Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Willfully Annoying (corrected)

Oh, man.  Grand Rapids, MI, adopted hometown of one Angus Okieman, has a ban on being "willfully annoying."

That's a terrible law.  No wonder Angus moved away.

Think of it:  If that law were enforced, Angus and I would always be in court.  Scott de Marchi would have a life sentence, until the jailers found him so annoying they just sprung him loose. And P-Kroog would be prohibited from writing op-eds.

Strike it.  Strike it down.


John Covil said...

"[City Attorney Catherine] Mish has been scouring city code to find archaic rules."

God bless her. Seriously, we need more public servants like that.

Larry said...

There is a typo in the title.

On a different topic, I always look forward to Monday's links.

Pelsmin said...

This law is a good one. As Justice Holmes said, "My right to place a whoopie cushion on a seat ends where your butt begins."

John Covil said...

I thought it was, "Three generations of d-bags are enough."

Anonymous said...

The odd part is this isn't some hold over from pioneer days. GR revised the city code in the 20th century, getting rid of turn of the century laws such as the requirement that an automobile driver travel with a horn or a gong to warn pedestrians.

Jed Trott said...

This would make little brothers illegal. I know I have four older siblings I took great joy in willfully annoying.

John Covil said...

Jed, it may also be characterized as anti-marriage.

Take that however you want, people :)