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McDonald's flies flag upside down
Friends of WTOV-TV ^ | 11/7/12 | Friends of WTOV-TV

Posted on 11/07/2012 11:29:52 AM PST by raccoonradio

The American flag at the Follansbee McDonald's is flying at half-staff and upside down today. Someone at the restaurant told one of our reporters this was "the owner's decision." What are your thoughts?


TOPICS: Front Page News; Miscellaneous; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: distress; flag; mcdonalds; nationalemergency; obama; oldglory; westvirginia; wv2012
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To: raccoonradio

Took my flag and pole down before Sandy hit last week - was going to put a brand new flag up after Romney won election - guess that’s on permanent hold - but I have and will continue to put all my stamps containing the American flag on my outgoing letters upside down - did two just this morning - join me......


51 posted on 11/07/2012 12:12:28 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: raccoonradio; All

whoa this is interesting but is it a load of crap?

>In addition, a post on the Fans of WTOV9 Facebook page stated, “I just want to say: I am a manager at that McDonald’s. The flag was to be flown at half-staff as per McDonald’s Corporation. As for it being flown upside down—it was a complete and total accident. NO ONE at our store would PURPOSELY fly the flag upside down. Our flag pole is actually broken, and we are unable to move the flag.”

http://bit.ly/StSSpy


52 posted on 11/07/2012 12:12:43 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

I say take that flag down, put it in a coffin, and bury it. All of them.


53 posted on 11/07/2012 12:14:36 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: raccoonradio

Good for the owner, although this might hurt his business.

I have a 30’ flagpole in my front yard. I took the flag down 4 years ago and had hoped to raise her today.... I won’t be.

I guess I might as well go ahead and raise a Confederate flag. My country is dead.


54 posted on 11/07/2012 12:15:41 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

see above—owner said flag was incorrectly put up upside down and he was told to fly it at half mast ?!?

Just an excuse? Supposedly the flag was taken down at 11:30 am

Not sure but I think McD’s flies the flag 24 hrs a day (with illumination at night, unless they take it down when they close for the day). I used to see signs saying “Why McDonald’s Flies the Flag 24 hours a day” but maybe that’s changed and maybe it was at certain locations only


55 posted on 11/07/2012 12:17:49 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: max americana

You know - you are right. Not a single one of these 1700 Fast Food Places are McDonald’s - I was shocked!

http://www.ladpss.org/dpss/restaurant_meals/pdf/Restaurants_list.pdf

Yse - I know that EBT cards have both Food and Cash amounts, I just didn’t know the extent of what was allowed.


56 posted on 11/07/2012 12:18:09 PM PST by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: utahagen

Yeah, cuz that’s what people do when they’re taken hostage, they ask to be excused and then fidget with a flag.


57 posted on 11/07/2012 12:18:18 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: raccoonradio

I have flags flying from my porch. I was going to fly them upside down today too.


58 posted on 11/07/2012 12:19:30 PM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: raccoonradio

Awesome & courageous. If I lived nearby I would buy from them.

I’m tired of feeding the beast with my money. Ha. What little we have left.


59 posted on 11/07/2012 12:20:10 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (Fire the Liar.)
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To: mom3boys

“Social Justice for all, real justice for nobody”


60 posted on 11/07/2012 12:20:45 PM PST by GraceG
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To: raccoonradio

I suspect he got cold feet.


61 posted on 11/07/2012 12:23:18 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: NoNAIS

That’s why I hold stock in McD’s. It makes money for the past 15 years. Plus, I knew about it a few months ago when this 2 homeless bruthas’ were arguing at the bus stop why Mickey D’s did not accept their EBT’s....then they scrapped.

Animals. MCd’s also has a statement somewhere on their site about it.


62 posted on 11/07/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Rio

My flag has been at half mast since the idiot got elected.


63 posted on 11/07/2012 12:34:49 PM PST by small business owner
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To: lgjhn23
Told her that we were NOT donating a single red cent to these godless liberal bassturds in NY or NJ....ever. They are not worthy of it.

Hello from New Jersey. You are absolutely correct. These neighbors of mine who voted for Zero (and I am in the bluest part of NJ, so they overwhelmingly voted for him) can KMA.

64 posted on 11/07/2012 12:44:17 PM PST by NJRighty (AB0)
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To: discostu

RE #3: “There’s somebody losing their franchise.”

I wonder how long it will be before chix fill-a is shut down and all of their assets seized by executive order?

Maine just voted in homo “marriage”, so I’m afraid my hopes of a Chix-fill-A locating in this state were just dashed.

The flags along Main Street in our small ME town (which voted for Obama and re-defined marriage) were at half staff this morning and stayed that way all day. I don’t think our majority leftists even noticed - they are probably not given to looking up at the flag all that much.


65 posted on 11/07/2012 12:54:07 PM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Airwinger

Mine came down after that SCOTUS calamity last summer. It honestly felt like it was some relic along the lines of a flag from some country that ceased to exist decades ago.


