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Man flies flag upside-down to protest election outcome
http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/man-flies-flag-upside-down-to-protest-election-out/nSzyp/ ^

Posted on 11/08/2012 4:05:29 AM PST by Jimmah

News Center 7 received calls Wednesday night from residents in Beavercreek who were not happy about their neighbor flying the U.S. flag upside-down.

One caller said it might not be illegal, but it’s offensive to the people in the neighborhood.

Despite what his neighbors think, Ray Lewis said flying the flag upside-down is an international symbol of distress and he felt compelled to do it as a form of “peaceful protest” following the re-election of President Barack Obama.

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 4:05:34 AM PST by Jimmah
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To: Jimmah

Good for him. Perhaps we need a National USA Distress Day to protest the Stolen Election!


2 posted on 11/08/2012 4:08:07 AM PST by RamingtonStall (Next time, let's vote for an AMERICAN for President!)
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To: Jimmah

If it’s offensive to his neighborhood, I guess we know how his neighborhood voted.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 4:09:30 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Jimmah
We are in deep trouble and this man has every right to do what he is doing and if I were him... I would sue anyone that tries to force him to not do it. Take their homes and possessions away from them and send them to obama to live with his voodoo witchdoctor mother-in-lawless.

LLS

4 posted on 11/08/2012 4:09:35 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (OUR GOVERNMENT AND PRESS ARE NO LONGER TRUSTWORTHY OR DESERVING OF RESPECT!)
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To: RamingtonStall

I lowered mine to half-mast, yesterday morning.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 4:10:20 AM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: Jimmah

I live in Beavercreek and heard about this. God bless him for being so concerned and expressing the distress we all feel. My wife’s boss (at a local Air Force base) said he was so upset he wanted to stay home the day after the election.

My best friend has had an upside down flag as his facebook picture for a couple months now and gets nasty comments.


6 posted on 11/08/2012 4:12:27 AM PST by headbegger
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To: headbegger

I cut both of my flags into 12-inch squares and use them to dust furniture and wax my car.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 4:21:43 AM PST by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: RamingtonStall

The head of my local Tea Party Chapter is doing the same on her facebook page.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 4:22:40 AM PST by jersey117
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To: LibLieSlayer
For the whole 8 years that Bill Clinton was POTUS my husband flew our flag upside down. 1 person noticed and simply thought that we had made a mistake.............
9 posted on 11/08/2012 4:22:40 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Jimmah

Took him THIS long to do that? My neighbor (a Vietnam Vet) has been flying his upside down in his front yard for 4 YEARS.

Yesterday I took all 4 of my flags down, placed them in a paper bag, and will bury them on my mountain land when I get up there this weekend.

Call me UNAMERICAN all you want, but those flag no longer stand for anything. Just a dream of our forefathers bought at the cost of their blood. That dream in me died Tuesday, November 6th, 2012.


10 posted on 11/08/2012 4:23:42 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Jimmah
I can relate to this guy in the article...
...Flying his flag upside down...

********

Bam_Distress1

11 posted on 11/08/2012 4:30:18 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Jimmah

We were told we were not supposed to be offended when people burn the flag.

Flying it upside down seems like a reasonable way to protest your country turning upside down.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 4:32:22 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: RamingtonStall

Perhaps we need to fly the flag for the Republican Party in distress and stop picking these stupid losers every time. That I can get behind. Santorum 2016. Of course the Republican liberals won’t go for a patriotic conservative like Santorum. They would rather put up a liberal and watch him lose and become another loser like Romney, Dole, and McCain.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 4:34:10 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Jimmah

Folks this is wrong. It’s been explained several times before. An upside down flag is a signal, not a protest and using it as such weakens it’s effectiveness as a signal.

When GW Bush was elected the crew at my local KFC decided to fly their flag upside down as a protest. When I confronted them they claimed they didn’t know how to fix it and laughed. I contacted the company and the laughing stopped after the regional rep made a visit.

If you think flying it upside down now is a good way to protest then, it was perfectly fine for that crew to do it as well.

If you don’t understand that picture this. When a republican is elected democrats will fly their flags inverted. When a democrat is elected republicans will fly their flag inverted.

And then the use as a signal is compromised.

It’s a stupid idea.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 4:38:46 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

I have to disagree on the point that it reduces its effectiveness as an emergency signal. I seriously doubt that the police and fire dept are accidentally rushing over to see what the emergency is. Ships at see aren’t coming in to port to help out the emergency. Maybe in 1750, but with the advent of 911 service, the flying flag upside down to signal an emergency in the burbs has been pretty much forgotten.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 4:47:58 AM PST by Jimmah
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To: napscoordinator

I highly doubt there will be a 2016, I said in 08 only one way to fix things to now and votes aren’t it, but people still seem to think they can. Those days are past I’m afraid, and yes I’m very afraid for the future.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 4:48:45 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Jimmah
I did the same yesterday...

