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2013-09-26 03:37:40 PM
The reason? The house is planned to be built of wood, not brick like other homes there.

Are they afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
 
2013-09-26 03:40:35 PM
I hope they're able to find him a neighborhood with fewer douchenozzles.
 
2013-09-26 03:44:19 PM
I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).
 
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2013-09-26 03:45:25 PM
So build it out of brick.
 
2013-09-26 03:48:29 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


"One caller said a "covenant" mandates that all of the subdivision's homes be made of brick, but nothing like that can be found in any Morton or Tazewell County records."


Biatchy old people are making rules up. F**********************************ck them.
 
2013-09-26 03:49:50 PM
My god, the man has been through enough. Why in the hell would you subject him to living in an HOA??>
 
2013-09-26 03:59:48 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


Doesn't look like there's any legally binding documents that support that allegation. So...yeah. The whiny douchnozzle with the petiition can go pound sand.
 
2013-09-26 04:04:28 PM
Hey Soldier Guy, you don't want to live in that neighborhood. They suck.
 
2013-09-26 04:09:05 PM
Is the vets name Todd3465?

shouldnt be too obscure
 
2013-09-26 04:16:51 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


It's not an HOA, it's not even a neighborhood covenant.  It's some busybody assholes in an aging neighborhood with an average property value of $130,000 (in ranch style home nonetheless) that need a nice big cup of STFU.

The average home value in Morton, IL is approx. $185,000.  Really not sure what the hell these people are biatching about.
 
2013-09-26 04:22:16 PM

BunkyBrewman: Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).

It's not an HOA, it's not even a neighborhood covenant.  It's some busybody assholes in an aging neighborhood with an average property value of $130,000 (in ranch style home nonetheless) that need a nice big cup of STFU.

The average home value in Morton, IL is approx. $185,000.  Really not sure what the hell these people are biatching about.


It's probably just some local busybody. They'll get over it.
 
2013-09-26 05:05:59 PM

BunkyBrewman: Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).

It's not an HOA, it's not even a neighborhood covenant.  It's some busybody assholes in an aging neighborhood with an average property value of $130,000 (in ranch style home nonetheless) that need a nice big cup of STFU.

The average home value in Morton, IL is approx. $185,000.  Really not sure what the hell these people are biatching about.


Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis!

Take your "covenant" and shove it up your unofficial brick built ass!
 
2013-09-26 05:06:50 PM

BunkyBrewman: It's not an HOA, it's not even a neighborhood covenant. It's some busybody assholes in an aging neighborhood with an average property value of $130,000 (in ranch style home nonetheless) that need a nice big cup of STFU.


Weaver95: Doesn't look like there's any legally binding documents that support that allegation. So...yeah. The whiny douchnozzle with the petiition can go pound sand.


I totally agree. I just don't understand why his being a soldier should somehow be the deciding factor in whether we should be outraged about it or not. Does it matter if the target of their assholery is military or not? Should it matter?
 
2013-09-26 05:29:17 PM

BunkyBrewman: Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).

It's not an HOA, it's not even a neighborhood covenant.  It's some busybody assholes in an aging neighborhood with an average property value of $130,000 (in ranch style home nonetheless) that need a nice big cup of STFU.

The average home value in Morton, IL is approx. $185,000.  Really not sure what the hell these people are biatching about.


It's probably because its a Habitat for Humanity home. The locals probably equate that with Section 8 housing.
 
2013-09-26 05:30:36 PM
So buy him a better house: problem solved.
 
2013-09-26 05:31:33 PM
Of course you're not welcome, soldier. You're poor.
 
2013-09-26 05:32:13 PM

Di Atribe: I totally agree. I just don't understand why his being a soldier should somehow be the deciding factor in whether we should be outraged about it or not. Does it matter if the target of their assholery is military or not? Should it matter?


It's kinda a twofer. You have the military angle to love the troops. You also have the HOA hate-in that is so easily trolled. I expect a rather quiet thread.
 
2013-09-26 05:34:38 PM
How bad is this moron's credit that he can't use the VA loan system to buy himself a house, and needs Habitat for Humanity?  Low interest rate, no down payment, and you pretty much have to have a 90 for a credit rating to not get it.  I'm a vet, and I think this is an utter waste of HH's resources.
 
2013-09-26 05:35:40 PM
Nothing to do with his military service. Just normal run-of-the-mill HOA bullshiat.
 
2013-09-26 05:35:45 PM

lockers: Di Atribe: I totally agree. I just don't understand why his being a soldier should somehow be the deciding factor in whether we should be outraged about it or not. Does it matter if the target of their assholery is military or not? Should it matter?

It's kinda a twofer. You have the military angle to love the troops. You also have the HOA hate-in that is so easily trolled. I expect a rather quiet thread.


