My Neighbor

8 Mar

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 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 am at a loss how to reconcile our long relationship (notice I did not say friendship), any suggestions would be welcome.


Edit: Little Bigger on the sign, without enbiggyfying it:

Have a great Thursday! Don’t forget, the Big 12 Basketball tournament gets into full swing today. The Aggies won last night, and the Cyclones play the late game tonight.

35 Responses to “My Neighbor”

  1. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    This poat is the best one today!

  2. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Good morning!!

  3. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    I think the sign should be bigger.

  4. The Queen March 8, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Oh, I like that!!!!

  5. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 8, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I had fun with my kids this morning:

    http://teresainfortworth.wordpress.com/2012/03/08/fun-with-adult-kids/

    I’m such a stinker….. πŸ˜›

  6. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    ZOMG!!! Shatner was RIGHT, J’Ames!!! πŸ˜‰

  7. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Carbonite still tanking, Rush controversy just helping it along:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/03/carbonite-shoots-its-business-model-in-the-foot/#comments

    Sounds like somebody stuck their political foot in their mouth, and did something they shouldn’t have. Oh well, natural selection in progress.

  8. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Hope to see a lot of this tonight!

  9. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    They made the choice.

    I do wonder if they are “begging” to go back to the show, though. Delicious, if so πŸ˜‰

  10. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Rush said 2 wanted back in, but he wasn’t going to name names. I wonder if they are one of them.

  11. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 8, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Speaking of choice – someone has done a DEVASTATING business analysis of Planned Parenthood’s business model (using their own data), and reached this conclusion:

    Planned Parenthood is truly different in so many ways – it is a business paid by the government to sell products that create a profitable backlog of higher ticket sales. Imagine if a vision care company received government grants to sell pills that caused vision loss, after which it then sold high dollar glasses, contacts and Lasik procedures.

    Here’s a link to the article – the easiest way to access it was to download the entire magazine in which it was published; the article begins on Page 14:

    http://is.gd/O7u0mC

    (h/t to American Thinker)

  12. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Great link, Teresa.

    Now all we need is to get PP to admit they are a business…

  13. GMLand March 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    That was hilarious Tifw, well played!

  14. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    How would you like to own a $1 billion company, 100%, with no debt? Sounds like she’s done good for herself:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/03/07/undercover-billionaire-sara-blakely-joins-the-rich-list-thanks-to-spanx/

  15. Lizard March 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    OMG you mean when he is no longer pres I’m gonna have to put up with seeing him on ESPN doing top 10 plays of the weekend…….

  16. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

  17. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    No lizard, I’ve seen him play basketball. He won’t be on ESPN.

  18. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    When does Wisky play in the Big 10 Tourny?

  19. Lizard March 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

    They get the winner of Indiana – Penn State on Friday at 1:30pm

  20. Lizard March 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    I got this from a NASCAR friend:

    Gun Control
    Barack Obama at a recent rural elementary school assembly in East Texas , asked the audience for total quiet. Then, in the silence, he started to slowly clap his hands once every few seconds, holding the audience in total silence.

    Then he said into the microphone, ‘Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence.’

    Then, little Darrell, with a proud East Texas drawl, pierced the quiet and said:
    “Well, dumbass, stop clapping!”

  21. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/07/us/michigan-lottery-winner/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    Lottery winners can’t get food stamps now? And just because she was on TV, she gets her benefits pulled? How unfair!

  22. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    And that’s an awesome joke, Lizard.

    At least I hope it’s a joke.

  23. Lizard March 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    I saw that twit from MI yesterday. “It’s hard, I need the assistance.” and “no I don’t think it is wrong, I’m not employed and I have bills I own 2 houses”

    It is a joke that has been re-worked that dates back to 2005 with Bono. Someone took the Make Poverty History snapping campaign into a joke and now it has morphed into an Obama joke.

  24. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Yeah, mine was kinda tongue in cheek. I was referring to the possibility that it could be true, which is sad in itself.

  25. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired golfer in his late sixties and the other is a gorgeous blond in her mid-twenties.

    The circus owner tells them, “I’m not going to sugar coat it. This is one ferocious lion. He ate my last tamer so you two had better be good or you’re history. Here’s your equipment — chair, a whip and a gun. Who wants to try out first?”

    The girl says, “I’ll go first.” She walks past the chair, the whip and the gun and steps right into the lion’s cage. The lion starts to snarl and pant and begins to charge her. About halfway there, she throws open her coat revealing her beautiful naked body.

    The lion stops dead in his tracks, sheepishly crawls up to her and starts licking her feet and ankles. He continues to lick and kiss her entire body for several minutes and then rests his head at her feet.

    The circus owner’s jaw is on the floor.. He says, “I’ve never seen a display like that in my life.” He then turns to the retired golfer and asks, “Can you top that?”

    The tough old golfer replies, “No problem, just get that lion out of there.”

  26. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    I wonder what kind of interest rate this card has:

    http://is.gd/emE3sk

  27. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    It all depends on your credit ratingparty affiliation.

  28. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Before Sandy Fluke got in front of the world and told us we have to pay for her BC pills, she was involved in advocating that all insurance policies pay for gender reassignment surgery:

    http://is.gd/Ozi1hr

    Apparently all insurance companies are “heterosexist”…..

  29. Jay in Ames March 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

  30. LC Aggie Sith March 8, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    *cries because she doesn’t have a margarita*

  31. Lizard March 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    Well thank you Gloria Allred for taking the situation with Rush into joke by getting involved.
    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-allred-limbaugh,0,987835.story

    Even my liberal friends say when she gets involved you know what ever it is is a joke.

  32. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX March 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    My very first Meme:

  33. LC Aggie Sith March 9, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    That’s awesome, Teresa!!!

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