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  • Caltrans apologizes for removal of American flag mural

    07/06/2010 4:06:31 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 6, 2010 | Janis Mara
    Caltrans apologized Tuesday for covering a mural of an American flag on Interstate 680 last week, a move that triggered howls of indignation and inspired two men to repaint it, and the agency said it will meet with the original artists to create another mural. "Caltrans regrets the removal of the flag mural," Caltrans spokesman Matt Rocco said in a prepared statement. "The department will work with the artists and local community to discuss the department's current permitting process for transportation art with the goal of placing another mural at a suitable location." It cost $1,324.67 in labor, equipment and...
  • SARAH PALIN: Peace Through Strength and American Pride vs. “Enemy-Centric” Policy

    06/30/2010 5:21:47 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/30/10 | Sarah Palin
    Earlier this week, I spoke at the Freedom Fest in Norfolk, Virginia; and, evidently, the media was asked to leave – not by me, that’s for sure. I want my message out, so despite reporters making up a story about “Palin people kicking us out” (uh, the “Palin people” entourage would consist of one person – my 15-year-old daughter, Willow – and I have no doubt she could take on any reporter, but I know for certain she didn’t “kick ‘em out” of the event). Anyway, here are some of the key issues I spoke about. DEFENSE SPENDINGIt takes a...
  • Dollar Tree sells US flag with 61 stars

    06/28/2010 4:42:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    KVUE.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2010 | KVUE.COM
    DALLAS — Next weekend, when you see the red, white and blue proudly displayed for Independence Day, take a closer look. President Eisenhower set the standard for all American flags 51 years ago. The order requires 13 stripes and 50 stars on a field of blue. Tim Childress had to double-check when he unfurled Old Glory — he got more than he wanted. Large or small, the American Flag is supposed to be flown with pride, a symbol of our nation. The seven red stripes represent hardiness and valor; six white stripes stand for for purity and innocence. There's a...
  • VIDEO: Pro-Mexican Flag Students Protesting American Flag Assail Man In Wheelchair

    05/07/2010 11:54:52 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 46 replies · 2,922+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 7, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Latino students and supporters seem to go after a man in a motorized wheelchair over a Mexican flag.
  • S. Bay Students Wearing U.S. Flag Shirts Sent Home

    05/06/2010 6:04:12 AM PDT · by runningbear · 75 replies · 2,008+ views
    CBS5 news ^ | May 5, 2010 | CBS5
    MORGAN HILL (CBS 5) ― Click to enlarge1 of 1 CBS numSlides of totalImages On Cinco de Mayo, five Morgan Hill high school students came to school in red, white and blue, and got a very public lesson in school politics and free speech. The boys came to Live Oak High School on the Mexican holiday, wearing t-shirts, shorts and shoes emblazoned with American flags. Around 10 a.m., the assistant principal told sophomore Matthew Dariano he had to remove his bandana, which is against school policy.
  • Answers Needed Before Another Star is Added to U.S. Flag (Portorico?)

    04/24/2010 12:15:15 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 15 replies · 739+ views
    Redstate ^ | 04/24/10 | Rep. Doc Hastings
    Next week the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2499, the Puerto Rico Democracy Act, which gives the people of Puerto Rico the opportunity to vote on their political future including the possibility of becoming America’s 51st state. Officially, the bill would create a two-step voting process where the people of Puerto Rico would vote to either maintain the status quo or select a different political status. If a different political status is desired by the majority of the electorate, Puerto Ricans would have three options: independence, free association with the U.S., or full statehood. If that sounds unnecessarily...
  • 90 Year-Old World War II Veteran Fighting to Keep the Right to Raise the U.S. Flag - Video 12/4/09

    12/04/2009 5:34:22 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 28 replies · 468+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian
    Here is a brief video report about a Virginia World War II Congressional Medal of Honor winner who is fighting to keep the right to raise the American Flag on his flagpole every day. Ninety year-old Van Barfoot has been told by his homeowner's association the flagpole has to go. He intends to keep putting up his flag no matter what. Barfoot is a veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. A decision is expected next week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has more on the case. (VIDEO)
  • Has 0bama ordered the U.S. Flag to half-staff for Ft. Hood?

