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    As was reported this week, George Bush has bought a new house in a wealthy part of Dallas, called Preston Hollow, to live in after he leaves office. Preston Hollow homeowners are used to having well-known neighbors; the area is already home to Dallas Mavericks' owner Marc Cuban and former presidential candidate Ross Perot. And while many of the Bushes' new neighbors seem perfectly happy and excited to welcome the former first couple, a few of them, reports the Wall Street Journal, have some significant reservations:

    The impending presence of a former President is ratcheting up security fears. "I am afraid with all the negative press the president has been getting, the whole neighborhood is going to be a target," said a woman, who wouldn't give her name. She carried her King Charles spaniel Friday past the Bushes' new abode.

    But Raw Story reports that the area had some issues long before Bush made it his new home.

    Until 2000, the neighborhood association's covenant said only white people were allowed to live there, though an exception was made for servants. The document, enacted in 1956, reads:

    "Said property shall be used and occupied by white persons only except these covenants shall not prevent occupancy by domestic servants of different race or nationality in the employ of a tenant."
    New Bush Neighbor In Dallas: I'm Afraid "The Whole Neighborhood Is Going To Be A Target"
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    Oh boy.

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    Pity for them they dont have a restrictive covanant against megalomaniacial twits.

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    ummmmm what?! is that even possible?! isn't Marc Cuban non-"white"

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    So? It's not like it's still on the books.

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    and its not like Bush can read......

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    But of course racism is a non-existent issue in the States
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    It's from 1956 when segregation was alive and well. There is enough racism still going in the world. I see no need to dog up papers from 1956.

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    What was it doing on the books before 2000 in post- segregation America? I doubt this by-law would have been successfully enforced in recent decades. Still, it shows how different things were not so long ago.

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    Many laws remain on the books but are not enforced. It would cost millions for each State and local govenment to review every law on the books and take steps to have them vacated. There are still states where it illegal to have anal sex even if you are a married heterosexual couple.

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    ^^The difference here is that this was part of a homeowner association's covenant. It's very easy for an attorney to remove the offending clause from the document.

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    Yes if anyone even noticed it was still there and if they wanted to pay legal fees. It would totally different if they were enforcing the rule rather than it just being on the books. I belong to a HOA. I purchased the property 14 years ago. I have not read the by-laws since then. We have very few homes that sell in the neighborhood. Last year one did sell and the new owners asked about a rule on grilling with 11 feet of their home. We all laughed because no one else had even realized that was in the by-laws. Everyone of us has a grill in our back yard but no one has ever paid attention to how close someone put the grill to their home. We are not paying an attorney to amend the by-laws.

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    How ironic - given our new President-Elect!

    What a difference 50 years makes.

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    Wow-that's an oldie! Not a goodie,either.
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    and its not like Bush can read......

    Ok stop that! I nearly choked when I read that.
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