By The Right Scoop


Kudos to this veteran for standing up to the city to support our military:

FOX 35 – Eddie Colosimo runs Holy Hill’s Bikers for First Amendments Rights restaurant and bar. It’s a non-profit that helps support military veterans.

Colosimo, a wounded Marine Corps vet, is passionate about United States Armed Forces. His granddaughter, grandson, and son-in-law are all serving in different branches of the military. So, Colosimo decided to fly military flags representing all our servicemen and women in front of his the restaurant.

“These flags represent our men and women all over the world for us today!” he said.

These flags have been here every weekend for two years, but just this week, Colosimo received a letter from the city informing him that flying the flags violates a new city code passed in March.

“The fines will start today (Friday) for every day the flags fly,” he told us. “Please don’t try to tell me my Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force flags are flutter signs, and compare them to beer signs. That doesn’t fly!”

The new law requires businesses to apply for a permit to display a temporary sign or banner on their property; however, the American, POW, and state flags are allowed.

Now, Colosimo is being fined $300 a day by the City of Holly Hill. Officials just announced that they will hold a special hearing in two weeks to discuss the matter. For now, Colosimo says these flags aren’t going anywhere.

“You’re gonna tell me that I can’t honor them… show respect for them? I’m sorry. Bring your handcuffs. I’ll go to jail. I don’t care.”

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  • http://gary@gmail.com Not Myprez

    I HOPE THERE ARE AMERICANS THERE IN HOLLY HILL THAT WILL STAND WITH THIS BROTHER WHEN THE DEMOCRATS COME TO TAKE HIM AWAY …

    • tinlizzieowner

      Not Myprez  
      You can count on the fact that there are. Especially over here on the Gulf Coast.

  • howzah123

    Fascism dressed up as “city code”

    • deTocqueville1

      howzah123 Precisely

    • 57thunderbird

      howzah123 Yup!They have long been a pet peeve of mine

      • Gtrjag

        57thunderbird howzah123 This kind of crap is why I will never live in the city.

  • misterlogic0013

    good for him , trip ?

  • deTocqueville1

    The collective progressive madness continues apace. The socialization of America.

  • JimJames1

    In a sane world, the city would have to demonstrate just how flying those flags causes injury to the city.  They would fail miserably, by the way, unless he had them dangling low over the roadway.

    • notso_old vet

      JimJames1It seems to me that the city has devalued his property.  He should sue the city for not allowing him to do something that previously was not a violation and, in fact,  for a violation of his constitutional right of  free speech.

  • froggy19510

    I wonder what the city will do about those sneakers that are thrown over the power lines.

  • ryanomaniac

    That’s what I’m talking about!! Good for this guy. Don’t back down. The more people say the hell with it and are willing to go to jail like this guy the more coverage things like this get. For one, now that there IS coverage they sure as hell aren’t taking this guy to jail. Give’em hell.
    What a stupid thing for this city to do. You talk about a PR nightmare. Surely these morons have been watching the news and have seen stories like this. Dumb dumb dumb duuuuuuumb.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      ryanomaniac Ryan, I don’tknow when you’ll read this, I hope you get an e mail alert.
      I read an article in Stars and Stripes earlier this evening, about an Iraq war Veteran with PTSD, it’s a heartbreaking, but good story- long made short, he survived a suicide attempt, and has, through a process written a booklet on how to help returning soldiers, family and friends to deal with PTSD.  He’s got a website here: http://wyshproject.org/
      you can read his story here: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/after-suicide-attempt-combat-veteran-finds-his-voice-1.216201
      or watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdBScMUSBsM
      I couldn’t help but think of your cousin just now and thought hopefully something here might help him.
      I find a lot of these groups who help Veterans on twitter, but this one I found first on S and S. then found him on twitter.  He’s also got a fb page as well.
      You don’t have to reply to this- I just hope your cousin is doing ok and will be ok.
      (((())))s

      • ryanomaniac

        Thanks ABC! Very thoughtful. I will pass it on.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      ryanomaniac Sorry Ryan, one more link, then I’ll quit it.  Here’s Wysh Project’s you tube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/SonoftheAccused

      • ryanomaniac

        Keep’em coming!

  • mickeyco

    I have to stop reading this stuff. I end up with a migraine almost daily due to reading of the absolute stupidity and inanity of local governments- nevertheless the feds.

