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Giving the green finger: Gardener who carved bush into rude gesture ordered to remove it
Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 7/20/12 | Rick Dewsbury

Posted on 07/21/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A gardener who carved a giant bush into a hand displaying a rude gesture has been ordered to remove it after being accused of committing a public order offence.

Richard Jackson has displayed the offending topiary, which shows the middle-finger sign, in his garden for the last eight years.

The 53-year-old has now been told by the council to alter it after a neighbour complained, but he has refused to comply.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Gardening; Local News
KEYWORDS: napl

1 posted on 07/21/2012 9:59:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bush’s fault!


2 posted on 07/21/2012 10:01:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
He should tell them to "Talk to the bush!"

...OK, maybe not.


3 posted on 07/21/2012 10:01:37 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

How is this offensive it’s a four fingered hand?


4 posted on 07/21/2012 10:06:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Cartoon characters have feelings too.


5 posted on 07/21/2012 10:07:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Smiley - Rimshot
6 posted on 07/21/2012 10:07:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Smiley - Rimshot
7 posted on 07/21/2012 10:08:26 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Actually I dislike those squiggly ones more than the hand.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 10:12:22 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We demand.... a scrubberry!


9 posted on 07/21/2012 10:14:02 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What are things coming to when a man can’t trim his bush any way he wants?


10 posted on 07/21/2012 10:17:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Slings and Arrows

in all mother loving seriosnous an aqaintance reqeuested corpse removal


11 posted on 07/21/2012 10:20:58 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Bravo!


12 posted on 07/21/2012 10:25:29 PM PDT by Vide
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To: Slings and Arrows

After 8 years, they tell him to remove it due to “a neighbor’s” complaint?


13 posted on 07/21/2012 10:25:57 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Dosa26

Do they have a First Amendment now in UK?


14 posted on 07/21/2012 10:29:13 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: RichInOC

>>What are things coming to when a man can’t trim his bush any way he wants?<<

We don’t know if it is his bush. His wife might own it, making it HER bush he trimmed...


15 posted on 07/21/2012 10:30:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: Slings and Arrows

hahaha...that’s just funny!


16 posted on 07/21/2012 10:33:10 PM PDT by citizen (It's no longer Obamacare. It's Robertscare now. He wanted it, he bought it, he owns it.nn)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What is our US Supreme Court for? Take it all the way up there, sir, let Supreme Justice John Roberts decide.


17 posted on 07/21/2012 10:36:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I LOVE that guy!!!


18 posted on 07/21/2012 10:36:45 PM PDT by CodeToad (History says our end is near.)
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To: Revolting cat!

He’s in Britain. Which might not stop John Roberts.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 10:44:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

PING


20 posted on 07/21/2012 10:44:44 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’ll learn me to do writin’ before readin’!


21 posted on 07/21/2012 10:45:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Dosa26
We demand.... a scrubberry!

Here you go.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 10:47:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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Thats really some impressive shrubbery you have there.
23 posted on 07/21/2012 10:49:26 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: TheBattman

Ain’t pissants wonderful?


24 posted on 07/21/2012 10:49:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ahh yes...the timeless Art of Topiary Expression....classic natural beauty.

And its taken a long time to get that bush to look like that;it did not occur just overnight.
Methinks there is a story of neighbor envy/malice at play here.
25 posted on 07/21/2012 10:51:31 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: citizen; CodeToad

I wonder if he’s for hire?


26 posted on 07/21/2012 10:52:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s disgusting.
He should be forced to cut it down.
We certainly would not stand for this in our neighborhood.


27 posted on 07/21/2012 10:58:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

According to #15, it’s his wife’s bush that the man had trimmed!


28 posted on 07/21/2012 11:01:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Just think what he could do with a poodle.


29 posted on 07/21/2012 11:04:46 PM PDT by TChad
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To: TChad
Just think what he could do with a poodle.

Mind --> blown

30 posted on 07/21/2012 11:07:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: patriot08
Could be worse...
31 posted on 07/21/2012 11:11:24 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

So much for the concept of ownership. He should shave it into a phallus and testes; let the busybodies fret about that for eight years. When will the spoiled children learn to avert their eyes if it bothers them? Maybe they could move on to tormenting their obese neighbors for offending their eyes.


32 posted on 07/21/2012 11:12:49 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: patriot08
Not in your neighbourhood, I'm certain!


33 posted on 07/21/2012 11:13:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Trod Upon

See post #31.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 11:14:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“topiary”? Is there such a word?


35 posted on 07/21/2012 11:17:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: faithhopecharity

RE: Do they have a First Amendment now in UK....
I GUESSnot technology ... WE’ll just do a silly walk off then yes? :)


36 posted on 07/21/2012 11:26:15 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: Revolting cat!
“topiary”? Is there such a word?

Yes.

37 posted on 07/21/2012 11:27:34 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I”M afraid we are calling the whole thing off then. carry on, cheery ohhh


38 posted on 07/21/2012 11:42:40 PM PDT by Dosa26 (JURY NULLIFICATION! IT'S THE LAW)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Uhm, sorry!
39 posted on 07/21/2012 11:45:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Grams A

Actually I dislike those squiggly ones more than the hand.

actually, I love it all, the gardener is an artist and should get a merit for his effort LOL


40 posted on 07/21/2012 11:53:55 PM PDT by munin
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To: faithhopecharity

I don’t think so. The Brits are subjects.


41 posted on 07/22/2012 12:01:44 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

It wuz the bush’s fault.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 2:46:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

So the two dog doodles surrounding it can remain?

43 posted on 07/22/2012 2:48:40 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Three - one’s behind the tree.


44 posted on 07/22/2012 2:52:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

45 posted on 07/22/2012 3:11:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Grams A

The squiggley ones look like turds. Methinks the guy has some real problems.


46 posted on 07/22/2012 6:56:22 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I kind of like the Southwest version...

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47 posted on 07/22/2012 7:56:34 AM PDT by NOezmoney (If OBozo destroys America, and the media doesnÂ’t report it, will it even make a sound?)
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To: I still care

My first thought upon seeing the squiggley one was of an ice cream cone from Dairy Queen which was about to fall over. Then I decided if I did the squiggley and the hand it would be to tell the world what I think about those new light bulbs.

Growing up in my household one wasn’t allowed to think or say words ever associated with the world of turds and I think over my lifespan calling someone a turd is a relatively new term.


48 posted on 07/22/2012 10:50:34 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: meatloaf

Well its still hilarious.


49 posted on 07/22/2012 7:07:48 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: freedumb2003

Ah. Excellent point.


50 posted on 07/22/2012 10:52:53 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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