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(CBS 12 West Palm Beach)   A group of folks in a cul de sac decide to protest Obamacare and erosion of Second Amendment Rights by flying their American flags upside down in protest. With video of what a protestor may look like   (cbs12.com) divider line 197
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NFA [TotalFark]
2013-02-09 12:02:59 AM
Low IQ attention whores?
 
2013-02-09 12:17:13 AM
They're suffering in West Palm Beach.
 
2013-02-09 12:19:53 AM

Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976
§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.
 
2013-02-09 12:41:21 AM

IgG4: Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.


You'd be (or not surprised) about so many so called patriotic people ignore the flag code. Using the flag for napkins on 4th of July, Clothing, merchandise ..etc.

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm

One time..the SO took a flag that displayed upside down at the VA hospital and returned to the VFW lodge.
 
2013-02-09 12:57:19 AM
Yeah, that's gonna make Fartbama just flip the Resolute Desk right over and abdicate in favour of
Micropuss Willard and Halfwit-Governor Palin.
 
2013-02-09 12:58:19 AM
Ah... I get it

/ kangaroo court
//no one will get that
 
2013-02-09 01:27:39 AM

IgG4: Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.


A NEEGRO is president!
 
2013-02-09 02:19:30 AM
FTFA: The neighbors protesting say they were expecting that kind of reaction, but the upside down flags aren't coming down until they see major changes in the federal government.

I'm with them on that, I'd also like to see some major changes in the federal government. To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.
 
2013-02-09 02:34:10 AM
yawn.

You gotta step up your trolling around here. "Both sides are bad" ain't gonna cut it.
 
2013-02-09 02:53:34 AM

Philbb: FTFA: The neighbors protesting say they were expecting that kind of reaction, but the upside down flags aren't coming down until they see major changes in the federal government.

I'm with them on that, I'd also like to see some major changes in the federal government. To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.


Body count, for starters.
 
2013-02-09 03:25:05 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Philbb: FTFA: The neighbors protesting say they were expecting that kind of reaction, but the upside down flags aren't coming down until they see major changes in the federal government.

I'm with them on that, I'd also like to see some major changes in the federal government. To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.

Body count, for starters.


Especially when it comes to Americans.
 
2013-02-09 06:38:41 AM

Philbb: To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.


that's because you don't want to see a difference.
 
2013-02-09 07:15:35 AM

log_jammin: Philbb: To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.

that's because you don't want to see a difference.


I see differences, but I also see troubling similarities.

The killing of Americans who are not an immanent threat should not happen.  And by immanent I don't mean plan to kill someone, somewhere in a few days, months or weeks.
 
2013-02-09 07:19:16 AM

IgG4: Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.


I think you're forgetting that there's a black man in the White House.

/a BLACK MAN
//in the WHITE HOUSE
///love slashies
 
2013-02-09 07:20:16 AM
It's a piece of brightly colored Chinese made cloth and if burning it is covered under the first amendment then who gives a fark what else is being done to it?
 
2013-02-09 07:23:04 AM
It's a symbol, and thus should be left to the symbol-minded.

/We'll always miss you George
 
2013-02-09 07:24:16 AM

kmmontandon: The My Little Pony Killer: Philbb: FTFA: The neighbors protesting say they were expecting that kind of reaction, but the upside down flags aren't coming down until they see major changes in the federal government.

I'm with them on that, I'd also like to see some major changes in the federal government. To this day I still don't see much difference between the current administration and the former administration.

Body count, for starters.

Especially when it comes to Americans.


We're also under Sharia law now, in case you haven't noticed.
 
2013-02-09 07:24:23 AM

IgG4: Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.


But it is danger! The communist is gonna take away all the guns!
 
2013-02-09 07:24:29 AM

IgG4: Are they in some sort of immediate physical danger, because the only significance of hanging the flag upside down is a distress signal:

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:

THE FLAG CODE 
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976§ 176. Respect for flag: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.(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.


To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."
 
2013-02-09 07:26:41 AM

eiger: To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."


That just makes him even more of a douchebag.
 
2013-02-09 07:26:48 AM
I bet these retards are also handing out those chick tracts at Halloween.
 
2013-02-09 07:29:56 AM
They live in a cul-de-sac so it is likely they already have insurance and Obama care is going to barely effect them.
 
