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Activists protest bonuses at AIG executives' homes
Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/09 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

Posted on 03/21/2009 12:39:33 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A busload of activists — outnumbered 2-to-1 by reporters and photographers — are paying visits to the homes of American International Group Inc. executives in Connecticut to protest tens of millions in bonuses awarded by the company.

About 40 protesters parked at a cul-de-sac Saturday afternoon and walked to the Fairfield home of Douglas Polling. They were met on the curb by two security guards, and one activist read a letter detailing the financial struggles that many Connecticut residents have faced. The group then left the note in Polling's mailbox.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: acorn; aig; aigbonuses; du
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There were NO mainstream reporters at a Tea Party in Ridgefield CT going on at the same time. At our protest we had about 300 people and many sympathizers driving by honking horns for us. Oh wait we were orderly citizens and taxpayers ... no story there, never mind.
1 posted on 03/21/2009 12:39:33 PM PDT by RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

This is a rent-a-mob of left wing jerks.


2 posted on 03/21/2009 12:40:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to make liberals and leftists happy.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Really sickening. Thank you zero.


3 posted on 03/21/2009 12:41:44 PM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: popdonnelly

It’s only a reconnoiter mission right now. Coming soon: America’s version of Kristallnacht.


4 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:04 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

The protesters are misguided!

Obama and the Democratic controlled Congress cut AIG the checks with no strings attached.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:07 PM PDT by avacado (Impeach the Teleprompter!!!)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Were they wearing the uniform of the new Civil Defense Corps?


6 posted on 03/21/2009 12:42:48 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
The left wingers in the media covered this because it was a phony event staged by the DNC.
7 posted on 03/21/2009 12:43:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
"The group then left the note in Polling's mailbox."

Isn't that against the law? Only the PO can put things in your mailbox since it belongs to them ....

8 posted on 03/21/2009 12:43:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

What the hell is going on in this country when private citizens are targeted by the Federal government and their goons? Soon they’ll be burning the houses. This is a Krsytallnacht in the making.


9 posted on 03/21/2009 12:43:59 PM PDT by JoeA (JoeA / welcome to third world politics.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Man, the things we could do on a bus full of progressive wackos. Stink bombs, dead fish, and skunk oil aplenty!


10 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:24 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

When are they going to protest union bosses homes?


11 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:30 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

The article indicated the activists left their note in Douglas Polling’s MAILBOX? I do believe anything other than mail delivered to a mailbox by the P.O. is totally illegal. Mr. Polling should take this up with authorities.

While I am not thrilled by the AIG bonuses, I see nothing but trouble coming from the thugs touring around neighborhoods in buses, checking out the executives’ homes.


12 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:40 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Nice to see America’s fine “journalists” following around the ACORN rent-a-mobs for stories.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 12:44:55 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: caseinpoint
It’s only a reconnoiter mission right now. Coming soon: America’s version of Kristallnacht.

These folks are gonna have to be like Korean store owners in South Central after Rodney King -- protect yourselves and your families, guys.

14 posted on 03/21/2009 12:45:18 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: SkyDancer

Yes, it IS against the law — I didn’t see your post when I responded the same way you did re putting notes in mailboxes —


15 posted on 03/21/2009 12:45:51 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

SA in the making.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 12:46:06 PM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: Yardstick
Were they wearing the uniform of the new Civil Defense Corps?

What color are the shirts?

17 posted on 03/21/2009 12:46:51 PM PDT by Jim Noble (They are willing to kill for socialism...but not to die for it.)
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To: CaliforniaCon

Not to worry - I do the same thing myself ... I don’t read all the posts and wind up saying basically the same thing - however one way to look at it is, like minds ....


18 posted on 03/21/2009 12:46:58 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

“The group then left the note in Polling’s mailbox.”

Isn’t tampering with the mail or mailbox a Federal offense? — United States Code TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 83

I’ll take anything to get these fruitcases off the streets.


19 posted on 03/21/2009 12:48:01 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Let him rave on that men may know him mad.")
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To: popdonnelly

In a JUST world, they’d be living in those housess and those robber barons would be out on the STREET! (/s)


20 posted on 03/21/2009 12:49:16 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: avacado

“The protesters are misguided!”

Yeah, they’re guided by the left wing organizers of the demonstration. Which qualifies as misguided.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 12:49:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to make liberals and leftists happy.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
“Activist” = envious, hateful, self-centered, self-righteous idiot who likely has too much time on his/her hands because of not making adequate and appropriate efforts to work and be productive. Also known as Complainicus blameeveryoneelseicus.
22 posted on 03/21/2009 12:50:54 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Jim Noble

Brown with an obama arm band


23 posted on 03/21/2009 12:51:09 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there and done that!)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Enough is enough. It’s past time to get organized and respond to these left wing goons.


24 posted on 03/21/2009 12:51:38 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I don't live my life to make liberals and leftists happy.)
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To: SkyDancer

That was my first thought. Lefty protesters....aren’t too bright.


25 posted on 03/21/2009 12:52:12 PM PDT by FourPeas (I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
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To: Jim Noble

green


26 posted on 03/21/2009 12:52:13 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

The whole mess (from Bawney demanding names to basically demonizing and blackballing an entire profession) reeks of McCarthyism.


27 posted on 03/21/2009 12:55:29 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: FourPeas

Were there cops or just the security guys .....but then cops probably don’t know the law regarding po boxes ...


28 posted on 03/21/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Karl Rove has got to be jealous of the job the media and Democrats have pulled off.

Simple sleight of hand is easy to pull on morons who trust the Government. "Look Here, look here" so they don't see who is really draining their hopes and dreams of the American Way.