    11/06/2009 9:18:40 AM PST · by TXnMA · 27 replies · 2,971+ views ^ | 06NOV09 | Unknown
    11/05/09 - We have not heard an official declaration to fly your American flags at Half Staff for the victims of the Fort Hood shootings. Sign up for our half staff notices and we will email you notification as soon as we hear the declaration. 9/11/09 American flags will be at half staff on Friday September 11, 2009 for Patriot Day.
  • Bank of America Branch in SC Refuses Display of U.S. Flags to Honor Fallen Marine - Video

    09/22/2009 12:16:01 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 45 replies · 1,207+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video on the story that a Bank of America in Gaffney, South Carolina refused to allow a row of U.S. Flags to be placed in the yard of the bank to honor U.S. Marine Christopher Fowlkes, killed in Afghanistan. The video features Megyn Kelly talking with a neighbor of the fallen Marine who placed the flags in the ground in his honor. She said she noticed after placing the flags that they disappeared. They had been pulled up by the manager who told the neighbor that it was against policy to allow the flags. She also reportedly told...
  • Flap over flag, hijab leads to suspension of Hernando student

    08/29/2009 6:43:07 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 50 replies · 2,936+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 29, 2009 | Tony Marrero
    Heather Lawrence didn't know the name of the girl with the Muslim head covering, or where she was from. But as Lawrence walked by a classroom at Springstead High School on Wednesday, the 16-year-old junior did know one thing: The girl wasn't standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Lawrence, an JROTC member who plans to enlist in the Army next summer, says she was aghast. "That's one of the most disrespectful things you can do," Lawrence recalled Friday. "Even the kids who are anarchists, who hate our government, still have respect to stand." A few bells later, Lawrence was on...
  • Outpouring of support for Dallas vet whose flags were torched

    07/02/2009 10:31:56 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies · 466+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | July 2, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    They haven’t found the culprits yet who burned the U.S. and military flags of a former Marine in north Dallas this week. But support and offers to replace the flags have poured in. Avi Selk of the Dallas Morning News has the follow-up: Our little story about a few front-porch flags that got burned in Far North Dallas has sparked a firestorm of attention since it ran on Tuesday. The story, which my editor discovered from a single line in an obscure police report, (”UNK SUSP BURNED USA FLAG MOUNTED IN FRONT OF COMP RESIDENCE”) has also grabbed the attention...
  • Lawmakers want flags made only in the U.S.

    01/21/2009 1:40:21 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 31 replies · 774+ views
    Baltimore Examiner ^ | 01.21.09 | Len Lazarick
    In the home state of the Star-Spangled Banner, some lawmakers believe the flags flown here ought to be made in the land of the free and home of the brave, and not some other place -- like China. Harford County lawmakers have put in legislation requiring that any U.S. or Maryland flag displayed on state property must be made in the United States. A second, broader bill would make it a crime to sell an American or Maryland flag made outside the country.
  • U.S. Flag Desecration by Obama suppporters

    01/18/2009 2:21:28 PM PST · by rxsid · 21 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Obama File ^ | 1/18/2009 | rxsid
    "US Flag Code: "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature." They are only following their messiah's example. After all, Obama's supporters are proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby removing the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President. Is Obama planning on doing a Chavez? Oh, and Obama says we need a new Declaration of Independence too." Current top...
  • Republicans Recycle Flags Trashed By Obama Disciples At Democrat Convention

