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(Stupid Politics)   HOA orders resident to take down his US flag because--better sit down for this--because the flag is too noisy   (stupid-politics.com) divider line
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2021-03-15 10:25:57 PM  
Does it make sort of a rustling sound whenever you tread on it? You're not really supposed to do that, I thought that was clear.
 
2021-03-15 10:34:22 PM  
Dammit HOAs suck. Not even because of this particular flag thing but just in general.
 
2021-03-15 10:39:42 PM  
Sounds as legit as the noise of a windmill causing cancer.
 
2021-03-15 10:46:48 PM  
I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in
 
2021-03-15 10:57:17 PM  
This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?
 
2021-03-15 11:11:54 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?


I got the satirical vibe too.
 
2021-03-16 12:26:18 AM  

harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.


There's a link to a local newscast.

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The upstairs neighbor might have a case.
 
2021-03-16 1:25:24 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?


Looks like they take a legit story and report on it with sarcasm.
 
2021-03-16 3:08:08 AM  
Shouldn't have taught it how to pop and lock.
 
2021-03-16 3:08:38 AM  
Is it screening freedom too loud? Sorry.
 
2021-03-16 3:15:22 AM  
In breaking news, a HEA committee member in Fargo has been medically diagnosed with hyperacusis, a condition uncovered when his family wondered why he kept claiming he couldn't sleep due to the loud noises made by his neighbour's pet goldfish.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperac​u​sis

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2021-03-16 3:16:51 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.

There's a link to a local newscast.

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The upstairs neighbor might have a case.


This is the letter. The request is for it to be taken down when its extremely windy as well as at night (which he should be doing anyway if he truely respects the flag code).

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The link is from the TV station in Fargo this is sourced from.

https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/0​3​/11/fargo-man-told-to-take-american-fl​ag-down-because-its-too-noisy-in-the-w​ind/
 
2021-03-16 3:17:02 AM  
"It's not making that much noise that it's a liability to the association." Presumably neighbours have complained, so it is bothering them.v Stick a sign up if you're that bothered about wallowing in 'patriotism'.
 
2021-03-16 3:20:19 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.

There's a link to a local newscast.

[Fark user image 850x565]

The upstairs neighbor might have a case.


I thought it might have been one of those ridiculously huge ones that fly over car dealerships, but that's a normal sized porch flag. Still, high wind conditions that might cause it to make a great deal of noise would also be likely to cause the flag damage, and flag etiquette dictates removing it at such times.
 
2021-03-16 3:24:30 AM  

Gubbo: I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in


Yes, it's a bit weird. The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.

What really makes the US exceptional is that we (usually) take civil liberties seriously and try to promote a free and open society by giving everyone a voice and maximizing freedom when possible. This is the ideal, of course - it's not necessarily consistent.
 
2021-03-16 3:25:07 AM  

Mrtraveler01: common sense is an oxymoron: harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.

There's a link to a local newscast.

[Fark user image image 850x565]

The upstairs neighbor might have a case.

This is the letter. The request is for it to be taken down when its extremely windy as well as at night (which he should be doing anyway if he truely respects the flag code).

[Fark user image 425x222]

The link is from the TV station in Fargo this is sourced from.

https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/03​/11/fargo-man-told-to-take-american-fl​ag-down-because-its-too-noisy-in-the-w​ind/


...but I want to be outraged at how unreasonable HOAs are.

What am I suppose to do with this?
 
2021-03-16 3:28:51 AM  

4th Horseman: Mrtraveler01: common sense is an oxymoron: harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.

There's a link to a local newscast.

[Fark user image image 850x565]

The upstairs neighbor might have a case.

This is the letter. The request is for it to be taken down when its extremely windy as well as at night (which he should be doing anyway if he truely respects the flag code).

[Fark user image 425x222]

The link is from the TV station in Fargo this is sourced from.

https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/03​/11/fargo-man-told-to-take-american-fl​ag-down-because-its-too-noisy-in-the-w​ind/

...but I want to be outraged at how unreasonable HOAs are.

What am I suppose to do with this?


Be outraged at how irresponsible and clickbaity journalism has gotten instead?
 
2021-03-16 3:30:11 AM  
Basically, the relationship for HOA preference is people who can't afford to upkeep their homes hate being told to fix their shiate.
 
2021-03-16 3:31:41 AM  
And that's as much of a dig at the shiatty website Fark linked to as it is at the Fargo TV station that thought this was a story worth airing at 10:03pm.

