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(Daily Kos)   SC sheriff refuses Obama order to fly flag at half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela, because it's an honor reserved for 'Murkans. Except when Reagan ordered it for Sadat, Clinton for Rabin, W for Pope John Paul II   (dailykos.com) divider line 298
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2013-12-07 12:28:28 PM
yes, but those presidents were white. duh.
 
2013-12-07 12:39:22 PM
You can spend your whole life looking for intellectual consistency from the derp brigade and never find it.
 
2013-12-07 12:43:56 PM
Not sure how a sheriff can "refuse" an "order" that cannot be enforced.

/still a dick move
 
2013-12-07 12:56:12 PM
I'm not sure Mandela would have been impressed with a Confederate flag flying at half staff.
 
2013-12-07 01:48:02 PM

Ambivalence: You can spend your whole life looking for intellectual consistency from the derp brigade and never find it.


So I take it you have a link where the Sheriff was inconsistent?

Man, those right-wingers aren't all doing the exact same thing. What hypocrites!
 
2013-12-07 01:57:34 PM
Eh, I think half-staff should be reserved for US government officials and members of the armed forces, but this guy is just being an attention whore.
 
2013-12-07 02:03:48 PM

ArkAngel: Not sure how a sheriff can "refuse" an "order" that cannot be enforced.



It's easy, you just stand on a chair and shout "Hey everybody, look at me!"
 
2013-12-07 02:15:50 PM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Eh, I think half-staff should be reserved for US government officials and members of the armed forces, but this guy is just being an attention whore.


I don't and don't really understand why it should be so reserved, but yes.  Yes, he is.

But he's allowed, I guess, so.. meh.
 
2013-12-07 03:27:45 PM
the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?
 
2013-12-07 03:36:45 PM

SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?


It doesn't have to be a foreign dignitary, so it doesn't matter.
 
2013-12-07 03:54:09 PM

SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?


Didn't we fly the flags halfstaffed when Diana died?
 
2013-12-07 03:56:56 PM

Mrbogey: Ambivalence: You can spend your whole life looking for intellectual consistency from the derp brigade and never find it.

So I take it you have a link where the Sheriff was inconsistent?

Man, those right-wingers aren't all doing the exact same thing. What hypocrites!


The derpers idolize St. Ronald of Reagan but won't actually follow his example.
 
2013-12-07 04:21:32 PM
Hey Sheriff retarded rebel,

You are not defying anything. The presidents order only applies to federal buildings. But I'm sure you are a tough guy that stands on principle in real life. ~snerk~

GFY,
SammyK
 
2013-12-07 04:28:26 PM
When the south tries to break free again (because you know they're going to try), we need to finish what Sherman started.
 
2013-12-07 04:36:40 PM
What's more retarded, the sheriff or the shills that are and will be piling in here to defend him
 
2013-12-07 04:37:55 PM
I just pictured this guy when I read TFA

theridgewoodblog.net


What does this half staff bullshiat mean anyway? We're too obsessed with the farking flag in this country.
 
2013-12-07 04:38:01 PM

cman: SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?

Didn't we fly the flags halfstaffed when Diana died?


I don't remember.  Flags are at half staff so often these days it's hard to keep track of the reason.  The law says the president can lower the flag for the death of foreign dignitaries.  Isn't a dignitary someone who holds high office?  I'm not sure Diana would qualify for that.  I'm not sure that a retired head of state, like Mandela, qualifies either.
 
2013-12-07 04:40:16 PM
Wow, a dumb redneck in the South hates a guy that helped black people overcome being second-class citizens. This should not be news to anyone.
 
2013-12-07 04:41:14 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: When the south tries to break free again (because you know they're going to try), we need to finish what Sherman started.


But they are quite certain that they would WIN this time, you know, having all the guns and billybobs.
 
2013-12-07 04:41:59 PM
And both Diana and Mandela would be considered "dignitaries."

G.W. Bush doesn't hold any office and spends his days painting. Do you consider him a "dignitary?" Well, then. See how it works?
 
2013-12-07 04:43:05 PM

SkinnyHead: cman: SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?

Didn't we fly the flags halfstaffed when Diana died?

