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Blah blah blah…MURICA!

July 3rd, 2013 · 45 comments

“From what I know,” says our submitter in Dayton, “the owner of this building wanted to open a used tire store, but city officials denied his paperwork. He eventually opened the business in a neighboring town,” leaving behind this monument to ‘Murica.

Sorry to have painted this flag in the city of Dayton. I wonder if I can get on the wish list. Ha Ha. BS we welcome new businesses. I asked to open in July of 2008 but I'm still closed in the city of Dayton.

Sorry to have painted this flag in the city of Dayton. I wonder if I can get on the wish list. Ha Ha. BS we welcome new businesses. I asked to open in July of 2008 but I'm still closed in the city of Dayton.

related: Do you hate America?

FILED UNDER: crazypants · Dayton · raging against the machine

45 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Mushroom

    How has this escaped being grafitti’d over?

    Jul 3, 2013 at 8:26 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   redheadwglasses

      Because taggers love Murica too!

      Jul 5, 2013 at 8:44 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #1.2   Snicklefritz

      No Silly, it’s because of all the No Trespassing and No Parking signs.
      Those signs and the handwritten screed certainly scream crazy owner with a shotgun on the premises. Which is enough to keep me away

      Jul 5, 2013 at 9:03 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

    • #1.3   redheadwglasses

      I have to concur with Snicklefritz’s assessment.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 11:24 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.4   Poltergeist

      Aint nothin’ more American than a red, white, and blue building riddled with bullet holes.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 4:55 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

  • #2   Cheryl

    That’s one of the least ugly abandoned buildings in Dayton, I’m sure–though I’m also sure the neighbors aren’t comforted.

    And on the plus side, graffiti is less likely when a building has a patterned paint job…

    Jul 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

  • #3   H for Toy

    God bless America. The land of the free, and the home of the crazy.

    Jul 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

  • #4   Eliavy

    I feel his pain. The hoops you have to jump through to open up a business in many places in the U.S. are insane.

    Jul 4, 2013 at 12:16 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   NonnyMus

      It depends on the type of business. It’s pretty easy to open up many types of businesses anywhere in America — just not a used tire business.

      Used tires tend to have asbestos on them (from brake pads) and are a fire hazard. If the owner was planning on resurfacing the tires, that can create a whole other host of environmental and fire risks.

      Most likely the owner couldn’t fulfill the insurance, environmental and fire-protection requirements and blamed the damn guvmint instead of herself.

      Jul 4, 2013 at 6:36 am   rating: 38  small thumbs up

    • #4.2   ShadeTail

      Yeah, what NonnyMus said. The vast majority of the time, it’s perfectly reasonable regulations put in place for the interests of the local citizens. Letting yourself feel persecuted for not being able to do whatever you want is a good foundation for libertarianism, but it’s not so great for actually living in a real society.

      Jul 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm   rating: 28  small thumbs up

    • #4.3   redheadwglasses

      It’s statutes that restrict things like… no strip clubs or adult movie stores next to a day care center or grade school.

      I’m okay with those restrictions.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 8:46 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #4.4   redheadwglasses

      (Mainly because it’s embarrassing when I run into my neighbors as they pick up their kids from school.)

      Jul 5, 2013 at 11:24 am   rating: 39  small thumbs up

    • #4.5   Nectaris

      It doesn’t have to be actual restrictions you know. It could be a local thing against such stores. Like in my town there is an EPA Superfund site where an old creosote factory was, because they would dump creosote onto the ground and such. Anyways, many, many years after that factory has closed, another one wants to come in. This one promises to live up to code and do no such thing. That didn’t matter to the people living here though, they didn’t want a new creosote factory coming in, no matter what safety precautions were taken.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #4.6   dawnsname

      As a Daytonian I can vouch for two things…that’s a pretty building compared to much of the city and there was a bad tire fire here a few years ago, so there may very well be some resistance to any business dealing with tires. Or I could be wrong and the city could just be playing their usual asshole games.

      Jul 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #5   SeeYouInTea

    So which states are those 4 that are covered up? Florida has to be one of them.

    Jul 4, 2013 at 3:32 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   pxmidnight

      ?? did I miss something?

      Jul 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #5.2   Lythande

      I think you missed the stars in the crease.

      My votes are for West Virgina, South Dakota, Rhode Island, and Connecticut – all states that should be merged with other ones.

      Jul 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #6   H for Toy

    While the rest of us might be singing America the Beautiful or The Star Spangled Banner today, I have a feeling this guy is singing Paul Simon’s American Tune about shattered dreams and battered souls.

    Jul 4, 2013 at 9:26 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #7   Tard

    Hey, Ho, Way to go, Ohio!

    Jul 4, 2013 at 10:09 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #8   The Crazed Spruce

    For some reason, I’ve now got a certain song from “Team America: World Police” stuck in my head.

    So, y’know, thanks for THAT…

    Jul 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   FeRD bang

      I’m hearing the Detective Heart of America theme song from FilmCow (as found on SecretAgentBob’s YouTube channel[*]), so… that’s actually kinda cool. :-)

      [*] — Rated SS for profanity, violence, sexual situations, random absurdity, and general sick shit.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 12:38 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #9   redheadwglasses

    A house on the country highway near where I grew up painted their house red, white, and blue for the bicentennial in 1976. I drove past that house two decades later.

    it’s now pink, white, and light blue.

    Jul 5, 2013 at 8:47 am   rating: 16  small thumbs up

  • #10   spottymax

    Give me your used tires, yearning to be free!

