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Is It Patriotism or Advertising?
5/23/07, 11:08am (Last Edited: 5/23/07, 11:09am)
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In Las Vegas the City Council has ordered that the Flag of the United States be taken down over Towbin Car Dealership.

The people are outraged here. They do not feel the council is justified in this action, and are sending emails in protest.

The council says the flapping of the flag makes too much noise.

Towbin states he is being patriotic and will not take it down.

People are writing in that they have canceled their planned vacations to Las Vegas because of this. (I find this hard to believe!)

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Guest2045 (IP: 69.69.86.219)
Re: Is It Patriotism or Advertising?
5/26/07, 3:55pm
The entire country only knows a blip of this story. This dealership along with approximately 7 others are located across walls from neighborhoods, the City and County have not had any of these dealerships create buffers between them and the neighborhoods. There was never an issue with the flag; the issue was the 100 foot variance given Towbin hummer where there was a 40 foot maximum. The preferential treatment given this dealership will stand as precedence for all of these dealerships who want a 100 foot variance for a pole, a sign or whatever they can come up with to sell a vehicle. All of this at the expense of neighborhoods!

These neighborhoods have semi trucks driving in their residential streets after they unload the vehicles; they have all these vehicles transported through the neighborhoods (off site parking which was given to these dealerships without any thought of them being located within/connected to neighborhoods). These neighborhoods have endured years of dealerships doing test drives of vehicles within the neighborhoods; the speeding, and the screeching of the tires, the running of stop signs etc. These dealerships stand before the City and County and promise they will not do this. The City and County have allowed these dealerships to move into neighborhoods with no regards to the residents. The City created an ordinance to stop these dealerships behavior and then residents find out it is not worth the paper it is written on. Our City and County should be protecting neighborhoods not help big business to destroy them. Has this not turned into a problem seen throughout this Country?

At this point these neighborhoods are trying to maintain the value of their homes. We can all donate to charities, set on boards of charities, and buy our patriotism, but on that final day I truly do not believe any of this will count if it was acquired at the expense of others. Please do notjudge these unprotected neighborhoods that are being destroyed by big business with the help of political figures. For anyone that does not think noise travels spend some time outside and listen.

thanks, conita

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Re: Is It Patriotism or Advertising?
5/26/07, 9:17pm
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I can certainly understand your point as to one's right to "quiet enjoyment" Sound does travel. The way the news first presented the case was directly related to the American Flag at the time. The size of it and the noise created by the flapping in the wind.

One might think what Francis Scott Key thought when he saw the flag "was still there..."

Small stuff that gets built up with media hype and attention.

Haven't seen you before, are you a neighbor?

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