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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

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┬ůand 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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