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King County GOP booth at Bumbershoot vandalized (Seattle, Washington State)
Northwest Cable News ^ | September 2, 2008 | KING-TV staff

Posted on 09/02/2008 4:54:44 PM PDT by Stoat

King County GOP booth at Bumbershoot vandalized

 

08:55 AM PDT on Tuesday, September 2, 2008

  By KING5.com Staff

 

 

KCGOP

Vandals tore open the tent, flipped over the table holding candidates' literature and set parts of the display on fire.

 

SEATTLE - The King County Republican Party reports that their booth at Seattle's Bumbershoot festival was vandalized Sunday evening.

The vandals tore open the closed tent, flipped over the table holding candidates' literature and set parts of the display on fire. A person at a neighboring booth saw the flames and extinguished them before more damage was done.

The KCGOP says this is the first time in five years at the festival that their booth has had an incident of vandalism.

"There is just no room for this type of behavior in an important year such as this one," said King County GOP Chairman Lori Sotelo. "This incident sadly obscures what has otherwise been a great experience for us at Bumbershoot."

No suspects have been identified.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: brownshirts; democratsarescum; electionviolence; goons; kingcounty; republican; seattle; thugs; tolerantleft; vandalism; violentleft; washington; washingtonstate; whatgoesaround; willcomearound
For those unfamiliar, Bumbershoot is an annual music and arts festival

Bumbershoot Seattle's Music & Arts Festival Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2008

(and it's not noted for having a significant Conservative focus, to put it mildly)

Thanks to Orbusmax for the main article link

Orbusmax ™ Northwest News - 'Around The World In 80K'

1 posted on 09/02/2008 4:54:45 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat
Tolerant libs. Except of course, for Republicans!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 09/02/2008 4:56:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Stoat

... must be them dang ‘yutes again ...


3 posted on 09/02/2008 4:56:40 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Stoat

And why shouldn’t we be surprised?
Both Seattle papers are in the tank for Obama/Biden and are in bed with the Demo-rats in our state. Yet they chatter about how neutral they are. Whenever any media comes out for and endorses a candidate they are no longer neutral but biased.


4 posted on 09/02/2008 4:56:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: sionnsar

KCGOP

Vandals tore open the tent, flipped over the table holding candidates' literature and set parts of the display on fire.


5 posted on 09/02/2008 4:56:52 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

I’ve lived across the street from every Bumpershoot since 91. I wouldn’t admit to being a conservative there without being armed.


6 posted on 09/02/2008 4:58:06 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam: Imagine a clown car.........with guns.)
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To: Stoat
Vandals tore open the tent, flipped over the table holding candidates' literature and set parts of the display on fire

That's not vandalism. That's destruction of property and inciting a riot.

7 posted on 09/02/2008 4:59:58 PM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Stoat

Bumbershoot = WASTE OF MONEY.


8 posted on 09/02/2008 5:03:31 PM PDT by Clemenza (Barack Obama: Black and White and RED all Over)
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To: Domandred

Hmmm, what are the laws regarding stopping an arson in progress?


9 posted on 09/02/2008 5:03:32 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: Stoat
Gee! And,..It's the Liberal/Marxists who call the Repulicans fascists?

I wonder if the people who set the Republican booth on fire wore brown shirts?

10 posted on 09/02/2008 5:04:41 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are NOT stupid)
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To: Domandred
That's not vandalism. That's destruction of property and inciting a riot.

Arson. You forgot arson.

11 posted on 09/02/2008 5:08:50 PM PDT by null and void (Sarah Palin might be more conservative than even John McCain ~ Megyn Kelly, Fox News 9/2/08)
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To: Stoat
During the first Bush/Cheney campaign I volunteered my duties and stood in front of Husky Stadium with a Bush Cheney sign with others prior the Seahawk game (Hawks were playing there that year). I could not believe the abusive comments we had to take. It was just awful. I could not count how many times we were flipped off.

I did get a Bush Christmas card for the next two years and I got invited to a private send off when he flew out of Boeing field once - so I guess it all was worth it.

12 posted on 09/02/2008 5:12:01 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: goldstategop
Tolerant libs. Except of course, for Republicans!

It's precisely because of innumerable acts like this that I won't put any Republican or Conservative bumper stickers on the stoatmobile.

I'm not wealthy enough to be able to constantly repair damage done to it by the Seattle Tolerance Patrol.

