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It’s a Banned Ol’ Flag

November 16, 2010 by  

It’s a Banned Ol’ Flag

The Flag of the United States. The Stars and Stripes. The emblem of the land we love. It’s adornment, apparel, even automotive appliqué. As the avatar of American liberty, it’s deservedly revered. As the embodiment of American eminence, it’s unfortunately reviled.

While most of our hearts bleed true for the Red, White and Blue, some of the more puerile pinheads on the Left consider Ol’ Glory a punch line. They sully it, stomp on it, even set it on fire; all the while wrapping themselves in the very protections it epitomizes.

Last week the flag took on a new role for one 13-year-old in Denair, Calif.: Scarlet Letter. Cody Alicea is a student at Denair Middle School. Cody proudly displayed the flag on his bicycle in homage to his grandfather’s service in the military. Then, three days before Veterans Day, Stanislaus County, Calif. School District officials put an abrupt stop to Cody’s patriotic expressions. They demanded he remove the flag from his bike.

Allegedly, the flag was drawing complaints from some of Cody’s peers and fellow teachers’ union victims. According to Superintendent Edward Parraz, the mere sight of Cody’s flag-festooned five-speed was racially inflammatory.

"Our Hispanic, you know, kids will, you know, bring their Mexican flags and they’ll display it, and then of course the kids would do the American flag situation, and it does cause kind of a racial tension which we don’t really want… We want them to appreciate the cultures."

So, the Mexican kids are displaying the flag of an entirely different country (for now, anyway); and the Stanislaus County School Superintendent is concerned about their sensitivities should someone display the flag of the country in which they’re living? It’s been said before, but it bears repetition: If it’s the dumbest thing you’ve heard all week:

  1. Liberals—especially teachers’ unions—are involved.
  2. It’s happening in California.

Parraz went on to describe “racial tensions,” citing some unfortunate incidents during a Cinco de Mayo celebration. So, the English-as-a-second-language crowd objected to the American flag, months after a chaotic observance of… a Wednesday. (Mexican Independence Day is actually Sept. 16. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is… May 5.) We’re supposed to appreciate Mexican culture? Which Mexican culture—the culture of Mexico, or the culture of Mexican restaurants?

Either way, Cody should thank Parraz. I’m sure he’d be mortified to learn his shamelessly jingoistic flag-waving was upsetting Paco and Jorge while they celebrated the wrong holiday.

School officials did squeak out a weak claim that their primary concern was to keep Cody safe. From whom: Paco? Jorge? Presidente de México Calderón? If the Stars and Stripes incites violence, shouldn’t the Stanislaus School System have cracked down on the potential offenders, or at least taken away their case of Dos Equis?

By the end of last week, popular outcry had cowed the school into relenting on their bicycle flag-ban. But it’s worth noting that they even thought to bar Cody from displaying the flag in the first place. For every liberal whose idiotic action gets publicly pounded, how many go unnoticed? And considering we’re talking about an Orwellian overstepping of authority with our children, how many kids will simply assume their schools are right?

While the bizarre flap over Cody’s flag deftly demonstrates how the Stanislaus County Public Schools have successfully fostered racial hostilities based on elementary misconceptions about not one culture, but two, it also demonstrates just how far down the rabbit hole we’ve come thanks to our liberal friends. A 13-year-old kid was denied the right to fly an American flag three days before Veterans Day in order to assuage the delicate sensibilities of… other 13-year-olds.

The Democrats’ desperate bid to make room in their tent for people who speak English with a tilde has pushed out the people who speak English at home. The racial divisions deliberately exploited by the Democrats have left American children on the other side of the proverbial border. Cody Alicea just wanted to honor his veteran grandfather. But school administrators were concerned such honor would bring dishonor to them — I’ll presume in the eyes of Presidente Calderón.

The Barack Obama Administration says supporters of meaningful immigration reform are racist. Democrats claim that opposition to amnesty is racist. Presidente Calderón says the same thing. I say: when Democrat-backed teachers’ unions start going after our children — and our flag — racism is the issue, but it’s Americans — in the person of Cody Alicea — who are the real victims.

Meanwhile, out in front of Denair Middle School in Stanislaus County, Calif., there stands a flagpole…

Flying the American flag.

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Bleh

    It is truly pathetic that an American kid must put up with such BS trying to honor his Grandfather by publicly displaying an American flag.
    Just what have come to in this country?

    • Dan az

      bleh
      Its called being politically correct and it needs to stop now!

      • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

        Dan az, It is not politically correct, it is TREASON !

        • Dan az

          WIA
          you got that right!Now if they would follow the ucmj word for word, then that will be a time for celebration!

          • Granny Mae

            Dan az

            What have we come to in this country? I don’t recognize it anymore !
            A president that won’t place his hand over his heart when we say the pledge or the national anthem is played ! Children unable to fly the American flag in honor of his grandfather, Mexicans flying the Mexican flag in America, the refusal to hold the national day of prayer at the White House but the instuting of the Muslim day of prayer in the White house. The aclu stepping in to stop a child from being able to read his bible on his lunch time, can’t display a crech in public and can’t wish someone Merry Christmas in a store any more! I wonder what this country would come to if Christians stoped buying christmas presents at Christmas time? If the stores in this country all lost money because of such a thing do you think that would wake up a few people? Yeh, probably not ! But you know what? I do think it is time that we started fighting back. If not we can’t complain about what we have lost ! It is time that we took our country back !

    • http://MSA Kirby

      You can blame “O’BUMMER’ in part for this , when ever he gives an adress on National tv, very seldom do you see the FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES anywhere around him, He is about as “UNAMERICAN” as anyone.. He is a treasonist, and should be put in prison for the rest of his life.

      • Zak

        No prison for Hussein Obama. As per the constitution, the penalty for treason is death. But then I guess he would go get his 10 Virginians. Oh, well.

        • http://FarTooMuch.Info Russ Lemon

          Virgins?

          • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

            Russ Lemon It’s 70 Virgins, and they must be “9 years old”.

          • Dan az

            Russ
            that would be little boys for him!

      • Dee

        I wish they would put obummer in prison for the rest of his life for what he’s done to this country.
        This is the United States of America and we fly our American flag.
        It is NOT mexico. I’m sick and tired of these mexicans thinking they
        own this country. This damn administration won’t do anything about it. Obummer just wants to give all of them amnesty. If they would deport all of the illegal immigrants, there would be more jobs for Americans. He is an unAmerican as he can get.

        • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

          Dee, Indians of the SW lead by Geronimo tried to tell you about Mexicans, but you ancestors didn’t listen, Instead yours went after them to appease the Mexicans. Research “Janos, Chihuahua Mexico” and see what the Mexicans did to Geronimo’s family, they killed all of his children or starters. Don’t expect Illegal Mexicans to assimilate or acculturate, their entire objective is “Reconquista” just another form of JIHAD.

          • Granny Mae

            WIA,

            You are so right. It is time we laid the law down to all these illegals and their mis-behaving kids. I was sent an e-mail a few weeks ago that showed a group of Mexicans demonstrating and carrying signs stating that they were going to kill us ! How is it that these people get away with that? I thought it was illegal to threaten to kill someone ! Why is it that these creeps can get all the emenities of our system and there are Native Americans living on reservations that live half starved all the time? Every fall I send money to a group out west that buys heating stoves for these people. Some of them are heating their homes with a fifty gal. barrel cut in half ! I have never in my life seen such a disgrace as what these people live in and it was the government of the past that made it this way and we seem to be afraid to stand up and shout “THIS IS WRONG “. I see the poor in the city that have it better than those people on reservations ! I have a book on Chief Joseph and I can’t imagine the loss of such a man with so much intelligence and dignity ! Boy how we need more people like him today ! What a loss !

      • http://gunner689 gunner689

        Remember when BO was campaigning and refused to wear an American flag lapel pin? That should have said it all to anyone capable of paying attention.

        • Jana

          I even remember when he refused to put his hand over his heart or do the proper salute to the American flag. That was a humongous clue that he did not love or honor this country.

          • Dan az

            Jana
            I heard today that when he was in kenya that he said he was born there.I never doubted it!

          • Jana

            Danaz,
            He speaks out of both sides of his mouth.

        • who cares

          you are a hateful american patriot. you must be cover from head to toes with flag pins and any one who is not white or wearing an american pin to you is not an american. did you served in arm forces??

          • Kate8

            who cares – Apparently not you.

            That moronic ‘hate’ nonsense doesn’t work anymore. We’re on to you, and you are wasting your time.

            Sticks and stones…

          • http://aol Lydia8921

            This is about the flag, not the color of your skin. By the way, Obama’s is just as white as he is black. So get off your high horse. Your comment says that anyone who criticizes Obama is racist!
            This is about a young man’s right to fly our flag and it shames me that anyone would not treat him with honor for flying our colors! It’s time to take America back from these socialist drones. Nothing me prouder than to see my flag waving in the wind and NO ONE will ever tell me or my children to take a flag down.

          • peekomawee

            you”re DAMNED RIGHT I SERVED FOR 20 YEARS AND PUT UP WITH ALOT OF IDIOTS WHO ARE LIKE YOU. Instead of taking advantage of all programs and educational opportunity to improve themselves . They all sat bck and blamed “whitey” for not advancing themselves. I have too many Friends from All walks of life that used thier opportunities to better them selves . You sound as if you haven’t bothered to improve America , just blame every one else. I’ll pray that you open your mind and get with the real America as it is not as you want it to be.
            GOD BLESS AMERICA

          • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

            Who cares, the only pin you wear, is pinned up in your “Como se llama!”

          • Granny Mae

            OK WIA, I know i”m going to kick myself for asking but what is it that you just said? LOL Oh please let it not imbarrass me for asking !

          • Mr Tuscadero

            I don’t know whether to feel sorry for your foolishness, or to be afraid of you because of it. Mr. Obama is half white, half black, but he claims to be black because it is to his advantage to claim to be black. He has, in a racist way, told us all that he would prefer to be black if he has the choice. That is just as racist as a black person wishing he were white, or white teenagers thinking it’s “cool” to act ghetto, even though none of them has the choice of picking a race for himself.

            You’re saying that a veteran is hateful because he doesn’t like the symbolic insult of illegal Mexicans (invaders) flying the Mexican flag over American territory. Would you tell a white man he was racist and that he hated black people because he loves his mother, who is white?

            Nobody hates Mexicans. And since Mexicans are a nationality, and not a race, people who hated them would be nationalists, not racists.

            What American citizens hate is the ACT committed by foreigners of any nationality who come to the U.S. without permission, deliberately break the law, and then flaunt their criminal behavior by acknowledging their lawlessness and waving foreign flags. That has nothing to do with anything in particular about Mexicans or Mexico. If Swiss people were sneaking into the U.S., and boldly advertizing that fact to TV cameras by waving Swiss flags while protesting US sovereignty, they would incite the same bad feelings against themselves that Mexicans do against themselves when they misbehave in the name of “Mexican pride.” Anyone who is proud of Mexico should go back there and try to make Mexico something to be proud of.

            I know that Mexico isn’t something to be proud of, because if it were, all these Mexicans wouldn’t be trying to sneak into the US to get out of Mexico. That sounds like a man with an ugly blind date he is trying to ditch, not a man who is full of pride.

      • peekomawee

        kirby and the rest of you who are P.O. and want to blame obumma and all of the other liberals need to get in front of a mirrow and look deep into your eyes and/or souls. Who of you have not bothered to get involved in all of your elections every time you can vote? Al of this crap that is in place today is no bones fault but our own .
        I spent 20 years in the air force because I thought I was needed. I guess I should have stayed a civilian for all the good it did to help America.
        Please wake up and start going to Schoolboard meeting ,ect. Don’t just go, but be vocal , start grouds of concerned people and let the elected “officals” know who they work for and that they can be “FIRED” . GOD BLESS AMERICA

        • Granny Mae

          peekomawee,

          You have no clue as to how much a part of all this I have taken, You have no clue as to how vocal I can be and trust me you don’t want to know ! I have been everywhere and done just about everything there is to advance to cause for a moral and just government. I have formed groups and written letters and called Senators and visited offices and even been know at times to rip certain officials a new A—s. I can be your best friend or your worst enemy but it always slays me when people like you who knows nothing about the people you are talking to, ventures to assume they don’t take part in the workings of their lives. Maybe it is so for some people but don’t assume for one minute that it is the case with me, because it isn’t. I am a very complexed human being and wear a lot of different hats so back up and sit your happy butt down and stop assuming things you know nothing about !

      • Granny Mae

        Kirby,

        You are so right. It is sickening isn’t it ?

    • HFlashman

      What have we come to in this country? Easy…we’ve come to a point where in this vast nation it’s easy to find a lone solitary story and blow it out of proportion to feed fears and phobias and continue to turn attentions away from the paybacks for the monies (both from the rich as well as foreign) that bought ths year’s elections for the GOP.

      C’mon…give me a break. just how the heck does Stanislau County affect your lives? Who the heck knows where Stanislau County is? And think…just think. Use the mind for more than watching TV and being programmed. If it occurred in your locale, then you’d snuff it. Right? And people in Stanislau County will do just that. Some idiot made a stupid dcision, and is gonna get slapped down for it. It’s not a “liberal’ or ‘conservative’ monopoly..and not a ‘liberal” or ‘conservative” decision. Yet…this author wants to make it into one…hype fear, hype Xenophobic tendencies of the leser intelligent and wealthy..and turn attention away from what is happening right now.

      The fatcat GOP leadership and the wealthy faction ruling that party are chuckling over buying this election with monies from rich donors and foreign interests…and they’re sipping champagne laughing at those who voted and who actually thought they were voting for America. Jeesh…the wealthy will get their continued subsidies and we’ll pay for the priviege of being screwed by the wealthy even more, the financial and industrialists will receive their paybacks and increase their entrenched power, and we’re going to suffer as they pay for these giveaways to the wealthy and corporate interests by cutting out programs which affect us in so many beneficial ways.

      Sit back folks…you’re gonna get screwed and they aren’t even going to use vaseline. And you’ll enjoy it because they’ll program it into you that pain you feel is good..not bad.

      And just when you should be paying attention to the sell out of America by the GOP and their financial puppeteers…they’ll hype some bogeyman to keep your anger and fears directed away from the sell out. The last two weeks was ficitonalized stuff about Soros and his ‘influence” (ha!), this week looks like a “nationalist” ploy…and we’ll soon have the annual lies about a “war on XMas”

      You’re about to get what you voted for. Maybe not what you believed you were voting for…there were enough who were trying to tell you what was actually happening…you chose to not believe them. OK…bend over, maybe you will enjoy it …

      Frippin’ simpletons..

      • Craig

        Only simp here is you, boy.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Craig,
          since my answer to flushman didn’t post where it should have I hope you don’t mind my entering it here.
          Hey flushman, Why don’t you flush your simpleton BS down the toilet then join it!!!

          • Dan az

            Hey Joe H
            Which flash is it today#1or#2 or#3 I read it as #2 but I maybe wrong!

        • old white guy

          flash, stanislau county is a reflection of something that is happening all over america, that is the slow but steady destruction of patriotism and love of country. by the way flash we will be screwed by the socialists if we continue to elect statists like obama and the other democrats.

      • spike

        HFlasman–
        Plain, SIMPLE English–American English! You’re the simpleton, the moron, and I hope you get screwed without vaseline. I CARE. ICARE WHEN MY FLAG IS BEING DISSED –WHEREVER IT HAPPENS–but Most Especially in my COUNTRY!!! And, another thing ya freakin pussy,
        I don’t get programmed by the media, OR HERR OBUMMER. I care very MUCH about a mosque being built in close proximity to A place where muslims flew planes into buildings in my country and took American lives during a NON WARTIME…I care that “terroists and terrorist sympathizers” have more rights than I do. AND I CARE VERY MUCH THAT A NATIVITY SCENE is a problem anywhere, I repeat ANYWHERE in this country. Hallelujah, holy crap, where’s the tylenol, AMEN>

        • Debbie

          You are 100% correct! Couldn’t agree more!

          • Granny Mae

            I agree. Good post ! Thanks !

        • HFlashman

          Spike….note that there was no revelation of what political ideology those school officals are. Yet you assume they’re “liberal’.

          Second…if you care about the flag being dissed…OK, walk up to the next guy you see having the flag on his coat…and look closely to see if it’s clean and well kept. Or a tattered flag stuck on an antenna. Or a faded weathered flag on a flag pole. Jeesh….

          Your mosque comments. That was a hyped fear mongering tale of fabrication if you speak about the NYC mosque. You advocate government dictates on private property uses as to who to rent to, what business to allow etc. You advocate government control over religion. Because of a building not even in sight of the WTC. When the WTC had TWO prayer rooms filled at the time of the attack.

          Side by side..what you advcate and are stating versus the school officals decision. Tough to say which is more idiotic….

          • david

            HFLASH, Your head is so far up your A## you will never see daylite again. I would love to put a Boot in there with it.

          • Bill

            Flashman, I have read your comments before, you worship the demon traitor muslim unAmericana born sell out that masquerades as our president, and you as him work to destroy this great nation, I say to you that you are as him obammer in need to trial for treason against this country, you work for the World order group, you are a trader, on many posts here I see you lying sniveling twisted comments, Thank god for the way this election turned out the worst of it being that the ballet suffers and false Ids given to so many Illegals to stuff ballets to allow the corrupt evil Read, Pelosi and Bennit to be re elected, they should have been flushed as you down the sewer of World Government socialism, From my view point all liberals need a metal adjustment, I was Independent before Obama, I really didn’t watch or care much for politics, but once this turn coat was elected and I started to see the fruits of his labor I became involved. you may have the right to have your views as I have and to speak your poison but you sir! Are so Wrong, a sell out to America, our founding fathers and those that would fight for a better America, We need all, every one but not to back a sell out non American, and we need an American who will have the strength to come in and change this government, to remove the federal reserve and put it into the hands of Americans, and not bankers, unfortunately I can only see a branch of the government doing this, The IRS and all social systems need to be done away with IRS replaced with a national sells tax where all are taxed in a like and equal matter, food stamps, welfare, all public funds tore down and rebuild, the mistakes of there past examined and fixed, yes the checks must keep going out, cant have some one starve but each must be looked at, that should take care of some unemployment! those raised one generation after the other on the social service tit removed, if they can work them they must work. but an effort made to fix each system using the existing system as a model to fix the next! Human greed and corruption can not be allowed into this section, humanity and truth needs to be there, those not American receive nothing, back to where they came form, the border closed, Anchor babes done way with as a method of gaining citizenship, a quota of Emigrants from each country established and strictly enforced, All south America has filled that quota now for some time to come in our future, those coming if they will not lean English, work for the betterment of America as a whole do not stay. they hoist there flag here in this country in defiance of America they are removed, that day! But you HFlashman, you wish to attack any and all who comment on here, You wish to present agenda of destroy America to continue, Sir I ask you to look into your heart if you love this country then work with us to improve it. all mind sets will be needed, but do not work to destroy this great land, from what I see, we are making progress to retake America, We as you may be fooled now as the Vast majority of America that voted for this trader in office now were fooled but by now the fruits of his labor are clear and present danger to this great land and something must be done, Never before has America grouped in this vast numbers, let us hope in the right direction at each turn, let our mistakes be buffered, see, and corrected at the first chance but let us change this country back to what our Forefathers fought for. We need to remove our selves from the UN, Nato and stop all troop and money going to them or any of there operations. No Union of America, Mexico, and Canada, our national debt needs paid off, and we need those country’s we loaned money to before to repay us our that amount removed from the debt we may owe each of them, our technology needs to stay here, our factory’s brought back and the American people given a place to work, to build to were we export again, and it finally agreed we are not the world police and our military brought home to defend our borders. All foreign combatants in America identified and removed, So Hflashman you with us or you wish to continue serving satan and his puppet now in our great Office as our leader? or maybe you just wish to whine some more????

