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  • Vet Faces Lawsuit For Flying American Flag

    05/27/2008 6:54:11 AM PDT · by peggybac · 70 replies · 388+ views
    Channel 6 ^ | 5/27/08
    CLERMONT, Fla. -- A Central Florida war veteran faces a lawsuit for flying the American flag in his front yard. "I don't understand why it would bring down the values of our homes by flying the American flag from a pole in my front yard," homeowner Jimmie Watkins said. Watkins and his wife, Ria, received a final notices from the Sussex homeowners' association in Clermont that they must remove the flag or else face legal action. The former retired U.S. Navy communications officer said he refuses to back down for the American flag. "Our people are serving today to give...
  • Woman Told Patriotic Display Is Illegal

    03/20/2008 9:13:39 AM PDT · by Cagey · 29 replies · 1,043+ views
    Local 6 News ^ | 3-20-2008
    CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- A banner honoring America's military has become the center of a controversy in Clay County, where officials have said an Orange Park woman's patriotic display is breaking the law. Ella George told WJXT that members of her family have fought for the country, and now she is fighting for her right to honor them by putting up a supportive banner at Annabelle's Interiors. The six-foot by two-foot banner in front of the Clay County business says, "Salute Every Generation's Heroes." However, the county said the banner violates its sign ordinance and has ordered it be removed....
  • New Report Finds Increase in [CodePink?] Attacks Against Military Recruiters in America [FR's speak]

    03/13/2008 3:07:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 2,163+ views
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | March 13, 2008 | MAF Press Release
    WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest pro-troop organization, Move America Forward (website: http://www.MoveAmericaForward.org ) will hold a news conference this Friday, March 14, 2008, calling attention to, and denouncing, the rising trend of violence against military recruiting centers. The news conference takes place in the Murrow Room at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday, March 14th at 9:30 AM. Move America Forward will provide detailed accounts of these attacks, including photographs and documents, to members of the media in attendance. A new national television ad campaign calling attention to these attacks will also be unveiled....
  • Activists on Each Side of War Effort Offer a Preview of Clashes (Free Republic, MAF Mentioned)

    03/14/2008 8:34:14 PM PDT · by kristinn · 64 replies · 2,196+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2008 | Michael E. Ruane
    The speakers had just finished lamenting recent acts of vandalism at military recruiting centers and had opened the floor to questions at the National Press Club when peace activist Tighe Barry jumped up, took off his shirt and revealed the pink military tunic he was wearing underneath. "This is what I think of the Marine Corps!" he yelled. "The Marine Corps needs to be the peace corps!" Incensed, Kevin L. Martin rushed to the microphone. "Let me tell you something, dammit!" he hollered. "I'm a Navy veteran of seven years, and . . . you are a joke, sir! Please...
  • Worker, Verizon in flap over flagwaving

    02/20/2008 1:40:36 PM PST · by UncleHambone · 22 replies · 114+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 7, 2008 | Jay Fitzgerald
    U.S. and Massachusetts flags that flew with state National Guard troops over in Afghanistan are now at the center of an ongoing labor dispute between Verizon and a union trying to organize workers. Terry Skiest, a Verizon employee and Massachusetts Air National Guard member, said his Acton supervisor ordered that two flags be removed last fall from the outside of his office cubicle and hung less prominently inside his work station.
  • TSA Screener Makes Soldiers Strip Down While Escorting Colleague's Body

    11/30/2007 7:54:15 PM PST · by RDTF · 121 replies · 413+ views
    Breitbart via KOMO Seattle ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Ken Schram
    Seattle commentator Ken Schram of KOMO: "How does some inept, insensitive idiot with the IQ of room temperature even get a TSA job? That TSA screener should have his [expletive] fired. And those soldiers deserve at least an apology."
  • Cambridge votes down scouts’ aid for Iraq GIs

