Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Oh, say does that star spangled banner still wave?"












Now you see them.........................now you don't. What's up with THAT? See what I see?


(thanks, Mike)
z

40 comments:

Linda said...

No flags? I'm not surprised...he doesn't love America, he loves what he can be in America. Can we make it until 2012?

highboy said...

He's probably afraid it will offend all of our Mexican illegal citizens. Its there country after all.

FrogBurger said...

Well it's just a photo. Maybe there's a reason for it. It looks like a lot of Jewish people were there. Maybe that's why.

I'm giving the benefit of the doubt for the photo. But I know he doesn't like what America represents.

Craig and Heather said...

But I know he doesn't like what America represents.

I'm not sure what America actually represents anymore.



Has anyone checked to see if the photo's possibly been messed with? I've seen a lot of photoshopped stuff that look real.

FrogBurger said...

If it's a speech to a religious community, maybe the flags were removed b/c of the separation of Church and State.

Ducky's here said...

It would be worthwhile to put this in context. Who was the audience?

Maybe someone sneaked in there and caught a covert photo of a Commie cell meeting planning to nationalize the oil industry.

FrogBurger said...

Agree with Ducky on putting things in context.

Did you see we're just going to give 400 mil to Palestine so we can feel better?

Oh well its just money, right? And we have good printers these days with a lot of ink cartridges.

Z said...

A friend sent the picture without the flags and I"ve seen that on TV, anyway. This is no photo shop! I'm very careful about that, believe me.

I found the one with flags...do you think those were photo shopped IN? :-)
No,...they're legit and I guess I shouldn't have posted it...I just hope there's nothing behind why they're not there, that's all I'm suggesting.
All I'm presuming is we have a WH not QUITE so diligent about things like the flag..nothing more than that can be gleaned by a few pictures I found...

Anyway, I wouldn't make any grandiose call on this...I'm saying I hope all White House staffs remember the flags at ALL times when appropriate.
Somebody want to suggest a time they wouldn't be appropriate to have behind our president speaking at the White House?

Mustang said...

No flags and an Islamic pattern curtain mimicked by the two Islamic obelisks on either side.

No, it no longer waves.

Next, expect to see green flags with a symbol of the moon god on it.

Craig and Heather said...

A friend sent the picture without the flags and I"ve seen that on TV, anyway. This is no photo shop! I'm very careful about that, believe me.

I was just curious.

This:
Somebody want to suggest a time they wouldn't be appropriate to have behind our president speaking at the White House?

is an excellent question, IMO. Particularly when coupled with the question of "context".

So, the president is speaking to a religious community? But he still is officially representing the US, right?

And the American flag isn't just a political symbol, is it?

H

FrogBurger said...

I keep my flag on my desk in my case. It's always there. I have a big one too my dad bought me in the 90s while in France but I can't yet afford the house to put it in front of it.

FrogBurger said...

Was it at the WH or in gov buildings? If yes the flags should be there. But maybe they were moved on the sides.

Or they were at the laundromat. I think that's what it was. Geitner and Gibbs went to the laundromat today with the flags and 25 cent coins.

Z said...

Mustang...perish that thought. sure is scary, though........and people can't speak up because we can't be politically incorrect...rather lose the country, I guess!

H, no problem, curiosity is good, and I'm overly sensitive to photoshop suggestions.....sorry.
I never thought the flag was political or partisan but it does seem to be getting that way, doesn't it?

You know, everybody, if the president's speaking at the White House to Muslims, Unions, or Martians....that American flag WAVES, nothing to be embarrassed about, shy about, it's not jingoistic, not TOO PATRIOTIC!! It's US!! Last time I looked, this IS still America, right!? :-)

Craig and Heather said...

if the president's speaking at the White House to Muslims, Unions, or Martians....that American flag WAVES,

That's kind of what I was thinking.

American President. On American soil. Speaking to either American citizens or visitors to America....

Why should anyone be offended by the presence of a flag which designates the President as a representative of all of America?

H

Ducky's here said...

Most art historians would consider the obelisk Egyptian but you know best, mustang

Craig and Heather said...

The Washington Monument is an obelisk

Z said...

FB..I GIVE UP :-)
Yes, it's definitely at the WH!
Yes, they could be SOOOO far moved to the sides that they're invisible to everybody there (see how wide framed the pic is?)

I just thought this was interesting..that's all!!

Z said...

Ducky, ya...there are no Egyptian muslims, that's for sure.

Right Wing Extreme said...

"Last time I looked, this IS still America, right!?"

Just barely.

Z,
He probably took them down to make room for our new flag , they just have not arrived yet.

Z said...

