Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Beam Me UP Scotty!



Collierville, TN, a surburbian town of Memphis, has decided to add a new law to the books regarding bumper stickers. It appears that the police there will be issueing citations for people who place offensive material on their bumpers. I'll be watching the news to see how they're going to go about deciding what might be offensive cause I get a tad bit upset when folks start in with the censoring bullshit.



Some people are going to take offense to just about anything at one time or another and I believe if it's bothersome to them they should not read, not look, not tune in to, the things they find offensive. I surely wouldn't expect anyone who found offense in redneckdom, the occasional swear word, or off-the-wall cartoon to visit my blog but if they do then they should take it in stride and don't start in with the bitching.



If you let THE MAN take away the little things concerning your right to free speech you might eventually end up being lined up against a wall and shot for saying "jack shit" some day.

15 comments:

Andie Pandie said...

Sweet Jeebus but I totally agree. I really hate censorship of any kind. It might be why I swear and speak my mind so much. LOL

cassie-b said...

Those are funny bumper stickers. If they're too rude, I might not like them, but I enjoy a good laugh.

Thanks for keeping me current.

Cas

Sally said...

I agree with you, Brenda, 100%. You sure don't want to hear my thoughts on freedom of speech!

Bluejean Baby said...

Surely that's against freedom of speech? I can see that being thrown out.
I can see a new bumper sticker...
"Let me tell you where you can stick this!"

cultureshock553 said...

Shoot, I guess I'll have to remove my "Born OK the First Time" and "My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma" bumper stickers before some bible-belt person takes serious offense and calls the law on me.

Fuckkit said...

Get a bumper sticker that says Bollocks To Censorship.

Virginia Gal said...

I agree with you Brenda 100%, I use to listen to Howard Stern and prickly people would always call in fussing about this or that and I just didn't get it. You have hundreds of channels to listen from, why pick this one? Just turn the channel. I think censorship is propogated by men with little you know what's who have Napleon complexes.

Leslie said...

Some people just have wayyy too much time on their hands. What a ridiculous thing to outlaw.

Hoot Nannie said...

Those bumper stickers gave me a laugh!

The kids are so cute and I'm glad you had a good Easter. Homade ice cream....we had peanut butter homade ice cream Easter night with Choc. syrup also homade. Yummy!!

Glad you don't have white baseball pants this year. I agree with the Wal-Mart and Postal letters whole-heartily!!!!

Cindra said...

Can you imagine what they would do if they had seen that sign regarding the fresh cut penis at the floral shop?

Holly said...

i need the "just because you can" bumpersticker. that is one of my personal mantras.

Mary Lou said...

Bumper stickers today...romance novels tomorrow!!! JEEZ!!

I thought the bumper stickers were great!

Special K said...

I have a little sticker on my computer that says, "I only fuck feminists". It was given to me by my former roommate, Liddle Mizter Chriz when last I saw him.

I dunno, it just cracks me up.

Curtis said...

New bumper sticker should read...Looking for something offensive....then look in a mirror.

laurieque said...

i am thinking of moving to collierville...is the majority of the townsies as narrowminded as this new law reaks or is it there is nothing else for the police dept. to do during patrol hrs? also how bad are tornadoes damages in the area; from fl lived through the hits in the past recent years.