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Gov Christie -flag half mast for Houston

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Salty, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Salty

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    It's not that I don't agree with the decision, but that I don't agree in how he came about making the decision. Governor Christie says, "she was a huge cultural impact", really? What does that mean? How is one to interpret that? Captain Kangaroo was a huge cultural impact if you really think about it.

    Whitney Houston was a singer of love songs, and she will have more than enough honor and veneration from her own peers and followers. Leave the flag on state buildings to state figures.
     
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    Its just a ploy to get more black voters in NJ to support the clown. Why put a flag at half mast for a drug addict & chronic alcoholic who flittered her life & talent away? Typical politician maneuver. He should do the same for vets who loose their lives in these pointless myriad wars we are embroiled in.
     
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    No.

    Flying the flag at half mast for anyone not involved in duty to the state or country is wrong.
     
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    This I agree with. How about flying the flag half staff for each service member who loses his life? They don't do it.
     
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    It was/is wrong.
     
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    Is he in trouble? Or trying to get re-elected?
     
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    It's wrong. A flag at half mast is done for those who have served our country, not singers who died because of their addiction to drugs.
     
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    Gov. Christie is half mast.
     
  10. Salty

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    Ann, I'm surprised?

    Here in the Empire State the Governor orders the US Flag to be at half-mast for any individual with a HOR of NY, or a GI stationed in NY (most from Ft Drum) is killed in action.

    I believe the honor is for one day - normally the day of burial.
     
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    I know I have not seen the flags at half staff when servicemen in NY have died. :(
     
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    Keep in mind, that order would not apply to Federal offices such as a Post Office. But if you see a State or town office I would call them up and ask why not
     
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