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AFL-CIO guy on my porch
Vanity | 7/01/10 | smalltownslick

Posted on 07/01/2010 5:21:20 PM PDT by smalltownslick

I've never done a vanity before, and I looked at a bunch of threads hoping to avoid doing one. But nothing I found matched up with what I wnat to post about.

About half an hour ago, someone came up on my porch to my front door. (I am now in VERY small town Ohio, and people don't just come walking up on your porch like that.) I went to the door to see who it was and what he wanted. He was wearing a red T-shirt and carrying a clipboard. He mentioned the name of an organization that went by me too quickly, don't know what it was, but the rest of what he said was AFL-CIO. That's also what his red shirt said. I just said, "union, go away," and he disappeared lickety split! This was about 7:30 Eastern. Anyone else have any experience like this??


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aflcio; canvassers; threats; unions
Union canvassers in small town midwestern USA? Got to be more to it. But I think I scared him.
1 posted on 07/01/2010 5:21:25 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

our small town fire dept thought it wanted to go union then changed its mind so the union sued the city 3 years ago..its costing the town 250 thousand dollars a year for attoneneys to handle it...and it will probably never end.. I think the fire department should pay it.


2 posted on 07/01/2010 5:25:54 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: smalltownslick

Do you not own a shotgun?


3 posted on 07/01/2010 5:27:32 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: dalebert
I think the fire department should pay it.

Where do you think the Fire Dept. gets it's money?

4 posted on 07/01/2010 5:28:17 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Lurker

No, I don’t. I should probably get something, but I’ve never owned or used a gun, so I keep putting it off. I don’t think this guy was dangerous, just wondered if anyone else had encountered this and what it might mean.


5 posted on 07/01/2010 5:32:57 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

Ohio, as it has been for decades, is a national political linchpin. With the Dems on the defensive for the mid term elections, they and their allies are hoping to limit their losses through an intensive organizational effort. Therefore, even in small toen Ohio, you get a visitor from an AFL-CIO political organization.


6 posted on 07/01/2010 5:34:53 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: smalltownslick

ACORN did that to me just before the 2004 election, also in Ohio.


7 posted on 07/01/2010 5:35:47 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: smalltownslick

I’d get a shotgun if I were you. You’ll be a target. Bad experience from the Teamsters with our family biz growing up. Threats of kidnapping, etc.


8 posted on 07/01/2010 5:36:56 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: smalltownslick

I’m not surprised to hear about a Red wearing red.


9 posted on 07/01/2010 5:36:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: smalltownslick

“I don’t think this guy was dangerous,...”

Only when you disagree with him will he become dangerous. Otherwise, you have nothing to fear! LOL!


10 posted on 07/01/2010 5:38:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: smalltownslick

Do you or family work at a company that is a potential union organizing target?


11 posted on 07/01/2010 5:39:44 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: smalltownslick

They do not screw with us in my part of Georgia. We the five house on my street have a combined total of 27 firearms.


12 posted on 07/01/2010 5:43:00 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: nascarnation

No. I’m just recently returned here, living in a house my sister owns. Nobody would even know. It feels random. But that’s why I’[m concerned about it.


13 posted on 07/01/2010 5:43:58 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick

My guess would be they’re out fundraising, community organizing, getting out the vote, inspiring the downtrodden, and all the other stuff that the Baraqqi Coalition is famous for.


14 posted on 07/01/2010 5:46:04 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: smalltownslick

If your concerned, don’t post on a forum, call the local LEO’s and ask “what up with AFL-CIO on your property without your consent.


15 posted on 07/01/2010 5:46:41 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: smalltownslick

Former union member friend used to go door to door with her union to register people to vote. I bet anyone that didn’t register democrat never were registered by them.


16 posted on 07/01/2010 5:52:46 PM PDT by MontanaBeth (Born Conservative)
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To: smalltownslick

throw a brick in his general vicinity.


17 posted on 07/01/2010 5:55:18 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: aliquando

Only 27?

Slackers! My dog nearly has that many stashed away in her closet!

I bet your street hasn’t had many home invasions...


18 posted on 07/01/2010 6:06:42 PM PDT by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: nascarnation

Kinda what I thought, too, - still, it just came from out of nowhere, and I just wanted to know if I was the only one. The guy was tall, thin, kinda wimpy, I think that even now, I’m in my early 60s, I could have sent him packing. He ran when I said union be gone!!!


19 posted on 07/01/2010 6:08:36 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: smalltownslick
ACORN volunteers often have red t-shirts. Did it look like this?


