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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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This should send the Founders not just rolling in their graves, but raising up out of them!!!
1 posted on 07/26/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

“This flag dips to no earthly king.”


2 posted on 07/26/2012 2:04:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Kartographer

That is... I don’t know what to say.

As a citizen and a member of We The People, I not only demand answers, but I want every last person complicit in this idea, from the President down to the janitor, to account for their involvement and be imprisoned.

This casts America in a light not seen since before 1776.

We’re moving backwards, people.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kartographer

What’s this, Obama trying to make up for the Churchill bust and the cheap DVD set?


4 posted on 07/26/2012 2:05:25 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Kartographer

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.

If the games were here, then no way.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 2:05:50 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: JennysCool

I frickin’ knew this was going to happen. Bet Michelle “All this for a damn flag” called them and told them to dip the flag.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Kartographer

Why not send that dip Obama - to bow to Great Britain’s leaders?

We’re used to that.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 2:07:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Kartographer

Why don’t they have Obama leading the procession; bowing and apologizing to all other countries as he walks by?

SCREW THIS. Raise the damn flag HIGHER when you pass the Queen (and I mean THE Queen not Obama the limp wristed metrosexual).


8 posted on 07/26/2012 2:07:30 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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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.

We didn't do it for Hitler, we didn't do it for King George in 1948, we didn't do it for the ChiComs in 2008, so why start now?

9 posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Kartographer

USOC weenies make me wanna puke.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:23 PM PDT by Amagi (Chief Justice John Roberts is a traitorous weasel.)
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Why, it’s just like Obama bowing to all those foreign rulers. An apology. In this case it would be an apology for daring to depart the Empire.


11 posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:31 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: dfwgator

If the flag bearer is a patriot, they won’t dip.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 2:08:43 PM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Kartographer
HELL NO!!!! 



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 07/26/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Amagi

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


14 posted on 07/26/2012 2:09:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SandyInSeattle
"We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!”

April 18, 1775, on the eve of the Revolutionary War after a British major ordered John Adams, John Hancock, and those with them to disperse in: “In the name of George the Sovereign King of England."
15 posted on 07/26/2012 2:09:39 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We would never dip our flag to England. After all, they aren’t a mooslim country....


16 posted on 07/26/2012 2:11:14 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; advertising guy; HonestConservative; WorkerbeeCitizen; Fudd Fan; holdonnow; ...

HOLY CARP PINGS!

THis is freakin UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!! Not to mention a slap in the face to ALL military past and present that died for that flag!!!!!

Gawddamned politically correct liberal pieces of crap!!

(now where did I put that pitchfork...........)


17 posted on 07/26/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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No .... if you’re going to do that, just give up the pretense of being a once great country and go “whole hog” with the bowing & scraping thing. Mooschelle will be leading the Olympic contingent and she can stand in for Obozo when it comes to bending over - she’s got enough junk in the trunk to make a real ‘statement’.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 2:11:25 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: saganite

Obama Family’s Fault.

NO.. NO .. and HELL NO.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Sporke
But they're getting there, Shipmate! 



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

20 posted on 07/26/2012 2:12:39 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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