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JadedJamie

There are so many UNEDUCATED COMMENTS on here on the article ... First to clarify... if it's back the blue Why the Trump flags BECAUSE unlike Obummer Trump supports our military and public servants

Why not support BLM because BLM actually goes against the family nucleus and prefers a public assistant living with absent parents

Read a mission statement before supporting them

The Confederate flag means to REBEL against the government or system now ... quit hate tagging items just so you can pretend you are holier than thou with you fake awoke and acceptance...

The democratic and leaning left always show hate in their faces and their personal attacks, instead of fake based discussions

Trump is not a racist

I am not a racist

Havasu is not a racist community

And we got some of the damn best LE in the nation and our crime stats prove it

I back the Blue and all public service

BACK THE BLUE WAS AWESOME AND I ENJOYED THE PARADE

#TRUMP2020

deaton

Thanks, JadedJamie, spoken like a patriot! Standby for heavy weather (a nautical reference) the “haters” gotta hate. Trump Derangement Syndrome is strong here among a minority of “dim’s”! They suffered soul crushing disappointment with the defeat of “Hillary” in 2016! Their vitriol knows no bounds and they place a target on anyone who speaks positively about the object of their hate, President Trump. Forewarned as forearmed, [thumbup][beam] Deaton

BigBob

The flag of the cowards is a celebration of the traitorous history of disgruntled losers who declared war against the Unite States of America and killed thousands of Americans. The only banner these dimwits should fly is the white banner of surrender.

“Trump supports our military and public servants…”. No, he doesn’t.

The impeached guy told Fox News "I don't think anybody's done more than me," in terms of funding the military. Nope, just another lie. He signed the $716 billion defense spending bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019. $716 billion is not a historic high, even compared to recent presidents. The total defense budget was higher during most of the Obama administration. Without adjusting for inflation, Obama signed a $726 billion defense spending bill for fiscal year 2011.

There were also larger percentage increases during the Bush years, particularly after 9/11. The impeached one made false and misleading claims about the scale of the military spending about the scale of the military spending increases during his presidency, as well as military pay raises.

The size of the military has not changed much since the liar was appointed. The overall level of funding is near the highest it has been in inflation-adjusted dollars since the end of WWII, but the size of the military is near the smallest it has been since the end of WWII."

Trump has also touted his policy wins for vets. On veterans’ care, he has claimed that after 44 years of trying to pass the Veterans Choice program, "I got it approved." A lie, the program has been around since 2014. Congress and the Obama administration passed the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014.

The impeached one deferred the Vietnam War draft four times while in college. After graduating in the spring of 1968 thereby making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, his daddy bought him a doctor’s excuse claiming bone spurs in his heels making him unfit to serve continuing the legacy of no Trump having ever served their country a tradition that has continued through the sons of the impeached one. He also claimed avoiding a STD was his “personal Vietnam, outrageously stated Senator John McCain was not a war hero and that he “always felt [he] was in the military” because of his education at the New York Military Academy.

He crossed a red line when he chose to attack Gold Star parents, the Khans, a Muslim family who appeared at the Democratic National Convention whose son died in service to our country defending what we stand for, the impeached fool took the opportunity to denigrate the dead veteran. Proving to be a fool he summed up his defective understanding of sacrifice by saying, “I think I’ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard. I’ve created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures.”

Our impeached leader displayed his ignorance of our military when he accepted a Purple Heart medal from Army Lieutenant Colonel Louis Dorfman saying, “I always wanted to get the Purple Heart. This was much easier.” All veterans should really stop and think about that response. When I was awarded my Purple Heart, given to those wounded or killed in action, the presenting officer said that it was a medal that nobody really wants, and he was right.

And 2020 is right - twenty years in federal prison and twenty years in state prison.

Escapee

Hey, JadedJamie -

. , ? ! " ' : ; <- Here is some punctuation you can use in your future writings. It helps to get your message across clearly without leaving the reader wondering things like if the confederate flag means to rebel against the government now or if I should stop hate tagging now.

Pro-Tip: I wouldn't judge the education of others with a post lacking punctuation.

deaton

Look the spelling and grammar cop rovR**, just hired a deputy, but an escapee? Does that make and sense? I think their going to have a lot of work in this “brave new world” of “Texting”? Punctuation? We don’t need no stinking punctuation! [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

Escapee

Education is scary for deaton. It's that 'liberal punctuation' from 'liberal schools' taught by 'liberal teachers' trying to teach the upcoming generation how to communicate in a world that's larger than guns. churches, and God.

