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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:58 AM

Couple that hung empty chairs from trees finds chair marked "4 more years" nailed to their driveway

Grand Haven couple with hanging lawn chairs gets an unwelcomed Election night surprise
Kyle Moroney | kmoroney@mlive.com By Kyle Moroney | kmoroney@mlive.com
on November 07, 2012 at 11:29 AM, updated November 07, 2012 at 12:03 PM

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP -- The Grand Haven Township couple who came under scrutiny about a month before the presidential election for hanging empty chairs in their front yard discovered an unwelcomed addition to their display of political signs, American flags and empty chairs this morning.

Ken and Judy David, who live across from an elementary school on Comstock Street, found a white outdoor chair marked with “4 more years,” “racist pig” and other profanities at the end of their driveway the morning after the election. The chair’s back, right leg was nailed to the David’s driveway, as the other back leg remained airborne.

“It’s not nice,” Ken David said to his wife when they found the chair before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

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Reply Couple that hung empty chairs from trees finds chair marked "4 more years" nailed to their driveway (Original post)
krispos42 Nov 2012 OP
Puzzledtraveller Nov 2012 #1
slackmaster Nov 2012 #2
BarackTheVote Nov 2012 #14
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #16
randome Nov 2012 #19
slackmaster Nov 2012 #22
randome Nov 2012 #25
efhmc Nov 2012 #23
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #28
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #39
PatSeg Nov 2012 #29
backscatter712 Nov 2012 #30
BenzoDia Nov 2012 #3
TBF Nov 2012 #4
patricia92243 Nov 2012 #5
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #6
otohara Nov 2012 #9
TahitiNut Nov 2012 #36
intheflow Nov 2012 #7
librechik Nov 2012 #8
freshwest Nov 2012 #11
Downtown Hound Nov 2012 #10
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #12
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #13
Arkana Nov 2012 #15
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #17
rivegauche Nov 2012 #18
Skittles Nov 2012 #20
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #21
ProfessionalLeftist Nov 2012 #24
Doodler71 Nov 2012 #26
progressivebydesign Nov 2012 #27
Whovian Nov 2012 #31
cecilfirefox Nov 2012 #32
Phentex Nov 2012 #33
Amaril Nov 2012 #34
Xyzse Nov 2012 #35
L0oniX Nov 2012 #37
Ken Burch Nov 2012 #38
davsand Nov 2012 #40
Jim Lane Nov 2012 #41
Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2012 #42
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #43

Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:01 AM

1. Maybe just, funny? no

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:02 AM

2. Trespassing and vandalism are not OK

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:51 AM

14. Still better for them than winding up in Gitmo

for threatening the life of the president.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:52 AM

16. Neither is engaging in acts symbolic of the act of lynching. nt.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:20 PM

19. Consider it creative graffiti.

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Response to randome (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:24 PM

22. I regard it as a juvenile prank

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #22)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:26 PM

25. That's what juveniles DO!

Of course I'm making an assumption here. Maybe it was Clint Eastwood in a fit of remorse. Nah.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:24 PM

23. Agreed. As my mom taught me, "two wrongs don't make a right".

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:46 PM

28. end of the driveway? Well.. part of that is public right of way... nt

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Response to progressivebydesign (Reply #28)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:36 PM

39. I don't think people have a right to nail chairs to the public sidewalk.

Even if we assume this "end" was the part where the driveway crosses a sidewalk, that doesn't give the vandals carte blanche.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:49 PM

29. I agree

That is the sort of thing that right-wingers do and I was proud that we rarely hear of such acts from the left. We tend to do these things in our minds, but we respect other people's property no matter how outrageously they may behave.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:50 PM

30. Fuck 'em. They earned it.



I'm sure they'll survive the experience.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:03 AM

3. Bit extreme response.....but I won't lose any sleep.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 AM

4. They thought it was funny when they hung the chairs from the trees -

not so funny anymore? Typical republicans.

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Response to TBF (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:23 AM

5. Yep!

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:25 AM

6. "It's not nice."

And, neither are you, Kenny Boy. If you can't take it, don't dish it out, asshole.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:38 AM

9. The Irony

he lives in the FOX bubble

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:50 PM

36. He's taking the high ground

... on Bullshit Mountain.


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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:33 AM

7. Instant karma gonna get you!

Maybe "not nice," but you did go the extra mile to be a dick pre-election, Mr. David. And by and large, you get what you give in this world.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:35 AM

8. performance art

gee, I hope they didn't use an air nailer and concrete anchors--that would be vandalism.

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Response to librechik (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:47 AM

11. At least they didn't crucify a chair to his trees like the cat. Cats got abused this year.

For political terrorism. Wingnuts hate cats. We herd them.

I'm not feeling too sorry for these guys. Wishing a lynching on someone and visualizing it to the public is a stab in the heart. A chair with 4 more years in the driveway doesn't say that, it just says to accept reality.

Even then, I hope they didn't do any real damage to property.


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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

10. "It's not nice"...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How old are you, two?

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:48 AM

12. You reap what you sow. Think about it. nt.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:49 AM

13. ..

Vandalism? Yes.

Funny? Um..YES!

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:51 AM

15. Turnabout's fair play in this case.

Fucking racist assholes got what was coming to them.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:10 PM

17. Being racist pigs isn't nice either.

 

(No offense to actual pigs intended)

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:22 PM

20. I don't advocate vandalism but....

Mr. and Mrs. David are truly an ugly, disgusting pair.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:23 PM

21. Love it.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:26 PM

24. "It's not nice", they say?

Amazing hypocrisy.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:42 PM

26. Like all bullies,

They only cry foul when it is done to them, but never take responsibility for their own behavior.

Those upset by this, consider it a lesson in empathy.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:44 PM

27. "it's not nice!" really? And simulating the lynching of your President IS NICE????

Just fuck these assholes. I'm sick of their assholery. All of them. Hope they build a bomb shelter, like Glenn Beck has told them to do, and go sit in there for four more years. I'm sick of the RWNJs.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:52 PM

31. Payback's a (word I can't say here).

 

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:55 PM

32. Best story post win, for sure!! nt

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:36 PM

33. That is SO awesome!

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:45 PM

34. Would I have done it? No.

Would I have discouraged someone else from doing it if they told me of their plan? Yes.

Can I appreciate the delicious irony in their shock and offense that someone gave them a taste of their own medicine? Oh, yeah. You betcha.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:46 PM

35. Not nice...

I think that was juvenile...
However, I can't see myself feeling any sympathy for them either.

I consider it a wash.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 01:59 PM

37. Dead pig in Romney t-shirt gets investigation while people's hanging chairs get no investigation.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:00 PM

38. How the hell do you nail something to concrete without waking people up?

Wouldn't that require some kind of massive, industrial-grade nail gun?

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:38 PM

40. Can't muster much sympathy for them.

In fact, if they are looking for sympathy I'd suggest they check the dictionary someplace between shit and syphilis...

Having SAID that, however, I do feel compelled to offer the usual parental warning that destruction of property or vandalism is not a behavior that any thinking adult should endorse.

Have a nice day, Mr David.



Laura

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:38 PM

41. To quote Zaphod Beeblebrox: 10 out of 10 for style, but minus several million for good thinking.

More generally, I agree with Amaril in #34, a good summary.

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Response to krispos42 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:43 PM

43. It's particularly irritating that the Davids front yard faces a thoroughfare and an elementary

school. Yes, they have a right to do a mock lynching on their own property, I suppose. But, forgive me if I don't shed a tear for them because someone responded to their public racist tableau by pulling a little prank the poster couple for "not nice" found "not nice."

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