HOA tells residents trying to honor fallen veterans that three American flags is “too many”

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Lake Whales, FL: Residents of a Tampa Bay area gated community petitioned the Home-Owner’s Association (HOA) to erect an American flag in honor of several veterans from the community who recently passed away, but the HOA Board of Directors denied it.

Veterans and residents of the community Bob Douskie and Hank Osborne frequented the Saddlebag Lake Resort Horseshoe Club pits. They were well known in the community as some of the best horse-shoe players around.

After Hank passed away, a mournful Bob became committed to displaying an American flag to honor his horse-shoe partner and longtime friend.

Unfortunately, however, Bob passed away too before he could get an official approval from the HOA to build and erect the flag.

Other friends of Bob, Gary Shum and Jim Fuday wanted to follow up on his plan and fulfill the goal of building the flag.


In a statement provided by Shum to WFLA, a local news station, he said:

“It was hard for all of us. We wanted to get this done for them and other veterans who live here, and have also passed away.”

The HOA approved the permit to build the pole, which was later completed. However, when a local resident went to fly the flag, a board member told him to take it down.

Fuday, referring to a recent HOA meeting, told WFLA:

“I just want to know why, and that was the only thing I asked. They would not answer it.”

It appears the board members lacked the spine needed to respond to Fuday. In a typical cowardly move, they provided a statement instead, saying:

“The decision not to allow the flag is based in part on the star-spangled banners raised over two other common areas. One of them is flying in a memorial area to the left of a Canadian flag near the entrance of the property.”

The board tried to save face by provided a generic “we support veterans” statement and said:

“The association is very proud of all the veterans both current and departed. We celebrate their memory and service by dedicating two common areas to fly the American flag proudly.”

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YouTube screenshot of WFLA 8 coverage.

Talk is cheap and actions speak louder then words. The HOA had the opportunity to prove their support of veterans and the flag but failed.

Their decision to deny the third flag didn’t go unnoticed. The Tampa area news covered it.

The story also enraged other community and local residents alike- who shared their disgust on the Newsbreak.com press release and commented:

Joni Ann Raynor: As a veteran myself over 21 years it tears my heart to see someone disrespect our flag like burning it or stepping on it or not standing for the National Anthem.

But for a board to tell you that you can’t fly the American flag to honor those veterans after they approve to the flagpole is communism they need to get off the board. From Kevin

 Cynthia Williams: As the wife of a 27 year veteran I’m appalled. How dare they not let you fly our flag in remembrance. Shame on you

Janet Saiz: Fly the Flag in honor of the men and women who fought for your freedom. There is never enough Flags!

Stephochi: some hoa are ridiculous, a little common sense please. some people like to feel they have power /control over others

Other residents of the gated community came out in force, asking why there should be a limit on the number of American flags flying.

Their fight is not over.

Shum and Fuday intend on continuing this issue to complete their promise they made to honor their veteran friends, Bob Douskie and Hank Osborne.

A choked up and teary eyed Fuday told WFLA:

“If we can fly the flag, we will put it back up and leave it up because that’s what we want.”

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Fuday was choked up over the matter when speaking to WFLA8. Screenshot of WFLA YouTube video,

The American flag is a symbol that could never be overflown. No limit should ever be placed on the flag and where it could go.

The flag is a constant reminder of how far our country has come and the blood that was shed to get us to where we are today.

It should not only never be limited, placing American flags everywhere you can should be encouraged to every American.

God Bless the United States of America.

 

HOA tells residents trying to honor fallen veterans that three American flags is "too many"

Here’s another battle with a HOA.

‘It’s worth fighting for’: Veteran loses one house, risks another in HOA fight to display American flag

Posted March 13, 2022

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Larry Murphree is an Air Force veteran who was willing to give up everything to defend the nation he loves so dearly and the flag that represents that nation.

Now in his 70s, Murphree risks losing everything for the right to fly that very flag at his home. Again.

