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19 Jan 2013 07:25 AM   |   10690 clicks   |   WGNTV Chicago
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cman    [TotalFark]  
How could have something that could have been dealt with in a clean and orderly quiet fashion end up turning into a biatch fight which makes both of them look like assholes?

19 Jan 2013 07:30 AM
abhorrent1     
Midland Realty and Development of Oak Brook Terrace

There's you're problem

/Oak Brook is full of douche-nozzels

19 Jan 2013 07:30 AM
spentmiles     
Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

19 Jan 2013 07:36 AM
Bomb Head Mohammed     
I have a rule about veterans / VFW type causes: I'll support your cause the minute you stop insulting us all by using that "POW-MIA" flag which is based on myths, lies, and an ethically bankrupt appeal to emotions.

highly suggested reading: miafacts dot org

in other news:

Smitty: Landlord tells VFW it can no longer fly the US and POW/MIA flags.
Actual Headline: VFW post in Glendale Heights can still fly flags

19 Jan 2013 07:38 AM
SDRR     
WGN-TV went to the offices of Midwest Realty's parent company, Equity Financial Group, but the doors were locked and despite numerous phone calls, no one seemed ready to make firm promises to the VFW.


Nice that they made sure to list all the jackasses involved. Have fun sifting through hate mail for the next, FOREVER. You deserve it.

19 Jan 2013 07:49 AM
Thunderpipes     
Wow, stay classy, libs.

19 Jan 2013 07:49 AM
erik-k     

cman: How could have something that could have been dealt with in a clean and orderly quiet fashion end up turning into a biatch fight which makes both of them look like assholes?


Probability says it happened because both parties involved are assholes. Ask yourself how many big public fights over minor issues you've ever heard of where that wasn't the case.

19 Jan 2013 07:58 AM
jnoel    [TotalFark]  

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


And you did what?

19 Jan 2013 08:34 AM
johnryan51    [TotalFark]  

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


Wow, are you for real? How did grandpa get food at the front? If his glasses broke where did he get new ones? Was George Marshall a coward?

19 Jan 2013 08:34 AM
KrispyKritter     
First such place I've heard of that is not owned by members but rented from profit mongers. Maybe we can have a few more large wars so they can up membership and bankroll a hall of their own that is self-supported by wedding & party rentals.

19 Jan 2013 08:40 AM
Greek     
Assholishness aside, there's a few keys in the article to what's REALLY going on. VFW has been there for decades. They probably have really low rent. There's a hookah bar next door- those tend to pop up when crumbling areas start to become trendy, right about the time artists start moving into nearby lofts for cheap studio space. Property values start to climb rapidly. Next thing you know, the building owner sells it to someone else. That "someone else" is a company. A real estate investment company. What they WANT to do is kick out the VFW, whose rent is not very high, and they probably can't raise it much, renovate the place, and rent it out for 5 times what they're getting from the VFW. However, they'd look like complete dicks if they simply kicked the VFW out. So instead, they decide to harass them until they leave on their own.However, asking veterans not to fly the flag is not a very good way to do this. Now that there's been media exposure, they'll have to live with the VFW being there for another few years before they can try to harass them out again.

19 Jan 2013 08:42 AM
Alleyoop     

Bomb Head Mohammed: I have a rule about veterans / VFW type causes: I'll support your cause the minute you stop insulting us all by using that "POW-MIA" flag which is based on myths, lies, and an ethically bankrupt appeal to emotions.


I went to a VFW once. The main guy made a toast for the brave men who fought in Vietnam, and are STILL fighting there. Didn't go back.

19 Jan 2013 09:07 AM
beefoe     
If you read the letter shown in the video, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with the flag, unless there's more to the letter, but I'm sure they would have shown that part if there was.

The letter says they can't park their truck with a giant banner in the parking lot 24/7 which doesn't seem all that unreasonable as it is probably also a violation of local sign ordinances. The wording says that it is specifically prohibited by the " 'banners' and flags section of the lease. They even put quotes around the word "banner" to highlight it. I guess the vets got confused by the word flags and thought they were being asked to take that down too.

19 Jan 2013 09:53 AM
blacksho89     

Greek: Assholishness aside, there's a few keys in the article to what's REALLY going on. VFW has been there for decades. They probably have really low rent. There's a hookah bar next door- those tend to pop up when crumbling areas start to become trendy, right about the time artists start moving into nearby lofts for cheap studio space. Property values start to climb rapidly. Next thing you know, the building owner sells it to someone else. That "someone else" is a company. A real estate investment company. What they WANT to do is kick out the VFW, whose rent is not very high, and they probably can't raise it much, renovate the place, and rent it out for 5 times what they're getting from the VFW. However, they'd look like complete dicks if they simply kicked the VFW out. So instead, they decide to harass them until they leave on their own.However, asking veterans not to fly the flag is not a very good way to do this. Now that there's been media exposure, they'll have to live with the VFW being there for another few years before they can try to harass them out again.


Done in...nine.

19 Jan 2013 09:53 AM
Mr. Breeze     

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


You sound like you know a lot about this subject.


On second thought, you sound like you got all of your info on this subject from one SOB who has an extreme dislike of said subject.

