What do you think about New Jersey flying the flag at half mast for Whitney Houston?
I lost a lot of respect for Chris Christie for this decision. I always thought this honor was only paid to those that served their country in some way. Nothing against Whitney Houston and the wonderful contributions to music she made over the years, but isn't that what the Rock Hall of Fame is for? I understand that she did a great rendision of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl, but so did Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and they didn't lower flags for him.
i would find it very insulting if i lived there. many people die all the time, so what makes her special? it would be different maybe if she had lived a good life, not one messed up with drugs and alcohol. it's like saying to people"as long as you're famous, we don't care if you're a class a screw up"
Seriously? They flew the flag at half mast for her? Personally I don't think her life was worthy of that. She didn't do anything to deserve it. My grandpa fought in and was wounded in World War II. He's still alive, thank goodness, but when he passes I don't think there will be any flag flown at half mast in his honor even though I think he earned it more than Whitney.
absolutely not!This woman did not contribute greatly to society...in fact she set a poor example to all
Frankly, I think it is a little ridiculous. She is an entertainer, and one who could have contributed so much more had she not gotten caught up in the things she did.
I think it is wrong to fly the flag at half-mast for celebrities. We are so screwed up when our "heros" are athletes and celebrities. Not to minimize her accomplishments, it just seem appropriate to honor her this way.
Make no mistake about it, Whitney Houston was extremely talented. Her music touched millions throughout the world. But while her music inspired and lifted us, her actions as an entertainer do not deliver the freedoms each of us enjoy as citizens of this great nation. She gave us happiness and was paid handsomely for it. The countless numbers of our military risk their lives for far less personal gain, but far greater rewards to our nation. They are the ones who deserve hours-long televised funerals, days of media attention and flags flown half mast in their honor. God Bless Whitney in her next journey, and God Bless those who are the true heroes of our nation.
by Joel 6 years ago
Should New Jersey fly the flag at half staff for the death of Whitney Houston?
by Julie Grimes 8 years ago
Does anyone know why in Missouri that our flags were flown at half mast?
by giopski 2 years ago
Why do you think famous celebrities like Whitney Houston of today die the way they did?This simply dawned on me as I watch the funeral of Whitney today. Celebrities like her though may be at the spotlight and stardom we can't help but wonder why they seem to die "unhappily." ...
by Thomas Byers 6 years ago
It has now been confirmed by CNN and other news services that Whitney Houston age 48 has passed away. The cause of her death is not yet being reported. Sad news indeed. That lady could sing.
by RJ68 6 years ago
Mine is "I'm Every Woman" (Its all in me) Please share with me. We lost a truly talented young lady this weekend. We will not judge her mistakes but celebrate her accomplishments.
by Justjed 6 years ago
Actor Kevin Costner, who starred with Whitney Houston in the 1992 hit movie "The Bodyguard," will speak at her funeral on Saturday, according to a source with knowledge of the funeral plans
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