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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:58 AM

(PA) Local GOP official hangs American flag upside down

Source: WPXI



McKEESPORT, Pa. ó The head of the Mon Valley Republican party hung a flag upside down on Monday -- the day of President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration.

Hanging for all to see outside of the party's meeting spot on Washington Boulevard, it caught the attention of many people. A lot of them told Channel 11 News that they don't believe the signal of distress was appropriate.

Channel 11's Julie Fine talked to the man behind the flag. He said that he doesn't "regret it at all" because "our nation is in a horrible place."

"I think some people that didn't know why the flag was flying upside down might find out, and some people that didn't agree with it might've talked to some people who agreed with it," Brent Kovac said.

Read more: http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/local-gop-official-hangs-american-flag-upside-down/nT3qc/

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Reply (PA) Local GOP official hangs American flag upside down (Original post)
kpete Jan 2013 OP
bigworld Jan 2013 #1
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #2
think Jan 2013 #3
kentauros Jan 2013 #8
think Jan 2013 #10
kentauros Jan 2013 #11
ashling Jan 2013 #29
kentauros Jan 2013 #30
Aerows Jan 2013 #19
kentauros Jan 2013 #20
lastlib Jan 2013 #23
kentauros Jan 2013 #24
goclark Jan 2013 #32
kentauros Jan 2013 #33
Voice for Peace Jan 2013 #14
AndyTiedye Jan 2013 #18
kentauros Jan 2013 #26
xxqqqzme Jan 2013 #35
think Jan 2013 #38
LeftinOH Jan 2013 #4
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #28
upaloopa Jan 2013 #5
MrYikes Jan 2013 #6
kpete Jan 2013 #34
Berlum Jan 2013 #7
RevStPatrick Jan 2013 #9
John2 Jan 2013 #37
BE10sCoach Jan 2013 #12
Botany Jan 2013 #16
caseymoz Jan 2013 #13
CarmanK Jan 2013 #15
onenote Jan 2013 #17
AlbertCat Jan 2013 #22
valerief Jan 2013 #21
MynameisBlarney Jan 2013 #25
abq e streeter Jan 2013 #27
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #31
cstanleytech Jan 2013 #36
judesedit Jan 2013 #39
Archae Jan 2013 #40
tabasco Jan 2013 #41

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:07 AM

2. Bwahahaha

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:10 AM

3. What is the protestor's explantion for displaying the flag in a distress position?

Does this Republican leader feel the country is in bad enough shape that he can give a logical explanation as to why he has chosen to hang the flag in the distress mode?

Or is he just pissed because his party lost the election?

My guess is it is the latter of the two.......

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:26 AM

8. Doesn't displaying in the distress position usually mean

that you're in desperate need of help or assistance, as in an emergency? Maybe he's just realized his current mental health is requiring medical care

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:27 AM

10. Thanks

for the laugh

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Response to think (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:32 AM

11. You're welcome!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:25 PM

29. You mean like

Obamacare?

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Response to ashling (Reply #29)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:35 PM

30. Oh noes!

Anything but that!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:45 AM

19. DUzy worthy

if I've ever seen one.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:48 AM

20. Thanks!

And I can just imagine his thinking process prior to hanging it upside-down:

"Oh my God! I'm a Republican! HELP!"

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:01 PM

23. I think his party IS in distress.....

....quite possibly in its death throes

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Response to lastlib (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:04 PM

24. That's true.

I guess it's an unconscious cry for Halp!

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Response to kentauros (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:22 PM

32. Bingo!



I needed that laugh today.

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Response to goclark (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:27 PM

33. Happy to be of service!

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:37 AM

14. I just wonder if the guy listens to conservative talk radio? what are the odds?

we need more big spotlights on the liars on the radio and tv.

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:45 AM

18. They Are in Urgent Need of Medical (Veternary?) Care

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

26. I like that one!

Although, shouldn't we call a historical geologist? They are fossils after all...

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Response to think (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:47 PM

35. No, he's mis-understood.

It is a means of starting an 'honest' discussion. He's just trying to start an open dialogue.

He is so full of shit it must be flowing out his ears.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 02:51 PM

38. There's a whole slew of colorful metaphors and RW talking points I'm sure

he could regurgitate. With the individual being a republican my guess the rant goes something like this:

http://www.tagxedo.com/art/f569db0ddf9043f9

(Sorry. Couldn't make the word cloud display in my post.)

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:14 AM

4. Plenty of people displayed the flag upside down during the shrub years;

the difference here is that the 'distress' flag display never done at a Democratic Party meeting place (not that I recall).

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:09 PM

28. exactly. It's one thing for an individual to do this.

It's quite another for an official to do so.

