FL Vets demand Dems remove Obama flag (UPDATED)

| March 14, 2012

A link sent to us by ROS from the Sunshine State describes the scene outside of the Lake County, FL Democrat Party offices yesterday when veterans demanded that they remove the flag which had replaced the blue field and stars with an image of the President that was flying below the unaltered flag. The veterans offered a POW/MIA flag to replace the defaced flag;

Don Van Beck, executive director of the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park asked that the altered flag be removed, explaining that it was in violation of federal flag code. He offered a POW/MIA flag to fly in its place.

Nancy Hurlburt, the Democratic Party Chair for Lake County, said she would research the issue but didn’t take the Obama flag down immediately, prompting Van Beck to declare that they would take the flag down for her.

“No, you will not. This is private property,” Hurlbert responded.

After a short time spent ‘researching’, Hurlbert relented and took down the flag while the veterans looked on. She did not accept the POW/MIA flag offered as a replacement.

So where’s our apology for the Democrat-generated defaced flag? Yeah, the only flag allowed by law to be flown below the US flag is the POW/MIA flag. Ms. Hurlbert really stepped on it by not accepting the POW/MIA flag, too. So I guess you veterans in Lake County know where you stand with the Democrats there.

UPDATE: According to Fox News, the Demcrats were in violation of state law;

Jenn Meale, communications director for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, referred FoxNews.com to state laws that pertain to the use of flags on public lands and property when asked for clarification as to whether Hurlbert could face any penalties.

Statute 256.05, which covers improper use of state or United States flag, or other symbol of authority, reads: “No person shall, in any manner, for exhibition or display:

“(1)?Place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement of any nature upon any flag, standard, color, ensign or shield of the United States or of this state, or authorized by any law of the United States or this state; or

“(2)?Expose to public view any such flag, standard, color, ensign or shield upon which shall have been printed, painted or otherwise produced, or to which shall have been attached, appended, affixed or annexed any such word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing or advertisement.”

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden

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  1. ROS says:

    And that is the scary part. It would be one thing if there was an ounce of objectivity on their part, or even one admission that everything he says and does isn’t flawless, but there is none. They’re wearing blinders and the sheer venom they exude when someone speaks ill of Teh Wun – justified or not – is just plain eerie.

  2. Old Trooper says:

  3. ROS says:

    Spot. on.

  4. malclave says:

    Would publically burning this “flag” be considered Freedom of Speech as well, or does that only cover burning the U.S. flag?

  5. Anonymouse says:

    @malclave: No.. that would be RACIST and intolerant!

    (sarcasm, I can’t stand Obongo and his mongoloid pack of cronies either)

  6. Flagwaver says:

    Personally, I find it funny that these people are elevating Obama to an almost Christ-like status. What’s going to happen when he isn’t elected this November? Or, on the off-chance that he is, what’s going to happen during the next election (unless we are reorganized under a different constitution by then)?

  7. Old Trooper says:

    I’m still waiting for the drooling moonbats, that seem to plague this site, to come here and defend the Obama flag. It’s pretty strange that they haven’t had anything to say about this. As ROS stated, this has been happening since before the ’08 election. Anyone remember having to have the open air stadium for “the won’s” acceptance speech, complete with towering pillars and the grand stage? Kinda reminded me of Nuremberg stadium, back in the day.

    Can anyone imagine if this were all done by repubs and Bush?? The drooling moonbats would have stroked out over all this crap, yet they either don’t say a word, dismiss it as rightwing hyperbole, or defend it. Including the “office of the President-elect seal that was made up after the election and before the innauguration. Yeah; he was the first President to do that, too. Imagine if that had been Bush?

    @56: Don’t worry, the NAACP is petitioning the UN for an investigation into states with voter ID laws. The UN is so good at rooting out election fraud, that there is nothing to worry about come November.

  8. NHSparky says:

    It’s all they have left, man. No way they can actually, you know, DEFEND the record of this administration, so when anyone dares criticize it, out comes the race card.

  9. Old Trooper says:

    @58: Yeah, Hondo, I had heard about that, but hadn’t read anything, until now. Thanks for adding the link.

  10. EOD says:

    If I were to see that flag being flown I would 1. Take down said flag.
    2. Go give it back to the person who thinks its ok to fly it.

    This Offensive to the point it could start a civil unrest/riot.

  11. NostraDennis says:

    Just wait until he becomes Secretary General of the UN, and tries to put his face inside the olive branches on THAT logo.