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Here we go again, HOA overreach...
zorba Posts: 25,246 Senior Member
Wasn't sure where to post this, so I figured "politics" would be safe...
Another HOA and vet's flag debacle:
If I were involved with this, the $6,600 would be the least of this HOA's concerns - the lawsuit would be HUGE.
-Zorba, "The Veiled Male"
"If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
― Douglas Adams
however... when did it become morally OK to break a legally binding agreement you signed?
Years ago I lived in a condo with a TERRIBLE HOA. Their problem was they were too lax with tons of violations going on with no accountability. There was even some douchebag running a limo company out of his unit (against the rules) and he was eating up precious parking by lining up 3 limos sideways on a parking lane eating up about 12 parking spots.
What was our solution? My buddy and I aggressively ran for the board, took it over and threw out a bunch of useless dead wood with Napoleon complexes. Fixed the whole place in about 6 months including throwing the Limo guy's business off the premises.
Are my actions affecting you?
Yes- I'm in the wrong and won't continue whatever it is I was doing.
No- Leave me the hell alone.
Its hard for me to abide by things that I had/have no say in which directs me back to my above flowchart.
1. I won't get caught.
2. It doesn't affect anyone else.
ETA: Makes me wonder if some of the members here will "turn em' all in" when the 2A is repealed - (sarc) after all, it's a "legally binding contract" ... right?
I wouldn't be above spreading a 50# bag of ammonium nitrate fertilizer on each of the lawns of the HOA Nazis, either. They'd be so busy mowing, or getting their yard mowed, 3X per week that they'd have little time for any meddling with neighbors. And don't spread it evenly; spread in irregular stripes, like lettering. The grass thus fertilized grows much faster and is much greener, making the lettering obvious.
On the other hand, sounds like a good 1st Amendment freedom of speech lawsuit against the HOA would be appropriate, too. In the meantime take the pole and flag down, and go to every meeting of the brown shirt Nazis and raise hell, and get like minded neighbors to do the same with you. When dealing with some animals ya got to hit them over the head with a 2x4 to first get their attention.
― Douglas Adams
Yes, I was a Boy-Scout....Eagle, in fact. I was a Sgt of Marines, too. As two we both swore oaths and one signed a contract. Pretty iron-clad, IMO, unless your word doesn't mean much and your comrades/neighbors can't count on you.
HMO's suck. I choose not to live in an HMO neighborhood, but my in-laws chose to do so. Silly stupid rules from what I saw. Everyones porch light on at 7PM...(reduces home burglaries by a huge percentage). Grass no more than 2" tall (mosquitoes don't like to land on short stiffgrass), Houses painted in a "reasonable" color. (Hard to lend your house much curb appeal should you need to sell it for an unforeseen emergency if the neighbor to the left has painted theirs hot pink and the one to the right flat black.) We could even discuss plastic pink flamingos. Can't say, in retrospect, I'd disagree with any of those reasons.
Suck it up, buttercup.....it can go both ways. Doesn't have a thing to do with anyones "rights". It has everything to do with what you agreed to, or what commitments you feel you can slink out of......I don't care what your opinion is....it'll change as soon as the ink's dried or your feelings get hurt.
The world does actually need a few more Boy Scouts.....and less snowflakes.
And I still say that the people running the show in the HOAs are brown shirt Nazis and the spawn of Beelzebub. My opinion on them.
― Douglas Adams