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'Impeach Obama' Bumper Sticker Leads To Baseball Bat Attack
The Hartford Courant ^ | February 04, 2013 | HILDA MUOZ,

Posted on 02/05/2013 9:16:02 AM PST by Daffynition

Edited on 02/05/2013 9:20:14 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

GLASTONBURY A 61-year-old man with an "Impeach Obama" bumper sticker on his vehicle was arrested Friday after he used a baseball bat to bash the trunk of another motorist who had given him the finger, police said.

Paul V. Guaschino, of 1149 E. Middle Turnpike in Manchester, followed the motorist who "apparently did not like the bumper sticker and displayed his dislike by showing his middle finger to Guaschino," police said.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: assault; bumpersticker; vandalism; weirdstuff
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1 posted on 02/05/2013 9:16:08 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

So, what would a Treason/Trial/Convict/Sentence bumper sticker do?


2 posted on 02/05/2013 9:18:19 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Daffynition

My bumper sticker to Obama:

You Obama are a true piece of crap. take your socialism, your big government , your freedom robbing government regulations, take your tyranny and go f yourself.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 9:19:37 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Daffynition

Paul V. Guaschino ..... what’s his freeper name?


4 posted on 02/05/2013 9:20:54 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: Daffynition

It was the middle finger, not the bumper sticker, that led to the stupid attack


5 posted on 02/05/2013 9:21:40 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Daffynition

I wonder if the bird flipper will be less quick to randomly throw his finger up at people he does not know. You catch an angry person on a bad day and that finger may cost you your head.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 9:21:55 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Daffynition

Love the sticker. But a finger should not begat a baseball bat attack. A physical attack should cause the sticker owner to bring out the bats etc.

A return bird would have been acceptable and had that precipitated a physical attack, defending himself would be appropriate.

I wonder if all is being reported here?


7 posted on 02/05/2013 9:24:43 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Daffynition

Sounds like a ‘flip and run’ accident to me. The flipor should be hunted down and prosecuted.


8 posted on 02/05/2013 9:25:56 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: shove_it

p.s.

Was the bat damaged?


9 posted on 02/05/2013 9:28:20 AM PST by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Daffynition

I had a hunch this happened in a gun-free state. It’s not a good idea to be flipping the bird when you don’t know who might be carrying. An armed society is a polite society and all that...


10 posted on 02/05/2013 9:29:31 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Daffynition

Wish I could shake the hand of the guy with the bb bat.


11 posted on 02/05/2013 9:37:29 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: Daffynition

If someone flips you the bird like this the correct response is to just laugh at them. Point and laugh. That ticks them off to no end and you win.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 9:39:17 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Menehune56

If someone that got flipped off was armed, and shot the flipper, I would say that the armed person wasn’t being polite at all.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 9:40:30 AM PST by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: circlecity

Wave back... with all your fingers.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 9:41:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Daffynition

I thought the guy with the bumper sticker got his car bashed...

so the liberal OBot gives you a odd salute ??

Who cares ???

Just laugh at them...


15 posted on 02/05/2013 9:43:29 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: circlecity

I prefer the dismissive wave, myself.


16 posted on 02/05/2013 9:45:58 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: trailboss800
Wish I could shake the hand of the guy with the bb bat.

Really, you think bashing in someone else's car with a baseball bat is an appropriate response to getting the finger?

17 posted on 02/05/2013 9:46:16 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MrB
"Wave back... with all your fingers."

While laughing....

18 posted on 02/05/2013 9:47:47 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Daffynition

The old man is 61 and can claim that he thought the middle finger was a weapon.


19 posted on 02/05/2013 9:49:20 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Daffynition

In NJ, baseball bat laws are sort of like the gun laws.

Its unlawful to have a baseball bat in your car unless traveling to an organized game. I think the only exception to the rule is if the bat is a “collectable bat”.


20 posted on 02/05/2013 9:50:12 AM PST by GreatMan
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To: Daffynition

Unfortunately in this state (Connecticut) if you needed a bat for every supporter of the Marxist-in-Chief you’d personally float Louisville Slugger for the decade. It’s no surprise that the leftists here are out in force and gloating, as there are far more Obama bumper stickers evident after the election.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 9:51:25 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: Daffynition
Background checks are in order here...ONLY people without bumper stickers on their cars may purchase a baseball bat.
22 posted on 02/05/2013 9:52:12 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Menehune56

...”It’s not a good idea to be flipping the bird when you don’t know who might be carrying.”....

