Skip to comments.McDonald's flies flag upside down
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?
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......
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.
I say take that flag down, put it in a coffin, and bury it. All of them.
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.
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
You know - you are right. Not a single one of these 1700 Fast Food Places are McDonald’s - I was shocked!
Yse - I know that EBT cards have both Food and Cash amounts, I just didn’t know the extent of what was allowed.
Yeah, cuz that’s what people do when they’re taken hostage, they ask to be excused and then fidget with a flag.
I have flags flying from my porch. I was going to fly them upside down today too.
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.
“Social Justice for all, real justice for nobody”
I suspect he got cold feet.
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.
My flag has been at half mast since the idiot got elected.
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.
RE #3: “Theres 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.
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.
Point well taken. (I was kidding, by the way.)
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.
They would be right in that assessment.
I was born and raised in that town. The birthplace of Lou Holtz.
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.
You think franchise, the owner thinks America. He’s wins!
I agree with the owner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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*.
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.
You'd be facing charges of discrimination...at least.
Where is this? We need to give this franchise the Chick-fil-A treatment.
Say hello to $10 big macs
Doubt it. More likely -- say hello to a lot of 29 hour McDonald's workers to AVOID Obamacare.
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.
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.
I am a proud owner of MCD, as well. It’s done a darned good job for me, too.
I'm sick to my stomach today.
I never said you were concerned.
Boehner got caught fornicating with a sheep somewhere, and he is being blackmailed for it. That is why he is useless.
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.
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.
Yes you did:
“and you are concerned he will offend someone and make someone mad? “