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2014-03-19 02:52:22 PM  
This thread is worthless without pictures:
Miss Karp said she received a letter Thursday night from the association at Regent's Park in Naples demanding she take her down the pink ribbon from her wall.
"It's on the inside of my entry-way," she told the station.


Are we talking about a wall inside a house and visible through a window next to a door:
www.yourlondonplace.com

Or are we talking about a giant ribbon inside a screened-in porch:
images.familyhomeplans.com
 
2014-03-19 03:05:25 PM  
"I'm not offending anyone. My neighbors are all supportive of breast cancer. I don't know why they're not," she said.

Well maybe that's why they don't like your ribbon.
 
2014-03-19 03:19:07 PM  
static.comicvine.com

What an unauthorized Banner might look like.
 
2014-03-19 03:19:53 PM  

Theaetetus: This thread is worthless without pictures:
Miss Karp said she received a letter Thursday night from the association at Regent's Park in Naples demanding she take her down the pink ribbon from her wall.
"It's on the inside of my entry-way," she told the station.

Are we talking about a wall inside a house and visible through a window next to a door:
[www.yourlondonplace.com image 528x396]

Or are we talking about a giant ribbon inside a screened-in porch:
[images.familyhomeplans.com image 600x400]


I was wondering the same. There is a link to a newscast in the article that I clicked hoping to get a better idea, and though it does show a pic, it's blurry and too close to get any context. I'm guessing there's more to this, and I'm guessing that the woman is being intentionally coy.
 
2014-03-19 03:21:56 PM  
There other option may be that, though it's "inside of [her] entry-way", she may share an entry-way with other tenants. It is a condo building after all.
 
2014-03-19 03:28:47 PM  

Gecko Gingrich: There other option may be that, though it's "inside of [her] entry-way", she may share an entry-way with other tenants. It is a condo building after all.


Yeah, I'm with you and Theaetatus in my suspicions here.  Article smells of Consumerist-like levels of "not the full story."
 
2014-03-19 03:30:40 PM  
Bam.

Fast Forward to 0:53. Compare [shiatty] pic in story to this pic, from this listing.
 
2014-03-19 03:32:33 PM  
She should put up some awareness awareness ribbons in protest.
 
2014-03-19 03:54:28 PM  
one of the many reasons I won't move anywhere with a "home owner's association"
 
2014-03-19 04:04:05 PM  

ManateeGag: one of the many reasons I won't move anywhere with a "home owner's association"


No kidding. I once rented a house with an HOA. The owner almost got in a lot of trouble for having his roof shingles replaced with a "wrong color" shingle. Not sure how he got out of that one.
 
2014-03-19 04:30:00 PM  

Bob Falfa: ManateeGag: one of the many reasons I won't move anywhere with a "home owner's association"

No kidding. I once rented a house with an HOA. The owner almost got in a lot of trouble for having his roof shingles replaced with a "wrong color" shingle. Not sure how he got out of that one.


my yard looks like a bomb went off because the crap weather.  it hasn't been warm enough to do anything.  if we had an HOA, they'd find the shiat out of us.
 
2014-03-19 04:33:14 PM  
HOA and 'own home' don't belong together in the same sentence.
 
2014-03-19 04:33:26 PM  
If you don't like your HOA how about you, I dunno, SHOW UP TO THE MEETINGS.

Then turn all the reasonable people against the busy-body power-freak.
 
2014-03-19 04:34:39 PM  
What the hell kind of crap reporting is this?
 
2014-03-19 04:35:16 PM  

Theaetetus: Are we talking about a wall inside a house and visible through a window next to a door:


I want to protest someone having a framed "For Your Eyes Only" poster inside their home!
 
2014-03-19 04:37:39 PM  
Oh shiat there's a breast cancer now?! I had no idea!!!! Thank God for all those ribbons now we all know and can start working on a cure.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-19 04:38:14 PM  
While I like free speech in general, the pink ribbon nonsense annoys me enough to stand back and let them censor it.
 
2014-03-19 04:39:20 PM  
Sucks you bought a house with an extra level of government/petty bureaucracy affecting it. You should probably sell the house and get one that doesn't have an HOA. Frankly, I would look for property not even under a city. The less levels of petty dictators above you the better. The only one you can't escape are the county, state, and of course, the convoluted and ever increasing mass of federal agencies. But not much you can do about them. HOA? You can totally escape them. Go for it.
 
