Florida Republican, 71, Arrested For Penny Attack on Democratic Party Office

Oct 22, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Smoking Gun

A Florida man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he went to a Democratic Party headquarters and threw a penny at workers there, claiming The protest Friday evening ended with the arrest of Gary Root, a 71-year-old Naples man .

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#21
Oct 24, 2012
 
Why are the headlines often misleading? He was not arrested for the penny, but because he was banned and came back anyway (trespassing).

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Oct 24, 2012
 
You must live in a rich neighborhood. I picked up a total of 4 pennies. And there was a guy heading for the last one as I picked it up.

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You must live in a rich neighborhood. I picked up a total of 4 pennies. And there was a guy heading for the last one as I picked it up.
well yes I do , but a penny is a penny hey QQ
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Nov 4, 2012
 
Where is everyone? I've had no electric since Monday. I guess everyone else has been out, too...

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#26
Nov 4, 2012
 
He said the penny was all he had after being taxed by Obama and yet he posted 1K bond.

So girls and boys, what can we learn from this situation.

1. You are always better off than you think you are.
2. No matter how bad things are they can always get worse.
3. Always think through a rash possible action and then think it through again.
4. Just imagine doing that rash possible action and then don't do it.
5. Don't do anything so stupid that it ends up in print and then people like us are posting about your offbeat actions.

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Tiger Lilly wrote:
He said the penny was all he had after being taxed by Obama and yet he posted 1K bond.
So girls and boys, what can we learn from this situation.
1. You are always better off than you think you are.
2. No matter how bad things are they can always get worse.
3. Always think through a rash possible action and then think it through again.
4. Just imagine doing that rash possible action and then don't do it.
5. Don't do anything so stupid that it ends up in print and then people like us are posting about your offbeat actions.
or perhaps there are more penny carrying donating Republicans than you thought ......

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Nov 4, 2012
 
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or perhaps there are more penny carrying donating Republicans than you thought ......
And perhaps you didn't realize that I was not posting from a political point of view. I would have said the same things if the man had been a democrat, independent, green or whatever. I hardly ever post on the political threads, that is not my main focus when I am at Offbeat.

That being said, I hope you are having a fine Sunday morning Tally.

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Tiger Lilly wrote:
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And perhaps you didn't realize that I was not posting from a political point of view. I would have said the same things if the man had been a democrat, independent, green or whatever. I hardly ever post on the political threads, that is not my main focus when I am at Offbeat.
That being said, I hope you are having a fine Sunday morning Tally.
as well as I would have posted . for the joke

thanks and the same

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as well as I would have posted . for the joke
thanks and the same
Well, at times it's hard to tell what is a joke and what is not without the use of:
;)or :) or LOL

Thanks, going very well so far.

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Well, at times it's hard to tell what is a joke and what is not without the use of:
;)or :) or LOL
Thanks, going very well so far.
depends on how one wishes to read , I wonder what comedy writers did before sign language ....

and those symbols are some trolls signatures

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depends on how one wishes to read , I wonder what comedy writers did before sign language ....
and those symbols are some trolls signatures
Well, I thought saying I'm Queen Of The Universe was a very funny joke, after all, no one can be that but some took offense and I was called a spoiled brat. So much for my intent compared to their perception and misunderstanding of my intent.

Comedy writers know that the actors/stand up gals and guys will have much more than black words or a white page to get their jokes across. Posting only has those words and nothing else.

I find that lots of people use those emoticons, not just trolls. For instance, our friend Chatty who always ends her posts with a :) and a hug.

Time to take that extra hour and do some packing for my trip.

Have fun whatever you chose to do with the rest of your day.

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Well, I thought saying I'm Queen Of The Universe was a very funny joke, after all, no one can be that but some took offense and I was called a spoiled brat. So much for my intent compared to their perception and misunderstanding of my intent.
Comedy writers know that the actors/stand up gals and guys will have much more than black words or a white page to get their jokes across. Posting only has those words and nothing else.
I find that lots of people use those emoticons, not just trolls. For instance, our friend Chatty who always ends her posts with a :) and a hug.
Time to take that extra hour and do some packing for my trip.
Have fun whatever you chose to do with the rest of your day.
have a good trip when you going ??????

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have a good trip when you going ??????
Thanks.

Leaving tomorrow.

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