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Old 01-18-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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I thought this was some kind of joke when I saw the headline on another forum but it's true. The town is named West New York. If it passes, the American Flag can't be flown anywhere or put in the window of a home or business. This is un-American if I have ever seen. This will upset many people who live there who wore the uniform. In a way, this is a slap in the face to them. The town should take in consideration and respect their freedom to fly the flag. They earned that right by serving their country.


NJ town proposes flag ban - New York News | NYC Breaking News
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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Truly bizarre. I wonder if you could fly the obama flag.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Again, you exaggerate ... and speak of something you know little to nothing about. Show us, please, where the flying of the American Flag will be prohibited in this town. Otherwise, offer your apology to readers.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Truly bizarre. I wonder if you could fly the obama flag.
Didn't take long to blame Obama for this hoax story
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Here's the proposed ordinance:

http://www.westnewyorknj.org/web_con...sed/ord213.pdf

It looks like it was written to ban a wide assortment of signage deemed a distraction... and line F does read "flags, banners and pennants". Apparently the mayors office claims it's meant to only apply to commercial flags, and not the American flag... but it's defintely poorly worded.

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Oh good lord. Is a **** poor early draft of a proposed local sign ordinance. It's not some nefarious proposal targeting and banning the American flag.

So yes, your thread most certainly qualifies as a joke.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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Here's the proposed ordinance:

http://www.westnewyorknj.org/web_con...sed/ord213.pdf

It looks like it was written to ban a wide assortment of signage deemed a distraction... and line F does read "flags, banners and pennants". Apparently the mayors office claims it's meant to only apply to commercial flags, and not the American flag... but it's defintely poorly worded.

West New York Proposes American Flag Ban
So this is another dishonest thread.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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So this is another dishonest thread.
Did you expect otherwise?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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So this is another dishonest thread.
Yes. Yes it is.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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So yes, your thread most certainly qualifies as a joke.
No it doesn't. The proposal will affect the flying of the American Flag..
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