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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:38 AM

Real Life Scrooge Sends Letter to His Tenants Wants to Know if They Voted Obama so He Can Raise Rent

This guy decides to send this right before Christmas? Sounds Like there are some old folks at the apartment.... I am sure this is freaking them out.

huffpo link

John Obringer, Colorado Landlord, Threatens To Raise Rent For Tenants Who Voted For Obama



They say you shouldn't mix business and politics, but one landlord is doing just that.

John Obringer, landlord of Casa Adobe Apartments in Colorado Spring, Colo., issued a letter to his tenants on Nov. 27 threatening to raise rents for tenants who voted for President Barack Obama, KRDO reports.

The letter blames the Obama administration for a “continued assault on small business" that is "resulting in increased taxes, regulations and mandates.” Consequently, Obringer claims he'll have to resort to layoffs, pay cuts and shorter business hours to survive.

"If you voted 'Democrat' on Nov. 6, please notify me ASAP so I can raise your rent first to help pay for what you asked for," he concludes the letter.

View the full letter below (I highlighted the part about raising the rent and why):

full story at link


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Reply Real Life Scrooge Sends Letter to His Tenants Wants to Know if They Voted Obama so He Can Raise Rent (Original post)
trailmonkee Dec 2012 OP
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #1
trailmonkee Dec 2012 #2
Ptah Dec 2012 #7
trailmonkee Dec 2012 #9
liberalhistorian Dec 2012 #21
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #20
Panasonic Dec 2012 #16
marmar Dec 2012 #3
Ganja Ninja Dec 2012 #11
JHB Dec 2012 #4
trailmonkee Dec 2012 #6
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Dec 2012 #8
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #10
Mike Daniels Dec 2012 #12
LeftinOH Dec 2012 #13
JHB Dec 2012 #14
Hugin Dec 2012 #17
bulloney Dec 2012 #18
jpak Dec 2012 #15
deutsey Dec 2012 #19
Arkana Dec 2012 #22
frylock Dec 2012 #23

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:49 AM

1. Dear Mr. Obringer, based on the threats you've made in your letter....

....Good Luck getting anyone to step forward admitting they voted for the President in the recent election.

My hope is that all of your tenants who voted for the President find other places to live as soon as their leases run out, and that the negative publicity you get for being a flaming ass will cause your units to remain empty.

Just so you know, the President did not cause the financial situation in which we all find ourselves and has done his best despite extremely heavy resistance from the "Do Nothing" GOP in Congress. If you want to blame someone, blame President W who stood by and watched while the system imploded and did very little to stop the massive spreading damage.

Good luck again, Mr. Obringer...you remind us all of Scrooge. Hopefully one evening you too will be visited by ghosts who will set you on the correct path.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:51 AM

2. thanks for the Scrooge Reference, I will add it to the OP!

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:38 AM

7. Jury results

At Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:31 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

thanks for the Scrooge Reference, I will add it to the OP!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1965388

REASON FOR ALERT:

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate. (See <a href="http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=aboutus#communitystandards" target="_blank">Community Standards</a>.)

ALERTER'S COMMENTS:

no content, just a pro-religion post



You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:36 AM, and the Jury voted 0-6 to LEAVE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: no content - just a pro-turmoil alert. Leave it. . .
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given
Juror #4 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Can someone have a talk with this alerter, please? I see absolutely nothing wrong with this post and if the only objection to it is a pro-religion message that isn't there then the alerter can go to the hell he or she doesn't believe in.
Juror #5 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: To the alerter: excuse me? Are you doing a parody of an "evil liberal atheist"? Did you alert the wrong post?
Juror #6 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: No explanation given

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:47 AM

9. I think it would be the other way around?

I figure at some point somebody would complain about my 'Keep Christ in Christians' sig?

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:24 AM

21. I think they may have mistaken it for

"Keep Christ in Christmas", because that's what it looks like on first glance. They probably didn't even get the irony of it or the purpose. As a liberal, progressive Christian myself, I think that's a very good sentiment, one that too many RW so-called "Christians" don't follow at all nowadays.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:18 AM

20. Holy crap! Somebody actually dropped an "Alert" on your post??? Seriously?? LOL!! nt.

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Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:12 AM

16. Mr. Obringer - you have no-one to blame but yourself, AND your idiotic Representative - Doug Lamborn

 

You want to live in a Liberterian la-la land? Go fucking move to Somalia and stay there. Sell off your now-useless properties because after what you just fucking said, I'm going to make sure that my fellow Coloradans will never rent from you again. Nor any people looking to move - your properties will receive a negative feedback, and The Department of Housing Services MAY want to speak to you, Mr. Obringer.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:54 AM

3. The country is overrun with assholes.

nt

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Response to marmar (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:11 AM

11. Yup. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:07 AM

4. "apartments with nubile females"? Really?

This is the sort of language used by someone who "has been in property management business for over 30 years and is committed to satisfying your housing needs"?

John, is one of B&J Enterprises property management team leads. He has been in property management business for over 30 years and is committed to satisfying your housing needs. He is not only a management lead, but he is also the chief maintenance supervisor. While living in a property managed by B&J Enterprises you will get a “familial” feel and see John at the properties almost daily, as well as have access to him by phone.

http://www.bjapartments.com/property-management-team.php

"Familial"? As in the jackass in your extended family that hopefully you can manage to only encounter once or twice a year?

I would suggest (particularly to the owners of the properties which B&J manages) that management is perhaps not quite as on the ball as it should be, and perhaps they should try someone else who can manage, after 30 years, to sound like a business professional.


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Response to JHB (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:27 AM

6. Holy Shit, I didn't even notice that one... friggin' Yikes!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:19 AM

5. That's harassment at the very least

He's a misogynist, perverted, childish scold. I'd be living there against my will.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:40 AM

8. Wow



This guy is a real piece of work!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:02 AM

10. I sincerely wish that Mr. Obringer wakes up Jan. 1, 2013 and finds all of his

apartments vacant and that no one will rent them.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:17 AM

12. The Pet Etiquette clause makes me wonder about who the hell actually choses to live there

Seriously, what person would choose to live in building where tenants need to be told to not let their pet relieve its bladder/bowels in the physical building?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 AM

13. The owner is a bully, and he's using politics as an excuse to

be a bully. What a jackass.

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Response to LeftinOH (Reply #13)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:01 AM

14. He's not the owner, his company manages the property for the actual owners...

...whoever they may be.

But the bully and jackass parts need no correction. You're spot-on with those.

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Response to JHB (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:20 AM

17. I'll raise you a "Poorly" manages.

Using national politics as cover for his incompetence at property management.

If I were one of the owners of this Real Estate, given this red flag, I'd be hitting the yellowpages for a new Property Management Team this afternoon.

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Response to JHB (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 AM

18. Bully and Jackass. Maybe that's what B&J stands for.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:03 AM

15. To the rescue!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:32 AM

19. I wish this fucking losers would get over it n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:27 AM

22. His tenants ought to plaster his door with Obama stickers.

What a dick.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:13 PM

23. i would respond with a "fuck yes i voted for obama"

along with a copy of my lease DARING him to break it.

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