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2021-10-21 11:57:30 AM  
Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.
 
2021-10-21 12:05:20 PM  
Is it bad that I'm relieved he just threw a pumpkin instead of, like, beheading her or something?
 
2021-10-21 1:16:32 PM  
Quick coincidence: this is pretty much the same location where Ashley Todd was "assaulted."

You remember her right?

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2021-10-21 1:27:09 PM  
"I DAN SEE A LUAN CHEER OUT DER 'n' AT!"
 
2021-10-21 1:28:44 PM  
Gazis was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and propulsion of missiles.


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2021-10-21 1:53:29 PM  

vudukungfu: "I DAN SEE A LUAN CHEER OUT DER 'n' AT!"


Came here to make a lawn chair joke. Leaving satisfied.
 
2021-10-21 1:56:41 PM  
That man is 40 and has those hoops in his ears
 
2021-10-21 1:57:09 PM  
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"Someone's throwing pumpkins at people's heads? In my own neighborhood? I'm very surprised by this! This is my surprised face!"

"Sir, YOU were throwing pumpkins at people's heads. That's why we're booking you."

"Well now I'm extra surprised! This is my super duper surprised face!"

"Ugh. I wish we could throw a pumpkin at you."
 
2021-10-21 2:02:14 PM  
Other than him being a complete jagoff who deserves some jail time:

The second one, a larger orange pumpkin, went through the driver's window, hitting her in the head.

That is fairly impressive. Maybe they should get him on the professional baseball or handegg team?
 
2021-10-21 2:04:54 PM  

Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.


In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.
 
2021-10-21 2:04:59 PM  
Ichabod Crane-Headless Horseman Song
Youtube x5KR7TayjAk
 
2021-10-21 2:11:15 PM  
 And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest
Father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly
'N' nasty 'n' horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me
And said, "Kid, whad'ya get?" I said, "I didn't get nothing, I had to pay
$50 and pick up the garbage." He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?"
And I said, "Aggravated Assault." And they all moved away from me on the bench
There, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I
Said, "And Propulsion of Missiles." And they all came back, shook my hand,
 
2021-10-21 2:15:30 PM  
Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.
 
2021-10-21 2:19:23 PM  
Despite all his rage, he's still just a rat in a cage.
 
2021-10-21 2:20:05 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That man is 40 and has those hoops in his ears


I'm surprised that the hoops weren't ripped off his ears like a granade pin during the fight.
 
2021-10-21 2:20:05 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.


I thought street parking was open to anyone.  That there was no "you can't  park there" claim by the house at that location.
 
2021-10-21 2:21:32 PM  

jackandwater: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.

I thought street parking was open to anyone.  That there was no "you can't  park there" claim by the house at that location.


Right.  Is that not what I said?
 
2021-10-21 2:22:56 PM  

Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.


No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.
 
2021-10-21 2:34:36 PM  
If I lived in that neighborhood, even if it was a block away, I'd make a point of parking in front of this f*cker's house every single day.
 
2021-10-21 2:38:49 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.


Street parking is tough to find on Liberty Ave. If you're (not you specifically) willing to park on a side street and walk a few blocks, spots are usually pretty plentiful (does not apply to Little Italy Days).

To address another person's point, the only time I "respect the chair" is if someone spent hours shoveling their car out of a foot of snow before work. Otherwise, fark your chair.
 
2021-10-21 2:42:20 PM  
Hidden microchin!
 
2021-10-21 2:46:05 PM  
If someone hit my mother in the head with a pumpkin like that, there wouldn't be anything left of him to arrest.
 
2021-10-21 2:53:35 PM  

Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.


I grew up on a quiet street in a small town and no one really cared who parked in front of their home, except for one family. For some reason they believed that they had some sort of parking rights to the section of street in front of their home. Most people just chose to not park in front of their house as it was not worth the headache. But one time, when one person on the block had a graduation party and some guests parked in front of this house. The owners called the police to report someone had parked in front of their home. The police basically told them to get stuffed. They then called a tow truck and reported someone was illegally parked on their property. The tow company shows up, learns it is street parking, and tells them to get stuffed. They then called two other tow companies who showed up. Here is the kicker. They were renting the home that they lived in! Fortunately they moved out after a couple of years.
 
