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Obama orders flags at half staff
politico44 ^ | 12/14/12 | whitehouse/politico

Posted on 12/14/2012 12:30:38 PM PST by ColdOne

President Obama orders flags at the White House and all federal buildings at half staff in honor the victims of the "senseless acts of violence" in Newton, Conn., on Friday.

He is scheduled to deliver remarks at 3:15 p.m. in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.

Here is the full order on the flags:

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 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

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1 posted on 12/14/2012 12:30:42 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

The left will find a way to make political hay off this murder.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 12:32:40 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: ColdOne

The BRADY briefing room?????????
Nothing political about that, the bastich.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 12:36:07 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: ColdOne
Alternative title;

0bama Demagogues Gun Control With the Blood of Children

4 posted on 12/14/2012 12:36:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: I want the USA back

The democrats will call for intensive gun control in 5...4...3...2...


5 posted on 12/14/2012 12:36:50 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: ColdOne

Next week, Executive Order #89763248258, “National Gun Buy Back Program - No Opt Out”


6 posted on 12/14/2012 12:37:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: TigersEye

Something extremely shady is going on here.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 12:37:30 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: ColdOne
We're gonna have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.

Well, the First Manipulator has been heard from..."

8 posted on 12/14/2012 12:37:38 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and over 60 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: ColdOne

If you don’t own one, better buy one or soon you won’t be able to get one!

Just sayin


9 posted on 12/14/2012 12:37:59 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: ColdOne

You can bet the surprise lowering of the flags is being used as a symbol for the anti-gun ninnies. He’s out to destroy the Constitution and this will be his excuse for taking down the 2nd Amendment.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 12:38:06 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: shelterguy

O said something is going to be done about these shootings regardless of politics.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 12:38:38 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ColdOne

Would someone send the dumbass-in-chief a link to the rules of flag ettiquette

You dont lover it to half-staff for anything and everything to make an emotional display or political statement


12 posted on 12/14/2012 12:39:05 PM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: MestaMachine

I can’t help but feel the same thing even though it seems unreasonable. Of course 0bama in the WH is pretty shady in and of itself but that’s, sort of, another story.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 12:41:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: MestaMachine; shibumi

Hegel wept.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 12:41:54 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: I want the USA back
The left will find a way to make political hay off this murder.

Of course that is why he is doing this. He is setting up the argument for more gun control. It is always about that for the left as they know that an armed populace is not conducive to government totalitarianism.

15 posted on 12/14/2012 12:42:53 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: TigersEye
"0bama Demagogues Gun Control With the Blood of Children"

That's old news. Obama should have been impeached long ago for intentionally creating gun violence against innocent children in order to advance what he's about to advance in the weeks ahead.

Elections have consequences.

16 posted on 12/14/2012 12:43:03 PM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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To: ColdOne

Flying the American Flag at Half Staff
When should the flag be flown at half-staff?
An easy way to remember when to fly the United States flag at half-staff is to consider when the whole nation is in mourning. These periods of mourning are proclaimed either by the president of the United States, for national remembrance, or the governor of a state or territory, for local remembrance, in the event of a death of a member or former member of the federal, state or territorial government or judiciary. The heads of departments and agencies of the federal government may also order that the flag be flown at half-staff on buildings, grounds and naval vessels under their jurisdiction.
On Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon only, then raised briskly to the top of the staff until sunset, in honor of the nation’s battle heroes.
In the early days of our country, no regulations existed for flying the flag at half-staff and, as a result, there were many conflicting policies. But on March 1, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower issued a proclamation on the proper times.
The flag should fly at half-staff for 30 days at all federal buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and its territories and possessions after the death of the president or a former president. It is to fly 10 days at half-staff after the death of the vice president, the chief justice or a retired chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, or the speaker of the House of Representatives. For an associate justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former vice president, the president pro tempore of the Senate, the majority leader of the Senate, the minority leader of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives, or the
minority leader of the House of Representatives the flag is to be displayed at half-staff from the day of death until interment.
The flag is to be flown at half-staff at all federal buildings, grounds and naval vessels in the Washington, D.C., area on the day and day after the death of a United States senator, representative, territorial delegate, or the resident commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It should also be flown at half-staff on all federal facilities in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of these officials.
Upon the death of the governor of a state, territory or possession, the flag should be flown at half-staff on all federal facilities in that governor’s state, territory or possession from the day of death until interment.
The president may order the flag to be flown at half-staff to mark the death of other officials, former officials, or foreign dignitaries. In addition to these occasions, the president may order half-staff display of the flag after other tragic events.
The flag should be briskly run up to the top of the staff before being lowered slowly to the half-staff position.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 12:43:34 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: shelterguy

