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Alternator Belt Cut on Romney Bus
PJ Media ^ | 7/9/12 | Bridget Johnson

Posted on 07/09/2012 4:09:59 PM PDT by Nachum

The Romney team today confirmed grass-roots reports that a campaign bus was sabotaged by an unknown vandal over the weekend.

The bus, which was being used for campaign events but not transporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, was parked in Richmond, Va., when the vehicle was tampered with late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

A Romney campaign official told PJM that the alternator belt was cut. Repairs were under way Monday to get the bus back on the road for a voter registration event in Springfield, Va., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Springfield Metro Commuter Lot.

A “Moms for Mitt” mobile phone bank that had been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this morning in Leesburg, Va., had to be canceled because of the disabled bus.

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Hey, nice bus ya got there
1 posted on 07/09/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Anyone know where Bill Ayers was at the time?


2 posted on 07/09/2012 4:13:24 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Nachum

I saw David Axelrod in the vicinity about that time.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Nachum
...be a pity if anything happened to it...
4 posted on 07/09/2012 4:15:49 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1265 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Nachum

Great job the SS are doing in watching Romney! Wow, let’s give them a raise!

Maybe the SS had a party and some wild women to attend to?


5 posted on 07/09/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

This will be the lead story on all of the Network evening news......


6 posted on 07/09/2012 4:18:10 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Irenic

Oops my mistake, he wasn’t traveling on this bus.


7 posted on 07/09/2012 4:20:27 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

If this happened to an Obama bus, the headlines would be:

RACIST ATTACK!

BUSH’S FAULT!

Tried to Kill.....!!

Ban Sharp Objects!


8 posted on 07/09/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Ayers would be cutting brake lines.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:23 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t The Secret Service have the responsibility of maintaining the security of the bus? Were they out partying? This is serious, especially after the dim a-holes were running the video last month of Romney’s bus exploding.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:48 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: nascarnation
Ayers would be cutting brake lines.

Point taken....

11 posted on 07/09/2012 4:24:28 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Nachum
Where was the SS??? If obama’s bus is impossible to sabotage... and it should be impossible for that to happen... then shouldn't they supply mitt with an equal level of security for his mode of transportation? They could just as easily have planted a bomb. We are talking about rabid barking moonbats here!

LLS

12 posted on 07/09/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Doesn’t The Secret Service have the responsibility of maintaining the security of the bus?

Does anyone know when Secret Service protection start for a candidate other than the President?

13 posted on 07/09/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: Irenic
Given the behavior of the SS and their inclination for prostitutes, the fact that Romney's bus engine was tampered with should come as no surprise.

Check the local whorehouse if you want to know where they were last night.

14 posted on 07/09/2012 4:27:05 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them)
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To: Nachum
In 2004, it was the son of a Democrat Congresswoman who slashed the tires on vans intended to be used for get-out-the-vote activities on Election Day.

-PJ

15 posted on 07/09/2012 4:27:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
A "Moms for Mitt" mobile phone bank that had been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. this morning in Leesburg, Va., had to be canceled because of the disabled bus.

16 posted on 07/09/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Gay State Conservative

According to ABC News Romney’s campaign was informed on January 31st that he would be receiving protection. Prior to that Herman Cain received protection back in December. My guess is that Cain received protection due to the perceived threat level. Hopefully, the 0bama regime doesn’t have much, if any say in these matters. Here is a link to the article: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/exclusive-mitt-romney-to-receive-secret-service-protection/


17 posted on 07/09/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: Irenic

Yeah, somehow I don’t envision this being allowed to happen to Greyhound One.


18 posted on 07/09/2012 4:42:38 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Nachum

“Repairs were under way Monday to get the bus back on the road...”

Maybe one of Romney’s voters can take off his pair of panty-hose and fashion a belt out of it. Just to get them by.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Nachum

Must have been an older guy that cut the belt. Someone who’s worked with his hands and turned a wrench, as that type of sabatoge is VERY HARD for our youths today, with degrees in “The Humanities” and $80k in student loans. Consider the level of skill necessary:

1) You have to find the engine, then...
2) You have to accept that that big thing with wires and hoses coming out in all directions is really the engine
3) Then you have to find the front of the engine (i.e., the non-transmission end). Not easy when the engine has 4 sides to it.
4) Then you have find the fan belts. Not easy when the only belts you’ve ever seen in your life is are hanging in your boyfriend’s closet, or on the bedpost.
5) Then you have to identify the alternator - not a prayer on this one - just guess at it.
6) Then you have to find a sharp object, like a knife. But you don’t have a knife because you are afraid it will jump out of your pocket and start stabbing people, just like guns do.
7) So you give up and get your union-daddy over there. You show him the ‘alternator belt’ and he laughs at you and tells you it’s a strap for holding the fuel tank in place.
8) Daddy then quickly finds the engine and cuts the alternator belt, cursing out Bush the whole time for making him perform unpaid labor.


20 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:24 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Nachum

21 posted on 07/09/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: nascarnation

Ayers would be planting explosive devices.


22 posted on 07/09/2012 4:52:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: BobL
3) Then you have to find the front of the engine (i.e., the non-transmission end). Not easy when the engine has 4 sides to it.

