<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Keep the populace in fear, this keeps you in charge.<br><br>yeah america.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Early voting brings cries of bullying<br><br>According to the affidavits Fletcher released:<br><br>One woman who voted early in Boca Raton, at the Southwest County Regional Library, complained that as she stood in line, two men behind her were "trashing our president," Fletcher said, declining to identify the woman. She tried to ignore them. Then the man touched her arm and said, "Who are you voting for?" <br><br>"I said, `I don't think that's an appropriate question,'" the woman said she responded.<br><br>"Uh oh! We have a Bush supporter here," screamed the man behind her.<br><br>For the 2 1/2 hours she had to wait in line, she was heckled by the man. As they neared the voting room, someone in the rear of the line yelled, "I sure hope everyone here is voting for Kerry!" she reported.<br><br>That's when the man behind her held his hand over her head and screamed, "We have a Republican right here!" There were "boos and jeers" from the crowd.<br><br>"I felt intimidated, harassed and threatened!" the woman wrote in her complaint to the Republican Party.<br><br>Elaine Fandino complained to the Republican Party that she took her mother to vote on South Military Trail in Palm Beach County and was confronted by 25 people supporting John Kerry for president. The crowd was "very angry and used foul language," she reported. She said the man next to her said, "Where's my shotgun?"<br><br>In Broward County, at the regional library in Pembroke Pines, a voter complained that Kerry supporters used abusive language about President Bush and had signs and banners within 50 feet of the entrance.<br><br>Kerry supporters were "shoving anti-Bush propaganda at us," complained the voter, who said he shouted back "Vote President Bush!"<br><br>A woman who voted in Plantation at the West Regional Courthouse said she was offended to see five or six people with "huge stick on badges" for Kerry/Edwards, standing near the voting machines.<br><br>"Never in all the years of voting do we remember being allowed to show a badge or poster or literature while inside the area where the voters are standing ready to cast their vote," she wrote.<br><br>Juan D'Arce of Miami complained to the Republicans that he tried early voting in downtown Miami. He was wearing a Bush pin, but he couldn't stand the taunting, so he turned away and did not vote.<br><br>Howard Sherman complained about his voting experience at North Shore Branch Library in Miami-Dade County. He found a crowd of Kerry supporters blocking the door.<br><br>"They were positioned directly in front of the entrance to the library in such a manner that it would be impossible to avoid them while entering the polling place," he reported.<br><br>Sherman said he tried to slip through the thinnest part of the crowd, but a woman in a Kerry T-shirt grabbed his arm and asked if he was voting for Kerry.<br><br>"I seem to recall from civics class that this sort of electioneering is illegal," Sherman complained to the Republicans.<br><br>Republican Lawrence Gottfried, who became a poll watcher in Delray Beach after what he thought was inappropriate behavior at the polls, said the things he saw upset him.<br><br>Gottfried said that while working at the Delray poll, actor Danny DeVito and his wife, actress Rhea Perlman, showed up. Gottfried is a fan, but he didn't ask for an autograph.<br><br>"I said, `Look Mr. DeVito, I'm a big fan of yours and Rhea's, but you are blocking the entrance. You're campaigning, you've got a Kerry-Edwards button on, and it's not appropriate."<br><br>Gottfried, who used to be a Democrat, said the things he saw were "ridiculous."<br><br>"There is a time for partisanship and it's OK to have a different point of view, but don't violate the sanctity of the polling area," he said. <br><br><br><br><br>got to let your eyes adjust
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But of course, similar tactics aren't being employed by Bush supporters. Oh no no no no... That would never happen. <br><br>Unfortunately, it stinks up the polls no matter who does it or where it happens. But it does happen. Perhaps not as blatantly as the media would have us think — after all, hyperbole ensures ratings and readership — but it does happen.<br><br>But more to the point, your story has what to do with freedom? The story is about supporters of the wannabe administration hassling voters. Not quite the same thing as gov't-employed thugs intimidating voters.<br><br>
I believe you won't find anyone here who condones, approves, or encourages the behavior described in the article. I'm not too sure what it has to do with the subject matter of the thread, though.<br><br>
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Funny thing . . . no elephants in PA either <br><br>I'll tell you one thing, I wish we had some of those folks standing guard on street corners in my town. The latest event is the aftermath of the last home invasion episode, in which one guy was shot dead by an invader. The cops actually caught one of the criminals because a man who had been in the invaded house identified him. Well, last week that same man who helped the cops was in the drive-up window of the Macdonald's just four blocks from my house, blocked in back and in front by other cars waiting in line, when six hooded men surrounded his car, and one of them shot the man dead.<br><br>It's open warfare here, folks.<br><br>
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Well, you know... ice cream has no bones, therefore the momentum of a given stenerator will almost always react in a posilute way against the Fanotney rod, provided the hierarchal levels have been synchronized.<br><br><br>Right? <br><br>
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