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Oregon Man Flying American Flag Upside Down To Protest Obama Presidency
CBS Seattle ^ | June 3, 2013 | CBS Seattle

Posted on 06/03/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by Biggirl

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A Pendleton man says he’s flying the U.S. flag upside down to protest the presidency of Barack Obama, but some of his neighbors aren’t happy with the display.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattle.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: americanflag; oregon; protest; upsidedown
This country is in trouble.
1 posted on 06/03/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Yah. Especially when some bozo thinks violating the Flag Code makes him a patriot.


2 posted on 06/03/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Historically, flying the US flag upside down was a sign of distress.


3 posted on 06/03/2013 5:39:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: doc1019
Not historically, currently. But there is no "look at me, I'm making a political statement" exception to that rule.
4 posted on 06/03/2013 5:41:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Biggirl

The SCOTUS allows the flag to be burned as an expression of free speech. So is this.


5 posted on 06/03/2013 5:42:30 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames

Precisely my point. And this guy should be treated as someone who is burning it.


6 posted on 06/03/2013 5:44:11 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Broken arrow.


7 posted on 06/03/2013 5:47:15 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: whitedog57

Uh, no.


8 posted on 06/03/2013 5:47:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I’m more concerned about the flying at half-mast every time a kitten gets stuck in a tree.


9 posted on 06/03/2013 5:48:04 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: workerbee

That bothers me more than you can imagine. The U.S. flag in the town where I live flies at half-mast so often that half the time I never learn why. Seriously?


10 posted on 06/03/2013 5:49:19 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

We had a man of the mind, a Conservative / Libertarian talk show host during the Clinton years here in MI, The Late Mark Scott who did just that and was a Marine in Korea.


11 posted on 06/03/2013 5:49:30 PM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Biggirl


12 posted on 06/03/2013 5:50:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 1rudeboy

It’s not a violation of the flag code. America is in distress, so it’s appropriate.


13 posted on 06/03/2013 5:51:26 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: 1rudeboy
The U.S. flag in the town where I live flies at half-mast so often that half the time I never learn why. Seriously?

What drives me crazy is that the Volunteer Fire Dept. will have it full staff but the elementary school less than 1/8 m. away is at half. Or vice versa. I'm not kidding, I see a half-mast flag at least once every two weeks.

14 posted on 06/03/2013 5:53:38 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

So, you found a “penumbra” in the Flag Code. Congrats. /s


15 posted on 06/03/2013 5:54:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Biggirl

Yeah, and bill ayers stomping on an American Flag is just swell. Hell, they would even give home a lowinski for it!


16 posted on 06/03/2013 5:55:44 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Biggirl

No one has seen In the Valley of Elah?

(SPOILER ALERT)

Tommie Lee Jones’s character goes into a school near the beginning of the story to let them know they have accidentally flown the flag upside down. By the end, he realizes it should be that way.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 5:57:45 PM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: Biggirl

Every conservative should be doing the same.


18 posted on 06/03/2013 6:00:06 PM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: 1rudeboy

“That bothers me more than you can imagine. The U.S. flag in the town where I live flies at half-mast so often that half the time I never learn why. Seriously?..”

I’ve noticed this too. Seems like I saw it at half last week and kept wondering who had died or what I had missed.


19 posted on 06/03/2013 6:05:51 PM PDT by FAA
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To: stockpirate
The day after Election Day '08 and '12, I flew the flag with black streamers. Independence Day '12 was the first time I can remember NOT flying the flag for the holiday. I just couldn't bring myself to "celebrate" freedom, as it had been sold out from under me --twice -- by some of my own neighbors.

I empathize with the guy in this article. Since the '12 election I have refused to fly the flag because I equate that to support for the current regime and its goals.

20 posted on 06/03/2013 6:10:28 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: 1rudeboy

Since burning is by law legal, he can’t be touched.


21 posted on 06/03/2013 6:12:46 PM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: DownInFlames
Do you mean properly retiring a flag by burning it according to the Flag Code, or protesting by burning a flag as allowed by the Supreme Court?

It's the only way people will understand the distinction I'm making . . . .

22 posted on 06/03/2013 6:27:26 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

I hope that most of your anger that is being placed on display in this thread is being directed at the root cause, and not some side note.


23 posted on 06/03/2013 6:29:19 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: stockpirate

I removed my flag when Obama was elected.

20 foot pole and all.

When, and if, we elect someone who doesn’t hate this country and white people , I will erect a bigger and better one.


24 posted on 06/03/2013 6:41:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Biggirl

Americans need to wake up. The man is doing more than writing a letter to the editor, or posting on Internet that “Obama must be impeached” and similar nonsense (such as the first sentence above), that many would advise him to do. Good for him.


