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Council backs neighbors in flap, orders flag down
ReviewJournal.com ^ | May. 18, 2007 | DAVID McGRATH SCHWARTZ

Posted on 05/19/2007 8:17:07 PM PDT by captjanaway

Call it a show of patriotic pride. Or call it a crass red-white-and-blue marketing ploy.

Either way, the city of Las Vegas has ordered a Hummer dealership to take down an American flag that flies 100 feet above the business.

Dan Towbin, owner of Towbin Hummer, said he was in disbelief at the City Council's decision this week to require the business to take down the 30-by-60-foot Stars and Stripes that has flown since May 2006 in front of the dealership.

(Excerpt) Read more at lvrj.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: citycouncil; flag; hummer

1 posted on 05/19/2007 8:17:10 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

This was already posted today. :)


2 posted on 05/19/2007 8:18:46 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: Laptop_Ron

I try to look before I post — there are SOOO many to go through sometimes...
Thanks


3 posted on 05/19/2007 8:19:31 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

30 x 60 foot is unusually large. Why couldn’t they display a normal sized flag?


4 posted on 05/19/2007 8:21:23 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: captjanaway

Yeah, I hear you. Who can keep up? :)


5 posted on 05/19/2007 8:22:18 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: captjanaway
But Tarkanian, after extolling her love of the flag, told Towbin, "You're not doing this for the right reason."

Tarkanian must be psychic.
6 posted on 05/19/2007 8:25:10 PM PDT by CAWats
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To: plain talk

I have seen the extra large flags at several businesses. Personally, I think they are pretty cool - and seen better on an extra tall flag pole.


7 posted on 05/19/2007 8:28:52 PM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway

Just making room for the Mexican flag that will soon be flying.


8 posted on 05/19/2007 8:31:44 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: captjanaway

Council backs neighbors in flap, orders flag down
The ReviewJournal,com ^ | 5/19/07 | DAVID McGRATH SCHWARTZ

Posted on 05/19/2007 7:25:04 PM CDT by stm
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1836511/posts


9 posted on 05/19/2007 8:33:46 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: captjanaway

I can think of few things more beautiful than a huge US flag flying in the breeze. I don’t care why the guy is doing it. Las Vegas is wrong to make him take it down.


10 posted on 05/19/2007 8:35:05 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: captjanaway
It's an outrage to make anyone take down their American flag. Part of what makes the country great is commerce. In fact, it's a big part of what makes this country great.

There's nothing wrong with a private business flying an American flag, whether to show their patriotism or attract attention or both -- those who have a problem with this need to learn more about this country and what makes it work.

11 posted on 05/19/2007 8:38:52 PM PDT by 68skylark
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To: captjanaway

But this is the King of Cars! Off with their heads!


12 posted on 05/19/2007 8:43:53 PM PDT by Sender ("America is at that awkward stage..." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Sender

Las Vegas? Not like it would be the first business in town to put up an over-the-top advertizing display.


13 posted on 05/19/2007 8:56:22 PM PDT by c-five
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To: Laptop_Ron

Nevada?


14 posted on 05/19/2007 9:10:15 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Huh?


15 posted on 05/19/2007 9:11:40 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: Laptop_Ron

Nevada. You know, Vegas? Where everything is loud, bright, flashy etc...And they are complaining about a flag?


16 posted on 05/19/2007 9:16:40 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Yeah, sounds kinda strange, but it all boils down to the guy’s motives, I guess.


17 posted on 05/19/2007 9:20:19 PM PDT by Laptop_Ron
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To: captjanaway

A rug store built a few years ago near where I live put up a big flag recently. People complained- not because the flag was too big, but because they were leaving it up at night. Result: the company put in lights!


18 posted on 05/19/2007 9:20:41 PM PDT by verum ago (The Iranian Space Agency: set phasers to jihad!)
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To: captjanaway

I wonder if the council would have the cajones to tell them to take down a Mexican flag if they put one up.