17 posted on 11/08/2012 4:50:38 AM PST by TSgt (Got Landslide?)
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To: Jimmah

A lot of folks will disagree with me, but as a former Navy vet I haven’t hung my flag since Bam took power. My refusal was based on his Marxist/socialist proclivities which have been the enemy of this great nation for decades. I was hoping to purchase two new flags on Wednesday to celebrate a rebirth of this nation. Hopefully the day will come when I will be proud to display the flag. Unfortunaely the flag represents a US socialist regime.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 4:53:12 AM PST by kenmcg (t)
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To: sevinufnine

I understand your distress. The one constant in my life has always been love of country and I do not feel it any longer. This is not the same country I was born in. There’s been an incredible amount of deterioration in just a generation or two. This country has been balkanized to a degree. With entire sections of it living as less that animals without even the good grace to mow the lawn or see that children are well tended to. It is disgraceful.

It’s not that I do not love America, but it is more of an idea and a wish now.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 4:54:12 AM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: Jimmah
One caller said it might not be illegal, but it’s offensive to the people in the neighborhood.

MOVE.

20 posted on 11/08/2012 4:59:57 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: prisoner6

As for myself, I’ll fly the flag of The United States of America high and proud! Do not forget the lives that have been given for our country and to fly our flag high and proud! It is a symbol of what we stand for and what it means to be an American! It symbolizes everything that “we” stand for! To be certain, I am very concerned at the outcome of the national election outcome. But I will stand firm for those values that made us what we are as a country, good or bad, whether I agree with the outcome of an election or disagree.

“WE” (conservatives) did not elect, nor did we re-elect the current occupant of The President of the United States of America. “WE” do not give up, no matter how desperate the situation may seem or how much we do not like the current political climate or way the country seems to be going. “WE” have to be the ones to hold out and stand firm for what “WE” believe in, and what this country was founded upon.

If you want to protest with your flags, fly them high! But do so with the knowledge that you are flying them for the same reason those patriots did over 200 years ago, and for the same reason our soldiers, sailors and airmen have in every war and conflict we have been involved in as a nation. Protest if you will by flying a Gadsden Flag along with Old Glory!

I would love to see the Gadsden flying along with our National Colors. I would then be able to see and know who our true Patriots are that are not fearful of the tyranny that we must oppose. Don’t be ashamed to be an American. Don’t be ashamed of our National Flag as Obama is. This is the precise time to stand firm and fly that flag in support of our ideals established in 1776! Join me! Fly your American flag along with that Gadsden Flag! Let them know they may have won for today, but we will not be silent and we will continue to support the greater ideals of the Republic!


21 posted on 11/08/2012 5:00:34 AM PST by Vercingetorixbc (Veni, Vedi, Butti - I came, I saw, I kicked butt)
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To: prisoner6

As for myself, I’ll fly the flag of The United States of America high and proud! Do not forget the lives that have been given for our country and to fly our flag high and proud! It is a symbol of what we stand for and what it means to be an American! It symbolizes everything that “we” stand for! To be certain, I am very concerned at the outcome of the national election outcome. But I will stand firm for those values that made us what we are as a country, good or bad, whether I agree with the outcome of an election or disagree.

“WE” (conservatives) did not elect, nor did we re-elect the current occupant of The President of the United States of America. “WE” do not give up, no matter how desperate the situation may seem or how much we do not like the current political climate or way the country seems to be going. “WE” have to be the ones to hold out and stand firm for what “WE” believe in, and what this country was founded upon.

If you want to protest with your flags, fly them high! But do so with the knowledge that you are flying them for the same reason those patriots did over 200 years ago, and for the same reason our soldiers, sailors and airmen have in every war and conflict we have been involved in as a nation. Protest if you will by flying a Gadsden Flag along with Old Glory!

I would love to see the Gadsden flying along with our National Colors. I would then be able to see and know who our true Patriots are that are not fearful of the tyranny that we must oppose. Don’t be ashamed to be an American. Don’t be ashamed of our National Flag as Obama is. This is the precise time to stand firm and fly that flag in support of our ideals established in 1776! Join me! Fly your American flag along with that Gadsden Flag! Let them know they may have won for today, but we will not be silent and we will continue to support the greater ideals of the Republic!


22 posted on 11/08/2012 5:00:44 AM PST by Vercingetorixbc (Veni, Vedi, Butti - I came, I saw, I kicked butt)
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To: prisoner6

As for myself, I’ll fly the flag of The United States of America high and proud! Do not forget the lives that have been given for our country and to fly our flag high and proud! It is a symbol of what we stand for and what it means to be an American! It symbolizes everything that “we” stand for! To be certain, I am very concerned at the outcome of the national election outcome. But I will stand firm for those values that made us what we are as a country, good or bad, whether I agree with the outcome of an election or disagree.

“WE” (conservatives) did not elect, nor did we re-elect the current occupant of The President of the United States of America. “WE” do not give up, no matter how desperate the situation may seem or how much we do not like the current political climate or way the country seems to be going. “WE” have to be the ones to hold out and stand firm for what “WE” believe in, and what this country was founded upon.

