Front-yard freedoms

Front-yard freedoms

There are 15 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 15, 2008, titled Front-yard freedoms. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Regarding the Beacon Journal article on Sunday, ''ACLU opposes towns' sign fees,'' I would like to clear up a few inaccurate statements.

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Anonymous

AOL

#1 May 16, 2008
With all due respect to Elliott Berenson, the first step to energy independence would more likely be to take back the keys to the kingdom from the big oil industry. As long as they are calling the shots there will be no big change in fuel efficiency and the only alternative we will pursue is that awful ethenol.
Lake fees suck too

Akron, OH

#2 May 16, 2008
Is Heydorn really so out of touch that he thinks he speaks for all of the Village People? I'm not more concerned with the asthetics of my yard than I am with the democratic process. I'm putting a sign out this October and I challenge The Village Idiots to do something about it.

Hey Mr. Wise, can the Village also insisit that I can only have 1 sign for every 50 feet of frontage or may I ruin the neighborhood with two signs in my yard?
Countdown

Shreve, OH

#3 May 16, 2008
The people running our government do not want an alternative energy plan. This is just another way to eliminate the middle class & they are happy to obliged to take advantage of the world wide shortage & count their money.

Since: Sep 07

Hudson, Ohio

#4 May 16, 2008
Marsha Gilger forgets ... Republiconvicts cannot be held to the same standards that Dems have to live up to ... the "liberal media" won't allow it ...

In a "debate" I had with a Bush lobotomite, he made an inadvertant and hilarious insult of the very same people he was defending ... he said "The standards must be pretty low if Democrats meet them ..." - and Repugs have plenty of problems meeting those standards ...

Since: May 08

United States

#5 May 16, 2008
Yes, it has been downhill for the USA for twenty years ... twenty years of Bush and Clinton. What did we do to deserve that?

GO OBAMA
cranky

Youngstown, OH

#6 May 16, 2008
Robert M Kraus Sr wrote:
Yes, it has been downhill for the USA for twenty years ... twenty years of Bush and Clinton. What did we do to deserve that?
GO OBAMA
just make sure that you kiss all your money goodbye when obama is elected.Better yet just stand on any streetcorner and hand it out to the people that aren't working or collecting welfare so they can stay home with their 10 children. Then with what you don't have left make sure you invest it so you can take advantage of the tax breaks that won't exist anymore because Obama believes income over $50,000 makes you wealthy. enjoy your choice.

Since: Sep 07

Hudson, Ohio

#7 May 16, 2008
cranky wrote:
<quoted text>just make sure that you kiss all your money goodbye when obama is elected.Better yet just stand on any streetcorner and hand it out to the people that aren't working or collecting welfare so they can stay home with their 10 children. Then with what you don't have left make sure you invest it so you can take advantage of the tax breaks that won't exist anymore because Obama believes income over $50,000 makes you wealthy. enjoy your choice.
Funny ... I don't make over $200K a year, so kiss what money goodbye?... but yet, the per-person share of Bush's folly is well into the 5 figures ... instead of the surplus that Bush inherited ...

Since: Sep 07

Hudson, Ohio

#8 May 16, 2008
Lake fees suck too wrote:
Is Heydorn really so out of touch that he thinks he speaks for all of the Village People? I'm not more concerned with the asthetics of my yard than I am with the democratic process. I'm putting a sign out this October and I challenge The Village Idiots to do something about it.
Hey Mr. Wise, can the Village also insisit that I can only have 1 sign for every 50 feet of frontage or may I ruin the neighborhood with two signs in my yard?
I hear that Alex Arshinkoff has the number to call the ACLU about yard signs ...

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#9 May 16, 2008
Lake fees suck too wrote:
Is Heydorn really so out of touch that he thinks he speaks for all of the Village People?
Mebbe Heydon IS one of the Village People.