          • Kinetic1

            Quite a rant, Bill. Unintelligible, but voluminous!

          • Vicki

            Bill writes:
            “I say to you that you are as him obammer in need to trial for treason against this country,”

            And what (Be precise) has HFlashman done to qualify for the charge of treason?

            Surely you can’t mean his opinions and sharing them with us. Claiming that his speech is a crime is exactly the thing he and liberals do with “Politically correct” speech. Surely if you honor the Flag you honor the freedoms it protects for EVERYONE. Even people who’s opinions we don’t like.

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Hey flushman,
            you lost another of your dirty dog hypocrites today!! Good Bye Charlie Rangle, you old reprobate!!! He may not be gone from office, but he was convicted of 11 violations of ethics!!! No more clean record, no more easy elections and it shows the dems are eating their own!!!!

          • Kate8

            Joe H – I heard that, now that Rangle was found guilty of ethics violations, he will be referred to the REALLY BIG ethics committee. LOL. Especially when they are (mostly?) democrats. That means that he will get a slap on the wrist (with a wink an a nod).

            Why is it that only Republicans lose their seats over ethics convictions? Watch Charlie get some kind of promotion. That’s what usually happens to these creeps.

          • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

            Hey Flushman, When you die, you better die without Sin, otherwise you’ll learn what Flushed Is.
            and for your information “F$%$edman” , my brother died very young serving this Republic with Pride and Honor, and I will forever wear and wave the American flag because I believe in Indian Country aka “The United States of America.” Grow some traitor!

      • Debbie

        YOU are PATHETIC!!!!

      • Richard Walker, III

        Where did you grow up – North Korea? I grew up in America where although I absolutely do NOT agree with you, I will freely give my life defending your right to say what you say. I’m not a fatcat; never will be, but I have NEVER been paid a salary by a poor man. You are obviously a Democrat shill, and all THAT party does is take the wealth from those that produce and give it to those that vote for them (mostly those that DON’T produce). If you like that, go live in Zimbabwe, because that is what will come unless those “reviled” Republicans turn the country around and away from socialism. As far as the relevance of what happens in Stanislas county CA, if such crap is allowed to persist you will eventually see it spread all over in the name of political correctness. Sort of like creeping islam… Go live in Saudi if you want to see how that turns out.

        I am an American and a former Marine Captain, and the day I or my children cannot display the American flag so as not to disparage or inflame the sensibilities of foreign people in this country is the day that I go to war with them, either in the courts or in the streets.

        • Patrick Duncan

          I salute you Richard Walker, I too feel the same, I am a Viet Nam Vet and am so sick of the way we are letting the liberals get away with this type of Horse S@#*, Behavior in our country like this makes one wonder, what happened? Why is everyone so afraid to stand up and be counted, just because our President has no B@&*%, that is all we need is a pacifist in office….God Help us

          • Angel Wannabe

            Well said Patrick!_and Thank You for your service__God Bless!!!

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Patrick and Richard,
            Well said, God Bless, and welcome home Brothers!!! 114th assault helicopter company!!! RVN!

      • Rod

        It simply amazes me that people, like you, can have such a skewed view point of what is happening in our country. And for your information the GOP did not get more foreign money than Democrats to buy this election. The big money people are Democrats… they hide behind the “We are for the little people” flag and then they take away our rights, liberty and money to line their own pockets, to grow big government and give themselves more power over the rest of us. Study history and you will see that that is what always happens with big government. I want the government out of my life except for essential services such as the military and protecting this great land from invasion (especially on our borders).

        • Angel Wannabe

          Your right ROD, The Democrat Party turned progressive, is probably subsidized by Soro’s__through one of his 100′s of Organizations!!!

        • HFlashman

          Rod…seeing as we only have news reports which indicate massive foreign monies flowed into the Chamber of Commerce…which funneled it straight to GOP campaign coffers…you don’tmhappen to have anything of credible substance stating the Dems received all that foriegn capital do you? Naw….didn’t think so.

          • Brad

            Flash in the pan said;

            “Rod…seeing as we only have news reports which indicate massive foreign monies flowed into the Chamber of Commerce…which funneled it straight to GOP campaign coffers…you don’tmhappen to have anything of credible substance stating the Dems received all that foriegn capital do you? Naw….didn’t think so”.

            Flash what you miss quoted was a blog piece that attempted to smear the Chaimber of Commerce, the wh picked up the blog piece and tried to run with it, even the lame stream media debunked it. The wh and Ohmama kept trumpitting about the chamber and foreign monies, sorry no one bought into the lie’s flash, but you did “HOT LINE and SINKER”. What was proven during the mid term campaign, democrats received 2 to 1 more in foreign donations then republicans.

          • Brad

            You bought into it “HOOK LINE and SINKER” Yes I know, should have proof read the entire sentance.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Way to go Brad!!!

          • Jana

            Flash is all talk yadda yadda, and no substance. This is the way the Socialist agenda hits accuse with no facts, and Flash is very good at that.
            Democrat now equals Socialism / Communism = Flashman.

        • Kinetic1

          Rod,
          After the Supreme Court ruling on campaign funding, it’s hard to know just how much foreign money went to any candidate, Republican or Democrat. One thing we do know is that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce receives a LOT of money from foreign sources and they put most of their support behind Republicans.

          • Jana

            And, what we also know is that the American People have gotten fed up with the Liberal agendas of the too far leftist liberal Democrats. They have the word RAT in their name and now I know why.
            We are also tired and fed up with being told we have to tolerate the bad behavior of illegals coming into our country and dictating to us how we are supposed to act.
            I am tired of the leftist touchy feely attitude getting their feelings hurt like little children when things don’t go their way, and those of us who stand up to the wrongs get accused of racism and abuse.
            This is the United States Of America and we should be able to fly our flag proudly on our propery whether at home, on our cars or on our bicycles.
            13 yr. old Cody is a good young man and should be honored for flying his flag. Mr Parraz should be fired for his stupendous cowardly actions.

          • Angel Wannabe

            jANA, But instead of the Principle being punished for this act they turn it on a 13 year old. I think this young man, has learned one heck of valuable lesson, hopefully for life.

          • Vicki

            Kinetic1 writes:
            “One thing we do know is that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce receives a LOT of money from foreign sources and they put most of their support behind Republicans.”

            Nice proof by bald assertion there Kinetic1. Got any real evidence? For ANY of your points?

          • independant thinker

            I heard somewhere that a group of vets escorted the kid to school to show their support for his right to fly the flag on his bike.

      • Dr. Mabuse

        Ok folks, we’re all in agreement that ol’ Flash needs to work on his people skills (LOL!!!) But he makes a valid point about the programmed distraction of the left-right paradigm. Just like in the Wizard of Oz, all of us need to look behind the veil and get a death grip on those pulling the strings and levers. (One wag might out it this way: If you’ll put your left hand around his throat, I’ll use my right) Tail spin Ben does wax a little histrionic in most of his articles, but thats what he’s getting paid to do, so I won’t get too upset with him. As far as flags go, I think that most of us should adopt the Gadsen flag as our standard. Nowadays, it appears to reflect the sentiments of the people.

        • Bill

          I for one agree, who ever is there at our front, we need to watch, the Original bankers and bank owners have caused much grief, there influence needs to be brought to light and who they were and are, what they have done, at that point maybe the people of the world seeing there evil will remove them from the living one and all them, but to expose them for what they are is the first step, and the smoke and mirrors hiding the truth is real and there. These are our true foe, they use the such as Obama as a front man. we Need to reach behind the front man and destroy the one puling the strings. there actions brought to light. Thank you a wise comment on your part Dr. Mabuse.

          • BrotherPatriot

            More & more of us are becoming aware of the truth that you speak of…the bankers have gotten away with it for along time…but now things are changing. The internet is helping to educate us to the truth and letting us break free from the brain washing that the main stream media has been feedin us on their behalf for all this time.

            It will all come to a head here eventually…most likely sooner than most of us think.

          • Jana

            However, this article is not about a PROGRAMMED DISTRACTION. This actually is about another right being taken away from us, and we do need to stop each action as it comes up. If we just sit idly by saying this isn’t important enough, then pretty soon we have so many rights that have been taken away that we will have totally lost our footing.
            We have to be aware of ALL of it. If it means attacking one thing at a time. then that’s what we do. We do NOT give up any ground. It is all important.

          • Kate8

            Jana -You are exactly right. That’s how Progressives work. Small steps at a time, so we don’t get excited. We let small things slide one after another, and before we know it we have little left to lose.

            As you said, we MUST respond to EACH and EVERY incident as if it were of major importance, because it is.

          • http://gunner689 gunner689

            That would be George Soros. Somebody needs to pull his plug.

          • Jana

            gunner,
            You are so right.
            Soros is an evil man with very evil intent.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Dr. Mabuse,
          I have Old Glory flying from my pole 24 hrs. a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. It is spot lit and the Gadsen flies right below it!!!

          • Jana

            Joe H.,
            You are one good American.
            We fly our flag proudly too.

          • Dennis

            Mine to Joe, Mine to 24/7/365 front and back yard.

      • Jim

        This is not a story about anything other than a BOY not being able to express himself!
        Who cares where it is!
        If a citizen can’t fly his country’s flag that is censorship. First we can’t fly our flag. Then what?
        Maybe you won’t be able to read a certain magazine or newspaper because others might be offended?
        If it starts in one little area it will continue and get bigger. The same as a fire starting from a cigarette that was supposedly put out.

        • Teresa

          Exactly!!! Remember how Everyone got soooo upset when the Florida preacher was about to burn the Quarn bible….oh heaven forbid he burn their bible (which I personally think IS spreading false religion, but I would not burn it out of respect) The moral of the story, The gov. pics and chooses who they dictate over…”unions” “airports”…we are headed down a more solicialized country faster than ever before and WE HAVE TO STOP IT NOW!

          • Jana

            Exactly Jim and Teresa, EXACTLY.

      • Ben England

        iTS APPARENT WHAT YOU VOTED FOR,SO START LEARNING SPANISH AND ARABIC S0 YOU’LL FIT IN.

      • http://www.chandostransport@eastlink.ca Graeme B

        Interesting how the repeal of the tax break to the wealthiest 5% is being sold as a tax increase. In 1984 when the Reagan tax break was introduced for the top 5%, their net worth was $8 trillion. Today their net worth is $47 trillion!! and they want the government to continue to borrow amounts of close to $700 billion per year to protect their wealth.
        These are the same people who financed the mid terms to the tune of $4.2 billion so they could convince us all that this “tax increase” will kill jobs. These people have already killed jobs and are sitting on mountains of cash whilst the average middle class Joe is unemployed and having their mortgages foreclosed. It is insane to think that you can have government services and not have to pay for it. This tax break that ends December 31, has cost the taxpayers $4.2 trillion of borrowed money. That is obscene and immoral in the extreme.

        • Bob

          WE DON’T BORROW MONEY TO PAY FOR TAXT CUTS, WE BORROW MONEY TO PAY FOR OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING.

          • Dan az

            Bob thats how I see it!how can they spend something that never got collected?If they stop spending with the monopoly money then they wouldnt need the taxes to cover their sorry azzes.

          • http://www.chandostransport@eastlink.ca Graeme B

            The tax cuts have resulted in the $700 billion per year that would have been there had the cuts not occurred, increasing the deficit and therefore resulted in the government having to go out and borrow the money. Very basic.
            If there is a shortfall in income because of the tax breaks, then the money is borrowed. You really need to understand that. Repealing the tax break December 31, is not a tax increase, as the rich 5% would have you believe, it is restoring the lost revenues that would and should have been collected thereby decreasing the amount borrowed. It’s called propaganda. The truth is it has cost the treasury $4.2 billion in borrowed money to pay for the richest 5%.Period

      • clh

        Boy are you a freaking IDiot. Bet you kiss Obama everytime you see his picture.
        We are American, the American flag flies here. If the Mexicans or the Muslims or any other race living within our boundaries don’t like it, they can get the hell out and we can use a cattle prod to help them on their way.
        I would say those protesting are here illegally as you have to swear an oath to this country for citizenship. They are a drain on our society and I am MAD AS HELL about the lip service the illegals get from our Muslim President

      • Whit

        You’re right on. It’s just a colored piece of cloth w/ much ado about nothing. Get a life people. The Bible thumping tea baggers are trying to turn our country into a theocracy like Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia but all you can worry about is a token symbol?

        • Bill

          That token symbol? you speak of many Americans have died for, have fought for, have said the pledge of Allegiance to each morning while in school which needs to be continued, that token symbol? Sir is more important then your life or mine is. You sir are a fool, you do not deserve the fruits of this great nation, the freedoms that others died so you my have for that token symbol? is the symbol which has granted you life, liberty, and the right to speak in such an unpatriotic way, You sir are part of what is wrong with America. I would give you into the hands our our enemy’s to do with as they see fit if only I could. For that is what you deserve.

          • Granny Mae

            Bill,

            Amen! Thank you for those heart felt words !

        • Tony

          Whit,
          Please allow me to be politically incorrect for a moment. [offensive word removed]

          • Angel Wannabe

            Tony___Yeah Baby!!!!!!!___Opps got carried away____WELL SAID!!!!

        • Kate8

          Whit, It is attitudes like yours that have nearly destroyed our nation.

          Symbols DO mean something. Our flag represents everything good about America. It represents our freedoms gained through the blood of our forefathers, and there are those who are still willing to give their lives to keep it flying.

          During the Revolutionary War there were men and women who died holding up Old Glory, as others threw themselves atop their bodies to keep it standing as they fell under Brittish fire.

          Our flag stands for our Constitutional Republic, our right to be sovereign beings free from the intrusion of the State. It represents our right to prosper and pursue our endeavors without fear or hindrance.

          It stands for the Rule of Law which does not exceed its limitations nor fall short of its Duty.

          To desecrate that which symbolizes these things is to spit on those things which it symbolizes. You liberals have grown up with no respect (or even understanding) of where our values came from and why they need to be honored. To dishonor our flag is to dishonor our nation and the whole concept of a free and sovereign people. You dishonor those who gave their all so that you would be free to spout your dishonor without fear of reprisal.

          It is sad that so many of our people have come to revile that which they so take for granted. It is the desecration of a nation’s goodness, honor and values that bring down great nations. When a people become so soft, so spoiled, and feel so entitled that they care only for how they can indulge their perverse impulses to disgrace that which should be held in high esteem…When they value more their right to dishonor…

          Attitudes like yours shame us as a nation.

          • Jana

            Wow Kate8,
            Wish I would have said that.
            My sentiments exactly.

          • Vicki

            Well spoken Kate8. Bravo.

          • BrotherPatriot

            Kate8 is good like that… ;)

            Says many words for all of us…

          • Christin

            I’m with you on that one too, Kate8. Well said.

            Who would of thought Americans, children even, would be persecuted for flying the American flag in America?!

          • Granny Mae

            Kate8,

            Thanks, you had all the right words ! Well said !

        • Dennis

          Your just another low class liberal, Nothing more than trach, Why don’t you go crawl back down in that hole you came out of.

        • http://?? Joe H.

          Whit,
          I served eighteen months in Viet Nam. The one thing that kept me going was my love for my country. This country has been very good to me and my family. When it came time for me to repay a little of what I had gotten by being an American, I volenteered. I also volenteered to serve in RVN and would still do it today. That flag, that piece of colored cloth, as you call it, stands for everything I love and value in this world. To this day, I still have trouble seeing clearly as it passes by me, due, mainly to the fact that my eyes mist. Desecrate that wonderful banner in front of me, and you will be in for a good azz whipping, boy!!!

          • Dennis

            Thank you for your service to this Great Country Joe H, And God bless you. I dought that the jack azz has the guts to say the things he say on this computer to the face of a real man. He may say it to a kid like this dem wit principal did, But not to a man.
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          • Christin

            Clever Dennis,
            I like your computer flag.

          • Granny Mae

            Dennis,

            Hourah and really good show !

        • http://gunner689 gunner689

          Twit: go sell that line at your local VA Hospital or VFW. Let us know how that works out for you.

      • Steve

        Take a look at the top wealthiest congressman and tell me—Are the Democrats any less guilty.

        • Vicki

          No. Which is why HFlashmans projection is so amusing.

          Democrats are like little kids. Always want to go fast. Republicans are like big kids. They go more cautiously. Both parties have proven over the years that they are however going the same direction.

          If you really want “change you can believe in” vote libertarian (even when they are in the Republican party). Its the only way to be sure.

          http://www.lp.org

          • Dennis

            I may do just that next time around, I like so many others are getting very very tired of the way these #&%&s lie just to get in office.

          • Granny Mae

            Vicki,

            Well said !

      • http://N/A BOB

        We as American’s should be concearned about any afront to our nationality,or flag.Even though this is one isolated incident it does concearn us all. We are a republic and should be united, from the man at the top to the lowest indiviual in this country.As for political parties Im for the one who is best suited for the job (party has nothing to do with it). I will gladly suffer if it is for the good of the country.If you are an American think about your country if not go back to where you came from or go to where they think like you do. But don’t mess with my Flag or my country.

        • Granny Mae

          BOB,

          This is not an isolated incident ! I wish I could remember where it happened but not so long ago a highly decorated war veteran put up a flag pole in his front yard and put a flag on it and he was told to take it down by the homeowners association. They thought it was not appropreate and was distracting to the community ! He said no and fought them and finally has won the right to fly the flag ! They showed the ribbons and metals this man was awarded for his service and it was amazing. I can’t believe his community wanted him to take it down !

