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  • Outrage Over Vandalized Flag

    04/25/2011 5:09:09 PM PDT · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Holding a tattered POW/MIA flag in his hands, Korean War veteran Bob Dumas can not hide the disgust at the vandals who damaged it. "Desecrating a flag that represents so much to the families is unbelievable," said Dumas, 81, of Canterbury. For years, the POW/MIA flag flew on the flag pole outside the Plainfield Post Office, until vandals got a hold of it. "This happened sometime during the night Tuesday night into Wednesday," said Plainfield Deputy Police Chief Michael Surprenant. Vandals removed the flag, cut deliberate holes in it with a knife and then ran it back up the flag...
  • Barbarians within: Why Brit-style riots could spread to US

    03/28/2011 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 86 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 27, 2011 | Michael A. Walsh
    They were cleaning up the mess in London yesterday -- replacing the windows at the Ritz, fixing the wooden façade at Fortnum & Mason and attending to a vandalized Trafalgar Square in the wake of Saturday's protests -- and riots -- by trade unionists and anarchists. Think it can't happen here? Think again. The British press reports that up to half a million people took part in the demonstrations, 200 were arrested and more than 160 injured -- including 84 police officers, 11 of whom had to be hospitalized. Why? Because Prime Minister David Cameron announced a $130 billion cut...
  • 20 Days of Left-Wing Thuggery in Wisconsin: When Will Obama, Democrats, and MSM Call for Civility?

    03/18/2011 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/18/2011 | John Nolte
    Below, you’ll find a compilation of 20 days worth of the death threats, vandalism, and intimidation practiced by pro-union thugs opposed to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. Wisconsin is my home state. I lived there until I was 27 years-old in 1993 and most of my family, including my parents still live there. For that reason and because the issue of education and teachers unions has been a passion of mine for going on two decades, I’ve been following this story very, very closely. My original intent was to compile all of this earlier in the week, but...
  • Windows at Washington, D.C. Republican Office Shot Out

    03/17/2011 6:16:18 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 15 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | 17 Mar 2011, 7:12AM EDT | MYFOXDC
    WASHINGTON - Police are searching for suspects after someone shot-out windows at a Republican office in the District. Police say the vandalism occurred Tuesday night. All of the windows of the officer were damaged. The executive director of the Republican Committee says an air gun was probably used. Police also say they found a ‘BB’ on the ground outside the office. Workers believe the shooting was politically related.
  • State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million

    03/03/2011 6:02:14 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 59 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 3/3/2011 | Don Walker
    Madison - State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million...
  • Who are the Parents, and who are the Children?

    02/26/2011 8:45:40 AM PST · by Wanderer659 · 12 replies
    Conservative Hideout ^ | 2-26-11 | Matt
    For those of you that have children, or work with children, have you ever tried to talk to a tantruming child? Have you ever talked to a teen that thinks they know everything, and facts and reason simply don’t enter into their thinking? Have you ever tried to debate a liberal? Are you seeing the connection? That’s where we are, in my opinion. We are dealing with people that haven’t grown up yet, or never will. How else might you explain that liberal protests often end in vandalism, rioting, and abuse of others?
  • Vandalism, 'union thuggery' complicate education debate

    02/24/2011 6:40:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies ^ | 2/20/11 | Ben Botkin
    BOISE — Rancor didn’t dominate last week’s legislative debate of education reform, but it certainly ate up a large chunk. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna on Tuesday morning discovered his truck vandalized, its tires slashed and his last name spray-painted and crossed out on its passenger side. That came after Luna had to tell an unruly man claiming to be a teacher to leave his mother’s house a few days earlier. And later Tuesday, an off-duty police officer escorted a disruptive person away from a coffeehouse where Luna was making a television appearance. In their entirety, the events meant...
  • Why I Changed My Mind About Unions

    02/21/2011 4:11:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2011 | Michael Filozof
    The organized tactics of intimidation by the public employee unions in Wisconsin last week came as no surprise to me. I'm from New York, one of the most union-friendly states in the country, and I've seen the negative effects of unions my entire life. I dislike unions. But I didn't always feel that way. My first job as a 16-year old grocery store shelf-stocker was a union job. I grew up in a union household; my father was an employee of one of the Big Three automakers. Although he wasn't active in union politics, he worked in a "union shop"...

    02/19/2011 12:50:21 PM PST · by rhema · 154 replies ^ | 2/19/11 | Charlie Sykes
    A savvy insider writes: An out of state colleague asked me what it was like here. I thought maybe some of my other friends would like to know, too. It is wild. My personal feelings have been of incredulity and anger that our political process has been stopped by a mob. It is absolutely shocking. For those of you curious about other viewpoints from the regular press reports, I recommend the MacIver Institute's website, and Media Trackers. org. and WisconsinEye. Also don't miss the coverage by Wisconsin Their tweets have been the best coverage of the events. Eyewitness history....
  • $10,000 Jesus statue in La Marque vandalized [TX]

    12/20/2010 8:49:41 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 9 replies ^ | 20 Dec 2010 | AP story
    A $10,000 statue of Jesus at the only Roman Catholic Church in La Marque (mark) has been vandalized with slogans including "Who dis?" Police are searching for those responsible for the damage discovered Sunday on the statue at the entrance to Queen of Peace Roman Catholic Church. The Galveston County Daily-News reported Monday that parishioners discovered the markings of what appear to be two cross-like drawings and a message stating the statue was not Jesus. Some markings are on the forehead of the statue bought by church members about a year ago.
  • Joshua's Tomb vandalized with Arabic graffiti

