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Oh, how I love a good human interest story with a happy ending.

GOP Convention Tempts Partisan Trickery


Don Hajicek, a 36-year-old graphic artist from Wyoming, was planning to travel 2,000 miles to New York City to join the anti-GOP protests and stay at an apartment belonging to a sympathetic New Yorker.

But then he learned that the person who had offered him accommodation had tricked him, and the shelter he had been promised was a lie.

When planning his trip, Hajicek found an offer of housing on an Internet bulletin board for would-be protesters, CounterConvention.org.

The host -- describing himself as "an architect who specializes in low income housing" -- was so accommodating that Hajicek became suspicious. "I'm originally from Chicago, so I didn't just fall off the turnip truck," Hajicek told ABCNEWS.com by telephone.

Ha! Yes, I actually said "turnip truck", just for the record. But then, only people who've recently fallen off a turnip truck actually say that, no?

More below the fold...

----big snip----


After ABCNEWS.com sent an e-mail to Hajicek's purported host asking to speak to him, Hajicek's purported host sent a contrite e-mail to Hajicek to "profusely apologize for any inconvenience."

"It was a poorly conceived bad prank gone way too far," the hoaxer wrote in the e-mail, which Hajicek provided to ABCNEWS.com. The hoaxer did not respond directly to ABCNEWS.com's e-mails. A woman who answered the phone at the number he provided to Hajicek denied any knowledge of the prank.

As a result of his warning, Hajicek says he received dozens of offers of places to stay, and is planning to go to New York after all. He even received some money as a measure of sympathy. He now has a reservation at a hotel off Times Square, just blocks from the Republican Convention.

I've said this many, many times, but you people friggin' rule.

And so, in spite of those freeper's attempts to frustrate myself and many others... I'm here and fuck them.

Big thanks to David and Justin and everyone else at The Tank, from which I am now blogging.   ;)

Originally posted to theoria on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:50 PM PDT.

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  •  You rule too, theoria, (4.00)
    And kudos for the happy ending!

    'turnip truck'... <sniggers to self>

    Nothing requires a greater effort of thought than arguments to justify the rule of nonthought. -- Milan Kundera

    by Dale on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:55:36 PM PDT

  •  Dude, (4.00)
    I am so totally impressed.  How do you pronounce your name anyway, (i've been pronouncing it thee-O-ree-ah)  Welcome to the big apple, have fun and remember, don't make eye contact with anyone on the subway.  Also, if a stranger approaches you in a threatening way, the best way to make them leave you alone is to simulate a coughing fit...that kept me safe for 3 years in spanish harlem...

    The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey

    by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:55:45 PM PDT

    •  Whoa (4.00)
      After all the comments from New Yorkers here at dKos about how friendly their city is, we get "don't make eye contact with anyone on the subway."

      Hmmm . . .

      No man is justified in doing evil on the grounds of expediency.--Teddy Roosevelt

      by Leslie in CA on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:21:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  NYers are friendly... (4.00)
        ...doesn't mean you have to challenge them... ;-)

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:25:34 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Eye contact (4.00)
          ...is always very high in NYC (try say Londoners in contrast, blush blush if anyone actually notices then) and really peaked after 9/11. As did general chattiness among strangers.

          Street theater is good for us.

          I work mostly away from NYC and get to feeling REAL sad for the 200 million folks with nowhere communal to mingle now and nowhere to walk now except (erk) malls.

          How about THAT for one of the drivers of Red State Rage?!

          •  NYC vs. SF (none)
            I lived in SF for 14 years and strangers never spoke to me except to ask for the time or a handout. In NYC people will smile at you for no reason, and talk to you because they feel like it. It's a Good Thing (tm).

            Be afraid. Be very afraid.

            by ebie on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 07:42:22 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  As a Texan (none)
          who spent 6 months there I have to agree. I have never had so many conversations in elevators in my life! At the least you were expected to say or nod hello and good bye. Everywhere else I've ever been, you're expected to stare at the door or the numbers and keep your comments to yourself :) Well, not completely, but, you know.

