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(WWSB ABC 7)   Florida man paints house like the American flag to protest city code enforcement, proving exactly why the city has to set codes and enforce them   (mysuncoast.com) divider line 62
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2014-06-04 06:58:17 PM  
It's Bradenton and it's not a trailerhome?

Uneffingreal.
 
2014-06-04 08:01:01 PM  
 "My kids come first, so by the time I get around to painting the soffit or something,  it's way down on the list; it's just not a priority. And eventually I'll get around to it. Sure, there's a lot of things I would like to do with this house, but life happens; we get another foster kid or something."

So you took the time to paint a flag on to your house?
 
2014-06-04 08:24:28 PM  
Is that one of the few homes in Florida  that does not have a HOA rent a cop riding in a golf cart measuring grass height and shade of green? I wonder how a tree with lights on it differs from a live Christmas tree in a yard. People put garden gnomes and plastic flamingos in their yards or area around their trailer so taste plays no part.
 
2014-06-04 08:28:01 PM  
FTFA: ...a broken window, and his home needing a fresh coat of paint. "It makes me extremely angry. You're coming to my property and telling me my appearance to my house, no safety issues or whatever, strictly cosmetic",..And despite being in a non-deed restricted area, code enforcement says the mildew visible on the siding is a violation that isn't acceptable. "

I'll grant the other things, but a broken window and mildew growth on the siding is not just cosmetic.
 
2014-06-04 09:12:51 PM  
Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No
 
2014-06-04 09:16:31 PM  
And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!
 
2014-06-04 09:16:50 PM  
He left the stars off which represent the commie-Liberal states.
 
2014-06-04 09:16:52 PM  

I_Am_Weasel:  "My kids come first, so by the time I get around to painting the soffit or something,  it's way down on the list; it's just not a priority. And eventually I'll get around to it. Sure, there's a lot of things I would like to do with this house, but life happens; we get another foster kid or something."

So you took the time to paint a flag on to your house?


I came to post exactly this.
/Florida has a tag for a reason
//Arizona needs one for other reasons
 
2014-06-04 09:16:56 PM  

Somacandra: FTFA: ...a broken window, and his home needing a fresh coat of paint. "It makes me extremely angry. You're coming to my property and telling me my appearance to my house, no safety issues or whatever, strictly cosmetic",..And despite being in a non-deed restricted area, code enforcement says the mildew visible on the siding is a violation that isn't acceptable. "

I'll grant the other things, but a broken window and mildew growth on the siding is not just cosmetic.


Mildew on the siding is strictly cosmetic. You can get that in as little as 1 or 2 years on shady parts of the house.

That was actually going to be my biggest "WTF?". How is mildew on siding a code issue, and what specific part of the code covers it?

I will agree on the broken window, though.
 
2014-06-04 09:21:16 PM  
Florida Man
Florida Man
Does whatever a Florida Man can...
 
2014-06-04 09:21:43 PM  
"You're coming to my property and telling me my appearance to my house, no safety issues or whatever, strictly cosmetic, doesn't meet the standard of some other elitist in this town, and I need to fix it...well that's crazy; this is America."

totalfratmove.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-06-04 09:23:08 PM  

Billy Liar: And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!


Hawaii isn't part of the US.  If it was, then B HUSSEINNNNN Obongo would be President for realsies.

Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No


I suspect this guy is right along the same derp-heritage as Cloven Bundy.  He probably rails against federal taxes and authority at every turn, maybe to the extent of denying the legitimacy/existence of the US Federal gubmint, except when it's the local authority that does something he doesn't like.  Then it's USA!!! USA!!! U CAN'T TAKE MUH FREEDUMZ!!!
 
2014-06-04 09:26:21 PM  
Old man yells at code
 
2014-06-04 09:34:28 PM  
He has kids and thus, free labor. Have them paint the house. That's what my mother did. Every damn summer for two (maybe three?) years.

If he has the time and the money to buy three different colors of exterior paint, star stencils, rollers, brushes, Wagner if he is splurging, trays, tape for the color breaks, and everything else that goes into painting the exterior of a house (which again, I have waaaaaay too much experience with), then he can fix a broken window and spruce up the exterior of the house. The cost of the paint and materials alone would dwarf the cost of replacing a window pane.

Oh, and he has free labor. Give em rags, brushes, and tell them to color within the lines. Hose 'em off later after they inevitably get paint all over themselves.