    Jul 5, 2013 at 9:13 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

  • #11   Poltergeist

    Oooh, look at that. What a powerful statement! You rarely ever get to see the American flag in America.

    Jul 5, 2013 at 4:49 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #12   Zorin

    I’m surprised nobody has asked this…

    Why would anyone buy USED tires? I’m not even sure that should be legal; how do you know the tires don’t have some problem that could cause them to fail, causing to kill yourself?

    Maybe there’s a good reason the permit was denied! Heck, I prefer a used car with new tires than a new car with used tires.

    Jul 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   NonnyMus

      They’re usually resurfaced and are much cheaper than new tires. All your concerns are valid, just ones which poor people don’t have the luxury of considering if they need to keep an old junker on the road.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 7:00 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #12.2   JoDa

      I guess it just highly depends on the car. My last car (I’m now car-free) had EXPENSIVE tires. Cost me about $700 to get new ones, even though I opted for only “decent” ones (not the cheapest, but not the “performance” tires that were recommended…and, yes, I shopped around and that was the best price I could get). My brother has a nice truck, and his are even more than THAT. But the junker I drove through high school, college, and a few years of adulthood could be graced with new tires for about $200-300.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #12.3   kermit

      I don’t know, but buying used tires strikes me as a very risky proposition. Yes, new tires are expensive and people are on a budget.

      But if you have crappy tires, you risk the fact that you can easily skid out of control and get into an accident that will total your car – especially during a rain storm or worse, during winter. Not to mention the risk to your life and permanent injuries.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.4   NonnyMus

      Again, poor people who need to keep their car on the road don’t have the luxury of even considering your valid concerns. If you care about those poor people, support policies which reduce the gap between rich and poor – mainly by creating jobs with liveable wages.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 8:10 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #12.5   jdaniel

      And when you do that, you will put the used tire guy out of business. Besides, I already gave the poor $4000 for their clunker. If you going to start preaching here, expect to get an aggressive post.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 9:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #12.6   clarf

      Yeah, and we might put all those payday loan places out of business, too. WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA NONNY?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 9:21 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.7   BDC

      There’s also stores that sell “retreaded” tires–used tires that have (the rest of) the old, worn tread stripped off and a new tread laid over the old rubber base. Supposedly, they grip just like a new tire but since there’s only a little new rubber used, they’re a fraction of the cost of new tires. (Don’t buy retreaded tires. If they aren’t done exactly right, the new tread comes off and you’re really, massively screwed–one tire with zero grip, while a huge strip of rubber is smacking at your car. I’ve been told it’s easier to get a car with a broken front axle off the road than one with a tire losing a tread.)

      Also, it depends on why the tire was sold. Yeah, a lot of used tires aren’t worth buying, but when a guy I knew in high school had the engine block blow on his little old clunker of a truck like three weeks after buying new tires, and getting it fixed would cost more than the value of the truck, he just turned in the tags, dropped the insurance, and sold those tires to a used tire shop and the truck proper to a metal scrapyard. Gave him enough for a down payment on a truck that wasn’t older than its owner. And someone lucked out and got practically new tires at about half the cost.

      Jul 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #13   H for Toy

    “I pledge allegiance to the frog of the United States of America and to the wee public for witches hands one Asian, under God, in the vestibule with little tea and just rice for all.”
    ― Bette Bao Lord, In The Year Of The Boar And Jackie Robinson

    Just seemed the right pledge for this particular flag.

    Jul 6, 2013 at 10:04 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Nunavut Guy

      Amen….flags and all.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 2:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #14   Nunavut Guy

    What does this have to do with feral cats?

    Jul 7, 2013 at 1:52 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   NonnyMus

      Feral cats hate ‘Murica.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 8:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #15   Raichu

    That’s a shit-ton of trouble to go to for a PAN.

    Jul 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #16   clarf

    That creepy “ha ha” reminds me of this Joker funhouse toy that says “HA HA HA!” all over it. Watch out, Dayton. This is how these things start.

    Jul 8, 2013 at 9:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   OldNorthState

    Too many Commie comments above too close to the Independence Day weekend. The Founders put their lives and sacred honor on the line so that Citizens could have the right to open asbestos-enriched used tire stores without the meddling of King George.

    Those of you who are in full support of the nanny-state and nameless, faceless bureaucrats controlling our lives should rethink their position whilst feeling guilt and shame.

    Jul 8, 2013 at 11:11 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   redheadwglasses

      Way to see everything in black-and-white extremes. No shades of grey in your world?

      Jul 8, 2013 at 11:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.2   OldNorthState

      There are 7 billion souls on the planet-many are the wishy-washy, namby-pamby, middle-of-the-road, squish-types. Cut and dried extremism is quite refreshing in a PC feminized world. I only have time for two hobbies-lifting weights and looking for Communists. In my youth I was sometimes poor enough that buying used tires was a necessity. I support the right of entrepeneurs to open businesses useful to the hoi-polloi, even when the rich look down their noses at them.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #17.3   Raichu

      Are you trying to troll or is it satire? I can’t tell.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.4   ShadeTail

      Raichu: I can’t tell either, but either way, it’s pretty funny.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #17.5   H for Toy

      I’m just impressed by all the hyphenated words. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many on one paragraph.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 7:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #18   Mara J

    Though it’s been a while since I lived there, (No longer in state), I remember this building and when it both was painted like this AND had that exact message. It’s just down the road from my grandmothers house, so my parents would drive past this building to get there.

    Jul 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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