  • EmilyNghiem

    And where did he and other citizens — supposedly represented by city officials — consent to have these flags interpreted as signs that require permits. If laws are not written and passed by consent of the governed, that is like writing a contract and signing someone’s name to it. ??? I learned in the eighth grade that Constitutional laws are a social contract between people and government. I must have slept through the class that teaches people how to run cities like a racket at taxpayers’ expense!

    • 57thunderbird

      EmilyNghiem That’s the way the entire country is being  run at present!

  • Paulko

    The truly sad part here is that someone complained to the city to force them to pass the ordnance in the first place then they had to register a specific complaint about him to have code enforcement pay him a little visit. That’s how it works where I am. I put banners out and as soon as someone makes the call to the city they have to come down. But until that happens I can leave them out so until I hear different someone complained about it and that is sad.

  • M_J_S

    Civil Disobidence:  Begin.
    Anyone comes on YOUR PROPERTY with their UNCONSTITUTIONAL laws and you have the full right to defend YOURSELF brother.

  • Duane Hardy

    flags are on his property and harming no one…hard to understand why and who writes rules like that.

    • 57thunderbird

      Duane Hardy Zoning committees.

      • patriot077

        57thunderbird Duane Hardy And REVENUES. Plus intimidation, so nobody will do anything without permission from the gods of government.

        • 57thunderbird

          patriot077 57thunderbird Duane Hardy Yup!E-mail these fools and tell them how you feel!Tinlizzee posted the e-mail address.

  • SilentTexan

    Why am I always seeing these stories of idiots who have nothing to do with their lives but infringe on a guy who has the RIGHT to flag and proudly show his stance in the military, or show his patronage to the american flag. Last time I checked, THIS IS STILL AMERICA!!
    Seriosly, how can there be so many people butthurt about the flag of their own country. My guess is, the majority don’t but, the minority become the loudest.
     Let the man fly his military flag, he did fight for your freedom so that you could “protest” you know!  -_-

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      SilentTexan Well said Tex!

      • NYGino

        AmericanborninCanada SilentTexan Isn’t it peculiar how reason and common sense are absent in so many people’s thinking.  
        Speaking of which, has anybody seen Is Sense_Common lately, or have I just been missing her?

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          NYGino AmericanborninCanada SilentTexan She’s been busy NY.  She misses everyone though I’m sure!  You’re sweet to miss her, I’ll let her know you asked about her :-)

        • NYGino

          AmericanborninCanada NYGino SilentTexan Please do.  Thank you ABC.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          NYGino AmericanborninCanada SilentTexan :-)  You would be able to see her more if you were on facebook ;-)  lol.  xoxox have a beautiful and Blessed week myNY!

        • Is_Sense_Common

          NYGino
          Awww, you made me blush…  I’ve missed you too NYG!  Had some ‘puter difficulties so couldn’t watch videos for awhile, but got it figured out now. I didn’t feel right about posting much on threads where I couldn’t watch the video.  Hope you’re well & enjoying some warmth.  Send it up here, why don’tcha!?!?!   :~}

        • NYGino

          AmericanborninCanada You made me chuckle ABC.  You have a great week also.  April, one of the prettiest months in Florida, all the buds are starting to pop out.

  • Proudhispanicconservative

    With so many stories that just break your heart everyday, it is stories like this that give you hope that not all is lost. GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED MILITARY
    GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED MILITARY
    GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED MILITARY
    GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED MILITARY

  • 57thunderbird

    Anybody have an e-mail address for this city?

  • 57thunderbird

    God bless you vet!Stand up for what is right!

  • 57thunderbird

    poljunke USSA!

  • Bac Si68

    Will the ordinance apply to all the EBT flags that are  displayed by the gas stations and convenience stores?  Maybe they just paid the permit fee. We had the same thing happen in another Fl. town, the property owner won the city backed down. I wonder how the town would feel about a rainbow flag?  The ACLU should try that.

  • 57thunderbird

    Time for an e-mail campaign!Any and every time we see a story like this we have to come together and take action,and let these fools know that we will not tolerate being bullied.You have to eat the cake one bit at a time.It worked when we did it to FAU!

    • PicklePlants

      57thunderbird Hey – thanks for reminding me T-bird, what was the outcome at FAU?  The last I heard they were “looking into it” and the teacher was suspended.  I hope he was terminated, but I won’t hold my breath.

