Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Nelson Mandela

    12/07/2013 2:56:25 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 92 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | December 7, 2013 | Eric Connor
    The American flag that flies over the Pickens County Sheriff's Office will be raised high tonight despite an order by President Barack Obama that flags across the country be lowered to half-staff to honor the death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela. Sheriff Rick Clark told The Greenville News that he has ordered the flag be raised at the end of today because he said the honor of lowering flags to half-staff should be reserved for Americans. "The flag at half-staff is for Americans' ultimate sacrifice for our country," Clark said. "We should never stray away from that." The...
  • Jerk of the Week - Shand Stamper

    09/07/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies ^ | September 7, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Our usual contenders for Jerk of the Week honors here at are those who stand upon the national stage, seeking to destroy our culture and way of life. There are time when we are reminded that we have to keep our eyes focused not only upon national discourse, but also closer to home. Our winner this week is an art teacher at the McCracken County High School in Kentucky who chose to desecrate the American flag, Old Glory. Shand Stamper, an art teacher at the high school, set up the display that recreated a controversial exhibit at the Chicago...
  • Tuesday is Rick Monday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead night in L.A.

    08/27/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies
    CBS Sports Eye On Baseball ^ | 8-27-13 | Matt Snyder
    Tuesday night, the Dodgers host the Cubs in Dodger Stadium and they are having possibly the best ballpark giveaway of the season. It's Rick Monday 'flag-saving' bobblehead night. That is, it commemorates the time Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag was being burnt on the Dodgers Stadium outfield from a few protestors.
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • WATCH: Lil Wayne walks all over the American flag while filming latest music video

    06/17/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    ... Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps ...
  • Get a new flag free, for a worn flag Local business celebrates National Flag Week

    06/09/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista celebrates National Flag Week with an opportunity for local residents to exchange worn-out U.S. flags for new flags, free of charge, beginning June 10. Prestige invites the community to stop by and receive a brand-new American flag in exchange for worn-out or used flags throughout the week. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags at each location, and reservations are encouraged. To properly dispose of worn flags, Prestige has partnered with the American Legion for a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Funds raised through donations for...
  • Officer Kellinger - keeper of the WTC Flag Reprimanded

    02/06/2002 11:40:09 AM PST · by MattGarrett · 170 replies · 893+ views
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | 2/06/2001 | Sean Hannity
    Sean Hannity just reported that in the shadow of the IOC's dramatic reversal today to allow the US Olympic team to carry in the WTC Flag during the opening ceremonies (Great job, all) - NY Port Authority Officer in charge of the WTC American Flag at the Olympics has been reprimanded and relieved of all duties pertaining to the flag. He is now not allowed to talk to the media and has been told he won't be going to Salt Lake. This is obviously an attempt at damage control by the New York Port Authority and you can bet this ...
  • Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

    04/02/2013 12:05:39 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    KRMG via WPXI ^ | Posted: 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 | Rick Couri
    Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard. But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water. Schaffer got a citation from the city of Hypoluxo, Florida that said he needed a building permit to put up the flagpole. The Marine told a TV station “it’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.” Schaffer added “It’s disgusting that anybody should have to go through that. I fought for the flag, now I’m paying...
  • Students Told to Remove Patriotic Bandanas

    02/13/2013 3:37:29 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/132013
    A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators. The incident occurred during a basketball last week between Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School in Ventura County. A school administrator pulled aside four boys and told them to either remove their American flag bandanas or leave the game. The boys complied but returned to lead the crowd in a chant of “USA, USA.” Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman told the Ventura County Star that...
  • Apartment Complex Bans Soldier’s Small Flag Display

    02/02/2013 4:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    Just months after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army National Guard veteran Tyler Barge was embroiled in another fight defending the American flag. This time, it involves the management of his Salem, Va. apartment complex. A small American flag, displayed in a cup of dirt on his patio wall, is a violation of the building’s code, he was told. Barge received a notice informing him he must remove the flag, along with a few other items – a broom and table, for instance – deemed inappropriate.
  • NJ Town proposes flag ban

    01/18/2013 2:02:02 PM PST · by Gefn · 28 replies ^ | January 18, 2013 |
    NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown. The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations". Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants." This has opponents upset. Read more:
  • McDonald's flies flag upside down

    11/07/2012 11:29:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 152 replies
    Friends of WTOV-TV ^ | 11/7/12 | Friends of WTOV-TV
    The American flag at the Follansbee McDonald's is flying at half-staff and upside down today. Someone at the restaurant told one of our reporters this was "the owner's decision." What are your thoughts?
  • Flagging an Issue (Mitt Romney's Big Bad Flag Pin!)

