Day By Day by Chris Muir
Gov. Mike Easley had ordered all U.S. and state flags lowered after Helms died July 4. But L.F. Eason III told his staff to ignore the directive at the state Standards Laboratory in Raleigh.
Eason said in e-mails he didn’t think it was appropriate to lower the flags because of Helms’ “doctrine of negativity, hate, and prejudice.” Eason said Helms “voted against or blocked every civil right issue” that came before Congress.
Eason requested the option to retire Monday after his superiors ordered the flags be lowered. Eason said he could not in good conscience honor Helms.
The 51-year-old Eason had worked with the Department of Agriculture for 29 years.
Who cares about another state Department of Agriculture employee taking early retirement? Flap thinks he was looking for an excuse to retire or was just a MORON.
There are many photos from yesterday’s World Series of Poker that I will post later tonight or tomorrow. I will be heading over to the Amazon Room at the Rio very shortly for today’s action.
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