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Backwards Flag at Grammys
www.grammy.com ^ | 02/13/2005 | vanity

Posted on 02/13/2005 11:12:39 PM PST by MilesVeritatis

I haven't seen/read of anyone asking Green Day or CBS why the flag was backwards behind the Green Day set at the Grammy Awards.


http://content.grammy.com/gallery/show3/07_GreenDay_show.jpg


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Doesn't CBS or the Grammy producers have any protocol people? If they did, did they know or care about these things? Or did they not want to stifle the Green Day's artistic expression?
1 posted on 02/13/2005 11:12:39 PM PST by MilesVeritatis
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To: MilesVeritatis

gonna sound naive here but,im pretty sure thats how you hang the flag vertical (anyone wanna prove me wrong please do)


2 posted on 02/13/2005 11:14:25 PM PST by MetalHeadConservative35 (Freakin Patroits.....)
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To: MilesVeritatis

I'd think it's a green day thing.


3 posted on 02/13/2005 11:14:30 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead (I believe in American Exceptionalism! Do you?)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

GD: They're commie scum. 'Nuff said.


4 posted on 02/13/2005 11:16:23 PM PST by BroncosFan ("It's worse than a crime - it's a mistake." Talleyrand.)
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To: MilesVeritatis

I'd have been more offended by the crappy music.


5 posted on 02/13/2005 11:16:53 PM PST by HTuttle
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To: MilesVeritatis

Um, I'm not sure how you could say it is upside down when it is hanging vertically. Granted, there might be 'right way' or a 'wrong way' to hang a flag vertically, but any passing joe would probably not know that.

Now, if it was hanging horizontally and it was upside down, then more people might get it.


6 posted on 02/13/2005 11:17:14 PM PST by Simmy2.5 (DUmmies in mourning. World is a better place.)
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To: MilesVeritatis

At least they aren't burning it.


7 posted on 02/13/2005 11:18:09 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: MetalHeadConservative35

The blue field is always to the flag's own right when hanging vertically and on the left of the people facing it.


8 posted on 02/13/2005 11:18:16 PM PST by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: MetalHeadConservative35

gonna sound naive here

Not naive, just ignorant.
The field of stars is to be in the upper left corner as facing it per protocol.
Keep rocking!


9 posted on 02/13/2005 11:19:25 PM PST by brickdds
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and its missing 2 stars


10 posted on 02/13/2005 11:19:40 PM PST by KneelBeforeZod ( I'm going to open Cobra Kai dojos all over this valley!)
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To: Seniram US

ok,keep that in mind since i usually have my flag draped over my amps during shows (in a very pro american way,heck my guitar has the southern stars n bars on it)


11 posted on 02/13/2005 11:20:04 PM PST by MetalHeadConservative35 (Freakin Patroits.....)
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To: MilesVeritatis
This flag is more suitable for them...more artsy. Peter Max does some nice work. He has some great 9/11 paintings on his website as well http://www.petermax.com Mr. Max donated an acrylic on canvas (valued at over over $25K) of this flag to the Heroes Red White & Blue Inagural Ball for auction to benefit wounded military heroes. He is a good patriot.
12 posted on 02/13/2005 11:20:09 PM PST by CitizenHelper
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To: MetalHeadConservative35
Yep, it wrong. The stars should be in the upper left, with the exception of aircraft and battle uniforms that have a flag emblazoned on the right hand side.

They should appear to be flying against the wind or forward.
13 posted on 02/13/2005 11:20:12 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: KneelBeforeZod

I guess the Hollywood crowd either believes its pre-1959 or they don't want to count Hawaii and Alaska.


14 posted on 02/13/2005 11:22:06 PM PST by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: Seniram US

You are definitely correct sir!

(I'd send ya a cigar but it's been awhile since I've posted a graphic!)


15 posted on 02/13/2005 11:22:17 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: MilesVeritatis

The colour of the flag is wrong...it looks like what the Incredible Hulk has flying outside his lair.

Regards, Ivan


16 posted on 02/13/2005 11:22:20 PM PST by MadIvan (One blog to bring them all...and in the Darkness bind them: http://www.theringwraith.com/)
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To: Seniram US

Correct........

When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/images/f_etiq08.gif

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html


17 posted on 02/13/2005 11:22:53 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Seniram US

They probably don't want to recognize Ohio and Texas.


18 posted on 02/13/2005 11:24:32 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: MilesVeritatis

I think everyone should be more concerned with the lyrics of that stupid song.


19 posted on 02/13/2005 11:24:47 PM PST by ToBeFree
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To: KneelBeforeZod
Dang right - first thing I noticed beside the reversal.

What a bunch of com*******plete idiots!

20 posted on 02/13/2005 11:26:35 PM PST by SFConservative
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To: MilesVeritatis

I'll bet the rent Green Day had something to do with it...a few weeks ago they were on a concert tour here in Germany, and they released a press announcement over AFN stating that, "they (Green Day)were in Germany to perform for the Germans, not the GI's, so they didn't want them at their concert"


21 posted on 02/13/2005 11:27:33 PM PST by SAMS (Army wife & Marine Mom)
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To: 2111USMC
http://webmonkey.wired.com/webmonkey/reference/html_cheatsheet/


22 posted on 02/13/2005 11:33:37 PM PST by pageonetoo (you'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: MilesVeritatis
The flag should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or drapings are desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the flag.- http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette-display.shtml
23 posted on 02/13/2005 11:37:54 PM PST by pageonetoo (you'll spot their posts soon enough!)
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To: MilesVeritatis

Here - all better.

https://www.sharemation.com/jamesvaughn/07_GreenDay_show3.JPG


24 posted on 02/13/2005 11:38:36 PM PST by sodiumodium
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To: sodiumodium

Actually, you are all quoting flag "etiquette" those who know it and show it have "class" those who don't show it (like Green Day) don't.


