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  • Rashida Tlaib Threatens to Hang Desecrated American Flag Outside Her Office

    09/20/2019 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 51 replies
    NN ^ | 09-20-19 | Jack Murphy
    Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser she wanted to hang a desecrated flag with 51 stars outside her congressional office, according to reports.Tlaib said Thursday she wants an altered American flag with 51 – instead of 50 – stars to demonstrate support for making the District of Columbia a state.Tlaib’s exchange with Bowser came about because of D.C. statehood advocating displaying American flags with 51 stars.
  • American Flags in Hong Kong:Where do they get them?

    09/20/2019 7:00:12 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 11 replies
    The Chicoms are using the flag waving as an excuse to accuse us of being behind the protests. I am proud of the American flags being waved. It's American exceptionalism on display. The Red army can put them down but the movement will go on. The world is watching in places like Iran, Venezuela and Cuba. Don't forget Moscow. Their biggest fear is the POTUS being a disturber of the excrement. The perfect storm is brewing.
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/21/2019 7:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/18/2019 | Steve Holland
    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 United States. “I...
  • 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...
  • Men Literally Died for That Flag, You Idiots

    07/18/2019 6:19:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    They risked everything for it, not for some idea or abstraction but for the piece of fabric itself. The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look less unassailable. The symbol itself is under attack, as we’ve seen with Nike dumping a shoe design featuring an early American flag, Megan Rapinoe defending her national-anthem protests (she says she will never sing the song again), and protesters storming an ICE facility in Aurora, Colo., and replacing the U.S. flag with a Mexican flag. U.S. soccer had a pretty good statement a while back setting out, in response to Rapinoe,...
  • Women’s player Allie Long tosses U.S. flag to the ground… Steps on it with Megan Rapinoe

    07/08/2019 6:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | July 7, 2019 10:13 pm | Kane
    @ALLIE_LONG I understand the excitement of the moment, but please NEVER disrespect the 🇺🇸 flag by dropping it on the ground! pic.twitter.com/OdPJqAP6r4 — Poetic Spaniard (@PoeticSpaniard) July 7, 2019 It appears that Allie Long wanted both hands free so as to better enact a self congratulatory hands in the air salute. This is unacceptable and demonstrates her priorities and lack of understanding on how one treats the flag. Twitter reaction was highly negative… Women’s national soccer team members Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe stepped on an American flag after Long dropped on the ground as they posed for post-game photos...
  • Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained

    07/01/2019 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 92 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | July 1, 2019 | Liam Quinn
    Just don’t do it. That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report. Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
  • 'Burn that rag!' Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

    06/24/2019 1:51:10 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2019
    Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump's July Fourth "Salute to America," which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history. Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory "Joey" Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, "I'm going to be there in D.C.," and "that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn." Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week's protest or say how many...
  • American flag won't come down under any circumstance: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis

    05/23/2019 11:03:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 23 2019 | Henry Fernandez
    Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis responded to the American flag controversy at his store in Statesville, North Carolina, telling FOX Business he is in the lawsuit battle for the long haul. “We have flown this flag for a long time,” he said during an interview on "Bulls & Bears Opens a New Window. ” Thursday. “As I told the city…it’s not coming down under any circumstance.” The city of Statesville filed a lawsuit against Gander RV and its parent company, Camping World, for violating a city ordinance by flying a 3,200-square-foot American flag. In a statement Opens a New Window....
  • 'It's a Rag': Nebraska Lawmaker Compares American Flag to Swastika

    02/22/2019 4:27:40 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 22, 2019 | Fox News Insider
    Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers is taking criticism for calling the American flag a "rag" and comparing it to the Nazi swastika. Chambers (I) made the comments Tuesday as he spoke out against a state bill that would update civics requirements for students. "I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me," Chambers said in reference to the flag. "When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that...
  • Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

    08/27/2018 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 122 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2018 9:03 AM EDT
    The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer. […] U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered “on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.” After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. …
  • The Latest: American Legion demands flags lowered for McCain

    08/27/2018 1:14:16 PM PDT · by MNDude · 60 replies
    The American Legion is demanding that President Donald Trump issue a proclamation honoring Sen. John McCain’s heroism, and order the nation’s flags to be flown at half-staff. The nation’s largest veterans’ service organization urged Trump in a statement Monday to follow longtime protocol following the deaths of prominent government officials. The group noted that Trump issued presidential proclamations commemorating the deaths of first lady Barbara Bush and pastor Billy Graham. McCain, who died Saturday at 81, is a decorated Vietnam War hero who spent more than five years as a prisoner-of-war and served in the Senate for six terms.
  • White House re-lowers flag to half staff to honor McCain after backlash

