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Here is how The Arcadia Weekly sheds its light on the current Arcadia denouement (link):
Blaming Obama for the drought is typically the kind of dumb things both Republicans and Democrats like to say about each other these days. Neither side seems to realize just how sick this country is of hearing from them, either. They apparently think we're all idiots, just like they are, and desperately want us to hang out with them.
But Boehner going after Arcadia of all things? Over a drought yard sign? That is pretty astonishing. I wonder what he thinks of Water Wise Owl?
The City tells the Hildreth's to take down their sign. Should they?
They must have Jeff and Taryn Hildreth voodoo dolls down at City Hall. With lots of colored pins stuck in each of them. But here is my question, when is it any business of the city what signs you choose to put on your property? That certainly sounds like a freedom of speech issue to me.
Apparently the city is very upset. Here is a picture of the sign that has 'em seeing red.
It is telling that while Sierra Madre City Hall cannot find the energy or time to investigate lawn-loving residents who allow precious water supplies to run down the streets and into storm sewers, they did get on this case tout suite. It also makes you wonder what their real priorities are, or just how afraid they might be of obstreperous residents.
Here is what the Hildreths received recently from imported Pasadena development bureaucrat Vincent Gonzalez of Planning and Community Preservation fame.
Bizarre. Maybe Jeff and Taryn should call the American Civil Liberties Association.