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Flag defacers for Obama.

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From goodtimepolitics.com

"Defacing the flag in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama..?"

More: http://goodtimepolitics.com/2009/01/17/ ... ack-obama/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



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I'm certainly not surprised...

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EarthPig wrote:I'm certainly not surprised...

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Hung Low wrote:"Defacing the flag in honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama..?"
This shit makes my balls itch... or is it my butt, aw shit, just thinking of this makes me itch all over!
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Stupid fucks.

I don't know what would be worse, maybe they don't know any better? Or maybe they do and just don't care.
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I guess that all the guys who ETSed from my platoon that got their flags signed by all the men they served with are a bunch of idiots (or stupid fucks whatever was typed) too... I better go take mine down, there are alot of laws on the books that are mostly unknown (as this one was to me and all the guys I imagine who had their flags written upon) and even when some laws are known they are ignored by many like making a u-turn at a stop where it is prohibited, those people probably didn't know any better and even so it sound like some people are looking for any reason to be pissed off about the new administration, we are only on day two, if people are this mad how will they survive the next 3 years and change?
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but then again I just quit dipping so i'm pissy too
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madslashers1-2 wrote:but then again I just quit dipping so i'm pissy too


Couldn't tell.....
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Black 6 wrote:
madslashers1-2 wrote:but then again I just quit dipping so i'm pissy too


Couldn't tell.....
No shit! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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How many of you have hats or shirts or jackets with flags on them?

I do. It's against the law.

U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1)
Sec. 8. - Respect for flag

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
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Bravo57 wrote:How many of you have hats or shirts or jackets with flags on them?

I do. It's against the law.

U.S. Flag Code (4 US Code 1)
Sec. 8. - Respect for flag

(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
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That is a regulation for ceremonial use, but it is not a law where you can serve time, or even be fined. This is America and you can do what you want to the flag. Fly it, write on it, burn it, you are allowed to do as you see fit. Be careful wanting to use the law to stop doing someone else from displaying something that annoys you. Soon the symbols you hold dear may be outlawed because it annoys them.

I have a flag in my living room. It has writing all over it. It is a 48 star flag that has little specks of oil on it. It is pretty tattered too, almost falling apart. The flag is even being displayed backwards on the wall (blue field to the right). I am violating about a dozen or so regulations, but the flag is displayed proudly.

The writing on the flag states where it has been. Trang Sup 1964 Lai Khe 1969 Phuoc Vinh 1970 Camp Casey 1973 Grenada 1983 Kuwait 1991 and many more. The small dirt spots are oil stains from Kuwait.

So, though I am violating just about every regulation, anyone who tells me to take it down will have a serious problem.

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You get my point.

It was for a celebration of all things Obama. IMHO, anyone who took it to heart really needs to take a close look at themselves.

Granted, I hate the fuckers who burn the flag, stand on it etc...... But I fought for their right to do that. This is fucking America. I may hate them, but that's what’s makes us a great Nation. Free speech etc.... They will never get it, but that's what a sheepdog does. Protect the sheep.

I have the Flag that one of the Rangers killed in Mogadishu had inside of his RBA during the mission. Yes, there is blood on it. No, I will never cut the stars from the stripes and dispose of it properly. I'm a proud patriot, and I believe that if you really want to make an issue out of this, (the flags in D.C. being sold) you have a maturity issue. I didn't vote for the fucking guy, but get the fuck real, give the POTUS a Goddamn chance to do the right thing. What fucking Ball he didn't go to, what his supporters were using the flag for etc.... Some of you guys are acting just like the crazy liberals in the media and his supporters did during this whole fiasco. Man the fuck up.

The world aint gonna end, we will survive, and if you didn't vote, STFU. You have no voice because you didn't take the time to make your voice heard.

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This is from the display of the American Flag code. Please show me where it states for Ceremonies only. (not a jab, looking to learn)
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Bravo57 wrote:Granted, I hate the fuckers who burn the flag, stand on it etc...... But I fought for their right to do that. This is fucking America. I may hate them, but that's what’s makes us a great Nation. Free speech etc.... They will never get it, but that's what a sheepdog does. Protect the sheep.
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I think I hear the FBI knocking.. and as little as it's said. It's been widespread that the nation has it's First African American President. Last I knew and I did my home work on this, he's Muslim American. Father being purely Muslim, swore on the Koran before taking his seat in the Senate and mother a white chick. So that would make him Muslim American if I'm not mistaken.
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