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Christie honors James Gandolfini by ordering N.J. government flags to fly at half staff
NJ.com, Star Ledger ^ | 6/21/13 | Matt Freidman

Posted on 06/23/2013 5:12:44 AM PDT by jughandle

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie has ordered all state buildings to fly flags at half staff Monday to honor the late actor James Gandolfini.

Christie’s resolution says the New Jersey native, who died Wednesday while on vacation in Italy, was an “iconic actor, who left a timeless impact upon television and film in the State of New Jersey and across our Nation.”

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Officially ridiculous already. Though I never saw his show and as sad the loss is to his family, he was an actor, not a public servant or even military. Christie is really getting carried away with ordering flags at half. Seemingly every other week we see it and my wife and I usually wonder what singer or whatever died now.
1 posted on 06/23/2013 5:12:44 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Gandolfini would probably smack Christie for this. He was officially quoted as saying that he was just an actor doing a job.


2 posted on 06/23/2013 5:14:37 AM PDT by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: jughandle

I agree.....it’s bizarre.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 5:14:55 AM PDT by 1217Chic
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To: jughandle

No surprise...he did the same for Whitney Houston...


4 posted on 06/23/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: jughandle

Well, they did it for Whitney Houston, among others. Ridiculous. The action is becoming meaningless.


5 posted on 06/23/2013 5:27:23 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ~Vor~

Dang. Foiled again!


6 posted on 06/23/2013 5:27:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

Hadn’t heard that one, thanks. From what I’ve read he sounded like a real level headed guy.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 5:28:35 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Puppage
"Dang. Foiled again!"

LOL

8 posted on 06/23/2013 5:30:33 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: jughandle; All

Scary is that PhonyCons are pushing Christie for President...as Christie lowers flags at half-staff for an actor who had major substance abuse problems


9 posted on 06/23/2013 5:31:28 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: jughandle
I suppose the fact that Italians are the largest Euro-ethnic group population-wise in the state of New Jersey (approx 18%) has nothing to do with Christie's political half-staff order.

You have to give the Guv credit....he has cogliones.

Leni

10 posted on 06/23/2013 5:32:10 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: jughandle

Nice, but stupid gesture. What’s next, mourning the loss of popular zoo animals.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 5:37:05 AM PDT by oyez (Hell is a gun free zone.)
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To: jughandle

If Springsteen dies while Christie is still in office, he’ll probably close the state for a week


12 posted on 06/23/2013 5:40:29 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jughandle

Christie is a joke. I guess he’s running for President with the Hollywood crowd.


13 posted on 06/23/2013 5:41:40 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: jughandle

While he’s at it, why not make the Bada-Bing an historical landmark.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 5:47:44 AM PDT by AU72
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To: jughandle

For the low information voters.


15 posted on 06/23/2013 5:47:46 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: jughandle

Christie would have been a good replacement character...

He’s got the Gravitas.....


16 posted on 06/23/2013 5:49:39 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: jughandle
OMG we need to start calling him Chris “Da Cannoli” Christie, what an embarrassment...
17 posted on 06/23/2013 5:50:23 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: jughandle
This honor is becoming as meaningless as a Nobel Prize.
18 posted on 06/23/2013 5:55:54 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receilpt.)
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To: jughandle

Ridiculous. He’s a populist opportunist to never be trusted.


19 posted on 06/23/2013 5:59:37 AM PDT by rintense
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To: jughandle

He was also an alcoholic.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 6:04:28 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: jughandle
My neighbor's 18 year old cat passed away yesterday. The home owners association has ordered all flags in the subdivision to be flown at half staff. The cat was iconic for his ability to use flower beds as his personal crappers and his midnight serenades were famous throughout the neighborhood. He will be missed.
21 posted on 06/23/2013 6:06:32 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: jughandle

Celebrities have replaced heros and trivia has replaced knowledge.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 6:06:53 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: jughandle

Satan knows the Gov’s weakness. Everyone knows it.


23 posted on 06/23/2013 6:09:28 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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I accidentally stepped on an ant this morning. Will christie “honor” that unfortunate and senseless death?


