Garbage collector’s patriotic gesture brings resident to tears

An Oregon trash collector is getting national attention for a gesture he thought nobody saw him make.

Unable to stomach seeing a U.S. flag discarded as trash, Jeremy Fischer  quietly stopped what he was doing along his route and gave Old Glory the respect it deserved, WPTV reported.

The simple gesture brought a neighboring resident to tears, according to ABC News.

“I was looking out my window up here, and I saw him carefully folding the flag over the garbage can, and I thought, Wow, he’s going to fold it military-style,” neighbor Nancy Neet told WPTV News. “Folding it once, and then he kind of unwrapped it. Then he started folding it again.

“I felt in my heart, it was such a moment that nobody else was seeing,” she added.

Neet posted the video on the trash company’s website, and folks took notice, according to the TV station.

But Fischer, who said he normally shies away from attention, had an explanation.

“There’s a lot of sacrifice, a lot of hope, a lot of other stuff that is the American flag,” Fischer told WPTV. “I figured since so many people have died for that, the least I could do was pick it up.”

You can see more of the interview on WPTV.

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  • Spicy Ray Swinehart-Patrick

    Ever once in awhile you see something so simple that means so much.

    • Renie Laster Keen Roseberry

      To So Many People. GOD Bless.

  • Mary Doan

    Thank you Mr. Fischer SIR !!

  • renee52

    The sign of character in a man is what he does when he thinks no one is looking! God Bless this Oregon trash collector!

    • curmudgeon

      Amazing that it happened in an armpit of liberalism like the state of Oregon. Kudos to Mr. Fischer.

      • Pat Weiser

        Didn’t it occur to you that this man may be a liberal? You guys don’t have the corner on patriotism, you know.

        • Patti_Mi

          Liberals are NOT patriotic! They are trying desperately to destroy this country.

          • Don’t Even Try It!

            Not all of them ;-)

          • kktex12

            Then they can’t be a liberal.

          • Ohreally

            and you are obviously an idiot who believes everything her party spouts and before you jump and shout i am independent you wanna know why ? look at our government and figure it out

          • Ryan McQuary

            the term Liberal is not a party term…there are liberal republicans and conservative democrats…actually a democrat began the STOP act which Rand Paul quickly supported…Rand Paul and Ron Paul are Independents (though Rand may run for President as a Republican)

            Look at John McCain…he is a Republican…and a Liberal…Liberals are not patriotic and they use any seemingly patriotic service to further themselves….again using John McCain…he was a POW…yes…he served the country yes…that was patriotic….then he bases his presidential campaign off of that patriotic deed and continues to today as he helps push Obamas Communist agenda…so…it is not a party thing until we split into the Conservative and Idiot part…I mean Liberal parties instead of the Republican and Democrat parties

          • Fenwick Macmillan

            That’s laughable.

          • bruceapilot

            After the last Democrat Convention in 2012, flags were discarded, being thrown on the floor and/or stuffed in garbage cans by the bundle. Disgusting!

          • Renie Laster Keen Roseberry

            SAD & they are letting Illegals Stomp & Burn Our American Flags On our Own Streets.★

        • curmudgeon

          Sorry Pat, but I am a 70 year old veteran and VFW member and I have never seen a liberal, progressive or democRAT voter by choice who is the least bit patriotic. Just because they have their picture taken while using the National ensign as a background does not make them patriotic. It makes them liars and ponderers. Much like political prostitutes in fact

          • MildBill

            You are far nicer person than I. . . We ALL know what liberals are, and “patriotic” is definitely not on the list.

          • Pat Weiser

            Curmedgeon, you didn’t know my dad. 16 year Army corporal, member of American Legion, past commander of Carlton Post VFW and Democrat to the core. Stood and saluted every time a flag went by, carefully raised and lowered the flag every day. And he taught that patriotism to his daughter. My husband, very liberal, puts his hand over his heart when ever the American flag passes in a parade. We love the country. Too bad that comment you made started out nicely and then denigrated into what I have come to expect on this page. I should add my dad was in both WWII and the Korean War.

          • curmudgeon

            I suspect a democrat by birth who never questioned why he voted for democRAT politicians or ever knew the issues, My father in law was also one who was a Republican by all his beliefs, yet never voted for a Republican because his father loved the socialist FDR and told him to always vote democrat. Sad, but these people are dying off rapidly now. Ignorance must truly provide bliss for the apathetic and uninformed.

          • Pat Weiser

            Insults again. Must you repugnicans always take the low road?

          • Pat Weiser

            I would imagine you believe Ted Nugent to be a great American.

          • curmudgeon

            I like his position on the second amendment and find his position on Obozo quite refreshing. I hate the fact that he insulted mongrels however.

          • rhonan

            How do you like his position on having sex with underage girls?

          • curmudgeon

            Not sure? What position did he use? Are we talking about Sen. Bob Menendez Dpraved-NJ?

          • rhonan

            No, unlike the Mendez case, where it was shown that the women were paid to lie (and were not underage) Ted himself has admitted to having had sex with underage girls. He even released a song celebrating sex with jailbait.