13 posted on 09/02/2008 5:22:45 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Step back folks nothing to see here, just some free speechers exercising their rights.


14 posted on 09/02/2008 5:22:59 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But It's a Lot Tougher When You're a Liberal.)
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To: Ken522
... must be them dang ‘yutes again ...

Indeed....yutes wearing rainbow flag buttons, birkenstocks and Obama t-shirts.

15 posted on 09/02/2008 5:24:45 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Typical. Bush ‘04 headquarters in Multnomah County Oregon was vandalized with smashed windows. GOP governor signs in ‘06 were chainsawed and destroyed all over Portland Oregon. Cops don’t put any priority on this type of vandalism. Never catch any suspects.


16 posted on 09/02/2008 5:27:09 PM PDT by MovementConservative (John Roberts and Sam Alito.... Thank you GWB)
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To: SkyDancer
And why shouldn’t we be surprised?
Both Seattle papers are in the tank for Obama/Biden and are in bed with the Demo-rats in our state. Yet they chatter about how neutral they are. Whenever any media comes out for and endorses a candidate they are no longer neutral but biased.

I doubt that anyone here is surprised, merely saddened.  We are constantly and increasingly being given the very clear message that anyone who is at all to the Right of Lenin is not only unwelcome in Seattle, but will be physically attacked and harmed.  It's becoming an increasingly frightening place to live.

17 posted on 09/02/2008 5:29:58 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

That’s why I seldom go to Seattle - the place scares me too. I always fret a bit when heading to the airport where I work but at least it’s not all the way to Seattle. When I do go it’s daytime in summer and in winter I’m out of there early.

I also carry.

Regards,
J


18 posted on 09/02/2008 5:32:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do To Us Our Liberal Democrat Politicians Will")
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To: Libertina; SatinDoll; lilycicero; E. Cartman; Grunthor; lonevoice; Fractal Trader; wolfpat; ...
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Say WA? Evergreen State ping

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.

Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

19 posted on 09/02/2008 5:37:34 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama?Bye-den!|Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|ObamasUnity=EinVolk,EinReich,EinFuhrer)
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To: sionnsar
Thank you very much for pinging your list  :-)

 Thank You

20 posted on 09/02/2008 5:41:44 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

The tolerant left strikes again.


21 posted on 09/02/2008 5:43:38 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I’ve lived across the street from every Bumpershoot since 91. I wouldn’t admit to being a conservative there without being armed.

Every year there's something on the closing day....some years it's shootings, sometimes this, but always involving thuggery.

It seems that it's almost come to the point where residents around the Seattle Center area should take note of the habit of New Orleans residents who leave town during Mardi Gras.

22 posted on 09/02/2008 5:54:13 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Domandred
Vandals tore open the tent, flipped over the table holding candidates' literature and set parts of the display on fire

That's not vandalism. That's destruction of property and inciting a riot.

The signature of the Left.

23 posted on 09/02/2008 5:55:27 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Clemenza
Bumbershoot = WASTE OF MONEY.

Agreed.  The last time I went was years and years ago, and only because I wanted to see Tina Turner.

The sound system was tiny and pathetic and completely unsuited for the size of the building and the crowd.

The crowd was milling around during the performance, only half-interested.

It was a complete waste of time and money and I felt sorry for Tina.  She puts a lot into every show and I was embarrassed at the disrespect she was shown by both the crowd and the organizers.

I've never gone to Bumbershoot again and I avoid that entire area of town even more than usual on Labor Day weekend.

24 posted on 09/02/2008 6:01:27 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: wintertime
Gee! And,..It's the Liberal/Marxists who call the Repulicans fascists?

They have a habit of calling other people the things that they in fact are.

(BTW, on an unrelated point....one of the happiest moments I've had here at FR was when I was in a thread about something pertaining to Ireland and a passionate, full-throated IRA supporter called me a 'fascist' for suggesting that people who support terrorist groups such as the IRA online should be reported to the FBI.   He's still quite active here on FR by the way, but hasn't been cheerleading for the IRA anymore from what I've seen "snicker")

I wonder if the people who set the Republican booth on fire wore brown shirts?
 

The modern brownshirt is an Obama or a Che! t-shirt, accented by foodstains, a rainbow flag pin, a PETA button and Birkenstocks.