2014-03-19 04:40:33 PM  

buntz: Theaetetus: Are we talking about a wall inside a house and visible through a window next to a door:

I want to protest someone having a framed "For Your Eyes Only" poster inside their home!


I'm protesting what I assume you would be doing should I ever peer inside your house.
 
2014-03-19 04:41:02 PM  
I apologize for sounding like a dick, but...she signed the Homeowners Association documents. She knew what that meant, and now she's crying foul. You cannot do this (unless of course you work for Fox News).

There is a very good reason my mother hasn't done a single thing to the outside of her house in the seven years she's owned it and an equally-good reason she pays some retired guy thirty bucks each time to mow the yard every two or three weeks.
 
2014-03-19 04:41:29 PM  
I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies
 
2014-03-19 04:41:51 PM  
I'm willing to bet this entryway is a common entryway shared with at least one other condo/home owner. If that's the case then the HOA is in the right; it might be indoors but it's not in her home.

That said, HOAs can eabod. The neighborhood I live in now used to have an HOA but it went belly-up years before we moved in. If it was still present we would not have even considered the house.
 
2014-03-19 04:41:56 PM  
H.
O.
A.
THREAD...

/Yeeeeeesssss
 
2014-03-19 04:44:12 PM  
This being a Washington Times article, I'll just go ahead and assume that the situation isn't exactly how they're describing it.
 
2014-03-19 04:45:35 PM  
 It's some dlckhexd neighbor who loves enforcing HOA rules to the letter.
 
2014-03-19 04:46:18 PM  
My folks live in a retirement neighborhood with an HOA. You can't park a pick-up in the driveway. If you have one, you'd better have at least 1/2 the garage cleaned out  and park it there so folks driving by don't see it.
 
2014-03-19 04:47:15 PM  
There's not much point in putting an "awareness" ribbon somewhere inconspicuous, so by definition we can probably assume that it was actually placed in a highly noticeable position.

Then again, there's not much point to these ribbons in the first place.  It's not like anyone see it and says to themselves "Breast cancer?  What the heck are they talking about?  I better go look up this strange and mysterious disease."
 
2014-03-19 04:48:53 PM  
I'm not sure what I hate more. HOAs, or those damn pink ribbons and the scammy Komen corporation they stand for.
 
2014-03-19 04:49:37 PM  

jaylectricity: If you don't like your HOA how about you, I dunno, SHOW UP TO THE MEETINGS.

Then turn all the reasonable people against the busy-body power-freak.


Except when the Hot New Trend is for the developer to maintain just enough financial interest in the development to dictate the HOA board
 
2014-03-19 04:50:22 PM  

ampoliros: I'm willing to bet this entryway is a common entryway shared with at least one other condo/home owner. If that's the case then the HOA is in the right; it might be indoors but it's not in her home.

That said, HOAs can eabod. The neighborhood I live in now used to have an HOA but it went belly-up years before we moved in. If it was still present we would not have even considered the house.



My sisters home has an HOA, but the president does nothing except make sure dues cover pool maintenance and common areas get mowed.
 
2014-03-19 04:51:10 PM  

Nick Nostril: H.
O.
A.
THREAD...

/Yeeeeeesssss


I know. I can't wait for the Thursday pizza thread
 
2014-03-19 04:51:21 PM  

CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies


I think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?
 
2014-03-19 04:51:47 PM  

jaylectricity: If you don't like your HOA how about you, I dunno, SHOW UP TO THE MEETINGS.

Then turn all the reasonable people against the busy-body power-freak.


Some of us have jobs. The busy bodies in charge of the HOAs I've encountered are mostly retired folks with nothing better to do. My friend's condo association was notorious for scheduling meetings during work hours with as little notice as they could get away with.
 
2014-03-19 04:52:01 PM  
Picture of said pink ribbon inside her door
i28.photobucket.com

HOA rule on displaying things

i28.photobucket.com

The clear answer here is to just never, never live in an HOA community (unless you like that kind of thing).
 
2014-03-19 04:52:25 PM  
OK, lawyers line up here on the right, and you HOA people, well you stand right here in the middle of this big field. Now don't move. I'm gonna show you what the Internet does to idiots like you.  And after that, well then those lawyers standing over there? Yes the'll get a shot or two at you.  What?  You say she signed the papers?  Well that's all good and legal then. I doubt if they'll even look twice at your corpses before they declare it a mystery as to how you came to be in this predicament.
Say goodbye to your management company when you find out how many pink ribbons there are in the world, and how many of them know exactly who YOU are.
 
