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(Mega 949)   To honor the passing of Hugo Chavez, Citgo lowers flags to half-mast. The U.S. flag. Some people have a problem with this   (mega949.com) divider line 301
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2013-03-07 11:27:11 AM  
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."

800 patriots. Led on a "march". From one of his Facebook pages.

That sounds like a "whoever wins, we lose" type of situation.

But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.
 
2013-03-07 11:36:13 AM  

tallguywithglasseson:
But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.


Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.
 
2013-03-07 11:38:42 AM  

nekom: tallguywithglasseson:
But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.

Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.


That is correct, although I do disagree with them lowering the US flag in this instance.  I think they should have just lowered the Venezuelan flag and left it at that.

Then again, Freedom of Speech.  They have every right to do it.
 
2013-03-07 11:39:10 AM  
But if you lower the American flag that much, a tall Venezuelan can reach up and grab it!
 
2013-03-07 11:42:12 AM  
Eewww. This whole thing. Just. Ewww. I sense a pointless argument coming.
 
2013-03-07 11:47:19 AM  
At least they aren't burning it.

Let's look at the positive.
 
2013-03-07 11:59:12 AM  
Meh, don't buy their gas if it offends you that much.
 
2013-03-07 12:02:10 PM  

basemetal: Meh, don't buy their gas if it offends you that much.


That's not enough. I must lead a march on facebook. Companies only listen if you have at least 800 others virtually marching with you.
 
2013-03-07 12:02:16 PM  
 Let them lower the flag.
 I have not bought gas from a citgo in forever.
 When they get control of their own country again. Then I will
send them my business.
 
2013-03-07 12:17:36 PM  
Chavez, Citgo, and Venezuela give free heating oil to the poor, and limited income elderly in Massachusetts. That's at least $1000 a winter.
 
2013-03-07 12:21:42 PM  

jaylectricity: Chavez, Citgo, and Venezuela give free heating oil to the poor, and limited income elderly in Massachusetts. That's at least $1000 a winter.


That's just un American!
 
2013-03-07 12:28:56 PM  

nekom: Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.


Christ almighty. Did I say something about law or punishment? No. I said (by not following the etiquette) they are shiat heads.
 
2013-03-07 12:41:02 PM  

chiett: Let them lower the flag.
 I have not bought gas from a citgo in forever.
 When they get control of their own country again. Then I will
send them my business.




Wait, Citgo owned Venezuela? Perhaps this line of thinking made Chavez so popular among his people!

/United States damn ignorant of their crimes against South America.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:25 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: Wait, Citgo owned Venezuela?


No, other way around
 
2013-03-07 12:57:09 PM  
maximumtrolling.jpg
 
2013-03-07 12:57:38 PM  
Half staff subby.  Half mast only applies when it's on a ship.
 
2013-03-07 12:58:00 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: 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."

800 patriots. Led on a "march". From one of his Facebook pages.

That sounds like a "whoever wins, we lose" type of situation.

But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.


Some how I doubt that the "march" ever happened.
 
2013-03-07 12:58:22 PM  
 
2013-03-07 12:58:33 PM  
Now that I think about it, they are doing the proper thing.  Flag etiquette dictates that one national flag should never fly above another, so if the Venezuelan flag is at half mast, all flags in the group should be at half mast.
 
2013-03-07 12:59:05 PM  
Popcorn thread.
 
2013-03-07 12:59:09 PM  
And by leading a "march", he means sharing a poorly photoshopped photo with some random "because Obama is a..." writing on it to all 50 or so of his friends.
 
2013-03-07 01:00:32 PM  

nekom: tallguywithglasseson:
But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.

Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.


It's not.

/studying law this semester
//veteran
 
2013-03-07 01:01:09 PM  
I'd post a picture of a momunent to Hugo...but I'd probably get banned. The guy was a steaming pile of dog crap, whose passing was a good thing. Why you ask...simple. The world needs less despot corrupt evil dictators. His death was a good start (hope it hurt). Probably a hundred or more to go and we'd be a better place.
 
2013-03-07 01:01:18 PM  
I believe proper etiquette for a modern America requires that, just below the American flag, one flies a banner reading "Ding dong the Socialist Dictator Who Doesn't Play Nice With the West is dead!"

But that might make some people think Biden is president, so maybe not.
 
2013-03-07 01:02:28 PM  

indarwinsshadow: I'd post a picture of a momunent to Hugo...but I'd probably get banned. The guy was a steaming pile of dog crap, whose passing was a good thing. Why you ask...simple. The world needs less despot corrupt evil dictators. His death was a good start (hope it hurt). Probably a hundred or more to go and we'd be a better place.


The only thing about that is someone who's even crazier may take over.
 
2013-03-07 01:04:08 PM  
We kind of played and farked up our moral high-ground in Latin America card about fifteen CIA operations and coups ago.
 
2013-03-07 01:04:21 PM  
They should have just lowered the Venezuelan flag to avoid all of this crap.

I don't really have a problem with it, but lowering flags to half-mast is so steeped in tradition that I can understand people seeing this as a big FU.

basemetal: Meh, don't buy their gas if it offends you that much.


THIS.
 
2013-03-07 01:05:11 PM  

joeflood: Now that I think about it, they are doing the proper thing.  Flag etiquette dictates that one national flag should never fly above another, so if the Venezuelan flag is at half mast, all flags in the group should be at half mast.


I remember the time when my boss was getting British visitors, and he thought he would honor them by hoisting up the Union Jack. But he only had one flagpole. So he put both the American flag and the Union Jack flag on the same pole, with the American being on top. The American flag was also a little bit larger.

Good times.
 
2013-03-07 01:05:37 PM  

NeoCortex42: nekom: tallguywithglasseson:
But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.

Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.

That is correct, although I do disagree with them lowering the US flag in this instance.  I think they should have just lowered the Venezuelan flag and left it at that.

Then again, Freedom of Speech.  They have every right to do it.


Pretty much.  Dick move by Citgo, do the libertarian thing and try a boycott and see if that gets anywhere.

Or just roll your eyes and move on, like me.
 
2013-03-07 01:06:39 PM  

joeflood: Now that I think about it, they are doing the proper thing.  Flag etiquette dictates that one national flag should never fly above another, so if the Venezuelan flag is at half mast, all flags in the group should be at half mast.


I didn't know that, but it makes sense.
 
2013-03-07 01:06:40 PM  
Flying the flag upside down because Obama is in the White House is cool though.
 
2013-03-07 01:08:08 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: tallguywithglasseson: 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."

800 patriots. Led on a "march". From one of his Facebook pages.

That sounds like a "whoever wins, we lose" type of situation.

But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructions
You don't just lower the flag to half mast when you feel like it. shiat heads.

Some how I doubt that the "march" ever happened.




Yeah, 800 people marching on a location would be huge news. The guy who posted that is probably counting all of his personalities separately.
 
2013-03-07 01:08:11 PM  

nekom: Why not? Flag etiquette is, to the best of my knowledge, not codified in law.


rlv.zcache.com

And furthermore, because 'Texath.
 
2013-03-07 01:08:27 PM  

scottydoesntknow: indarwinsshadow: I'd post a picture of a momunent to Hugo...but I'd probably get banned. The guy was a steaming pile of dog crap, whose passing was a good thing. Why you ask...simple. The world needs less despot corrupt evil dictators. His death was a good start (hope it hurt). Probably a hundred or more to go and we'd be a better place.

The only thing about that is someone who's even crazier may take over.


I know. It's taken me years to realize that it (the world as is) never really gets any better. There's lulls in the killing and monsters that make up this time we live in, but it's never going to end. One dictator dies, another pops up to take their place. Mobius...
 
2013-03-07 01:09:55 PM  
They should lower their gas prices, too.
 
2013-03-07 01:11:14 PM  
Dictators tend to suspend elections.
 
2013-03-07 01:11:22 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Eewww. This whole thing. Just. Ewww. I sense a pointless argument coming.


I'm curious why that one farker who was sucking Hugo Chavez' dead dick in the first thread after his death hasn't made any other appearances.
 
2013-03-07 01:11:30 PM  

indarwinsshadow: scottydoesntknow: indarwinsshadow: I'd post a picture of a momunent to Hugo...but I'd probably get banned. The guy was a steaming pile of dog crap, whose passing was a good thing. Why you ask...simple. The world needs less despot corrupt evil dictators. His death was a good start (hope it hurt). Probably a hundred or more to go and we'd be a better place.

The only thing about that is someone who's even crazier may take over.

I know. It's taken me years to realize that it (the world as is) never really gets any better. There's lulls in the killing and monsters that make up this time we live in, but it's never going to end. One dictator dies, another pops up to take their place. Mobius...


Yep, there's always going to be crazier folks, some just haven't been given the opportunity to show it.
 
2013-03-07 01:11:36 PM  
BP should ramp the story up to 11
 
2013-03-07 01:11:57 PM  

finnished: joeflood: Now that I think about it, they are doing the proper thing.  Flag etiquette dictates that one national flag should never fly above another, so if the Venezuelan flag is at half mast, all flags in the group should be at half mast.

I remember the time when my boss was getting British visitors, and he thought he would honor them by hoisting up the Union Jack. But he only had one flagpole. So he put both the American flag and the Union Jack flag on the same pole, with the American being on top. The American flag was also a little bit larger.

Good times.


He should have used an even smaller Union Jack, maybe a quarter of the size and flow them both from the top of the pole.

/technically that would be the BEIC flag and wasn't allowed to be flown in the North Atlantic, and it only had 9 stripes not 13, but close enough
 
2013-03-07 01:12:03 PM  

gravy chugging cretin.: Flying the flag upside down because Obama is in the White House is cool though.


www.onlineschools.org
 
2013-03-07 01:12:45 PM  
Gasoline and Old Glory.
What a great all time combination.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:05 PM  
Its like Whitney Houston died all over again.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:50 PM  
As a native Houstonian I would like to make the following statement about this Citgo/flag/Chavez situation:

"                                                              ".

And you can quote me on that.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:56 PM  

signaljammer: http://truth-out.org/news/item/13453-the-achievements-of-hugo-chavez


The Crimes of Hugo Chavez :
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=331630&CategoryId=13303
 
2013-03-07 01:14:11 PM  

gunga galunga: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Eewww. This whole thing. Just. Ewww. I sense a pointless argument coming.

I'm curious why that one farker who was sucking Hugo Chavez' dead dick in the first thread after his death hasn't made any other appearances.


He had to leave before the body got too cold
 
2013-03-07 01:14:16 PM  

oh_please: joeflood: Now that I think about it, they are doing the proper thing.  Flag etiquette dictates that one national flag should never fly above another, so if the Venezuelan flag is at half mast, all flags in the group should be at half mast.

I didn't know that, but it makes sense.


Here we go  http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm


§7 (g)  When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

Then again, True Patriots™ think we're at war with every non-US country...
 
2013-03-07 01:14:35 PM  

farkfocker: They should lower their gas prices, too.


Around here, they're as low or lower than any of the competing stations in their immediate area.
 
2013-03-07 01:17:55 PM  
I have a problem with people who have problems with flags.
 
2013-03-07 01:18:14 PM  
They didn't lower the flag to half mast, they just doubled the size of the mast and left the flag where it was.
Problem solved.
 
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