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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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To: Chickensoup

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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To: Chickensoup

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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To: Chickensoup
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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To: Tax-chick

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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To: Chickensoup

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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To: Tax-chick

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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To: Chickensoup

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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To: Tax-chick

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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To: SandyInSeattle

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

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I guess I should be only 2/3 sorry!


21 posted on 08/07/2012 12:26:02 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
•Thirty days after the death of a president or former president

•Ten days after the death of a vice president, the chief of justice or a retired chief of justice or the speaker of the house of representatives.

•Until the burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, secretary of a military department, a former vice president, or the governor of a state, territory, or possession.

•On the day of and the day after the death of a member of Congress.

•On Memorial Day, the day set aside to honor all the people who have died while serving the United States & originally called Decoration Day, the flag is flown at half-Staff until noon, then raised to full staff until sundown.

What about half staff to honor other citizens?

•Only the president of the United States or the Governor of the state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure. In addition to the traditional half-staff salutes, the Flag Code mentions the use of our Flag for honoring leading citizens such as Martin Luther King, Jr.

•Private citizens and non government buildings may choose to fly their flags at half staff to honor more local leaders. The Flag Code does not exclude any citizen, whether they belong to an organization or not, whether they are recognized very locally or regionally. Examples of deceased citizens that might be honored with by lowering the Flag to half-staff include local religious leaders, youth leaders, honored teachers or sports coaches, local politicians, or a local hero. There need be no authorization from the government for the private sector (non-government) to use the Flag to honor any citizen. •

It is important to note that the Flag Code is a code, it is intended to provide guidance and is not obligatory. It carries no civil or criminal penalties for "misuse" of the Flag. Individual are not acting illegally when using the Flag according to their own usage. Only on government / public building is the flag code required to be followed. Read more: http://www.gettysburgflag.com/FlyFlagHalfMast.php#ixzz22tFjvkeM

22 posted on 08/07/2012 12:28:50 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: Chickensoup
Silly me - I thought that flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff was an honor reserved for principal figures of the U.S. Government. Now it seems that the Flag will be flown at half-staff for any victim of crime.

Just another example of our society failing to make the distinction between a hero and a victim.



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 08/07/2012 12:30:56 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Chickensoup

You do know that Sikh’s aren’t Muslims, right?


24 posted on 08/07/2012 12:31:45 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: SandyInSeattle

Since you are about the only one in the country who knows that you must be constantly peeved.


25 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:22 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Tax-chick

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

“All this for a FLAG?!” the salt monster excretes.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:37 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Calpublican

Yes, of course I do.

He is still pandering.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 12:33:37 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

Are flags at half-staff in Chicago every Monday after a weekend’s worth of murder?


28 posted on 08/07/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Only on government / public building is the flag code required to be followed. Read more: http://www.gettysburgflag.com/FlyFlagHalfMast.php#ixzz22tFjvkeM

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That is the money-quote. of course what more would one expect from Hussain and his handlers. The Great Pretender.


29 posted on 08/07/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

The yutes with assault rifles are already in my van, but we’re not allowed to have chickens in our subdivision, yet.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

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

Or later.

Recall how Algore refused to concede for weeks, and almost half of America NEVER did.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 12:36:53 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Chickensoup
Yes, we did fly the flag at half staff after the Fort Hood shootings. We also lowered them after the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.

FWIW, you can subscribe to halfstaff.org to get notifications of all current and recurring half staff events for both the national flag and your state flag. I check it every morning before I run my flags up the pole.
32 posted on 08/07/2012 12:38:31 PM PDT by Arthalion
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To: Chickensoup

The obamunists will promote ANY news that is not related to the economy. The less people talk/know about the economy, the better for obama. Expect much more of this through election day.


33 posted on 08/07/2012 12:39:32 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: Chickensoup

I think I heard it on radio or local TV yesterday, that they are to be at half-staff all of this week, for the WI event. That was the decree from the WH, as I understand it.


34 posted on 08/07/2012 12:41:10 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Chickensoup
Flags at Half-Mast at Post Office at Obama's Request to Honor Sikh Shootings

Really? On what sailboat? ;-)
someone will get that

35 posted on 08/07/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Realman30
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.

just saw a story on HLN (yes, I'm stuck at an airport) and apparently the leader of the congregation began flying an "elementary school" sized American Flag as soon as he moved into his home, so proud was he to be an American.

Sounds like the kind of immigrant we need more of.

36 posted on 08/07/2012 12:44:33 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

What about for the Aurora shootings?

- - - - -

Yep, those too.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/20/presidential-proclamation-honoring-victims-tragedy-aurora-colorado


37 posted on 08/07/2012 12:46:30 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: AppyPappy

“If he did this for the people killed in his hometown of Chicago every weekend, it would never go to the top.”

Post of the day...


38 posted on 08/07/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by Kratos
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To: SandyInSeattle
That would be half staff, not half mast.

You may be right, but I'm pushing 60, and that's the way I've heard it my whole life.

39 posted on 08/07/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Chickensoup

Actually it wasn’t a request. Just sayin’....


40 posted on 08/07/2012 12:54:42 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Last Friday our governor ordered the flag lowered for a Department of Natural Resources diver who drowned collecting Geoduck Clams, (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.antiquark.com/img/geoduck_clam_2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://antiquark.com/2005/03/geoduck-clams.html&h=360&w=540&sz=34&tbnid=mXA1bpqMds5BXM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&zoom=1&usg=__fYqGamlwf6ViFKvMakyeLc2Lmkk=&docid=EVm44b48j0CZxM&sa=X&ei=LXUhUPvhKomYrAHDj4GQAQ&ved=0CHEQ9QEwBw&dur=8091) to check for paralytic shellfish toxins! If the guv’s order isn’t egregious enough by itself, the coroner is still waiting for toxicology reports on the deceased man’s tissue samples for traces of drugs or alcohol since there was no other obvious cause of death. What’s next?


41 posted on 08/07/2012 1:14:55 PM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: SandyInSeattle

>>Sorry, pet peeve.<<

More like Obsessive compulsive disorder.

Couldn’t leave it could ya.


42 posted on 08/07/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Chickensoup

No half mast or “shout out” for the cracker targets in Aurora I guess.

LLS


43 posted on 08/07/2012 1:19:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Chickensoup; xzins

FWIW Sikhs are opposed to gay marriage and are anti-Muslim.


44 posted on 08/07/2012 1:20:58 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
It appears that the flag was flown at half mast.

LLS

45 posted on 08/07/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: P-Marlowe
FWIW Sikhs are opposed to gay marriage and are anti-Muslim.

Really. Obama believes anyone like that must be Sikh in the head!

(Sorry)

46 posted on 08/07/2012 1:25:26 PM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Chickensoup

Someone’s dying every day, let’s just lower the flag and keep it there.


47 posted on 08/07/2012 1:51:10 PM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: Tax-chick
What if seven people in an SUV are killed when the vehicle decides to leap off a bridge?

They would probably be illegals........

48 posted on 08/07/2012 4:24:18 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: Osage Orange

Statistically probable. What was that episode in Texas right at the same time as the Colorado shootings ... 28 people in a pickup, or something?

I’ve driven that highway from San Antonio to Corpus Christi many times.


49 posted on 08/07/2012 4:46:28 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

You and I know stats...........


50 posted on 08/07/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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