          • curmudgeon

            Takes a true libtard to believe Menendez was not guilty. Nugent from 33 years ago and I suspect you condone the actions of Woody Allen, Roman Polanski and Slick Willie Klintoon. You libs sure have a wonderful set of double standards.

          • rhonan

            Woody Allen had an unsubstatiated allegation made against him by his jealous ex girlfriend that the daughter she conditioned for years to believe she had been assaulted. He might be guilty, or innocent, it would take a trial to be certain. Polanski is a fugative from justice after being convicted for his crime. Most liberals outside of a small clique in Hollywood, myself included, condemn him. Bill Clinton engaged in consensual sexual activity with a 22 year old college graduate. While I have issues with the allegations of sexual harassment that were made against Clinton. That’s still not Ted Nugent sleeping with underage girls when he was a touring musician. Unwanted advances made to adult women are not even close to the offensiveness and perversion of enjoying sex with children like Nugent. Of course, that’s like Rush and his Dominican rent-boys, it’s OK if you’re a Republican.

          • MildBill

            How about this position: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend !” . . . . Besides, he was a Democrat in his early days and has since seen the err of his ways. . . Why are you fixated on young girls for all these years, Hmmmm ?

          • Don’t Even Try It!

            I was kinda sticking up for you…but, now you are getting personal! GFY!

          • Pat Weiser

            Sorry, Don’t Even..I missed that in the sea of answers.

          • MildBill

            not familiar with the terminology “GFY” and can only surmise it to mean “GOOD FOR YOU !” . . . I’ll have to start using that in texts to the folks at my church and the Minister. . . I’m sending a text to my Mom right now and I’ll tell her to start using that term in all of her texts also. . . If you come up with any more “text jargon”, please KMA ! . . . (that’s Keep Me Advised !)

          • MildBill

            Well, they keep moderating me and/or posting my question under “Guest”. . . All I asked was that you put me on your “Shortcut Homonyms In Texting” list, but apparently they do not like me to abbreviate it. . . Go figure ?

          • curmudgeon

            Actually Pat, I am not a Republican. I am anti-democRAT as I find their politicians both criminal and dishonest and anti liberal regardless of party. I am a registered Independent who votes for the most Conservative American. Generally leaves the democRAT a far distant second.

          • MildBill

            I bet you are a Constitutional Conservative, as am I !

          • curmudgeon

            Yes, you have to stand for something or you stand for nothing like the liberals who talk much and say nothing.

          • MildBill

            There’s a country western song that says “If you don’t stand for something, you can fall for anything !” . . . Not sure of what song it’s from, but it sure smacks of truth !

          • curmudgeon

            Describes liberals, progressives and democRAT thieves and parasites to a T.

          • Roxanne

            No one is insulting you but just stating the true facts. Democrats have changed their party. I was a democrat until I just sat down one day and saw what the democrats are trying to do to this country. It may not be you doing it but democrats in general have really changed what they stand for. They are a party that want the people to start depending on the government. We the American people do not want to depend on the government to do anything for me. I want to pay my own way and not have the government coming into my business. Like this healthcare crap. Its called the Affordable healthcare but really its unaffordable unless you get it for free. The government wants to make your choices for you and that is what the democrats want. I want to make my own choices not let them do it for me. I had healthcare that I could afford now I don’t have healthcare because I can’t afford what they are offering and I do not want to pay for things I don’t need like maternity. I’m to old to have a child anymore but they want me to pay for other people that don’t work and sit on their butts day in and day out. This is crazy and they said my healthcare was not good, well it was good enough for me. I liked my healthcare but Obama said it was not good enough well the stuff on healthcare.gov is not what I want and I can’t afford it and do not qualify for the free stuff or a subsidy. Thats not an insult to you but to the democrats that believe that they want bigger government. Some people have been democrats all their lives but have not seen how the party has changed for the worse. I know my dad and mom would have changed partys if they saw what was happening to the good old democratic party. It is not the same party our parents were for its a party of communist now that want to own all Americans and thats it.

          • Don’t Even Try It!

            Very good post!

          • Gabernasher

            And the republicants want us to depend on big business and the corporations, I mean people? They are people afterall right?

          • Carolkitfox

            Truth hurts Pat, but it is the truth no matter how you try to deny it.

          • kktex12

            Not taking the low road. Just the telling the truth road.

          • MildBill

            Yes, traitorous acts deserve a dignified response ! . . . . What level of response would you even understand ?

          • rhonan

            They have to, they don’t have facts on their side. I’ve got a friend at the Army War College right now, and his complaint with Obama is that the man isn’t liberal enough. My uncle Russ hit the beach at Iwo Jima, and was a life long liberal democrat and union official.

          • cjkw67

            btw Pat..what is your take on Benghazi???

          • mogul264

            I also came from such a family of Democrats. Grandpa was a railroad engineer, and belonged to the union, thus always voted Democrat, OLD Democrat! He, too, was a patriot, and several of his sons and one daughter, my uncles and an aunt, were in the military, both as officers and enlisted.

            These, however, were NOT all Democrat, in truth because the Democrat Party has shifted so far left since those days, that essentially, they are now the same as were Communists, originally!

            My mother was also a professed Democrat, yet ALL the aims and goals she had before her demise, were those of the Republicans, a variance even she couldn’t explain.

