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Wanted: Sleeping Space for Protesters. Hot Water Optional.
NY Times ^ | 8.17.2004 | Michael Brick

Posted on 08/17/2004 12:26:35 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick

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To: NYC GOP Chick
Heheh...Went to the "Housing Board". Lotsa laffs there. To wit:

"Need one space close to CUNY so I can attend the 'Life After Capitalism' conference but I wouldn't mind staying longer. Say about a week. I can cook and clean."

Translation: Hi sucker! I wouldn't mind going on the mooch at your place for a week, a month or until you throw me out. I will pretend to make a contribution to the commune by boiling up some rice and possibly picking up some dog shit.

Har har. Gotta love youthful enthusiasm.

51 posted on 08/17/2004 1:04:12 PM PDT by telebob
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To: NYC GOP Chick; hellinahandcart; cyborg; Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper; KLT; Cacique; Clemenza; ...
"Unlike the delegates and journalists coming to New York, protesters are being offered no hotel rooms, no free Broadway shows and no massages."

I suggest Michael Brick take the protestors to see a free Broadway show. And that he pay for it.

What a Richard Crainium.

52 posted on 08/17/2004 1:06:12 PM PDT by sauropod (Hitlary: "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.")
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To: telebob
Here's another jewel from your friendly anarchist
seeking a space to crash in. arriving from west coast Aug. 20th. anything will do a backyard, a roof, a floor, a dog house, anything, i am not picky. i am an open minded quiet friendly anarchist.

53 posted on 08/17/2004 1:07:41 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: NYC GOP Chick
"Everybody I've screened have been the best people in the world," Mr. Bueno said.

54 posted on 08/17/2004 1:09:58 PM PDT by Libertarian444
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I onced leased an apartment that had an old bathtub in it that was encased in wood. It looked awful. When I pulled the wood away from the tub, thinking anything would look better than the way it did, I revealed a rather extraordinary bathtub. The porcelain was not chipped and after a thorough cleaning had only small and minor discolorations.

The cast iron outside base had an interesting texture to it. Might have been a floret design. After painting it a glossy jet black it seemed to move as you walked toward it.

The biggest surprise where the feet. All the feet were these large claws. I'm not sure what kind but they were, but they were formidable looking. I painted them gold. I then lighted the tub area from above, to get the subtle reflection I wanted of the bottom of the tub, in the off white tiling off the floor.

The result was a rather spectacular looking tub. I wonder if they will do something like that with their tub.

55 posted on 08/17/2004 1:12:45 PM PDT by Search4Truth (When a man lies he murders some part of the world.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Orcs for peace.

56 posted on 08/17/2004 1:16:55 PM PDT by fishtank
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To: stainlessbanner

"...i am an open minded quiet friendly anarchist"


57 posted on 08/17/2004 1:18:39 PM PDT by FeliciaCat
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To: NYC GOP Chick

What will they do when Mohammed and Aziz show up?

58 posted on 08/17/2004 1:19:13 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: finnman69
I just signed up. I set up a disposable e-mail account on Hotmail and offered space in an existing building. Of course, the building in question is a bar, but they won't know that until they get there.

Hope I can make this work.

59 posted on 08/17/2004 1:47:11 PM PDT by Modernman (Hippies.They're everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.)
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To: jveritas
The vast majority of these protestors ...

Father Kooperkamp you are an imbecile.

Fr. Koop agrees with them.

60 posted on 08/17/2004 1:49:13 PM PDT by blanknoone (Everything is impossible to those who refuse to try.)
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To: Modernman
"Hope I can make this work."

I hope you can too. This thread is hilarious. I just hope no dummies catch on. But then again, that could be fun too.

61 posted on 08/17/2004 2:01:49 PM PDT by telebob
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To: Prime Choice

That's BS, it's just an excuse to do nothing. Maybe most of these people don't have jobs or such, but are attending to have their voices heard, while we hide behind our excuses, and then wonder why we lost. Sitting here, talking tough to like minded people, doing nothing. You admire the one or two who stands a watch, protesting the protesters, yet go right back to telling everyone how superior we are because we have a life. Tell me, what kind of life will you or your kids have when Kerry is elected, will the topic be how much your taxes have gone up, your kids education worse because the NEA is getting all the money, and the great unwashed given more because they did take to the streets. We are the "silent majority', we will sit there as our country is destroyed, bitching about it here. Our sons and daughters are fighting for another peoples freedom, the least we can do is give them a country to come back to. one where they won't be spit on, that will happen if the left wins. Take back the streets, the towns, and the country. And don't give out the crap that we have the guns, most will not want to make waves, and give them up. Don't let the rage you feel be diluted by talking about what the other side is doing, talk about what we're doing. Semper Fim always faithful to God and Corps, but starting to wonder about the country.

