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17 October 2008

I have escalated neighborhood hostilities. Check the description for proper credit to who gave me the idea.
That was after the second sign was stolen in as many days.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 10:49

(What part of the country are you in, BTW?)
posted by BoringPostcards 17 October | 10:53
Little Rock, Arkansas. Blue county in a deep crimson state.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 10:56
Awesome :)
posted by doctor_negative 17 October | 10:56
I just don't get the rationale behind stealing election signs. Is it, like, an organized thing by local volunteer organizations? Or just some guy walking around thinking he's a Vigilante For Politics?
posted by muddgirl 17 October | 11:05
WOO! Love it!
posted by scody 17 October | 11:05
Blue county in a deep crimson state.

I can very much relate. Thankfully, there hasn't been any sign-stealing that I've seen or heard of in our immediate neighborhood, anyway.
posted by BoringPostcards 17 October | 11:07
Man, just watching this this morning reminds me of a time when politics wasn't so damn heated, and there was at least some respect involved.
posted by Hellbient 17 October | 11:08
We didn't at all until the night of the last debate. Since then they've been daily.

I'll probably start taking those in at night to be safe, but if this one gets stolen, the next sign will have a running total they've "inspired" me to give to the campaign.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 11:09
Do people steal signs for the candidates they hate? Or the candidates they like? What if it's Obama fans stealing the signs because they want them for themselves, and now by saying you'll buy more signs to give Obama money, they ramp up efforts?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 17 October | 11:10
I had not thought of this, I admit. It's crazy enough that it JUST MIGHT WORK!
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 11:12
Heh! Nice.
posted by goo 17 October | 11:56
following the breadcrumb trails of links through the comments and linked photos on flickr from your above link led me to this awesomeness.
posted by lonefrontranger 17 October | 11:59
Great idea, middleclasstool. I really like it. My neighborhood is so damn left, we still have Obama signs left over from the primaries in May. It would be a shocker to see a McCain-Palin sign anywhere within a 3 mile radius of where I live.
I wish someone would steal these old ones, so they can be replaced with bright shiny new ones that aren't so faded and battered.
posted by msali 17 October | 13:09
lonefrontranger, that photo was amazing!
posted by Atom Eyes 17 October | 14:27
Seriously, do make a police report. If it's someone tamparing with numerous signs, they could get in a lot of trouble.
posted by bunnyfire 17 October | 15:15
Good for you, mct. Arkansas is among the most long-shot of long-shots for the Dems, but I still daydream that it might happen. Oh, man, that'd be sweet.
posted by box 17 October | 16:09
Your lips to God's ears, dude.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 17:47
You have to PAY for signs? Huh. Maybe us Canadians do too? I've never been the type to put a sign up in my yard. Not that I think that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by richat 17 October | 19:20
Depends on who's campaigning and where. Obama's not going to spend that much money here because he knows he's likely going to be crushed. Hell, the office has only been open for a few weeks. It'd be throwing money away. He knows most of us who want yard signs will want them badly enough to pay.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 19:42
It's a lot of fun being in the blue county of a red state.
i am not so lucky.
i'd be really happy to gage the purple apoplexy amongst people who will actually vote.
This kind of open lack of passive aggression doesn't fly this fly over state well either.
It's the lack of passive aggression they have biggest truck with.
posted by ethylene 17 October | 19:44
(And I'm not exactly faulting them, per se, but if the Clintons, and the state Congresspeople (especially Lincoln and Pryor) made a bigger effort to plug him, I think Obama's chances in AR would be much, much better.)
posted by box 17 October | 20:23
Ah, I've all but given up on Pryor. His support for the telecom immunity thing may be the final straw for me. I'm of two minds, because I know the ugly realities of being an electable Democrat in this state, but that one really got to me.
posted by middleclasstool 17 October | 21:16
Pryor, I think, has really gotten to a lot of people. I'm expecting Rebekah Kennedy (for the benefit of the non-Arkansans: Kennedy is the Green candidate for US Senator, running against Mark Pryor in a race without a Republican candidate) to pick up some serious protest votes this time around.
posted by box 17 October | 21:33
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