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The Yard Sign
email from Son In Law | received 5 Mark 2010 | Ralph's Neighbor

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?


TOPICS: Education; Hobbies; Humor
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; 2ndamendment; arms; banglist; guns; itsajokeson
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1 posted on 03/05/2010 1:58:51 PM PST by plsjr
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To: plsjr

ROFLMBO!


2 posted on 03/05/2010 2:01:47 PM PST by 50mm (Die Obamacare Die!!!!)
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To: plsjr

That is GREAT!

Keep us posted.


3 posted on 03/05/2010 2:02:13 PM PST by freedumb2003 ( Tagline lost -- anyone seen it?)
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To: plsjr

Well, I think Nancy Pelosi would agree that this entire process has been completely bi-partisan.


4 posted on 03/05/2010 2:02:50 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: plsjr

You put this up last week?

Looks like a summer day - in Texas????


5 posted on 03/05/2010 2:03:10 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption.)
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To: plsjr

Those are very attractive flowers in your yard.


6 posted on 03/05/2010 2:03:21 PM PST by I Buried My Guns
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To: plsjr

Boobytrap it, or he’ll steal it.


7 posted on 03/05/2010 2:03:30 PM PST by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: plsjr

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.


8 posted on 03/05/2010 2:03:54 PM PST by wise counsel
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To: conservativeharleyguy

put a video camera on it to catch him stealing it. Then you can put it on youtube.


9 posted on 03/05/2010 2:05:15 PM PST by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: 50mm

bttt!


10 posted on 03/05/2010 2:05:23 PM PST by Matthew James (SPEARHEAD!)
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To: plsjr
SmileyCentral.com
11 posted on 03/05/2010 2:06:25 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: plsjr
"I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcome."

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.

12 posted on 03/05/2010 2:07:46 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: freedumb2003

OMG that is the funniest thing I have read in way to long.

Almost fell of my chair laughing.


13 posted on 03/05/2010 2:08:08 PM PST by BornToBeAmerican (“If you think education is expensive try ignorance.”)
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To: plsjr

We live in East Central Texas. “This is Texas. Even the hair sylists pack!” Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality


14 posted on 03/05/2010 2:08:15 PM PST by Repulican Donkey
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To: plsjr

That is awesome


15 posted on 03/05/2010 2:08:33 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: plsjr
I am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcome.

you could gift him with a pound of Starbucks coffee and say that you're patronizing that establishment because they allow firearms.

16 posted on 03/05/2010 2:08:51 PM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: plsjr

I still get this email from time to time myself. I don’t mind cause it’s a good’n.


17 posted on 03/05/2010 2:08:57 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: plsjr

Is there a picture of the sign? (Story’s funny regardless, esp. the last parts.)


18 posted on 03/05/2010 2:09:06 PM PST by pogo101
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To: sodpoodle

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.


19 posted on 03/05/2010 2:09:39 PM PST by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: plsjr

Are you a member of ConservativeCave.com? They would get a kick out of this.


20 posted on 03/05/2010 2:09:59 PM PST by GeronL (I Own Me (yep, boiled down to 6 letters))
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To: plsjr

Fantastic sign !
The azaleas are really beautiful .


21 posted on 03/05/2010 2:10:31 PM PST by Lera
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To: plsjr

As a Catholic, I find it important to follow the admonition to love thy neighbor. To make peace with your neighbor is a blessed thing.

I would make a donation to a charity in his name and tell him how much you are praying for him. Such a charity or non profit will do much to heal the hard feelings he might have.

I suggest some of the following charities and non profits that would warm him to your good intentions:
1. Operation Rescue
2. The NRA
3. The Boy Scouts
4. The Thomas Moore Law Center
5. National Right to Life
6. Gun Owners of America

Heck you might even spring for some educational literature for him. Soon he will be overflowing with the Liberal character trait of tolerance and cultural sensitivity that is the hall mark of his ideology. But, since you are armed and he isn’t there isn’t a damn thing he can do about it.

Love your sign :-0


22 posted on 03/05/2010 2:10:53 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: plsjr

Just too funny..


23 posted on 03/05/2010 2:10:55 PM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: sodpoodle

The weather is warm, this week.


24 posted on 03/05/2010 2:12:59 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: 50mm

Epic win!


25 posted on 03/05/2010 2:13:04 PM PST by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: plsjr

Rig some electric current to it before he steals it.


26 posted on 03/05/2010 2:13:19 PM PST by Darksheare (Tar is cheap, and feathers are plentiful.)
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To: plsjr

LOL!!!!


