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2012-07-14 01:52:52 PM
No
 
2012-07-14 01:53:58 PM
Die in a fire!
 
2012-07-14 01:57:20 PM
old people need flags like they need Hoverrounds and Avon products.
 
2012-07-14 01:58:28 PM
fta: A public outcry in the aftermath of the posting, placed on every door at the Bennett Garden complex off Taunton Street


the taun taun community frowns upon their shenanigans

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2012-07-14 01:59:56 PM
Tacky. Yes, yes, we all know how proud you are to live in the country you were probably born in and had nothing to do with that choice. By all means, hang a giant, garish, faded, torn flag from your 8 foot porch. You're such a patriot. It matches your yellow support the troops magnetic ribbon on the back of your minivan and the torn, faded yellow ribbon hanging from the minivan's antenna.
 
2012-07-14 02:06:09 PM

gadian: Tacky. Yes, yes, we all know how proud you are to live in the country you were probably born in and had nothing to do with that choice. By all means, hang a giant, garish, faded, torn flag from your 8 foot porch. You're such a patriot. It matches your yellow support the troops magnetic ribbon on the back of your minivan and the torn, faded yellow ribbon hanging from the minivan's antenna.


As opposed to all the Mexican flags that were flying saying fark you America we don't have to follow your farken rules now where is my check for my crotch fruit.
 
2012-07-14 02:07:26 PM
People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man, they vote for politicians who explicitly state that they're going to fark over the general public to help their rich cronies, they cheer like idiots for soldiers whose families are on food stamps while they're deployed to some third world shiathole to "defend our freedom", but goddamn if they'll take to the streets if someone insults an inanimate object.
 
2012-07-14 02:10:23 PM
The more secure a person is in their particular country's general greatness, the less likely they need a flag to tell everyone about it.

There's a reason that when a nation falls into dictatorship or ruin, flag sales surge. Everything gone to shiat? GET OUT THE FLAGS!
 
2012-07-14 02:11:50 PM
fabric and dye has never done that much for me
 
2012-07-14 02:11:58 PM
They could have avoided this by having a rule stating maximum size and condition. Rules like this make sense if one is trying to maintain a generally clean and orderly appearance, but people should know what unleashing blind nationalism will do.

But hey, feed my old dad dog food as long as he can display a flag.
 
2012-07-14 02:13:14 PM
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2012-07-14 02:13:19 PM

Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man


Oh really? I suggest you look at a pie chart on where the vast majority of United States taxes go.
 
2012-07-14 02:15:27 PM

bmihura: Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man

Oh really? I suggest you look at a pie chart on where the vast majority of United States taxes go.


The military? Social security?

Which of these two is more like a handout?
 
2012-07-14 02:16:55 PM

doyner: bmihura: Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man

Oh really? I suggest you look at a pie chart on where the vast majority of United States taxes go.

The military? Social security?

Which of these two is more like a handout?


Fine, I will be your research assistant this time:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget
 
2012-07-14 02:17:03 PM

doyner: But hey, feed my old dad dog food as long as he can display a flag.


Its not like you'll help him after all. Thats the gummints jerb.
 
2012-07-14 02:17:21 PM
Some people look at a flag, swaying in the breeze of the White House and say, "That's America." Whenever I see an American flag hung in a window of a basement apartment by guys who have better things to do with their money than buy curtains, I say, "That's America, to me."
 
2012-07-14 02:19:40 PM
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2012-07-14 02:19:53 PM
I do like how the HOA was trying to pin the blame on the Dept. of Housing and Community Development. Yeah, the state had some kind of dumbass law....but it was one of YOUR TENANTS who was biatching and moaning about how the law wasn't being "obeyed." In other words, some fool who has nothing better to do than sit around and whine that "laws aren't being followed" called the state and complained.
 
2012-07-14 02:21:22 PM

doyner: bmihura: Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man

Oh really? I suggest you look at a pie chart on where the vast majority of United States taxes go.

The military? Social security?

Which of these two is more like a handout?


Does need vs want come into play?
 
2012-07-14 02:22:39 PM
I agree with the original decision. In this day and age I don't see what's wrong with stopping people from hanging a homosexual from their doors.
 
2012-07-14 02:25:20 PM

bmihura: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget


Your top 6:
Social Security--We pay into it and get a return proportional to our contributions. NOT A HANDOUT
DoD-NOT A HANDOUT
Unemployment/Welfare/Other--INSURANCE (See SS)/ok, handout/who the fark knows
Medicare--Sure, keeping old people alive is a travesty. Not exactly fungible though. Handout-ish if you like
Medicaid/SCHIP--Yup, handout to greedy ass poor folk and children. The horror.
Interest on National Debt--NOT A HANDOUT

So yeah, by your own supporting evidence, the VAST majority is not a handout.
 
2012-07-14 02:25:41 PM

Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man, they vote for politicians who explicitly state that they're going to fark over the general public to help their rich cronies, they cheer like idiots for soldiers whose families are on food stamps while they're deployed to some third world shiathole to "defend our freedom", but goddamn if they'll take to the streets if someone insults an inanimate object.