20 posted on 07/01/2010 6:10:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: smalltownslick

I worked in many unionized plants.
Union thugs are very rarely brave one on one.
They always work in packs.


21 posted on 07/01/2010 6:11:59 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: smalltownslick

Move to an open shop state - it isn’t worth their time...


22 posted on 07/01/2010 6:18:11 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: smalltownslick

Union and ACORN are not welcome in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. If the turds show up at least inthe neighborhood I live in the turd would be tarred and feathered, plus escape within an inch of his/her miserable life. The cenusu workers were told to get the hell out of this neighborhoos, supervisor returned with census worker and both had bricks thrown at them.


23 posted on 07/01/2010 6:26:01 PM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: smalltownslick
Now you can heed my words or not... but one day soon you will need a gun... you will find yourself in a situation that is very dangerous and you will wish that you had a gun. Seek some professional training in your area. Shoot some different types of weapons and decide with your trainer what it is that you need. Then practice, practice, practice. Then you will be prepared. It is better have a gun and not need it... than to need a gun and not have it.

LLS

24 posted on 07/01/2010 6:27:55 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Lurker

well i think they should have their salaries docked at least...the city gave them what they asked for so they would stay out of the union and now we are stuck with this never ending legal fee.


25 posted on 07/01/2010 6:30:46 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: smalltownslick
I just skimmed your thread,,,

Arming yourself is always a good idea,,,

A local woman had to fight off a home invasion last week

with a large kitchen knife,,,

Reaching in her kitchen door after he broke out a glass,,,

As for this guy in the red shirt,,,

You don't know who/what he is,,,

Best to call your local LEO’s and make a report,,,

A shotgun is the very best up close,,,

A while back I bought a new Mossberg Model 88 in 12 ga. ,,,

Just a tad over $300.00,,,

That's cheeep insurance...;0)

26 posted on 07/01/2010 6:57:05 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: NonLinear

We used to have more but our Lt. Colonel moved. He had around 20 himself. My dog can’t shoot so I have to cover her. She has issues with her trigger paw.


27 posted on 07/01/2010 7:17:15 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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28 posted on 07/01/2010 7:51:05 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: smalltownslick

If you’re not quite ready to get a weapon, at least keep a can of wasp spray by your front door. You have to be close, but it is a pretty effective deterent until you get a gun.


29 posted on 07/01/2010 8:07:53 PM PDT by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress!)
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To: smalltownslick

If you’re not quite ready to get a weapon, at least keep a can of wasp spray by your front door. You have to be close, but it is a pretty effective deterent until you get a gun.


30 posted on 07/01/2010 8:07:59 PM PDT by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress!)
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To: smalltownslick

If you’re not quite ready to get a weapon, at least keep a can of wasp spray by your front door. You have to be close, but it is a pretty effective deterent until you get a gun.


31 posted on 07/01/2010 8:08:03 PM PDT by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress!)
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To: dalebert
well i think they should have their salaries docked at least...

Dude, YOU pay for the Fire Department's legal fees. Check your tax bill.

32 posted on 07/01/2010 8:25:29 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: smalltownslick

BUCKSHOT!!!


33 posted on 07/01/2010 10:05:47 PM PDT by texas sword
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No, I don’t. I should probably get something, but I’ve never owned or used a gun, so I keep putting it off.

Get a 357 Revolver. You can practice with 38 ammo. A revolver is a smarter choice if you're not very experienced with fire arms. Take a gun safety class and practice - practice - practice.

34 posted on 07/01/2010 10:20:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: smalltownslick
I've never done a vanity before, and I looked at a bunch of threads hoping to avoid doing one

Oh don't worry about that, there are plenty of worthless vanity posts on this forum. Yours wasn't. A few weeks ago somebody posted a vanity asking for shoes for his kid.

35 posted on 07/01/2010 11:43:52 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: buccaneer81

I had a Dem volunteer show up at my door the night before the election to ‘make sure I knew where to vote’ - we are in a small ‘city’ in No. WI though. For (oppositional) informational purposes I’m on several Obama related mailing lists, so I think that’s why they showed up.


36 posted on 07/02/2010 1:18:30 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: aliquando

Trigger paw tunnel syndrome can be a real buzz killer!
Hope she recovers soon!

My dog is 16 pounds of shooting fury...or is that 16 pounds of shooting furry...dang, life is so complicated some times!


37 posted on 07/11/2010 7:53:16 PM PDT by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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