Digital Radio Central - Sponsored by TSS Radio
  DRC Home Page DRC Forums Contact Us  
 
SIRIUS Backstage Forum
 
 
 
  Sirius Satellite Radio XM Satellite Radio iTunes/iPod Slacker Pandora  
 
 
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read  
Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >
Visit Digital Radio Central

Notices

The Doghouse Here is where people are talking everything not SIRIUS related. So be cool, be smart and have something to say!

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
realwx
Banned
 
realwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 26, 2005
Location: Elkridge, MD
Posts: 2,554
realwx is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to realwx Send a message via MSN to realwx Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
Default Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath

Lisa Jensen is in deep trouble with her homeowner's association for having the gall to hang a holiday wreath shaped like a peace sign on the side of her house.

"I just wanted to put a message of peace out there," said Jensen, who put the wreath up about one week ago, not intending it to be a statement against the Iraq war. "I was really trying to be in favor of something - peace."

But she's found out that such a radical sentiment may not fly in Archuleta County, which the Bush-Cheney ticket carried easily, with 62 percent of the vote in 2004, and she has been threatened with a fine of $25.00 per day by the Loma Linda Homeowners Association until the wreath is removed.

According to Bob Kearns, the association's president, three or four residents have complained and at least one believes Jensen's decoration is a symbol of Satan.

"The peace sign has a lot of negativity associated with it. It's also an anti-Christ sign. That's how it started," said Kearns. "Somebody could put up signs that say drop bombs on Iraq. If you let one go up you have to let them all go up."

Here's a look at Jensen's holiday decoration:



Kearns ordered a committee in the homeowner's association to require Jensen to remove the wreath and, when the five-member panel refused -- saying they saw nothing wrong with the festive decoration -- Kearns fired all five members from their posts.

The association has strict rules prohibiting "signs, flags etc. that can be considered divisive" but says nothing about general holiday decorations.
Here's my take on a sign that I'm betting would be just fine with Kearns:



I'm sure this one would pass muster as well:



And you just know there would be more than one of these around:



Meanwhile, despite risking up to $1,000.00 in total fines, Jensen says she's sticking to her guns and will not take the wreath down until after Christmas.

"Peace is way bigger than not being at war. This is a spiritual thing," she said. "Now that it has come to this I feel I can't get bullied. What if they don't like my Santa Claus?"
realwx is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 06:16 PM   #2
rustytrombone
Sirius Star
 
rustytrombone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 2,880
rustytrombone is on a distinguished road
Default

This is the end........my friend.
__________________
Make you humble

bust'n heads with:
(3) S50s
Sportster Replay
Sportster 4
(2)InV
Stratus
rustytrombone is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 06:19 PM   #3
JHDKoopman
Sirius Star
 
JHDKoopman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 10, 2006
Location: Boca Raton
Posts: 2,103
JHDKoopman is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to JHDKoopman
Cool

that is really scary.

-jan
jhdkoopman@hotmail.com
JHDKoopman is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
rustytrombone
Sirius Star
 
rustytrombone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 10, 2006
Posts: 2,880
rustytrombone is on a distinguished road
Default

What's scary is that the people that KNOW WHAT IT IS ARE PUNISHED AND THE ONES THAT ARE SO GOD DAMMED STUPID TO THINK IT'S THE SIGN OF THE DEVIL ARE LEFT ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!


Kinda reminds me of a George Carlin skit. There's a gun problem so they ban the FAKE guns and KEEP THE REAL ONES LEGAL!!!!!

The people of the US AND A love to do a lot of NOTHING.
__________________
Make you humble

bust'n heads with:
(3) S50s
Sportster Replay
Sportster 4
(2)InV
Stratus
rustytrombone is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
HomieG
Sirius Star
 
HomieG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 06, 2006
Location: Somewhere in the USA
Posts: 1,431
HomieG is on a distinguished road
Default

Stories like this one really pi$$ me off. With all the troubles in the world, let alone this country, you'd think people would care about them more than something like this. Geesh. Ridiculous, by any reasonable measure. If they want to fine me $25 a day, I'll be happy to make my lights in the form of a one-finger solute. Oh, that would be good.
__________________
- Homie
Lifetime Sirius Subscriber

Originally Posted by atlwxman: "I love Sirius...but in my car, not in my portfolio."

Originally Posted by Andrew-NYC: "...Just make a radio that gets both services, and there will be no need for the merger!"


Current Sirius radios:
Brix Streamer Replay
XACT "Visor"
XACT XTR8 Replay
HomieG is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:31 PM   #6
TheScionicMan
Sirius Star
 
TheScionicMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 14, 2006
Location: In the Hot Tub
Posts: 8,433
TheScionicMan has a spectacular aura aboutTheScionicMan has a spectacular aura about
Default

One of our neighbors has lights on their roof. There's a big green L and a red circle with a slash over it...

No L...


__________________
--------------------------------

LUABASI
TheScionicMan is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:36 PM   #7
semipenguin
Sirius Star
Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
 
semipenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 25, 2005
Location: Joplin, MO
Posts: 5,350
semipenguin has a spectacular aura aboutsemipenguin has a spectacular aura aboutsemipenguin has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via Yahoo to semipenguin
Exclamation

Quote:
Originally Posted by realwx
According to Bob Kearns, the association's president, three or four residents have complained and at least one believes Jensen's decoration is a symbol of Satan.

