View Full Version : Manchester - 51st state ?
5th Jul 2004, 19:00
I just went into Manchester yesterday, first time in three years. There was a Stars and Stripes (U.S flag) flying from the flag pole at the CAA office next to the fire station - by the old East Link. Can anyone tell me why that was the case ? I thought flag etiquette would indicate all other flags to be below the national flag ? The CAA flag was still there - below old glory and not a standard union flag in sight. Why so ?
Do you mean Manchester UK or Manchester NH?
Either way July 4th = Independence Day.
I think hes talking about MAN, as i don't think the Union Flag would be in Manchester, NH:ok:
5th Jul 2004, 20:46
Yes I did mean Manchester, Lancashire/Cheshire, EGCC, nice smooth new runway too. 4th of July would explain it. Can we expect le tricolour on July 14th ?
6th Jul 2004, 00:52
Do you mean Manchester International Airport
Onan the Clumsy
6th Jul 2004, 03:28
They chose that flag because at least it's obvious which way up it goes.
6th Jul 2004, 05:31
Yeah - love those vertical stripes Onan:ok:
6th Jul 2004, 10:42
EGCCEither way July 4th = Independence Day.So why does that mean the British, who by the way lost/gave up the War of Independence, fly the Stars and Stripes in place of the Union Flag?
Perhaps it was a Government directive to show how submissive this country is. :ooh:
There is enough $h1te around when we try to fly our own National flags, so why is it OK to fly someone elses. :confused:
Do the Americans feel as sorry for us and NI as we have to feel for them and 11/9 ?
6th Jul 2004, 11:13
Perhaps it was a Government directive to show how submissive this country is.
Its because on July 4th 1776, the average IQ of the British Empire almost doubled
Duck . . . . .
6th Jul 2004, 11:19
If you or anybody else wants to be the 51st state of the USA, you're going to have to get in line. Australia claimed that position years ago.
6th Jul 2004, 11:34
Much more likely that it will be a flag with the Crescent Moon on it flying over Manchester fifty years from now, I have no doubt which of the two I would prefer.
6th Jul 2004, 13:31
1776, thats at least a couple of hundred years in the past. :=
How come when us 'Brits', (not a racist term I'm led to believe), dare to mention;
" 2 World Wars and a World Cup, doo daa, doo daaa",
we are told that as a nation we seem to always want to live on past successes and are constantly bringing up the past.
All we want to sing about are some events which occured less than 100 yrs ago. Seems the world goes mad for Spamland, keeps 'em sweet. 1776 wasn't a War, merely a handover. :ok:
Be British, be proud!!!
(as long as thats ok with Uncle Sam)
6th Jul 2004, 15:23
I would say Canada is first in line to be the 51st state. We've got plenty of oil and clean water, both of which they are running out of. Apparently they also had invasion plans drawn up in the 30's...
6th Jul 2004, 16:01
Well they tried twice in the past goates,third time lucky perhaps.
7th Jul 2004, 18:23
Much more likely that it will be a flag with the Crescent Moon on it flying over Manchester fifty years from now,
No reason for them not to fly it now
What the heck, I turned up at a July 4th party/BBQ in Minnesota carrying my contribution.. a trifle decorated with raspberries, strawberries and blueberries in the shape of the Union Flag :D
everyone there loved it :D
But who would be stuck with Ontario?
Polluted water, filthy air, sars, broken down nuclear power plants(no oil, coal or hydro-electric), millions of overpaid assembly line people programmed by the local media to always vote for a corrupt party.
Maybe they could give it to Russia?
8th Jul 2004, 16:57
No reason for them not to fly it now Care to explain, Astrodome? :confused: