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Dean Wheeler

El Paso, TX

#1 Nov 9, 2012
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/upside-d...

This proves that this BS guy in here is unpatriotic, rebellious and essentially a menace to society for the icon he uses in here. He needs to get with the program as these folks in the east did.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#2 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/si deshow/upside-down-flag-west-v irginia-mcdonald-raises-questi ons-154746450.html
This proves that this BS guy in here is unpatriotic, rebellious and essentially a menace to society for the icon he uses in here. He needs to get with the program as these folks in the east did.
This proves that you are a moron as this country is in grave danger as a result of idiots re-electing this POS as president. The flag will remain as it is until that fool is gone.
Mr Williams

El Paso, TX

#3 Nov 9, 2012
I like the way he flys it, it looks better that way. The other way offends alot of people.
Dean Wheeler

El Paso, TX

#4 Nov 9, 2012
UR BS wrote:
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This proves that you are a moron as this country is in grave danger as a result of idiots re-electing this POS as president. The flag will remain as it is until that fool is gone.
It's not up for you to decide unless you're some kind of commander. Kindly fix your icon so we can all be happy and we can therefore avoid a nasty, protracted struggle which ends with you in the clink.
AREU4REAL

El Paso, TX

#5 Nov 9, 2012
UR BS wrote:
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This proves that you are a moron as this country is in grave danger as a result of idiots re-electing this POS as president. The flag will remain as it is until that fool is gone.
The morons in this country that caused all this mess are not of the democratic and republican parties. They are of the banking and investment companies who bet against Home loans hoping that they would fail so they could make money.
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#6 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
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It's not up for you to decide unless you're some kind of commander. Kindly fix your icon so we can all be happy and we can therefore avoid a nasty, protracted struggle which ends with you in the clink.
The flag is flown that way because we are in distress. I respect the Right of Freedom of Speech. UR BS has this right, for the moment. Until you DEMONDCRAPS!!! Take it away. You DEMONDCRAPS will drag it through the dirt, stomp on it, then burn it, that is your right to disgrace the Flag. Distress is not disgracing the flag like you do. stinking commie, socialist bastards.
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#7 Nov 9, 2012
AREU4REAL wrote:
<quoted text>The morons in this country that caused all this mess are not of the democratic and republican parties. They are of the banking and investment companies who bet against Home loans hoping that they would fail so they could make money.
Because of people like "DEMONDCRAP" Barny Frank. Look at what he was involved in with Fanny/Mae
Dean Wheeler

El Paso, TX

#8 Nov 9, 2012
POS wrote:
<quoted text> The flag is flown that way because we are in distress. I respect the Right of Freedom of Speech. UR BS has this right, for the moment. Until you DEMONDCRAPS!!! Take it away. You DEMONDCRAPS will drag it through the dirt, stomp on it, then burn it, that is your right to disgrace the Flag. Distress is not disgracing the flag like you do. stinking commie, socialist bastards.
So you're saying if I take a dump and wipe my backside with the flag, that is OK? Distress is not a judgment call as anyone in the Navy can attest. There are strict protocol which must be followed and anyone who does not is subject to arrest, imprisonment or hanging from the nearest yardarm. You people in Europe love your socialism and your monarchies so you don't know what it's like to live in a democracy.
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#9 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
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So you're saying if I take a dump and wipe my backside with the flag, that is OK? Distress is not a judgment call as anyone in the Navy can attest. There are strict protocol which must be followed and anyone who does not is subject to arrest, imprisonment or hanging from the nearest yardarm. You people in Europe love your socialism and your monarchies so you don't know what it's like to live in a democracy.
Another wild Jackass/Donkey, samething, running wild in hELl Paso. I am an American, Not all of us need to stay in the US to work. By the way, the world isn't flat, Jackass!!!
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#10 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying if I take a dump and wipe my backside with the flag, that is OK? Distress is not a judgment call as anyone in the Navy can attest. There are strict protocol which must be followed and anyone who does not is subject to arrest, imprisonment or hanging from the nearest yardarm. You people in Europe love your socialism and your monarchies so you don't know what it's like to live in a democracy.
Read This!!!

Flying Old Glory upside down
SHENANGO TOWNSHIP

As a veteran of the siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam, Dennis Shacklock remembers watching men die for their country. As a 61-year-old Shenango Township resident who pays attention to national affairs, Shacklock's become a disgruntled American.

"We're on the brink of collapse," Shacklock said Wednesday, sitting at his dining room table with his wife Kathleen and neighbor Tom Hunt.

