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Oregon businessman allegedly slapped over anti-Obama window sign
examiner.com ^ | 8/8/12 | KEVIN KERWIN

Posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:42 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

Kevin "The Geek" Kerwin, a business man who owns a computer shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, said he was slapped by a woman over an anti-Obama sign in his window, Victoria Taft wrote Tuesday.

According to Taft, "Kerwin came to Oregon to get a fresh start after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina."

She added that he started his business with the money he had in his pocket.

After President Obama said business owners did not get where they are on their own, Kerwin posted a sign in his window saying that he built his own business and Obama had nothing to do with it.

On Monday, Taft wrote, Kerwin was visited by an elderly woman from Dunthorpe, who reportedly berated him for his sign.

When he refused to remove it, she allegedly slapped him.

According to Taft, Kerwin "threatened to call the cops but she left and then shuffled across the street and lost herself in the stores and parking lot."

"He didn't get a picture or see her vehicle and doesn't know her name so did not report her to police," she wrote.

Kerwin emailed Taft to tell her of the incident.

"A woman from Dunthorpe came in my shop today and got upset and hit me. Things are getting a little tense around here," he reportedly wrote.

While appearing as a guest on Taft's radio program, Kerwin said he reminded the woman about the language Bill Maher used against Sarah Palin.

"I'm tired of your party telling us what to do," he recalled saying. Later, he said that liberals have threatened to put him out of business over the sign, but he promised to fight back.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: builtitmyself; youdidntbuildthat

1 posted on 08/10/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Get ready for the Obama NUTS to come out from the woodwork.


2 posted on 08/10/2012 9:03:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Fortunately his Shop isn’t in Portland or the College towns, his life would be in serious jeopardy.


3 posted on 08/10/2012 9:07:23 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Once again demonstrating that, even for the most innocent-seeming Liberals, violence lies just below the surface...


4 posted on 08/10/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Sent him an email this morning

kevin@kevinthegeek.com


5 posted on 08/10/2012 9:10:21 AM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: Clint N. Suhks

He only owns a business because the government was kind enough to not arrest and detain him without a warrent and throw him into Gitmo without a trial.


6 posted on 08/10/2012 9:10:44 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Perfect use of the First Amendment.

Now go sue that witch for assault and bleed her dry.


7 posted on 08/10/2012 9:12:44 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
He only owns a business because the government was kind enough to not arrest and detain him without a warrent and throw him into Gitmo without a trial.

Have you been reading Obama's plans for 2013-2016?

8 posted on 08/10/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: Biggirl

‘get ready’? What’s been going on for the last four years?


9 posted on 08/10/2012 9:14:01 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Frankly, everything in Gitmo needs to be ground into pig food.


10 posted on 08/10/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

Look for an onslaught of more such nuts during the course of the next 3 months.


11 posted on 08/10/2012 9:20:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

“Get ready for the Obama NUTS to come out from the woodwork.”

___

Or out from under their rocks, sewers, etc.etc.


12 posted on 08/10/2012 9:21:37 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
She's arguing and getting in the man's face--just like Obama told her to do.
13 posted on 08/10/2012 9:24:42 AM PDT by AHerald ("Do not fear, only believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Bitch slap the liberal back!...


14 posted on 08/10/2012 9:32:15 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mongo141

“Get ready for the Obama NUTS to come out from the woodwork.”

Just wait...When Obama goes down in flames on election night the nut bars will be in the streets.


15 posted on 08/10/2012 9:34:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: twistedwrench

Thanks for the link, just sent an emal thank you.


16 posted on 08/10/2012 9:34:56 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

I hope all the dumbass Americans who voted for Obama just pick up and move to Canada or France or whatever!


17 posted on 08/10/2012 9:35:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: twistedwrench

I just sent him an e-mail of support also.


18 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: NCC-1701

Now go sue that witch for assault and bleed her dry
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I kind of agree with you, if she just walks in and slaps you for having a sign, she should be introduced to ‘the system’.

That said, I don’t feel that it is good for ANY business to pick a side when it comes to politics or religion etc since you stand the chance of alienating about half of your business.

When I ran businesses, the only stickers etc allowed on ANY of the company vehicles was an American Flag - the drivers knew it when they were hired and knew I would fire them the FIRST time, no warning.