Yea!!!!!

NOBODY is paying their damn taxes to help anyone!!! We should demand congress start taxing all these rich people! We could start a program to help the elderly and disabled, call it social security or something. We can take some of those tax dollars and build roads so people can travel and make trade easier. Some of that cash we can use to provide a FREE basic eduation...like a school for the public or something. We can even take some more of that cash and give it to universities to help offset tuition and provide loans. We can even FEED people by giving them food vouchers....or maybe stamps or cards. We can even take some of that tax money and use it to subsidize homes for poor people!!

fark yea!!! Let's DO it!!!!!
 
2012-07-14 02:26:47 PM

doyner: bmihura: Great_Milenko: People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man

Oh really? I suggest you look at a pie chart on where the vast majority of United States taxes go.

The military? Social security?

Which of these two is more like a handout?


Actually, both are handouts. SS is handouts to old people, Defense budget is handouts to corporations in the form of "defense contracts".
 
2012-07-14 02:26:58 PM
I'm impressed.

If one state department can find the means to react so forcefully to a single person's complaint, then maybe other state departments can learn how.
I'm thinking specifically of:

DOT -- potholes, mistimed traffic lights and missing street signs; all fixed with a single phone call!
DOR - problem with your taxes? One call does it all!
RMV - having trouble getting your car registerd? Just call us, we'll take care of it!

Think of the possibilities!
 
2012-07-14 02:30:36 PM
I still assume that this had to do with some less than intelligent types who probably were breaking every part of the Flag Code imaginable in the first place. While the whole thing was dumb, it just reeks of dumb begetting dumb.
 
2012-07-14 02:33:20 PM
doyner:
Social Security--We pay into it and get a return proportional to our contributions. NOT A HANDOUT

You believe that? I've a bridge you might be interested in, by the way..

The payouts are not based strictly on what _you_ put in. It's based on a carefully computed pyramid scheme, and mostly uses incoming withholdings to pay out current claims.

You think the dollar amounts withheld during the 50s, invested, would return whatever is being paid out now? So it's a partial handout.

DoD-NOT A HANDOUT

O RLY?
/snark..

OK, partial handout, to defense contractors and consultants. (Remember the $50 cans of coke).
 
2012-07-14 02:34:46 PM

suid: doyner:
Social Security--We pay into it and get a return proportional to our contributions. NOT A HANDOUT

You believe that? I've a bridge you might be interested in, by the way..

The payouts are not based strictly on what _you_ put in. It's based on a carefully computed pyramid scheme, and mostly uses incoming withholdings to pay out current claims.

You think the dollar amounts withheld during the 50s, invested, would return whatever is being paid out now? So it's a partial handout.

DoD-NOT A HANDOUT

O RLY?
/snark..

OK, partial handout, to defense contractors and consultants. (Remember the $50 cans of coke).


It is handout-ish, but not by his definition.
 
2012-07-14 02:35:57 PM
A guy in my mother-in-law's apartment complex caused a stink about wanting to fly the American flag. He was a vet (he worked in the mortuary division, I believe), and talked about how he "sacrificed" for "everyone's" freedoms. That said, he signed a contract when he bought the house that clearly listed not dangling large pieces of fabric off of your house (they even ban those stupid little ladybug flags), and only decided after he lived there for a few months that he suddenly NEEDED to put out the flag to continue breathing.

The HOA resisted, noting that the guy also wanted to install floodlights to keep the flag lit at night, lights that would be bright enough to turn night into daylight for many of the homes around him.

As you can imagine, it quickly became a thing about "freedom" and "American patriotism" and the rights thereof, so people got duly outraged, and were more than happy to trample on everyone else's rights. I think the whole thing is going to court now.
 
2012-07-14 02:37:38 PM
So what number amendment is that constitutional right about flag flying again?

Anyone?
 
2012-07-14 02:38:05 PM

doyner: bmihura: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_United_States_federal_budget

Your top 6:
Social Security--We pay into it and get a return proportional to our contributions. NOT A HANDOUT
DoD-NOT A HANDOUT
Unemployment/Welfare/Other--INSURANCE (See SS)/ok, handout/who the fark knows
Medicare--Sure, keeping old people alive is a travesty. Not exactly fungible though. Handout-ish if you like
Medicaid/SCHIP--Yup, handout to greedy ass poor folk and children. The horror.
Interest on National Debt--NOT A HANDOUT

So yeah, by your own supporting evidence, the VAST majority is not a handout.


Where did I say "handout"? Wow, you're right, I didn't! Scroll up and read my original post responding to "People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man".
 
2012-07-14 02:41:01 PM

bmihura: Where did I say "handout"? Wow, you're right, I didn't! Scroll up and read my original post responding to "People in this country won't pay a dime in taxes if it helps their fellow man".


Then substitute "handout" with "taxes that help.s their fellow man."

And I do apologize--I thought I was replying to someone else who is a bit derpy (as in another thread).
 
2012-07-14 02:42:41 PM
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2012-07-14 02:46:24 PM

KimNorth: As opposed to all the Mexican flags that were flying saying fark you America we don't have to follow your farken rules now where is my check for my crotch fruit.


