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(WWL)   Woman in conservative Louisiana town puts up Christmas lights in the shape of a hand flipping the bird, gets visit from the cops. Surprisingly, the ACLU has something to say about this. (With photo)   (wwl.com) divider line 127
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2012-11-27 08:12:11 PM  
Yes Virginia, you have the right to be a paranoid white trash douche.
 
2012-11-27 08:23:59 PM  
It's a menorah! Travel-size.
 
2012-11-27 08:35:40 PM  
Kind of looks like a cactus...
 
2012-11-27 10:04:21 PM  
As a huge fan of freedom of speech, I really hate douchebags. It is quite a conundrum.
 
2012-11-27 10:06:01 PM  
People are still offended by the middle finger?
 
2012-11-27 10:06:43 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?


This, it's not like it was a cross or something.
 
2012-11-27 10:08:14 PM  

Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?


THINK OF THE CHILDRENNNN!!!

/wharrgarrbl
 
2012-11-27 10:09:33 PM  
If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.
 
2012-11-27 10:09:57 PM  
Louisiana Police:

Fascist Thugs or Enemies of Freedom?

You decide.
 
2012-11-27 10:11:18 PM  
Surprising? Only if you've never paid attention to what the ACLU ALWAYS FARKING DOES.
 
2012-11-27 10:11:27 PM  
Not a fan of conservatives, but I don't see in the article where that has anything to do with it. Liberals can be pissed at neighbors too.
 
2012-11-27 10:12:19 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.


No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.
 
2012-11-27 10:12:45 PM  
gee, she's having a dispute with her neighbors? really? whoda thunk it?

but, yeah, it's her constitutional right to be a tacky douche
 
2012-11-27 10:13:40 PM  
We haven't had an ACLU in a long time. Nice to see they are still out there!
 
2012-11-27 10:14:57 PM  
Nice that the ACLU is being proactive and (hopefully) saving the Town the expense of defending itself in a losing court case.
 
2012-11-27 10:15:06 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: It's a menorah! Travel-size.


I was thinking the same thing.
 
2012-11-27 10:16:56 PM  
Does Drew sell popcorn concessions? I want this one.
 
2012-11-27 10:17:27 PM  
The thumbed nose, the projected middle finger, the Bronx cheer

www.allhatnocattle.net

What's this one called?
 
2012-11-27 10:18:59 PM  
Yeah, when I see a prominently displayed cross or other religious symbol all I see is a big middle finger in my face "Hey look we get to be stupid and judgmental and force our beliefs on you through law, and we're tax exempt sucker!" So when can I call the cops to have them take that down? She should tell them she's a firm believer in the prophet "fark You" and she's just expressing her holiday wishes like everyone else on the block.

I hope she puts it back up. I hope the cops do something stupid. I hope the ACLU wins. I hope she gets a big settlement from the county.

Unpopular speech is the most important to protect; It may some day be yours.
 
2012-11-27 10:19:35 PM  
Stay classy, Red States.
 
2012-11-27 10:20:41 PM  
mbillips
No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.

Thanks for saving me the trouble.
 
2012-11-27 10:21:52 PM  
No worries, the traveling Sink Hole will make all this Xmas spirit go away.
 
2012-11-27 10:21:56 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-27 10:22:01 PM  

fusillade762: The thumbed nose, the projected middle finger, the Bronx cheer

[www.allhatnocattle.net image 252x342]

What's this one called?


Vaffancul!
 
2012-11-27 10:26:58 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.


It's part of your agreement when you get the broadcast license.

You're comparing apples and manila envelopes.
 
2012-11-27 10:26:58 PM  
Anyone else notice the poll in the right side margin?
Should wearing 'saggy pants' be illegal?
57% say yea/ 43% say nay

Now I find the saggy pant thing ridiculous, but a poll favoring legislation???? Glad the south has found a solution to all those other social hazards.

/red state problems
 
2012-11-27 10:27:58 PM  
Two pages into the comments and no conservatrolls have used the "But what if she made a picture of Mohamed" line yet?

You guys are losing your touch.
 
2012-11-27 10:28:09 PM  

UseLessHuman: I see a prominently displayed cross or other religious symbol all I see is a big middle finger in my face


That probably says more about you than the religious symbol or the religion it represents...
 