            True, the OLD Democrats WERE patriotic, however, I cannot fathom how the NEW Dems can claim this while their party is busily attempting to drive the nation into ruin! Tax and spend do NOT build up the nation!

          • Pat Weiser
          • Fenwick Macmillan

            Love it!

          • crabbyoldlady

            Gary is extremely eloquent.

          • curmudgeon

            The modern liberal democRAT party took a page from the Washington establishment Republicans and borrow from China like drunken Kennedy’s. Now they also borrow to go along with their historic tax and spend philosophy. Regardless it’s nothing but wasteful spending to put money in their own pockets along with their special interest groups in exchange for their votes.

          • crabbyoldlady

            Drunken Kennedys. Oops, your prejudice is showing once again.

          • curmudgeon

            That’s why the CPUSA supports the democRAT agenda. Their agendas are clones!

          • edinvestor1

            My father was a Democrat and voted for FDR the first time and never voted Democrat again. He always told me that he did not leave the Democratic party. It left him. He also worked for TVA appraising structures that would be flooded by the Norris Dam being constructed and he said there were Communists working there that tried to convert him.

          • curmudgeon

            Always nice to hear of someone crossing over from the dark side.

          • Gabernasher

            Yea, equal rights are overrated, we should all be forced to worship YOUR God, since you know better than I do. Which one is that? Protestant? Catholic? Lutheran? Do we just kill off all who are different or lock them up?

          • curmudgeon

            Great idea. In a perfect World you libtards would be the first ones loaded in the cattle cars.

          • Gabernasher

            So now you agree with genocide? Showing your true colors.

          • curmudgeon

            Please tell me that you have not added your DNA to the gene pool.

          • curmudgeon

            I suspect you are an abortion lover who is fine with the Margaret Sanger approach to genocide? At least the ‘right’ people are being vacuumed up, eh Sparky?

          • Gabernasher

            I guess you love life but are also for the death penalty and against welfare for all those kids who’s parents can’t afford em?

          • MildBill

            There are no Democrats left ! . . What your Father is/was is a memory. . . Liberals and Democrats have devolved into people your Father would not recognize. . . Would he allow his party to bash GOD ? . . . Was he ever out promoting the gay agenda ? . . Did he ever welcome Muslims into his government that would push their agenda on Americans. . . . I believe he did not sanction any of these activities. . . Many of the older folks are clinging to the Democratic banner, believing it is the party of old. . . I was one of those people, but saw the light about 20 years ago. . . Perhaps it is time for you to take a honest look at what Democrats and liberals have done to our country . . When you do realize what you have helped along the way, you will weep.

          • curmudgeon

            Pat will not comprehend and does not realize the party of Harry S. Truman has been hijacked by Communist leaning liberals.

          • Roxanne

            You are so right MildBill the old democrat party is gone. Its the new democratic party that is something to be afraid of. They want bigger government and want to own the American people but the once good party of democrats has been gone for a while and what we are left with are the party that bashes God and wants the American people to depend on the government not to go out and work for yourself to get a head but to depend on them.

          • Gabernasher

            And you want a bigger military, more people in jail, and better armed cops killing innocents like livestock.

          • Pat Weiser

            My father was an extremely tolerant man. He believed in equality for all people and I think he would have been thrilled with Obama. Everything any of you say about the Democratic party changing is exactly what we think about the Republican party overrun with crazy ‘teaparty’ people. You are all voting against your own best interests.

          • Don’t Even Try It!

            Booo! You have lowered yourself to the level of the majority of the Demwit party. At one point in your posts, I had faith in your ability to reason. Sad to say that you are only “feeling” and not seeing what the Demwit party has become. I WAS a Democrat but now I see. I hope you take the blinders off and open your eyes to the truth. The Democrat
            Party IS now the Communist Party and is driving the USA into a Socialistic country. Please, re-evaluate the true goals of the parties. The Republicans are not perfect and the Tea party is not perfect, but they are at least trying to
            keep America free and prosperous. The Democrats are trying to make people dependent on the government and put us further in debt. We will all go down the preverbal shitter if the Democrat/Communist party is not overthrown. IMHO

          • Pat Weiser

            This from a man who has the President of the United States in a scope. Socialism is the way to go. Socialist France rates the highest in health care, citizen satisfaction, retirement benefits.

          • MildBill

            I knew the socialist in you would show up sooner or later. . . It’s getting easier and easier to pick you bots out of a crowd. . . I would bet you are against the 2nd Amendment too, correct ? . . Never mind, I already know the answer !

          • Gabernasher

            The right to bear arms, I LOVE it. Why won’t they let me have fully automatic machine guns mounted to my car. ITS MY RIGHT GOD DAMMIT!! Nukes too, biological weapons as well, it’s what our founding fathers would have wanted, anthrax for all.

          • MildBill

            You really are quite the idiot, aren’t you ?. . . Good news is, folks like you won’t last very long. . . You’re too stupid to survive on your own, and too nasty to get help ! . . You’re doomed !

          • Gabernasher

            So at which arms do you draw the line? Are nukes not arms? Are assault rifles? Handguns? Muskets? Where do you draw your line in regards to the 2nd?