With the economy showing no sign of improvement and wary of the election of Barack Obama as president, Shacklock decided to showcase his feelings by flying the American flag upside down in front of his home on state Route 318.

He did it immediately after the election and again this week as bad news about the economy built.

Monday evening, Southwest Mercer County Regional police knocked on his door.

"They wanted to know if everything was OK," Shacklock said. "The one officer said 'Do you know you've got your flag ...'

"I told them it was my flag."

Police were dispatched to check on Shacklock's home after someone reported the upside-down flag to 911, Southwest police detective Capt. Doug Long said.

One of the policemen at the scene is a veteran and told Shacklock the way he was flying the flag was disrespectful to veterans, Shacklock said.

"He mentioned how people gave blood for that flag," Shacklock said.

He explained to the police that as a Vietnam veteran he knew that, but that it was his flag to fly, he said.

"I kept telling them it's my flag," he said.

The American flag should only be flown upside down "as a signal of dire distress" according to the U.S. Flag Code.

That's the condition the country's in, Shacklock said.

"I think our country's in distress with the administration we're going to get," Shacklock said of president-elect Barack Obama.

He didn't mean to disrespect the flag or to offend anyone, he said.

"Some of the people that bled for it, I knew," he said. "And I wouldn't be disrespectful for these guys."

But flying the flag upside down is nothing compared to what Vietnam protesters did to the flag or the way he was treated when he came home, he said.

Now, he's taken down the U.S. flag and put up a white flag that symbolizes surrender.

Hunt, his neighbor, turned his flag upside down once he heard of Shacklock's run-in with the law and kept it that way throughout Tuesday.

"I made my statement in support of Denny," Hunt said.

By Wednesday, Hunt had switched his flag back to normal to appease his wife.

There's nothing actually illegal about flying the flag upside down, although a Web site devoted to flag etiquette recommends against it. An April report to Congress by a think tank characterized the Flag Code as "merely declaratory and advisory" and not punishable by law.

The country's present condition has spurred others across the nation to put up the distress signal.

In Plainfield, Ill., a woman attracted national attention by flying the flag upside-down to protest the $700 billion government bailout of Wall Street. A Manitowoc, Wis., man made the news this year by flying an upside-down flag in June to protest the general state of the country.

Since: Feb 12

Torrance, CA

#11 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
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It's not up for you to decide unless you're some kind of commander. Kindly fix your icon so we can all be happy and we can therefore avoid a nasty, protracted struggle which ends with you in the clink.
I have decided and ther is nothing you or any of your dumocrap socialist branch-obamians can do about it.

As to the clink, are you really that stupid? Show me what law is being violated.

It stays until we are no longer in distress and if you don't like it well go get some cheese to go along with your whine.

Since: Feb 12

United States

#12 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
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So you're saying if I take a dump and wipe my backside with the flag, that is OK? Distress is not a judgment call as anyone in the Navy can attest. There are strict protocol which must be followed and anyone who does not is subject to arrest, imprisonment or hanging from the nearest yardarm. You people in Europe love your socialism and your monarchies so you don't know what it's like to live in a democracy.
The Navy doesn't teach people to be stupid and make unfounded rants about the Flag.

To answer your question yes that stuff is OK to do to the flag thanks to you libtards that made it so.

You see it is considered proteceted speech. You know like when obama's buddy Bill Ayers had his picture taken standing on it in an alley, or when the NBP wipe their feet on it going into their meetings.

I on the other hand am displaying in accordance with the manual for the flag.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#13 Nov 9, 2012
UR BS wrote:
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The Navy doesn't teach people to be stupid and make unfounded rants about the Flag.
To answer your question yes that stuff is OK to do to the flag thanks to you libtards that made it so.
You see it is considered proteceted speech. You know like when obama's buddy Bill Ayers had his picture taken standing on it in an alley, or when the NBP wipe their feet on it going into their meetings.
I on the other hand am displaying in accordance with the manual for the flag.
Well I have to go along with you and POS on this article. This country is in pretty sad shape and distrees with not alot of hope and change as promised 4 years ago. To be honest tryiny to post something on the ElPaso forum is pretty sad also. There are to many people that don't register go way of topic just plain idoits. You have proabley cheched out other forums around the country. There are no more stupid people that comment the the ElPaso ones as a whole of the posters. Agree or disagree? Plus trying to hijack names from others.
Lawnmaster