    09/06/2008 11:45:45 AM PDT · by Quaker · 4 replies · 81+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Quaker
    The McCain Campaign recycled the flags thrown into trash bins at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver last week after the invocation of the Obamessiah. It seems that the disciples of the Obama had no use for the flags after Obama’s performance last week. So they promptly heaved them in waste receptacles. Some were thrown to the ground. The McCain campaign recycled them at a stop in Denver on Saturday in which McCain and Palin dispersed them to Republicans in attendance.
  • Boy Scouts to distribute trashed flags from DNC convention at 11:00AM PST

    09/06/2008 10:15:45 AM PDT · by mcgiver38 · 49 replies · 1,107+ views
    At a campaign event at 11:00AM PST Boy Scouts will recycle 12,000 American Flags that were thrown in the trash after the democratic convention.
  • Boy Scouts gather discarded US Flags from Dem Convention

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

    07/22/2008 7:24:18 AM PDT · by econjack · 60 replies · 1,255+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 21, 2008 | Aaron Klein
    As part of a month-long aircraft makeover, a painted American flag was removed from the tail of Sen. Barack Obama's official campaign airplane and was replaced with the presidential candidate's trademark "O" symbol.

    07/02/2008 2:41:56 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 14 replies · 59+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 29, 2008 | ERIN GILLESPIE
    Oh, say can you see? It's the original Star Spangled Banner - ready to be unfurled again after a decade-long restoration project.It was a clear autumn morning on September 18, 1814, when Francis Scott Key caught sight of the "broad stripes and bright stars" flying over Fort McHenry in Maryland, inspiring him to write our national anthem. In preparation for the impending battle with British naval forces, Maj. George Armistead, the fort's commanding officer, had requested a flag "so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance." That it was: The flag was 30-by-42...
  • Obama's Buddy Bill Ayers Stomping The American Flag (Picture Of Ayers Stomping The US Flag Surfaces

    05/06/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2008 | John Stephenson
    There is a huge blogswarm going on about this photo, from Chicago Magazine, of Obama's unrepentant terrorist associate, Bill Ayers stomping on the American flag. The photo was taken in 2001, the same time Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Ayers. This was also the same time that Ayers donated to Obama's campaign. ... many political bloggers are saying it is long past due for Obama to disown his association with this controversial radical. ... It's worthy of recycling this to further probe into Obama's judgment, the one thing he says he should be measured by.
  • Her American Flag sticker got a salute (Please pray for John, the marine and all our fighting men)

    02/29/2008 3:45:35 PM PST · by westmichman · 17 replies · 219+ views
    The Muskegon Chronicle ^ | 2/29/08 | Pamela Hasper
    Her American flag sticker got a salute Friday, February 29, 2008 I feel compelled to tell your readers what happened to me after I left the Meijer store in Fruitport Township a short while ago. I still get goose bumps when I recall it. I have to use an electric scooter due to having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which affects your muscles and ligaments. As I was riding the scooter out of the store, I saw a tall man, dressed in desert camouflage, standing by the side of my old car. It was still daylight, or I may have returned to the...
  • Vet Gets 25-Foot Flagpole To Deter Flag Thieves

    02/02/2008 6:24:29 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies · 319+ views
    NBC 5i ^ | February 2, 2008 | NBC 5i
    A North Texas veteran may have found a sure-fire way to keep his American flag flying after it was stolen from his porch nine times.On Saturday, the retired brigadier general got a 25-foot lighted flagpole to fly his flag on.Saturday morning, the Patriot Guard Riders, the mayor of Trophy Club and the mayor of Bedford came to Archie Mays' house bearing American flags. By the afternoon, his front lawn was filled with them. "General, this flag being presented to you today was flown on a Patriot Guard mission in your honor, and we would be very proud if you would...
  • God is Back on U.S. Flag Certificates

