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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

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To: ColdOne

One weekend, several weeks back, we had 14 people killed and thirty-some-odd wounded in separate shooting incidents here in Chicago, one of Obama’s “home towns’.

I didn’t hear any Obungo speeches or see any flags lowered for victims here.


51 posted on 07/20/2012 3:11:15 PM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: ColdOne
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."

Why not pass a concealed carry law instead? If people in that theater had been armed, the shooter would have thought twice or been shot long before 13 people were dead.

Liberal gun laws kill people in large numbers.

52 posted on 07/20/2012 3:16:05 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: MinuteGal

Mooschelle: “All that for a flag?”

Yes, we know what they are.


53 posted on 07/20/2012 3:17:17 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: TheRightGuy

must be because he is trying to help his hollyweird donors keep their cash flowing.

14 people killed? not donors? who cares...

14 people killed? affects donors? crisis time...


54 posted on 07/20/2012 3:19:17 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ColdOne

Flags at half mast only for congressmen, senators, military or POTUS. Oh silly me I forgot Obama makes the rules now.


55 posted on 07/20/2012 3:28:53 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Well, to be fair, as far as Obama is concerned, based on his previous expenditures of patriotic effort, yes.

He's been given everything on a gilded platinum platter. He has not the foggiest concept of either patriotism or hard work. So for him, a stubbed toe or an unkind word is a half-staff event.

Side Note,

For those of you who have seen the picture of him cringing during the martial arts demonstration at the White House, how many kids to you think he would have used as shields in order to get away safely? I'm guessing one small child in a white dress similar the scene in New Jack City.

Maybe one of the more mathematically minded FReepers could generate an algorithm/equation.

56 posted on 07/20/2012 3:37:24 PM PDT by Anvilhead (In my lifetime we've gone from citizens to subjects.)
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To: ColdOne
Interesting. He's never reacted like this before. Can it be guilt for his having gotten this whole OWS thing going? Maybe it's his ‘Oh Shit’ moment because he sees the connection between this kids actions and OWS.
57 posted on 07/20/2012 3:40:42 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: ColdOne

Bush did the same thing for VA Tech massacre, sooo...


58 posted on 07/20/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: brooklyn dave
Our flags should be at half mast all the time —for our soldiers who are dying in Afghanistan.

I was in the General Surgery reception/waiting area at Balboa Naval Hospital this morning. This section is also the check in section for the C5 (Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care ) patients.

I saw many young men come in, missing one or more limbs and/or suffering from head trauma. To say it is sad is an understatement.

One Marine came in missing an arm and a leg--used a cane to get around. He sat in front of the tv and watched the endless coverage of the shootings in CO. He said a few choice curse words, then said "Who cares"?

ANother Marine came in on a wheelchair, missing one leg above the knee. He seemed even more angry than the first young man. He and the first Marine had either run into each other at the C5, or perhaps were in the same unit..not sure. Anyway, they each described to each other where their "nubs" started. The one in the wheelchair mentioned he had just seen his for the first time today..

Later, the Marine in the wheelchair rolled up to the tv and said loudly to the tv: "F###-ing drop it already. So what, they are dead. Get over it. This is all we are going to see for the next week...you people are going to make heroes out of them, and in the meantime, my brothers in Afghanistan are getting massacred every day and no one says a word about them."

59 posted on 07/20/2012 3:48:56 PM PDT by Mrs.Liberty (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot.)
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To: Rio

This has NOTHING to do with respect for the victims and EVERYTHING to do with votes.

Obama continues to be disgusting in every way.


60 posted on 07/20/2012 3:50:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: New Jersey Realist

Half-staff AND upside down because of owebama.


61 posted on 07/20/2012 4:04:01 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: ColdOne
Did he (Obama) also give some shoutouts before getting down to business, like in the Ft Hood massacre?
62 posted on 07/20/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: txrefugee
That will not bring back the dead, but it will make him feel like he’s done something besides make a speech.

Now, Moochelle can say that "damned flag" is useful for something even if it is to promote her looser spouse.

63 posted on 07/20/2012 4:05:00 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne

About 15 years ago, using a #2 shovel, a steel bar for breaking rock and my bare hands, I dug a hole for my 25’ flagpole. I should have had a truck bring in cement, but because of a self imposed schedule, I was forced to use 36 bags of cement to plant that pole.

One week later when my son enlisted in the U.S. Army, I raised the flag, and one had flown every day and every night, until the day of Obama’s inauguration.

On that tragic day, I brought my flag down, folded it and put her away.

