After i read the headline, i supposed this meant ‘big contributors to the campaign’ or something. The truth was worse.
The Seattle Stranger (a favourite among the ‘underground’ and above-ground liberals and ‘progressives’) did what they called a “parody of Christmas guides that help mpeople find lit houses” and posted photos and home addresses of people who had signs supporting republican candidates. Ordinary people … like families … like neighbors … the ‘average Joe’. Given past violence against people who held this kind of view 9i.e., the ‘traditional values/all-american” view), i think the Stranger was behaving incredibly irresponsibly. having lived there, i understand people fearing for their lives and property … and the idea that this ‘spoof’ is meant to frighten supporters into hiding their support at the last minute is not that far-fetched, given the paper’s ties to the Democratic party and its sister organizations.
PAPER LISTS GOP SUPPORTER’S ADDRESSES
‘Hell House’ spoof burns up some local families
SEATTLE – A Halloween spoof in a local newspaper has led to an outcry from some local families who believe the parody may have placed them in danger.
It all started when The Stranger, an irreverant weekly publication, published an article called “Hell Houses,” which included photos and home addresses of people who have yard signs supporting Republicans.
The newspaper says the story was meant as a spoof on the Christmas guides that help families find the most decorated houses.
But no sooner did the paper hit the streets than it took a nasty turn.
“I thought it was kind of childish. It looked like to me a way to stir up trouble,” says Bill Buckley, whose address was one of those listed.
But his reaction was mild compared to others whose addresses were listed.
“The fact that my address is posted on the paper, the Stranger, is upsetting,” says a woman who didn’t want her name used.
E-mails from others pointed out that people could use reverse searches on addresses to get phone numbers. They say that could lead to harassment – or worse.
Editors at The Stranger said addresses were listed to make the parody more realistic.
“To be complete in the parody, we thought we’d include the addresses and have photographers drive around and take photos,” says Brendan Kiley, the paper’s arts editor.
She added: “We’re absolutely not encouraging intimidation or violence or vandalism or anything.”
The Stranger has since deleted the addresses from its web site, but it’s too late for all the newspapers already in circulation.
“I don’t regret that we wrote the piece,” says Kiley. “I just regret that it was received in an extremely violent manner.”
The Stranger says staffers have since received death threats, and employees have had their own home addresses posted online.
Meanwhile, some of the victims of the parody wonder how much they should worry.
“They could shoot my windows out, but I have a hard time believing that it would get to that,” said Buckley. “I hope that they don’t continue to do this in the future.”
The Stranger says before they took the story off the web site, readers posted more than 1,300 comments. Many were violent in nature.
before you laugh your way off to moveon.org or the onion, take a look at another harrasing scam perpetrated by the democrats in another state out west:
Lawmakers want laws regarding Social Security numbers
04:38 PM MST on Sunday, November 2, 2008
BOISE — Republican lawmakers in southwest Idaho say they will consider legislation next year to create potential financial liability for someone who publishes or distributes another person’s Social Security number.
The announcement Saturday follows a mailing of fliers sent out late last month by the Idaho Democratic Party throughout the 1st Congressional District that shows the Social Security numbers of U.S. Rep. Bill Sali and his wife.
Sali, a first-term Republican, is locked in a tight race against Democrat Walt Minnick.
Republican State Sen. Brad Little of Emmett says lawmakers have to do something to make people think twice about distributing sensitive information.
Democratic officials say the numbers should have been blacked out on the flier.
i like that last line: “…say the numbers should have been blackened out on the flier”. ha! in the past, this may have been an apology, but after watching two years of “oops i did it again” law-breaking, scams, lies, and attacks by the democrats … in which they push a giant headline or attack, then the followup retraction is miniscule … enabling a lot of lies to be firmly embedded in the average voter’s mind.
this makes me sick.
i want to think “it will all be pover tomorrow”, but it really won’t. Either Obama is going to win, ushering in an era where the United States moves far away from its roots as a democracy, or Obama will lose, prompting nation-wide street violence, rioting, legal action, and worse hatred than when Vush won in the last two elections. Regardless the outcome, we’re going to have some “i told you so” moments over the next 4 years … more if Obama wins than if McCain does.
last night on a radio program i listen to (one dedicated to conspiracy theory, unexplained phenomena, off-beat news, and native american myth), the host (an Obama-ist/Obamatarian) interviewed a guy who was a “lifelong democrat” who believes Obama may not have been born in the United States, thereby invalidating his eligibility for President, and putting the democrats bid for president in jeopardy. I’d heard the rumor before, and thought little of it, but listening to the guy last night nudged me a bit closer to the possibility.
for one thing, he says Obama has refused to address the issue, even though it’as a pretty simple thing to address (if you have a valid birth certificate). The campaign had attempted to address it early on, with a copy of a ‘certificate of live birth’ (which i always thought was what a birth certificate is?) posted on their website, but the thing they posted wasn’t an actual official birth certificate, and there are reasons to believe Obama was not born in the USA.
an interesting thing on the pro-Obama progressive puppet site “factcheck.org” states the following:
“When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom’s dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.‘s children.
Since Sen. Obama has neither renounced his U.S. citizenship nor sworn an oath of allegiance to Kenya, his Kenyan citizenship automatically expired on Aug. 4,1982.”
so … i can see how some people might be freaking a little. i wonder why factcheck doesn’t just say something like “so Obama had dual citizenship”? maybe that means he didn’t have dual citizenship? either way, that’s not the point. the point is whether or not Obama was born in the United States.
anyway, there’s all this stuff he said, it’s unlikely any iof it is cause for worry, but it is fair to ask the question: so what would happen if Obama is elected and it turns out he wasn’t born in the U.S.A.? does that make biden president? does the runner-up ticket get the spot? do they run a new election, meaning that the dems are gonna go through their whole primaries again? what happens?