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Obama Orders US Flags to Fly at Half-staff in Mandela Tribute
Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 09:46 PM | (AFP)

Posted on 12/05/2013 9:39:42 PM PST by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of “close friend and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

Obama’s proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aidandcomfort; commie; halfstaff; hellbound; mandela; necklace; necklacing; obama; southafrica; terrorism; tires
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“Close friend”, eh?
1 posted on 12/05/2013 9:39:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He can kiss my ass.

Not in a million years, not if he succeeds in perverting the American flag to the point where I hate to see it fly.

Never.


2 posted on 12/05/2013 9:40:53 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai
Interesting contrast between Mister Obama's reaction and response to the fairly recent loss of Lady Margaret Thatcher (someone truly worthy of being hailed as a hero to the free world) and the passing of Mister Mandela, who (according to many pundits, including O'Reilly, was a Marxist.)

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3 posted on 12/05/2013 9:47:16 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Olog-hai; Seaplaner

Here’s a fitting tribute:

The Communist Internationale (Original, with English Lyrics)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suVB3YGIUk0


4 posted on 12/05/2013 9:49:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: rlmorel

Let’s all start a meme that the flag is actually at half-staff to mourn the death of the American medical industry.


5 posted on 12/05/2013 9:50:18 PM PST by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

That’s a good idea. I’m going to use it if anyone asks me why the flag is at half mast.


6 posted on 12/05/2013 9:53:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Think I’ll hang out my Gadsden flag tomorrow.


7 posted on 12/05/2013 9:53:51 PM PST by Argus
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To: JennysCool

No Kidding.

I just cannot stand all the flying of the flag at half-staff. It creates a perpetual victimhood mentality, which is unsound.


8 posted on 12/05/2013 9:56:02 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Olog-hai

Phuck him, I would never fly my flag at half staff for any communist.


9 posted on 12/05/2013 10:02:07 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Olog-hai

If anything, the flags should be at half-staff in remembrance of Pearl Harbor.


10 posted on 12/05/2013 10:05:21 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: rlmorel

He orders flags at half staff for a foreign communist leader.
Impressive.

What will be do for Snoop Daddy? A state funeral?


11 posted on 12/05/2013 10:05:39 PM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: dfwgator

Correct, even if two days early.

By doing this though, Obama’s shedding the all-too-transparent mask of not himself being a communist.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 10:08:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: rlmorel
Here's the flag I'll be flying by my porch in "honor" of that commie terrorist scum.


13 posted on 12/05/2013 10:10:49 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Olog-hai

When can the flags fly at half-staff for the American middle-class?


14 posted on 12/05/2013 10:18:34 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: JennysCool

Like that, will announce it at the Post Office in the Morning


15 posted on 12/05/2013 10:25:49 PM PST by easternsky
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To: Olog-hai

Obama is the master of the superficial gesture.


16 posted on 12/05/2013 10:33:05 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Olog-hai

Will the National Football League cancel games this weekend? Moment of silence? Wear pink or another color?


17 posted on 12/05/2013 10:36:45 PM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: NKP_Vet
He orders flags at half staff for a foreign communist leader. Impressive. What will be do for Snoop Daddy? A state funeral?

Nah, don't be silly. Half-staff flags are for communist leaders and Whitney Houston. State funerals are for him.

18 posted on 12/05/2013 10:42:50 PM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise

Informed sources in Washington D.C. have informed us that this year’s Kwanzaa holiday has also been cancelled.


19 posted on 12/05/2013 10:45:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Olog-hai

BULLCRAP!


20 posted on 12/05/2013 10:47:32 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Argus

Good idea.Mine flies everyday.


21 posted on 12/05/2013 10:48:33 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: re_nortex

I like it.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 10:49:16 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ProfoundMan

The American flag should be flying at half-mast for the death of our Constitution and freedoms. If people don’t know by now who zero’s allegiance belongs to - then there truly is no hope for them. You are known by the company you keep. in this case - zero is known by those he admires.


23 posted on 12/05/2013 10:56:33 PM PST by Catsrus (A)
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To: re_nortex
I fly that one anyhow

Lol

Well this one to be precise


24 posted on 12/05/2013 11:01:03 PM PST by wardaddy (choctaw bingo)
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To: Olog-hai

Half Mast for Paul Walker.


25 posted on 12/05/2013 11:04:57 PM PST by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: wardaddy
Thanks for the comeback, wardaddy. The Rebel flag flies at my home for any number of reasons including the fact that it drives the liberal Yankee who lives across the street crazy. He's been here in God's Country for 15 years but always talks up his old hometown of Nashua, NH. I enjoy infuriating him on Earth Day when I run two lawnmowers full blast, turn on all the lights and get my Tea Party next door neighbor to fire up his motorcycle.

Being so un-PC is having some effect on him. He's removed that stupid COEXIST bumper sticker from his car and recently shocked me by telling us that he voted for Ted Cruz. His high-school age daughter is a cheerleader, goes to a fine Christian church and speaks with an appealing Southern accent since most of her life was spent here in Texas.

Between the Rebel flag, tweaking the father on Earth Day and living with his thoroughly Texan daughter, that Yankee liberal may be finally seeing the light. God Bless You, FRiend and thanks again for the response.

