Breaking the rules

I’m not sure this is Atlanta specific (and therefore shouldn’t be posted here) but I’m seeing it all over town and I’m too damn lazy to look up the rules myself so I thought I’d just bear the gaping hole in my chest where a heart should be and ask: exactly how long are we going to fly all these flags at half mast?

8 Comments so far

  1. griftdrift (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

    30 days for a deceased President. Ford died on 12-26. So two more days.

  2. Maigh (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 3:35 pm

    Word. I suppose I don’t remember it being so long with Reagan, but then I probably just wasn’t paying attention.

  3. Annie (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    Oh, it’s for Ford? I was totally thinking it was for MLK. . . .

  4. grammar police (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    “half mast” should be “half staff” — unless, of course, you’re talking about ships or sailboats.

    and yes i realize the irony of using the name ‘grammar police’ and not using proper capitalization.

  5. Maigh (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    What, you got somethin’ against pirates? Yar.

  6. Rochellesells (unregistered) on January 23rd, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    I asked a friend the same thing yesterday. Thanks for the information. I didn’t know it was a month for presidents.

  7. james (unregistered) on January 24th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    for the record i am not ‘grammar police,’ although i strongly endorse his/her decision not to use capitalization.

    viva la lowercase!

  8. Tatiana (unregistered) on January 25th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    Dude, I was totally about to ask someone why I kept seeing flags at half staff all over town. I’m mad it took me a month to find out what was going on. I was like…Sept. 11th? In January?

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