trying to make sense of oak park's war on vegetables
recipe du jour
things are popping at the bass house!
August 7, 2011
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:27:56
I think so, but maybe a government official may want you to have flashing lights or something around your tomato plants. Then again, they could tell you that, then tell you there is an ordinance against having flashing lights on your property.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:29:57
funny! who put that up?
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:30:13
Growing food? how dare YOU
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:31:20
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:33:08
Hopefully you got the electric companies permission to post that sign.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:34:04
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:38:19
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:38:58
LMAO! The real Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes?
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:41:54
PS. I build and sell Programmable LED Signs, I’d be happy to give you one at dead cost! http://www.ScreamingSigns.net
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:50:20
I am with you 100% on planting veggies, as trust me we can our veggies and use them for winter months, but do pray for you, your family, community, and all who are involved, this matter ends soon, and you all can go on living your lives peaceably. I don’t see how anyone, one side or the other will ‘win’ as it has been a stress to all, but am proud to see you (mom) standing up for what you see is right, and fair. Not to metion that you find can still find time to find the laughter in it all!! You are a good example for your children to have faith all things will work out how they should. BTW it wouldn’t do for most ppl in our area to be imposed with such a situation, we’d just add miracle grow at night when no one was looking!!! Hope your day is blessesd!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:52:16
I think that’s fair warning. You little hooligan!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 13:57:59
Personally I think you are going to be taken to task for ignoring the other vegetative ethnicities in your garden. If I was a zucchini, I could be very offended.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:07:39
Thanks for the laugh!! 🙂
Judy Handwork Panasci
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:11:13
That’s what came to my mind too. Perhaps they need to put up a big movie screen and show “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” at night where everyone can see it… : – )
Judy Handwork Panasci
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:12:18
Keep on keeping on…..”city hall” doesn’t know it all!!!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:16:01
And why may I ask is this sign not availble in Spanish? Press one, por favor……
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:17:10
Jim Crapanzano: “PS. I build and sell Programmable LED Signs, I’d be happy to give you one at dead cost! http://www.ScreamingSigns.net”
Another lawsuit for having an LED Sign? ;-(
Carisa Bendel (@ConsciousChicag)
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:20:01
You go girl! Keep doing what you are doing and stand up for what you think is right.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:25:26
I love that sign and yes popular PC could require the mention of veggies of all color and origin but all kidding aside, even though multiple events all over the country may seem to be isolated insanity they are not;
Quartzite Arizona – towns person arrested when lawfully speaking after being given the floor by the mayor by a corrupt town council and chief of police. 9 policemen and one employee sign affidavits of having witnessed massive corruption and as a result are either fired or placed under house arrest.
Cedar Falls Iowa – City council passes ordinance and demands keys to every home and business in the city.
Indiana – Passes law to totally overturn the 4th Amendment and it’s protections of unlawful search and seizure.
Tulsa Oklahoma – Chief of Police is suspended without pay when he refuses to attend Islamic breakfast and Islamic faith instruction classes.
Florida and West Virginia – Hundreds of people are fined out of their homes under the IPMC (International Property Maintenance Code) and stand up and fight in the courts. They are winning left and right BTW
The Amish and other dairy farmers are arrested for “intention” of selling raw milk.
Natural Food Companies and manufacturers of Vitamins and other natural supplements are taken to court by the FDA.
ALL OF THIS IS CONNECTED it is all part of AGENDA 21 and if you don’t know what that is you had better find out before it is too late and time is running very very short. The Council of 13 is the set up for the final nail in the coffin of freedom, liberty and the Constitutional Republic for the united States!
Mara in Virginia
Aug 07, 2011 @ 14:45:11
OMG! It’s probably two millimeters over the limit according to the Oak Park Sign Ordinance, which states unequivocally, “No sign shall be larger than normal.”
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:10:43
You think maybe it’s contagious?? Caution! People everywhere growing own food for consumption! Could YOUR neighborhood be at risk? News at 10!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:13:17
I think if you check the dictionary of signage as regards produce (which you will find in the office of the new Oak Park Garden Compliance Officer), you will find that the size of any sign(s) shall be directly proportional to the size of the produce mentioned on the sign. The total number of signs allowed shall be directly proportional to the number of live tomato vines planted.
You first check the variety of tomatoes being grown to determine the commonly accepted chart for average fruit sizes. When planting multiple varieties, the sign owner shall use the chart corresponding to the smallest average tomato type grown. Then you verify the statutory limits for the sign(s) using both length and width dimensions and total surface area as measured in square inches. All signage shall be constructed using suitable sign materials and methods.
A side issue is the liability for knowingly harboring or encouraging dangerous tomatoes on or near your property. If a tomato or tomatoes can be shown to have caused harm, the sign is de facto proof that the tomato owner knew of the dangers prior to any attack or injury. There is an enhanced penalty If the tomatoes where trained in anyway to be exceptionally large or are found to be overly acidic.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:27:54
“vegetative ethnicities.” awesome.
