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Where were all the flags? (vanity)
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Posted on 05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by Leaning Right

I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.


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1 posted on 05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Mine was and still is on my front porch.............


2 posted on 05/27/2014 8:21:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Leaning Right

1 in 20 is a better ratio than what I saw in my neighborhood.

Sad.


3 posted on 05/27/2014 8:22:56 AM PDT by Washi
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To: Leaning Right

Well, when you have a _resident whose Mooch was never proud of America until it followed her undocumented husband....


4 posted on 05/27/2014 8:23:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Leaning Right

Fundamental transformation.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 8:24:03 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Leaning Right

sad to say, liberals don’t understand the meaning of our national holidays. they see it as only the kickoff to summer, with no deeper meaning than that. They also associate the flag with alleged evil people such as tea party members, so good liberals wouldn’t want anyone to think they somehow sympathize with flag wavers.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: Leaning Right

You are living in a conquered nation.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 8:24:23 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Leaning Right

Unfortunately, the US flag is associated with the US government. Some of the people that didn’t fly their flag over the last few years, that used to fly their flag before, may have wanted to fly the flag upside down if they flew it at all.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 8:28:07 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Leaning Right

I didn’t notice flags, but I did notice the normal war movies were not nearly as prevalent on cable as they normally are.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 8:28:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Leaning Right

Bet there weren’t a lot of flags flying in East Germany, either, back in the day.


10 posted on 05/27/2014 8:28:34 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Leaning Right

I have had a flag up for years, and some months ago, I took it down and never put it back up.

To be honest, I don’t really understand myself why.

Something just didn’t feel right as some point, and I am a bit ashamed to admit it. I put it back up yesterday.

Sigh.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 8:28:37 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: grumpygresh

I put up Old Glory on the holidays of my choice, but on such as Labor Day the yellow Gadsden hits the pole.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Leaning Right

Mine was out until the rain hit. I had taken my walk early and I’d say 50% of homes had flags out yesterday.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 8:30:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: grumpygresh

Mine was flying yesterday. It flies only on certain days of the year now. It came down from it’s permanent position on 11/6/2012 about 2200 hrs Pacific Time.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 8:30:45 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Leaning Right

“Where were all the flags?”

Great question, as a Navy veteran, I will not fly the American flag AS LONG AS THIS COUNTRY IS UNDER SEIGE. Hopefully the day will come when the administration is occupied by true patriots who love, this country.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 8:31:02 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: Leaning Right

Mine wasn’t fit to hang because it is tattered. Need to buy another one and take the old to the VFW.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 8:31:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: grumpygresh

I suspect that may have been my underlying motive, but I couldn’t bring myself to fly it upside-down. Perhaps I thought it was disrespectful (another conversation) but I probably thought it was better not to fly it.

I regret it.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 8:31:40 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Red Badger

The Halyard on my 35 foot pole broke and I have Unfotunately not had the time to get it repaired.

Normally I fly My flags 365 day a year depending on the severity of the weather.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 8:31:55 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Leaning Right

Maybe it has to do with most HONEST people, not being too particularly proud of the current state of things in America. It reminds me of holidays during the Carter Administration! People didn’t put out American flags, because most people felt our better days were behind us! Malaise seems to be making a HUGE come back in the American under-toe!

I know I have mine out everyday and night. But, I added flag-colored sidewalk lights to the tops of my fence posts for this past weekend!


19 posted on 05/27/2014 8:32:53 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Leaning Right
Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth
20 posted on 05/27/2014 8:33:52 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (You can't be passive and moral.)
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To: Leaning Right

I don’ think there has been much to be patriotic about ever since around the time the flag only had 48 stars. And those are hard to come by so I don’t wave one at all...


21 posted on 05/27/2014 8:34:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Your right about the war movies.For a Memorial Day weekend.The movies really sucked.HBO didn’t even have a Band of Brothers Marathon and I was looking forward to that.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 8:35:01 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Since I live in Florida, a 35 foot lightning rod in front of my house is not an option.....................


23 posted on 05/27/2014 8:35:02 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: ExTxMarine

The lights sound nice! Where did you get them?


24 posted on 05/27/2014 8:35:26 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Leaning Right

I have one all year, and have for almost 20 years, but I dont think there any law saying you have to have one flying from your home.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 8:37:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I noticed that as well! Mostly war comedy movies like “No Time For Sergeants” and “Onionhead” and such.

Typically during Memorial Day and 4th of July, etc... there are lots of the good old war movies: “Battle of the Bulge,” “Iwo Jima,” and “From Here To Eternity.”

It is sad that the cable/TV have also bought into PC - “can’t show Americans winning and kicking everyone’s ass” - mode!


26 posted on 05/27/2014 8:37:17 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: Leaning Right

Ours flys every day


27 posted on 05/27/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Red Badger

“Since I live in Florida, a 35 foot lightning rod in front of my house is not an option....................”

Well my pole is Fiberglass so I don’t think I have that issue to worry about.