    11/16/2007 3:42:49 PM PST · by Bluestateredman · 12 replies · 208+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/16/07 | Mike Underwood
    Big-hearted Boy Scouts collecting donations for care packages for U.S. troops are still scratching their heads after being sent packing from polling stations when Cambridge officials ruled their generous effort “political.” “We just wanted to make a lot of troops happy,” said Scout Patrick O’Connor, 16. “I was devastated that someone would think to take (the donation boxes) out,” he said. O’Connor of West Cambridge was one of the Scouts who wanted to collect toiletries, magazines, candy and other items for care packages after one of his relatives was injured in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq. “He mentioned...
  • More than 190 arrested at D.C. protest

    09/16/2007 1:22:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2,138+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | SEPTEMBER 16, 2007 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    WASHINGTON - Several thousand anti-war demonstrators marched through downtown Washington on Saturday, clashing with police at the foot of the Capitol steps where more than 190 protesters were arrested. The group marched from the White House to the Capitol to demand an end to the Iraq war. Their numbers stretched for blocks along Pennsylvania Avenue, and they held banners and signs and chanted, "What do we want? Troops out. When do we want it? Now." Army veteran Justin Cliburn, 25, of Lawton, Okla., was among a contingent of Iraq veterans in attendance. "We're occupying a people who do not want...
  • Homeowners wave victory flag after accord in pole flap

    09/13/2007 7:19:55 AM PDT · by Millee · 19 replies · 734+ views
    Palm Beach Press ^ | 9/13/07 | ANA X. CERON
    After seven years, residents George and Ann Andres can fly the American flag the way they want - and not lose their home in the process. According to their attorney, Barry Silver, the Andreses and their homeowners association have settled most of their differences in the flag pole war that put the Indian Creek community on the national map. More local news Latest breaking news, photos and all of today's Post stories. The battle erupted in 1999, when Korean War veteran George Andres began flying his flag on a 12-foot pole outside his townhouse, instead of hoisting it to brackets...
  • Why I won't wear red (Barf)

    09/02/2007 7:27:14 AM PDT · by fanfan · 37 replies · 762+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | Sunday, September 02, 2007 | Janice Kennedy
    We all support our troops, for heaven's sake, not to mention their suffering families. But your ribbon or Friday red is actually saying: Yes, we should be in Afghanistan What a sad difference a year makes. Last fall I had the privilege of spending time with several women in Petawawa, military wives who had soldier husbands serving in Afghanistan. Every one of them displayed a cheerful, if wry, sense of humour, despite the stress they lived under day and night. And every one of them shone with a kind of inner strength and courage most of us will never have...
  • Parishioners combat peace flag with Old Glory

    08/01/2007 9:47:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies · 916+ views
    Metrowest Daily News ^ | 8/1/07 | MacCormack
    Flags in front of the Plymouth Church parsonage at 87 Edgell Road in Framingham FRAMINGHAM, MA - What started as a quiet response to controversy about the display of a peace flag on the Plymouth Church parsonage has turned into a bit of an American revolution. A couple of weeks ago, longtime Plymouth Church parishioner David Player put three American flags on town-owned property on the grassy island across from the church. There are now about two dozen American flags on the patch of lawn. Player was outraged when he saw the peace flag - a red, white and...
  • City, veterans call truce over flags

    06/29/2007 1:26:51 PM PDT · by Phil Harmonic · 8 replies · 734+ views
    Marietta Daily Journal ^ | June 29, 2007 | Marcus E. Howard
    (Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2681 commander) Dean and other veterans questioned the policy, arguing that they had distributed the 3-by-5-inch U.S. flags from their float to children and other people on the sidewalks for the past several years, without incident. After his morning meeting with Flynn and a second meeting in the afternoon regarding the language of the agreement, Dean said he was satisfied with the compromise and said Flynn was "very cordial." Under the agreement, veterans will be allowed to walk-up to spectators and hand them flags 10 to 15 minutes before the parade begins,... [snip] "Some of...
  • Flag ripped down at soldier's home

