Ragle yard sign stolen from Windswept Estates. Reward for a name!!!

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  1. j p nettles

    j p nettles Banned

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    My Ragle for superintendent sign was stolen this afternoon from my property at Windswept on Clubhouse Drive. If someone comes forward with a name or information leading to the thief, there's a reward of $100. If it leads to a conviction of the thief, there's a $500 reward. Call 502-0012.
     
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    I think I understand how you feel. I have had my Anderson for Superintendent signs stolen as well. While we support different candidates, it is disheartening for both of us.
     
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    Received a call today. It seems that one of the residents here removed the sign becaused it had been vandalized with paint. It's really sad that we have people among us that resort to vandalism to disagree with a person's support for a candidate. I understand that some other Democrats' signs were taken down. I think it's time for some of my fellow Republicans to get a grip.
     
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    I prefer to sit on the sidelines with respect to this particular part of the forum however making a general statement that seems to imply that "Republicans need to get a grip" leads to a presumption that Republicans are responsible for the sign theft. I always thought there were other political parties outside of the elephants and donkeys. It's downright immature for anyone to deface a political sign in someone else's yard or property- The bottom line is we all live in a great country and we do have free speech and a choice - If you like the process then exercise your right to vote- If you dont like where things are headed then vote out all incumbents!
     
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    Note that I said 'my fellow Republicans' since I'm registered to vote as a Republican. I actually consider myself a Libertarian but some of the superintendent's supporters have been childish on this very board with petty criticism about Mrs. Ragle not having a silly unreadable disclaimer on her first batch of signs. Mrs. Ragle has never run for office and she admits to not knowing about the little stupid rules that veteran politicians are familiar with. That being said I find it petty and childish for anyone to remove or deface a sign which is an insult not only to the candidate but the person who displays the sign. It makes no difference which side you're on. I applaud anyone who has the guts to run against our entrenched politicians who have the advantage of having big campaign financing from the power brokers. And for the record, I did vote against ALL incumbents at all levels.
     
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    Yea J.P. vote out all the incumbents, all by yourself.
     
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    Our 5th grade daughter told us an interesting story today- one of her classmates shared that he and his mom picked up and threw aside (on the ground) an Obama sign and replaced it with a Romney sign. Classy lesson to teach your kid!
     
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    It certainly isn't a classy lesson to teach your kid by any stretch of the imagination. To be fair, however, to believe it doesn't happen on both sides of the aisle is to belie reality.
     
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    I didn't say it didn't happen on both sides, just shared a first hand knowledge experience. I will have a hard time looking at these parents in the future.
     
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    There was an election several years ago in which the local candidate I supported did not win. The morning after the election, I drove up the dirt part of E. Point Washington to retrieve the signs I had placed. Imagine my surprise when the signs were already gone, including the ones on my brother's property and my cousin's property near our mailbox...and several fellow Sowallers in my 'hood were absolutely ecstatic that he had lost. Oddly, all of the other political signs were still in place.

    Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I never was able to figure out who did it.
     
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    My 7-year-old asks me who "we" are supporting in the election. I tell him "The United States of America". Children, including the 5th grader mentioned above need to be taught patriotism, not partisanship or politics. Maybe if we do a better job of teaching them to love their country, they will do a better job running it when it is their turn than the "adults" doing it now.
     
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    Very good and valid points. I believe you can teach children patriotism and party principles the parents believe in at the same time. There is certainly nothing wrong with doing that and at the same time, the kids learn how our system of government works, shabby as it may be at this point in time.
     
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    Andy, I could create lots of religious analogies, but stick to my belief that installing love of country should be way in front of anything else. Layering party ideology on a second grader is not as important as a contining civics lesson.
     
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    Very well said!
     

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