West Virginia McDonald's Flies Flag Upside Down Post Election

Naturally, it's sparking plenty of controversy from surrounding citizens


Post-election (and Obama's very American acceptance speech) is hardly the time to yell about how the election didn't go your way (although plenty of people tried). And it looks like some folks in West Virginia are angered by a certain McDonald's, which was flying a United States of America flag at half mast, upside down, as if to mark a tragedy or a death, following Tuesday's election.

The McDonald's in Follansbee, W. Va., was called out for the upside down flag, and while individual franchises do not necessarily reflect the company's feelings, locals have been a little cross.

"I think that's a stab at us," Lou Headman, a veteran, told NEWS9. "It doesn't make sense why anyone would want to do that. That's a distress signal, and maybe they didn't know that, but we know that."

The McDonald's owner claims the flag was a mistake; the owner of that McDonald's emailed NEWS9, saying, "Unfortunately, a flag cable broke and during the process of trying the fix the flag, it was inadvertently turned upside down. It wasn't noticed that the flag was upside down until a customer inquired about it. We are working on fixing the flag right now. It's important to note that this was an accident, not intentional."


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iwojima's picture

you cry babies where were you when the Obama picture was in the flag instead of the stars during the campaign you american hypocrites

Mountain Momma's picture

This country is in distress and anyone who does NOT see it is either blind or stupid.......... All over the NEW's ( all news stations) this morning is about rising taxes, & the fiscal cliff ahead....Obama has devided this country in 4 years, Back 40 years......... Face it folks, were screwed!!!!!!

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Blame it on Obama ............Bush screwed this country where have you been?

Mountain Momma's picture

Well where did the 8 trillion more come from????? Hummmmmm and this next 4 years I want to see him & people like You say Bush did it...... he has NOW inherited his OWN mess, but sad to say so have we!!

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I agree, with Cassiel,if you are so unhappy...............LEAVE go to another country ,those of us who are true Americans, and respect this country and the President, Don't need people like you. See you wouldn't want to be you! Take your hate and go where you belong ......down below. Down below ....demon
by Cassiel, Nov 08, 2012 @ 9:16 PM
Hey wahoos81! Get out of my country! We don't need dumb people like you making problems!
You don't respect the president of the United States? so go to Iraq!they need suckers like you!
Respect the flag, the president and our history its part to be an American!

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piperus's picture

go to iraq, china or any other country when I only have t0 step out my back door....and we have the biggest suckers right here in the good ole USA of chiricia... and im so tired of everytime obama bumbles its bushes fault...the majority does not make it right the majoriity cried crusify, and they were wrong...respect is not a given right it is earned. Only a fool would beleive that this country is not in distress. so the next time your calling someone dumb all you have to do is turn away from the mirror

Mountain Momma's picture

It's Our Country & it's worth Fighting for ..... In my opinion this country is in distress, and it will remain that way four years to come..........What a shame. So many sacrificed in the "greatest generation" for future generations and then the "lamest generation" choose to flush the fruits of this sacrifice down the toilet. :-(

You voted for Obama, you can go to Iraq, or you can wait and it will come to YOU

OH & it sounds like YOU are the one filled with hate

DontBeMad2012's picture

Oh yeah, that McDonald's saying the upside down flag was an accident....TOTAL BS....in my opinion. DFN.

DontBeMad2012's picture

It is amazing how some of you get so upset and cry like babies when things don't go your way. The upside down flag (just because of timing) to me represents total disrespect to the election process, the president and the USA. To me, it is the same as if they set it on fire. The MAJORITY has decided that this administration is on the right path. If you were not for Obama, your people lost, it is time to get over it. I luv seeing ALL the different opinions and that we can voice them so freely. We need more helpful opinions now, instead of hurtful. DFN

stevenfink's picture

I'll keep it short, Way to go McDonald's!!!!

stevenfink's picture

I'll keep it short, Way to go McDonald's!!!!

Mountain Momma's picture

This has been reported?? What happened to FREEDOM of SPEECH? We are still the USA, right..........were people came to get AWAY from what we are becoming......

allan cantlon's picture

We do not have a president at the present time, we do have an imposter tho whom was born in Kenya, he can't prove it tho as he has no birth certificate, he does have other things to nake up for it tho such as 16 different social security numbers, & was able to apply for and use foreign student grant to attend college in the US, he also got in to Pakistan with out a US pasport, I wonder what country the one he used was issued in?

sunflower's picture

I cannot believe that you people preferred Romney!!!! He was caught in so many lies. I love our president and I am sure if he was not born an American, someone maybe, Donald Trump, would have found out in the last 4yrs. There are ways and surely the Repulican party has one person smart enough to find out for sure, but then again maybe not, they are Repbulicans after all.

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All I have to say about the birth certificate is at this link http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp

passport issue.......see this.....http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/passport.asp

student aide http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/occidental.asp

the idea of multiple SS numbers in the light of all the other misinformation is ludacrus.......