    10/23/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-23-2012 | Charles Kesler
    October 23, 2012 Flagging an Issue By Charles Kesler My wife, the very shrewd Sally Pipes, penetrated to the heart of the debate in a single sentence tonight when, only about 15 minutes into the exchange, she observed: “Romney’s flag pin is much larger than Obama’s flag pin.”Indeed, it was, as I confirmed in the next split screen of the candidates.Ever since the 1960s, liberals have been sensitive about the dimensions of their patriotism, and here, on national television, in a debate over foreign policy, Obama had been clearly outmaneuvered. His fleet was noticeably smaller than the challenger’s. His bayonet...
  • Obama Campaign Flag Poster Quietly Yanked From Website…

    09/23/2012 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    The item, known as “Our Strips: Flag Poster” redesigned the American flag using the Obama for America logo. The print was the target of conservative backlash last week. A page where the flag was now returns as error page. A cached version of the website still shows the product but returns a error page when attempting to add the item to the cart.

    09/23/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT · by lasereye · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image: Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to this grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi: So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag...
  • Obama Replaces Stars On U.S. Flag With Campaign Symbol, Hawks It As A “Poster...."

    09/20/2012 5:28:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    The Cult of Obama never ceases to creep me out. A poster to say there are no red states or blue states, only the United States: OFA.BO/gfHgXM— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 20, 2012 These are the two posters he’s trying to sell:
  • Pakistani man dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flags at anti-Islam film rally

    09/18/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th September 2012 | Phil Vinter
    'A Pakistani protestor has died after inhaling smoke from burning U.S. flags during a rally against the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims. Abdullah Ismail died in Mayo hospital in Lahore having complained of feeling unwell during the angry demonstrations in the eastern Pakistan city yesterday.'
  • Flags from Apollo moon landing still standing, photos reveal

    07/30/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    (LRO slewed 19° down-Sun allowing the illuminated side of the still standing American flag to be captured at the Apollo 17 site.) An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "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,"...
  • Mall says U.S. flags on kiddie train must go

    07/29/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 77 replies
    KATU ^ | 7/29/2012
    CLACKAMAS, Ore. - A fight over the American flag is brewing at the Clackamas Town Center. The manager of the children's train at the mall says he's being forced to remove flags that he uses to decorate the train ride. Why? The mall told him the flags are against policy. Thomas Phelps said he was floored when he got a letter from mall management telling him that the flags were "unapproved visuals." That reference didn't sit too well with Phelps, who also happens to be a military veteran. "That is dedicated to veterans and military, police, firefighters, EMTs - all...
  • Should American flag be dipped at London Olympics opening ceremony?

    07/27/2012 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Sopater · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 27, 2012
    Thank you for voting! Never. Americans have fought and died defending the flag, for which it stands. 95.89% (15,161 votes) Yes. It's time for America to get in line with the rest of the world. 2.19% (346 votes) Undecided. Is it really that important an issue? 1.92% (304 votes) Total Votes: 15,811
  • Obama Lowers Flags to Half Mast for CO Massacre: Ft. Hood - Not so Fast!

    07/20/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 37 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-20-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    When 14 persons (one unborn), most of them military personnel on the base at Ft. Hood, Texas, were murdered by Islamic terrorist and U.S. Military Colonel Nidal Hasan, America's flags were not lowered to half mast until the next day. Today, by at least 2:30 pm EDT, the order came down from on high to lower our flags in a sign of mourning for the victims of today's shootings inside an Aurora Colorado movie theatre showing the much awaited Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.In the case of Ft. Hood, Obama had to be bullied into the national gesture of mourning...
  • 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

    07/04/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 24 replies
    Porky Pig gets an education in FREEDOM!
  • Lake Democratic Party head removes Obama flag veterans termed 'desecration'

    03/13/2012 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ludmilla Lelis
    AVARES — The Lake County Democratic Party removed an American flag depicting an image of President Barack Obama at its headquarters this afternoon after several veterans complained. "That's a complete desecration of the American flag," local veteran Donald Van Beck said. The controversial flag had been flying under an American flag on the same flag pole. It has an image of Obama in the blue section where the stars are normally located. A similar flag was available for sale on eBay for $12.95. Today, half a dozen veterans arrived at the party headquarters in Tavares and Van Beck asked party...
  • Vets angry over American flag featuring Obama

    03/14/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/14/12
    Tempers are flaring over a version of the American flag flying in Lake County. A veterans group says the flag is an outrage. The flag, which features a picture of President Obama, was taken down Tuesday afternoon. Korean war veteran Don Van Beck said his blood was boiling. "I can't describe how upset was because you just don't do that to the American flag," Van Beck said.