19 Jan 2013 10:19 AM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

Bomb Head Mohammed: I have a rule about veterans / VFW type causes: I'll support your cause the minute you stop insulting us all by using that "POW-MIA" flag which is based on myths, lies, and an ethically bankrupt appeal to emotions.

highly suggested reading: miafacts dot org

in other news:

Smitty: Landlord tells VFW it can no longer fly the US and POW/MIA flags.
Actual Headline: VFW post in Glendale Heights can still fly flags


Thank you for your logical point of view. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled poo-flinging.

19 Jan 2013 10:22 AM
Landis     

Greek: Assholishness aside, there's a few keys in the article to what's REALLY going on. VFW has been there for decades. They probably have really low rent. There's a hookah bar next door- those tend to pop up when crumbling areas start to become trendy, right about the time artists start moving into nearby lofts for cheap studio space. Property values start to climb rapidly. Next thing you know, the building owner sells it to someone else. That "someone else" is a company. A real estate investment company. What they WANT to do is kick out the VFW, whose rent is not very high, and they probably can't raise it much, renovate the place, and rent it out for 5 times what they're getting from the VFW. However, they'd look like complete dicks if they simply kicked the VFW out. So instead, they decide to harass them until they leave on their own.However, asking veterans not to fly the flag is not a very good way to do this. Now that there's been media exposure, they'll have to live with the VFW being there for another few years before they can try to harass them out again.


Ayup. And, reading the comments, it seems like at least one person there agrees, though he had to go full retard and exclaim that the landlord wants to rent the property to a "terrorist-supporting" company.

\Never go full retard.

19 Jan 2013 11:05 AM
Happy Hours     

beefoe: If you read the letter shown in the video, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with the flag, unless there's more to the letter, but I'm sure they would have shown that part if there was.

The letter says they can't park their truck with a giant banner in the parking lot 24/7 which doesn't seem all that unreasonable as it is probably also a violation of local sign ordinances. The wording says that it is specifically prohibited by the " 'banners' and flags section of the lease. They even put quotes around the word "banner" to highlight it. I guess the vets got confused by the word flags and thought they were being asked to take that down too.


And if you look it up on Google street View you can see their truck which appears to be taking up multiple spaces in the strip mall parking lot

19 Jan 2013 11:14 AM
utah dude     
kinda tl;dr'd or tr;dl'd the article and it looked to be some sorta property dispute?

19 Jan 2013 11:46 AM
JohnnyRebel88     
The VFW's around here will let anyone in and become a member if you feel like sitting with a bunch of miserable old drunks. I live in Eastern, PA. That might explain it.

19 Jan 2013 11:50 AM
utah dude     

JohnnyRebel88: The VFW's around here will let anyone in and become a member if you feel like sitting with a bunch of miserable old drunks. I live in Eastern, PA. That might explain it.


cool story, bro.

19 Jan 2013 12:04 PM
orbister     
FTFA: Midland Realty and Development of Oak Brook Terrace allegedly told the vets they were leaving broken beer bottles behind, which they say come from a hookah bar next door.

That's either rotten spelling or a big disappointment.

19 Jan 2013 12:08 PM
david_gaithersburg     

cman: How could have something that could have been dealt with in a clean and orderly quiet fashion end up turning into a biatch fight which makes both of them look like assholes?


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wut?

19 Jan 2013 12:37 PM
jmsvrsn     
So this is basically one side of a non-story.

19 Jan 2013 12:44 PM
MadHatter500     

Mr. Breeze: spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

You sound like you know a lot about this subject.


On second thought, you sound like you got all of your info on this subject from one SOB who has an extreme dislike of said subject.


Um, you did notice this was spentmiles posting, right? Fark should have a popup when you try to quote certain members posts. It would say "You do realize this guy makes shiat up to get a response or to play a word find game, right?" Spentmiles would one of those posters.

/applause for spentmiles - still reeling them in after all this time

19 Jan 2013 12:45 PM
grimlock1972     
If i was those vets I'd want that promise in writing signed and notarized.

19 Jan 2013 01:08 PM
Mr. Breeze     

MadHatter500: Mr. Breeze: spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

You sound like you know a lot about this subject.


On second thought, you sound like you got all of your info on this subject from one SOB who has an extreme dislike of said subject.

Um, you did notice this was spentmiles posting, right? Fark should have a popup when you try to quote certain members posts. It would say "You do realize this guy makes shiat up to get a response or to play a word find game, right?" Spentmiles would one of those posters.

/applause for spentmiles - still reeling them in after all this time


It happens sometimes. I've been posting on here for almost 7 years and I still don't pay attention to too many names. I have some favorites, but that's about it.

19 Jan 2013 01:11 PM
madgonad     

Happy Hours: And if you look it up on Google street View you can see their truck which appears to be taking up multiple spaces in the strip mall parking lot


Look a little closer. The strip mall is almost vacant. VFW, Platos Closet, and some local business selling swag (hookah bar?). And I'm pretty sure we all know where the beer bottles are coming from.

