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Pitt Gorilla
10-20-2008, 10:13 PM
Last week, I overheard some folks at the deli talking about how 3 different houses in this lady's neighborhood had their Obama yard signs stolen. So, the lady (and, I believe, her neighbors) purchased new signs and put them back in the yard. The lady's family set up a camera in case someone decided to take her sign again. That night, an SUV pulled up and a couple of middle-aged folks got out and rounded up the signs again. Of course, the lady had it all on tape, including the license plate of the SUV. She turned it over to the police and that was the last I heard.

I don't think I would turn someone in for something like that, but I can't imagine committing theft for such a silly reason. It will be interesting to see if anything turns up in the court reports in the paper.

What sort of crime/punishment would such an act include?

Ari Chi3fs
10-20-2008, 10:18 PM
This deserves a public hanging.

alanm
10-20-2008, 10:20 PM
Hey, they were only sharing the wealth. :)

Friendo
10-20-2008, 10:25 PM
This deserves a public hanging.

that was my first thought, but obviously Karma is at work here as they have manifested as Republicans.

DaFace
10-20-2008, 10:26 PM
This was on Digg last week sometime:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2773/2939110809ab114f5dc2yd0.jpg

SBK
10-20-2008, 10:38 PM
Seriously?

While it's juvenile and stupid, does this even matter? Are you folks upset with Denise's avatar as well?

LMAO

RJ
10-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Seriously?

While it's juvenile and stupid, does this even matter? Are you folks upset with Denise's avatar as well?

LMAO


Not to worry. McCain supporters nationwide are equally upset about their yard signs being stolen. Check your local paper.

Funny stuff. But it is a little extra funny that the Obama campaign makes money on their signs.

Pitt Gorilla
10-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Seriously?

While it's juvenile and stupid, does this even matter? Are you folks upset with Denise's avatar as well?

LMAOAs I noted, I probably wouldn't report it, but how much property should someone be able to steal from one's yard before it "matters?"

POND_OF_RED
10-20-2008, 10:44 PM
What sort of crime/punishment would such an act include?

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/10/16/1016signs.html
Law enforcement officials say not many people are caught in the act and if some one is accused of stealing signs, prosecutors would have to prove exactly where the signs came from, said Kevin Stryker, assistant county attorney in Williamson County.

Stryker said stolen signs that are valued at less than $50 could be classified as a class C misdemeanor theft, which carries a maximum fine of $500. Depending on the value of the sign and the number stolen, the crime could cost a thief some jail time, he said

banyon
10-20-2008, 10:53 PM
I would thinl that these acts constitute a violation of election laws besides just the petty theft implications.

wazu
10-20-2008, 11:00 PM
As I noted, I probably wouldn't report it, but how much property should someone be able to steal from one's yard before it "matters?"

It all matters. I recommend buying a bazooka and defending your Obama sign as well as your second amendment rights, no matter what happens.

Guru
10-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Dumbasses. Theft is theft.

PastorMikH
10-21-2008, 12:29 AM
In a local election a couple years back, a friend of mine was asked by a canidate's team if they could put a sign up in front of his office and were granted permission. A few days later, the sign was still there, but the opposing canidate's supporters had put a sign on either side of the first one less than an inch away from it basically making it impossible to see the first sign.

But, they didn't steal the sign...

TrickyNicky
10-21-2008, 12:38 AM
Its a hate crime. Mandatory 10 years.

Guru
10-21-2008, 02:44 AM
In a local election a couple years back, a friend of mine was asked by a canidate's team if they could put a sign up in front of his office and were granted permission. A few days later, the sign was still there, but the opposing canidate's supporters had put a sign on either side of the first one less than an inch away from it basically making it impossible to see the first sign.

But, they didn't steal the sign...

Now thats funny.

ClevelandBronco
10-21-2008, 02:48 AM
Two words:

Joe Conger.

My high school friends and I owe the guy at least one Google hit.

ClevelandBronco
10-21-2008, 02:50 AM
Heck, the guy's probably dead by now.

patteeu
10-21-2008, 07:50 AM
I suspect lazy Obama supporters who feel entitled to a sign but who aren't willing to go all the way down to Obama headquarters to get one the right way.

RaiderH8r
10-21-2008, 09:53 AM
Sign wars are funny.

Joe Seahawk
10-21-2008, 09:53 AM
Happens around here often, the other side though..

mikey23545
10-21-2008, 09:56 AM
What sort of crime/punishment would such an act include?

Having Osama for a president should be sufficient punishment, I would think....

|Zach|
10-21-2008, 09:57 AM
Having Osama for a president should be sufficient punishment, I would think....

Hey wait.

I saw what you did there.

mlyonsd
10-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Actually Obama supporters take the traveling trophy for being most pathetic A-holes when it comes to yard signs.

A couple of radio talk show guys from Iowa started a hoax story about a little dying boy that wanted to set a Guiness record for having the largest collection of McCain/Palin signs. People are stealing them and leaving them at the radio station. They even admit they're big Obama supporters.

http://www.kgan.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kgan_vid_1485.shtml

Brock
10-21-2008, 10:11 AM
an electric fence generator would have come in handy there.

WilliamTheIrish
10-21-2008, 10:15 AM
You tell a lot of stories that you overhear.

RJ
10-21-2008, 10:36 AM
The local McCain and Obama offices in my area are next door to each other, which will make it convenient for me to stop by this afternoon and pick up one of each. I just want to confuse my neighbors.

Fish
10-21-2008, 11:04 AM
I like these retaliatory signs that are the equivalent to "You steal my sign again, and I'll shoot your ass!".

Scary thing about it is that it really wouldn't surprise me if one of these political nuts actually would use force to defend their political views on paperstock and a stick....

Thig Lyfe
10-21-2008, 11:58 AM
This was on Digg last week sometime:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2773/2939110809ab114f5dc2yd0.jpg

That's awesome.

StcChief
10-21-2008, 05:16 PM
I suspect lazy Obama supporters who feel entitled to a sign but who aren't willing to go all the way down to Obama headquarters to get one the right way.and the moveon.org folks won't deliver 'em
the shock.

Calcountry
10-21-2008, 05:44 PM
Seriously?

While it's juvenile and stupid, does this even matter? Are you folks upset with Denise's avatar as well?

LMAOLMAO LMAO LMAO

Calcountry
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Dumbasses. Theft is theft.Not to mention trespassing.

alpha_omega
10-21-2008, 06:14 PM
...purchased new signs and put them back in the yard....

They don't really have to buy them, do they?

Chiefshrink
10-21-2008, 08:22 PM
It all matters. I recommend buying a bazooka and defending your Obama sign as well as your second amendment rights, no matter what happens.

Obama and 2nd Amendment are an oxymoronROFL

Chiefshrink
10-21-2008, 08:25 PM
Out here in donkey land it is all the McCain signs being stolen. Obama has his Acorn and local ground campaign in FUUUUUUUUUUUUULL Force!!!

RJ
10-21-2008, 08:29 PM
Out here in donkey land it is all the McCain signs being stolen. Obama has his Acorn and local ground campaign in FUUUUUUUUUUUUULL Force!!!



Yep, only McCain signs.

Do you live in a pro-America or anti-America part of the country?