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Obama orders flags at half mast
poltico44 ^ | 7/20/12 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 07/20/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT by ColdOne

In a Friday proclamation, President Obama ordered the flags on public buildings flown at half mast in honor of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo "as a mark of respect."

The order applies to the "White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: aurorashooting; batman; darkknightrises; flags; flagshalfmast; halfmast; halfstaff; itsaboutme; jamesholmes; obama; obamaaurorashooting; oldglory; thedarkknightrises
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1 posted on 07/20/2012 2:24:41 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Half staff, not half mast.

Our federal building didn’t get the memo. Flag still up.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: ColdOne

Ridiculous.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ColdOne

Our flags should be at half mast all the time —for our soldiers who are dying in Afghanistan.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 2:26:59 PM PDT by brooklyn dave (Nanny Bloomberg ---BITE ME YOU PUTZ)
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To: ColdOne

That will not bring back the dead, but it will make him feel like he’s done something besides make a speech.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 2:27:19 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ColdOne

This man does not know how to be an American.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 2:27:46 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: ColdOne

Not to discount what happened in Colorado, but 10 people are murdered every night in Chicago, why no flag lowering for them?


7 posted on 07/20/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ColdOne

The U.S. flag should always be at half-staff nowadays because of owe-bama.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 2:28:30 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: ColdOne
like with Whitney Houston in New Jersey. The dumbing down continues.
9 posted on 07/20/2012 2:29:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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The U.S. flag should always be at half-staff nowadays because of owe-bama.

Actually it should be flown upside down because of Obama.

10 posted on 07/20/2012 2:29:39 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: dfwgator

Four members of the military were killed in that theatre.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 2:30:52 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: ColdOne

Is there any protocol for when the president decides to have the flags lowered to half staff?


12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: ColdOne

Did he order flags at half staff when the border patrol officer was killed by Holder’s gun walker program?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 2:32:00 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ColdOne

This is disrespectful pandering. We have soldiers who deserve a flag at half “mast” as well, and what about the tribal wars in California and Chicago? What about the Fort Hood “workplace incident”?

Looks like the progressives are going to go all-out on this.

But they can’t use it to promote the UN treaty, because Hillary and a host of others have assured us it will not affect private gun ownership in the USA.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DallasSun

Did he cite that as a reason?


15 posted on 07/20/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: ColdOne

Does nyone know if flags were flown at half-staff for this shooting (13 killed): Wong, Jiverly Antares, 41 April 3 2009 Binghamton, NY U.S.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: ColdOne

Fly this Bozo at half mast!


17 posted on 07/20/2012 2:34:21 PM PDT by IbJensen (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: dfwgator
Not to discount what happened in Colorado, but 10 people are murdered every night in Chicago, why no flag lowering for them?

Cause MSM and the president only care about white mass murderers. This is a normal Thursday in Chicago.
18 posted on 07/20/2012 2:34:22 PM PDT by xenob
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To: dfwgator
Not to discount what happened in Colorado, but 10 people are murdered every night in Chicago, why no flag lowering for them?

Wow, talk about a slap of perspective with a cold-water chaser!

Well said, brave post.

I wonder if Mayor Rahm even looks up from his crumpets when the latest blood is shed each 2.4 hours under his watch - or if he just grins and asks for more butter.

19 posted on 07/20/2012 2:34:52 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: dfwgator

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 25, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA


20 posted on 07/20/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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