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How I solved my stolen Bush/Cheney sign problem

Posted on 10/14/2004 8:27:02 AM PDT by Infantry Grunt 1968-69

For the last few days I've been treating a big fireant bed in my front lawn here in Houston. Treat it one day, it just moves to a new location by the next day. Also have lost two Bush/Cheney signs this week. When I got my new sign I decided to pound it as hard as possible into that big ant bed and the black gumbo soil below. When I went to get the paper at 4:30 this morning I noticed the sign was laying in the grass. Not stolen like before but flung a few feet from the ant bed. I can just imaging someone planting themselves firmly and pulling up as hard as possible - until all those little critters found their way up his pant legs.


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To: libs_kma

I've seen exactly ONE car with a US flag and a Kerry sticker. Far more common are "the Rainbow" or a " War Never Solved Anything".


51 posted on 10/14/2004 8:54:35 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: tacticalogic
Fence charger

Give them a little zot, eh?

52 posted on 10/14/2004 8:55:55 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Pyro7480
"The police suggested that?"

Absolutely! Maybe they are getting fed up with all the calls they are getting around here about stolen Bush signs. Or, maybe they are Bush supporters.

53 posted on 10/14/2004 8:57:08 AM PDT by Russ
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To: libs_kma; tertiary01
I have yet to see a Kerry sign and a US flag on the same property. I was doorknocking during the primary in Oklahoma and I noticed the same thing. If I was looking for a particular Republican address, I would look for the house with the flag first.
54 posted on 10/14/2004 8:59:07 AM PDT by sawoody
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To: blue_nova

The tanglefoot is a great idea, plus it has a distinctive odor!!. Have you ever tried to get that stuff off your hands?... it's really difficult, you get it all over everything you touch and the smell lasts for days.


55 posted on 10/14/2004 9:08:23 AM PDT by tertiary01 (Kerry in the WhiteHouse means Arafat in the Lincoln Bedroom)
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To: blue_nova

Again regarding the Tanglefoot, as some of these so called people will eventually smarten up and start wearing gloves, put some on the ground around the signs and let them track it all over.


56 posted on 10/14/2004 9:11:53 AM PDT by tertiary01 (Kerry in the WhiteHouse means Arafat in the Lincoln Bedroom)
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To: InfantryGrunt
A video tape of a booby trapped sign just might sell on the internet or HERE.. Especially if its various booby traps on different signs on different nights.. Kind of like the great squirel experiment.. to see how smart them sqirrelys were.. How smart are democrats.?..
COULD SELL...
know what I mean ?
57 posted on 10/14/2004 9:12:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Taylor

Leave a note on the sign somewhere saying "Theft of this sign guarantees that we will donate $20 to the BC04 campaign. Thank you for supporting BC04."


58 posted on 10/14/2004 9:14:51 AM PDT by Nataku X (Live near a liberal college? Want to demoralize Dems? FRmail me to join in Operation Reverse Moby!)
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To: libs_kma

no one has bothered my signs yet but I have replacements ready in case they are taken.


59 posted on 10/14/2004 9:16:30 AM PDT by ruoflaw
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To: ruoflaw
HeHe, reminds me of the Stevie Ray Vaughn video when his wife was yelling at him sitting on the couch playing guitar.

She grabbed his guitar & smashed it, he didn't even look up, he just reached behind the couch, grabbed another guitar & kept playing!

Keep playing you'all!

60 posted on 10/14/2004 9:32:25 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: InfantryGrunt

You are not allowed to do that unless you have a video camera recording so that we can all watch the action...


61 posted on 10/14/2004 9:38:39 AM PDT by eccentric (aka baldwidow)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

RE: "The Naked Jungle", Charlton Heston, Evelyn Parker, 1955


62 posted on 10/14/2004 9:43:27 AM PDT by bowzer313
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To: sweetliberty

Fire ant ping...


63 posted on 10/14/2004 9:50:23 AM PDT by null and void (Bring the War on Terror to an elementary school near you! Vote for Kerry...)
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To: InfantryGrunt

*L* ... you're are bad ... but I Like it!


64 posted on 10/14/2004 9:52:54 AM PDT by Mo1 (The President's job is not to pass a global test, but to protect the American people.)
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To: InfantryGrunt

ROTFLMAO!!! I Love it!


65 posted on 10/14/2004 9:53:11 AM PDT by Vic3O3 (Jeremiah 31:16-17 (KJV))
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To: InfantryGrunt

ROTFLMJO. Way to go!!!!!


66 posted on 10/14/2004 9:53:18 AM PDT by samantha (Don't panic, the adults are in charge)
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To: Popman

Hey I work at our local Repub. HQ where we give out the yard signs. We are SO careful to make sure the staples are folded all the way tight and smooth so no one cuts their hands on them. Voila! Just leave the staples with the sharp parts sticking straight out. There will be lots of nasty painful little razor sharp cuts in the thief's fingers. I can tell you it is painful! We have cut our hands just trying to make the signs. It hurts. And if there are lots of sharp edges OUCH!