66 posted on 11/07/2012 12:54:09 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: raccoonradio

Seems appropriate.


67 posted on 11/07/2012 12:56:00 PM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: LifeComesFirst

Point well taken. (I was kidding, by the way.)


68 posted on 11/07/2012 12:59:55 PM PST by utahagen
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To: George Varnum

Nothing about the government will cost this guy his franchise. McDonalds corporate not wanting to take sides and irritate customers will do it. They like to be politically neutral, when you have tens of thousands of stores scattered around the world it’s a good hobby.


69 posted on 11/07/2012 1:00:40 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: utahagen
Somebody driving by that McDonalds may call 911, thinking the workers and customers have been taken hostage.

They would be right in that assessment.

70 posted on 11/07/2012 1:07:03 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: raccoonradio

I was born and raised in that town. The birthplace of Lou Holtz.


71 posted on 11/07/2012 1:08:57 PM PST by Conservative_Jedi (Give me Liberty or give me Death!!)
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To: Stayfree
Ditto.

:..(

72 posted on 11/07/2012 1:09:43 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: raccoonradio

I work two hours from home, and stay near work during my work week. When I arrive home on Friday evening, my U.S. Flag will be turned upside down, and will remain so until this traitor is gone.


73 posted on 11/07/2012 1:10:06 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: discostu

You think franchise, the owner thinks America. He’s wins!


74 posted on 11/07/2012 1:10:54 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: raccoonradio

I agree with the owner.


75 posted on 11/07/2012 1:12:41 PM PST by sport
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To: raccoonradio
I had considered flying the flag upside down before the election but decided against it. I won't fly it at all now. This is what's out front now.

The people have spoken and they have voted for a lawless nation.

76 posted on 11/07/2012 1:18:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: discostu

It’s in WV who were one of the first states to go to Romney. Coat miners are out of their jobs, plants have closed and you are concerned he will offend someone and make someone mad? He didn’t shut the plants. Keep things in perspective.


77 posted on 11/07/2012 1:26:41 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

What’s he win? Losing the money he’s spent buying franchise? Losing the time running them? Losing future ability to get other franchises (guys that get fired from one franchise business tend to get rejected by others)? Sure he made a clever statement about the election results, which didn’t actually accomplish anything, but it was clever. Good for him, but the long term accomplishments are still zero.


78 posted on 11/07/2012 1:27:34 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: presently no screen name

Who’s concerned? I’m not concerned at all. I’m just pointing out that he broke one of the big rules McDs corporate has for franchise holders and they won’t take kindly to it. One way or the other they still have a business to run, and having one of your franchise holders get your logo in a picture that will irritate 57 million people is bad for business, even if the guy is right.


79 posted on 11/07/2012 1:29:58 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: RJS1950

I absolutely agree with you. I had gathered blankets and clothes to send to the Salvation Army. Actually called them for a pick up. When they showed up this afternoon I had to tell them I changed my mind. That I would rather give the items to homeless vets on the street than anyone on the east coast who voted for this socialist pig. At least the vets earned my respect.

As far as I’m concerned they can knock on Beyonce’s door and beg for blankets. Call up Katy Perry for clothes. And let Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman save them. Maybe christie can cry hard enough for Springsteen to get him to feed them. But I won’t lift a finger for the socialist’s who voted to tax me into poverty while they live high on MY hard work!


80 posted on 11/07/2012 1:30:43 PM PST by DBG2769
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To: ArmyBratproud

If it didn’t work for Benghazi, it shouldn’t work for them. If they can be swayed so easily by a one shot helicopter fly over, then let them freeze. Never thought I’d say that about a fellow American, but let’s face it... the lives of our people in Benghazi meant nothing to them, their lives mean nothing to me.


81 posted on 11/07/2012 1:34:03 PM PST by DBG2769
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To: DBG2769

I agree. We have been rethinking our travel plans because I refuse to spend one dime in a state that supported Obama and the leftist scum that I don’t have to. Unfortunately we live in VA so I’m kinda stuck.


82 posted on 11/07/2012 1:36:55 PM PST by newnhdad (USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

You have it half right! Don’t just cut back on hiring them. STOP buying from them! Never buy another Katy Perry or Beyonce CD. If you have them return them to the studio that hires them. Never buy another product from a state that elected that joke and his posse, if you can help it. Never watch, or rent another movie made by Samuel L. Jackson or Morgan Freeman, return them to the studios and tell them why. Bankrupt them. WE are the working class buying their crap and allowing them to spend millions supporting this socialist agenda. Let Obama tax their riches and not earn anymore. When they are as poor as we are, maybe then they will wake up. If not? They at least we no longer have to hear about how Beyonce’s spawn has diamond encrusted slippers, yet the pigs won’t give a dime to their fellow New Yawkers!


