To be fair, maybe some folks simply lack the technical skill required to lower a flag to half-mast. Then again, since it is a skill mastered not only by those in the military, but also Boy Scouts and high school students, it really isn’t rocket science.
I have long held a dim view of those who hoist a flag - and keep it up day and night - in order to bring more attention to their business. But when they are too damn lazy to lower the flag to half-mast in times of national tragedy or when a public figure dies and the president orders the flags to be lowered, well, maybe they should learn the rules.
I was never a big Scalia fan, but he was a Supreme Court Justice, and when the President of the United states says lower the flag, baby, well, you should know what to do.
If you don’t, maybe you shouldn’t be putting a flag outside your business in the first place . . .
On the Air with the Last American
As promised. here is the link to my interview with a writer who used to refer to himself as “The Last American” when he wrote letters to the editor.
Quote of the Day
"By the way, I want my tombstone to say, 'Too late, he's already dead.' You know, just in case more people show up wanting to screw my life over." - Darien Fawkes, The Invisible Man