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Flags are flying at half mast for Hugo Chavez in La and Tx

Flags at Citgo are at half staff in honor of Chavez in Louisiana and Texas. Apparently it has pissed a lot of people off. Does it bother you?

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PandaGwen

Asked by PandaGwen at 6:51 PM on Mar. 6, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Its their choice
    RIP
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 6:52 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • yeah, but what can we do.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • I haven't seen any at half mast in my area. Does it piss me off? Not really. Of course I haven't seen it yet.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 7:24 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • no, but isnt he anti american or something?
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 7:25 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Yes. He hated the US. Called Bush the devil. Wanted Sec Clinton out of office and was an evil dictator.
    PandaGwen

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 7:30 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • But wasn't Citgo funded/owned by him? I mean, I would imagine that's why there is a show of respect there.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:32 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • I think Citgo is half owned by a Venezuelan company.
    PandaGwen

    Comment by PandaGwen (original poster) at 7:35 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • Right, that's more appropriately worded. So, that would be why the flags are flying half staff. It's their right to do so and, no, it doesn't really piss me off to be honest.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 7:41 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • well its a Venezuelan company and most of the Venezuelan ppl loved him. despite his hate for the US he did do some great things for the poor ppl in his country (schools, healthcare, prenatal care, housing). so no it doesnt bother me at all.

    now if American Govt building flags were at half-mast then yes, id be bothered.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 7:56 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

  • I hope it's not our US flag flying at half staff. Then again, that might make the old American hater roll in his grave, so it could be a win-win. :p
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:05 PM on Mar. 6, 2013

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