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(First Coast News)   First they came for the chickensuit sign spinners, and I did not speak out, because I was not a chickensuit sign spinner: "You can't forget about the little guy who has served his country who has limited economic opportunity as far as employment"   (firstcoastnews.com) divider line 51
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2014-07-20 11:48:34 PM  
Entitled veteran trifecta in play.
 
2014-07-21 12:36:01 AM  
i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-21 01:30:48 AM  
James Stewart with AAA Global Services employs Capelletti and other people who are disabled or find it difficult to enter into the work force.

He says he was shocked and disappointed after being contacted by the St. Johns County Code Enforcement office about the Prohibited Signs ordinance. So Stewart decided to take to the streets.


Maybe an impassioned speech is in order?

www.washingtoncitypaper.com
 
2014-07-21 02:56:10 AM  
So, why was the employee confronted instead of the business he was employed by? There's something fishy about this story.
 
2014-07-21 03:08:55 AM  

Mugato: Entitled veteran trifecta in play.


Yeah...he only served his country in a combat zone. It's not like he did anything really important like run a Fortune 500 company into the ground...
 
2014-07-21 03:14:39 AM  
Some skills taught by the military simply do not translate well into civilian jobs. Sure, being in Afghanistan and spinning a "Follow Me To Beautiful Guantanamo Bay" sign works there, but in the US, not so much.
 
2014-07-21 03:28:37 AM  
Every time I see one of these idiots, I expect to hear a screech of tires followed by crunching metal and glass.
 
2014-07-21 03:41:15 AM  
I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.
 
2014-07-21 03:44:59 AM  
Sign spinners are just yet another kind of professional asshole.
 
2014-07-21 03:48:59 AM  

Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.


Yeah, especially since corporations are now people.
 
2014-07-21 04:16:17 AM  
Oh, yes, because veterans are  totally the people getting screwed by the system employment-wise.  Not like the military is the US's biggest running entitlement program that spends almost a much money giving out free shiat as it does buying unnecessary hardware with the tax money of the people that build things and do useful work for a living instead of thugging pointlessly around the middle east harassing civilians and degrading the US's international reputation for the profit of the .01% and occasionally a specific .01%er's unresolved daddy issues.

And the US Armed Forces definitely doesn't basically shove a free undergraduate degree down your throat unless you put huge amounts of effort into actively avoiding that or anything.

Yes, definitely the soldiers and not the civilians getting the raw deal out of that one.

// Not that I can fault the soldiers themselves for taking a very good deal with very low risk, especially if you'd otherwise be stuck in the lowest income bracket signing up is just basic sense.  They just don't subsequently get to  complain that they aren't getting enough free shiat.
// With the exception of the VA, they're very much allowed to complain about their government medical care being  worse than medicaid, somehow.
 
2014-07-21 05:02:30 AM  
I wonder if there is an exemption for political sign wavers during elections.

/don't care enough to look it up
 
2014-07-21 05:11:38 AM  
I like sign spinners, I think they're fun to watch....much better than the creepy waving Statue of Liberty and chomo-like Uncle Sam the tax people use.
 
2014-07-21 05:24:17 AM  

Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.


That was my immediate thought as well.  I've always assumed these existed as a way to circumvent advertising ordinances (i.e. littering street corners with makeshift advertising signs).  IANAL but it seems a person standing on a corner holding a sign would be constitutionally protected.
 
2014-07-21 05:32:15 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, because veterans are  totally the people getting screwed by the system employment-wise.  Not like the military is the US's biggest running entitlement program that spends almost a much money giving out free shiat as it does buying unnecessary hardware with the tax money of the people that build things and do useful work for a living instead of thugging pointlessly around the middle east harassing civilians and degrading the US's international reputation for the profit of the .01% and occasionally a specific .01%er's unresolved daddy issues.

And the US Armed Forces definitely doesn't basically shove a free undergraduate degree down your throat unless you put huge amounts of effort into actively avoiding that or anything.

Yes, definitely the soldiers and not the civilians getting the raw deal out of that one.

// Not that I can fault the soldiers themselves for taking a very good deal with very low risk, especially if you'd otherwise be stuck in the lowest income bracket signing up is just basic sense.  They just don't subsequently get to  complain that they aren't getting enough free shiat.
// With the exception of the VA, they're very much allowed to complain about their government medical care being  worse than medicaid, somehow.


Yeah, vets don't get f--ked w skills not translating to licenses, etc in the civilian world at all. And they're definitely not preyed upon by for profit pop up schools who hire other vets as recruiters to gain trust.

