This bureaucrat stepped in it big time when she disrespected our military

Recent national anthem protests by NFL players have emboldened America-haters.

Now government bureaucrats are resorting to every trick in the book to force patriotic Americans to give up their pride – or else.

But what this city inspector just did to one Florida business crossed a line.

Jaguar Power Sports in Jacksonville, FL has a rooftop display complete with two United States flags, flags representing each branch of the military, as well as a Jacksonville Jaguars flag.

This week, city inspector Melinda Power waltzed into the store and issued a written citation because she said the military flags flying on the roof were in violation of city code.

To top it off, the city inspector got into a fight with a customer who was a military veteran.

Jaguar Power Sports posted this video to its Facebook Page shortly after the events transpired:

***The original video has been pulled, but Jaguar Power Sports recently recorded this update:

Surveillance footage showed Melinda Power wagging her finger at the customer as she hurried out of the store.

Jacksonville is a heavily military town with the third largest military presence in the country.

After facing immediate backlash from citizens, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry was forced to issue an apology on Twitter.

Melinda Power and her supervisor have since been placed on leave pending a review of her actions.

The city code was changed so that Jaguar Power Sports can keep the military flags flying.

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81 Responses

  1. Tom E. Gunn says:

    First impulses might be to fire the ignorant broad. But should a career be destroyed over a single incident? Personally, think a little public humiliation would be adequate, afte r a “prayer session” with her superiors discussing the error of her ways. I would require her to appear in front of the business, and make a public apology to the owner, after the local news was notified of course. Following he infamous “slapping” incident, General Patton was ordered to make personal apologies to his entire command. By God, if it was suitable for George S. Patton, it’s sure as hell suitable for her!

  2. ERIC MILLER says:

    My first impression on leaving the Air Force and returning to civilian life was “Is this what we were fighting for?” I bet many ex-military types can relate to that. She would not have any rights or freedom had the military not defended them. Fly those flags!

  3. Jesse says:

    She should not be on leave she should be suspended without pay till the matter is settled. She acted like some of those from San Diego where even with a massive number of bases in the Area they still acted like they hated the Military except one day a year. They loved the money but not the service members. In fact they took one of the places Sailors and Marines loved to go on the weekends they had off and put in a shopping mall that had only a couple of shops Military people could afford and they made us feel unwelcome even in those stores. I ticked them off because I was smart and an avid reader and a bookstore was one of the few places we sailors could afford to buy from. So they should fire this twit and ship her to San Diego where she would fit right in.

  4. Olaf says:

    Her actions look like an assault to me…

  5. Betty H. says:

    Agents of big brother on the move. Read the book “1984”.

  6. Wayne says:

    Send her to Afghanistan!

  7. Barry says:

    I served in the Army for over 8 years defending everybody’s rights , I don’t like her views, but she has a right to them, right up until they start to violate mine. Then ” Its On”. Damn her, she can always move to a country more to her liking.

  8. Ted says:

    Tin horn petty bureaucrats give petty crooks a bad name. The bureaucrats have the resources of the government to back them and protect them. The petty crook doesn’t have the muscle so they go to jail. This is just one of the reasons people don’t trust their government at any level.

  9. Original Anna says:

    I say yes because she seemed to be intent on getting rid of the flags even though she was following orders, she acted as if she wanted to follow orders to get rid of the flags. Those who made the rules against flying flags especially our American flag should be fired too. I for one am getting tired of these people telling the rest of us that our monuments and flags etc. etc. need to be destroyed especially since they didn’t put what they wanted up to a vote including majority rule of the rest of us. Who the heck do they think they are. It has always been majority rule in this country. We vote on anything and everything which these bullies seem to be against voting and the results of voting.

  10. Patrick says:

    This is another example of government overreach they spend too much of their time harassing our patriots, business and educators.

  11. Susan Dix says:

    This woman is off her rocker and cannot be taken seriously.

  12. Richard Korkowski says:

    I’m sure her supervisor is her boyfriend and I won’t be surprised to see this anti-American’s picture.

  13. Hayn y says:

    Lynch the bitch!

  14. What is her problem? Does she hate all flags or just the military flags? She will have lots of time to decide while on her “leave”!

  15. jim says:

    Rope ? Yardarm ?
    This is a living proof that some abortions are not bad idea. Hope this “it” has not been a mother..

  16. Bob Knapp says:

    While she was merely enforcing the existing reg, the folks who voted in favor of that reg are the ones who really should be fired.

  17. Stubby says:

    What this woman doesn’t realize (As goes with almost all of the other lib-tards) is that all the people currently in or has ever served in the military has put their lives on the line to protect this country and make it safe. People like her make me sick.

