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Vandals Attack Man's Hummer, Leave Note
ABC News ^ | 7/18/07 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/19/2007 6:49:03 AM PDT by freespirited

When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer, he knew his environmentally friendly neighbors disapproved. But he didn't expect what happened next. The sport utility vehicle was parked for five days on the street before two masked men smashed the windows, slashed the tires and scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON."

"The thought of somebody vandalizing it never crossed my mind," said Gareth Groves, who lives near American University in Northwest Washington. "I've kind of been in shock."

Police said they see small acts of vandalism in the area from time to time, but they have not seen anything so severe, or with such a clear political message, in recent years.

"This seems to be an isolated event," Cmdr. Andy Solberg said.

Investigators said they are searching for the vandals but don't have many leads. Witnesses said they saw two men smash up the seven-foot-tall SUV early Monday and then run off.

Now, as Groves contemplates what to do with the remains of his $38,000 Hummer, he has had to deal with a number of people who have driven by the crime scene and glared at him in smug satisfaction.

"I'd say one in five people who come by have that 'you-got-what-you-deserve' look," said his friend Andy Sexton.

Neighbor Lucille Liem, who owns a Prius hybrid, said that a common sentiment in the neighborhood is that large vehicles such as the Hummer are impractical and a strain on the Earth.

"The neighborhood in general is very concerned with the environment," said Liem, whose Prius gets about 48 miles a gallon compared with the Hummer's 14 miles a gallon. "It's more liberal leaning. It's ridiculous to be driving a Hummer."

Liem quickly added that she does not condone violence.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; ecoterror; ecoterrorism; environment; envirornment; envirowackos; fascism; fascists; greenreligion; oldnews; religiousleft; stalinists; tolerantleft; treehuggers; violentleft; watermelons
"This seems to be an isolated event," Cmdr. Andy Solberg said.

If my experience is any guide, the holier-than-thou smugness of the limosine liberal is rarely an isolated event.

1 posted on 07/19/2007 6:49:07 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

What these fools do not realize is the fact that the tires will need to be replaced and this is oil which would not otherwise be necessary.

Fools.


2 posted on 07/19/2007 6:50:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: freespirited

Where was Larry David’s wife at the time?


3 posted on 07/19/2007 6:52:22 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: freespirited

Hmm. Maybe that Pious needs a little tender loving attention.


4 posted on 07/19/2007 6:53:01 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: freespirited

He should replace his new Hummer with an old schoolbus. He could plaster it with Global Warming bumper stickers and pictures of Al Gore and Sheryl Crow. The Envirowackos wouldn’t know whether to trash it or use it for an alter.


5 posted on 07/19/2007 6:54:03 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: freespirited

Tree huggers strike again.


6 posted on 07/19/2007 6:55:09 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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He shouldn’t have an H2 or H3, either. He should get a de-militarized HUMVEE.


7 posted on 07/19/2007 6:55:56 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: freespirited
"The neighborhood in general is very concerned with the environment," said Liem, whose Prius gets about 48 miles a gallon compared with the Hummer's 14 miles a gallon. "It's more liberal leaning. It's ridiculous to be driving a Hummer."

These people (leftists), for all their smugness and sanctimoniousness, are the most bigoted, totalitarian SOB's on earth. Lenin, and Pol Pot live inside them.

8 posted on 07/19/2007 6:55:56 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: freespirited

Here is a related thread:

DUmmies Support Vandalism of Hummer
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1868327/posts


9 posted on 07/19/2007 6:56:20 AM PDT by faq
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To: freespirited

Could be a simple mistake by Democrat activists thinking that the Hummer was about to take Republican voters to the polls, and of course, that cannot be allowed. (For those who don’t remember, Congresswoman’s Moore’s son and 3 others slashed the tires of 20 SUVs parked at Milwaukee Republican HQ on election eve to prevent them being used to transport voters to the polls.)


10 posted on 07/19/2007 6:56:53 AM PDT by scotiamor
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To: saganite

Will probably happen someday as a result of “natural selection.” In other words, some day the Hummer will be backing out of the driveway and crush the little bugger because it was in the blind spot. Cosmic justice will prevail!


11 posted on 07/19/2007 6:56:54 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: mbynack

That’s exactly it. His ‘failure’ wasn’t owning a hummer, but projecting the correct ‘viewpoint.’ If he merely had the decency to put a Kerry, Hillary or Obama bumpersticker on the back all this trouble could have been avoided.