    05/29/2007 3:13:02 PM PDT · by Fawn · 101 replies · 2,618+ views
    Fox 13 ^ | Monday, 28 May 2007, | Fox 13
    TAMPA - Infantryman Brandon Davis left the Florida Army National Guard with his uniform, a lot of pride in his country, and a band of friends who are more like brothers. "I have brothers there who are losing their lives every day, you know I spent some time in the Army, it just means a lot to me. It's Memorial Day," Davis said in an interview Monday.Naturally, he decided to really honor the U.S.A. this Memorial Day. So, the 23-year-old hung a little flag outside his door."You know, it's a hand flag," Davis explained. "20 minutes later, the flag is...
  • War on the home front

    08/22/2006 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
    The facts are sufficiently clear that we must begin to question the judgment, if not the motivations, of those at home who persist in trying to obscure the central threat we face from the totalitarian political ideology known as Islamofascism. In recent days, it has become harder than ever to deny the true nature of the conflict in which we find ourselves. As President Bush put it recently, "We are at war with Islamic fascists." To be sure, the mounting evidence does not preclude some from denying this reality. The facts are sufficiently clear, however, that we must begin to...
  • Operation Gratitude Denied Building by LAUSD Because of Anti-War Sentiments!

    08/17/2006 11:14:14 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 512+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | August 17, 2006 | Susan King
    Operation Gratitude Denied Building by LAUSD Because of Anti-War Sentiments! Operation Gratitude sends care packages to our troops Carolyn Blashek via Susan King, Pasadena Dear All, I am sorry to report that the deal we had for the new facility was pulled out from under us at the last moment. To say I am angry and disappointed is an understatement, as you can imagine. However, I, and I trust all of us, are committed to press on and I have already re-initiated my outreach to various quarters to find another space. Time is clearly of the essence as we need...
  • Manassas woman fights city to put ribbons up for her son

    06/22/2006 4:07:56 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 20 replies · 669+ views
    Potomac News ^ | Thursday, June 22, 2006 | ALEXANDER GRANADOS
    When Trish Bailey's son returns to Manassas this weekend from Iraq, she wants to honor him. But she said she is being rebuffed by city officials. Her 28-year-old son, Jason Nichols, is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army, and on Friday, he will be leaving Iraq, where he has been since January, to visit home. When Bailey brings her son home from Dulles International Airport and they enter Manassas on Va. 28, she wants him to be greeted by yellow ribbons hanging from every pole and post she can find along the route. "I think that every soldier that...
  • Soldiers Cannot Fight Against Backstabbing from Home

    05/02/2006 2:51:50 PM PDT · by bad company · 4 replies · 101+ views
    foxholephilosopher.blogspot.com ^ | 4.26.2006 | David Benson
    As soldiers, we have two enemies that should our allies in the war on terror. I am not referring to the negative nature of journalism, or the sedition of those who release classified information. Although those do complicate our lives, they are to be expected. After all treason was old when Alcibiades defected, and even the best battles in war are going to look bad in full color, live. Instead, there are two former allies that have defected: higher education, and mass media (specifically film). Let us treat these one at a time. Higher education is at its pinnacle in...
  • Nominations Needed for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards

    04/28/2006 3:01:33 PM PDT · by kristinn · 36 replies · 1,881+ views
    Friday, April 28, 2006 | Kristinn
    Nominations are needed tonight for Free Republic's Culture of Treason Media Awards to be presented tomorrow night outside the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C.The Culture of Treason Media Awards, aka the Benedict Arnolds, are to be awarded to those reporters and news outlets whose reporting has undermined the efforts by the United States to fight and win the war on terror.Nominations are needed by 11 p.m. tonight. Voting will start shortly after that and will end at 2:30 p.m. Saturday (tomorrow.)Some nominations to kick things off:Mark Knoller of CBS News for failing to report Cindy Sheehan's remarks calling...
  • Saving America’s Steakhouse (Fran O'Brien's hosts Walter Reed patients )