    • Maybe we should start using human shields, starting with this women, so she can feel how much nothing she can do for her country. While we’re at it …. we’d have plenty of libertard human shields to deploy. CA Governor Jerry (Charlie) Brown, his AG Escherrva(?), Raul Emmanuelle, Chicago Mayor, faux American Indian Elizabeth Warren, the senile Maxine Waters, the pompous Dianne Feinstein. the dumbass Nancy Pelossi (Groosi), racist Eric Holder, dumbass Loretta Lynch, the Kenyan, and the King and Queen of Democratically condoned crime, Hill and Bill. And belive me, there’s many more.

  18. This inspector and het supervisor have been suspended and the city has launched a full investigation. Jacksonville is a huge military town so don’t think this woman is going tomget off on this. She will be disciplined appropriatly. The Mayor has already came out in support of this business and the military.

    • Diana says:

      That is the best news so far… she should be FIRED as well as her supervisor and then ostracized by the community.

  19. Diana says:

    This is an example of the desire by some of the poeple who live inthis country to have Americans not respect the military and not be proud of this country. THey are incrementally destroying the pride and respect that was once our greatest asset. IF THIS TRULY IS HOW THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE HAS A REGULATION THE POPULATION NEEDS TO BE AWARE ,especially sinceit is a military town. Let her go live in a country where women have no say and can be stoned to death. THen see how she feels.This is not an intellegent woman to say the least and not an example of a good American.

  20. John says:

    Her being a woman should not have protected her from being punched right in the mouth for wagging her finger in anyone’s face let alone someone protecting her nasty ass. She wants equality–that’s what she should get —the same thing a man would have got . His ass kicked.

    • Jose V. Vega says:


    • Irish says:

      Three words these leftists just can’t handle. God Bless America.

  21. Gary says:

    Seems to me that this tramp ugly uneducated excuse for a female needs to quit listening to the liberal idiots aroundher. She and her boss both need to be terminated and then thrown out into the street to live. Can you imagine what this so called woman husband must be treated like? Especially if hesa military vet? POOR GUY!!!!!

  22. OldretiredSFdude says:

    Excuse my language, but this bitch needs to be put in her place. She should be hauled in front of the City Counsel and made to justify her comments to the customer and then be made to provide an apology to both the customer and the business owner. She should see a lose of pay, whether it is a demotion or simply a fine. She should also be made to provide a written apology in the local news paper to the business owner and veteran customer and all veterans that read about this travesty. She should definitly be removed from any position where she needs to deal with the public. Put her at a desk shuffling papers. She can’t insult them. She should also consider herself lucky that she wasn’t dealing with a soldier that may have been dealing with PTSD and was so insulted by her asinine comment that he took matter into his own hands. What a dumb ass bitch. At least the City did the right thing and changed the City Code and the Mayor provided an apology.

  23. This is an uneducated show of false power. Does not excuse her. Some people just never realize where their authority is. They are so taken by the thought they have power of any kind they do not know how to handle it. I was a military wife for almost 20 years and ran into these kind of people nearly everywhere we were stationed, plus the kind that treated us like we were invaders. But when whole or parts of towns were put off limits to the military by the BASE COMMANDERS, the towns people started learning what a boost we were to their economy. They even went so far as not to allow their daughters date the young GI, but by the same token wanted their sons to be able to meet nice young ladies near their bases.
    No way to satisfy one anothe totally , but no need to be outright nasty rude.

    • John Campbell says:

      Spot on! Little mediocrities who think they have power. It’s about time ordinary decent hard working folk who respect their country and kin seriously kick back against this type of abuse.

  24. CrustyOldGeezer says:

    Trying to use the VERY LIMITED POWER of her office to PUNISH HONEST BUSINESSES for their PATRIOTISM?


    • Pedro says:

      Fire the moron that aprooved the most ridiculous code i’ve ever heard. USAF Vet.

    • Irish says:

      This is all tied in with the never Trump movement. He has shown to love God and our country and the left can never put the 2 together. Love God and country. They are the problem.

  25. Leonard says:

    Make her spend some time in boot camp.

  26. LARRY DENNIS says:

    We are in an all out war. The liberals are hell bent to destroy everything we value as a country and a people. Our traditional values are being constantly challenged by the deranged and the corrupt. I would warn everyone who still has a mind and a conscience to get out and vote for your values in the midterm elections.
    The Democrats who are only good at lying and stealing elections through mass election fraud will be pulling out all stops in the 2018 midterms. If we let them rob and steal their way into control of the congress, we are done. We will be California, and will be looking for some country to flee too, where sanity and values, sill exist.

    • JohnGaltTexas says:

      Amen. You are absolutely correct – if the demovermin regain power the entire USA will become Kalifornistan forever.
      Unfortunately, there are not many places to run that are conducive to Freedom and Liberty. It might have to be 1776 2.0.