      • 57thunderbird

        PicklePlants 57thunderbird They ended up backpedaling and apologized for having offended any body and used some lame excuse,reinstated the student back to his class and I believe did away with that course.

        • PicklePlants

          57thunderbird PicklePlants Thanks.  I bet he is still there

        • NYGino

          PicklePlants 57thunderbird Probably got an increase in pay and lots of kudos from the liberal faculty.

        • 57thunderbird

          PicklePlants 57thunderbird Sadly,it wouldn’t surprise me. :-(

  • comoesta3

    I want his autograph!

  • CVic3629

    somebody post emails,phone/fax @s please. let’s overwhelm these ‘drunk-with-power blowhards!
    God bless our military and their families. Without them where would we be!

  • Watchman74

    Now that’s it’s gotten a little national exposure let’s see how long it takes for the city to change there mind.

    • tinlizzieowner

      Watchman74  
      That’s the name of the game. We have to insure that these stories get national attention. 
      Thanks RS for posting this story here and thanks Fox News for posting this story on their site too. If we don’t attack every one of these ‘politically correct’ regulations, as we find out about them, it won’t be any time at all before you have apply for a ‘permit’ to put a ‘Proud Army Mom’ bumper sticker on your car.
      :-( :-(

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        tinlizzieowner Watchman74 I just tweeted it too.  LOTS of Veterans on twitter!

    • willy851

      Watchman74    The problem is that they even tried to tell someone that they couldn’t fly a flag. I can understand advertisements, but not opinion.

  • NYGino

    Please don’t think these idiots are a representation of Florida.  These un-American public officials are everywhere.  They have nothing better to do than display their ignorance.  
    Look into their past and usually you will find the kind of person who was a school crossing guard and sported a badge as a way of letting everybody know they are important.

  • shilo

    We need a few thousand vets down there……immediately. Show them that we won`t be pushed around anymore.

  • willy851

    We need the mayor and city council to have an accident. We either start fighting back or the constitution is gone. There is no permit application for free speech.

  • mcgurn

    We all know by what’s happened with the atheists,muslims,etc when only one of them complains. The good guys always take the hit. So, I’ll bet one commie,libtard on the city counsel started this bs. Maybe if this guy had one of those omama flags flying there they’d leave im alone.

  • Gtrjag

    “The new law requires businesses to apply for a permit to display a temporary sign or banner on their property; however, the American, POW, and state flags are allowed.”  This is most offensive part of this story. Who are these people to tell property owners what sign they can place on there property?

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/index dmacleo

      Gtrjag when fools fell for the zoning law bs (and I initially did too) this is what we got.
      other people having force of law to tell you what you can’t do on your property.

      • 57thunderbird

        dmacleo Gtrjag Yup.Long a pet peeve of mine!

      • Gtrjag

        dmacleo Gtrjag I hate zoning laws for a passion. I live in a rural Conservative County and even we have to get zoning permission to put pole barn. It makes me sick.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          Gtrjag dmacleo same here! it stinks!

    • patriot077

      Gtrjag The flags are an improvement for the surroundings as far as I could see in the video.
      This pay for a permit stuff is really bugging me. Makes me think of the old protest songs of the 60’s.

  • tinlizzieowner

    Holly Hill. It figures that this place is on the east coast of Florida. That’s where Northeast Liberals come to die. It’s also where they move their money to keep from having to pay ‘their fair share’ of all the taxes they have voted for in the states they came from.
    Come on my Vet Brothers and Sisters, let’s make life as miserable as we can for these taxpayer supported ‘pencil pushers’. Don’t ever forget, they work for US we don’t work for them.
    Start here. http://www.hollyhillfl.org/government/commission

    • 57thunderbird

      tinlizzieowner Thanks tinlizzie!

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      tinlizzieowner DOH! Looks like I should have read through all the comments first. Thanks tinlizzieowner, should’a known you’d be right on this! :-)

      • tinlizzieowner

        AmericanborninCanada tinlizzieowner 
        I’m on this like syrup on pancakes. You know my background. I’ll be at the museum and though I’m not allowed to express political opinions at the museum, this is more than ‘political’, it’s downright insulting to those of us who have served. A lot more Vets are going to learn about this tomorrow.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          tinlizzieowner AmericanborninCanada Amen, I knew it as soon as I saw the headline and where it was.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/index dmacleo

    I just sent him a thank you email
    http://bikersforfirstamendmentrights.com/7343.html

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/index dmacleo

      crap the mailbox they list there is inop.
      my server tried a few times then bounced it back to me
      host mx4.hotmail.com [65.54.188.110]: 550 Requested
      action not taken:
      mailbox
      unavailable
      dammit

      • 57thunderbird

        dmacleo So use the e-mail account that tinlizie posted and voice your displeasure instead!I did.