    04/18/2006 7:12:49 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 33 replies · 1,346+ views
    National Review ^ | April 18, 2006, 7:31 | Shoshana Bryen
    Calling on Hilton to be the kinda corp it claims to be. Few Americans would argue that American soldiers should not receive the thanks of our nation for their service, and fewer still would argue that, if returning to our country less than whole and in need of help, soldiers should not receive the support of America's corporate giants. Hilton Hotel Corporation, then, has something to answer for. Every Friday is Veterans' Day at Fran O'Brien's Stadium Steakhouse in Washington, D.C., where owners, Hal Koster and Marty O'Brien, bring soldiers — primarily amputees — recovering from their wounds at Walter...
  • Steakhouse [Forced] To Close, Ending Tradition For Wounded War Vets

    04/14/2006 5:37:45 AM PDT · by Coop · 379 replies · 11,829+ views
    D.C. Channel 9 WUSA ^ | 4/14/06 | Doug Buchanan
    <p>A two-year tradition for wounded war vets is about to go by the wayside. A downtown DC steak house that’s catered to injured troops every Friday night is about to close.</p> <p>Fran O’Brien’s landlord [Hilton] is forcing out the steakhouse of the same name.</p>
  • Student fights write-up for showing U.S. flag [Unfreakin' Believable Alert]

    04/13/2006 6:52:13 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 35 replies · 2,030+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | April 13, 2006 | Greg Moran
    A small American flag, tucked into the back right-hand pocket of her pants. And for that, the Fallbrook High School sophomore was stopped by a security officer, taken to an assistant principal's office and written up in an incident report that was placed in her student file. Malia Fontana, a sophomore at Fallbrook High School, received an incident report in her student file for tucking a small American flag in the pocket of her pants. She says her right to freedom of speech was violated. Malia, who is an honors student, said she was shocked, then dismayed at what she...
  • Troops Magnet On School Bus Causes Fight With Teacher, Driver

    02/06/2006 6:20:08 PM PST · by flutters · 16 replies · 1,053+ views
    NBC 4 Columbus ^ | February 6, 2006
    DELAWARE, Ohio -- Two adults and one magnet led to a political confrontation at a Delaware City school, according to The Delaware Gazette. Amy Runyan said she proudly displayed a "support our troops" magnet on her school bus, but last December, a teacher took it off and destroyed it. The teacher was disciplined, but bus drivers were also reminded that Ohio law only allows state safety stickers on buses. Now, Runyan has filed a complaint with police. "All I want is my ribbon bought and an apology," Runyan said. The teacher involved in the situation declined to comment. The Delaware...
  • Rumsfeld: War Can Be Lost Only in U.S.

    12/20/2005 4:49:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 801+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec 20, 2005 | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2005 – American servicemembers are doing a superb job in Iraq, and the only place the war can be lost is in the United States, where people don't have a clear understanding of what's happening on the ground and can lose patience, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld said Dec. 19. "The work that they're doing overseas is so professional and so able, and we're so fortunate to have them there that I would have to say that the only place this could be lost is if we lost our will here in the United States," Rumsfeld...
  • The home front is the real battlefield

    12/14/2005 3:01:01 AM PST · by Dundee · 1 replies · 304+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 10, 2005 | Ibex
    The home front is the real battlefield "Deserve Victory!" said a bulldog-jawed Winston Churchill in a famous World War II poster. Like the rest of his generation, he knew that societies, not armies, win wars. The war on terrorism is no exception. In Iraq and elsewhere, troops are making progress against an elusive enemy in frightful conditions, but their success will be futile unless their societies prove strong enough to see the conflict through. The military situation is broadly positive. The US has now articulated a coherent Iraq strategy focused on winning over Sunnis, marginalising Ba'athist remnants and destroying terrorists....
  • Military Couples Fight to Preserve Home Front (Army divorce rate soars)