          • MildBill

            What would the government use against it’s own people ? . . Where do THEY draw the line is the better question doncha think ? . . . It does say “equal to” for a reason

          • Gabernasher

            Until we’re in another civil war we don’t know, but last time I’m pretty sure they used everything at their disposal.

          • MildBill

            Realizing that, I believe you answered your own question to which my reply to you is “BINGO” !

          • Gabernasher

            So you’re saying we should all be allowed to have nukes.

          • MildBill

            Now you are just being a “scabpicker”. . You really should try to suppress that dark corner of your personality. . . Is this your little chess-like move to show you are smarter than me ? . . . OBVIOUSLY nu-kes in the hands of idiots from any faction would not be desirable, therefore I submit that as a counter to “non possession” of nu-kes, we the people need to possess a tool for obstructing the use of them on our own people or, more specifically, “We The People” should be the “3rd Key” ! . . . . If you were as intelligent as you perceive yourself to be, you would set out to find answers instead of giving up with what you apparently think are “end all” questions that there is no answer to. . . While you are busy with your apps and coylike questions, your “very real world” is crumbling around you. . . .I suggest you put your talents to better use. . . Again, not an indictment, just an observation !

          • Gabernasher

            Once again I ask, where do you draw the line? Are fully auto assault rifles enough to stop tanks and aircraft? Should we be allowed to obtain FGM-148 Javelins and Anti Air guns on our back decks?
            This isn’t a joke, you say no nukes, but I’m sure during a civil war our government would use whatever they needed, tanks and aircraft included, against us.
            So where do you draw the line on the right to bear arms?

          • MildBill

            Read the answer I have already provided. . . If you still do not comprehend, read 3-4 times daily. . . If symptoms of idiocy persist, seek advice of a Physician. . .Keep away from children !

          • Gabernasher

            “. OBVIOUSLY nu-kes in the hands of idiots from any faction would not be desirable, therefore I submit that as a counter to “non possession” of nu-kes, we the people need to possess a tool for obstructing the use of them on our own people”

            You don’t draw a line, you give me a theoretical concept, we should be the “3rd Key” whatever that means.

            Obviously you believe we should have fully automatic assault rifles since the military has those, how about tanks? jet fighters? No nukes, how about sarin?

          • MildBill

            Once again., I have already answered your question, just not to your liking. . . I would think any “major” ar-ma-me nts would be best in the hands of our State Militaries, such as National Guard and Reserve units with trained personnel at the helm, however THAT window is being negated by the transfer of “old” but “still useable” equipment to the Afg han front (reportedly for Afg han Army use) and left behind there with no replacements offered here in the states. . . . Do you see a scenario here ? . . .For civilians to have fu-l-l a-ut-o anything would be a waste as supplies are still too limited to sustain such bravado as very few citizens have BILLIONS of ro-un-ds of anything to expend ! . . . Are you seeing any daylight yet ? . . . 3rd key btw is a standard expression. . . It means there are 3 stopgaps in the order before la-unch so no one fidiot can be in charge unabated. . . Comprendo ?

          • MildBill

            Where is my reply, Mr. Moderator ?

          • curmudgeon

            Move there and enjoy all the benefits.

          • crossingTheDelaware

            I wish every aspiring POTUS, Senator, Representative, Governor, Mayor — every elected official — that believes as you do, would be as honest as you are in proclaiming emphatically:

            Socialism is the way to go.

          • MildBill

            The Allies saved France in WWll. . . They couldn’t defend themselves then, and they can’t defend themselves from themselves now. . . The French are the biggest enemy of France ! . . . A pity that so many lives were given to protect their freedoms. . . They were wasted on the undeserving, much the same as American lives were wasted on protecting the freedoms of people like you who would knowingly or not, hand over the keys to America. . . .Your misinformation on France’s healthcare system is astounding. . .There are two things France is NOT noted for: . . Bravery and Brain Surgeons !

          • Guest

            do you even know wth the “TEA” in Tea Party means???

          • curmudgeon

            The majority of the critics have not got a clue. They just believe the drivel fed to them by the liberal media wing of the democRAT party. Anybody seen anything of Slo Joe Biden or Debbie Whatshername-Sh*tfor brains lately?

          • Gabernasher

            How’s are those green eggs and ham mr Cruz? How about your lovely Michelle Batshitcrazyman?

          • Gabernasher

            Terrorists Endangering America?

          • curmudgeon

            I doubt that you have even the foggiest concept of who constitutes the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party and what they stand for. I am positive you have never bother to try and educate yourself or learn any of the issues. Put your head back in the sand Pat like a good little sheeple!

          • cjkw67

            My grandparents were also OLD Democrats.. Im sure they have been rolling in their graves with the way the party has gone…. down hill!!

          • Gabernasher

            You can be a patriot without being blinded by faith for a religion that’s caused more death than you can even imagine. Do you not realize the Muslim nations hate the gays even more than you? I guess you love big government in terms of military and being run by the corporations instead of the people. You are a blind fool.

