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2019-06-08 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can't fly pride flag on flagpoles
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Posted by Fred 2019-06-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [362 views ]  Top

#1 There is the American Flag, and the Unit Colors. Only one flys on the pole.
Posted by newc 2019-06-08 02:06||   2019-06-08 02:06|| Front Page Top

#2 It a flag for 100% of Americans not the 2% with reproductive mental problems.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-06-08 03:29||   2019-06-08 03:29|| Front Page Top

#3 Trump is correct here, the official flagpole is for official countries flags only.

Gay pride does not represent any countries, but only represent a concept. Note the article said that the gay pride flag is not banned from being displayed elsewhere on the embassies ground.
Posted by Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2019-06-08 05:13||   2019-06-08 05:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Common sense prevails.
Posted by Uleck Spererong9442 2019-06-08 07:54||   2019-06-08 07:54|| Front Page Top

#5 The pole is for the American flag. Full stop. You wanna have a pride flag out somewhere else, fine. Look like fucking soft idiots otherwise and a very potential target to other people.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-06-08 08:04||   2019-06-08 08:04|| Front Page Top

#6 Fabulous!!!!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-06-08 08:07||   2019-06-08 08:07|| Front Page Top

#7 I don't support mixing gay pride and flag poles.
Posted by Beau 2019-06-08 09:30||   2019-06-08 09:30|| Front Page Top

#8 Under State Department policy, embassies that want to fly the flag on their flagpoles are expected to obtain permission from Washington.

That rule is not meant for these f(l)ags. Fucking NBC.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-06-08 10:39||   2019-06-08 10:39|| Front Page Top

#9 I fully support this. No flags that don't represent the whole of the United States should fly over our embassies (I would permit flags like the Navy flag on an event such as the Navy's birthday or something, because the Navy does represent the entirety of the United States, for example). Similarly, the US embassies shouldn't fly the largely white flag with a cross that represents Christianity in the eyes of many, or the Red Cross flag, or innumerable other widely recognized flags attached to causes that are not the national government of the United States (and federal government here in the states should follow the same rules, with exceptions for the state flags those buildings are located in).
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-06-08 10:41||   2019-06-08 10:41|| Front Page Top

#10 Yes. Nowhere does it say the gummint's job is to be a cudgel to make me validate other people's life choices. And that's all SJW action is about.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-08 13:19||   2019-06-08 13:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Butt hurt Foreign Service Officers, nothing could make me happier.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-06-08 14:05||   2019-06-08 14:05|| Front Page Top

#12 ^ ISWYDT
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-08 16:36||   2019-06-08 16:36|| Front Page Top

#13 Another reason he was voted in.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-08 16:43||   2019-06-08 16:43|| Front Page Top

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