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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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The left will find a way to make political hay off this murder.
The BRADY briefing room?????????
Nothing political about that, the bastich.
0bama Demagogues Gun Control With the Blood of Children
The democrats will call for intensive gun control in 5...4...3...2...
Next week, Executive Order #89763248258, “National Gun Buy Back Program - No Opt Out”
Something extremely shady is going on here.
Well, the First Manipulator has been heard from..."
If you don’t own one, better buy one or soon you won’t be able to get one!
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.
O said something is going to be done about these shootings regardless of politics.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 nations 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 governors 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,
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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’.
I do SO despise these people! My jaws ache from gritting my teeth!
“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.
The Buffoon in Chief sees an opportunity to campaign AGAIN.
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.
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.
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!
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.
AMEN! So true!
R U Kidding? He really said that? What years was he ever in law enforcement?
No. Not anymore. And tinfoil is my middle name.
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.
Then you and I will get along famously...:)
“What years was he ever in law enforcement?”
Maybe he shot some dogs and got the two confused.
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.
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.
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.
I have a good guess.
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);
Yes, he isn’t going to let this crisis go to waste, that’s for sure.
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.
Were American flags at half staff over the attack and deaths of 4 at the Libyan consulate?
If so, I missed that news.