Baxil (baxil) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:


(For the record, currently not posting to tlands_dot_org because PERL broke on the server and Movable Type refuses to run. This has now been fixed, though.)

Okay, so Ronald Reagan's dead. He's a former president, and I understand a much-beloved one. Lowering American flags to half-staff is right, honorable, and appropriate. But:
President Bush ordered flags flown at half-staff on federal buildings for 30 days starting Sunday ...
... what the fuck?

I mean, seriously. What the fuck? Even the September 11 victims only got five days, extended to 11. I know conservatives like to lionize Reagan as the grand hero of all time, but thirty days? That's ridiculous.

EDIT: Remark retracted. The 30-day period for former presidents is in the Flag Code. It still seems excessive to me, for any president, but at least this isn't some sort of appalling partisan "let's mourn forever for the bestest man ever to die" thing.
Tags: politics


    SO THERE's been too many ponies areound here! Ponies are not manly like greek fighters. This is a misteak that must be remediated! I went to see the…

  • Announcement: P&P launch 10/31!

    Hello, everypony! I've got great news: == THE WAIT IS OVER! == The official soft launch for the D&D MLP game is: NIGHTMARE…

  • Oh yeah! I have a Livejournal!

    And I keep forgetting to update it, too! But I'm overdue for an update on: OUR STORY SO FAR: Back in June, a mysterious figure hacked…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded