Thursday, August 9, 2007

The suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked suck even more

One gets the distinct impression that if his sign had read anything but "Impeach Bush," none of this bullshit would've happened.

"Kent Safety Director William Lillich said similar tickets have been issued there, but he is not sure whether they involved commercial or political messages. He said candidates have been contacted and told to move inappropriately placed campaign signs."

It's certainly possible that Portage County deals with such matters differently than does Cuyahoga, but upon viewing the thousands of campaign signs, both official and partisan, that remain on public green spaces and tree lawns before, during and after elections, I find his statement laughable in the least, especially given what Kent city ordinance 503.02 Advertising on Public Property actually says. And the gentleman who cited him?

"[He] asked the police officer how his sign differed from realtors posting signs on public property saying 'This way to the house for sale.' He said the officer asked, 'You don't know the difference?' but never explained what it might be."

Why would he? We've been conditioned in this culture to allow corporate language through myriad media in every possible avenue of our lives, so anyone equating free speech of a political bent with that is viewed as aberrant. The business of America is business, indeed. If only Mr. Egler had been selling something.

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