    10/16/2007 5:45:03 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 7 replies · 99+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2007 | L.A. Holmes
    God is Back on U.S. Flag Certificates Tuesday , October 16, 2007 By L.A. Holmes WASHINGTON — God is here to stay, say members of Congress who on Tuesday presented a 17-year-old Eagle Scout with a corrected version of a certificate that accompanied a flag that he purchased to fly over the U.S. Capitol. Andrew LaRochelle was the first to raise questions about the Architect of the Capitol policy that censored the word “God” out of certificates verifying the flag's authenticity. The flags are purchased and flown at constituents' requests, and include personal messages that until last week could not...
  • Dobbs: Our flag belongs to all Americans

    10/10/2007 6:26:31 AM PDT · by Freeport · 21 replies · 757+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/10/07 | Lou Dobbs
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- Lunacy among our public figures in this country certainly didn't subside over the weeks that I've been away from the broadcast. I've been no less than astounded by the incongruity, the contradiction, the specious and silly public statements by public and political figures over something like a flag pin worn on one's lapel. Like many Americans, I began wearing a flag pin after September 11. I do so out of respect for those killed in the terrorist attacks, and in recognition of this country's war on radical Islamist terror. It turns out that some journalists and...
  • Obama: I don't need a flag to show I'm a patriot

    10/04/2007 2:49:15 PM PDT · by Baladas · 83 replies · 2,016+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | October 4, 2007 | John McCormick
    INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – On a day when he was planning to talk about other things, Sen. Barack Obama was forced this afternoon to talk about a flag lapel pin that he has not worn for years. "Patriotism to me, isn't what you wear on your lapel," the Illinois Democrat said in a statement. "It's what you carry in your heart. I don't need a pin to certify my love for this country." The statement, rapidly issued this afternoon, followed reports about an interview Wednesday with KCRG-TV of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the interview, Obama said he does not wear one...
  • Angry Vet Cuts Down Illegally Displayed Mexican Flag

    10/03/2007 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Netizen · 27 replies · 1,890+ views
    KRNV ^ | 10/03/07
    -Snip - It began when a store in Reno hung a Mexican flag above an American flag. That's illegal. While a photographer from NBC affiliate KRNV was outside the business an angry man claiming to be a veteran walked up to the flagpole and cut down both flags with a large knife. -end snip-
  • Nevada ACLU Releases Statement on Mexican Flag Flying Over American Flag

    10/03/2007 1:15:46 PM PDT · by Baladas · 53 replies · 2,034+ views
    ACLU via KMV ^ | Oct 3, 2007 | ACLU
    The ACLU of Nevada is concerned about recent media reports that it is "illegal" to fly foreign flags over the U.S. flag. While there is indeed a federal law regulating the display of the U.S. flag, that law is merely advisory and simply codifies standard government practice in displaying the American flag. Several federal courts have examined this law and held that the flag rules are not mandatory and cannot be enforced. Indeed, if the federal flag rules were mandatory, they would clearly violate the First Amendment, which protects every American's right to speak and express themselves, including their choice...
  • TODAY, JUNE 14 IS FLAG DAY :: The History Of Flag Day

    06/14/2007 12:14:11 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 19 replies · 1,945+ views ^ | June 14 2007 | staff
    The History Of Flag Day The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'. On June...
  • US House OKs Bill To Let Govs Lower Flags For Military Deaths

    05/15/2007 3:34:32 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 31 replies · 727+ views
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON (AP)--Governors could order federal facilities to lower their flags to honor fallen military troops under legislation passed by the House Tuesday. Rep. Bart Stupak, a Democrat whose northern Michigan district has lost close to 20 people in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he sponsored the bill after unsuccessfully trying to persuade President George W. Bush to issue an executive order on the issue. The bill passed 408-4 and now goes to the Senate, where Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., have introduced parallel legislation. The measure would amend federal law...
  • Leftists Supporting the Troops

    03/19/2007 9:50:50 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 43 replies · 1,910+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Monday, March 19, 2007
    Monday, March 19, 2007 Leftists Supporting the Troops Discovered by a reader at Indymedia, this was the scene yesterday in Portland, Oregon, as “anti-war” demonstrators burned not only a US flag, but a US soldier in effigy.
  • Another outbreak of Democrat anti-troop hatred