"In the Front Yard
You can't post your favorite sign
In the Front Yard
Or you'll face a hefty fine..."
Mars Bonfire

Clearwater, FL

#10 May 16, 2008
Evidently Elliott Berenson hasn't been paying attention. Do you think the oil industry in the USA is going to let anything stand in their way of making money? They will buy the patents on these technologies to make sure they never go into production. America runs more on greed than it does gasoline.
The Pope

United States

#11 May 16, 2008
I should have known better. I should have known that the Don Millerites (Kool-Aid Drinkers)and his "Kook" following weren't just housed in Stow. I don't recall "Kooks" like these before I left Munroe Falls in 76, especially the likes of Joseph C. McLeland. You see, the Kool-Aid impares the brain and makes something so simple as "Separation of Church and State" a foggy notion. Hey, Joe,(not the Hendrix song) if you'd like to attend a class at a private or public school that teaches intelligent design, then sign up for any type of religious class that's offered. IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A CLASS IN "UNINTELLIGENT DESIGN", DON'T LOOK THROUGH THE SCIENCE COURSES, YOU'LL ONLY FIND FACTS, NOT FAIRY TALES. Why can't you people just keep your religious beliefs inside your homes and the Church's of your choice? Why must you continue to try and force your "Unintelligent" beliefs on the rest of us? Peace.

Since: Aug 07

Jackson Twp.

#12 May 16, 2008
[QUOTE who="William D. Wise, JR."]Sadly, I have found that many zoning officials and law directors of cities and towns in Ohio and across the United States seem to think their communities are above the law for one reason or another.
[/QUOTE]

Actually Mr. Wise - it's even sadder than that. The real tragedy is that so many zoning and law directors of these puny cities don't have a clue of the concept of truly 'Constitutional' law. It's also sadly, and tragically, prevalent in police officers, district attorneys, and judges. They all 'know' the law and 'procedures'. But virtually none can apply the concept of Constitutional test to save their very souls. The Framers are rolling over in their graves, no doubt.

It IS a tragedy of monumental proportions - as it relates to the protection of the civil liberties of our populace in the future. We are almost certainly doomed to transform from a representative republic to an aristocracy in the very near future - all with the blessings of the useful idiots who happily bestow to this ruling class the very rights and freedoms our forefathers sacrificed their very lives to protect. Hysterically, it's usually in the name of 'safety','security', or laughably - the childish insistence that no one is allowed to be offended by another.

Since: Sep 07

Hudson, Ohio

#14 May 22, 2008
Mars Bonfire wrote:
Evidently Elliott Berenson hasn't been paying attention. Do you think the oil industry in the USA is going to let anything stand in their way of making money? They will buy the patents on these technologies to make sure they never go into production. America runs more on greed than it does gasoline.
That's probably why Bush and the Republican-led House and Senate in 2006 gave them all the tax breaks ... so that they could be the ones to suppress all the technology ... like when they killed the electric car.
concerned citizen

Oshkosh, WI

#15 May 22, 2008
Mars Bonfire wrote:
Evidently Elliott Berenson hasn't been paying attention. Do you think the oil industry in the USA is going to let anything stand in their way of making money? They will buy the patents on these technologies to make sure they never go into production. America runs more on greed than it does gasoline.
that is so silly I am laughing. Imagine, if you will, that you invent something ( who knows what) that solves the energy crisis. I dont know - an engine that get 200 mpg or a plant that decomposes into burnable fuel on its own. the value would be beyond calculation! yes, the oil companies would open the purse to buy it - not to supress but to make their new fortune. Americans (sensible ones) no longer dream of free energy - just abundandt. they know they have to pay - the worry is we pay and still run low and price never stops rising.

Since: Sep 07

Hudson, Ohio

#16 May 27, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
yes, the oil companies would open the purse to buy it - not to supress but to make their new fortune. Americans (sensible ones) no longer dream of free energy - just abundandt. they know they have to pay - the worry is we pay and still run low and price never stops rising.
Really? Who bought out the electric car? Oh, wait ... the car companies shut that down ...

Besides, when's the last time you waited in line for gas these days? Hmm?

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