25 posted on 09/02/2008 6:11:12 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: NavyCanDo
During the first Bush/Cheney campaign I volunteered my duties and stood in front of Husky Stadium with a Bush Cheney sign with others prior the Seahawk game (Hawks were playing there that year). I could not believe the abusive comments we had to take. It was just awful. I could not count how many times we were flipped off.

Thank you so very much for volunteering and for putting up with that.  It certainly sends an impression of Seattle that the Left seems to have no problem with at all.

Utter trash.

I did get a Bush Christmas card for the next two years and I got invited to a private send off when he flew out of Boeing field once - so I guess it all was worth it.

That's wonderful!  Congratulations!  :-)

26 posted on 09/02/2008 6:17:59 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Harley
Step back folks nothing to see here, just some free speechers exercising their rights.

These are quite likely the same folks who favor the institution of the "Fairness" doctrine because the public and advertisers have no interest in hearing what they have to say.....so their answer is to force talk radio off the air and burn down Republican political booths.

Very nice, really gets the point across.

27 posted on 09/02/2008 6:22:48 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: MovementConservative
Typical. Bush ‘04 headquarters in Multnomah County Oregon was vandalized with smashed windows. GOP governor signs in ‘06 were chainsawed and destroyed all over Portland Oregon. Cops don’t put any priority on this type of vandalism. Never catch any suspects.

And of course the Dem headquarters, signs and booths were similarly damaged, right?

No?  Hmmmm....it must be that evil rightwing media that's covering it all up then, huh?

Democrats:  The party of hard-Left politics, violence, thuggery and crime in all forms.

28 posted on 09/02/2008 6:26:29 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: SkyDancer
I also carry.

Me too  :-)

29 posted on 09/02/2008 6:29:05 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: dragonblustar
The tolerant left strikes again.

I suppose I am just too much of an uncultured person to be able to understand the deep and profound philosophical points that these Soldiers of Tolerance and Peace were making.

Perhaps these are the "educated" Democrat voters who wouldn't cross over to support Sarah Palin, as stated today by Andrea Mitchell of NBC.

30 posted on 09/02/2008 6:34:02 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat
Unfortunately not much of a surprise for those of us living in Washington State, but others might be shocked at the lengths the left will go to destroy us.

To top it off, even if they had caught the people committing the vandalism, nothing would happen to them. Remember the WTO riots? Seattle ended up paying around $1 million for violation of the rights of the rioters.

31 posted on 09/02/2008 8:27:44 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: Stoat

Little Red Guards... I think we can lay a great deal of the blame for this on our public school system. And then it is propped up by the mainstream media.


32 posted on 09/02/2008 9:47:37 PM PDT by Libertina (Sarah Palin for VP - not because she is a woman, but for the woman she is!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

They just let the guy out who shot up Folklife!

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/377123_folklife30.html


33 posted on 09/02/2008 9:48:58 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Stoat
"There is just no room for this type of behavior in an important year such as this one,"

Well, what years is there room?

34 posted on 09/02/2008 10:34:34 PM PDT by lowbridge ("I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it" - Van Den Boogaard)
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To: lowbridge
"There is just no room for this type of behavior in an important year such as this one,"

Well, what years is there room?

A lame, limp, pathetic statement for sure.  Sounds like something an elementary school teacher might say to a mildly errant troublemaker, not something that an injured party should say about a politically-motivated felony.

Arson was a felony, last time I checked.

And because of the political motivation, would it qualify as a hate crime as well?

Quite likely if it had been a Dem booth, most unlikely since it's a GOP booth.

35 posted on 09/02/2008 11:35:26 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Libertina
Little Red Guards...

Just dirtier, far less disciplined and with poorer weapons.

I think we can lay a great deal of the blame for this on our public school system. And then it is propped up by the mainstream media.

Perhaps it's overdue to begin referring to the Seattle Public Schools as 'madrassas'.

36 posted on 09/02/2008 11:55:11 PM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

BOTH are excellent points, my dear Stoat!


37 posted on 09/03/2008 10:20:08 AM PDT by Libertina (Sarah Palin for VP - not because she is a woman, but for the woman she is!)
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To: Libertina
BOTH are excellent points, my dear Stoat!

awwww...(((((blushing)))))

38 posted on 09/03/2008 11:14:22 AM PDT by Stoat
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