2021-10-21 2:55:16 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.


It is like that in some Chicago neighborhoods during winter. Some people think that if they shovel out around their car on the street they are entitled to park there. And they then proceed to put things in the street, such as furniture, to mark their spot. If you are not working during a week day it is a great time to get free stuff!
 
2021-10-21 2:55:50 PM  
El_Dan:No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.

I'm not talking about the legal aspect, I'm talking about avoiding problems with neighbors. These problems might include damage to your car or pumpkins being thrown at your head.

In this case a grandmother was picking up her grandson. The article doesn't mention a couple of things. Does she regularly pick up this grandson? If so, does she always park in front of this house? If so, why isn't she parking in front of her grandson's home? If she rarely picks up the grandson and this was the first time in a long time that she parked in front of this house then I have no sympathy for the wife who got mad. If she visits a lot and always parks in front of that house then I understand why the wife was mad.
 
2021-10-21 3:13:18 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: jackandwater: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Street parking sucks in Bloomfield, yes, but no one here has a "right" to a parking spot on the street in front of their house.  I've been in too many zoning meetings where neighbors just don't get that.

I thought street parking was open to anyone.  That there was no "you can't  park there" claim by the house at that location.

Right.  Is that not what I said?


Kind of fuzzy today, not much sleep last night. Forgive, please.
 
2021-10-21 3:23:43 PM  
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2021-10-21 3:28:07 PM  

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"Someone's throwing pumpkins at people's heads? In my own neighborhood? I'm very surprised by this! This is my surprised face!"

"Sir, YOU were throwing pumpkins at people's heads. That's why we're booking you."

"Well now I'm extra surprised! This is my super duper surprised face!"

"Ugh. I wish we could throw a pumpkin at you."


"James Gazis, 40, admitted to throwing two pumpkins when he came out of his house after hearing his wife screaming outside. She was yelling about the car being parked in front of their house and claimed it almost hit her and their child, which -- based on city surveillance video -- did not happen, according to a criminal complaint."

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2021-10-21 3:28:41 PM  

Birnone: El_Dan:No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.

I'm not talking about the legal aspect, I'm talking about avoiding problems with neighbors. These problems might include damage to your car or pumpkins being thrown at your head.

In this case a grandmother was picking up her grandson. The article doesn't mention a couple of things. Does she regularly pick up this grandson? If so, does she always park in front of this house? If so, why isn't she parking in front of her grandson's home? If she rarely picks up the grandson and this was the first time in a long time that she parked in front of this house then I have no sympathy for the wife who got mad. If she visits a lot and always parks in front of that house then I understand why the wife was mad.


Fark the wife, and fark this passive aggressive "my spot" BS. The car owner knows where they live.
 
2021-10-21 3:35:31 PM  

Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.


Public parking is just that, public parking. First come, first serve and so long as they are not violating posted signage set by the city, it is their right to park there for whatever reason they wish. No one is entitled to claim a public parking space for themselves, or give other people a hard time about using the space in front of their house.

Don't like it, buy a house with off street parking and stop being an entitled whiny biatch.

/Used to manage parking for a small city.
 
2021-10-21 3:36:32 PM  

proteus_b: If someone hit my mother in the head with a pumpkin like that, there wouldn't be anything left of him to arrest.


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2021-10-21 3:38:34 PM  

El_Dan: Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.

No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.


Sure, you can legally do all sorts of things.  But doing your best to be considerate about exercising those rights will get you a lot farking farther.  Is the space in front of someone else's house what's left to park in?  Sure, park in it.  Is there a space in front of where you're going that's available?  Take that.  Won't kill you not to be a dick about it, and you're closer to where you're going
 
2021-10-21 4:01:05 PM  
Gazis was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and propulsion of missiles.