Murphree has been fighting this particular battle for more than 12 years. He spoke with First Coast News, explaining why he is willing to lose so much:

“I love my country. I love the military. It’s a small flag, but it stands for a big ‘thank you.’ “

It all started when the Sweetwater Homeowner’s Association told him to remove a 17″ x 12″ American flag that he had displayed in a flowerpot at his home in the Del Webb senior community.

After he refused to remove it, the HOA began fining him $100 a day. He eventually received a bill for about $8,000 with a notice of intent to file a lien if he didn’t pay.

So, he sued the HOA, starting the battle. He said:

“The first day I walked into my attorney’s office and told him what I was up against, he said, ‘This is David and Goliath. They have bottomless pockets. Are you going to go to the wall for this?’ I said, ‘Absolutely.’ “

And sure enough…to the wall he went.

Even after he settled out of court with the HOA, he said the association was not done with him.

He said it rewrote the by-laws and began to fine him again. Murphree alleged that the association was secretly taking the $100 daily fine out of the HOA dues he was paying and then turned around and put a lien on his home for the unpaid dues.

This assertion seems to be backed up by statements from the HOA’s attorney:

“The Tides is not foreclosing on Mr. Murphree’s property for improperly displaying the American flag. The Tides seeks monies due from any owner whose accounts are delinquent.”

He wound up having to sell his home to cover those fines and the legal fees that kept piling up.

He packed up and moved 45 miles to a new home in the St. Augustine area. But the war he was waging with his former HOA was far from over and he fears he could lose his new home.

He was recently awarded $1,223 in a so-called win against the HOA, a decision he is appealing. Murphree said:

“We won, but we lost.”

After spending tens of thousands of dollars and being forced to sell his home in the Sweetwater community, the court awarded Murphee a total of $1,223. He said:

“We have been to 200 hearings and where this figure came from, I don’t know…We are going to appeal because we just don’t understand this award, and I am not going to lose a second home over this fight”

He said he spent his retirement funds to fight the legal battle. He believes that he is on the hook for almost $250,000.  He is working with the courts to find out exactly how much he owes.

Murphree is concerned that he may have to sell his new home as well to help defray some of the court costs. He vowed:

“I love this home, but we have to do what we have to do.”

The Air Force vet said that this fight and the flag at the center of it go so much further than just the stars and stripes on it.

“It’s worth fighting for. I’d do it again.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up in hopes of offsetting the costs of this fight. To date, Murphree has received $3,358 toward the $200,000 goal. A note on the page explains his situation:

“They took me to Federal Court twice, State Court, County Court and Circuit Court. We finally WON THE LAWSUIT THIS MONTH, and the Judge only awarded me $1,223. for 11 years of going to court.” 
HOA tells residents trying to honor fallen veterans that three American flags is "too many"
Another crazed person who’s anti-flag- a teacher!

California teacher brags about how she removed American flag, has students pledge allegiance to pride flag

Posted August 30, 2021

The following contains editorial commentary which is the opinion of the author, a retired Chief of Police and current staff writer for Law Enforcement Today. 

NEWPORT MESA, CA- Last week in Kabul, Afghanistan, thirteen brave American heroes lost their lives, with eighteen others being injured in a terrorist bombing and subsequent firefight outside the gates of the Kabul airport.

Upon landing at Dover Air Force base in Dover, Delaware, the caskets carrying those thirteen heroes were draped with the American flag, the flag under which they lost their lives as Marines, soldiers, and as a Navy corpsman.

The same week, an ignorant moron who somehow has a job teaching children posted a video on Tik Tok in which she said she encouraged students in her classroom to pledge allegiance to a gay pride flag she put up in her classroom after she removed the American flag, Fox News reported.