I don't remember.  Flags are at half staff so often these days it's hard to keep track of the reason.  The law says the president can lower the flag for the death of foreign dignitaries.  Isn't a dignitary someone who holds high office?  I'm not sure Diana would qualify for that.  I'm not sure that a retired head of state, like Mandela, qualifies either.


http://i.word.com/idictionary/dignitary

That really wasn't hard
 
2013-12-07 04:54:17 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: When the south tries to break free again (because you know they're going to try), we need to finish what Sherman started.


You know what?  No.  Let them go this time.  Set up an airlift to get all the normal people out and then build a fence.  Within six months, the south will be begging us for foreign aid, and we can tell them "get in line behind Congo and Bangladesh."
 
2013-12-07 05:15:13 PM
Oh, look... Another ignorant shiat heel.
 
2013-12-07 05:20:31 PM
He really showed Obama!
 
2013-12-07 05:21:05 PM
Why does the news give equal time to idiots like this?
 
2013-12-07 05:23:58 PM

Confabulat: Wow, a dumb redneck in the South hates a guy that helped black people overcome being second-class citizens. This should not be news to anyone.


Have someone run against him, and run an attack ad saying he refused to lower the flag to half-staff on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

trollface.jpg
 
2013-12-07 05:24:09 PM

hardinparamedic: Why does the news give equal time to idiots like this?


It sells copy (or clicks these days, but whatever).
 
2013-12-07 05:24:29 PM

hardinparamedic: Why does the news give equal time to idiots like this?


I think it's great when we all get an opportunity to point and laugh.
 
2013-12-07 05:29:25 PM

SkinnyHead: cman: SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?

Didn't we fly the flags halfstaffed when Diana died?

I don't remember.  Flags are at half staff so often these days it's hard to keep track of the reason.  The law says the president can lower the flag for the death of foreign dignitaries.  Isn't a dignitary someone who holds high office?  I'm not sure Diana would qualify for that.  I'm not sure that a retired head of state, like Mandela, qualifies either.


Once you've been President of the US, you are always referred to as "President" even though you no longer hold that office.
 
2013-12-07 05:32:48 PM

SkinnyHead: Flags are at half staff so often these days it's hard to keep track of the reason.


No it isn't. It's pretty easy to keep track of the reason, since the reason is always stated.
 
2013-12-07 05:34:00 PM

doyner: hardinparamedic: Why does the news give equal time to idiots like this?

It sells copy (or clicks these days, but whatever).


I think  Drew wrote a whole f*cking book about it.

Yet here we are.
 
2013-12-07 05:41:11 PM
Good thing Rosa Parks ended racism or I'd be tempted to call this guy a racist and then I'd be the real racist.
 
2013-12-07 05:41:49 PM

SkinnyHead: I'm not sure that a retired head of state, like Mandela, qualifies either.


Well, if you wanna get technical, anyone who dies no longer holds the title of honor he/she was given. We'd all agree about, say, JFK or any president getting the flag lowered, but if you really want to dance on pinheads, the people we're lowering the flag for lost their position of honor when they died. So we shouldn't order the flag lowered for anyone, right?

I prefer to think of it as marking the death of forgiveness and reconcilation in this world. Politicians and leaders spend more time attacking each other rather than trying to forget the past and actually bring a country into the current century.
 
2013-12-07 05:45:08 PM

skullkrusher: Hell, we gave a military burial at sea to the last famous terrorist who died. Lowering the flag was the least we could do.


You're calling Mandela a terrorist? I knew you were a douche, but come on.
 
2013-12-07 05:45:31 PM
Did anyone read what he wrote because it said he lowered it but said it was for someone else.
 
2013-12-07 05:45:56 PM

TinyFist: doyner: hardinparamedic: Why does the news give equal time to idiots like this?

It sells copy (or clicks these days, but whatever).

I think  Drew wrote a whole f*cking book about it.

Yet here we are.


I got over it.
 
2013-12-07 05:47:29 PM
But Mandela was the polar opposite of Al Sharpton!!!!! Does this guy love Al Sharpton?????
 
2013-12-07 05:48:17 PM

parsonsparsons: Did anyone read what he wrote because it said he lowered it but said it was for someone else.


Well, as long as he didn't do it because Fartbongo Hussein told him to, that's what's important.
 
