Punks Destroying Chapman Signs

By Loudoun Insider

So, do you think the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will investigate the destruction of private property on private property???


  • BlackOut says:

    Damn Republicans!

  • edmundburkenator says:

    I just don’t understand why the sheriff race has so much BS associated with it.

  • In an omen-like occurence, the heavy snow obliterated Chapman signs and Baldwin signs out this way like they were cheap suits. Higgins signs right beside them survived. Go figure!

  • leeter says:

    Actually, isn’t this sign in the public right of way area? Hard to tell from the picture, but there is a right-of-way area in which signs are not allowed to be put up. Also, the county sign ordinance which all candidates signed when they got the permit to install signs, states no signs allowed AT ALL over 4 square feet.

    BPM brings up an intersting point — it is curious that signs of people he doesn’t, and only thise signs, like are being destroyed…hmmmm….. Why can’t we all just get along? The Republican Sign Wars is getting a little out of hand. Maybe it’s because Dems don’t have as much money, but I rarely see these huge (illegal) banners for Dem candidates …making me wonder what our Republican candidates are really compensating for. I also wonder why crusty ole’ Frank Wolf is on every candidates mailer. Frank isn’t running for office here, and his endorsement means nada. What, you think he’d endorse someone from across the aisle? He looks like he was simply medicated and told to stand still while the cameras clicked away. The pictures make him and our local candidates all look old and crusty.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    if you say so, leeter.

    I notice Frank Wolf keeps getting reelected, and like the Governor, local Dems (at least in Catoctin) like to use him as an image of someone to be respected–he helped in the PATH issue, which is being used by some supporting Baldwin to attach Wolf’s gravitas and weight of respect to the Democratic candidate there, although it falls a little flat when you see that, as with many Dem constituents of Wolf, they’re glad to have his help when they need it to get what they want (see Hallowed Ground), and then equally glad to donate against him, campaign against him, and vote against him.

    And then he wins again.

  • Tom Parker says:

    I am familiar with the location above and it is on private property, off the right of way. Yes, there are size restrictions as part of the ordinance but, there is a process to remedy that giving the property owner a certain amount of time to remove or replace. However, it appears we have “volunteers” violating the rules of their program to remove signs from private property. Seeing it a lot in the Dulles South area.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Yes we are. I know one place south of Braddock that has a sign on their lawn inside their fence, and they’ve had to call for a replacement every week for a month now.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    Hey BPM, you know what’s odd about the snow?

    It seems to have TAKEN the signs away, not knocked them down for Baldwin and Chapman.

    Stay classy Republicans!

  • G.Stone says:

    Sign wars. What a waste of time.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Yeah, what a surprise, only the Chapman and Baldwin signs were affected. Unbelievable.

  • liz says:

    It says a lot about how much law and order matters to the people who would deface, destroy, or steal signs on private property.

    Makes supporting Chapman that much more attractive when his opponents’ supporters are vandals and thieves.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Can Simpson get some people investigating this? I wonder what the official reaction would be if these were Simpson signs getting destroyed.

    Someone told me Simpson and Speakman were real chummy together before the Lansdowne debate. Not surprising.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    The usual telephone pole trio is Dick Black, Geary Higgins, and Jim Plowman.

    That’s a scary trio indeed. The pole is quite appropriate.

  • BlackOut says:

    Don’t you think it’s telling after the private property vandalism of a Chapman sign all Monk can mention is snow?

    All over a petty issue, (with a vindictive nature) with a volunteer campaign manager. May I suggest counseling?

    Go figure.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    The pole in in public ROW, LI. At a minimum it is on power company ROW property. Either way, its not legal signage.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I agree that the signs on poles are not appropriate, Eric, but I can’t let you accuse people of putting them there without hardcore proof. Your previous comment has been zapped.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    Ok, so the only place I have seen these signs on phone poles is in Hamilton and Lovettsville. Let’s see, who do we know that is working on the R’s campaign in Lovettsville and Hamilton? No names stated, LI.

    See this LTE on the issue as well:


    Apparently this is happening next door in Lincoln as well.

    As I said, who would vote for a BOS candidate who can not even ask his sign crews to just obey the law?

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    That’s better, Eric. It is pretty ridiculous after all the bitching and moaning from these people about Chapman signs appearing with Dem signs. Time for some people to start cleaning up their messes I think.

  • Wolverine says:

    And the actual issues in all these political races were what again?

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