NJ flies flags at half mast over death of drug addict

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  1. Speeders R Murderers

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    Whitney Houston was just a drughead has been entertainer. She never did anything that actually helped america. But she was black so...

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/14/2641624/nj-flags-to-fly-at-half-staff.html

    Wednesday, 02.15.12
    TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will order flags flown at half-staff at state government buildings Saturday in memory of Whitney Houston.
    The governor says Houston was a "cultural icon" who belongs in the same category in New Jersey music history as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen.
    He says her accomplishments were "a great source of pride for the people of the state."
     
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    he has the right to do that if he believes she is an important figure to the state.

    I do not see an entertainer falling into that category unless they also were philanthropical within that state or other significant contribution.
     
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    The irony here is, they can say she beat Bobby Brown to death.
     
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    Lance Cpl Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20 of North Arlington, NJ died Feb 10th in Hemland Province.
    With all due respect (none) to Ms. Houston. I'd say he's much more deserving.
    This country and Gov Christie are seriously sick.
     
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    Guess the Gov isn't familiar with the Flag code;

    The section provides that the President shall order the flag flown at half-staff for stipulated periods “upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a state, territory, or possession.” After the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag may be flown at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or in accordance with recognized custom not inconsistent with law. In addition, the Governor of a state, territory, or possession, or the Mayor of the District of Columbia, may direct that the national flag be flown at half-staff, in the event of the death of a present or former official of the respective government or in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that jurisdiction.

    Where does Whitney coke head fall into this?
     
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    I suppose he does have the power to do this but that doesn't make it proper. WH was a useless scumhead. She gets this honor only because she was black. More racism!!!!
     
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    She finnally caught back up with her career.
     
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    Another example of your great analysis at work.

    Whether you appreciate her or not, she was an accomplished- and acclaimed singer and entertainer.

    If this had been Bruce Springsteen you wouldn't have even noticed or cared.

    Yeah there is racism involved here, but it ain't New Jersey.
     
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    Keyword; WAS. Having blown that, she elected to be a junkie. Her respect for herself, her family and those that touched her life, including her adoring fans meant nothing to her. Being in a state of drug induced oblivion was far more important. As a person she was an abject failure.
     
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    Must be a slow news day.
     
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    So what.? Entertainers are useless parsites. Plumbers are far far more important than singers.
     
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    I thought after Jersey Shore, we'd all decided that NJ shouldn't be part of the union anymore?

    Snookie, never forget!
     
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    Yet I guarantee there are more plumbers who want to be entertainers than there are entertainers who want to be plumbers.
     
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    The cast of Jersey Shore with the rare exception is not from New Jersey, professor.

    I love how bigots just lash out at all kinds of groups based on half backed "information."
     
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    My day is no more ruined now than it would be if I saw a child poop in its pants. I pity the child but it has no bearing on my life.
     
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    Want to enlighten us on which of the gems are? I'm sure you'd rather not.

    You also can't even pump your own gas, yea I'll pass.
     
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    I have no idea which cast member from that train wreck is from New Jersey. What I do know is I read the paper and people who are actually from Jersey are kind of pissed off about the show. The production company was getting some kind of tax break to film there and once it became known to the wider public it was canceled. It was in all the papers.

    Looks like you got duped by MTV. You should try more reliable news sources. I personally never watch that channel.

    Anyone that has passed through New Jersey in February is pretty thankful you don't need to pump your own gas. They pump it for you and it's cheaper than every other state in the region for some strange reason. Cheap gas pumped for you when it is five below zero. Why not?
     
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    Oh, you will not put them on us. They're mostly from NY if I recall.
     
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    Houston was quite the charitable figure. Wasn't it a foundation for homeless children with aids she created? I remember in October '01 when she signed over all rights of her Star-Spangled banner rendition to the NY fire fighters disaster relief fund following the 9/11 attacks. Her contributions to the interest of the country shouldn't get lost in her personal quarrels. She's helped many regardless of her singing career... the only person she's killed (presumably) was herself.
     
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    In your perfect Marxist world that would be true.

    In a Capitalist world, entertainers of the caliber of Houston or Paul McCarthy are deemed more important than plumbers.

    Sorry you hate Capitalism so much.
     
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    My goal was to wad as many NJ panties as possible. Mission accomplished.
     
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    Oh, you play dirty.
     
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    Unless the sewer is backing up into your house, of course.
     

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