    10/05/2005 11:17:40 AM PDT · by voletti · 23 replies · 1,260+ views
    Fox news ^ | 10/5/05 | Foxnews
    Bridget Murphy, 24, takes her cell phone with her everywhere — while out jogging, even sleeping with it on her pillow — just in case her fiancé, Sgt. Neil Riley, calls from Iraq. "I can't contact him," she said. "I have to wait for him to contact me and that is horribly frustrating. It's heart-wrenching when I'm out of range on my phone. You never know what's going to happen." But Murphy knows she's one of the lucky ones. In the three years after Sept. 11, the Army's divorce rate soared, nearly doubling from about 5,600 divorces in 2001 to...
  • Terror War All But Forgotten On Home Front

    09/11/2005 9:29:45 PM PDT · by rdcorso · 21 replies · 572+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 9-11-05 | Mark Steyn
    Sept. 11, 2005- the fourth anniversary of the start of the war.That is, if you believe it's a "war".A lot of people didn't want to, even in those first days.
  • Mark Steyn: Terror war all but forgotten on home front

    09/11/2005 4:45:13 AM PDT · by guitarnick40 · 18 replies · 1,279+ views
    Sun Times Online ^ | 9-11-2005 | Mark Steyn
    Sept. 11, 2005 -- the fourth anniversary of the start of the war. That is, if you believe it's a ''war'' A lot of people didn't want to, even in those first days. About a week after, one of my local radio stations held a fund-raiser and this is how their trailer for it opened. Cue the terminal-illness-movie-of-the-week soupy piano. Then: ''After the tragic events of Sept. 11 . . .'' And, by the time I'd heard it half-a-dozen times, I retuned the dial and never listened to the station again. It wasn't a "tragic event" or even one of...
  • North Eau Claire Area Flag Pole Dispute Back Before County Officials (WI)

    08/23/2005 10:22:15 PM PDT · by quietolong · 3 replies · 279+ views
    WEAU TV 13 ^ | 8/23/2005 | WEAU TV 13
    North Eau Claire Area Flag Pole Dispute Back Before County Officials A state appeals court has revived a western Wisconsin businessman's fight to fly a large American flag to show his support for the war on terror. At issue is whether Malcolm Incorporated can keep its 132-foot flag pole outside a building that it owns north of Eau Claire or whether it must lower the pole 14 feet to comply with some airport zoning regulations. Court records say the company sought a variance for the higher height, arguing that construction of a new overpass by the state made it too...
  • Bush Supporters, Activists Clash in Calif

    08/23/2005 1:48:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 118 replies · 2,783+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4 minutes ago | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY,
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Supporters of President Bush clashed with anti-war activists as they wound their way through California after rallying in the hometown of Cindy Sheehan, the mother who started a protest camp outside Bush's Texas ranch. Conservative activists and military families embarked on the tour Monday, calling it "You don't speak for me, Cindy!" A verbal confrontation erupted when the caravan arrived in Sacramento and was met by anti-war protesters chanting for Bush to bring home the troops. Sheehan supporter Dan Elliott, 71, confronted caravan members by waving a sign reading "Death is not support" and heckling one of...
  • Pro-America Rally in Crawford Draws Fierce Backlash

    08/19/2005 9:36:53 AM PDT · by hildy123 · 68 replies · 3,163+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 | Mike Gallagher
    Who would have ever thought that organizing a trip to Crawford, Texas, would result in someone writing me hoping that my wife gets cancer and dies and my sons are killed in a terrible accident? That sentiment was fairly typical of the hundreds of e-mails we've received after our bus trip to Crawford Friday night to show support for President Bush and the soldiers fighting the war on terror. Evidently, our little adventure has touched a raw nerve in the fierce anti-war crowd. Story Continues Below First Name: E-mail Address: As I understand it, our Friday night trip to Crawford...
  • Hotel Manager Ticketed For Signs (SUPPORT OUR TROOPS SIGN)

    08/10/2005 4:45:55 PM PDT · by hoosierboy · 16 replies · 856+ views
    wsbt ^ | 08/10/05
    Another ticket for another sign in Roseland. The latest was written Tuesday night for two patriotic signs outside the Knight’s Inn on State Road 933. Town council members David and Dorothy Snyder say to display a sign you need a permit, and without one they say you’re violating town code. Harry Qashat is the manager at the Knight’s Inn and has a son is in the military. He says the signs are a freedom of expression issue. “Our troops are back there in Iraq fighting, getting killed, maimed, and injured, so I felt like putting a sign ‘Support Our Troops’...
  • Soldiers often face 2nd fight at home

