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Vt. governor chased by 4 bears in backyard
Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012 | WILSON RING

Posted on 04/13/2012 12:50:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A late-night encounter with four bears trying to snack from backyard birdfeeders gave Vermont's governor a lesson in what not to do in bear country.

One of the bears chased Peter Shumlin and nearly caught the governor while he was trying to shoo the animals away, he said Friday.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: backyard; bear; bears; chased; governor; montpelier; petershumlin; shumlin; sissydemocrat; vermont

1 posted on 04/13/2012 12:50:18 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He tried to shoo bears away from a food source,,,*facepalm*


2 posted on 04/13/2012 12:53:26 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Trying to shoo the animals away.

Must be an elected official. Pity the bears didn’t educate him by taking a chunk out of his bun.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 12:53:46 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Only a dumb-ass democrat would shoo a bear!


4 posted on 04/13/2012 12:54:09 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Mmogamer

What an idiot.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 12:56:21 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What kind of hunt do they have on bears in Vermont? Might be time to encourage more bear hunting.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 12:57:06 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Governor Palin would have shot them...


7 posted on 04/13/2012 12:57:06 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Mmogamer

8 posted on 04/13/2012 12:58:25 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ursidae gon hate!


9 posted on 04/13/2012 12:59:53 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Thane_Banquo
Shoo a bear?...I think not!
10 posted on 04/13/2012 1:01:35 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I spent a good deal of time, in my youth, in the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont, back when it was a semi-free State. A real Vermonter would be eating Roast Black Bear, need a lot of onions and garlic, the Gov is a Flat Lander emigrant.
11 posted on 04/13/2012 1:01:56 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"..then watchu do?

"I went and s*** in his car"

12 posted on 04/13/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Only a dumb-ass democrat would shoo a bear!”

Well, they figure all they have to do is sit down with them and a beer and explain the situation.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 1:02:30 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: tickedoffnow

A Bear-Beer Summit?


14 posted on 04/13/2012 1:04:39 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Used to run concurrent with deer season. Back in the day you could use dogs, lot of fun.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 1:05:09 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I just knew it had to be but to confirm the guess I looked it up. Yes, a Democrat.


16 posted on 04/13/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Lysandru
"Governor Palin would have shot them..."
That's Gov. Sarah "Bear Grease" Palin....PARNER! :-D

17 posted on 04/13/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ursus Republicanus
18 posted on 04/13/2012 1:08:05 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That spinning sound you hear is Ethan Hale turning over in his grave.


19 posted on 04/13/2012 1:08:08 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Show the bears your Governor’s ID!


20 posted on 04/13/2012 1:10:10 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Little Bill

Maybe they need to go back to the old way.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 1:11:28 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOL!!


22 posted on 04/13/2012 1:13:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Doogle
"Governor Palin would have shot them... "
LOL!...hope the beers were Molson...
not pissin' American beer. :-D

23 posted on 04/13/2012 1:14:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
The places that I hung out in never had an old way. When I was a kid Vermont was bucks only, so when I walked into a friends house I saw seven Does and a buck hanging, so I asked my pal WTF, “Got to get the first one leagal”.

The people were and are very poor and salt of the Earth, good friends and terrible enemies.

24 posted on 04/13/2012 1:22:13 PM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Should have called 911.

Gov: There are bears in my yard that look like they're up to no good.

911: Are these black bears, brown bears or polar bears?

Gov: They're black

911: You better lawyer up.

25 posted on 04/13/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Shoo them with this.

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26 posted on 04/13/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("If he ate a skittle you must vote acquittal." ©Jeff Chandler 2012, All rights reserved.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a freakin idiot.


27 posted on 04/13/2012 1:46:47 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Ken H

That exchange belongs on the Friday Silliness thread.

Good on ya.


28 posted on 04/13/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is why we no longer have bird feeders. It wasn't worth the daily visits from the bear(s).

This man must be a total idiot.

29 posted on 04/13/2012 1:51:29 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was there a pic-a-nic basket involved?


30 posted on 04/13/2012 1:54:05 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hmmm....a vicious animal that chases Democrats...

I say when we finally decide to take out the GOP and start our own party, our symbol should be a bear.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 1:55:55 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A couple of Momma Grizzlies upset with the Democrats war on Moms?


32 posted on 04/13/2012 2:09:06 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Fresh Wind

33 posted on 04/13/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I say when we finally decide to take out the GOP and start our own party, our symbol should be a bear.

I'm thinking a Momma Grizzly...

34 posted on 04/13/2012 2:30:04 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1179 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: null and void

“hmmm....a vicious animal that chases Democrats... I say when we finally decide to take out the GOP and start our own party, our symbol should be a bear.”

Nah, too close to the Russians.

I prefer The King of the Jungle.

But that’s just me.


35 posted on 04/13/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by tickedoffnow (No more...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Give the Gov a Darwin award.
36 posted on 04/13/2012 3:01:13 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: magooey

I suppose Bolshecrats taste bad, along with, they have bad taste.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 4:19:38 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; campaignPete R-CT; ...

I had not heard of this till you mentioned it in that other thread DJ. Nor did I remember that we held on to the LT Governorship.

Would have been tragic for his loved ones of course but an epic news story.

Oh well. That’s one lucky idiot.


38 posted on 04/14/2012 12:19:37 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

If there had been just three bears, I’m sure he’d have stood his ground. /jk

Thanks Impy


39 posted on 04/15/2012 6:12:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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