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Round Rock man catches culprit stealing political signs
KVUE ^ | 9/28/12

Posted on 09/28/2012 1:49:54 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton

ROUND ROCK, Texas-- Round Rock resident Doug McLean is a Democrat.

McLean recently asked his neighbors to post “Obama 2012” signs in their front yards. But earlier this week, he noticed his Obama signs were disappearing. So McLean said he called the police.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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1 posted on 09/28/2012 1:50:00 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
So a Democrat vandalizes public land with political signs without a permit and that's cool.

A Republican collects and disposes of this litter, and he's a "thief"?

That's interesting.

2 posted on 09/28/2012 1:57:09 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Uncle Slayton

I made my beighbor abry when he put an Obama sign out, I had an old folding chair I put out next to the sign. He got mad and threw the chair beack in my yard. I opened it up and left it there. It works for me.


3 posted on 09/28/2012 1:58:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Uncle Slayton

His Commie Lib neighbors can no longer afford one so they gotta steal em from a dumb ass who keeps buying them.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Uncle Slayton

The backlash from this blatant criminal activity will undoubtedly put the state of Texas into Obama’s column come election Day. /sarc off


5 posted on 09/28/2012 1:59:11 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: wideawake

I believe the sign was on private property and thats why the guy received a citation for trespassing.

As for my view, by removing the Obama sign, the guy was simply attempting to protect property values.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 2:02:16 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
I believe the sign was on private property and thats why the guy received a citation for trespassing.

No mention is made in the article of a citation for trespassing, or any citation at all.

7 posted on 09/28/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Uncle Slayton
Well, I'm torn on this. If this is against the HOA rules, then report the signs to the HOA committee. (If this guy is a member of that committee, then he has the duty to enforce the HOA rules, and taking the signs was appropriate.) If it is known who kept putting the signs out, the committee should have issued him a warning letter (at the very least)

However, to just go out and pull up signs when you have no authority - not sure that's a good idea.

8 posted on 09/28/2012 2:05:34 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: wideawake

From another source:

“A $50 trespassing citation was given to Kolbe by the Williamson Sheriff’s Department.”

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/williamson/homeowner-catches-obama-sign-thief


9 posted on 09/28/2012 2:08:13 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: MEGoody

Koble has a responsibility to keep his neighborhood free of trash and he saw the Obama signs as trash.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 2:11:24 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Uncle Slayton
What are the odds? Since the beginning of our Republic up to the minute count..

Republican shenanigans 000,000,000 000,000,001
Democratic shenanigans 012,693,720 017,446,194

11 posted on 09/28/2012 2:14:26 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Venturer
That's funny. I wonder if there's a shortage of folding chairs at Walmart.

12 posted on 09/28/2012 2:20:12 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Political Yard Signs in Texas are always a hot topic.

I guess Romney is not printing any this year.


13 posted on 09/28/2012 2:38:37 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Here’s the other side of the story:

Koble says according to neighborhood association codes, the signs were put out too early and weren’t technically in a yard.

“Signs are to be placed in [a] back or front yard and are not allowed in common area of golf course property,” Koble said.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 2:45:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MEGoody

“However, to just go out and pull up signs when you have no authority - not sure that’s a good idea. “

If they aren’t supposed to be there, well, then I’d call that being a good neighbor. I was recently walking through a public park next to a busy intersection and saw that someone had put up a sign, not political, but for “1-800-Got-Junk?” on the public land. So I ripped it out and unceremoniously dumped it in the trash. Was I stealing or vandalizing, or just being a good citizen, pitching in to clean up the public property?


15 posted on 09/28/2012 2:47:54 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Uncle Slayton

Sign redistribution? Shocking!


16 posted on 09/28/2012 2:48:50 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: wideawake
So a Democrat vandalizes public land with political signs without a permit and that's cool.

Yeah, I guess it's groovy.

17 posted on 09/28/2012 2:58:01 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Venturer
I made my beighbor abry when he put an Obama sign out

Isn't making your beighbor abry against the law?

18 posted on 09/28/2012 3:03:11 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Boogieman

The Democratic Police operatives gave him a citation.

