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(The Sun)   Police tell woman she can't hang a sign on her fence reading, "Our dogs are fed on Jehovah's Witnesses" despite the fact it's been there for 31 years   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 140
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2006-07-27 11:11:24 PM  
Tasteless. Mildly amusing. England.

Level of interest: 0
 
2006-07-27 11:12:37 PM  
"The police said it was 'distressing and offensive and inappropriate'."

These are crimes now in Britain? Maybe they should fine her for telling a fib too, since the message is not actually true?
 
2006-07-27 11:16:48 PM  
Replace it with a sign saying "Our dogs are disfellowshipped"...

That will keep 'em away.
 
2006-07-27 11:23:54 PM  
Now if it had said Mormons instead of Jehovah's Witnesses....

/curious if there are there any practicing Mormon TFers/ettes
 
2006-07-27 11:28:22 PM  
For pete's sake, folks - PEOPLE FOOD ISN'T GOOD FOR DOGS. I don't know how else to say it.

/door-to-door anything makes a good chew toy, though.
 
2006-07-27 11:30:05 PM  
Jehovah's Witnesses: The OTHER white meat.
 
2006-07-27 11:34:32 PM  
Jehovah Witnesses is People! It's people!
 
2006-07-27 11:51:05 PM  
If she can have that sing, there's one at "Barney's Beanery" in West Hollywood that the owners would like to put back up.
 
2006-07-27 11:51:47 PM  
or "sign"

/damn
 
2006-07-28 12:23:33 AM  
SoiledDude: Now if it had said Mormons instead of Jehovah's Witnesses....

Just a hunch, but I don't think they have Mormons in England...
 
2006-07-28 12:39:35 AM  
Hey! What about the first amendment! We have the right to say what we want, even if it could be deemed offensive! I am so...

Oh, its England. They don't care about that stuff, and sure as hell are not willing to fight for it.
 
2006-07-28 12:45:56 AM  
SOLICITORS WILL BE EATEN
 
2006-07-28 01:03:35 AM  
SoiledDude: /curious if there are there any practicing Mormon TFers/ettes

i think Tatsuma's a mormon

/what?
 
2006-07-28 01:07:58 AM  
That's just WRONG. Everyone knows Jehovah's witnesses are tough and stringy. They don't even make good soup.
 
2006-07-28 02:30:10 AM  
SoiledDude: /curious if there are there any practicing Mormon TFers/ettes

Oh yes, there are a couple that I know of. Filthy bunch with a year's worth of Minute Rice in the hall closet, I try not to get too close.
 
2006-07-28 03:16:08 AM  
www.saintsalive.com

MAGIC UNDERPANTS!
 
2006-07-28 03:20:54 AM  
I feed my dogs thetans every day

/My Dog is an OT-IX
 
2006-07-28 03:28:49 AM  
I have a few Mormon friends. It's like any other religion. Together, they're pillars of morality. Seperately they drink all night at the strip club.
 
2006-07-28 03:30:00 AM  
heinousjay

I have soon-to-be-ex in-laws who are Mormon. And wear the magic underoos.

I never did understand why a being that can rend the cosmos asunder to creature the universe and life itself cares what kind of underpants people wear. I'm pretty sure God would have bigger concerns.
 
2006-07-28 03:32:08 AM  
SoiledDude /curious if there are there any practicing Mormon TFers/ettes

Ya, there's a lot of us here on Fark.

Now if it had said Mormons instead of Jehovah's Witnesses....

I think the sign is hilarious. As a missionary going door to door, you meet some people who are unnecessarily rude about solicitors. But this sign makes it fun. If I saw a sign like that referencing Mormons, I'd hope I'd get the chance to thank the lady for having a sense of humor and for making me laugh.

/And dogs don't really attack missionaries
//They act like they will, but they're always bluffing.
///Except for that one...man...he was fearless.
 
2006-07-28 03:32:16 AM  
As a survivalist I have a map of all mormon homes withen a 100 mile radius... The people keep tons of extra provisions. The key to clearing out the house without risking being shot by one is using bleach and ammonia and a large fan if no wind is available... What?! Don't look at me like that!

