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Old 10-31-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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Yard sign stolen

This year was the first year I have ever put up a political yard sign in my yard. It was a relatively small sign for the local U.S. House race.

Two weeks ago the metal frame for the sign was stolen and the sign left laying in the yard. I then put it back up on a couple of wooden stakes and one week ago it was taken off and left laying in the yard. This past weekend the sign was taken.

Is this politics as normal? This has really left a bad taste in my mouth.


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Old 10-31-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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Yeah, it goes on all the time. People are immature.

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Old 10-31-2006, 09:16 AM   #3
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Even worse - people defaming cars that have bumper stickers for a candidate they oppose.

Northern California is infamous for this.
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:27 AM   #4
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My mom complained in 2004 about her Bush/Cheney signs being swiped from her yard.

Her instinct was to blame some angry Democrat, but I told her that she does live within a block of the high school ... it's pretty likely it was some teenager with nothing better to do.

But I know people do it out of spite for the opposing candidates, too. Politics have gotten so ugly, it's depressing.
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That's so stupid... and yep, I totally agree with you corianderstem. Politics is rather depressing these days. ><
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It happens all the time.

What several Democrats I know are doing when their signs get stolen are making signs saying that their sign was stolen.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:23 AM   #7
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I think that often times highschoolers are to blame for this sort of thing.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:35 AM   #8
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It happens here all the time also. Fortunately I have never had a sign taken from my yard.
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Old 10-31-2006, 10:58 AM   #9
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I've never had a sign stolen, but I've worked campaigns when we had signs we put up stolen. It's a childish, stupid thing to do.
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Old 10-31-2006, 01:20 PM   #10
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Originally posted by MaxFisher
I think that often times highschoolers are to blame for this sort of thing.
I tend to agree. We have a municipal election campaign going on in my area at the moment, and while I don't have any signs, a couple of my neighbours are on their third set.

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Old 10-31-2006, 02:01 PM   #11
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Vote for the guy that steals the most signs

what better qualification is there?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:53 PM   #12
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Old 10-31-2006, 09:17 PM   #13
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HEY.....someone made off with my front yard pink flamingo......and NOW they stopped production of them!

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:13 PM   #15
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They just caught a city official her red-handed taking down and cutting up his opponents political signs. The police won't release the hidden video though. buzz killing wankers hmph.

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