I get that Fargo is a small-ish town and nothing too serious probably goes on there but JFC there has to be something more important than this right?
 
2021-03-16 3:46:47 AM  
If you've ever been at a marina, you'll quickly realize that the steel cables used to raise/lower a flag can get really annoying really quick when it's clanging against a metal flagpole in the wind, especially when it's happening 24/7.
 
2021-03-16 3:59:45 AM  

Excelsior: If you've ever been at a marina, you'll quickly realize that the steel cables used to raise/lower a flag can get really annoying really quick when it's clanging against a metal flagpole in the wind, especially when it's happening 24/7.


True, but that's not the case here, if the photo posted by common sense is an oxymoron indeed shows the flag in question. A flag that size is either tied on with a light string or bolted to the pole directly.
 
2021-03-16 3:59:54 AM  
If the sound of a flag waving in the breeze was too much for you, a fart must sound like cannon fire....
 
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2021-03-16 4:04:42 AM  

Excelsior: If you've ever been at a marina, you'll quickly realize that the steel cables used to raise/lower a flag can get really annoying really quick when it's clanging against a metal flagpole in the wind, especially when it's happening 24/7.


Take your shine box and go be noise sensitive somewhere else.
 
2021-03-16 4:13:53 AM  
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2021-03-16 4:18:07 AM  

4th Horseman: ...but I want to be outraged at how unreasonable HOAs are.

What am I suppose to do with this?


Butt stuff.
 
2021-03-16 4:20:56 AM  
Maybe they're just wrecked with guilt over murdering America.
 
2021-03-16 4:25:02 AM  
...while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some flag gently flapping, flapping at my chamber door..
 
2021-03-16 4:27:58 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: ...while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some flag gently flapping, flapping at my chamber door..


D'oh! Your Poe was better.

Also, wracked*.
 
2021-03-16 4:29:43 AM  

khatores: Gubbo: I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in

Yes, it's a bit weird. The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.

What really makes the US exceptional is that we (usually) take civil liberties seriously and try to promote a free and open society by giving everyone a voice and maximizing freedom when possible. This is the ideal, of course - it's not necessarily consistent.


I think the Danes do it.  And they're a pretty xenophobic bunch.
 
2021-03-16 4:37:02 AM  

Gubbo: I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in


Americans are trained to worship their flag and their constitution because otherwise they might start feeling a duty of care to their fellow Americans, and that's socialism, or Marxism, or something.
 
2021-03-16 4:48:09 AM  
Just put up a quieter flag!


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2021-03-16 4:57:23 AM  

khatores: Gubbo: I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in

Yes, it's a bit weird. The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.

What really makes the US exceptional is that we (usually) take civil liberties seriously and try to promote a free and open society by giving everyone a voice and maximizing freedom when possible. This is the ideal, of course - it's not necessarily consistent.


In Australia the national flying in a house's front yard means one thing: do not move in next door, you will find yourself with rowdy bogans for neighbours if you do.
 
2021-03-16 4:59:45 AM  

Dave2042: khatores: Gubbo: I find the flag thing weird.

If I was back home and there were irish flags everywhere, I'd assume we were in the world cup.

Maybe people just need a reminder of which country they live in

Yes, it's a bit weird. The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.

What really makes the US exceptional is that we (usually) take civil liberties seriously and try to promote a free and open society by giving everyone a voice and maximizing freedom when possible. This is the ideal, of course - it's not necessarily consistent.

I think the Danes do it.  And they're a pretty xenophobic bunch.


Well, they're like Delaware...easy to forget.
 
2021-03-16 5:00:32 AM  

Mugato: Dammit HOAs suck. Not even because of this particular flag thing but just in general.


I used to hate HOAs too. Then I got an awful neighbor who moved in after I bought my house.

An HOA would make my life so much better and save me thousands of dollars.
 
2021-03-16 5:06:34 AM  
So, the actual problem is not "the American flag", but noise from the thing?

Good decision then, nobody has to listen to the side effects of your "patriotism" around the clock.

Also, lol@the "freedom for displaying the flag" law, it is great, but not enough. The need for a "freedom to play the national anthem" law for maximum impact is very apparent.
 
2021-03-16 5:14:28 AM  

Mrtraveler01: common sense is an oxymoron: harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.

There's a link to a local newscast.

[Fark user image image 850x565]

The upstairs neighbor might have a case.

This is the letter. The request is for it to be taken down when its extremely windy as well as at night (which he should be doing anyway if he truely respects the flag code).