Rantradio.com or whatever calls people like me WOGs (to make fun of scientologists who Hubard called WOGs or people of the way of the gun or something like that, meh).
 
2006-07-28 03:33:09 AM  
"fed on the J-Witness"? Shouldn't that be "by" or "with"? Perhaps "dine on" works.

/ no wonder the police complained
 
2006-07-28 03:37:57 AM  
lelio...don't you know...they speak proper english...we speak american...

besides jehovah's witnesses make for shiny coats on my dogs...mormons cause the hair on my dogs to fall out from boredom....
 
2006-07-28 03:41:28 AM  
I forgot to mention my parents are Jehovah's Witnesses, my dad would have probably taken a picture or something, than splattered some fake blood on it and left a fake severed hand next to it to splash it up.
 
2006-07-28 03:42:27 AM  
Thorak

www.i4m.com

DUM-DUM-DUM-DUM-DUM
 
2006-07-28 03:45:21 AM  
CraicBaby

Just a hunch, but I don't think they have Mormons in England...



I've turned Mormons away from my door before. Or at least, I think they were Mormons. They might have been Mermaids. Hard to tell.
 
2006-07-28 03:46:59 AM  
I have not had a vist by jehovah's since I answered the door naked.
 
2006-07-28 03:49:46 AM  
I've got family in St George, UT that's mormon and they've got the highest alchoholic and divorce rates in the entire family. Kinda funny actually in a sad sort of way.

Cool Temples though, when they built the (as of then) new one in La Jolla they had tours for us godless commonfolk. Beautiful place, especially this glass fishbowl on carved horses for baptisms.

The only weirdness about the experience was they had signs stating that the rugs would be removed and everything repainted before the tabernacle got christened (or whatever they do).

www.tracynorris.com
 
2006-07-28 03:51:22 AM  
So why exactly can't she hang the sign? Article is short on details.
 
2006-07-28 03:51:56 AM  
In America, I think this may be considered obscene due to its threatening nature.
 
2006-07-28 03:58:13 AM  
Dead Farker Walken
In America, I think this may be considered obscene due to its threatening nature.

thank your congress for bringing such brilliance to fruition.
 
2006-07-28 04:00:04 AM  
She should add "...and pc PCs" to the sign.
 
2006-07-28 04:02:06 AM  
Meh, the negligable 'non victim' rules aren't considered broken until someone complains about it even in the states. After they complaint they have to be enforced.

There was a pet store in Ann Arbor, MI that got it's reptiles pulled from the sales floor after someone finally got around to complaining. The regulation they based it on stated that no animal NOT considered a 'household pet' could be sold. And since the complainer didn't think that iguanas were pets they called the animal control division who came out to inspect. And the inspector (who was not of the opinion that any reptile was a 'household pet') decided that any reptile violated the reg and therefore had to be removed. These things are enforced at the discretion of the inspector.

Chances are the police didn't even care, but once someone complains it has to be handled. Blame the whiny biatch that brought it up in the first place.

btw - mormon baptismal font:
www.geog.nau.edu
Whoops, guess they were oxen. neveryoumind.
 
2006-07-28 04:12:49 AM  
I recently had a similar discussion with an insurance agent.

She stated that having a "Beware of Dog" sign is an invitiation to a lawsuit, because it implies that my dogs are dangerous.

I countered with the statement that the original Beware of Dog sign has been around since the time of Pompeii. Also, there is a No Trespassing sign at the gate.

I say that if you are warned, and do it anyway, you surrender your rights.
 
2006-07-28 04:15:32 AM  
nocturn

"You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments." (Exodus 20:3-6).

Oops.
 
2006-07-28 04:17:01 AM  
Oh....over there in that silly country. I thought smitty meant it for real.


There's a reason there was a revolution.
 
2006-07-28 04:18:04 AM  
Yobs? What is a Yob?

I'll guess a group of homeless people. Like Jobs, but without them... so Yob's?
 
