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Ansonia resident battles to keep neon peace sign she displays from her apt. window
New York Post ^ | November 25, 2012 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO

Posted on 11/25/2012 12:31:47 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

This Upper West Sider is going to war for her peace symbol.

Brigitte Vosse, 58, has been irking neighbors for more than a year with her own personal protest against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: a neon peace sign hanging in her living-room window at the Ansonia, a beloved, Beaux-Art style Broadway building once home to Babe Ruth.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: newyork; peacesign; vosse
The libs are out in full force on the Post's site including those who only seem to care about fighting for the rights of certain groups.
1 posted on 11/25/2012 12:31:55 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Agree or disagree with Brigitte Vosse, she has every right in the world to display her sign.
IF it complies with the HOA CCRs & city zoning.
2 posted on 11/25/2012 12:46:15 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If it was a cross or anything “conservative” those same libs would be calling for SWAT teams.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 12:46:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tupelo

I am sure these libs would be fighting for her right to display the US flag too, lol... never mind


4 posted on 11/25/2012 12:48:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Silly lib though she may be, she’s got every right to hang that sign. Using a rule about commercial signage to restrict something hanging in a 16th-floor living room window is asinine, but typical of the nannies in Bloomberg’s New York.

}:-)4


5 posted on 11/25/2012 12:49:43 PM PST by Moose4 (...and walk away.)
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To: Tupelo

I don’t see where it’s a sign...Looks like a window decoration to me...


6 posted on 11/25/2012 12:50:16 PM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Their neighbors should pray that a Kenny Rogers chicken doesn’t move next door...


7 posted on 11/25/2012 12:51:54 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Tupelo

I agree, but she probably just voted against freedom so I’m having difficulty caring right now. Let her fight her nazis herself.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“The city claims the peace symbol violates zoning laws requiring signs in commercial districts be no higher than 40 feet above the curb.”

That sounds like bunk to me. Not the regulation, but the interpretation of it in regards to what the woman has in her window. Whether or not I agree with her views, I think the city is playing dirty pool here.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 12:56:34 PM PST by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sheesh. From the ground, 16 floors up, you can hardly even see the sign. It looks like her fellow libs, being libs, just can’t live and let live, but have to insert themselves into everything that doesn’t fit their perfect world-view just so. (I’m no peace-nick, but I think the sign looks kind of cheerful.)


10 posted on 11/25/2012 12:58:49 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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11 posted on 11/25/2012 1:04:00 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL
If it was a cross or anything “conservative” those same libs would be calling for SWAT teams.

Upper West Side? I wonder if she would be so vehement of her rights to this sign if she knew it originated as a symbol for Saint Peter, who was crucified upside down?

12 posted on 11/25/2012 1:05:02 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like a lib. She’s got what she wanted.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 1:09:15 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Lx

LOL - that was a classic Seinfeld episode!


14 posted on 11/25/2012 1:10:13 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Tupelo
IF it complies with the HOA CCRs & city zoning.

Even so, this is tyranny. When some HOA comes down on somebody for a flag, we're all outraged. This is no different.

At least the good guys prevailed on this one:

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2012/09/the-church-of-the-good-shepherd-wins-battle-against-county-79986.html

15 posted on 11/25/2012 1:15:49 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: Iscool
Duuuuuuuuuuuude.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 1:21:10 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The twisted irony of this story is that this BLEEDING HEART, LUNATIC FRINGE, WHACKO, LEFT-WING, PATCHOULI REEKING, RABID, FOAMING AT THE MOUTH LIBERAL, protests the very thing that gives her the right to FREELY display that HIPPIE PEACE SIGN IN THE FIRST PLACE...LIBERAL PRETZEL LOGIC...GO FIGURE..


17 posted on 11/25/2012 1:42:23 PM PST by R AND R IN 2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

She should be allowed to keep it ONLY if she wears a burqa 24/7, gives up her right to vote, turns in her driver’s license and keeps her Fluken mouth shut around men.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 1:58:18 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So just what counts as a sign and what as an illuminated window decoration?

Maybe it’s hanging from a chain or cord. If she re-mounted the unit on a base which sits on the inside window sill or on a table, it would become an illuminated window decoration.


19 posted on 11/25/2012 2:44:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Flick Lives

If it’s in that picture of the building front, I can’t even tell where it is.

This sounds like the sort of trifle that the law shouldn’t even lend itself to prosecuting. It’s not like there were a visible series of windows reading “EAT MORE TWINKIES” or something like that. For something to even count as a sign it ought to be legible.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 2:58:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No mention about Obammy killing families in Pakistan, Libya......


21 posted on 11/25/2012 3:04:22 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Looks like an advertisement for Craigslist...;)


22 posted on 11/25/2012 3:28:05 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That white dot, up top in the front turret. From +/- 125-130ft below, it’s hard to discern WTH it is.


23 posted on 11/25/2012 3:58:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: carriage_hill

That shouldn’t even COUNT as a sign, even if she herself calls it one. If she lets a smart attorney handle the case she probably ought to win.


24 posted on 11/25/2012 4:02:10 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sucks to have the courts used as a weapon against your freedoms, doesn’t it.


25 posted on 11/25/2012 4:07:38 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh fer cryin’ out loud.

It’s not even “neon”. If you look at the smaller picture of it below the building picture it appears to be strings of Christmas lights.


26 posted on 11/25/2012 4:09:02 PM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: GeronL
If it was a cross or anything “conservative” those same libs would be calling for SWAT teams.

Meanwhile, if we support the right of people to display crosses or US flags, then we need to also support her right to display her peace symbol.

27 posted on 11/25/2012 4:11:03 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Daffynition

All I can say is, there was a time when,,,,,,,,,,,,


28 posted on 11/25/2012 4:13:50 PM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Personally, I like it when these people put up there stupid signs. That way I know where the idiots live.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 4:17:12 PM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Agreed, but the HOA just isn’t going to let this die. They’re control-freak nazis, and won’t give-up their “right to it”.


30 posted on 11/25/2012 4:31:03 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: 2111USMC

Yeah, who came up with “neon” for this thing that looks like it’s made with Christmas light bulbs. A decent neon peace sign wouldn’t look like that at all.


31 posted on 11/25/2012 4:47:57 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s not even an HOA covenant they’re getting buzzed up about here. It’s a city ordinance about “political signs.”

I’d say the first thing about something counting as a sign, is that it can be read by passers-by. It’s her own private symbol to what? God, the angels, and the birds? Good grief. I hope the judge says it can’t even be made out as to what it is, and so it’s indistinguishable from any other light.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 4:52:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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