2013-02-09 07:33:01 AM

eiger: To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."


Put "their guy" in the White House.  Keep unemployment the same.  Keep the deficit the same.  Keep gas prices the same.  Change Obamacare to Romneycare (D'oh!).

Would these ignorant shiatstains still be flying their flags upside down?  Or would they find excuses because "their team" was in charge?

I had an associate on FB that changed his avatar to an upside down flag immediately after the last elections were called.  He's also the type to post pictures of watermelons growing on the White House lawn.  But I'm sure it's all out of his well-informed concern for the state of the nation.
 
2013-02-09 07:33:10 AM
Why is the font so freaking small in the article?  Are we trying to save digital trees?
 
2013-02-09 07:33:22 AM
So... if these people are in distress, shouldn't we send in the Marines or Coast Guard to "help them out"?
 
2013-02-09 07:33:35 AM

NFA: Low IQ attention whores?


In Palm Beach County?

It's more likely than you think.
 
2013-02-09 07:34:31 AM

EvilEgg: The killing of Americans who are not an immanent threat should not happen. And by immanent I don't mean plan to kill someone, somewhere in a few days, months or weeks.


and you're certainly entitled to that opinion. But that doesn't make the two administrations anywhere close to each other.
 
2013-02-09 07:35:33 AM

born_yesterday: eiger: To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."

Put "their guy" in the White House.  Keep unemployment the same.  Keep the deficit the same.  Keep gas prices the same.  Change Obamacare to Romneycare (D'oh!).

Would these ignorant shiatstains still be flying their flags upside down?  Or would they find excuses because "their team" was in charge?


Are you kidding? If things were anywhere NEAR this good under a Republican president, they'd want his face carved in Mount f*cking Rushmore.
 
2013-02-09 07:37:42 AM

Wyalt Derp: eiger: To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."

That just makes him even more of a douchebag.


Oh, indeed.
 
2013-02-09 07:39:09 AM

LordJiro: born_yesterday: eiger: To be fair to the douchebag who started all this, he's aware of the significance (apparently he served in the Coast Guard) and says that he's flying it that way b/c the country is in "distress."

Put "their guy" in the White House.  Keep unemployment the same.  Keep the deficit the same.  Keep gas prices the same.  Change Obamacare to Romneycare (D'oh!).

Would these ignorant shiatstains still be flying their flags upside down?  Or would they find excuses because "their team" was in charge?

Are you kidding? If things were anywhere NEAR this good under a Republican president, they'd want his face carved in Mount f*cking Rushmore.


I'm kind of surprised some enterprising Saint Reagan (PBHN) devotee hasn't snuck onto Mount Rushmore and carved his face into the rock already.
 
2013-02-09 07:40:29 AM

Serious Black: I'm kind of surprised some enterprising Saint Reagan (PBHN) devotee hasn't snuck onto Mount Rushmore and carved his face into the rock already.


just wait until the crazy horse monument is finally unveiled.
 
2013-02-09 07:40:32 AM
None of these tea party assholes are right about the protocol for flying a flag upside down, but I'm willing to give the veteran a pass.  He at least personally risked somethng.  The others?  Pure self-entitled assholes who enjoy the benefits of suburban life and yet can do nothing but complain becuase a blah man occupies the White House.

Fly your upside down flags, boys.  Won't change anything and you will just look like ignorant morons.
 
2013-02-09 07:42:03 AM
Also, what's wrong with white men? Are we really just a bunch of ignorant assholes? I used to resist this kind of thinking as being overly leftist and reductionist, but it does really seem like we are the problem.
 
2013-02-09 07:42:46 AM
This kind of thing bugs me. I'm a vet so I have my hangups about the flag, yet I still firmly believe in freedom of expression.   I don't have to hate the President to disagree with him, these people act like Attilla the Hun has shown up.  I bet they all had knee issues during Vietnam.
 
2013-02-09 07:43:00 AM
So.. 5 homes on one street decided to be ignorant together.  This is news?
 
2013-02-09 07:47:32 AM
You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.
 
2013-02-09 07:49:11 AM
I bet these same folks wanted hippies shot when they burned the flag.

Me, I see flags as symbols, and use of symbols is language and therefore protected. Now, if you mess with the Bat Signal, I'm gonna get medieval.
 