  • RobHorine

    Someone tell me what country we are living in?   Cause this isn’t the America I remember.

    • 57thunderbird

      RobHorine USSA!And this country has been on this trend for decades.It is now just beginning to come to a head.

  • DZortea

    Semper Fi my good man! It fills my heart to see people taking a stand against this tyranny!

  • temi227

    Here’s a video to make you proud to be an American.  Patriotism at it’s best.. I got teary eyed watching it… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjPmmCtHmfE

    • 57thunderbird

      temi227 Wow! That was amazing!Talk about precision marching cadence!Outstanding tribute to the troops.Thanks for sharing that!I used to be in high school marching band.

      • temi227

        57thunderbird temi227 I LOVED all of it but I especially liked the Air Force Plane they made and the smoke coming out.  Just outstanding.

        • 57thunderbird

          temi227 57thunderbird Very well done indeed!

  • SurfinCowboy

    Right on! This guys got the right attitude.

  • 57thunderbird

    What part of the term Private Property don’t they understand?

  • shagstar

    now,,just imagine if  all patriot’s got together and showed this kinda heart?  Semper-Fi Eddie

    • 57thunderbird

      shagstar We could move a mountain!

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      shagstar”What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; ’tis dearness only that
      gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a price upon its goods; and
      it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be
      highly rated.” Thomas Paine

      • 57thunderbird

        AmericanborninCanada shagstar I love it!Great idea!When can we arrange it! :-(

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          57thunderbird AmericanborninCanada shagstar YAY!!

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    It’s a NEW law, which the little dear leaders passed, so they expect businesses to apply for permits. Hmmm. Seems to me that the little dictators could either A. Tell businesses that those who have had flags up for over a year are permitted to keep them. or B. show some freaking respect for flags which represents those who have and are fighting for the right of the jackwagons in office to act like a$$es.
    Show some respect you shameful, pitiful jerks. Leave the flags. Respect our boys and girls.

    • PaulLeslie

      AmericanborninCanada Your terms are appropriate:  “little dear leaders” and “little dictators.”  I’ll add one that is an outworking of the mindset of today’s leaders (especially progressive democrats) = “little tyrants” and “little fascists.” 
      Americans need to start standing against these small-minded people.  That entire town should march on the township office and tell the clowns not to stick their noses where they don’t belong.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    It’s a NEW law, which the little dear leaders passed, so they expect businesses to apply for permits. Hmmm. Seems to me that the little dictators could either A. Tell businesses that those who have had flags up for over a year are permitted to keep them. or B. show some freaking respect for flags which represents those who have and are fighting for the right of the jackwagons in office to act like a$$es.
    Show some respect you shameful, pitiful jerks. Leave the flags. Respect our boys and girls.

  • clubgitmo

    Since he has flown these flags for 2 years before these new rules came into effect should he not be grandfathered in? Anyway I hope he takes this to the limit and the hell with the town. It’s time to fight these bastards tooth and nail.

    • 57thunderbird

      clubgitmo E-mail them and voice your displeaaure!Tinlizzie posted the e-mail address below.I did!It is time to stamp out these little wannabe tyrants

    • tinlizzieowner

      clubgitmo  
      It’s just another tax to support their government pensions, that’s all.

  • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

    http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=10996&stateId=9&stateName=Florida
     Looking at the codes, found flags about 3/4 of the way down. 
    Flags.
    (1)
    Number. Not more than three flags or insignias of governmental, religious, charitable, fraternal or other organizations may be displayed on any one parcel of land.
    I don’t see how they can’t make an exception if he has flown the Military flags for 2 years already.  

    Can “report a concern” here: http://www.hollyhillfl.org/report-a-concern

    Interesting, on their website, they have a page for “Pride in Service”  doesn’t seem to honor our Military for theirs though.

    • shagstar

      AmericanborninCanada 
      in that case,,i don’t think those commies should have,,not more than 1 poodle per household or, on any one
      parcel of land!  friggin schmucks

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        shagstar AmericanborninCanada I hate poodles (no offense to any here who may like them!)  but sounds about right to me shagstar!

