09/27/2005: Hmmmmmm.... have we tried everything else?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Bush issued a proclamation indefinitely lowering the nation’s flags to the double-half-staff position today, in hopes of reversing the string of ridiculously bad luck currently plaguing the United States.More of this BS....
“Flying the flag at full-staff has proven to be very unlucky,” said Bush. “Every time we do that, something terrible happens, and we just end up having to lower it again. It is our hope that flying the flag double-half-staff will bring just as much good luck as full-staff brought bad.”
The nation’s flags had never been lowered to double-half-staff before today.
[Hmmmmm. Is that "double half-staff" (which sounds like "full staff" to me; after all, 0.5 x 2 = 1) or "quarter-staff" (0.5/2 = 0.25)? --LRC]
Len on 09.27.05 @ 06:21 PM CST