67 posted on 10/14/2004 10:01:55 AM PDT by buffyt (~Sure~ Kerry is smooth, but so is the underbelly of a poisonous snake!~)
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To: Nakatu X

We are writing inside of our folded signs...
"Private property of ____________" and writing our own name there. If they steal it, they have stolen private property, and CAN be prosecuted IF caught.


68 posted on 10/14/2004 10:03:32 AM PDT by buffyt (~Sure~ Kerry is smooth, but so is the underbelly of a poisonous snake!~)
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To: InfantryGrunt

Fireants are our friends.


69 posted on 10/14/2004 10:16:58 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Ignorance and bigotry are two of the floor joists in the democratic platform.)
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To: InfantryGrunt

A "What a great thread" BUMP!


70 posted on 10/14/2004 10:26:28 AM PDT by Pagey
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To: libs_kma
If you want to try to catch the perp, here are a couple of products to consider:

Motion Activated Indoor Alert ( model 6019 ). I have one of these installed above the garage door and it works well. The outdoor sensor is weatherproof, is wireless, and has a good adjustable range, so you'll be alerted to the perp well before he gets to the garage door. No wiring - just put batteries in the outdoor unit, set the address, mount it on the garage, and adjust the range. The indoor unit permits incandescent lighting up to 300 watts and has a volume control for the alarm. They didn't have it at Lowes so I bought it at Home Depot. I paid about $35 for the set.

Stealth PIR & Motion Detector 35 mm Game Surveillance Camera available at Walmart. I don't have one of these, but I'm planning to purchase one this weekend (unless I can find something just a bit smaller). It's about $60 on Walmart's website, but I assume it will be available in the sporting goods section at the local store.

I also have two CCD cameras set up (KG-500P1 and KG-190SWB) and connected to VCR's. Unfortunately, I don't have motion detectors on the cameras.

71 posted on 10/14/2004 10:36:15 AM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: samantha; All

"ROTFLMJO. Way to go!!!!!"


TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!! And the story of the fire ants reminds me of something I did years ago. My children had decorated pumpkins and wanted to set them nearer to the road where people could see them. (we lived off the road several hundred feet). Of course the pumpkins were smashed by morning. So they carved one more pumpkin and tried it again. I painted the entire pumpkin orange, with a thick coat of paint....and you know what? Paint on a pumpkin just refuses to dry in the damp northwest where we lived at the time. Can you imagine the shock on the next vandals face when they found out their hands were ORANGE?! This would work on yard signs as well.....LOL


72 posted on 10/14/2004 10:36:56 AM PDT by Chena
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To: MeekOneGOP; Grampa Dave

GI Ping


73 posted on 10/14/2004 10:51:54 AM PDT by EdReform (Have you seen FAHRENHYPE 9/11? - www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1240926/posts)
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To: DesertDreamer; All

Donkeys are conservative creatures...I'll bet they just hate being the Democrat mascot!


74 posted on 10/14/2004 10:55:10 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (The Democrats must be defeated in 2004)
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To: EdReform; Happy2BMe; devolve; PhilDragoo
LOL!

75 posted on 10/14/2004 11:06:18 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Publius6961

Monday, I am off to the Philippines, and you know exactly why I am going.


76 posted on 10/14/2004 11:07:52 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: norraad
Wasnt that the one with the rather large woman?
And didnt he have a bunch of guitars hanging in the closet?
77 posted on 10/14/2004 11:11:46 AM PDT by 45semi (Man has only those rights he can defend...)
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To: cripplecreek

Be careful. Even though these idiots are trespassing and commiting assorted crimes, you might end up getting sued. So, be sure you don't accidentally get any fecal matter on the nails that could cause severe infections.


78 posted on 10/14/2004 11:19:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Heinz-Kerry: "The common man doesn't look at me as some rich witch.")
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To: InfantryGrunt

HA! HA! HA! I love it. That would've made a terrifically funny home video.


79 posted on 10/14/2004 11:57:43 AM PDT by CAPTAINSUPERMARVELMAN
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To: InfantryGrunt

Bwaahahahahahah!!!!!


80 posted on 10/14/2004 11:58:41 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Dead or alive, I got a .45 - and I never miss!!!" - AC/DC - Problem Child)
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To: InfantryGrunt

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81 posted on 10/14/2004 3:53:16 PM PDT by Bayou City (Texas Dem's are going down...Big Time!)
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To: EdReform

Be sure to set one to get the license number on their car.


82 posted on 10/14/2004 4:05:11 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Taylor

If you don't have a video camera .. borrow one and catch them in the act!! It's a crime to steal election materials.


83 posted on 10/14/2004 4:48:29 PM PDT by CyberAnt (Election 2004: This election is for the SOUL OF AMERICA)
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To: InfantryGrunt

This reminds me of "ring & run". Some of the kids in our neighborhood used to put dog poo in a paper bag, light it on fire, leave it by the door, ring the doorbell, & RUN!!!!!

