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Reversing the Flag

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pixie q. on December  3, 2006:

Hi there,
I stumbled across your site while checking out my Google ranking. I just wanted to let you know that, if someone else happens to stumble across this website en route to mine, I am proud to be affilitated with such fine, intelligent, upstanding, and clever fellow Americans!

From one Great Green Room to another,
Pixie Q.

obvious front on January  5, 2007:

Oh beautiful for patriot's dreams that see beyond the years Glad I follwed Ms. Pixie in here, lemme look around a bit. Oh, just checked out Danforth's Faith and Politics. The dust cover is JUICY

Jan Wolter on June 11, 2007:

Here's an Associated Press article that appeared today:
SOFIA, Bulgaria . The Bulgarian capital was aflutter with American flags to honor President Bush. There was just one glitch to the patriotic welcome: Every second flag was facing the wrong way.

"Sofia greets U.S. President George W. Bush with flags upside down," the Trud newspaper headlined Monday about the gaffe.

As it turns out, the flags weren't upside down. But every other flagpole along Bush's motorcade route, which followed Sofia's central Tsarigradsko Chausee boulevard, had the stars and stripes mounted in the wrong direction.

Traditionally, American flags are flown with the blue field of stars in the upper left corner. These flags were hung so the blue field was reversed to the right.

Officials in charge of the Bulgarian presidency's state protocol told local media they had received assurances by the company that Sofia City Hall authorized to put up the flags that everything had been coordinated with the U.S. Embassy.

An embassy spokeswoman declined to comment, and by midday Monday, most of the flags seemed to be properly displayed.

I dunno, maybe there was a hidden message in those backwards flags.

Anonymous on July 24, 2007:

Actually, the backward American flag is a symbol of the U.S. Army, worn by soldiers who are deploying overseas. It symbolizes a flag blowing in the wind, as if soldiers are running towards something. It means that American soldiers don't run away from anything.

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