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US flag is being flown at half staff at the White House (vanity)
December 5, 2013 | ConservativeInPA

Posted on 12/05/2013 7:14:03 PM PST by ConservativeInPA

I just saw a video shot of the White House and the flag is being flown at half staff. I can only assume this is due to Mandela's death. I am curious if it customary to fly the flag at half staff for death of foreign leaders.


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I looked up the US flag code and the pResident has the authority to alter the rules of how the flag is flown. However, there is no rule in the code that stops the flag being flown at half staff for a foreigner. Personally, I would never fly the flag at half staff for a foreigner. It is an honor that needs to be diligently reserved for very few deserving Americans, otherwise it would always be at half staff.
1 posted on 12/05/2013 7:14:03 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: ConservativeInPA

Its a pretty fair bet that it isn’t half staff for the teacher killed in Libya today...if the prezzy even knows about it.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 7:16:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Depends on who dies. I read that it was also half staff when Hugo Chavez died, but business as usual when Maggie Thatcher passed.


3 posted on 12/05/2013 7:16:43 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: ConservativeInPA

Oh, I had to reread ...

At first I thought bo had his pants unzipped.


4 posted on 12/05/2013 7:19:24 PM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: ConservativeInPA; GeronL; Revolting cat!
Did Obama fly the flag at half staff when he and Mrs. Clinton had Mandela's pal Gaddafi whacked?

"WE came! WE saw! HE DIED!!!" - Sec. of State Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi's torture, abuse, and murder.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 7:20:26 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

So, he admitted to throwing grenades into a bus full of kids and he gets treated like a Saint.


6 posted on 12/05/2013 7:21:13 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Is there any surprise? Communist worshipping a Communist.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 7:23:54 PM PST by lafarge (Vote American Conservative Party.)
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To: a fool in paradise

bttt


8 posted on 12/05/2013 7:23:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I am pretty sure it was a half staff when Churchill died but I was very young and my memory is not exact.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 7:25:24 PM PST by staytrue
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:04 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


11 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:04 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


15 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


17 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


18 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:05 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:06 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: BenLurkin

I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:06 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

What would one expect from a president, representing the American People, bowing in supplication to Saudi Royalty, Chinese Communist leaders, etc. etc.

Mandela was only admired because his enemy was evil.

NO-ONE in public life will remark about the ANC invention of the “Mandela Necklace” used to kill not only white farmers, but to kill FAR more South African blacks competitors for power — or his book, “How to be a good Communist”.

Another reason The Bummer is an embarrassment to all that care about the USA.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 7:26:53 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: ConservativeInPA

I agree with you but we all know the dictator in charge of the US breaks any rules he wants to, or amends them to suit himself.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 7:27:16 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: hal ogen

OOPS! Sorry.


23 posted on 12/05/2013 7:27:35 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

It was flown at half staff for John Paul II

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2005/04/20050402-3.html


24 posted on 12/05/2013 7:28:41 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: Jackson Brown

Those that care about the U.S.A. are now in the minority. If they were in the majority, the bastard that currently occupies the White House would not be there now.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 7:29:23 PM PST by sport
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To: hal ogen
I expect Clown Prince nobama to have Christmas ornaments with this commie loser, mandala, featured. Commies always stick together. How many times does one need to hit "post"
26 posted on 12/05/2013 7:29:31 PM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: ConservativeInPA

No one pays attention to the flag code anymore...here in soviet Red Hampshire; they lower the flag every time a cop f*rts...it’s ridiculous.


27 posted on 12/05/2013 7:30:15 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hal ogen

If that’s not the record — it has got to be close to it!


28 posted on 12/05/2013 7:31:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hal ogen

Congrats! I think that was a new record! :)


29 posted on 12/05/2013 7:32:45 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Obama can put his flag anywhere he likes, Mine will not be flown at half staff. You can bet your Bippy on that.


30 posted on 12/05/2013 7:33:12 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Jackson Brown
NO-ONE in public life will remark about the ANC invention of the “Mandela Necklace” used to kill not only white farmers, but to kill FAR more South African blacks competitors for power — or his book, “How to be a good Communist”.