          New Yorkers generally seem to be in a hurry and don't suffer fools lightly (it's kinda like the online community), but I never had any experiences when anyone was less than friendly to me and I wandered all over the city from north of Central Park to lower Broadway. And that was in 1999.

          •  As a native New Yorker... (4.00)
            I have to agree... we are, generally, a city of nice people. The thing is that most of the time when you encounter New Yorkers they're on their way somewhere, and they're often in a hurry. So if you need directions, don't ask someone who looks like they're in a hurry. For example, if you're on a subway platform and have no idea whether you're going uptown or downtown, don't go up to the person standing on the edge of the platform tapping their foot nervously; ask the person who's sitting in one of the benches. Getting along in New York is basically a matter of reading body language.
      •  It's considered an invasion of privacy, (4.00)
        oddly enough, however, rubbing up against someone in the subway is o.k. (as long as you don't look at them.)

        The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey

        by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:32:26 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  it's all about (4.00)
        the LENGTH of the eye contact. on the subway, a quick check out is fine, repeated quick check-outs mean you like what you see and can't help yourself, wide-eyed staring at everything means you're a tourist, uninterupted staring signals weirdo and the possible need to change cars at the next stop depending how crazed said starer appears (important note: do NOT attempt to outstare this individual).

        how to spot a hardcore new yorker? either asleep against a window, head buried in a book/paper or staring off blankly at nothing all the while utterly ignoring all or one of the following: pleading homeless person, trio of do-wop singers, four break dancers flipping their way down the train.

        welcome to new york all ye travelers! i'm dragging my son to a protest on suday. maybe i'll see one of you there! i'll be the one bribing my son with promises to purchase yugio cards in exchange for another 30 minutes of protesting.

      •  Artful Eye Contact Drove My Sex Life in NYC (none)
        Who said to avoid eye contact in NYC?

        My 12 years of compulsive sexual addiction were driven by my perfection of the art of eye contact. There is SO much sex to be had in Manhattan. You will find that when you look another person in the eye, they will first wonder whether you are hitting on them. Go with the flow. Search out the wandering eyeballs. And enjoy the feast.

        I love NYC. And believe me, NYC will love you.

        "Strength and wisdom are not opposing values" ~ The Big Dawg

        by John Campanelli on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 09:15:05 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  In 24 years (3.75)
      I honestly can't remember a "stranger approaching me in a [seriously] threatening way" in any part of New York City. Sure there are lots of certifiably insane people walking the streets, but it's foolish to take them seriously. Their bark is always worse than their bite.

      Check out the latest statistics, and you'll find that New York -- and especially Manhattan -- is safer than any other city in the U.S. -- and that includes mid-sized cities.

      I myself feel MUCH, MUCH more threatened on the streets of my hometown, Waterloo, Iowa, than I've ever felt in New York. Talk about scary places!

      •  Actually (4.00)
        I forgot about the two times I've been mugged, once with a 45 nuzzled into my temple. But that was back during the first Bush regime. Things have changed a lot since then.
      •  Well, (4.00)
        I've been mugged 4 times, (once hit on the head with a pipe) and my wife was shot through the stomach with a .22 for 5$ (which she had already given up freely, she thinks he didn't mean to pull the trigger...) but you are correct, that per capita the incidents are quite low, and most people who approach strangers are either looking for a quarter, a cigarette or inebriated and don't even see you...my point was, however that even the sickos, crackheads (do we still have those?) and muggers stay away from someone who appears to have tuberculosis...

        The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey

        by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:51:17 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  How horrible (4.00)
          My heart goes out to you and your wife.

          But now I'm wondering what it is about me that drives these people away -- without a coughing fit. gazing into the nearest mirror Maybe I look even crazier than them?!

          If so, that's just one of the underrated benefits of spending your adult life in New York!

        •  4 muggins a pipe AND a 22?? (4.00)
          dude. that is seriously intense. may those days be long behind for both of you. sorry you had to go through that.

          the worse that ever happened to me was some guy who tried to stick me up as i was entering my building. when i challenged him (it was still day light for crissakes and there were people hanging out on a doorstep a few doors down!), he backed off and showed me that all he had was a freaking popsicle stick. the next day, my brother called up to console me, "hey sis, i heard you got held up by the good humor man. you okay?" lol. thanks bro!!