/DNRTFA to know all of the violations
//as someone who got a violation for the height of the grass around the utility pole (even though the lawn was mowed), I understand rage over silly ordinance enforcement
///if you have time to make a statement, you have time to fix your shiat
 
2014-06-04 09:38:28 PM  
Don't give this guy any more foster kids; he's admitted in print that he won't take care of the home he expects them to live in.
 
2014-06-04 09:38:40 PM  

Billy Liar: And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!


skinink: He left the stars off which represent the commie-Liberal states.


The front porch blocks the view of the stars painted above the window.  By my count, he had five rows of eight stars each and three rows of three stars each for a total of 49.  I doubt the owner would neglect the star for the great state of Alaska, as that's the home state of a true American patriot and Hawaii has all those slanty-eyed little motherfarkers.
 
2014-06-04 09:40:16 PM  
"A Bradenton home is causing quite a stir after a former military vet painted his home like an American flag to make a point to city officials."

Former military vet? So he disavowed his service? Why does he hate America?

Apparently his paint job is a ***puts on sunglasses*** false flag operation.
 
2014-06-04 09:40:58 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No


Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
www.flagsbay.com
 
2014-06-04 09:49:53 PM  

mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]


HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE
 
Oak
2014-06-04 10:00:36 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE


You linked to it, but you didn't read it.

/Or you read it, but you can't understand it
 
2014-06-04 10:17:52 PM  
Not sure what kind of veteran he is if he can't take the time to make that flag look like it should.

Also, 7 foster kids? Is that like running a puppy mill or something? Doesn't he get paid by the state for taking in kids and can't find the time or hire someone to fix a broken widow?
 
2014-06-04 10:21:21 PM  

Oak: Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE

You linked to it, but you didn't read it.

/Or you read it, but you can't understand it


Yeah, I was looking for the part that spoke to "when the flag is painted onto the front of a house" and noticed it wasn't there.  Over time I've grown to love the internet for the vast numbers of self appointed experts who proudly and loudly proclaim HERE'S MY LINK THAT PROVES MY POINT!!!
 
2014-06-04 10:29:02 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Billy Liar: And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!

Hawaii isn't part of the US.  If it was, then B HUSSEINNNNN Obongo would be President for realsies.

Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

I suspect this guy is right along the same derp-heritage as Cloven Bundy.  He probably rails against federal taxes and authority at every turn, maybe to the extent of denying the legitimacy/existence of the US Federal gubmint, except when it's the local authority that does something he doesn't like.  Then it's USA!!! USA!!! U CAN'T TAKE MUH FREEDUMZ!!!


Well maybe you can explain WHERE in the Constitution it says the government has the right to literally point a gun at his head, cock it, and say "get to work maintaining your property in accordance standards set by SOME GANG OF LIBERAL THUGS or we'll blow your brains out!"

I'm just asking because I've looked, and I can find no such power. Just another government "right" made up by a bunch of statist Stalinists in the DemocRat Party.

/this post is intended to satirize conservatives, not to troll liberals. Do not take it seriously. Unless you want to.
 
2014-06-04 10:46:49 PM  
"We painted it to remind the city that this is still America, and that others people's freedom of expression doesn't trump my freedom of expression."

If you want to remind people that this is still America, you can start by painting the American flag correctly.
 
2014-06-04 10:49:15 PM  

hotrod2001: "We painted it to remind the city that this is still America, and that others people's freedom of expression doesn't trump my freedom of expression."

If you want to remind people that this is still America, you can start by painting the American flag correctly.


And if he really wants to convey his distress, he should flip the house upside down
 
2014-06-04 10:51:55 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Florida Man
Florida Man
Does whatever a Florida Man can...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc-lA-S9qkA&feature=kp

Florida Man!

\possibly NSFW
 
2014-06-04 10:58:49 PM  
"We have housing standards in the city of Bradenton for the exterior and interior of homes. If we go somewhere and find violations, then we fine them. That's what we do as code enforcement," said Volker Reiss, Bradenton's Community and Code Enforcement Manager.

Wait, what?
 
2014-06-04 11:00:08 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE



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SAAHHH-LUTE!
/godblessamurica
 
2014-06-04 11:04:44 PM  

Richard Saunders: Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE


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SAAHHH-LUTE!
/godblessamurica


You know if you page down on that picture a couple of times it looks like the stars are rolling over that beautiful pooper.
 
2014-06-04 11:06:06 PM  

Prey4reign: Richard Saunders: Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE


[i199.photobucket.com image 469x499]">

SAAHHH-LUTE!
/godblessamurica

You know if you page down on that picture a couple of times it looks like the stars are rolling over that beautiful pooper.


Make that scroll down or scroll up, whatever floats your boat.
 