This type of statement is what causes gun-fearing people to think concealed carry is a bad thing. I sincerely doubt any person who has been certified or licensed for CC would think about pulling his or her weapon in response to being flipped the bird. That is ludicrous. Now, the CC individual may be justified in drawing on a bat wielding jerk, if said jerk tried to use the bat on the CC person directly. The key principle - not drawing your weapon unless you intend to kill your target - holds always.


23 posted on 02/05/2013 9:53:42 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: muir_redwoods

It was the middle finger, not the bumper sticker, that led to the stupid attack

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LOL. It was the response to the middle finger that led to the stupid attack.

There is nothing in the attached article that indicates that the bumper sticker was even the cause of the flipping off, beyond bat wielders assumption. For all we know, bat wielder is a crappy driver who cut bird flipper off.

Sounds like a pretty straightfoward road rage incident to me.


24 posted on 02/05/2013 9:53:50 AM PST by dmz
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To: Daffynition

Thin skinned, oversensitive A-hole with a baseball bat couldn’t keep his fragile ego in check.


25 posted on 02/05/2013 9:54:37 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: circlecity

I had an idiot flip me a double bird in traffic recently. I just blew him a kiss and that stopped him. He cut me off and figured that I wouldn’t respond.

I chuckled over that all day.


26 posted on 02/05/2013 9:56:44 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: Daffynition

So the Impeach Bush bumper stickers were okay then ....


27 posted on 02/05/2013 10:02:11 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: BlueStateRightist; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; ...
Unfortunately in this state (Connecticut) if you needed a bat for every supporter of the Marxist-in-Chief you’d personally float Louisville Slugger for the decade. It’s no surprise that the leftists here are out in force and gloating, as there are far more Obama bumper stickers evident after the election.

I've also noticed seeing many more Obama (and even more laughable: Obama-Biden) bumper stickers on cars here in The People's Republik of Connecticut since the election.

Ugh, I hate this place politically and morally. Looking forward to the day (someday) when hubby and I can move outta here...

28 posted on 02/05/2013 10:03:33 AM PST by nutmeg (FUBO!)
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To: Daffynition

By age 61 a person should learn the art of self-control. And not be shocked that such a bumper sticker would provoke this kind of response.

Now he gets to pay the price for being stupid.


29 posted on 02/05/2013 10:03:56 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Wordkraft

Great response...I’ve done the same in the past...blow them a kiss. That makes them madder than just about any other response you could employ...


30 posted on 02/05/2013 10:06:57 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Daffynition

He should have to pay for damages. His right to respond and take action against the flipper ends at the flipper’s property line.


31 posted on 02/05/2013 10:07:05 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: OKRA2012

Hey, I’m 61 and have an IMPEACH OBAMA sticker mounted on my truck bumper.

To date, I’ve not had anybody flip me the bird.

I doubt that the 9MM BEATS 9-1-1, EVERY TIME sticker on the other side of the bumper has anything to do with that, either.


32 posted on 02/05/2013 10:09:39 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: who knows what evil?; Wordkraft

I see I’m not alone in this approach.

If only I’d thought of it earlier in life, so that my 3 kids would not have the ammunition to regale family gatherings with stories of me flipping off other drivers when they were too young to know what it meant.


33 posted on 02/05/2013 10:12:22 AM PST by dmz
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To: bigbob

By age 61 a person should learn the art of self-control. And not be shocked that such a bumper sticker would provoke this kind of response.


Yes once a guy brandished a crowbar at me. It flew out of his hand bounced across the road and landed right at my feet. I picked it up and asked him what was he going to do with this?

He fled...LOL


34 posted on 02/05/2013 10:13:22 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: muir_redwoods
It was the middle finger, not the bumper sticker, that led to the stupid attack

And suddenly Obama's flying monkeys will scream and make this nutcase the poster boy for every conservative American opposed to Hussein's "destroy America" campaign.

