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  • The Marine Corps' top general explains his decision to ban Confederate flag displays on bases

    04/25/2020 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 23, 2020 | Gina Harkins
    The Marine Corps' top general has issued a rallying cry for leathernecks to unite around symbols that bring them together, rather than those that divide, as he moves to prohibit the Confederate flag on all installations.
  • Northwest Florida doctors accused of stealing Trump 2020 flag

    04/14/2020 5:48:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 42 replies ^ | April 14, 2020
    Two local doctors were arrested Tuesday after deputies say they stole a Trump 2020 flag from their neighbor. Geoffrey Michael Fraiche, 41, Laura Ann Webb-Fraiche, 38, were arrested and charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche are accused of stealing the man’s flag on April 7, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Ring surveillance video shows the two driving up to the man’s house on a golf cart with at least two children with them, according to deputies. The report says Fraiche and Webb-Fraiche used a...
  • President Trump Hugs, Kisses, And Calls American Flag "Baby" During CPAC Speech

    03/01/2020 11:31:55 AM PST · by MAGA_patriot · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/29/2020 | Tim Hains
    President Trump embraces an American flag on stage at CPAC 2020.
  • Video captures delivery driver fixing fallen American flag at veteran's home

    02/21/2020 1:33:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    WMUR ^ | Feb 21, 2020 | Katleen Jordan
    A Maine veteran is sharing video of a delivery driver fixing a fallen American flag at his home. David L. Price shared video from his surveillance cameras on Facebook as a thank you to the man. In the surveillance video, the driver from Dead River Company sees the flag on the ground and puts it back up. Price was a Marine and served in the Gulf War. He says he shared the video with Dead River Company, too, and the president called to thank him.
  • FedEx driver spotted picking up, folding fallen American flag

    02/13/2020 3:59:36 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    NBC5 News ^ | February 10, 2020 | ocelyn Brumbaugh
    Rick Guerino was on his lunch break at work when he received an alert from his Ring doorbell camera showing a FedEx driver at his home. But he wasn't expecting a package. Instead, the driver was captured on video picking up an American flag that had fallen to the ground as the result of windy weather. The driver then folds the flag and places it inside Guerino's front screen door to secure it. "I didn't know what he was doing at first when he was waving it out and everything," Guerino told News 12 New Jersey. "I was like, 'What...
  • Caught on cam: Anonymous uniformed service member folds fallen American flag- VIDEO

    01/18/2020 4:39:02 PM PST · by · 10 replies
    WRAL reporter ^ | 1-18-2020 | Joe Fisher
    A home security camera captured a touching scene earlier this week: An anonymous man in a service member's uniform carefully folding a flag that had been torn from its ropes and fallen. The passing man was dressed in fatigues and folded the flag in proper ceremonial style. This simple act of kindness shows just how important the American flag is to our service members, and the inspirational footage is going viral on social media. It's already been shared thousands of times. Now, the Hope Mills homeowner hopes to find the man and personally thank him. Frankie Grandstaff, who posted the...
  • [SATIRE] Democrats Call For Flags To Be Flown At Half-Mast To Grieve Death Of Soleimani

    01/03/2020 5:55:24 PM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 1-3-2020 | Babylon Bee Staff
    [SATIRE] WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a press conference held on Capitol Hill Friday, mourning Democrat leaders called for flags to be flown half-mast to honor the death of Qasem Soleimani. Flags were spotted flying at half-mast around the country, notably at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and in front of several celebrities' homes. The celebrities went out and bought an American flag for the first time just to fly it at half-mast for this important time of grief. "The grieving process is painful but necessary," said Rep. Ilhan Omar. "As a nation, we need to stop and grieve this great,...
  • Iowa Man Who Tore Down, Burned LGBTQ Flag Is Imprisoned

    12/19/2019 11:26:59 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 12/19/19
    NEVADA, Iowa -- A man has been imprisoned for burning an LGBTQ flag that was flying at a church in central Iowa. Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson and given a year for reckless use of explosives or fire and 30 days for harassment. The sentences are to be served consecutively, Story County court records said. A jury convicted Martinez in November. He'd been arrested in June. He's said he tore down the flag that had been hanging from the United Church of Christ in Ames and burned it...
  • Ex-Disney employee reveals fascinating facts about its parks

    12/16/2019 2:08:01 PM PST · by mairdie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 December 2019 | Carly Stern
    She said that almost all of the American flags in any park are missing a star and a stripe, because 'otherwise they couldn't be flown permanently.'
  • The Video You're Not Supposed to See: Megan Rapinoe Stomping the US Flag

    12/14/2019 5:18:45 PM PST · by Bon mots · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 14, 2019 | Bon Mots
    ↑ Click on the image above to see the video ↑ Original Italian Title English Translation   Mondiale donne, Allie Long getta a terra bandiera Usa: il gesto scatena polemiche   World women, Allie Long throws the US flag to the ground: the gesture provokes controversy
  • MMA Fighter Takes Down Aggressive Anti-Trump Protester At Flag-Waving Ceremony

