NJ Govenor orders flag at half mast for Whitney Houston

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  1. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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  2. whacko

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    Thats a bunch of garbage.......shes a great singer and that is all. 1/2 mast is reserved for the following according to the us flag code:

    The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an
    instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again
    raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day, the flag
    should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the
    staff. By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the
    death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of
    a state, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the
    event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be
    displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in
    accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In
    the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any
    state, territory, or possession of the United States or the death of a member of
    the Armed Forces from any State, territory, or possession of the United States,
    the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the
    National flag shall be flown at half-staff, and the same authority is provided to
    the Mayor of the District of Columbia with respect to present or former officials
    of the District of Columbia and members of the Armed Forces from the District
    of Columbia. When the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, or the
    Mayor of the District of Columbia, issues a proclamation under the preceding
    sentence that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or
    possession or in the District of Columbia because of the death of a member of
    the Armed Forces, the National flag flown at any Federal installation or facility
    in the area covered by that proclamation shall be flown at half-staff consistent
    with that proclamation. The flag shall be flown at half-staff thirty days from the
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    death of the President or a former President; ten days from the day of death of
    the Vice-President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United
    States or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death
    until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an
    executive or military department, a former Vice-President, or the Governor of
    a state, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day
    for a Member of Congress. The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace
    Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day.

    I don't see anywhere in there where "public figures" or "entertainers" is even remotely considered for the honor of having a flag at 1/2 mast!

    She was a great entertainer but not exactly a role model!!!!!
     
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  3. The4opps1

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    For the most part, I like what the guy has done so far in this state. This one, however, is a complete mystery to me. This is a gal who wasted a life and a talent over drugs. I am sorry for her families loss, but I too question the flags at half mast.....
     
  4. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Thank you whacko that is exactly what I emailed the governor.
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Shameful really.
     
  6. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    (609) 292-6000 new jersey governor's office phone number. I think we should blow their phones up today and say Thanks for being so disrespectful to all the true heros in this country.
     
  7. Gold4484

    Gold4484 Active Member Contributor

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    That is just so WRONG!!!
    :newsmile055:

    BRIAN
     
  8. rhino 2

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    Wrong, Just wrong, But then She did live in Mendham.:s:s:s
     
  9. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    If she wasn't a star there would only be a byline in the paper stating that a drug addled,drunk had overdosed.
    Done deal.
     
  10. Redfish-Joe

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    +1 on that Steve.