Wendy Hope (@hopeheck) Tweeted: The owner had put a Trump flag on his dock and the people across from his house complained to the club. Admirals told him that he had to take the flag down. The guy got pissed & sent his boat to get wrapped. This was a video of him bringing the boat home after. @realdonaldtrump t.co/3BFTdJwwWm
How do you figure that a man who knowingly violated his community's POA rules is a patriot? And how do you figure that a person who was so angry that anyone would remind him that he needs to follow the rules would be so childish as to repaint his boat with Trump's name on it is a patriot?
I'm afraid you've mistaken petulance for patriotism.
I despise homeowner's associations on principle -- generally speaking, they're a pack of Karens who can't mind their own business. Many years ago, when satellite dishes first came out one of my neighbors was the first person to get one in the area. He put it on the back of his property and surrounded it with various shrubbery. Unless you were trespassing on his property, you really couldn't see it -- it was that discretely hidden.
The Karens had a walking club that met each morning to trot around in their mini shorts and show off their "bodies beautiful". (You have to understand that these were spa/gym ladies who spent the majority of their day working off their "luncheons". Let's just say they were a specialized variety of Karens and leave it at that).
They also played at power on a minor level (apeing I imagine their husband's machinations in their downtown offices).
So these ladies realms were the school board and the dreaded homeowner's association.
These righteous upholders of community standards (in their minds at any rate) demanded this man take his disc down. He refused. They took him to court...and on...and on...and on...it went. I didn't care what he had stashed in his bushes as long as it wasn't an outhouse. LOL! But these nosey hags had to make an issue of this.
They also made an issue of a decorative wreath stylized medallion a builder placed on the gable of a home fully five years after a home was built. Apparently, it had gone "unnoticed" until the morning walks at which point it offended one of the Karens sensibilities.
Now I wasn't overly fond of the decorative medallion myself -- despite it being suggestive of Greek stylization. It reminded me a tad of funerary art. Still --it was not my home. Not my circus. Not my monkeys -- so to speak.
Thus, I minded my own business. The Karens have never found fault with my property -- but I suspect it's because I have a fine arts degree.
So, I do not care for homeowner's associations run by Karens to begin with -- less so, when they nit pick.
Granted nobody would want to see outhouses built on lots with luxury homes -- so yes, you do need a homeowner's association to control crazy people. But for basic generalities common sense should be applied
Karens need to back off in the United States of America when it comes to political sentiments during an election year.
I too, am a patriot, and should a Karen come to my door and tell me to remove my flag -- I might imply that the pole of said flag might find itself inserted in her rear end.
Distraught Karens are just going to have to live with Trumpy Bear,flags, and all the other paraphanelia which comes during an election year. As others will no doubt live with Sleepy Joe stuff.
I personally loved the boat owner's response -- the paint job was incredible -- but the music was the icing on the cake! I would love to have that man visit my neighborhood and take on our gaggle of Karens. He has a truly devious streak to his mind!
In my view, he struck a blow for freedom from nit picking, lunching, spa going, boating, polo playing (we're land locked so they play polo in my neighborhood) Karens who have nothing better to do than stick their nose in other people's business!
MAGA!!! TRUMP 2020!!!
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How does your not liking POA's or Karens make Gavidia a patriot? Or his behavior acceptable?
Honestly Deb, do you really want to live in a society where, just because someone doesn't like the rules, they don't think they have to follow them? Really?
My guess is that if your neighbor violated the POA of your community by flying a Black Lives Matter flag, or Biden flag (or any other symbol of a political stance you disagreed with) you would have complained to the POA too.
Actually, it wouldn't have bothered me. All kinds of flags go up come election time -- but mostly only for local candidates (school board and the like).
I rather suspect my neighborhood is filled with closeted Republicans. I don't see your average Democrat worrying about the state of the polo fields "lest it offend Prince Charles the next time he comes to play" (a comment seriously directed at me as I was attempting to sneak out of a Karen organized breakfast social some thirty years ago. I realized the true purpose was to hit up the attendees for a huge donation. "Old Money" had yet to arrive, and God forbid "New Money" exit before the big pitch. Luckily, I had infant in hand and used her as my excuse for hasty retreat. I had wondered why the Karens invited me in the first place. Usually they didn't. A handicapped toddler made me "unacceptable" as a social companion generally speaking. They were, however, desperate for cash for renovations on their polo fields. As the hostess put it as she encouraged me not to leave,"polo put us on the map." WHO CARES, KAREN?)
So no, I despise homeowner's associations and their little cliques. And I hate the way they turn on their own members if something goes wrong financially (as the time Uncle Sam sent the husband of one of them on a "vacation" for shady financial deals). His wife had to go out and get a job while he was on "vacation" to support her family. The rest of the Karens cut her socially -- no more "occasions" for her. She found herself henceforth grouped with the ladies with handicapped children, and ladies who God had not favored with slim builds, or stellar facial features. It was the group of ladies who had never been Karens and actually never wanted to be part of that shallow crowd.
So no-- put up a Biden flag if you want. Just don't build an outhouse on your property or skinny dip in the backyard pool where people can see you. Otherwise I could give squat what people do in this neighborhood as long as they don't bother me and mine.
Oh, I take that back! I once had words with a male walker -- at about 11pm one summer evening. This gentleman (from India, I assume due to his complexion) was wearing all dark clothing. We have almost no street lights and I truthfully did not see him as I was rounding the circular drive and pulling out until my headlights were on him. Luckily, I am never in a hurry and was going slowly. I slammed on the brakes and missed him by inches. I rolled down the window and said, "You need to wear light colored clothing or carry a light when you walk so people can see you." He answered me with some invective and I responded, "No seriously, I'm telling you this for your own good. If I had been going any faster I'd have killed you."
Since then, I've seen him walking with a light and reflectors. My one good deed.
But as a general rule -- Karens are a pain in the ass and go around making mountains out of molehills and snubbing people for the pure joy of feeling they are more "important" and "better" than anyone else. And they're not by the way.
You would not like them if you knew them as I do. And you would put pink plastic flamingos in your yard to annoy them. Or better yet, those little gnomes! LOL!
Last Edit: May 26, 2020 12:27:27 GMT -5 by debutante