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U.S. considers dipping flag at opening ceremony
Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 7/26/12 | Steve Keating

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 1776; britishbarry; flag; grandoldflag; itsjustaeffinflag; naturalborncitizen; naturalbornsubject; oldglory2012olympics; olympics; royals; theflag; usflag; usoc
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To: SandyInSeattle
We’re on British soil, so I don’t think I have an issue with this. It would be done out of respect for the host country, not to demean us.

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".

101 posted on 07/26/2012 5:11:55 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Sporke

>>We would never dip our flag to England. After all, they aren’t a mooslim country....

Yet.


102 posted on 07/26/2012 5:12:02 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: silverleaf
"Is Wookie gonna curtsey to the Queen? Poor old lady probably got extra protection to avoid being being grabbed again"

Can you imagine being manhandled by Moochelle? Her hands are the size of Christmas hams. They probably left bruises.

103 posted on 07/26/2012 5:12:10 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Kartographer
Understanding Barack Hussein Obama's political backers, this does not come as a surprise.


104 posted on 07/26/2012 5:13:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Kartographer

Why is this being introduced? This is CRAZY!


105 posted on 07/26/2012 5:14:13 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Kartographer

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.


106 posted on 07/26/2012 5:19:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: Kartographer

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.


107 posted on 07/26/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: 1scrappymom

Good job.

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.


108 posted on 07/26/2012 5:22:06 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Old Sarge

LOL

And hey Sarge!

Hope your doing well. We may need ya again.


109 posted on 07/26/2012 5:25:23 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: okie01

This amounts to a straightforward attack on the concept of “American exceptionalism”.

And THAT just about sums it all up in a nutshell.


110 posted on 07/26/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: CatherineofAragon

LOL

Can you tell us what you REALLY think of O?


111 posted on 07/26/2012 5:31:08 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Kartographer

And just who is the dumbass that makes that decision? If I were the one carrying it I would thrust it even higher!


112 posted on 07/26/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: SandyInSeattle

The USA Flag dips for no one.


113 posted on 07/26/2012 6:08:16 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Steve Newton

I’m doing decent, Steve. And if the call sounds forth again, I shall answer.


114 posted on 07/26/2012 6:09:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: firebasecody

The flag bearer should be a Marine vetran


115 posted on 07/26/2012 6:10:20 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Figment

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!!!!!!!!


116 posted on 07/26/2012 6:17:12 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Old Sarge

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


117 posted on 07/26/2012 6:39:34 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Kartographer

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.”


118 posted on 07/26/2012 6:39:58 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: rarestia
We’re moving backwards, people.

No, they are. And I have no reason to follow.

119 posted on 07/26/2012 7:19:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Steve Newton

I could go on, but...perhaps not, LOL.


120 posted on 07/26/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Cuchulain
Thought it might be something like that that established the tradition. American thuggery!

121 posted on 07/26/2012 7:32:19 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Literals will believe anything.)
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To: Kartographer

Then they should just stay there.

What a bunch of effing losers.


122 posted on 07/26/2012 7:34:27 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

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.


123 posted on 07/26/2012 7:34:53 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: SandyInSeattle

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.


124 posted on 07/26/2012 7:43:12 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: dfwgator

Michelle has never been proud of her Country


125 posted on 07/26/2012 7:44:56 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: SandyInSeattle

We’re on British soil, so I don’t 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!!!


126 posted on 07/26/2012 7:49:16 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Kartographer
Why is everyone making the assumption that our team will even carry the Stars and Stripes much less dip it? It's 2012 - evolve and get with the program:
see the big flag in the background?



see the bigger flag in the background:

127 posted on 07/26/2012 7:49:29 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Kartographer

I would type “WTF”, but the W-T-F keys on my keyboard have been nearly worn out since January 2009.


128 posted on 07/26/2012 7:57:57 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: rarestia
"We’re moving backwards, people. "

We've been doing that since the mid sixties, in my estimation.

129 posted on 07/26/2012 8:02:24 PM PDT by matthew fuller (I will be voting for the presidential candidate with the real American birth certificate.)
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To: MagUSNRET

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”.


130 posted on 07/26/2012 8:03:21 PM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: SandyInSeattle
Thank you for posting the flag ettiquette.

How could you not be familiar with flag protocol? Your User Page says you're a retired Marines officer.

131 posted on 07/26/2012 8:06:52 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

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.


132 posted on 07/26/2012 8:35:58 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: dfwgator
“This flag dips to no earthly king.”

Apparently it dips to Obozo.

133 posted on 07/26/2012 9:04:57 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Kartographer

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


134 posted on 07/26/2012 9:27:38 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Smile

Yeah

You could run out of breath before you ran out of —adjectives.


135 posted on 07/26/2012 9:29:21 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: hitchwolf

Humm

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?


136 posted on 07/26/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: hitchwolf
"is hardly a slap in the face to ALL military past and present that died for that flag"

I say it would be a pretty good slap in the face of these two patriots.

"We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!"

April 18, 1775, on the eve of the Revolutionary War after a British major ordered John Adams, John Hancock, and those with them to disperse in: "In the name of George the Sovereign King of England."
137 posted on 07/26/2012 9:32:51 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: goodnesswins

American Mariel Zagunis has won gold in the individual sabre at the past two Olympics.
138 posted on 07/26/2012 9:42:23 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: SandyInSeattle
It would be done out of respect for the host country, not to demean us.

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.

139 posted on 07/26/2012 9:53:51 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: JennysCool

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).


140 posted on 07/26/2012 10:36:53 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: SandyInSeattle
It would be done out of respect for the host country, not to demean us.

Obama is pResident so it HAS to be to demean us.

141 posted on 07/26/2012 11:24:25 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Kartographer

No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no. Hell No.


142 posted on 07/26/2012 11:27:57 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: dfwgator
We didn't do it for Hitler, we didn't do it for King George in 1948, we didn't do it for the ChiComs in 2008, so why start now?

Here's a list of other historic firsts by this pResident...

http://www.jeffhead.com/obama1sts.htm

143 posted on 07/26/2012 11:29:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.twitter.com/cafenetamerica)
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To: Kartographer

So we’re going to dip the flag wearing French style berets and uniforms made in China?


144 posted on 07/27/2012 1:18:50 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Kartographer

Obama is doing these things to distract.

Plus he’s an asshole.


145 posted on 07/27/2012 1:39:43 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: rarestia

This, if it happens, would be a travesty. Trust me, It will not happen again if it does. Arrogant about this? You betcha!


146 posted on 07/27/2012 3:14:18 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: HKMk23

‘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.


147 posted on 07/27/2012 3:27:34 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: the scotsman

“Go f*ck yourself”

Truth Hurt?

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.


148 posted on 07/27/2012 4:51:34 AM PDT by myself6 (NOT voting for the GOP's socialist - Romney)
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To: the scotsman

Not my choice of words, but, BUMP!


149 posted on 07/27/2012 6:09:20 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: firebasecody

We need this person’s name. Can you get it?


150 posted on 07/27/2012 6:15:21 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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