29 posted on 03/21/2009 12:57:20 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: freedumb2003

Well, they are hiring private security guards. Truly sad when the Administration whips up its emotional minions to target individuals like this.


30 posted on 03/21/2009 12:57:32 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
When will Americans see what is happening here. The 165 Million paid to the AIG execs is a drop in the bucket. The protests are a distraction while Obama racks up Trillions of $’s in debt. The MSM will not blame Obama when anything goes wrong.
31 posted on 03/21/2009 1:02:31 PM PDT by mfish13
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To: All

THE DETACHMENT FROM REALITY ON THIS THREAD IS EVIDENCE WHY REPUBLICANS WILL LOSE MORE SEATS IN 2010.


32 posted on 03/21/2009 1:05:04 PM PDT by Tempest (Ayn Rand is morally dead.)
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To: Jim Noble

What color are the shirts?

Baby shit green?


33 posted on 03/21/2009 1:08:46 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: Jim Noble

What color are the shirts?

Baby shit green?


34 posted on 03/21/2009 1:10:14 PM PDT by UltraKonservativen (( YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID!!!))
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

United States Code
TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 83 - POSTAL SERVICE

U.S. Code as of: 01/19/04

Section 1725. Postage unpaid on deposited mail matter

Whoever knowingly and willfully deposits any mailable matter such as statements of accounts, circulars, sale bills, or other like matter, on which no postage has been paid, in any letter box established, approved, or accepted by the Postal Service for the receipt or delivery of mail matter on any mail route with intent to avoid payment of lawful postage thereon, shall for each such offense be fined under this title.


35 posted on 03/21/2009 1:10:35 PM PDT by angkor
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Try this kind of conduct in front of an abortion clinic and the local cops would be arresting people by the truckload.


36 posted on 03/21/2009 1:10:49 PM PDT by alancarp (Ban all H1B visas and solve unemployment instantly -- for free.)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Now this kind of action is REALLY dangerous. Someone alert Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann fast — oh wait, these loons were probably watching MSNBC before the bus left.


37 posted on 03/21/2009 1:11:53 PM PDT by boroman
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To: mfish13

>>>> When will Americans see what is happening here. <<<<<<

Lots of folks see this as the kangaroo court and manufactured distraction that it actually is.

You are not alone.


38 posted on 03/21/2009 1:12:39 PM PDT by angkor
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT
Just more of the same from your friendly leftist neighborhood thugs: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/acorn-behind-protests-at-aig-ct-homes

But don't underestimate them . . . as Sweetness & Light points out there is a method to their madness: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/the-many-tentacles-of-cloward-piven

and: http://sweetness-light.com/archive/cloward-piven-acorn-and-aig-protests

39 posted on 03/21/2009 1:13:05 PM PDT by clifcrds (To be safe . . . get used to saying "Yes, He Cares For The Poor".)
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To: duckman
Really sickening. Thank you zero.

They won't stop until they cause a civil war and then Zero can call out the troops, declare martial law, and lock up all the dissenters that are still alive.

Photobucket

40 posted on 03/21/2009 1:13:34 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Recession-Your neighbor loses his job, Depression-you lost your job, Recovery-Obama loses HIS job.)
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To: prismsinc
Man, the things we could do on a bus full of progressive liberal/Socialist/Commie/enemy of America/etc. wackos.

"Progressive" is their word. They are nothing of the sort, actually more like regressives. Don't let them define the terms of the debate...call them what they are.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

41 posted on 03/21/2009 1:13:54 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: greyfoxx39

“They won’t stop until they cause a civil war...”
I was thinking the same thing. Especially if they continue to screw with the Constitution.


42 posted on 03/21/2009 1:16:59 PM PDT by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: SkyDancer

Even if the cops *do* know the law, the probability of them enforcing it is low.


43 posted on 03/21/2009 1:18:06 PM PDT by FourPeas (I am the pink flamingo on the great lawn of life.)
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To: wku man

Agreed.

Now, who’s buying the skunk oil?


44 posted on 03/21/2009 1:20:38 PM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: JoeA

It IS Kristalnacht in the making. Very very bad, so terribly irresponsible of Congress and little o to scapegoat these people who RECEIVED the actions of Congress and little o.


45 posted on 03/21/2009 1:22:45 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: clifcrds
Whoops . . . my bad! the links are at: here

and here

and here

46 posted on 03/21/2009 1:24:25 PM PDT by clifcrds (To be safe . . . get used to saying "Yes, He Cares For The Poor".)
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

I have no problem with the ACORN goon protesting at AIG crooks’ houses. I’d just like to see people protest outside ACORN leaders’ homes as well.

Both groups have robbed America blind and helped create a financial catastrophe. In my book, AIG and ACORN are both enemies of America and Capitalism.


47 posted on 03/21/2009 1:35:22 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: RedStateGuyTrappedinCT

Just got back from Wilton, CT. Went down to the AIG Building to wait for the thug bus to come. 2:30 the Chieppo Charter pulls up and about 20 came off carrying signs and chanting “Main Street not Wall Street”.
All three networks were there to cover the non event. Chanting peeps were equal to the press, cops and security guards.
Did not know there was an event in Ridgefield or would have come over!


48 posted on 03/21/2009 1:47:15 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: popdonnelly

” This is a rent-a-mob of left wing jerks. “

Which, the protesters or the reporters and photographers?

Never mind, I know.


49 posted on 03/21/2009 1:50:23 PM PDT by Humble Servant (See y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: FourPeas

Roger that ...


50 posted on 03/21/2009 1:55:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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