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Thread: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Actually I do care. On 10 Feb 2012 - 5 days ago - Marine Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca from North Arlington, New Jersey was killed in combat in Helmand province, Afghanistan. On 19 Jan 2012, Marine Cpl. Kevin James Reinhard from Woodbridge, New Jersey was killed in a helicopter crash in Helmand province, Afghanistan. On 11 Dec 2011, Army Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. from Blairstown, New Jersey died from wounds received in combat in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

    Why was the NJ flag not already at half mast for these heroes who paid the ultimate price for their nation and for their State?

    I'll tell you why because Christie can get more political capital by flying the flag at half mast for a drug addict than for men who served and died with honor. That is what Christie thinks of New Jersey's finest! Isn't that just great?

    How would you like to be a family member of one of these brave men only to be dishonored by the Governor of New Jersey by ignoring their service and sacrifice and flying the flag at half mast for someone who died after a long and trouble life of drug abuse? I cannot imagine. Christie may as well just pee on their graves.
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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    All due respect for the dead, but I don't think Ms. Houston warranted such honors. However, I don't think it could hurt to show them-- it is a minor honor that would not be overly diluted by being bestowed upon a person who had, in her own right, touched millions of lives. It is certainly less controversial than showing the same honor to Kim Jong Il, for whom I supported the funereal honors.

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    How would you like to be a family member of one of these brave men only to be dishonored by the Governor of New Jersey by ignoring their service and sacrifice and flying the flag at half mast for someone who died after a long and trouble life of drug abuse? I cannot imagine. Christie may as well just pee on their graves.
    Our war dead receive far greater honors in death. If he had suggested that Ms. Houston receive a military funeral-- gun salute and presenting of the flag included-- then I would share your outrage.

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    May as well keep it at half since more will be killing themselves with drugs. Why leave all the other druggies out of that honor?

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Our war dead receive far greater honors in death. If he had suggested that Ms. Houston receive a military funeral-- gun salute and presenting of the flag included-- then I would share your outrage.
    A military funeral is for the family, for friends, for fellow service members and for the community.










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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    A military funeral is for the family, for friends, for fellow service members and for the community.
    You could say the same of any funeral. I'm just saying that the honors Ms. Houston has received in death pale in comparison to the honors bestowed upon the worthier recipients you describe.

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Federal law allows some states to lower the flag half staff without need for a presidential order. If NJ law allows it, then there's nothing to agree or disagree with.
    The question wasn't "is it legal?" You can still agree/disagree with the decision even while recognizing it's within Christie's right to do it..


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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Does not seem like a big deal. When Clarence Clemons passed on Chrstie order flags flown at half mast as well. It appears that these people have contributed significantly or were important to the culture of or the state of New Jersey.

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    I am from NJ and I support Gov. Christie. Nobody is taking away from fallen soldiers by doing this.

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    Re: Chris Christie ordering flags half-staff for Whitney Houston

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J. | NJ.com

    Do you agree or disagree with the governor's decision to order all flags lowered in honor of Whitney Houston?
    that's uneblievably offensive and only reserved for notable people who've sacrificed life and limb for country.

    Not some trashed up crack whore who sang other people's ****.

    Even if I loved her music and her as a person I'd find this intolerable.
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