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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
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

http://www.teamusa.org/Footer/Contact-Us.aspx


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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To: Kartographer

I just called with my protest. Not impolitely but forcefully.
This is whom I spoke with: Communications 719-866-4529.


61 posted on 07/26/2012 2:44:55 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Kartographer

why don’t we just send zero to bow?


62 posted on 07/26/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Kartographer

I can’t believe this BS.
Where am I?
If zero had any sense, he would use this as an opportunity to say “the flag of the United States dips to no one.” He would lose no votes and maybe pick up a few votes from yellow-bellied indies. Also, might distract from “you didn’t build it.”
However, because zero is a dip-dung, and not really smart, he’ll never do it.


63 posted on 07/26/2012 2:48:22 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Kartographer

Absolutely not.

US leaders don’t bow or curtsey and flag bearers don’t dip.


64 posted on 07/26/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: dfwgator

“I hope they just threw that out as a trial balloon to gauge the reaction.”

Especially interesting to see a couple of immediately acquiescing responses here.


65 posted on 07/26/2012 2:52:01 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: BIV
Romney should be all over this. But I won't hold my breath.
66 posted on 07/26/2012 2:52:54 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: MagUSNRET; All

Looks like the Moderator agreed with you.


67 posted on 07/26/2012 2:53:31 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: righttackle44

Yes

I just called too and Steve Blackmun is overseas. (Of course)

The call taker seemed unaware until just a few hours ago about the Flag dipping. She is very aware of it now. She is keeping a list and I advised her that the whole membership of the Silver Star Families of America would not be happy if this occured.


68 posted on 07/26/2012 2:54:51 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
There was a war.

Our side won.

It's a little late to surrender 200+ years after the fact.

69 posted on 07/26/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Kartographer

Why does 0bama BREAK WITH TRADITION at every turn? Because he HATES America, that’s why. I say if it’s ‘tradition’, don’t CHANGE it. But of course he can’t resist _____ING US IN THE _SS ALL THE TIME.


70 posted on 07/26/2012 2:55:25 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dfwgator
What has happened to us?Obama, that's what happened.

I know... I know... November cannot get here fast enough. God help us.

71 posted on 07/26/2012 2:55:53 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: MagUSNRET

Don’t worry, I have two! You bring the tar and feathers!


72 posted on 07/26/2012 2:59:02 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: vortigern

This was our NAVY, today we kiss a$$ and have unisex heads.

Would any of us ever expected this crap to happen.


73 posted on 07/26/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: Kartographer

Why not have all the USA athletes bow down?

I recently saw, at a parade, the US flag dipped *by an army color guard*

What are we training these guys to do these days?


74 posted on 07/26/2012 3:02:00 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Kartographer

NO!!!


75 posted on 07/26/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Freestate316

USOC Headquarters, Colorado Springs, CO.

1-719-632-5551

I called and just spoke with a very nice lady, who has just started “hearing” about this.

Told her, very politely, that this must not be allowed to happen, cited the Reuters story. She assured me that she would pas this along to her managers...

I suspect they are getting a few calls, so let’s stay nice but call and tell them in no uncertain terms that this must not happen, we do not dip the American flag to ANYONE!!!


76 posted on 07/26/2012 3:02:20 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Freestate316

USOC Headquarters, Colorado Springs, CO.

1-719-632-5551

I called and just spoke with a very nice lady, who has just started “hearing” about this.

Told her, very politely, that this must not be allowed to happen, cited the Reuters story. She assured me that she would pass this along to her managers...

I suspect they are getting a few calls, so let’s stay nice but call and tell them in no uncertain terms that this must not happen, we do not dip the American flag to ANYONE!!!


77 posted on 07/26/2012 3:02:45 PM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: nicksaunt
I know... I know... November cannot get here fast enough. God help us.

Well, the sad thing is that November will probably not make that much difference.

One of my greatest criticisms of both Bushes and Reagan was that they failed to just clean house.

Virtually all of those poisonous bureaucrats remained in place; they just went passive-aggressive for awhile.

I'm pretty sure Romney will operate the same way because people like us view government as a necessary evil, while the other side considers it a religion. Completely different mindset.

