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filthy
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Posted - 12/13/2009 :  12:48:00  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Really, this is something else; the nitwits are now whining about a Congressman's office being inconvenient for really obnoxious protesting.
Arguing that the location of their local congressman's office infringes on their right to free speech, Tea Party protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, have asked Democratic House Rep. Tom Perriello to relocate so they can protest him more easily.

After protesters opposed to Perriello were told they can't demonstrate in the private parking lot next to Perriello's building, the Charlottesville-based Rutherford Institute -- described by The Hill as a "Christian civil liberties" group -- sent a letter (PDF) to Perriello asking the first-term congressman to relocate to an office that would be more conducive to protests against him.

Writing on behalf of the Jefferson Area Tea Party and the University of Virginia College Republicans, the Rutherford Institute placed the blame for the protest ban not with the businesses that objected to the demonstrators -- "private property interests must be protected" -- but with Perriello, for choosing that location.

"Although the decision to forbid any demonstrations was made by the landlord of the property, the root of the problem lies in your decision to locate your local office in a place where public petitioning and demonstrations may be restricted by those protecting their private property interests," the letter states. "We strongly recommend that when your lease expires you relocate your Charlottesville offices...."

The decision to ban protests came after businesses sharing Perriello's office building were disrupted by protesters, as well as counter-protesters supporting Perriello's decision to vote in favor of the House health reform bill.
Pretty lame if you ask me, but here's the kicker: Perriello's lease expires in 2011, at the end of his Congressional term and there ain't a damn' thing the 'baggers can do except live with it. Oh, the poor babies.






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HalfMooner
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Posted - 12/13/2009 :  18:32:42   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's rich. I couldn't imagine any demand that sounds more ludicrous. But wait: Maybe they should demand that Rep. Perriello relocate his office to an empty field with plenty of handy stones laying about.

These teabaggers must all be Poes. I mean, right?

Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 12/13/2009 18:35:23
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The Rat
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Posted - 12/13/2009 :  19:01:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

These teabaggers must all be Poes. I mean, right?


Good call. Stupidity that blatant almost requires intelligent planning.

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