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Wed Feb 24, 2021, 03:56 PM

Rush Limbaugh's Home County of Palm Beach Refuses DeSantis Order to Lower Flags

By Ken MeyerFeb 24th, 2021, 11:44 am

Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay announced that she will refuse Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ (R) order to lower flags in Rush Limbaugh’s home county.

As conservatives mourn the radio host’s passing from lung cancer last week at the age of 70, DeSantis has ordered flags in the state be flown at half-staff in Limbaugh’s honor. Even though the radio host was a longtime resident of Palm Beach, McKinlay announced on Twitter that she won’t lower the flags for Limbaugh because of his controversial legacy as a divisive public figure.

“The lowering of flags should be a unifying gesture during solemn occasions, such as in remembrance of the young lives lost during the Parkland High School massacre or first-responder line of duty deaths,” said McKinlay. “Although Rush Limbaugh was a significant public figure, he was also an incredibly divisive one who hurt many people with his words and actions. I cannot and will not support the lowering of flags in his memory.”




The Tampa Bay Times reports that when DeSantis sent out his directive on Tuesday, he called for flags to be lowered for Palm Beach County Courthouse in West Palm Beach, the City Hall of Palm Beach, and the State Capitol. While the governor has praised Limbaugh as “America’s anchorman,” McKinlay is defending her refusal of the order by pointing to the radio host’s incendiary remarks throughout his life, including the time he took shots at actor Michael J. Fox for having Parkinson’s disease.


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DonViejo Feb 24 OP
underpants Feb 24 #1
oasis Feb 24 #2
11 Bravo Feb 24 #7
Midnight Writer Feb 24 #3
TheCowsCameHome Feb 24 #5
Paladin Feb 24 #4
Goodheart Feb 24 #6
SheilaAnn Feb 24 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 03:58 PM

1. Excellent

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:04 PM

2. Skip statewide trash collection for a week as a memorial.

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Response to oasis (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 05:34 PM

7. Also, stop emptying Port-a-Potties.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:36 PM

3. Doesn't Biden's order to lower flags for Covid victims make this moot?

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 05:11 PM

5. I would think so.

n/t

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 04:44 PM

4. Outstanding, appropriate response.

Thank you, Palm Beach County.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 05:14 PM

6. Hooray for McKinlay!

Does that rhyme?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 06:19 PM

8. Proud to say my building in West Palm made many, many calls regarding this ridiculousness. So glad

it worked.

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