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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 2:36PM #1
Unworthyone
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Virginia Veteran Gets Extra Week Before He Must Remove Flag or Face Consequences


The headline suggests that a 90 year old veteran is being prohibited from displaying the American flag.  He's in a flap with his local community standards committee.  The 90 year old is squawking about 'not being allowed' to fly the flag.


However, if you read the whole article, at the bottom the city makes it clear the issue is NOT the flag ... its the flag pole.  Homeowners are all permitted to proudly display their flag, but they are expected to do so within the stated established perimeters.  The massive flag pole erected by the vet does not fall within the perimeters.  And it has to go.


I think FOX needs to re-assess whether they have been 'fair and balanced' in this story ... or just a pimp for an old geezer who thinks he should not be required to adhere to agreed upon community standards.  Fly your flag .. Just do it the right way .


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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 2:42PM #2
Christianlib
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Fox News is to news,


As Creation science is to science.

Democrats think the glass is half full.
Republicans think the glass is theirs.
Libertarians want to break the glass, because they think a conspiracy created it.
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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 2:58PM #3
oneinchrist1963
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Wow


All the other networks told people that the Iraq war was lost, was unwinnable, a failure.


for 6 years.


and we won.


never asked obama a hard question.


never looked into his past.


never looked into his birth certificate issue except Dobbs


never asked him why he spends 1.5 million to hide it instead of 10 bucks to produce it, when logic tells you he's hiding something.


never announces his relationship with some very questionabl people or questions him about it.


never investigates his appointments and many of his administrations love affair with Mao, radicals and communist separatists.


Acorn corruption and Bo's relationship with this organization and many other far left corupt organizations


And now this, spending so much time on Tiger Woods booty, that there is no time to report on what may turn out to be the Biggest Hoax of the last 50 years. Globalgate.


Which can only conclude that they are actively covering up information and covering for people.


And all you got on Fox is that they were unable to fit all the details of the story in the headline.


The thing about people who are kept in the dark, they're not very bright.

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:03PM #4
Unworthyone
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Dec 4, 2009 -- 2:58PM, oneinchrist1963 wrote:


And all you got on Fox is that they were unable to fit all the details of the story in the headline.





You missed the point completely.


The headline suggests the vet is being prohibited from displaying the flag.  That is not true.  Therefore the headline is misleading.  Do you get it now?

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:05PM #5
oneinchrist1963
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It's like you won't come out of your holes, in fear of the light.

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of the government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

James Madison

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Samuel Adams

"By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals. Take the Bible out of schools and there would be an explosion in crime."

Benjamin Rush

It is not only that Democrats are stupid and intellectually dishonest. It is that they believe lies as well, which dashes any hope of gaining wisdom.
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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:08PM #6
oneinchrist1963
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Dec 4, 2009 -- 3:03PM, Unworthyone wrote:


Dec 4, 2009 -- 2:58PM, oneinchrist1963 wrote:


And all you got on Fox is that they were unable to fit all the details of the story in the headline.





You missed the point completely.


The headline suggests the vet is being prohibited from displaying the flag.  That is not true.  Therefore the headline is misleading.  Do you get it now?





no i didn't you missled the initial post, this is as fas as I had to get into the story to find out


 


 

A Medal of Honor recipient in a dispute over his right to fly the American flag in his yard will have another week before D-Day -- when he'll be forced to take down the Stars and Stripes or face legal action.


Ninety-year-old Col. Van T. Barfoot, a veteran of three wars, initially was given a 5 p.m. Friday deadline to dismantle his flagpole or face a legal battle over violating an order from his townhouse community association in Henrico County, Va.


"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of the government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

James Madison

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Samuel Adams

"By removing the Bible from schools we would be wasting so much time and money in punishing criminals. Take the Bible out of schools and there would be an explosion in crime."

Benjamin Rush

It is not only that Democrats are stupid and intellectually dishonest. It is that they believe lies as well, which dashes any hope of gaining wisdom.
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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:12PM #7
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Well you do have it correct. The headline appears to mislead but is it intentional ,I don't know.


The real uproar should be that every other news outled has 100% completely ignored the climate email story. A story concerning an old vet and flyiing a flag is MOSTLY human intrest but the climate story affects everyone

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:17PM #8
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'Fox is misleading'


Thats like saying 'The sun comes up every day'

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:20PM #9
Erey
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This thread is splitting hairs.


How else is that old geezer going to fly his humongus flag if he does not have a adequate flag pole?  No pole, no flag flying. 


 


I can understand why a neighboorhood would be against flag poles but on the other hand the guy is 90 and has served in like a dozen US wars - if he wants to fly a big-ass flag in front of his house I would not argue with him. 

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 3:25PM #10
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Dec 4, 2009 -- 3:20PM, Erey wrote:


This thread is splitting hairs.


How else is that old geezer going to fly his humongus flag if he does not have a adequate flag pole?  No pole, no flag flying. 


 


I can understand why a neighboorhood would be against flag poles but on the other hand the guy is 90 and has served in like a dozen US wars - if he wants to fly a big-ass flag in front of his house I would not argue with him. 




Exactly.  Fox did exactly what most venues do.  They picked the part of the story that makes an interesting headline to get attention and then explained the whole story.  Frankly, I think anyone complaining about the flag pole really needs to relax. 

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