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Political Vandals Targeting Shoreline Man's Home
KING-TV5/MSNBC ^ | 3 August 2010 | Elisa Hanh

Posted on 08/03/2010 10:46:41 AM PDT by Publius

As political parties roll up their sleeves for the next election, some supporters are already playing dirty. A Shoreline man says vandals have targeted his home twice in the last two weeks.

Election season is upon us, and Ken Potts isn't the type of person to keep his opinions to himself.

"I spent 21 years in the military, three in combat to defend our rights to have private property and to express ourselves," said the Viet Nam vet.

Potts uses his yard on the very high traffic corner of 185th and Meridian to support the candidates he believes in. Many of them are Republican. Then political vandals struck.

"They stole all the signs we had up about two weeks ago. The next morning we found them scattered throughout the neighborhood, so we collected them back up," he said.

His wife even wired the signs to the fence to keep it from happening again.

Then last weekend, he came home to find a sign with a very different message on the utility pole in front of his home.

"It was tacked up there and it said 'Republicans are a disease,'" said Potts.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; civilwar2; civilwarii; dncbrownshirts; elections; electionviolence; hatecrime; intimidation; movealong; notbreakingnews; nothingtoseehere; nowitbegins; pravdamedia; vandalism
Mr. Potts' house has been hit before, and there have been articles posted to FR about it. he lives just down the street from me in Shoreline, and I pass his house almost daily.

In King County, it's risky to show any political sympathies other than Hard Left on your car or house.

1 posted on 08/03/2010 10:46:43 AM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

Boobytrap the signs then.


2 posted on 08/03/2010 10:49:29 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Publius

Publius, you must have accidentally toggled ‘Breaking News’ on this little story you posted, because no member since 1997 would make such a dreadful rookie mistake.


3 posted on 08/03/2010 10:50:21 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Michael Barnes

Shoot at will.


4 posted on 08/03/2010 10:50:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Publius
VIDEO SURVEILANCE is needed more than ever this election cycle people!!!!!! Go with at least 2 people every place you go, and one of you should have a video camera running.

Set up up a cam out your window (with night vision) to capture these communist useful idiots

5 posted on 08/03/2010 10:51:05 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: The KG9 Kid

Whoops! Bifocals are a curse to the elderly.


6 posted on 08/03/2010 10:51:53 AM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: Publius

In King County, it’s risky to show any political sympathies other than Hard Left on your car or house....

That’s the truth...unless you want your car keyed


7 posted on 08/03/2010 10:52:01 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Michael Barnes

“Boobytrap the signs then”.

...exactly! Cover them with poison oak. Wire them to a bunch of car batteries. Get a watch dog. Dig a trench around them and lay leaves over the trench. An alarm system...


8 posted on 08/03/2010 10:53:26 AM PDT by albie
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"That’s the truth...unless you want your car keyed"

They need to sell magnetic bumper "stickers". Then you could easily remove it whenever you left your car and avoid the keyings of the mad libs.

9 posted on 08/03/2010 10:54:34 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Publius

Yet another reason I’m moving to Kentucky...

I gave Seattle my entire adult life. Every candidate I voted for locally lost. The only time I made a difference was when I met Hillary downtown during her health care gauntlet. I leave Seattle to reap what it has sewn.


10 posted on 08/03/2010 10:55:11 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Publius

This is more DNC Brownshirt election violence. No different from the black supremacists outside the polling center intimidating voters.

It’s against FEC law but rarely enforced. This crap has been status quo operation of the Rats since the 2004 election where all of these attacks were considered “local news only”. It was a a national trend with thousands of homes vandalized, offices vandalized, cars vandalized, and some cases of arson.

Spray painting a swastika on someone’s sidewalk and home is a hate crime except when it is a Rat attacking a Bush-Cheney supporter.

I loathe the Pravda Media.


11 posted on 08/03/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: circlecity

That’s a good idea unless they follow you....some of those whack left retards do that.....


12 posted on 08/03/2010 10:57:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Michael Barnes

“Boobytrap the signs then.”
With lawn sprinklers! Yay!


13 posted on 08/03/2010 10:58:25 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Employing freedom of speech/expression in order to condemn freedom of speech/expression¬ógo figure..)
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To: Publius

Back history

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/electionviolence/index


14 posted on 08/03/2010 10:59:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Publius

When a lefty does damage to personal property, it is because:

1) They are fighting back against an act of right wing hate speech

2) They are passionate about their beliefs

3) They’re just kids!!

4) They’ve been economically exploitative and are lashing out at the system

5) If Black, it’s because of 200 years of racial discrimination.

6) If they steal, it’s because there are no jobs.

These are actual answers from lefties here in Austin.