I gave my daughter a little lesson in history tonight at the dinner table. She is in high school, cyber school actually, and I wonder if the topic of Mandela comes up tomorrow if she will mention necklacing. She asked me how I knew that because she had preciously learned about Mandela in school. I told her that one remembers things when they pay attention to current events before history is written.

31 posted on 12/05/2013 7:34:35 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
It's as customary as the Office of the President-Elect.


32 posted on 12/05/2013 7:34:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Hopefully it is in honor of Paul Walker who deserves it WAY more than Mandela.


33 posted on 12/05/2013 7:35:01 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I hate that picture of Gaddafi being brutalized. I know how evil the man was but that video is burned into my mind and it turns my stomach bad. I detest Gaddafi the murderer but I still wonder how Hillary could laugh about it. No humanity anywhere in that mess. None.


34 posted on 12/05/2013 7:38:02 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: hal ogen

That’s a lot of ornaments.


35 posted on 12/05/2013 7:40:06 PM PST by mykroar (“We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.” - Nathanael Greene)
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To: FewsOrange

So we have Pope John Paul and maybe Churchill. I thought about Churchill as being an exception if I were deciding, but decided against that even though I have a tremendous respect for Churchill. Popes also came to mind, but then there is the religious angle and the 1a bashing that would probably occur.


36 posted on 12/05/2013 7:41:12 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: cripplecreek
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37 posted on 12/05/2013 7:41:15 PM PST by Hypo2
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To: hal ogen

That’s nothing.

See below,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2138310/posts


38 posted on 12/05/2013 7:42:22 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: hal ogen

LOL that is the most multiple posts I have ever seen on FR - some sort of a record I would imagine - now run!

LOL


39 posted on 12/05/2013 7:42:33 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: GeronL
Can please direct me to that quote/fact - I'm gonna have an aneurysm if I hear one more time from my fam. that he was a Freedom Fighter.
40 posted on 12/05/2013 7:43:40 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: hal ogen

Amazing. Do it again. ;-)


41 posted on 12/05/2013 7:45:29 PM PST by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: staytrue

Keep in mind that Churchill’s mother was American and was granted honorary US citizenship as well. Some interesting reading here
http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/biography/redux/churchill-honored-with-us-citizenship


42 posted on 12/05/2013 7:49:03 PM PST by xp38
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To: ConservativeInPA

CBS10 headline: Obama orders all flags at half staff following Mandela’s death.


43 posted on 12/05/2013 7:49:29 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Har!


44 posted on 12/05/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Irenic

Kerry has proven himself to be a lying hypocrite on the issue of war crimes. Same with Code Stink and the rest of the barking moonbats. The White Hut is guilty of them and PROUD of it.

We weren’t at war with Gaddafi. He even voluntarily gave up weapons programs after the toppling of Saddam Hussein.


45 posted on 12/05/2013 7:53:20 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Abby4116

OMG, disgusting.

But then, we are absolutely livid how the US flag - or at least the MD flag - is CONSTANTLY half-staff these days. Ever visit a PO on a regular basis? That’ll tell you how bad it is.

They get in knots in grief over every damn police officer, or page at the capitol. And I swear some restaurants and dealerships are lowering it for some co-worker that died.

It’s about time we start crying out about this disgusting prostration of our flag at every pathetic opportunity. We might as well roll over and die, the way these Dem assholes lower the flag every other day.


46 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:40 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Abby4116

Hold your fire:

According to halfstaff.org:

“President Obama has ordered US flags to half staff on 12/7/2013 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2013. “


47 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:44 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: deadrock

He pleaded guilty to 159 such crimes, you didn’t think he was sent to prison for political reasons did you?


48 posted on 12/05/2013 7:54:47 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Abby4116

Nope, sorry, he really did order flags half staff for Mandela.


49 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:11 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: who knows what evil?

You aren’t kidding, man.


50 posted on 12/05/2013 7:56:46 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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