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June 24, 2010

Missouri Man's Sign on U.S. 71 Draws Fire

A Missouri man’s sign painted on the side of an empty trailer along U.S. 71 has been torched twice in recent weeks. David Jungerman placed the trailer and sign in his field along the major highway, saying:

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats – Party of the Parasites


David Jungerman farms 6,800 acres of river bottom land in western Missouri.

He’s not the kind of guy who posts on Twitter or has a Facebook profile.

So when the 72-year-old Raytown man wanted to speak out politically, he used what he had handy: a 45-foot-long, semi-truck box trailer.

Are you a Producer or Parasite

Democrats - Party of the Parasites

He planted the trailer with its professionally painted message in his Bates County cornfield along heavily traveled U.S. 71 about an hour south of Kansas City. He wanted lots of people to see it.

They did. Including at least one with a good case of outrage, matches and a can of gas.

On May 12, Jungerman’s trailer was torched. The Rich Hill volunteer fire department responded. A week later, it was set afire again. The firefighters put it out again.

Then flames erupted in an empty farm house that Jungerman owns.

“They don’t like free speech,” said Jungerman. He put out a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The sign is harder to read now because some of the letters are charred; the trailer tires burnt to nothing.

“Things are getting a little out of hand out there,” said Chief Deputy Justin Moreland of the Bates County Sheriff’s Office.

Local Democrats don’t want to be linked to the arsons. Jungerman has every right to speak his mind, said Kay Caskey, a Bates County Democrat and wife of longtime state Sen. Harold Caskey.

“Obviously our country is in disarray now because of economics, jobs and foreclosures,” she said. “We are hurting as a country. But there are too many people who want to tear it down instead of build it up. Yes, there is anger out there, and we are a long way from Washington.
“This man has a right to do what he did, but around here some people might wonder at what point do you cross the line?”
Jungerman said he didn’t mean to direct his sign at local Democrats. Many of those are old-fashioned Harry Truman Democrats, he said.
“They’re more conservative than many Republicans,” he said. “I should have put an ad in the paper to explain that. No, I meant the national Democrat parasite base that is sucking this country dry. The ones that just take from the government and not give anything back.”

Jungerman says he’s not even a die-hard Republican. He voted for Claire McCaskill when she won a U.S. Senate seat in 2006.

He put the sign out to make a point, but also to stir up some fun.

“You should have heard the truckers talking on the CB radio,” he said with a chuckle. “One would like the sign and another would tell him to pull over up ahead so he could whup him.”

Jungerman grew up on a farm, but got tired of the tail of a Jersey milk cow hitting him in the face so he told his father he was going to town to get a job.

“I’ve worked 80 to 90 hours a week ever since,” he said.

He’s a staunch believer in personal responsibility. In 1990, he and his daughter confronted four teens they caught fishing in a pond on their Raytown land. The boys called them names and threatened them, Jungerman said, and one spit on Jungerman’s daughter.

Jungerman pulled a snub-nosed .38-caliber and held them until police arrived.

The police, however, arrested him, took his Rolex watch and threw him in jail. The next day when he made bail, police did not return the watch. They said they didn’t remember him having one.

He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Five years later, against advice, he sued the city of Raytown for the value of the watch. He represented himself in a three-day trial that he won. But the judge overturned the verdict and the jury’s award of $9,175.

Jungerman appealed, won again and got his money.

Today, he owns a baby furniture company. He manages to get down to his farmland two or three times a week.

His problem now is that corn is looking good. Soon, it will obscure his trailer sign from highway traffic.

“Well, I would have pulled it out of there by now if they hadn’t burned the tires off.”

Wild Thing's comment........

I guess the truth isn’t particularly palatable to the parasites. This man is absolutely right! They are parasites.

Posted by Wild Thing at June 24, 2010 01:55 AM


Good post.

How refreshing, concise and honest.

What a breath of fresh air from all the nonsense of those who today hold to this false sense of entitlement.

David Jungerman of Raytown, Missouri is America personified.

Best wishes to him and his daughter.

Posted by: Carlos at June 24, 2010 05:46 AM

It didn't say if the cops gave his gun back, must've kept that too. sounds like the cops have their own justice. It's getting difficult to defend you self or your property.

Posted by: Mark at June 24, 2010 08:19 AM

Missouri is the Show Me State and they will definitely show you how they feel. Remember this sign along I-70 in Missouri?

Posted by: BobF at June 24, 2010 09:35 AM

Mr Jungerman is practicing his First Amendment rights. That is cool.

Some don't like his message and try to deny his right. That is not cool. However, the Democrat Party attracts the type of persons who don't like freedoms for other people. That is the spirit of tyranny.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at June 24, 2010 10:04 AM

From some of the articles I've seen (Dearborn Arab Fair)many police departments are treading on our First Amendment rights. This cannot be allowed to happen. With a dictator wannabe squatting in our White House and a far left congress, we are headed for very bad times unless we turn it around.

Posted by: Eddie (A libs worst nightmare) at June 24, 2010 11:37 AM

Articals of sedition,(Adams) Department of public informations (Wilson), The Hays Office (FDR) and MSNBC (Obama) Every time there is surge of Government they organize an attack on free speech and the free press.
Analysis however has lead to possible confusion is it people who favor dictatorship who hate a free press or is it that people who hate a free press who favor dictatorship. It does make a differace.

Posted by: Avitar at June 24, 2010 11:48 AM

I agree Carlos. The people who torched the trailer simply gave the sign more news coverage. They didn't think it through very well. But then, the dems don't think much of anything through.

Posted by: Jim at June 24, 2010 01:00 PM

Outstanding post Chrissie, free speech and truth, they can't stand it, destroy the messenger and his property.

We have to be the collective conscience of these slithering bastards!!!

Off topic but where is the support???

Posted by: Jack at June 24, 2010 02:10 PM

Da truth hurts for left/libtards!

Posted by: Anonymous at June 24, 2010 03:33 PM

Liberals are such little babies if they can't get their way they throw a tantrum (like starting fires). I totaly agree with Jim "The people who torched the trailer simply gave the sign more news coverage"..... they are such idiots!!!

Posted by: Rac at June 24, 2010 04:32 PM

Thanks everyone so much for your input and sharing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at June 24, 2010 11:08 PM