Skip to comments.In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.
Posted on 02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST by doyle
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native.
"Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen.
He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral.
A Newark church pastor announced Tuesday that that a private funeral will be held for the popstar on Saturday at Newarl's New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston sang
Placing her on the same level as fallen soldiers.
Another reason to drive around the garden state.
What an idiot. Makes the idea of a Romney/Christie ticket even more nauseating...
I have nothing against Whitney Houston I’m sorry she died. Wouldn’t it be best for our youth if instead of honoring her, we cursed her to hell?
I tolerated fat-boy because he stood up the the teachers’ union - he is an anti-gun idiot. The US Colors being flown at half-staff for an ENERTAINER????
A crackhead who basically destroyed herself entertainer on top of that.
It is also done for politicians, who are lower than scum.
She was a New Jersey native. I don’t see a problem with it a state honoring one of its citizens like this.
I wonder if they do this for NJ soldiers who die in war?
I wouldn’t lower a flag for a suicidal celebutard
She was talented, but an abject lesson in what not to be.
on pills and booze and die drunk and stoned in a bathtub.
Tragedy but does not deserve flag honors. Cheapens the act for honoring true heroes.
Ultimately, everyone serves a purpose to God. Some are good examples of how to live in this life, and others, in their death, are examples of how not to live.
Who are you to judge?
“...Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state...”
Right. Alcholism and drug abuse is an important part of our culture... sheesh!
I think they're talking about the NJ State flag here. AFAIK, Governors don't have any say in when the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff.
Heaven forbid what they’ll do when Springsteen or Bon Jovi croaks.
The National Anthem at the Supwerbowl, 1881, ten days into the Gulf War (Desert Storm)
Could be this is what Christie was thinking, but could we just give the bashing a break, just for her doing this?
Also in honor of the deceased, all gangbanger’s pants will be at half-mast.
I believe it will be the Jersey flag at half mast. The US flag would have to be ordered to half mast by the President.
It says the Governor ordered it.