78 posted on 07/26/2012 3:03:33 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Kartographer
I agree that this flag doesn't dip to any earthly king though a courteous hat tip would be appropriate.
79 posted on 07/26/2012 3:04:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kartographer.
may break with a controversial tradition and dip its flag to Britain's leaders at the opening ceremony for the London Olympics
Gosh, it's almost as if Zero's reelection campaign isn't going well.


80 posted on 07/26/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Kartographer

It is gone now...guess someone doesnt think it is important as “Obammys Birthday” (SPIT!)


81 posted on 07/26/2012 3:06:58 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Kartographer
the boy has GOT to go!!! it has now simply become an exercise in how much sh!t he can make us eat before he is thrown out on his faggot azz...
82 posted on 07/26/2012 3:10:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: GRRRRR

Yes that was my take also.

Lets be polite but firm.

Friday we can start lighting up the phones in D.C.

(Not that they care)


83 posted on 07/26/2012 3:16:44 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

Whoever dips the flag should not even think about returning to the USA. Just stay there and whimper the rest of your life.


84 posted on 07/26/2012 3:59:42 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Kartographer

85 posted on 07/26/2012 4:00:08 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Kartographer

Hey, but George III will be smiling


86 posted on 07/26/2012 4:08:37 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Kartographer

An opportunity to humiliate the US, but at the price of showing respect to the Brits. A tough choice, but that’s why we have Zero, to make the tough choices.


87 posted on 07/26/2012 4:10:40 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: SandyInSeattle

Sets a bad precedent, don’t you think?

Shoudld we be dipping the US flag to any leader of any country where it is displayed?

How about Afghanistan, or China.

Can’t we settle for just having our first Black president bow?

Is Wookie gonna curtsey to the Queen? Poor old lady probably got extra protection to avoid being being grabbed again


88 posted on 07/26/2012 4:13:13 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Uncle Slayton
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!

The British aren't instigating this.

You might also want to remember the five wars we have fought since 1814 with them as our allies and closest friends. More Americans and British have shed blood together as allies, than ever shed blood as enemies.

89 posted on 07/26/2012 4:22:38 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

No, we shed blood for the British and bailed them out in WWI and WWII.

How can you forget the Brutality of the British colonial time when they mastered over America.

And they invaded us and Burned Down the White House.

Dolly Madison and Andrew Jackson are rolling in their graves.

The People of New Orleans may never recover from the trauma of the Battle of New Orleans.


90 posted on 07/26/2012 4:49:26 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Kartographer

My loathing of the illegitimate bisexual Marxist Kenyan Muslim Usurper requires a stiff drink. And not in salute.


91 posted on 07/26/2012 4:51:21 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: bgill
I was thinking of a hand gesture followed by yelling: "Death to King George!!!!" But then I've been know to hold a grudge. ;-)
92 posted on 07/26/2012 4:58:47 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Old Sarge

My hope and prayer is that any of the Olympians that is former military, will essentially stand up and be counted...and tell anyone who THINKS of dipping our flag, how the cow ate the cabbage!!!!!!!!!!


93 posted on 07/26/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: DannyTN

While I can’t stand the man, he is the (acting) President. He should not grovel before anyone.


94 posted on 07/26/2012 5:03:16 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: MagUSNRET

No I still see it. It’s the second item under breaking news.


95 posted on 07/26/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Steve Newton

Just fired off an email.
No one is answering the phone anymore tonight.
We have to get this message out to overwhelm them our response to this stupid idea.


96 posted on 07/26/2012 5:06:44 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: Kartographer

Obama’s lies about not actually “bowing” to foreign rulers has now been clearly exposed even for the most vapid Obamunist.


97 posted on 07/26/2012 5:07:18 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: GreenLanternCorps
"No, just no. While I have great affection for the UK and the Royal Family, the US Flag is not dipped on land, ever.

I’m sure the Queen herself, who knows our country and it’s traditions, would agree."

As far as I'm concerned, Queen Elizabeth is too good and decent to be in the company of that filthy, lying, Godless, anti-American, coke-sniffing, peanut-headed chicken-necked Marxist.

98 posted on 07/26/2012 5:08:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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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".

99 posted on 07/26/2012 5:11:15 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: dfwgator

Damn right you are. I’d like to wrap a rope around the ankles of her bowed legs and dip her til her head hits a solid substance. Can’t do it now, but we do owe her for the “all this for a damn flag” remark.


100 posted on 07/26/2012 5:11:47 PM PDT by itssme
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