Yes, now the the shooter is dead and can cause no more harm it makes perfect sense to try to strip the civil rights of millions of law-abiding Americans.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 12:45:34 PM PST by Trod Upon (Civilian disarmament is the precursor to democide.)
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To: Rusty0604

I vote for training teachers to shoot and carry.

I also vote for locking class doors.

I also vote for homeschooling.

This could not have been prevented, if the brother didn’t rat the ass haul out.

So, yes. Let’s talk.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 12:47:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Mr. K
"You dont lover it to half-staff for anything and everything to make an emotional display or political statement"

Amen to that.

Unfortunately you're talking about a pre-2008 America. That's long gone. Obama has been allowed to tear apart everything this nation stood for and he's continued to rip up the nation's Constitution, I don't expect him to abide by it anytime soon either.

20 posted on 12/14/2012 12:47:17 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

How many Mexican children are among the 300 dead Mexicans shot down with F&F guns in order to push the gun control agenda? How many tears has 0bamugabe shed for them?


21 posted on 12/14/2012 12:47:25 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: ColdOne

the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
On another line on this subject someone asked “Why does he need notes and a prepared statement”.

Obviously he is in ‘new territory’ here, as, up till now,he hasn’t consulted or seen fit to heed or abide to the CONSTITUTION AND/OR THE LAWS OF THE US.

‘LET NO CRISIS GO UNUSED’.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 12:48:58 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Salamander

I do SO despise these people! My jaws ache from gritting my teeth!


23 posted on 12/14/2012 12:51:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: xrmusn

“Of course that is why he is doing this. He is setting up the argument for more gun control. It is always about that for the left as they know that an armed populace is not conducive to government totalitarianism.”

Perfect time for Obama to tell the nation that he is postponing the expiration of the Bush tax cuts for the middle class until he can ensure that guns will be made illegal to have in America.

Then he will go on vacation.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: Mr. K

The Buffoon in Chief sees an opportunity to campaign AGAIN.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 12:55:26 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: ColdOne

Meanwhile, Obama will give BILLIONS for rockets
to murder children in Israel and other countries
by his Moslems and terrorists, whom
he weaponizes and protects.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 12:56:24 PM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: TigersEye
Obama has shed no tears for the 300+ dead Mexican children and we know where the Mexicans or anybody / anything UNAmerican stands in Obama's list of priorities as compared to anybody / anything American.

Crocodile Tears, that's what we see from this so called "American" "leader".

I have no reason not to believe this pResident was not somehow directly or indirectly behind the mass murders that occurred today or all the others that have happened under his pResidency.

Sorry if this sounds political, my heart goes out to all those hurt physically and emotionally and those killed but this man in the White House has no credibility with me when it comes to gun violence, the trend that's been going on and the fact that he walked thousands of weapons into Mexico to create deaths to justify a ban on the US Constitution.

The only tears Obama sheds today are tears of joy.

27 posted on 12/14/2012 12:56:38 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: ColdOne

Mrs p6 came home and turned on the tv. It had been left on CBS. The woman anchor was waxing about ho BO was wiping away tears and said he was familiar with these kinds of acts of violence AFTER HIS DECADES OF WORK IN LAW ENFORCEMENT !

STOP IT! STOP THE STUPID! STOP IT NOW!


28 posted on 12/14/2012 12:57:33 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: MestaMachine

Same here.

You *know* where they’re headed with this and you suspect that they’re actively involved.

Say that out loud and people start throwing rolls of tinfoil at you.

