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2020-10-30 8:13:17 AM  
Hey subby, what's your login?
 
2020-10-30 10:44:01 AM  
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/ Coyote and Roadrunner are my favorite
 
2020-10-30 10:50:12 AM  
There are people who believe their political signs change minds.
 
2020-10-30 10:56:07 AM  
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2020-10-30 11:54:55 AM  
It only let me read 2 paragraphs.
 
2020-10-30 12:45:24 PM  
Well that was an enjoyable quarter of an article
 
2020-10-30 12:45:25 PM  

Combustion: It only let me read 2 paragraphs.


Lucky you.  It tried to tongue punch my fart box.
 
2020-10-30 12:45:33 PM  
All the other coyotes are busy dragging kids across the border.
 
2020-10-30 12:45:38 PM  
For those of you stealing Trump signs, remind yourself this: you're doing something Trump would do.
 
2020-10-30 12:46:32 PM  
JFC--leave their little signs alone. They'll be all the more hilarious on Wednesday.
 
2020-10-30 12:47:09 PM  
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2020-10-30 12:47:10 PM  

edmo: There are people who believe their political signs change minds.


They do change minds. If I see a Trump or other Republican sign I change my mind that decent people don't live at the house displaying them.
 
2020-10-30 12:47:24 PM  
Crouching in the bushes for hours? Are they wearing camouflage to conceal themselves? Perhaps a mask?
 
2020-10-30 12:47:28 PM  
Nobody wants their effing signs. They're probably steeling them from each other.
 
2020-10-30 12:48:03 PM  
Meh, might be a rare legit BSAB. Sister's neighbor in PA is brushing her latest Biden sign with some kind of capsicum oil for whoever keeps stealing them.
 
2020-10-30 12:48:06 PM  

stevenboof: Combustion: It only let me read 2 paragraphs.

Lucky you.  It tried to tongue punch my fart box.


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2020-10-30 12:48:13 PM  
It's illegal to set a trap like that. I hope they find the person who put the trap there and lock him up.
 
2020-10-30 12:48:25 PM  
If only Trump supporters put this sort of thought and effort into evaluating political candidates fitness for office.
 
2020-10-30 12:49:16 PM  
Well I saw Bob Jones' name on 136 signs and Bill Smith's name on 132 signs so obviously I'm voting for Phil Williams because he doesn't have any signs and I'm sick of that worthless roadside spam trashing up the entire state twice a year.
 
2020-10-30 12:49:17 PM  

Donkey Dude: JFC--leave their little signs alone. They'll be all the more hilarious on Wednesday.


Take pictures of the signs in front of businesses to remind you who not to use after the election. Don't support MAGAt racists.
 
2020-10-30 12:50:03 PM  
The mental image of Trumpers spending half the night hiding in bushes fingers gripped tightly around a baseball bat for mostly imaginary foes is amusing.

Like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Only, you know, if Linus was a violence prone, paranoid sociopath.
 
2020-10-30 12:53:02 PM  
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2020-10-30 12:53:23 PM  

edmo: There are people who believe their political signs change minds.


I don't know that they change minds, but driving around my suburban Utah neighborhood and seeing all the Biden/Harris signs does fill me with a little more hope for humanity. Trump is still going to win the state, but I think it is going to be a lot tighter than most would expect.
 
2020-10-30 12:53:32 PM  

quatchi: The mental image of Trumpers spending half the night hiding in bushes fingers gripped tightly around a baseball bat for mostly imaginary foes is amusing.

Like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Only, you know, if Linus was a violence prone, paranoid sociopath.


I suggest you youtube 'linus pie eating tree'
 
2020-10-30 12:53:53 PM  

quatchi: The mental image of Trumpers spending half the night hiding in bushes fingers gripped tightly around a baseball bat for mostly imaginary foes is amusing.

Like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

Only, you know, if Linus was a violence prone, paranoid sociopath.


So, Lucy.
 
2020-10-30 12:55:06 PM  
Have they setting snare traps with avocado toast in them?
 
2020-10-30 12:55:12 PM  
Had a couple of signs stolen in our neighborhood according to Ring.  The Biden sign was viewed from a typical front door camera.  The Trump sign was stolen from an angle looking from the middle of the yard down the street.  No one should steal signs but it felt like the Trump one was a fake.

/keep Trump signs up
//remember where racists live
 
2020-10-30 12:55:48 PM  
My white old retired army nurse neighbor put up a BLM flag and literally the next day my other neighbor started bringing in his trump signs at night then putting them back out in the morning. I like to think he was afraid the flag was a batsignal to "those thugs" to come to our neighborhood and steal his signs.
 
2020-10-30 12:56:39 PM  

Blathering Idjut: If only Trump supporters put this sort of thought and effort into evaluating political candidates fitness for office.


By opening themselves up to lawsuits and arrests?
 
