Saturday, March 30, 2013

Some people can't take a joke...or the truth

From DNA Info:

A mysterious mock website that took jabs at the members of Queens Community Board 1 took most of its content offline recently, posting only a brief message stating the site had been threatened with legal action.

" is a parody and protected free political speech. Needless to say, it does not have any relation with any actual community board or governmental agency," a message on the site currently reads.

"But based on the threat of legal action from the City of New York, the site is temporarily being taken down," the site states.

It's unclear if legal threats were indeed made against the site. An email sent to the site's designers was not immediately returned, and CB1 district manager Lucille Hartmann was not available for comment Thursday.

The city's Law Department did not immediately respond to questions.


Anonymous said...

We don't need no stinkin' freedom of speech.

The Flushing Phantom said...

Why not rename the mock site "Community BORED #1" and tweak the graphics a little ? Maybe use a sickly eagle as an alternate to the official looking one.

Then no action can be taken against this clearly lampooning site.

Maybe I should set a similar one up for CB#7?

Anonymous said...

Actually it would be a shame to take this down because all it would do would be to focus attention on that community board.

Get the ACLU involved and a public defender and bingo! that board would become a laughing stock.

Its hold on the community would be broken.

Believe me, most of the names on that board are unknown to most Astorians, and the world that board lives in became passe when Archie Bunker was eased into retirement.

Things are really starting to slip badly in that community and the only thing that will save it is a change from the totally out of touch suffocating leadership.

Remember this please Queens when you see the name 'Vallone' in the voting booth.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I should set a similar one up for CB#7?
Please do!

Anonymous said...

The truth? The truth? CB#1 can't handle the truth...and the same goes for CB#7!!!!!