"Not getting enough free sh-t..." Having the privilege to see the mental and physical toll after 2 tours in Iraq from someone I cared about, who got an F in all his GI bill classes for a semester because he had to report for dury 12 hours away the day after his finals but since he could have teleported the school wouldn't write it as an incomplete, you know, they f--king aren't.
 
2014-07-21 05:32:57 AM  
Huh. No family guy reference...
 
2014-07-21 05:41:47 AM  
You can stand on street corners waving a handmade cardboard sign begging for a handout or you can be paid to dress in a chicken suit and spin a printed sign "professionally". Either way everyone will hate your guts. Also - thanks for your service!
 
2014-07-21 06:17:39 AM  
You want more government you get more laws.
 
2014-07-21 06:21:49 AM  
Temperatures have been running in the mid 90s there all month with high humidity so I shudder to think what it must be like inside one of those suits...
 
2014-07-21 06:25:46 AM  
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2014-07-21 06:41:48 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, because veterans are  totally the people getting screwed by the system employment-wise.  Not like the military is the US's biggest running entitlement program that spends almost a much money giving out free shiat as it does buying unnecessary hardware with the tax money of the people that build things and do useful work for a living instead of thugging pointlessly around the middle east harassing civilians and degrading the US's international reputation for the profit of the .01% and occasionally a specific .01%er's unresolved daddy issues.

And the US Armed Forces definitely doesn't basically shove a free undergraduate degree down your throat unless you put huge amounts of effort into actively avoiding that or anything.

Yes, definitely the soldiers and not the civilians getting the raw deal out of that one.

// Not that I can fault the soldiers themselves for taking a very good deal with very low risk, especially if you'd otherwise be stuck in the lowest income bracket signing up is just basic sense.  They just don't subsequently get to  complain that they aren't getting enough free shiat.
// With the exception of the VA, they're very much allowed to complain about their government medical care being  worse than medicaid, somehow.

Yeah, vets don't get f--ked w skills not translating to licenses, etc in the civilian world at all. And they're definitely not preyed upon by for profit pop up schools who hire other vets as recruiters to gain trust.

"Not getting enough free sh-t..." Having the privilege to see the mental and physical toll after 2 tours in Iraq from someone I cared about, who got an F in all his GI bill classes for a semester because he had to report for dury 12 hours away the day after his finals but since he could have teleported the school wouldn't write it as an incomplete, you know, they f--king aren't.


Well said.  Not to mention if you can't find a job IMMEDIATELY once you get out, suddenly you have an employment gap, so a lot of job recruiters won't even give you a second look.
 
2014-07-21 06:48:58 AM  

Mugato: Entitled veteran trifecta in fowl play.


Not quite a fix, but just throwing it out there.
 
2014-07-21 06:51:08 AM  
He showed up with other costumed characters to protest? Is this a 'Malcolm in the Middle' episode?
 
2014-07-21 06:55:25 AM  
 
2014-07-21 06:58:55 AM  
"I don't want to just get a hand out from social security,"


*sigh*
 
2014-07-21 07:00:58 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, because veterans are  totally the people getting screwed by the system employment-wise.  Not like the military is the US's biggest running entitlement program that spends almost a much money giving out free shiat as it does buying unnecessary hardware with the tax money of the people that build things and do useful work for a living instead of thugging pointlessly around the middle east harassing civilians and degrading the US's international reputation for the profit of the .01% and occasionally a specific .01%er's unresolved daddy issues.

And the US Armed Forces definitely doesn't basically shove a free undergraduate degree down your throat unless you put huge amounts of effort into actively avoiding that or anything.

Yes, definitely the soldiers and not the civilians getting the raw deal out of that one.

// Not that I can fault the soldiers themselves for taking a very good deal with very low risk, especially if you'd otherwise be stuck in the lowest income bracket signing up is just basic sense.  They just don't subsequently get to  complain that they aren't getting enough free shiat.
// With the exception of the VA, they're very much allowed to complain about their government medical care being  worse than medicaid, somehow.

Yeah, vets don't get f--ked w skills not translating to licenses, etc in the civilian world at all. And they're definitely not preyed upon by for profit pop up schools who hire other vets as recruiters to gain trust.

"Not getting enough free sh-t..." Having the privilege to see the mental and physical toll after 2 tours in Iraq from someone I cared about, who got an F in all his GI bill classes for a semester because he had to report for dury 12 hours away the day after his finals but since he could have teleported the school wouldn't write it as an incomplete, you know, they f--king aren't.


