Neighborly Hoboken problems…

2/15/2010:

Victims or pains in the necks?

Every neighborhood has a wide range of residents. From your nosy busy bodies all in your business, the quiet non-confrontational types, the ones with family issues, or with gaudy decorations, the very generous ones, the loud-mouths, party nuts, and more.

What would you classify this Hoboken household at the intersection of 11th and Park?

Apparently, (or should I say evidently), someone stole some kind of flag they had on their front steps. And it sure looks like they got pissed off. And instead of just calling the police and filing a report like normal people – they made this awfully ugly flag that says “Thief!” – and makes the rest of the neighborhood look like crap (probably reducing the property value as well – who would want to live next to them?)

Right or wrong?

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48 Comments on "Neighborly Hoboken problems…"

MidnightRacer
Member

People steal, even in front of you. I was talking with a neighbor once who had rested their bicycle on the side of the stoop. A random person came along, walked up to the bike, looked at it, and then tried to take it. When stopped by the owner, they said they thought someone was throwing it away.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

“Owning a home lies at the heart of the American dream.” So declared President Bush in 2002, introducing his “Homeownership Challenge” — a set of policy initiatives that were supposed to sharply increase homeownership, especially for minority groups.

emarche
Member

Ok. We get it. You hate George Bush and the other people hate Clinton. On a macro level: you hate Republicans, they hate democrats.

What have any of you accomplished? Nothing.

Were you hoping to prove yourself more intelligent than someone that you happen to disagree with? You didn’t.

Has this been a productive exchange of ideas that has contributed to the greater conversation about the challenges our town, our state, or our country face? It hasn’t.

So what’s the point? Another silly pissing contest to stroke your ego? Yep.

Wonderful. No wonder we’re in such a mess.

In response to animal_lover who said:
“Owning a home lies at the heart of the American dream.” So declared President Bush in 2002, introducing his “Homeownership Challenge” — a set of policy initiatives that were supposed to sharply increase homeownership, especially for minority groups.

animal_lover
Member
animal_lover

Are you a disciplinarian or political psychologist? Can’t have an intelligent (or semi-intelligent :)) inquiry w someone who believes they have all the answers.

In response to emarche who said:
Ok. We get it. You hate George Bush and the other people hate Clinton. On a macro level: you hate Republicans, they hate democrats.

What have any of you accomplished? Nothing.

Were you hoping to prove yourself more intelligent than someone that you happen to disagree with? You didn’t.

Has this been a productive exchange of ideas that has contributed to the greater conversation about the challenges our town, our state, or our country face? It hasn’t.

So what’s the point? Another silly pissing contest to stroke your ego? Yep.

Wonderful. No wonder we’re in such a mess.

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

did you miss the typo in the original post? The accomplishment was that I laughed. “…you need to bush up on your real estate….”

Disclaimer: I’ve never voted for any member of the Bush or Clinton families… but nearly voted for one of the Adams family.

In response to emarche who said:
Ok. We get it. You hate George Bush and the other people hate Clinton. On a macro level: you hate Republicans, they hate democrats.

What have any of you accomplished? Nothing.

Were you hoping to prove yourself more intelligent than someone that you happen to disagree with? You didn’t.

Has this been a productive exchange of ideas that has contributed to the greater conversation about the challenges our town, our state, or our country face? It hasn’t.

So what’s the point? Another silly pissing contest to stroke your ego? Yep.

Wonderful. No wonder we’re in such a mess.

homeworld
Member

Don’t blame me… I voted for Ron Paul.

In response to emarche who said:
Ok. We get it. You hate George Bush and the other people hate Clinton. On a macro level: you hate Republicans, they hate democrats.

What have any of you accomplished? Nothing.

Were you hoping to prove yourself more intelligent than someone that you happen to disagree with? You didn’t.

Has this been a productive exchange of ideas that has contributed to the greater conversation about the challenges our town, our state, or our country face? It hasn’t.

So what’s the point? Another silly pissing contest to stroke your ego? Yep.

Wonderful. No wonder we’re in such a mess.

krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

I don’t think the sign will get them their flag back but it vents their frustration in a manner I consider harmless. I hope this one, like the others is temporary and they will continue to display the cheerful seasonal flags. I’ve enjoyed them for years and I am sorry to see this sour one.

homeworld
Member

Maybe Helmer’s should have done the same thing to deal with the German “haters”

plywood
Member
plywood

Indeed, that was another banner day for Hoboken thieves.

In response to homeworld who said:
Maybe Helmer’s should have done the same thing to deal with the German “haters”

http://hoboken411.com/archives/29073

mooshu
Member
mooshu

Maybe the thief made a dress out of the flag.

Next time, put itching powder on it. Or poop. Or, if you have herpes or Swine flu, cough all over it. Hell, go all the way and just design a pattern on the flag using vomit or urine.

Either of the above suggestions should deter others from stealing any of your flags.

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