        • nekodachi

          <I> I hate poodles…</I>
          They’re not bad… serving them with the right side dish and wine helps.  ^_^

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          nekodachi lol!

    • poppajoe49

      AmericanborninCanada
      This info might be better to contact the city:
      If you have concerns in your neighborhood, or would like to speak with a Code Enforcement officer regarding a violation or compliance issue, please call (386) 248-9419 or by e-mail at
      Code enforcement deals directly with signs and banners.

      • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

        poppajoe49  Thanks poppajoe!

  • shagstar

    i have a feeling that the town is gonna rally behind this vet with up-most support for him and the flags that represent
    our country and our soldiers,sailors and airmen overseas  and here in  (our still), United States.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      shagstar There are a lot of Veterans down here, especially along the south west coast. It’d be great to have a rally for this hero.

      • shagstar

        AmericanborninCanada shagstar 
        i would like to see a, Nation Wide rally of solidarity for our country who is the oldest surviving veteran,,,these traitors think they are bleeding her out but,,i believe she is just starting too get pissed-off.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          shagstarAmericanborninCanada Oh me too!! 
          “We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power… the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” Patrick Henry
          sorry, I like the founding fathers and quote them a lot. :-)

        • shagstar

          AmericanborninCanada shagstar
          “Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer.” –
          Thomas Paine

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          shagstarAmericanborninCanada :-)
          “There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the of the people
          by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent an
          sudden usurpation.” James Madison

        • shagstar

          AmericanborninCanada shagstar
          A doctor from France says:
          “In France , the medicine is so advanced that
          we cut off a man’s testicles; we put them into another man, and
          in 6 weeks he is looking for work.”The German doctor comments:
          “That’s nothing, in Germany we
          take part of the brain out of a person;
          we put it into another person’s head, and
          in 4 weeks he is looking for work.”A Russian doctor says:
          “That’s nothing either. In Russia we
          take out half of the heart from a person;
          we put it into another person’s chest, and
          in 2 weeks he is looking for work.”The U.S. doctor answers immediately:
          “That’s nothing my colleagues,

          you are way behind us….in the USA , about 2 years ago,
          we grabbed a person from Kenya
          with no brains, no heart, and no balls….we made him
          President of the United States , and now…….
          the whole damn country is looking for work 
          AUTHOR UNKOWN

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          shagstar AmericanborninCanada  LOL!

        • ReginaldZenkewich

          shagstar AmericanborninCanada You should put this one in a social blog as I can relate to it because Obasturd is what you discribed and the truth finally gets out of the darkness.

      • jazzee

        AmericanborninCanada shagstar AMEN

  • Godisright

    If I were him, I would tell the city everyday you fine me I add a flag to the display. The governmental dictatorship- mentality is pervading the small towns of America. This is getting ridiculously serious. We own the people that serve US and it should be a privilege not a status.

    • Dr. Strangelove

      Godisright Right. A Gadsen flag would be a good start.

      • clevonlittle

        Dr. Strangelove Godisright they are coming down from an armory in a N.Y. city, claim that it is a symbol of the Tea Party.

  • AllantheK

    Our local counties and cities and towns have become just as infested with this power and ego trip as the Fed. Way to many at the trough with nothing to do but make up silly rules and regs and statutes to keep us busy untying our hands whilst they take everything else. Guess some axe time is called for. Might be able to reduce the property tax down by 50-70% at the same time. Cost me less to live on my own property!

  • jazzee

    LeAve this veteran alone……………..what a disgrace the way we treat our military
    yet we think it’s cute how Obama spits on them, has yet to bring any justice for the death of 4 Americans in Libya and is using the Newtown families as props…………….I 100% support this great military man and his RIGHT remember those like you want women, gays, abortions to have well this soldier has the same damn right  move on leave him alone

  • YoJoe

    Facebook page >>>>>>>
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bffar-Post-1/187605627957416
    I’m not sure if any posted yet.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      YoJoe YAY! I just liked his page.  Thanks Joe.

  • mrterry50

    Semper Fi

  • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

    God Bless This Man!!!  NObama should watch this video, so he can see what a REAL AMERICAN thinks not what a plastic import fake “american” (deliberate small “a” with a plastic photoshopped birth cert and full of socialist clap trap thinks.
    He stands by his flags and we MUST stand by him!!!