          •  Those aren't even the worst stories, (4.00)
            but this is theoria's diary.  

            I am a magnet for conflict and my wife makes bad choices about the people she hangs out with (yo!)...so, we're not typical, but hey, live and learn!

            The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey

            by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 07:25:48 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  Crackheads... (4.00)
          We still have plenty here in B'more.  But the good news these days is that they're moving out to the suburbs.
    •  they're NOT ALL chicks, dude. (4.00)
      word to the wise.

      The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey

      by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 07:21:02 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  pronuciation of his name? (none)
      Dahn Hadj-ih-check would be the norm.

      I've no idea how he pronounces theoria.  I'd guess like Peoria only with a th instead.

      (I keep hearing Nick Danger skits in my head.  It's time to stop.)

      BTW, theoria... nice job.  I'd say you've already gotten the first dose of vengeance.  Public humiliation.  Sweet.

      O it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant--Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act II

      by ogre on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 09:46:55 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Unfortunately (none)
        The article didn't print the freeper's name or put a link to his scary website.

        George W. Bush -- Disaster Accomplished

        by Unstable Isotope on Sat Aug 28, 2004 at 04:43:35 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  But that can be done (none)
          here--and elsewhere--all we need do is take his URL and associate his name with it and the story.  

          It'll resurface at some point in the media.

          Or the whining slimeball will whine about his good name being dragged through his slime....

          O it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous To use it like a giant--Shakespeare, Measure for Measure, Act II

          by ogre on Sat Aug 28, 2004 at 09:03:44 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

    •  pronounce (none)
      "Haj - a - check"
    •  umm... (4.00)
      those aren't their eyes theoria....

      The worst thing humanity ever did to God was give him a name, and a face. - me

      by DawnG on Sat Aug 28, 2004 at 05:40:55 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Don't let the bastids get you down (4.00)
    You rock Theoria

    "That government of, by, and for the people shall not perish from the Earth."

    by TheGryphon on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:56:16 PM PDT

  •  Nicely done (4.00)
    Find yourself a lawyer at one of the rallies that will help you sue the hell out of this guy.

    "We'd never win if we played fair." Newt Gingrich

    by Velvet Revolution on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:57:02 PM PDT

  •  Rock on!!!! (4.00)
    So in the end, you exposed freepers for the scum they are via national news, made some money, AND still got to go to the convention.  What a happy ending!  And hopefully this will prevent similar pranks from being pulled off...

    BTW I heartily approve of the turnip truck metaphor.  There once was a time when "colorful language" meant such turns of phrase.

    The Republicans need a divided country. But we don't. --Big Dog

    by froggywomp on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:57:21 PM PDT

    •  Very impressive work ... (4.00)
      ... Well done, Theoria.  When you ride into the city on the turnip truck, perhaps you could find the real Freeper place, get ten protestors, and crash there anyway? Just tell the guy it's a lesson: don't lie, even if your president does.  

      "Let every person make known what kind of government he would respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it; we are people first, and subjects after."

      by Human Rights on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:03:10 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  cautionary note (4.00)
        The address given by the freeper is not necessarily occupied by said freeper.  If giving someone a fake address, would you (a) give them your real address or (b) give them a fake one?  I'm not saying freepers are smart, but there's enough of a chance they figured this one out that I wouldn't want to risk going after someone who was completely innocent.

        The Republicans need a divided country. But we don't. --Big Dog

        by froggywomp on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:05:28 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Well, yes ... (4.00)
          ... The address is a bar.  But the Freeper's real address may be posted somewhere public, -- or  at least smewhere Theoria knows about, having "dealt" with him.  

          In any case, that was just a joke.  It's revealing that the Freeper scam DIDN'T stop at jokes -- and that the goon responsible saw plenty of encouragement.  I'm proud that we're above that here.  