IMO, *nothing* exists outside the realm of possibility anymore.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 12:58:32 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Diogenesis
"Meanwhile, Obama will give BILLIONS for rockets to murder children in Israel and other countries by his Moslems and terrorists, whom he weaponizes and protects."

AMEN! So true!

30 posted on 12/14/2012 12:58:56 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: prisoner6

R U Kidding? He really said that? What years was he ever in law enforcement?


31 posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:36 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Reality ruins everything.)
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To: Salamander

No. Not anymore. And tinfoil is my middle name.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 1:01:46 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: 4Runner
The president may order the flag to be flown at half-staff to mark the death of other officials, former officials, or foreign dignitaries. In addition to these occasions, the president may order half-staff display of the flag after other tragic events.

Was the flag lowered to half-staff for Ambassador Stevens and the 3 others Zippy murdered? I know Zippy's flash mobs burned a few that day at other embassies.

33 posted on 12/14/2012 1:06:14 PM PST 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: MestaMachine

Then you and I will get along famously...:)


34 posted on 12/14/2012 1:09:37 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

“What years was he ever in law enforcement?”

Maybe he shot some dogs and got the two confused.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 1:11:11 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Trod Upon; MestaMachine

A “sleeper”?


36 posted on 12/14/2012 1:13:23 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: tsowellfan
The only tears Obama sheds today are tears of joy.

Hannity just said hussein was visibly upset. Puleeze. Tears of joy, indeed. He's going to play this for all he can. It won't stop at gun control but he'll go major Big Brother into our privacy. If the guy had a facebook or even a computer, that'll mean more monitoring of cyber space. The guy drove a car so there's all the more reason for invasive black boxes. The guy drove across state lines, so where were his entry papers? Someone buzzed him inside the school so there's an excuse to plant TSA types at every school to grope our 5 year olds. Good bye, America. Hello, al Amerika.

37 posted on 12/14/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Salamander

We never got the truth about the VA Tech shooting even though ismail ax was written in RED on his damn arm, and we are never gonna get the truth about loughner spouting islamic crap before he went spaz...or the community center shooter whose last contacts were muslims who ‘understood his problems’. So I suspect we will never know what happened here either.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 1:20:34 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: ColdOne

Jared Lee Loughner (Tucson,AZ) - 23 yo white male.

Adam Lanza (Newtown, CT) - 20 yo white male

James Eagan Holmes (Aurora, CO) - 24 yo white male.

Jacob Tyler Roberts (Oregon mall) - 22 yo white male

Eric David Harris (Colulumbine, CO) - 19 yo white male

Dylan Bennet Klebold (Columbine, CO) - 17 yo white male

Anyone detect a pattern here? It’s time to check these shooters’ medical histories for psychotropic drugs.


39 posted on 12/14/2012 1:22:44 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: MestaMachine

I have a good guess.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 1:25:20 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: ez
Anyone detect a pattern here? It’s time to check these shooters’ medical histories for psychotropic drugs. Probably started them all on Ritalin in the first grade...

Speed kills!

Stop taking methylphenidate and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
feeling like you might pass out;
fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
aggression, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches);


41 posted on 12/14/2012 1:43:29 PM PST by WVKayaker ("Hang in there, America. Fight for what is right." - Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: mc5cents

Yes, he isn’t going to let this crisis go to waste, that’s for sure.


42 posted on 12/14/2012 1:46:16 PM PST by babyfreep
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To: ColdOne; windcliff; stylecouncilor
Using this logic the flag should be permanently flown at half-staff to memorialize the millions of aborted infants who will never likewise realize the marvelous potential hussein cynically claims to have seen in those children murdered today.
43 posted on 12/14/2012 1:47:28 PM PST by onedoug
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To: fivecatsandadog

I am not kidfing. It was a blonde (IIRC) woman in a red dress. No idea her name. Both mrs p6 and I heard it. We looked at each other with our jaws on the foor! Then I went ballistic and turned off the TV.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 1:48:52 PM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: ColdOne

Were American flags at half staff over the attack and deaths of 4 at the Libyan consulate?

If so, I missed that news.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 6:29:23 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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