Not sure if anyone has seen, heard or remarked on this incident but this was passed on to me and I wanted to get it out. maybe some of you Ohio guys could shed some light.
Pass this on.
"Good Tuesday morning! John Kerry brought his "front porch meeting" to
Canonsburg, PA neighborhood on Labor Day morning. Since you will never
the truth from the TV or print media I thought that you should know from
someone who was `almost' there. The residents who live on the street
the event took place were not allowed to attend. Kerry shipped in
approximately 90 invitation only VIPs. In addition, there was a hard
case who was about to lose her job at USAIR and another was an elderly
who was having health care problems. Neither one was from this
The street was closed to all traffic the night before and all residents
the street were REQUIRED to remove their Bush/Cheney signs. The
police officers on duty told us that Kerry used imminent domain to claim
street for his purposes. Residents who have homes within the perimeter
(approximately 1 full block) were kept behind a line away from the
crowd. The rest of us were not allowed within the 1 block cordon. A
from across the street came to the line where we were being kept and
us to come onto his property. The police told us that we could stand on
mans FORMERLY private property! This was set up so that Kerry's views
be heard - but not the neighbors. About 30 peoples (mostly neighbors)
echoed down the street "Let the neighbors in". We could barely hear
speaking with his microphone because press buses were used to block us
from view! This mornings papers are reporting how hecklers tried to
interrupt Kerry as he spoke to the neighborhood gathering, but he turned
chants to his favor by calling us rude. Even though most of the media
there to record our stories of not being included in the neighborhood
not one of them printed or aired the truth. This is what America will
like if Kerry becomes president. Get registered and get all of your
registered to vote if they have not already. Kerry thinks that he is
than the rest of us and he has the media on his side to make him out to
what he is not! Finally, last night as I drove down the street where the
rally was, I was shocked to see Bush/Cheney signs in almost every yard
the street! Please send this e-mail on to as many people as you can. LET
FREEDOM RING! "
51 Days to Election Day!! Lets GET OUT OUR VOTERS.
Sounds like bullshit to me. "Imminent [sic] domain" to compel sign removal? Kerry's plenty dickish without fabrication, however well-intentioned.
While parts of it sound perfectly plausable based on how sKerry operates, too much of it pegs the meter.
If I, as a Bush supporter was told by the cops to remove any signs I had on my PRIVATE PROPERTY the answer would have been "no". Things just don't work that way.
If anyone could find any links to prove this story is real....
Hey guys, don't kill the messenger. This was an email sent to me. I thought I'd pass it on to see if anyone could validate or prove it BS. There was a couple things that struck me as fishy, as well. That's why I was hoping some Ohioans might have a scoop.
Here's how it would have played out.
COP: Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to take down the GWB campaign signs in your yard while Senator kerry makes an appearance.
Resident: I'm going to have ask YOU to get the fuck off my property before I lose my temper and you lose your fucking life. GO ON NOW, BOY! GIT!
I agree. Hoping to just find definatively if this is real, hoax or somewhere in between. This was not an anonomous email.
It's also a dupe!
How so? Please advise.
I also call bullshit on that one. Eminent domain has nothing to do with lawn signs Devil Dog.
Well, ,it was all the way back on page 12.
Duping doesn't really bother me, that's why the
It's all good!
Hey guys, that's what I was looking for. I hadn't seen anything and was just inquiring.
Hey, Nimrod, no worry's but I didn't need all that, just info would suffice.
Thanks, guys, I guess that puts it to bed.
I wasn't going after you, I just thought it was a funny photo. No offense.
Methinks this crapola too, but. . .
I was at the first debate at University of Miami, as I'm a student there. Chris Matthews was filming Hardball(s) live during and after the debate. I was standing right up front of the set with my "John Kerry For President (of France)" T-shirt, and right behind me were two other students carrying a giant red and blue GOP elephant made of A 4X8 SHEET OF PLYWOOD! (no kidding).
Well, the goon squad from MSNBC came over and told us that we had to move away, while a group of students carrying sKerry/Edwards signs were allowed to stay. I told-off the goons by telling them "let me make something clear to you, pal: my dad served 15 years in Castro's jails for armed rebellion against the Cuban dictator. This is Miami, not NY or Boston...if you try to move me, I'll have 200 radical right-wing, Kerry-hating Cubans here with just one phone call...Capiche?"
So this guy goes over to talk to Chris Matthews and Ronnie Reagan (talk about a gene pool accident for the "Ol Gipper"!), and comes back and says: "Mr. Matthews says you can stay".
How's that for the supposedly fictitious media bias?