Controversy Continues Over NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Whitney Houston Flag Tribute

 

There has been quite the controversy and uproar over New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision to fly the  flag at half staff on Saturday in NJ for Whitney Houston’s funeral. Christie defended his actions of lowering the flag to half staff at state government buildings on Saturday, the day that Houston’s funeral services would be held in Newark, NJ.

Christie said he didn’t believe that Houston’s history of substance abuse “forfeited the good things she did.”

“I am disturbed by people who believe that because her ultimate demise — and we don’t know what is the cause of her death yet — but because of her history of substance abuse that somehow she’s forfeited the good things that she did in her life,” he said, according to the AP. “I just reject that on a human level.”

“What I would say to everybody is, ‘There but for the grace of God go I,’” he added.

I would ask the following question, yes Whitney Houston is a daughter of New Jersey, yes she was an amazingly talented singer and yes she was also a drug addict along the way. Christie references that her history of drug abuse should not diminish the good things she did. Like what? Did I miss the fact that she was Mother Teresa-like? Seriously, what good things did she do?Whitney Houston was an amazingly talented singer who gave the greatest rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before Super Bowl XXV in from of millions of people worldwide as Gulf W in 1991. However, I am not sure if that rates flags being flown at half-staff.

Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh backs Chris Christie’s Whitney Houston flag tribute.Rush’s full comments can be read HERE. However, law enforcement has quite a different take.

Rush Limbaugh defended New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to order flags in his state to be flown at half-staff on the day of the late singer Whitney Houston’s funeral, as he briefly dipped his toes in the world of entertainment on his radio show Thursday.

“I have a question. If she did not have in her life a problem with drug abuse and alcohol … we don’t yet know what the cause of death was, but let’s assume that alcohol and drugs had nothing to do with it. Take that out of it. How many of you would be upset that the flag was lowered to half staff?” Limbaugh said.

What is most interesting regarding Rush’s comments is that when El Rushbo ever decides to depart this Earth, the same flag flack will most likely occur.

With all due respect, many instances of flying flags half-staff for entertainers were done prior to 9-11. The attacks of September 11, 2001 kind of put a significance on such an act. My personal belief is that maybe the answer is to fly the state flag at half staff for entertainers. Let’s reserve the US flag for government officials, the military and first responders. Call me old fashion but I just think that there are many more daughters and sons of New Jersey that will have done more than Whitney will pass away and never be provided this honor.

Give us your opinion …



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    7 Responses to “Controversy Continues Over NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Whitney Houston Flag Tribute”

    1. Miklo on February 17th, 2012 3:15 pm

      “There but for the grace of God go… ANY OF US”

      Whitney Houston may have been woefully irresponsible regarding her drug usage, but she was a celebrated American who blessed us with her God-given talent.

      It is just a terrible shame that Houston succumbed to the bad habits that robbed her, and us, of more years to enjoy her great talent.

      Yes, fly the flags at half-mast!
      We have lost an American treasure too soon!

    2. Carpe on February 17th, 2012 5:40 pm

      There before the grace of God goes… the ninny doing handstands on the concrete pool decking with a Grey Goose in her hand. Her wig flying asunder!

      It’s amazing we had Whitney as long as we did.

    3. Tamikosmom on February 17th, 2012 7:10 pm

      Let’s reserve the US flag for government officials, the military and first responders. Call me old fashion but I just think that there are many more daughters and sons of New Jersey that will have done more than Whitney will pass away and never be provided this honor.

      Posted February 17, 2012 by Scared Monkeys

      ++++++

      I agree.

    4. Nugs on February 17th, 2012 9:46 pm

      I’m glad Whitney Houston was not Mother Theresa-like. That would mean she enjoyed watching people suffer and hoarding money for useless buildings instead of actually getting medical care to the sick.
      _______________
      SM: Please to not make the comparison, it just shows your foolishness,
      R

    5. Dolf on February 18th, 2012 6:26 am

      Let’s reserve the US flag for government officials, the military and first responders. Call me old fashion but I just think that there are many more daughters and sons of New Jersey that will have done more than Whitney will pass away and never be provided this honor.

      Posted February 17, 2012 by Scared Monkeys

      ++++++

      I agree.

      100%

    6. southernsue on February 18th, 2012 10:48 am

      whitney houston made millions from her music.

      she was just another entertainer, nothing more.

      wonderful voice, sad life.

      now can everyone get back to watching oprah and american idol, seems that what is important to a majority of Americans, that’s why the flag is half mast, stupid.

    7. NGBoston on February 20th, 2012 11:14 am

      Like all of us, Whitney was a child of God. She had a talent, and she served her life ENTERTAINING all of us with that.

      That alone does not make her worthy, IMO, of that flag flying half-mast. It should be reserved for Government officials, the military and first responders.

      With that being said, it’s time for people to stop tearing Ms. Houston a new one. There was a lot of truth in what O’Reilly stated about the MSM and their portrayal of fallen stars. We have lost many great people in this manner. It brings to question, also—-where were these other famous people in her life when they were struggling. Oprah Winfrey pisses me off YET AGAIN. So, on her OWN network she re-broadcasts her previously recorded interview of her “friend” Whitney on her network for another ratings grab.

      Oprah, you SUCK and what did you- one of the wealthiest and most powerful Women in America EVER DO FOR WHITNEY? I have been so DONE AND OVER Oprah for years, and this is another example of a good reason WHY.

      RIP, Whitney

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