Oh.  Shiat.

/rocket engineer
 
2021-10-21 4:15:37 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: El_Dan: Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.

No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.

Sure, you can legally do all sorts of things.  But doing your best to be considerate about exercising those rights will get you a lot farking farther.  Is the space in front of someone else's house what's left to park in?  Sure, park in it.  Is there a space in front of where you're going that's available?  Take that.  Won't kill you not to be a dick about it, and you're closer to where you're going


I agree that it's best to avoid provoking crazy people. On the other hand, it is absolutely ridiculous to get upset about people legally parking in front of your house.
 
2021-10-21 4:38:19 PM  
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2021-10-21 4:48:36 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: That man is 40 and has those hoops in his ears


Oh, I forgot there's an age limit being imposed on piercings.

/40 and pierced
//know many people decades older than me who are also pierced
///you probably wouldn't wanna f*ck with them.
 
2021-10-21 4:50:03 PM  

Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.


Counterpoint:  you can park anywhere on the street you want (that's legal) and no one has the right to tell you otherwise.
 
2021-10-21 4:57:03 PM  
I was once visiting a friend in another part of Portland. Parking on his street wasn't great, but it was far from horrible (I think I only ever had to park on a neighboring block, like, once in several years). I parked in front of a house and I start walking to my friend's.

"Excuse me, you're in my spot," I hear. I turn around and see a woman standing on a porch.
"... I'm parked on the street." I continue walking.
"Yes but that's the spot I usually park in. This is my house."
"Okay, but again, it's a public street, so you don't own that spot." I keep walking.
"THIS IS A NEIGHBORHOOD!" she screeches at me.

She then followed me to my friend's house, complaining at me the whole time, and demanded to speak to him. I of course beat her there and explained to my friend that some psycho neighbor of his was stalking me because I parked in a place she didn't like. He asked me if I was willing to move my car; I replied, "If I was before, I'm definitely not now."  He went outside and calmed her down somehow and she went home.

Unhinged.

We still jokingly use "This is a neighborhood!" in our friend circle to make fun of Karen's for various reasons.
 
2021-10-21 4:58:37 PM  

austerity101: HotWingConspiracy: That man is 40 and has those hoops in his ears

Oh, I forgot there's an age limit being imposed on piercings.

/40 and pierced
//know many people decades older than me who are also pierced
///you probably wouldn't wanna f*ck with them.


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2021-10-21 5:41:29 PM  
So, did anyone notice that this fight wasn't about parking? It was because they were almost hit while crossing a street.
 
2021-10-21 5:43:11 PM  

Russ1642: So, did anyone notice that this fight wasn't about parking? It was because they were almost hit while crossing a street.


"According to the criminal complaint, video surveillance captured the incident and revealed that Gazis' wife and child were never actually in danger of being hit by the victim's vehicle."
 
2021-10-21 5:58:38 PM  
austerity101:Counterpoint:  you can park anywhere on the street you want (that's legal) and no one has the right to tell you otherwise.

I'm not talking about legal rights. The law is the law, anyone can read it.

I'm talking about not pissing people off when it's unnecessary to do so. You can do something that is perfectly legal yet will make someone mad at you. It's just a simple courtesy to avoid that. If you're parking in front of someone's home so often and so regularly that they know your schedule, you're being a jerk about it in my opinion. At the very least you can find three or four different spots to park, and rotate through each one so that you aren't always parking in the same one twice in a row.

OR you can do what your rights allow you to do and not give a shiat about them. Just be aware that if you do that then you are the one who started whatever happens next.
 
2021-10-21 6:07:03 PM  
Wasn't it Brom Bones who threw the punkin?
 
2021-10-21 6:40:06 PM  

Birnone: austerity101:Counterpoint:  you can park anywhere on the street you want (that's legal) and no one has the right to tell you otherwise.

I'm not talking about legal rights. The law is the law, anyone can read it.