    • Jake says:

      No I want leave! I’ll fight and die, I will not run, I will not hide, I took an oath to defend my country and my constitution. I will fight alone if need be, I really don’t care if I die as long as I take a few with me. Then I know that I went with pride and love of country, you do what you want.

  27. Pete says:

    As much as I would like to see her fired she/it was only suffering from the mental disorder of Liberalism. As I stated else where anyone with this condition should be barred from any public office until cured.

    • Irish says:

      God will take care of her. As He will do with all of us. Anyone who has served this country knows its God, country and family which makes it all worth while even when idiots like this show up. Sacrifice is a word the left has a tough time with. Sacrifice means selflessness. It’s not in a left wing playbook.

  28. T.C.E. says:

    She told the veteran she was chastising as she wagged her finger in his face disrespectfully that “he did nothing for this country”…this bitch not only deserves to be fired, her public works retirement, pension and benifits should be taken away and she should be barred from ever working in a Federal, State, County or City capacity.
    She should also be required to issue to the Veteran and the United States Military
    televised public apologies.

  29. James Clemmons says:

    Just ignore the twit. After all, this is America, and she has every right to be stupid and anti every thing this wonderful Country has to offer. Hopefully she will open her eyes some day and realize what the military has done for us to keep us safe. After all, you can’t fix STUPID!!!!

  30. Rod says:

    It amazes me when people grow up here, raise their kids here (if they have any), take advantage of the rare privileges of this great country and then turn into enemies of American values. Too many latte’s I guess. Or maybe they just took a dump and ran out of brains?

    • Irish says:

      Too many community organizers and not enough American patriots. It’s what happens when any government has far reaching control over “we the people”. Our forefathers told us of these days we now live in. It’s no longer “we the people”. It’s all about the federal behemoth. It has an insatiable appetite. She is but a grain of sand in the totality of what we are facing today. I pray for this President every day. All are out to take him down and it is only in prayer do we slay this dragon. Satan is busy at work. We cannot rest. Prayer is our strength and all of us need to pray and encourage others do the same.

  31. Bill says:

    Angry woman with a gun doesn’t look good to me

  32. Bruce House says:

    Look we have free speech and she has a right to believe the way she wants but she doesn’t have the right to force her believe’s on anyone else. If the store was really violating the statutes of the law She should have left it to the courts to take care of the matter. But you don;t disgrace our military! We owe the military for the rights we enjoy today. They fight for our personal rights with there blood and that’s the highest sacrifice a person could give!

  33. Dick says:

    Ship her ass North Korea

  34. Jan13 says:

    She kinda looks like Debbie Wasserman Schultz, probably has the same set of values.
    Ship her arse to Gitmo for a few days, she may change her tune.

  35. Betty says:

    What is happening to this country? Respect for life, military, faith and freedom are out the window. This person, yelling at the vet, has the freedom to be nasty because of the military. God help us!

  36. John Simms says:

    Send her to any war as a combatant

  37. nunya says:

    Fire the biach

  38. EDWARD says:

    Disrespecting our flag and our military is a disgraceful act. She should either be placed on suspension without pay or fired for her actions.

  39. EDWARD A. VANNOZZI says:

    Disrespecting our flag and our military is a disgraceful act. She should either be placed on suspension without pay or fired for her actions.

  40. Mike H says:

    And she did this in a military town. That just goes how far the left will go. They will test the waters to see what happens. Firing her would be too good. She needs to be set an example from this kind of attitude. I have never seen our military attacked like it is now. Where the hell did these people come from.She has this kind of attitude that means Her bosses probably do too. They got humiliated and then backstepped.

  41. I’m disappointed, though I understand, I wish the vet would have kicked Melinda Power’s ass to the curb. She, and not to mention her supervisor, really need a slap up the side of their heads. Semper Fi.

  42. Stephen says:

    Think about Folks. The Inspector is a Jerk, but firing her isn’t the problem. Bureaucrats get a big head cuz they think the City will back up their actions. Firing won’t take care of the problem IF the bigger problem is city wide. Besides, firing is not up to you but the City. While I disagree with the Moron who ordered this B.S., educate, educate, educate regarding our Conservative values. After that, give ’em the choice of change the rules or get voted out.

    • J B says:

      No , it will NOT solve the problem , HOWEVER , if enough of the ‘messengers’ are fired and suffer financial hardships . then maybe it will be harder and harder to find ‘loyal messengers’ to spread the BS of the cowards that make up this mess, but won’t do it themselves…..

  43. Eric says:

    ANY bureaucrat who disses the military should get locked up!

  44. Kip says:

    They might find her floating in one of the swamps.

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