Homes of McConnell and Pelosi Vandalized With Messages on Stimulus Checks

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Vandals struck the homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the first days of the year. In both cases, the apparent vandals spray-painted messages related to stimulus checks. Several messages, including “weres my money” were spray-painted across the front door of the Kentucky Republican’s home. The vandalism came shortly after the Senate adjourned Friday night without approving a measure to increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, which had been supported by President Donald Trump and Democrats.

“I’ve spent my career fighting for the First Amendment and defending peaceful protest. I appreciate every Kentuckian who has engaged in the democratic process whether they agree with me or not,” McConnell said in a statement Saturday morning. “This is different,” he added. “Vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in our society.”

The vandalism in Kentucky came shortly after vandals spray-painted the San Francisco home of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and left a severed pig’s head in front of her garage along with some fake blood. A photo posted on social media showed the vandals spray-painted a message that appeared to have to do with coronavirus relief bill. The message read “2K” with a line through it. “Cancel Rent? We Want everything!” read the graffiti. The letters “UBI!” were also spray-painted on the garage door, an apparent reference to universal basic income.

Police confirmed it responded to report of vandalism at around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. In an email, police confirmed that officers found that suspects had “painted graffiti on the garage door and left a pig’s head on the sidewalk.” It isn’t clear whether any suspects have been identified. A Twitter account that identifies as a “pro Trump patriot” and “conservative creator” was the first to publish photos of the vandalism. Others then tweeted photos showing how the graffiti had been covered up.

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New paths in downwardly mobile, settle-for-less grubby-ness. No thanks. As the sign says, we want everything.

It looks like whoever did this was kind enough to tape off the brick portion. Bully for them.

Who knows if this is a false flag or not. I'd say we probably shouldn't give into the conspiracy theories and just take these actions at face value.

It expresses hostility to the neo-liberal corporate stooge Democrats. The Democruds are just as much a part of our problem as the Repugs. And it gets the word out in a big way for some kind of mass opposition to mass evictions and to the repugnant and ludicrous idea than people who have ceased paying rent should give any of it back to social parasites. So, yeah, that's not just "venting for venting's sake."

Because this gets you social media attention and that is all Anarchists care about in today's world

right, because cute little vandalism attacks haven't been around since before facebook. you're smart!

Right, those little acts of vandalism didn't accomplish anything then, and they are not accomplishing anything now.

But it is so edgy !

What's your butthurt commenting accomplishing?
Did you have to clean the graffiti up with your tongue?
Why are you so angry?

It's called freedom of expression, some people express themselves more boldly than others.
They wanted to do it, so they did it. They expressed exactly what they wanted, whether it pleases or displeases you.
It was not in lieu of an assassination. If you'd prefer that, do it yourself.
For them, spraying paint on walls might be a more agreeable pastime than spraying brains, maybe they don't share your blood-thirst in the least.

Maybe they felt safe expressing themselves in that way, just like you feel safe commenting here.
Except their expression was loud and clear and seen far and wide.

I don't see you.
I can't hear you.
Where did you go?

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