“Your”welcome

“Escapee” this was your comment! It's that 'liberal punctuation' from 'liberal schools' taught by 'liberal teachers' trying to teach the upcoming generation how to communicate in a world that's larger than guns. churches, and God. Look at the protesters today! Funny how crime , cop hate and anti-America is what you speak! Liberal teachers are what’s creating hate! Open you’re eyes to what’s happening in “Our Country”!

Escapee

Wait. What? Your crowd is the crowd who is against education. And law enforcement? Your orange leader blocked people from testifying in front of congress.

Also, please point out where I posted hate for cops. Link to it. Also, while you’re at it, where did I say I hated America or I am pro crime? I really don’t care as I am not into trying to convince you and your ilk that you’re doing nothing but holding this country back.

Now, put your mask on.

WhyNot?

If tRUMP is not a racist then why do racists support tRUMP then, Jaded?

“Your”welcome

“HG” you funny little, little man! I have black family! Not one will call me a racist! What they do find funny is all you old white people all of a sudden coming outta the woodwork like you owe them something!

JudyB

Well said JadedJamie! To the punctuation/grammar police...there's a lot more important things going on then to be concerned with punctuation. *shrugs* And the Trump debate continues. lol Trump 2020!!

Escapee

Seeing Trump (The "Law and Order" President) flags at a "Back the Blue" rally is kind of funny. How many times has he railed against the FBI or taken a foreign countries 'word' over his own intelligence agency? How many times has he blocked blocked people from testifying? How many people has he pardoned who broke the law and lied to law enforcement officials?

I guess the president only likes the 'Blue' that shoot unarmed black and brown men. Did you notice how fast Trump addressed the black people protesting but has no plan to combat coronavirus?

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Escapee

I thought you would bring something more than the usual played out cliches, but apparently that’s all you have.

BigBob

You nailed it, Escapee. He never has anything of substance to say, just tired cliches and insults.

Escapee

Hi Deaton. I think my handle is pretty self explanatory.

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deaton

I guess it’s self explanatory? Escape from where AZ State Hospital, Phoenix or AZ State Prison Complex, Florence or Mohave County Jail? Guess I’ll have to “guess”. [thumbup][huh] Deaton

“Your”welcome

“Escapee”why are you making it about race? Last I checked not only blacks are protesting! Do you know the statistics of unarmed men that have been shot? I simply see you running you’re fingers faster than that little matter between your ears!

Escapee

Yeah? Explain it to me. Please. I noticed that you left out a very prevalent adjective. But please, explain your comment and demonstrate your stats. Just as an FYI... I don't post anything without knowing the number prior. Please - enlighten me.

“Your”welcome

25% black , 50% white, 25% mixed races!

Davel2

These rallies didn't just take place locally, they took place nationally. You can be sure it wasn't so much a show of support for Law Enforcement, but a show of support for Trump. Trump is against the BLM protest taking place and instead of seeking an amicable solution has turned it into a political issue. He has successfully demonized all the protestors and changed the narrative in the minds of his supporters. The same with the the anti-mask protest like the one that took place here. They would have been likely to do the right thing, wear their mask and help curb Covid-19, if Trump had not contradicted all the scientist and doctors and turned this into a political issue. At every rally and protest it's the same thing, here and everywhere, Trump supporters wrap themselves in the flag and pretend they are more American then everyone else. Again, Trump convinced them what his version of a true American should be. What I fear most is that they will send their children into schools that are truly unsafe, despite doctors and scientist having stated over and over that children are not immune to Covid-19. Schools that in my opinion, like LHCSD, that are being far to lax in dealing with this safely, if there actually exist such a thing. The thought that some may place their children at risk because they believe and follow Trump is far more than just disturbing. Leadership starts at the top and this President with his big soap-box running 24/7 everywhere, has turned this into the most dangerous version of America in modern history. There is plenty of blame to place on Governors and Mayors who have failed to lead, just like our own, but don't underestimate the greater influence Trump has on his followers, both locally and nationally. Think about this in November.

xzxrgs

I completely agree with your position. Nice to see some intellect applied to comments

“Your”welcome

The so called “Intellect” bleeds ignorance!

WhyNot?

xzzrgs - Yes, Davel2 does bring much needed intellect to this forum! As you can see there are some childish commentators on here that add nothing of substance to the discussion.

deaton

You know Davel2, you’re right! I thought about it! You know what, I’m going to vote to re-elect President Trump in November! Thanks for the reminder, you’re a real Pal! [thumbup][tongue][love] Deaton

“Your”welcome

The “BLM”is a racist movement you and you’re demorats are backing criminals! The proof is in the pudding! George Floyd, died by heart attack not suffocation! Their hasn’t been innocent people being shot! I wear my “Trump 2020”mask proudly! This virus isn’t going anywhere! Open you’re eyes, it’s spreading world wide even in cities and countries whom which are mask mandatory! Doctors and scientists have spoken and are not all on the same page! You are blinded and look into one direction! Do you see republicans out ripping cities apart pulling down monuments? Do you see republicans burning cop cars and hitting cops with hammers? You continue with whites being racists but yet blacks commit 90% of racial crime!! You never bring statistics or facts, a statement on how whites hold them back except who was the president of the United States from 08-2016?sick of your biased stuff, “aka B.S!”