2013-02-09 07:52:46 AM
There was a pro-gun protest in Harrisburg yesterday and one of the participants was flying an American flag upside-down -- he also had an AR-15 slung over one shoulder on the Capitol steps. He was interviewed on the news and he said, basically, "I'm doing this because America has been taken over by a tyrannical dictator and people like us are the only hope of freedom."

I wanted Mister Roarke and Tattoo to magically appear and take this guy to a country with a real tyrannical dictator in charge so he could compare and contrast, but then I thought "In a real dictatorship this guy's best-case endgame would be slave labor in a uranium mine, and that makes for terrible TV."
 
2013-02-09 07:54:55 AM

Mrtraveler01: NFA: Low IQ attention whores?

In Palm Beach County?

It's more likely than you think.



Uh huh. Imagine my shock when I saw that the perpetrators of this "protest" were all chubby, comfortable-looking white people.
 
2013-02-09 07:58:21 AM
To raise the distress colors, one must first strike one's colors, so they surrender?
 
2013-02-09 07:58:51 AM
mittromneycentral.com

President Obama to West Palm Beach neighborhood: "You're doing what to the who, now?"

/Hillary Clinton: What different does it make?
//Bill Richardson: Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los estados Unidos de America
/// Other lady: Christ, it's hot!
 
2013-02-09 07:59:02 AM
"It's a big statement, it's a huge statement," said Cory.

Cory don't get out much, do he?
Hey Cory, you should drive north a few miles to Lake Worth and see how gluttonous your lifestyle is in comparison, you whiny biatch.  Try not to get carjacked though.
 
2013-02-09 08:00:51 AM
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2013-02-09 08:01:41 AM

Bungles: [static3.businessinsider.com image 673x960]


good show
 
2013-02-09 08:01:46 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: "I'm doing this because America has been taken over by a tyrannical dictator and people like us are the only hope of freedom."


Yet...he has the right to arm himself and stand on the steps of the state's capital building...

Oh, and let's not forget that while "a tyrannical dictator", Mr. Obama is also totally incompetent, and has failed to accomplish anything...

/Stupid this bad should hurt
 
DGS [TotalFark]
2013-02-09 08:03:36 AM

olderbudnoweiser: [mittromneycentral.com image 611x404]

President Obama to West Palm Beach neighborhood: "You're doing what to the who, now?"

/Hillary Clinton: What different does it make?
//Bill Richardson: Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los estados Unidos de America
/// Other lady: Christ, it's hot!


photos.tradeholding.com
I hope it helps.
 
2013-02-09 08:04:47 AM

Kibbler: I bet these same folks wanted hippies shot when they burned the flag.



Isn't it equally ironic that hippies now care about flag codes?
It's not how you protest but who you are protesting against that determines if its an outrage.

/and everyone's protesting against the man.
/some stopped because their man got into office.
 
2013-02-09 08:05:00 AM

olderbudnoweiser: [mittromneycentral.com image 611x404]

President Obama to West Palm Beach neighborhood: "You're doing what to the who, now?"

/Hillary Clinton: What different does it make?
//Bill Richardson: Yo prometo lealtad a la bandera de los estados Unidos de America
/// Other lady: Christ, it's hot!


Tea Partier #1 in attendance: Obama is disrespecting the flag by not saluting!
Tea Partier #2 in attendance: Richardson is disrespecting the flag by saying the pledge in Arabic!
 
2013-02-09 08:05:41 AM
Oh, I forgot to mention the Harrisburg "Freedom Fighter" and his ilk -- you know, the ones who are going to stand atop the battlements and face down the tanks of the Shadow Army of the UN -- went to Cracker Barrel for lunch to celebrate their rally and were booted out because they insisted on carrying weapons into a private business with a "no firearms" policy.

Apparently they're ready to go toe-to-toe with Seal Team Six, but Kristen the Cracker Barrel Hostess is too formidable a foe.
 
2013-02-09 08:07:08 AM
Tried to "quote" Log_jammin, but Fark wouldn't let me. Just wanted to say that about 16 years ago while driving from Ohio to Wyoming, I got to see them blasting the Crazy Horse monument. It was quite impressive. Fark has been acting strange lately. Also, people from article are dipshiats.
 
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