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5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires

Azizi 16 Feb 05 - 11:47 AM
Once Famous 16 Feb 05 - 11:43 AM
Little Hawk 16 Feb 05 - 11:26 AM
GUEST,Giok 16 Feb 05 - 11:23 AM
SINSULL 16 Feb 05 - 11:22 AM
Stilly River Sage 16 Feb 05 - 11:21 AM
Amos 16 Feb 05 - 11:18 AM
Áine 16 Feb 05 - 10:55 AM
Rapparee 16 Feb 05 - 10:51 AM
khandu 16 Feb 05 - 10:49 AM
Alaska Mike 16 Feb 05 - 10:43 AM
rumanci 16 Feb 05 - 10:42 AM
Jerry Rasmussen 16 Feb 05 - 10:36 AM
SINSULL 16 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM
Peace 16 Feb 05 - 10:33 AM
GUEST,SRS 16 Feb 05 - 10:31 AM
Peace 16 Feb 05 - 10:26 AM
GUEST 16 Feb 05 - 10:22 AM
GUEST,Amos 16 Feb 05 - 09:57 AM
GUEST,Azizi 16 Feb 05 - 09:19 AM
GUEST 16 Feb 05 - 09:06 AM
GUEST,Rapaire 16 Feb 05 - 08:57 AM
GUEST,Charley Noble 16 Feb 05 - 08:53 AM
beardedbruce 16 Feb 05 - 04:01 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Azizi
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:47 AM

Brucie, thanks for the head's up.

Rapaire, I'm sorry for taking literally your words upthread that were written in sarcasm. Please accept my apology for misunderstanding your intent.

I've mentioned before that sometimes I'm slow on the uptake when it comes to wit and humor. I gotta work on that...

Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Once Famous
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:43 AM

OK, forget about Amos.

what do you other radicals think of this that BB posted? If it was the other way around, I am sure you would be doing the usual howling.


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:26 AM

Yes! I am a friend of Amos. Amos is great. He is a man who should serve as an inspiration to all of us. Thanks for thinking of this worthy subject and bringing together the many friends of Amos, Bearded Bruce. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,Giok
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:23 AM

We loves ya baby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:22 AM

And I will bring the hot wax! heh heh Another prank hatched. And it was so easy to suck Amos into it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:21 AM

It's Bb's history of annoying, ill-thought-out posts that has me reading this as a dig, not a gentle gibe or a teasing riposte. I too opened it originally thinking it was some homage to Amos. Instead here was an article about some Democratic pranksters who didn't have the good sense to leave the Republican election folks alone, and they'll pay for their crimes. It's the "guilt by association" dig that Bb was aiming at (though he may protest the matter now--anyone who has been at Mudcat over the last year knows how Bb does business, and it usually is a poorly-formed argument and countless rebuttals).

I don't think we need a thread that attempts to shackle Amos with the poor-spirited acts of the dunces in Wisconsin. And we don't need an endictment of Beardedbruce thread either, though this is likely to evolve into one if it doesn't go away pretty soon.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 11:18 AM

OK, Sins, I'll consider it dropped. I'll bring the Nair. :)

You guys are the best. Thanks very, very much; your posts mean a lot to me.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Áine
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:55 AM

If this were a joke, it ain't funny.

Amos is my next-best friend of the male persuasion (my first best, of course, being my husband). I can understand how this kind of joke could seem funny in one's head; however, I think it should have stayed there.

But aren't we all guilty of some mighty, mighty faux pas at one time or another in our lives? Goodness knows I'm not going to be the first one in line to throw stones -- I've got enough cracks in my glass house already!

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Rapparee
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:51 AM

Amos is a friend of mine, too. You got a problem with that? Wanna step outside? Guns, fists, knives, swords, or just a good old fashioned cursing contest -- real curses, not namby-pamby namecalling...your choice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: khandu
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:49 AM

I don't know the bearded one; never have shared posting with him. I assumed upon reading his post that it was meant as friendly barb...howbeit, an odd one.

I have let my humor get a bit over the line in the Cafe a few times & thought Bb had done the same. If it was meant viciously, it will become apparent soon enough.

Dear Rapaire in fine form , was showing the ignorance of certain mentalities by taken them to the extreme.

Friends of Amos? Practically all of Mudcat holds him in high esteem & would delight in having him as a friend!

k


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Alaska Mike
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:43 AM

I count Amos among my list of friends as well.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: rumanci
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:42 AM

I'd hate to be the subject of an "unfriendly jibe" from you BB - and nor should my friends have to receive them
rumanci


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:36 AM

I read this thread differently.

I am a friend of Amos.

You talkin' about me?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: SINSULL
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:34 AM

Oh dear - a joke gone bad. Amos, you know I love you. Trust me when I say the Bearded One meant this as a friendly jibe. How about we let it drop and I will help you plan some appropriate prank for the Getaway? Nair maybe or a gentle waxing? OK with you, Bruce?


