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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    how can a flagpole with a flag on it be aesthetically unpleasant, unless its a really stupid flag, which it wasn't
    Size ..that's how.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Size ..that's how.
    why? did some of the member of the HOA feel their masculinity threatened by a 21 foot vaguely phallic shaped object?

    its not really that tall, its only 3 and 1/3 of me standing on each others shoulders, do they also object to tall trees and light poles

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The guy is a patriot and most of all a Medal of Honor winner........If you can't make and exception for him...Unbelieveable!!!!
    Navy, I appreciate what you're saying. He probably does deserve an exception, especially at 90. But the HOA would run into the problem of other homeowners complaining, blah blah blah. I was on the board of our HOA, and I can tell there is politics and rule misused from time to time. I wasn't in charge of convenant enforcement, but people pay their fees to have rules applied equally. None of us know the particulars about that HOA, and their attorney probably told them to remain silent.

    But you can't just think of the one person because he's an CMH winner. Signing the HOA convenants is a binding contract. The HOA specifically said they were not against the flag, but the pole only; lest someone think they're unpatriotic. I think they gave in due to the publicity and maybe enough homeowners called in giving them grief so they could backoff. Most of the time it's not personal when these rules are applied.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    why? did some of the member of the HOA feel their masculinity threatened by a 21 foot vaguely phallic shaped object?

    its not really that tall, its only 3 and 1/3 of me standing on each others shoulders, do they also object to tall trees and light poles
    If you don't like the rules of a particular HOA, then don't move there.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman
    The sacrifices of our military have given the left the right to bash our military.
    Nope...just follow the rules and regulations he signed on for, like everyone else. Like Hatuey said "Being a veteran is not some 'do what you want' card."

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride
    The guy is a patriot and most of all a Medal of Honor winner........If you can't make and exception for him...Unbelieveable!!!!
    WHY!!! Why should he get an exception over anyone else?
    (note...this a general reply, not particularly directed to this poster)


    Quote Originally Posted by American
    But you can't just think of the one person because he's an CMH winner. Signing the HOA convenants is a binding contract. The HOA specifically said they were not against the flag, but the pole only; lest someone think they're unpatriotic.
    LOL...beware of the falling sky, but I agree wholeheartedly with this post.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    What do have against the American flag?
    Nothing. I have something against sticking a flag pole on your property without seeking permission beforehand.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Navy, I appreciate what you're saying. He probably does deserve an exception, especially at 90. But the HOA would run into the problem of other homeowners complaining, blah blah blah. I was on the board of our HOA, and I can tell there is politics and rule misused from time to time. I wasn't in charge of convenant enforcement, but people pay their fees to have rules applied equally. None of us know the particulars about that HOA, and their attorney probably told them to remain silent.

    But you can't just think of the one person because he's an CMH winner. Signing the HOA convenants is a binding contract. The HOA specifically said they were not against the flag, but the pole only; lest someone think they're unpatriotic. I think they gave in due to the publicity and maybe enough homeowners called in giving them grief so they could backoff. Most of the time it's not personal when these rules are applied.
    Another brilliant post by American.

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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Navy, I appreciate what you're saying. He probably does deserve an exception, especially at 90. But the HOA would run into the problem of other homeowners complaining, blah blah blah. I was on the board of our HOA, and I can tell there is politics and rule misused from time to time.
    And that's where fire comes in!

    But while I understand the point of HOA's, I in principle hate them. It's a government, and like all government is dangerous because it quickly grows and overtakes boundaries it wasn't meant. Mostly they were to protect home value by not allowing property becoming delapitdated. Fair enough, but I think it needs to stop there. In the end, it's your property and you need to have freedom on it. I won't ever buy a HOA house if possible, but there's the rub. If possible. Those things grow like weeds, and at some point there may be no option of home purchase without joining an HOA. At that point, we're at an entirely different circumstance.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Totally agree. I am on the board of directors of my HOA. I would NEVER EVER cave in this circumstance. Sorry, you agreed to the rules when you bought your house. YOU LOSE.
    And that is my problem with any HOA. I would never move into a neighborhood where my neighbors could decide what and what I cannot put in my own yard. After all, if I buy a place, I want it to be MY property, not some communal ownership which, if you look at the face of it, is a form of Communism.
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    Re: Virginia Veteran Wins Battle to Keep His Flagpole in Yard

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Navy, I appreciate what you're saying. He probably does deserve an exception, especially at 90. But the HOA would run into the problem of other homeowners complaining, blah blah blah. I was on the board of our HOA, and I can tell there is politics and rule misused from time to time. I wasn't in charge of convenant enforcement, but people pay their fees to have rules applied equally. None of us know the particulars about that HOA, and their attorney probably told them to remain silent.

    But you can't just think of the one person because he's an CMH winner. Signing the HOA convenants is a binding contract. The HOA specifically said they were not against the flag, but the pole only; lest someone think they're unpatriotic. I think they gave in due to the publicity and maybe enough homeowners called in giving them grief so they could backoff. Most of the time it's not personal when these rules are applied.
    I disagree with you, but I give you kudos for putting together a well thought out explanation of your position. Damn it, if you keep this up, I won't be able to joke about your short posts any more.
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