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2012-11-22 07:34:59 AM
The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.
 
2012-11-22 07:43:42 AM

Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.


And a truck backup alarm.
 
2012-11-22 08:30:56 AM

Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.


A a gas powered leaf blower.
 
2012-11-22 08:31:56 AM
Oh sure, we can legislate bums off the street, but these pests can park themselves wherever they like?
 
2012-11-22 08:36:45 AM
Hyphenated name = Coont.
 
2012-11-22 08:37:42 AM
Jesus has declared martial law.
 
2012-11-22 08:39:36 AM

special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.


And a coyote caught in a snare.
 
2012-11-22 08:40:00 AM

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.
 
2012-11-22 08:43:26 AM

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


They are just following orders.
 
2012-11-22 08:43:49 AM
Here's a picture of the girl:

i.huffpost.com

Seriously though, those things would probably annoy me if I were around them all the time too. I still wouldn't complain about it, though.
 
2012-11-22 08:44:38 AM
Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.
 
2012-11-22 08:44:46 AM

Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.


And Star Jones on meth.
 
2012-11-22 08:45:34 AM
Am I the only one that wonders where the HERO tag is ???
I love 'em... I give... but ENOUGH with the farking BELL already !
 
2012-11-22 08:46:36 AM

JohnnyC: Oh... and I really don't like those damn bells.


oops... left a word out. It's morning... *shrug*
 
2012-11-22 08:46:51 AM
Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?
 
2012-11-22 08:48:46 AM

grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.


I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.
 
2012-11-22 08:48:57 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Over/under on whether or not she is a dependent/junior enlisted?
 
2012-11-22 08:49:15 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.
 
2012-11-22 08:50:19 AM
I was always under the impression that they would stop ringing the bell when they got a donation. You know, like as an incentive.
 
2012-11-22 08:51:18 AM

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.
 
2012-11-22 08:52:28 AM

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.
 
2012-11-22 08:52:33 AM

JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.


Dudes, that pic is awesome. Take the flack you get for it, but that's some grade-a juvenile shenanigans. And my grandfather fought in a war for her to have that right.
 
2012-11-22 08:53:49 AM
It's time for the Skeleton Army to show up and kick ass!
 
2012-11-22 08:53:51 AM
Wow, is that biatch a Grinch, or what??
 
2012-11-22 08:54:29 AM

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


Or she was born with that name.
 
2012-11-22 08:56:04 AM
I'm glad we're finally winning the war on Christmas.
 
2012-11-22 08:57:58 AM
The first one I've seen this season has done nothing to earn my money. Typically they stand just outside the doors to a grocery. This time, it's a little cold out, so he's now inside the first set of doors. fark that guy and fark that store for allowing it (even though they have a "No Soliciting" sign. It's ok as long as they are shaking people down for something they support, I guess.)
 
2012-11-22 08:59:06 AM
someone find out where she works.
 
2012-11-22 09:00:51 AM
I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to eat, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.
 
2012-11-22 09:03:13 AM

Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?


I think the picture is hilarious is there anything more ridiculous than a sign telling you to have respect?
 
2012-11-22 09:09:06 AM

Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.


And a fog horn
 
2012-11-22 09:12:45 AM
I hear the Salvation Navy and Salvation Airforce have been asked to tone it down too
 
2012-11-22 09:14:27 AM
There needs to be a movement to rid America and all of its PTOs and City Councils, Rotary Clubs, etc. of C U Next Tuesdays. I have a sneaking suspicion that they're behind all of these commie practices. Such as; not smoking in bars, setting halloween on a weekend closest to halloween for their convenience, the assault weapons ban. This is 'Merica, dammit--but it's getting more and more ridiculous every year.
 
2012-11-22 09:15:46 AM

JohnnyC: Calling the cops seems a bit extreme... I don't call the cops generally.

Cops tend to cause more trouble than they solve when it comes to minor situations like this. They're useful for some situations, don't get me wrong, but this doesn't seem like one of them.

Oh... and I really don't those damn bells. I've always considered them offensive in the sense that the ringing is generally obnoxious. Assaulting my ears with incessant ringing is not the best way to inspire me to want to support their cause.


...neither is discriminating against gays and lesbians. fark the Salvation Army.
 
2012-11-22 09:16:33 AM

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired.
She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.
 
2012-11-22 09:17:32 AM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Yes, but I'm saying she didn't make fun of the Unknown Soldier, she made fun of the sign.
 
2012-11-22 09:19:37 AM

JohnnyC: maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.

It's the break from the tradition to take the husband's family name. The hyphenated name means she added her family name to her husbands last name. It's possible she made her husband do the same thing. I don't mind the tradition... and neither does my wife, luckily. I just wish I could force my ex-wife to give up my family name.


It could just mean that she likes both her family name AND her husband's last name. It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.
 
2012-11-22 09:20:10 AM
I remember a story from a few years ago, where people had donated Harry Potter toys to Salvation Army, and the toys were thrown away. Something about "The Devil"...That annoyed me.
Not to mention the discrimination against the gay population.
I donate elsewhere.
 
