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Yard Sign complaint

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Scrammer, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Scrammer

    Scrammer SW Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This quite funny, at least to me.

    My neighbor is a "lefty" of sorts (Obama bumper stickers, gung-ho socialized medicine, " guns should be banned", etc.). So this past spring 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.
    Maybe I'll ask him if he want to go deer hunting, which opens up November 1st, you know, just a bunch of guys running through the woods chasing Bambi, then sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, drinking beer, and singing our favorite country songs
    to the accompaniment of Jake's harmonica (he is a better lawyer than a harmonica player but don't tell him I told you).
    I even made him a bumper sticker and that made him madder than
    he already was!
    Anyway, that's life in our neck of the woods, how's about yours?

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  2. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    good one :)
     
  3. yotehunter

    yotehunter north west Active Member

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    I love that sign has been around for quite awhile.
     
  4. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Ha! Ha! I love that sign! :thumbup:

    I have a couple of neighbors that I would like to ID in the same manner, but being a civil guy I will restrain myself.
     
  5. debous

    debous PNW New Member

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    :bluelaugh: some people just dont get it... ban all guns so only the bad guys and cops have em!???
     
  6. dmwebb34

    dmwebb34 Bend, OR Member

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    Thats AWESOME ... I showed my wife and we were both laughing!! Way to go!
     
  7. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    That's one of the best uses of the 1st Amendment I've seen in a while. Funnier'n'**** and makes your point to boot.
     
  8. Orus

    Orus Salem Member

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    Hi,
    Just have a question about what my new neighbor did today, My wife and I left for work and when we got back we found a bunch of branches scattered all over our front yard and flowers my wife planted where squashed, we have a huge tree on the front and I know some branches where hanging on their side, I wish the guy would have asked or at least let us know what he intended to do I would have gladly helped, We where kind of happy the other owners left as they where bubblegums, but looks like the new ones are just the same, how do you guys think i should approach the incident of today?
    Thanks
     
  9. Nightshade

    Nightshade vancouver,WA Well-Known Member

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    Monte your such a Rabble rouser, but that sounded like fun..lol
    keep fighting the good fight
     
  10. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I would let it go. Next year at this time, I would approach him and tell him that I was planning on trimming the branches later this year and ask for his opinion on how much on his side should be removed.

    It's one of those things not worth a confrontation/fight/battle/war...
     
  11. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    You might try this while they are not at home:

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  12. Orus

    Orus Salem Member

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    Perfect! I just finished eating a big bowl of beans and hard boil eggs, just right for tonight:thumbup:
    Thank you!