Police should have better things to do than protect Obama signs.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 3:05:37 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: hadaclueonce

He doesn’t need yard signs in Texas, its solidly Republican, but I got one from the campaign in the mail. I have a house in TX and CA.


20 posted on 09/28/2012 3:08:45 PM PDT by Deb (If you wanna laugh everyday, follow Deepak Chopra on Twitter)
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To: Uncle Slayton

Any political signs are pretty much considered litter around my neighborhood. They are promptly disposed of regardless of where they are. Once you get closer to town you see clumps of them at intersections where they are completely ignored.

I have only seen two Obama one disappeared within a couple days, the other defaced. No Romney at all.


21 posted on 09/28/2012 3:12:55 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: hadaclueonce

You can order them directly from the Romney/Ryan campaign, but they’re not free. My county’s Republican party orders them and gives them out, but they don’t stay in stock very long.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 3:20:33 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Isabel C.

He stuned his beighbor’s beeber too.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 3:22:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: hadaclueonce

You can order them directly from the Romney/Ryan campaign, but they’re not free. My county’s Republican party orders them and gives them out, but they don’t stay in stock very long.


24 posted on 09/28/2012 3:22:10 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

My yard sign is the Halloween pimpkin I’m making out of a skeleton. I’m dressing him up to look like Manning’s Long-legged Mack-daddy I hope to put up this weekend. I want to cover the skeleton head with an Obama rubber head mask someone gave me 4 years ago.

Regarding this article, Round Rock is full of liberals b/c it was sucked up by Austin’s sprawl.


25 posted on 09/28/2012 3:35:32 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (What if you woke up today having only those things for which you thanked God last night?)
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To: Isabel C.

I’ll add all mimsy were the borograves.. and the mome rath outgrabe.


26 posted on 09/28/2012 3:36:02 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Uncle Slayton
I don't condone the taking of the signs but ... "... McLean said regardless of where the signs were, stealing is still against the law" is not entirely correct; placing the signs on public property is abandonment and therefore the policing of litter would not be theft.
27 posted on 09/28/2012 3:36:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Obama gives us the gift of downward mobility)
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To: Uncle Slayton
If the resident who had the signs stolen had the signs legally in his yard, then the guy who stole the signs is a thief and a vandal. Period. And did the guy who stole the signs because he thought the signs were not legal take signs for Romney that were put out "illegally"? Taking yard signs that are put out legally is actually a violation of free speech.

Supposedly my neighborhood covenant bans political signs, but I've put out signs for Republicans before, and I wouldn't like it if somebody vandalized them. If the guy who took the signs thought they were illegal, he should notify the proper authorities. As it stands, by taking the signs off private property without being properly authorized to do so, Koble is a vandal and a petty fascist.

28 posted on 09/28/2012 3:48:15 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Uncle Slayton

If he really believed what he was doing was right then why go out in the dark. Do it in broad daylight and explain your reasoning.


29 posted on 09/28/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Uncle Slayton

Years ago, my MIL told me she would take Republican signs out of the ground and lay them down!!!! I told her I would REPORT her if she did it again!! Boca Raton Jewess.


30 posted on 09/28/2012 4:03:53 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Venturer

I stopped talking to my next door neighbor in 08 when he voted for the Muslim in the WH.


31 posted on 09/28/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: Paleo Conservative

You can get Romney/Ryan bumper stickers for $.25 at Patriot post.com


32 posted on 09/28/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: driftless2

Maybe the guy who took the signs has his house on the market and this being the weekend does not want Obama signs in the neigjborhood as they would hurt his ability to sell his house.


33 posted on 09/28/2012 5:19:48 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Venturer
I made my beighbor abry ...

Man, you'll be lucky if that doesn't go down into the FR lexicon along with bieber, stuned, hugh, series, and the now-famous moose-bitten sister.

I'm gonna go take a shower, and await the outcome of this.

34 posted on 09/28/2012 7:42:53 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: wideawake

Wake Up-the signs were IN people’s front yards. Read for “comprehension”.


35 posted on 09/28/2012 10:41:03 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (That Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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