25 posted on 02/13/2005 11:41:31 PM PST by CitizenHelper
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To: pageonetoo

LOL!

(Thanks for the link to the "Cheat Sheet"!)


26 posted on 02/13/2005 11:41:45 PM PST by 2111USMC
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To: SAMS

Did they really say that?


27 posted on 02/14/2005 1:14:41 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: MilesVeritatis
If they did, did they know or care about these things?

Nope. Not one damn bit.

28 posted on 02/14/2005 1:15:17 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: MetalHeadConservative35

I think you are right... There should be information about the proper way to vertically display a flag.


29 posted on 02/14/2005 1:16:41 PM PST by todd1
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To: HTuttle

Green Day rocks...


30 posted on 02/14/2005 1:17:15 PM PST by todd1
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To: MetalHeadConservative35
Guidelines here: http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette-display.shtml
31 posted on 02/14/2005 1:18:43 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: todd1
Green Day rocks...

Oh sheesh... I hope you're kidding.

32 posted on 02/14/2005 1:19:37 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: TChris

Did you see their performance last night... ? It was great... I prefer Texas Country Music and Latin music but I thought they jammed last night. To bad I missed Los Lonely Boys... I saw them live with Willie Nelson and they were great.


33 posted on 02/14/2005 1:31:50 PM PST by todd1
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To: todd1
Did you see their performance last night?

Nope. Green Day, IMO, is just another among the throngs of current skater/punk/pop/rock groups who have rediscovered brainless 3-chord speed rock. They're just another anti-American group of opportunist pinheads. Before the last elections, I just thought they sucked musically. Now, I think they suck musically and that they don't deserve to vote.

BTW, do you know how the roadies ensure Green Day's stage is level?





Drool runs out of both sides of Billie Joe's mouth.

34 posted on 02/14/2005 1:46:34 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: MilesVeritatis

Backward fag.....now wait a minute...oh, FLAG....nevermind.


35 posted on 02/14/2005 1:48:53 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: TChris

I thought they were great too. Much better than that sucky tribute to Southern Rock; that sounded pathetic.


36 posted on 02/14/2005 1:50:13 PM PST by gingerky
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To: TChris

I don't agree with their politics either.. And I wouldn't pay for their CD but I am only 28 years old and their music takes me back to college...


37 posted on 02/14/2005 2:40:48 PM PST by todd1
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To: todd1
I am only 28 years old and their music takes me back to college...

Well, that pretty well dates me... Dire Straits and Mr. Mister take me back to college. ;-)

38 posted on 02/14/2005 2:45:36 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: TChris

Green Day is nothing but a couple of multi-millionaire mid-thirties types who are still trying to act like angst-fueled teenagers. They are not worthy to shine Joe Strummer's boots.


39 posted on 02/14/2005 2:49:19 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: TChris

Rage Against the Machine does it for me... And their left wing nutcases as well. )o:


40 posted on 02/14/2005 2:49:21 PM PST by todd1
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To: todd1
Did you see their performance last night... ? It was great...

Do you understand what they're singing about in the song they performed?

Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new media.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mindf*** America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alien nation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
Well that's enough to argue.

Well maybe I'm the f@**** America.
I'm not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody do the propaganda.
And sing along in the age of paranoia.

Still think they're great?
41 posted on 02/14/2005 2:55:03 PM PST by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: todd1
Sounds like you should check out Richard Cheese - Lounge Against the Machine. Hillarious, and quite good at what they do. :-)
42 posted on 02/14/2005 2:57:15 PM PST by TChris (Most people's capability for inference is severely overestimated)
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To: Seniram US; MetalHeadConservative35

That is true, and when it's hanging when people can see it from both sides, the blue field is to be closest to the middle of the street.


43 posted on 02/14/2005 2:59:04 PM PST by Guillermo ("The precept of the Koran is perpetual war against all who deny that Mahomet is the prophet of God")
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To: sodiumodium

Thanks! Much better.


44 posted on 02/14/2005 3:10:55 PM PST by MilesVeritatis (Beware the fury of a patient US military)
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To: MilesVeritatis

They likely don't know any better. Illiterate pukes probably have never read the US Code.


45 posted on 02/14/2005 3:11:07 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (The New England Patriots. 2005 World Football Champions. Again.)
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To: todd1

It's called a book. You open it and read it. Can you say Book? Good! Now pick up a brick and throw it through your TV screen, and please, never post again. Thank you.


46 posted on 02/14/2005 3:16:38 PM PST by Doc Savage (...because they stand on a wall, and they say nothing is going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch!)
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To: Doc Savage
Who peed in your cereal today? Why don't you take the stick out of your ass and lighted up a bit.
47 posted on 02/14/2005 3:27:21 PM PST by todd1
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To: mlc9852

Yes, they really said that. I was on the way to pick up my daughter, and SPC Snowden (AFN DJ) made the announcement, began it by saying they were playing in Germany that weekend, then added the bit about them playing for the "German fans"...I remember it distinctly b/c when I picked up my daughter, I told her, "Green Day will no longer be played in our house"


48 posted on 02/15/2005 12:05:27 AM PST by SAMS (Army wife & Marine Mom)
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To: KneelBeforeZod

You're right. 48 stars. They haven't made that flag since I was a kid.


49 posted on 02/15/2005 12:08:49 AM PST by doug from upland (Ray Charles --- a great musician and safer driver than Ted Kennedy)
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To: todd1

GD and Willie Nelson?

You sure you're on the right forum?


50 posted on 02/15/2005 7:04:20 AM PST by MacDorcha
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