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SHOCK: MCCAIN CAMPAIGN VOLUNTEER ATTACKED AND MUTILATED IN PITTSBURGH
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Posted on 10/23/2008 12:48:03 PM PDT by flyfree

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To: Maverick68
How will it hurt McCain’s campaign?

We are talking about the media here. By the time they are done with it, it'll be reported that she did all of this on orders directly from McCain.
1,001 posted on 10/24/2008 7:12:44 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Apparently now there is more information being released that does not seem to add up. While Malkin seems to want this to be a hoax, she is posting factual information as far as I can tell, and if police say her account doesn’t match up with video surveillance then something is wrong. I don’t know the extent to which it doesn’t match up, but I hope for everybody’s sake the truth does come out. This would be especially bad because Obama thugs ARE doing things of this nature.


1,002 posted on 10/24/2008 7:14:16 AM PDT by flintsilver7
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To: af_vet_rr

In other words, business as usual for the media. They can’t undo the millions of e-mails, the whispers, and the confirmation of doubt about Obama and his thugs created by this incident. In attacking McCain over this, they are making Obama the “black candidate” all over again. I honestly think the Obama campaign loses either way. Some folks have already been swayed by believing it and many more will be turned off by the ad-nauseum “bad-whitey” reporting if it turns out to be a hoax.


1,003 posted on 10/24/2008 7:33:44 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Califreak

All disbelief and anger towards the victim. Hardly a peep about the perp. Wow, this thread has turned upside down.


1,004 posted on 10/24/2008 7:35:09 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

The story does have an odor to it...but it’s hard to imagine how she could have given herself black eyes.


1,005 posted on 10/24/2008 7:36:57 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: savedbygrace

If, in fact, she did this to herself, why would I condemn her? It would mean she’s not well mentally, wouldn’t it?


1,006 posted on 10/24/2008 7:40:57 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

I just can’t picture faking something like that.

Her face is quite bruised in the photo.

As for no medical attention, maybe she just wants to go home, curl up in a ball and be left alone.

I wouldn’t want to be gang raped by the media, especially after something like that.

Insult to injury.

There is such a lack of MSM attention here, I’m inclined to believe it must be true.

If it were the other way around the coverage would be 24/7, real or not.

We’ll see.


1,007 posted on 10/24/2008 7:41:39 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans R Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: Califreak

Agree. I would want to go home and hide under the covers in a state of shock and disbelief. But that’s just me.


1,008 posted on 10/24/2008 7:43:19 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: sarasota

Me too.

I probably wouldn’t even be able to discuss it without bursting into tears everytime I began to open my mouth.

Or just sit there in a mute daze, which makes it difficult to do anything other than just walk off and hide for a while.


1,009 posted on 10/24/2008 7:47:42 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans R Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: All

Because the MSM is doing everything they possibly can to elect Obama, they would engage in a massive effort to debunk this within hours and lay out the evidence and further use it to try to damage McCain further.

Because they haven’t, it leads one to believe the reason is because they can’t.

We only have to look to see how the media cherry picks what stories it wants to fully expose and what facts it chooses to bury.

Look at all the tons of reasons why Obama is not even qualified to be a presidential candidate that the media buries, but on the other hand they pour their full resources into attacking and attempting to destroy Palin and McCain.

What really smells here is the media’s silence on loudly braying that this story is untrue.

One more consideration - which candidate is the Pittsburgh police dept. endorsing? If they are endorsing Obama, then again, chances are they will do everything they can to help him based on the behavior we have seen from Obama supporters across the nation.

These are just the realities in the current environment.

The upside - even if a hoax, it still brings into light other stories about the behavior of the Obama campaign.


1,010 posted on 10/24/2008 8:08:22 AM PDT by FTL
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To: FTL

My Dad worked for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. I never beat the Polygraph; I tried, but the sequence and re-covered areas, such as “when you told me that you didn’t steal that candy, was that 100% truthful, or was there any inaccuracy in that statement” was where I fell on my face.

One time he had the neighbors over and they, like REAL Dummies, got on the machine; the spouses could ask each other anything they wanted. The man fessed up that he had gotten a speeding ticket he didn’t tell his wife about. They both thought that they could beat that machine. Even at seven years old, I knew that was trouble.


