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Posted on 07/26/2012 2:02:46 PM PDT by Kartographer
The United States may break with a controversial tradition and dip its flag to Britain's leaders at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun said on Thursday.
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Are you not familiar with the official flag etiquette: "The American flag dips to no earthly king"?
The American flag has never been dipped to any individual or group since the founding.
Under certain circumstances, the flag may be lowered to half-mast -- but never dipped.
This amounts to a straightforward attack on the concept of "American exceptionalism".
>>We would never dip our flag to England. After all, they arent a mooslim country....
Can you imagine being manhandled by Moochelle? Her hands are the size of Christmas hams. They probably left bruises.
Why is this being introduced? This is CRAZY!
I wonder if part of this is to hurt Romney, given the supposed outrage over his comment(s) about the London Olympics not be ready.
Decisions like that are coming from our political/regulator elite—all parties, kinds of businesses and managers. They have romantic feelings about foreign nations while hating our USA.
And yes if we can pressure them enough-—who knows.
This is all just so-—disgusting.
Every single day it’s one fight or another.
And hey Sarge!
Hope your doing well. We may need ya again.
This amounts to a straightforward attack on the concept of “American exceptionalism”.
And THAT just about sums it all up in a nutshell.
Can you tell us what you REALLY think of O?
And just who is the dumbass that makes that decision? If I were the one carrying it I would thrust it even higher!
The USA Flag dips for no one.
I’m doing decent, Steve. And if the call sounds forth again, I shall answer.
The flag bearer should be a Marine vetran
Honestly, if any of the Olympians from the USA do not understand WHY our flag never dips to ANYONE, I seriously wonder about having them “represent” the USA!!!!!!!!
I know you would brother. And THAT is why this nation will survive. It may be hard for a while, but we WILL make it through this.
God bless all
We didn’t even dip the flag as a show of respect to Reagan at the 1984 Los Angeles olympics, but we should dip it to the UK? Anyway, it looks like we have already done it.
“American flag-bearers dipped the Stars and Stripes in 1912 at Stockholm, in 1924 at Paris and in 1932 at Lake Placid and Los Angeles, according to www.ushistory.org but refused to lower the flag to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler during the opening ceremony for the 1936 Berlin Games.”
No, they are. And I have no reason to follow.
I could go on, but...perhaps not, LOL.
Then they should just stay there.
What a bunch of effing losers.
Hey SandyInSeattly........I don’t even know where to begin with your statement.
So, I’ll just say this......GO F**K YOURSELF.
That flag doesn’t dip for anyone or anything......EVER.
By the way, we won the war way back when. We can do what we want.
If individual Americans want to bow or whatever to their foreign hosts, that’s their business. When someone represents the United States of America, then no.
Michelle has never been proud of her Country
Were on British soil, so I dont think I have an issue with this. It would be done out of respect for the host country, not to demean us.
The U.S. Flag is NEVER dipped...ANYWHERE!!!
I would type “WTF”, but the W-T-F keys on my keyboard have been nearly worn out since January 2009.
We've been doing that since the mid sixties, in my estimation.
Take it easy.
I don’t like it either, but dipping the flag to the host country at the opening of the Olympics, is hardly a “slap in the face to ALL military past and present that died for that flag”.
How could you not be familiar with flag protocol? Your User Page says you're a retired Marines officer.
We have NEVER dipped our Flag at ANY Olympics of the modern era. Whether we were the host nation or not. PERIOD!
Maybe that dumb bastard in the White House and his acolytes can have the flag bearer bow when he dips the flag. If he can kiss some Commie’s ass on the march past, it’ll be an Obama trifecta.
Apparently it dips to Obozo.
Here is who will be CARRYING the US Flag at the opening ceremony: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/mariel-zagunis-usa-fencing-london-opening-ceremony_n_1708330.html
You could run out of breath before you ran out of —adjectives.
I think I disagree
I know it is hard to grasp but dipping our Flag is something we don’t do because of pride. We have already lost too much pride as it is.
It’s just not right, you know?
In acknowledgement of the fact that this Nation rose, and endures ONLY by Divine Providence, the flag of this Nation bows ONLY to Almighty God, Himself.
If anything, the Brits should dip THEIR flag to our Olympic Team. We've yanked their chestnuts outta the fire TWICE, without regrets. Apart from the United States, and Divine Intervention, there would, today, be NO UK on the face of this globe, nor any France, nor any of a host of other European States.
Our flag bows to NO man, to NO Nation, to NO Earthly power. NOT NOW; NOT EVER.
Yes, but more to try to recapture some American votes than to honor the British hosts of the Olympics.
(Speaking personally, I am very upset about how he’s treated our allies. And even more upset with his apologizing and demeaning America everywhere he goes. I do NOT support lowering our flag for anybody, but in this one instance since UK is the host country of the Olympics and this is apparently a tradition of sorts for visiting nations to honor their hosts, I would say OK...especially since he has been so insulting to the Brits. But somebody needs to tell him to stop the ridiculous apologizing for America, USA has done a whole lot more good in the world than any other country I can think of..... at least, we did a whole lot of good most of the time until 2008).
Obama is pResident so it HAS to be to demean us.
No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no. Hell No.
Here's a list of other historic firsts by this pResident...
So we’re going to dip the flag wearing French style berets and uniforms made in China?
Obama is doing these things to distract.
Plus he’s an asshole.
This, if it happens, would be a travesty. Trust me, It will not happen again if it does. Arrogant about this? You betcha!
‘If anything, the Brits should dip THEIR flag to our Olympic Team. We’ve yanked their chestnuts outta the fire TWICE, without regrets. Apart from the United States, and Divine Intervention, there would, today, be NO UK on the face of this globe, nor any France, nor any of a host of other European States.’
Go f*ck yourself.
“Go f*ck yourself”
However, Its a dick move for those here to attack anyone other than the F’ing idiots who are even considering this idiotic display.
As far as no UK on the face of the earth, Id argue that the UK that exists today is unrecognizable from even the UK of WWII. Ill also go as far as saying that the USA of today is a rotting corpse of the union of states the founders of this nation created. Neither deserve the respect of free men and the standards they fly reflect the miserable values of their nations today. There is no “UK” nor “United States” on the face of the earth today, at least not in the form of a free nation of sovereign citizens.
The Stars and stripes and the Union jack once were the standards of great and free people, now... I want to vomit, when I think of what they “symbolize” and the blood that was shed and WASTED in the name of the corrupt tyranny both have become.
Not my choice of words, but, BUMP!
We need this person’s name. Can you get it?