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    Military Mom Refuses To Remove Flag From Window

    Military Mom Refuses To Remove Flag From Window - News Story - WEWS Cleveland



    CANTON, Ohio -- A military mother in Ohio vows she'll stand firm against her condo association's demand that she remove a flag from her window.

    Marlene Gano of suburban Canton said her Blue Star flag will stay where it is until the war in Iraq is over and her son, 55-year-old Army Master Sgt. Richard Gano Jr., is home.

    The flag, featuring a single blue star on a white background framed in a red border, has been displayed since World War I by families with members serving in war.

    Gano received a letter May 1 from her condominium's management company saying the flag must go because the rules state that nothing may be displayed in windows. A representative of REM Commercial Association Management says many condo associations have a similar rule to keep units uniform.
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    The association will win because when she bought the unit she signed a contract agreeing to abide by their rules. I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.
    i agree...but they can come in handy, like when youre neighbors grass needs to be measured with a yardstick. or when they want to paint their front door flourescent green, and add hot pink shutters. a well run HOA can keep the neighborhood uniformed, and looking good with little intrusion. mine doesnt really give anyone a problem, then again, everyones house and yard in my development is kept up very nicely. chicken or the egg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    The association will win because when she bought the unit she signed a contract agreeing to abide by their rules. I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.

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    I suppose you *could* find a civil jury that would let the condo association win, but it would have to be in a blue state city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    The association will win because when she bought the unit she signed a contract agreeing to abide by their rules. I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.
    Seriously! I hear horror stories all the time!
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    Don't people have better things to do with their time than bring a woman to court for having a Blue Star in her window!!! Give me a break. Patriotism takes another blow to the gut.

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    I think tradition should win...the son is 55, it speaks well of him and her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.
    Hell, I got that in my next door neighbor and we are not in an association!!

    I think they should leave her alone though, I cannot imagine the Flag is offensive in nature. If it were me I would let it fly, association and courts be damned.
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    Leave it up, then contact our favorite people "the media" to plaster their faces on the nightly news when they remove the flag...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    The association will win because when she bought the unit she signed a contract agreeing to abide by their rules. I hate condo and homeowners associations because they are often run by little Hitlers with nothing better to do than walk around the neighborhood with a ruler measuring the height of your grass.
    I think you're right. I wonder if that HOA allows holiday decorations.




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