2012-11-22 09:22:02 AM

No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn


and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor
 
2012-11-22 09:27:49 AM
You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911
 
2012-11-22 09:27:56 AM
Ugh. Around here all we get are dumpy "Volunteers" in plastic vests half-assedly slinging their bell back and forth while they sit on their ass all day.

Where the hell have all the guys in Santa costumes gone!?

www.moxleycarmichael.com

I mean, at least make an effort...
 
2012-11-22 09:29:38 AM

Yogimus: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

Agree, however some of these volunteers (of which I was one... once) really need to TONE IT THE FARK DOWN.


Ditto to both.
 
2012-11-22 09:34:03 AM

diaphoresis: No Time To Explain: Hawnkee: Tumunga: special20: Barfmaker: Ed Finnerty: The bell ringer has now been fitted with large, flashing LED lights and a car alarm.

And a truck backup alarm.

A a gas powered leaf blower.

And a coyote caught in a snare.

And Star Jones on meth.

And a fog horn

and a rape whistle powered by an air compressor


And Fatty McGee after walking up a flight of stairs.
 
2012-11-22 09:35:06 AM

Electrify: You guys know what is more annoying than those bells? Being in poverty and having to rely on the Salvation Army to survive. And unlike the bells you so despise, it is not something you only have to deal with for 15 seconds as you leave the store.

/work at a grocery store, hear them constantly this time of year, and they don't bother me one bit
//DNRTFA, but the lady should be charged criminally for making frivolous calls to 911


They are an organization that discriminates against gays, and destroys toys they don't think agree with their religion principles instead of giving them to children. I have to believe my donations can go to a better organization than salvation army: if they don't ring annoying bells that is a bonus.
 
2012-11-22 09:36:18 AM

WhippingBoy: I don't mind the Salvation Army bell ringers. They don't actively solicit donations; they're there, and you can donate if you want or not.

What I absolutely *hate* are those obnoxious kids sports teams that sit in front of the liquor store and aggressive and obnoxiously solicit for donations for their upcoming trip to Seattle for the year end tournament. I don't usually give handouts to people who genuinely need it; what makes you think I'm going to give them to a bunch of over-privileged white kids. If it were a homeless person soliciting for money to buy something to [s]eat[/s] drink, people would call the cops. Yet when some lame sports team does it, it's somehow different.

"Parents": if you let your children actively solicit strangers for donations, you've failed miserably.



Sorry, but most homeless people are actually soliciting for alcohol money. Shelters(at least here) give them free meals. It's been proven panhandlers earn an average of $15/hour. So, even if they want a little dietary variety, they aren't going to need all day handouts for it.

Agree with you on sports teams though. Canadian tire supports kids sports for the underprivileged. Don;t see any incentive to finance teams otherwise, their parents should be paying for that.
 
2012-11-22 09:36:43 AM

maddermaxx: grumpyoldmann: Hyphenated name = Coont.

I'm trying to work out the logic for this, and all I can come up with is that someone with a hyphenated name touched you in your naughty place when you were a child.


In my experience, women with hyphenated last names tend to be biatches. No personal incidents, etc. , just after years of dealings with businesswomen, professors and attorneys with such last names, they tend to be insufferable in comparison to their counterparts with a single last name.
 
2012-11-22 09:37:59 AM

Carth: maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.

The picture was taken at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, since then she has been placed on unpaid leave at her job and there are people contacting her employer trying to get her fired. She dun goofed posting that one on facebook.


Here's hoping she isn't in a right to work state and can sue her employer for lost wages. I doubt she was actually yelling, and was simply being silly. Yes some might find it funnier than others, but one shouldn't be fired for making inappropriate jokes or comments on the internet. Otherwise, nobody on Fark would be able to hold a job.
 
2012-11-22 09:39:26 AM

maddermaxx: JohnnyC: Herr Morgenstern: Incidentally, I don't get the rage over the above picture. Sure, she made an offensive picture that disrespects our troops and posted it on Facebook. So how is that different from the rest of the farking Internet?

Nobody likes a bad troll... she failed to make with the funny and only accomplished the annoying. Therefor she is a bad troll... which nobody likes. Well... someone probably does, but fark that guy. He's dumb too.

Eh, it looks like she's just making fun of the sign, rather than trying to insult the troops. Of course, I haven't seen any more of the story (if there is more to the story), but making fun of a sign is not the same as going up to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and doing the same thing directed at him.


And even if it were, so what? He's dead and probably doesn't care. The people who run the ancestor worship industry might want a few words about how we should be using the freedom said soldier's sacrifice bought for us, and she'd probably be hastily excused from the grounds but after that, big deal. Her expression of a stupid opinion doesn't hurt me any. If anything I take the fact that I can stil hear these morons as proof that our civil rights still exist.
 
2012-11-22 09:41:01 AM
Hey quit it, I wasn't finished!

Unfortunately for this jerk, ringing a bell probably counts as speech in somebody's book. There are lots of reasons to want to shuffle on the salvation army representative, their doofy marketing method isn't one of them.
 
2012-11-22 09:41:16 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: It doesn't automatically mean she's a coont just because she won't let you exert control over every facet of her life.


Merry Hyperbole! MERRY Hyperbole to everyone!!
 
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