Skip to comments.Obscene ornament trial upcoming for SC woman
Posted on 12/14/2011 7:37:46 AM PST by PilotDaveEdited on 12/14/2011 8:40:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
A South Carolina woman who displayed plastic testicles on the back of her pickup truck is set to appear in court.
The attorney for Virginia Tice of Bonneau (bah-NO') said her trial is set for Wednesday morning in municipal court in the Berkeley County community.
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You can have my sticker of Calvin peeing on Jeff Gordan’s number when you pry it from my cold dead hands.
I find obamma bumper stickers to be offensive, but those shouldn’t be regulated by the government either.
I was hoping for more details at the article. Is she single, married, old, young, did she buy the truck used with testicles already attached, was there a story involved? I don’t like that sort of thing but a warning would have been more appropriate.
It is, of course, always a temptation to pull out my tactical folding knife and neuter them...
so far, I’ve resisted.
actually I am glad they sport these as it allows me to know the (lack of)brain capacity of the idiot in front of me and I drive accordingly to avoid them.
Oh, I don’t know....
Stupid should hurt.
I don’t recall ever actually seeing TruckNutz in the wild.
They look rather dorky, IMHO.
(But they’re still protected free speech... IMHO)
“Stupid should hurt.”
Oh come on, you know this woman’s life is painful. The gov is just piling on...
“(But theyre still protected free speech... IMHO)”
IMHO driving a pickup hollering TESTICLES would be free speech, displaying TRUCKNUTZ would not.
Whether its painful or not, I don’t know. Its probably self inflicted pain, so my advice to her is to take take the truck nutz off and grow up.
Making a stand for Freedom of Specch is all well and good. But to do so based you your “right” to display truck nutz is just stupid.
I disagree with you that displaying Trucknutz isn’t free speech.
Hollering “TESTICLES” is free speech... on that we agree.
So, then, would be putting the word “TESTICLES” on the back window. Yes? (If not, why not?)
Or a picture of testicles on the back window.
...or a sculpture of testicles hanging from the bumper.
Looked at another way: follow the chain backwards, PROHIBITING expressions as you go. It’s a very short step from prohibiting display of a sculpture of something to prohibiting saying the word that represents that something.
What they refer to as the “slippery slope”.
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“HOLY COW! (or Steer)”
Ummm I think you mean Bull. lol
I recall the original FR thread when this lady was cited. Some astute poster pointed out that all her attorney has to do is make the state prove the “offensive” ornaments are renderings of a human body part and not an animal’s.
The stupid law has a loophole big enough to drive a truck(nut) through.
As a freedom loving citizen, I loathe stupid laws. I hope everyone else reading this does too.
Testicles, mythic Greek.
Next step - check IDs at the state fair to make sure nobody under 21 gets to see the hogs.
Questions about proper car memorial manners.
How much time has to pass before it can be removed?
If you trade cars and you don't put a sticker on your new one does that mean you no longer care for the deceased?
If you have a couple of cars but only put a sticker on 1 does that mean you don't love the deceased when driving the others?
Are you a bad person if you don't sticker every family member that passes?
Do you need to create a sticker friend list and what is the protocol for adding/removing friends from that list?
Where’s the “Like” button when it’s needed... :-)
Ummm I think you mean Bull. lol
If the nuts are hanging on a truck, it's a steer...or a liberal dim.
Did she let the authorities know that the bumper sticker was ripped off? It use to say: “Please neuter your pets.”
A PC comment following the hanging offending parts would probably make this whole thing go away.
Those who would control speech and thought usually resort to a subjective test of who is "offended." Muslims are notably easy to offend. This standard is to be resisted everywhere.
“I dont recall ever actually seeing TruckNutz in the wild.
They look rather dorky, IMHO.”
All car addons are kind of dorky, IMO. The nutz are sometimes funny, sometimes gnarly, and on one occasion I saw some that were stylish. Very geometric, chromed steel. Almost subtle. One thing in their defense: they are better than tats. You can take the TruckNutz off when you have scratched that exhibitionist itch.
Those testicle “ornaments” are quite common around here - it is most common, not with rednecks, but with the African-American community. Yes, it’s kind of odd seeing a pearlecent, color-changing expensive paint job on 10 year old Crown Vic, with 28 inch chrome rims (often with spinners), and one of those plastic testicle decorations hanging under the back bumper... Especially when parked in section 8 housing...
--Clearly prohibits any Obama/ DHIMMI-crat political bumper stickers in South Kakalaki....
COUNT ONE: ....in an offensive way sexual acts,...
The U.S. Treasury has been regularly robbed & raped for three years running....
...and American taxpayers are getting screwed over every day...
COUNT TWO: ....excretory functions,...
They have been urinating all over the Constitution since taking office....
.... not to mention that all of his cronies and spokespersons remain full of crap to the point of overflowing the sewerage treatment plant...
COUNT THREE: ....or body parts...
