December 16th, 2010 17:24 EST
Illinois Judge: OK For Lady To Use Toilets As Outdoor Planters
"An Illinois judge tossed a $25 ticket issued to a woman accused of violating a ordinance with her outdoor planters -- a pair of toilets and a sink.
McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell said in his Wednesday ruling the public nuisance ordinance was designed to keep broken down cars from being displayed in front of homes and prevent the creation of unsanctioned scrap metal recycling yards and does not apply to `Tina Asmus and her plumbing fixtures,` The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reported Thursday.
Tina`s toilets and sink aren`t a health hazard or a public nuisance, they are works of art that are more aesthetically pleasing than plastic pink flamingoes or garden gnomes.
It`s not as if it`s a functioning toilet that Tina uses every now and then. The toilet and sink are outdoor planters, and she should be praised by her neighbors for thinking outside the box.
A homeowner should have latitude in how he or she decorates his home, after all beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
The neighbors who turned her in should mind their own business; I wonder how many of them have grass that`s too high or a front lawn that`s littered with children`s toys.
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