          "Let every person make known what kind of government he would respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it; we are people first, and subjects after."

          by Human Rights on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:15:32 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  I love (4.00)
    a happy ending. :)

    36?  Somehow, I thought you were older.  Have a great time in New York.

    George W. Bush -- Disaster Accomplished

    by Unstable Isotope on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:58:57 PM PDT

  •  you are simply the best Theoria (none)
    And if you need a break from the big city you know where to find me.

    WE LOST, GET OVER IT

    by ctkeith on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 05:58:57 PM PDT

  •  hopefully not the hotel (none)
    with the same name as the city

    seriously, i worked in an office in that building

    (yeah, right, those things were "waterbugs" and "just large mice")

    I'm laughing at the fact that apparently 500 rooms are booked by Republican delegates.

  •  Nice (4.00)
    You just totally outed him as a complete idiot!  One freeper down. . .

    Will James R. Bath reveal the secret behind George Bush's National Guard Service before it's too late?

    by pontificator on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:00:09 PM PDT

  •  (Chanting) (none)
    "Theoria, Theoria, Theoria, Theoria"

    And the crowd goes wild ladies and gentlemen for the first "10" of the 2004 Olympics!

    Yay, you!

    Oh George, not the livestock!

    by espresso on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:00:55 PM PDT

  •  Yeay Theoria! (4.00)
    Well done!  I knew this had media story written all over it. And maybe there's a secondary life to it after ABC News... after all, it's the links to the guy's home page and his comments on the Freeper site that really complete the picture of what some of these deranged right-wing sickos are like.

    Coming up: the most important election of our lifetimes.

    by Wagster on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:01:18 PM PDT

    •  Boy, was I thinking small (4.00)
      I remember suggesting to you on the original thread that you contact the NY Daily News. Thinking  small!  Instead... how about a national outlet? Which one? Oh, I dunno, but I hear that More People Get Their News From ABC News Than From Any Other Source so how about them?

      Coming up: the most important election of our lifetimes.

      by Wagster on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:12:25 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  If this doesn't deserve a tip jar (none)
    Then nothing does.

    Washington State dKos Meetup -- Pike Brewery at 1st and Union in Seattle at 6PM on Monday, August 30

    by eugene on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:02:05 PM PDT

  •  Media (4.00)
    When you said in a previous diary that you were going to go to the media with this, I thought you were a touch deluded.

    Score one for you.  Good work.

  •  w00t!!!!!!! (4.00)
    mmmm....  freeper.  tastes like chicken.
  •  Beautiful! (4.00)
    Way to go, Theoria!

    Now that was a counter-punch worthy of Kerry himself. The goons yuk it up with their freeper buddies, while theoria brings ABC News.

    Excellent!

  •  Love the Chicago reference (none)
    Yay us!
  •  Wimps (4.00)
    Pretty funny, considering how over-the-top your right-wing whacko prankster is on his/her website.

    Only when the moron is caught does he/she plead for forgiveness like a little pussy.  This story helps show what bullies the Right can be, and how they run like little girls when called out.  

    It's all false bravado, kinda like the nonexistent Vietnam war records of the NeoCons.  

    chillinois.blogspot.com

    by chillinois on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:05:57 PM PDT

  •  Hail (none)
    Hail, hail Theoria.....

    You're the man - thank you for going after those little nasty freepers - they are a bunch of creeps - and now the very proper Republicans in New York will hear about what their strongest supporters are like.

  •  The next chapter (4.00)
    Theoria will soon be telling us how he made a fortune playing three card monte, then invested the money in wholesale Rolexes in Chinatown, made a huge profit reselling them, and will never have to design a graphic again.
  •  RE (4.00)
    i am interested to know how many other media outlets you went to with the story? Any other takers for the story besides ABC?

    I am not sure who has the better side of the story to tell grandchildren - you are the freeper? ;)  

    ... now watch this drive.

    by jg on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:14:24 PM PDT

  •  I like how ABC made the Freepers (4.00)
    seem to be maliciously gleeful about their stupid 'prank' (accurate reporting, I should say). What dummies.

    I hope they are nicely embarrassed.