2014-06-04 11:13:15 PM  
bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

"So I told that Enforcin' Lady that the only Code I need to follow is U S and A!"
 
2014-06-04 11:21:38 PM  
p.funnypicker.com
 
2014-06-04 11:35:22 PM  
That place is a mansion compared to most of Bradenton
 
2014-06-04 11:57:25 PM  
I own rental property in central florida, each city has its own code enforcement rules, while most are similar, some do have some changes. A broken window? Yes you will get a letter for it, hell I've had them send me a letter 1 day after a storm that broke a window - saying it needs to be fixed. One of my tenants bought new furniture, he put the old furniture by the end of the drive way, and called the city asking for them to pick it up (as they demand you do so). The day after? Got a letter for it too. Is your Fence missing 1 simple board? yep you get a letter.
I can understand this however, the CITY wants to keep the place nice and prosper by having its citizens keep a nice area, if your grass is over so many inches? letter! However the thing is, they allow up to 30 days or if the job is expensive or large you can EXTEND it.

Being a dick and painting your house an american flag because you say "IT TAKES TIME AWAY FROM MY KIDZ!!!!" well guess what asshole, you bought a house in the city, you should of bought a house in the country where the COUNTY is very less strict on things.

Paint your trailer the nazi flag, the county wouldn't give a crap, in the city however any funky colors and they WILL demand you repaint it (Trust me I know enough blah people that tried).

I can list a thousand letters ive gotten so far, this guys list is rather childish to say the least, broken window? yep it will get written up, not a wise idea to have a broken window in the first place, but its an eye sore in about 6 counties i have properties. I'd recommend plexiglass to him.
 
2014-06-04 11:58:07 PM  
As crazy as this guy sounds, he would be a step up from a few of my neighbors.  One house keeps getting a rotation of renters, where the house gets a little work, family moves in, doesn't take care of it, and it looks worse than before.  One family has a window boarded up after they had a fight and broke it.  The one that takes the cake for me, is the guy who appears to be working on his house, but it only gets worse.  Why, because he doesn't finish any of the repairs he starts and what he did accomplish is rotting from the elements getting its turn at it.  It's an old farm house, siding on one side is very damaged from a car fire, a porch roof needing a serious repair had the rest of the shingles and sheeting torn back then left that way since last year, but he started working on another part of the house a couple days ago.  And you don't want to look past the house at the rest of the property.  I'll stop with three examples, there are several more.  I would welcome this man to my street, he wouldn't have the nicest house on the street, but he'll raise the bar.

/One house looks like one of those abandoned houses everyone picks at, and the guy just spent money on a new large tv.
//the same money on paint would go a long way, regardless of how he painted it.
///although three sides of the house hasn't had siding in several years, just that tar board stuff they used to put on houses.
 
2014-06-05 12:01:05 AM  

Prey4reign: Billy Liar: And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!

skinink: He left the stars off which represent the commie-Liberal states.

The front porch blocks the view of the stars painted above the window.  By my count, he had five rows of eight stars each and three rows of three stars each for a total of 49.  I doubt the owner would neglect the star for the great state of Alaska, as that's the home state of a true American patriot and Hawaii has all those slanty-eyed little motherfarkers.


It'll be a cold day in Hell before he recognizes Missoura
 
2014-06-05 12:27:08 AM  

Prey4reign: Oak: Reverend Monkeypants: mrlewish: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

Maybe because it's not.
Dipshait.
[www.flagsbay.com image 300x317]

HERE YA GO
US FLAG CODE

You linked to it, but you didn't read it.

/Or you read it, but you can't understand it

Yeah, I was looking for the part that spoke to "when the flag is painted onto the front of a house" and noticed it wasn't there.  Over time I've grown to love the internet for the vast numbers of self appointed experts who proudly and loudly proclaim HERE'S MY LINK THAT PROVES MY POINT!!!


"The flag should not be used ... for any decoration in general (exception for coffins)."
 
2014-06-05 12:44:35 AM  
Code Enforcement = Brother-in-law job.
 
2014-06-05 12:58:16 AM  

FarkerSnow: ]


Painting colored stripes and some stars does not mean a flag.  It might have the same scheme as a flag, but that does not make it a flag.

You could burn down the house and not get in trouble for burning a flag.  You could not burn a flag draped over a coffin without getting in trouble for burning a flag.
 
2014-06-05 01:19:08 AM  
DeathByGeekSquad:

You could burn down the house and not get in trouble for burning a flag.  You could not burn a flag draped over a coffin without getting in trouble for burning a flag.

