7 weird things you can be fined for

In some towns, offenses that may seem trivial, like saggy pants, can cost you. These ordinances are some of the strangest.

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Nov 14, 2012 1:05AM
Pants are an IQ meter. The lower the pants the lower the IQ.
Nov 7, 2012 2:08AM

I’ve never been a big fan of saggy pants but I would also never want to live in a community that fines people for having bad taste and for being too stupid to know that they look like morons. Also I have to say that if I were ever fined for not mowing my lawn often enough I would take the whole thing out the next day and see how my neighbors like the look of dirt in place of a front lawn. As for the dog barking law I think it’s a great idea. I love dogs but I don’t think people should own them if they aren’t willing to put in the time to train them properly, particularly when it comes to barking for no reason.

Nov 13, 2012 9:30PM
I think these fines arose because of lack of respect.  People used to treat others as they would like to be treated.  Nowadays, everyone seems hell bent on getting what they want, no matter how it affects others.  If folks took a second to think how they would feel, they may not do things like let their dog bark, cuss in public, or let their lawns become a patch of weeds. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Nov 7, 2012 11:47AM

It's specifically Monarch Butterflies that are protected in Pacific Grove, and for a very good reason: It's one of their wintering sites. On a sunny winter day, the air will be full of these beauties. When it's cold out, they fill the trees of their roosting groves like brown, orange, and black leaves.


That law was actually passed while I lived there, and was intended to keep gawkers from disturbing (or landowners from destroying) the roosting sites.

Nov 7, 2012 6:39AM
Saggy pants make it much easier to catch young dumb crooks.  Not to mention it's hard to carry the loot if one hand needs to hold up said pants.  Three inches below the hip is mid thigh for most people.
Nov 13, 2012 11:11PM
In Minnesota it is against the law to carry a duck on their head across state lines and illegal to sleep naked. LOL who thought of these laws?
Nov 14, 2012 2:09AM

Not sure why this is a weird law.   I would love to NOT hear dogs barking while I try to sleep or even during the day while I'm working.


If you want a dog you should be responsible to TRAIN it if you want to keep it.   If you don't have the time for a dog  you shouldn't own one as that is not only cruel to your neighbors but the poor dog as well.

Nov 13, 2012 10:24PM
And WHO exactly thinks this look was EVER cool or sexy, much less thinks it's STILL cool or sexy???    Sadly for them and for the rest of us, way too many stupid males of all ages. 
Nov 11, 2012 1:43PM
All this does is prove the point that we have to many laws and regulations in this country. People are so used to having the " Nanny State" take care of them they have forgotten how to take care of problems on there own. If you find the saggy pant offensive then got talk to the person about it. If your neighbors lawn needs mowing then talk to them they may have a problem and you help them out . We are so scared to help our neighbors today we would rather call the police or take them to court that we loose sight of the fact that if we work together we can find a solution. 

  This best shown in Washington at the moment. I am a conservative but understand that I can't have things all my way just as the liberals need to understand that can't have it all there way either. 

  So Lets all grow up a little and remember what we learned in Kindergarten class.
Nov 11, 2012 1:39PM
Some of these can be somewhat justified, but some need to be put infront of a court for judicial review.  Not being able to curse?  Not being able to say specific words is an outright violation of the U.S. Constitution and Local governments are still bound to that.

Hell, if I were in that town, I'd curse just to get it in a court room then bring it up until it is removed.  Freedom of Speech is a line that should not be crossed.
Nov 13, 2012 10:54PM
Eeewww, who is that Hildebeast who says I WON'T TOLERATE CURSING... like she owns the world.
Nov 14, 2012 12:47AM
Most of those sound like nothing more than an income stream for the city. Especially the walking and texting. I for one don't give a shyte if some stupid motherphukcer gets injured or killed while doing it. They deserve it for being glued to their phone. Land of the Free my ****.
Nov 14, 2012 3:49AM
Go tell that to our police where I live...this dog has been barking 24 / 7 for three months...
Nov 14, 2012 1:22AM
If the towns need money, get rid of all the mayor's and councilmen, or woman's, relatives who work for the city, and cut their wages in half or more, all these people are over paid, anyway. Vote the rat sucking people out of office, so this is really the fault of the people who vote these people into office. This last election we really cleaned house, if these people do not shape up , they will be gone also.
Nov 14, 2012 12:23AM
Pass an ordinance for gum popping and quadruple the fine for doing it in line at the store...
Nov 14, 2012 9:29AM

Some of these I can see why the laws were put into effect. The dog barking I do not agree with, yes you need to spend a lot of time with your dog and train them but some dogs have separation anxiety  and will bark all day because of being home alone all day, that is the owners fault. It is good a dog barks, for security reasons, they let you know who is around and if someone is on your property.


What I find annoying and people should be fined for is having a screaming kid that will not shut up and the parents just do nothing about it. Take your kid out  of the restaurant or store and calm him down and if that does not work than you go home and next time you go out in public leave the kid behind with a sitter if he cannot behave. Just like an animal you need to train your kid to behave. That is what I am sick of.  

Nov 13, 2012 10:24PM
If there were fines for insanity and ignorance, how many of these same people who came up with these lame laws would go broke?  Have a law passed for that in Washington D.C. and the U.S. taxpayers would be too?
Nov 13, 2012 11:03PM
Well, one would say that knowing these simple rules of being a human would come naturally. But if these rules have to be put on the books and enforced through cash fines we better face the music...
Nov 14, 2012 12:23PM
Re:  saggy pants - I am an older lady who has offered toilet paper to young "men" who look like they took a dump in their drawers. this is how my boys looked when they had accidents hahaha. I have been called b.... a lot - doesn't bother me at all. Actually, I imagine that most posters here know the real meaning of the saggy pants and the youngsters don't. Prisons are where this symbolizes a willingness and readiness to accept a butt &(*&)(&*. Too bad our young people are so ignorant (whether naturally or deliberately).  I wonder what sort of parents they will make?  Here in alabama we have a law that says it is illegal to cross the street with your duck on Sundays!!!! One of many - I, too, wonder who the heck thought these up and actually had them implemented on the books.  As to the lawn mowing thing - why would any official consider a former homeowner responsible for manitenance?  The bank took the house away, tossed the owner away - make the loan holder responsible for heaven's sake. I hope that former homeowner went to court with THAT one!!!!
Nov 13, 2012 11:30PM
Anti-Constitutional and offend personal liberty. Where is the Judicial branch? Hello!!!
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