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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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1 posted on 11/07/2012 11:29:57 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio
Free expression.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 11:31:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

There’s somebody losing their franchise.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 11:32:24 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: raccoonradio

Mine has been flying upside down since I went to bed last night...


4 posted on 11/07/2012 11:32:34 AM PST by Stayfree
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To: raccoonradio

Flying the US Flag upside down means a Nation in Distress. Yes, I would say that fits.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 11:32:42 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping. God Bless Obamaca.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 11:32:42 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The owner actually ate one of their burgers?

It is a sign of distress. I often feel distressed after choosing to eat there when no other options are available.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 11:33:05 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: raccoonradio

Fine with me.

For me, for starters, those nitwits on the east coast who are whining for help and who helped reelect der Fuehrer can pound sand(y). No sympathy or money from me. Wait and see if the won throws some of the pennies from our tax burden your way but don’t hold your breath.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 11:34:42 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: raccoonradio
I like it, though it makes me sad...very sad.

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 11/07/2012 11:34:55 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: raccoonradio

It’s an accurate expression. Not popular in some quarters perhaps, but . . . accurate.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 11:35:21 AM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: raccoonradio

Follansbee WV (citty of)
>>Located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, just 45 miles west of Pittsburgh, lies the City of Follansbee, an international city with a diverse ethnic background enriched by the qualities of small-town America. Dating back to 1906, when the City of Follansbee first recieved its charter as a municipal city, Follansbee has been cradled by its rich geographic location - the Ohio River, the rolling Appalachian Mountains, and its close proximity to several larger cities that offer a variety of culture, social diversity, and entertainment. Steeped in a rich tradition of family values, Follansbee possess exceptional educational opportunities, diverse neighborhoods, and a true sense of “Hometown America”.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 11:35:34 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Seems appropriate to me. America was destroyed last night.

The McDonald’s owner is only telling the truth to a nation with 50% idiots and fools.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 11:36:07 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: raccoonradio

I hear they flew one like that at an Embassy in Benghazi recently. But it did not work because Obama ordered the reaction forces that the US has staged in that region to stand down...twice.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 11:36:44 AM PST by ArmyBratproud
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To: raccoonradio

14 posted on 11/07/2012 11:37:00 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Is that permissible in the Secular Socialist States of America?


15 posted on 11/07/2012 11:38:09 AM PST by Boston Blackie
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To: Pride in the USA

There you go


16 posted on 11/07/2012 11:38:15 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: raccoonradio

Brave man. God bless him


17 posted on 11/07/2012 11:39:32 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: raccoonradio

This is one of the reasons why I hold McD’s stock. They not only do NOT allow EBT’s but the board is choc full of conservatives.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 11:39:44 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Stayfree

Our new flag was going to fly today; now, it might have to wait until Amerika can be turned back into America, if God’s grace will allow it.


19 posted on 11/07/2012 11:40:11 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: F15Eagle

Agree.

Free speech.

We are in distress.

I took mine down after the SCOTUS ruled 0bamaCare was legal. I was hoping to put it back up today. It may never go back up. Certainly not in the next four years.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 11:40:11 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: raccoonradio
A flag flying at half-mast signifies mourning; a flag being flown upside down means distress. Somebody driving by that McDonalds may call 911, thinking the workers and customers have been taken hostage.
21 posted on 11/07/2012 11:40:22 AM PST by utahagen
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To: raccoonradio

His franchise is most likely not his property...I don’t know the details, but I would not take such a stance with someone else’s property. But I wouldn’t stop patronizing him, although some...or (depending on the population) many probably will. Strictly speaking, a franchise has shared profits, through various mechanisms, but shared nonetheless, meaning he is taking liberties with someone else’s capital. that I don’t like. I would do it at my own shop or on my own house, but not where it is funded wholly or in part by someone else, without their agreement. And I’ll bet Ronald gave no such OK.


22 posted on 11/07/2012 11:43:42 AM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: raccoonradio

He’s right and God Bless him..Communism won last night..America is no longer Capitalist..now its controlled by the moochers, the Socialists, the progressives and the Communists..he’s absolutely right in putting the flag upside down..our founding fathers are weeping right now


23 posted on 11/07/2012 11:44:09 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: max americana
Disrespect the flag...anyone remember this?


24 posted on 11/07/2012 11:44:57 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: skr

I was thinking last night it will be a long time before I feel like flying our flag again.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 11:46:16 AM PST by Average Al
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To: raccoonradio

I’ve had an upside down flag flying on my profile page since obama was elected.


26 posted on 11/07/2012 11:46:25 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: raccoonradio

“I pledge no allegiance to the flag of the Dis-united States of America. And to the no-longer-a-republic (I’m sorry Ben Franklin, we didn’t keep it) for which it stands (abortion? Gay marriage? Welfare? Mediocrity? Thuggishness?). TWO nations under nobody, divisible, with diminishing liberty and politically correct justice for all.”

