Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Governor Christie Orders State Tribute For Whitney Houston

New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has ordered that all government buildings fly their flags at half-staff in honor of Whitney Houston. The Governor says that Whitney is a "cultural icon" and "a great source of pride for the people of the state."

Whitney will be buried in Newark where she was from. Her funeral is invitation only and will be held at her home church, New Hope Baptist Church where she started her career and her mother, Cissy Houston lead the choir.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Whitney and her music - and I am sorry to see her taken so early in her life. We know she succumbed to drugs and became addicted - she is far from the only one - it happens in all realms of music, rock, pop, gospel, country, you name it - it happens. An addiction to anything is extremely hard to break away from - ask someone that has done it and failed over and over. She tried and it worked for awhile - and sadly it seems she MAY have mixed prescription drug and alcohol and possibly that combination took her life. Until results come back - we truly don't know exactly what killed her. Having said that - I don't honestly think lowering the flag is the thing to do - have a memorial in her hometown is certainly something that could be done - but not flying flag half=staff. Just my opinion.

February 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM  
Blogger Mr. Nashville said...

I certainly understand where you are coming from. It may have just been a political move on Christie's part. But then again, he may have wanted to share with the world that greater things came from New Jersey other than Jersey Shore and Jerseylicious Reality TV shows. I agree that a monument in her hometown would be wonderful. Christie may be considering the years that she ran her mega empire from Jersey in his descion as well. For years Whitney/Nippy Inc. was based in Newark before moving to Atlanta. But I certainly can see your point.

February 16, 2012 at 12:55 PM  

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