      • Bob

        HERE IS ANOTHER DUPE WHO DOESN’T KEEP UP WITH THE TIMES. THE GOP IS NO LONGER THE PARTY OF THE RICH, THAT’S THE DEMOCRATS. TRY TELLING SOROS OR GATES OR GORE OR THE KENNEDYS OR KERRY ETC., ETC., ETC, IF THEY’RE READY TO SUPPORT REPUBLICANS BECAUSE THEY’RE RICH. INSTEAD THEY’LL TRY TO IGNITE CLASS WARFARE BY DENIGRATING WEALTH WHILE TELLING YOU TO IGNORE THEIR OWN RICHES. IT’S A TACTIC FROM THE 1930S, BUT WHOEVER SAID THE DEMOCRATS HAVE COME UP WITH ANYTHING NEW SINCE THEN?

        • Vicki

          Hey. It worked. Why change? Better for us though cause we know what it is that they are doing.

      • http://www.PatrioticChristiansToday.com Chris

        Wow, You really are OUT THERE!! This is America, and a 13 year old boy has every right to fly the American Flag anywhere he wants to! I don’t know where all your anger is coming from, but it shouldn’t be directed at US for standing up for the rights of a 13 year old boy. And the problem is, we are not “blowing this way out of proportion”, with is the kind of madness and Uncommon sense that happens when liberals get involved where they have no rights.
        This is America and we fly the American flag here!! There are other kinds of flags flown here too, but hat is our symbol of freedom, and if you don’t like it I suggest you look at all the flags from all over the world, and decide which one you like the best and then move there!!
        We have been tolerant for way too long, and those that want to take advantage of that, Have!! Everyone has their own agendas, nowadays, But the Common Sense Christian American citizens need to step in and stand up when we feel that our rights are being violated.

        If you agree please go to the website that I created specifically to speak about our responsibility to stand up for God, country, our flag, and our families. Get your symbol that represents your commitment to stand up for America. http://www.PatrioticChristiansToday.com and get your wristband, and wear it proudly!

      • LT

        Thanks Karl

        You can put your head back up you hole now.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Hey flushman why don’t you flush your simpleton BS down the toilet and then join it!!

      • peekomawee

        would you have any idea how hitler got his foot hold in germany?
        ONE LITTLE INCIDENT THAT DIDN’T EFFECT BUT A FEW FAR AWAY FROM THIER AREA WAS NOT STOPPED ; IT GREW AND GREW AND THE ” GOOD” PEOPLE JUST OF LOOKED THE OTHER WAY UNTIL MILLIONS OF OF PEOPLE WRWE KILLED ,ECT.

      • wandering minstrel

        You must be one of those fools who thinks that big brother really cares about you. You think they prove it by stealing money from me and my neighbors and giving it to someone else (like you) via government programs. Wise up and see reality. As far as the flag flap in Ca. goes, you obviously aren’t smart enough to see how this adversely affects our country. But then again you probably don’t care because your addled socialist brain tells you that America is just an oppressor anyway. Why don’t you and your socialist friends ask someone from the old Soviet Union how great that system works. They would be easier to find if most of them hadn’t been KILLED by their government. Try asking the Chinese. Oh that’s right, most of them were KILLED by their government too. That’s what ends up happening in that system. You socialists love to silence anyone that doesn’t agree with your warped way of thinking. But we Americans have our guns to fight back, and we will too.

      • Jstarusa

        Well, lets see now, wealthy GOPs huh, and I guess all the Dems are poor people that do not have any other motives than to help us poor misguided peons to see the error of our ways! Please, I do not have my hipboots on! All you can do in these times is try to choose the lesser of the two evils, and pray you made the right decision!

    • Sane

      Way to grab a ridiculous story and attribute it to a an entire movement that bares no blame. I’d be willing to bet that you’re leaving out some details and, even if you did, it sounds like a stupid reaction by the school. But it hardly means that all liberals would support the decision of one principle with bad reasoning. I am liberal and I think that was stupid. By the same respect we could say that the type of people that would put an American flag on a window of their car are all psychopathic murderers because I one psychopathic murderer had that. Way to incite the yahoos Chip. You give great propaganda. Gerbels would be proud.

      • spike

        I think you are very IN Sane, :”sane”…
        I don’t think there are any details left out…I saw this on a website with a reporter reporting it about a week ago….I heard the kid talk, I saw the flag in question, and it was VETERANS’S DAY, and the principal could not be reached for comment….A school principal has no right to tell an AMERICAN that the AMERICAN cannot fly an AMERICAN FLAG, 0N HIS AMERICAN BIKE, IN HIS AMERICAN COUNTRY. If you have problems with this, then why don’t you go to Mexico, and take Obama with you? And, I beg to differ with you, I wonder if you’re SANE.

        • HFlashman

          Spike…are the school officals conservative or liberal in their political ideology? Simple quiestion…..and you can’t answer it. yet you spout idiocy. LOL ..

          • independant thinker

            Give it up flashinthepan. Twice you have accused him of calling the school officials liberals and he has not done it in either post you were replying to.

          • alpha-lemming

            Teachers Union (hey… it’s a union) in California no less

            Cinco de Mayo = bueno (multiculturalism)

            American flag = mucho malo (censorship)

            3 for 3 = 1000 batting average espousing progressive ideology. I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet these guys are so far left, the International Date Line looks conservative.

          • Tony

            HFlashman,
            It seems that the only place that we are in agreement is religion. Pretty much everything else you spout is way left of common sense. Judge people by their actions! Political correctness = liberal socialism.

          • Jana

            alph-lemming,
            I would call them Liberals. Just as liberal as flashman. Hey flash, you prove they are not! If you talk like a liberal and act like a liberal then guess what? You are a liberal. That school principal sounded like one and he sure acted like one so you prove he isn’t.

          • Vicki

            Liberals should be just as upset by this as Conservatives. That flag is the only one that symbolizes the one country in the WORLD where they would be allowed to exist.

            Soon enough, if the powers driving us to socialism get their way, those liberals will find out how valuable they are once they are no longer useful.

          • Kate8

            Hey, I just saw where a judge in California ruled that it is okay to give reduced college tuition to illegal aliens but not citizens.

            This is what happens when liberalism rules. And when the population of third-world immigrants outnumbers citizens.

          • http://gunner689 gunner689

            I’ll say it; they’re a bunch of Liberal PC advocates. As such they’d rather attack an American childs rights and patriotism than offend a bunch of criminal illegal aliens.

          • Kate8

            Hey, flash, I can answer it. This is California. ALL public schools are uber-liberal. The Teacher’s Union – uber-liberal.

            Actually, they are both more than liberal. They are decidedly socialist/communist. I know. I live here.

        • Ameribred1

          Mike….Regarding “You are inSane,Sane”. I couldn’t agree more. But, Be gentle on him. Use small words so he can understand. He’s as %#/~ed up as a sprayed roach.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Ameribred1___LMAO!!!

      • Angel Wannabe

        Sane__Soros called, they’re missing they’re office idiot__I’ll them your here!!!

      • Kate8

        Well inSane, I NEVER hear liberals speak out against this type of thing. The silence from the Left speaks volumes.

        • Kate8

          Besides, it is part of the ideology of the Left to abhor all forms of nationalism.

    • DaveH

      The solution to this is simple. Get the Government out of our school systems. Let the parents decide which school their children attend. That way everybody can be happy. But Big Government doesn’t want happiness, does it? It wants power and control.
      There is only one political party that honors Individual Freedom, Personal Responsibility, Free Markets, and Limited Government. The Libertarian Party. Watch John Stossel on Fox Business News to learn why our principles would work. Or visit mises.org, reason.org, or cato.org.
      http://libertarianparty.com/platform

      • Kate8

        DaveH – You are right. The government needs to get OUT of our school system. As with everything else, that which is government funded is government controlled.

        Here in CA, the government has even mandated that private schools (and home schools!) teach the very things private education seeks to avoid. They are, literally, commandeering our children.

        Actually if the government was US, as it should be, this would not be an issue. But since it has devolved into a separate and vile parasitic Beast which has set itself against its host, we can safely say it is no longer US. Or is it?

    • Ben England

      LET THEM KNOW AT THE VOTING BOOTHS THAT WE WILL NO LONGER LET ANOTHER COUNTRY OR CRIMINAL (ILLEGAL ALIEN) RUN OUR COUNTRY. LET’S KICK OBUMMER AND THE REST OF HIS AMERICAN HATING DEMOCRATS OUT AND MAKE IT PLAIN TO THE GOP, IF, THEY DON’T LIKE IT, THEN WE’LL GET RID OF THEM ALSO. A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND AMERICANS AND SEND THOSE WHO OPPOSE OUR WAY OF LIFE BACK WHERE THEY BELONG TO LIVE IN FEAR AND TYRANNY. I FOUGHT FOR OUR FLAG AND WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING AT AGE 62, I’LL KEEP MY GUNS.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Good post Ben England!!!

        • Kate8

          Interesting how the Muslim world has called upon Obama as the one best to head up the mid-East peace negotiations. They would not do this unless he was one of their own.

          If he is the one to get an agreement…

          • Angel Wannabe

            Agreed!_kate8

      • JC

        Yes Ben, They should be ejected from seats of power or from the nation itself if need be…via Catapult.
        Let no one put asunder our flag on our ground unless they are willing to die for their beliefs.

    • Abby

      I have no objection to yone burningor stomping on the American Flag.PROVIDED THEY WRAP THEMSELVES IN IT FIRST.

      • Abby

        I have no objection to anyone burning or stomping on the American Flag. “PROVIDING THEY WRAP THEMSELVES IN IT FIRST.”

        • Angel Wannabe

          AMEN ABBY!!!

        • BrotherPatriot

          Well said, Abby! Hellya! Let American patriotism shine proudly and to hell w/being politically correct…let’s not step on some toes…let’s STOMP ‘em good!
          :D

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Brother Patriot,
            I suggest we let the ladies do a little stompin as well. Just make sure they have spike heels on!!!! Can you say PIERCED TOES????

        • http://gunner689 gunner689

          If the opportunity ever arises and you see someone burning the American flag throw a bucket of gasoline on them just as they strike the match. “Woops !!, I was just trying to help them officer and I must have tripped.”

          • Dennis

            LOL, Hell Yea, you toss me the can and i’ll find a way to trip in their direction :-).

    • Leo

      The New World Order — That’s what the country’s coming to! Maybe what the Liberals want is some brainwashing way of Imposing the One-World Government Flag by burying Old Glory. Support more English-Only and Official Flag laws in your state BEFORE TOO LATE! NWO CAN STILL BE REVERSED!

  • http://none Mike

    Good read Ben, This is rampant in the party of political correctness thouh. I remember a long time back now it seems the little building I attended my first classes in had the ten commandments posted above the door. They have sucessfully removed god from any mention in schools now so why would the flag be any diffrent. Vision of the near future is a flag court like the one in front of the U.N.at all of our schools. With the american one on the shortest pole. Just so we dont offend anyone.Sad but true I bet Mike L.

  • charles

    It’s Calif. people.If they find Mexicans so enriching let tem join the United States of Mexico and take their Liberal/Progressive Marxism with them.

    • eddie47d

      Mexicans/Spanish were here first and had control of (parts of) 11 States. Their heritage is also important to them and the school district is only trying to reflect that. This school probably over reacted if it was only an American flag issue. Unfortunately school administrators are boxed into a corner on everything these days. How does a school welcome free speech and maintain discipline. What student is allowed to do something while another is not allowed. Such as goth clothing,skulls and nazi paraphernalia,see through blouses,cell phones in class. The list is long in what can be done and where to draw the line. Even businesses have codes and rules to maintain order within their company. Now the American flag was flown outside the school and there are probably a few inside also. If Spanish students want to show pride on Cinco de Mayo I see nothing wrong with that and if Cody wants to hang an American flag on his bicycle that is also terrific.

      • independant thinker

        “This school probably over reacted if it was only an American flag issue.”

        There is no probably to it. The school definately over-reacted on what should be a non issue. Namely, an American student proudly displaying an American flag just before Veterans day.

        • independant thinker

          “an American student proudly displaying an American flag just before Veterans day.”

          I should add OR ANY OTHER DAY.

      • http://none Mike

        Eddie, Here is where I take exception to it. This isnt the first time its happend. This is happening all over the states.We are slowly becoming balkinized and its being facilitated by our schools.When I was in school we were taught about world history I see none of that now.We were taught to appreciate the fact that if you came here and worked hard as a citizen you could suceed here. Now they are taught we are the villian and abuse these people who come to our country. These incidents create anamosity between the various people whos children attend these schools. Its the old addage of divide and conquer being taught now in our schools.Mike L.

      • Bill

        They came to America to become Americans, not Mexican Americans, or Spanish Americans, but Americans, if not then they need to leave! there Flag is of Mexico then what are they doing there, this is America for Americans, Not Mexicans, if they are Mexicans then they are in the wrong place, they should leave now, Mexicans were not here first fool, the American Indians were, most traded with the Mexicans but that was it these were there hunting grounds, they protected there lands from others invading, the tribes wared over the hunting grounds, now some Spaniards (Europeans) came up threw Mexico and explored these lands before and during other Europeans did and the Spaniards established some posts up into what is now America, and in European faction they were defeated and forced back down into Mexico, treaties signed and agreed to, at that time the Spaniards gave up all clams to what is now America, so Spaniard or Mexican which ever you wish to be known by, here all nationality’s are mixed and stirred into a great pot, It takes time, some times many generations but it happens, we all become American, my German, English, American Indian, Irish, Scottish heritage has but one name behind it, American! these wishing to take back parts of America to Mexico are foreign hostile invaders and need to be dealt with in like faction, removed from America, there are many Spaniard, Mexican people here who are working to join America, do not with your foolishness cause them a problem, From them we have many patriotic, productive, friendly, armed service veterans, American loving, stars and stripes loving peoples. Many serve in every line of our population from servant to Congressman, Supreme Court judges and some day President not because there Spaniard Mexicans, though they may and should be proud or there past heritage as any should but because they are Americans working to better America! The Mexican flag belongs down south one nation, you sir are lost! How ever I understand there country has many problmes, and needs people to fix it, may I point you in the right direction to begin your work of fixing the country which flag you wish to fly, I think your heart may be there instead of here with the Stars and stripes flying over your head?

      • Tony

        Eddie,
        I think that you are missing the point. Our schools should be teaching American patriotism but the lefties have pushed so much political correctness crap down everyones throats that we now have so many laws and regulations that now no one has the right to voice an honest opinion. Political correctness = lies! You can not tell it like it really is.

      • Kate8

        eddie, I’ve lived in California all my life – 5 generations now. When I was young we rarely saw a Mexican, unless he was actually a citizen of Hispanic descent, which was rare. The influx of Mexicans, as well as other illegals, has crept in over the years.

        So what if much of the southwest was Mexican territory at one time. Everywhere belonged to someone else at some point in history. California has a rich Spanish heritage which is reflected in our architecture and names of towns but, until quite recently, we were all quite American. And we would NEVER have stood for this type of nonsense from anyone. If any foreigner is here they need to respect OUR flag, and we have NO reason to respect theirs.

        California is a disaster. A hotbed of socialism run amok. It is nowhere near the land of milk and honey it once was, thanks to liberals and their quest to destroy our own culture.

        • wandering minstrel

          Kate8, I lived in Ca. for over a decade and I was lucky to get out before it really went to hell. Too bad what most Californians have allowed that beautiful state to become. The recent re-election of Gov. Moonbeam(Jerry Brown) just goes to show you how far lost the Golden State truly is. I hope for your sake the commies in state gov’t get thrown out before total collapse ensues. However I don’t hold out much hope. Best of luck to you!

  • charles

    Political Correctness is the enemy of Free Speach which is guranteed by the first ammendment to the Constitution.
    P.C. is nothing more than another step toward Socialism/Marxism.

    • Jstarusa

      Constitution?? Does not seem to apply any more, especially to our president! I think I heard somewhere, so may be true or not that the president said The constitution is just a piece of paper! If so, may God help us! Of course nowadays so many things are taken out of context and you hear so much it all begins to blur! lol

  • Angel Wannabe

    See___If this would happen in our Community, it would only make me more contemptible and I’d have American flags flying on every inch of my property___
    We can’t take this laying down!__We all come from somewhere else!__We are all from immigrants. I don’t care who my flag hurts__If you come here to become an American citizen, then be one!!!__Don’t come here to change the landscape!__or try to get us comply with rules and religion of a foreign country!_____we’re AMERICANS FIRST!

    AND_My take on the Definition of Political Correctness -”Is telling someone to go to hell and making them feel glad they’re on they’re way!!!”

    • HFlashman

      Look at what you just wrote ! “If this would happen in our Community..”

      IF… IF…IF… but it isn’t ! Some idiot made a stupid decision and is going to get spanked for it. Anyone can troll the ‘et and find some idiot doing soemthing stupid and hype it. Heck…I’ll bet I can find a story about someone deciding to … well … teach that anyone who doesn’t adhere to Christian doctrine will go to hell. Or the Holocaust actually didn’t happen.

      It’s another hyped story to turn your attention away from the GOP leadership paying back the wealthy individuals and foreign interests that bought this election for them. And they’re alughing while siping the champagne…laughing that you can be so easily manipulated by lies and commercials…

      Enjoy the screwing you’re about to receive…you voted for it.

      • spike

        You are a real piece of work, Flashman…Only in a country that gives even an ass the same freedom as a person with a brain could someone like you have that “opinion”, say it in public, and not get shot, imprisoned, or worse. You are a real horse’s petute, and that’s derogatory to the horse.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Yadda, yadda, yadda Hflashpan!

      • S.C.Murf

        Still pissed aren’t we flash. Ha Ha Ha Ha. To bad get used to it. Everything has to have a start somewhere, somehow. And its exactly how things get out of hand, when we don’t stop it at the start. You picking up what I’m putting down?

        • Angel Wannabe

          SC. Murf___yeah the Progressives spent alot of time shoving “We Won” down our gullets for the last two years_-I have to ask_ how is “We Won” is tasting now???

          • HFlashman

            What did you win? Ask yourseldf that as you see the manipuulation going on by GOP leadership of the incoming freshman. You won the continued sell out to the wealthy and the corporate powers. Ya glad? Make ya proud you were so easily fooled and misled once again by GOP fear mongering and commericals telling lies?

            That’s what you won…recognition that anyone who thinks the GOP is looking out for the interests of the working American is a fool and an idiot. Enjoy your winnings…

          • Angel Wannabe

            Well__FLUSHman__The GOP can’t do much worse than your Your commie leader in the White House, now can they???___BTW__I realize you have a job to do, which is To push your Progressive rhetoric, It’s my hope that you DO realize that most of here are hard core Conservatives__and your Commie Propaganda sh*T isn’t gonna change us__I’d suggest you change sites and go to the Huff and PUff!!!!

          • Vicki

            HFlashman writes:
            “You won the continued sell out to the wealthy and the corporate powers.”

            You seemed happy enough when it was your good old boys selling out to the wealthy and corporate powers.

            HFlashman: “That’s what you won…recognition that anyone who thinks the GOP is looking out for the interests of the working American is a fool and an idiot. Enjoy your winnings…”

            Funny you should say that. How did you enjoy the last 2 years of bailouts with YOUR money. 2.5 if you include the first TARP voted in by a DEMOCRAT Congress and signed by a RINO. Unless of course you don’t actually put money in.