    11/06/2006 6:41:54 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,541+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | November 06, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I wrote last week that we'd see more outbreaks of anti-military vandalism leading up to Election Day. In upstate New York on Halloween eve, "(expletive) Bush" and a depiction of a penis were scrawled on the 20-by-40-foot flag and similar pictures in the same shade of green were painted on the American Legion Mohawk Post. Now there's this despicable act in Boise, Idaho reportedly committed by the sons of a state Democrat legislator: Police arrested 24-year old Michael Burkett of Boise early Sunday morning after officers with Capitol Mall Security reported spotting him vandalizing two flag polls on the grounds...
  • Flag retirement plaza to open

    06/14/2006 7:35:34 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 1 replies · 292+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | June 14, 2006 | Lara Brenckle
    Every morning at sunrise, custodian John L. Kovach Jr. hoists the American flag to the top of the flagpole at Bethel Park's Memorial Elementary School and gives it a snappy salute -- a habit born of military discipline and an abiding love of country. "No matter how you feel about this issue or that issue, the one thing that blankets us with the security and freedom we enjoy is the American flag," said Kovach, a former Marine and sergeant first class in the Pennsylvania National Guard. Today - Flag Day - Kovach, 52, of Bethel Park, again will salute as...
  • Rick Monday Saved the Flag 30 Years Ago

    04/25/2006 6:08:23 AM PDT · by JZelle · 21 replies · 1,246+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4-22-06 | Bob Nightengale
    LOS ANGELES -- Rick Monday never tires of answering questions about that memorable day 30 years ago, when he performed his own Patriot Act and unwittingly became an icon to millions of American war heroes and their loved ones. Monday was playing center field for the Chicago Cubs on April 25, 1976, at Dodger Stadium when he noticed two protesters kneeling on the grass in left-center, intending to burn the American flag. He immediately bolted toward them and snatched it away.
  • Schools punishing wavers of U.S. flag (yet patriotic shirt confiscated could incite violence)

    04/02/2006 5:35:52 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 86 replies · 3,303+ views
    Daily Press ^ | April 2, 2006 | GRETCHEN LOSI
    HESPERIA — While thousands of Hispanic students spent the week facing suspension for walking out of class, now Caucasian students around the country are being handed the same penalty for waving the American flag. Flaunting the American flag is precisely what 13-year-old Cameron Miles did at Ranchero Middle School on Friday. Wearing two shirts, one with the American flag, school officials said he removed the one displaying his patriotism and began waving it at a group of Hispanic students on campus. “His friends began to hoist him on their shoulders so he could be more predominately displayed when the proctor...

    04/01/2006 8:59:02 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 54 replies · 1,194+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 1 April 2006 | Scott Goldstein
    Several Ennis High School seniors have been barred from their school prom tonight for protesting Thursday against proposed federal immigration legislation. School officials suspended 120 to 130 students from classes Friday and barred them from school events this weekend, including sporting events and the prom. The students attend Ennis High School, Ennis Junior High and the Sixth Grade Center. "We got suspended, and we're not allowed to go to prom for standing up for something that we believe is right," said senior Araceli Garcia, 18.
  • BUSTED (Mexican flag and upside down U.S. flag)

    03/31/2006 9:45:04 AM PST · by the anti-liberal · 47 replies · 3,663+ views ^ | March 31, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    BUSTED By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 31, 2006 09:41 AM Still on vacation, but wanted to bring you an update on the American flag vandal at Montebello H.S. (via the Whittier Daily News). He or she was from neighboring El Rancho USD: A student protest that resulted in a Mexican flag being flown on top of an upside-down U.S. flag at a local school has prompted disciplinary action against one El Rancho High School student. El Rancho Unified School District officials said the unnamed student was punished for being involved in the flag incident, which took place Monday at Montebello...
  • Caption This Picture

