Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Men

That is, unless you happen to be part of the Loma Linda Homeowners Association.

According to the Associated Press, the Loma Linda Homeowners Association in Pagosa Springs, Colorado is taking a zero tolerance approach when it comes to peace-loving holiday decor this year:
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.
Continue reading about the insanity...


Blogger Catch said...

I would never go for a home owners association....Ill be damned if someone is going to tell me how to decorate a house I bought and paid for!!!! Good post!

2:37 AM  
Anonymous s@m said...

It's like the damn condo boards telling you where and how you can hang your Christmas lights. WTH?

Great post. I hope she leaves it there.

5:14 AM  
Blogger NtycnBoricua said...

See - this is why I'm nervous about the house we just bought. The neighborhood has a home owners association (which I've never had before) and I just hope it's not that bad... :sigh:

6:29 AM  
Blogger Lotta said...

Ditto with Catch. It's bad enough I feel the pressure to put out the Holiday goods the first weekend after Thanksgiving!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

I have never heard of the peace sign as a symbol of the devil! That is so funny!

Not sure I would be too fond of being told I could not hang a peace sign.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Waya said...

Oh, give me a freaking break!! People are just a bit too uptight about everything these days!!

8:20 AM  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I've resigned myself to just being offended at people who are so easily offended;>

9:16 AM  
Blogger Moobs said...

How do they enforce the fine? Do you get to fine your neighbours in the US? I can see it would be fun.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

HOAs are evil.

For crying out loud, people!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

HOA's are the devil, someone needs to give those damn people a salt and vinegar enima.

If I were that homeowner, I'd put up a wreath that says "Eat Me" and paste cookies on it.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous sweatpantsmom said...

This is insane. I first read about it on and apparantly the Homeowners Assoc. president fired all his board members when they tried to veto him. Tis the season!

(Enjoyed, and can relate to your previous post! Glad you aren't stopping completely.)

1:03 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That is just crazy!

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Momish said...

I could never live in a condo for this reason. That kind of dictatorship won't fly with me, especially when the people calling the shots are just plain wacko.

3:10 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i think i saw this on South Park. I had no idea it existed in real life.

I mean, what?

4:20 PM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

The world NEVER ceases to amaze me.
Poor woman, she is going to have to cave, how can she afford to stand her ground or go legal?

8:00 PM  
Blogger MrsFortune said...

My dad is president of his condo association. You would not BELIEVE the things they disallow. No american flags, because it is illegal to leave them out over night and people don't take them down. Seriously, people just don't have anything better to do with their time.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

Just goes to show how idiotic some people are

8:53 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

People like that are just the eppitomy (sp?) of hipocritical!

Isn't THAT exactly what they are over there fighting to protect? The freedom to disagree and the voice your opinion? Sheesh!

I'm not necessarily for the war perse, but it makes no sence that the people who ARE for the war don't see that! UGH!

8:37 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

No one says "Merry Christmas" better than a homeowner's association gone wild!

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie (from Jenny's blog) said...

enUh huh! No room in the inn or the HOA for peace, love, and joy!!

Actually, I would rather live nextdoor to the Griswalds than live somewhere that is so suffocating!!! Patooey!!

Rockin' good post!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Kevin Charnas said...

That's just frickin' ridiculous. What an asshole.
We live where we have a Home Owners Assoc...and we can't wait to move.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

I heard that they backed down after all the attention this story got. Who knew wishing people peace could be so controversial

8:04 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

Of course! When I see a peace sign, it automatically makes me think of the devil.
Some folks just have too much time on their hands. Or maybe it's misdirected anger.
We should all pitch in and help pay the fines so they can keep it up until Jan. 1!

8:24 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Oh yay! I'm glad they backed down after they got some heat for being crazy lunatics. Common sense and decency has won out after all! Hooray!

Peace out,

9:52 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Whatever. Doesn't the Loma Linda Homeowner's Association have anything better to do with their time? Imagine if they took all that energy and did something GOOD with it!!


7:36 PM  

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