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Gary Hall Sr. and Gary Hall Jr. are U.S. Olympic swimming medalists who recently appeared on “Hannity” and responded to a report of potentially redesigning the U.S. Olympic Committee’s U.S. flag logo, according to Fox News. Hall Jr. said that “Old Glory doesn’t need rebranding.”
In 1968, Hall St. won Silver medals in Mexico City as well as in 1972 in Munich and 1976 in Montreal. Hall Jr. won Gold in the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens games. “What irritates me out of this whole thing is that there is some marketing or branding firm out there that has already been paid a lot of money for these drafts even and these resources, couldn’t they be better applied by supporting our athletes or giving it to an anti-doping agency to catch cheaters?” Hall Jr. added. “The greatest honor of my life was in Montreal in 1976 when I was selected to carry the American flag for the U.S. Olympic team leading into Montreal Stadium,” Hall Sr. said. “And the American flag is iconic. It doesn’t just represent the greatest country in the world. It represents and symbolizes millions of Americans who have worked hard, who have sacrificed, some of them, with their own lives.”
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The Halls also mentioned another family hero, Hall Jr.’s cousin – a Navy SEAL who was killed in action in Iraq in 2016… “No one has the right to change that other than U.S. Congress, and to me, it’s disrespectful to even consider changing the American flag,” Hall Sr. continued.
In response to host Sean Hannity’s coverage of the story on Monday, USOC spokeswoman Kate Hartman said the imagery featured on “Hannity” “was one of many concepts being brainstormed as part of a branding logo update for the USOPC.”
“We want to be clear that we love our country and respect the American flag. We do not have any intention, not to mention the authority, to change our country’s flag that flies above the podium when a member of Team USA achieves Olympic or Paralympic greatness,” Hartman concluded.
NEXT STORY: Watch: Biden Sparks Mass Outrage with Remark about Trump Supporters, Compares Them to Slave-Owning Confederates
Joe Biden has sparked outrage by comparing slave-owning Confederates to Trump supporters who were at the Capitol in Washington D.C. on January 6th, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Biden said, “We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole — since the Civil War.”
“Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on Jan. 6,” Biden added. This comment has sparked widespread outrage and backlash, including a response from Kipp Jones at Western Journal.
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Biden says Trump supporters are worse than slave-owning Confederates: "We are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That's not hyperbole…The Confederates back then never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did"
You CAN oppose HR1 & 1/6… pic.twitter.com/Jz8z95owPR
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) July 13, 2021
NEXT STORY: BREAKING: After 13 Years Of Conservatorship Controlling Her Life, Here’s What to Expect From Britney Spears’ Upcoming Court Appearance
The next step in Britney Spears’ legal battle to end her controversial conservatorship will be on Wednesday afternoon, according to Fox News. Spears made “dramatic comments” in court that condemned the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years. “I just want my life back,” Spears said.
A Los Angeles judge with convene for a hearing on Wednesday to “deal with the aftermath,” Fox reported. Spears is not expected to speak again. During the hearing on June 23rd, Spears said she was being forced to take medication and use an intrauterine device for birth control. Spears added that she was not allowed to marry her boyfriend and said she wanted to own her own money.
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Spears’ comments marked the first time she’s spoken out publicly about ending her conservatorship, which is largely controlled by her father, Jamie Spears. The explosive speech led to the resignation of her court-appointed lawyer, the withdrawal of an estate-management company that was supposed to oversee her finances as well as a volley of accusations between her father and a professional conservator over who’s to blame for the legal circumstances Spears said are “abusive” and need to end…
She was harshly critical of her father, who serves as conservator of her finances, and had more measured criticism for Jodi Montgomery, the court-appointed professional who serves as conservator of her person, overseeing her life choices.
NEXT STORY: ‘This Is A Mistake’: George W. Bush Criticizes Biden, Says Withdrawal of U.S. Troops Will Have ‘Unbelievably Bad’ Consequences
Former President George W. Bush ripped Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan, according to Fox News. Bush added that the consequences will be “unbelievably bad.”
“This is a mistake,” Bush said during an interview with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. “They’re just going to be left behind to be slaughtered by these very brutal people, and it breaks my heart.” Bush believes Afghan women and girls would “suffer unspeakable harm.” Biden, on the other hand, told reporters, “In this context, speed is safety.” Biden also stated, “The United States did what we went to do in Afghanistan – to get the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and to deliver justice to Usama bin Laden. We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build.”
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During an exclusive interview with Fox News in May, Bush said he did not think withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan was “necessary,” telling Fox News that he is “deeply concerned” that a “vacuum” will be created without a U.S. presence in the region.
“I’ve always warned that no U.S. presence in Afghanistan will create a vacuum, and into that vacuum is likely to come people who treat women as second class citizens,” Bush, who was president during the 9/11 attacks, told Fox News.
“I’m also deeply concerned about the sacrifices of our soldiers, and our intelligence community, will be forgotten,” Bush told Fox News.
“And you know, was it necessary? I don’t think so,” he continued. “But the decision has been made, and we now need to pray and hope that it is the right decision.”