Ron Paul. Chain Link. Pit Bulls.
Not exactly the brain trust in that house.
Oh, and I like the statement that the mixed material fence makes. It works well with the 70's era manufactured home look.
The mini trees make the pit bulls look really big! It's like dudes shaving their pubes.
That's right America! Get your big trucks, your guns and your pit bulls and declare yourself an INDIVIDUAL that stands for FREEDOM.
"Don't you touch my gas, my guns or my pit bulls! Because I have a RIGHT to contribute to global warming (the end of the world), I have a RIGHT to brandish a weapon (when I feel like it), and I have a RIGHT to own dogs powerful enough to RIP your face off."
These are the very Americans that threaten the continued existence of the United States of America.
If I thought they could read, I'd wonder if they had read his Ronnie Paul's old newsletters...
Who knows maybe they are your friends friends mom and dad. Or your friends friend.
#8 seems to be suggesting tolerance. I heartily agree.
I'd take it a step further and demonstrate right to privacy by not fucking posting pictures of people's house. Naming the neighborhood takes it over the edge.
Disagree with someone's personal politics--fine. I don't like Ron Paul. I actually like the pit bulls I know personally--though I sometimes fear unfamiliar pit bulls around my dog.
It doesn't matter--these folks don't deserve to have their privacy invaded.
Take the photo down. I'd be pissed if someone took a picture of my home and used it to mock me in a hostile public forum.
Who knows... maybe it is your friends friends mom and dad everybody.
Or it is friends of your friends.
@9: Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do Do,
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Gee, MJ, given the size and number of those Ron Paul signs, I'd assume they want more people to notice them.
what's wrong with someone being an active participator in politics? isn't that a good thing? isn't associating a political sign, some pit bulls, and how a house looks, the same as looking at someone and judging them and expecting them to vote a certain way?
just seems a little bit elitist. and no, i am not a ron paul supporter.
@9, posting pictures taken in public of someone's house is totally fair game. Particularly if they've chosen to turn it into a billboard for their cause of choice.
And I'm gonna guess they are growing weed in their basement..
Maybe it is elitist. I'll cop to that. It's still funny. Take the photo down is funny. Not as funny as "Leave Britney alone!" but still.
Good stuff. Can we see more?
What kind of people plant trees in their yard, abstain from watering them during the summer, watch them shrivel and die of thirst, then keep the sad, brown remains standing as a symbol of their neglect and bad judgment? Libertarian gardeners, that's who. "Let those freeloading, welfare queen trees get in their Cadillacs and buy their own water!"
even if they DID water them, they more than likely were killed by the piss from the mongrels.
Ron Paul's plan is to fill his blimp full of pitbulls and crash it into the Superbowl!
Wait, I thought you guys were for single family housing. But now you're against old seattle. What do you people want?
Press or Propaganda?
@9: In absolute agreement. Thank you.
@14: Just because it's "fair game" doesn't mean it is right.
@20 says it all.
Really? Not Stranger readers? Because when I saw the dogs, I was pretty sure this was going to be a follow up on Dan's "Buy yourself a picketfence and some puppies" love advice from a few days ago...
It's great when people who otherwise speak the language of tolerance make plain that they only intend to be on the receiving end.
Dominic: your cultural assumptions are dubious.
Hey what about the confederate flag brouhaha in SC? Could help Rev. Huckabee (pro-flag) beat McCain (spits on Southern "heritage").
Meanwhile that Obama's minister dude in Chicago said Bill Clinton "did to 'us' what he did to Monica Lewinski."
Smart move. Obvious reference to royal flush as NV caucuses approach (playing the race card, the sex card, the young intern card, the Bill card, and the blow job card, in one fell swoop!).
amazingly judgemental. #5 sums it up quite well: you MUST GIVE UP ANY AND ALL REMAINING RIGHTS TO BE CONSIDERED AMERICAN! failure to comply will surely mean the end of our country.
1) if you can afford the gas required to drive a big truck, it is your right to do so.
2) the right to bear arms is guaranteed in the constitution. are you farmiliar with that "piece of paper" mr. self proclaimed american?
3) the assumption that all pit bulls are dangerous animals that will "rip your face off" is further evidence of your ignorance. i would bet that mr. "pissed off" thinks it is ok when our military leaders use dogs to do this to people. that is, as long as it is done to other people, on the other side of the world that terrify him.
this guy isn't pissed off, he is scared.
The constitution absolutely, positively guarantees the right to bear single shot muskets. They'll pry my musket away from my cold dead hands!!!!
Oh gee, lookee there. The bloggers over at the pseudo-rebellious purportedly "liberal" Stranger are playing neocon and now they want to slam your right to choose which candidate is the best to run the country. How nice of them to want to choose our candidates for us. Why don't you bend over and let David Rockefeller pop you in the ass and get it over with already, so we don't have to hear about your neocon crap on the web?
