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Who's Running For President Next Term? Don't Use That Bumper Sticker.

Sometimes it's like manna from heaven.  Try as I might, I can't make up the stuff that just falls from above.  Like this one, for example:  the nurse in Georgia who got a ticket for a bumper sticker on her car that read:  "I'm tired of all the BUSH****."   A Georgia cop perceived it as obscene and pulled her over.  Of course MIPTC wouldn't be so lowbrow to reproduce the rest of the actual bumper sticker here, so you'll just have to click on this link to another website to read it.  No, of course you can't say that on TV, it's one of the seven dirty words outlawed by the FCC.  But you can read it on the Huffington Post

According to this Associated Press article on CNN, "Denise Grier, 47, of Athens, Georgia, got a $100 ticket in March after a DeKalb County police officer spotted the bumper sticker ..." 

Fortunately for her, the ticket got tossed, because the law that prevented lewd or profane stickers or decals on vehicles was declared unconstitutional in 1990 (yes, that's 16 years ago), but she wasn't satisfied.  Now, she's filed suit to recover damages from the experience.  Ya gotta love America.  She's being represented by the ACLU and seeking punitive damages. 

You can decide who's behind the times in the South:  the cops or the ACLU.  Or maybe I'm the one behind the times.

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