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Flags at Half-Mast at Post Office at Obama's Request to Honor Sikh Shootings
08.07.12 | chickensoup

Posted on 08/07/2012 12:01:56 PM PDT by Chickensoup

Went to the local PO today, saw the flag at half-mast and asked the manager why. I was thinking, oh dear we have lost another good soldier to that abysmal war!

She hesitated then said that Obama had ordered the flag flown at half mast to honor the Sikh dead from the temple shooting on Sunday.

I was stunned.

Did we even fly the flags at half mast in 2009 when that Muslim psychiatrist shot our unarmed troops?


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Went to the local PO today, saw the flag at half-mast and asked the manager why. I was thinking, oh dear we have lost another good soldier to that abysmal war!

She hesitated then said that Obama had ordered the flag flown at half mast to honor the Sikh dead from the temple shooting on Sunday.

I was stunned.

Did we even fly the flags at half mast in 2009 when that Muslim psychiatrist shot our unarmed troops?

1 posted on 08/07/2012 12:02:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup
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To: Chickensoup

Fort Hood did not merit half-mast treatment because the perp was one of Obama’s sleepers.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 12:05:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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I’m sad about the Sikhs, but have we reached the point where every time five or more people are killed (with a gun!) at the same time, it’s a national event? What if seven people in an SUV are killed when the vehicle decides to leap off a bridge? Lower the flags again?

Why don’t we just always have the flags halfway down, because, darn it, people just die every day!


3 posted on 08/07/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Is there a ping list for this? We need to publisize this far and wide because I imagine it is not widely known.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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That would be half staff, not half mast. Unless the post office is on a ship.

Sorry, pet peeve.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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I wonder if the Sikhs fly the American Flag at their place of worship?

This isn't meant to cast aspersions at them, as they appear to be good peaceful people. But I doubt it they fly the Red, White and Blue.

6 posted on 08/07/2012 12:09:08 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Chickensoup

Obama has made a mockery of everything. He spits on the Constitution, hates the military and We The People.

The muslims are happy their brother is in the WH.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 12:09:23 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: Tax-chick

Pandering, plain pandering


8 posted on 08/07/2012 12:10:06 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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Pandering, plain pandering

“leap off the bridge”

I like that.

You understand the public psyche of the SUV

Chickensoup (the only chicken driving an SUV in the Northeast!)


9 posted on 08/07/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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Like I say...ya can learn a lot bout what the folks are thinking/saying by reading just the headline plus the reader responses...

Semper Watching!
*****


10 posted on 08/07/2012 12:12:11 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SandyInSeattle

That would be half staff, not half mast. Unless the post office is on a ship.

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of course...sorry


11 posted on 08/07/2012 12:13:16 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

I drive a 15-passenger van. They never do anything unexpected.


12 posted on 08/07/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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So know that my chicken-driven large SUV may unexpectely jump out in front of your uber-mom-van and strike flocks of chickens on the sidewalk including youths waving assault rifles.


13 posted on 08/07/2012 12:20:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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If he did this for the people killed in his hometown of Chicago every weekend, it would never go to the top.


14 posted on 08/07/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Chickensoup; E. Pluribus Unum
Did we even fly the flags at half mast in 2009 when that Muslim psychiatrist shot our unarmed troops?

Yes.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/honoring-victims-tragedy-fort-hood-texas

15 posted on 08/07/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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In other news, 93 people died in auto accidents yesterday.
And nobody cares.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Chickensoup

The PO should have a rule that we lower flags every Monday in honor of the Chicago-ans killed every weekend in Zero’s district.


17 posted on 08/07/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT by what's up
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To: thackney

What about for the Aurora shootings? It should just be kept half-staffed and upside down from now until Nov 7th!


18 posted on 08/07/2012 12:24:18 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Wrong.

In the Marines, it is always “Mast” on land or sea.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 12:24:22 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: AppyPappy

GMTA.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:25:48 PM PDT by what's up
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