    07/17/2005 5:30:41 AM PDT · by oldfarmer · 106 replies · 1,814+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | 15 July 2005 | Faye Fiore
    KILLEEN, Texas - Most of the men in 4th Squad, Charlie Battery, fought two wars while they were in Iraq. There was the war against the insurgents that had them patrolling for roadside bombs and raiding houses at all hours. Then there was the war back home, which had them struggling, over phone lines from 7,000 miles away, to keep their marriages and bank accounts intact. They say they eventually got used to the bombs. The crazy possibility of dying any minute didn't haunt them so much. But that other war, that was the one that tore them up in...
  • Mom Upset Over City's Removal Of Sign For Returning Soldier(code enforcement commies-FL)

    05/04/2005 3:00:23 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 45 replies · 889+ views
    local6.com ^ | 5/4/05 | AP, via local6.com
    CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- City ordinance or not, a woman said a municipal worker shouldn't have removed a sign she put up welcoming her daughter home from military service in Iraq. Kelly Smith, 44, put the handmade cardboard "Welcome Back Soldier" sign the size of a desktop calendar in a median near her home in preparation for the return of her 19-year-old daughter, U.S. Army Pfc. Amanda Smith. But a city compliance officer removed the sign Tuesday along with some of the yellow ribbons on knee-high stakes that lined the roadside near Smith's home. The city allows only road signs...
  • Troop Support Causing Problem in Neighborhood

    03/24/2005 8:03:53 AM PST · by EUPHORIC · 12 replies · 903+ views
    WOAI.COM ^ | 03/23/2005 | Walker Robinson
    Troop Support Causing Problem in Neighborhood One man decided to super size his support of American troops with a six-foot “Support Our Troops” ribbon in his yard, but his northwest side neighborhood has told him to take it down. Obe Urdiales put the sign up in January after his brother Saul shipped out for Iraq. “We're doing it to show our support for him and the others that are over there,” Obe said, but the home owners association in The Villas of Ingram Hills sent sent him a letter. “It says that our sign was in strict violation of the...
  • UAW Now Says Marines Can Park In Lot: Foreign Cars, Bush Bumper Stickers Previously Not Welcome

    03/14/2005 5:25:43 PM PST · by deepFR · 36 replies · 2,002+ views
    clickondetroit.com ^ | March 14, 2005 | clickondetroit.com
    After telling Marine reservists who drive foreign vehicles or display pro-President Bush bumper stickers they no longer could use a parking lot at the United Auto Workers headquarters, union officials have changed their minds. The union, which has offices near a Marine Corps Reserve Center in Detroit, reversed its decision after some people said it reflected a lack of support for the Marines and the service of reservists. "I made the wrong call on the parking issue and I have notified the Marine Corps that all reservists are welcome to park at Solidarity House as they have for the past...
  • It's The UAW Versus The U.S. Marines (UAW Backs Down On Parking Issue)

    03/14/2005 1:52:57 PM PST · by MisterRepublican · 51 replies · 3,390+ views
    WJR 760AM ^ | 3-14-2005 | Laura Bonnell
    DETROIT, MICHIGAN - Lt. Col. Joe Rutledge was floored to learn some of his Marines were not welcome at the UAW parking lot on East Jefferson and decided it was all or nothing, if one Marine wasn't allowed to park there then none of his Marines would. “The UAW made the decision to be selective, and I made the decision to no longer have the Marines park there based on their selective policy,” says Rutledge. Talking to Paul W. Smith, UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said he made a mistake and welcomed back all the Marines. “I’m not so small or...
  • UAW mis-treats Marines.