While I never participated myself, it was fun to hear the different stories.

Anyway, just take some of your pets remains and smear it on the most likely place where the "sign nappers" are going to grab it. Yuuuccchhhhhkkkkk!


84 posted on 10/14/2004 6:07:01 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: clyde260
Why not just rub some nearly invisible Vaseline on the sides and generously coat with crushed glass.I have had a couple glass slivers and they really hurt. Imagine 10, 20, 30 + slivers in your hands?
85 posted on 10/14/2004 9:44:02 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Kozak
KOZAK WROTE: My replacement sign now has a nice coating of "Skunk Shot Gel on it". It's also wired by trip wire to a 160dB personal alarm, and a "pull string" report with several paint balls also primed with more Skunk Shot."

I LOVE your solution! Where do you get "Skunk Shot Gel" and where did you get your alarm---Radio Shack?

I have to say, however, I DO like the Fire-Ant bed story just above yours.

I have been seeing commercials for magnetic door alarms. I have seriously been thinking of setting up a trip wire to an alarm to alert me that the signs I have been putting up that were being stolen.

I also like the story of the guy who stayed up "watching" for a repeat sign stealer after getting his sign stolen the night before. He had his dog on an extra long leash and when the thief came by the next night, he let his dog "introduce" herself to the thief who had run to the back of his car, while the homeowner conveniently punched the power door locks on the thief's running car and shut the door.

Forty minutes later, when the cops arrived, the homeowner mentioned/suggested that the guy might just happen to smell like he had been drinking a little too much. Sure enough, the cop hauled him in for some kind of drinking offense.

86 posted on 10/14/2004 10:27:15 PM PDT by Concerned (RATS can't win unless they LIE, CHEAT and/or STEAL!!!)
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To: Concerned


http://www.connovation.co.nz/mainsite/Product.SkunkShot.html

or

http://www.petalia.com.au/Templates/ProdSubList.cfm?specie=Cats&Category=41&SCategory=100&Group_No=6456&PS_Data=General&PC_Data=Training%20Aids

The alarm was indeed from Radio Shack. Trip wire and retort from my local Army Surplus store ( paintball supplies ).
87 posted on 10/15/2004 5:19:49 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: Concerned

Yah, with a little imagination we can have a whale of fun while causing some major distress to a few RATS.


88 posted on 10/15/2004 5:21:24 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: InfantryGrunt

VERY Nice!!!

LMAO...


89 posted on 10/15/2004 5:23:11 AM PDT by Fruitbat
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To: InfantryGrunt


90 posted on 10/15/2004 5:26:14 AM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: InfantryGrunt

HAHA!

Excellent idea. Maybe they will learn this time. :)


91 posted on 10/15/2004 5:27:20 AM PDT by BoBToMatoE
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To: InfantryGrunt
LMAO!

There's no 'off' position on a conservative's genious switch.

92 posted on 10/15/2004 5:31:50 AM PDT by Jackknife (.......Land of the Free,because of the Brave.)
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To: InfantryGrunt

I saw some thug steal a Bush sign today in broad daylight! I couldn't believe they were so brazen.

They were going west and they stopped their truck and the passenger, a boy about 18, got out and ran (very very fast) across the road through the two lanes of east-bound traffic, ran up into the yard and yanked the sign out of the ground, ran back across the two east-bound lanes (laughing the whole way) and tossed the sign into the back of the truck.

There was a van in the right lane that stopped and made a phone call on the spot. This was in Lake Mary, FL (NE Orlando) on H.E. Thomas, Jr. Parkway around 2:30 p.m.

Those thieves are cruising around in their truck yanking up Bush signs in broad daylight!


93 posted on 10/19/2004 1:21:09 PM PDT by Skylos
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To: InfantryGrunt

October 27, 2004

Epidemic of Campaign Vandalism Continues

Reports of such sign vandalism are flooding in from all over the country, along with far worse violence being perpetrated by Democrat partisans.


http://powerlineblog.com/


94 posted on 10/27/2004 4:39:35 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: InfantryGrunt

I live in a very rural Ohio area, and I had two Bush/Cheney signs stolen, and my brother in law had a sign, and a big banner on his property stolen as well.

I can't prove who did it, but the lowlife creep across the road now has a big homemade sign saying "Bushit" in his front yard. You don't KNOW what that does to my blood pressure to have to see that when I go in and out of my driveway.

I'm sure he wants Kerry elected, since he is on disability, but putters around in his yard all day, among other more "suspicious" activities. He is a lowlife. something he and his candidate have in common.

I solved my problem of sign theft by putting the word out at our local grocery, where word spreads like wildfire. Let's just say I made it clear that I am making sure this sign stays intact.



95 posted on 10/27/2004 4:42:28 PM PDT by LisaMalia (In Memory of Sgt. James W."Billy" Lunsford..KIA 11-29-69 Binh Dinh S. Vietnam)
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