You can burn any flag you want in the U.S.  Well, any flag that is yours.  It wouldn't be polite to go burning other peoples' flags.
 
2014-06-05 02:48:48 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Old man yells at code


Nice. Very much win.
 
2014-06-05 02:53:19 AM  

Baz744: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Billy Liar: And, from the paint job, not only that, but the hell with Alaska AND Hawaii!

Hawaii isn't part of the US.  If it was, then B HUSSEINNNNN Obongo would be President for realsies.

Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?
No

I suspect this guy is right along the same derp-heritage as Cloven Bundy.  He probably rails against federal taxes and authority at every turn, maybe to the extent of denying the legitimacy/existence of the US Federal gubmint, except when it's the local authority that does something he doesn't like.  Then it's USA!!! USA!!! U CAN'T TAKE MUH FREEDUMZ!!!

Well maybe you can explain WHERE in the Constitution it says the government has the right to literally point a gun at his head, cock it, and say "get to work maintaining your property in accordance standards set by SOME GANG OF LIBERAL THUGS or we'll blow your brains out!"

I'm just asking because I've looked, and I can find no such power. Just another government "right" made up by a bunch of statist Stalinists in the DemocRat Party.

/this post is intended to satirize conservatives, not to troll liberals. Do not take it seriously. Unless you want to.


The sad part is, until I reached your disclaimer, I thought it was for real. I've seen too many like it on Fark to assume otherwise.
 
2014-06-05 05:38:54 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?


Since when has the flag been sacred? I thought you had separation of church and state.
 
2014-06-05 05:43:28 AM  
ABC 7 was told that a local realtor originally filed the complaint with the city because the Greers had a live Christmas tree in their yard.

What was so attractive about East Germany that you want its social and cultural norms in the USA?
 
2014-06-05 06:25:08 AM  

orbister: Reverend Monkeypants: Does this dipshiat realize this is a total desecration of the flag?

Since when has the flag been sacred? I thought you had separation of church and state.


It's not sacred.  There are a bunch of ways that you're supposed to treat an official flag(ie in a military ceremony and such), and then there are a few things you're not supposed to do with the flag(again, more relative to ceremony than real life), but there is no punishment.  In effect, they are guidelines or etiquette, and nothing more.

As per that guy's citation that was supposedly backing him up:

"This is a U.S. federal law, but there is no penalty for failure to comply with it and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that punitive enforcement would conflict with the First Amendment right to freedom of speech. "
 
2014-06-05 07:15:22 AM  
I hope he at least painted the " Made in China" tag accurately.
 
2014-06-05 07:25:22 AM  

andyofne: Also, 7 foster kids? Is that like running a puppy mill or something? Doesn't he get paid by the state for taking in kids and can't find the time or hire someone to fix a broken widow?


He's taking care of all the brats you and yours have pooped out over the years, but can't care for.
Mostly because your incompetent, but maybe for a valid reason.

You exist because there are people like this out there. So shut it.

/ I like the flag. Did a decent job.
// Straight line stripes are hard, he did them nicely.
/// City codes like this are a joke, and Code Enforcement personnel should be stabbed to death with spoons. in their homes. In front of their kids. then set on fire.
 
2014-06-05 07:30:40 AM  

hodgemann: DeathByGeekSquad:

You could burn down the house and not get in trouble for burning a flag.  You could not burn a flag draped over a coffin without getting in trouble for burning a flag.

You can burn any flag you want in the U.S.  Well, any flag that is yours.  It wouldn't be polite to go burning other peoples' flags.


I'm pretty sure his point still stands. If you were to torch a flag draped coffin, that would be in poor form and most assuredly piss some people off.
 
2014-06-05 08:29:22 AM  

ds615: City codes like this are a joke, and Code Enforcement personnel should be stabbed to death with spoons. in their homes. In front of their kids. then set on fire.


This idea I like.

I thought you Americans were in favour of freedom, but bloody hell what a bunch of busy-body control freaks you are when it comes to what someone does with their own home. I'd rather live in a neighbourhood where every house had mildew and a broken window, than than live where people can get so uptight about trivial stuff that has nothing to do with them. Sounds like hell.
 
2014-06-05 08:38:07 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: FarkerSnow: ]

Painting colored stripes and some stars does not mean a flag.  It might have the same scheme as a flag, but that does not make it a flag.

You could burn down the house and not get in trouble for burning a flag.  You could not burn a flag draped over a coffin without getting in trouble for burning a flag.


Riiiiight. If you're trolling then that's pretty good.

If not, I understand the technicality you've pointed out, but I disagree with you.

I actually really don't give a fark.

Good day, sir.
 
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