25 posted on 06/03/2013 6:43:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: workerbee

I have a 48 star flag that my Father bought in 1941 (I believe around 12/10-15/41). He mounted it on a 1 1/2” staff he hand worked, with a draw knife, from a piece of lumber. It was first flown in our church through out WW2 and Korean War. after that I took pocession and returned it to our family. It was flown on all National Holidays until 2008 at which time I returned it to it’s case and will not fly it again. Sometime soon, I will have a select group of Veterans properly burn it. The mate to this flag was the Christian flag, which my Maternal Grandmother bought, to stand with the 48 star flag. It is still at my parents church.
I will be purchasing a Gadsden Flag soon! To mount on the staff my father made in 1941, when I was just a 6 year old boy.

GOD BLESS THE USA!


26 posted on 06/03/2013 6:45:10 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: 1rudeboy
Not historically, currently.

US Code:T36 Ch10.176

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Historically since 1942.

Link

27 posted on 06/03/2013 6:45:48 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: workerbee
Since the '12 election I have refused to fly the flag because I equate that to support for the current regime and its goals

Same here, only mine came down in Nov '08.

Only time it goes up is for Memorial Day, and it comes down at dark.

28 posted on 06/03/2013 6:49:47 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: 1rudeboy

I think I’ll go turn my flag upsidedown, too.


29 posted on 06/03/2013 6:50:05 PM PDT by steerpike100
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To: FreeReign

Thank you for posting the relevant section, I was afraid I might have to at some point. Still don’t see the “look at me, I’m making a political statement” exception.


30 posted on 06/03/2013 7:01:16 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tomkat

Same here. Mine hasn’t flown for just over four years.
I’m not going to pretend everything’s OK. Good on him!


31 posted on 06/03/2013 7:09:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Biggirl

Hope his taxes are paid.


32 posted on 06/03/2013 7:09:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I've been flying my flag upside down since 2008 and nobody's even noticed.


33 posted on 06/03/2013 7:24:12 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: doc1019
Historically, flying the US flag upside down was a sign of distress.

Well, that's the condition our country is in, with 0dumb0 & the socialist demoRATs. I think we should all start flying our U.S. flags upside down!

34 posted on 06/03/2013 7:30:24 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: GOYAKLA
Speachless, I will pay you for it.
35 posted on 06/03/2013 7:35:27 PM PDT by Nooseman
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To: Biggirl
but some of his neighbors aren’t happy with the display.

Many not happy when it is in an upright position either.

36 posted on 06/03/2013 7:37:19 PM PDT by Mark (Obama is more confused than a hungry baby in a topless bar)
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To: 1rudeboy

flying the flag upside down can also be a military tactic to inform incoming personnel of an infiltration

I have no problem flyng it upside down if need be, as it does no permanent damage to the flag. burning is a different story


37 posted on 06/03/2013 7:39:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 1rudeboy

Hey BOY. Take your first grade dropout comments back to your butt boys in the DU!


38 posted on 06/03/2013 7:44:17 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: 21st Century Crusader

A n00b weighs in. Splendid.


39 posted on 06/03/2013 7:45:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: workerbee

The flag has been ordered to be at half staff under this administration more than any other I can remember. I am torn between keeping it at full staff all the time, or leaving it down at half staff all the time to demonstrate that I am mourning the last two elections. When the declaration was made to put it down at half staff for Sandy Hook but not for the incredible loss of Chris Kyle, my eyes were opened to the fact that the orders are coming based on his wants not the people’s.


40 posted on 06/03/2013 8:18:03 PM PDT by toolman1401
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Biggirl.


41 posted on 06/03/2013 8:34:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: workerbee; 1rudeboy

I am with you both. This has bothered me for a long time.

I think it is extremely unhealthy for this country to lower the flag to half mast every time there is any kind of unusual incident or death.

Pearl Harbor was appropriate.

9/11 was appropriate.

The school shootings, Whitney Houston, Ted Kennedy and The Boston Marathon bombings are NOT appropriate, in my opinion.

Flying the flag at half mast puts us into a perpetual state of victimhood. I know liberals want that, but I think it is sick.


42 posted on 06/03/2013 8:40:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Biggirl
...some of his neighbors aren’t happy with the display.

That damn first amendment...why don't we just get rid of it?

43 posted on 06/04/2013 2:17:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl

This country is under attack by communists...upside-down flag works for me. Alan Keyes used to wear a flag pin upside down on the lapel of his suit jacket when Clinton was in office.


45 posted on 06/04/2013 2:43:05 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Burning the flat in protest has been up held by the SCOTUS as free speech. I disagree w this form of expression.


46 posted on 06/04/2013 9:04:11 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: Diogenesis

Your fourth and fourteenth picture is from a used car lot called Wolf Auto here in the Denver area.
Sadly, they closed last year. Another company owns the lot now.


47 posted on 06/04/2013 9:08:20 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: 1rudeboy

Weak reply from an a-hole moron. Been here since Oct 98, not that it matters.


48 posted on 06/04/2013 6:09:02 PM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: 21st Century Crusader

Piss off.


49 posted on 06/04/2013 6:10:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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