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"A homeowners association in southwestern Colorado has threatened to fine a resident $25 a day until she removes a Christmas wreath with a peace sign that some say is an anti-Iraq war protest or a symbol of Satan."

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a/subdi...126205309990001

What the fuck is wrong with these people? I have been designing greeting cards for YEARS that have the word PEACE on it! PEACE ON EARTH is a common wish for the holiday season. I'm not even a hippy and I suddenly feel the need to put a big peace wreath on my house to show support for her individual freedom of expression. Sheesshh!!!

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Hi,

yeah, i saw that article too. After living in a community that had a homeowners association - I think sometimes the leaders get HUGE egos about everything.

we were written up for a dead azalea bush.

i know thats nothing compared to the christmas peace wreath. i wonder how many in that neighborhood will put up the obnoxious 8 foot tall balloon santas & displays???

happy holidays!!!

december

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Law and contracts can hinge on the meaning of a single word. It may be a symbol, but it isn't a "sign" or advertising.

CCR's can be truly absurd. I read the CCR's for a buddy's community and the require that all window dressings visible from the street must be white or beige. You can have colored or print drapes but they have to have a white lining. No colored miniblinds or shades. Sheesh. How dull can you make a community?

a.m.

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whatever happened to good will towards man?

suburbia scares me. where my parents live now they purposefully don't do opposite-side street sweeping (they do both sides on one day) because they think cars parked on residential streets are untidy.

but peace? i mean... that's like legislating that christmas trees must all have stars and not angels on the top. i don't get it.

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about the wreath- my ex in-laws lived in a sub division/association where they were required to have slate roofs. come on people! i guess that kind of crap is common.

i'm with maddy- where is my tacky pink flamingo? how about the inflatable santas i hate?

about the fire- that is so terrible. i wonder what went wrong? maybe more grease in the kitchen? it sounds like they weren't too good about things, like letting those regulations slide. it could have been anything i suppose.

it made me check out my place for possible fire hazards and plan what i would do in case of a fire. close my door and put a towel under it, open my window, and step outside. the only problem being that i sleep in the buff, so i'd have to bring a blanket with me or throw on some pjs really quickly, depending on how much time i had.

when i was in college some girl threw a cigarette butt into a trash can full of paper towels, and it caught on fire. now, it was a small fire, but she went and pulled the fire alarm. now, why didn't she just put the thing in the shower? good lord.

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God I loathe jerks like that. The thing is, this Kearns fellow probably acted illegally. A board president has NO power on his /her own. A majority of the board must take action at a duly called meeting, AND they must provide due process, AND they must have objective standards.

Mr. LittleDick probably had a sucky job all his life and now is his big chance to prove himself. Fortunately, not all boards are like this.

HOAs are by definition a restrictive environment. CC&Rs = Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions. They are typically over fifty pages long.

Caveat emptor.

Peace on Earth.

Greeny

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My grandparents were the second house on their street, way down at the other end. So they preceeded the homeowner's association and my granddaddy actually eventually went to court with the homeowner's association to get official confirmation that they didn't have to follow any of their crap (it's actually even a gated community now... but like I said, this built up around them... they were there first). Haha. For a long time my granddaddy would do things just because they were contrary to the homeowner's association's wishes.

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I <3 your Grandpa too.

I would have painted my door Flourescent Orange.

AND had pink flamingos with mohawks on the front lawn.

And my dream will not be taken away, someday I WILL own

a lawn gnome with a hard on.

Even if I have to make it myself.

Oh, that just "sounds" so wrong.

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