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what is wrong with New Jersey?

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I thought it was supposed to be for Hero's.. :dismay:

 

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston.

 

The governor says Houston was a "cultural icon" who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen.

 

He says her accomplishments were "a great source of pride for the people of the state."

 

Her funeral will be held the same day in her birthplace of Newark

 

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IMHO it up to them and i don't have a problem with it at all....She was maybe the biggest thing to come out of that state and when you have demons on your back it can

lead to doing some stupid things... yes we can sit back and say "So What's the Big Deal"

 

To them it was a big deal and they should be allow to honor her anyway they see fit... j

 

Its sad that even in death some people will not let things go... :(

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In the long run, it's the right thing to do, imo.

Look past the drug use and she was the real deal.

Sinatra was no angel, think about it.

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honoring junkies.....swell.

 

like we don't support them buying their CD's / iTunes or seeing them in concert or even buying their shirts/merch -

 

I bet we can all find 1 band we listen to that's on drugs - you are ESPECIALLY guilty if you're posting in the tavern :p

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This honor should be preserved for those that lose their lives serving our country or those that served this country in some offical manner. This honor should never have been bestowed on 'entertainers'.

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There are national guidelines to the half staff.

 

 

NO artist deserves half staff.

 

 

From the Nov.-Dec. 1994 National Flag Foundations "Standard Bearer" Magazine.

This article remains the copyrighted material of the National Flag Foundation and is presented here by permission.

 

Flying the flag at half-staff is an area of flag etiquette that most people want to make sure they get right. It is also an area for which the road to error is routinely paved with good intentions. With that in mind, we offer this refresher course as the all-important intersection where knowledge meets benevolence.

 

FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, "by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possesion, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

 

In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff." The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a "principal figure"(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.).

 

GOOD-FAITH MISUNDERSTANDINGS: Although the code is actually pretty clear, confusion continues to occur. For example, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno recently ordered the American Flag flown at half-staff on all U.S. Department of Justice buildings, in honor of several DEA agents who had died. While NFF understands this gesture, the Flag Code does not give Attorney General Reno the authority to issue that order. Closer to NFF's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home, Mayor Tom Murphy ordered all flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of a plane crash. Here again, a well-intentioned gesture, but one for which no authority exists. NFF points out these "good-faith misunderstandings" not to criticize or embarrass anyone, but rather to head off a growing trivialization of this memorial salute, and to preserve the dignity and significance of flying the U.S. flag at half-staff. To any readers who may think that NFF is insensitive for raising these breaches of etiquette, please be assured that our motives are pure. We grieve these human loses deeply; however, we believe proper respect for our flag must be maintained - no matter the circumstances.

 

We owe that respect to our living, our dead and our flag.

"

 

 

IT SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR HERO'S - NOT FOR OVERPAID ENTERTAINERS WHO CAN'T MANAGE THEIR PERSONAL LIVES

 

:dismay:

 

Under "Flag Guidelines",

 

That slob Christie doesn't have the power to even do that.

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