    03/13/2005 7:14:57 PM PST · by ArmyBratproud · 17 replies · 1,248+ views
    March 13, 2005
    I just saw a link on Drudge that reported that the United Auto Workers has told reservist from 1st Battalion 24th Marines in Detroit that they will not be allowed to park in their Solidarity Parking Lot if they have a Pro- Bush bumber sticker or drive a foreign car. The report comes out of Detroit.
  • Marines not allowed to park in UAW parking lot

    03/13/2005 4:20:06 PM PST · by dandi · 83 replies · 2,521+ views
    3-13-05 | me
    Can't post any Detroit News material due to copyright considerations, but here is a link to the article. This is outrageous. Well, maybe it doesn't rise to the level of outrageous, but it sure as heck ticked me off.
  • Honor a Fallen Warrior

    02/13/2005 9:09:46 PM PST · by Keyga8tor · 46 replies · 949+ views
    KVOA Tucson February 10, 2005 Peter Busch Reports Homeowners association deems Stars and Stripes an eyesore Every day, rain or shine, the Stars and Stripes beam from Jim LaMont's back yard. The retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel erected the flag pole outside his Tucson home in January of 2004, in honor of his youngest son, Andrew, who died in a helicopter crash during the first month of the war in Iraq. Andrew was 31. "It is a way of showing the appreciation for our son," says LaMont. LaMont was so stirred upon hearing the news of his son's death, that...
  • Soldier Hanged in Effigy Prompts "Support the Troop" Candlelight Vigil - THE PICTURES

    02/18/2005 9:51:12 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 139 replies · 12,185+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 02/18/2005 | Melanie Morgan - Move America Forward
    "Support Our Troops" Candlelight Vigil This week Move America Forward conducted a "Support the Troops" candlelight vigil across from the home of Steve & Virginia Pearcy.The Pearcy's you will recall hanged a U.S. soldier in effigy - from a noose with an American flag balled up in the soldier's helmet - above the Iraqi flag of Saddam Hussein as part of their anti-war protest. In the adjacent window they hanged the Palestinian flag.Despite pouring rain for most of the three hour vigil, several hundred people from northern California turned out to show that Free Speech works both ways - the...
  • CANDLELIGHT VIGIL TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS (Update: after action report now here)

    02/14/2005 5:59:40 PM PST · by Syncro · 120 replies · 7,040+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Feburary 13, 2004 | Staff
    <p>The anti-war display hung at the home of Steve and Virginia Pearcy includes a Palestinian and Iraqi flag. This is the second time this week that the couple has hung a U.S. soldier in effigy. Earlier the couple shamefully hung a soldier by a noose with a sign that read “Your Tax Dollars at Work.” The new sign says “Bush Lied. I Died.”</p>
  • Residents Tear Down War Protest Display

    02/09/2005 10:09:04 PM PST · by Pro-Bush · 49 replies · 2,105+ views
    Fox 40 News ^ | 2/9/2005 | Fo 40 news staff
    <p>SACRAMENTO -- Some Sacramento residents are reacting with outrage over a homeowner's controversial war protest in Land Park. When they saw the American soldier display, they decided to do something about it. FOX40 cameras captured the incidents as they happened.</p>
  • University of Oregon BANS Support Of The Troops...

    01/24/2005 8:39:58 AM PST · by filly · 15 replies · 1,191+ views
    GOPBloggers ^ | 1/24/2005 | Kevin McCullough
    So let's review... 1. University employees at the University of Oregon are not allowed to support the troops who defend those employees' freedoms and the security they live under. 2. "Supporting the troops" is deemed a political statement...so much for the "We all support the troops" talking points. 3. Even if this WAS political expression - university employees are not allowed to express themselves politically? (Can Instapundit weigh in on the legalities of University Campus political expression?)
  • "Support our Troop" Stickers...Creates a Stir at U of O

    01/23/2005 3:21:00 PM PST · by Brian Mosely · 109 replies · 2,367+ views
    A yellow ribbon sticker that says "Support The Troops" has created a big stir at the University of Oregon. A day after a campus employee was told to remove the sticker from his maintenance vehicle -- people on campus are reacting. It all started after a university employee complained. Some think the university may have gone too far. But for now... all the stickers are gone. For some it's a sticker that supports the troops. But at the University of Oregon... someone saw it as a political statement. "I don't know how they think these are political.. i think they're...
  • Employee Fired After Allegedly Refusing To Serve Marine

    01/12/2005 6:58:24 AM PST · by esryle · 47 replies · 2,119+ views
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The owner of a Fort Worth convenience store said he fired an employee who mistreated a customer who is also a U.S. Marine. The firing came in response to protests at the store as well as an e-mail campaign circulating the Internet, according to Dallas/Fort Worth TV station KXAS-TV. The e-mail, written by Heather Dowell, told of her brother's treatment while visiting the store. According to Dowell's, her brother, Lance Cpl. Jason Young, who served a tour of duty in Iraq, wore a U.S. Marine Corps shirt when he entered the One Stop Grocery and Grill...
  • Demonstrators Picket Store After Marine Refused Service

    01/12/2005 10:39:07 AM PST · by Ramonan · 37 replies · 1,639+ views
    NBC channel 5-Fort worth-Dallas ^ | January 12, 2005 | NBC5
    Family and friends of a Marine who reportedly was refused service at a Fort Worth convenience store staged a protest at the store Tuesday. The demonstration brought a sense of resolution to family members, according to NBC 5, after the store owner fired the employee who denied the service.
  • Flag-waving parents fight to display patriotism

    12/29/2004 2:27:55 PM PST · by Ellesu · 3 replies · 621+ views
    houmatoday.com ^ | 12/29/04 | Kimberly Solet
    Glynna Witt and her daughter Tyler, 13, stand in front of their Bayou Gardens apartment with a picture of Witt’s son, Brian, who is stationed in Iraq. The apartment-complex owner has asked Witt to remove the American flag and pole, saying it is too large and detracts from the appearance of the complex. HOUMA -- The American flag means something special to Glynna Witt, whose 24-year-old son was shipped to the Iraq war in October. The supportive mother has two small flags and a large banner fixed to a 10-foot pole planted in the dirt around the entrance to her...
  • Landlord arrested for seizing soldier's property

    12/24/2004 5:56:35 PM PST · by jb6 · 84 replies · 2,570+ views
    AP News ^ | 12/24/2004
    Associated Press An apartment manager was arrested this week on theft charges for allegedly seizing electronics from a deploying soldier behind in his rent. Brenda Austin, assistant manager at the Summer's Bend Apartments, was arrested Wednesday on the misdemeanor charge. She was later released on bond, and her company's attorney says her action was perfectly legal. Austin is accused of taking a computer, a television and a stereo from the apartment of Spc. Carlos Hernandez, a member of the Texas Army National Guard scheduled to ship out to Iraq in January. The prospect of a legal fight to regain his...
  • “The War on the Homefront”

    10/31/2004 7:44:29 PM PST · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 1,028+ views
    v-v-a-r.org ^ | October 31, 2004 | Leonard Magruder
    Polls showing 80% of veterans and military reject Kerry continue to be covered-up. Questions being raised about possible criminal activity, if Kerry elected could make nation vulnerable to blackmail. The following material is taken directly from our monograph, “The War on the Homefront,” a history of V.V.A.R. compiled a few years ago. On May 11, 1981, the headline of The Compass, the student newspaper of Suffolk County Community College, Long Island, read, “Professor Resigns for Vets.” In his sociology classes that semester Mr. Magruder had his students study the Vietnam War. At the end of the semester, after giving them...
  • Family told to remove Blue Star banner supporting son in Iraq (Kerry signs stay up!)

    The family of a soldier serving overseas says their landlord told them to take down a small banner they put up in support of the man. Isabel Seiler put the banner up two weeks ago after joining Blue Star Mothers, a support group for parents with children in the military. The banner features one blue star, signifying her son, Christopher, who is in the Army. Families have displayed such banners since World War I, and they stay up until their children return home safely. But on Wednesday night, Isabel says her landlord told her to take the banner, along with...