It’s Dead, Jim

Submitted by: SP Riley via Oddly Specific

Let’s solve this argument the old fashioned way: with fists.

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32 Responses to It’s Dead, Jim

  1. Sybil says:

    I see this getting reeeeal ugly….

  2. Dark says:

    The city of Franklin won’t be pleased if the feds stop them from exercising their cities’ rights.

    Wars have started over less.

  3. Tim McDaniel says:

    To descend into seriousness, I hope this doesn’t get all unfunny and flamy …

    From my little looking into it,

    I believe there’s no Federal Right-to-Farm Act
    if there were, it likely would only protect them from tort lawsuits from the neighbors, and would have nothing to do with eminent domain to extend a road

    In doing Google(tm)-brand searches, I’ve not been able to find any Federal Right-to-Farm act. I found a paper suggesting that one ought to be enacted.

    “States’ Right-To-Farm Statutes” at (echoed by ) starts “All fifty states have enacted right-to-farm laws that seek to protect qualifying farmers and ranchers from nuisance lawsuits filed by individuals who move into a rural area where normal farming operations exist, and who later use nuisance actions to attempt to stop those ongoing operations.” Nuisance is explained at as “a use of property that causes injury to others”, which I suppose may include chemicals, fumes (including odors), loud noises, and such.

  4. Terrasu says:

    I feel the need to comment lovingly on the title of this fail.

  5. Sarge says:

    It’s a duel!
    The combatants: A Farmer Vs. City Of Franklin.
    The weapons of choice: Signage.
    The play-by-play:
    City of Franklin opened with a salvo of LARGE SIGN IS LARGE AND HAS ALL CAPS!!!!!
    Farmer survived the attack.

    Farmer responded with a small but witty sign.
    City of Franklin is mortally wounded.


    • boringTroll says:

      And the ref steps in. The zebra has disqualified both signs for lack of a complete legal citation. The city has eminent domain on its side, but it can’t use it without following the proper procedure, and rude signs isn’t one of the steps. The farmer has cited something that really was proposed as a Federal law, but which year was it enacted (if ever), what section allows him to block eminent domain, in this situation?

      We’re at a draw here, but that means the farmer is winning. If the farmer can maintain the draw until he dies of natural causes, that is the same as a win.

  6. PsychoDad says:

    I hope Farmer Brown has a big ol’ 12-gauge and a box o’ shells to help him make his point.

    • Dodom says:

      Eh. Like that’ll make a difference.

      He’ll go farther (at least delay it longer) by taking it to court.

    • 5150 says:

      Nah, the Feds took his box of shells. He can whack ’em over the head with the shotgun, though!

    • ObamaisntSatan says:

      Obama, nor any other “Fed” or person of power in any way, is “out to get” your arms. Yes, I know it may take a moment to sink in, but slowly try to process. Breathe in, breathe out. You still have your guns! So do I! Cause we have a Constitution! YaaaaaY! 😉

  7. Robbo says:

    Seems to me that there extending the road a tad…. but a few feet? really?

    • Carlos says:

      Interesting interpretation.
      With the way the politicians these days are totally crazy and overly proud, I can actually imagine something like that playing out.

  8. Ska Pino says:

    If they do build the bypass, he can always hitchhike…

  9. postl1terat1 says:

    Authority? Pffffffsht. We don’t need no stinkin’ authority. We’ll just put up signs and shoot each other. On second thought, forget the signs.

  10. Cro-Mag says:

    Don’t steal the government hates competiotion!

  11. Tim McDaniel says:

    So far as I can tell from Web searches, there is no US Federal Right-to-Farm law. All the states have one (the National Agricultural Law Center has a page o’ links), but they deal only with lawsuits about nuisance, like odors, noises, or health effects, so they have nothing to do with eminent domain.

  12. Comforter says:

    It’s not the picture that made me laugh even though it is entertaining – it’s the title. What fail/lol isn’t improved with a good Star Trek reference?

  13. waitaminute says:

    There are also cities called Franklin in Australia and Canada, but as near as I can tell from ten minutes of googling, neither of those countries has a federal “right to farm” law either. Every Canadian province has a provincial “right to farm” law, and I found some proposals for such laws in Australian states, but nothing that said they had passed.

    I’m guessing Farmer Joe doesn’t know the difference between federal and state/provincial law. Which means he probably misunderstood just what the “right to farm” law actually does. That’s going to lead to a fun day in court.

  14. Skyfire says:

    Tineye led me to this post: that seems to be the original.
    If so, this sign is in Franklin Tennessee.

    • FeebeeJuggalette says:

      I don’t live far away from Franklin, and if these signs truly are there, then they are totally legitimate and the farmer has no idea that there is no law supporting his actions, but the City of Franklin, TN may be confused by this additional sign, and cancel the road extension so they don’t get the “feds” involved. Tennessee peoples, we take our farming VERY seriously.

  15. Trev says:

    Well the other sign is bigger, so they automatically win…

  16. Beth says:

    What? Everyone got the Star Trek reference, but missed the HHGTTG reference? Ska Pino, you rock.

  17. Not a stalker says:

    I live next to that sign 😀

  18. Canzonetta says:

    I’m with the farmer!

  19. photoblogman21 says:

    this pic is fake…kinda fun though. far away sign is photoshopped in…the perspective is slightly off.

  20. roscoe says:

    hahaha! Suck it, overbearing Government!

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