I can't remember when there were SOOOO MANYYY [D] brazen boobs and noisy [D] @$$h*les plainly visible within District of Columbia...
.... likewise on lefty-leaning lamestream broadcast media...
I rest my case...
[END OF RANT]
Ah yes, nothing like a jury trial to frighten those who don’t approve of self-government.
> Making a stand for Freedom of Specch is all well and good. But to do so based you your right to display truck nutz is just stupid.<
I agree. I don’t like for governments to regulate political speech on the bumpers of cars, or to make decisions about what sexual materials people can view in the privacy of their homes. For me, though, government regulation of “bumper balls” is easier to justify (even though I’d say they’re no more than vulgar, and unlikely to cause much offense).
The difference between what’s on a bumper and what’s seen in somebody’s home, or at voluntary gatherings, is that what she puts there is being forced upon the attention of other drivers. To give a more extreme example, the law allows people to see images of sexual intercourse, oral sex, sodomy — many kinds of sexual acts — in sites of their own choosing. If she were to put them on her bumper, though, that would intrude into the personal space of other persons who haven’t chosen to view it.
[The tricky area for me would be a combination of political speech and porn, especially soft porn, on the bumpers of cars. Deciding what should be protected speech wouldn’t be easy.]
“So, then, would be putting the word TESTICLES on the back window.(be free speech) Yes?”
“If not, why not?”
BECAUSE FOR IT TO EVEN BE SPEECH, IT MUST INVOLVE INTELLIGIBLE VOCAL UTTERANCES BY A HUMAN BEING.
Sure I see. Speech is one thing, pictures, sculptures, and actions are another.
“Looked at another way: follow the chain backwards, PROHIBITING expressions as you go. Its a very short step from prohibiting display of a sculpture of something to prohibiting saying the word that represents that something.”
NO. You just took that step of trying to give the word “speech” the same definition as the word “expression”. Now you have slipped down the slippery slope by confusing the definition of speech with expression. IT IS THAT VERY LARGE STEP OF GOING FROM PROHIBITING DISPLAY OF SOMETHING OBSCENE TO PROHIBITING SOMEONE FROM SPEAKING, THAT GOVERNMENT IS PROHIBITED BY THE CONSTITUTION FROM TAKING.
And, don’t bother going down the road the Lawyers in Black Dressup in D.C. took who got it wrong when they confused the two.
I’ll add that even though I don’t oppose regulations about obscenity on bumpers, I’m in South Carolina itself, and if I were on her jury, I wouldn’t convict her. I think bumper balls are just slightly vulgar. More funny than sexual.
I once saw a sharp new Ford F-150 in front of me with a huge memorial sticker in the window “In loving memory of Dad”. Then I noticed that the driver looked to be about 80 years old. So I look back again to check the birth/death dates. 1906 - 2009! heh
Now I know that losing a parent is tough, but if it happens when you are 70+ and he is 103, maybe you could have peace about the parting. My mom had just passed away unexpectedly and I was dealing with that, and I felt sorry for myself that I didn’t have 30 more years to spend with her like this guy had with his dad... sigh
Then the following year, my neice’s boyfriend lost his dad when he was just 18, and I was reminded how fortunate that *I* was compared to so many others. So my lesson was that we should all count our blessings.
Know how to tell if a girl is ticklish?
They just updated the article and the trial has been delayed until Jan. 3rd delay. Sounds like the “man” doesn’t want this to go to trial...
When I lived in Los Angeles that was a staple on every gangbangers car.
I've seen a dozen or so pairs.
OTOH, I'm in the SF Bay area, I guess it pays to advertize, if ya get my drift...
My childhood friend either invented or modified Bumper Nuts. She lives down in St. Pete. Is this lady going to sue her? Lol..
Outside the perimeter ping.
OK, what about a penis - should they be allowed to hang, say, life-like dildos on their vehicle?
And you're driving behind them with your ten-year old daughter in the front seat - do you think that is "Free Speech" then?
For crying out loud, I expect adolescent behavior from Libtards, but Conservatives? We should be better than that.
I'll bite. How?
It’s not like they didn’t show them to her in the local pubic school...
We home-school, my daughter knows her biology - but I still don't want people displaying male sex organs to her.
Would you want that for your daughter (at any age)?
>> BECAUSE FOR IT TO EVEN BE SPEECH, IT MUST INVOLVE INTELLIGIBLE VOCAL UTTERANCES BY A HUMAN BEING.
Then the first amendment does NOT protect you when you write. Is that what you’re saying?
>> For crying out loud, I expect adolescent behavior from Libtards, but Conservatives? We should be better than that.
I didn’t say it was wise, or moral, or in keeping with good character.
Nor would I hang truck-nutz from my own bumper. Nor would I recommend that ANYONE do it.
But I *do* maintain that in a country with freedom of speech, it ought not to be outlawed.
So, a penis would be OK, too? A vagina? How about both in "close" proximity?
Is it really "anything goes"? That "Free Speech"?
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