United States

#14 Nov 9, 2012
Dean Wheeler wrote:
<quoted text>
So you're saying if I take a dump and wipe my backside with the flag, that is OK? Distress is not a judgment call as anyone in the Navy can attest. There are strict protocol which must be followed and anyone who does not is subject to arrest, imprisonment or hanging from the nearest yardarm. You people in Europe love your socialism and your monarchies so you don't know what it's like to live in a democracy.
Dan, the idiot doesn't know better. No use trying to argue with stupidity.
Lawnmaster

United States

#15 Nov 9, 2012
POS wrote:
<quoted text> Read This!!!
Flying Old Glory upside down
SHENANGO TOWNSHIP
As a veteran of the siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam, Dennis Shacklock remembers watching men die for their country. As a 61-year-old Shenango Township resident who pays attention to national affairs, Shacklock's become a disgruntled American.
"We're on the brink of collapse," Shacklock said Wednesday, sitting at his dining room table with his wife Kathleen and neighbor Tom Hunt.
With the economy showing no sign of improvement and wary of the election of Barack Obama as president, Shacklock decided to showcase his feelings by flying the American flag upside down in front of his home on state Route 318.
He did it immediately after the election and again this week as bad news about the economy built.
Monday evening, Southwest Mercer County Regional police knocked on his door.
"They wanted to know if everything was OK," Shacklock said. "The one officer said 'Do you know you've got your flag ...'
"I told them it was my flag."
Police were dispatched to check on Shacklock's home after someone reported the upside-down flag to 911, Southwest police detective Capt. Doug Long said.
One of the policemen at the scene is a veteran and told Shacklock the way he was flying the flag was disrespectful to veterans, Shacklock said.
"He mentioned how people gave blood for that flag," Shacklock said.
He explained to the police that as a Vietnam veteran he knew that, but that it was his flag to fly, he said.
"I kept telling them it's my flag," he said.
The American flag should only be flown upside down "as a signal of dire distress" according to the U.S. Flag Code.
That's the condition the country's in, Shacklock said.
"I think our country's in distress with the administration we're going to get," Shacklock said of president-elect Barack Obama.
He didn't mean to disrespect the flag or to offend anyone, he said.
"Some of the people that bled for it, I knew," he said. "And I wouldn't be disrespectful for these guys."
But flying the flag upside down is nothing compared to what Vietnam protesters did to the flag or the way he was treated when he came home, he said.
Now, he's taken down the U.S. flag and put up a white flag that symbolizes surrender.
Hunt, his neighbor, turned his flag upside down once he heard of Shacklock's run-in with the law and kept it that way throughout Tuesday.
"I made my statement in support of Denny," Hunt said.
By Wednesday, Hunt had switched his flag back to normal to appease his wife.
There's nothing actually illegal about flying the flag upside down, although a Web site devoted to flag etiquette recommends against it. An April report to Congress by a think tank characterized the Flag Code as "merely declaratory and advisory" and not punishable by law.
The country's present condition has spurred others across the nation to put up the distress signal.
In Plainfield, Ill., a woman attracted national attention by flying the flag upside-down to protest the $700 billion government bailout of Wall Street. A Manitowoc, Wis., man made the news this year by flying an upside-down flag in June to protest the general state of the country.
This article does not make it right.
Why

El Paso, TX

#16 Nov 9, 2012
I believe in the old America. Our gubbermint is not looking out for us. Currently, an upside down flag is a symbol of distress. We are in distress. Look around you...
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#17 Nov 9, 2012
Lawnmaster wrote:
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Dan, the idiot doesn't know better. No use trying to argue with stupidity.
Stupidity is just follwing, to and off the cliff. There is ONE thing that can't be fixed, is stupid, so no help for you, follower. You trust too much, in the people the packed your parachute???
POS

's-gravendeel, Netherlands

#18 Nov 9, 2012
Lawnmaster wrote:
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This article does not make it right.
The proves that you are a jackass/follower. It is RIGHT!!! The Right of, Freedom of Speach!!!
Lawnmaster

United States

#19 Nov 10, 2012
POS wrote:
<quoted text>The proves that you are a jackass/follower. It is RIGHT!!! The Right of, Freedom of Speach!!!
Typical response from a fool. You know I am right and made you look the fool. What do you know about freedom of speech?
Lawnmaster

United States

#20 Nov 10, 2012
POS wrote:
<quoted text> Stupidity is just follwing, to and off the cliff. There is ONE thing that can't be fixed, is stupid, so no help for you, follower. You trust too much, in the people the packed your parachute???
You are the stupid one that posted an article and expected anyone that read to believe it. Don't blame me because you don't know better.

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