2020-10-30 12:56:58 PM  
My BIL replaced the little wire frame with a steel setup and hooked mousetraps up to his.
 
2020-10-30 12:57:02 PM  
I accidentally words way too often.
 
2020-10-30 12:58:00 PM  

ifky: Crouching in the bushes for hours? Are they wearing camouflage to conceal themselves? Perhaps a mask?


Doused themselves with deer/human/dog piss to hide their scent?
 
2020-10-30 12:58:02 PM  

inglixthemad: Donkey Dude: JFC--leave their little signs alone. They'll be all the more hilarious on Wednesday.

Take pictures of the signs in front of businesses to remind you who not to use after the election. Don't support MAGAt racists.


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2020-10-30 12:58:05 PM  
I have a reverse Uno situation. Someone put two Trump signs in my yard while I was out of town. I live at the entrance to my neighborhood, so I guess someone thought it was fair game.

They both got thrown out about 12 seconds after I got home.
 
2020-10-30 12:58:12 PM  

gunga galunga: For those of you stealing Trump signs, remind yourself this: you're doing something Trump would do.


Pointing and laughing is a much better alternative than actually stealing signs.
 
2020-10-30 12:58:47 PM  
Article is paywalled.
 
2020-10-30 12:59:05 PM  
Biden could have an enslaved 23 year old Brooke Shields shackled to my couch every day at 630pm and there's still no way I'd fly a giant flag or sign on my lawn.

It so weird. It's honestly bizarre behavior.
 
2020-10-30 1:00:16 PM  

Combustion: It only let me read 2 paragraphs.


That's about a paragraph and a half more than us FARKers read, and that's if we click the link at all.
 
2020-10-30 1:00:24 PM  
 
2020-10-30 1:00:35 PM  

sleze: Had a couple of signs stolen in our neighborhood according to Ring.  The Biden sign was viewed from a typical front door camera.  The Trump sign was stolen from an angle looking from the middle of the yard down the street.  No one should steal signs but it felt like the Trump one was a fake.

/keep Trump signs up
//remember where racists live


The only signs I see defaced in my neighborhood are the Biden and Black Lives Matter signs.  The Trumpers keep claiming their signs were stolen but I have not seen a single house missing their sign. They all claim to have video and will find the person who took their sign.  They never post it.

For a bunch of Alphas, they sure like being the victim.
 
2020-10-30 1:00:43 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's illegal to set a trap like that. I hope they find the person who put the trap there and lock him up.


To be fair, its also illegal to steal signs. However, boobytrapping your sign and causing harm to another human being is not acceptable.
 
2020-10-30 1:01:18 PM  

arrogantbastich: Hey subby, what's your login?


Every time I see one of these Daily Beast members only articles, my hope that no one is dumb enough to pay for a subscription there fades a bit.
 
2020-10-30 1:01:37 PM  
Setting up such a booby trapped device is illegal.  It is illegal to even booby trap your own property or house in a manner that causes bodily harm, even to an unwanted intruder.  Example: Can not rig a shotgun up to kill a burglar when they open the front door.  Anyone setting up one of these booby trapped signs and hurt someone can probably be criminally charged for battery and would be civilly liable for any medical bills sustained.
 
2020-10-30 1:01:54 PM  
There's chatter in my local Nextdoor and Ring boards about stolen Trump signs- sounds like kids playing pranks.  2 years ago I had a Beto sign stolen, so the Biden/Harris sign is much closer to the house this year.

This is a small sample size, and my neighborhood has more Rs than Ds, but I got a small portion of happy when I went up and down my 2 block street and saw 5 Biden signs vs 2 Trump signs.   Probably more Trump signs across the neighborhood as a whole but more Biden than I expected.
 
2020-10-30 1:02:34 PM  
You could always try not taking stuff that isn't yours.
 
2020-10-30 1:02:51 PM  

puzzled: Nobody wants their effing signs. They're probably steeling them from each other.


There's a dude on my NextDoor feed that posts about his Trump signs getting stolen, and I'm about 95% sure he's lying his farking ass off.
 
2020-10-30 1:04:06 PM  
These articles happen every 4 years like clockwork.

Stealing the other candidates signs is a time honored tradition.

Don't want to participate in the tradition?  Don't put up a sign.
 
2020-10-30 1:04:10 PM  
No one has come near my Ross Perot sign.

/vintage
 
2020-10-30 1:04:52 PM  
My eyes saw Wile E Coyote but my mind read Chuck E. Cheese.
 
2020-10-30 1:04:52 PM  
Stealing signs is petty and wrong but ultimately not harmful or damaging. If it affects you and bothers you get a camera or two.
Traps are dangerous and harmful. Don't do it.

On the other hand, if you're out disposing of signs after your local ordinances say that they should be down I'll allow it. No one wants garbage strewn about.
 
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