62 posted on 08/17/2004 2:02:27 PM PDT by gunner03 (just another grunt)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I guess that I could - out of the kindness of my heart - offer my back porch down here in Newport News, Virginia ….
It might be difficult for them to make it to the protests, but -

63 posted on 08/17/2004 2:07:09 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: R. Scott

Someone ought to find out the addess of Michael Moore's apt. in NYC and send them there.

Bet he wouldn't let their smelly asses in.

64 posted on 08/17/2004 2:10:04 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun...more than one, if possible..)
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To: telebob

I visited there also. I can't believe how stoopid folks can be to list their phone numbers and private email addresses (not throw-away, but real ones) at that website.

They shouldn't be surprised if their emails fill up with who knows what garbage. And won't they just love to get wacked-out phone calls day and night.

Unbelievably dumb. They must think this is their own little world where nobody else can see. LOL!!!

65 posted on 08/17/2004 2:18:24 PM PDT by JLO
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To: gunner03
That's BS, it's just an excuse to do nothing.

Speak for yourself. When juggling such expenses and obligations, taking time off work and making appreciable monetary outlays is not always an option to those of us who are genuine contributors to society.

66 posted on 08/17/2004 2:20:14 PM PDT by Prime Choice (I remember when John Kerry last lied to us. It is seared into my mind.)
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To: finnman69
Interesting site...

This one is unusual

Contact Person: kaitlyn


Additional Info:


We're desperately looking for clinic space. Please either help look or grant us a miracle! (Pass this along, too, please)

Why do they need clinic space????

And this one just wouldn't work for conservatives...

Housing Working Group - reaching out to religious spaces to open as many doors as possible to out of town activists. They need your help.


Make an introduction.

Are you a member of a congregation that you think would or should host protesters during the convention? We are doing a lot of cold calling and outreach, but if you can let us know who to talk to in your congregation or (even better) can reach out to them yourself and be our liason to your congregation, that would be a huge contribution to our efforts. If you have some more energy get in touch with the working group and we'll put you to work.

While we would never be able to get by with that, it sure seems to be working for them...

Offering Housing in Dobbs Ferry, Dobbs Ferry NY

30 spaces available


Contact Person: Rachel Thompson


Additional Info:

We're two Presbyterian ministers offering space in a Presbyterian church in Dobbs Ferry NY, a 35 minute train ride from Grand Central.

Offering Housing in Forest Hill,Newark,NJ, Newark, NJ

25 spaces available


Phone: 9177018766

Contact Person: Paul


Additional Info:

our church has a retreat house that might be available for housing 3 bedrooms sleep 6 and space for sleeping bags for an indefinate number of people (10-30). would expect a donation (which we would use to speed up the retreat house renovation

They can take money from political activists to renovate their property???

67 posted on 08/17/2004 2:33:53 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: finnman69

I STILL am trying to figure out how these people pay for food, travel, etc. Looking at the protest groups is looking at the real face of the democrat party. welfare "rights" groups, communists, druggies, parasites, sexual freaks. Yup, the best thing for the republicans is for these people to be loud, violent, and TELEVISED! I wan't the american people to see what sub-humans leftists are like, and what Kerry supports

68 posted on 08/17/2004 2:42:00 PM PDT by boop (Testing the tagline feature!)
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To: Krodg
Here's a trusting soul:

"Small one-bedroom apartment available during the week of the RNC. I will be leaving town on Sunday or Monday for the remainder of the week, so the place will be yours when I leave, and before that you can stay in the living room. It would be good for a couple or a small (2-3) group of friends. The main thing will be that I have to trust the person, since I will be leaving them with all my worldly possessions, which are not that many, but still."

Knowing the mindset of most of these critters, I think the guy should expect that a few of his personal belongings will get 'liberated'. For the cause you know.

69 posted on 08/17/2004 2:46:36 PM PDT by telebob
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To: boop
I STILL am trying to figure out how these people pay for food, travel, etc.

A lot of them are rich.

Mommy and Daddy's money.

70 posted on 08/17/2004 2:47:52 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (A gun owner voting for John Kerry is like a chicken voting for Col. Saunders. (bye bye .30-30))
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To: telebob
I would think that people could never be that stupid...but polls show half the country wants kerry. Unbelievable!
71 posted on 08/17/2004 3:06:15 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Armedanddangerous

Not a bad idea!
Anybody know Michael Moore's NY address?

72 posted on 08/17/2004 4:04:46 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: FeliciaCat
:"This Is Our Community. Clean Up After Your Dog. Prevent Fascism..."

