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Citgo flies American flag at half-staff in Houston to mourn the death of Hugo Chavez
Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/6/13 | FAM Blog

Posted on 03/06/2013 1:38:23 PM PST by pacificpundit

If there's one thing that's good in California, it's that there are no or very few Citgo gas stations out here. Citgo is the Venezuelan-owned oil company who decided to fly the American flag at half-staff in Houston, Texas to mourning the death of Hugo Chavez. Yes, our flag is being flown at half-staff to mourn the loss of a socialist dictator.

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TOPICS: Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: citgo; hugochavez; jimmycarter; texas; venezuela
This really ticks me off!
1 posted on 03/06/2013 1:38:31 PM PST by pacificpundit
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To: pacificpundit
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2 posted on 03/06/2013 1:40:50 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Here in Florida we managed to get Citgo kicked out of the Turnpike plazas and most 7-11 stations aren’t branded Citgo any more, but I don’t know who they buy their gas from.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 1:41:55 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: pacificpundit

Cowardly bastards.

Ready to sell America down the river inexchange for remaining part of a government/industry power structure.


4 posted on 03/06/2013 1:42:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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This really ticks me off!

The majority of Americans could care less. They readily and willingly buy from and support foreign owned companies and manufacturers.

5 posted on 03/06/2013 1:45:17 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: pacificpundit

Welcome to gov’t owned industries.

They do not have a choice.


6 posted on 03/06/2013 1:46:26 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: pacificpundit

I am surprised the US flag is not at half staff at the White House.

My recollection is that our flag flew at half staff when Winston Churchill died.

Why not Chavez too ?

Churchill was a hero in the minds of most Americans in the 60’s

I think Chavez is regarded well by a near majority of today’s Americans and especially by our president.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 1:47:13 PM PST by staytrue
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To: pacificpundit

I am surprised the US flag is not at half staff at the White House.

My recollection is that our flag flew at half staff when Winston Churchill died.

Why not Chavez too ?

Churchill was a hero in the minds of most Americans in the 60’s

I think Chavez is regarded well by a near majority of today’s Americans and especially by our president.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 1:47:25 PM PST by staytrue
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To: pacificpundit

Why I haven’t bought anything at Citgo for 5 years.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 1:55:40 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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I stopped buying Citgo gas years ago, but for most people if it’s a penny cheaper than the station across the street they could give a crap where it comes from.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 1:58:55 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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Citgo flies American flag at half-staff in Houston to mourn the death of Hugo Chavez

IS that legal?

Who can order a half staffing? •Only the President and state Governors can decide when and how long the American flag should be flown at half-staff. Read more: http://www.gettysburgflag.com/FlyFlagHalfMast.php#ixzz2Mne58rYW
11 posted on 03/06/2013 2:04:01 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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Private property ...they can fly it a half staff, upside down or burn it....so says the Supreme Court!!!


12 posted on 03/06/2013 2:12:32 PM PST by ontap
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To: pacificpundit
OK...let's do the math here.The POTUS makes $400K/yr.Assume that Federal law exempts the President's salary from *all* taxes,state and Federal.Also assume that the President pays nothing for food,rent,transportation,vacations,spouse's expenses,children's expenses etc.That would mean that after 14 years in office the President might have been able to save 5.6 million dollars.

El Commandante Pocito,after 14 years in office,is worth 2 billion.

Can somebody talk me through this?

13 posted on 03/06/2013 2:41:54 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: ontap
Private property ...they can fly it a half staff, upside down or burn it....so says the Supreme Court!!!

True enough.But the SCOTUS *also* says (for the time being,at least) that I can announce from the rooftops "I'll walk...I'll freeze...before I'll buy a nickel's worth of petroleum products from CITGO".

Of course if Osama Obama gets to appoint any more SCOTUS justices that could very well change.Second Amendment...First Amendment...what does it matter? (as the former Twelfth Lady would say)

14 posted on 03/06/2013 2:53:37 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Have to update:


15 posted on 03/06/2013 2:57:53 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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Just for the record but this doesn’t make it right in the US.....

Citgo is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 3:07:01 PM PST by deport
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If Citgo chooses to honor any foreign personage, who does not honor the USA,and that person is of that other Nation let them use the flag of that person’s Nation. This honoring other Nations and persons who bring no honor to the USA should have been ceased long ago.


17 posted on 03/06/2013 3:16:22 PM PST by noinfringers2
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I think Chavez is regarded well by a near majority of today’s Americans...

Turn off the MSM. You're beginning to believe their propaganda.

18 posted on 03/06/2013 3:21:00 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I will never buy gas from a Citgo.

And this is unacceptable. These people know the recent addition to the food supply for worms was a brutal, lying, communist.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 3:23:28 PM PST by I want the USA back (Ask me my opinion.)
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I don't support the issue but only pointing out they are owned by Venezuelan company. They lowered the flag apparently in all their locations. I read where the Lake Charles, LA facility was at half staff also. Here's the Citgo's United States headquarters in the 1200 block of Eldridge Parkway in Houston.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 3:32:42 PM PST by deport
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Thanks for the photo of Citgo’s office in Houston. I note that there are other flags on the property at half mast and presume at least one acknowledges/represents Chavez’s home nation of Venezuela and I have no quarrel with such. I do strongly object for such a foreign company of a nation, and especially the death of it’s leader who was not at all friendly to the USA, honoring the persons death as if the person was in the same field of honorable USA citizens especially veterans. This smacks of in your face USA or at least just plain ignorance of USA flag protocol.


21 posted on 03/06/2013 3:51:05 PM PST by noinfringers2
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Thanks pacificpundit.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 6:40:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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I drove by CITGO Sunday morning. US and TX flags now flying at full mast.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 9:57:08 AM PDT by liberateUS
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