    11/12/2019 1:33:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/12/19
    Mixed martial arts pioneer Tara LaRosa took down and restrained an angry protester, who bit her on the chest, at a flag waiving gathering in North Portland on Sunday.LaRosa was part of a group of demonstrators waiving flags in honor of Veterans Day on an Interstate 84 overpass. A woman that took umbrage with the group got into an argument with one of LaRosa's counterparts, which then escalated into a physical altercation, according to a report by The Oregonian and which the Twitter videos below show.As the incident escalated, LaRosa apparently took the confrontational woman to the ground and controlled her. In...
  • Maryland county exec bans police station from displaying 'divisive' 'thin blue line' flag

    11/03/2019 5:06:12 AM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 43 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | 11/2/2019 | Fox5DC
    GERMANTOWN, Md. - A county executive in Maryland has banned a police station from displaying a wooden “thin blue line” flag that was a gift from a local resident. "The flag provides a symbol of support to some but it is a symbol of dismissiveness to others,” Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said in a note. “Because it is divisive, the flag will not be posted at the 5th District nor in any public space within the Police Department."
  • Philadelphia Raises Communist China’s Flag At City Hall To Celebrate Diversity

    10/10/2019 6:30:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Pluralist ^ | 10/08/19
    Philadelphia raised the flag of China at city hall last week to honor the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.  Mayor Jim Kenney announced last Tuesday the observation of “The People’s Republic of China Flag-raising Day,” according to Xinhua, China’s official state-run press agency.The City of Philadelphia released photos of the event, showing a small crowd of attendees watching as the flag of China is raised.The Epoch Times reported that local community groups had strongly opposed the raising of the Chinese flag, viewing it as an endorsement of the communist nation’s oppressive regime.“Raising this flag, a symbol of the birth of the Chinese Communist...
  • My bad: Napa Valley man tries to torch American flag, burns down dad’s garage instead

    10/06/2019 7:07:59 PM PDT · by Califreak · 32 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 8/29/19 | Darrell Smith
    Wednesday was not Robert James Fimbres’ night. Thursday wasn’t looking good either. The Napa County man tried to set Old Glory ablaze in his father’s driveway and things got out of hand. He burned down Dad’s garage instead, American Canyon police say.
  • Freeport Flag Ladies to retire on 18th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    09/09/2019 5:38:30 PM PDT · by cp124 · 3 replies
    WMTW ^ | 9-9-2019 | Cp124
    FREEPORT, Maine — After 18 years, the Freeport Flag Ladies will end their weekly flag waving on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Every Tuesday since the 9/11 attacks, Elaine Greene, Carmen Footer and JoAnn Miller have waved the American flag on Main Street in Freeport to honor those killed and military members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Colin Kaepernick says he is ready to make his NFL return, posts workout video on social media

    08/07/2019 8:57:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 99 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 7, 2019 | Shanna McCarriston
    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he's ready to return to the NFL in a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday. The video starts with a countdown saying, "Denied work for 889 days." The quarterback turned political activist has not been offered a contract with an NFL team since being released by the 49ers after the 2016 season when he made headlines for kneeling during the national anthem at games. The 49ers went 1-10 in Kaepernick's 11 starts that season, and he threw for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns with four interceptions. Despite not being in the league...
  • PHOTOS: Hong Kong Protesters Embrace American Flag in Fight for Freedom

    07/30/2019 2:27:13 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 July 2019 | FRANCES MARTEL
    The American flag has become a symbol of resistance against China in the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, prominently waved throughout the city this past weekend as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the peaceful crowds.Millions of Hong Kong residents have participated in rallies since early June against a bill proposed in the city’s legislature that would have allowed China to extradite anyone present in Hong Kong by accusing him or her of breaking Chinese law. Under the “One Country, Two Systems” policy China agreed to when the U.K. handed Hong Kong over in 1997, Hong Kong must...
  • It took down the flag after Trump’s election. Its freshman class is 15 students.

    07/24/2019 9:26:44 AM PDT · by robowombat · 52 replies
    The College Fix ^ | JULY 2, 2019 | GREG PIPER
    It took down the flag after Trump’s election. It opposes ‘intense debate.’ Its freshman class is 15 students. It Could lose its accreditation in November GREG PIPER - ASSOCIATE EDITOR •JULY 2, 2019 If you need an object lesson in the financial perils of wokeness for colleges, look no further than Hampshire College in Massachusetts. It got on the national radar after Donald Trump’s election, when the private liberal arts school responded to campus unrest by removing the American flag (among others) from campus. Then-President Jonathan Lash said it was an impediment to “addressing racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, and...
  • Betsey Ross

    07/23/2019 8:26:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 10 replies
    email | July 23, 2019
    BETSY ROSS She was a Quaker (she didn't own slaves). She married a man her family disapproved of. So they disowned her. She learned a trade. Upholstery. She and her husband opened a store. Then war broke out and her husband left to fight for the colonies. He died in battle. She kept the store running by making regimental flags for the war effort. She married again. This time to a man who was fighting the British by sea. He also died. She kept sewing and running the store. Her home was taken over by the British when they occupied...
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/18/2019 11:20:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18 2019 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the...