Look. They signed up for it. The deal is in writing. There are plenty of people out there who can tell you about life in the military. These facts are not hidden. So my sympathy for them is no more than my sympathy for the other poors. Hell, the job isn't even really that dangerous, statistically speaking. *Individual results may vary.
 
2014-07-21 07:03:29 AM  
Most sign spinners do so in the middle of the road. Ya book them for obstruction of traffic! If they get runover, it will be their own fault.
 
2014-07-21 07:32:05 AM  

Bslim: *sigh*


Some people don't relying o the government to survive day to day stuff. Self reliance is a helluva thing.
 
2014-07-21 07:34:33 AM  

Mugato: Entitled ???


"Entitled" is the guy who wants money for nothing (Neocon definition) or by virtue of earning it (as in retirement income - budgetary definition). This guy is working.

Some people biatch because:

you're homeless
you're unemployed and collect unemployment
you haven't found a job
you work and demand a minimum wage
you work and demand more than a minimum wage

Some people just biatch, spring loaded every morning to find something to be be outraged about.

Someone will be biatching this guy isn't working real soon.
 
2014-07-21 07:39:54 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Oh, yes, because veterans are  totally the people getting screwed by the system employment-wise.  Not like the military is the US's biggest running entitlement program that spends almost a much money giving out free shiat as it does buying unnecessary hardware with the tax money of the people that build things and do useful work for a living instead of thugging pointlessly around the middle east harassing civilians and degrading the US's international reputation for the profit of the .01% and occasionally a specific .01%er's unresolved daddy issues.

And the US Armed Forces definitely doesn't basically shove a free undergraduate degree down your throat unless you put huge amounts of effort into actively avoiding that or anything.

Yes, definitely the soldiers and not the civilians getting the raw deal out of that one.

// Not that I can fault the soldiers themselves for taking a very good deal with very low risk, especially if you'd otherwise be stuck in the lowest income bracket signing up is just basic sense.  They just don't subsequently get to  complain that they aren't getting enough free shiat.
// With the exception of the VA, they're very much allowed to complain about their government medical care being  worse than medicaid, somehow.


Maybe some of them are strugging to make the payments on supplemental health insurance. If I was reliant on the VA, I sure would be.
 
2014-07-21 08:32:10 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: Bslim: *sigh*

Some people don't relying o the government to survive day to day stuff. Self reliance is a helluva thing.



You do know he paid into it, right?
 
2014-07-21 08:38:02 AM  

Bslim: Capo Del Bandito: Bslim: *sigh*

Some people don't relying o the government to survive day to day stuff. Self reliance is a helluva thing.


You do know he paid into it, right?


Yes, I do. You do know some people don't like relying on the government, at all, right?

It's part pride, part 'just because I'm old fark you I don't want assistance' kind of thing. While it's not a handout, it's still accepting the government's help on shiat some people believe the government should not be interfering with. Personal beliefs and all that.
 
2014-07-21 08:41:29 AM  
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The robots is taking our jorbs!
 
2014-07-21 08:58:22 AM  

edmo: "Entitled" is the guy who wants money for nothing (Neocon definition) or by virtue of earning it (as in retirement income - budgetary definition). This guy is working.


Entitled as in thinking the laws don't apply to you because you're a vet. Like the vet who wanted to have his 20 "therapy ducks" even though it broke the law.
 
2014-07-21 09:28:13 AM  

Mugato: edmo: "Entitled" is the guy who wants money for nothing (Neocon definition) or by virtue of earning it (as in retirement income - budgetary definition). This guy is working.

Entitled as in thinking the laws don't apply to you because you're a vet. Like the vet who wanted to have his 20 "therapy ducks" even though it broke the law.


Yeah, the laws apply to everyone, unless you make enough money to get around it.
 
2014-07-21 09:32:26 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Mugato: edmo: "Entitled" is the guy who wants money for nothing (Neocon definition) or by virtue of earning it (as in retirement income - budgetary definition). This guy is working.

Entitled as in thinking the laws don't apply to you because you're a vet. Like the vet who wanted to have his 20 "therapy ducks" even though it broke the law.

Yeah, the laws apply to everyone, unless you make enough money to get around it.


Or if you're a hot white woman.
 
2014-07-21 09:33:25 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: RedPhoenix122: Mugato: edmo: "Entitled" is the guy who wants money for nothing (Neocon definition) or by virtue of earning it (as in retirement income - budgetary definition). This guy is working.

Entitled as in thinking the laws don't apply to you because you're a vet. Like the vet who wanted to have his 20 "therapy ducks" even though it broke the law.

Yeah, the laws apply to everyone, unless you make enough money to get around it.

Or if you're a hot white woman.