    10/20/2005 4:23:40 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 180 replies · 3,837+ views
  • Bush: US Flag to be lowered to half staff for Chief Justice Rehnquist and the victims of Katrina

    09/04/2005 4:59:34 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 46 replies · 3,388+ views
    Fox News (TV) ^ | 04 SEP 05 | Verbal
    Fox News (TV) just announced that President Bush has ordered that U.S. flags are to be flown at half-staff until September 20 in honor of those who are victims of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Now in the Boston area. . .[promotion of homosexual activity on public billboard]

    07/27/2005 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 50 replies · 1,681+ views
    This is what the homosexual movement (and the sign company, ClearChannel) thinks of the American Flag. This advertises a pornographic homosexual website for "hooking up." But it's more than that. We warned you: Legally sanctioned gay "marriage" is the green light to push this in your face -- in the schools, government, businesses, and the public square. This is also about desensitizing you and your family to homosexuality. When will you and your children drive by this in your neighborhood? This is just the beginning. The sign company (making money thru social decay): Clear Channel Communications Stoneham, Massachusetts (Regional Office)...
  • Stars and Stripes,Old Glory and how do You treat it? (U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1))

    07/04/2005 3:28:20 AM PDT · by ChefKeith · 23 replies · 1,899+ views
    U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1) ^ | 07/04/2005 | self/Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
    Displaying the Flag Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations governing display of the United States Flag. It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other national groups. This purpose of providing guidance based on the Army and Navy procedures relating to display and associated questions about the U.S. Flag was adopted by all organizations in attendance. A few minor changes were made a...
  • Vote on flag desecration may be 'cliffhanger'

    06/14/2005 10:19:33 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 22 replies · 719+ views
    USA Today | June 14, 2005 | Andrea Stone
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  • Immigrants stitch American dream - Half of workers at local flag factory come from Mexico

    06/14/2005 9:20:58 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 22 replies · 714+ views
    Immigrants stitch American dream Tuesday, June 14, 2005By PATRICIA C. McCARTERTimes Staff Writer Half of workers at local flag factory come from Mexico In observance of Flag Day, the Flag Manufacturers Association of America urges you to fly your American flag. American, as in, "Made in America." With a multitude of manufacturing jobs going abroad where labor is cheaper, it's not uncommon to find American flags bearing something other than a "Made in the U.S.A." label. "It's the symbol of our country," said David Krieger Jr., account executive at CF Flag in Huntsville. "What product out there is more...
  • Rally 'round the flag -- School celebrates gift from soldier in Iraq

    06/10/2005 3:50:36 AM PDT · by advance_copy · 16 replies · 395+ views
    Whittier Daily News ^ | 6/10/05 | Marshall Allen
    ALHAMBRA -- An American flag sent by a soldier in Iraq brought a heartfelt display of patriotism to Marguerita Elementary School on Thursday, as about 1,000 people from the school gathered to honor the military. 1st Sgt. Ron Cabrera, 42, a noncommissioned reserve officer in the Army Reserve National Guard, attended Marguerita, graduated from Alhambra High School then joined the Marines and later the National Guard. In January, Cabrera's Los Alamitos-based Blackhawk helicopter support unit was deployed to Iraq. Cabrera flew an American flag from the helicopter over Iraq, then donated it to the school. Middle schoolers competed in an...
  • Newsweek - Proudly Carrying the Fifth Column’s Banner - (boycott them + NYT,CNN,CBS,ABC,NBC,PBS..)