WhyNot?

your - If Black Lives Matter is such a racist organization why do the racists support tRUMP? Wouldn't they support BLM is it was racist like you say it is? Did you see that David Duke, the leader of the KKK came out AGAIN to support tRUMP?

IslandDeb

Every time their is a show of support for anything in this community, it turns into political rhetoric. The usual venomous words show up and turn into an ugly divisiveness. We still live in the land of the FREE! Think what that really means. Just once, be proud of your country! God Bless America!🇺🇸

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WhyNot?

havaman - I agree!

WhyNot?

If this event was to honor our law enforcement officers why were there tRUMP and confederate flags there? Confederate flags show support for racists don't they? tRUMP flags show support for just a part of the citizens, what about the rest of us? If I don't support tRUMP does that mean I don't support law enforcement? Of course not! Why do tRUMP supporters have to ruin such a nice event with their political crap?

CVA-42

So according to the great HG, anyone with a Confederate flag is a racist. False, they are proud of their heritage, not necessarily a racist as you liberals think they are.

If you feel you were unsupported, get BB, PI, Lemonade, Dawn and the rest of your liberal crew, grab your Biden flags and march up and down the street.

BigBob

Anyone flying a any flag of the confederacy - other than a white banner of surrender - is a traitor to our nation in celebrating the declaration of war against the United States of America by a bunch of traitorous cowards that resulted in the deaths of thousands of Americans. Taking pride in such action is indicative of a true traitor to our nation.

deaton

#RE-ELECT45, #8644 ! [thumbup][love] Deaton

comments

well said ,,42 the same hate crowd missed that it was a support for law enforcement anyway still waiting for Biden & VB ,to be announced at a later date ,flag

xzxrgs

as a returning lhc resident i am encouraged by H.G. & others for there sanity.

xzxrgs

Very well stated.

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xzxrgs

8645 and counting

JKentch1

I didn't know this was a political event, I thought it was about our police. Glad to hear both sheriff candidates showed up. Gannuscio came from Kingman, good for him and his wife to bare the heat on their bike all the way to Havasu....wow!!! Fantastic turn out Havasu!

Sonny

JKentch1, all articles in this newspaper end up as a political event with arguing and bashing. [sad]

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arteach

[thumbup][thumbup] right on, havaman!

SimplyHuman

Can't you all learn to agree to disagree? Hateful comments simply create more hate and divisiveness. What this country needs right now is unification.

janaplum

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Dawn King

......how is the confederate flag is not divisive? It represents treason and unfortunately, has become a proud symbol of today’s Republican Party.

Mpreston

Where do you see confederate flags in these photos?

xzxrgs

so true, but only because tRUMP has hurt the republican party in general. We should all be together in our resolve to combat economic division and fair wages. Stand together

deaton

My, my, has HavasuGuy [batman] gone “under cover” like rovR** did with “BigBob”? “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows?” I guess time will tell? [thumbup][whistling] Deaton

“Your”welcome

False! Trump has made the republicans stronger! Don’t you think different! Fair wages? Trump has produced higher incomes and lower unemployment levels for all races!!!please do yourself justice and research facts! Trump 2020! Keep Americans First! Make America Great Again!

“Your”welcome

Not a thing! That’s what you’re seeing, when you’re looking in one direction their is only one view! Open you’re eyes to what is going on in our country! Republicans aren’t out burning up streets, beating up cops and killing their own! Whites consist of 10% of racial crime! What percentage of those, do you think are flying a confederate flag? Ignorance!

xzxrgs

Unfortunately tRUMP will only be remembered for his divisiveness as a president.

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xzxrgs

I share in your comments. but you would be well advised to examine the deep rooted reason that tRump was elected. We as a cumulative voting block need to rethink our reasoning on a factual level, with all due respect.

simon1dog

Wonderful turnout. So proud of our citizens!

