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President Trump orders American
flags in the US and around the world to
be lowered to half staff in honor of Rep
Elijah Cummingswho died today,
despite animosity between the pair,
as tributes pour in for the 'giant of integrity'

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Posted By: MainelySane, 10/17/2019 6:09:58 PM

President Trump ordered American flags around the world to be flown at half-staff in honor of Elijah E. Cummings after the senior Democrat died aged 68. Cummings, who served as chair of the House oversight and Reform Committee, passed away of 'complications concerning longstanding health challenges' in hospice care



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Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 10/17/2019 6:20:53 PM (No. 210269)
Man, my pulley is jammed on my flag. Guess it has to stay up.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/17/2019 6:22:32 PM (No. 210271)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley 10/17/2019 6:23:29 PM (No. 210273)
Kind of cheapens the half mast time for real heroes.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 10/17/2019 6:27:52 PM (No. 210275)
Might have to go out and run up the 'Stars & Bars!'
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamapreacher 10/17/2019 6:30:04 PM (No. 210277)
I guess Cummings really did the best he could with what he had, not a lot mentally himself and almost nothing mentally as far as his constituents go.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 10/17/2019 6:37:20 PM (No. 210287)
Giant of integrity? I almost fell out of my chair. Our flag is staying at full mast, thank you very much.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry 10/17/2019 6:40:43 PM (No. 210288)
Let’s not Candy coat this man. He was the giant of extreme racism. I know the truth is hard to accept. He was no Martin Luther King. Rest In Peace.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 10/17/2019 6:52:37 PM (No. 210296)
What about the other hate filled racists who have gone before? It's like lowering the flag for David Duke after he dies. Hate filled racism don't care what color the skin comes in.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: red1066 10/17/2019 6:58:25 PM (No. 210299)
Maryland TV anchors are just shy of tears talking about Cummings death. My concern is who the socialists will pick to take Cummings place. Come election time, the clueless uniformed crew of that district will probably elect a Maxine Waters wanna be who will side with AOC and the Muslim brotherhood hookers that spout BS morning, noon, and night. If your for going to fly the flag at half staff, make sure it's flown upside down as a distress signal for the country.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: pinger 10/17/2019 6:59:00 PM (No. 210300)
Darn it, I missed the memo. My Old Glory was at the top of my pole yesterday. Today it's still at the top, right above my big, yellow smiley face flag.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/17/2019 7:00:16 PM (No. 210301)
Sorry, I can't do half mast. Not on a flag staff that is only 5 feet long. If I could, still wouldn't. The President is a bigger man than I am to treat a political enemy this way by making this announcement.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/17/2019 7:03:02 PM (No. 210307)
And you have to be kidding me, the "giant of integrity"? DailyMail UK, you are showing your utter ignorance of American corruption, again.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: offrope 10/17/2019 7:05:43 PM (No. 210310)
I'll show my feelings by flying my flag a little higher than usual.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: columba 10/17/2019 7:13:00 PM (No. 210315)
Prayer for our enemies is recommended in Scripture by the Man Himself. It is the strongest weapon we have with regard to wit whom we disagree. Once again, Mr. Trump is on target.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Annie Xango 10/17/2019 7:13:59 PM (No. 210317)
#3..isn't that the truth..think what we are going to have to do when HRClinton kicks the will be puke inducing..probably have her lie in state...etc. etc. same for old Billy Jeff too...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/17/2019 7:53:44 PM (No. 210338)
Not happening. The reprobate should be pulled out the back door and buried without a funeral.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: mathman 10/17/2019 8:03:53 PM (No. 210341)
Gag me with a spoon. Integrity? How much did he and his wife make from their "service"? How did the blacks in his District fare while he and his wife were getting rich? What has he ever done for anyone but himself? Give me a break.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Namma 10/17/2019 8:07:35 PM (No. 210342)
Lower my flag. Ahhhh nope. Not going to happen!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bgarrett 10/17/2019 8:11:35 PM (No. 210345)
Trump is a lot nicer than I am
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Reply 20 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/17/2019 8:21:33 PM (No. 210348)
Trump knows how to be gracious.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bassman 10/17/2019 8:54:21 PM (No. 210369)
As far as I am concerned there's a few more that need to follow right behind him.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 10/17/2019 8:59:22 PM (No. 210372)
Giant of Integrity = He didn’t die in federal prison
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Reply 23 - Posted by: snapper451 10/17/2019 9:01:32 PM (No. 210376)
Integrity???? Not that....
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ginadee 10/17/2019 9:10:59 PM (No. 210384)
Our president is a classy man.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Italiano 10/17/2019 9:19:48 PM (No. 210389)
I guess if you're a fellow inside-the-Beltway swamp dweller, you have to lionize the corrupt, racist s-bird. I, on the other hand, do not.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: anniebc 10/17/2019 9:35:14 PM (No. 210396)
"GIANT of INTEGRITY"! Yes, I'm screaming.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lawsy0 10/17/2019 9:40:37 PM (No. 210402)
Like most of us here, the President is showing honor to the office if not to the man, per se. I can do no less. So, I simply say Rest in Peace, Mr. Cummings.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Turninggrey 10/17/2019 9:49:24 PM (No. 210409)
They could just throw his carcass on one of the garbage heals in Baltimore and save money.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Moritz55 10/17/2019 9:49:48 PM (No. 210410)
Interesting how so many posters disagree so fervently with the President. So maybe differences of opinion are permitted after all without being labeled betrayal of the President? Good to know.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/17/2019 10:11:23 PM (No. 210416)
Even after death, Cummings is still benefiting from quotas. When was the flag lowered for the death of any other House member?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 10/17/2019 10:22:28 PM (No. 210419)
Will be putting up a longer/taller flagpole for my flag, flying it two-blocked at the top of the flagpole.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: DVC 10/17/2019 11:40:35 PM (No. 210436)
Nope, I will not honor this man. I will not say horrible things about him, but I will not lie and say he was a great man. And I will not do the things I do to honor people I respect.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: watashiyo 10/17/2019 11:55:30 PM (No. 210451)
He reminded me of a wealthy man begging Lazarus for a drop of water to wet his tongue.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Trigger2 10/18/2019 1:42:23 AM (No. 210491)
What? No whole 24/7 media circus funeral?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 10/18/2019 2:23:41 AM (No. 210498)
Usually, I don't speak ill of the dead, but my first thought was "One less racist in Washington"
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Strike3 10/18/2019 2:51:34 AM (No. 210506)
My flag has to stay at full mast so the "Don't Tread On Me" flag doesn't drag on the ground. Sorry. I'll make a deal with you, MSM. Don't list all of the good things that Cummings was not and I won't list his crimes.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: ROLFNader 10/18/2019 7:22:56 AM (No. 210589)
I will offer a shorter version of #27's eulogy. Rest.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hugh Akston 10/18/2019 8:06:40 AM (No. 210636)
Yesterday's AP article called Cummings a formidable orator - if you could understand urban mumble-mouth spoken in incomplete sentences - and this article calls him a giant of integrity. You mean as exhibited during the Kavanaugh inquisition? Sure...right...uh huh. Unfortunately, whoever replaces him will probably be worse.
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