"HOA's hate him! Charity invents one weird trick to help veterans get a home and publicity."

/ all fark articles should be in this format
// GUARANTEED CLICKS
 
2013-09-26 05:35:54 PM
[X] I have children
[ ] I am a Christian
[X] I am disabled
[X] I am a veteran

Still a card left to play, good sirs, and you get a faux rage bingo.
 
2013-09-26 05:36:17 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).



Maybe think that through a little and then ask yourself why your precious little rule can't be ignored in this case.
These scumbags' names should be made public and they should be haunted by this sickening act til their dying days.
 
2013-09-26 05:36:23 PM
How much wood could a HOA chuck if a HOA could chuck wood?
 
2013-09-26 05:38:18 PM
Morton.

I grew up there and live nearby. It's one of the nicest suburbs around Peoria (not saying much, I know). They only raised $130k. That's enough for a small starter home in Morton. A HOA neighborhood runs a lot higher than that, up to a million dollars in some neighborhoods. It's not surprising that the house would not be up to their standards.

And it says the guy is from Bartonville, which is a nice working class suburb. I suspect that would be quite a culture shock moving to a snooty upscale town like Morton. He's probably not used to places with strict covenants on the mortgages. It's nothing personal for his neighbors, but I can see how he would take offense at it, if he's not familiar with that sort of thing.

He needs to raise more money and build a nicer house if he doesn't want to be the white trash of the neighborhood in Morton. Or just pick a place without a HOA.
 
2013-09-26 05:39:13 PM

skinink: How much wood could a HOA chuck if a HOA could chuck wood?


All of it that's higher than the prescribed 40" wooden fence height. Mrs. Snodgrass will ensure compliance.
 
2013-09-26 05:41:08 PM
The guy can't swing a 130K mortgage?
 
2013-09-26 05:48:59 PM

Cerebral Knievel: Is the vets name Todd3465?

shouldnt be too obscure


Because obscure deserves obscure, sir.
 
2013-09-26 05:49:04 PM

Sybarite: The reason? The house is planned to be built of wood, not brick like other homes there.

Are they afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?


3.bp.blogspot.com


I don't know, she doesn't seem that scary to me.
 
2013-09-26 05:50:57 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


HOW DARE YOU CRITICiZE OUR BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR FREEDUMZ AND HOW DARE YOU NOT LET THEM DO WHATEVER THE HELL THEY WANT??

Soldiers are not like you and me. They are demigods who are above your criticism. Now be a good American and go blow the next soldier you see!
 
2013-09-26 05:51:29 PM
Waitaminnit! He stood on the front lines in the sandpit, fighting for old and grumpy people's freedom to complain about this, that and the other, and now that they do, he's outraged?

Outrageous!
 
2013-09-26 05:53:04 PM
nytmare:
[  ] I have children
[  ] I am a Christian
[X] I am disabled
[X] I am a veteran


I'm only two X's short of a Yahtzee!


/Would never live in a HOA
//Would still bang one though
 
2013-09-26 05:55:42 PM
They're just doing the third amendment what Finestein does to the first and second.
 
2013-09-26 05:56:30 PM

what_now: My god, the man has been through enough. Why in the hell would you subject him to living in an HOA??>


This isn't an HOA, it's a random group of douchebags with a nonbinding petition.

No contract binds him to obey this silly petition, they're just being silly and he's full within his rights to tell them where to shove it.
 
2013-09-26 05:56:50 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: The guy can't swing a 130K mortgage?


Welcome to America, land of overpriced homes and health care and underpaid workers. Federal minimum wage is $7.59/hr, average rental cost is $850/mo (I provided links in a different thread), you need to make $17/hr to afford that. Can't imagine what kind of income you have to prove to get a 130k home loan with two kids and a wife, but obviously, his vet status didn't help him...

/land of the free!
 
2013-09-26 05:58:03 PM
No need for all this fuss.  The tulpa will solve the dispute.

nuldi.com
 
2013-09-26 05:59:00 PM

doctor wu: Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


Maybe think that through a little and then ask yourself why your precious little rule can't be ignored in this case.
These scumbags' names should be made public and they should be haunted by this sickening act til their dying days.


Hm. This can't be serious, right? Still elicited a response.

1/10
 
2013-09-26 06:03:09 PM

Brainsick: AverageAmericanGuy: The guy can't swing a 130K mortgage?

Welcome to America, land of overpriced homes and health care and underpaid workers. Federal minimum wage is $7.59/hr, average rental cost is $850/mo (I provided links in a different thread), you need to make $17/hr to afford that. Can't imagine what kind of income you have to prove to get a 130k home loan with two kids and a wife, but obviously, his vet status didn't help him...

/land of the free!