12 posted on 07/19/2007 6:57:19 AM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: freespirited

Apparently these clowns haven’t read the study showing that the life cycle of a Prius does more harm to the “environ” than that of the Hummer.


13 posted on 07/19/2007 6:57:37 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's never a good time to get sucked into an evil vortex.)
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To: freespirited
Liem quickly added that she does not condone violence.

But she didn't exactly speak out against it, either. I get a "HE got what he deserved" tone, there.

14 posted on 07/19/2007 6:57:55 AM PDT by wbill
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To: freespirited
"The neighborhood in general is very concerned with the environment," said Liem, whose Prius gets about 48 miles a gallon compared with the Hummer's 14 miles a gallon. "It's more liberal leaning. It's ridiculous to be driving a Hummer."

Liem quickly added that she does not condone violence.

Oh, so she's just a hypocrite.

After all, it is more environmentally damaging to produce a Pious, I mean, Prius than it is to make a Hum-Vee...

15 posted on 07/19/2007 6:58:57 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: freespirited
scratched into the body: "FOR THE ENVIRON."

I guess they didn't think of all the pollutants caused by repainting the vehicle.

16 posted on 07/19/2007 6:59:32 AM PDT by al_c
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To: posterchild

The funniest thing I’ve ever seen is a Code Pink whacko, climbing into her Hummer after a big anti-war protest in Philly. The back of her H# was plastered with “No Blood for Oil” stickers.


17 posted on 07/19/2007 7:01:02 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: scotiamor
Could be a simple mistake by Democrat activists thinking that the Hummer was about to take Republican voters to the polls

Excellent insight--after all, you could fit all of DC's GOP voters in in a Hummer.

18 posted on 07/19/2007 7:02:32 AM PDT by freespirited (What part of Kennedy do they not understand? -- Gov. Mike Huckabee)
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To: saganite
Look for one with a broken cross sticker on it.
19 posted on 07/19/2007 7:03:51 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: al_c

His neighbor sounds like a real winner...oops, whiner! I hope she has four flat tres to match her flat forehead! What a dork.


20 posted on 07/19/2007 7:03:56 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: freespirited

I’m very leery when I meet someone who espouses to be “tolerant” and “open minded”. These are the guys who key your car for having the “wrong” bumper sticker.

Odd how some juxtapose terrorism and bumper sticker in that sort of environment.


21 posted on 07/19/2007 7:04:08 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: freespirited

I’m sure his insurance will pay to repair the damage. Next, put a surveillance camera on the H2 and catch the bastards next time. Better yet camp out in the H2 with a baseball bat and some mace.


22 posted on 07/19/2007 7:04:39 AM PDT by whipitgood (Let's burn some MEXICAN flags!)
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To: freespirited
Save the environment,
kill an environmentalist.
23 posted on 07/19/2007 7:04:46 AM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: geezerwheezer

tres should read ....tires....my bad!


24 posted on 07/19/2007 7:04:51 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: saganite

Yeah, take it out on someone wh o was likely not involved in the vandalism. That’s bright.


25 posted on 07/19/2007 7:05:50 AM PDT by Melas (Offending stupid people since 1963)
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To: freespirited

Self-righteous morally smug criminals still belong in jail.


26 posted on 07/19/2007 7:06:26 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: freespirited
"It's more liberal leaning. It's ridiculous to be driving a Hummer."

Typical socialist message: CONFORM!!! Or the Secret Police will come and get you.
27 posted on 07/19/2007 7:07:43 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: freespirited
When Gareth Groves brought home his massive new Hummer

I listened to Mr Groves' interview on the Chris Core radio show yesterday on WMAL630. His "massive new Hummer" is a used H2. Are these idiots at AP to be believed about anything?

28 posted on 07/19/2007 7:08:07 AM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: BufordP; BillF; Doctor Raoul; kristinn; PleaDeal; trooprally
Luke?

Princess?

The crowd they hang with?

29 posted on 07/19/2007 7:08:19 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: Malacoda

Oh come on, you’ve got to be kidding me, did that really happen? I think I’ve heard it all now. Oh, if only you could have taken a picture what fun we could have with that.


