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After lurking literally for years, I am finally prompted to post my first original diary by events of the past few weeks.

The night of Joe Biden's speech, I was driving in my car listening to the convention on NPR.  One of the commentators summed up his speech saying (paraphrasing) that the agents for the status quo are scared of change.  Judging by the rate at which Obama signs keep disappearing from my driveway, I wouldn't say they're scared.  I'd say they're cowardly.

About a month ago I put an Obama campaign sign at the end of my driveway.  I live in Connecticut, so I didn't expect anything to come of this.  But, my sign disappeared after about a week.  So, I went online, and I ordered 5 more.  You know, to prepare for more disappearances and to qualify for the first quantity discount tier.

Feeling bold, I put two signs at the end of my driveway.  A week later, they were gone as well.  That was last Friday (before Labor Day).  I was angry enough to report it to the police.  They took my information, and were very professional.  They treated me as if my complaint was legit - not just being an annoyance to them.  I mean, I don't expect them to recover my stolen property, nor do I expect them to find the culprit(s) really.  But I wanted it on record that this had happened, and I didn't like it.  After the officer left, I put up a new sign (just one this time).

This morning, I saw this scene at the end of my driveway:

Don't these people realize that all they are accomplishing by doing this is forcing me to give the Obama campaign more money to send me more signs???

Another call to the police.  Another cordial visit from the local police.  Another new Obama sign now stands at the end of my driveway.

Originally posted to Marty in CT on Sun Sep 07, 2008 at 05:53 PM PDT.

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