Governor Christie of New Jersey criticized for flying flags at half-mast for Whitney Houston.
I’m starting to get a little sick and tired of some of these self-righteous douchebags who claim to speak on behalf of others, and then take that feeble power a little too seriously, or let it go to their tiny heads, and make mountains out of molehills. I think they do it mostly for reasons of self-gratification:
“Look, Honey! I got my name in the paper! I’m important!”
“Hey, they mentioned my (group consisting of three self-appointed assholes) in the paper! We have influence over a politician!”
“Now I can put this up on my Facebook page and finally, maybe, get someone to Friend and Like Me!”
Whatever you might have thought of Whitney Houston, and whatever your tiny little mind might believe was the cause of her death (no one has yet, to my knowledge, made a definitive statement with regards to an overdose, accidental or not), you have to admit this: she was a famous New Jerseyan, one of great distinction, and for that reason alone, at least deserved consideration vis-a-vis having the state flags flown at half-mast.
No, Whitney did not charge an insurgent machine gun position in Afghanistan, nor did she invent the freakin’ light bulb and phonograph, but she accomplished wondrous things in her all-too-short-and-apparently-tumultuous life. How about a little respect and admiration…and pity…for her just based on those things?
I can almost promise you that the people who squawked the loudest were of the so-called "REAL" conservative (small ‘c’ intentional) ilk, probably acting upon a secret message from God they received via someone’s three-legged Golden Retriever. You know, the same dingbats who suddenly believe Rick Santorum is the nation’s best, last hope, and the the biggest issues facing this nation are the decline in church attendance and gay marriage?
These people have no lives outside of church and their hobby is sticking their sanctimonious noses into other people's business just so that they can feel superior to the rest of us. They are mean, hypocritical, petty and vainglorious little twits with no better or productive use for their time.