          • MildBill

            Typical lib fashion. . . demean, ridicule and insult in place of substance. . . All things mankind has done in the name of religion are not sanctioned by GOD. . . Do your children represent your every wish ? . .When they misbehave, do you sanction it ? . . Is all evil your children do stemmed from you ? . . You are a myopic thinker, as all liberals are. . . Do you speak of any good that has come from religion, more specifically Christianity ? . . Anything can, and usually will be misused somewhere along the line. . . It’s what man does best. . .Where did I EVER say I like big government or big corporations or big pharma. ? . . If you wish to see a fool, you need go no further than the nearest mirror !

          • Gabernasher

            Sorry, forgot the good the priests do when they molest little boys, or the good the leadership does by shuffling them around to keep them out of the hands of the law. You said you vote Republican, which is pretty much big government (military / police / prisons) and big corps.

          • MildBill

            I NEVER said anything of the kind ! . . Please try to follow a contiguous line of thinking.. . . Don’t you have a app for that ?

          • MildBill

            Again, where is my reply, Mr. Moderator ?

          • Roxanne

            The liberals of today are different then back in other times. I use to be a democrat but they have changed for the worse and that is a fact. I am now a true republican because the republicans are so caring about what happens to this country. The liberals do not care. There are a few that do care but if they truly do they should change their party like I did. The democrats are for themselves and want everyone to depend on the government and thats not what America is. You work for what you have and don’t expect the government to hand it to you because then they own you. The democrays of today are more like communists then what they were before. Just look at what Obama has done to our healthcare and to foodstamps and the list goes on and on. I love this country and hate what is happening to it and this garbage man is a true patriot and probably a republican to care about our flag. The democrats don’t even care that four men died in Benghazi and that speaks volumes to what they stand for. My dad was a true democrat to but he would roll over in his grave to see what most democrats have become today.

          • curmudgeon

            Liberals were never a positive force and finally when the connotation became too negative they started hiding behind the progressive label. Communist, liberal, socialist, progressive or democrat they all want to control every aspect of your life as they believe they are an all knowing elite and know what is best for the proles.

          • Don’t Even Try It!

            We must be soul mates ;-)

          • Pat Weiser

            You two go and cuddle up together and then complain about gay rights….

          • Jugatsu

            Your father was a Democrat born of an era when grassroots Democrats had not been corrupted by the few who grasp at power, redefining words to mean their opposites, coopting values and principles and corrupting them at the same time, embodying the very definition of “the ends justify the means”. No, your father was not born of this day and age, nor the recent decades that heralded it in. But times are changing, and the Ultimate Truth is being shown the light day and the Cabal is on the run and desperate – you can see their fear and desperation in their actions.

          • The Ronster

            Perhaps “Liberal” back when “Liberal” meant the exact opposite of what it means today.

          • cjkw67

            If what you say is true then he is not your typical liberal

          • Fenwick Macmillan

            Lol!

          • Fenwick Macmillan

            Max Cleland.
            Go ahead, I dare you to Ann Coulter him.

          • Gabernasher

            And you conservative BIGOTS and thieves are all so patriotic? Rob the whole countries retirements funds in 08, get bailed out, blame it on Obama.

          • curmudgeon

            Get back on your meds and quit procrastinating in seeking help for your mental problems.

        • MildBill

          Isn’t it enough that you liberals get credit for the wonderful “unaffordable and I don’t care Act ” and The wonderful POS you probably campaigned for that is ruining America. . . You liberals haven’t exercised good judgment in 10 – 15 years. . . You wouldn’t know what patriotism was if it jumped up and bit you in the @$$ !

          • curmudgeon

            Bill, you are so correct. BTW, I really believe the only good use for liberals is to use them as targets and as bad examples.

          • KATHLEEN CRAIGIE

            I like to call it the UNAFFORDABLE CONTROL ACT and the Left is using COMMON CORE in our public schools to gain even MORE control over the younger generation of Americans, in the hopes that they grow up to be the same kind of mindless Kool-Aid Zombies that are trying to destroy our country NOW… WAKE UP, AMERICA before they turn us into the U.S.S.A.

        • Don’t Even Try It!

          Yes, I am a conservative, but I agree. you are correct (right) ;-)

        • Renie Laster Keen Roseberry

          No ~ He is an AMERICAN With The RIGHT STUFF!★

      • Jo

        Curmudgeon, Oregon is not an armpit. I live here and it is a beautiful state. Yes, we conservatives have our challenges with the Northern part of the state, but there are a lot of good people here and we are working hard to make positive changes.

        • curmudgeon

          I was speaking of the politics only. I have been there and I agree it’s beautiful. Too bad you can’t send the emigrants from Kalifornia back where they came from.

        • Don’t Even Try It!

          Beautiful state and the people I met were very, very nice.

    • Don’t Even Try It!

      Sanitation Engineer ;-)

  • renee52

    The true character of a man is when he does something good when he thinks no one is looking!

    • curmudgeon

      AMEN to that!

  • Wylie Henderson

    He is a good man!

  • capnjack43

    This man needs to run for something and help clean out Washington.

    • jerry

      He can Run His Garbage Truck to Washington to Start With

      • franko35758

        RUN HIS GARBAGE TRUCK TO WASHINGTON
        D.C. ON MAY16TH AND FILL IT UP WITH GARBAGE!!!
        YOU HAVE MY SALUTE, SIR!!!

        • Frank F Mohrbutter

          By garbage you mean most of the politicians occupying Washington DC?

          • cumiadom

            Just about 98-99% of DC dwellers. Starting with Pinocchio “Liar in Chief”

          • raffaelecafagna

            the district of corruption

    • durabo

      Too much [human] garbage in DC for even a regiment of garbage collectors to pick up and burn.

    • JoJo58

      The guy did something nice, but what qualifies him to run for office? We already have plenty of unqualified people in DC now that people voted for because they LOOKED presidential, or they said something once or twice that people agreed with.

      Why is it that someone can say or do one thing and they immediately should be president…or “run for something”.

      • Josef Roesler

        You just don’t get it and you’re probably one of those people who voted for a shithead in office right now. He’s qualified because he doesn’t do what he thinks people want to see, he does what he knows is right in his heart without caring who sees.

        • JoJo58

          No….but your jumping to false conclusions reminds me of what liberals do.

          The POINT of my comment was that everyone’s standards suddenly have dropped. Now all it takes these days is someone to do ONE THING, or make ONE COMMENT that they approve of and people are wee-weeing their pants suggesting that he/she run for president.

          I’m well aware of the turds that are currently in office. I’m also aware that there are a lot of people…maybe even YOU that decided to sit at home and pout instead of vote because “your guy” didn’t get the nomination. That’s how we end up with “shitheads” in office from the schoolboard president, to city council, mayors, the “shithead” judges they appoint, state legislators, US legislators etc.

          • Josef Roesler

            That may have been what your POINT was, but it isn’t what you actually said.

          • JoJo58

            LOL holy crap. I reread my original statement. The point was clearly there the first time. I rewrote it in as simple terms as possible.

            Now enough. If you believe that folding a flag is a qualifier for president, go for it. I prefer a bit more background information before automatically jumping on the proverbial bandwagon.

          • Josef Roesler

            Yeah, I didn’t see anyone say that either. Enjoy.

          • JoJo58

            That’s because you’re busy making assumptions and thinking up replies before you read the post.

            Now run along and fix that tin foil hat of yours before it falls off.

          • Josef Roesler

            Let’s see, the post you are referring to said, “This man needs to run for something and help clean out Washington.” I’m really failing to see where you find “President” in that statement. You’re the only one using the word president in the entire discussion.

            You’re dumbass rebuke is both incorrect and irrelevant.

          • JoJo58

            Okay. They said run for office. The observation I was putting forth was WHY do people automatically make these comments based on ONE act or statement that they agree with. I’ve been at many sites where the first thing they write is “so and so should run for president”.

            I apologize if I expanded the horizon too broadly and it made your head hurt.

          • Josef Roesler

            Once again, you’re dumbass rebuke is both incorrect and irrelevant.

          • JoJo58

            If this went over your head, then you’re out of luck. I’m not going to break it down to the second grade level for you. Move on

          • Josef Roesler

            I’m not the one not understanding anything. I also understand small minded people resort to insults when they have nothing relevant to say.

          • Ryan McQuary

            because lawyers normally show acts of greed and seldomly show acts like this…especially behind the scenes…

            and by the way you are both wrong…because you are directing personal attacks

          • bluebonnet114@yahoo.com

            it just that you rained on the parade ,,,, didn’t you ever hear, “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything”

          • JoJo58

            LOL I simply asked a question. I have to learn that it’s not only the left you have to appease when it comes to asking questions. So much for …question with boldness…”

            You get accused of being a welfare and food stamp queen and obama worshiper. Go figure.

          • JeremiahtpoG

            Does the term citizen legislator mean anything

          • JoJo58

            Yes.

          • Ryan McQuary

            you see, that is not right…or jumping to a conclusion…it is using past observations to form a hypothesis based on your comments…

            I don’t believe that a ton of people sat at home and didn’t vote because when I went to vote there were hundreds of people in line to vote…in an area where there are only hundreds of people…record numbers of people voted…as well as people named Adolf Hitler…tell me how many times a dead person can vote? because it numbered in the thousands…all for Barrack Osama…these “Shitheads” were not voted in by us….they were voted in by them…and instead of raising hell we sit here complaining on a website instead of marching on washington in rage like every other nation does…we are content…and we are lazy…that is the explanation…as I said above, a Farmer would make a very good president…in my opinion, anyone who is by definition “qualified” to be president should be deported…

      • LittleRoot_48

        What qualified the current resident of the WH? I’d much rather have this man in office. I have never associated arrogant with presidential.

      • eaglestalon

        What qualifies him to run for office? I’ll tell you what.

        First of all it is not possible he can know any LESS than what now infests Washington.

        Number 2 by his actions he has shown a deep respect and love of his country and for what she stands as well as for those who have died to make and keep us free.

        How many, if any in Washington have these qualities?

        • Doug

          The great Ted Cruz who graduated from Princeton and Harvard the two finest universities in our nation!

          • viet68vet

            Question? Where did Cruz get the money to attend these prestigious colleges (university is generic for the the school, not the program enrolled in).?? Student loans, government grants – what?? Did he receive foriegn student grants? Properly vet who you are backing.