    08/27/2018 1:17:40 PM PDT · by detective · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/27/18 | Brett Samuel
    The White House on Monday afternoon re-lowered its flags to half staff after drawing significant backlash for returning them to full staff less than 48 hours after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Multiple reporters noted on social media that the flags were flying at half staff once again. The White House did not immediately respond to questions for comment on why the change was made.
  • City orders American Legion to remove bench with flag painted on it

    06/17/2018 9:40:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-12-18 | Natalie Musumeci and Shari Logan
    An American Legion post in Park Slope has been ordered to remove a bench — with the US flag painted on it — from outside its veterans club. The city’s Department of Transportation issued a “notice of encroachment/order” last week to the American Legion Sixth Memorial Post No. 1833 on 5th Avenue near 6th Street regarding the patriotic bench built around the base of a tree outside of the establishment. The notice, obtained by The Post, says that the “unauthorized bench” is “encroaching on city sidewalk” and orders the legion to remove within 30 days or face a possible fine....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Flag Day and 243rd Birthday, US Army!! ~ 14 June 2018

    06/13/2018 6:06:16 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 72 replies
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  • Respect the Flag - Trump Painting

    03/07/2018 9:10:13 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Jon McNaughton
    Respect the Flag, by Jon McNaughton I painted President Trump picking up a shredded and trampled flag off the football field. He holds a wet cloth in his right hand, as he attempts to clean it. I respect America. I respect the flag, the anthem, and the President; because he doesn't back down to those who do not. When the NFL players decide to kneel as the national anthem was given, I felt sick. That flag represents the vast number of Americans who have sacrificed their lives for our nation. It is about their blood and the sacrifice of many...
  • Utah Artist’s Latest Painting Depicting Trump With U.S. Flag Tackles NFL Protest Controversy (WOW!)

    03/05/2018 3:03:41 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-5-2018 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Utah artist is making a statement on the controversies surrounding the NFL protests in his latest work of art depicting President Trump holding an American flag. Jon McNaughton, an artist who is no stranger to controversy, released his latest painting last Tuesday titled Respect the Flag—showing a somber-looking Trump holding a battered American flag close to his heart while standing on a football field. “It’s Donald Trump standing on a football field, and he’s picked up the American Flag that’s been trampled,” McNaughton told KSTU. “It’s got grass stains on it, and he’s trying to wipe off some...
  • Shannon Sharpe: American Flag is a ‘Racist,’ ‘Peace of Cloth’ ‘Nobody Fights For’

    09/30/2017 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 09/29/17 | Matthew K. Burke
    The co-host of FN1’s Undisputed, former NFL player Shannon Sharpe, went on a hateful rant on Friday in regards to the anti-American NFL National Anthem protests, angrily arguing that the American flag is no big deal anyway, that it’s just a “piece of cloth” that “nobody fights for” and that it’s a symbol that’s somehow “racist” to boot. “The flag, you see, to a lot of people, symbols, patriotism but what does that symbol actually mean?” Sharpe asked stunned co-host Skip Bayless. “What does — what does – okay — you keep telling me that the flag means so much...
  • Seeing an American flag can shift voters towards Republicanism

    09/26/2017 10:50:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    Discover ^ | July 10, 2011 | Ed Yong
    As a visitor to the USA, one sometimes gets the feeling that it’s hard to move or look around without seeing a flag. They are seemingly everywhere, an omnipresent reminder of national identity. But the star-spangled banner is more than a symbol; it can also influence minds in unexpected ways. Travis Carter from the University of Chicago has found that when people think about voting decisions, the mere sight of the American flag can subtly shift their political views… towards Republicanism. It’s an effect that holds in both Democrats and Republicans, it affects actual votes, and it lasts for at...
  • NFL opening weekend sees more Star-Spangled Banner protests

    09/10/2017 6:07:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 10,2017
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Seattle's Michael Bennett and Oakland's Marshawn Lynch joined other NFL athletes Sunday in protesting the treatment of minorities by US law enforcement during the first weekend of the regular season. Both Bennett and Lynch remained seated during The Star-Spangled Banner before the Seahawks and Raiders season-opening games as part of a continuing wave of protests that began last year with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bennett sat as teammate Justin Britt stood next to him with his hand on his shoulder while another teammate, Thomas Rawls, stood on Bennett's other side before the game...