Thursday, April 19, 2007


Residents Protest Offensive Sign

‘Some Ocala residents aren’t laughing at a joke posted on the sign of a local fencing business. The sign in front of Hercules Fence Company says: “What has four wheels and flies? A dead cripple in a wheelchair.” [..]

Terrillion and others protested in front of the business yesterday and demanded the sign be taken down. The store’s commercial manager told protesters the message would come down Friday. The manager said the store’s owner — Paul Buchkovich — decided which weekly jokes to post.

The company also drew criticism in 2005 with another joke posted on its sign. During Violence Awareness Week, its sign said: “Take your ex-wife out. One bullet oughtta do it.”‘

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