    12/17/2010 2:00:29 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2010
    Jewish worshippers discover Samaria site spray-painted with graffiti calling for martyrdom; Mesika calls act "barbaric." Palestinians vandalized Joshua's Tomb in Samaria's Timnat Heres with Arabic graffiti overnight Thursday. Hundreds of Jewish worshippers, escorted by the IDF, arrived at the site which is located between Barak and Ariel, and discovered graffiti on surrounding walls which advocated martyrdom.
  • Man sought after TV dropped from parking garage roof slams into exiting car

    12/02/2010 1:00:16 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    N.H. Union Leader ^ | 12/2/10 | Pat Grossmith
    CONCORD – A local woman thought she was shot after a TV came crashing down onto her car Tuesday as she drove out of the Capitol Commons garage. Police are looking for a man who heaved the older model TV from the fifth floor of the 75 Storrs St. garage, sending it crashing into a 2010 Kia Forte being driven by Kaleena Guzman, 20. Guzman, who is the office and events manager at Red River Theatres, had just left work about 6 p.m. She had borrowed her 16-year-old sister's brand new 2010 Kia Forte and was heading out of the...
  • LDS Church Vandalized

    11/01/2010 1:33:53 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Dan Rascon
    Four Utah County teens are being accused of vandalizing an LDS church in Pleasant Grove. Four 14-year-olds got into the chapel through an open window they found on Friday afternoon. They vandalized the church in the name of hatred against the LDS church. It turns out all of the teens are apparently Mormons themselves. They burned a set of scriptures at the pulpit in the chapel and on a chalkboard in one classroom wrote, "(BLANK) Mormons and their mothers". The teens spent an hour inside and then set off the fire alarm after pulling the pin on a fire extinguisher....
  • Shots Fired at Pentagon on Tuesday and at National Marine Corps Museum Over the Weekend

    10/19/2010 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Flavius · 6 replies · 1+ views
    snc ^ | 10/19/10 | By Susan Jones
    Update: Multiple shots hit the Pentagon shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday, Marine Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, said at a late-morning briefing. He didn't know how many shots or from what kind of weapon. Part of nearby I-395 was closed for several hours as police searched for evidence. No one was hurt and damage was minor.)
  • Randy Quaid, wife seek refugee status in Canada

    10/22/2010 9:37:40 PM PDT · by thecodont · 39 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Friday, October 22, 2010 | By JEREMY HAINSWORTH, Associated Press Writer
    Actor Randy Quaid told Canada's immigration board Friday that he and his wife are seeking asylum from "the murderers of Hollywood" and will therefore apply for refugee status in Canada, after they were arrested on U.S. warrants related to vandalism charges. Read more:
  • Wave of Destruction: Numerous French Catholic Hallowed Sites Vandalized

    10/06/2010 5:08:30 PM PDT · by 0beron · 8 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/06/2010 | Tancred
    his year 323 hallowed Catholic sites have been desecrated. All of this happens under the pall of unholy silence. [] Since the 1st of January 2010 there have been 140 Catholic cemeteries and 183 Catholic churches and chapels desecrated. Bruce Hortefeux (52), French Interior Minister, said this in a conference on the 22nd of September. The reason for the Minister's explanation was the violation of almost twenty Catholic graves in the 2,700 population community Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan in Western France.
  • Rabbis Visit Vandalized Mosque--Bring Korans, Condemn Attack

    10/06/2010 11:56:09 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 21 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 10/6/'10 | Unattributed
    A group of rabbis from Gush Etzion visited a mosque in the village of Beit Fajjar on Tuesday, a day after it had been defaced and burned. In addition to setting a fire, the vandals marked up the mosque with Hebrew graffiti and burned copies of the Koran. Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak condemned the attack, which witnesses allege was carried out by Jewish settlers driving a car with Israeli license plates. "Whoever did this is a terrorist in every sense of the word," said Barak. "This was a shameful act that besmirched the state of Israel and...
  • Vandalism of USS Emmons Sparks Outrage

    09/28/2010 7:59:34 AM PDT · by Stonewall Jackson · 4 replies ^ | September 23, 2010 | Matt Sanchez
    The USS Emmons served the United States proudly through World War II, right up until April 6, 1945, when it was attacked by five kamikaze pilots off the coast of Okinawa. One day later, the U.S. Navy sank the destroyer to prevent it from falling into the hands of the Japanese.
  • Turning Sour Grapes into Wine: Vandalized Catholic Bookstore Ups Pro-Life Efforts

    09/14/2010 2:21:55 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies ^ | September 14, 2010 | By Patrick B. Craine
    Tuesday September 14, 2010 Turning Sour Grapes into Wine: Vandalized Catholic Bookstore Ups Pro-Life Efforts By Patrick B. CraineHALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 14, 2010 ( – A volunteer-run Catholic bookstore in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia that has been subject to increasing vandalism due to its promotion of life and family has responded by raising its voice even louder in encouraging locals to get more involved in pro-life activities.On Saturday, the windows at Veritas Catholic Books & Gifts were pasted with pro-abortion posters advertising “underground abortions.”  The posters were posted so as to cover up an ad for the local 40...
  • Vandals hit GOP office

    08/31/2010 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 8-31-10 | AP
    Vandals hit GOP candidate's office in S. Ind. Bloomington, IN The campaign office for a Republican congressional candidate in southern Indiana lost its electrical power in an apparent act of vandalism.