There will not be a U.S. flag flown at my house until that corrupt-goat butt smelling muslim bastard is permanently ejected from our White House. Although, I may decide to raise her on the very day that Obama loses the election. What a glorious day that will be.


64 posted on 07/20/2012 4:19:39 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: concerned about politics

Obie held White House meeting today, with the inner clutch of sophists...

Meeting agenda:

Order T-shirts with “Forward!” on them;
Line up the professional mourners;
Buy plane tickets for parents of the dead;
Hire a band;
Line up that shaman indian guy with the feather...

Hot damn!! We gets to have us a memorial service!


65 posted on 07/20/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: Gator113

We took a different tack to protest the muslim usurper:

The flag of Israel joined Old Glory, as did the Crusaders’ Jerusalem flag.

We’re Christians, living in a city known to have Hezbollah and Al Qaeda cells. A friend who is retired Special Forces took one look, chuckled, and said: “Bait?”


66 posted on 07/20/2012 4:48:30 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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To: ColdOne

I guess he didnt “respect” the 10 people of color murdered just over Memrorial Day weekend in Chicago??

Over 250 murdered in Chicago alone so far just this year

Oh wait, Chicago votes are a sure thing


67 posted on 07/20/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: ColdOne

Oh, puh-leeeze. We have a theater full of people who paid an arm and a leg to see a movie in the middle of the night. And we have American troops dying every day for their/our country. Who deserves respect and recognition?

Obama is thrilled this happened. Another nail in the coffin of the Second Amendment.


68 posted on 07/20/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MayflowerMadam

That’s why I had previously asked what the protocol was for having flags flown at half staff. While this is definately a tragedy it does not rise to the level of sacrifice of our men and women in the military

“Later, the Marine in the wheelchair rolled up to the tv and said loudly to the tv: ‘F###-ing drop it already. So what, they are dead. Get over it. This is all we are going to see for the next week...you people are going to make heroes out of them, and in the meantime, my brothers in Afghanistan are getting massacred every day and no one says a word about them.’.” This can’t be posted often enough.


69 posted on 07/20/2012 5:36:12 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

How come yesterday morning he didn’t order the United States flag flown at half-staff in honor of all the murder victims in all the high-crime urban crime districts of the U.S. from the night before?

I am sure the total for that one night was more than a dozen, and I am sure that the perpetrators were not random lone nut cases but sheer thugs, thugs who most often got THEIR guns illegally.

Either he didn’t believe nightly regular murder victims in the nation were as worthy of Presidential attention, or, just maybe there was less of a political reason for him to use them, as his political prop, than it was to use the victims in Denver.

He has no political desire, EVER, to bring up the faces of the nation’s murderers from our high-crime districts from the night before, but using a lone, random nut job as a prop for “gun control” fits his ideological bent. That is 100% all of what his show today is all about.


70 posted on 07/20/2012 6:01:55 PM PDT by Wuli
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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?”

I doubt that people would get it, but if I were a politician, in a conservative area, I’d keep lowering the flag in memory of the people being killed in Chicago, basically every day. These are lives broken apart - and many of them were not bad people.

I would honor them, every day, right until Jan 20, 2013 (just as the media stopped ‘honoring’ our troops that died, the minute Bush left office).


71 posted on 07/20/2012 6:11:21 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Vaquero

Reminds me of the old Rock Hudson joke.
He was born in Illinois and reared in Hollywood.


72 posted on 07/20/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: GGMac

Excellent. LOL @ “bait”.


73 posted on 07/20/2012 9:20:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: GGMac

BTW... I am also of Scottish ancestry. ;>)


74 posted on 07/20/2012 9:22:51 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne

Our Walmart had the flag at half staff this afternoon. I wonder if the president had given the order.


75 posted on 07/20/2012 9:24:07 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: ColdOne

Here is a sickening thought that someone here has probably already made but I haven’ read it yet.

Obama will get a bounce form the Aurora shootings like he did after the Grifford shooting.

He will attend the funerals and say pretty things about compassion and understanding and non-violence and the need for us all to come together and love one another and re-elect him.

People will swoon. It could incite a new wave of Obama fever and push up his numbers.

Anyone know if the murderer is an Obama fan? That could have been the motive.


76 posted on 07/21/2012 12:26:07 AM PDT by garjog
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To: Gator113

Yay!! The world needs more Scotsmen...and women. We added five to the cause.

I’d also like to fly the St. Andrew’s cross!


77 posted on 07/21/2012 10:11:27 PM PDT by GGMac ((lesson learned re Obie: parse every sentence, every word, every gesture, every photo))
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