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Obama Supporter Vandalism. I cannot be the only one.
Real Life | Today | Brainhose

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: mccain; obama; palin; vandalism

1 posted on 10/11/2008 3:11:01 PM PDT by Brainhose
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To: Brainhose

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!


2 posted on 10/11/2008 3:14:56 PM PDT by netmilsmom ( Obama And Osama both have friends who bombed the Pentagon)
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To: Brainhose
Watch out for Halloween. When I was County Republican Chairman, it was common for our signs to be vandalized on Halloween. Somehow that didn't happen to Democrat signs. I started recommending that the signs be brought in for that night and replaced in the morning.
3 posted on 10/11/2008 3:15:59 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (My book is out. Read excerpts at http://www.thejusticecooperative.com)
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To: 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'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.

4 posted on 10/11/2008 3:17:46 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: Brainhose
all the yuppies that walk their dogs let them poop with abandon on it

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?

5 posted on 10/11/2008 3:18:38 PM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: Brainhose

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.


6 posted on 10/11/2008 3:19:31 PM PDT by AirForceMom
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To: humblegunner

Very tall dogs.


7 posted on 10/11/2008 3:19:42 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: AirForceMom

*Palin


8 posted on 10/11/2008 3:20:54 PM PDT by AirForceMom
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To: JoeFromSidney
I started recommending that the signs be brought in for that night

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???

Something.

Democrat supporters are no different than the self-centered thugs that run the Democrat political machines ...

9 posted on 10/11/2008 3:21:32 PM PDT by Edit35 (.)
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To: Brainhose
Mine your yard with pepperspray erupting devices.
That, and many other fun and exciting times to be had during this election season can now be read about at:
It's War. Vaseline First. Then... (McCain sign steelers)
10 posted on 10/11/2008 3:22:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: Brainhose

get motion sensor lights, and a video camera

Its great to see the expression on their face when the lights go on


11 posted on 10/11/2008 3:23:26 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: humblegunner
You're joking right?

Or...maybe the question is...can I have some of what you are having?

: )

12 posted on 10/11/2008 3:23:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: humblegunner

What are you talking about? Brainhose’s post made it very clear that the lawn was pooped on.


13 posted on 10/11/2008 3:23:52 PM PDT by SolidWood
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To: Brainhose

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.


14 posted on 10/11/2008 3:24:35 PM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Just a note: Halloween is on Friday this year, there is likely to be vandalism and destruction all weekend. Just sayin.


15 posted on 10/11/2008 3:24:42 PM PDT by Judith Anne
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To: Edit35

Sit on the porch with a shotgun on Friday and Saturday night with the porch lights out. Problem Solved.


16 posted on 10/11/2008 3:26:58 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Arguing with a Liberal is like not wiping yourself after taking a dump" Scatological, but true.)
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To: Edit35

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.


17 posted on 10/11/2008 3:27:30 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Sarah Palin is an American Margaret Thatcher. Sarah Palin is a female Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brainhose
Folks,

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....

http://townhall.com/columnists/MichaelBarone/2008/10/11/the_coming_obama_thugocracy

18 posted on 10/11/2008 3:29:18 PM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: netmilsmom

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!


19 posted on 10/11/2008 3:42:10 PM PDT by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: Brainhose

I had someone buy yet another yard sign today, at Farmers’ Market. She said all the rest had been destroyed by vandals!!


20 posted on 10/11/2008 3:45:02 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Gaffer
Sit on the porch with a shotgun...

Rock salt loads, heh, heh, heh.

21 posted on 10/11/2008 4:01:46 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: humblegunner
"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 think most people understood where crap fell...

22 posted on 10/11/2008 4:16:24 PM PDT by Dust in the Wind (Praying for Reign)
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To: Brainhose

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.


23 posted on 10/11/2008 4:20:35 PM PDT by steve1848
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To: Brainhose

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.


24 posted on 10/11/2008 4:21:46 PM PDT by germanicus
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To: netmilsmom

Fantastic idea! LOL I’d like to see that on video


25 posted on 10/11/2008 4:44:32 PM PDT by Brainhose (My Cat Kneads Me)
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To: humblegunner
Obviously you are either mentally retarded or a Democrat (Which is the same thing) because I clearly stated that it was not only limited to my sign but that my lawn was also under attack.
Why don't you take off the beer-goggles and actually read a post before you make yourself out to be an a$$hole larger than that of a Blue Whale's
26 posted on 10/11/2008 4:48:49 PM PDT by Brainhose (My Cat Kneads Me)
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To: Brainhose

Just a question out of my own curiosity. Has anyone here ever destroyed a political sign of an opponent of someone you support?


27 posted on 10/11/2008 4:49:05 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin:Gods gift to America -McCain-Palin '08)
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To: Brainhose
I haven't seen the dogs, but also haven't seen any poo gifts left either.

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!

28 posted on 10/11/2008 4:53:21 PM PDT by netmilsmom ( Obama And Osama both have friends who bombed the Pentagon)
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To: germanicus

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.


29 posted on 10/11/2008 7:33:30 PM PDT by pjluke (photojournalism can change the world)
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To: curth

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.


30 posted on 10/11/2008 7:44:52 PM PDT by no-s
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To: netmilsmom

OMG! What a great idea! I am going to place that along the park across the street! LOL


31 posted on 10/11/2008 7:48:14 PM PDT by tioga
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To: curth

Never.


32 posted on 10/11/2008 7:49:21 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Brainhose

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.


33 posted on 10/11/2008 8:06:10 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Brainhose

So did you clean the poop off the sign or what?


34 posted on 10/12/2008 4:16:39 AM PDT by humblegunner (If you're gonna die, die with your boots on.)
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To: curth
Just a question out of my own curiosity. Has anyone here ever destroyed a political sign of an opponent of someone you support?

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.

35 posted on 10/12/2008 5:05:12 AM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 66 days away from outliving Sam Sheppard)
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To: curth
I haven't. I don't know of any who have. I have never vandalized anybody’s signs, hats, shirts, posters, newspapers, pamphlets, etc. Political free speech means something to me.

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.

36 posted on 10/12/2008 8:22:27 PM PDT by dbehsman (NRA Life Member and loving every minute of it!)
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