11.27.2006

peace

Reason Number 53,802 I left the United States.

But who's counting.

9 comments:

deang said...

Ugh! I had blissfully forgotten about that old US right-wing line that a peace sign is really a fallen cross and thus diabolically evil.

West End Bound said...

As I commented on Niko & Mason's blog:

"Why does this not surprise me???

"Tis the season to be a right-wing idiot I suppose."

Crabbi said...

For Christ's sake! I mean it, for Christ's sake, let the woman have her goddamned peace symbol.

redsock said...

Just a lil' misunderstanding, folks. All is now okey-dokey in the US and A.

NEWS:

"A Colorado woman can display her Christmas wreath shaped like a peace sign after all.

The homeowners' association in the Pagosa Springs subdivision where Lisa Jensen lives has withdrawn its threat to fine her 25 dollars a day unless she removed the wreath. ...

Jensen tells The A-P she got a letter from the board last night that called the incident a "misunderstanding."

Before the order was rescinded, Jensen said she received hundreds of calls of support and offers to help her pay the thousand-dollar fine that would have been due if she kept the wreath up until after Christmas."

L-girl said...

So freedom is on the march after all.

Jensen said she received hundreds of calls of support and offers to help her pay the thousand-dollar fine that would have been due if she kept the wreath up until after Christmas.

That also does not surprise me (to quote WEB above), and it's good to know.

Jere said...

The most shocking thing to me as that to Candians, I'm "down south." Me, a southerner, who'd have thought?

Anyway, absolutely terrible job by people who see, of all things, a PEACE sign and feel threatened. And don't these pro-war people realize that they're in the minority anyway? It's not like someone put up a sign that only 1% of Americans support. (Of course, you should be allowed to do that, too. Land of the "free," right?)

About the support for this woman: Of course (before it got settled) we'd all want to give her money if thats what it takes. But isn't that giving in? Shouldn't we see something like this and instead of just paying the fine, all write letters to the person who made the rule, or to that town, or its representatives or something?

L-girl said...

Of course (before it got settled) we'd all want to give her money if thats what it takes. But isn't that giving in? Shouldn't we see something like this and instead of just paying the fine, all write letters to the person who made the rule, or to that town, or its representatives or something?

I think we should do both. Donate so the peace sign can stay up and also oppose the rule with anyone and everyone. And also, of course, give it more publicity, which is what led to the rule change.

Do you think that's right? Or do you think that paying the fine is acquiesing? I can see it both ways.

Jere said...

I'd say try to get the change made, and if they say no, say, Okay, we'll just pay the damn fine, then.

But yeah, good idea, in a time-sensitive case like this to immediately start paying just so it stays up, while you continue to to fight. Since you're not "paying for it," but rather "doing it and paying because of it," there also would be a chance that you could get your fine money back if the decision is later changed. (I'd hope.)

Sometimes you gotta take the extra point now and go for two later, while keeping your feet in bounds and trying not to fumble the ball.

L-girl said...

there also would be a chance that you could get your fine money back if the decision is later changed. (I'd hope.)

Yes. Then you could re-donate all the donations to a peace organization. :)

Sometimes you gotta take the extra point now and go for two later, while keeping your feet in bounds and trying not to fumble the ball.

Hmm. Yes. Well.