What if your dog is a fascist? Terry McAullife's dog talks to him and I'm pretty sure that's where Bubba's bag man gets his fascist ideas.

The really embarassing part is that when they argue, the dog wins...

73 posted on 08/17/2004 4:38:49 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (KERRY IS A POODLE: #1 He's French, #2 He's A Rich Woman's Pet, #3 He Won't Protect You)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Can any of you even IMAGINE the smell of flop sweat in one of those hovels the night after a long day of heavy duty America hating on hot NYC streets???

Lord of The Dance talk about WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION!

74 posted on 08/17/2004 4:53:21 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (The first rule of gunfighting is to have a gun...more than one, if possible..)
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75 posted on 08/17/2004 5:19:30 PM PDT by Snidely Whiplash
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To: NYC GOP Chick

If I may offer a dissenting word...
I bet the sleeping accomidations for these travelers will work out well, with very few cases of theft from the hosts, or rude guests overstaying their welcome or such. It's simply no problem for hippies to shack up in a sleeping bag for the weekend. It's one of the things they do best.
And the young lad who is willing to sleep in doghouse, porch or backyard...this guy is traveling like a Navy SEAL, completely focused on getting the job done and willing to suffer whatever discomfort necessary to do so.
Let's not forget that about 45% of the country thinks the election was stolen. They may not like Kerry, or even think he's suitable for the job, but they are willing to do anything to get Bush out.
That said, someone needs to drop a dime on the pastor who has violated his church's tax-free status with the IRS. And about 40 other people need to offer imaginary accomidations to these protestors. Let 'em scramble to find a warm place to stash their stuff at the last minute. :)

76 posted on 08/17/2004 5:52:44 PM PDT by ibbryn (this tag intentionally left blank)
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To: Krodg
heres one I found

Sister & older dog rent 1bdrm apt; 1 couch, 1 mattress & floor space for wimmin, children & friendly dogs. Enough grass for pooch poo, free parking.
Child-proof status: breakables & house cleansers put away, but lots to carry & climb, & close to road - so of course, watch & pick up after the little ones.
Mandatory bug check - no offense, i've just gotten them too many times, ew. ROTFLMAO!
77 posted on 08/17/2004 6:20:32 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: NYC GOP Chick; hellinahandcart; sauropod; cyborg; Clemenza; Cacique; Oschisms; rmlew; Ziva; ...
Bloomberg invites leftwing scum to give their names and addresses in exchange for discounted rooms and a chance to spit on RNC Convention guests.

(and I am going to bed with a nightmare, so no offense if I don't reply).

NEW YORK (AP) -- Discounted hotels and Broadway show tickets for convention protesters? That's what city officials offered Tuesday to those who behave lawfully at the Republican National Convention. But the plan doesn't guarantee that only peaceful protesters will get the reduced prices and the free felt-tip pens.

"There is no reason we shouldn't welcome them in the same way we are welcoming the delegates and the press," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "The right to protest is a basic American right ... and New York City is a place where you can come and get your message out."

"Most times, people try to keep protesters from coming, and they certainly don't go out of their way to accommodate them," he said.

Bloomberg, however, turned down requests for a 250,000-person anti-war protest in Central Park on the eve of the convention. Protest organizers rejected the city's offer of the West Side Highway and have threatened to sue.

Protest groups said they were not impressed by the city's attempt at hospitality, and said hotel rooms remain unreserved and theater tickets unsold because Bloomberg has alarmed many potential visitors.

"They probably realize now that you're going to see more demonstrators than convention delegates and they'd better cater to them, too," said Tanya Mayo, national organizer for Not in Our Name, one of the groups seeking the park permit.

A Web page linked to the city's tourist bureau offers discounts to various hotels, including the New Yorker Hotel; retail stores (a free felt-tip marker with purchases of more than $10 at Kroll Office Products); attractions such as the Museum of Sex and the Whitney Museum of Art; and theaters, including performances of "42nd Street" and "Naked Boys Singing."

About a dozen restaurants are also offering discounts. "It's no fun to protest on an empty stomach," said Bloomberg. Under the plan, white buttons with the Statue of Liberty holding a sign welcoming "Peaceful Political Activists" will be distributed to groups with protest permits. But anyone else can download discount cards from the Web site.

Minutes before Bloomberg's announcement, police arrested four women from the activist group Code Pink as they protested the mayor's refusal to allow a peace rally in Central Park. Charges were pending.

The Republican convention will be held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 at Madison Square Garden.

78 posted on 08/17/2004 7:26:55 PM PDT by Yehuda (
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To: Yehuda
Link fixed here.
79 posted on 08/17/2004 7:32:39 PM PDT by Yehuda (
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