      • Paul

        The screwing I have already received from Obama far outweighs anything I received from Bush. Bush was not great with his physical ineptness, though I cannot place all that blame on him. He did have a terrorist attack which has changed the security of America for times to come. As ill conceived as the was in Iraq came into being, he did succeed in bringing back some sort of stability back to that country. His economy was in part to Clinton real estate bubbles due to ill conceived mortgaged to formerly ineligible recipients. Bush was for this country, though not the most competent at the job. Obama knows what he is doing and is dismantaling of our country from what it once was. He has tripled our debt, is taking away our rights to purchase as we would (healthcare), taking control of corporations and regulating others to extinction and you say watch out for the Republicans? I say, we need to watch out for all of them. Yet, this last bunch have been the most invasive to our rights, freedoms, and free enterprise system of any yet. So “flashman” I don’t know how you are benefitting from our retreat from freedoms, but most of us will not.

        • http://www.LakeAtitlanRentals.com Duende

          Yeah Bush did have a terrorist attack. It’s really tough planning one of those or at least planning to take advantage of one for sure.

        • http://www.LakeAtitlanRentals.com Duende

          P.S. i agree on what you say about Obama.. he’s the B team (B for Blue) Bush was the R team (R for republican) It’s like a tag team wrestling team and we the people the single opponent to these vultures.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Hflashpan___(your words)__”Anyone can troll the ‘et and find some idiot doing soemthing stupid and hype it.”___

        You mean just like you did with this article???

        • HFlashman

          Angel..yep. I found someone hyping a stupid act and attributing it to “liberals’….and people actually swallowing the hyyped lies and misrepresentations.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Flushman the commie___ if I’m not mistaken, I believe YOUR THE ONE WHOS BLOWING IT OUTTA PROPORTION?!!

          • independant thinker

            Angel, It ain’t proportion he is blowin outta. It is roughly half way down the south side of his north facing body.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Independant thinker____LMAO!!!!

          • Kate8

            flash, If it walks and talks like a liberal…

          • Vigilant

            “Angel..yep. I found someone hyping a stupid act and attributing it to “liberals’….and people actually swallowing the hyyped lies and misrepresentations.”

            Ain’t this rich? A liberal who denies that liberal motives caused the whole flap in the first place? Orwellian, to be sure.

            Josef Goebbels salutes you!

          • Vicki

            HFlashman writes:
            “Angel..yep. I found someone hyping a stupid act and attributing it to “liberals’….and people actually swallowing the hyyped lies and misrepresentations.”

            I see you don’t like profiling much. It wasn’t a stupid act. It was a stupid LIBERAL act. Conservatives do stupid things violating the purpose of the First amendment too but telling a kid not to fly the Flag of THIS country is a Liberal/progressive act.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Very well said all!

      • Bill

        you HFlashman hype every thing up any ones says here, so if they are guilty, you are in so much more guilt! Oh I would hate so to be you, how can you live with your self. Actually I fell sorry for you. but not that much!!!!!

      • Steve

        Your an idiot!!!!!!

      • Tony

        Flashman,
        Get over it man. The socialist party lost! The people of this great country sent a powerful message to Washington. Try to accept that and please hope that the message is heard.

        • http://www.LakeAtitlanRentals.com Duende

          The people didn’t do sh*t. they went into voting booths and pulled levers that in the back are attached to the same thing. Nothing has been done. What politician is willing to do more than talk about “auditing”the Federal Reserve. Auditing????B.S.!!!! How about disband it and sending the predators running. Have any of these great hopes for America said that 9-11 needs to be re-investigated and that something about the whole situation smells to high heavens? None! So there’s your “We won”. When that becomes a nightly topic on FOX news or MSNBC then I’ll have faith that something is changing.. until then you’re all (meaning 90% of liberals and conservatives alike) blowing it out of the the southern midpoint of a north facing person.

          Peace Out

          Duende

          • http://?? Joe H.

            Duende,
            your anger at your heroes dropping like flies is showing!!!

          • http://www.LakeAtitlanRentals.com Duende

            Joe H. What in the world are you talking about .. the only anger I have is when collective morons wastes their own time sniping at each other screaming for all the heavens to hear that their party is the right one and anyone who supports the other one is a moron. All this while the real predators , the predators that run both parties corporations and banks are raping the planet and laughing their a$$es of while we bicker. Nope no heroes here Joe.
            Peace Out

      • RoBoTech

        WOW, I’m doing something I usually don’t do, repond to a Socialist Troll that only wants to get someone to respond so the Troll can dirty another pair of panties.
        No matter, I’ll go take a shower when I am done. Poop washes off.
        I am a Viet Vet. I know what I am talking about. People like you (immature keyboard ninjas) NEVER say in public what you say here. You know that eventually, someone will shoot you in the face.
        And if you don’t know that (too stupid), my guess is you will find out, soon enough.
        And for the Adults on the blog, excuse me, it’s shower time.

      • wandering minstrel

        I’d rather be manipulated by the GOP than the Progressives/Socialists. At least conservitives don’t kill those who disagree with them. Too bad you progressive/socialists can’t say the same.

      • Jstarusa

        well flash, seems that very same thing was said about the democrats, imagine that! So which is it? Maybe both? Think about it!

    • Dennis

      I’m with you Angel W. I fly my American Flag every single day of the week.
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      • BrotherPatriot

        Nice one!

  • Mick

    Angel Wannabe says:
    November 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

    AND_My take on the Definition of Political Correctness -”Is telling someone to go to hell and making them feel glad they’re on they’re way!!!”
    ******************************************
    I like that Angel,,,Way to go !!!
    My way of treating political correctness is to tell people I call a spade a spade which raise the eyesbrows of most liberals, they have to make a racist thing out of everything………

    • Sane

      So you don’t say that just to incite people? You’re an idiot. You have a every right o be an idiot in this country. I’m just calling a spade a spade.

      • spike

        You should. Not only are you a spade, you’re an ass

    • Angel Wannabe

      Sane __Opinion are like azzholes we all got one!!!

      • http://?? Joe H.

        Angel Wannabe,
        Yeah, but not only has he GOT one, he IS one!!!!

        • Angel Wannabe

          JoeH, Now I’m LMAO!!!!!!

  • Bobby

    This is outrageous!!! But you know what is more outrageous? Continuing to complain about this type of issue, which inflames anger and hatred, and which totally misses the REAL problem. People, he REAL problem with education is the fact that “we the people” continue to allow the government to run the system!!
    You really want to fix education. Then get gubment out of it, plain and simple. Let’s see how many of you are wiling to PAY for your child’s education (and don’t give me this BS about taxes…a real education costs real money. And while we’re at it, why should ! Someone who has no kids in school pay taxes for your kid? Are you outraged enough to give up your SUV, flat TV, and season tickets to properly educate your kids? If not then SHUTUP already and let these people continue to destroy our once great republic. You want truth, you got it!!

    • Sane

      Bobbby, are you saying that there should be no public education? Do you know why there is public education? It’s because without it only the rich get educated and the poor have less and less of a chance to ever make anything out of themselves. Education is a fundamental right and who would organize that if it wasn’t the government. We all pay for schools because even if you don’t have kids you don’t want kids roaming the streets uneducated all day. Also, would you promise to never have kids? Then what if you do? We all have to pay our part in a society. If you donj’t like it move out to the woods somewhere…well further out that is.

      • Vicki

        CURRENT public education is to raise up good little brainwashed people.

        There was a time in the past when public education, like unions, accomplished good things like educating people. Now days not so much.

    • HFlashman

      Bobby…I kind of agree. When Bush II and Congress pushed through the No Child Left Behind Act…and effectively nationalized our schools…it has gone from bad to atrocious. And yes…I have stated since Bush II announced that fiasco…it’s nationalizing the schools and having school boards be nothing but tax collectors as all local decisionmaking was stripped away. And I’ll go one further…bet most people posting on this board supported it at the time. because despite what it said, despite what everyone was saying, they believed the simple programming fed by FOX.

      Now it’s everyone’s fault but their own. Go figure…

      • Angel Wannabe

        Yeah Hflashpan, and your Messiah isn’t the oh Great One you thought he was either, hows that hopey changy stuff workin out___I’m just sayin……

        • HFlashman

          Change and hope still alive Angel. We have a president who is making decisions based upon the good of the country, not some political polling. Nice isn’t it to have a backbone with intelligence in the WH and not some snivelling coward who went AWOL in time of war, whose first act was to hide when 9/11 occurred, and who did nothing but send this nation into greater debt, two wars, and gave the wealthy and corporate interests TRILLIONS which we now have to pay for.

          Live was getting better under Clinton…can anyone say life was better under Bush II? Whatever you want to spout…you can’t ignore fact. These past two years are bearing fruition…jobs coming back, manufacturing orders are up, wages are up, all across the board…we’re coming out of the near depression brought to us by the GOP. And you voted the back in. Jeesh ….

          • Angel Wannabe

            flushman____same ole sh*T__ya just never change!___Did ya pick up yer check and kiss soros ring too?

          • Bill

            Dam Hflashman I was going to agree with you in part on the government nationalizing the school thing, then you went and spouted off about how some muslim American Hating foreign born jackass had a back bone and you went and spoiled it. Talking about putting your foot in your mouth, this is a great country and once the Non American is removed the sooner we can start cleaning up his world order muslim loving mess and rebuild. Its good you are in America, here you have the right to be delusional! and WRONG!

          • Teresa

            ya know flash I have listened to you rant over and over about the former President and All your trials…not sure if your upset cause you can’t get a free ride anymore or your upset cause you thought you would get more free things when this President came in…but I will tell you this…all you have now and all your allowed to say to everyone else is thanks to the soldiers who died with OUR Flag raised high and they KNEW exactly what it stood for and still stands for. You preach to us about how bad life is because of Bush, we see how good it is as well. You see everything negative where as we see a man who freed a country and fought for our soldiers when this President earns no respect from us nor our soldiers nor our flag!

          • Angel Wannabe

            Teresa__ you go girl!!!

          • Teresa

            Flash…you ck. out this
            http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/obamas_donor_contributions_sil.html
            then you come talk to me about your all mighty one.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Teresa__Why that miserable SOB!__ Mr Perfect President, My Butt!

          • Angel Wannabe

            HFlushman___( your words) >>> “Nice isn’t it to have a backbone with intelligence in the WH and not some snivelling coward who went AWOL in time of war, whose first act was to hide when 9/11 occurred,”

            Man o man flush, you just didn’t sip the “kewlaid”__you seriously took a SWIM in it____and did the back stroke and all!!!

            If anyones a “sniveling bunch of cowards” its your creeps in Washington, who says “we have to pass the HC law bill, before we can read it”!__Hows about 52 days to respond to the BP oil spill????___Or better yet how’s anout civilians who had some great ideas to clean up the oild and were turned down!!???_____Or how about shoving through a Healthcare BILL THAT NO ONE WANTED, except YER BOSSES!!!!___Gaddddsss, I could go on and on!!!!!__ Bush wasn’t perfect__but I’ll ya what buddy boy, he’s twice the Man, Obama will ever be!!!!!__-Obama will be remembered as the Once and done President!

          • Dennis

            Can you tell us, what job obama had to pay his way thru college? or who paid for it? or did he ever manage a company? own and or run a business ? OOOOOOOOOOOOOO wait, Thats right, he has never ever in his life ever had a JOB of any kind NEVER, He has lived off of other peoples money, just like his worthless azz is doing now, the man is a bum. Who, by the way Hates the American Flag, along with the American people. The man is not worthy of the seat he sits in, and thats when he’s in the rest room, let alone any other seat.

          • Jstarusa

            By gollee, I think you just described Obama, now what military service was he in again? I cant seem to remember. And who was it who bowed to some countrys king, The names right on the tip of my tongue. You might want to pass the blame around to both parties and hope they will do different in the future! NAH! Never happen! As long as there is greed in this country, expect the same, its human nature folks! If you really think about it, you will agree…

      • http://none Mike

        Flash, This is one point we can totallly agree on. No Child left behind we a futher disaster for an allready failing school system.If you look at it through the years we were allready passing students that couldent read and comprehend at a basic level.And whos math skills were intermediate at best. The very fact that now collages have to have rudeamentry language and math classes just to catch them up to the level that they should have been upon entering is a sign of how bad its become.Another disaster that was foisted on us was outcome based education where if little Jhonny said 2+2=5 then we had to respect little Jhonnys feelings and say it did.And we wonder why we are lagging behind the world in education now. Its no supprise to me. Mike L.

        • Vigilant

          Mike,

          Leftists like Flush, in blaming a measure such as NCLBA, will never own up to (or are ignorant of) the fact that the Act was sponsored by that bastion of conservatism, Ted Kennedy, who worked tirelessly to have it pushed though the Senate.

          This marks the second time on this site that I’ve caught Flush either denying liberal motives (the flag ban), or demonizing President Bush for what Flush deemed was a conservative law.

          NCLB was both conservative and liberal in its approach. The teachers’ unions didn’t like it because it (God forbid!) held them accountable for actually teaching students. The conservatives were not happy with it because the Federal Government has no business insinuating itself into states’ affairs.

          Flush takes the opposing stance whenever he’s confronted with what he THINKS is a conservative onslaught. If you’ve needed proof positive of this unthinking approach, just revisit Flush’s posts.

          Flush, we might actually begin to take you seriously if you just once showed us you don’t have (in Professor Kingsfield’s words), “a skull full of mush.”

          • http://none Mike

            I get it Vigilent I used his comment to express some agreement with a point he made because it followed one of my own. I think if Bush and the republicans really wanted this to fail it could have. Insted he signed off on it as it was and it became another disaster for our children. Mike L.

          • Vigilant

            Mike,

            We are in agreement. However, I don’t think we can blame the general lack of academic excellence on NCLBA alone.

            I remember reading years ago that the requirements for a teaching certificate in most states were lower than the requirements for a degree in business. With few exceptions, such as Hillsdale College, most all universities are not concerned with “teaching the teacher” to become an expert in his/her field, they give them a smattering of liberal arts courses, generally using the opportunity to program the teacher in socialist dogma.

            Earning a teaching certificate involves not much more than lessons in babysitting, political correctness and social welfare considerations. It seems no longer held in high regard to give our children a basic education, the three “Rs,” and a sense of civic reaponsibility based on a thorough, unrevised and unbiased history of the US.

            The schools no longer breed a cadre of young citizens prepared to face life, but rather turn out dumbed down automatons, prepared for socialist-inspired class warfare and little else. Witness the many leftists who come on this site, bereft of factual backup for their assertions, an apalling lack of historical knowledge and complete disdain for the Constitution.

    • spike

      Bobby,
      Perhaps if we complain more, about issues JUST SUCH AS THIS, our country and our GOVERNMENT will take us seriously, and realize we notice these things, this is an affront, albiet a small one, and we’re not taking it. It’s the turning of a blind eye, and turning a deaf ear to the “seemingly small ” things of this ilk that the devil gets his foot in the door and a stronghold starts. I will make as much noise as I can, when my rights are being violated. If you are an Illegal Immigrant, or if aren’t a citizen of this country, then you don’t have any rights, and you need to go home to your own country so you can still not have any rights. thank you.

    • Carlucci

      Bobby is right. I never had kids and resent having to pay property taxes to “educate” (i.e., “program”) other people’s offspring. The public schools are worthless drug pushers. They insist that kids be medicated, which helps dumb them down. If people really cared about their kids, they would home school or send them to private schools. The kids that live next door to me have always been home schooled and they are extremely smart and well read, are considerate, and have excellent manners. They tried public school for about a year and were so far ahead of their classmates that they came back home from boredom and harassment. Apparently their fellow classmates and teachers couldn’t stand the fact that these kids were way smarter than they were! Of course there was also obviously a big prejudice from the teachers who are totally against home schooling.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Well said Carlucci!

    • http://www.LakeAtitlanRentals.com Duende

      That person who who has no kids went to school them selves and probably on public education.. they probably have nieces or something else.. maybe they will depend on a doctor someday who started in public education. I do agree that we need to get better control of our schools and have our children well educated and that’s done by showing up at school board meetings in mass… same thing with local town government. Typically meetings I’ve been to the unity of the citizens is next to nothing and the “politicians” and professional government workers outnumbers the citizens and definitely try to control the conversation, using the threat of evicting a citizen if they get to close to making a point they don’t want to hear.

  • hrc49663

    I agree with all the writers, we are in this situation because our president refuses to wear a lapel pin because “it may offend someone”. He needs to be defeated in 2012, and we must get some good old lover of America back in the White House. Apologies, demeaning speeches, and raising muslims status to the point where they can refuse to obey our laws and get away with it. What’s next, Sharia law legalized? We are in dangerous times, and America better wake up before we find oursleves being taken over by a contingent that portrays themselves as Americas who love their country but are in favor of a government like that in Venezuela. Thanks Obama you have led us to the brink of disaster, but you’re a one term fluke and huge mistake.

    • http://MSA Kirby

      Our so called “president” is an out and out “hate America” socialist muslim. I fought in the Korean war to help protect the freedom we have. Every time I see the American flag it brings tears of joy to my eyes and makes me feel really proud to be an AMERICAN. And as Lee Greenwood has said,”GOD BLESS THE USA” so lets all stand up for the precious right to be “PROUD AMERICANS”

    • Angel Wannabe

      Yepperhrc__we need somebody in there who’s proud of what America is!!!

  • BANDIT

    What would happen if some one burned the mexican flag. I’ll bet there would be the biggest riot that you ever saw, and yet those idiots burn the AMERICAN flag all the time. Well it’s time to start burning the other countries flags and spitting on them and writing stuff on them to send then the message that they are not wanted here. SO lets burn some mexican flags this week. Mexico is a slander to this nation and those people do not deserve what we have and that includes our jobs, Send them all back to mexico where they belong, if they don’t go send them back in a body bag.

    • Sane

      Where do you get the fact that Mexicans burn the flag all the time? That’s ridiculous. Can you back that up? Have you ever met a Mexican? It’s that kind of talk that incites violence.

      • 45caliber

        Sane: You said, “It’s that kind of talk that incites violence.”

        Not really. It is your own excuse to silence all American beliefs that cause violence because those from other countries believe that they have the right to do anything they like without any opposition. When they do get some, they riot. If everyone expected to have trouble then he wouldn’t do it.

  • sfix

    Judging by his last name, Cody Alicea is also of Hispanic descent. Apparently the school officials and teachers’ union prefer the political views of the Hispanics who have not or will not assimilate to to culture and heritage of the United States.
    This is not immigration. This invasion and colonization led by Quislings and fifth columnists embedded in American politics. What is your definition of “sedition”, of “treason”?

  • http://e.jr0214@sbcglobal Ed

    Take my Flag take my God forfit your life.