I'm talking about not pissing people off when it's unnecessary to do so. You can do something that is perfectly legal yet will make someone mad at you. It's just a simple courtesy to avoid that. If you're parking in front of someone's home so often and so regularly that they know your schedule, you're being a jerk about it in my opinion. At the very least you can find three or four different spots to park, and rotate through each one so that you aren't always parking in the same one twice in a row.

OR you can do what your rights allow you to do and not give a shiat about them. Just be aware that if you do that then you are the one who started whatever happens next.


So, the car owner was asking for it by being in the wrong place?
 
2021-10-21 6:42:51 PM  
One guy I grew up with actually killed a dude over some idiotic dispute about a stupid parking space. Leaned out his apartment window and shot the dude.   Ended up barricading himself in his apartment, shot himself in the head and lived.  During the eight hour standoff, cops were unable to get the deceased man's body for fear he might start shooting again.  Now he's in prison for twenty five years and has to serve at least 85% of the sentence.
 
2021-10-21 7:14:35 PM  

Birnone: austerity101:Counterpoint:  you can park anywhere on the street you want (that's legal) and no one has the right to tell you otherwise.

I'm not talking about legal rights. The law is the law, anyone can read it.

I'm talking about not pissing people off when it's unnecessary to do so. You can do something that is perfectly legal yet will make someone mad at you. It's just a simple courtesy to avoid that.


I'm not about to spend my life accommodating random stranger's unreasonable demands. If you want to, go right ahead.
 
2021-10-21 7:14:56 PM  
*strangers'. Stupid phone.
 
2021-10-21 7:41:37 PM  

El_Dan: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: El_Dan: Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.

No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.

Sure, you can legally do all sorts of things.  But doing your best to be considerate about exercising those rights will get you a lot farking farther.  Is the space in front of someone else's house what's left to park in?  Sure, park in it.  Is there a space in front of where you're going that's available?  Take that.  Won't kill you not to be a dick about it, and you're closer to where you're going

I agree that it's best to avoid provoking crazy people. On the other hand, it is absolutely ridiculous to get upset about people legally parking in front of your house.


Upset?  Sure - that's ridiculous.  "Sheesh - seriously dude?  Sigh..." is well within reason.  Why make that happen when you don't gotta?
 
2021-10-21 8:47:21 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: El_Dan: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: El_Dan: Birnone: Lambskincoat: Some Americans take this, "My home is my castle." shiat way too far, and the law reinforces it in some states.

In my experience it's not really about that. The people I know who are like this don't want anyone parking in front of their house because they want to reserve that space for themselves, even if they never use it. They know it's public parking but they always say things like "Why don't they park somewhere else?". I can kind of understand because I've seen people abuse that kind of parking.

For instance, there was this guy who visited someone at this home. The home had a large driveway and a couple of parking space on the street. He parked in front of the next door neighbor's house, then walked over to the other house. Sometimes he'd leave with the people living there, in their vehicle, while his sat for hours in front of the neighbor's house. That's abusive in my opinion. If you're visiting somewhere and there is parking there you need to use that parking. If anyone is going to get bothered or inconvenienced it should be the people you are visiting, not the neighbors.

No. If your city allows on street parking, then people are allowed to park on the street within whatever the legal limits are. Even in front of houses. If that bothers a homeowner, then contact the city council.

Sure, you can legally do all sorts of things.  But doing your best to be considerate about exercising those rights will get you a lot farking farther.  Is the space in front of someone else's house what's left to park in?  Sure, park in it.  Is there a space in front of where you're going that's available?  Take that.  Won't kill you not to be a dick about it, and you're closer to where you're going

I agree that it's best to avoid provoking crazy people. On the other hand, it is absolutely ridiculous to get upset about people legally parking in front of your house.

Upset?  Sure - that's ridiculous.  "Sheesh - seriously ...


I guess I see that. Not quite what the article was about, but I can see an eye roll at someone parking in front of your house and then visiting the neighbor a few doors down.
 
2021-10-22 5:55:17 PM  
These unwritten rules in baseball are getting out of hand.
 
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