    In the midst of life we are in debt, etc.

    by ablington on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:14:54 PM PDT

  •  While in NYC (4.00)
    You should see if ABC would put you on GMA or some other show...  You will be in Times Square after all - they wouldn't have to pay to fly you out for an interview.  ;-)

    Good work on outing the schmucks.

    You can't complain if you don't vote. This is no time for apathy!

    by mlk on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:17:28 PM PDT

  •  very funny! n/t (none)

    "Democrats: Always standing up for what they later realise they should have believed in." -Jon Stewart, the Daily Show

    by anna on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:20:58 PM PDT

  •  Great story (4.00)
    Your full report on the convention and convention related shit is eagerly anticipated. Can't beat this for a chapter one.

    <"Do not seek the treasure!" >

    by moon in the house of moe on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:26:53 PM PDT

  •  Theoria.. (4.00)
    you should try to get on Howard Stern next week while you're in NY.

    He hates bush about as much as we do and it would be a good national media outlet to make those fuckin' freepers look real bad...

    "Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not some farcical aquatic (judicial) ceremony"

    by bakin4mymomma on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:29:09 PM PDT

  •  Wonderful story! (4.00)
    This is turning out to be a damn good Friday.  A neocon spy is getting busted, the truth is coming out about GWB's easy-entry into the TANG and a Freeper's black heart is exposed by ABC news.

    I think I'll have a few drinks to celebrate the turning of the tide!

    Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.-Mahatma Gandhi

    by pacific city on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:29:31 PM PDT

  •  There's one thing missing. (4.00)
    The Freeper's name.

    It appears he's getting away with it. No consequences. He'll be laughing about it with his buddies.

    Out the bastard, theoria.

    CTHULHU ENDORSES KERRY "Bush too evil even for me", Great Old One says

    by Jon Meltzer on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:30:58 PM PDT

  •  This is beautiful. (none)
    Thanks for sharing the story of your troubles, Theoria. I just wish they could really find the ass who did this.

    I never knew turnips had trucks, either. Have fun in NYC. Be well.

  •  Congratulations (none)
    for the media triumph and for wisely getting a hotel room just steps from all the action. Hope you have a wonderful and productive time.
  •  make a freeper pee his pants (4.00)
    To the first person who posts a link to the ABCNews.com story on FreeR. epublic.com and proves it in a reply to this thread >>> I will send another $200 in spending cash to Turnip Boy.

    A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought... -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

    by em dash on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 06:52:02 PM PDT

  •  Since you're in New York City... (4.00)
    ... when referring to this story, nix the "turnip truck" reference. You'll get blank stares.

    The cross-cultural correlate for NYC is this:
    "I didn't just get off the boat from Minsk-a-Pinsk".

    Courtesy of Malacandra, Assistant Vice-Minister for Intercultural Communication at the Institute for Misunderstanding What Was Just Said.

    They have Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin. We've got nothin': we must close the psycho attack babe gap!

    by Malacandra on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 07:16:38 PM PDT

  •  Comparing Big Apples And Turnip Trucks (4.00)
    Orange you glad you didn't come up with that headline?

    Seriously, though. We were all rutabagaing for you, so lettuce all rejoyce & rejuice!

    The Structure of Lies In A Land Without Silence--Let's put the information back in the information age!

    by Paul Rosenberg on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 07:34:19 PM PDT

  •  Theoria (none)
    We were supposed to be buying you a beer tonight...... what happened?
  •  Turnip Truck? (none)
    "I'm originally from Chicago, so I didn't just fall off the turnip truck," Hajicek told ABCNEWS.com by telephone.

    Theoria-

    As a native Wyomingite, I am more than a bit offended that you felt compelled to assure the reporter that you were, in fact, not really from Wyoming and not, therefore, an ignorant turnip picker.  

    I am not from Chicago, so I do not understand your rush to give the good people of Wyoming the back of your hand.  Maybe that is how it is done in the windy city...  

    •  Turnip v.s. "Sugar Beet" Truck. (4.00)
      I thought there were lots of sugar beets and sugar beet trucks in Wyoming, not turnips.

      Google gives 3600 hits for Wyoming & "sugar beet", while only 2600 hits for Wyoming & turnip.

