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Opening Arguments

Rude gesture

I like this ornery cuss's spirit:

A New Albany man isn't happy about an increase in property taxes so today, he made his feelings known in a public way.

He showed up to pay more than $21,000 in taxes, using dollar coins in protest of taxes which have gone up 48% over the last two years.

Just because you have to do something, that doesn't mean you have to be pleasant about it. Hey, he could have used pennies if he really wanted to tick 'em off.

"Ornery" is a cool word, by the way. Most of the time I've heard it used, there was an element of admiration involved, as if the person described was disagreeable in a lovable, cuddly sort of way. But it really means having an ugly disposition or temper.


Bob G.
Fri, 12/19/2008 - 11:09am

I always try to keep a smidgen of "ornery" in my hip pocket...just for emergenices, you understand.