Theodore's World: Bakersfield, California Fire Dept Removes American Flag From Uniforms Against Firefighters’ Wishes

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April 06, 2011

Bakersfield, California Fire Dept Removes American Flag From Uniforms Against Firefighters’ Wishes

H/T Breitbart


Wild Thing's comment.......

DISGUSTING! This is the work of democrats and their hate for our flag. There is NO reason not to have our Flag on their uniform. What a bunch of BS.

Posted by Wild Thing at April 6, 2011 06:47 AM


As Terminator Arnold used to say, "We'll replace it with the Mexican national flag in CAL E FORN YA?"

~AA11~ >>>>>>>>> WTC Tower 1 @ 0846

~UF175~ >>>>>>> WTC Tower 2 @ 0905

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at April 6, 2011 09:16 AM

Yeah, the wouldn't have a problem with the Mixican flag. Yet if Mixico is so great why are all those wetbacks here.. Enforce the dress code, if a patch is worn the Wearor has a week to make adjustments and change it but thats not what the problem is and we all know that.

Posted by: Mark at April 6, 2011 11:27 AM

Police and firemen in my city(Garland Texas) wear the American flag as do most of the surrounding cities and towns. Somebody in the Bakersfield hierarchy got rattled by something/someone and didn't have the courage to face it head on. Next thing you know they will be celebrating muslim holy days.

Posted by: TomR at April 6, 2011 12:08 PM

It is ridiculous. Just like the California Principal that made the caucasian kids remove their flag shirts on Cinco De Mayo last year as to not offend the Mexicans at the school. WRONG!
I have a facebook group devoted to the love of our flag--If My Flag Offends You Then Get The Hell Outta My COuntry--I sold well over 300 shirts last summer after the California incident and shipped many freebies to our service peresonnel.

Posted by: Marke at April 6, 2011 01:52 PM

I don’t know where some of you think this is our idea. I’ve been a Fire Fighter for the City of Bakersfield since 1986. We, as a Dept. are very patriotic, hosting, and paying for the 4th of July show for over half a century. We’ve purchased huge American flags to fly on our ladder trucks for every function that’s is asked of us. We’ve proudly worn the flag on our shoulders for years. Our children serve in the armed forces of our country, (I have 3 sons who’ve served in Iraq).
This is a not a newsworthy item. Our dept. is simply moving the flag to our nameplates. It’s just so we look UNIFORM. There have been at least 3 different styles of the American flags on our uniform, (patches sewn on, and embroidery) the shirts come from different vendors.
So instead of a hodgepoge of different styles, we are trying to ALL LOOK UNIFORM!!!
I’m sorry that you’ve been misled by “the Media”. But you should know by now that they never let the facts, get in the way of a good story.

Posted by: Spindly1 at April 6, 2011 02:49 PM

Thanks everyone so much for your input.

Marke, thanks for sharing about your page at Facebook about our Flag, that is fantastic.

Spindly1, nice to meet you and thank you for your service as a Firefighter. My nephew is a firefighter in New York.
Spindly1, thank you too for explaining what happend in Bakersfield. The writer of the story did a terrible job of reporting and should have included the information you shared on here. That is typical of the media.
But I am sure you can also tell that the reason a story like this was important to all of us is that we too love our country and our Flag. The men at this blog all have served our country in the military and care about the direction it has been taking especially in the last few years.
Thanks again for taking the time to explain better then the article did.
Please thank your sons too for serving our country. God bless you and your family.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 6, 2011 07:22 PM