1,011 posted on 10/24/2008 8:08:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (How would you feel if your parents controlled your life? The same with government?)
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To: All

By all means, let’s discredit this girl and do absolutely nothing to spread this story, whether true or false. Then at the beginning of Obama’s 3rd term, as he is sworn in by Chief Justice Clinton (with Senate Majority Leader Pelosi nodding in approval, having just passed the Abolishment of Homeschooling Bill 100-0 in the Senate, a bill authored by Harry Reid, newly appointed Director of Central Control) we can sit back and pat ourselves on the back for taking the high road.
Many of us don’t give a damn at this point what it takes to sway the uneducated and get them to the polls to vote against this evil piece of zhit. And for any of you people who would ignorantly say: “That makes us just like them”, save it. We are NOT like them. We DON’T support letting newborn babies die in linen closets. We DON’T support Socialism and the evil it brings. Choosing to fight like an Injun’ (PoliticallyIncorrectTermAlert) is what it is going to take.


1,012 posted on 10/24/2008 8:10:20 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Califreak
There is such a lack of MSM attention here, I’m inclined to believe it must be true.

The media has much bigger fish to fry:

http://finance.google.com/finance

As for her story, apparently she never said anything to police about an Obama bumper sticker, and she's claiming it was a dull knife. It's no wonder the police are skeptical of her.
1,013 posted on 10/24/2008 8:23:20 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Califreak

I can believe it.


1,014 posted on 10/24/2008 8:23:42 AM PDT by psw0585
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To: Maverick68
By all means, let’s discredit this girl and do absolutely nothing to spread this story, whether true or false.

When Fox News and Michelle Malkin are talking about things not adding up, and the Pittsburgh PD are saying things are are not adding up, it would be better just to let it die. If it's a hoax and it really gets spread around, it will hurt McCain. She maybe a volunteer, but that's a link to the McCain campaign the MSM will exploit to the fullest.
1,015 posted on 10/24/2008 8:26:52 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Inner city cops are probably Obamatrons and might lie cheat and steal in order to discredit her.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a cop hater, but they’re human too.


1,016 posted on 10/24/2008 8:27:59 AM PDT by Califreak (As seen on TV: S.A.R.A.H!-Sane Americans R Against Hussein-Obama!)
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To: sarasota

Then don’t. I’m not the boss of you.


1,017 posted on 10/24/2008 8:30:04 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: af_vet_rr

If there was a video of the attack, the media would try to cast doubts as to the authenticity, questioning whether it was a setup.
This incident has made Hussein “the black candidate” to many people in this country. I know the media will attempt to destroy her if it’s a hoax and in doing so, they will over do it, thus benefitting McCain. Again, I hope it’s not a hoax, but if it is, it has STILL done damage to Obama (millions of e-mails and message board postings). I wish it didn’t have to be this way, but when you have to play against the refs, sometimes you gotta play dirty.


1,018 posted on 10/24/2008 8:40:15 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Maverick68
If there was a video of the attack, the media would try to cast doubts as to the authenticity, questioning whether it was a setup.

There is no video showing anything. The police have now said (in the article above) that her statement has changed as well.

She's gone back now and says she doesn't know if it was the McCain sticker on her car or the McCain button on her jacket, among other things. She's also now claiming sexual assault, which really adds to it.

The stock market has the media attention for now, but with her starting to add more to her story, somebody other than Fox News and Drudge will probably pick it up.

I don't agree with the Fox News President that this would end McCain's campaign, if it's a hoax, but this late in the game, I don't see it doing much harm to Obama. People who would care about character would not be voting for him at this point anwyays.
1,019 posted on 10/24/2008 8:46:32 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Maverick68
I wish it didn’t have to be this way, but when you have to play against the refs, sometimes you gotta play dirty.

The truth is dirty enough. If this is a hoax it is an embarrassment, period. Let's leave these types of antics to the left, m'kay?

1,020 posted on 10/24/2008 8:47:03 AM PDT by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: savedbygrace

LOL


1,021 posted on 10/24/2008 9:01:43 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: AnnaZ
The truth is dirty enough. If this is a hoax it is an embarrassment, period. Let's leave these types of antics to the left, m'kay?