          • Doug

            I’m backing Harvard University and Princeton University.

          • Jeff Simon

            Properly Vet? Where did the money for school come from? We don’t need to know all that shiz. All you gotta do is look good in a suit size 42L and convince the media that you are the flavor of the month.

            They’re already prepping the public for “America’s first woman President” because that’ll make a good story. Just wait for the “War on Women” mythology to start getting pumped up.

      • Stan_DC

        JoJo, since you could tell so quickly why he is unqualified to run for office maybe you can tell us what qualifies a person to run for office. It should be easy for you to come up with 4 or 5 qualifications.

        • JoJo58

          LOL you do realize that you sound exactly like a liberal. People here have already stated that folding a flag is their qualifier because that automatically tells you that he’s a nice guy and patriotic.

          I lived in military housing and two units down a very patriotic, senior NCO was busted for chaining up his wife while he was TDY.

          The point I was trying to make is that everyone will suddenly jump on the “he needs to run for office” bandwagon before finding out WHO these people really are. I never said that this garbage collector is a bad guy, unqualified etc. I was amused by how many people ASSUMED that he was. Just look at the new governor of Virginia. Voters automatically voted for the “libertarian” candidate because they THOUGHT he was a nice guy. Yeah…back by the DNC and George Soros.

          ASSuming is what has gotten us where we are today.

          • Stan_DC

            JoJo, I agree with most of your ramblings but you avoided answering my question, what would you describe as qualifications one would need to run for office (US Congress as an example)

          • JoJo58

            LOL ramblings? Oh…citing an actual example of why assuming someone’s character based on one action can be a bad thing…um…okay.

            Let’s see…I didn’t answer the question because I thought I would be stating the obvious. Clearly, based on your insistence for an answer, I was mistaken.

            Right after having the ability to fold the flag…military style, of course…

            Thorough knowledge of the US Constitution
            Thorough knowledge of their respective state constitution
            Knowledge of US and world history
            Understanding of Islam and their true agenda
            Economics
            What type of work background
            Who their friends are
            Past actions

          • lovinspoonful

            Enough. The topic of this forum is the act of a garbage man who did a good deed. Leave the politics out of this forum.

          • JoJo58

            I didn’t bring up politics. After reading a few posts stating this guy should run for office I simple asked why people automatically want someone to run for office based on very little knowledge.

            Had no idea that it would cause such a sh*t storm…especially since obama wasn’t properly vetted. Go figure.

          • Josef Roesler

            We know more about who this guy is than anyone did about Obama before he was elected. I believe if they switched places today, the country would only improve and this town’s garbage service would fall apart.

          • bluebonnet114@yahoo.com

            it wasn’t “folding the flag” it was the respect and that he did the right thing!

          • JoJo58

            Um…and he showed that respect, how? By pulling the flag out of the garbage, folding it, then refolding it.

            Yes, he did a nice thing. And yes, he should run for whatever office he wants. He deserves it.

        • rfrichey

          I’ll try to think of some qualifications.
          1. Preferably work experience in the private sector.
          2. Some active duty military experience either regular or reserve duty.
          3.Adminstrative experience at higher level.
          4.To have been raised in the USA from cradle to present in order to understand America and American History. “You know, baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet,” or “red rover red rover we dare someone over.”
          5. All records from birth to present be made available to public. This would include everywhere you ever resided, all school records, all medical records.
          Notice I didn’t include being born in America as this would be covered in # 5.
          Most of us would not have problems coming up with our records from birth to present. If you couldn’t produce these records then you’re not eligible.

      • franko35758

        HE’S A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN WHICH VERY FEW ARE IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE.

        • JoJo58

          That’s nice. And we all see what a lack of experience has been doing for us.

          We already have a non citizen, unqualified idiot in office now elected because he LOOKED presidential…he had “swagga” and looked cool exiting a plane.

          …So….because a man folded a flag, he’s now qualified for president?

          Um….okay. I guess some people don’t learn from their mistakes.

          • Corpseman57

            The Constitutional qualifications required to hold the office of president are very specific; obama has not proven he meets those qualifications.

            His inexperience isn’t what has made him such a failure at protecting our individual freedoms. He is quite the master at turning a Republic into a Communist country with Fascist regulations.

          • JoJo58

            Um….duh. I never stated that obama was qualified for office. But his inexperience IS what is damaging to this country since all he wants to do is fly around on AF1 and delegate his duties to others, and follow orders dictated by Valerie Jarrett.

          • Corpseman57

            Spare me from the ‘experienced’ politicians. They are the ones who have destroyed our freedoms.

          • JoJo58

            They don’t get reelected unless people vote for them. Conservatives tend to be lazy and don’t bother with odd year elections or primaries. Liberals know this, and that is how they get their people in key political positions. Our freedoms are being destroyed by progressives, not “experience”. Want them out? Get involved.

            So what have YOU been doing about getting the right people in office? Have you gone door to door and discussed issues with people? Did you volunteer to get people registered? I have.
            Or did you sit home and pout because your guy didn’t get the nomination?

