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Texas sheriff who waged a foolish fight
over ´F--k Trump´ bumper sticker
needs to walk away

Dallas Morning News, by Staff

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Posted By:viola, 11/21/2017 8:42:22 PM

Remember that corny old Kenny Rogers tune about "when to hold ´em, when to fold ´em, and when to walk away"? Somebody should have played that song for Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls last week, before he launched a pointless crusade against a local resident over a bumper sticker he didn´t like. Karen Fonseca and her husband advertise their disapproval of the current president with a custom-made sticker on the back window of their pickup that pointedly reads "F--- Trump and f--- you for voting for him." Rude? Yes. Profane? Check. Illegal? No, and you don´t have to be

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 11/21/2017 8:50:56 PM     (No. 11458721)

How the DMN has fallen. Bumper sticker had NOTHING to do w/ her outstanding warrant.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Michaelus, 11/21/2017 8:51:10 PM     (No. 11458722)

Yeah - no. Obscene is still illegal. If I see it I have a can of black spray paint.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 11/21/2017 8:53:52 PM     (No. 11458723)

It´s a lot bigger than a bumper sticker, and I am surprised that Texans are apparently so wussified now that the truck is still in running condition. I guess you can mess with Texas again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: turninggrey, 11/21/2017 9:09:23 PM     (No. 11458734)

No, a legal case could be made that she violated the profanity laws:
"Use “abusive, indecent, profane, or vulgar language,” of the kind likely to provoke a physical altercation. These are known legally as “fighting words.”
I think this fits. Certainly the Sheriff could feel this person would provoke a physical altercation with the tone of the bumper sticker. She was in a sense telling everyone who came across the message "F You". Those are actually fighting words. The Sheriff came across an active warrant while checking the situation out, and she was arrested. I am sorry this lefty journalist only wants to follow his own laws. I can only tell him/her/cis questioning a__ to F off.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 11/21/2017 9:29:25 PM     (No. 11458740)

The DMN has become a real toilet. I wish I subscribed so I could cancel it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: columba, 11/21/2017 9:31:35 PM     (No. 11458743)

The word is not appropriate.

If you use it, I do no talk to you - ever.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 11/21/2017 9:33:11 PM     (No. 11458745)

Leftist newspaper editorial board with their panties in a wad. Get over it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 11/21/2017 10:02:41 PM     (No. 11458762)

Stick your "staff" where the sun don´t shine!
Too afraid to say who wrote this piece of trash article??

Crap like this is why DJT became President!

We outvoted you sorry profane crybaby miscreant malcontent deviants!!!

Veterans for TRUMP 2020
Drain the profane swamp!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MOAB, 11/21/2017 10:20:07 PM     (No. 11458776)

This despicable, vile woman needs to have the HELL beat out of her every time she gets out of her truck. Or just set it on fire with her in it!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 11/21/2017 10:40:33 PM     (No. 11458792)

I quit subscribing to that toilet paper 8 years ago. Dallas has a Dem. mayor along with a city that took down Confederate statues.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 11/21/2017 10:57:06 PM     (No. 11458805)

You just go on ahead and poke the Sheriff...he is beloved all over the state for his heroics during the floods in Houston. And yes he finds "that" word offensive as many of us do in law enforcement. And in some places it is still on the books as a offense/class C.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: grounded, 11/21/2017 10:58:38 PM     (No. 11458806)

Most states have laws that prohibit owners obstructing their ability see through the windows of their vehicles with signs, stickers, limo tint or decals. There are also laws on the books to protect LEOs by outlawing rear window coverings. The purpose is to allow the cops to observe the driver´s actions as the cop approaches from the rear.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: peeps, 11/22/2017 3:40:32 AM     (No. 11458901)

oh, lawdy, do love the folks, MEN, from Texas. Please, please, keep being the MEN we need!!!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley, 11/22/2017 4:12:20 AM     (No. 11458906)

Its a local matter; one that I would ordinarily not pay much attention to. The headline rattled my cage though.
When someone tells me what I "need to do", it usually has little to do with me and a lot to do with what they want. My reaction ranges from "why do I need to do that?" to flat out hostility.
You need to pull in your horns you pusillanimous twit.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: StormCnter, 11/22/2017 6:09:25 AM     (No. 11458939)

We cancelled the DMN several years ago when we finally decided it had nothing to say to us that we cared to read.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/22/2017 9:57:13 AM     (No. 11459164)

We have to remove Confederate Generals´ statues because they "offend" the gentle nature of black separatist thugs, but offending children who are taught curse words are wrong isn´t a societal outrage??

The DMN is one of the worst papers in the country with a circulation and balance sheet to prove it.

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