27 posted on 03/05/2010 2:13:57 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (The dogs barked and the caravans rolled on!)
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To: plsjr

Nice sign!

And those flowers! Are those Azeleas? You must live in the South somewhere. We just can’t get Azeleas to grow like that in New York.

Oh, and your neighbor? Be extra NICE when you see him, but otherwise ignore him. It’s not your problem, its his.


28 posted on 03/05/2010 2:16:04 PM PST by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded, my brains fell out.)
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To: plsjr

Now, I don’t care who ya are. That there’s FUNNY!


29 posted on 03/05/2010 2:16:20 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: plsjr

That’s a mighty lush lawn for Texas in March, not to mention the other plantings.


30 posted on 03/05/2010 2:16:23 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: plsjr

Your lawn is perfect. Actually, your entire yard is perfect.


31 posted on 03/05/2010 2:19:14 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: plsjr

love,love love it!!!!


32 posted on 03/05/2010 2:22:00 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: plsjr

Photoshop and probable urban legend. Just FYI.


33 posted on 03/05/2010 2:24:47 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: IrishCatholic
I would make a donation to a charity in his name and tell him how much you are praying for him.

Don't forget to sign him up for all their newsletters. He should get all the benefits of having of having a donation made in his name. :->

34 posted on 03/05/2010 2:26:02 PM PST by mnehring
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To: plsjr

I absolutely love it!


35 posted on 03/05/2010 2:26:07 PM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: plsjr

BRAVO!

36 posted on 03/05/2010 2:26:17 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Sir Gawain
LOL...I have NO problem with urban legend and photoshop...I love the concept!

Did you ever see the Fembots in the Austin Powers movie, how they self destructed?

I hear liberals will do the same, under certain circumstances...:)

37 posted on 03/05/2010 2:30:15 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: sodpoodle

I live on the coast of Texas. Our yard and trees are green
and we have a beautiful flower bed full of red Kolanchos running the length of the house blooming.


38 posted on 03/05/2010 2:31:19 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: plsjr

Beautiful azaleas. The foliage marks this as mid-Atlantic area, May-June.


39 posted on 03/05/2010 2:31:23 PM PST by bvw
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To: mnehring

My wife is continually irritated at me for the volume of mail I get from the NRA...(grumble)

You DO have a great idea there, though...


40 posted on 03/05/2010 2:31:23 PM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: pogo101
Here are links you can try if they don't display at the top of the post.

The Yard Sign http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/plsjr/?

41 posted on 03/05/2010 2:33:25 PM PST by plsjr (<>< ... http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - check it out!)
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To: plsjr

Nice lawn.


42 posted on 03/05/2010 2:35:50 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Is anyone in the 0bama administration competent at anything?!!?)
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To: conservativeharleyguy
I put pine tar on the back of the McCain/Palin signs in my yard.
hehe ... I saw evidence that someone had touched one of them, too.
43 posted on 03/05/2010 2:37:53 PM PST by RightField (A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.)
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To: plsjr

I saw this same pic at a gun show several months ago. Photo shopped I think from the way it looks. Not a new picture. Funny, but old news, I believe.


44 posted on 03/05/2010 2:39:10 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: plsjr
Great sign.

BTW, your house looks awesome and your lawn is immaculate.

45 posted on 03/05/2010 2:42:02 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: rlmorel
I don't have that problem as both my wife and I are lifetime NRA members.
(... I'm also a lifetime member of Gun Owners of America and the Texas State Rifle Association.)

For those who may have missed the details, and although I would like to have done this, I got this as an email by way of my Son-In-Law who's Retired USAF Security Forces and currently a Sheriff's Deputy.
46 posted on 03/05/2010 2:44:54 PM PST by plsjr (<>< ... http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - check it out!)
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To: plsjr

I love your azaelas.


47 posted on 03/05/2010 2:48:58 PM PST by Jemian
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To: plsjr; Bloody Sam Roberts

Fan-flipping-fabulous sign!


48 posted on 03/05/2010 2:49:08 PM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: plsjr; Bloody Sam Roberts

Fan-flipping-fabulous sign!


49 posted on 03/05/2010 2:50:41 PM PST by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: plsjr
On a serious note, shouldn't anti-self defense Leftists be required to post that they don't believe that they have the right to defend themselves?

Why should they live of the protection from the criminal element that comes from the uncertainty of who owns a gun.

50 posted on 03/05/2010 2:56:38 PM PST by BerserkPatriot (There are no 1st Amendment rights without 2nd Amendment Rights)
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