Another Marine standing post.
Last Thursday I put out one of my Bush/Cheney signs in my front yard.
Between midnight and 3:00 a.m. someone stole it. On Friday night I put out
sign No. 2. Since I didn't have to get up early, I thought my dog and I
would "stake out" our sign. This time I put the sign a little closer to the
gate leading to my backyard. With my dog on an extra long leash, I planted
myself on a lawn chair and read "Unfit for Command" by flashlight until
about 1:00 a.m. Here comes the fun part . . I noticed that the car coming
down the street was slowing down and pulling over to the curb right next to
my yard. Sure enough, he gets out of his car and heads right for my sign.
Just as he was about to uproot and desecrate it, I opened my gate and let
my dog make the initial introduction! As he ran to hide behind the rear end
of his car, I promptly moved to the driver-side door, which was still open.
It was a fairly nice car with power everything and still running. While my
dog continued to "introduce" herself, I rolled up the window and hit the
power door lock button. With that, I slammed the door, grabbed my Bush sign
and headed into the back yard.
And now for the "rest of the story." About 40 minutes later, I heard a
knock at the door. I opened the door to one of our city's finest . . . the
Vancouver Police Department. The officer asked me what was going on and
when I told him, he could not stop laughing! I followed him out to the
perp's car and stood there while he asked the guy a few more questions.
Upon learning that the guy lived a couple of streets down, I -- knowing
what was about to happen -- asked him, "Why do you have Oregon plates on
your car if you live just down the street (here in Vancouver, Wash.)?"
Larry, Oregon has no sales tax, so often Washington residents will buy and
register cars in Oregon to avoid paying sales tax . . . it's a crime and
the fine is pretty stiff. Here comes the best part. . . . The look on this
guy's face told me he knew he was about to get busted. When the officer
asked for his license and registration, the "Democrat" mumbled that (his
license) was suspended. Just for kicks and giggles I asked the officer if
he smelled any alcohol coming from the guy! The officer looked at me,
smiled and promptly gave him a field breathalyzer test. Guess what? You got
it, he blew a .10, legally drunk in the state of Washington.
DUI, illegal registration and the brand of "MORON," all 'cause he hates
"When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny."
"Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion."