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6/19/2010

The Limits of Free Speech in Missouri

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 11:14 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Western Missouri resident David Jungerman is upset with national Democrats so he posted this sign on his property:

Missouri Sign

[Don Bradley – Kansas City Star]

“Are you a Producer or Parasite
Democrats – Party of the Parasites”

An unknown person or persons responded by burning Jungerman’s trailer — twice — and a vacant house on his property. Local Democrats are not happy with the arsons or the sign:

Local Democrats don’t want to be linked to the arsons. Jungerman has every right to speak his mind, said Kay Caskey, a Bates County Democrat and wife of longtime state Sen. Harold Caskey.

“Obviously our country is in disarray now because of economics, jobs and foreclosures,” she said. “We are hurting as a country. But there are too many people who want to tear it down instead of build it up. Yes, there is anger out there, and we are a long way from Washington.

“This man has a right to do what he did, but around here some people might wonder at what point do you cross the line?”

Jungerman said he didn’t mean to direct his sign at local Democrats. Many of those are old-fashioned Harry Truman Democrats, he said.

“They’re more conservative than many Republicans,” he said. “I should have put an ad in the paper to explain that. No, I meant the national Democrat parasite base that is sucking this country dry. The ones that just take from the government and not give anything back.”

Jungerman says he’s not even a die-hard Republican. He voted for Claire McCaskill when she won a U.S. Senate seat in 2006.”

I guess the targets of free speech are more likely to think critical speech has crossed the line.

As detailed in the linked article, this isn’t the first time Jungerman has stuck to his guns on something he believes in. Literally.

— DRJ

19 Responses to “The Limits of Free Speech in Missouri”

  1. Is this what you call “re-igniting” the Fairness Doctrine?

    [Boy, that Eric Boehlert sure does get around!]

    Icy Texan (a2701d)

  2. Heh. Maybe it’s a hot topic.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  3. Well, Boehlert is nothing if not slippery (sly reference to his job description stated by Patterico).

    Eric Blair (c8876d)

  4. speaking of limits it looks like thugmerica reserves the right to gank the Brits whenever and as much as they feel like

    Under pressure from the White House, BP has set up a $20 billion damages fund but that figure could be increased if it proves insufficient, said Kenneth Feinberg, the fund’s federal administrator.*

    happyfeet (19c1da)

  5. Gee, never saw a tapeworm wiggle out with a can of gasoline and a match. Must be a Democrat. After all, would Sarah Palin do it to get sympathy?

    Obtw, across the river in Kentucky, citizens can shoot to kill if they discover an arsonist torching their property. Maybe the guy should move?

    cedarhill (b9d3cf)

  6. I think David needs to hire Dale Peterson for a few weeks. That would be fun =)

    NavyspyII (df615d)

  7. haiku think they need
    check Dems backs alien slugs
    PuppetMaster O

    ColonelHaiku (2ce3dc)

  8. Some of those local police might know more about the arson than they admit.

    Mike K (82f374)

  9. An unknown person or persons responded by burning Jungerman’s trailer — twice — and a vacant house on his property.

    Scratch a reactionary leftist, find the fascist gibbering underneath.

    Lazarus Long (9adfb0)

  10. After all, would Sarah Palin do it to get sympathy?

    Nope.

    John Hitchcock (9e8ad9)

  11. At least it’s good to know that Democrats are ashamed of their parasitic nature and get their feelings hurt when called on it. I guess they aren’t ready to change their mascot from a jackass to a lamprey just yet.

    jcurtis (138cbe)

  12. Shame implies feelings of guilt. Attempting to squelch the opposition’s message is a matter of strategy for these clowns. They don’t want the American voters to feel ashamed for voting them into office!

    Icy Texan (a2701d)

  13. Maybe we should take a collection for expenses so NavySpyII can go help the feller out with a little recon.

    MD in Philly (5a98ff)

  14. haiku see donkey
    dung all over this one and
    McCaskill low class

    ColonelHaiku (2ce3dc)

  15. Jungerman said he didn’t mean to direct his sign at local Democrats. Many of those are old-fashioned Harry Truman Democrats, he said.

    Why am I reminded of the claim that while people generally don’t like Congress, they usually like their own local Congresscreature?

    The police, however, arrested him, took his Rolex watch and threw him in jail. The next day when he made bail, police did not return the watch. They said they didn’t remember him having one.

    Calling Radley Balko…

    “Well, I would have pulled it out of there by now if they hadn’t burned the tires off.”

    So, ironically, the people who tried to destroy it have made it a semi-permanent display, and made sure it gets national attention.

    kishnevi (a46980)

  16. I referee scenario paintball, so it’s not too hard to get my hangs on a pair of 3rd gen NVG’s, and a really nice marker.

    22 balls-per-second at 285 feet per second isn’t lethal, but it sure does sting a bit =)

    NavyspyII (df615d)

  17. I think it was inevitable it would be attacked just like honey attracts bees,

    so he should have hidden and waited for the attack and made a citizens arrest. if they resisted shoot em and clain they attacked,

    one or two less leachs in the world.

    rumcrook¾ (4a9bee)

  18. More Democrat violence.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  19. some truly choice posts on this site, saved to my bookmarks .

    Vesta Amirian (b774b8)


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