Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Silence is Golden

It's Wacky Wednesday time folks, and even though most of you have probably packed away your Griswald lights until next year, one spirited lady near Baton Rouge, LA has an entertaining display she wants her neighbors to see all year long. Although the message is bein' shouted from the rooftop, no actual words are required. Silence is golden as they say. Them pesky neighbors sure don't have to guess what's she's thinkin' when they pull into their driveway. Nope, no hidden meaning here, just straight up. My kinda gal fo' sho!!!
 

 
Yeppers, Sarah Childs created this light extravaganza on her roof in November because she believed a neighbor stole her dog. The city of Denham Springs wanted her to remove the display, but she and the ACLU sued the city, the mayor and the police arguing that removing the lights would violate her free speech. The lawsuit is still pending. Now I ain't about to get into the constitutional law aspects of the suit, but one thang I am gonna do is send Ms. Childs a little gift for her front yard 'cause I think it would fit in nicely with the whole theme she's got goin' on:
Uh Huh, that's what I'm talkin' about!
 
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19 comments:

  1. I am sure Ms Childs would be super appreciative of your kind and thoughtful gift.

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  2. it's protected by the 1st amendment. Voltaire approved!

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  3. lol now that is a great display, be funnier still if she actually won the lawsuit

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  4. Dear Deb! Funny Deb! This post gave me one of those scrunchy faced gawfas!!!! You're always hitting the nail right on the head!!!!!!

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  5. Deb! hahahahaha, thank you. I love getting a scarf like that for only $4!

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  6. I wish I had that much courage. My neighborhood really needs to be given the finger and in big neon, flashing lights!

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  7. We still have lights around the ceiling in the living room. I'll get to it soon enough. Right now I'm still enjoying them.

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  8. She'll probably win and, then, take them down anyway.

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  9. I would just tell her, "no thank you, I don't have that kind of time or manpower."

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  10. you know, that lady is famous now, she got even into newspapers here in Europe. I bet she didn't think a naughty finger would bring her worldwide fame :)

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  11. Best Christmas Lights EVER. I kind a like that Santa too...

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  12. Hahaha!!! Great minds must think alike - I saw this in the news over the Christmas season and had actually saved it for a future post - which I never got to :) So funny - in a passive-aggressive way, I hope she wins, lol!!

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  13. I think the illuminated finger is funny, but I wouldn't want it in my neighborhood.

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  14. We had a rebel flag flying in our neighborhood, which is suburbanite hell, and the HOA was furious. They ordered her to take it down. Well, the neighbor chick hired a lawyer and said it was her right to fly it. And she won. So while I'm not a huge fan of the rebel flag, I smile every time I see it out there, if only because I hate this goddamn neighborhood and its Nazi HOAs.

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  15. Q: How long do you keep wishing people 'Happy New Year'?
    A: For as long as people keep lighting their Christmas lights.
    Meaning, in my neighborhood, you'll still be hearing 'Happy New Year' when they start saying, 'Kiss Me, I'm Irish.'

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  16. I see no reason why she wouldn't win this case! All the power to her!

    I still have my lights up, unfortunately I have kids so I can't be flying the bird!

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  17. wow, that piece of light art is just classic!

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