I know some of the members here are from North Carolina and are used to seeing this at parks... This kind of backwards thinking by the government saddens me.
My friend posted this picture on her MySpace account under the title "Welcome to North Carolina." She was trying to make a joke about the sex offenders sign. She has a daughter who is 18 months and was trying to joke about it. I know she gets nervous about her daughter and from what shes told me, also the fact that the state feels they need to post a sign like that. She mentioned that "Well wouldn't a person like that just ignore the sign anyhow? I mean they don't wear tattoos on their forheads."
I decided I'd wait for another time to discuss the other sign.