RVnChick

Dawn....You really searched out that Stars and Bars Flag. I had to go back and search...it is not obvious. And....when you find a Democrat that supports Law Enforcement...maybe they will get a flag flown for them too. I am grateful that Havasu has these events and supports the Thin Blue Line. Trump 2020

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Havasu Rick

I agree with HavasuGuy, I'm a dem, and fly the American flag. I fully support LE. There are hundreds of thousands of great cops in our world, but just like in any slice of society, there are bad apples that need to be weeded out. Unfortunately, Police unions protect them and they are back on the job.

Also, why is it that only Trump supporters can't wear a mask? Why is it that government mandate illicit's "My body-My choice" from Trumpers, but when it comes to a woman's uterus, they want government to intervene and tell her NO!

I have many Trump supporters as close friends, and we made a pact a few years ago that they will never change my mind and I will never change their mind. So, we just don't argue politics.

So, my fellow Havasuvians, Mask Up, Stay Safe, and Believe the Science, because, as everyone knows, 45 just doesn't get it.

#8645

deaton

HRick you say Police Unions are the problem? I agree wholeheartedly. However those police unions only exist in non “right to work” States and not in Arizona! It’s known that 95% of the Union Dues collected (confiscated) from members is funneled to your Party (Democrat’s) as protection payments. Logic indicates, “Democrats“ = “Bad Cops” don’t you think? Examples: New York City, Washington, DC, Detroit, Minneapolis, Baltimore, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, St. Louis, etc. All Democrat governed Cities, All with “Skyrocketing” crime and murder rates and mobs roaming the streets, burning out large sections of minority owned businesses, destroying public property, attacking home owners, seizing control of large area as “autonomous zones”! I could go on. I think it’s time for our local “Union Man”, Proudindi with his union pension to start squawking and screeching about unions! #re-elect45 [thumbup][wink] Deaton

BigBob

HR - well said. Of course the usual suspects will attack you, but I'm certain you knew that going in.

SimplyHuman

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“Your”welcome

I wear a mask!

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Flamme

Did you see a confederate or Nazi flag in those pictures? I looked but could not find any. None of these flags around when pulling down statues or burning American flags just self righteous Democrats.

Dawn King

Yeah right, as long as confederate flags aren’t “obvious” you’re fine with it. This rally wasn’t to support our dedicated police officers, it was a gathering to support your confederate president. If these folks supported law enforcement they would have at least had the decency to comply with the city’s mask requirements.

deaton

Wow, the “Cancel Culture Mob” is out in force this morning. Got their torches lite, pitchforks held high and their coming for You! To heck with the 1st. & 2nd Amendments, any ideas of “free expression” will be dealt with severely. Set up the “Guillotine” in Wheeler Park, gather around folks, the “heads will roll” this afternoon! [thumbdown] Jacobins forever! [scared] Deaton

Flamme

Like I said self righteous

Escapee

Let me see if I have this correct: It’s okay to celebrate, put statues up, and fly the flags of traitors and those who took up arms against America? I’m confused. So, it would be ok with you if we put up the Taliban flag and put up a statue of John Walker Lindh or Osama bin Laden? Both are a part of history. Or does the thought churn your stomach because you remember what Osama and the Taliban did that horrible September morning? Well, that’s what the confederate flag does to black people. It’s a reminder of oppression and how their ancestors were treated. It’s also a reminder of the systemic racism that they are going through today. I ask you to just think about that.

xzxrgs

deaton i know you can be smarter than that comment.

WhyNot?

xzxrgs - I appreciate that you are trying to give that guy some credit. Good luck!

Escapee

Not only that, but these 'patriots' and military men broke the regulations set forth by the military on proper flag display: "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature."

Like everything else, they take a symbol or slogan and pervert it for their own political uses. No originality.

deaton

Sounds to like a “call for action”! Perhaps, escapee you should attend the next rally where Trump flags are being displayed and make a “Citizens Arrest”! Be “pro-active” escapee, take these offenders off the Streets and haul them before the “City Magistrate” and let “Justice be done”! Just an idea. [thumbup][tongue] Deaton

WhyNot?

Escapee - they are false patriots as evidenced by their display of a tRUMP flag or confederate flag at the same horizontal elevation as the American Flag. The American Flag should always be fixed to the front right bumper of a vehicle when it is displayed in public. Any true patriot would know that...

BigBob

YES! By all mean support these events!As to impeached guy 2020 I agree, twenty years in federal prison and twenty years in state prison.

WhyNot?

And not a single mask in evidence. I'm sure these photos of non-compliance with the governor's orders are going to "Back the Blue" into a corner...

Dawn King

Didn’t you find the complimentary twump and confederate flags to be a nice touch, as well?

WhyNot?

Sad that anyone would show up to honor our dedicated law enforcement officers with anything other than the American flag...

CVA-42

HG. Did you show up with your Biden mask and American flag> Probably not.

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