24 posted on 06/23/2013 6:12:40 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Apparently as long as that ant entertained us!


25 posted on 06/23/2013 6:17:49 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle
For cryin’ out loud! Gandolfini was a mediocre talent at best. The character he portrayed represented a malicious and malevolent hoodlum associated with a bunch of very real asocial murdering parasites who render no useful service, produce no wealth and who degrade and destroy everything they come in contact with besides giving Italians and Americans of Italian descent who have given so much to America a bad name.
26 posted on 06/23/2013 6:20:37 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jughandle; snippy_about_it

Just another honored American tradition / institution being turned into a meaningless act.


27 posted on 06/23/2013 6:44:36 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: Puppage

I have an issue with continually flying flags at half staff. It is unhealthy, and puts us into a perpetual “victim” mindset.

It irritates me to no end.


28 posted on 06/23/2013 6:45:35 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: jughandle

The Fat Boy is wimpering again.


29 posted on 06/23/2013 6:46:25 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: jughandle
I've been thinking about this since yesterday trying to figure out what contribution
this man has given to the USA that would justify the Flag being lowered. I got nothing.
30 posted on 06/23/2013 6:50:09 AM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: jughandle

Did he lower it for the greatest sniper, a man who served his country?


31 posted on 06/23/2013 7:13:04 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jughandle
So I guess when Snooki finally ODs on prescription drugs, Jabba the Christie will lower the flags again?

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

32 posted on 06/23/2013 7:14:15 AM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: Viennacon

Not at all.


33 posted on 06/23/2013 7:42:06 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Conspiracy Guy

At least your state governor didn’t order it!


34 posted on 06/23/2013 7:43:14 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Christie would have been a great character as part of Tony’s mob on the Sopranos. Could have used the moniker “Big Chris”!


35 posted on 06/23/2013 8:19:50 AM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: jughandle
From what I’ve read he sounded like a real level headed guy.

Other than that whole cocaine and alcohol addiction thing. :-)

36 posted on 06/23/2013 8:22:54 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: jughandle

I can’t remember when I have seen a flag at full staff. With everyone and their dog being given the half staff “honor” it has lost all meaning.


37 posted on 06/23/2013 8:26:25 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: cookcounty

Fat boy is going to join Gandolfini, if he doesn’t start eating a salad once in awhile.


38 posted on 06/23/2013 8:27:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: jughandle

True. I made the story up to display the idiocy of Christie’s action.


39 posted on 06/23/2013 8:31:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: jughandle
Christie honors James Gandolfini by ordering N.J. government
flags to fly at half staff

God forbid, if Springsteen dies while Christie's in office he'll shut down all government offices, declare an official state of mourning and rename Asbury Park "Brucelandia".

40 posted on 06/23/2013 8:49:19 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: KevinB

Oh! The articles I read kind of left that out...


41 posted on 06/23/2013 10:29:45 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Saw a clip of him on Inside the Actor’s Studio.
Host asks him, “When you appear at the Pearly Gates, what would you like to hear God say?”
JG thinks for a moment, smiles and replies, “Take over for a while, I’ll be right back.”


42 posted on 06/23/2013 10:56:20 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Puppage

It is becoming meaningless. The once revered act of flying the flag at half staff for someone that rated it, has become a joke. Part of the “plan”. There are those that continue to degrade once sacred rituals and turn them into nothingness. I just pray that when Lil Wayne dies, he won’t be accorded the same observance. The way he disrespected the flag makes him ineligible for that rite. It’s like the Nobel Peace Prize. It officially became worthless when Obama was given one just because he MIGHT do something to earn it. What a crock!


43 posted on 06/23/2013 11:00:41 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Viennacon

You can google a list of executive orders issued by New Jersey Governors. Christie has ordered flags to fly at half-mast numerous times in honor of New Jersey soldiers, sailors, marines, and police who died in the line of duty, as well as deceased politicians, and victims of terror attacks and disasters.


44 posted on 06/23/2013 11:06:59 AM PDT by x
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An actor who portrayed a role on TV is never a reason to fly flags at half staff. Ever.


45 posted on 06/23/2013 7:33:15 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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