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Set Your Flag - In Distress
Wuli | 06/03/2012 | Wuli

Posted on 07/03/2012 11:24:32 AM PDT by Wuli

I am setting my front porch flag upside down tomorrow.

I will leave it up and set that way, through November.

Setting the flag right will depend on whether or not we move to setting the ship of state right.


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1 posted on 07/03/2012 11:24:36 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli
I am setting my front porch flag upside down tomorrow.

Me too.

2 posted on 07/03/2012 11:27:22 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Wuli

If I did that I’d have to leave it in distress for the next 4 years. Since we aren’t likely to move it right regardless of which liberal wins in November.


3 posted on 07/03/2012 11:29:40 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Wuli; Eaker

I struck my colors almost a year ago.

I fly the Confederate battle flag now.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 11:30:29 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Wuli

Putting up a new flag pole tomorrow...but only flying the Gadsden Flag and Sons of Liberty Flag until that Jug-Earred Communist is thrown out of the White Hut!


5 posted on 07/03/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Wuli

Awesome idea


6 posted on 07/03/2012 11:35:11 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Wuli

Too soon.

Confidence, optimism, and defiance are true American patriotic qualities and are what will attract voters to our side.

We will do much better in November without all of the pessimism and despair.


7 posted on 07/03/2012 11:38:23 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Wuli

I appreciate the sentiment, but I am afraid you are going to accidently insult veterans, etc.

I would think a Gadston Flag or the like could convey the same idea, but not run the risk of accidental insult.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: humblegunner
I struck my colors almost a year ago.

My flag of choice these days.

9 posted on 07/03/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT by atomic_dog
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To: Wuli
Beat you to it. I posted a thread the day Obamacare was declared Constitutional that I turned my flag upside down, and that it would stay that way every day Obama remains in office.

Still, I say good for you. I've had neighbors stop and ask why, and I've told them why. Haven't had one of 'em say yet they support Obamacare or the USSC. Turns out flying one's flag upside down is also a way to engage their neighbors in political discussion.

10 posted on 07/03/2012 11:42:36 AM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Redleg Duke

The Culpepper “Dont Tread On Me” is another choice. It’s also the Navy Jack.


11 posted on 07/03/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT by 1raider1
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To: Wuli

I am flying the Taunton Flag tomorrow. “Liberty and Union.” 1774.

Thereafter I am flying the First Navy Jack until November.


12 posted on 07/03/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Redleg Duke

And I will fly the Navy Jack for the duration. To also honor those serving in the long war against terror. Don’t Tread on Me.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 11:45:33 AM PDT by Owl558 ("Those who remember George Satayana are doomed to repeat him")
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To: humblegunner

Just be sure it’s upside down............


14 posted on 07/03/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Jewbacca

It’s not only an insult it’stotally wrong! It’s what the DUmmies did after 2000 and 2004. Did anyone complain tben?

FWIW I did when I spotted a US flag upside down at a local KFC. The employees were laughing when I confronted them but not so much when I got the national HQ involved. There should be a FR thread about it but it has been a long time.

You DO NOT FLY THE US FLAG UPSIDE DOWN FOR EMOTIONAL ISSUES!

It is NOT A symbol. It is a means of communication of dire, life threating conditions. While the situation in DC is serious it does not meet the standard for an upside down flag! Are you going to fire up your amateur radio and start sending SOS?

To whom are you communicating?

Do not fly the US flag or fly a Gadsden or Sons of Liberty instead!

Do FReepers really want to lower themselves to the kind of symbolistic tactics of the left?

If so The Republic is truely lost!


15 posted on 07/03/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Wuli

I am flying the Gadsden flag and will so until 0 is out of office. No more stars and stripes for me until then.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 11:53:52 AM PDT by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Wuli

I only have Three Flags I fly anymore

Gadson Flag

Battle of Gonzales Flag (Come and Take it)

and the Flag of the Great State of Texas

If I had a Bloody Arm of Goliad Flag I would fly it from time to time as well


17 posted on 07/03/2012 11:56:19 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Wuli

I have been flying the Gadsden Flag since the Marxist took over, except for Memorial Day and Veterans Day when I fly the Betsy Ross Flag.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by cayuga (The next Crusade will be a war of annihilation.)
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To: Wuli

I’ve been flying the Navy Jack since the 08 election. Both sides of our family have strong ties to the Navy. The other flag I fly is the ‘76 Bennington. Seems that Spirit is being renewed.


19 posted on 07/03/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT by surroundedinCT
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To: prisoner6
"Do not fly the US flag or fly a Gadsden or Sons of Liberty instead!"

Please explain that sentence. Are we not to fly even the Gadsden Flag?

20 posted on 07/03/2012 11:59:17 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Wuli; All

First Navy Jack, Gadsden, Culpeper flags clip art site:

http://www.navyjack.info/clipart.html


21 posted on 07/03/2012 11:59:54 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: prisoner6
You DO NOT FLY THE US FLAG UPSIDE DOWN FOR EMOTIONAL ISSUES

Thank you sir for your comment. I agree 100%.

It is disrespectful and wrong. My neighbor down the street did this until low and behold Scott Brown was elected and suddenly the "crisis" was over.

If you fly our proud flag upside down over politics, you are being childish. Fly other flags if you wish, but do not disrespect the banner I fought under.

