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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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To: New Jersey Realist
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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To: ColdOne
What this despicable scum did is different only in degree from what 0bama and his supporters do. The scum (I refuse to use his name) took 100% of the lives of 12 people.

However, money is life - you spend countless hours of your all too short life working to EARN it. 0 and his welfafe parasites - food stampers, afdc, disabled (due to alcoholism), etc. suck the lifeblood out of those who work.

They neither toil nor spin, but unlike lillies, they demand health care, food, edjumacation, clothing, housing, cell phones, and cash for whatever they want all paid for by those of us who work. No punishment is severe enough for this a$$hole, but his spiritual allies are rewarded with the fruits of OUR labors for being feckless

21 posted on 07/20/2012 2:37:41 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: dfwgator; DallasSun
No.

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN AURORA, COLORADO

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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

22 posted on 07/20/2012 2:38:16 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Resettozero
This man does not know how to be an American.

Well he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia

23 posted on 07/20/2012 2:38:39 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: DBrow
This is disrespectful pandering.

It's a distraction. Time will prove this guy was an OWS anarchist, and Oboma is trying to separate himself from it.

He wasted no time running to the podium. "I have nothing to do with OWS. I'm a really, really swell guy. Let us all pray together for the victims of this OWS mad man."

24 posted on 07/20/2012 2:40:00 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ColdOne

As usual, wrong response......geez can’t this guy get anything right?????


25 posted on 07/20/2012 2:40:59 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Vaquero
Well he was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia...

...where he was thoroughly indoctrinated in the satanic cult of Mohammedism. He can't hide that truth and spoke of his "Muslim faith" in what was most assuredly not a mere slip of the tongue but a revelation of his anti-Christian, anti-American being.

26 posted on 07/20/2012 2:44:43 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: ColdOne

Half-mast today....gone tomorrow (if he wins again)


27 posted on 07/20/2012 2:44:49 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: brooklyn dave

Agreed and well said.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 2:44:50 PM PDT by cranked
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To: ColdOne

I seem to recall a bruhaha whith the Idiot in Chief refusing to fly flags at half staff when some soldiers were killed in an attack, but he will lower the flags for a bunch of people at a movie theatre?

Someone needs to be.....(edited lest the SS shows up).


29 posted on 07/20/2012 2:47:57 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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To: All

And Bill Clinton is thinking “Damn! That’s some good publicity. I didn’t know I could do that or I’d have had it lowered everytime there was a murder.”


30 posted on 07/20/2012 2:47:57 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To kin and former friends: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: ColdOne

Did he order the flags at half-staff after Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Ft. Hood?

If he did, I don’t remember it.


31 posted on 07/20/2012 2:48:22 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: ColdOne; mickie
The Usurper is going to rev this shooting up and play it for all it's worth like Dracula distributing his card at an undertakers' convention.

He must have advance knowledge that the shooter is a straight white Christian, bible-huggin', gun-clingin', good ole boy member of the local Tea Party as well as the Skokie Nazi Party....so the Prez is confidently plowing ahead to do every theatrical thing he can to make this the crime of the century.

Then he issues an Executive order banning all guns the size of a Slurpee cup and above

Leni

32 posted on 07/20/2012 2:49:55 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Ronin

I think flags were lowered to half-staff for a day or two for Judge John Roll, Jared Loughner’s rarely-mentioned victim.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 2:54:19 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: ColdOne

Viewing tonight and funeral tomorrow in my community for a 20 year old Army Specialist KIA by and IED in Afghanistan.

Flags weren’t ordered lowered for him.


34 posted on 07/20/2012 2:54:42 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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"Did he order the flags at half-mast after Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Ft. Hood?"

Nope....and most of them were our military guys and gals serving our country....blown apart in the twinkling of an eye.

But we know what our half-massed president (and Hitlery) thinks of the military, don't we!

Leni

35 posted on 07/20/2012 2:55:36 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: DBrow

They were at half-staff at Ft Hood. Just not at Binghamton NY (13 killed) or McLendon, Michael Kenneth, March 10 2009 (10 killed) Kinston, Samson & Geneva, AL. They were at half staff for Ft Hood and Gabby Giffords shootings. I guess since it’s an election year...


36 posted on 07/20/2012 2:56:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: heylady; ColdOne; All
Is there any protocol for when the president decides to have the flags lowered to half staff?

In the United States, the President can issue an executive order for the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States government, and others, as a mark of respect to their memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-mast#United_States

37 posted on 07/20/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by EveningStar
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Did he order the flags at half-staff after Hasan killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at Ft. Hood?

Why would he? He already had the radical Islamic vote.

This one is being used for the youth vote. You know, he "cares so much for those kids in the theater (until after November, anyway)"

My guess is he and his friends are celebrating behind the scenes ( The end justifies the means). 13 dead, and it only took one OWS protester to pull it off! Think of what he could do to the second amendment with a crises like this!

38 posted on 07/20/2012 2:58:04 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MinuteGal

That’s not true. They were flown at half-staff for Ft Hood.


39 posted on 07/20/2012 2:59:04 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Resettozero

This man does not know how to be an American.


He doesn’t know because he isn’t one.


40 posted on 07/20/2012 2:59:38 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: ColdOne

...dumbass

You don’t fly the flag at half staff for political brownie points.

Section 7m of the Flag Code authorizes a governor to half-staff the US flag upon the death of a present or former official of the government of the state, or the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that state who dies while serving on active duty.

The President, by comparison, is authorized to half-staff the US flag by proclamation upon the death of principal figures of the US Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as well as in the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries.

We recommend flying the state flag at half-staff.
•In the News: Governor Wrong to Have Flag Lowered to Half Staff for Celebrities [February 16, 2012]

A recent change allows governors to order the flag to half-staff to honor fallen soldiers from their state (see Public Law 110-41). The change was the result of governor proclamations, like this one from Governor Granholm of Michigan.

Some object to this extension of a governor’s authority because they feel half-staffing the flag for every fallen soldier can be seen as anti-war. Some feel that overuse cheapens the symbolic power of half-staffing the flag, traditionally reserved for political leaders.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 3:02:12 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: ColdOne
Never mind the dead. This is now all about Oboma - "Look at me! I'm over here!"
42 posted on 07/20/2012 3:02:34 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: dfwgator

LOL, but not funny.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 3:02:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dfwgator

No, no, gator and I am so sorry. By the above post from another poster, I realized that is what it looks like I was saying. I was just telling you that they were killed. Had nothing to do with flying the flag at half staff.


44 posted on 07/20/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: dfwgator

No, no, gator and I am so sorry. By the above post from another poster, I realized that is what it looks like I was saying. I was just telling you that they were killed. Had nothing to do with flying the flag at half staff.


45 posted on 07/20/2012 3:04:10 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: ColdOne

Its a shame these poor people died the way they did, but it isnt proper to do this for them.
Obama just drumming up more votes.


46 posted on 07/20/2012 3:05:48 PM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: ColdOne

47 posted on 07/20/2012 3:06:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: concerned about politics
Watch for a 'STADIUM' speech.. 'memorial turned campaign event' for Obama. Making sure the introductory speakers represent the groups he's targeting for re-election:

- One or two Hispanics (probably one of the theater goers)
- Women (possibly Sandra Fluke or real butch lesbo)
- Flamboyant pretty boy white male
- Androgynous "Pat-like" human of some sort

48 posted on 07/20/2012 3:07:31 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dfwgator

BUMP!


49 posted on 07/20/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: ColdOne

Suddenly, going to see a movie is deemed as ‘serving your country’???


50 posted on 07/20/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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