2006-07-28 04:19:04 AM  
SoiledDude

Yeah, dude, there's a load of us around on Fark. Most of us have a sense of humor, and are pretty normal guys. You'd think we'd be more popular, since having a decent LDS friend around means you'll always have a willing designated driver at parties.

FYI the 12 oxen under the temple baptismal font are symbolic of the 12 tribes of Israel. If you read the Book of Mormon there's a lot of reference to Old Testament prophets and prophecy, especially Isaiah, so that gets reflected in some LDS ordinances. The More You Know...
 
2006-07-28 04:19:50 AM  
Get a brain, Morman.
 
2006-07-28 04:23:43 AM  
Yep, the baptismal font above 12 oxen is based from 2 Chronicles 4

"4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward."
 
2006-07-28 04:26:34 AM  
In the US, anything that is obviously satire is protected speech, even if it is offensive. At least, for now...
 
2006-07-28 04:31:16 AM  
Too bad Scientologists don't go door-to-door... I'd actually invite them in for a good laugh.
 
2006-07-28 04:33:25 AM  
Yeh, they have Mormons in England. I've had two door-to-door visits. One was a pair of delectable blonde girl Mormons. I invited them in and talked to them for hours, just to stare at their boobies. They talked from a script, with no apparent awareness of their surroundings. I was living in a shared student house at the time; it was big, light, clean, in a nice area. There was a pyramid of empty beer cans all the way to the ceiling, a stack of empty pizza boxes of similar height, a big TV, guitars, a drum kit, computers... and they asked me, "Are you happy?".

Well, duh. I'd have been happier if they'd undressed. On reflection perhaps I shouldn't have said that out loud.
 
2006-07-28 04:35:03 AM  
Would it be ok if she wrote in fine print "just joking".
 
2006-07-28 04:35:29 AM  
Goatspunk: Yobs? What is a Yob?

A yob is basically the same thing as a chav.
 
2006-07-28 04:37:47 AM  
Soylent Witness?
 
2006-07-28 04:41:35 AM  
pbrews For you:

img164.imageshack.us
 
2006-07-28 04:42:29 AM  
"fed on the J-Witness"? Shouldn't that be "by" or "with"? Perhaps "dine on" works.

No, "fed by" would imply that it was the JoHos feeding the dogs, maybe a tasty treat. "Fed with" would imply that the JoHos and Dogs sit down for dinner together.

Ignoring the xenophobic comments, I bloody well do care about this shiat. The twin force of Political Correctness and Health & Safety is ruining everything in my country.

My mum is a college lecturer, she's been told she can't say "brainstorm" as it offends epileptics. In my home town, we had a street fountain put in, makes the place look lovely, yet someone (who had full sight) complained that blind people would walk into it. The local blind group even said it was no big deal and the sound of the water, combined with the raised stones around meant it was no problem. The council still removed the fountain "just to be sure".

This is bullshiat. It's bad enough when one group of crackpots can ruin something for the normal people, but when people are ruining it themselves just in case a crackpot complains then things need changing.

Unfortunately, with Labour in charge it's become an offence to offend anyone.

/Looking for a non-crazy country, any offers?
 
2006-07-28 04:44:28 AM  
A yob is basically the same thing as a chav.

No no no. Yobs don't have to be chavs, although many chavs are yobs.

From urban dictionary: "[a yob is] The antithesis of what a good boy should be - rude, obnoxious, violent and stupid. Formed by spelling 'boy' bacwards, it was coined in England in the 18th century as it was very popular amongst upperclasses to speak backwards at the time.
 
2006-07-28 04:48:45 AM  
heinousjay

nocturn


"You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments." (Exodus 20:3-6).

Oops.


Remember Paul decided to second guess Mosaic law, so all christian sects can ignore any old testament rules that they feel don't go well with their particular reading of the new testament. Far more obvious graven images would be Christ on the cross or statues of Mary, which are common across many denominations.

Re: the article, how long before someone suggests 'but what if the sign said "My dogs are fed on blacks", would it be okay then? Why is it okay to make threats against some minorities, but not others?'
 
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