    • Jstarusa

      I agree, but I would have put GOD first……

  • http://N/A Jobie Barfield

    For the time being, we MUST vote Republican…..We can finish the job in 2012 and 2014…..

    The government officials need to be exchanged regardless of who they are…..

  • RAT

    That superintendent should be fired for stomping on the civil rights of that student. Does he think that, just because this young man is a student at one of “HIS” schools that he can tell him what to do with his life?

    I don’t know who said it, but the quote below sums up PC pretty well….

    ‎”Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

    • Angel Wannabe

      RAT__One word Rat_____SOROS main stream media blitz___Words repeated often enough eventually turn into doctrine!

    • Dennis

      Fired,
      Yes he should be fired, but after the boys father goes to the school an slaps the $hit out of his ass, an then if he is man enought to fight back, then beat the $hit out of him, worthless (offensive word removed).

      • Dennis

        Sorry but this $hit gets under my skin.

  • Charles

    Cody, you are a kid, but your my man. Thank you!!! “Dear L_rd. to all those, from the White House down, who have rejected the foundation upon which our nation was built, come to have the courage and thankfulness for America that Cody has so bravely come to love and respect. Amen!!!” I would love to see thousands of kids, young people and their parents and families, do as Cody did, and ride their bikes around every state capital, and the U. S. Capital as a support for our flag. I would do my best to join in such a ride. O yes, Cody and his family would lead the way.

  • FreedomFighter

    Many brave men and women, Americans all, have paid in blood so that I may fly my stars-n-stripes in the freedom, liberty and greatness that is the Republic.

    Had enough of the Progressive/liberal commies yet?

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

    • HFlashman

      FF….a few questions. How do you know the school officals are “liberal’ or “conservative’ ? Didn’t you even wonder or did you go all foaming and frothed because you were told to by the author?

      Second question:

      If Crime fighters fight crime. If firefighters fight fire…. … kind of telling your oline ame and what you’re posting day after day doesn’t it?

      • Brad

        Hey “flash in the pan”

        Maybe you should call Superintendent Edward Parraz and ask him what his political affiliation is his work # is (209) 632-7514 X1202; I got it from the Denair county school website. I already know he is a democrat and your last comment about police and firefighters makes no sence.

        By the way Freedom Fighter is a true blue American Hero, he served in the best branch of the military and the oldest next to the US Navy and he’s a damed proud Marine OHHH RAAA, Semper Fi Freedom Fighter.

      • Kate8

        flash – There is NO conservative who would EVER tell ANYONE they have to put away the American flag. They WOULD tell them to put away any foreign flag.

        Like I said, if it walks like a liberal…

        This is strictly a commie ploy to further destroy our sense of national pride and respect. And that is the intent of the Left.

        • Angel Wannabe

          And ya know what kate8___The commies can kiss off on that!!!

        • Vigilant

          Kate8,

          You’re absolutely right.

          Flush is so confused about what he really believes that he’s now implying that a conservative could ban that kid’s flag. That’s hilarious: a liberal denying a liberal action!

  • http://Bellsouth Carl Duke

    If Hispanics don’t like the American Flag because it offends them, well, they can pack it back across the border and stay! This, in case everyone that is a citizen has forgotten and even the ones that wants to live here in this country, is AMERICA and we speak ENGLISH! If this is such a problem, DON’T COME TO AMERICA and try to change it. It “Ain’t Gonna’ Happen”! The real Americans are not going to let that happen especially us Vets and families, so, GET OVER IT!! Anyone with a spine, could cares less…………

  • Teresa

    The American Flags Should be hanging IN ALL public schools in the US. Our children Should be pledging Every morning. This is why our soldiers fight for our freedom. Have we as a country become so shallow that we have forgotten our very existence our morals? If EVERY parent stood together I promise you something could be done! THIS IS OUR NATION UNDER GOD! I challenge you all as parents send you child to school with the flag on their shirt, on their car, my daughter wears hers every Friday and she has her moment of silence. Call your congress, press for the bill to have English forced as the primary language. You can not stop calling and faxing your congress now that election is over!

    • 45caliber

      I agree. Most young people today can’t even repeat the pledge. They were never taught.

      • Angel Wannabe

        45__We made sure our Grand daughter at six knows it, and when the Grandson can talk well enough, he’s gonna know it too!!!

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Linda

    when is someone out there gonna grow some b’s. and get his ass out of office, what is everyone afraid of, that skinny little dictator? I hope I don’t get hurt for this remark!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dennis

      Alot of people are afraid that the blacks will uprise, most of them can’t see past the color of his skin to see what he really stands for, to see that he is a liar. They don’t understand that the man could care less about them, and that they are just a stepping stone to him. He knows their vote is there, not the 95% or 97% that he had but still alot. They will ignore the facts, such as he is a marxist, socialist,anticolonialist, black theoligist. They would say that the white man impeached him because he is black, when in-fact it was the white man that put him in there.

  • John

    1st they took GOD out of the Schools,
    Then Prayer,
    Then the TEN COMMANDMENTS,
    Now they Want our Flag Out of The School along with Our Constitution.
    This has been going on for Years and it is leading us into the One World Government.
    Hold On to Your Bibles, They will be after them Next.

    • Angel Wannabe

      You got it, John!

    • Vicki

      Bible? Next? Have you tried taking a Bible into school?

      • Kate8

        Vicki, What few realize is that it is absolutely within one’s rights to carry a Bible to school (or anywhere) and read it during free time and free reading time. It is within one’s rights to pray during free time, and also to have Bible studies if the students want it.

        Teachers are not to intitiate or even suggest doing so, but students can do it on their own. They can not forbid the exercise of these Constutional rights, though they might try. The problem is that people are not well educated and informed in these areas, including the school staffs.

        The American Center for Law and Justice fights these cases all the time, and wins. It is up to us to learn how to exercise our Constitutional rights before they are gone forever. No longer will our leftist commie schools teach the truth as it interferes with their agenda. We need to make sure our children know who they are, and we must be willing to step into the arena if need be.

        • Dennis

          Kate8,
          Its time, its way past time, teachers unions must be done away with, Government control in schools must stop, you see most teachers are liberals, and know matter what we think, they do say liberal $hit to the children when thier in school, and thats called indoctrination.

          • Kate8

            Dennis, You are right about the teacher’s unions. In fact, all the unions are way out of control and are furthering the collapse of America.

            Yes, it is WAY past time.

        • Jstarusa

          Agree 100%!! It’s time to quit the whine and form the line! Or our rights will be gone for good. And all of the sacrifices of our men and women in the service of our country will be in vain! Apathy is our greatest enemy!

    • who cares

      john you can thank the bush family, the republican party for the one world (order) government. you are good patroit voting republican!!!

      • Angel Wannabe

        Who cares, do you actually know how many names can be added to the list of NWO supporters??___Do some research then please return!

      • Kate8

        George Soros – NWO Big Daddy – is no Republican! And he is the funds behind most of the leftist criminal groups like SEIU, as well as (primarily) leftist candidates!

        He did give some to the McCain campaign, but that was because a. McCain is a NWO RINO, and b. a loser for conservatives.

        Do some real research before you go spouting things about which you know little. While Republicans have become heavily infiltrated by NWO operatives, globalist endeavors are not the path of real conservatives.

      • Jstarusa

        Sir, you need to get off the “blame train”! Lets hear a good solution to the problem besides a different party in power or at least something besides blame..

  • WhiskeySix

    What this country really needs is a President with a set of stones, not the pussy-whipped idiot we now have. Vote him out or impeach him and elect someone with a good set of conservative values.

    • Dr. Mabuse

      And who would that be?

      • Teresa

        A man to stand FOR not AGAINST the country he was sworn to protect! A man to stand firm on the beliefs of OUR Constitution! A man who will not bow to other leaders and apologize for OUR nation! A man who will STOP praising the jihad muslims and actually admit to the world that there are in fact terrorist out to harm the US!

      • Angel Wannabe

        DrMabuse__Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Chris Christie!!!__fer starters!!!

      • Paul

        I am conservative leaning, but would even take Clintons over this Obamanation. There are many possible candidates I would love to endorse who are conservative leaning. But if my candidates were not to get in would hope who ever did get elected would love our country whether there ideologies were different than mine. This man does not.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Paul, I beg to differ_ the Clintons are one in the same, they belong to the Bilderburgs!

          • Teresa

            I agree, the Clintons are no different…you never hear of the drug scandals, the embezzlement, the rape charges, and lets not forget how Hillary is bent on taking our guns away.

          • Angel Wannabe

            Teresa___Yepper_People gotta read up on this stuff___Don’t be fooled!!!

          • Kate8

            I agree, Angel. The Clintons would have gone even further than Obama if they could have, but the people didn’t allow it.

            Obamacare is not much different from Hillarycare. Maybe a bit worse, since they’ve had time to add to it.

        • Dennis

          WTF is wrong with you man ? the Clintons are the Obamanation its just spelled Clintons, That b!+(#, signed a tready with the UN to ban all firearms from all citizens, Thats US Citizens included, and if the big eared purple lipped muslim ever gets the chance he’ll do the same.

          How and why do people forget, the Clintons WTF.

      • Vicki

        Ron Paul, Rand Paul, Sarah Palin.

        Any one of the 3 would do.

        • Angel Wannabe

          Vicki, I like Sarah palin, She a great Gal, a Patriot and is unafraid, but I’m not sure she’s ready yet_I thought about Pence too!1

        • Kate8

          I like Michelle Bachmann. She has good common sense, and is a real patriot. And she’s not afraid to speak the truth.

        • independant thinker

          Jan Brewer

  • Hector J. Martinez

    I am a retired combat veteran. As you can see my last name is hispanic. When someone ask “What am I” I tell them I am american. My parents came from Cuba & Costa Rica(legally)and became American citizens after WWII. They worked to help the war effort. I fly my flag 24/7 in front of my home. I wear a hat with the U.S. flag on it. And most of all I am proud to be an American and served for 20 years in the U.S. Army. The problem with this idiot pirazz is that he is thinking of his ethnic heritage instead of his american birth right. This idiot is confused as to where he should actually be and pledege allegiance. If this child was in danger then why didn’t he try to suppress that danger where it came from? The Stars and Stripes does not bow down to any country in this world in any ceremony. Hey pirazz you need to study American History on the flag. and know that I won’t bow down to you and any other a**hole that thinks that I would be afraid of you or your ethnic background. I am an American and I am a patriot. If you want to challenge that then I hope you are prepare to have your a** wiped for the first time. Obviously your parents failed to teach you about American Pride!!!!!!

    • Angel Wannabe

      Hector, Well Said!—And thank You for service!__God Bless!

    • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

      Thank you for your service, patriotism and being an example of what America really stands for…peolpe from all over the world uniting to be AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • BrotherPatriot

      Thank you Mr. Martinez for your service and your Patriotism. You set a fine example.

    • S.C.Murf

      Welcome Home Hector

      Up The Hill
      Airborne

    • 45caliber

      Hector:

      The real problem is that the libs don’t believe that anyone should be patriotic. It conflicts with their goals.

    • http://yahoo Cherokee

      Hector J. Martinez: A real American Hero. Thank you for your service to our (yours and mine) country. God Bless the USA and, God Bless you.

    • Jstarusa

      AMEN!!!

  • Flag Etiquette

    HFlashman says:
    November 16, 2010 at 11:05 am

    Jeesh…the wealthy will get their continued subsidies and we’ll pay for the priviege of being screwed by the wealthy even more, the financial and industrialists will receive their paybacks and increase their entrenched power, and we’re going to suffer as they pay for these giveaways to the wealthy and corporate interests by cutting out programs which affect us in so many beneficial ways.

    I think you need to go read the constitution of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! The Government is supposed to be dependent on the people not the other way around.. the government is our child.. not daddy.

    http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html

    Flag Etiquette

    STANDARDS of RESPECT
    The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

    The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
    The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
    The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard
    The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
    The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
    The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
    When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.

    The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

    When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

    Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.

    Displaying the Flag Outdoors
    When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.

    When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag – of a state, community, society or Scout unit – the flag of the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea.

    When the flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flag’s union should be farthest from the building.

    When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor – to its own right.
    ..The other flags may be smaller but none may be larger.
    ..No other flag ever should be placed above it.
    ..The flag of the United States is always the first flag raised and the last to be lowered.

    When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation.

    Raising and Lowering the Flag
    The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night.
    The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted and lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of music, whichever is the longest.

    Displaying the Flag Indoors
    When on display, the flag is accorded the place of honor, always positioned to its own right. Place it to the right of the speaker or staging area or sanctuary. Other flags should be to the left.

    The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.

    When one flag is used with the flag of the United States of America and the staffs are crossed, the flag of the United States is placed on its own right with its staff in front of the other flag.

    When displaying the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the flag’s union (stars) should be at the top, to the flag’s own right, and to the observer’s left.

    Parading and Saluting the Flag
    When carried in a procession, the flag should be to the right of the marchers. When other flags are carried, the flag of the United States may be centered in front of the others or carried to their right. When the flag passes in a procession, or when it is hoisted or lowered, all should face the flag and salute.

    The Salute
    To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.
    The Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem
    The pledge of allegiance should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag, and saluting.
    When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.

    The Flag in Mourning
    To place the flag at half staff, hoist it to the peak for an instant and lower it to a position half way between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag is to be raised again to the peak for a moment before it is lowered. On Memorial Day the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and at full staff from noon to sunset.

    The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatorial order.

    When used to cover a casket, the flag should be placed with the union at the head and over the left shoulder. It should not be lowered into the grave.

  • Harold Longanecker

    So let me get this straight.
    You live in America and a kid can’t put the American flag on his bike.
    Whatever happened to freedom of expression?
    Or is that denied to American Citizens?

    • 45caliber

      It is if it is against PC thought control.

      • Kate8

        The problem is that the Right really believes in free speech and allowed the Left to gain ground uncountered (for the most part) thinking that common sense would prevail.

        How wrong we were. Now that they have control of so many of our institutions, they are doing what Leftists always do: try to destroy their opposition. They pay lip service to free speech, but their goal is to totally silence the Right and render us completely without voice.

        The Left won’t be satisfied until everything good about America is dead and buried, and every form of deviance and tyranny reigns. This is the nature of evil.

        • Angel Wannabe

          kate8,__(your words)___”The problem is that the Right really believes in free speech”__Your Right kate, near the end of summer, I spoke to the only Republican Congressman in our District. He left me say my piece, and I finished with, “that this political correctivness is mind control and it has to stop”!____He said “We still believe in freedom of Speech here and will do everything to protect it!__The Problem is, there isn’t enough real representatives left who’ll are willing to fight with us, against this Tyranny of the Progressives.

  • William Glammeyer

    This should be very simple. This is America, so you show/fly the American flag. English is our language, so you speak English. If you come to this country, you are expected to obey ALL the laws; not just the ones you like!

    We had a revolution back in 1776 because we did not like another country trying to make us do what they wanted. So, if you do not like Mexico, or another country, fight for the way you want it to be! Do not come here and try and force your way of life on us because you do not have the courage and responsibility to make your own country the way you want it to be! We did and we still are!

    • 45caliber

      Correct.

  • Mick

    Mick says:
    November 16, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Angel Wannabe says:
    November 16, 2010 at 9:41 am

    AND_My take on the Definition of Political Correctness -”Is telling someone to go to hell and making them feel glad they’re on they’re way!!!”
    ******************************************
    I like that Angel,,,Way to go !!!
    My way of treating political correctness is to tell people I call a spade a spade which raise the eyesbrows of most liberals, they have to make a racist thing out of everything………

    Reply
    Sane says:
    November 16, 2010 at 11:34 am
    So you don’t say that just to incite people? You’re an idiot. You have a every right o be an idiot in this country. I’m just calling a spade a spade.
    ************************************************
    Sane….Incite people ? Trust me, there are many more efficient ways to incite people but i guess you’re too stupid to figure that out,,it’s simply an expression and common sense people know that it only means ” I tell it like it is ”
    it’s kinna funny that the leftists can swallow everything their political buddies put out but can’t understand a simple. phrase……….

  • http://Yahoo Howard

    WE all need to get out and V-O-T-E. And while were at it, we could get rid of the Drug pushers in this great COUNTY. If they catch them pushing dope, they should lose there citlzenship Send them to any County that will take them. Or take them to a desert Black or or white and dump them in the desert. I thank if you are pushind drugs, You are destorying a life. It is about the same thing as murder.

  • Howard R Gray

    Flying the flag, what a foul heinous crime that now is. Why has the symbol of the United States of America become a bone of contention?

    The left have no time for nationalism at the moment, the thrust for them is for world government and a socialist superstate. The word is out among them to belittle all activities and notions about the USA; the plan is, long term, to eliminate backward anti progressive thinking. The flag is a symbol to them of what must be eliminated, note it is only a symbol, there are other more concrete things such as the contents of the minds of your children that they are after too. Stopping a kid from putting a flag on his bike is essential, it sends a message to the kid, even if peer pressure from citizens reverses the decision, the message for the kid is for a lifetime, the flag is somehow suspect and others out there don’t like it. Propaganda of this kind is insidious it aims long term to corrupt perception of normality as we see it.

    The subtle and continuous action of these malignant ideas is a never ending battle. One day it’s the flag another day it’s your concern about mass immigration. Moments are never missed to suggest racism in the political debate, ripping flags out of kids’ hands is just a mere instance on the way to socialism. The word for what these people are doing is political conditioning and it works, they never let up.

    What is to be done? The answer is to push back, all credit to those who did and the flag returned to the bike. However, the battle is incessant it never ends, you have to understand that. Your support for the Tea Party matters more now than ever, the party is immensely powerful but it needs to grow in numbers and in representation. The left fear the Tea Party and then some, it is the nemesis to all their well laid plans. Progressives have been as this for neigh on 100 plus years, they ain’t giving up soon. The neat thing is that the Tea Party is going to win, though that needs you to send them a dollar or two or better still become active. Our job is to convince them that they are going to lose this battle.

    If you want a cause to pursue, how about abolition of public control over high schools and colleges? John Taylor Gatto, more than most in popular terms, has identified the education “problem” as it now is read his books you will be horrified at how long this social engineering program has been going on. Schools are propaganda platforms for creating cogs for the statist wheels, that must change, otherwise public schools and most of the universities will continue to be conveyor belts for socialism. It is time to campaign to stop the process by removing the teacher unions from school control along with the statist bureaucratic masters in city and county halls. It is long gone time to disestablish schools there needs to be separation of education from the state….. period!

    • 45caliber

      The American flag is a symbol of America. Those who fly it are patriots who would put the US above other matters such as world government. That is seriously wrong in the eyes of a leftist. Further, it marks that person as undependable in the new world order. Therefore, it is a crime (at least in their eyes) and must be discouraged – and if possible made illegal.

      It is simply another category they use to determine who might be a ‘terrorist’ – such as being a vet, a Christian, a lover of guns, etc.

