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    5 men were arrested for attempting to blow an Ohio Turnpike bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River here south of Cleveland. I'm on that bridge a couple of times a week on average.

    THe perpetrators met and associated with others at "Occupy Cleveland" events. They were well known by some of the organizers (who were apparently fooled that these guys didn't really buy into the non-violent messages). Protest organizers, including one Cleveland Councilman, spent the day attempting to distance themselves from events, but also felt compelled to cancel their planned May Day activities as a direct result.

    No question that movements like the "occupy whatevers" will be a lightening rod for fringe elements, such as these self-proclaimed anarchists. It would appear that extra attention paid by law enforcement, that groups rail against, is completely justified.
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    The Occupy movement has been nothing but a complete bungle. People have the right to protest and peacefully assemble. These idiots have been pooping on cop cars, raping girls in their tents, fighting and basically causing damage in almost every city that they assemble in. Even if they had a valid point, no one is going to listen when you act like this. But, since these rallies are being organized and funded by radicals, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

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    In case anyone is wondering how far these guys got.....



    On Monday night, the five men were standing not far from the bridge when they input text into a cell phone that was to ignite 8 packages of C4 that they had attached to the bridge.

    Fortunately for us, the "C4" had been supplied to them by the FBI, who presumably were also in attendance not far away (no details of actual arrest yet).

    High bridges make me uncomcortable anyway (maybe a touch of vertigo?), but it's going to be eerie driving over it the next few times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    The Occupy movement has been nothing but a complete bungle. People have the right to protest and peacefully assemble. These idiots have been pooping on cop cars, raping girls in their tents, fighting and basically causing damage in almost every city that they assemble in. Even if they had a valid point, no one is going to listen when you act like this. But, since these rallies are being organized and funded by radicals, this shouldn't come as a surprise.

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    Now guys lets just forget this, because these are the far left loonies in the group. Everyone knows only the Tea Party is violent and ignorant.

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    My parents live in Twinsburg, which isn't far at all from that bridge. I can't remember if I've driven over that bridge when I've gone to visit them, but I know it's close.

    Every little minor thing that happened when the Tea Partiers organized was a black mark on the Tea Party. On the other hand, whenever anything bad happens at an Occupy event it's written off as radicals who aren't really a part of the Occupy movement. Nice double standard. I wish television reporters would ask some of the Occupy folks how they got the day off from work to protest just to see what their response would be. A life on the government teet makes them unfamiliar and averse to work.

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    Speaking of the Tea Party, I'll be curious to see how those folks vote this November.

    I don't think any of them supported Romney when all of the GOP candidates were in the field, many of their views differ greatly from Romney's, so it will be interesting to see if they turn their heads and vote Romney, or if they stick to their principles first and write in a candidate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ban basketball View Post
    Speaking of the Tea Party, I'll be curious to see how those folks vote this November.

    I don't think any of them supported Romney when all of the GOP candidates were in the field, many of their views differ greatly from Romney's, so it will be interesting to see if they turn their heads and vote Romney, or if they stick to their principles first and write in a candidate.
    Most will vote Romney. The main goal is to get Obama out and a write in candidate won't do that. It's a shame the dems didn't have a primary. I don't think the vote would be as clearly split if someone other than Obama was running for the dems. Like you said, the tea party isn't happy with Romney, but the alternative is worse. Some may sit home and not vote at all though. I just can't see how any sane person would want more of Obama.

    A president is supposed to get things done and instead of doing that, he tours the country blaming republicans. I want a president who will get both parties together and hammer out some compromise to get this country moving again. Clinton and Regan were both really good at that and Bush and Obama suck at it. So it isn't a democrat vs republican thing. I think it's more about doing what's best for the country instead of what's best for you personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinn14 View Post
    Most will vote Romney. The main goal is to get Obama out and a write in candidate won't do that. It's a shame the dems didn't have a primary. I don't think the vote would be as clearly split if someone other than Obama was running for the dems. Like you said, the tea party isn't happy with Romney, but the alternative is worse. Some may sit home and not vote at all though. I just can't see how any sane person would want more of Obama.

    A president is supposed to get things done and instead of doing that, he tours the country blaming republicans. I want a president who will get both parties together and hammer out some compromise to get this country moving again. Clinton and Regan were both really good at that and Bush and Obama suck at it. So it isn't a democrat vs republican thing. I think it's more about doing what's best for the country instead of what's best for you personally.
    I kind of figured that the guiding mantra would be ABO (anybody but Obama), which, according to Sean Hannity, was an "empty strategy" in 2004.

    As they say, politics has the shortest memory of all (or something to that effect), but it has been curious to see how Bill Clinton went from a "rigid socialist ideologue" to the "compromiser" that he has become known as today.
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