The “teacher,” who should have been fired the day after this disgusting video was posted, said in the video:

https://twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1431375675903053829?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1431375675903053829%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_c10&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fus%2Fcalifornia-teacher-pledge-of-allegiance-pride-flag

“Okay, so during third period we have announcements, and they do the pledge of allegiance,” said the teacher, Kristin Pitzen of the Newport Mesa School District in Orange County, California. “I always tell my class, stand if you feel like it, don’t stand if you feel like it, say the words if you want, you don’t have to say the words.”

“So my class decided to stand, but not say the words. Totally fine,” she said.

“Except for the fact that my room does not have a flag,” then explaining she removed the flag during the pandemic, then whispered like a four-year-old child, “because it made me uncomfortable.”

When one of her students asked where they should look during the pledge of allegiance, she pointed to a flag that was in the class.

“In the meantime, I tell this kid, ‘We do have a flag in the class that you can pledge your allegiance to. And he like, looks around and goes, “Oh, that one?”’ and points to the pride flag.”

Pride flag? Are you freaking kidding? Of course clearly, there are a bunch of radical lunatics who probably feel like this nutjob does and think the pride flag should be the national flag. .

However the contrast between what this teacher said, and those flag-draped caskets being offloaded from that military aircraft in Dover is stark…and this shows the abject lunacy of the radical left.

Clearly, if this wackjob teacher wants to pay homage to a rainbow flag that is certainly her right, guaranteed under the Constitution, which by the way, those soldiers and all who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice before them sought to defend.

However telling her students that they should “pledge allegiance” to the rainbow flag is sick, twisted, evil and deranged.

Fox News said they reached out to the school district, who confirmed the incident is under investigation but wouldn’t provide additional details. Because it doesn’t “discuss employee related matters.”

“We are aware of this incident and are investigating. While we do not discuss employee related matters, we can tell you that showing respect and honor for our nation’s flag is a value that we instill in our students and an expectation of our employees. We take matters like this seriously and will be taking action to address it,” said the district’s public relations officer, Annette Franco to Fox.

As expected, Pitzen’s post got a lot of attention on social media, most of it negative. Former acting director of national intelligence, Richard Grenell eviscerated her:

“What kind of parent would allow their child to be taught by this wacko? Why are parents turning their kids over to someone they don’t know? I’d like to talk to people who think this is good?!?!” he said on Twitter.

 

Conservative actress Patricia Heaton wrote:

“I’ve been reading about our fallen heroes all day, and then see this…it made me weep.”

 

Jim Hanson:

“No one with a functioning intellect

“Should actually want this

“Disrespectful

“Childish

“Ass

“Teaching children anything.”

 

Others responded on TikTok from parents who were apoplectic that she was disrespecting the flag. One wrote:

“How can the words ‘for liberty and justice for all’ bring such hate in people? How can anyone have [an] issue with those words?”

Others of course praised the leftist loon, according to the Daily Mail.

Someone going ty the Twitter handle @torrHL said:

“This lady is great, I wish she were my son’s teacher.”

Another with Twitter handle @csofie2:

“I do not see this as a real problem…find a way to help the large number of people in this cruel country who are suffering…”

Might we suggest “Sofie” go to Afghanistan and see what real cruelty looks like, especially for women.

Response from “anenglishmajor” on TikTok:

“tbh if you eventually did find the US flag, I would still face the pride one instead.”

Further proof that liberalism is a mental disorder.

Pitzen claimed she “packed it away” in reference to the flag, and added that she didn’t know where, then put her hand over her mouth after saying “And I haven’t found it yet,” pretending to stifle a laugh. Talk about the epitome of maturity right there.

HOA tells residents trying to honor fallen veterans that three American flags is "too many"
“Mature” California teacher laughs about “losing” American flag-YouTube screenshot

In a previous TikTok, she posted a video celebrating “pride month” on June 1 and showed how she was celebrating by hanging a variety of rainbow flags in her classroom.

“I pledge allegiance to the queers,” she said while wearing rainbow glasses, earrings and suspenders.

 

Might we suggest a healthy dose of psychological therapy for this unhinged nutcase?

 

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