Southampton yanks down law banning cl...

Southampton yanks down law banning clotheslines

There are 19 comments on the Newsday story from May 28, 2008, titled Southampton yanks down law banning clotheslines. In it, Newsday reports that:

In a small but highly symbolic victory for the environment, the Southampton Town Board has lifted a long-standing ban on clotheslines.

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WHAT A COUNTRY

Los Angeles, CA

#1 May 28, 2008
Be careful what you wish for...you just might get it. We haven't seen the end of this.
Libertarian Louie

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 May 28, 2008
WOW! That's a good thing!!!! It seems to me that this law was headed for a showdown this summer @ the U.S. Supreme Court...... I know I read it in one of the Articles of the BILL of RIGHTS. If my memory serves me correctly, it comes right after THOU SHALT NOT COMMIT ADULTERY!
You poor, pathetic people....... that you have to live with lawmakers who have nothing better to do with their God-given talents!!!!!!!!!
Glen Cove Lady

Oceanside, NY

#3 May 28, 2008
Good. One point for property rights.
SicPup

Huntington, NY

#5 May 28, 2008
Comrade. America...what a country. There goes the neighborhood!
Lost in Suffolk

Landing, NJ

#6 May 28, 2008
This is a good thing, for the environment, now maybe the Town Board will clean up North Sea Road!
Strange One

Norwalk, CT

#7 May 28, 2008
This is good news. Those of us who enjoy stealing bras and panties off of clothes lines are back in action.
mebe

Middle Island, NY

#8 May 28, 2008
"It's now legal to hang wet clothes out to dry anywhere in the town"

Really so I can hang my clothes in front of my local deli????

All kidding aside this stupid law forbidding people from using clothes lines sounds like communism. Granted they may not be the most attractive thing to view. But if its your own private property, then you should be allowed to hang your clothes without the town getting involved.
The Big Fix

East Meadow, NY

#9 May 28, 2008
Here's a perfect example of wasted time and effort. Why have a ban in the frist place? Let's just ban the hanging of illegal aliens on clothes lines as well
PROUD AMERICAN VET

Castleton On Hudson, NY

#10 May 28, 2008
I'm sure the Hollyweard Liberals had a part in the law passing in 02. I'm glad the town went back to an American tradition. The Good Old Clothes Line.

Since: Mar 08

New York, NY

#11 May 28, 2008
this will save in the energy side of things for sure.now to beat the clothes against the rocks near the river....
Paulie

New York, NY

#12 May 28, 2008
Anna you're the best.
former district clerk

Clinton Corners, NY

#13 May 28, 2008
Dumb then ! Dumber now !
Vilhelm Black

Bridgeport, CT

#14 May 28, 2008
When towns pass idiotic laws like this, they create people like me, who paint their house with murals of clothes hanging out on clotheslines.

There's always a way to fight back against stupidity.
Bangkok Bill

Bangkok, Thailand

#15 May 28, 2008
What dull lives they lead.
hangawash

Paterson, NJ

#16 May 28, 2008
I used to hang my washes out on a clothesline to dry until my children's allergist told me it was the worst thing to do for their allergies.
dave

Hartsdale, NY

#17 May 29, 2008
This story is inaccurate. The ban was only in front yards. People could hang laundry in side and rear yards. Laundry lines shouldn't be in front yards. Do you want to look at someone's laundry across the street all day out your front window?
SicPup

Huntington, NY

#18 May 29, 2008
dave wrote:
This story is inaccurate. The ban was only in front yards. People could hang laundry in side and rear yards. Laundry lines shouldn't be in front yards. Do you want to look at someone's laundry across the street all day out your front window?
Depends. We talkin' XXL tiddy whiteys or Victoria Secret naughty nighties??
SicPup

Huntington, NY

#19 May 29, 2008
Hmmmm. auto editor blocked "white-ees" in last post??
Whats the deal

Waccabuc, NY

#20 May 29, 2008
PROUD AMERICAN VET wrote:
I'm sure the Hollyweard Liberals had a part in the law passing in 02. I'm glad the town went back to an American tradition. The Good Old Clothes Line.
How someone could use an article about clothes lines,(of all things) to make a bizarre and completely irrelevant, anti-"liberal" comment speaks volumes about the mind set of this individual. Will use ANYTHING vent your hostility and to show you're a neo-con, huh? Scary.

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