  • Teresa

    IN HONOR:
    The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies.
    Here is a typical sequence of the reading:

    (Begin reading as Honor Guard or Flag Detail is coming forward).

    The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform.

    In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation’s honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body.

    (Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to unravel and fold the flag into a quarter fold–resume reading when Honor Guard is standing ready.)

    The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

    The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.

    The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world.

    The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for His divine guidance.

    The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.”

    The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

    The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother’s day.

    The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great have been molded.

    The tenth fold is a tribute to father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

    The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

    The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.

    When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God we Trust.”

    (Wait for the Honor Guard or Flag Detail to inspect the flag–after the inspection, resume reading.)

    After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.

    *******************************************************************
    New Pledge of Allegiance
    (TOTALLY AWESOME)!

    Since the Pledge of Allegiance
    and The Lord’s Prayer
    Are not allowed in most
    Public schools anymore
    Because the word ‘God’ is mentioned…..
    A kid in Arizona wrote the attached

    NEW School prayer:

    Now I sit me down in school
    Where praying is against the rule
    For this great nation under God
    Finds mention of Him very odd.

    If Scripture now the class recites,
    It violates the Bill of Rights.
    And anytime my head I bow
    Becomes a Federal matter now.

    Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
    That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene..
    The law is specific, the law is precise.
    Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

    For praying in a public hall
    Might offend someone with no faith at all..
    In silence alone we must meditate,
    God’s name is prohibited by the state.

    We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
    And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks…
    They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
    To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

    We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
    And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.
    It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,
    We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong…

    We can get our condoms and birth controls,
    Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..
    But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
    No word of God must reach this crowd.

    It’s scary here I must confess,
    When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.
    So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
    Should I be shot; My soul please take!
    Amen

  • Pete0097

    I was at a school event last night so the kids could perform what they performed for the Veterans for their parents. The performance provided the listeners a marvelous rendition of all of the wars that the US has fought, mostly successfully against the English (twice), each other( the civil war), the Germans, Italians, Japanese (WWI and WWII) and the Asians (Korea and vietnam). They failed to mention the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR where we helped the Cubans gain their independance (Remember the Maine). Talking with one the teachers, he agreed, but said they don’t cover that one anymore. Sounds like too much PC to me. Heck, we just recently stopped paying a tax for that war (a tax on phone calls enacted when A. Bell got started) I guess it is too much for the poor Hispanics to say we were at war with them at one time, although we were also on their side.

    • 45caliber

      One of the things that annoys me about this whole thing is La Raza insisting that we “stole” the southern US states from Mexico.

      Texas won its freedom when the citizens here rose up against Santa Anna. The main reason was taxation. Most of the Mexicans who lived in Texas at the time were in favor of the revolt and fought in it.

      California bought it’s independence from Mexico and immediately applied to be part of the U.S. Arizona and New Mexico, if I remember correctly, were bought when the US was fighting the “generals” who were trying to take over Mexico from the ligitamate government there. And we bought the Louisiana Purchase from Mexico (at least the French government who controlled Mexico).

      • who cares

        again 45cal u r wrong. history book you are getting info is wrong. but no other book counts but yours

        • independant thinker

          what is incorrect in his post. Provide proof he is wrong.

          • Dennis

            He can’t prove him wrong , because he is not wrong.

          • Vicki

            Don’t hold your breath. Driveby Liberals rarely bother with things like cites to backup their bald assertions.

            We, on the other hand will provide a link showing that the US did in fact buy California, Arizona, and New Mexico from the Mexican government.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Guadalupe_Hidalgo

            Note that the US, unlike most other nations, continued to be extra nice to those who would make war on the US. When we won the Mexican-American war we could have just kept all the land we had occupied but instead we BOUGHT it from the vanquished enemy.

            For those of you who did not get an education in public schools the Mexican-American war was started by Mexico when they did not get their way with the Republic of Texas.

    • Kinetic1

      Who’s decision was it to remove the Spanish/American war? One look at the way Texas is throwing out figures like Thomas Jefferson is favor of Phyllis Schlafly and it’s not hard to imagine anything of the sort. Political correctness may be thought of as a Liberal cause, but the right has it’s own version. You can’t always blame the left out of hand.

      • 45caliber

        I hate to be the one to tell you, but … The ones who wanted to throw out Thomas Jefferson were the Democrats – who got overruled by the conservatives on the committee. There were some changes accepted that I didn’t particularly like, but Jefferson wasn’t one of them. In fact, the Dems also wanted to remove info on the Constitution so they could add the name of the man who invented the fireman’s hat since it was so much more important. (It was invented by a black man.)

  • http://none sean moor

    the evil elite.the ones that own this country.has planned this for neons.they want a race war.they want to pit the americans agaisnt the filthy intruders. AND ITS WORKING!!! they start the pain.we indure it.and they walk away,counting their cash.until next payday. i am on the verge on cracking heads.illegal heads. iwant to crack the heads of those that cause the pain.and the ones who protect these monsters.police force(death force that is)the military.a bunch of souless,mindless machines.but…i cant. I feel the shit is going to hit the fan soon.and i dont want to be around,when that happens.THANK GOD FOR THE MINUTTE MEN AND THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING!!!

  • 45caliber

    One of the biggest laughs I get when the Mexican kids display their flag is that – in Mexico – doing so would quickly send them to jail.

    In Mexico it is against the law for anyone other than the military or a public building to fly the Mexican flag, regardless of the reason.

    If these “patriotic” Mexicans tried to fly the flag there, they would quickly learn why America is a better country.

  • Ben Butler

    America is not only a better Country, it is the BEST Country. The Mexicans living in this Country are about to lose their ass. America is about to go to was against Mexico. How will they like that. Maybe we will do to the Mexicans like we did to the poor Japanese during WWll by putting them in camps.

    • 45caliber

      Ben:

      Don’t go to feeling too bad about the “poor” Japanese who were interned during WWII. It definately wasn’t like the concentration camps in Germany. In fact, they were allowed to go to jobs and run businesses. Many joined the services. And most of the American Japanese supported the idea since there were quite a number of Japanese who still supported Japan.

      If you watch “Pearl Harbor” – the movie – they show some Japanese barber who was called by an unknown party who wanted to know what the weather was in Hawaii. He made some comment like, “I wonder who he was and why he wanted that information.” Well, it didn’t happen that way in real life. There were several in Hawaii who were working for Japan. They reported every day. And there were quite a number in California as well. Some were there as saboteurs and spies. Many were near the Naval yards in LA. They would have reported every move the Navy did to subs off the coast.

      • Angel Wannabe

        45__and this is exactly why I won’t watch many movies made today, in regards to American history. It’s been so damned tampered with, ya don’t know what the truth is anymore!

      • Vigilant

        The relocation of Japanese away from the West Coast is probably the single most important reason we won the Battle of Midway. Had the spies and saboteurs remained on the coast, they would have continued to report the massive ship movements out of San Diego that preceded the formation of the battle group.

      • who cares

        I don’t know what think of your statement. movies are for entertainment for the most part are not accurate, and gives you 45cal,a feel good about country, and pride. i dont know.

      • Vigilant

        who cares:

        Why don’t you read 45Calber’s post again? He’s attacking the accuracy of the movie, not using it to bolster his point.

  • HFlashman

    Quickly now…where is the school district exactly/ How does some idiot in that school district 9which you have no idea where it is) affect you? And how is it a school board of mostly conservative farmers and business people are escaping balme for this decision/ How do you know the Super is a “liberal”…

    LOL …. what a bunch of knee jerk, fear seeking, Xenophobic people…you don’t even take time to think !

    And you are proud of selling out this Nation to the wealthy and powerful corporate interests.

    Don’t talk about patriotism until you actually practice it.

    • Angel Wannabe

      yeah flushman the commie__you can piss and moan all you want about the rich and the elite___But none of us EVER worked for a poor man!!!

      • independant thinker

        Flashinthepan most likely works for a poor man that poor man being the taxpayers who provide his welfare check.

        • Angel Wannabe

          independant thinker, I thought he’d more likely work the sidewalks juggling, with a tin cup for tips!

          • independant thinker

            Hee hee hee Haa haa haa chortle guffaw unbridled laughter. Good one Angel

      • Kinetic1

        It’s so much easier to call people names then to answer the question. I gave you the information to help you come to the same conclusion as Flash man, but you don’t seem to get it. This is a predominantly conservative county in eastern central California. When you take into account the fact that their representatives are all Republican, why would you assume that the decision was made by Liberals? It may have been, but simple numbers suggest that it could very well have been a “compassionate” Conservative.

        • Vigilant

          “Compassionate” Conservative is redundant, “compassionate” liberal is an oxymoron.

    • Brad

      So flash in the pan, who do you work for? Are you one of those who sponge off of the government?

      Your final post so far makes absolutely no sence. That idiot in that school district affects the entire country and my children who are in school. It has been school officials and school boards in Kalifornia to include the teachers unions whom have tried to cover up the American Flag. Remember the 5 students who wore American Flag T-shirts to school on cinco demyo last May, each one was suspended because they wouldn’t turn their shirts inside out. American kids on American soil being told our Flag is a disgrace then promoting the Mexican Flag, what a disgrace. Then there was the high school in LA who let the student body bring down the American Flag then rose the Mexican Flag with the American underneath and upside down, that was a disgrase to the American Flag and our country.

      Flash in the pan; I’m sorry you hate this grate country, you have the right to say what ever you want then I have the right to turn around and rebut your comments, that’s free speech I and millions before me and millions to follow have and will fight and die for. The US military has kept freedom free for fools like you, because freedom isn’t free and if you don’t like it here move to N. Korea or some other country where they have no freedoms what so ever.

      You sir are the perverbial village idiot!!!

      • Vicki

        Brad writes:
        “American (flag) underneath and upside down, that was a disgrase to the American Flag and our country.”

        It may not have been a disgrace. It may have been a smart patriot pulling a fast one on the idiots who wanted to place the Mexican flag above the American one.

        Flying the American flag upside down is a distress signal.
        http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette-display.shtml

    • Steve

      Flashman–You have some anger issues–Hope you figure them out before you go bonkers—

      • Vigilant

        Too late.

    • 45caliber

      flash:

      And it’s unpatriotic to be rich? Or to work for a rich man? What about Soros or John Kerry? Are they unpatriotic? Do you support them – or not?

      Actually support or non-support of the rich doesn’t determine whether you are patriotic or not. It is whether you support this country and what goals we have – freedom for all. That includes both the rich and the poor. And as long as you do nothing but moan about how everything is ‘unfair’ become someone else has more money than you do, you will show no patriotism – you simply show that you are greedy and jealous.

      • Angel Wannabe

        Yeah 45__and if I remember correctly, Kerry didn’t have money til he married the widow of John Heinz!

        • Kate8

          Angel, Yes, and I always thought Theresa must be short in the self-esteem department to pick such a loser to marry. He was obviously after her money.

          Didn’t look like a happy couple to me.

        • Vigilant

          That’s why I won’t buy Heinz ketchup.

    • Vigilant

      Flush,

      “And you are proud of selling out this Nation to the wealthy and powerful corporate interests.”

      What’s with your obsession with hating the rich? And what, in God’s name, does it have to do with reverence and allegiance to the flag?

      Pull your head out man.

  • Pete NY “R I P FEDERAL RESERVE BANK”

    An example must be set. In this case the buck stops on the White House. May I suggest that Obama’s removal from office is the right example. I am talking about impeachment.

    • BrotherPatriot

      No need to impeach as that implies he had a right to run for that office. Simply removed and tried for the crimes he has committed…this of course will then open the way for the subpeona’s that will eventually lead towards all the rest of the criminals involved…unfortunately, this would be many of our encumbants, not all but many…and especially the higher up democrats. It is the proverbial “can of worms”. Some will argue that this will never happen…well, my answer is that if things were still the same…this would be true.

      But things are NOT the same. The people have awoken…and many of us care. Many of us (like me) are veterans and what the big change that I’m talking about is this…the disimination of information.

      The internet.

      It is helping to educate us to the truth vrs what the mainstream media is & has been trying to do…promote the propoganda of the bankers. (We have spoken of who those people are but if it must be said…then here it is again…the New World Order. The Bilderbergs, Trilateral Commission, CFR, UN and the Illuminati. They are all one and the same.)

      Sooo, due to the internet allowing us to hear the truth and the independant reporters out there who are doing some great work on behalf of WE the People…they aren’t going to get away with what has been established the NORM for so long. They might try…but Americans are awakening to a whole new future…and we’ll see how the polititions and the news media rises to the occassion.

      God Bless.

    • Zak

      I would rather not impeach Obummer. Just let the proof out that he is an illegal president due to birth, and everything he has done, such as ObamaCare, Government Motors and all the other garbage would go away because it was an illegal signature on it. Impeachment keeps those things there and we have to fight to remove them.

  • Mark

    Simple, inform the mexcans in their own language that they live in the United States of America. Take their welfare laden parents and their mexcan flag back home. We will fly our flag because this is our country, not Mexico’s. The adults complaining about our flag should be deported to wherever in hell they came from. I want to create a 2011 calendar, one with no foriegn holidays on it. None of that cinco de raza b.s., just American holidays. Denair I believe is in the central San Joaquin valley, or little mexico if you ever been there.

  • Michael J.

    I am glad to see that some of you have pegged what happened to Cody and our flag as just another tenacle of “Political Correctness”.

    I remain concerned however, that some do not appreciate the depth and breath of this manufactured 90 year old scourge which seeks to blithe western society.

    The stated goals of “Political Correctness” as prescribed by the desciples of Karl Marx in that dank, dark Socialist think tank known as The Frankfurt School in 1920′s Germany were and are as such:

    1. The creation of racial tension
    2. Continual change to create confusion
    3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children
    4. The undermining of schools’ and teachers’ authority
    5. Huge immigration to destroy sovereign identity.
    6. The promotion of excessive consumption of drugs and alcohol
    7. Emptying of churches through persistent critisism of church values and symbols
    8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime
    9. Dependency on the state and state entitlements
    10. Control and dumbing down of media
    11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family

    One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud’s idea of ‘pansexualism’ – the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:

    • attack the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary educators of their children.
    • abolish differences in the education of boys and girls
    • abolish all forms of male dominance – hence the presence of women in the armed forces
    • declare women and minorities to be an ‘oppressed class’ and white men as ‘oppressors’
    Munzenberg summed up the Frankfurt School’s long-term operation thus: ‘We will make the West so corrupt that it stinks.’

    Any of this sounding familiar yet? The parellels with our present day society are mind boggling.

    In the 1930′s the Frankfurt School Communist became too radical even for Hitler who banished them into exile. The group landed in of all places, Columbia University, New York where they set up shop until after the war in Europe was over. Before they moved back to Germany in the 1950′s they managed to create in their own image and likenees a few people whose names have recently become significant such as Saul Alinsky and Cloward & Piven whose plans for Progressive Marxism were obviously cast from the original set of goals prescribed by the original Frankfurt School scholars.

    Enough out of me, here is also a video that explains in detail the origins and goals of “Political Correctness”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyu-9-OhHog

    • 45caliber

      Michael J.:

      Here are three more rules established by the American Communist Party when they first were organized here in the US. (The party has disbanded and most have since joined the Democrats.)

      These are the established “Rules for Takeover of the US”:

      1) Destroy the ruggedness of the American people by concentrating their attention on spectator sports and sex.

      2) take control of the news media and use it to prevent the population from knowing what is going on in its legislative halls and to tear down the image of anyone who the people might wish to follow.

      3) Disarm the population through gun control.

      The question I have now is – who is pushing for this now??

      • Michael J.

        45caliber,
        The shadowy elite hellbent on global dominance. You’ve seen their names before, Rothschild, Rockefeller and their oganizations, Bilderberg, CFR and the Trilat’s.

      • Kate8

        Michael J and 45, Excellent posts. It’s too bad liberals won’t see this. You would think that, even they, would be able to recognize this if brought to their attention. But alas…

        We’ve been sheep led to slaughter. It’s way past time to stop this hideous agenda. I copied your posts to pass on, in hope of opening more eyes.

        Godspeed.

  • americanbaby19

    I’m sorry but I would look at the teachers and say that they would have to suspend me before I take my flag down. This is not Mexico, this is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistand. THIS IS AMERICA! I have the freedom to wear/hold my flag with pride without anyone telling me anything. Screw this “political correctness”. I am an American, my dad was in the military, my husband’s in the military, my grandpa was in the military and so was my brother. I’m pretty damn sure that they would be pissed off at this. And this Obama person needs to be kicked out of office. He is NOT an American citizen. If he were there would be a flag behind him at every press conference and every freakin speach he gives. If he were an American he wouldn’t stand with his damn hands together with them hanging in front of him, he would put his liberal hand over his liberal heart or salute the flag. If you don’t like the meaning to the flag then fine, salute it for the men and women who died for your ungrateful ass. If not, GET THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY YOU TERRORIST!

    That is all =]

    • Kinetic1

      americanbaby19,
      The photo of the President you are likely referring to was not taken during the pledge, but the national anthem. Protocol requires we place our hand over our heart and face the flag during the anthem when at “Patriotic and National Observances.” This was an Iowa steak fry, but I suppose it’s best to play it safe. You can pick on this one instance if you want, but there are many photos of the President saluting the flag while reciting the pledge.

      • 45caliber

        There is. Right after it was pointed out to him that if he wanted votes he’d better appear to be patriotic.

      • Vigilant

        Gotta agree with you this time, Kinetic. Some months ago, I saw a clip that purported to show the Prez not placing his hand over his heart during the Anthem. Turned out the band was playing “Hail to the Chief.” I took great pains to discourage dissemination of the video because, although I am no fan of Obama, I saw the tactic as underhanded.

        Another one that made the internet rounds was the 42-cent “Eid” stamp, and the purveyor was attempting to sell us on the “Muslim” Obama by claiming he had the postage stamp issued in obeisance to Islam. As a stamp dealer, I quickly countered with two facts: (1) the stamp shown was a 42-center. First Class postage was 44 cents when Obama was elected, and (2) the first Eid stamp was issued in the year 2001 (of all years), and Bush was president.

        It does not serve the conservative cause to disseminate this kind of trash, and admittedly shows that some zealous conservatives are not above playing fast and loose with the truth.

  • Kinetic1

    Ok, I’m not going to waste a post in the middle of all the HFlashman bashing, so I’ll start fresh.

    Before writing this article, Mr. Crystal might have found it worth his time to look into this school district. Denair Middle School has a Hispanic population of about 38%. It doesn’t rank above the 50% mark in reviews, and funding seems a little below average. Test scores are below par, goals are not being met and parent reviews are mixed, with one pointing out that there has been a small exodus from the school. In my experience, this suggests some trouble with discipline. As for the community, they are above average in poverty and below in income. They have an unemployment rate of over 16%, but violent crime is relatively low. They voted 59%/40% for Bush/Cheney in 2004, 50%/49% Obama in 2008, all their major representatives are Republican and 44% consider themselves religious, mostly Catholic.