26 posted on 12/05/2013 11:13:01 PM PST by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Olog-hai

This wonk loves the residential proclamations! I generally ignore all of them and I have no intentions of lowering the flag for Mandela, as a matter of fact I won’t even put it up or maybe I will but upside down as sign of the trouble or nation is in. And by the way what the hell is it with every president every year proclaiming Dec. 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Do they do this with every National Holiday every year? Are we as a nation to dumb to remember these occasions without an annual proclamation?


27 posted on 12/05/2013 11:25:20 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rlmorel
I just cannot stand all the flying of the flag at half-staff. It creates a perpetual victimhood mentality, which is unsound.

The flag-lowering has become like those victimgroupawareness-of-the-month proclamations. Each month has a pretty long list. Abject absurdity.

28 posted on 12/05/2013 11:40:37 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Ezekiel

Why not always fly two flags, one at the top and one at half staff. Then we can always mourn something.


29 posted on 12/05/2013 11:49:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: NoLibZone

Half Mast for Paul Walker.

Amen. After his death it came out he arranged to buy the $9000 engagement ring the couple he had just met chatting in the shop couldn’t afford, secretly. The shop went by his instructions to not reveal his name all this time.

And in contrast I wonder what other convicted foreign terrorist this Kenyan clown-show is planning on doing this for.


30 posted on 12/06/2013 12:48:03 AM PST by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Seaplaner

When Lady Thatcher died, I told the missus that I bet the flags would go to half mast for Mandela. She said that Obama would not dare. That’s one bet I win.

You can’t go wrong when you bet TFG will be a shameless hack.


31 posted on 12/06/2013 1:17:25 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Haiku Guy

No Proclamation or other official notice on Whitehouse.gov. Not on Whitehouse.com, either!


32 posted on 12/06/2013 2:34:52 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Olog-hai

Trayvon’s daddy doesn’t realize that they are US FLAGS!!!


33 posted on 12/06/2013 3:20:16 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: JennysCool

Let’s all start a meme that the flag is actually at half-staff to mourn the death of the American medical industry.


Corrected:

Let’s all start a meme that the flag is actually at half-staff to mourn the death of the America we once knew.


34 posted on 12/06/2013 3:48:41 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Olog-hai

That reminds me. I should start a savings account specifically for the festivities when Obama dies. That has to be an epic blowout.


35 posted on 12/06/2013 4:18:29 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Olog-hai

Mine will fly high and mighty.


36 posted on 12/06/2013 4:24:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Haiku Guy

The only place I saw anything indicating the flag should be at half mast are AFP and Huffington Post, neither of which I find particularly persuasive.

In the mean time, there is still nothing on the White House website of any of my other usual sources of information.

BTW, remember to fly your flag at half-mast tomorrow in rememberance of Pearl Harbor Day.


37 posted on 12/06/2013 4:30:57 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Olog-hai

This hardline communist was once listed as a terrorist by the USA. Once a terrorist and now worm food.


38 posted on 12/06/2013 4:46:46 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nope. I think Mandella’s was a great man, but I won’t lower my flag for a foreign leader. I guess if our President bows to them he expects us to. Not happening at my house.


39 posted on 12/06/2013 4:48:33 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it stood.)
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To: Haiku Guy

I’d fly mine at half-staff since it’s over land. Flags fly at half-mast over water and the terms are not interchangeable.


40 posted on 12/06/2013 4:53:05 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

For Pearl Harbor, that is. I’d sooner not fly a flag at all than put one at half-staff for a Communist.


41 posted on 12/06/2013 4:54:01 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Olog-hai
N O !
42 posted on 12/06/2013 5:03:25 AM PST by tomkat
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To: Seaplaner

Guess he was saddened at the passing of a fellow traveler and fellow African. He has nothing in common with Lady Thatcher. Or us.


43 posted on 12/06/2013 5:27:34 AM PST by Texas resident
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To: Olog-hai

Effin’ disgrace, “honoring” a pos murdering commie. I knew as soon as I was driving through the gate this morning that pos had ordered the flags to half staff...

Tomorrow is Pearl Harbor Day...that’s what really matters.

FUBO


44 posted on 12/06/2013 5:36:50 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Olog-hai

If I had a flag pole, I’d raise my flag to the highest point. Nothing against Mandela, but he was not an American. I’ll save national honors for those that are.


45 posted on 12/06/2013 5:46:43 AM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: al_c

Raise a car tire to half staff.


46 posted on 12/06/2013 5:50:39 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Olog-hai

To me that’s traitorous to lower the flag for an avowed communist to lower the flag for him. If I see a flag lowered I will do my best to remind the perpetrator of just what Mandela stood for.


47 posted on 12/06/2013 6:20:35 AM PST by ducttape45
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To: re_nortex

Deo Vindice.


48 posted on 12/06/2013 6:27:48 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: ProfoundMan

Did you notice that the muslim in chief didn’t light the White House Christmas Tree with kids from all over the country. John Boehner did the deed. How long before it’s called the Holiday Tree?


49 posted on 12/06/2013 6:32:33 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Olog-hai
I assume the US press and Obama will go into a week of wailing and weeping to show the world how much anguish Obama has because he “cares”.

Maybe O will demand Taxpayers give Mandela a State Funeral in the US Capitol Rotunda along with professional wailers and white flagellants walking behind.

50 posted on 12/06/2013 6:54:42 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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