Obama's Face on American Flag

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Registered: 06-24-2010
Obama's Face on American Flag
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Wed, 03-14-2012 - 10:56am

I saw this story come across on Twitter this morning:

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 1:21pm
If they are going to apply a standard, it ought to be applied evenly. Wouldn't you know that the most coverage of the incident is coming out of Fox.

Speaking of which, News Corp is getting more heat in Britain. Rebecca Brooks was arrested the other day. http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3452670.htm ; and James Murdoch made the following statement before Parliament: ".... it's a matter of real regret that the facts could not emerge and could not be gotten, to my understanding, faster." http://www.npr.org/2012/03/14/148617395/news-corp-in-the-spotlight-again Note the wording--there's no blame attached to anybody, himself included. Huh. Some defense.......

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-02-2009
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 1:54pm

Which conservatives have their face substituted for the stars on the flag? They should all follow the code. But just wearing the flag is not so bad as compared to destroying it.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 2:01pm
Yep. It's funny how it's okay for some parts of the Flag Code to be ignored while others generate absolute hysteria. It's silly and intelligent people aren't falling for the fauxrage.

As to Murdoch, it's not surprising that he won't accept any blame. It's the MO for conservatives. Personal responsibility for thee, but not for me.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Thu, 03-15-2012 - 2:41pm

When Obama didn't wear a flag pin, there was a BIG stink. http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1779544,00.html

Here's my personal code. The flag is a flag. Carefully run a well maintained flag up a flagpole (don't let it touch the ground). Take it down at dusk (and fold it properly) or see that it's well lit. Don't leave it out in the rain, hail, sleet, or snow.

And do NOT wear the flag in any form; matters not whether it's a pin or some combination of stars, stripes, and colors. That's what I grew up with on military installations both in CONUS and overseas. Part of my "programming" to inwardly cringe when people drop those little hand carried flags on the ground. Ditto seeing somebody wear the flag, even a pin. If the flag is part of one's military uniform insignia, that's fine. As part of civilian garb, nope.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 7:36am
I learned that a flag is never supposed to touch the ground too, But the flag is a symbol of patriotism, I do think it belongs on a presient's lapel as is it a part of military uniform. I think it's neat to see adults and kids alike waving flags at parades, I hang our american flag from Memorial day through Labor Day and this last year, I hung it until 9/11. The OP is out of line and disrespectful, Find another way to support or campaign for your president!

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-14-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:03am

""Which conservatives have their face substituted for the stars on the flag? ""

None that I know of. But you know what this Obama flag reminds me of?

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:23am
Reminds me of the tea party folks who put their symbol on the American flag or a president who signed the flag. I think there are way too many people who don't know about the Flag Code or, if they do, are only outraged if the "other side" does it. I find it despicable no matter the person, organization, or political persuasion.
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Registered: 01-14-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:33am

""Reminds me of the tea party folks who put their symbol on the American flag or a president who signed the flag""

Sorry, but putting a leader's face in place of part of the flag and what you are refering to, is not an apt comparison. These countries did that to exhalt

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 8:37am
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Any violation of the Flag Code is an apt comparison. I find it amusing the lengths that some people will go to be outraged about one violation when other violations are completely ignored.

I have been consistent in my disdain for people who violate the Flag Code on this board and elsewhere. Looks like not many others can say the same (except jabberwocka, I think). Interesting how two "liberals" appear to care more about the flag than the flag-waving conservatives. Color me amused.
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 9:10am

When outward forms and symbols take on more emphasis than the principles for which they stand, something is wrong. Badly wrong. Horribly wrong.

The president is a civilian, deliberately so. He does not wear a uniform, deliberately so. The outcry over whether he wore a pin was a prime example of my first paragraph.

And the flag, not to belabor the point but it seems to be flying right over the heads of others (pun intended), was taken down.

Jabberwocka