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I am a veteran of the Armed Forces, and I do not take offense to this. The flag is hung as a symbol of tragedy for dignitaries that pass, which to some is a tragedy. To others, it may not be so much a tragedy, and if the re-election of this horrid president who can't be trusted as far as a 2 year old could throw him is a tragedy to someone, they have every right to fly the flag in that manner. No one lowered the flag when my Yia-yia died, yet to us it was a tragedy. But some random person no one really knows about dies across the world and suddenly it's a national tragedy worthy of lowering the flag? Psh, hardly. I think it was a tragedy that Obama was re-elected, and this editor is hardly objective with the "very American" comment. Obviously one of the Obama camps mindless minions. I hope McD's flew the flag that way intentionally, I would respect them so much more.

Mountain Momma's picture

In my opinion this country is in distress, and it will remain that way four years to come..........What a shame. So many sacrificed in the "greatest generation" for future generations and then the "lamest generation" choose to flush the fruits of this sacrifice down the toilet. :-(

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I find it amusing that someone reported my comment. Hurt feelings? Can't tolerate another person's opinion? Grow up America, the universe does not revolve around you.

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Hey honeyboobooB, after reading your profile it all makes sense. You are another smart elick YANKEE, that hates the south. That is until it's time to retire, then you guys love southern hospitality and oh yeah the lower cost of living! If things are so good up there why don't you drive down here, and take a carload back with ya!!

Teach a Yankee to drive, Point his car North!

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To honeyboobooB,and Casiel You guys need to keep your MOUTH SHUT!! As long as wahoos81 is a registered voter, he, or she has as much right to complain as anyone. Personally I'm sick and tired of seeing my hard earned tax dollars being handed out to the 47%! It's about time they, as well as the current administration be held accountable for all the wasted dollars being drolled out on a dailey basis. It's time someone took some responsibility!

Since you guys love Obama so much, why don't you just hand over your bank account numbers, we'll let you guys pay for all of these useless social programs. (Like gov't sponsored adoption clincs, Planned Parenthood, etc) Lord knows I'm tired of paying for them!

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I am one of the 47%. I work ....my son does get Medicaid and food stamps because he is TOTALLY DISABLED and has been since birth. I can only find a part time job in my field so I did the paperwork for my son to get food stamps....just him...NOT ME...even though I am probably eligible for them...I lost my full time job 3 years ago and have been working what ever I could find since then. SO....my point is ....not all of us receiving benefits are lazy, drug addicts or abusing the system.. I have no health insurance so I have to pay for my own diabetic supplies, blood pressure meds etc...what you call "useless social programs" can mean the difference of feeding your children or them going hungry....SO UNLESS YOU HAVE WALKED IN MY SHOES YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT....and yes I have a computer and internet......I work 2 part time jobs in home health and get my patient referrels by email so a computer is necessary....

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Crabbylady, quit being so crabby, okay so you have a reason for help,as you say, but not 100% of the 47% have a reason, your help could be better if all of those in that 47% that did not warrant that help got off you would be better of and so would the 53% not on well-fare.
Whenever people comment about some program being abused then someone like you jumps up being a old crabbylady.

And crabbylady, my children and my self HAVE WALKED ON TROUBLED PATHS IN OUR LIVES and have NEVER asked the government for help. I worked 8 hours a day at a full time job and another 5 hours at a part time job for 5 years and my wife worked to help raise three children.

My dad did not return from WWII and my mother NEVER asked for help, My two brothers and I were placed into an orphanage for six years with my mother paying a monthly fee.

So, crabbylady, if all 100% of that 47% REALLY needed help then NO ONE PAYING THE BILL would be crabby ---

kc9ixv's picture

I wish i was closer to that McDonald's cause i would stop in and shake their hands. I have two flags up in the air just as appropriate as theirs. God bless them for doing a proper thing. Our nation is in distress so i can see nothing but respect for people that do this. After all America is the big Satan that murders innocent people for not being white. Obama voters just want more welfare etc and do not want to earn what they have. There is no such thing as a free lunch but Obama says yes we can.

Cassiel's picture

Hey wahoos81! Get out of my country! We don't need dumb people like you making problems!
You don't respect the president of the United States? so go to Iraq!they need suckers like you!
Respect the flag, the president and our history its part to be an American!

allan cantlon's picture

If we had a real president you would not be seeing all the comments that are being posted, if we can't get the courts or congress to address the issue & get him out of office all we can do is to pray to god ( not ahla ) that we soon see his image on a US coin or bank note!

honeybooboo's picture

The erudite comment below is a reply by someone whose parents are brother & sister - what a surprise. Don't like the President? Get the HELL out of Dodge! I hear Afghanistan is looking for a few good humanoids.

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Accident or not, I agree with the sentiment it expresses. With the re-election of the jackass-in-chief, this country is in distress. For all of you losers who voted for him, in four years I'll still be a winner, while all of you will be bigger losers than you are right now.

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