That's the best thing to do. If it is a hoax, spreading it around cheapens any future attacks on Republicans.
1,022 posted on 10/24/2008 9:34:09 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Diogenesis
The vic in Pitts. may have been held down so hard, that the black eye is secondary to rupture of facial vessels. Is that the perp’s fingermarks on her face from her contralateral ala extending inferolaterally?

er.... don't think so. The blood vessels in the face can be "ruptured" but if you notice her eyes. Clear white conjunctiva. No subconjunctival hemorrhages, no petecheal bleeding around the eyes, no swelling of the lip. Maybe she cleaned up after the assault, but I've seen and been beaten and pretty much puffed up right away.

This is what I think you look for if your chest is compressed really hard or your neck squeezed till the blood pools in your head.

I just think we shouldn't go off like the Sharptons, Jacksons, lesbian, and muzzie faux victims.

There's enough cr#p I hate about libs that I don't need to make stuff up.

1,023 posted on 10/24/2008 10:15:00 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.,)
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To: Diogenesis; All
http://kdka.com/local/attack.McCain.Bloomfield.2.847628.html

It's about to be resolved and she could be facing some jail time:

A Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Ashley Todd confessed to making up the story & is facing charges

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter "B" in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.

Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.

Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.

Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction."

This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.

The commander added that Todd will face charges; but police have not commented on what those charges will be.



1,024 posted on 10/24/2008 10:49:48 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: All

There should be a press conference later today, where they might announce charges. Everybody is obsessed with the stock market, so it might not be carried nationally.


1,025 posted on 10/24/2008 10:57:40 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: TheMom
Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.

Guess she failed?

1,026 posted on 10/24/2008 11:04:52 AM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: Eaker

That’s what I’m thinking. It wouldn’t surprise me if they casually mentioned that they had the footage from the ATM and were looking at it. That probably sent a little jolt through her.


1,027 posted on 10/24/2008 11:13:41 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Loyolas Mattman

You were right it is a hoax...but I wonder how helped her and how did she really get that black eye.


1,028 posted on 10/24/2008 11:23:37 AM PDT by surfer
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To: floriduh voter

Care to change your tune today?


1,029 posted on 10/24/2008 11:29:41 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Anita1

I think the issue in question was not so much what was done but the details of why the guy did it and so on. Haven’t heard anymore on this Also, the idiot apparently doesn’t even know how to write the letter “B,” yet will likely vote. Maybe he’ll punch the wrong hole or tap the wrong square on the screen.


1,030 posted on 10/24/2008 11:30:17 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Anita1

Just noticed another pic. I saw a pic that someone obviously posted in reverse because the B was backwards. Odd. Now I can see it is properly written and on the gal’s left cheek.

How scary. Mace, ladies. Mace.


1,031 posted on 10/24/2008 11:33:01 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: mquinn

What tune? She said she had leukemia too and I was giving her the benefit of the doubt. If she’s really a RON PAUL groupie, she’s not a McCainiac hoaxer. I found out more on her than anyone else. Had I not given her the benefit of the doubt, we’d know even less than we do now and this can’t be pinned on McCain-Palin, not one bit.


1,032 posted on 10/24/2008 11:33:34 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Barack Obama: Bringing Pickup Burning to America will Help Sell New Ones)
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To: floriduh voter

Yeah. The criminals all have plenty of time to commit their crimes (because they don’t work) and suppport themselves by their criminal activites AND many are also on the government dole. So, they have plenty of money for cable television, cell phones, bling, grilles on their teeth and so forth.


1,033 posted on 10/24/2008 11:35:02 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: surfer

Done in by my recollection of the late Morton Downey, Jr.

That would be a great TV show - average guy uses his knowledge of obscure 1980’s trivia to solve crime.


1,034 posted on 10/24/2008 11:37:54 AM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: af_vet_rr

I don’t see how someone could be foolish enough to think that they can effectively lie to police detectives.

These guys are pretty sharp and they put their best ones on cases like this.

Go figure. Now this girl will permanently be known as a liar.