      While I have never been in Wyoming, I have heard several natives bitch about the sugar-beet trucks and the stench of the sugar-beet factories. All of which would not be economically possible without absurd subsidies:

      The high cost of protectionism can be seen not only among users of steel but also among consumers of sugar. Influenced by generous campaign contributions from U.S. sugar producers, the Federal Government supports domestic prices and slaps tariffs as high as 242% on most sugar imports. Mexico and other signatories of NAFTA will eventually be spared such tariffs, but the system in place today keeps domestic sugar prices at 22[cents] per lb.--about three times the global-market price.

      This system encourages sugar-beet and cane farmers to grow more than anyone wants--at least at these inflated prices. The farmers are diverted from growing crops that would add more value to the economy. And high sugar prices discourage consumers from buying sugar.

      The ultimate burden of sugar tariffs and subsidies is borne by sweet-toothed folks--and the manufacturers that make their candy. In all, the U.S. General Accounting Office says the program cost consumers and users $1.9 billion in 1998. The tab is pushing manufacturers to close up shop or move out of the country. Chicago-based Brach's announced last year that it would close its large manufacturing plant in the city and shed more than 1,000 jobs; it will outsource candymaking to Argentina's Grupo Arcor. Kraft Foods, meanwhile, intends to close its Holland, Mich., manufacturing facility for Life Savers next year, and plans to make the iconic candy in Quebec, where sugar sells at market rates. You might think the loss of jobs would prompt Congress to reconsider its protectionist policies. But you would be wrong.


      •  Wow, sugar at market prices! (none)
        When I'm in Canada next month I'll have to add sugar to my drugstore shopping list. It will be the only recreational drug I will buy.

        On second thought, coming back through US customs with a bunch of white powder? Never mind.

  •  Great post friend! (none)
    I was wondering what happened with your freeper "friend".  Have you thought of offering him a place to stay, say, in the middle of the Wyoming wilderness?

    The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation. --Jonathan Larson

    by pacifica on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 09:14:56 PM PDT

  •  What kind of name is Hajicek? (none)
    Sounds French to me...

    BTW, Broncos beat the Texans tonight.

    George W. Bush is all 'smear and fear' and is a coward.

    by RichM on Fri Aug 27, 2004 at 10:50:40 PM PDT

  •  freeper Nazi contrition is phony (none)
    Here's what you're up against, according to a post in an NYT forum:

    The ProtestWarriors are hardcore Reichwingers (pro-Nazis), formed solely to harass protesters.

    Currently they are working on operation "Liberty Rising" (insert mega barf alert here), which, in effect, is trying to sow decent into the RNC protests. Their headquarters (private, LOL!) address: 243 W. 38th St., NY, NY 10018

    They are having a meeting on Saturday, August 28th at 6:00 pm at their HQ... be sure to attend and spread the word on their plans.
    They are also going to have a meeting on Sunday morning at 8:00am. And they'll meet at 10:00am each day of the protests, with "something big" planned for Monday. http://www.protestwarrior.com/

  •  Amazing (none)
    Why are wingnuts so afraid of citizens acting on their right of expression to support their particular political opinion, isn't this what America is all about.
    I can only presume by this story, not in con GOP America it isn't.
    GOP - Protest Zones R-US
    PEACE!
    ABB&B!!!
    KERRY/EDWARDS 2004
  •  Free Beer for Theoria (none)
    We'll be coming to visit family in Cheyenne at the end of October.

    If you'd like to join us for a couple of beers at Sanford's Pub & Grub or C.B. Potts (or if you know a microbrewery with a tasty local beer, we'd like to know), email me.  

    We'll be buying beer anyway, so get in on the action.

    P.S. This isn't a satire post, we really used to live in Cheyenne and will be visiting, and I can prove it.

    •  My husband's from Fort Collins (none)
      We'll also be visiting his family there.  We could meet at Coopersmith's for Sigda's Green Chili beer.  Unless you know someplace better.

      Is Don at hashmark dot org a real email?

      If not, my sig's email is a good one.  

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