Skip to comments.Obama Supporter Vandalism. I cannot be the only one.
Posted on 10/11/2008 3:11:00 PM PDT by Brainhose
This morning when I left for work I discovered that the HUGE McCain/Palin (3'x5') sign that I had on the corner of my property had been knocked down by vandals.
I was heart-broken, even though McCain Wasn't my family's first choice we've spent all sorts of hours doing phone calls and canvassing neighborhoods.
I wanted to take pictures of the damage, but a neighbor through the goodness of his heart had put the sign back up proudly where it belonged while I was at work.
And its not just limited to that, I am very fastidious about my 1.5 Acre lawn and ever since that sign went up all the yuppies that walk their dogs let them poop with abandon on it
I cannot believe that I am the only person this has happened to.
There must be other tales.
Dog walking and Poo.
Go get yourself a huge bottle of red pepper flakes. If you go to Sam’s club, a couple of bottles should cost you about 10.00. Sprinkle them around your lawn. When the doggies sniff, up the nose it goes. They won’t stop to poo.
Worked on my lawn!
I'm on my fourth McCain/Palin yard sign.
The first was a beautiful custom made color yard sign with Palin weaing a nice red dress, and McCain looking proud.
The tore it to shreds and threw it in the street (while I was at church, no less. Not making that up)
I put up a regular campaign issued sign, and that too was demolished a day later.
Ditto... ditto again.
Please explain how a sign in an upright position can get pooped on.
Poop falls down from a dog's butt. A height of perhaps 20 inches max.
This poop fell onto your sign?
How high is this sign?
We had the gas company guy come to the door to get in to read the meter. He looked at our Rep. flag proudly displayed ( 4x6 ft.) in the picture window, looked at my husband and said “ Oh...republicans”. Hubby said “ And”? Jerk didn’t answer. We live in NY in a very very liberal county so if I get a brick through the window .......I have insurance. ;) Finally got ahold of a McCain/Pailn sign which is coming in the house as soon as dark hits each night.
Very tall dogs.
As the volunteer in charge of road and yard signs for many Republican candidates, I have pondered long and hard to find a way to prevent yard demolition.
In 2006, it was rampant.... and of course no Democrat signs were touched.
If anyone can come with something.... an electrified sign???
indelible ink signs....
small video cameras nearby???
Democrat supporters are no different than the self-centered thugs that run the Democrat political machines ...
get motion sensor lights, and a video camera
Its great to see the expression on their face when the lights go on
Or...maybe the question is...can I have some of what you are having?
What are you talking about? Brainhose’s post made it very clear that the lawn was pooped on.
In our local election last year the dem candidate was having his fund raiser across the street. I put up signs for the republican two days prior to the event. That Sunday morning they were stolen. They do everything on the weekends around here so there is no one to call.
Just a note: Halloween is on Friday this year, there is likely to be vandalism and destruction all weekend. Just sayin.
Sit on the porch with a shotgun on Friday and Saturday night with the porch lights out. Problem Solved.
Put up a hidden camera, or better yet, hide behind a bush with a baseball bat, and when the vandals appears, open a can of whoop ass.
Listen to Roger Hedgecock on the web.
Instances of Obamabots walking on peoples property when not asked to, and in peoples faces were discussed.
Michael Barone call it the new Thugocracy, stay sharp folks....
hahahahahahahaha!! I was about to suggest the same thing! When my cat would dig into my Palm tree pot I put chili powder in there. He stopped digging it after one whiff of the stuff!
I had someone buy yet another yard sign today, at Farmers’ Market. She said all the rest had been destroyed by vandals!!
Rock salt loads, heh, heh, heh.
I think most people understood where crap fell...
McCain / Palin sign out in front lawn less than 48 hours. Ridden over by someone on a bike riding through my lawn to get to it.
It’s back up, a little bent and battered, but still standing tall. Kind of like our candidate.
This is a trick our local DPW has done for years. Kids were always doing chin-ups with the neighborhood street signs, bending them in the process. Each sign cost the department $40. to replace. Take a can of automotive anti-seize (never seize) compound and spread it liberally over all the edges and posts (wires) of the sign. What happens is that the compound, which is basically harmless, is made up of super-finely crushed glass and other chemicals and when you get it on your skin, it’s extremely difficult to remove. The sign busters tend to wipe their fingers on their pants to remove it and it ruins their clothing. We would laugh to see all the finger smear wipes on the ground next to a sign that was about to be destroyed. Liquid Permatex (form-a-gasket) in the bottle works even better.
Fantastic idea! LOL I’d like to see that on video
Just a question out of my own curiosity. Has anyone here ever destroyed a political sign of an opponent of someone you support?
I have seen the squirrels that try to dig up my newly planted bulbs for fall. I heard they LOVE Hyacinth bulbs. After losing 2 of the dozen I planted, I got the big container from Sams. Sprinkled them all over the bed.
You should see those squirrels jet away after snorting them!
one trick i learned from some local campaigners during the 2004 Presidential election was to use a staple gun all around the edges on both sides of the sign. This way there are metal spines sticking out, waiting to stab whoever tries to run off with your sign. Don’t be surprised if you find bloody handprints on your signs, haha.
This stuff is just plain vile.
OTOH...heheh. After the 2000 election I emplaced a lot of “sore loserman” upgrades for folks in december and january. Usually just one sign in front of the other...
Also a buddy put kerry/edwards and move-on stickers on all 4 of his cars...after a couple of years of his son parking in front of my driveway I replaced the stickers with Ron Paul enhancements...took them a few weeks to notice - his son came over and parked in front of my drive as usual, my friend came over and pulled in behind the son’s car in a convertible...he started yelling at the boy and I snuck around behind and did the same thing to the convertible...heheh.
OMG! What a great idea! I am going to place that along the park across the street! LOL
They slashed and wrote Obama over the 3’ x 5’ McCain/Palin sign on a fence near our house. Also my husband put out 25 signs this morning for our local state senate race and 2 hours later every single one of them was gone. We replaced them all.
So did you clean the poop off the sign or what?
I must say that I have an urge to kick over an Obama sign when I'm walking the dog but I would never do that. Even though my own yard sign has been kicked over or thrown into the woods twice this year already.
I'm not a big yard sign guy myself but I go out of my way to get one if my neighbors get one. In the 1996 election my next door neighbor got a Clinton/Gore sign and I just had to get a Dole/Kemp sign to counter even though I thought that the Dole/Kemp ticket was one of the worst tickets in GOP history and I knew they were going to lose. I put it at the edge of my yard as close as I could get it to the Clinton/Gore sign in the other yard and it was either kicked or knocked over pretty much every night but I kept getting out there in the morning to prop it back up.
Things got quiet in my neighborhood after that for a few election cycles. Then this year, the Obama signs started growing like weeds so I now have two McCain/Palin signs on either side of my yard, and again, I have to deal with them getting knocked over but not as much as in 1996. Also, there are other McCain/Palin signs sprouting up around the area but no bumper stickers as of yet.
I did flip the bird to a Wellstone supporter one time. It was right after the Wellstone memorial/rave party. I was driving through downtown Minneapolis and saw this pathetic looking simpering doofus clutching onto a Wellstone sign. I slowed down and majestically flipped him the bird. Didn't feel guilty about it then and I don't feel guilty about it now.
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