83 posted on 11/07/2012 1:39:06 PM PST by DBG2769
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To: Gator113
I have a 30’ flagpole in my front yard. I took the flag down 4 years ago and had hoped to raise her today.... I won’t be.

Same here. For the last four I only flew it on July 4, AND with my Gadsden flag underneath old glory.
84 posted on 11/07/2012 1:39:53 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SkyDancer

I was flying two flags: The Old Glory and underneath the “Come and Take It” flag. You know, the one with the cannon. I’ve put the US flag away and “Come and Take it” flys alone. Will probably replace the US flag with the State of Texas flag. I don’t feel part of the country anymore.


85 posted on 11/07/2012 1:42:18 PM PST by Texan
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To: MestaMachine

Alan Keyes was wearing his flag pin upside-down on his lapel back during Clinton’s second term. Speaking of which...many have found themselves crying and weeping today...my wife said women were weeping at work today (and that is in Communist Red Hampshire)...I don’t seem to recall people on the right weeping after Bob Dole was defeated. People get it, don’t they?


86 posted on 11/07/2012 1:45:38 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DBG2769
I hear you, FRiend, and am right there with you.

I'm collecting "donation request" mailers we receive and sending them back with: So sorry, due to 0's re-election, our income will be greatly impacted. Therefore, we are not able to donate, like we normally do. Perhaps 0 can assist with your *cause* over the next four years.

I'm also going to call every catalogue company that I receive and ask to be removed from their mailing list, for the exact same reason. Christmas will be very pared down, the next four years.

Being very selective where $$ is donated or spent. FR is on my *Good List*.

87 posted on 11/07/2012 1:48:34 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: DBG2769

Amen. If you’re a member of the responsible, adult half of the former America I’ll help you when in need any way I can. If instead you are one of the clueless children who inhabit Obama’s “America”, don’t come to me to heal your boo boo’s. You made your choice. Go ask your daddy Obama for help.


88 posted on 11/07/2012 1:52:02 PM PST by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: unixfox
Good luck with that.

You'd be facing charges of discrimination...at least.

89 posted on 11/07/2012 1:53:06 PM PST by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: raccoonradio

Where is this? We need to give this franchise the Chick-fil-A treatment.


90 posted on 11/07/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Mr. K
Because next year McDonald’s will NO LONGER GET AN OBAMACARE WAIVER

Say hello to $10 big macs

Doubt it. More likely -- say hello to a lot of 29 hour McDonald's workers to AVOID Obamacare.

91 posted on 11/07/2012 1:55:12 PM PST by NYRepublican72
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To: who knows what evil?

When I was relocated to New Hampshire; I changed the flag on my profile page to an American flag, because there was no way in hell that I was going to fly the flag of Red Hampshire. Since I am going home soon (on my feet or in a box); I might as well beat the rush and change it back to Tennessee.


92 posted on 11/07/2012 1:55:48 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: discostu
which didn’t actually accomplish anything, but it was clever.

Clever you call it. I call it patriotism.

but the long term accomplishments are still zero.

And you got the same ZERO as he did. And you speak of long term - I doubt he was looking for anything long term, he's a bit more up on things. Our nation is in distress, who is going to help. They are too busy laughing! The one mighty and powerful nation has fallen - what obama wanted all along as he and his clan celebrate.

93 posted on 11/07/2012 1:56:36 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: max americana

I am a proud owner of MCD, as well. It’s done a darned good job for me, too.


94 posted on 11/07/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: TigersEye
I just took down my Stars & Bars. I guess I'm going to get one of those flags like yours or the 'Don't Tread On Me' flag.

I'm sick to my stomach today.

95 posted on 11/07/2012 1:59:42 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Leave it to some angry, frustrated liberal do-gooder to screw things up for the rest of us.)
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To: discostu

I never said you were concerned.


96 posted on 11/07/2012 2:00:33 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Jane Long

Boehner got caught fornicating with a sheep somewhere, and he is being blackmailed for it. That is why he is useless.


97 posted on 11/07/2012 2:01:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: DBG2769
When they showed up this afternoon I had to tell them I changed my mind. That I would rather give the items to homeless vets on the street than anyone on the east coast who voted for this socialist pig. At least the vets earned my respect.

Don't bother. I was at an event today put on especially for 'homeless vets' and they all voted for their free stuff. I talked to a lot of them today. I'm a vet too and I've come to the conclusion that the MSM brainwashing is complete.

98 posted on 11/07/2012 2:02:11 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Leave it to some angry, frustrated liberal do-gooder to screw things up for the rest of us.)
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To: presently no screen name

Are hollow gestures that accomplish nothing patriotic? Or are they just hollow gestures that accomplish nothing.

I don’t think he is up on things. If he was up on things he’d realize doing that was going to cost him his stores.


99 posted on 11/07/2012 2:02:43 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: presently no screen name

Yes you did:
“and you are concerned he will offend someone and make someone mad? “


100 posted on 11/07/2012 2:04:12 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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