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Peace
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:33 AM

I think, however, that there should be a middle ground between the punishments suggested by Charley Noble and Rapaire. Is there a way we could work rusty nails into their punishment?


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,SRS
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:31 AM

It is enough to see that name "Rapaire" to know that you must broaden your settings and consider several possibilities when interpreting his posts (the BS factor is high on the list, followed by sarcastic wit, then ironic intent, but do not forget the scholarly reference librarian underpinning).

He wouldn't really want to see all of those things happen. Worst he'd call for is to maybe put them to a little hard labor, digging those chest freezers out from under his back porch. . .

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: Peace
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:26 AM

Amos is a man I am honoured to consider a good friend. This thread is shit, IMO. Thought you were better than that, BB. Guess not.

Azizi, Rapaire is one of the craziest, kindest and more intelligent people on the 'cat. His remarks were tongue in cheek.


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 10:22 AM

I agree with Amos. This thread title is totally inappropriate. And B.Bruce, you're slow on the attack anyway, this is an OLD story.

"Bad winners" is what folks like BeardedBruce are being called these days. No one has cornered the market on virtue, or on crime. Many of us are not naive enough to think that our own party is perfect, or that everyone will behave well. BB trying to hang Amos in the immature behavior of some folks in Wisconsin is a petty, mean-spirited move. Not that this is out of character for BBruce, but it is something that needs to be cleaned up.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,Amos
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 09:57 AM

I asked Joe to delete this thread as a personal attack. It is too late, I suppose.

But BBruce, I am disappointed. This was beneath you, and if this is representative of your logical processes, I need offer no further comment.

I expect you will come to your senses about it, though. I hope so.

I have many friends here. I have many friends in real space as well.

None of them are anything like the people you have written about in your post. None of them would expect that sort of caper from me or any of my friends. You should know better, and I am sorry you did not.

You are for sure one broke-dick mammalucca.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,Azizi
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 09:19 AM

Oh, yes, let's take one person's word and hope that the accused persons "are all hanged, drawn, and quartered and their remains burnt and thrown into Lake Michigan, after which all records of their existence are expunged and anyone who knew them brainwashed."

???!!!

Isn't that a tad EXCESSIVE for this ALLEGED crime?

Are you advocating a return of the American custom of LYNCHING?? Maybe you have forgotten or never knew that sometimes after lynching bodies were mutilated such as you described.

Furthermore, what happened to the treasured American standard of justice that a person is INNOCENT until proven guilty.

Is this what America has come to???

And what in the world does this have to do with Amos??!

I am disappointed and FURIOUS that in 2005 some people are still promoting the act of hanging, drawing, quartering, burning remains, and throwing them away like excess garbage..

This is not a racial thing.

This is a HUMAN thing.

If this thread was started with the intent of light Republican vs Democrat humor and ribbing, I for one am not laughing.

Ms. Azizi


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, and they should punish the kids that slashed the tires, too!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:57 AM

I hope that they are all hanged, drawn, and quartered and their remains burnt and thrown into Lake Michigan, after which all records of their existence are expunged and anyone who knew them brainwashed.

This isn't new news....


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Subject: RE: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: GUEST,Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 08:53 AM

Well, I for one hope they are all hanged.

Charley Noble


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Subject: BS: Friends of Amos?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Feb 05 - 04:01 AM

5 Dems to Stand Trial for Slashing GOP Tires
Tuesday, February 15, 2005

MILWAUKEE — Five Democratic campaign staffers — including the sons of a congresswoman and a former city official — were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for allegedly vandalizing Republican get-out-the-vote vans on Election Day.

The five are accused of slashing the tires of 25 vans rented by the state GOP to drive voters and monitors to the polls. The felony charge carries a maximum punishment of 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Arraignment was set for March 4.

The defendants include the sons of Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore (search) and former acting Mayor Marvin Pratt (search).

At a preliminary hearing, Levar Stoney and Opel Simmons, two Democratic presidential campaign workers sent to Wisconsin in the final weeks of the campaign, testified they were in the Milwaukee headquarters when the five left just after 3 a.m. Election Day and returned shortly after.

"They seemed to be excited, excitable, kind of gleeful, laughing and kind of joking," Simmons said.

Stoney said Michael Pratt (search), the former acting mayor's son, talked about slashing a couple of tires, and Moore's son, Sowande Omokunde, also talked about the vandalism. He said at least one had a knife; he could not recall which one.


Defense attorneys suggested Stoney and Simmons were also part of an alleged plan to plaster the GOP office and property with Kerry-Edwards (search) signs and bumper stickers before polls opened. Prosecutors contend the five defendants came up with the tire-slashing plan after a security guard was posted at the GOP office.
    I changed the thread title. The previous title was "Friends of Amos," which made the thread appear to be a personal attack.
    -Joe Offer-


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