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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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: Kartographer

And to think there are those that think another four years of Obama would be just fine with them.


41 posted on 07/26/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: MagUSNRET

You know it seems like SOMETHING everyday from these folks. Dipping our Flag is a no no.

Sometimes I think they are really trying to start something with us. I hope not because we will finish it.


42 posted on 07/26/2012 2:32:48 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: MagUSNRET
"THIS shoulod be in “BREAKING NEWS” so everyone that comes to this site can see it and respond to their representatives in the DO NOTHING COngress..!! I can not even express how much this outrages me!!!!!!

Sent your suggestion to moderator. We'll see what they think.
43 posted on 07/26/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
So now the Obamaites/Incompetents want not only the ‘O’ bowing, but all of America.
44 posted on 07/26/2012 2:33:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kartographer
2 Kings 19:19 ~

Now, therefore, O Lord our God, I pray, save us from the hands of those who would destroy us, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God, You alone.

45 posted on 07/26/2012 2:33:27 PM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: vortigern

Not even then. Ships don’t dip to other ships. The only time we dip is when nearing Arlington Cemetery in honor of those who died to defend our flag.


46 posted on 07/26/2012 2:34:01 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: Uncle Slayton

You can not UN-ring a bell, and you can not UN-dip our flag!!!

This sure as hell better NOT happen!


47 posted on 07/26/2012 2:35:28 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Snow Eagle

Find out what idiot thought this crap up and let’s roast the turd.


48 posted on 07/26/2012 2:36:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kartographer

That’s because Obama being a liberal HATES this country and is ashamed of it. Blacks often claim “this ain’t my country no how”.


49 posted on 07/26/2012 2:37:50 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: AmusedBystander

Thank you for posting the flag ettiquette.

I will now amend my comment (even though FR software doesn’t allow us to amend... ahem!) and say no to the dip.


50 posted on 07/26/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Kartographer
Oh. The same gang of idiots that doesn't Americans chanting "USA! USA! USA!"

They should all move somewhere else. Or we should tar and gather them and run 'em out of town.
51 posted on 07/26/2012 2:38:44 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Snow Eagle
On a lighter note, this issue comes up every Olympics and every Olympics we refuse to dip.

First I've heard of it. I must live in a cave.

52 posted on 07/26/2012 2:39:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: vortigern

Oops. My bad. We (Navy ships) do answer the dip but don’t initiate. Sorry.... yikes it’s been a long time :0)


53 posted on 07/26/2012 2:40:04 PM PDT by Snow Eagle ("... Against all enemies, foreign AND DOMESTIC")
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To: MagUSNRET

The good news is that the comments at the Yahoo! article pretty much agree with what we’re saying here.


54 posted on 07/26/2012 2:40:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: MagUSNRET

Those British Brutally Attacked us in the War of 1812 and that is not to mention the years and years we suffered under Colonization.

Never Forget!


55 posted on 07/26/2012 2:40:30 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: MagUSNRET; lightman; SF_Redux

The Stars & Stripes dip for no one, and no country!


56 posted on 07/26/2012 2:41:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: Kartographer
USOC better not pull a stunt like this.

Them’s fightin’ words.

The flag dips to no man.

57 posted on 07/26/2012 2:41:56 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Kartographer

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58 posted on 07/26/2012 2:42:41 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: Uncle Slayton

I agree with you 100%

I was not going to even watch that idiocy on TV, but now I intend to watch the opening to see if our flag dips.....(ANd if it does....Im gonna need way more Scotch!!)


59 posted on 07/26/2012 2:42:48 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Kartographer

Most of the track and field team was made up of Irish Americans and had no use for England and the monarchy. Matthew McGrath was a hammer thrower on the team and during the opening parade broke ranks and ran up the the flag bearer. He told the flag bearer that if he dipped that banner he would end up in the hospital that night. It was Martin Sheidan, another Irish American who spoke for the team when he said, “This flag dips to no earthly king.”


60 posted on 07/26/2012 2:43:52 PM PDT by Cuchulain (r)
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