Posted November 29, 2014 in Amharic news

we would like to welcome you to the neighborhood! Obviously

not exactly the welcome wagon

canada goose coats on sale In the affluent Washington neighborhood of Chevy Chase, the tinsel, poinsettias and Christmas trees are competing for attention this holiday season with an unusual house decoration: gay pride rainbow flags. canada goose coats on sale

When news filtered out in late November that Vice President elect Mike Pence was temporarily moving into the white colonial with green shutters on Tennyson Street NW in the heart of Chevy Chase, a liberal Democratic stronghold neighbors decided canada goose jacket outlet uk to greet canada goose victoria parka outlet the Republican canada goose outlet miami interloper with polite canada goose jacket uk protest: rainbow flags canada goose outlet edmonton flapping from their homes.

cheap Canada Goose It was time to Make Chevy Chase Great Again. cheap Canada Goose

[Mike Pence’s new neighbors greet him with rainbow flags]

Now this isn’t San Francisco, South Beach or Provincetown. Most of the homeowners who ran out to buy the flags or ordered them online are straight.

But in this neighborhood of oak trees and single family homes, where 85percent voted for Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine and just 9percent cast ballots for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, residents wanted to make clear canada goose outlet niagara falls where they stand.

buy canada goose jacket cheap “I thought it would send a message in an appropriate way. One idea was to put a ‘Chevy Chase Hillary’ banner, but we thought that would be too in your face,” said Joanna Pratt, 66, an environmental consultant who came up with the idea and lives across the street from Pence. buy canada goose jacket cheap

Canada Goose online Now, at least seven homes on the street boast the flags a response to Pence’s opposition over the canada goose outlet buffalo years to equal rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Canada Goose online

Canada Goose sale It’s not clear when exactly Pence may have taken canada goose outlet website legit up residence or if he’s done moving in. Moving trucks arrived around Thanksgiving, and Pence was seen milling about, Pratt said. Canada Goose sale

Canada Goose Outlet “My husband sees Pence in the bathroom Pence was not in the bathroom my husband was in our bathroom peeking out and saw Pence walking from the front door to a black SUV. That was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving,” Pratt said. Canada Goose Outlet

On Saturday, canada goose outlet woodbury she was standing outside on Tennyson Street, examining an “Emergency No Parking” sign tacked to a tree in front of the five bedroom https://www.getcanadagooseoutlet.com home. The restricted dates: Dec. 3 to Dec.

Pence is only renting the place until he moves to the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory after President elect Donald Trump’s Jan.20 inauguration.

canada goose deals Property records show that the home’s owners are Caroline Kende Robb and Michael Kende. She is the executive director canada goose outlet toronto factory of the canada goose outlet Africa Progress Panel, which advocates for development projects in Africa, and used to work at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund; he is the chief economist at the Internet Society, an organization that focuses on policy surrounding the Web. Neither could be reached for comment; neighbors said they live overseas. canada goose deals

Messages left Saturday afternoon for Kathy Redd, the realtor canada goose outlet germany who handled the rental listing, were not returned. At 2,500 square feet, it’s a far cry from the 10,500 square foot Indiana Governor’s Residence.

Neighbors say they’ve been debating how to greet Pence should they ever get a chance.

buy canada goose jacket Pratt actually typed up a letter canada goose outlet store new york to the Pences and slipped it through their front door. buy canada goose jacket

canada goose store “Dear Governor Pence and Mrs. Pence: On behalf of your new neighbors.. we would like to welcome you to the neighborhood! Obviously, your schedule is very busy, but if you had an hour to spare sometime, we would love to host a get together with some canada goose outlet sale of your new neighbors.” canada goose store

But Pratt didn’t shy away from explaining why they wanted to meet.

Canada Goose Parka “It won’t come as any surprise to you that many of your neighbors (including ourselves) have political views that are very different from your own. Nevertheless, we acknowledge the results of the election and would like to use this opportunity to set an example of how people with diverse views can still show respect for one another, especially by listening to each other.” Canada Goose Parka

Anjana Tandon, 63, an accountant, was standing with Pratt outside the Pence pad and said she thought about bringing over her canada goose factory outlet toronto location special pumpkin bread.

canada goose clearance sale “I’ve been making it for canada goose outlet winnipeg address 30 years for Thanksgiving,” she said. “But I think the Secret Service would give it to the canada goose outlet montreal dogs.” canada goose clearance sale

canadian goose jacket Just then, a white BMW SUV rolled up. canadian goose jacket

canada goose clearance “Are you the one I saw on the news?” the driver asked Pratt, who had given an interview recently on camera to a local news canada goose outlet los angeles channel. canada goose clearance

“Well, great job! Good for you!” the driver said, driving away. “It makes me so happy.”

canada goose coats On Chevy Chase’s Internet mailing list, however, the protest was not universally embraced. canada goose coats

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if canada goose outlet in montreal neighbors would respect the man, the office he has been elected to, and give him his privacy, and if anything, welcome his canada goose outlet england family, rather than hurt them by displaying rainbow flags,” wrote Linda Tavenner, a Chevy Chase resident who voted for the Trump/Pence ticket. “We should put aside political views and welcome him as a canada goose outlet in vancouver human being. People are so quick to tear down or protest against something they don’t agree with. Let’s trust God.”

canada goose black friday sale Others on the canada goose uk email discussion group shared links for buying gay pride flags online or simply said: “We want in.” canada goose black friday sale

Residents at the two houses that sandwich the Pence house declined to comment when a Washington Post reporter knocked on their door. This being Washington and Chevy Chase to boot canada goose outlet toronto location many residents declined interviews, fearing their comments would upset their government employers, agencies that they declined to identify.