Ok, I had a long, long day covering that Rutgers Board of Governor’s meeting. I was going to take the night off, but I just wanted to get this in there. I usually don’t go on rants like this, I like to keep it either sarcastic or analytical, but this was just too much.
Governor Christie has decided that all flags on state land will be flown half mast in memory of Whitney Houston, who died this past Saturday night, as I am sure you are aware. The usual crowd of “Republicans” who criticize anything that the Governor does came out in full force on their Facebook accounts (where they seemingly spend all of their time) to blast him for it. For a number of reasons:
- She was just a singer
- She was a drug addict
- She didn’t write her own music
- Blah blah blah blah.
Are you people kidding me? Sure, all of those above statements are true, but that does not change the fact that Whitney Houston was an incredibly famous individual from New Jersey who did a tremendous amount of charity work both in our state and around the world. Also, lets not forget to mention, that she is probably one of the best vocal performers of the last 30 years. Whatever-her-name-is from the Weight Watchers commercials could not even do her song justice the other night at the Grammy’s. I’m not even a fan. I’m not defending her bad behavior. I just don’t think we should waste time worrying about it!
The flag being flown half mast does not ruin your life in any way, shape, or form. Just get over it and move on to something more important. It does not disrespect our military (the flag is flown half mast every time a service member gives his life overseas) and it does not disrespect our fallen police officers either. I bet they care far less than you overly-sensitive whiners do.
And on a final note: remember that time that the Democrats pushed gay marriage as their single biggest legislative priority this year and you all moaned about how they were wasting time when they should concentrate on things that matter?
Yeah, me too. Take your own advice. At least until you become Governor, and then you can fly the flag half mast for whatever you want, too.