Most engines have at least SIX sides to them, they are three dimensional.
23 posted on 07/09/2012 5:04:20 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Dr. Sivana

“Most engines have at least SIX sides to them, they are three dimensional.”

That would explain why I could never find the alternator belt.


24 posted on 07/09/2012 5:07:23 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Nachum
Anyone who doesn't understand that Democrat activists are violent thugs is hopelessly naive and living in a fantasy world. Like the “evil empire” in Reagan’s famous speech, Democrats reserve the right to lie, to steal and to do anything they choose to advance their cause.

Someday, if we ever have an honest government in the United States, these people will be sent to prison and no longer be a threat to society.

25 posted on 07/09/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by detective
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To: Nachum

Romney better beef up his security. Democrats know they are going to lose, and all their hate and envy is boiling over.


26 posted on 07/09/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Nachum
Hey, nice bus ya got there

Be a real pity if something were to happen to it...

27 posted on 07/09/2012 5:13:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: detective

By “anyone” I hope you mean Romney. I hope he understands democrats are thugs.


28 posted on 07/09/2012 5:16:37 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: detective
Anyone who doesn't understand that Democrat activists are violent thugs is hopelessly naive and living in a fantasy world. Like the “evil empire” in Reagan’s famous speech, Democrats reserve the right to lie, to steal and to do anything they choose to advance their cause.

Up to a few years ago, I would have thought the idea of this country breaking up was nonsense. Not anymore. After seeing the hate and violence shown by the left towards anyone who doesn't agree with them, I don't see how the sides can ever reconcile.

29 posted on 07/09/2012 5:17:35 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: nascarnation

No he’d put a sticky bomb on the gas tank, Ayers would.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Dr. Sivana; windcliff
Most engines have at least SIX sides to them, they are three dimensional.

I thought there were only TWO sides. The inside and the outside.

31 posted on 07/09/2012 5:18:14 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Political Junkie Too

Gwen Moore’s son, along with the then acting mayor of Milwaukee’s son. Both blacks.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 5:19:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BobL

Brilliant.


33 posted on 07/09/2012 5:31:12 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Nachum

Fence in a lot of Rich with razor wire. Gov money well spent.


34 posted on 07/09/2012 5:42:22 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: Nachum

Another proud union job.


35 posted on 07/09/2012 5:50:21 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: pallis

All the Secret Service needs to do is put cameras and alarms on the buses. These freaks could cut the brakes and kill people without a thought. I can’t believe they are electronically unguarded.


36 posted on 07/09/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum
This should have been anticipated and precautions taken to prevent it. When someone sabotages the brakes or steering maybe Romney's merry band of clueless choirboys will get the idea.

We are fighting an enemy who has no moral standards.

37 posted on 07/09/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yep. At the very least they need to mount cameras to watch the bus...and perhaps an alarm system.


38 posted on 07/09/2012 6:05:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Couple of Rednecks with shotguns would be best!


39 posted on 07/09/2012 6:10:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
I thought there were only TWO sides. The inside and the outside.

No WONDER I couldn't find the timing chain!
40 posted on 07/09/2012 6:26:11 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("Stronger. You see? You see? Your stupid minds! Stupid! Stupid! "--Eros, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
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To: Prole

The only way to get the SS to guard the bus would be to stock it with prostitutes; then they might pay attention.


41 posted on 07/09/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

What about the underside?


42 posted on 07/09/2012 6:50:09 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff
What about the underside?

I might have OVERlooked that one.

43 posted on 07/09/2012 6:55:51 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Nachum
My only question is when will Mitt get complete Secret Service protection?

I am not sure as the “presumptive” candidate he is qualified for it. But, if he is then shouldn't this act of domestic terrorism be investigated?

Oh, yes that's right Mitt and all other republicans aren't entitled to equal protection under the law as it is administered by the liberal/progressive/socialist/democratic Justice Department.

44 posted on 07/09/2012 6:58:09 PM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Well, looks the poor guys can’t be in two places at once! They can’t be out party-ing with hookers AND still protect a Presidential candidate!


45 posted on 07/09/2012 6:58:21 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: SunkenCiv; randita; jazusamo; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Just A Nobody; Impy; ...

This could be considered a minor incident now, but the Romney people had better beef up campaign security because the Obamaton opposition is capable of many times worse. Remember they play by Chicago rules.


46 posted on 07/09/2012 8:02:36 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Probably a DNC operative.


47 posted on 07/09/2012 8:19:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BobL

Ain’t that the truth! I always took apart bicycles and derailleurs when I was little and my father gave me advice and brought home axle grease grease for me from his factory he owned. My family made things

From all that we have moved to a paper shuffling, computer gazing, video game playing life for youths


48 posted on 07/10/2012 12:22:33 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: justiceseeker93

In 1968, the Democratic National Convention was in Chicago, and the putative nominee Robert Kennedy was assassinated. Chicago rules are not to be regarded lightly.


49 posted on 07/10/2012 12:56:55 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: justiceseeker93

I wonder of Romney is still going to keep saying Obama is a nice guy with incidents such as this?


50 posted on 07/10/2012 1:50:02 AM PDT by Stepan12
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