2013-12-07 05:48:18 PM
ekdikeo4:

Once you've been President of the US, you are always referred to as "President" even though you no longer hold that office.


This is true in practice, but it is a violation of the rules of protocol.  Senators are the only elected officials who retain their titles after they leave office.  Technically former Presidents are supposed to be referred to as Mr. (or whatever other highest title they hold- Dr. General, etc.).  For offices that can be held by only one person at a time, the formal protocol is that the title stays with the office.

Journalists regularly break that rule, but it is a formal rule.  Referring to a former office holder by his/her former title is considered disrespectful to the current office holder.
 
2013-12-07 05:48:26 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: skullkrusher: Hell, we gave a military burial at sea to the last famous terrorist who died. Lowering the flag was the least we could do.

You're calling Mandela a terrorist? I knew you were a douche, but come on.


Why not, Dick Cheney did.
 
2013-12-07 05:48:36 PM

SkinnyHead: cman: SkinnyHead: the president has the authority to direct the flag be flown at half-staff for the death of foreign dignitaries.

Was Mandela a foreign dignitary when he died?

Didn't we fly the flags halfstaffed when Diana died?

I don't remember.  Flags are at half staff so often these days it's hard to keep track of the reason.  The law says the president can lower the flag for the death of foreign dignitaries.  Isn't a dignitary someone who holds high office?  I'm not sure Diana would qualify for that.  I'm not sure that a retired head of state, like Mandela, qualifies either.


TBH I dont farking understand why people are upset about this

This is petty as shiat.

We have real farking problems. We have A LOT of real farking problems. Why can't we focus on them? Why must we argue about a farking flag being flown at half-mast?
 
2013-12-07 05:49:12 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: skullkrusher: Hell, we gave a military burial at sea to the last famous terrorist who died. Lowering the flag was the least we could do.

You're calling Mandela a terrorist? I knew you were a douche, but come on.


He did some bad stuff when he was young, and that invalidates everything else he ever did in his life.
 
2013-12-07 05:49:32 PM
Bumper sticker: "I WON'T DO IT BECAUSE THAT N****R TOLD ME TO!"

That's it.
 
2013-12-07 05:49:41 PM
Leaders, whether in politics or religion, are, universally, scum. We shouldn't be flying flags at half-mast for any of them. Fly a flag at half-mast for the guy who works hard all his life, raises his kids to not be a-holes, and keeps his wife happy.
 
2013-12-07 05:51:59 PM
I can't believe the author ended the article by challenging Florida, FLORIDA, to one up this ass-hat.
Be careful what you wish for.
 
2013-12-07 05:52:13 PM

born_yesterday: parsonsparsons: Did anyone read what he wrote because it said he lowered it but said it was for someone else.

Well, as long as he didn't do it because Fartbongo Hussein told him to, that's what's important.


Pretty much.
 
2013-12-07 05:53:57 PM

quatchi: Good thing Rosa Parks ended racism or I'd be tempted to call this guy a racist and then I'd be the real racist.


+1
Any upcoming gigs in the Southwest?
 
2013-12-07 05:55:31 PM

cman: Why must we argue about a farking flag being flown at half-mast?


You mean half-staff.

*ducks*

/Oddly enough America is the only country in the world that I know of who uses the term "half-staff" as well as "half-mast" to differentiate between a flag flown on land and on a boat.
//Rest of the world just goes with "half mast" for both.
///Third slashie goes where?!
 
2013-12-07 05:59:31 PM

skullkrusher: grumpfuff: Kumana Wanalaia: skullkrusher: Hell, we gave a military burial at sea to the last famous terrorist who died. Lowering the flag was the least we could do.

You're calling Mandela a terrorist? I knew you were a douche, but come on.

He did some bad stuff when he was young, and that invalidates everything else he ever did in his life.

For someone so new to this site you sure have quickly mastered the art of Fark lefty dishonesty. Your shrillness belies your noobishness.


I've been here a long time, and you're the dumbass comparing Mandela to Bin Laden. It doesn't take a decade on Fark to call out an ignorant asshole.
 
2013-12-07 06:00:12 PM

cman: This is petty as shiat.


It really is. I can't say I care what the Sheriff of Pickens County, South Carolina, writes on his Facebook page.
I don't.
 
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