National median family income is about 50k$, if the average rental cost is 850$ a month (about 10k$/year) then that's pretty reasonable, and even indicates that housing costs trend low since the usual expectation is more along the lines of 30 to 50% of income spent on housing.

Low-end housing is more on the order of 300$ to 500$ a month even in the city, which falls withing achievable for minimum wage by your metric.

So... problem solved, I guess?
 
2013-09-26 06:03:49 PM
"We were taken aback," said a bewildered Wood (in picture, right). "At first, my wife and I were really hurt. We just felt they really don't know us as a family."


They don't know you as a family and it has nothing to do with YOU.  They want all the houses to be brick.  You and your family, as people, have nothing to do with it.  It's not personal.  You being a vetran is not relevant at all.  Why does everyone in this country have some kind of persuction complex?
 
2013-09-26 06:05:10 PM

devildog123: How bad is this moron's credit that he can't use the VA loan system to buy himself a house, and needs Habitat for Humanity?  Low interest rate, no down payment, and you pretty much have to have a 90 for a credit rating to not get it.  I'm a vet, and I think this is an utter waste of HH's resources.


Yeah, something doesn't quite smell right here.  Habitat is for POOR people, not people who can afford an $80k house.

And a quick search of the surrounding area confirms it, you can find quite a few houses for sale near there for less than $80k.  Some of them look pretty nice.

That said, if there is no recorded covenant requiring a brick house, the neighbors can pound sand.
 
2013-09-26 06:05:14 PM
fark the neighbors.  It seems there are no HOA rules or covenants.

/Ten bucks says they heard "Habitat For Humanity" and thought a black person was moving in.
 
2013-09-26 06:06:12 PM

Coco LaFemme: Sybarite: The reason? The house is planned to be built of wood, not brick like other homes there.

Are they afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 450x640]


I don't know, she doesn't seem that scary to me.


Seriously, you want to go up against ROSE?  You have a deathwish?
 
2013-09-26 06:07:42 PM
 
2013-09-26 06:10:41 PM

doctor wu: Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


Maybe think that through a little and then ask yourself why your precious little rule can't be ignored in this case.
These scumbags' names should be made public and they should be haunted by this sickening act til their dying days.


You might have a point, except that the rule doesn't exist in the first place.

However, that being said, who the fark are you to make exceptions and decide their value?  The hypothetical rule exists for a purpose and it's entirely beyond you to judge it.  Get over your pathetic entitlement and fark off.  Don't like it, don't live there.  It's really that simple.
 
2013-09-26 06:12:16 PM
let the arse waste their breath,it will be his property and so long as the house plans meet code requirements he can build the house as he desires.
 
2013-09-26 06:12:48 PM
The "organizers" of the petition is too much of a chicken shiat to out themselves.  Just remind them through the media what lying pussies they are.  Oh, and the guy they're trying to bully has killed people.
 
2013-09-26 06:14:42 PM
Rich farks don't want to live near poor people. News at 11.
 
2013-09-26 06:20:32 PM

Di Atribe: I hate HOA's as much as the next person, but I don't understand the build-up in the first half of the story. This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family. They have a problem with the type of house that's being built. This isn't personal. You don't get to break the rules just because you're military (regardless of how asinine the rules may be).


Is he "breaking the rules" or are you a "mouth-breathing farktard with the reading comprehension of a dyslexic 3rd grade special ed student"? Let's see, a 60 year old HOA (that's how old the "subdivision" [look that word up, you uneducated twat]) is where the old folks are trying to keep out the riffraff, but you think that it's a HOA (when the first one in america started in nevada in the late 60's). Apparently your autistic jackfarkery just makes you an idiot and not a rainman-like mathemagician..  Quite the conundrum seeing as how you're beginning premise demonstrates how you didn't even have a basic comprehension of the article, where there where no rules broken and no mention of an HOA, just a bunch of miserable elitist coonts that see "habitat for humanity" and immediately translate that to "the blacks". fark them, fark their petition, and fark you for using this guy to jerk off over the stellar treatment this country provides it's vets. You're a complete farking imbecile if you think any deification outside of electoral or special interest sound bites occur. Want me to take you to the shelter I volunteer at, so you can ask the "gods" you revile how super awesome they are being worshipped? fark you, you're a pedantic, uneducated twat who regurgitates sound bites fed to him by a media whose sole purpose is manipulating stupid and thought-averse, narcissistic sociopaths.
 
2013-09-26 06:21:40 PM
Di Atribe:This has NOTHING to do with whether that neighborhood supports the troops or understands his family.

THIS.

The fact that he's a veteran is completely irrelevant, but reporters love to milk the war story.
 
2013-09-26 06:21:46 PM
I bet the libs are behind this.
 
2013-09-26 06:24:10 PM
I also bet that the neighbors homes are built of wood as well, they just have a brick veneer on the exterior walls.
 
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