I will gladly say the beloved Pledge of Allegiance I grew up if/when that United States is back.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 11:47:00 AM PST by mom3boys
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To: raccoonradio

Because next year McDonald’s will NO LONGER GET AN OBAMACARE WAIVER

Say hello to $10 big macs


28 posted on 11/07/2012 11:47:56 AM PST by Mr. K (What The World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: discostu

That’s okay, they can promote one of the hundreds of College graduates who are burger flippers in the current economy…


29 posted on 11/07/2012 11:49:09 AM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers for America +)
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To: utahagen

-——thinking the workers and customers have been taken hostage———

They have....... we all have


30 posted on 11/07/2012 11:50:31 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: utahagen

“Somebody driving by that McDonalds may call 911, thinking the workers and customers have been taken hostage. “


They have, along with the rest of the country.

To your point, yeah that happens all the time, a group of jungle people take workers at a McDonald hostage but they let one of them out to turn the flag upside down.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 11:50:45 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: raccoonradio

Excellent idea!....I am putting an upside down flag in my car window!


32 posted on 11/07/2012 11:51:33 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: utahagen
thinking the workers and customers have been taken hostage.

The workers in this country have been taken hostage.

33 posted on 11/07/2012 11:53:22 AM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: RJS1950

“..For me, for starters, those nitwits on the east coast who are whining for help and who helped reelect der Fuehrer can pound sand(y). No sympathy or money from me...”

Lady from our church is trying to get people to donate some basic essentials to send up there. 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.


34 posted on 11/07/2012 11:55:49 AM PST by lgjhn23
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To: Mr. K

Ah...
one of the comments on the facebook page for the TV station reads:
>>Business owners are getting tired of investing their life savings just to earn maybe the same that they could eaern working for someone else, or less. And now Obama wants to TAX the wealthy more? LOL Yea, go shut down Micky D’s, then we can hear you cry about how you don’t have a place to eat next, and will be demanding that your DADDY/Mommy “Government” bring in a new Business so you can spend your welfare $. God Bless that Micky D’s Owner! ! ! Maybe all you boycotters may want to go visit Long JOhn Silvers, the local owner is a Muslim who use to be head of the Muslim Educatinional Foundation in Orange County CA. If that will make you feel more american.


As for the alternate pledge of allegiance I remember Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys did that too, on a spoken word album: “I pledge DEFIANCE to the flag of the Unites Snakes of Captivity. One nation, under God OR ELSE. One nation...” etc Big lefty.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 11:56:23 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Why is there a turd at the upper right hand corner?


36 posted on 11/07/2012 11:57:11 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Mr. K

No, just cut back the obama voters who work their to 20 hours.

I ask people who they vote for before I hire them.

If they don’t tell me or tell me Obama, I don’t hire them.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 11:58:06 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: raccoonradio

A brave man!


38 posted on 11/07/2012 11:58:31 AM PST by blondee123 (DICTATORSHIP HAS ARRIVED! Nov. 6, 2012)
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To: raccoonradio

Big lefty, but one who thinks and presents his side well.

It’s funny that what he said when R’s were in charge goes double or treble now.

I wonder if the irony is lost on him?


39 posted on 11/07/2012 12:00:25 PM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: discostu

I would start by firing anybody that supported Zer0. Then put an ad out that says...

NOW HIRING!

Obama supporters need not apply!


40 posted on 11/07/2012 12:01:33 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

Which would be fine, but McDonalds corporate really isn’t into the whole “getting involved politically and making paying customers mad” thing. If this was an owner’s decision, he won’t be for long, corporately they want to be Switzerland.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:35 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: raccoonradio

I wonder if the new term will use Nine Inch Nails’ Head Like a Hole as their theme song?


42 posted on 11/07/2012 12:03:35 PM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: raccoonradio

Just think if someone had done this after GW got elected...


43 posted on 11/07/2012 12:04:23 PM PST by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Average Al

My flag came down this morning, not sure I will be able to fly her again,,


44 posted on 11/07/2012 12:04:42 PM PST by Airwinger ( A Militia Of One)
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To: raccoonradio

We should take down all our American flags and replace them with the “Don’t Tread On Me” flags. Followed by your service flag.


45 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:26 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: raccoonradio
It's time to case the colors for the time being, and hoist a new old flag...


46 posted on 11/07/2012 12:05:42 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: null and void

yes and as I’ve said before there were bumper stickers that came out during the W years that apply well now:

—He is NOT my president

—I Love my country but fear my government


47 posted on 11/07/2012 12:08:25 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Las Vegas Dave; SandRat; Liz; AuntB; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; ...

The upside down flag indicates great distress. That sounds appropriate to me.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 12:10:26 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: raccoonradio

Today our flag is not flying. It may not again for quite a while.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: raccoonradio

The last time that I lowered my flag for any length of time was when Clinton was re-elected. It went back up when he was gone.

I suppose I should take it down again for four years. Maybe replace it with the Gadsden flag.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 12:10:57 PM PST by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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