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Secretary Of The State (CT) Cautions About Wearing WWE Gear To Polling Places
Courant.com ^ | 10/23/2010 | Daniela Altimari

Posted on 10/23/2010 5:14:00 AM PDT by raybbr

HARTFORD — Wrestling fans might want to think twice about what they wear to the polls Election Day.

A voter wearing, say, a Cenation T-shirt in tribute to WWE superstar John Cena might be asked to remove it, depending on the discretion of poll workers.

That's because the secretary of the state's office is telling local election officials that the prohibition against political paraphernalia within 75 feet of a polling place could be extended to gear promoting World Wrestling Entertainment.

WWE is a worldwide entertainment company built by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon and currently run by her husband, Vince McMahon.

"Even though it doesn't say her name directly ... the brand is so ubiquitously associated with the McMahons,'' said Av Harris, a spokesman for Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.

Harris acknowledged that any discussion about voters' apparel is a "very, very delicate issue."

"We have a candidate who is very very well-known, who is a celebrity to millions of fans throughout the country,'' he said. "This has been a very contentious, hard-fought campaign, but the sanctity of the polling place is sacrosanct.''

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: connecticut; lindamcmahon; wwe
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To: raybbr

Now wearing a privately run company’s gear is political paraphernalia?


21 posted on 10/23/2010 6:22:48 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: raybbr

Panther gear optional. Clear attempt at voter intimidation. No low is too low for a Democrat.


22 posted on 10/23/2010 6:39:47 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: raybbr

For pure spite!

23 posted on 10/23/2010 6:45:57 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: raybbr

Lets see then...wearing a Cross would also be prohibited because of the anti-abortion anti “Progressive” sentiment it portends. This government MUST be changed.


24 posted on 10/23/2010 6:46:42 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: raybbr
but the sanctity of the polling place is sacrosanct

Sounds like a job for the Department of Redundancy Department...

25 posted on 10/23/2010 6:57:09 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: philman_36

26 posted on 10/23/2010 6:58:37 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.)
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To: raybbr

That’s funny because in 2008 there were a couple of stupid college slackers sporting che guevara t-shirts to the polls - and there is no closer identification than the one between che and zero.


27 posted on 10/23/2010 7:03:37 AM PDT by InternetTuffGuy
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To: raybbr

but you can wear a WTF t-shirt, or any kind of near-porno you want.


28 posted on 10/23/2010 7:04:56 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I thought you’d get a kick out of this...


29 posted on 10/23/2010 7:06:08 AM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: WVKayaker

The sick bastards might just make everyone ‘drop trou’ to make sure.


30 posted on 10/23/2010 7:16:28 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: fwdude

“Are you kidding me? Guys don’t wear anything close to ties and jackets even for weddings and funerals anymore. I think it’s a commentary on this coarsening society.”

Declining values are often accompanied by declining traditions. There are a few remaining areas of decorum, but not many.


31 posted on 10/23/2010 7:17:20 AM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: EDINVA

This is total BS..... total BS. Ban the SOS.


32 posted on 10/23/2010 7:20:41 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: kearnyirish2
KFC?

Good grief.

Thanks for helping O'Reilly, genius.


33 posted on 10/23/2010 7:47:09 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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Thanks raybbr.

additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2612929/posts


34 posted on 10/23/2010 8:06:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Zeppo

Izzat you Retief?


35 posted on 10/23/2010 8:20:08 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: raybbr

It’s not “Voter Suppression”, we’re just not going to let you vote.

When we said “Free speech”, we didn’t mean for you.

Now pay your taxes I need a raise. :)


36 posted on 10/23/2010 8:58:56 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Bzzzzzzzt... Wrong answer.

Thanks for playing the game, better luck next time...

37 posted on 10/23/2010 9:43:28 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: raybbr

So then is an “I’m with stupid” tee shirt also prohibited due to the instant association with the Obama administration?


38 posted on 10/23/2010 9:56:08 AM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Zeppo

I first came across The Department Of Redundancy Department in Keith Laumer’s series of Retief Sci-Fi/humor novels. Retief was the main character who dealt with the insane bureaucracy of the Future. The books are hilarious.

“Keith Laumer is best known for his Bolo stories and his satirical Retief series. The former chronicles the evolution of super tanks that eventually become self-aware through the constant improvement resulting from centuries of intermittent warfare against various alien races. The latter deals with the adventures of a cynical spacefaring diplomat who constantly has to overcome the red-tape-infused failures of people with names like Ambassador Grossblunder. The Retief stories were greatly influenced by Laumer’s earlier career in the United States Foreign Service. In an interview with Paul Walker of Luna Monthly, Laumer states “I had no shortage of iniquitous memories of the Foreign Service.”


39 posted on 10/23/2010 9:59:38 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

I stole it from Monty Python...


40 posted on 10/23/2010 10:22:00 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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