Think what would happen if that was hung like that on the dem headquarters, anywhere. They would be having a friggin meltdown over it right now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:15 AM

5. A lot of us did that when Nixon was elected

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:16 AM

6. Cartman by any other name is still Cartman.

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:35 PM

34. i resemble

that remark


peace, kp

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:24 AM

7. Why do Republicans HATE America?

Rightlandia is a soul-sick state of being...they crap all over America, and meanwhile wear cheap Flag lapel pins made in China.

Totally Weirdo (R)

'Patriotism' - RepubliWanker Style

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:27 AM

9. Brent Kovac said...

 

"...our nation is in a horrible place."

Yes it is.
Because of people like you, sir!

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Response to RevStPatrick (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:59 PM

37. yet, he refuses to leave this country and give up his citizenship.

 

There are a lot of people would like to take his place. There has got to be a better country that he can immigrate to. And if he is holding a job, give it to somebodyelse. I don't think he will be missed.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:33 AM

12. This is why

these Conservative right wing Nuts and Tea Party lovers are losing the National debate and elections. As they drop further and further off into the minority they are too stupid to see that their racist, intolerant, hateful attitudes are turning off the ever changing demographic voters of America. All I can say as a Progressive Democrat is keep it up fools, it will be nice to see you and your ilk drop off into oblivion!

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Response to BE10sCoach (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:43 AM

16. Both sides have to understand that in order to make places like McKeesport better



... we have to move on past politics and to real jobs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:35 AM

13. I'm anti-nostalgic


I remember when conservatives called progressives discontents and whiners, said that we were all negative.

I have to admit, seeing a conservative misuse and abuse the flag in protest makes me gloat. Especially when it's all delusional. It's not Obama has gotten us into a new war or allowed a major terrorist attack that killed thousands of people, or had to have the SCOTUS declare him President.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:40 AM

15. Another Example of GOP LOST! It is so pathetic and such a SHAME upon him. Democracy wins!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:43 AM

17. Technially, its a violation of the Flag Code

" (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."

Of course, the Flag Code is merely advisory -- there are no penalties for violating it. And quite frankly, I know plenty of folks who have flown the flag upside down as a statement of protest going back to the Vietnam War, so I'm not outraged by this. Just amused by the hypocrisy, since I'm sure that this repub official would probably have burst a blood vessel if, during chimpy's presidency, someone had flown the flag upside down in his vicinity.

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Response to onenote (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:01 PM

22. during chimpy's presidency, someone had flown the flag upside down in his vicinity.

They DID.... but not at the Dem Party HQ!

Besides, we'd have displayed it better. This would look pitiful even if it was right-side-up. It should read:

" Displays Partial Flag Upside Down"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:56 AM

21. Death to the GOP! We need Dems and a strong progressive party as our two party system. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

25. Oh FFS!

What a bunch of WATB's lol

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

27. Doesn't really bother me..if this was the worst thing these people did, we'd be in pretty good shape

Unfortunately ,as we all know, they do PLENTY that is much much worse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:18 PM

31. if I saw that first thing I'd do is call 911

so wonder how many 911 time was wasted by a guy flying the in trouble flag.. I'd call in and arrest him for making up a false panic.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:51 PM

36. Good idea, to bad the timing was off as we needed back when the republicans

controlled the congress, senate and the office of president.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:37 PM

39. Ignorant,greedy,tea-party brained unPatriotic citizens do lots of weird things.When you can't spell

you do the next best thing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:43 PM

40. This clown is a birther and CT too.



In a letter posted on the Mon Valley Republican Party website prior to the Nov. 6 election, Kovac had suggested that the president may not be a U.S. citizen and conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart may have been murdered as part of a liberal conspiracy.

"onveniently the most ferocious and effective conservative activists Andrew Brietbart, dies of a heart attack at 42 years old, just seven months from the Presidential election, followed by the coroner that performed his autopsy from poisoning," he wrote. "Yea.. Iím just a paranoid right winger.. however, before I became one.. I didnít believe in coincidences, .. I definitely donít believe in that kind of coincidence."

"As if that wasnít cause for inquiry alone, our President hasnít proven himself a natural-born citizen, satisfactorily to anyone yet, and is thumbing his nose at us by producing the laughable birth certificate that he came up with... the media.. gives him a total pass. While chasing down a story about what Mitt Romney was doing in high school."

He concluded: "What weíve lost, was lost long before Barack Obama took office. He is here to finish a job that was started years ago.. but the level of disrespect and disdain for the average American that President Obama has shown is insulting and it is obvious that the powers that be are confident that they barely need to disguise their efforts to turn us into a socialist country."

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/birther-republican-official-hangs-flag-upsid

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:03 PM

41. Was he handing out Purple Heart bandaids

for the scumbag crybaby pukes?



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