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So it appears that the entirety of the Prozi and Cucksphere had a synchronized fainting couch moment when it turned out that the staff in charge of raising and lowering flags on the White House had followed US Flag Code after the death of Senator McCain to the letter.

You could almost hear the “well I NEVAH!” all the way to Texas.

Apparently the Flag Code just simply isn’t good enough for such a towering monument to statesmanship and magnanimity as the late Sen. McCain, and the screams and insults proceeded en masse in the general direction of the Oval Office.

The occupant of which then responded by extending the time the flag would be at half mast until the time of interment, thus elevating the status of the deceased Senator to that of “…an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession”, according to the Flag Code that none of the hysterics could be bothered to familiarize themselves with prior to throwing a wall-eyed hissy fit.

Will he get any credit for this?

All signs point to “no”. Instead, we predict that the howling banshees will demand that the President immediately declares a national month of mourning, begin planning for a 200′ monument to the departed Senator and put diplomatic pressure on the Vatican to have him canonized retroactively.

We wish we were joking here.

Thatisall.

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angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

For us ignoramuses, could you tell us what the wording of the code is?
:em03:
Trust in Googlag, I do not.

RDM
RDM

m) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the… Read more »

angrywebmaster
angrywebmaster

RDM @ #:
Thank you. I have now been educated.
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sleeper
sleeper

So, half-staff on the day of death, and all day on the next day for a member of Congress (senator or representative). Sounds like exactly what Mr. Trump did.

LC Mike in Chi
LC Mike in Chi

Renaming the senate building after the senator is some more of the same.
I think the first shuttle to the sun should bear his name.
I might rename my dog ‘wetstart’ after him (cause of the happy pee-pee thing, ya’ know).
He doesn’t come when I call him, but he is attentive when offered a bribe.

Azygos
Azygos

They had a hell of a time trying to design the funeral procession route because when they loaded his body in the hearse it would only turn left. Finally today he will be flow to DC where he can LIE (in state) to us one more time. I think we should emulate John Watts de Peyster and erect a fitting… Read more »

DJ Allyn, MPSE
DJ Allyn, MPSE

Leave it to me to clue you into where the conflict occurred. In normal times, American presidents, regardless of party, orders the flag to fly at half mast until internment in the case of the death of a sitting Senator. It is almost automatic — the White House Communications staff dictate the boilerplate order, issues a statement, and the POTUS… Read more »

Terrapod
Terrapod

DJ, does it occur to you that the POTUS may have followed the code as written? Your taking every opportunity to bash him speaks more about your personal mental state than it does the president. http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html §175. Position and manner of display The flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags, should be either on the marching… Read more »

DJ Allyn, MPSE
DJ Allyn, MPSE

Terrapod says: DJ, does it occur to you that the POTUS may have followed the code as written? You are assuming that he even knows the code. Go back and read my last comment. The part where the White House communications staff had already set everything in motion — the flag lowering, the statements — all of that. Trump deliberately… Read more »