Turf Grass Tyranny – IOTW Report

Turf Grass Tyranny

An older couple in Missouri is facing $188,000 in fines or 10 years in jail if they don’t convert their yard garden into 50 percent turf grass. Husband Carl Duffner is highly allergic to grass so the homeowners designed and planted a show garden of flowers, mulched paths and ponds that were, if anything, a point of beauty in their neighborhood.

The St. Louis bedroom city of St. Peters disagreed and charged the couple with violating the city’s “turf grass ordnance.” This week a federal court agreed with the city. More

23 Comments on Turf Grass Tyranny

  1. This judge will never tell me that shit he will have to shoot me because I will not put no grass .that is the couple property private this asshole doesn’t understand that. Thank God I live in a secure bunker.

  2. this shit is crazy in your own house 🏡 you can’t do what you want. I can see soon a civil war coming because of this socialist people.

  3. If people can get away with emotional support animals, just because they want to, then this couple should be able to claim health reasons.
    Sometimes you have to be an asshole to win these days. This couple needs one on their side.

  4. The way I see it, is the gubment of St. Peters are offended by all those American flags. The judge must be a panty sniffer. I pray his stupid ruling will be
    reversed and the homeowners reimbursed and amply rewarded.

  5. Let’s see, schools can’t serve PBJ’s if a student is allergic to peanuts, but in essence this city is forcing feeding this man peanuts. Seems a violation of their civil rights. I hope they counter sue the city for causing severe medical and emotional pain and suffering.

  6. The couple should become members of one of the currently fashionable protected groups. Transgenders, for instance. Any force, criticism, eyeroll, or perceived thought offense would cause the Left to shrink away so as not to be accused of being a hater. In fact, that lawn-garden would be praised on The View.

  7. There is an ongoing attack on the First Amendment and the Second Amendment, could this be a skirmish against the Fourth? “The right of the people to be secure in their persons,houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violates, ……” And the Eight Amendment: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, ($188,000 fine or 10
    years in Jail) nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
    I’m no lawyer, but!

  8. And that’s why I live in the country. No condo fees. No overbearing self important bureaucrats in my face.
    I told the last US census taker to scoot. And she did.

    Country comfort is in a truck running back home.

  9. I hope their appeal works out.
    There are evil alternatives when it comes to satisfying capricious and vindictive rules.

  10. Bob
    If there’s some kind of go fund me effort to help off set this couple’s legal bills you may want to donate a few bucks. If you live in St. Peters there’s a lot that can be done to organize and change the local statute. If not keep an eye on your own community and don’t let this happen in your neighborhood.

    I live in what everyone else in the county calls its own kingdom the town governance is so extreme. This summer they are going to ruin part of the access to the swim area by forcing the condo that abuts the property to plant trees and weeds and other obstructive flora just so people going by on in their boats can have the illusion of pristine untouched shoreline. There’s cut grass down to the waterline since before I was a kid here, but now their wrecking water access around the lake. I think it’s a form of envy and a way to get back at those who own property on the water.

  11. I’m stunned! The yard is obviously gorgeous. The ruling is so anti-commonsense I’m almost surprised the prog judge doesn’t demand something even more ridiculous, like they have to hire a transgender couple to fuck in their front yard once a week to “help” the neighborhood kids. …Lady in Red

  12. My first reaction without reading the whole thing was “You got to be kidding me!” Then it migrated to the correct pronunciation of “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” Then read the first comment to the story and it seemed correct…

    “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

  13. Unfortunately, that’s what HOA’s can do.
    They should just go to the stadium and roll up some ‘carpet’ and use that.

  14. @Anymouse March 31, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    “America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

    It’s never too early.
    (Worst that can happen is another one grows, and you just have to do it again. Kind of like weeds.)

  15. The city is clearly in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Allergies are a disability. Sue the city for several million. I guarantee they will back down. I am not an attorney, but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express for a couple of hours one afternoon, a long time ago.


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