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Old 12-06-2013, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Sheriff Rick Clark of Pickens Co South Carolina tweeted that he will refuse President Obama's direction that US flags be lowered to half-staff, in tribute to Nelson Mandela:

South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Mandela

Clark's stated reason? Mandela's not an Amurrikin, he-yuck he-yuck.


Stay classy, SC...

Last edited by Ibginnie; 12-06-2013 at 05:55 PM.. Reason: Race baiting

 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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I see no reason to lower it, either.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Nor I.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:37 PM
 
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:39 PM
 
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Obama can't force states to lower the flag. But he can order Federal facilities to lower it.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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He's right BTW, there's no reason to lower the US flag for Mandela, no offense to Mandela.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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This from the same president who couldn't bother sending a representative from the administration to the funeral of Margaret Thatcher.

No matter his achievements, count me among those who don't see the necessity of lowering the flag of the United States for a foreign head of government and/or state.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: MD's Eastern Shore
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This isn't S. Africa. Let them lower their own damn flag over there. Let ours here in the US fly high.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:45 PM
 
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I guess people are only human beings if they are American to him.
 
Old 12-06-2013, 05:47 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Gurbie View Post
Sheriff Rick Clark of Pickens Co South Carolina tweeted that he will refuse President Obama's direction that US flags be lowered to half-staff, in tribute to Nelson Mandela:

South Carolina Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Mandela

Clark's stated reason? Mandela's not an Amurrikin, he-yuck he-yuck.


Stay classy, SC...
President Obama doesn't have control over local jurisdictions' flag poles. :/

Last edited by Ibginnie; 12-06-2013 at 05:55 PM.. Reason: edited quoted post
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