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Capt -- Capt. Mike Clauer was serving in Iraq last year as company commander of an Army National Guard unit assigned to escort convoys. It was exceedingly dangerous work — explosive devices buried in the road were a constant threat to the lives of Clauer and his men. He was halfway through his deployment when he got a bolt from the blue — a frantic phone call from his wife, May, back in Texas. "She was bawling on the phone and was telling me that the HOA [homeowners association] had foreclosed on our house, and it was sold," he says. "And I couldn't believe that could even happen." Clauer had a hard time understanding what his wife was saying. His $300,000 house was already completely paid for. Could it be possible that their home was foreclosed on and sold because his wife had missed two payments of their HOA dues?

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  • 1. rich arp  |  July 1st, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    They should get their house back and their living room will look so much better with matching lampshades made of the skins of the HOA staff.

  • 2. Andy  |  July 1st, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Good to see where the “new economy”‘s priorities are.

  • 3. Ozinator  |  July 1st, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Are we supposed to care more about it happening to this guy because he’s being paid with borrowed money to occupy or kill in foreign lands? Defending American’s freedoms? Explain the joke again please…it’s funny every time I hear it

  • 4. internal exile  |  July 1st, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Welp, I know just what I’m gonna do about this. I’m gonna put my last 5 dollar bill in an envelope and send it to the Pentagon. This injustice will not stand!

  • 5. W. Kiernan  |  July 1st, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    You now, if Capt. Clauer burns down the entire neighborhood, it will put the HOA management out of work. I’d be delighted to buy the gasoline and the Captain can borrow by Bic lighter as well.

  • 6. zhubajie  |  July 1st, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    People like Capt. Clauer are probably the next wave of “terrorists”. How many P’O’d vets, would want to “Patrick Whitaker, who represents the HOA” to Mr. Boot-to-the-Teeth or even Mr .45 automatic?

  • 7. zhubajie  |  July 1st, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Seriously, why are these crooked HOA guys not afraid of the people they are cheating? Isn’t this what gun-nuts should be protecting Americans against?

    Whaddaya wanna bet that Patrick Whitaker is a Republican? Even a tea tard?

  • 8. unger  |  July 1st, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Somehow this seems appropriate:

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