    This doesn’t appear to be a Liberal town, nor unusually “Godless”, so is the issue here potential school violence? Is this a reason to tell a student he can not fly the American flag? Well, yes and no. He certainly has the right, and I would encourage all kids to fly the flag on days where we recognize our service men and women, but what if the school has had problems with violence between racial groups? It’s not a matter of offending Hispanics in general, but possibly provoking a reaction form a small but violent group. If we as Americans are willing to accept the Patriot act to keep us safe from a small group of terrorists, if we’re willing to give up our right of assumed innocence every time we fly, then why are you so surprised that a school would tell a child not to fly an American flag if they feared violence?

    • Angel Wannabe

      kinectic__Don’t quit your day job, there isn’t many jobs left for commie bloggers, you’ve lost the edge!!!!__(your words)>>> “You would encourage people to ONLY fly the Flag on days to honor our service men and women!”__Some one farther up on the thread had a good suggestion and I’m gonna borrow it____”Go ahead and burn the flag as long as you wrap yourself in it first!!!

      • Angel Wannabe

        awb__attributed to abby!

      • Kinetic1

        This post is about a child flying the flag in recognition of Veteran’s day, so I referenced all days where we recognize those who served. If you are asking about my habits, no I don’t fly the flag every day. I own a flag and will proudly fly it on days of national observance, as well as any other that I please. I have marched in many 4th of July parades and both my sons have marched as flag bearers (one as a Scout, the other as a member of the Native Sons) as I did during my Scouting days. The difference here is that I don’t need to wrap myself in the flag to feel patriotic, and to suggest that I, therefore do not support flying the flag at times other than VD, MD or the 4th is disingenuous.

        By the by, if you are going to quote people, it is best to be honest about it. You posted “(your words)>>>“You would encourage people to ONLY fly the Flag on days to honor our service men and women!””

        I posted “I would encourage all kids to fly the flag on days where we recognize our service men and women” Kids, not people and I did not say ONLY. In fact, you restructured the whole sentence just to make your point. Not cool Angel, not cool.

        • Michael J.

          Kenetic1,
          I have read enough of your post to realize that as a result of your age and life experience that you are now torn and without direction. Too mature to remain a liberal, but still too young to think conservative thoughts 100% of the time. Not to worry, a lot of people before you have dealt with this issue of feeling resrticted, not knowing which way to turn in terms of decision making concerning your families future. Don’t be scared, just let it happen.

          • Kinetic1

            No, Michael, I just exist in that world between Liberal and Conservative where most people are. Yes, I tend to lean left enough to consider myself Liberal in most situations, but much of what I am speaking about has less to do with politics and more to do with culture. I have known young people from both sides who are good, responsible people, and others who are thoughtless and destructive. The same goes for religion. I have known good, respectful people from both ends of the spectrum, and also “good God fearing” people that I’m certain will have to fight to stay out of Hell (if that is their belief.) I know that people like President Bush and Glen Beck tend to see the world in Black and White, and I enjoy that in old television shows, but life is never so easy as that.

          • Vicki

            Kinetic1 writes:
            “I know that people like President Bush and Glen Beck tend to see the world in Black and White, and I enjoy that in old television shows, but life is never so easy as that.”

            But it is. First Principle. Black and White. Your Creator gave you free will. All morality spawns directly from honoring that simple fact. This was even known to the founders of this Country. They stated it in the Declaration of Independence.
            “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
            http://www.earlyamerica.com/earlyamerica/freedom/doi/text.html

            Consent or lack thereof can only exist for a sentient being who’s Creator has given it free will which necessarily includes the power to consent. Or not.

        • Teresa

          Kinetic1 I think I understand what you are trying to say here, and I do respect your opinion, we all have one. Do you honestly feel that the school was in some way trying to protect this child? If so then this is a major problem in itself….
          The point most of the people here are trying to make is that the gov. and unions already have too much control over our lives and children. No matter what district. Our freedoms Are being taken away. If a child or anyone cant fly their flag w/pride on Any day, that is Very sad. Rather you agree w/me or me w/you….it’s ALL OF OUR RIGHTS BEING TAKEN AWAY

          • 45caliber

            Right.

        • Michael J.

          Kinetic1,
          Conserberal? Liberative? You can see how that just can’t possiblly work. two opposing elements can not exist within the laws of physics without anihilating one another. but then again I’m no expert when it comes to physics, I only know what matters.

      • Kinetic1

        Angel,
        The only flag I ever burned was during a flag retirement ceremony in Scouts. As a matter of fact, I was first in my troupe to know the traditions of our flag and I am among the first to remind people about the proper care and display. Flying a flag does NOT make you a patriot any more than wearing a flag print clothing (which was considered VERY un-patriotic when I was young.)

        • Teresa

          OMG son ……focus……! You are almost like talking to my child that I have to keep saying….focus now…focus on the issue…you are straying…..you keep trying your best to twist things around in your mind to fit your already programmed idea of what you THINK or have been programmed to THINK of how things should fit everyone in a socilist world and you don’t even realize it!

          • Kinetic1

            Teresa,
            Let’s see here, I post about the school and community and suggest that there may have been safety concerns, and Angel calls me a “commie blogger” grossly misquotes me and suggest that I ”Go ahead and burn the flag as long as you wrap yourself in it first!!!

            So, I post once to call her on misquoting me, then I post once more about burning the flag. I’m not twisting anything, and the only reason I got off topic was to respond to Angel’s rather rude remarks.

            Now, with regards to your comments about our rights being taken away, note that in my first post I compared this situation to the Patriot Act. I agree, we are loosing freedoms but it’s not all about Government and Union control. The people of this country are handing over their rights to “feel safe.” The government doesn’t need an army to control us, all they need is Glen Beck to tell us all about the danger lurking in the shadows!

            As to your last, and might I say most rude remark, what “socilist (sic) world” are you speaking of? The one where respect for the flag meant not using it as clothing? The one where our nation’s traditions are known and upheld? Maybe it’s the one where people don’t misquote you to make a point?

          • Teresa

            actually kinetic I am not misquoting you, you seem to Always go into the same ole’ routine of blaming Bush for all the worlds problems no matter what the subject. And Yes this is another issue of gov. control and yes another issue of Our rights being taken away and if you think anyone is any less patriotic for flying or wearing the American flag then you are sadly mistaken. And YES this President and his administration YOU seem to KEEP bringing up is pushing us into a socialist direction for a one world order and I don’t need Glenn Beck to tell me that I have a Bible!

          • Kinetic1

            Teresa,
            I did not say that you had misquoted me, that was Angel. I also did not say that it was unpatriotic to fly the flag, I said it did not MAKE YOU a patriot. It is the very meaning behind the phrase “wrapping yourself in the flag”. I also did not say that wearing flag based clothing is unpatriotic, but that it was considered so when I was young. I am speaking to the jingoistic shift in our culture, if you can grasp that concept.

            Now, about my opinion of President Bush. No, I do not like him. Yes, I hold him and his administration responsible for many of the problems we now face. I don’t do so out of blind hatred, but rather based on his and his administration’s actions. Do I blame him for this mess? No, and I didn’t suggest that I did. Yes, I mentioned Bush twice; once in relating the votes of the county in which the school is located, and second as a popular reference to people on the right who see the world as black and white, right and wrong. I did not blame him for what happened in this school, but i see, as usual that many have blamed this on President Obama. Speaking of which, I see you are jumping right in there, accusing Obama of wanting a “one world order”. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

        • Angel Wannabe

          THanks for the lesson kenetic1, But our son is an Eagle Scout!__An we’re Partly Native American, we know enough to get by!

        • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

          Kinetic 1, Go tell this to the Mexicans, or the Jihadists.

    • james karalis

      Let the kids fight in the 60s back in New Jersey we used to fight the blacks and the spanish speakers at least once a week , not at the same time because the blacks used to fight with the spanish when we were taking a brake .

  • james karalis

    This is America like it or not no other flag should be displayed in public places . English should be the only language used in our public schools other than in a foreign language class . It seams to me that the only ones bitching for things to be in there own language is the spanish speakers ,must be they are not smart enough to learn english . FYI my first language was GREEK .

    • 45caliber

      james:

      They can learn English; they just don’t feel it is necessary since they plan to go back to wherever they came from as soon as they save up $100,000. They can retire on the interest from that in their own countries.

  • Cecilio

    Hold It! This arguments are going all over the political arena. I just want to point out this fact: That California’s School District’s screw up big time. “Alicea” is a Spanish last name. What we have here is a God and Country loving, Latino student, who was smeared by a group of bird-brained (pardon me, birds) ignorants – who just happen to be in control of of that “educational” system. Now you may resume any further discussion…

    • james karalis

      Yes but his people may have come from Spain , not the same kind of people they are pure European the ones from mexico and points south are of mixed blood .

      • 45caliber

        I won’t even go that far. His parents were obviously AMERICAN, regardless of the last name, or he wouldn’t have been interested in flying the flag in the first place. It’s like Texas during the revolution. A LOT of the people fighting for Texas freedom were originally Mexican. They became Texans and fought for it.

  • Ben Butler

    Thanks Brad. You pretty much took the words out of my mouth HFlashman’s comments. I need not say more.

  • James G. Borden

    AMERICAN PATRIOTS’ MOVEMENT OF AMERICA
    PRESS RELEASE
    November 16, 2010

    The American Patriots’ Movement announces that in the best interests of the American people that President Obama immediately resign from the office of the President of the United States of America should he continue to publically refuse to declare America’s military support for Israel when Israel is attacked by Iran’s President Mahmoud.

    The American Patriot’s Movement is demanding the resignation of President Barrack Hussein Obama.

    The American Patriots’ Movement position is that President Obama is a Muslim, and for this reason President Obama is refusing to publically announce America’s support for Israel’s right to exist as a free and independent sovereign nation in the world.

    The American Patriots’ Movement does not want a president in the White House whose religious faith and practices decides American foreign and domestic policies.

    AMERICAN PATRIOTS’ MOVEMENT OF AMERICA
    Headquarters: Hilo, HI. 96720 U.S.A
    Newsletter Editor: James G. Borden
    Tel: 808-938-0973

    • who cares

      dick chenney, bush (checkenhawks) should be in jail for murder for taking the usa into two war based on lies and allowing 911 to happen. republican start war but can’t finish them. patriots in turn blame democrats for the wars while billions dollars being spent on republicans wars. Viet nam, grenada, nicaraqua, Iran contra for arms, Panama. Obama is being blame for these two wars that bush started. republicans start wars democrats tried to end them. stop watching fox news based on lies it only steers us all into frenzy. democrats wont take you’r freedom or guns away.

      • http://GOGGLE vaksal

        to;who cares,being a tea party supporter,ive got a glass of home made tea for you,the good stuff,youve been drinking that poisoned kool-aide for so long that it has made you blind,deaf and dumb,school time,NEWS FLASH,HILLARY SIGNED THE UNITED NATIONS SMALL ARMS TREATY,DOES THAT RING A BELL,IF NOT THERES A WHOLE BUNCH MORE,PLEASE WAKE UP.

      • Vigilant

        Bush allowed 9/11 to happen? No, Clinton allowed it to happen by not nabbing Bin Laden when he had 3 clear chances to do so.

        Viet Nam a Republican War? How about Kennedy/Johnson? Nixon got us out of that one, you idiot!

        Korea? Truman, WWII? FDR.

        Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama: wars?

        Like your screen name, I think when it came to history as a school subject, you said “who cares?” And English class as well.

  • Randy G

    All politicins are the same. OK for now we are blaming the Democrats. Next time we will blame the Republicans. Has ANYONE noticed that the oppisite (sp.) party does NOTHING to change it. They just vote themselves a raise and cut all other budgets.

    • Teresa

      Why don’t we stand accountable for some of this! We put the members in office…we sat by blindly for years…(some did anyway) we did not protest loudly enough, we did not get Angry enough until when???? Come on people…WE ALL are accountable to an extent.

  • stewiegriffin

    why do we have to put up with obviously illegal spics in our country? Its obvious to me that if we don’t make a stand , stand for something we will fall for anything (to quote a phrase). Its not legal to fly an american flag in mexico. so why should they be allowed to fly (offensive word removed) flags here ? yes I’m tired of them!

    • Vigilant

      “spics?”

      Thanks for playing into the hands of those who attack the conservative cause by using a racial epithet. You’re pathetic!

  • Jim

    HFlashman says: Nothing.

    His Grandfather was proud to serve and protect ours (and yours) right to free speech. Now you say you don’t think it’s anything to get excited about.
    How would you feel if I told you that you can not speak here because you are a liberal? I almost bet you would get excited because a conservative told you that.
    So just know that opinions are like arses, everybody’s got one, your’s just ain’t worth a dam.

  • Jim

    HFlashman says:
    November 16, 2010 at 1:24 pm
    Rod…seeing as we only have news reports which indicate massive foreign monies flowed into the Chamber of Commerce…which funneled it straight to GOP campaign coffers…you don’tmhappen to have anything of credible substance stating the Dems received all that foriegn capital do you? Naw….didn’t think so.

    Why not talk Obumber into releasing his $200 donor list and why was he afraid to from the start?
    Then you can come back running your banana sucker. Until then, no one sides with you on it.

    • Vigilant

      And let’s not forget that when David Axelrod was asked if he had any proof of this outrageous charge, his response was, “do you have any proof that it’s not happening?”

      Typical pre-election lies and propaganda from the left.

      Flush, keep listening to Maddow and Olbermann and you’ll be so dumbed down you’ll be laughed out of even liberal forums.

  • http://com i41

    Schools went hell in a hand basket when they went under national control in the early 60′s. Comtrol was taken from school boards and centeralized, first from county to state and then to federal control. eddee’s post of spanish and mexicans having control of areas of the USA, well they got their a$$es beat so they went in control, same as the induan tribes, but as always the beltway smucks screwed up again. Now we have to teach illegals and any other tree swinger or 3rd world morons ib their native languages. Same goes for any indian schools, the claim they can not assemalate, unless they heat their native language. Either learn English and assemalate or take the consequenses. Of course when we all read some posts from the liberal socialists who swill in the kenyan marxist b–l s–t, they must have been educated by a pced feel good puke minded school administrations. Since I grew up close to reservations, most people wil not beleive the gang banging indian youths that are the most racist pukes, why they know on the reservations are a safe areas that county and state law enforcement can not touch the worthless pukes. Same goes for the 4th generation bean bellies who will not assimalte in to society, go to Colo.,

  • PROUDPATRON

    I see that this happened in California. Now we must understand that their way of thinking is far different than the way true Americans think. This is due to the gravitational pull that is pulling the western seaboard into the ocean. You know we just celebrated Veterans Day, you know the day we give Honor to the men and women that stood to defend that red, white and blue, which I’m a part of, and I thank Cody Alicea who proudly displayed it on his bike. My God man this is America and now they trying to tell us that we can’t flag our flag, that we had better not show any patriotism. I remember a story about six men on a little island in the Pacific, called Iwo Jima, where these six men became Heros for raising the flag on top of a hill so all could see that the Americans had taken the hill. Three of those men didn’t make it off that island alive! One died a drunk, trying to relieve the pain of remembrance of his fallen buddies. Franklin Sousley of Kentucky didn’t make it off the island died March 21,1945, Harlon Block of Texas didn’t make it off the island died March 1,1945, Michael Strank was born in Czechoslovakia didn’t make it off the island died March 1,1945, this man wasn’t a native of America but loved that he not only helped raised our flag, but gave his life to help keep his country free. The other three men were Ira Hayes of Arizona a Pima Indian was so broken he could not recover and turned to the bottle for help died Jan 24,1955 at the age of thirty two, Rene Gagnon of New Hampshire the youngest survivor died on Oct 12, 1979, John Bradley of Wisconsin a Navy Corpsman said “just jumped to lend a hand” was wounded in both legs and the only one successful in putting his life back together after the war died Jan 11, 1994. I’d like to say to the Stanislaus County School District and to the Superintendent Edward Parrae which stated “meer sight of flagfestooned five speed was racially inflammatory” you all should hang your head in shame, if this is what you think of MY country then pack your bags and get out. Your big enough to pick on this child, I’d like to invite you to Kentucky and tell one of us we can’t flag our flag, but I know you haven’t the intestinal fortitude to face someone your size. Also this boys 1st Amendment was totally infringed upon! I wouldn’t give you two cents for the ACLU, they are aways screaming about someones rights being violated, usually rights that don’t even exist or that takes someone elses true rights away,but where are they for this young man? Their just like this School District and superintendent just plain sorry. America when is enough going to be enough?

  • da norseman

    Any school district, no matter where, that prohibits their students to display Ol’ Glory or any other display, whether on a teeshirt, bicycle, backpack or any other personal possession students may have, that signifies or praises this great nation while on school grounds should be boycotted – period!!!

    It is time to send a message to these anti-American school superintendents, principals, teachers and their unions that we have zero tolerance to their foolish despicable ways. These idiotic “educators” who are running these schools should be labeled as domestic enemies to our freedom and liberty. They hate America and everything about her! They are a bunch of communist or socialist hypocrites who want nothing better than to shove their political garbage down the throats of young lives – yes, through these ridiculous mandates enforced by their unions – saying that displaying the American flag is offensive to others. Who are these “others”? They are probably talking about illegal aliens or Muslim terrorists! Well, look who they are offending now!

    I would not send any of my children to these schools only to learn later on that these disgraced faculty members who are supposed to be teaching are spreading all their anti-American vomit all over their pupils. Enraged parents should take their children out of these schools and stage public protests outside these schools.

    Society has taken an ugly turn over the last thirty years in our public school system. When I was in grade school over forty years ago, none of today’s garbage was ever instituted to us and we were encouraged by our teachers to learn about our nation and its greatness. Every morning we were required to stand and recite the “Pledge of Allegiance”, sing the patriotic song “America (My Country tis of Thee)” and hold a brief prayer in silence. That was during the golden era of education before these freaking unions got involved.

    • 45caliber

      You were saying that these school officials hate the US and want to see it go down.

      Actually, I believe most of them are simply lazy. If everything runs smooth and quiet they can nap behind their desks and pretend they are hard at work. If someone complains, they have to actually make a decision and do something.

      In this case, it was simply easier to ban the kid from using the flag than it was to tell the complainers that he had the right to use it. They only had to deal with one small kid and could use their position to overawe him. With the others they might have to actually take a stand on something and make sure the others agreed to it.

      I had my kids in a school once where the superintendent had a standing order: if any parent showed concern about their child’s poor academic standing, the teachers were to give that student straight “A”s the rest of their time in school. It prevented the parents from “causing trouble for the school”.

      • da norseman

        In the California Socialist Republic where I unfortunately live, the unified school districts will just pick anyone, no matter how unsatisfactory their credentials are, and put them in a classroom to teach young ones just as long as they are union members.