22 posted on 07/03/2012 12:00:13 PM PDT by scan59 (Seabees rule!)
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To: Rightly Biased

Bloody arm of Goliad

23 posted on 07/03/2012 12:01:29 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Wizdum

Yeah thats the one.

Not many know about that Flag outside of TX.


24 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: atomic_dog

I’ve been unable to determine the significance of the “III” on the flag.

Would you please explain?


25 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: humblegunner
I need one like this:



Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

H. L. Mencken

26 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:13 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: All

What is the protocol for flying the Gadsden Flag?
Does it have to be lit at night?
Does it have to be on a flagpole?
Can it be thumb tacked to the house siding?


27 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:46 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: treetopsandroofs

WW III?


28 posted on 07/03/2012 12:03:56 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

OK. Do not fly the Stars and Stripes in a distress mode. A better choice would be to fly the Gadsden or Sons of Liberty flag instead. There are several other good choices as well. Several other FReepers have noted that.

I am on a tablet and typing is difficult.

I apologize if it was difficult to understand.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 12:04:36 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: scan59

Totally agree!


30 posted on 07/03/2012 12:06:17 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Wizdum

I’d be kinda scared to fly this one, unless, it was tied with bacon strips. It looks too mooslim-ish.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: scan59

While I appreciate your sentiment, personally, I don’t think the dissolution of our constitutional republic is simply an “emotional issue.” It’s not a temper tantrum over a candidate.


32 posted on 07/03/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Jewbacca

I had mine upside down the day BO was elected and it stayed that way for several months.

The day SCOTUS ruled.. it went upside down at noon that day but only stayed that way for a few days.

Country’s in distress no doubt but I’ve got to much respect for the flag that represents the country I served for.. not what the country’s become.

I may retire Old Glory until real Americans can restore the country to what it was and fly the Gadsden Flag until then.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: GVnana; tx_eggman

see my home page


34 posted on 07/03/2012 12:09:20 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: Wizdum

I kinda like the Goliad flag. Never seen it before.


35 posted on 07/03/2012 12:09:38 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their Moonbats)
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To: Wuli

I don’t fly the US fly anymore. I fly the Texas flag, and dream that it is the Republic of Texas, and not the Great State of Texas. I’ve said it many times before, I want a divorce. Entering the Union was not a suicide pack. I would prefer an amicable divorce - divide up the property, sign the papers and go our separate ways.


36 posted on 07/03/2012 12:11:09 PM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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To: Electric Graffiti

See My home page for info on the Goliad Flag


37 posted on 07/03/2012 12:11:18 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Wuli

Gadsden flag for me. Many vets consider it an offense to the flag to invert it unless a true distress situation.


38 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: prisoner6

Thanks for clearing that for me. The first “or” in that sentence threw me off.

Thank you for posting even when it’s difficult for you. :)


39 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: GVnana

So to your line of thinking it was perfectly fine for democrats to fly The Stars and Stripes in distress mode when they believed the country was being destroyed?

Get hold of your emotions!

You do have the right to fly the flag inverted however it is in very poor taste, insulting and weakens the intent of distress mode communication!


40 posted on 07/03/2012 12:12:58 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Wuli

On June 28th I took down the American flag and put up the Texas state flag and it will remain up until things turn around.


41 posted on 07/03/2012 12:13:17 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: GVnana

Flying the US flag upside down is an SOS, stating that we are in distress and require immediate assistance. It means we may not survive without help from another. To whom are we reaching out for assistance? China? Are we citizens no longer able to help ourselves?


42 posted on 07/03/2012 12:15:15 PM PDT by scan59 (Seabees rule!)
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To: Wizdum
This one will work:


43 posted on 07/03/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Wuli

I Fly the Betsy Ross Flag on the 4th

44 posted on 07/03/2012 12:17:18 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Rightly Biased

thank you for your educational home page.
I didn’t know. Now I do.


45 posted on 07/03/2012 12:19:51 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Wuli

Not wishing to sully her with the forseeable shame of the ObamaNation of Desolation, I “triangled” and shelved Old Glory on January 20, 2009; after the Santelli event I got around to putting up the Gadsden in her stead.

So it shall be until the Stepson of Perdition is replaced.

I recommend saving the “distress signal” until you need someone to come to your literal rescue. Otherwise, it’s like calling 911 to complain about Solyndra— valid complaint, wrong methodology.


46 posted on 07/03/2012 12:20:03 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now, or something.)
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To: scan59

Totally agree with you...NEVER fly our flag upside down.
Now the Kenyan flag..that’s a different story.


47 posted on 07/03/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: prisoner6
I don't think it's right that my neighbors and passersby see me flying my flag on the 4th as if nothing were wrong and I'm happy to be celebrating.

No.

I don't care what democrats do. They are socialists. The flag has no real meaning to them. They only use it to make a mockery of it. (Whether they realize it or not.)

If I had a Gadsden, I'd probably be flying that.

But my country IS in distress. So, I'm really OK with my decision. Thanks anyway.

48 posted on 07/03/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: ExGeeEye

t’s like calling 911 to complain about Solyndra—valid complaint, wrong methodology.

Spot on!


49 posted on 07/03/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: GVnana

Very sad.


50 posted on 07/03/2012 12:24:04 PM PDT by scan59 (Seabees rule!)
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