    05/26/2005 9:16:34 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 665+ views
    Last week, you probably heard all about Newsweek’s inadvertent little faux pas regarding Gitmo, the Noble Qur’an, and a popular porcelain fixture. The story wasn’t true, although the lib/dem/soc/commie media are playing the “let’s pretend it really is true anyway” game. Oddly enough, they didn’t learn their lesson from the last time they tried that (see also: CBS, 60 Minutes, document forgery, etc.) so they trotted it out for another go. Folks are lamenting the 15 to 18 people who apparently died in the ensuing riots. Nobody knows the names of these people so far, or exactly where and how...
  • Politics and BBQ Sauce: A Study in Cowardice and Discrimination

    02/25/2005 9:25:57 AM PST · by Nasty McPhilthy · 14 replies · 1,074+ views
    Maurice's BBQ ^ | Maurice Bessinger
    Background Maurice Bessinger, owner of the popular (and excellent!) chain of BBQ restaurants in the South Carolina midlands, once flew the largest American flag in the Columbia area. On Tuesday (August 22, 2000), however, he took it down and replaced it with the South Carolina state and Confederate Battle flags. The State newspaper and other local media, who all despise the Confederate flag, have been extremely critical, making this out to be a racist issue, with Maurice as the racist. They apparently didn't read Maurice's press release (see below) or ask Maurice why he did it. Actually, we are sure...
  • Racetrack lifts ban on American flags

    07/05/2004 3:27:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 493+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/5/04 | Joe Kovacs
    A local Virginia racetrack under fire for banning all flags from its infield last Thursday has now pulled a U-turn and lifted the rule. The reversal by Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., follows national exposure of the issue in a WorldNetDaily story Saturday. Track ownership had claimed the ban was instituted to ensure a clear view of racing action for fans, and had nothing to do with the American flag itself. But some drivers and track employees felt it was an assault on Old Glory, and eight employees quit their jobs over the controversy. "I apologize to all of you...
  • Racetrack bans American flags

    07/03/2004 1:03:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 101 replies · 1,608+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/3/04 | Joe Kovacs
    Patriotic rage is being fueled this holiday weekend near the nation's birthplace after a local NASCAR racetrack in Virginia has banned the flying of flags in the track infield, prompting at least eight employees to quit their jobs. "This is the Fourth of July weekend, and we're at war!" says Bryan Bowyer, who just resigned his position as chief steward and race director at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va. "The whole basis of our society is our flag and what this weekend represents. The ban just pushed me over the edge." Bowyer says in addition to himself, more than half...
  • Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff [July 3, 2004]

    07/02/2004 7:35:25 PM PDT · by deport · 47 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Whitehouse ^ | 7-02-0-2004 | President Bush
    Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff By the President of the United States of AmericaA Proclamation By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in honor and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, it is hereby ordered that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States beginning July 3, 2004. I also direct that beginning on that same date,...
  • VANITY- Folding the flag; an uplifting read

    05/13/2004 7:26:55 PM PDT · by musical_airman · 14 replies · 368+ views
    the musical airman ^ | unknown | USAF Academy
    As an Army and Navy custom, the flag is lowered daily at the last note of retreat. Special care should be taken that no part of the flag touches the ground. The Flag is then carefully folded into the shape of a tri-cornered hat, emblematic of the hats worn by colonial soldiers during the war for Independence. In the folding, the red and white stripes are finally wrapped into the blue, as the light of day vanishes into the darkness of night. This custom of special folding is reserved for the United States Flag alone. Flag Folding Ceremony -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The...
  • 740 Foot Long US Flag (Photo included)

    04/19/2004 1:36:51 PM PDT · by Justice · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Email | Unknown | Unknown
    In regard to the above flag: Between the field where the flag is planted there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place close to Vandenberg AFB. Checkout the dimensions of the flag. The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is...
  • USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ I Pledge Allegiance To The Flag ~ July 1, 2003

    07/01/2003 2:39:25 AM PDT · by LaDivaLoca · 335 replies · 3,001+ views
    Julu 1, 2003 | LaDivaLoca
      For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.     Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     (Click on the graphics below for links to sources and additional information)   During the night of September 13, 1814, the British fleet bombarded Fort McHenry in the harbor at Baltimore, Maryland. Francis Scott Key, a 34-year old lawyer-poet, watched the attack from the deck of a British prisoner-exchange ship. He had gone to seek the release of a friend but they were refused permission...