Traffic Ticketed: Not a Fan of Bush “Informal Terminology”?

BUSHITAn Athens, Georgia woman received a traffic ticket estimated at $100 for displaying what an officer called “a lewd decal” when she was pulled over for having a bumper sticker that read “I’m tired of all the BUSHIT.” From Sploid:

The ticket is for $100 and under “offense” it says “Lewd decals.”

Georgia’s Supreme Court struck down a “lewd bumper sticker” law in 1991, after a defendant with a “Shit Happens” bumper sticker took the their case to court.

Even so, the DeKalb County Police Department had nothing to say about Grier’s ticket.

“We don’t comment on other officers’ tickets,” says Officer Herschel Grangent, who handles media affairs. “That officer is making his decision on the street. And it’s going through legal channels now.”

While I won’t bother to take sides on the the whole demonization of Bush thing that’s bound to come of this in the comments, I do want to point this out to our Bush apologist folks as an example of real curtailing and intimidation of freedom of speech that they proclaim that protestors have every right to. If anything, I would hope some right-wingers will see the hypocritical humor in all of this.

11 Comments
  1. Fat chance on a conservative seeing anything remotely hypocritical about it. But of I am just being a hypocrite myself, as all non-conservatives must be. All you will get is all kind of tenuous explanations on how she deserved it and how Bush bashers are in bed with Al Qaida.

  2. This is a great example of a government run amok.

    Fort Wayne, Indiana is a conservative bastion if I ever saw one. At one of our local High Schools we recently had a good student with no past disciplinary record EXPELLED for writing a “satire.” The “satire” was not appropiate and was somewhat offensive. It is just hard to belive he was EXPELLED.

    I think another good example is the fact that Bush’s security team removes protesters from all events before he arrives.

    Imagine that.

    Mike Sylvester

  3. This is why people have no respect for the cops. Well, this and the Drug War.

    Fuck the police.

  4. That police officer might as well be one of those who protested the “offensive cartoons” and demanded the death of those who drew those cartoons.

  5. Don’t blame the cop. If this liberal, disobedient woman would have driven her car within the designated free speech zone, she wouldn’t have been cited.

  6. Well maybe it wasn’t an attempt at censorship, maybe the cop just couldn’t spell. I mean this is a cop we’re talking about…

  7. She shouldn’t have been ticketed for it. But no one in the Bush administration ticketed for it. A local cop did and apparently in violation of his own state’s Constitution. That’s a bad thing, but how exactly does it make the Bush administration or us “apologists” hypocritical?

  8. The cop was probably a supporter of That Bushit…but that’s speculation, anyway the problem is this law in itself…What is wrong in what she wrote? Oh yeah it’s true the children we must protect, i almost forgot about it.(sarcasm) It’s jsut some little laws they are passing in order to get a firmer grip on the population’s thoughts, big brother kinda thing. well from my foreign understanding…

  9. The cop was probably a supporter of That Bush*t…but that’s speculation, anyway the problem is this law in itself…What is wrong in what she wrote? Oh yeah it’s true the children we must protect, i almost forgot about it.(sarcasm) It’s just some little laws they are passing in order to get a firmer grip on the population’s thoughts, big brother kinda thing. well from my foreign understanding…

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