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What kind of monsters would ban this monument to freedoms?Downtrodden Americans have little to cheer them in this new Depression, but we still enjoy what simple pleasures we can: a piping-hot bowl of rock-and-lettuce soup at the end of a long day; the sweet sound of a grown man suckling at a woman’s breast in a barn; and of course our beloved Truck Nutz. Now a godless South Carolinian town — the birthplace of America’s greatest hero, Strom Thurmond — is trying to fine citizens for displaying their beloved Nutz.

“We’ve probably had 10 or 15 complaints in the last 2 to 3 weeks and that drew enough of our attention to start looking into it and trying to correct the issue,” said Edgefield Police Chief Ronald Carter.

[…] “I think there’s room for the freedom of expression but when it comes to indecency, the community has to step in and say this is indecent and we’re not going to tolerate it. It all falls back to each community deciding what’s decent and what’s indecent,” said Chief Carter.

[…] For now the town is only issuing warnings. But if they ask the driver to take them down and they don’t, they can be fined as much as $200.

Strom Thurmond, who himself became the very human embodiment of a Truck Nut by the time he expired, must be rolling in his grave.

Offensive car decor could get you ticketed in Edgefield [WRDW.com]

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68 COMMENTS

  1. They need to define “indecent vehicle ornaments” more precisely. I believe that the ordinance, as currently written, could include “W ’04” bumper stickers, or anything with Sara Palin’s name/ likeness on it.

  2. Dastardly. However, I am cheered by the presence, next to this story, of an automatic Google ad for the services of an indecent exposure attorney.

  3. Eleven steps to fascism:

    1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy.
    2. Create secret prisons where torture takes place.
    3. Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens.
    4. Set up an internal surveillance system.
    5. Harass citizens groups.
    6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
    7. Target key individuals.
    8. Control the press.
    9. Treat all political dissents as traitors. (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. George Bush)
    10. Suspend the rule of law.
    11. Ban Trucknutz.

  4. Remember Wonketteers, you are warbloggers, You know what to do.


    We shall fight on the beaches,
    we shall fight on the landing grounds,
    we shall fight on teh internets
    And in the emails,
    Using all caps, and misspelling easy words.
    We shall never surrender,
    Until every citizen in Edgefield, SC
    Has received a free set of TruckNutz
    Paid for by Edgefield municipal taxes.

  5. Listen, people! Just because they’re taking these delightful little hicks’ NUTZ now doesn’t mean they won’t come for your Prius Nipplez next. SOLIDARITY!

  6. I find that some inadequate dumbass driving a truck for transport instead of using the truck as our lord FORD intended (one can tell because the dumbass’ truck is spotless clean and shiney) is more offensive than hanging a pair of what they don’t have on the trailer hitch. But that’s just me.

    I think the Nutz offend the fundies (it has to be them) because it torments them of the very thing long for.

  7. Once again, our own government cedes control of a remote region of the country to a bunch of religious fanatics.

    I hereby rechristen the name of the town to Swat, South Carolina.

  8. OK, in Florida its illegal to put this ornament on your truck.
    Can I still hang a pair under my woodie station wagon?
    I’ll put them way under, just behind the rear axle, just to be anatomically correct.
    As cold as its been lately, it’ll shrink so much no one will even notice it ’till next month, anyway.

  9. The first comment posted on the SC news site is actually quite interesting:

    Posted by: C Location: augusta on Feb 17, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    There comes a point when your freedom of expression needs to be reigned in by your own common decency and politeness for other people. If every person in this world would think about someone else every once in a while, before themselves and their “rights”, imagine what a wonderful world it would be. Common decency has long been missing from this world.. maybe its time we all start adding a little bit of it back in again?

    I’ll try to carry this message in all of my doings (outside of Wonkette).

  10. [re=245126]shanemacgowan[/re]: Not bad, and apart from the reign/rein confusion, fairly well written. Must have gone to school in another state.

  11. [re=245164]Red Zeppelin[/re]: actually Augusta is in another State. Georgia. But I won’t call you on it…because that’s not the way we hang down here.

  12. [re=245126]shanemacgowan[/re]: If every person in this world would think about someone else every once in a while, before themselves and their “rights”, imagine what a wonderful world it would be.

    New context: White slave owner lamenting the possibility of black emancipation.

  13. [re=245195]Mustang[/re]: I believe the tshirt was actually “I love my ‘Cocks”. Then there was the one that said “My Cocks are Smelley” (after the quarterback who did indeed turn out to be quite smelly.) And, in case you were wondering, ‘cocks is short for Gamecocks, the Univ. of SC mascot.

  14. Just imagine if (angry) black guys were into Truck Nutz. There would be at least 100 state troopers setting up roadblocks right now.

  15. You can eat rocky mountain oysters but you can’t display naked human-looking ones?

    I guess that’s no different than babies being able to suck on naked female tits but it’s obscene to do so in public or even look at not-being-sucked-upon-tits.

    You know, now I understand why Amurricins are dying from eating peanut butter and spinach and tomatoes and in mine accidents and post-Lockerbie airplane hijackings. Or why the gubmint bailed out bankers who just robbed us blind. The gubmint justifiably couldn’t be distracted with safety inspections or better regulations.

    They were too busy protecting us from fake naked balls and real naked tits.

  16. [re=245245]mjwilstein[/re]: Did you see the Sheriff’s name is RONAD? I kid you not.

    I guess it could be a typo of Ronald. But that’s close to forgetting the L in PUBLIC which the AP once did in a lead about “pubic outcry”. Now having Ronad talk about pubic outcry would be a perfect storm of missed Ls.

  17. And none of these numskulls has thought about what they’re advertizin here? Let’s all sing along with Roger Miller: “My balls for sale or rent…” I had no idea SC was so gay. Edgefield–the right coast SF!

  18. They came for the Paultards
    And I said nothing because I was sane.
    They came for the Trucknuts
    And I said nothing because I had fluffy dice.
    They banned the use of capslock
    And I said nothing because I prefer italic.
    They came for the Cheetohs (?) eaters
    And I said nothing because I’m Australian and we don’t have that brand.
    Then they came for me
    And all I had left to defend me were a bunch of librul muslins!

  19. Clearly, no-one has ever told the good folks of Edgefield that the best way to make just about anything de rigueur is to try banning it.

    Libtards and democrat college professors will get them to piss off the god botherers and the republicans (even if they do look out of place on their Priuses)

    God botherers and republicans will get them to piss off the feminists, the Libtards, and the democrat college professors with their sissy Priuses.

    The snootiest preppies and the roughest rednecks will have them, just because some buffoon tried to tell them they couldn’t.

    How long before Paris Hilton has a set (from Tiffany & Co, of course) hanging proudly from her Mercedes-AMG?

    Friends, I believe we are about to witness a glorious blooming of Truck Nutz across the nation, nay, across the World.

    Indeed, it has already been well said: Today, we are all Truck Nutz.

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