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   Woman in conservative Louisiana town puts up Christmas lights in the shape of a hand flipping the bird, gets visit from the cops. Surprisingly, the ACLU has something to say about this. (With photo)

27 Nov 2012 10:02 PM   |   19180 clicks   |   WWL
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cretinbob    [TotalFark]  
Yes Virginia, you have the right to be a paranoid white trash douche.

27 Nov 2012 08:12 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
It's a menorah! Travel-size.

27 Nov 2012 08:23 PM
vicejay    [TotalFark]  
Kind of looks like a cactus...

27 Nov 2012 08:35 PM
theknuckler_33     
As a huge fan of freedom of speech, I really hate douchebags. It is quite a conundrum.

27 Nov 2012 10:04 PM
Sock Ruh Tease     
People are still offended by the middle finger?

27 Nov 2012 10:06 PM
JacksonBryan    [TotalFark]  

Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?


This, it's not like it was a cross or something.

27 Nov 2012 10:06 PM
Eps05     

Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?


THINK OF THE CHILDRENNNN!!!

/wharrgarrbl

27 Nov 2012 10:08 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.

27 Nov 2012 10:09 PM
Baz744    [TotalFark]  
Louisiana Police:

Fascist Thugs or Enemies of Freedom?

You decide.

27 Nov 2012 10:09 PM
mbillips     
Surprising? Only if you've never paid attention to what the ACLU ALWAYS FARKING DOES.

27 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
Spanky_McFarksalot     
Not a fan of conservatives, but I don't see in the article where that has anything to do with it. Liberals can be pissed at neighbors too.

27 Nov 2012 10:11 PM
mbillips     

AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.


No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.

27 Nov 2012 10:12 PM
p89tech     
gee, she's having a dispute with her neighbors? really? whoda thunk it?

but, yeah, it's her constitutional right to be a tacky douche

27 Nov 2012 10:12 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
We haven't had an ACLU in a long time. Nice to see they are still out there!

27 Nov 2012 10:13 PM
AndreMA     
Nice that the ACLU is being proactive and (hopefully) saving the Town the expense of defending itself in a losing court case.

27 Nov 2012 10:14 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  

AdolfOliverPanties: It's a menorah! Travel-size.


I was thinking the same thing.

27 Nov 2012 10:15 PM
crabsno termites     
Does Drew sell popcorn concessions? I want this one.

27 Nov 2012 10:16 PM
fusillade762    [TotalFark]  
The thumbed nose, the projected middle finger, the Bronx cheer

www.allhatnocattle.netView Full Size


What's this one called?

27 Nov 2012 10:17 PM
UseLessHuman     
Yeah, when I see a prominently displayed cross or other religious symbol all I see is a big middle finger in my face "Hey look we get to be stupid and judgmental and force our beliefs on you through law, and we're tax exempt sucker!" So when can I call the cops to have them take that down? She should tell them she's a firm believer in the prophet "fark You" and she's just expressing her holiday wishes like everyone else on the block.

I hope she puts it back up. I hope the cops do something stupid. I hope the ACLU wins. I hope she gets a big settlement from the county.

Unpopular speech is the most important to protect; It may some day be yours.

27 Nov 2012 10:18 PM
jaytkay     
Stay classy, Red States.

27 Nov 2012 10:19 PM
signaljammer     
mbillips
No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.

Thanks for saving me the trouble.

27 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
Nothing To See Here     
No worries, the traveling Sink Hole will make all this Xmas spirit go away.

27 Nov 2012 10:21 PM
SwiftFox     
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27 Nov 2012 10:21 PM
mbillips     

fusillade762: The thumbed nose, the projected middle finger, the Bronx cheer

[www.allhatnocattle.net image 252x342]

What's this one called?


Vaffancul!

27 Nov 2012 10:22 PM
Mikey1969     

AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.


It's part of your agreement when you get the broadcast license.

You're comparing apples and manila envelopes.

27 Nov 2012 10:26 PM
Butthurted     
Anyone else notice the poll in the right side margin?
Should wearing 'saggy pants' be illegal?
57% say yea/ 43% say nay

Now I find the saggy pant thing ridiculous, but a poll favoring legislation???? Glad the south has found a solution to all those other social hazards.

/red state problems

27 Nov 2012 10:26 PM
MrEricSir     
Two pages into the comments and no conservatrolls have used the "But what if she made a picture of Mohamed" line yet?

You guys are losing your touch.

27 Nov 2012 10:27 PM
whatshisname     

UseLessHuman: I see a prominently displayed cross or other religious symbol all I see is a big middle finger in my face


That probably says more about you than the religious symbol or the religion it represents...

27 Nov 2012 10:28 PM
Kevin72     
It's a camel. A Goddamned camel. A camel with a wise nam on it. There's always a camel in nativity scenes. I just plain fail to see what all the hullabaloo is all about.

27 Nov 2012 10:29 PM
DrVoice     
The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.

27 Nov 2012 10:29 PM
Mikey1969     
I'd love to see the city actually quantify this law, explain it in precise terms, without a bunch of subjective descriptions. It's probably only slightly easier than putting an assault weapons ban together.

27 Nov 2012 10:29 PM
MadAzza     

JacksonBryan: Sock Ruh Tease: People are still offended by the middle finger?

This, it's not like it was a cross or something.


It's directed at a particular neighbor, who is supposed to be offended.

This farkwad is a childish twat. Reminds me of that c*nt who terrorized that woman whose daughter had died and whose granddaughter was dying. Whatever her name was.

Who has the energy for all of that petty vindictiveness?

27 Nov 2012 10:30 PM
fastfxr     
Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?


Get a clue, bible thumper...your species is on its way to extinction.

27 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
profplump     

Mikey1969: It's part of your agreement when you get the broadcast license.


Not only that, but it only applies to public broadcasts in specific formats in a few bands, not to radio transmissions in general. My WiFi and cell phone broadcast porn all day long and the FCC loves me for it.

27 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
cptjeff     

DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.


The National Republican Association is incredibly consistent. Precise, but not accurate, to put it another way. They consistently end up in the same place, even if it's not anywhere close to where they say they're aiming.

27 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
red5ish     
I want to know more about the dispute with the neighbors. I'm nosy.

27 Nov 2012 10:46 PM
Gyrfalcon     

theknuckler_33: As a huge fan of freedom of speech, I really hate douchebags. It is quite a conundrum.


You're free to hate douchebags. You just can't stop them from being that way.

27 Nov 2012 10:48 PM
skullkrusher     
classy

27 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
skullkrusher     

fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?


no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer

27 Nov 2012 10:50 PM
Theaetetus     

DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.


Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.

27 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
poe_zlaw     
She should take it down and then hang up her huge Labia Menorah

27 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
Theaetetus     

fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME


I agree - anyone who puts a spiky hemorrhoid cross on their lawn is trying to be offensive.

/or is that a three-eyed ghost?

27 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
ongbok     

mbillips: AverageAmericanGuy: If the FCC can regulate what can be broadcast, local townships can certainly regulate signage.

No. No, they can't.

/Research FCC airwave licenses.


Yes they can. Put up a giant sign that say fark in your front lawn and see what happens. It is called obscenity laws.

27 Nov 2012 10:54 PM
Gyrfalcon     

skullkrusher: fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?

no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer


Petunia petals???

27 Nov 2012 10:54 PM
skullkrusher     

Gyrfalcon: skullkrusher: fastfxr: Your (^^^) cross offends ME, a$$wipe, but you don't see me calling the cops, do you?

no, you should probably call a shrink though, you delicate butterfly vagina made of petunia petals and gossamer

Petunia petals???


it was the pussiest flower I could think of at the moment... dandelion wisps?

27 Nov 2012 10:56 PM
kd8our     

ongbok: Yes they can. Put up a giant sign that say fark in your front lawn and see what happens. It is called obscenity laws.


I once carved a pumpkin that had both a middle finger and a "big fark" you on it. Nobody called the police and local teens spared it in smashing raids. It just rotted away on the porch. To be fair it wasn't on my porch, I chose one of the many abandoned houses. Really just to confuse folks if anything. Hey I was young and hadn't discovered drugs or sex.

27 Nov 2012 11:04 PM
CameraMonkey     

Theaetetus: DrVoice: The ACLU is much more consistent about their mission than, say, the NRA.

Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.


Yeah, I second that. The NRA is pretty consistent... whereas the ACLU tends to pick and choose their battles based on their ideology. I can vaguely recall a few cases leaning to the conservative side that they opted not to fight. So no, the ACLU is not some magical even handed organization.

27 Nov 2012 11:06 PM
susler     
Not at all... The NRA is all-guns, all-the-time. The ACLU would find it tough to match that kind of consistency. I mean, they even acknowledge that slander or libel may not be protected under the first amendment, while the NRA says that you can shoot your neighbor if they look at you strangely.

Actually, not really. As the various articles around the recent Zimmerman/Martin case in Florida show; the NRA only supports Stand Your Grounders when they're white. They don't comment at all much less provide attorneys or money to minority Stand Your Grounders.

27 Nov 2012 11:08 PM
susler     
Yeah, and ACLU Rules.

Subby you're surprised? Why?

27 Nov 2012 11:09 PM
real_kibo     
50 posts in and no pictures of Mr. Rogers yet? Kids these days don't properly respect Mr. Rogers and his filthy fingers...

27 Nov 2012 11:11 PM
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