Where's my sign?

Sisters Jenny and Becky Nieboer don't consider themselves political activists, but they enjoy their right to express their opinions.
Becky Vargo
Oct 24, 2012


The siblings recently placed political signs promoting presidential candidate Mitt Romney and U.S. Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra in front of their parents’ home in the 8000 block of Lakeshore Drive.

“We had them out for a few weeks now,” said Becky, who has a degree in political science. “A couple weeks ago, someone drove over them. Saturday night they were gone.”

Jenny said signs were also gone from some of their neighbors’ homes.

“We’ve never had trouble with signs before,” she said.

Her sister said it seemed strange that someone would steal the signs in such a rural area.

“You wouldn’t expect it,” Becky said. “I would never in a million years take down an Obama sign. I respect your right to think differently than I do.”

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On behalf of my fellow man I apologize for you having to be a victim of childish tantrums all too often found in politics. It’s fine to be passionate and energized for the candidate that best reflects your view however that is not license to trespass onto your property and remove signs that belong to you, sure the signs are cheap and were given to you however it’s still a crime. I find it a sad commentary that in our supposed modern and understanding society where everyone is a victim anymore that supporters of a candidate that would victimize anyone by committing trespass and theft and think this act is going to somehow further their candidate’s election chances…someone once said "you can’t fix stupid".


I do agree with your post, Wolverine. It does, however, appear that the signs in the picture are on public property.


We had our Obama sign stolen the first week we put it out =-(


when it happened to mine for the 3rd time, I went to Meijer and bought some doe urine and put it all over the sign. That 4th one was the last sign I lost. lol


LOL, Can I get permission to hunt at your house!

Tri-cities realist

As noted by Soloman, I recall someone a few years ago, removing signs from people's yards that were in the right of way. Seems petty to me. Put them in the middle of your yard, with a note on them "smile you are being watched by video surveillance" and you shouldn't have many problems, especially if you do have a camera trained on them. Sad to think this is what we have to resort to.


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