    • ChipEstrada

      WolfieUSA LOL
      BOOOOOOOOOOO OBAMA! How did we let that idiot get re-elected? you realize our children will pay dearly for everything he does.

  • ALEX J RYNKIEWICZ

    WITH ILLEGAL ALIEN FORGER USURPER COMMIE OBAMA IN OFFICE –THIS IS A DISGRACE —FORGER OBAMA DISABLED 5 US AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND FIRED 20,000 MARINES–IN THESE TIMES OF WAR–DERELICTION OF DUTY—IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES— NOTHING IS DONE..–JOINT CHIEFS ARREST FORGER OBAMA AND THOSE IN CIA-FBI-JUDGES WHO CONSPIRED WITH HIM FOR HIGH TREASON. NOW LETS ROLL

  • TimeForAnarchy

    Where do I donate to his defense find?  Where is one of our world famous trial lawyers, willing to defend this man pro bono?

    • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

      TimeForAnarchy  
      @YoJoe posted his Facebook page a few comments below…

  • Mokadoka

    There is such thing as a bar and grill being a non-profit, ?  Hmm  It doesnt seem like a charity ,that for sure.

    I dont see where his rights are being violated.    There is no rule agianst his three flags that involved support for  the troops,   they are exempt from the rule  He is in a commercially zoned district. thus governed by the zoning

    The others need a temp. permit if he’s going to put it up temporarily,  Permanent signs would get a perm. permit.
    He’s already pulling a fast one trying to set up a biker bar as a non profit.

    • clevonlittle

      if it were a free society for all , anyone could fly any flag, banner or kite that they wish…….I don’t hear him allege that his rights are being violated , rather that the city has left military support flags ( other than the MIA flag ) in a ” fluttering sign ” classification and that is unacceptable to people who have and are serving in our military . You are correct details matter……. how is the MIA flag exempt ?

      • Mokadoka

        No that would be a free society for some, where any idiot could put up anything no matter how gross or annoying or how it brought property values down
        He is a business, hes trying to be a non profit bar.  He is not being denied anything ,
        He is using the US flags as a shield along with patriotism.   He’s a scammer not a valid case where  his rights are being offended

        • shagstar

          Mokadoka 
          and you sir,,are a friggin drone whose batteries need too run out soon!  we hope

        • NavyVet

          Mokadoka It is that “freedom” that allows idiots like you to roam about unattended by their keepers.

        • poppajoe49

          Mokadoka 
          Oh great. Someone left the door to the asylum open. Where are the guys with the big butterfly nets? Time for your meds.

        • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

          Mokadoka Use your brain will you? Have you inside information that his bar is NOT a non profit?  He is not using the flags.  He has had them up for 2 years- why all of a sudden should he have to remove them? 
           No we don’t get to do anything we want in a free society- but his rights that he EARNED to fly military flags is not exactly infringing upon anyone else’s rights.  Of course if some folks don’t like it, they have the freedom to not look at them.

        • GilBlevins

          Mokadoka  It’s the rights of the individual…you are talking about mob rule democracy…listen up dumbass, we live in a Constitutional Republic. Individual rights are protected. EVERY SINGLE PERSON HAS INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. He has the right to put up those service flags. You are a leftist scumbag that needs to get the fuck out of my country until you can learn what type of government we do have…you know the one you fucks are trying to usurp and destroy.

        • ChipEstrada

          Mokadoka IDIOT

        • ChipEstrada

          Mokadoka “He is using the US flags as a shield along with patriotism.   He’s a scammer not a valid case where  his rights are being offended”
          WTF did you just say? re-read it and see how stupid you sound.

        • PaulLeslie

          ChipEstrada Mokadoka Well, if you don’t have any facts, just make them up.  Amazing display of insight into this guy’s heart where you can determine his thoughts and motives.  Miss Cleo should feel threatened.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ AmericanborninCanada

      Mokadoka He’s not expecting his rights to supersede anyone else.  He’s been flying them 2 years now and ought to be allowed to continue.  He paid for the right, and his honoring others who also paid for the right. Yes- it’s a free society, because of men and women like him.

    • LaylaChloesNana

      Mokadoka Non-profit means just that.  It has nothing to do with the type of business, and everything to do with where the money goes.  If he doesn’t take a profit, and instead the money goes to help veterans, how is that not a charity?