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:29:04
THAT is beautiful. Perhaps a “Beware of Vegetation” sign once folks approach your yard, so that they are dutifully warned.
Mara in Virginia
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:36:42
Oh, they would never make it that easy to figure out! 😉
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:58:56
I JUST LOVE THIS !!!!!!!! I WANT A SIGN LIKE THAT !!!!!!!!
Hugs , Peace –
Michaela and Ernesto Maestas
Mother Bosque Gardens, Corrales NM 87048
Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:59:37
Sending loads of light, love and laughter your way !!!!!!!!
M and E……. in NM
Aug 07, 2011 @ 16:05:08
This sign is much better than my “beware of attack cat”!! Love it!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 16:26:46
if you live near where the tomatoes are harvested, the huge trailers on the trucks spill tomatoes all along the roads , especially on curves…if you see this warning, watch out…the roads may be saucey…
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:07:46
people who dont grow their own garden stupid when the markets are gone for good you going to starve hahahahahahahahaaaaaa only country folks will survive…..
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:33:50
LOVEIT! LOVEIT!! LOVEIT!!!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:44:36
ok, seriously, i’m going to have you take over writing this blog- you are hilarious!!!!!!! keep it coming- i could use some good laughs!
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:45:47
well, yes- with normal being defined as “common”, as we all know. as in, “maurice, stop eating with your fingers! you look so common!!!”
Joe in Missouri
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:46:02
Watch out you might get a “sign” violation.
Is that sign permitted?
Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:48:03
ah- it is not MY sign; it’s something someone on the blog sent to me! hahahaha
Aug 07, 2011 @ 19:00:17
Aug 07, 2011 @ 19:58:21
(WARNING: If you are allergic to sarcasm, stop reading this comment now.)
*shaking finger at Julie* Shame on you…you…you deviant! Don’t you know how tomatoes are affecting society? Are you mad?!? Or high on fresh vegetables? Show me yours eyes!
Here’s a PSA (public service announcement, for those that don’t recognize that) I’m working on:
“Tomatoes *insert dramatic pause* they injure..no…maim, thousands every year. Not only that, but they turn our children to lives of crime. *insert 8 year old smoking on street corner, 9 year old looking like a prostitute* Stop it before it starts……also, don’t allow the children to draw on the sidewalk with chalk. It only makes their decent into darkness faster.”
MY GOD WOMAN! Your children, the neighbors children may learn something. What’s wrong with you?
(had to add: Luv ya Jules. Following the saga from Indiana. Hope to visit when health allows. Keep it up. My upstairs neighbor and I are planning “apartment balcony” gardens next year. Your an inspiration. Keep your head up, fighting the good fight, keep the family safe and let us know what’s going on. EPIC HUGS)
Aug 08, 2011 @ 00:01:30
Thanks Teri for reminding us about the Agenda 21. It’s sprouting tentacles like a Hydra and everyone has got to help put a knife in its heart! If you’re unsure if your town council/county board of supervisors is helping to push this along, call them and ask. If you get an affirmative answer, then read up on the Agenda @ http://www.freedomadvocates.org/, scroll down the page and pick your poison.
Aug 08, 2011 @ 00:45:08
epic thanks! and i am loving your balcony gardens- that sounds so romantic! great PSA, too- wow, you are putting me to shame… 😉
Joe in Missouri
Aug 08, 2011 @ 00:58:24
Wow OMG you guys are really learning what is going on in the world.
Congratulations! 🙂 Keep it up.
Aug 08, 2011 @ 01:14:00
Chances are they will not even know what you are talking about if you ask about Agenda 21. They will know if you ask about its code name, “Sustainable Development” and or the International Property Maintenance Code. The IPMC is exactly what is happening here. It can be beaten really quite easily in the courts. Once you bring evil into the light it runs like cock roaches. These local thugs will freak when they are faced with massive litigation against them personally.
Smart Meters are also part of the surveillance plan
There is a letter below the video you can use to PROHIBIT the installation of one in your home or you can adapt it to FORCE them to remove it if you already do. They put one on my house without me knowing and aside from the major invasion of privacy and health risk guess what? My power bill tripled the first month and stayed that way. I should have known they were up to something very sneaky when they sent me a letter asking me to go on level billing of 275 bucks a month year round when my average bill is 135 to 150 at most in summer and less than a hundred in the winter because our heat is gas. Naturally I declined.
Joe in Missouri
Aug 08, 2011 @ 01:44:05
Sounds like you are being carbon taxed. I am very interested in the details let us know.
Aug 08, 2011 @ 04:05:37
Hilarious! I would just LOVE to see the faces of some of the city folk and neighborhood folks who gave you trouble when they see this sign, lol!! Touche! I love how humor can have a bite to it, no pun intended! 😉
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