Of course, these excuses do not apply to anyone who dares to conduct property damage to a lefty.


15 posted on 08/03/2010 11:01:29 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Publius

It will come down to war.


16 posted on 08/03/2010 11:01:57 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"Libertina", who lives near Fort Lewis, put Republican stickers on her new car and got keyed in Tacoma.

There are still Obama bumper stickers everywhere. The fervor for The One has not died down.

17 posted on 08/03/2010 11:02:49 AM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: sionnsar

Please ping the chapter.


18 posted on 08/03/2010 11:03:36 AM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Well thanks be to God...you noticed that.


19 posted on 08/03/2010 11:04:10 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Osage Orange

Hey, I’m getting old. The eyes are the first thing to go — although my last girlfriend said otherwise.


20 posted on 08/03/2010 11:05:58 AM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: Publius

Building a Mosque at Ground Zero = your Constitutional rights.

Putting a political sign in your yard = hate speech.

Welcome to Obamaland....


21 posted on 08/03/2010 11:07:14 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Publius
I hear ya, bro.

Although I thought it was the legs, that were first to go?

22 posted on 08/03/2010 11:15:00 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Publius

Libs are cowards and will rarely confront someone openly.


23 posted on 08/03/2010 11:18:11 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Publius

“he lives just down the street from me”

Tell him to do what I did when my signs started being stolen. I bought some cheap gloves, and went to the nearest poison ivy patch. Rubbed the signs thoroughly with the ivy. Couple nights later, the signs were stolen again. The brat that lives next store, and his buddy down the street showed up with a bad case, all over their hands and arms. I said, “Joe! That’s a pretty bad case of poison ivy! Where’d ya get it?” He said he didn’t know. I went inside and laughed my butt off. Got some more signs, and “treated” them again!


24 posted on 08/03/2010 11:28:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Publius

As usual this is happening with signs all over Puget Sound. The ratio of leftist signs being pulled down to pubbie is probably in the neighborhood of 10:1. In several instances the signs I put up for our pubbie candidate disappeared and the rat signs installed IN THE SAME HOLES!

GOP campaign staffers and candidates have urged volunteers not to reciprocate but it is going to get worse since the only thing the left has is disruption.


25 posted on 08/03/2010 11:31:10 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Osage Orange

Praise his holy name.


26 posted on 08/03/2010 11:38:08 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Publius

That’s how the left operates. Deep down they are hateful, self-loathing fascists who want control over peoples’ minds and bodies. There is no freedom when the left is in control.


27 posted on 08/03/2010 11:55:01 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (my favorite pastime: annoying liberals who have no sense of humor)
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To: The KG9 Kid
That would be "His"...

Amen....

28 posted on 08/03/2010 12:01:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: sionnsar

ping


29 posted on 08/03/2010 12:20:54 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Publius
Also happening in Bothell, WA (obviously a concerted effort). Details:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2564009/posts?page=1

30 posted on 08/03/2010 2:17:21 PM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: matt1234

They’ve been busy.


31 posted on 08/03/2010 2:37:48 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: tarator; 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; washingtoncon; Pavegunner72; cherry; aw93472; ...
Thanks to Publius for the ping.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Say WA? Evergreen State ping

Quick link: WA State Board

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this ping list.
Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

32 posted on 08/03/2010 3:01:51 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Publius

I also live in Shoreline, and I noticed during the 2004 election that every Republican sign along Aurora Avenue was defaced.


33 posted on 08/03/2010 3:16:33 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle ("Above all, shake your bum at Burton.")
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To: Publius

I hope you have stopped by and expressed your support...maybe you all can set up a watch of some sort.

He sounds like a good friend to have in the future.


34 posted on 08/03/2010 3:24:18 PM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Steve_Seattle; Publius
I also live in Shoreline, and I noticed during the 2004 election that every Republican sign along Aurora Avenue was defaced.

Ditto.

Mr. Potts' house has been hit before, and there have been articles posted to FR about it. he lives just down the street from me in Shoreline, and I pass his house almost daily.

More Ditto. I especially like his Israel flag. His signs were probably torn down by the nuts down at that church at 175th.

35 posted on 08/03/2010 3:32:31 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Which one? The Methodist? The Lutheran? Another one I don’t know about.


36 posted on 08/03/2010 3:35:44 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: Publius

publius-

Have even had this problem over here on the ‘Dry Side’. I found this site (linked below) and have been very satisfied ;-)
As a combat vet, he might appreciate it too...LOL

http://www.majorpaintball.com/index2.html


37 posted on 08/03/2010 8:30:20 PM PDT by IYellAtMyTV (Workday Forecast--Increasing pressure towards afternoon. Rum likely by evening.)
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