October 23, 2008

Morrissey on the Attack/Maiming of a McCain Supporter.

Ed strikes the correct tone, here. We don't want to blame an entire campaign for the act of one lunatic.

(Even though, of course, the media tried to do exactly that with the fictitious case of the "kill him" yell at a Palin rally. Sigh.)

I do think this particular contest is the ugliest one in my lifetime, or at least the ugliest one I can recall. Wait: I take it back. I do have a vague memory of the RFK assassination. So, second-ugliest.

There are moments that I just want it to stop. Moments I don't even care who wins. I just want it to be over with.

But I also believe that Obama's economic policies (and possibly his foreign-policy approach) will do the country damage that may well be permanent. And, yes: I believe that we are still suffering from mistakes made during the Carter era (and continued during the Reagan era to some degree, though Reagan was busy enough winning the Cold War that his failure to pay attention to Islamo-Fascism in its toddlerhood is at least forgiveable).

So on I fight.


A friend of my husband's is as deeply in the closet as he is (they both work in entertainment). But he feels strongly about this election, and eventually put up a McCain-Palin yard sign in front of his suburban West Valley home. A neighbor confronted him about it: "what are you trying to do with that? Are you trying to piss people off?"

"No," our friend replied. "But there's an election coming up, and I thought I had a right to support my candidate."

Needless to say, the next day the sign was missing. He told my husband he intended to replace it. This led to a discussion between A the H and me about what the best substance would be to coat the back of the sign with. We discussed tar, that sticky substance used to keep birds off of fences, scrapings from rat traps, and a homemade concoction of crushed charcoal with shortening from the pantry (I decided that something with a powdery component would be good, since that would leave a trail that could be followed early the next morning, and might lead to the perp's door.)

Posted by Attila Girl at October 23, 2008 03:31 PM | TrackBack
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This is the most sustained ugly I have seen. Yes the RFK murder was bad, but it was not within a campaign with so much vitrol. Yes are still suffering from Carter, I don't want to think about an Obama adminisration.

Posted by: Chuck at October 23, 2008 04:05 PM


Hmm.

Poison ivy, maybe? Dry acid?

Yes, I'm a vengeful kind of person. I shouldn't be, but I am. You mess with my stuff, and the term 'disproportionate response' comes to mind.

Posted by: Gregory at October 23, 2008 04:42 PM


Go low-tech: red pepper powder in copious amounts. If they don't know they've got it on their hands, they'll go ahead and scratch their eyes/pick their noses.

The next level might be rat poison.

Posted by: Attila Girl at October 23, 2008 05:31 PM


Use laundry bluing--the stuff cleaners use by the thimbleful and spies use by the cupful--the poor man's dye pack. Cuts down on people poking around your trash, too, for identity theft. Put some inside a cheap ziplock bag and glue the bag to the back of the sign--another one attached to the post.

You can make a transparent mercaptan(the 'rotten egg' smell added to natural gas) grease that would take weeks to clean completely. Get the base at odor-tech.
http://www.odor-tech.com/odorizers.html

Posted by: Darrell at October 23, 2008 08:58 PM


Are you kiddin' me? Do you know why Ronald Reagan economic policies got the name "Reaganomics"? It wasn't because it was so good, that I can tell you. Ronald Raygun was awful for the American people and the economy. He blew tax payers billions after billions on crazy half baked ideas and schemes and government contracts on force fields, Death Stars, and any other wacko ideas that were pushed his way. You name it he blew American tax dollars on it. Who would've thought that 20 years later all that crap would come full circle with the son of his Vice President. I for one can't wait for him to had the White House keys over to Barack Obama to get this country back in the right direction and back to the peace and economic bliss that we enjoyed in the Clinton years.

Posted by: riceroni at October 24, 2008 12:18 AM


This led to a discussion between A the H and me about what the best substance would be to coat the back of the sign with.

Actually, you should bolt the sign onto a post with exploding stem bolts. That'll put a stop to those shennanigans straight away.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at October 24, 2008 07:04 AM




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