GEORGIA: ACLU Wins Battle For Protest Signs Against Mike Pence At Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Associated Press reports:

Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech fight Friday as city officials in Savannah backed off prohibiting signs and posters at the event.

City officials reversed course and announced signs would be allowed immediately after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Friday morning against City Hall, saying a blanket sign ban during Pence’s visit Saturday would violate the speech rights of parade goers.

“It’s a great day for the First Amendment,” said Will Claiborne, a Savannah attorney who joined the ACLU in filing the suit. “We want everyone in the city of Savannah to come out and let their voices be heard.” Pence is expected to join 500,000 or more people Saturday celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in one of the South’s biggest street parties after Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

  • Good.
    Fuck You, Pence.

    First amendment that.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Fuck yeah! I know the Savannah queers will show up.

  • bkmn
    • Wisterley

      I’ve got those shorts in teal.

      • Todd20036

        I have them in orange, but they’re short shorts. and they BARELY keep me legal.

        I’m funny that way

      • j.martindale

        But would you wear socks with them? What is the dress code now?

        • TuuxKabin


        • 2guysnamedjoe

          Nerd chic, I think it’s called.

        • Wisterley

          Only when I’m dressing up to go to Walmart.

  • Boreal
    • Treant

      It’s not even 40%. Some of them aren’t fooled, but don’t care as long as the economy holds.

      Once it slides, they’ll want his head.

      • Boreal

        Remember how fast the Dumbya bumper stickers disappeared when the economy went south?

        • Treant

          I didn’t think glue would tear away that fast. But it did.

          Yeah, I expect 40% to be closer to 35% by fall as the economy slows. By 2020, figure it’ll be around Bush Junior territory after the crash.

          And if we actually crash, it might be in tar and feather territory.

          • Todd20036

            I prefer Spanky’s version:

            You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time….

            But you can’t fool mom.

          • Helen Damnation™

            Ooh, did your mom ‘spank’ you?

      • Longpole

        But, but we have a “Businessman President” this time.

        • thatotherjean

          We have a pathetic failure of a businessman for President, whose father left him enough money that if he had just left it alone to gather interest, he would have more than he has now. May we never have another.

          • anne marie in philly


  • PickyPecker

    He always looks as tho he’s having a painful bowel movement. Is that something he practices? Is it supposed to be…what….concern, interest, sympathy? yeesh.

    • Cuberly Deux

      That look drives me batty. Is he passing a stone? Is he straining to have an original thought? Is he scared to go home cuz Mother will most likely give him 50 lashes for being out among the harlots and heathens?

      What is that look?!?!?!?!

      • David Walker

        That look is “I wonder if they bought that lie. Maybe I should come up with another one. Where’s Mother?”

      • TuuxKabin

        For shit.

      • Snarkaholic

        The tight-lipped look of desperation, hoping that no one EVER finds out he’s a closet case.

    • kelven

      Classic anal retentive look. Someone who represses their true thoughts and emotions constantly.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Aww. poor pence’s fee fee’s might get hurt. And they call us snowflakes. They should look in the mirror every now and again.

    • David Walker

      …and see the puddle of water they created. Whether they clean it up or let it evaporate doesn’t matter…it’s gone.
      Wonder how Pence’s breakfast with the Irish (faggot) PM went. Green eggs and ham?

      • Snarkaholic

        I’m sure that, while saying grace, Pence(il dick) made sure to mention that all gheys always go to hell.

    • TuuxKabin

      That’s the look on his face. He’s looking in the mirror.
      Good evening by the way. 0x0

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Good Evening to you as well! Hope your weekend is fun and tpainfree.

        • TuuxKabin

          Indoors fun. Thanks. Pain free, but this Friggin’ soft cast, boot drags me down & will be wearin’ it at least another month. Sigh. Stay warm.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            Indoor fun can be the best fun! You stay warm as well. I’ve got to get blood drawn. Such fun!

          • TuuxKabin

            Ugh. A blood letting, as I call ’em. Stay hydrated before so the vein is plumper. Easier. Good luck.

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink, but I’ve got awesome veins. Now all I want is to get rid of the dehydration headache!

          • prixator

            You’re wearing the boot? I had to get one of those when I broke my culcaneous (heel) bone in 2006 (surgery and now have a plate and 12 screws in my left foot). Just hated it, but it was useful then – couldn’t get around without it.

            Last summer, I had some bad side effects from medication for hypertension, one of which seriously affected my balance and while trying to save myself from falling on the stairs, I broke my right big toe. It was painful at first, but another side effect was numbness in my extremities, so it didn’t feel too painful after a while.