2014-03-19 04:53:06 PM  
I saw a picture of where the ribbon is located.  She has a partial glass front door and the ribbon is affixed to the glass part of the door.  It is not a huge ribbon, maybe 3" x 3".
 
2014-03-19 04:53:24 PM  
My cousin lives in a house that's part of an HOA. It's like the associations chairmen/women gravitate to the post the same way a turd will drift to the side of the toilet bowl. It's a natural fit for those of a douchebagic disposition. I'm betting they also love Roberts rules.
 
2014-03-19 04:53:27 PM  

CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies


Not quite so bad as having a blue house with a blue window... And a blue corvette.  And everything is blue for you.
 
2014-03-19 04:54:13 PM  
Wow. You guys are getting all excited about a Washington Times article, as if what they write about actually happened. Amazing.
 
2014-03-19 04:55:43 PM  

peacheslatour: CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies

I think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?


peacheslatour: CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies

I think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?


I think it is Marie...

img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-19 04:59:17 PM  

red5ish: Wow. You guys are getting all excited about a Washington Times article, as if what they write about actually happened. Amazing.


Those of us who have dealt with an HOA in one way or another know that this type of thing happens all the time. I don't care so much about this specific case.

Yes I know that some HOAs do what they're supposed to and maintain communal property, but it's only a matter of time before some douchy busybody ends up in charge.
 
2014-03-19 05:00:07 PM  

peacheslatour: CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies

I think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?


I don't remember, I rent it out since I moved. She did always invite me to play penny ante poker with her friends. This is on Mud Island, if that helps.
 
2014-03-19 05:00:20 PM  
PINK! Can't she use some other color? It probably clashes with the paint scheme. I can see hating that.
 
2014-03-19 05:00:44 PM  

cc_rider: Picture of said pink ribbon inside her door
[i28.photobucket.com image 821x421]

HOA rule on displaying things

[i28.photobucket.com image 817x462]

The clear answer here is to just never, never live in an HOA community (unless you like that kind of thing).


There isn't much choice around here if you want a newer home. I have a rental in one and my home in another, it works for me.
 
2014-03-19 05:01:48 PM  
static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-03-19 05:03:44 PM  
CSB

   I was a trial lawyer in a past life.  Crazy lady had a pet bobcat, and her HOA had a "no wild animals" clause.  Crazy lady said bobcat was a "domestic" animal because it shiats in a box and eats cat food.
   HOA hired me to sue the lady.  We won at trial, but let me say that picking the jury was super-interesting, as the hatred for HOAs is palpable.
   Crazy lady put the jury verdict on appeal, and a friend of mine successfully handled it at the appellate level.  Reported opinion is here:  http://opinions.aoc.arkansas.gov/weblink8/0/doc/273262/Electronic.asp x

/csb
 
2014-03-19 05:03:58 PM  
at least if wasn't inside her own VG because that would be wrong on several levels.
 
2014-03-19 05:06:57 PM  

CruJones: peacheslatour: CruJones: I have a good HOA for my house in Memphis.  They fertilize and mow and edge the yards, keep up the roads and sewers , and throw a couple parties with free booze.  Other than that I never hear from them, though they did keep the crazy purple lady across the street from painting her house a violent shade of purple, which I was also ok with.

/she has a purple car and purple lenses on her glasses
//purple flowers, purple clothes, purple door on her house
///purple slashies

I think I once worked with this woman- is her name Sharon by any chance?

I don't remember, I rent it out since I moved. She did always invite me to play penny ante poker with her friends. This is on Mud Island, if that helps.


Nope, Seattle.  She actually lived in a purple house-boat on Lake Union.  Everything she had was farking purple.
 
2014-03-19 05:11:03 PM  

mama2tnt: I'm protesting what I assume you would be doing should I ever peer inside your house.


It's more of a statement against that particular movie...PU!
 
2014-03-19 05:13:28 PM  
I'm sure the HOA ran it by their legal department. The owner can slug it out in court over this,but the time, energy and funds spent is far over taking it down.

Reminds me of a military barracks I lived in. The Fire dept decided posters could not be taped to the wall, they had to be framed, because the poster might come loose and drop onto an open flame. Want to argue? There's plenty of K.P. to go around.

In both cases, the papers were signed before you went in.
 
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