Monday, March 26, 2007

"And then they came after me ..."

See a pattern here?

Monmouth County Fuhrer Adam Puharic used tactics reminiscent of Adolph Hitler at Saturday's Republican nominating convention when he simply repressed the dissent by not permitting entry to members who supported GOP Freeholder Anna Little, the corruption crusader who dared to question the County Counsel Malcolm Carton's billings and Freeholder Director Bill Barham's business partnership with a county contractor.

..."(W)e didn't want to give the dissenters an opportunity to grandstand," said Puharic. "They didn't want to win. They couldn't win. They wanted to grandstand, and we wouldn't let them." ...

"I’m a mayor and I can’t get in there," complained Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre.'s Max Pizzaro -- "Puharic ... close(d) the hall to the press" -- was there and nearly had an orgasm on the GOP "wins."

Flash back to New York City, August 2004. The Republican National Committee choses the vastly Democratic New York City for its "nominating convention" for the re-coronation of George Bush. Republican Mayor Bloomberg had police for a year prior undercover stalking artists who were planning to protest that unitary executive. The New York Times on Sunday reported:
From these operations, run by the department's "R.N.C. Intelligence Squad," the police identified a handful of groups and individuals who expressed interest in creating havoc during the convention, as well as some who used Web sites to urge or predict violence.

But potential troublemakers were hardly the only ones to end up in the files. In hundreds of reports stamped "N.Y.P.D. Secret," the Intelligence Division chronicled the views and plans of people who had no apparent intention of breaking the law, the records show.

These included members of street theater companies, church groups and antiwar organizations, as well as environmentalists and people opposed to the death penalty, globalization and other government policies. Three New York City elected officials were cited in the reports.

In at least some cases, intelligence on what appeared to be lawful activity was shared with police departments in other cities. A police report on an organization of artists called Bands Against Bush noted that the group was planning concerts on Oct. 11, 2003, in New York, Washington, Seattle, San Francisco and Boston. Between musical sets, the report said, there would be political speeches and videos.

"Activists are showing a well-organized network made up of anti-Bush sentiment; the mixing of music and political rhetoric indicates sophisticated organizing skills with a specific agenda," said the report, dated Oct. 9, 2003. ...
Gasp! Bands. Did das Fuhrer Pulharic think of that one? He better get county Sheriff Joseph Oxley on it right away!!

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