30 posted on 07/19/2007 7:13:04 AM PDT by marlon
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To: freespirited
There is another sign of a free-fire zone future for America's citizens, America's children, and America's grandchildren. Thank you fearless leaders, your time serving? was wasted.
does the above really need a 's' tag?
31 posted on 07/19/2007 7:14:41 AM PDT by From One - Many (Trust the Old Media At Your Own Risk)
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To: BenLurkin

Also seen that referred to as the ‘footprint of the American Chicken.’


32 posted on 07/19/2007 7:15:37 AM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: wastedyears
He should get a de-militarized HUMVEE

I'd drive a tank if they'd let me.

1 MPG Highway / 0 City

33 posted on 07/19/2007 7:18:58 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Melas; saganite
"Pay it forward.

;^)

34 posted on 07/19/2007 7:19:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Malacoda

Well then, obviously she means well.


35 posted on 07/19/2007 7:22:34 AM PDT by posterchild (How did trees absorb CO2 before carbon funds started collecting money to manage the process?)
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To: All
Here is yesterday's thread. See below for picture in reply #4 and more comments.


Hummer Owner Gets Angry Message

Posted by 3AngelaD
On News/Activism 07/18/2007 10:28:59 AM CDT · 535 replies · 8,418+ views

Hummer Owner Gets Angry Message

36 posted on 07/19/2007 7:23:42 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Stop the invasion. Secure the borders now.)
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To: tgslTakoma; freespirited

Gareth Groves's Hummer was parked on his street in American University Park for five days before two masked men were seen taking bats to it. (By Lois Raimondo -- The Washington Post)
See video report

37 posted on 07/19/2007 7:30:50 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: mbynack
"The Envirowackos wouldn’t know whether to trash it or use it for an alter."

LOL! Good one!

Carolyn

38 posted on 07/19/2007 7:32:20 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: VR-21

He must not have known any of his neighbors very well...


39 posted on 07/19/2007 7:42:04 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: wbill

Well (he) paid at least $50,000 for it and at $3.00 a gallon for gasoline, he can afford to own it. It is legal to sell a Hummer to anyone that can afford to buy one. There are licensable and, I guess, fun to drive. So what is the beef? Perhaps a tad of envy?


40 posted on 07/19/2007 7:59:34 AM PDT by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: scotiamor

A friend of mine owned the agency from which those vehicles had been rented. He told me that the Republican Party immediately reimbursed him for the damages instead of dragging it out waiting for the insurance to cover it.


41 posted on 07/19/2007 8:01:14 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: marlon

Yeah — all sorts of “Kerry/Edwards” stickers, too. She was miffed when my husband and I started laughing.


42 posted on 07/19/2007 8:19:48 AM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: whipitgood
Next, put a surveillance camera on the H2 and catch the bastards next time. Better yet camp out in the H2 with a baseball bat and some mace.

Nah. This is the proper response.

43 posted on 07/19/2007 8:31:37 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: Melas

Lighten up.


44 posted on 07/19/2007 8:34:16 AM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: freespirited

This was on one of the morning yack shows and they interviewed a neighbor of the guy. The absolute hatred of the hag they interviewed was astounding. She mumbled something about Hummers being unfit for the earth and that they should ship “that one” to Iraq. I swear, if the guy had been standing in front of her she would have stabbed him.


45 posted on 07/19/2007 8:50:33 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: freespirited
Ah, yes, freedom loving liberals strike again. The end justifies the means, it is for the environment(or kids, or women or you fill in the blank)and any violence is justified if it saves the world from global warming. /SAR.

The comments of the idiots that live in that neighborhood are truely communistic in content. No one should drive something they don't like, what weenies. They don't realize their prius could be on the hit list next year!

46 posted on 07/19/2007 9:29:28 AM PDT by calex59
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To: tgslTakoma

Luke is too much of a Princess.


47 posted on 07/19/2007 10:29:25 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: tgslTakoma
Maybe Ragging Grannies!!! SmileyCentral.com Remember you can go faster. through a rain forest SmileyCentral.comLOL Just to pee them off. [Mrs T]
48 posted on 07/19/2007 10:54:50 AM PDT by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: freespirited

“It’s more liberal leaning. It’s ridiculous to be driving a Hummer.”

Last time I looked, this was still a free(ish) country...


49 posted on 07/19/2007 10:55:03 AM PDT by Dasaji (The U.S.A. is the Land of Opportunity and you've got 50 states to do it in!)
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