1,035 posted on 10/24/2008 11:39:16 AM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: flyfree

What seriously has to go through your mind to make you sick enough to jump someone and then carve an initial into their face? Obama better apologize on behalf of his supporters.


1,036 posted on 10/24/2008 11:40:17 AM PDT by dylanj9
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To: dylanj9

Troll?


1,037 posted on 10/24/2008 11:42:29 AM PDT by Kay
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To: dylanj9
What seriously has to go through your mind to make you sick enough to jump someone and then carve an initial into their face? Obama better apologize on behalf of his supporters.

LOL. You should probably jump to the end of the thread or check Drudge or Fox News.
1,038 posted on 10/24/2008 11:42:40 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Paved Paradise
YOUR WORDS: Yeah. The criminals all have plenty of time to commit their crimes (because they don’t work) and suppport themselves by their criminal activites AND many are also on the government dole. So, they have plenty of money for cable television, cell phones, bling, grilles on their teeth and so forth.

Those are all your words, not mine. I'll take credit for only the criminal elements' cable viewing and where they get some of their plots. FV

1,039 posted on 10/24/2008 11:45:26 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Barack Obama: Bringing Pickup Burning to America will Help Sell New Ones)
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To: dylanj9

Great first post!


1,040 posted on 10/24/2008 11:46:11 AM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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To: Eaker
I don’t see how someone could be foolish enough to think that they can effectively lie to police detectives.

These guys are pretty sharp and they put their best ones on cases like this.

Go figure. Now this girl will permanently be known as a liar.


You don't even have to be that sharp to figure it out - putting aside the "B" for a moment (although I have a feeling that set off plenty of alarms in their minds), if you say you went to an ATM machine, the first thing the cops are going to do is get the ATM footage. You have a camera not even two feet from your face. At first, they are probably just looking to see if the suspect was hanging around the ATM machine and see if they can get a good image of him, but at some point, they'll wonder why you aren't showing up even though you told them you went there to use it.
1,041 posted on 10/24/2008 11:46:28 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Eaker
Great first post!

One of the best ones I've seen in a while. It takes a special kind of person to jump off a cliff without looking to see what's below, and clearly, they are that kind of person.
1,042 posted on 10/24/2008 11:49:20 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Kay

Possibly, but I’d suggest giving him/her a bit to explain.


1,043 posted on 10/24/2008 11:50:24 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
but it’s hard to imagine how she could have given herself black eyes.


1,044 posted on 10/24/2008 12:16:27 PM PDT by kenth (Will Rogers never met Barack Obama.)
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To: kenth

Now that’s just stupid. No way are the black eyes faked.


1,045 posted on 10/24/2008 1:02:20 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: kenth

At least not with magic marker.


1,046 posted on 10/24/2008 1:02:40 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Can the false headlines and threads from yesterday be somehow labelled as such, and maybe locked?

Now that it’s been exposed as a hoax....

Don’t think it helps FR to have these rushed, inaccurate headlines from yesterday still on the site..... JMHO.


1,047 posted on 10/24/2008 1:06:32 PM PDT by Enchante (The real "bitter clingers" are on the LEFT -- ranting Obamabots clinging to delusions!!)
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To: Enchante

Good suggestion. I’ll pass it on to the boss.


1,048 posted on 10/24/2008 1:09:46 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Paved Paradise

The sad thing is that now - today - she admitted that she did not get accosted!

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9411R800&show_article=1

It just makes me mad when these weird peole do these things. Although there ahve been others who posted videos and police reports of people tearing up the signs because they were for McCain.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=mccain+supporters+signs+tear+up&spell=1

What do you think should be done to a person like this girl? I think they should jail/or give them a fine them for making a false report - maybe that would cut down on this kind of stuff!


1,049 posted on 10/24/2008 2:49:55 PM PDT by Anita1 (You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start in order to be great! Zig Ziglar)
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To: af_vet_rr

I really thought this was real as I underestimate people’s ability to do the dumbest things.

Like checking to see if lava is hot by touching it. If one did this this at least it wouldn’t make national news. I guess depending on what one touched it with.


1,050 posted on 10/24/2008 5:09:22 PM PDT by Eaker (Dutch expression "You can give a monkey a gold ring, but it stays an ugly thing." - EscapedDutch)
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