"The peace sign has a lot of negativity associated with it. It's also an anti-Christ sign. That's how it started," said Kearns. "Somebody could put up signs that say drop bombs on Iraq. If you let one go up you have to let them all go up."
I've heard this years ago, but never believed it. There is nothing anit-Christ about the peace symbol. Nor is it a symbol of Satan. I don't know where these people get there information from.

This is from wiki...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_symbol

Quote:
The symbol itself is a combination of the semaphoric signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for Nuclear Disarmament. In semaphore the letter "N" is formed by a person holding two flags in an upside-down "V," and the letter "D" is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. These two signals imposed over each other form the shape of the peace symbol. In the original design the lines widened at the edge of the circle.

Semaphore 'N'



Semaphore 'D'

I can't stand Home Owner Associations. They are as close to Nazism as you can get...
__________________
duane...
semipenguin is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:37 PM   #8
realwx
Banned
 
realwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 26, 2005
Location: Elkridge, MD
Posts: 2,554
realwx is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to realwx Send a message via MSN to realwx Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
Default

And this was on Olbermann a few mins ago...
realwx is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:39 PM   #9
realwx
Banned
 
realwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 26, 2005
Location: Elkridge, MD
Posts: 2,554
realwx is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to realwx Send a message via MSN to realwx Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheScionicMan
One of our neighbors has lights on their roof. There's a big green L and a red circle with a slash over it...

No L...


No Elves?
realwx is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #10
semipenguin
Sirius Star
Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
 
semipenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 25, 2005
Location: Joplin, MO
Posts: 5,350
semipenguin has a spectacular aura aboutsemipenguin has a spectacular aura aboutsemipenguin has a spectacular aura about
Send a message via Yahoo to semipenguin
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by realwx
No Elves?
Noel...LOL...
__________________
duane...
semipenguin is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #11
realwx
Banned
 
realwx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 26, 2005
Location: Elkridge, MD
Posts: 2,554
realwx is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to realwx Send a message via MSN to realwx Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by semipenguin
Noel...LOL...
L is the subway in Philadelphia. If the subway doesn't work, there's No L.
realwx is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 08:57 PM   #12
Fergz99
Sirius Star
Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
 
Join Date: Feb 24, 2005
Posts: 2,000
Fergz99 will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by realwx
L is the subway in Philadelphia. If the subway doesn't work, there's No L.
The L is the el in Phila, the Broad Street Line is the subway. If the El is working you need to take a bus or trolley

Last edited by Fergz99; 11-27-2006 at 09:00 PM..
Fergz99 is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 09:11 PM   #13
RoadClosed
Sirius Star
 
RoadClosed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 17, 2005
Location: Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow
Posts: 5,758
RoadClosed will become famous soon enoughRoadClosed will become famous soon enough
Default

Here is a real world example of "South Park". A small mountain town with some big issues apparently. You piss of your neighbor and the world ends. It is also an example of media feeding us crap. Making it into a national debate involving the NRA, christian family values and those who hate them, and a reference to the republican party. Was it a government or the police are anything? No if was a fucking shitty home owners association. I can't stop laughing actually.

I can't paint my house anything other than 5 colors here. Where is the media! My free speech is being tromped on!!!!!

BTW I would fight this too at my next home owners association meeting.
__________________
West of House
You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door.
There is a small mailbox here.


God does not believe in Athiests. Therefore they do not exist.
RoadClosed is offline  
 
 
Old 11-27-2006, 10:28 PM   #14
KTMC
Rocket Scientist
 
KTMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 21, 2003
Location: ABQ NM
Posts: 908
KTMC is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to KTMC
Default

this is why i say HOA'S MUST TAKE A HIKE
they really serve no purpose really
just a bunch of self centered powerhungry freaks
we have a hoa where im living
KTMC is offline  
 
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:17 AM   #15
dantodd
Top Dog Member
Colorado Homeowner To Be Fined For Peace-Sign Wreath
 
Join Date: Aug 04, 2004
Posts: 3,665
dantodd will become famous soon enough
Default

I would never live in a home with an HOA!!!!

Like RoadClosed I am mildly entertained by the ignorant who equate this with government activity or The NRA somehow! If it makes yo ufeel aby better HOAs are equally offensive to those who want to fly the flag. http://www.ccfj.net/flyoldglory27.html

I know that doesn't fit with your preconcieved notions about restrictions of speech but there it is, it isn't always the nutty right that tries to limit free speech. Universities have been doing it for years, hate speech laws have been enacted by the nutty left as well.
dantodd is offline  
 
 
 

Go Back   SIRIUS Backstage Forum > >


Digitalradiocentral.com




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.39 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All Content Copyright SIRIUS Backstage. All Rights Reserved. SIRIUS and registered trademarks are the property of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. The opinions posted on SIRIUS Backstage website and forums are those of the individual posters and/or this website and are not necessarily the opinions or positions of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc.