American flags are always a welcome sight at rallies, but they are rarely seen flying on poles waved by protesters. The reason is that police at demonstrations fear a flagpole could be used as a weapon. It’s presumably for this reason the National Parks Service prevents permitted protesters from being able to bring flags on poles.
The thought that Jason Kessler couldn’t bring his flagpole along with his flag caused the rally organizer to take to the phones demanding answers.
“We were told we could bring flags as long as they’re off the poles,” Kessler said to a Washington, D.C. police officer.
“Well, they’re not off the pole,” the officer said, pointing at something off camera.
“We can slide them off,” Kessler said.
“You can’t take the pole downtown,” the officer replied.
Kessler relayed that to the person on the other end of the phone and waited for a response.
“What?!” Kessler said into the phone.
He noted that he needed to give the poles to someone, who could take them back to northern Virginia where the two dozen protesters were staying.
Watch the Kessler in the video below:
OMG, this video of Jason Kessler on the Vienna Station platform frantically making a call after they take his wooden flag poles away is delicious. #ShutItDownDC #UniteTheRight2 #AllOutDC pic.twitter.com/JMCha0PRV2
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) August 12, 2018
Bill Maher demands we bring back ‘confession signs’ for people like Sean Hannity and Vladimir Putin
The host of "Real Time" on HBO said it is time to bring back "confession signs" for people to publicly confess their sins.
Bill Maher noted a news story of a mother who made her daughter hold a sign reading "I lied" while standing by a busy intersection.
Maher imaged in catching on.
He showed a photoshopped image of Fox News pesonality Sean Hannity holding a sign reading, "When Trump farts, I say 'that was me.'"
He showed an image of Sen. Lindsy Graham (R-SC) holding a sign reading, "I'm straight."
Melania Trump's sign read, "my secret plan is that, in the end, I will sit on the Iron Throne."
HBO ‘Real Time’ panelist reveals the nasty slur conservatives are saying about the first Republican to back impeachment
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the first Republican member of Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump -- and some MAGA supporters have not forgiven him.
On HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher on Friday
"It's sad when a Republican like Justin Amash is making a more principled case for impeachment than the Democratic Party," conservative Charlie Sykes argued.
"The lone one, the Maytag repairman of Republicans," Maher said.
"He's getting called a cuck by all people who are the 'originalists' and the constitutional conservatives," Bari Weiss noted. "It's their favorite insult."
BUSTED: Ex-GOP state chairman was arrested — for the second time in two weeks
On Friday, Idaho GOP chairman Jonathan Parker, who stepped down prior to being arrested for stalking, was arrested again. This time Parker was arrested for trespassing.
"Officers made contact with that man and identified him as Parker. Further investigation revealed that there is an active protection order between Parker and a woman living nearby — his estranged wife — and Parker was then arrested and charged with felony stalking. During his arraignment, the judge issued a issued a no-contact order, which bars Parker from getting within 500 feet of his wife," a report from the Idaho Statesman said.