2012-11-27 10:29:09 PM  
It's a camel. A Goddamned camel. A camel with a wise nam on it. There's always a camel in nativity scenes. I just plain fail to see what all the hullabaloo is all about.
 
2012-11-27 10:29:09 PM  
The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.
 
2012-11-27 10:29:13 PM  
I'd love to see the city actually quantify this law, explain it in precise terms, without a bunch of subjective descriptions. It's probably only slightly easier than putting an assault weapons ban together.
 
2012-11-27 10:30:24 PM  

JacksonBryan: Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?

This, it's not like it was a cross or something.


It's directed at a particular neighbor, who is supposed to be offended.

This farkwad is a childish twat. Reminds me of that c*nt who terrorized that woman whose daughter had died and whose granddaughter was dying. Whatever her name was.

Who has the energy for all of that petty vindictiveness?
 
2012-11-27 10:33:06 PM  
Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?


Get a clue, bible thumper...your species is on its way to extinction.
 
2012-11-27 10:42:02 PM  

Mikey1969: It's part of your agreement when you get the broadcast license.


Not only that, but it only applies to public broadcasts in specific formats in a few bands, not to radio transmissions in general. My WiFi and cell phone broadcast porn all day long and the FCC loves me for it.
 
2012-11-27 10:42:46 PM  

DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.


The National Republican Association is incredibly consistent. Precise, but not accurate, to put it another way. They consistently end up in the same place, even if it's not anywhere close to where they say they're aiming.
 
2012-11-27 10:46:38 PM  
I want to know more about the dispute with the neighbors. I'm nosy.
 
2012-11-27 10:48:07 PM  

theknuckler_33: As a huge fan of freedom of speech, I really hate douchebags. It is quite a conundrum.


You're free to hate douchebags. You just can't stop them from being that way.
 
2012-11-27 10:49:22 PM  
classy
 
2012-11-27 10:50:54 PM  

fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?


no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer
 
2012-11-27 10:52:33 PM  

DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.


Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.
 
2012-11-27 10:53:21 PM  
She should take it down and then hang up her huge Labia Menorah
 
2012-11-27 10:53:34 PM  

fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME


I agree - anyone who puts a spiky hemorrhoid cross on their lawn is trying to be offensive.

/or is that a three-eyed ghost?
 
2012-11-27 10:54:03 PM  

mbillips: AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.

No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.


Yes they can. Put up a giant sign that say fark in your front lawn and see what happens. It is called obscenity laws.
 
2012-11-27 10:54:47 PM  

skullkrusher: fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?

no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer


Petunia petals???
 
2012-11-27 10:56:48 PM  

Gyrfalcon: skullkrusher: fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?

no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer

Petunia petals???


it was the pussiest flower I could think of at the moment... dandelion wisps?
 
2012-11-27 11:04:19 PM  

ongbok: Yes they can. Put up a giant sign that say fark in your front lawn and see what happens. It is called obscenity laws.


I once carved a pumpkin that had both a middle finger and a "big fark" you on it. Nobody called the police and local teens spared it in smashing raids. It just rotted away on the porch. To be fair it wasn't on my porch, I chose one of the many abandoned houses. Really just to confuse folks if anything. Hey I was young and hadn't discovered drugs or sex.
 
2012-11-27 11:06:52 PM  

Theaetetus: DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.

Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.


Yeah, I second that. The NRA is pretty consistent... whereas the ACLU tends to pick and choose their battles based on their ideology. I can vaguely recall a few cases leaning to the conservative side that they opted not to fight. So no, the ACLU is not some magical even handed organization.
 
2012-11-27 11:08:45 PM  
Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.

Actually, not really. As the various articles around the recent Zimmerman/Martin case in Florida show; the NRA only supports Stand Your Grounders when they're white. They don't comment at all much less provide attorneys or money to minority Stand Your Grounders.
 
2012-11-27 11:09:45 PM  
Yeah, and ACLU Rules.

Subby you're surprised? Why?
 
2012-11-27 11:11:13 PM  
50 posts in and no pictures of Mr. Rogers yet? Kids these days don't properly respect Mr. Rogers and his filthy fingers...
 
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