stonicus: 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.
Karma Chameleon: I have a problem with people who have problems with flags.
nekom: tallguywithglasseson:But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructionsYou 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.
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.
joeflood: oh_please: joeflood:Here we go http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagcode.htm
Necronic: Honestly this just emblifies what is good about our country. We allow this kind of stuff. Makes me happy to see, because it's a large part of why we do so well. We don't care who you are or where you're from (for the most part), if you can make money, come and do it here.
chiett: signaljammer: http://truth-out.org/news/item/13453-the-achievements-of-hugo-chavezThe Crimes of Hugo Chavez :http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=331630&CategoryId=13303
gunga galunga: 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.
Slaves2Darkness: nekom: tallguywithglasseson:But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructionsYou 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.Respect and protocol. Respect for your country, your host state and the country of origin of the deceased. Protocol says only the US President can ask that you lower the US flag for a foreign dignitary. So, by lowering all three flags Citgo is breaching protocol and showing disrespect to the US, to Texas, and to Venezuela.Should it be a raging, depfest, by "patriots"? Fark no, but it is an annoyance that nobody seems to understand formal protocol and respect anymore.
jake_lex: Yeah, 800 people marching on a location would be huge news. The guy who posted that is probably counting all of his personalities separately.
gravy chugging cretin.: Flying the flag upside down because Obama is in the White House is cool though.
Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Eewww. This whole thing. Just. Ewww. I sense a pointless argument coming.
DaWormyPimpsta: 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.
chiett: I noticed that all the Americans that thought Chavez was a great leader moved to Venezuela to be part of the equalizing movement he created. I'm also sure the Billion dollars he amassed was only money he has protecting for the people. Please instead blame the USA for our past sins in South America instead of looking at the CURRENT news.
StoPPeRmobile: nekom: tallguywithglasseson:But yeah, Citgo, as TFA states The flag may only be lowered for the death of foreign dignitaries if indicated in Presidential instructionsYou 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
ManicMechanic: "It's a god damn annoyance that anyone still cares about a 6 square foot piece of cloth ... that every country bumpkin and their mother uses as toilet paper anyways ... 'MERICA! "Not to ME and MILLIONS of others a**hole. If it annoys or means nothing to you. You need to leave and go back to Venezuela. Wipe your butt on their flag.
SploogeTime: chavez - a great guy who beat & tortured his own people, amassed over 2 billion dollars, and bought citgo gas. Wow.Glad he's dead. Wished he had died sooner.
Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: i'd be offended, but companies never do anything wrong, and the 1st Amendment says they can do it. I'm far more offended by people wearing the flag as clothing, frankly.
special20: Some Most people are easily offended douchebags.
hockeychick: Half staff subby. Half mast only applies when it's on a ship.
basemetal: 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.
Necronic: Some other great parts of flag code to get offended over:Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunsetThe flag should never be worn or used as bedding or drapery.The image of the flag may not be printed, embroidered or otherwise impressed on anything designed for temporary use and discard. This includes napkins, paper plates and cups, packaging or stampsNo part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform; flag patches are allowed as part of the uniform of a federal, state, civic or patriotic Many traditions here highly honored by car dealerships and country music stars nationwide.
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