28 posted on 05/27/2014 8:38:59 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: ExTxMarine; puppypusher

Normally Midway is on all over the place too……sometimes Tora Tora Tora - lot of John Wayne black and whites…..saw NONE of that yesterday.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 8:39:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Do NOT suffer fools gladly…and message boards are full contact arenas)
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To: Leaning Right
Mine goes up when I leave for work at 0530, and is taken down at sunset.
And yes, I'm the only one on my block who does this (the wierdo with the Gadsen flag on his vehicles).
30 posted on 05/27/2014 8:39:34 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Actually, I bought them after the 4th of July, last year at Wal-Mart. They have the blue field with white stars just below the solar powered light head and then vertical red & white stripes below the blue field.

These are about 13” tall - they are mostly cardboard, but nice.


31 posted on 05/27/2014 8:40:29 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Thanks! I’ll keep my eye out for some.


32 posted on 05/27/2014 8:42:49 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Leaning Right

If I fly my flag, it will be inverted.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 8:43:36 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Leaning Right

And, to top off the changes, One of the famous donut company with stores all over will be celebrating there on form of D-Day on June 6th. The say it is national donut day. No respect. I guess I’m getting old.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 8:45:05 AM PDT by Wavy_Wally
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To: Leaning Right

Perhaps fewer people are proud of their government today...


35 posted on 05/27/2014 8:45:11 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: Leaning Right

I replaced my American flag with a Texas flag when obams was reelected.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 8:46:05 AM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: Leaning Right

every other house in my blue collar neighborhood had a US flag flying yesterday.


37 posted on 05/27/2014 8:50:05 AM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: Leaning Right

It rained off and on all weekend. So, ours never went out.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 8:52:41 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: All

Folks!!!! Fly the flag!!!!!

It represents NOT the standing government, but the great nation as a whole...No matter what this stupid administration does or can do, it cannot take away the unwavering true history of our nation for which that flag stands....

Wave it proudly...
From one proud Vietnam veteran to all my fellow AMERICANS!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 05/27/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Leaning Right
I always have mine out, at least during summer months. Also, in our neighborhood, there's a program with the Boy Homo Scouts in which for $25 a year, they put a full sized flag in front of every house that subscribes on all the major "flag holidays". The flags are usually near our mailboxes. I saw quite a few in my neighborhood yesterday.
40 posted on 05/27/2014 8:53:26 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Washi

I have not flown the flag since 2008. I fought for that flag and don’t want it soiled by flying while we are under communist control. I remember America and this aint it.


41 posted on 05/27/2014 8:58:22 AM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Leaning Right

What was the weather forecast? could they have been down due to a chance of rain? i had mine up but when the storm hit here (TX) I took it down.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 9:02:04 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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What was the weather forecast?

Clear weather was forecast, and that's what we had all day. I should have included that in my original post.

43 posted on 05/27/2014 9:05:57 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Had my 2 little US flags out—not many in my neighborhood at all. I don’t follow strict flag etiquette as i think some of it is a bit ridiculous but I do respect the flag and the men/women who gave their lives and served in defense of the nation. As for the pols in DC these 2 flags flown were not for them — save for a few.


44 posted on 05/27/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Leaning Right

I flew mine. I fly it on the major holidays. I fly it as an act of defiance to the communists that have taken over our government. In my mind it is a symbol of the country not the government. I am thinking of augmenting the flag with a black arm band for Fourth of July.


45 posted on 05/27/2014 9:16:12 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Actually I’m seeing the opposite, the libs are flying the flags and claiming to be patriots. My next door neighbor has a life sized cutout of Obama right beside where she flies the US flag. With Obama’s speaking venues surrounded by the flags, it has become a symbol of the left. I fly it in Memorial Day and the 4th, but fly early patriot flags the rest if the year. For me it is a symbol of...”for which it stood.” It no longer represents me, my country or the thousands that died for it. It is a symbol of what WAS ...and we may never see it again.


46 posted on 05/27/2014 9:18:26 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Leaning Right

My flags are always out.....I couldn’t believe where I live in “Republican” Hunterdon County NJ, there were hardly any in my development....it was a disgrace.


47 posted on 05/27/2014 9:20:09 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: Leaning Right

I thought the same thing. I put my flag out Saturday. It is still out, but I didn’t see another one on my street all weekend. Just a little strange.


48 posted on 05/27/2014 9:20:44 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: shoff

You are absolutely right!!!! Just as in the pledge...
“...and to the republic for which it stands...”
This great country IS the republic...not this asinine administration that currently occupies the WH....

It is OUR country and republic...not theirs...

Fly that flag proudly in their faces...Don’t allow them the pleasure of seeing you give up.....


49 posted on 05/27/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: grumpygresh
As the song says, "The flag stands for what we once were, not what we've become." Then again, I understand those who can't bring themselves to fly our proud banner these days, what with homos in the military, women in combat arms, our veterans being neglected after having served to keep our scumbag "leaders" free, our Border Patrol agents being killed and their families still waiting for justice, etc.

Old Glory (a song for Michael) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

50 posted on 05/27/2014 9:23:05 AM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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