Like I said, no sense running potentially 1/2 your customers off for no good reason.

I had few rules; that being one, keeping a CLEAN (neat exterior but no coffee cups, sandwich wrappers etc in the cab)vehicle or bed, showing up for work on time, if you couldn’t do these little tasks, you didn’t need to waste either of our time.


19 posted on 08/10/2012 9:40:48 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: xrmusn

I think he’s had it and is very frustrated. I suspect he will get more business now...


20 posted on 08/10/2012 9:44:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: xrmusn

The Government picked a side for him.


21 posted on 08/10/2012 9:45:26 AM PDT by agere_contra (Vote ABO. Don't choose the Greater Evil and then boast about how principled you are)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I suspect he will get more business now...
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Don’t get me wrong etc...

HE would definitely get MY business and, as a matter of fact, if he had a PRO BO sign, I would go to the next town or call someone in before I spent a dime in his establishment.

So in the BO mode I would ‘thank’ him for showing me where some of his profits might end up, so I could pass.


22 posted on 08/10/2012 9:50:09 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Uncle Ike

Absolutely right. A concrete example of the abstract principle at the heart of their ethics. Force and coercion. I’ll tell you what though. I believe in dealing with force by force and she deserved to be slapped back twice as hard, woman or no.


23 posted on 08/10/2012 9:52:56 AM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Tennessee Nana

I hope for your sakes you two have your alibis and stories straight ........


24 posted on 08/10/2012 10:03:57 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: xrmusn
That said, I don’t feel that it is good for ANY business to pick a side when it comes to politics or religion etc since you stand the chance of alienating about half of your business.

While I agree with you in principle about alienating half your business, I agree with "Kevin the geek" on this one. Not only has he re-established himself after Katrina, I would be willing to bet that he has never (in either location) reached out for assistance from Uncles Dubya or Barry in doing so.

Had his sign said "Thank you, Lord Obama, for giving me the government backing to become rich", the crickets from the press on the issue would be deafening.

25 posted on 08/10/2012 10:03:57 AM PDT by ssaftler (11/6: Repeal of One Bad Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway; Clint N. Suhks

I have never corresponded in this type of situation, but after watching his interview on Greta last night, He just struck a nerve, It was hilarious
Interview if you missed it:

http://nation.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/08/business-owner-assaulted-posting-anti-obama-sign


26 posted on 08/10/2012 10:04:03 AM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Be was on the Michael Berry show yesterday. Said lots of people are bringing in computers, asking if he is Kevin and giving him their business.


27 posted on 08/10/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Clint N. Suhks

If he doesn’t know who she is, how does he know she’s from Dunthorpe? /just asking


28 posted on 08/10/2012 10:09:20 AM PDT by Valpal1
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“...the nut bars will be in the streets.”

Targets of opportunity. Their misfortune, if rioting and looting.


29 posted on 08/10/2012 10:09:52 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie and stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: tumblindice; Tennessee Nana
I hope for your sakes you two have your alibis and stories straight ........

...???


30 posted on 08/10/2012 10:47:16 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That is what Sport Utility Rifles are for , 12 gauge pump shotguns too.


31 posted on 08/10/2012 11:24:34 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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To: ssaftler

Had his sign said “Thank you, Lord Obama, for giving me the government backing to become rich”,
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Persactly.

MY point is alienating half the customers. (see my #25)

The gentleman can put up any sign he is willing to bear the weight of, legally or idiotically.

If he would have the sign cited above, I would exercise MY right to NOT patronize him. Period.

I wouldn’t go in and assault him physically, mentally or in any manner. If he were to be standing there I may tell him “No way I am shopping here”.

I was just in a ‘new to me’ dry cleaner and dropped a couple of things off. There was a calendar on the wall - back behind the counter - with Moochelle’s picture. I ahemmed and rolled my eyes and when I caught his attention (Chinese gentleman) I said get to see enough of them without having it here. He looked at it and shrugged, took a closer look and said “You right”...
I am going to say that was random as he started talking to another counter person and I think the calendar came down.
I will know Mon when I pick my stuff up and if it is still there, that will be the end of my business with the store.

Again, his choice for picture or advertisement, my choice to spend my money in his establishment or not.


32 posted on 08/10/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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