Skip to comments.Flag Flap in Houston (CITGO lowers United States, Texas and Venezuelan flags)
Posted on 03/07/2013 10:18:39 AM PST by llevrok
If you drove by CITGOs corporate headquarters yesterday you would have seen what many consider a disturbing sight.
Many Houstonians are up in arms after driving by CITGO's Eldridge Parkway headquarters and noticing the U.S., Texas and Venezuelan flags being flown at half staff, and you let your feeling show on Matt Patrick's afternoon show.
I gave them a call, and the operator told me that it was in observance and respect of the death of Hugo Chavez, Teddy told Matt Patrick on his afternoon show on The 9-5-0 yesterday.
Teddy wasnt satisfied with the companys explanation.
I told the person that answered the phone that if she had a problem with raising the flag back up that I could come down and do it for her, he said.
And it wasn't just at the corporate headquarters. Flags were at half staff at a refinery in Corpus Christi as well.
A caller named Doc told Patrick, I called their facilities manager and led a march of about 800 patriots from one of my Facebook pages.
Doc also said he would head down to the corporate headquarters and take matters into his own hands if necessary.
Im ready to go down there. Eldridge isnt far from my house. Ill either remove the flag or I will put it at full mast, he stated.
CITGO, a Venezuelan owned company, released a statement explaining why the flags were lowered, confirming it was to honor Chavez, who died on Tuesday from cancer.
The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions.
simple, boycott for a month
Disgusting. I used to fuel up at 7-11 but haven’t since I started using Hess. Now that Hess is going away, I’m afraid my choices my be limited since Hess and 7-11 are the predominant fuel providers in the area.
I can’t remember last time I went to a Citgo.
I’d rather run out of gas and call AAA.
I’d love to see that Citgo sign in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood removed. Upsets me every time I watch a Red Sox game
The Texas flag should never fly at half mast for a Tyrant..
A month? I haven’t bought gas there in the last several years.
On Alamo Day no less.
I feel like I read alot of fictional stuff now. Can’t be real.
..some people might not have a choice....but I don’t use CITGO and LUKOIL
Citgo, a place I do not do business and will never do business.
Why do people put up with crap like this?
We’re on a PERMANENT boycott of CITGO; were already on it before this.
Chavez nationalized (stole) oil industries and they are bowing to the dead god.
Texas, sure. But why the other two?
I will not buy their gas anymore.
No more soup for Citgo.