19 Jan 2013 01:22 PM
italie     

orbister: FTFA: Midland Realty and Development of Oak Brook Terrace allegedly told the vets they were leaving broken beer bottles behind, which they say come from a hookah bar next door.

That's either rotten spelling or a big disappointment.


We ain't taking bout Boston here....

// a hooker bar would be pretty sweet.

19 Jan 2013 01:41 PM
shroom    [TotalFark]  

abhorrent1: Midland Realty and Development of Oak Brook Terrace

There's you're problem

/Oak Brook is full of douche-nozzels


Correction: Oak Brook is full of rich douchenozzles.  Oakbrook Terrace is full of middle class douchenozzles and low-rent businesses who wish they were rich, and take advantage of the Oak Brook name.

19 Jan 2013 01:58 PM
Arumat     

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


Even knowing he's a troll I'd still like to point something out. Considering the number of supply ships lost to German u-boats I'd say that the guys willing to riding in huge floating targets were also putting their lives on the line, just betting more on luck for survival the ability to stay out of the way of a bullet.

/understands the VFW has an unhealthy obsession with the Vietnam War
//thinks the U.S. should abandon or at least modify the "proportionate response" doctrine
///if we need to get involved in a foreign war, bring an order of magnitude more firepower and finish it in a week, then come home

19 Jan 2013 02:32 PM
wambu     
Easy soulution: Purchase the property and fly whatever flag you wish to fly as the property owner.

19 Jan 2013 02:39 PM
RediixOne     

jnoel: spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

And you did what?


I think you are confusing the VFW with the American Legion.

19 Jan 2013 02:58 PM
italie     
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/201 30119/news/701199911/

Holy crap, according to this article they're paying $5200 a month. They could stand to move off the beaten path anyway and pay half that rent.

19 Jan 2013 03:25 PM
brerrabbit     

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


Go fark yourself.

I'm going to make a guess that you are not a vet, much less a war vet. You do not have any right at all to hurl insults at those that have provided service to their country when you have not.

19 Jan 2013 03:31 PM
Tumunga     

Alleyoop: Bomb Head Mohammed: I have a rule about veterans / VFW type causes: I'll support your cause the minute you stop insulting us all by using that "POW-MIA" flag which is based on myths, lies, and an ethically bankrupt appeal to emotions.

I went to a VFW once. The main guy made a toast for the brave men who fought in Vietnam, and are STILL fighting there. Didn't go back.


I go to one every chance I get. Cheap drinks, good music, and drunk vet broads.

19 Jan 2013 08:39 PM
Tumunga     

MadHatter500: Mr. Breeze: spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

You sound like you know a lot about this subject.


On second thought, you sound like you got all of your info on this subject from one SOB who has an extreme dislike of said subject.

Um, you did notice this was spentmiles posting, right? Fark should have a popup when you try to quote certain members posts. It would say "You do realize this guy makes shiat up to get a response or to play a word find game, right?" Spentmiles would one of those posters.

/applause for spentmiles - still reeling them in after all this time


Reeled me in once....once.

19 Jan 2013 08:41 PM
Tumunga     

Arumat: spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.

Even knowing he's a troll I'd still like to point something out. Considering the number of supply ships lost to German u-boats I'd say that the guys willing to riding in huge floating targets were also putting their lives on the line, just betting more on luck for survival the ability to stay out of the way of a bullet.

/understands the VFW has an unhealthy obsession with the Vietnam War
//thinks the U.S. should abandon or at least modify the "proportionate response" doctrine
///if we need to get involved in a foreign war, bring an order of magnitude more firepower and finish it in a week, then come home


It's the Vietnam Vets time to be old, and run the VFWs. The 1st Gulf War Vets will be next, when these fellers start passing away.

19 Jan 2013 08:43 PM
What_do_you_want_now     

spentmiles: Withdrawal would kill these guys if they tried to sober up long enough to do anything about it. Gives them something to biatch and moan about as they pretend the bar stools are stuck up their asses. These aren't the kinds of veterans that fought their way up the beaches of Normandy. These were the guys deep in the hulls of supply ships making eyeglasses and peeling potatoes. When I got back from the war, I asked my grandfather, a decorated WW2 foot solider, if he'd take me for a beer at the VFW. He laughed and said if I ever set foot in one of those coward halls, he'd personally break his prosthetic leg off in my pansy ass.


[slowclap.jpg]

19 Jan 2013 09:06 PM
TimGuy     
Wow, just wow man.
Vet here, sniff sniff I smell the new generation, they don't give a crap about people having served their country, would rather take their meds for their ADHD, and other made up sh%t, and when they can't cope because their parents never taught them the difference between right and wrong, they go into a movie theater and start killing people.

Lot to be proud of there kiddies, most time you've ever served was reaching Level 50 in Black Ops.

19 Jan 2013 10:19 PM
Aulus    [TotalFark]  
Late to the thread, but this pisses me off.

WGN, it's Army Trail Road, not Army Train Road.

I lived less than a mile from this VFW chapter when I was a kid. We moved away just before I turned ten years old and months before Glendale Heights was incorporated. In fact, the site of my childhood home is now a veterans' memorial park.

fark the landlord. Support the vets.

20 Jan 2013 11:26 PM
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