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“Get off my lawn!”

IF WE just brought back the punch in the nose as an argument-settling tool we wouldn’t have to worry about bullshit lawsuits, would we?

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  • Foo June 13, 2022, 12:35 PM


  • John Venlet June 13, 2022, 12:45 PM


  • Foo June 13, 2022, 12:50 PM

    Feeding the white wolf, G.
    It becomes you, elder brother.

  • ghostsniper June 13, 2022, 1:38 PM

    I’m cryin like a lil gurl baby…

    • Dirk June 13, 2022, 1:46 PM


  • Gordon Scott June 13, 2022, 4:47 PM

    Wait, where’s the drag queen obstacle?

    • Vanderleun June 13, 2022, 7:25 PM

      “Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway,
      A place where nobody knows”

      • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 7:07 AM

        If it was burning with diesel (huge smoke cloud) like it should be then everybody would know, and the miscreants would be taking note. By years end the mentally damaged parasites would be no more.

  • Jim in Oxford June 14, 2022, 2:25 AM

    In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

  • Snakepit Kansas June 14, 2022, 4:14 AM

    Alarmingly, I hate to be negative but I hope that homeowner has good insurance after some goon crashes on the driveway, cracks his skall and sues. Now get off my lawn.

    • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 7:09 AM

      yep, crossed my mind too.
      It’s all fun and games til the little bundle of joy starts crying.
      Why didn’t the parents set their own driveway up like that?
      The woman wasn’t carrying a bag so she probably lets the mutt shit on other peoples lawns.
      Such is society….

  • OldTexan June 14, 2022, 5:56 AM

    Yep, kind of like Snakepit’s concerns, back in 2005 when I retired the first time I was doing IT work out of my home and had a large double driveway where some Jr. High boys like to ride up on their skate boards, on of them was the son of good friends across the street and I was a bit concerned about what might happen if I gave them permission to ride there, breaking an arm or something, and I did not want to tell them to go away so I just looked the other way and never acknowledged them having fun in my drive.

  • jd June 14, 2022, 6:20 AM

    Glad to see I’m not the only Grinch in the Group. I see this as
    sensitization to “You will not own anything and be happy”. The
    lot is private property and each time the kid rides his vehicle on
    it, he (his parents) is/are thumbing their noses at the concept. It’s just
    another character-building opportunity being squashed like a bug.
    Our local library now renews books for us – no fines, no responsibility.
    Same category.

  • Dirk June 14, 2022, 6:28 AM

    You can’t be wrong, when your doing what’s right!.

    To my friends here paralyzed in concern about “ins” non sense. Ill pray for your souls.

    You rolled over wayyyyyy to easily.

    We routinely have children running thru the front yard, learning, exploring, no different then Gerard’s or mines great childhood grand adventures. Life is to be lived.

    Isn’t that how being a kid should be?

    • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 7:16 AM

      Dirk sed: “…no different then Gerard’s or mines great childhood grand adventures…”
      Don’t be silly.
      NOW is nothing like THEN, and you know it.
      THEN, when you broke your arm on somebodys driveway your dad took you to the doctor and paid the $200 cost out of his pocket.
      NOW, when your kid breaks his arm on somebodys driveway the cost is $9,000 and there’s no way you’re paying for that because you can hire a mouthpiece to sue everybody on the entire block and smear the homeowners ass in the media.

      Do I really need to ‘splain it to ya?
      Just because it hasn’t happened to you (yet) doesn’t mean reality doesn’t exist. sheesh…

      • Dirk June 14, 2022, 8:08 AM

        What’s different ghost?,,,,,,,being a child with a vivid imagination, making hay into pure gold. Learning about life? Ghost I get your point. But life MUST go on, move forward. Would be a travesty if our future our children just quit, cause it was different from what we had and did.

        I’m personally not interested in screwing up the great adventures of our youth, those are the tools, the measuring sticks of life. As they age politics will eventually catch up.

        I’m all for letting children be just that. It’s our jobs as the “olds” to supply our youth with bicycles, toy rifles and bows and arrows. Maybe a pony certainly a baseball met, to share sunrises and sunsets, corny jokes, flying kits, finding sea shells or rocks for the collections.

        To sit on the curb after buying ALL the kids an ice cream of their choice. with ours and their friends, and just listen to the wonder the lessons they’ve learned in their short lives. Truly amazing.

        My friend, I don’t want to be apart of anything taking away from that great adventure.

        Honestly ghost I do the kid thing often, I’m a grand parent, now a great granddad,,,,I sometimes tear up with pride, knowing that these guys only need to worry about what great adventure to attack next.

        I seem to spend more time in solitude just remembering just how it was, how I would love to revisit those times. How the good lord has gifted me with these little people. For each and every one is truly a gift!

      • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 8:14 AM

        It’s called “an attractive nuisance” and creates a lot of business for lawyers because most people are unaware how wide the scope is. Got a 5 gal bucket sitting out along the side of the garage half full of rainwater? Yep. Attractive nuisance. Got a fridge with a closed door in your garage and you frequently leave the garage door open? Yep again. And on and on and on….the wonderful world of litigation in these united states.

        The attractive nuisance thing is so bad in some places they have enacted laws that cannot be escaped. Fer instance. If you install a built in pool in your backyard in Florida before they will issue a building permit you must show contract documents proving you will also have a 6′ high fence with inside lockable gates installed around the pool. Even if children will not be living in the home, and there will never be children in the home at all, the attractive nuisance law mandates that all built-in pools shall have a child proof fence and/or an alarm system that activates when any doors leading to the pool are tripped.

        Go to the store and buy a simple everyday beachball – the kind you blow up with your mouth. You’ll see that one entire panel of the ball is covered in jargon meant to attempt to thwart idiocy but they always fail eventually because idiocy has no limits. And the lawyers laff all the way to the bank….

        60 years ago when we were kids if someone told you this stuff they’d say you were lying. Yesterdays lies are todays nightmares.

        • Dirk June 14, 2022, 11:58 AM

          Brother Ghost, LIFE itself,,,,, is an attractive nuisance .

          I’ve ridden life like I stole it. Zero regrets.

          That best/ worst in life has made us, who we each are at this very moment. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda,,,,,,, when I die, I wanna be so worn out my body kaput, able to remember the people or relationships.

          Nobody gets it all right. I except my failures right along with my successes

          • ghostsniper June 14, 2022, 12:38 PM

            For some reason you don’t seem to get it.
            It’s not about you, or me, or where we place value.
            I get what you’re saying, and I’m the same way, but very cautious.
            It’s about THEM.
            That woman in the vid with the little kid on the bike.
            If that kid gets hurt on that guys driveway SHE will sue the shit out of him.
            THAT is what is different between yesterday and today.
            I’m done.

            • Dirk June 14, 2022, 6:19 PM

              Ghost, “Will Sue the shit out of the home owner”. Utter bullshit. Could she sue, yup, will she sue, who fucking knows. This I do know, in forty five years of home ownership, I’ve never been sued for neighborhood children playing in my yard. In fact I’ve never been sued.

              I spend the extra 600.00 a year on additional personal liability insurance. I’m active enough to see the merits of having a million dollar additional policy , in fact we’re bumping or just bumped to five million, wife’s not here to ask if the upgrades occurred or not.

              So I have enhanced home owner insurance. I also have an enhanced personal protection policy. All my vehicles including my motorcycles are insured.

              I’ll continue to believe in our youth, ill deal with the legal bullshit if need be. Zero reasons to loose sleep over this.

              That we don’t see it the same is hardly shocking.

        • Snakepit Kansas June 14, 2022, 4:16 PM

          Truthfully, last week my crew and I drove from Wichita KS to Hilton Head SC, about 1,200 miles. I saw a so many giant billboards advertising for ambulance chasing lawyers it shocked me. I don’t think Ghost or Dirk want to keep kids from having a good time, but the fact is many people don’t have that good of character and would love to sue someone’s ass. Even when I had shoulder surgery two years back all the forms I had to fill out…did the injury happen at work? Did it happen at a business? Did it happen at someone else’s home? Did it happen in a car accident? The questions were obvious that the insurance company was wanting to sue someone so they didn’t have to pay for it. I am all for the neighborhood kids having a good time. Now get off my lawn.

          • ghostsniper June 15, 2022, 12:31 PM

            True. You have to have both eyes wide shut to not see the obvious of the times we live in. For those of us lacking the financial ability to buy insurance riders for every known and unknown contingency we must look ahead a little further than some folks emotions allow. FWIW, I don’t remember riding my bike in neighbors driveways as it would seem boring and stupid but I do remember putting long miles on it on the streets. Indeed, get the fuk off’n my yard.

  • Heinie June 14, 2022, 6:52 AM

    Brings back happy memories of growing up in Detroit in the 50’s. Needs a garden hose so the nippers can rehydrate

  • Joe Krill June 14, 2022, 9:17 AM

    I think everyone needs a little bit of that attitude. Thanks.

  • John A. Fleming June 14, 2022, 10:22 AM

    The driveway has a gentle incline. I have seen similar behavior from the kids in my neighborhood, but it’s a little furtive, they do it once and then move on, rather than spending half an hour. My neighbor across the street has a steep driveway, as do several others in our neighborhood. I remember when we were kids, we knew who were the mean dads who disapproved of such playful use of their driveway.

    It’s the skateboard kids own fault. They are a little raffish, and what homeowner wants those kids hanging around all the time?

    Still, I like the concept. It’s part of humanizing the neighborhood and making it kid-friendly, as long as everybody behaves themselves.

  • mhf June 14, 2022, 2:16 PM

    Loser pays would stop all that bullshit about suing

  • Double XX June 15, 2022, 7:07 AM

    Dirk for the wins. when my mother renewed her DL the clerk asked her if she wanted to donate her organs, to which she replied that before going to heaven she was going to wear them out.