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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:04 PM

Biden to order flags to half staff to mark 500K virus deaths

Source: The Hill


BY BRETT SAMUELS - 02/22/21 01:45 PM EST

President Biden on Monday will order flags on federal land be lowered to half-staff for the next five days to mark the United States surpassing 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden will also deliver remarks at a candle-lighting ceremony later Monday and hold a moment of silence.

"Tonightís events, including the presidentís remarks, will highlight the magnitude of loss this milestone marks for the American people and so many families across the country," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing. "He will also speak to the power of the American people to turn the tide on this pandemic by working together, following public health guidelines and getting vaccinated as soon as they are eligible."




Psaki added that the remarks would not focus on the administration's pandemic response, but instead are intended to "have a human moment and a moment to remember the people who we've lost over the last year."

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/539899-biden-to-order-flags-to-half-staff-to-mark-500k-virus-deaths

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Reply Biden to order flags to half staff to mark 500K virus deaths (Original post)
DonViejo Monday OP
rzemanfl Monday #1
11 Bravo Monday #10
COL Mustard Monday #12
hay rick Monday #16
Aviation Pro Monday #20
MineralMan Monday #2
MyOwnPeace Monday #25
cstanleytech Monday #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Monday #4
WHITT Monday #5
bluestarone Monday #6
TlalocW Monday #7
krispos42 Monday #8
intheflow Monday #21
Fritz Walter Monday #9
COL Mustard Monday #13
keithbvadu2 Monday #11
Cha Monday #14
Traildogbob Monday #15
JohnnyRingo Monday #17
Evolve Dammit Monday #18
BumRushDaShow Monday #19
bucolic_frolic Monday #22
regnaD kciN Monday #23
Maxheader Monday #24

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:07 PM

1. Take that, DeSatan. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:39 PM

10. First person I thought of, as well.

All rational Americans would agree that those half a million innocent victims are way more deserving of acknowledgement than is Rush Fucking Limbaugh.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:30 PM

12. I Wonder How Many Will Assume It's For Limbaugh

Ugh.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:55 PM

16. None.

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:20 PM

20. DeathSentence

Fucking shitbag. I wonder how the SEALs felt when his lawyerly ass was embedded with them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:08 PM

2. Excellent. Honor those killed by Trump's evil machinations.

That includes my father.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:31 PM

25. Hey, MM.....

I'm hoping you're taking special appreciation knowing that it makes the "Florida Idiot's" actions meaningless - a move that I'm thinking you would take a personal delight in happening.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:11 PM

3. What was Trumps response to hitting 100k? Played more golf.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:18 PM

4. MTG and various other RWNJs can pretend they're lowered for Rush Limbaugh

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:29 PM

5. Starting To Remind Me

of the Clinton administration. In addition to other major work, they kept rolling out a long string of smaller moves. They got slammed by the MSM, but the American people loved it. I wonder who it is operating behind the scenes?


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:30 PM

6. TY Joe!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:43 PM

7. Does this coincide with DeSantis' order

To lower the flags for Limbaugh? If so, well played.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 02:50 PM

8. Came to mention this coincidence

Leaving satisfied.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:32 PM

21. I think so, and also think

a lot of the Qrazy Crowd will see it as a sign that Trump is still running things but the Deep State is working to obscure the significance of the lowering of the flags for Limbaugh.

Seriously, tho. This is a just and solemn gesture acknowledging our collective grief.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:55 PM

9. And I will join the President this evening

Virtually.
At my home, I too will light a candle. In memory of a dear friend who died from COVID just three weeks ago.

I do not have a flag to lower to half-mast. But I will have a glass, and will raise a toast to a great -- but absent -- friend.

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Response to Fritz Walter (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:31 PM

13. Fritz, I'm Sorry For Your Loss

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:47 PM

11. Donald's personal death count from Trumpvirus.

Pence's also.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:33 PM

14. Thank You, Pres Biden.. stick that

in your stupid craw, desantis.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:47 PM

15. Does that mean

The states lowering to half mast the flags for Rusty Limpballs, Will have to put their flags to the ground?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:56 PM

17. I guess you could say fuck Limbaugh.

No, really. You can say it.
Anytime.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 05:59 PM

18. Another act of truth and respect, that never would have happened with Don the Con.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:08 PM

19. He has a live address going right now at post time (6:08 pm ET)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:33 PM

22. Joe Biden is putting Americans' lives first, and meeting it with lite ecumenical religious caring

That GQP Party of crooks and liars preached all week long and oppressed our lives with their harsh religious fervor,

they were heartless, tone-deaf, sadistic spastic creeps who cared not one iota about human life and well being, especially as it didn't relate to them and their privileged ones.

What a Great Divide, and how great the man Joe Biden to rise to meet the moment!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:51 PM

23. Now that the 500,000 mark has been reached "on Biden's watch"...

...I wonder how many pundits of a certain viewpoint will now claim that he bears the responsibility for the grim milestone? Hey, "the buck stops here," right?

Conversely, had the pandemic and resulting death toll dramatically slowed, preventing the U.S. from reaching half-a-million deaths, would those same pundits have claimed that it was something the Trump administration had done that had resulted in "stopping COVID," and that 45 should have gotten the credit for "ending the disease" here on American soil?


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:24 PM

24. Rip...



(sigh)...

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