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Union Thugs Target Republicans
Wall Street Journal ^ | October 11, 2004 | John Fund

Posted on 10/11/2004 10:06:47 AM PDT by MtnClimber

We may be about to experience an election unlike any we've seen in a while. The Florida recount in 2000 raised passions and blood pressure and featured some demonstrations on both sides, but there was no violence. This year, lots of groups are jostling with each other to monitor the elections in battleground states. For its part, the AFL-CIO has promised to dispatch thousands of election monitors to battleground states to watch for any hint of trouble at polling places. From the initial reports, they may be the ones for have to be watched as potential troublemakers.

Last week, in Orlando, Fla., approximately 60 union protestors stormed and ransacked the local Bush-Cheney headquarters causing considerable damage and injuring one campaign staffer, who suffered a broken wrist.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aflcio; bloat; brownshirts; cw2; cwii; democratsarescum; fmcdh; kerry; thugs; union; unionthugs; voterintimidation
Conservative people like me, who live in liberal areas (Boulder, CO), are often afraid to put bumper stickers for Republican candidates on our vehicles because of the risk of "tolerant" vandalism.
1 posted on 10/11/2004 10:06:48 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: MtnClimber

Aw, the foxes guarding the chicken houses.


2 posted on 10/11/2004 10:08:10 AM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: MtnClimber
are often afraid to put bumper stickers for Republican candidates

Put an NRA sticker right next to the GOP-candidate sticker and that should serve as somewhat of a deterrent.

3 posted on 10/11/2004 10:09:42 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: MtnClimber

i wish they'd dispatch some over here. I'd like to say a warm, friendly "hello" to them


4 posted on 10/11/2004 10:10:35 AM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it with something for you))
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To: MtnClimber

"Union Thugs Target Republicans"

I am targetting Union thugs and other such thugs. Oh how I love the sound of baseball bat cracking some liberal's skull. </Sarcasm>


5 posted on 10/11/2004 10:11:15 AM PDT by DarthVader (Defeating John Kerry is just as important as destroying Al-Quaeda!!!!)
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To: carlyaxt; Admin Moderator

Interesting post here...


7 posted on 10/11/2004 10:14:01 AM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: MtnClimber

Some bozo has been putting up Kerry signs in the parks here in Longmont, Co. On my street it's ALL Kerry. Of course there's teachers on all sides of me so I'm totally outnumbered.


8 posted on 10/11/2004 10:14:14 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: MtnClimber

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about this kind of thing. This is my first general election since moving to Illinois after having lived Indiana all my life---I'm not sure what to expect on election day.


9 posted on 10/11/2004 10:16:05 AM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: MtnClimber
Though I might be called insensitive and boorish, If I were at a campaign Headquarters and mafia union types forced their way onto private property and attacked me, I would just start swinging my wooden bat, until they left or got the better of me. I know, I know, I am intolerant but what can I say...They might win, but at least a few would be worse off because of it...
10 posted on 10/11/2004 10:16:50 AM PDT by DSBull (Truth is the light of the World, shine it everywhere)
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To: carlyaxt

>>>>Bet the violent protester were black.<<<<


what are you a racist???


11 posted on 10/11/2004 10:17:16 AM PDT by ArmyBratCutie ("Four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:soap, ballot, jury, ammo in this order!")
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To: MtnClimber
he AFL-CIO has promised to dispatch thousands of election monitors

Like they know how to run an election free from strife? LOL

12 posted on 10/11/2004 10:18:15 AM PDT by Core_Conservative (The Democratic Party is the Fraternal Order of Excretory Sphincters.)
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To: MtnClimber

#1

Get a large Bush/Cheney '04 sign put on a magnet... you can easily remove it when you park... :)


13 posted on 10/11/2004 10:19:30 AM PDT by oolatec
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To: MtnClimber


14 posted on 10/11/2004 10:20:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MtnClimber

thanks for the post. :))


15 posted on 10/11/2004 10:21:15 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: MtnClimber

thanks for the post. :))


16 posted on 10/11/2004 10:21:31 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :)
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To: MtnClimber

"Esmerelda Aguilar, an AFL-CIO spokesman, says Republicans are "trying to politicize [the Orlando incident] and exaggerate the event."

Esmeralda Aguilar Cell 202-230-4726
eaguilar@aflcio.org (for AFL-CIO);


17 posted on 10/11/2004 10:23:38 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: MtnClimber
It's exactly because of stories like this that my hubby doesn't want me to poll watch on election day with my daughter.