19 posted on 05/19/2007 9:37:19 PM PDT by ArtyFO (I love to smoke cigars when I adjust artillery fire at the moonbat loonery.)
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To: plain talk
Why couldn’t they display a normal sized flag?

Why in the world should they have to? In case you haven't noticed, this is America. Not Mexamerica or Canamerica, or Ameriran. A M E R I C A. I love seeing those huge flags flying in the distance as I approach them. It still awakens comfort in my heart. How much longer will that be possible. Enter the North American Union, out goes our beloved flag and all it stands for. It's not just a piece of red, white and blue material. Everything we once stood for is represented in that flag. It is the single most important symbol we have. We pledge to it our allegiance (The act of binding yourself [intellectually and/or emotionally] to a course of action). Our flag IS our country. We must honor it and vote to change the things that no longer represent those for which it once stood.

20 posted on 05/19/2007 9:53:40 PM PDT by Frwy (Eternity without Jesus is a hell-of-a long time.)
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To: dragnet2

Exactly: They had the Tam ‘O Shanter hotel that used to have a gigantic RAGGED hat spinning over it’s sign. Why is that OK, but not a flag?


21 posted on 05/19/2007 10:09:07 PM PDT by boop (Now Greg, you know I don't like that WORD!)
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To: captjanaway

glad you posted anyway. I had not seen it yet. Now let me see it is OK to burn the flag-1st amendment ya know, and it doen’t matter what is in your heart, but you can not fly the flag especially if you are not doing it to support the troops, but for some financial gain.

How whacked is that?


22 posted on 05/19/2007 10:21:19 PM PDT by greeneyes
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To: captjanaway
Well, this is the same city where this happened, and it's Senator Harry "Surrender Now" Reid's turf, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.
23 posted on 05/19/2007 10:36:21 PM PDT by tgslTakoma (BS: Now THAT'S Activism, baby !!)
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To: captjanaway

I have a retail business on Tropicana Avenue.

I emailed the Las Vegas Office of Business Development, the Las Vegas Review Journal, and Congressman Porter asking what the h*** the city council was thinking.

What else can I do?

This is freedom being taken away from us right before our eyes, not just this dealership. What if I want to fly a flag now?


24 posted on 05/20/2007 12:03:41 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Laptop_Ron; AlmaKing; tgslTakoma; LasVegasMac

Had the same problem out in CA and here’s what we did:


PROTEST RALLY to fly American Flags on FLAG DAY - San Bernardino City Council won’t!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1647451/posts

After Action Report—San Bernardino City Hall Flag Day Protest Rally
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1649805/posts


25 posted on 05/20/2007 12:28:48 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

In LAS VEGAS and they’re worried about him being “too commercial”?????


26 posted on 05/20/2007 4:51:43 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (You cannot stop illegal immigration tomorrow by rewarding illegal immigration today.)
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To: c-five

LOL, true, there is nothing over the top in Las Vegas. It’s sort of Disney World with sex, alcohol and gambling. Not sure about Towbin Hummer, but Towbin Dodge is the dealership in the TV series King of Cars from Las Vegas, they are pretty over the top as human characters themselves.


29 posted on 05/20/2007 5:57:43 AM PDT by Sender ("America is at that awkward stage..." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Frwy

Yeah yeah yeah. Right. You don’t have to fly a 60’ flag to be patriotic. At some point its overkill.


30 posted on 05/20/2007 11:41:54 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: peace_destroy_many

It’s funny that the Las Vegas city council would find a huge American flag to be a “crass marketing ploy.” They live in a city that has a full size replica of the Eiffel Tower (Paris Hotel Casio) just down the street from a full size replica of the New York skyline (New York New York Hotel Casino). They live in a city that has a 4000+ room hotel that looks like a medieval castle (Excalibur Hotel Casino) and a full-size pyramid with a light on the top that astronauts can see from outer space (Luxor Hotel Casino). Irony, anybody?


Um, those aren’t near residential neighborhoods.


31 posted on 05/21/2007 10:47:08 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney (...and another "Constitution-bot"))
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