            At my next GP appointment, I mentioned it and was sent for an x-ray, which confirmed that it was broken. I was told to wear the boot again. I wore it for one day and it caused more pain than the broken toe, so I stopped wearing it.

            Now, 8 months later, it has healed on its own and it feels fine. I still have the numbness, so maybe I have invisible pain.

            But, I hope that you heal quickly from your injury. Having full mobility is so important. I’m on my own, so it’s extra important.

          • TuuxKabin

            Thanks Prixator. Hammertoes caused the surgery. All those years a dancin’ fool in 2″ stacked Cuban Cha Cha boots. Three middle toes tight foot. Procedure done 02/14. Toes still swollen & snug bandage required to bring swelling down. But adhesive tape irritates. Using cotton gauze strips to secure the toes of Frankenstein. Today was easier. Takes time I guess.p

  • shellback

    Another highly-punchable face.

    • anne marie in philly

      bitchslappable into next week! punch a nazi today!

  • Boreal
  • another_steve

    Strip Mike Pence and force him to be a daddy in gay porn.

  • Ninja0980

    If he can’t handle the signs, then he doesn’t need to show up.
    Everyone will be happier that way.

  • The_Wretched

    Note to right wingers, this is an actual free speech case. It’s fundamentally about political speech which was the foundation for the right in the first place.

    • kareemachan

      I’m honestly like if they don’t get it by now, they will NEVER get it.

  • Lazycrockett

    WTF ? There shouldn’t have even been an issue, its called Free Speech.


  • BeaverTales

    If you evil fucks are gonna defend the Second Amendment, we’re gonna defend the First…

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      As Jim Jeffries famously said: “The 1st amendment lets me say the 2nd amendment is shit”

      • anne marie in philly

        FUCK YEAH!

  • Cuberly Deux

    They’re straining for any photo-op that comes across as what used to pass for “normal” for a WH administration. Well, when you throw decency and comity in the trash in order to get elected don’t be shocked when what used to be afforded towards administrations past doesn’t get applied to you.

    Suck it up buttercup.

  • Paula

    I hope that they have lots of things like for Pence. He will be positively giddy. Mommy will have to catch him when swoons and faints.

    • Paula
      • Todd20036

        I have no idea what that’s for, but I’m interested.

        • TominDC

          It’s a Japanese festival that’s coming up in a few weeks. It sounds amazing, but wait until you see pictures of young kids sucking on dick-shaped lollipops. Ick.

          • David Walker

            According the article, first day is April 1 this year. That’s about cherry blossom time in DC, isn’t it? Or are the blossoms a little later? Happily, there’s no climage change to fuck that up.

          • jmax

            April 1st is also Easter. He has arisen!

          • Canadian Observer

            Actually, Fox News has been suppressing the story that the body has been found.

          • TuuxKabin

            The Pillsbury Dough Boy.

          • Judas Peckerwood

            Cherry trees (and almost everything else) are blossoming earlier due to global warming.

          • TrollopeReader

            Scott Pruitt is gonna get mad at you !!

          • thatotherjean

            The blossoms are at their best right about now, actually. Maybe some of them will still be around for the Cherry Blossom Festival. This is how it usually works out, unfortunately. The festival and the peak of the cherry blossoms rarely coincide.

          • TominDC

            It’s typically around the last week of March or the first week of April, I think. The predictions I’ve seen this year fall right in that range.

            I love this time of year because there are many cherry trees spread throughout the city that bloom earlier/later than the famous ones at the tidal basin, and there’s nothing quite like accidentally stumbling upon one that’s in full bloom.

          • They’re blooming here in Tacoma right now outside our windows.

  • Jerry Kott

    That faux Piety look of Pence is sickening.

    • TuuxKabin

      Beyond slapable.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    How did they even think it would be constitutional in the first place? Hello, have you morons ever read the constitution? Clearly not, because if you had, you’d know that: as a governing body, you have zero power or authority to censor someone’s opinion, especially when it’s political. Sweet Fake Jesus on a Stick, WTF? Glad the ACLU stepped in quickly to slap this BS down.

  • shivadog

    I’m surprised they didn’t put them in a “free speech zone” somewhere 5 miles away from the parade.

    • Gil

      How about 5 miles east….

      • TuuxKabin

        With ya’.

    • TuuxKabin

      Out in the Atlantic.

  • PlutoAnimus

    At a governmental level, standing up to a bullies does indeed make them back down.