[Fark user image 425x222]

The link is from the TV station in Fargo this is sourced from.

https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/03​/11/fargo-man-told-to-take-american-fl​ag-down-because-its-too-noisy-in-the-w​ind/

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The section of the US Flag Code:

Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset, although the Flag Code permits night time display "when a patriotic effect is desired." Similarly, the flag should be displayed only when the weather is fair, except when an all weather flag is displayed. (By presidential proclamation and law, the flag is displayed continuously at certain honored locations like the United States Marine Corps Memorial in Arlington and Lexington Green.)

It should be illuminated if displayed at night.



He could always place a loud speaker on his deck and play the star spangled banner when he displays the flag in the morning. Then at sunset play the bugle call for retreat while taking down the flag.

"Retreat"
Youtube 6fgDxAASI_c
 
2021-03-16 5:18:47 AM  
Uh, has anyone pointed out that this is not an HOA doing this, but a condo board?

Also, Fargo apparently has crappy condos.
 
2021-03-16 5:27:42 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?


"...stupid and evil enough..."

Sigh.....Okay, I'll bite.

Must be some of that 'unity' I hear so much about.

Don't worry comrade, everyone will applaud your groupthink. Congrats on repeating the party line.

+1 social credit for you!
 
2021-03-16 5:33:53 AM  
Not to defend an HOA but flags can be pretty noisy when they are whipping around in the wind.
 
2021-03-16 5:40:47 AM  

khatores: The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.


It's also the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to control other private citizens' actions in case the actions cause offense. Not because they're offended, but because they're afraid someone else might be offended.
 
2021-03-16 6:08:20 AM  

khatores: The US is the only country I'm aware of


then make yourself aware? The whole world is full of patriots, just like it is full of God-fearing Men.
 
2021-03-16 6:09:00 AM  

Sensei Can You See: It's also the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to control other private citizens' actions in case the actions cause offense. Not because they're offended, but because they're afraid someone else might be offended.


This part is true though.
 
2021-03-16 6:14:31 AM  

Sensei Can You See: khatores: The US is the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to put flags on the outside of their houses and usually associate it with the military and religion.

It's also the only country I'm aware of where random private citizens feel the need to control other private citizens' actions in case the actions cause offense. Not because they're offended, but because they're afraid someone else might be offended.


Welcome to CancelCultureTM
 
2021-03-16 6:51:35 AM  

The Fark Filter: Not to defend an HOA but flags can be pretty noisy when they are whipping around in the wind.


The vibration on the balcony posts probably increases that noise inside the condos as well.
 
2021-03-16 7:02:29 AM  
I understand that. Our neighbor's flag can be noisy in a high wind as the metal fittings bang against the pole. It can be a problem even if the flag isn't flying.
 
2021-03-16 7:19:01 AM  
Hang wind chimes instead.
 
2021-03-16 7:23:04 AM  

Biledriver: Hang wind chimes instead.


Most places have pretty strict rules about how loud noise can be. Not all places, but almost all.

They also, almost always, have different levels of sound that is permitted during whatever they define as night time.

Making more noise after being given instructions on how to make your flag quieter, by the people in charge, is unlikely to end well. Depending on how much authority they have and what the actual rules are.

But like, wouldn't it be easier not to make noise 24/7 that only serves to annoy others around you?
 
2021-03-16 7:30:14 AM  

harleyquinnical: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

I got the satirical vibe too.


It's an HOA. So it could Be possibly true.
 
2021-03-16 7:36:10 AM  
Americans and their flag, lmfao
 
2021-03-16 7:36:10 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: AliceBToklasLives: This looks like a parody site. Although right-wingers are stupid and evil enough for it to be real, so who the fark knows?

"...stupid and evil enough..."

Sigh.....Okay, I'll bite.

Must be some of that 'unity' I hear so much about.

Don't worry comrade, everyone will applaud your groupthink. Congrats on repeating the party line.

+1 social credit for you!


Bro,

The GOP has become a parody of itself. YOU might not be evil, but the people who people like you keep voting into office, CLEARLY are. Its not even at the point of being clever anymore, it is outright corruption and anti-american actions that would have gotten all involved impeached and then parodied on Futurama 20 years later.

I get you don't want to think your party is that bad because you've grown accustomed to their flavor and they barely slap you around anymore when you use your teeth, but it would be best for everyone in the country if you two broke up and you moved on to someone else.
 
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