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Michigan Man Burns NJ Flag In Response To Houston Tribute (son died in Iraq)
CBS Local ^ | 2/19/12

Posted on 02/19/2012 9:46:32 AM PST by Libloather

Michigan Man Burns NJ Flag In Response To Houston Tribute
February 19, 2012 11:15 AM

KALAMAZOO, MI (CBSNewYork) – A Kalamazoo, Michigan man whose son, Eric, died in Iraq in 2005, was outraged when he heard that flags in New Jersey were being flown at half-staff for the death of Whitney Houston.

John Burri decided to burn the New Jersey state flag on his outdoor grill as a form of protest.

Burri said that he believes the lowering of flags should be reserved for those who have given their lives for their country.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flag; houston; kalamazoo; michigan; nj
Grilled Jersey? Be careful of the fumes...
1 posted on 02/19/2012 9:46:47 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Sounds like he needs to chill. I don’t like it but the Jersey law allows for the lowering of the state flag for famous Jersey residents.


2 posted on 02/19/2012 9:49:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather

Nice.

Christie is a whore.


3 posted on 02/19/2012 9:49:42 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Libloather
Burri said that he believes the lowering of flags should be reserved for those who have given their lives for their country.

Agreed.

4 posted on 02/19/2012 9:54:05 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Libloather

I happen to agree with him.


5 posted on 02/19/2012 9:54:19 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: cripplecreek

W.H. did a great job with our National Anthem. I will not begrudge this honor -—

And? Maybe she has now kept Christie off of the GOP ticket?


6 posted on 02/19/2012 9:54:32 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Libloather
First flag burner I can relate to.
7 posted on 02/19/2012 9:55:01 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rockabyebaby

I think pressure needs to be applied to change the law.

They can call it Whitney’s law if the want to appease anyone.


8 posted on 02/19/2012 9:55:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
... Jersey law allows for the lowering of the state flag for famous Jersey residents.

State flag OK ... U.S. flag not OK. My understanding is that NJ lowered both in tribute to Whitney ...

9 posted on 02/19/2012 9:57:30 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Libloather

He’s right.


10 posted on 02/19/2012 10:02:28 AM PST by tumblindice ( That's just my opening statement)
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To: Libloather

Just goes to show you that politicians from both parties care more about votes than they do values of their constituents.


11 posted on 02/19/2012 10:31:34 AM PST by Dacula (OMG - Obama Must Go)
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To: Libloather

Lowering the flag for a Junkie is a bit much.


12 posted on 02/19/2012 10:43:19 AM PST by Venturer
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To: rockabyebaby
Absolutely agree with you and with the father.

How he must suffer deeply the loss of his son. God bless & comfort him.

Honoring Whitney Houston with half staff of flag cuts me to the bone that real heroes who defend and protect us and our Constitution really aren't due the half staff flag or even much at all.

I heard that Clarence Clemmons (of Springsteen-sic-band) also had a half staff as did Frank Sinatra.

What's up with that, New Jersey? Maybe someone - a modern day Betsy Ross - could design a flag for fallen celebrities. Can't be a rainbow flag - already taken. Maybe the drama and comedy faces could be on it. Just sayin'...

13 posted on 02/19/2012 10:44:43 AM PST by hummingbird (Why DID they call him Bat, Bat Masterson?)
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To: hummingbird

...aren’t being honored and given their righteous due.... First post I think I kinda’ made it sound like I thought the military weren’t due half staff either. They most certainly are due that and all else they need to be given assistance as they transit when they get back home. Sorry, haven’t had but one ice cream for breakfast yet.


14 posted on 02/19/2012 10:54:19 AM PST by hummingbird (Why DID they call him Bat, Bat Masterson?)
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To: Kansas58
W.H. did a great job with our National Anthem.

Margaret Woodrow Wilson's recording of the National Anthem is better--even though I'm not a big a fan of her dad.

15 posted on 02/19/2012 11:02:54 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Libloather

I agree with this fellow - flying the flag at half-staff i suppose to be reserved for those who have given their lives for this nation - not talented “idols” who throw their lives away in drugs and alcohol...


16 posted on 02/19/2012 11:04:40 AM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: cripplecreek

Was she a Jersey RESIDENT?? I thought she lived in LA.


17 posted on 02/19/2012 11:30:03 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Fiji Hill

NO ONE does a better Anthem than Sandy Patty....NO ONE!


18 posted on 02/19/2012 11:31:58 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Libloather

Good for him.

This could become common across the country if Obama wins a 2nd term


19 posted on 02/19/2012 11:54:53 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ann Archy

She was not aborted (born) in Joisy I think...

not that that has anything to do with anything


20 posted on 02/19/2012 12:02:15 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Ann Archy
NO ONE does a better Anthem than Sandy Patty....NO ONE!

She's a good singer, and she does a good musical arrangement, but she inserts lyrics that were not in the original, and to me, to use a late 1960's expression, that's no-no. In any case, you can hear a good rendition of her version here.

John McCormack's version, number one for three weeks in the spring of 1917, can be heard here.

21 posted on 02/19/2012 12:08:13 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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