  • TheSeer

    Puck Fence!

    • TuuxKabin

      Convict him.

  • JWC

    Good lets this bigoted prick Know what he is thoughtt of

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Uhoh, now Trump will tweet something nasty.

    • TuuxKabin

      I think we’ve beat him to the punch. Exception being our remarks are honest humor.

  • MoonlightUnkindledOne

    Mike Pence sad face brings a smile to my face. Anyone else experience joy at his misery?

    • Gil

      That’s his constipated preacher man face…

      • TuuxKabin

        His look at mother in her nekid pose. GAAACK.

    • TuuxKabin

      Yes. So bitch slapable. Hold me back.

  • zhera

    ““We want everyone in the city of Savannah to come out and let their voices be heard.” Pence is expected to join 500,000 or more people Saturday celebrating St. Patrick’s Day”

    Or even better: Not one person shows up. Not. A. Single. One. Let Pence stand there, all by himself.

    • David Gervais

      Why should everyone suffer just because Pence pops up like a groundhog? Better to have a good time and ignore him like a spilled beer.

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    The vibe of the Savannah St. Paddy’s Parade is one of good cheer and lots of drinking. I’m trying to think why a fundamentalist Christian like Pence would want to visit such a celebration. It’s not Mardi Gras, but it’s pretty raucous. Mother Pence’s ears are gonna burn.

    • ChrisMorley

      His granddaddy came over from Co Sligo on Ireland’s west coast in the 1920s. He could apply to the Irish embassy to register his foreign birth as Irish and celebrate his clearly catholic roots with green beers.

      • UrsusArctos 🐻

        “Funny” how the WORST of the anti-immigrants don’t have very deep roots in America. 45* is 2nd generation American born as well. Irish Catholic immigrants were yesterday’s Middle-Eastern Muslims. Fucking hypocrites.

        • bzrd

          dump’s mom was a “fur-e-ner”

          • UrsusArctos 🐻

            Unskilled furriner, who started as a “domestic. Yet he tries to make life miserable for someone doing what his Mom did.

        • Jefe5084

          And of course there’s Little Marco and Lyin’ Ted Cruz.

      • TuuxKabin

        El Hub’s has dual citizen ship for that same reason. Father csme over.First generation Bronx Irish. WOOF!

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        And he could stay there while he’s at it.

    • Snarkaholic

      I hope that a LOT of young, cute girls throw themselves at him…for the sole reason of pissing Mother the fuck off!

  • David
  • David

    There are a lot of us here in Savannah, Georgia who are NOT happy.

  • anne marie in philly

    what a coward; putzy pence won’t meet in public with the prime minister of ireland (teh gay), yet he will go to a parade where the deplorables live. LOCK HIM UP!

    • David

      Savannah, Georgia is actually a very diverse and tolerant city.

      We have a large arts community and school here (SCAD: Savannah College of Art & Design).
      We also have a large and visible LGBTQ community.
      There’s also lots of military (sexy army guys).

      Yes it’s the south, and yes there are a assholes here, but Savannah is really unique, special and welcoming place to live.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Uh, I’m sure you do!

      • anne marie in philly

        well, color me corrected; thank you! 🙂

  • Girlgoon

    How many deaths and untimely deaths was pence indirectly responsible for through his deliberate inaction on the Aids and HIV epidemic during his time as governor ?

  • JT

    GEORGIA: ACLU Wins Battle For Protest Signs Against Mike Pence At Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    “But Pence’s asshole is shaped like a shamrock.”

  • TuuxKabin

    Some faces punchable. His. BITCHIEST SLAPABLE I’ve ever seen.

  • fuzzybits

    He always looks like he’s straining to take a dump.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I thought Pence was against anything resembling fun.

    • J Ascher

      Oh, he is against anything fun: he just goes to fun events to be a wet blanket.

      • Snarkaholic

        And also so he can stand there feeling superior to everyone else.

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    He’ll do like he did at that football game, where he showed up for the sole purpose of ostentatiously walking out (when the players took a knee). That little stunt cost local police $14,000 in additional expense.

  • Indy Red Bear

    From the 2015 rally against his “religious freedom act”. Someone took a copy of his governors portrait and made it more appropriate.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Aren’t you just a little amused by the fact that the Buy-Bull Thumping Theocrat, Closeted VP Pence, is presiding over a drunken street festival to a completely mythological “Saint.”
    Of course he is in the USA; St Patrick led all the snakes out of Ireland according to the legend.
    The Pagan festivals continue.