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Old 12-03-2009, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default American OUTRAGE! ...another one.



I'm almost to the point were people need to start waking up with their throats cut. Sick of hearing shit like this!

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ICHMOND, VA. One of the nation's oldest Medal of Honor winners was back in the fight Thursday, this time against a neighborhood association that wants him to take down a front-yard flagpole.

Supporters, including a U.S. senator, have been falling in behind 90-year-old retired Army Col. Van T. Barfoot, a World War II veteran awarded the lofty Congressional honor for actions including standing up to three German tanks with a bazooka and stopping their advance.

Barfoot put up the 21-foot flagpole in September in front of his suburban Richmond home. He raises the American flag daily at sunrise and retires it at sunset.

"It's really ridiculous to want to keep the flag from being flown," he said in a telephone interview. "I've heard some terrible excuses out there."

The Sussex Square homeowners' association says the flagpole violates the neighborhood's aesthetic guidelines and ordered him to remove it by 5 p.m. Friday or face a lawsuit. The group has said Barfoot can display the flag, as long as it's in a way that conforms with association rules, such as from a pole mounted on the front of the house.

"This is not about the American flag. This is about a flagpole," the association said in a statement.

Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., is among those offering to help break the impasse, Warner spokesman Kevin Hall said. Warner and the war hero became acquainted at veterans' events when Warner was Virginia's governor from 2002-06. Others are backing Barfoot on the Internet, including with a Facebook page.

Barfoot won the Medal of Honor for actions while his platoon was under German assault near Carano, Italy, in May 1944. The award citation says Barfoot, then a 2nd lieutenant, crept up alone on German machine gun nests, killing and capturing enemy troops in three of them, stopped their three-tank advance and helped two seriously wounded comrades back to safety.

He also won the Purple Heart and other decorations, and served in Korea and Vietnam before retiring from the service in 1974. The Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center, a state nursing home for military retirees in Richmond, bears his name.

Barfoot's daughter, Margaret Nicholls, said her father has been moved to tears by the outpouring of support, and hopes the nine-member homeowners' board will use its discretion and let him keep the pole.

"A house-mounted pole? That is not an option," Nicholls said. "The flagpole is definitely what he's fighting for."
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Old 12-03-2009, 05:47 PM   #2
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Homeowners' associations are the devil. Just one more way to erode your rights.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:15 PM   #3
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Default Re: American OUTRAGE! ...another one.

This is becoming a big deal around here. I for one am pulling for him. I have never understood why someone would want to live in a neighborhood where they can tell you what can and cannot do to the house and property that you own. I would rather live out in the country where I can do what I want on my property.
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This is becoming a big deal around here. I for one am pulling for him. I have never understood why someone would want to live in a neighborhood where they can tell you what can and cannot do to the house and property that you own. I would rather live out in the country where I can do what I want on my property.
and pay for the right to betold what you do .
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"This is not about the American flag. This is about a flagpole," the association said in a statement.
If I were this guy, I'd move my flagpole and insert it in their hineys.
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Homeowners' associations are the devil. Just one more way to erode your rights.
Yep, I specifically avoided HOAs when I bought my house. That was one of my requirements to my realtor: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage, central A/C and NO HOA. I don't mind shoveling my own snow and doing my own yardwork and the like.
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Yep, I specifically avoided HOAs when I bought my house. That was one of my requirements to my realtor: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2-car garage, central A/C and NO HOA. I don't mind shoveling my own snow and doing my own yardwork and the like.
Damn straight. And even if we did, that's what you pay the kid down the block $20.00 for.
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Un Friggin Believeable.
When we were in the market for a house, I refused to consider any property with the HOA attached. I refuse to pay a bunch of anal idiots to tell me what I can & cannot do on property that I work to pay for. Power corrupts.
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Damn straight. And even if we did, that's what you pay the kid down the block $20.00 for.
Damn, where were you when I was a kid.

We avoided HOA's too. We do have covenant, all it really says is we can't have a pig farm.
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Damn, where were you when I was a kid.

We avoided HOA's too. We do have covenant, all it really says is we can't have a pig farm.
That was the going rate for an acre of leaves.
It MIGHT cover a 15 ft. driveway with 1/2" of snow these days. lol
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