Is that what they were saying? I don't speak Spanish.
 
2012-07-14 02:49:26 PM

jmr61: So what number amendment is that constitutional right about flag flying again?

Anyone?


I'm gonna go with the same one that says you can burn a flag in protest... how bout that one.
 
2012-07-14 02:51:10 PM
Wrentham Housing Authority Chairman Robert Morrill, a former Wrentham fire chief, is on vacation and was not immediately available to comment.



And a happier man was not found within a 50 mile radius.
 
2012-07-14 02:54:23 PM
Stupid HOA. Everyone knows you use Right Guard on flags.
 
2012-07-14 02:54:32 PM

skinink: I agree with the original decision. In this day and age I don't see what's wrong with stopping people from hanging a homosexual from their doors.


LMAO. And I am out of here.
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2012-07-14 02:58:34 PM
Why do these dipshiats write "No flags" in their notices. Write something about no personal possessions or decorations in the common area that could impede the access of emergency workers or the handicap. If someone sticks up a giant 4x8 flag in the middle of the breezeway, remove it under those grounds. "No flags" is just asking to have your head kicked in and stupid since there are a lot of ways to display a flag without impeding others.
 
2012-07-14 02:59:07 PM
Did anyone bother to read the damn notice before putting it up?
 
2012-07-14 02:59:12 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: KimNorth: As opposed to all the Mexican flags that were flying saying fark you America we don't have to follow your farken rules now where is my check for my crotch fruit.

Is that what they were saying? I don't speak Spanish.


I do and ya pretty much that.
 
2012-07-14 03:01:29 PM

Yanks_RSJ: [deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com image 640x480]


Holy crap, I never noticed how much that looks like Romney. His position of on abortions and American flags fits perfectly with Romney's fluid stance on issues.
 
2012-07-14 03:02:42 PM
But their dept. of housing had a code! To quote the anti-illegal populace, "What part of ILLEGAL do you NOT UNDERSTAND?!?!?!ELEVENTY!"

/amidoinitrite?
 
2012-07-14 03:05:32 PM
Somehow I feel Winslow's reaction was more appropriate to the 1800's...
 
2012-07-14 03:08:23 PM
Interesting how much self-loathing is evident in the flag hate here. Take pride in your nation and what it stands for and you must be some kind of stupid, jingoistic hick. Sentiments like that tell me the complainer has nothing to feel good about themselves, and therefore wants no one else to either. Poor babies must have been the last ones picked when the kids were choosing teams.

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2012-07-14 03:09:04 PM
"I told them it's their constitutional right to fly the flag," he said. "I just want people to know you never have to apologize for waving the flag, ever."

From the state that recently voted to make sure gays didn't have equal rights.

Constitutional rights for inanimate objects. Human beings don't matter...
 
2012-07-14 03:11:12 PM

jjorsett: Take pride in your nation and what it stands for and you must be some kind of stupid, jingoistic hick.


What does a flag have to do with my being proud of my country?

I hope you have your lapel pin flag on while you are typing. I wouldn't want to think you are unpatriotic because you aren't flying or wearing a flag at all times.
 
2012-07-14 03:17:27 PM

gadian: Tacky. Yes, yes, we all know how proud you are to live in the country you were probably born in and had nothing to do with that choice. By all means, hang a giant, garish, faded, torn flag from your 8 foot porch. You're such a patriot. It matches your yellow support the troops magnetic ribbon on the back of your minivan and the torn, faded yellow ribbon hanging from the minivan's antenna.



Meh. If someone wants to fly a flag, I don't see any reason to assume them inferior, or yourself superior to them in any way. Grumpy elderly people do that. Hateful people do that.

And if a HOA, with the support of the residents therein, makes a rule against garish displays over a certain size, good for them too. People should decide what is best for their community within the greater context of city, state and federal law.

Don't worry about the haters. They will drown in their own hate eventually.
 
2012-07-14 03:21:26 PM
I don't know why I see so many Catalan flags flying around the Bay area.
 
2012-07-14 03:23:31 PM

KimNorth: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: KimNorth: As opposed to all the Mexican flags that were flying saying fark you America we don't have to follow your farken rules now where is my check for my crotch fruit.

Is that what they were saying? I don't speak Spanish.

I do and ya pretty much that.


Now that I think about it, so do I! Not fluently, so I can't understand flag talk, but I just remembered that my father was born in Calexico and raised by Mexicans, and my uncle came from the Yucatan peninsula. My uncle Chuey was wounded in WWII, and my dad fought in Korea and Viet Nam.

Oh, also my next-door neighbors are Mexican, and they took an empty dirt lot and turned it into the nicest property in my neighborhood. I don't begrudge them flying the Mexican flag on Mexican holidays (they fly "Old Glory" the other days of the year), and I appreciate them raising my property values.

However, this thread isn't about Mexicans, and we're off on a tangent.
 
2012-07-14 03:26:08 PM

SwiftFox: I don't know why I see so many Catalan flags flying around the Bay area.


I'm not sure why a Canadian flag was flying outside San Jose's city hall.
 
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