Jail the Bitch

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Just look at that smug face on that Tampa woman sitting on her fence. Who does she think she is, putting up such a tacky sign in her yard? Good thing we have Homeowners' associations to keep people like her in check:

TAMPA - Before David Kelley went to Iraq, he bought his wife a "Support Our Troops" sign to display outside the couple's home in the Westchase subdivision.

But officials of Westchase, in northwest Hillsborough County, view the sign differently. They say the 2-foot-high sign violates community rules. Stacey Kelley, 24, received a letter from the homeowners association last month stating she could be fined $100 a day if she does not remove the sign.

"I've been crying and everything since I got that," she said. "It's ridiculous that no one can even show their support."

Deed restrictions prohibit Westchase residents from displaying signs outside their homes except "for sale" or "for rent" notices. Residents get a copy of the rules when they move into the community.
So does this particular homeowners association make an exception for Christmas? Are residents allowed to post "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" signs in their yards? Of course, because that makes sense. But when it comes to showing support for the troops, you best not be littering your yard with patriotic propaganda.