    • Liberties

      Mokadoka Who are you to say that because it’s a bar/restaurant that it’s not non-profit? You are making a huge assumption that is based on your narrow mindedness. You have no idea where the money goes that he takes in there. Any type of business can be run as a non-profit business, the gov’t. will decide if it qualifies or not. Then you don’t see where his rights are being violated….do you have any clue why we have rights? It’s because of those in uniform fighting for them, for us. Yes, details matter, get some.

    • shagstar

      Mokadoka 
      you sound like, chris…thrill up my leg..matthews!  go back to huffpo or ,mslsd ya turd burglar

    • Ariviste

      Mokadoka What are the rights of others that he is violating?

  • pgwarvet

    If the flags were flying for two years and they just passed rules in March then they should be “grandfathered” in.

    • Mokadoka

      pgwarvet  The miltary support flags, the State flags and US Flag are exempt from the zoning rule
      Even then he can get a temp permit to fly other flags temporarily in that commercially zoned area
      He can get a permenant permit for flags when he wants to have something up continually

      • clevonlittle

        Mokadoka pgwarvet if the military support flags are exempt then why all the beef ?

      • LaylaChloesNana

        Mokadoka pgwarvet How are they ‘exempt’ if the city is both sending letters to take them down, and threatening to fine him $300 a day?

        • DawgfanInFL

          Let alone requiring he pay or permitting. Just another way for the city to have their hands in the pile. Let’s your flags fly sir, you’re a hero in my book. God bless!

  • NavyVet

    It’s PRIVATE PROPERTY – the City has nothing to say about it unless it is a real and present DANGER to the public.
    Attempting to remove them ….. just might present a “real and present danger” to those attempting to do so.

    • ReginaldZenkewich

      NavyVet Every swingin di#k should picket the town council and demand that those who voted for that ordinance should remove themselves from office or be thrown our by the People collectively and in unison which means they are dismixxed, terminated, fired, layed off, etc ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 
      SEMPER FI- USMCret

  • NavyVet

    No one may charge you, tax you, or require you obtain a permit or license, FOR SOMETHING YOU HAVE AN INHERENT RIGHT TO DO.
    Let that sink in for a minute.

    • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

      NavyVet  
      Thank you for your service NavyVet!

      • NavyVet

        WolfieUSA NavyVet Thank you

  • RhondaKelley

    Shame on you, Holly Hill.

  • welshman767

    “Illigitimus Carborundom”. Don’t let the bastards grind you down. Dig your spurs in and best of luck.

    • DesertStormVet

      welshman767 Just before I deployed to Desert Storm my mother sent me a shirt with that saying on the front. Fortuntely the only ones that could translate it were people in my unit and they knew better than to try to (follow the directives of the UN and) have me take it off. Veterans need to stand together while we still can….

      • http://cfp4us.org/ WolfieUSA

        DesertStormVet welshman767  
        Thank you for your service DesertStormVet!

      • PaulLeslie

        DesertStormVet welshman767 “while we still can.”  Americans need to realize that the time to stand is rapidly going away – the tide of socialism and it’s tyranny is rising like a flood.  If we delay too long it will be too late.

        • Douglass

          PaulLeslie DesertStormVet welshman767 Agree…they want to disband this country and everything it stands for. Thank all of you for your service

  • Nanny

    Against the law?? Bull Shit.

  • revwhitfield

    I, like Eddie Colosimo, support our military in any way that I can. Our men and women who are fighting for our country and for freedom should know that there are people on their side. Any governmental entity who tries to stop the support of our military show themselves to be just who they really are, unfeeling of our men and women who put themselves in harms way! Those of us who support our military, as does Eddie Colosimo, must support his actions through prayer. May God bless men and women like Eddie Colosimo.

  • http://LongIsland matjoe76

    It is amazing You can preach Hate Try to kill Americans and do anything to destroy this country and still Get Positions and jobs in this administration And Be able to teach our children all your Lies and hatred for this Country.  It seems to me that if you love thi country and believe in the constitution you have a large bullseye painted on your back and your fair game.What the heck is happening to this country. Soon it will be against the law to even pray to God for help.

    • PaulLeslie

      matjoe76 I hate to break it to you, but it’s already against the law to pray to God – if you do it publicly.  And, it is especially taboo if you pray in Jesus’ name.
      This is the democrat agenda.  They are un-American and anti-American.