Or a corporation, since they are people too.
 
2014-07-21 09:39:27 AM  

Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.


Commercial advertising is not free speech. Even political speeches given in a public space are subject to local regulations regarding permits to assemble. This does not violate the constitution unless a permit to assemble is denied for political reasons.
 
2014-07-21 09:40:33 AM  
Good. That chicken gave me an expired coupon
 
2014-07-21 09:45:20 AM  

JackieRabbit: Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.

Commercial advertising is not free speech. Even political speeches given in a public space are subject to local regulations regarding permits to assemble. This does not violate the constitution unless a permit to assemble is denied for political reasons.


I wonder if this also applies to people holding signs on street corners for politicians around election time? Is that considered advertising? I doubt those folks have a permit.
 
2014-07-21 09:46:30 AM  
We have some of these sign twirlers around here advertising for local gyms. They are usually hot chicks in bikini tops.
 
2014-07-21 10:02:22 AM  

RedPhoenix122: Or a corporation, since they are people too.


You're repeating yourself;

RedPhoenix122: unless you make enough money to get around it.


*badumtish*
 
2014-07-21 10:24:56 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: JackieRabbit: Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.

Commercial advertising is not free speech. Even political speeches given in a public space are subject to local regulations regarding permits to assemble. This does not violate the constitution unless a permit to assemble is denied for political reasons.

I wonder if this also applies to people holding signs on street corners for politicians around election time? Is that considered advertising? I doubt those folks have a permit.


It does in some places, but we only see this on or just before election day, so it is self-limiting. The state of South Carolina requires that all campaign signs be removed within 72 hours after an election. This include yard signs. The candidates' campaigns are responsible for this and can be fined on a per-sign basis. So volunteers scramble to get them taken down. I think this is a great law. Around here, there may be dozens of campaign signs at every intersection for months after an election.
 
2014-07-21 10:30:25 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: RedPhoenix122: Or a corporation, since they are people too.

You're repeating yourself;

RedPhoenix122: unless you make enough money to get around it.

*badumtish*


saverocity.com
 
2014-07-21 10:41:31 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: Bslim: Capo Del Bandito: Bslim: *sigh*

Some people don't relying o the government to survive day to day stuff. Self reliance is a helluva thing.


You do know he paid into it, right?

Yes, I do. You do know some people don't like relying on the government, at all, right?

It's part pride, part 'just because I'm old fark you I don't want assistance' kind of thing. While it's not a handout, it's still accepting the government's help on shiat some people believe the government should not be interfering with. Personal beliefs and all that.


He said "handout."
 
2014-07-21 11:03:55 AM  

Bslim: He said "handout."


Very good. He did say that. He still sees it as one even though it's not one by definition. It's still the government babying people. Do you even know how to empathy?
 
2014-07-21 11:46:48 AM  
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2014-07-21 12:50:00 PM  

JackieRabbit: Igor Jakovsky: JackieRabbit: Tallman: I'd be curious to see if the ordinance he was cited for would survive a Constitutional challenge; holding a sign on the sidewalk is kind of the basis of the definition of "public speech," despite the commercial nature of the sign.

Commercial advertising is not free speech. Even political speeches given in a public space are subject to local regulations regarding permits to assemble. This does not violate the constitution unless a permit to assemble is denied for political reasons.

I wonder if this also applies to people holding signs on street corners for politicians around election time? Is that considered advertising? I doubt those folks have a permit.

It does in some places, but we only see this on or just before election day, so it is self-limiting. The state of South Carolina requires that all campaign signs be removed within 72 hours after an election. This include yard signs. The candidates' campaigns are responsible for this and can be fined on a per-sign basis. So volunteers scramble to get them taken down. I think this is a great law. Around here, there may be dozens of campaign signs at every intersection for months after an election.


Wish we had that law here or if we did would enforce it in my old neighborhood. Years ago when Clinton was president this family from Arkansas had one of the huge signs in their yard and when it would get weathered they would replace it looked kinda tacky when it wasnt election time. Well after Bush one the neighbor across the street from them spelled out W in christmas lights and left it up. Gave me a little chuckle.
 
2014-07-21 01:17:43 PM  

Capo Del Bandito: Bslim: He said "handout."

Very good. He did say that. He still sees it as one even though it's not one by definition. It's still the government babying people. Do you even know how to empathy?


By definition it's not a handout if you're forced to pay into it your whole working life.
 
2014-07-21 01:53:04 PM  
"I am not a walker I am a sign entertainer," said Cappalletti. "Big difference!"

Weasel words. The only thing you people are is spam. Nobody wants to deal with spam.
 
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