  • Tasmanian devil

    Not long ago I was at a parade and stood up and put my hand to my hart when the military marched by with our flag proudly flying. I was the only one in the near area who did. Some looked at me as though they were puzzeled. This Country is losing it.

    • Angel Wannabe

      I’m hearin that Tasmanian Devil!__sad!!

    • Kinetic1

      And there in lies my point TD. This is not a Conservative/Liberal issue. You can’t depend on all Republicans to salute the flag any more than you can Democrats. It’s cultural. We have left behind the days of Andy Griffith and forgotten the value of towns like Mayberry. I have been fortunate enough to find one of those towns still in existence and my children have been blessed to live there. Yep, a real small town where the kids still put on a musical program for Christmas with songs about Santa and the good old Dradle song. Kids love to head over to the old candy store where “penny” candy still comes in jars, and everyone feels safe. The Police Chief even has a picture of Andy on his desk. You wouldn’t be alone in your flag salute here. You’d also be right at home flying or waving your flag whenever you please. No Liberal in town would criticize you as they may in fact have their own flag out as well. It’s a small town culture that is now looked on as passe’ by many, but not by my Liberal family.

      • Michael J.

        Kenetic1,
        God bless the little towns like yours. But be thankful that the patriot filled flag waving little town you live in does not possess substantial wealth because it would then be targeted by the America haters like the ACLU, the Al Sharpton’s, Affirmative Action and Political Correctness. So be careful not draw attention by over publicizing paradise.

        P.S. Don’t you think it a bit duplicitous to endorse the Democratic party and the majority of it’s policies and then go live in a conservatives paradise where you can be immune from most of the effects of your parties actions? A bit like Congress passing Obamacare without they themselves partaking of it, wouldn’t you say?

        • Kinetic1

          Michael,
          When the B of A had a branch in town it held the largest per capita holdings in the state. Our town is not immune to the concerns of those who feel offended by any little religious note in government, but the rest of us are tolerant and accepting enough to not feel threatened by them.

          As to the “duplicity” of my life style, who ever said this town was conservative? Sure, the conservatives who live here (like my next door neighbor) feel right at home, but so do the liberals. We accept each others differences, embrace our similarities and work out our differences. The welfare of our town and our families is our foremost concern, so political arguments are easier to work out. Yes, there are times when the more extreme members form each side but heads, and the free market crowd prevented the city from buying the water company (and boy do they regret that decision,) but all in all it works out.

          Health care reform. I understand your point, and I won’t say I completely. disagree, but my preference would have been Medicare for all, including our government employees. I’d like to see them paying into Social Security and dropping their pensions as well.

    • 45caliber

      Tas:

      I know exactly what you mean. I’ve done the same. In fact, I look every time I do it for just that reason. When the flag is carried in at our church (by the Boy Scouts), less than half cover their hearts. The only reason they rise is because the rest of us do. It’s not that they aren’t patriots – they simply don’t realize what they should be doing. And the younger they are, the less likely they will do it – with some exceptions.

  • jopa

    I believe the author of this article is just raising some more nonsense to divide our country even more.The Taliban would be proud of Mr. Crystal, and you may notice there are no balls after his name.Probably doesn’ have any.

    • Angel Wannabe

      jopa, Well since you such an expert, put your money where you mouth is and write your own articles, there Mr. Einstein!!

      • Vigilant

        Angel, can you believe the gall of jopa to claim that banning the flag will “divide” the country? Such trash can only come from the maw of a committed America-hater!

    • Kate8

      jopa, So you think we should go along to get along? That is always the left’s answer – as long as it’s the right that has to go along!

      Whenever anyone points out the idiocy and treachery on the left, you guys accuse us of something: division, racism, hatespeech, whatever.
      Well, guess what. We’re not buying what you’re selling. We’re not intimidated by you anymore. AND WE’RE NOT GIVING UP ANY MORE GROUND.

      What we need is the TRUTH about what the left is up to. That means pointing out ALL your little ways of wearing away at our values. I applaud people like Ben, Bob and other writers on this site who expose and expound upon these tactics so we can become ever more aware.

      For the life of me I can’t understand why you lefties hang out on these blogs. The last place I’d want to be is on a commie blog. I get it for those of you who are paid by some Soros fund, but…maybe that IS the answer.

      • 45caliber

        Kate8:

        I think the main reason they hang out here is because they can actually express themselves. On places like Huffingpuff (now being sued) all they see and hear is a bunch of people all agreeing with each other. If anyone expresses a different opinion, it is not posted or immediately removed. As one of them (I forgot who) recently said here – it’s boring. It isn’t boring here.

        • Kate8

          45, You are probably right. It really does prove a good point: with committed leftists you really have to tow the line or suffer the consequences.

          Are lefties really not aware of what life is like under commie/socialist regimes? Where people have to be frightened to speak against the status quo or risk arrest? Where they hide in the bathroom to have a conversation they don’t want overheard by someone?

          They obviously have no idea what Progressivism really is about, or else they are okay with it. Because freedom has no place in it.

  • http://facebook Quent

    The obama admin strikes again – dividing our country- YES-OUR COUNTRY-NOT HIS!!We fought, worked, and paid for it – not him or his admin.!! No other country takes down their flag for us!!!
    I AM DAMN TIRED OF PAYING THE ILLEGALS MY TAX MONEY!!! US TAX PAYERS ARE BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. WE CANNOT GET WHAT THE ILLEGALS GET FROM THE GOVERNMENT !! AND WE ARE THE ONES THAT PAID INTO THE THOSE FUNDS !!

  • EltonJ

    I think the best answer to this is to forcibly remove the superintendent and the school principal from their offices and parachute them over Paraguay.

  • da norseman

    It is sad how society is today when I read Tasmanian devil’s comments about being the only one honoring our flag during a parade with our military marching by while others looked in puzzlement. This also depends on what part of the country where loyalty to this nation really stands by dividing the traditionally red states from the traditionally blue states.

    In red states like Arizona, Texas, Montana and Utah for example, loyalty is strong among residents living is these states where traditions of this nation continue to hold strong values. Younger generations are encouraged to continue with traditions and honor our flag and our military.

    Go to the bluest of all states, forget it!!! Anyone bringing about American traditions and values, displaying Ol’ Glory, singing patriotic songs, saluting, respecting or honoring our flag or holding prayer would feel so alienated as if you were on some foreign land. Worse yet, one would fear for his own life when he gets looked upon in an evil way and is faced with derogatory comments, getting spit upon, getting objects thrown at and wind up being accused of offending “others” and creating chaos.

    Go to any bank, major international airport or other institution where televisions, available for public viewing, are set to one of the news networks. In blue states it is CNN! In red states, especially in Arizona, it is Fox News! This nation is divided no doubt! A so-called Cold War now exists between the states as if our nation is like a divided Europe as it was between 1949 and 1990, the blue states would be like in the East with the red states in the West separated by that infamous Iron Curtain.

    If we are supposed to be One Nation of One People united, we are so far from it!

  • Korean Vet Ray

    If I see the colors of any country, other than that of The United States of America, “Old Glory,” any where in this country, other than at the UN headquarters, their respective embasies or consulates, those colors are comming down. And anyone who tries to stop me had better give his/her heart to GOD because his/her a– will belong to me.

  • WhoItBe

    Understand that this is the Denair School District at the direction of their superintendent Ed Parraz, his phone number is 209-632-7514. Please let him know that we Americans like our flag; we don’t like having a mexican flag in our country but as a courtesy allow them a little freedom during Cenco demilo days to fly their flag.

    The Denair School District should be closed and students moved to the nearest school district. We taxpayers pay federally and thru state revenues to provide for this school district who apparently is not appreciative of their jobs or where they are teaching.

    • Kinetic1

      WhoItBe,
      Do you remember the part of your history class where they taught you about all the people from all the nations who came here? Take a look around and you’ll see many people flying the flags of their heritage. It’s a fairly American thing to celebrate the dress and traditions of the nations we came from. Maybe your region is predominantly German and the have a big Octoberfest. October is Polish American Heritage month as well. Buffalo N.Y. celebrated thier 33rd Annual Greek Fest this year. Do you get angry when you see an Irish flag any time other than St. Patrick’s day? We don’t just tolerate other cultures in America, we celebrate them! These are the cultures of our ancestors. Maybe you “don’t like having a mexican flag in our country but as a courtesy allow them a little freedom during Cenco demilo days to fly their flag” but most Americans have no problem with displaying the flags of other nations.

  • John

    That American boy has every right to express the country he loves and cars about. No one care s about stinking mexico. Communist liberals La Raza racist group and their retarded followers.They should show their flag mexico in stinking mexico.Run down brown like iraq.God bless that boy and others that support him. Go to hell stupid mexico. Boycott all items from mexico and tax 98% of every dollar of remittances going to mexico by western union,checks,bank wires,any form of money tranfer.Kill 2nd income for mexioc and kill the drug income mexico needs.

    • Kinetic1

      Don’t hold anything back, John. “Run down brown”?

  • http://gunner689 gunner689

    It’s time that we sold Calif., south of SF, to the Mexicans. That seems to be the spawning place of most of the evils in our society Put a fence around it and shoot anyone trying to get out who is not a consevative.

  • Betty Brandon

    I feel so sad for America, that the very people that she has done so much for with lifestyle, national pride and freedom to name a few are pulling down this beautiful nation whilst using it for their own convenience. These are gutless, over educated cancers on society! unfortunately they will triumph and quicker than we first thought.
    I am an Australian but I say every chance I can “GOD BLESS AMERICA” may she stand tall forever!

    • Vigilant

      Thank you Betty!

      Only one change: over-programmed, not over-educated.

  • Wesley

    I read yesterday, Nov. 15, on MSN that a line of bikers escorted the young man to school. Their bikes adorned with the good ol’ stars and stripes. It was also reported that it was rumored that he and the school was supposed to have a fly by. All in support of his right, no duty, to fly our flag. We can all learn a lesson from this courageous and patriotic young man. “All it takes for evil to flourish is for good people to do nothing.”

  • Melody

    Is this really a surprise coming from California? Nothing good comes out of this perverted state. While people shouted they were going to boycott AZ., there were just as many people who are boycotting CA. This state is so lost and morally bankrupt, I think the next earthquake will be almost justified for their behavior and immorality. By the way, I am flying the flag, wearing the cross, and speaking english, and praying everyday. Things that cause liberals to foam at the mouth.

    • who cares

      to all flag waving patriot you show very little respect to a flag you clame you love so mush. it is disrespectful to put the flag in back of a motorcycle or bicycles, trucks is bad enough to leave a flag out side with out a light. all the things you claim to be dose not make u an american if any thing you are a good one. if you only new what a liberal realy is. your kind call jesus crist a liberal. what kind of cross do you wear???

      • Vicki

        You really should consider looking into things before you speak. The CORRECT place for the flag is on the BACK of a motorcycle.
        http://www.flagandbanner.com/fab/flag.asp?cpage=etiquette1#5

      • da norseman

        What do you care?!?! You and your progressive comrades don’t even care about the flag, so what’s your point? Displaying the flag on a vehicle or on the back of a bike is showing far more respect by displaying it rather than those who have no respect for it at all, and those are the ones who are burning it, ripping it up or putting it on the ground and walking upon it! Why don’t you criticize these morons instead if you think you care?

      • Vigilant

        If you are “realy” a liberal, I rest my case. Where the hell did you go to school? You do no service to your cause.

  • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Randy 131

    We deserve this, all the humiliation that comes with the denial to be able to display the emblem of our beloved country on our own soil by those who believe the southwest of our nation should be returned to Mexico from whence it was stolen, for which illegal aliens plan to make that return by population change. This cause being aided by unwitting Democrats, or dimwitted by their ignorance, believing that this will help them hold power nationally through the votes of these foreign invaders celebrating Mexican holidays, and intimidating those trying to celebrate American holidays. When the 20-30 million (the true numbers) illegal aliens are given citizenship by the Democrats through amnesty with the right to vote, and then they vote for the southwestern states to secede from the US and join Mexico as the return to its original borders, what then. If you think this is farfetched then you need to see whats going on in the high schools of southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Texas, flying the American Flag upside down below the Mexican Flag on the flag poles of the high schools and endorsed by the Latino teachers of those schools. This tolerance is shameful and deserving of the outcome it will cause.

    • http://FarTooMuch.Info Russ Lemon

      Actually, the California Republic was formed out of a Spanish land grant. It was not part of Mexico. But what Randy 131 says is otherwise correct.

      http://opinion.fartoomuch.info/Invasion.htm

  • http://YouTube.com/CanadaLarry Lawrence Edward Calcut

    So many, so so many great comments that show you Americans do love your country. Makes me proud that I live so close to you. Canada is closer than Mexico.

    Now If only those who made such great comments would insist that at this Chistmas, we, you are allowed to celebrate the Birth of Jesus Christ one more time, the way we used to back before BO started the nation on a slide back into the dark ages, or was it the light ages,, before the world didn’t have all this Political Correctiveness and people knew how to love their country and one another.

    Did I say that wrong, perhapes it did.

  • JMichael

    this travesty has become peurile, and a child has to show the way. sometimes you have to follow the children. why did people come to America,besides the first ones, whose royalty thought they owned everything, every land has it’s past, was America(with it’s faults) not supposed to get better? to be a beacon of light in the darkness of the past!?! yet every day it becomes more divided. corrupt politicians, on both sides, self-righteous a-holes and the mind-control of the media. you think voting has done any good lately, ha! we shall see nothing, but the same-old-same-old. mock my words if you want, but if you think things are going to really change, then you are dumber than a box of rocks. you talk about the left, they talk about the right, you are all puppets on a string. colderon is a product of harvard. and the new world order of G. Bush, sr. the new flag will have a $ sign on it, and you won’t have any $’s. so, keep flapping your jaws and hide in this blog, ’cause you won’t change nothing. just like you haven’t since nixon.

  • Andy

    Trying to get anything done in this country is like kicking a dinosaur in the ass. It takes a year before it yells ouch. A little slow on the uptake. Hopefully this batch of newly elected officials can get things done a little quicker.

  • Dennis

    You know, you can read and read and read here, but it’s not changing anything. The Government has been taking our Country inch by inch, just a little bit at a time, for the last 90 – 100 years, then here comes Obama, and he is taking it mile by mile, in big chuncks, for the last two years. He wakes everybody up, and now were angry, so we vote for the republicans to come save us. Just listen to them, their going to keep the Bush tax cuts in place, moratoruim on earmarks, cut spending, and so on an so on. When all their really going to do is slow down what Obama is doing, lets calm the people down, throw them a bone or two, get them to relax, and slowly move toward our NWO, and then, we will wake up one day and have No rights, No freedom, NO COUNTRY.
    Do you know why ?
    This Country’s people have lost their way a long time ago, they started depending on Government to do all, then Government became corrupt! Our founding fathers said it would happen and it has, We the people just didn’t listen, And the only whay to stop it, is going to take what they had to do to win it.
    I came to this conclusion after reading all the posts here, including my own… Government is setting back laughing at us all, saying look, its working, everybody is turning on each other, race against race, class against class, young against the elderly, we are winning, and these fools don’t see it coming.
    This is the time when we should be coming together as a Country, not as republicans and democrats but as Americans, not against each other but against a CORRUPT Government, Together we stand Divided we fall, and we will fall if we keep falling for their deception.

    • Kate8

      Dennis, Good post.

      I actually don’t see any way that Left and Right can come together, short of another, bigger calamity. The intent of the elites is to pit us against one another, and the gap is now so wide, the ideologies and values so different, that it would take a miracle.

      Just reading the posts of the Left are enough to see that they aren’t capable of comprehending reality, even when it stares them in the face. That is because they live in an illusory world of their own imaginings, and they are blinded to truth.

      It seems to me it will be about whoever is left standing when the dust settles. Always, at the end of a civilization, there is a great polarization of the people, followed by some kind of showdown. Then the few left standing start again, and around and around it goes…

      Not much to indicate this time will be any different.

  • Niko Tesla

    The KID should Sue the School!

  • Dennis

    Something you should see, This has to stop NOW.

    Michelle Obama, embracing the cause of “childhood obesity”, is reaching for your wallet to the tune of $4.5 billion for a childhood nutrition bill. “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” was passed by the Senate and is now awaiting passage in the House lame duck session. Soon-to-be-heading-home Senator Blanche Lincoln was the sponsor in the Senate, and according to “The Hill”, more than 1,100 groups have signed on to a letter lobbying members to pass this boondoggle.

    Here is how they are spinning the bill:

    “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act offers a real chance to improve nutrition for all children,” states the letter to House Education and Labor Chair George Miller (D-Calif.) and ranking member John Kline (R-Minn.). “By improving opportunities for healthy meals in and out of school, the bill would take an important step forward in addressing both child hunger and obesity.”

    It passed the Senate by “unanimous consent” before August recess. That meant that whatever liberal Senator was designated to sit in the President of the Senate’s chair for a few hours read the script that was handed to him by Majority Leader Harry Reid’s floor managers and like an auctioneer, not hearing any objections, had a “going, going, gone” moment and POOF! There went another $4.5 billion taxpayer dollars.’

    As has been said so often in DC…a billion here, a billion there and pretty soon it adds up to real money!

    The sad part is that you will not have the luxury of having a list of Senators who voted for or against the bill — that is the beauty of a “unanimous consent” provision. No vote trails. No accountability.

    Republicans clearly didn’t want to vote against something called “The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act” and Democrats wanted to shove it through since it was the First Lady’s initiative so a unanimous consent gets everyone off the hook.

    Except the taxpayers.

    Who knows what is actually in this bill? What kind of indocrtination is going to be foisted upon kids now? With all the child nutrition dollars currently being spent by the government, isn’t this a bit redundant? And they wonder why voters were outraged? This is a prime example.

    Names of bills are chosen very carefully so that they sound reasonable and anyone who would consider voting against it isn’t reasonable. Election ad campaigns are dancing in staffers’ heads as they christen bills like this. And take a good long look at who is supporting this bill — a who’s who of left wing organizations, to include labor unions.

    With a price tag of $4.5 billion, there ought to be a bit more scrutiny of this bill.

  • http://GOGGLE vaksal

    well only in kailifornia,this story should be put on the front page of stars and stripes,i bet you all i got,things will change real quick,that school prinicple should be flown on that flag pole under old glory,if not the folks in that town should get not one nickel of any taxpayer money,that principle should go to mexico for employment,ive heard it all now,god you young folks have a massive problem with these left wing communist educators.evidently the principle was asleep during his american history class. time to smell the stink,TREASON,TREASON,TREASON.

  • bp

    At my front door, at my back door, I fly my American flag 24/7 with pride!!!

    America is ColorBlind by Joyce Shaffer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LueauGJbJA

  • geller

    Republicans are really crazy!

  • geller

    the only thing pubs worship is money.

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