If you want to protest with your flags, fly them high! But do so with the knowledge that you are flying them for the same reason those patriots did over 200 years ago, and for the same reason our soldiers, sailors and airmen have in every war and conflict we have been involved in as a nation. Protest if you will by flying a Gadsden Flag along with Old Glory!

I would love to see the Gadsden flying along with our National Colors. I would then be able to see and know who our true Patriots are that are not fearful of the tyranny that we must oppose. Don’t be ashamed to be an American. Don’t be ashamed of our National Flag as Obama is. This is the precise time to stand firm and fly that flag in support of our ideals established in 1776! Join me! Fly your American flag along with that Gadsden Flag! Let them know they may have won for today, but we will not be silent and we will continue to support the greater ideals of the Republic!


23 posted on 11/08/2012 5:00:55 AM PST by Vercingetorixbc (Veni, Vedi, Butti - I came, I saw, I kicked butt)
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To: formosa

Damn formosa!! You could have been reading my mind when you wrote out your feelings on that.

Yesterday I wrestled through day, long tear how much I now gated America. Not the land...not what she was meant to stand for, but what she has become.

I agree with the veteran who posted here. I will fly a flag again IF the day ever comes it’s appropriate, but I do not believe that will ever be the case again.

My ancestors fought in the Revolution to build a great nation. I mourn DEEPLY that I was born in the generation to watch her fall....


24 posted on 11/08/2012 5:01:24 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: napscoordinator
By 2015, after obama gets through with us, you won't need to worry about 2016.

November 6, 2012,the Republic that had formerly been the United States was slain from muliple self inflicted voter wounds.

25 posted on 11/08/2012 5:01:50 AM PST by sport
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To: Venturer

I’d put up a sign right under it that said

“Offended? Boo-frickin-hoo”


26 posted on 11/08/2012 5:01:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Vercingetorixbc

Thank you. That is a wonderful idea. Appreciate you bringing it up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag

If only your idea would go VIRAL.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 5:06:35 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Vercingetorixbc
Gonna be flying this:

Over this:

28 posted on 11/08/2012 5:06:42 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Vercingetorixbc

Well said! When Obama was first elected I flew both a Gadsden and a Sons Of Liberty along with Old Glory. We have since moved and it is impossible to do that however small versions are often displayed.


29 posted on 11/08/2012 5:07:51 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: headbegger

I do too.I saw the story on channel 7 last night and the citizen they interviewed was a Centerville coffee shop liberal who along with the unseen neighbors thought it was “offensive”.Of course they didn’t have any any actual neighbors come on camera and say so.The template of the story was any opposition to obama is “hate speech”. We’ll soon see the media will agitate for speech codes to prevent those racist republicans from poisoning the minds of the children.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:08 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Vercingetorixbc
I like this one best....
31 posted on 11/08/2012 5:15:31 AM PST by sevinufnine (Sevin - "If we do not fight when we know we can win, we'll have to fight when we know we will lose")
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To: Jimmah

I’ve had a flag in my office window and on my desk ever since 9-11-2001. I’ve taken both down. I believe in the American ideal. I do not believe in the America that showed itself on Tuesday.


32 posted on 11/08/2012 5:16:49 AM PST by Daveinyork (.)
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To: Daveinyork

as of yesterday my 24’ flag pole is naked. My faith is in God alone.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 5:20:28 AM PST by Tugo (A simple sojourners.)
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To: All

There’s a story which I no longer have a kink to about a guy flying the flag upside down. Police came out and took the flag on the 4th of July and brought it back the next day so as to not “cause a public disturbance” at the 4th of July parade.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 5:20:55 AM PST by Jimmah
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To: Jimmah
The Gadsden and Sons of Liberty Flags remain on my flagpole, where they have been for going on four years and will remain for another four.

It signifies that I will not give up.

35 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:08 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: All

There’s a story which I no longer have a link to about a guy flying the flag upside down. Police came out and took the flag on the 4th of July and brought it back the next day so as to not “cause a public disturbance” at the 4th of July parade.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:17 AM PST by Jimmah
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To: kenmcg

I was going to post this exact same sentament but you beat me to it. My nation has been dead for 4 years. And now?


37 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:36 AM PST by Patriot365
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To: Vercingetorixbc

I bought and flew a Gadsden flag after Emperor Zero won the first time, but it faded in less than a year. It gets a little expensive to replace them that often.

It would be nice to know of a source for a quality, long-lasting Gadsden flag. After this election, I would surely buy another one.


38 posted on 11/08/2012 5:38:22 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (You are not now, and will never be my President, Mr. Obama.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
http://www.newenglandflagandbanner.com/store/john-galt-p-58.html

39 posted on 11/08/2012 7:00:53 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: Jimmah

Where is that “freedom of expression” that the ungodly harp on when they want to desecrate Christian symbols and make fun of Jesus in movies and TV? “Freedom for me, but not for thee” is their motto.


40 posted on 11/08/2012 7:52:31 AM PST by txrefugee
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