Skip to comments.The Yard Sign
Posted on 03/05/2010 1:58:51 PM PST by plsjr
The yard sign...
Ralph, My neighbor is a "lefty" of sorts (Obama bumper stickers, gung-ho socialized medicine, "guns should be banned", etc.). So last week I put this sign up in my yard after one of his anti-gun rants at a neighborhood cocktail party.
The sign wasn't up more than an hour before he called the police and wanted them to make me take down the sign.
Fortunately, the officer politely informed him that it was not their job to take such action without a court order and that he had to file a complaint "downtown" first, which would be reviewed by the city attorney to see if it violated any city, county, or state ordinances, which if there was a violation a court order would be sent to the offending party (me) to "remove the sign in seven days".
After several weeks he was informed that the sign was legal (by a quarter of an inch) and there was nothing the city could do, which obviously made him madder.
I tried to smooth things over by inviting him to go shooting with me and my friends at the hunt club but that seemed to make him even more angry. I then asked him if he wanted to go to a Tea Party rally but again he declined my outreach efforts to bring about a better understanding between political and social opponents.
I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcome.
Anyway, that's life in our neck of the woods, how's about yours?
That is GREAT!
Keep us posted.
Well, I think Nancy Pelosi would agree that this entire process has been completely bi-partisan.
You put this up last week?
Looks like a summer day - in Texas????
Those are very attractive flowers in your yard.
Boobytrap it, or he’ll steal it.
If you did this, it’s too great!
Nevertheless, the perfect green lawn and wonderfully flowering azaleas make me wonder if Photoshop is your favorie App.
put a video camera on it to catch him stealing it. Then you can put it on youtube.
Your lib neighbor is not speaking to you? Sounds like you've already achieved the optimum outcome. If he makes any further demands, tell him you'll gladly strike the sign when he shows you proof of firearms ownership.
OMG that is the funniest thing I have read in way to long.
Almost fell of my chair laughing.
We live in East Central Texas. “This is Texas. Even the hair sylists pack!” Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality
That is awesome
you could gift him with a pound of Starbucks coffee and say that you're patronizing that establishment because they allow firearms.
I still get this email from time to time myself. I don’t mind cause it’s a good’n.
Is there a picture of the sign? (Story’s funny regardless, esp. the last parts.)
I don’t think azaleas aren’t in full bloom anywhere yet. Too early for this year.
And anyone stupid enough to advertise a house full of guns better have good insurance policy.
Are you a member of ConservativeCave.com? They would get a kick out of this.