  • K-Bob

    From http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=holy+hill+bikers+bar&FORM=HDRSC2&&id=065766CB5D6D289212A91AE009FCDEAFC3B3B9F7&selectedIndex=0#view=detail&id=065766CB5D6D289212A91AE009FCDEAFC3B3B9F7&selectedIndex=0, you can see that the flags are put out by the road, in a manner similar to all of those http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=annoying+banners+and+flags+used+by+businesses&qs=n&form=QBIR&pq=annoying+banners+and+flags+used+by+businesses&sc=0-16&sp=-1&sk=#view=detail&id=FB3B6E9F6DAE9638548E7F4A534DD8FE06FC65A7&selectedIndex=3.  So I can see why some folks think the way he’s using the flags, unlike the excellent flagpole he has closer to the bar, is some sort of way around the ordinance.
    Even so, you have to understand that in the grey areas in the middle, genuine patriotism trumps other interpretations here, and the council members ought to be smart enough to realize this. Besides, you can see from http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=holy+hill+bikers+bar&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=065766CB5D6D289212A984B330A6D32893B5EDAE&selectedIndex=2 that the place looks decent, and has a VERY patriotic theme–and therefore clientele. It isn’t just some used car lot trying to make a buck off the backs of military supporters.

    Communities have always tried to elbow the schlock somewhere else, and schlock mongers (people who sell signs and stuff) have always tried to find ways to skirt the laws.

  • tinlizzieowner

    How many of you have heard about this yet?
    Phoenix Arizona man forced to take down his ‘Don’t Tread On Me’, (the original Marine Corps. flag) because his home owner’s assoc. considers it a “Right Wing Tea Party” flag.
    http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/2010/09/01/20100901arizona-hoa-homeowner-flag-dispute.html

    • PaulLeslie

      tinlizzieowner Isn’t it time to start kicking butt and taking names?

      • tinlizzieowner

        PaulLeslie tinlizzieowner  
        It’s been that time for a long time now, Paul.
        It’s important that all of these stories get as much exposure as possible. They are happening all over the place and ‘the media’ (except for Fox News) won’t cover them. :-(

    • clubgitmo

      tinlizzieowner Typically in most of the HOA’s you are not allowed to fly any flags.

      • tinlizzieowner

        clubgitmo
        Gitmo, did you read the whole link I posted? The HOA ios saying that ‘this government flag’ is not among the ones they can’t  (by law) regulate.

         “We understand the need for rules and compliance, but it should be
        tempered with common sense and the law,” said Dan Pochoda, the ACLU’s
        legal director in Arizona.
        McDonel quit the HOA board in July. He got the violation letter in August.
        Coincidence? I think not. ;-)

        • clubgitmo

          tinlizzieowner clubgitmo Understood.

    • clubgitmo

      tinlizzieowner Typically in most of the HOA’s you are not allowed to fly any flags.

  • TheodoreHBirdman

    Sounds like a bunch of progressive politicians in the city council. Definition of progressive: Communists who want to destroy our American way of life by taking away any symbol of patriotism or love of country. Hope the veterans of the area stand with him when the city comes to take the flags down or jail. If there are several hundred veterans protesting the ordinance and supporting him, I defy the cops to try and “come on down”!

    • PaulLeslie

      TheodoreHBirdman I’ll expand the definition:  democrats

  • poppajoe49

    BTW, I emailed my American Legion post and asked if there was anything we can do to support this guy, I also emailed my Patriot Guard Riders contact.

    • ReginaldZenkewich

      poppajoe49 You have the right idea but what you vets should dois picket the council members at their office and their homes and demand that they remove themselves fro their position or be removed for sedition against the Provisions of OUR CONSTITUTION ! ! ! ! ! !

  • ReginaldZenkewich

    the only right wingers are those in the HOA committee and they should be tried for sedition.

  • jarhead251

    I am totally amazed,  that day by day, week by week, that rights that were put in place  by dedicated people that thought enough to put their name on a document denouncing being controlled by an absentee landlord would tolerate this?.. This show of  unity is what made us what we are today. Seriously, Do you think any of our most revered Presidents would put up with this shit? Man, Let’s let the flag fly free I love America, and I’ve fought for her, and will continue to do so. SS USMC 68/74 RVN 69/70

    • PaulLeslie

      jarhead251 Semper Fi!

  • Nanny

    Thank you for your service.