You want FUNNY? Read and watch this! HILARIOUS!!!
Background on David Rockefeller's private thinktank, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Dick Cheney (ex-director of CFR) talks to David Rockefeller (short video)
Democrat CFR member Candidates:
Barack Obama (also, Michelle Obama is on the Board of Directors in the Chicago branch of the CFR)
Republican CFR member Candidates:
Mike Huckabee (not a CFR member, though he named Richard Haas, president of the CFR, as his adviser on foreign policy)
Those dogs are cute. Until they scale that rather short fence...
How many guns do you think are inside?
Only someone who truly trusts and believes in the goodness of government would think it's a good idea for citizens to be unarmed.
Besides, why should republicans own all the guns? I'm liberal AND armed.
Naw, this photo is fair game. They aren't assholes unless they show the address.
The scary thing is, I'm sure they *do* know about those newsletters and yet they still post those signs. The remaining Ron Paul supporters have either rationalized away any notion that Ron Paul is racist, or his top stop is racist. Of course, maybe they themselves are racict.
The true test of these people would be to print out the newsletters and put them on the door of his persons neighbors. I've long been wanting to distribute his newsletters to Ron Paul supporters and tuck them under their windshields. Up here on Capitol Hill, I'd print the Andy Roony one but over in the CD, I'd print some of the MLK ones.
Probably not fighting dogs, as their ears aren't cropped. The dogs look healthy and well-fed, and they're not reacting to the photographer. Trust me, if you took THAT close a photo of MY yard, my Shetland Sheepdogs would be pitching a FIT (and yes, you could be across the street using a telephoto lens, and they could be in the HOUSE, and they'd still be pitching a fit).
Elitist assumptions ARE being made.
Again, the Stranger demonstrates more of it's and it's commenters lamentable racist bullshit.
When are you bigots going to get it?
Legally- anything you can see from the street, and if you're off the sticks, you can film or photograph.
If this were a pro-life publication with a photo of an abortion provider's house (complete with "US out of my uterus" signs and, I dunno, Yorkshire Terriers) and a description of the neighborhood, would it still be "fair game"?
Legal, yes. Reasonable? Respectful? Safe? Would it serve any purpose other than mocking and/or threatening the inhabitants?
#36 makes great points about the dogs: they look healthy and welcoming.
When you make your home into a billboard, you've intentionally made yourself a public figure. You can't put up signs and then say nobody can talk about what the signs say. You can bet your ass an abortion provider dumb enough to plaster messages all over their own home should expect to see pictures up all over the internet.
So if you want to claim privacy, you have to make some reasonable effort to keep a low profile. But if you want to wade into the political debate, expect to have your feelings hurt.
QUOTES OF INTEREST, RELATING TO CFR, TRILATERAL COMMISSION, AND BILDERBERG:
"The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for "the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government." Harpers, July l958
"This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for too long - We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
-David Rockefeller speaking at the UN, Sept. 14, 1994
"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries." -- David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.
1973, August 10: The New York Times publishes "From a China Traveller" by David Rockefeller, who writes about Communist China: "One is impressed immediately by the sense of national harmony....There is a very real and pervasive dedication to chairman Mao and Maoist principles. Whatever the price of the Chinese Revolution, it has obviously succeeded not only in producing more efficient and dedicated administration, but also in fostering high morale and community purpose. General social and economic progress is no less impressive....The enormous social advances of China have benefited greatly from the singleness of ideology and purpose....The social experiment in China under Chairman Mao's leadership is one of the most important and successful in history."
1974 - Richard N. Gardner writing in Foreign Affairs (CFR's publication) April 1974 Article entitled The Hard Road to World Order, "In short, the "house of world order: will have to be built from the bottom up rather than from the top down. It will look like a great "booming, buzzing confusion," .......but an end run around national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, will accomplish much more than the old-fashioned frontal assault."
"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money." Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (CFR publication) (July/August 1995)
"Today, America would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order [referring to the 1991 LA Riot]. Tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told that there were an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well-being granted to them by the World Government." Dr. Henry Kissinger, Bilderberger Conference, Evians, France, 1991
Typical elitist perspective... judging books by their covers. Grow up, blogger. A healthy republic and democracy, and freedom to pick a candidate -- are all good things. Just like your freedom to print your publication and your blog, remember? Or do you just like to bite the hand that feeds you?
i think this blogger and his very few tree hugging friends just got slapped by the coming revolution.
Gil @ 42) The joke is that two of the things The Stranger likes least are being combined in one location. That's the joke. No damage to... the republic, no one prevented from supporting a (douche bag of a) candidate, no quashing of free speech. Reread the post.
MJ @ 39) Your analogy is absurd. There simply aren't bands of Slog readers protesting or shooting at the homes of Ron Paul supporters or Pit Bull owners; there are, however, violent pro-life activists willing to murder their political opponents. Get real.
@42. I think I want to start a blog called "Grow up, blogger."
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