Submitted by: SP Riley via Oddly Specific
Let’s solve this argument the old fashioned way: with fists.
I see this getting reeeeal ugly….
The city of Franklin won’t be pleased if the feds stop them from exercising their cities’ rights.
Wars have started over less.
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 http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/righttofarm/index.html (echoed by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-to-farm_laws ) 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 http://real-estate.lawyers.com/Nuisance-Lawsuits.html as “a use of property that causes injury to others”, which I suppose may include chemicals, fumes (including odors), loud noises, and such.
Google right of farm vs eminent domain. Its a pretty complex issue.
(Not a lawyer)
I feel the need to comment lovingly on the title of this fail.
It’s a duel!
The combatants: A Farmer Vs. City Of Franklin.
The weapons of choice: Signage.
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.
FARMER FOR THE WIN!!!
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.
I hope Farmer Brown has a big ol’ 12-gauge and a box o’ shells to help him make his point.
Eh. Like that’ll make a difference.
He’ll go farther (at least delay it longer) by taking it to court.
Nah, the Feds took his box of shells. He can whack ’em over the head with the shotgun, though!
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! 😉
Seems to me that there extending the road a tad…. but a few feet? really?
With the way the politicians these days are totally crazy and overly proud, I can actually imagine something like that playing out.
If they do build the bypass, he can always hitchhike…
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.
Don’t steal the government hates competiotion!
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.
do you want to make that point a third time?
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?
Indeed, my friend. Star Trek makes everything better; it’s a fact.
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.
You took the time to Google this? And a full 10 min. Was it worth it?
Tineye led me to this post: http://hybernationmusic.blogspot.com/2006/06/sign-sign-everywhere-sign.html that seems to be the original.
If so, this sign is in Franklin Tennessee.
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.
Well the other sign is bigger, so they automatically win…
What? Everyone got the Star Trek reference, but missed the HHGTTG reference? Ska Pino, you rock.
I think they all forgot their towels.
I live next to that sign 😀
I’m with the farmer!
this pic is fake…kinda fun though. far away sign is photoshopped in…the perspective is slightly off.
Or you know its… further away, which would also explain it.
hahaha! Suck it, overbearing Government!
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