RWE, I'm laughing at your attachment..WHY AM I LAUGHING? It's not FUNNY anymore!!
good point......yikes

Layla Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

The next thing we will see is a Mexican and Palestinian flag, and oh yah, maybe his home countries flag too, you know, KENYA!!! Geeeez!!!!! Sorry about the pun, lol, but it really fit here Z.

Love yah! xo Layla

Ducky's here said...

z, the obelisk predates Islam. Eighteenth dynasty is a little before Mohamed's time.

Anonymous said...

Z is exactly right. If the White House isn't the place for the flag to be on constant display, where is?

No excuses, no exceptions. This is purposely done, and if the President gave a damn, it wouldn't have been removed.

We have to understand that President Obama is anti-American. Just a land mass he can conform to his liking, and his liking isn't America.

Accept it. We have to face up to what's taking place, a word here, a symbol there, the death of a thousand cuts. That's the goal.

Obama has said he'd like to change the flag, and The National Anthem. If this sounds bad that's because it is and so is he.

There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It isn't a legitimate excuse, it's a mantra from the left, that has taken hold across our country.

This is to ease the way for the assault against Christianity, and becoming part of a global economy is to ease the way for global governance.

I accept no excuse for dismissing the American flag, and now we see why we cry at a man singing a verse from the National Anthem.

Pris

FrogBurger said...

I think I gave you the impression that not having a flag in the WH was ok. I didn't know it was the White House.

So I agree with Pris.

The White House is the house of the people of the USA. So the flag should be there no matter what.

Ducky's here said...

I think mustang means minaret. They could be Indonesian. Maybe he's adressing his high school reunion?

Opus #6 said...

Look, there's probably a simple explanation for all of this. Like Obama sent the flags to the workshop to be replaced by the O-bama logo. It's the newest kind of pResidential seal, doncha know.

Karen Howes said...

Wow. And good catch, Mustang... what's up with the disk things?

cube said...

The telepromter is still there, right?

This phony baloney poser is the worst excuse for a president of the US ever and I never thought I would say that after living through the Carter presidency.

I never thought I would have to even consider the thought of a president worse than Carter.

Have we reached the tipping point?

FrogBurger said...

Cube, this guy is the worse across 2 countries. Doing worse than a French president, can you imagine?

Actually it's funny. Obama is worse than a French president.

As phony as Chirac for sure. And maybe more lefty than Mitterrand. But as corrupt.

Ducky's here said...

Pris,I'm gonna let you in on this.

He's setting you up for his next news conference which is going to feature the United Nations flag. Get ready.

Z said...

Opus, that's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

"He's setting you up for his next news conference which is going to feature the United Nations flag. Get ready."

Very funny Ducky (Not). This is a man, Obama, who needed a "President Elect seal. Nothing he does would surprise me, and frankly, nothing you say would surprise me either. You're so predictable.

Pris

Always On Watch said...

We shouldn't be surprised, of course.

On other occasions, prior to his becoming the official Dem candidate for the Oval Office, BHO showed lack of respect for the American flag.

Always On Watch said...

Mustang's point is well taken:

No flags and an Islamic pattern curtain mimicked by the two Islamic obelisks on either side.

Now, here's my question. Were those two stands there for previous conferences?

Ducky's here said...

How did the drape become an Islamic print?

Now mustang doesn't know an obelisk from a minaret so his opinion is out. What's your reasoning, AOW?

Debbie said...

Wow, good catch.

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Well, he may give up our flag, but he'll nwever give up his TOTI (My plural for TOTUS)! What an empty suit!

Silvrlady

Anonymous said...

"I accept no excuse for dismissing the American flag, and now we see why we cry at a man singing a verse from the National Anthem."


There’s now doubt in my mind that we’re going to have one hell of a bloody fight on our hands. We may not like the prospect…but it’s coming down to the very survival of the west, it’s culture and values. We haven’t come 5 centuries forward to wind up 7 centuries backwards. Or to be used for the amusement of a traitorous, anti American poseur...who thinks he's the CIC...and...this worm..is a POS...period end of story.

Major

Jan said...

Z..the other day, at a press conference, I noticed, for the first time, that no flags were present.
I asked my husband if he ever remembered any kind of press conference or anything like that, where the flags were not present, and he said that he didn't.
I said that with the two lamps, or whatever they were on either side of th gold drape, reminded me of something one sees on foreign broadcasts, when their leaders are speaking.
I think it is deliberate. I saw it on television, and that couldn't have been photo shopped.
I do know, that it made me have a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, when I saw it.

Z said...

Wow, Jan, you noticed it yourselves like that? Well< i had it pointed out to me and posted, but if you noticed it then MANY are noticing it.
Funny, I didn't think about those lamps; now I know what Mustang was alluding to.......i was fixated on the flags.
Maybe with the Teleprompters, there's just no room for the FLAG, huH? :-)