Monday, August 30, 2010

NY Times Article

Mr. Lacey at the NYTimes did a EXCELLENT write up.

You can view it here


Ok, after a great number of requests, I am going to disclose my paypal account info. is my email associated with my paypal account. If you would like to make a donation in support of my fight please do so there. IF this goes legal, that is where that money will go.

 If this DOESNT go legal, then I am going to do the following -

All funds donated to this account will be handed over to the wounded warrior project..

I hope to hand over a decent size donation to this great group of people.

more to come...

Monday rambles

NY Times just did their photo shoot, that article will be on after 7pm PST.

I received a copy of the letter the ACLU sent to the law firm in regards to their press release Thursday. In essence the letter states that the whole reason ARS 33-1808 came about was due to a HOA telling a homeowner he couldn't fly the Gadsden flag.

 more to come....

Friday, August 27, 2010

What a week....

I cant believe its only been four days. I feel like I have been at this for MONTHS. I am beat. I think I have had maybe 4 hours sleep since I woke up Wed morning.

NBC12 and 3TV both came out today and did excellent stories. I am what, 5 for 5 with the video media, and batting 1.000 with the radio media? Thats a feat seeing the majority of the media I have spoke with seem to lean VERY left. I also did a call in segment on KTAR News/Talk 92.3.Thank you Michaele for waking me up and telling me John Hook was talking about me. That segment went decent

 Friday will be a close to the week. I am doing a call in for 93.3 KDKB for their morning show with Sludge. Apperently this guy has a campaign to pay some of my fines (if this goes that far). It AMAZES me how much my hard headed fight has rallied people..

 Speaking of monitary compensation....

 I have been asked numerous times if I am going to set up a pay pal account to solicit donations.

 I DO have a paypal account, but I do NOT want to start down that avenue just yet.  Apperently the HOA attorney said I will be recieveing "a letter outlining my appeals process". I want to find out if I set the motion of a *proper* appeal, this can stay until Oct when the board meets again. So lets see what this guy has to say/offer. I have a few ideas of my own....

more to come..

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One stop shop

I figured I would link and post some of the media stuff for everyone to see

WWMT Michigan
Local Fox10
Phoenix NewTimes
Local ABC15
KTAR News/Talk 92.3
Todd Starnes Fox News Radio
Fox8 Cleveland
Freedoms Phoenix
My National Interview on Fox and Friends
Richard Dixons Show on 100WAPI Birmingham Alabama
Arizona ACLU

or you can just google me and see all the articles, plus all the other blogs and what not that have attached to the story.

 I have support from all of my friends, family, former coworkers, former military, current military, and complete strangers. I can't say thank you enough for the forwards, emails, and notices you have put out regarding this.

more to come...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Quick facts

Moved into the home June 1st 2009

I was voted onto the HOA Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer Sept. 2009

I have had ZERO fines, NEVER been late on my dues since moving in.

The Gadsden flag went up early 2010

I resigned from the board July 2010

NOTHING was said, remark made, hinted at, asked of regarding my flag until 8/5/10 when it was labeled "debris" and a CC&R violation under the "garbage" section.

I appealed the CC&R violation, was not given written notice when I was to be heard (as per the appeal process in the CC&R's).

 The appeal was "denied" with no reason given, and it the denial letter states my "architectural request" was denied. I never requested a architectural design change, I appealed a CC&R violation.

When asked by ABC15's Brian Webb for a comment, the management company stated they have a lawyer. Why? I have emailed/called NUMEROUS times to try and talk to the community manager to try and educate her on the historical significance of this flag to no avail. I guess its easier to lawyer up and intimidate with the threat of LEGAL proceedings before a fine has been leveled  against me, or I have the proper avenue to lay out my case.

more to come....

Monday, August 23, 2010

Welcome to my blog

As suggested by many, I have started a blog to keep track of the goings on in my fight with my H.O.A. over me flying the Gadsden flag. For those not in the loop, you can view my stories at ABC 15 and FOX 10, or just by googling my name.
The latest is this, I have a interview with "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning at 5:30am local time, which will be shown nationally live on the Fox News Channel. I have spoke to news channels from Arizona to Michigan. This thing has ignited like a wildfire.

More to come....