Godlike Productions - Conspiracy Forum
Users Online Now: 1,199 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 639,097
Pageviews Today: 1,405,046Threads Today: 798Posts Today: 15,682
11:36 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Sarah Palin Disrespected The American Flag In Tucson Response Video

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1243325
United States
01/25/2011 05:26 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Sarah Palin Disrespected The American Flag In Tucson Response Video
[link to swampland.blogs.time.com]

Swampland alum KT pointed out to a few of us this weekend something we'd missed in the already much-discussed Sarah Palin video that followed the Tucson shooting: the American flag placed behind Palin to add a presidential air to the recording is on the wrong side.

Big deal, you say? Actually, yeah. The U.S. Flag code was passed by Congress nearly 70 years ago to provide exact rules for the use and display of the Stars and Stripes. One of the many rules dictates the positioning of the flag relative to a speaker:

When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman's or speaker's right as he faces the audience.

Google any politician's official portrait and you'll see that the flag is always to their right. I did this with Sarah Palin and was amused to find that even SNL's famous Tina Fey skits have the flag on the right side of "Palin's" podium.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1546476
United States
09/13/2011 12:16 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Sarah Palin Disrespected The American Flag In Tucson Response Video
This isn’t the first time Palin has run afoul of the U.S. Flag Code. She caused a mini-uproar last fall when she casually autographed a supporter’s American flag at a Tea Party rally.

And of course there was the photo from Palin’s spread in Runner’s World, which had her leaning on a flag draped over a stool.

Will any of these flag infractions matter to Palin’s fans? Of course not. But maybe, just maybe, during the next campaign we could all be spared the ridiculous debates over doctored photos of Democrats putting the “wrong” hand over their heart while saluting the flag or uproar over whether Obama should wear a flag pin wherever he goes.


Read more: [link to swampland.time.com]


I remember seeing GW Bush autographing those little flags at some event.


And after 91/11 the Pentagon hung a huge American flag over the damaged area - backwards.


vendetta
hunter
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 959838
United States
09/13/2011 12:17 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Sarah Palin Disrespected The American Flag In Tucson Response Video
Yesterday during the 9/11 ceremonies in New York the director of the C-SPAN telecast took a shot of Obama and his wife while the World Trade Center American flag that survived the attack was being folded by local police and fire fighters. Watch the video until the folding of the flag is almost finished. At that point read Michelle’s big lips as she leans over to Obama and says “ALL THIS FOR A FLAG” and then shakes her head side to side in disapproval while Obama nods his approval of her statement. These people have absolutely no respect for our country and are a total disgrace.

This is what happens when people elect a man they knew nothing about.

[link to oneoldvet.com]

ogrrr