"Typical Republican," they will scream hysterically. Never mind that similar scenarios occur in reverse every day. That's why there are not more "Impeach the fake president" stickers around. The ONLY reason. People with a job who work need their vehicles more than they need to voice political opinions on their car.

35 posted on 02/05/2013 10:18:00 AM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: circlecity
If someone flips you the bird like this the correct response is to just laugh at them. Point and laugh. That ticks them off to no end and you win.

Exactly, that is the correct response. I got the exact reaction I would want from a lib.
36 posted on 02/05/2013 10:19:23 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Daffynition
Dumb. In law use of the bat is the same as the use of a gun. Deadly Force.

He needs to shut up, call his lawyer, and get the best deal he can get. He's screwed.

37 posted on 02/05/2013 10:21:56 AM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: circlecity

“If someone flips you the bird like this the correct response is to just laugh at them. Point and laugh. That ticks them off to no end and you win.”

I like your suggestion. I usually give them a big, enthusiastic “thumbs up” and I find that confuses the heck out of them.


38 posted on 02/05/2013 10:23:07 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Daffynition

If you get mad when someone flips the bird at you you are giving a complete stranger power over your emotions. I wave too.


39 posted on 02/05/2013 10:23:37 AM PST by bunnie911
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To: CSM

Agreed... A big, enthusiastic “thumbs up” IS THEE best response.


40 posted on 02/05/2013 10:27:18 AM PST by TruthFactor (The Death of Nations: Pornography, Homosexuality, Abortion)
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To: thackney

I do. In the past insulting another man may have resulted in a broken nose, but with people so sue happy today over everything it’s just not safe to break noses anymore. But a bb bat to the trunk? Sure, it’ll result in the batter paying a fine and or doing community service, but people need to experience consequences for their actions. I wish it was still OK to punch people. Many deserve it.


41 posted on 02/05/2013 10:36:59 AM PST by trailboss800
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To: Daffynition

And deport him with his illegal friends.


42 posted on 02/05/2013 10:41:05 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Daffynition

He got flipped off and then went on the attack with a bat. Sorry... no-go with me. We’re not talking self-defense here.


43 posted on 02/05/2013 10:46:06 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: trailboss800

I’ll pray for you. I think life would be tough believing that feeling insulted requires damaging property, and the only reason you don’t respond with a physical attack on the person is fear of being sued,.


44 posted on 02/05/2013 10:47:41 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Daffynition

Swing like Joe DiMaggio.


45 posted on 02/05/2013 10:48:24 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: OKRA2012
The old man is 61 and can claim that he thought the middle finger was a weapon.

Six year olds pointing fingers get suspended from school for having pretend weapons so it's not a stretch or him to claim he thought he was being threatened. Same thing.

46 posted on 02/05/2013 10:50:19 AM PST by bgill
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To: Daffynition

I wouldn’t mess with Mr. Paul V. Guaschino who is knows as “Paulie Walnuts”.


47 posted on 02/05/2013 10:50:21 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: trailboss800

In the past insulting another man may have resulted in a broken nose, but with people so sue happy today over everything it’s just not safe to break noses anymore. But a bb bat to the trunk? Sure, it’ll result in the batter paying a fine and or doing community service, but people need to experience consequences for their actions. I wish it was still OK to punch people. Many deserve it.

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Ah yes, a physical beat down for your hurt feelings.

Ordinarily, consequences should be proportionate to the damage done.

Since there is no damage done when you are flipped off, grow up and walk away.


48 posted on 02/05/2013 11:06:40 AM PST by dmz
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To: Daffynition

I thought the Obamaphile would have been the attacker; surprised that the headline doesn’t make it clear that the anti-Obama guy was.

As far as a baseball bat or firearm response to the finger, I have found it better to ask “is that your I.Q. or your number of friends?”


49 posted on 02/05/2013 11:10:36 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: nutmeg
I've noticed the same thing. The funny thing is before the election, not so many, now they're all over.
It really puzzles me when you see these people from Greenwich or Westport sporting Zer0/Plugs stickers. Don't they know they're the 1% the Regime is targeting?
50 posted on 02/05/2013 11:12:28 AM PST by YankeeReb
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