Why do stupid people with stupid stories continue to get press coverage?
Stacey Kelley is a housewife who has a husband in Iraq.
Now don't get me wrong, I support the troops in Iraq. I support them to the extent that I wish them the best, and hope they don't get killed because their bone-headed president decided to needlessly put their lives in danger by putting them where they don't belong, jeopardising themselves in exchange for cheaper oil. I also hope they all fail miserably in killing any more civilians in Iraq as they've already done.
But this story isn't about supporting troops, and don't let some misguided sense of patriotism confuse you.
This story is about a woman who thinks she's above the rules of her neighbourhood because her husband is in Iraq.
When Stacey moved into her community, she was given the rules, which clearly states that there may be no signs in the front yard of houses except for rent, or for sale signs. What her sign says is absolutely irrelevant. What is relevant is that she is breaking the rules, and must be punished.
If she should be allowed to put up a sign that says, 'support our troops', then her next door neighbour should be able to put out a sign that says, 'I like chicken'.
That's just the way it is. If she doesn't like it, she can move away.