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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 02-18-2012 08:01 PM 1241 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-18-2012 08:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: whitney houston singer rip

Have fun singing with the angels…

Thank you for being here…

You were so G R E A T !

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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#1 posted 02-18-2012 09:18 PM

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 09:22 PM

Whitney Houston death – NJ governor defends half-mast flag decree
Published Thursday, Feb 16 2012, 11:48am EST | By Justin Harp | 16 commentsRecommend 28
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has defended his decision to lower state and federal flags to half-mast in recognition of Whitney Houston’s death.

The governor announced this week that the state will honor Houston’s passing on Saturday (February 18) by lowering its flags, just as it did when fellow New Jersey residents Frank Sinatra and Clarence Clemons died.

Christie has since come under fire from some constituents as well as the media for choosing to honor Houston, who admitted during the final years of her life that she had battled drug addiction.

© Sipa Press/Rex Features

The politician addressed the controversy during a press briefing on Thursday and said he is committed to going ahead with New Jersey’s tribute to Houston.

“I am disturbed by people who believe that because of her ultimate demise – and we don’t know what is the cause of her death yet – but because of her history of substance abuse that somehow she’s forfeited the good things that she did in her life. I just reject that on a human level,” Christie said, reports The AP.

“What I would say to everybody is there but for the grace of God go I.”

Houston’s funeral is to take place in Newark, NJ at the New Hope Baptist Church, where the popstar sang as a child.

Aretha Franklin has been asked to sing at the service, which will be attended by Houston’s on-off boyfriend Ray J, Brandy, LA Reid and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

The funeral will be streamed on the internet and on television.

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 09:27 PM

Very talented and a wonderful voice …. will be missed.
It’s ironic that the girl with such an angelic voice will be attended by J. Jackson, someone who lies out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. Does not seem fitting.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 09:29 PM

I wonder if Christie require flags be at half-mast for ALL of New Jerseys fallen soldiers? They are the real hero’s who should be honored.

That, I think, should take precedence over some pop-star.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 10:37 PM

I wonder if Christie require flags be at half-mast for ALL of New Jerseys fallen soldiers? They are the real hero’s who should be honored.

That, I think, should take precedence over some pop-star.

100% with you Don

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 11:03 PM

21 needle salute as well? She was a drug addict…get over it! She died feeding her addiction.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 11:35 PM

I’d like to know what the Mother cleaned up before she called police…

{about the room being cleaned up} The news didn’t tell that…

-- Rick

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 12:43 AM

A great singer she was for sure.

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 12:43 AM

P L E A S E…

This is about acknowledging Whitney Houston…

Can we P L E A S E KEEP it that way?

Thank you very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 02-19-2012 12:57 AM

I can’t take away anything from her singing…she had a great talent…but wasted it. Lowering the National Colors is just a step too far. Willwe have a national holiday celebrating her birth as well? Rant over….carry on.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#11 posted 02-19-2012 01:15 AM

Jim Morrison.

Jim Hendrix.

Janis Joplin.

The list goes on.

They were all great also, but drugs did them in.

Nothung was done for them, what makes Whitney so special…

-- Rick

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#12 posted 02-21-2012 10:08 PM

...she lived in a state with an attenton seeking governor…at least more attention seeking than most.

I find myself saddened by her death, but not suprised. I hope she has found peace.

-- When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there is no end to what you CAN'T do

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#13 posted 02-22-2012 03:25 PM

Joe, Whitney Houston was a great singer. It’s sad she couldn’t have been happier in life. She doesn’t deserve this, or this. -Jack

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#14 posted 02-22-2012 03:36 PM

The saddest thing is that she hooked up with a jealous of HER talent POS like Bobby Brown. He’s nothing but ghetto trash! Her solid religious foundation was crumbled by him. That led to her drug abuse. I will never forget her Super Bowl rendition of the National Anthem. Rest in peace dear lady.

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