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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:13 PM
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I stopped flying the flag today
I've flown the US flag every sunny day (I'm on my third one)since 9/11. I just can't do it anymore. Maybe on 7/4. We'll see.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:14 PM
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1. Fly the flag, for God's sake...
But fly it upside-down as an international signal of distress.
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LibInternationalist Donating Member (861 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:15 PM
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2. absolutely
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:15 PM
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3. Upside down was my idea, too
It's OUR flag, too, something the right has completely forgotten.
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:42 PM
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13. Absolutely!
The flag and what it stands for haven't changed, even if some are trying to steal it and redefine it.

Up-side down!!!
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Rich Hunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:08 PM
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19. they're the ones perverting it
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 06:09 PM by dymaxia
They don't respect notions like equality, freedom of thought, freedom of expression, separation of church and state. They're the anti-Americans.

When you 'destroy' a flag or say you don't want to be American, you are acting out their caricature of you.

They are the ones who hate this country.
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:15 PM
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4. I thought of that,..
rescue squad would probably bust down my door.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:16 PM
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23. I have an upside down flag as my desktop picture now.
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 07:17 PM by SCRUBDASHRUB
We haven't flown our flag since * invaded Iraq. Won't fly it until * is out of office.
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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:18 PM
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6. We did that in the 60's quite a bit. I had a huge upside down flag in my
bedroom window for years.

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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:35 PM
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12. Mine's been flying upside down for four years
Looks like it's going to be upside down for another four years.

My neighbors hate it, but they don't dare say a word to me.

I'm too big and surly to mess with.
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treehuggnlibrul Donating Member (107 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:17 PM
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5. Mine's at half-mast. National grief, you know. eom
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:19 PM
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7. upside-down was my thought, too.
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LTRS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:20 PM
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8. I actually took mine down and threw it out
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moobu2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:23 PM
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9. I flew my flag for 20 years every day
But I decided to take it down the day we invaded Iraq and definiatly will not fly it again while bush is ruining our country.

The guy that lives next door noticed I stopped flying mine because he installed a flag poll in his front yard..
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Union Thug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:25 PM
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10. I think I'm going to get a UN flag, or just one of those globe flags.
I'm too ashamed of this country to fly a US flag right now.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:26 PM
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11. I'm going to go buy one tonight
so I can fly it upside down.
And it will remain that way for 4 years.
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Astrochimp Donating Member (212 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:45 PM
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16. Half mast is better-
We need to wrap our-selfs in the flag, and treat it with 'some' respect.

David
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:04 PM
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17. do what you gotta do
:shrug:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:42 PM
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14. My mom took hers down yesterday morning
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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 05:45 PM
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15. I've stopped standing for the pledge
for a long time. It's my daily protest against the horrible wrongs committed, and an act of defiance against this country.
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L84TEA Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:05 PM
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18. Take a look at this
touching forum...
Many know exactly how you feel. Add your name! Once you get the tears wiped away!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x2587059
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Liberal_Andy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:18 PM
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22. very cool!
I'm in!
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:11 PM
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20. hoist that rag
if you want. i never will again.
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landdaddy Donating Member (473 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 06:18 PM
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21. I was flying
an upside down flag for the last 3 years but it's gone now. I'm gettin' a new one. Lot of people have asked about it being upside down and had no clue what it meant.
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