I'm not sure, now, either, but I don't think anything bad will happen where I live, even though it's pretty strongly Democrat.

18 posted on 10/11/2004 10:24:44 AM PDT by sandalwood (Once we get Kerry out of the way, we're coming for you, Rendell!!)
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To: MtnClimber

The second amendment helps clear my way to the polling place as well as rid myself of any physical threats to me and my family.

Union Thugs beware!

19 posted on 10/11/2004 10:29:51 AM PDT by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: sam_whiskey
---I'm not sure what to expect on election day.

Well, if the Republicans show some inroads, think Detroit/Halloween...

20 posted on 10/11/2004 10:31:41 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: MtnClimber

WSJ BUMP


21 posted on 10/11/2004 10:34:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: MtnClimber
The AFL-CIO took credit on its Web site for similar demonstrations--apparently all coordinated--in Independence, Mo., Kansas City, Mo., Dearborn, Mich., St. Paul, Minn., and West Allis, Wis.

RICO time.

22 posted on 10/11/2004 10:35:09 AM PDT by talleyman (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: dead

Those protestors look awful happy about things and pleased with themselves to really be worried about losing their overtime...


23 posted on 10/11/2004 10:36:26 AM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: MtnClimber

Please note that these violence-prone unions are usually government employee unions of one sort or another- a rude combination of thuggery, socialism, and your tax dollars at work.


24 posted on 10/11/2004 10:40:21 AM PDT by trentk (trentk)
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John Sweeney, the head of the AFL-CIO seems awfully quiet about these events. I suppose he's accustomed to doing everthing in back rooms with no oversight or accountability.

JSweeney@aflcio.org


25 posted on 10/11/2004 10:44:33 AM PDT by orangelobster
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To: MtnClimber

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

Unions are just the mafia without the fashion sense.


26 posted on 10/11/2004 10:44:50 AM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: talleyman

Bump...
RICO time indeed
I've contacted my senators and congressman.


27 posted on 10/11/2004 10:48:47 AM PDT by AZhardliner
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To: sam_whiskey

Uh, in Illinois, expect the Democrats to win. Also expect the dead to vote. Sorry.

Missouri is nice. We have two Republican Senators, a bunch of Republican Represenatives, and soon we'll have a Republican Governor. Oh, and by the way, we'll send all our Electors to vote for Mr. Bush in December.


28 posted on 10/11/2004 10:50:47 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (Kerry is unfit, so is his spouse...)
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To: dljordan

I am going to the Bush Rally at Red Rocks Amphitheater this afternoon. It will be interesting to see if the goon squads show up.


29 posted on 10/11/2004 10:53:48 AM PDT by MtnClimber
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To: MtnClimber

Ah, my old buddies from the AFL-CIO are at it again. (I was a member of that union until I retired in 2003.)


30 posted on 10/11/2004 10:55:36 AM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: MtnClimber

I know someone whose tire was punctured, because of the Bush bumper stickers.


31 posted on 10/11/2004 10:58:08 AM PDT by Ciexyz (At his first crisis, "President" Kerry will sail his Swiftboat to safety, then call Teddy.)
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To: Ciexyz

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1236613/posts


32 posted on 10/11/2004 10:58:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry has been AWOL on issues of national security for two decades)
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To: OriginalChristian

I know that. I just wonder if I'll see some shenanigans at the polling place...


33 posted on 10/11/2004 10:59:36 AM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: camle
This would be the "warm" way I would prefer to greet any union thuggery...

VMADS

34 posted on 10/11/2004 11:02:56 AM PDT by wolicy_ponk (Kerry, follow me no closer than 1000 yards, or I'll teach you what a real purple heart is. -T.Peck)
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To: MtnClimber
I agree, I live in Boulder, have had my truck "tolerantly" vandalized, and my sign stolen.

I moved here long ago because they were tolerant, even of people like me, an "evil" conservative.

I live here now just to pi$$ them off.

JJ

35 posted on 10/11/2004 11:06:42 AM PDT by JMJJR (charlatan and exploiter)
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To: MtnClimber

36 posted on 10/11/2004 12:08:16 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rather calls Saddam "Mister President" and calls President Bush "bush")
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To: DSBull
no....if you are in an HQ and the thugs come in, immediately fall down when they brush by you, clutch your chest and your head and start moaning...

the media can't ignore a person getting "pummelled" by the thugs, and when you go to sue the sob's, its just icing on the cake...

37 posted on 10/11/2004 12:44:41 PM PDT by cherry
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