          • bill

            JoJo.. Conservatives DO GET engaged in off year elections… Your contrary statement leaves me doubting most of what you’ve posted! Just look at the 2010 elections that changed the political landscape larger than any election since 1938. IT’S the liberals and young that don’t get excited in off year elections… Geepers kreepers…

          • Jeff Simon

            It’s not Obama’s lack of experience as an executive officer that handicaps him as President. It is his fundamental lack of love or respect for America as a country or institution. This lack of regard for America and his profound narcissism motivates his efforts to transform America into his “Vision” of what a good country should be. Which is basically an entitlement State for the “disadvantaged” and those who support him. One might as well elect a Canadian poseur like “Jim” to be President and expect the country to escape unscathed.

            A love of America is the FIRST and MOST important requirement for an American President. Because of this alone this “Garbage Man” would be a better candidate for President than a great deal of our career politicions; including the current celebrity in chief.

            Thank you for the sacrifice that you and your husband made.

      • Corpseman57

        Our politicians were supposed to come from ‘real’ jobs, and only work for a short time serving the people. They were then supposed to go back home to the lives they left.

        I believe this young man is exactly who should be running for office–not seasoned politicians or those propelled to the front of the line through Affirmative Action and fraudulent elections.

      • supajohnny

        I think a true patriot like Mr Fischer, more than qualifies him for office. Much more than the present incumbents.

        • JoJo58

          I’m glad for you. It must be amazing to have the ability to KNOW someone so well based on ONE thing.

          • bill

            JoJo.. friendly advice… when ya find yourself in a hole, put the freaking shovel down!

        • lovinspoonful

          Folding a flag does not qualify him for office. He did a good deed because he cred and is a good man That’s it. That’s the topic of this forum. No his political qualifications.

      • Hkinsey3

        Well to make a long story short we can always use a man who knows the difference between trash and honor.

      • Sharpshooter

        You know, BlowJO, people like you are the “epitome” of garbage in this nation! You just go ahead and sit on your worthless *ss, collect your welfare check and ask why!

        • JoJo58

          LOL. Yeah…I’m on welfare alright. As a military widow, I sit on my collective ass volunteering my time doing taxes for soldiers and doing other voluntary jobs on post when the tax services are no longer needed. I also work a full time job and raise two young boys.

          The ONLY thing I asked was why people automatically start writing that “so and so” should run for president based on ONE ACTION?

          Personally, I think people that ASSume and make snap judgements of others are the “epitome” of garbage in this nation.

          I have a neatly folded flag that was presented to me at Arlington. You have a mirror? You seriously need to take a good look at yourself.

          • Sharpshooter

            I wasn’t “assuming”, I was responding to your asinine post. You should be proud of what you have accomplished and are accomplishing, particular working under the obvious handicap you have, NO HEART!

          • Doug Lee

            to jojo58 I have been reading your ramblings and have come to the conclusion you are stupid.you should be seen as bozo86 instead.your opinion is like your behind it stinks go take a bath and shut up.

          • thetrollpolice231

            I have come to the conclusion that you jojo58 are simply trying to annoy people on the internet hence a political troll

      • BlueViolets

        I think perhaps what we need are more people in office of his caliber. In other words, they do what is right even when no one is watching.

      • cumiadom

        At least he’s shown that he cares for our country. Not what can be said about the Washington Elite.

      • capnjack43

        Because the scum in Washington, to a man, would not have the decency or the love of country to do even that small thing. A man that can perform such an unselfish act, even when he doesn’t realize he is in the public eye is very rare.

      • romney2011

        Nothing qualifies him for any office. So appoint him ambassador to Monaco. And he is simiply more qualified than the selfish, corrupt, lying, treasonous bastards there now because he is not one of them. 95% + of the incumbents are guilty of enough criminal activity and treason to be in prison for life at hard labor or put against the wall.

      • Ryan McQuary

        what qualifies anyone to say someone isn’t qualified? what qualifies someone? Harvard? Law degree? no brain? I am sorry but a random farmer would be a much better president than any of your so called “Qualified” people…what qualifies him? He is more apt to listen to the people which is his job…

    • Doug

      Perfect ticket….Jeremy and Sheriff Joe.

  • madgrandma

    Real Americans have HEART!

  • Gldngrnize

    AND THEY DIDN’T FIRE HIM….NOT LIKE MC Ds AND THE OTHER PLACES THAT ARE TOO DENSE TO REALIZE A GOOD EMPLOYEE. I REALLY LIKED SEEING THIS

    • Josef Roesler

      Yeah, I was thinking he was lucky she didn’t get him in trouble with the garbage company.

  • Tiny Carreras

    Thank you Mr. Fischer May God Bless you today and always. you are indeed an awesome man.

  • Just my opinion.

    If you were my son I would hug you. Patriotism doesn’t just come from those that serve. It comes from those that take pride in our flag too. Everyday people just like us!

    • Trav Magee

      I would give him a hug anyway…

    • Jimmy Midgett

      You’re not my son, but I would like to give you a big hug anyway.

    • eaglestalon

      If Obama had a son he DEFINITELY would not look or in any way be like this man

      • Just my opinion.

        I don’t remember saying anything about Obama. ????? Are you actually talking to me?