TACKLE BOX  5:40 pm November 6, 2012

Do Not Mess With This D.C. Lady’s Signs, She Will Wreck You

by Rich Abdill

DEFEND THE SIGNSJust so you know, D.C. Advisory Neighborhood Commission candidate Grace Daughtridge is NOT MESSING AROUND. Not only has she “reestablished” the 11th-largest tree in the District, but she was at a polling place today, and saw a dude futzing with one of her campaign signs, and, if the allegedlies have it right, she took that dude out.

NBC Washington brings us the nitty-gritty:

Grace Daughtridge allegedly tackled a man in his 40s outside the King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Southwest around 11:15 a.m., claiming he was tampering with some of her campaign signs.

Wham-bam! It’s just like how she says she’s been “preventing thieves from stealing rims and tires”!

She takes this stuff serious-like. But this sign stuff… maybe… too serious-like?

A police report claims that she continued to yell homophobic slurs at the man as he entered the recreation center.

Hm. Yes. Probably. And it’s weird, because it sounds nothing like the lady portrayed in this community blog post, about bike lanes:

Then there were the people who just don’t like cyclists. One particularly angry woman [update: the elected First District Ward Six Rep for the South West Neighborhood Assembly Grace E. Daughtridge] asked “Who are these bike lanes for? Who uses a bike to drop off their kids at school? Who brings home groceries for a family of four on a bicycle?”

After each question several hands went up, to which she responded sarcastically each time “Congratulations, you must be real proud of yourself” and adding after the school question “You’re an irresponsible parent.”

Somebody should probably go back and check to see if that guy was tampering with signs, or if Daughtridge was just running around tackling people. [NBC 4]


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hagajim November 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Obviously this happening more often would make awesomely hilarious snark fodder.

WhatTheHolyHeck November 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

But it's that nice NBP guy holding the door who's the real threat.

Why do gay Black Panther sign thieves hate America?

SmutBoffin November 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Have you heard? There is also a threatening black man loitering on the ballot!

WhatTheHolyHeck November 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I imagine the Onion guys are just phoning it in now. Reality is kicking their asses for sheer volume of comedy production.

Fukui-sanYesOta November 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Afternoon, reprobates. Hope all you fine people have/are going to vote!

News from here is that even the conservatives want Bammaz to win.

Let's hope today sees Romney skullfucked into history by votes.

MittBorg November 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Hey, you! (Hugs you)

I know you got pull wit da Invisible Sky Unicorn. Go to it, buddy. Bring my Prez WAY over the finishing line.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Voted by mail last week!

bibliotequetress November 7, 2012 at 11:01 am

Howdy! Welcome back!

Sue4466 November 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

She sounds nice.

freakishlywrong November 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

I'm utterly mesmerized/laughing at the fucking .gif.

Schmannnity November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Bitch slapped him up.

HELisforHEL November 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Ahhh, the delusional paranoia, it burns.

smokefilledroommate November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

And they call her Grace..

DaniloTifoso November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm





OneDollarJuana November 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm


SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm


Chow Yun Flat November 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm


Tundra Grifter November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

She probably just went Postal on her mail carrier.

freakishlywrong November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Grace, get some.

Terry November 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I love DC. People away from this area forget that it's a real town and has more to it than Capitol Hill and K Street.

MittBorg November 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Hey, wow, they take this candidate electioneering shit pretty seriously in them parts, huh? (Scans list of places to visit, eliminates Daughtridge's entire state)

I_P November 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I have the weirdest boner right now…

/get out and vote, Wonkbitches!

OneDollarJuana November 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Supposedly Bill Clinton had a weird boner, too….

BaldarTFlagass November 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Well, just got in from my all-days. Did Fox declare Romney the winner yet?

Monsieur_Grumpe November 6, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I'm not turning FOX on till Hopey is declared the winner so I can see their newly indignant sad faces.

BadKitty904 November 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I get her. The woman had. just. had. eNOUGH.

YouBetcha November 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

I'm pretty sure I dated her.

clecinosu November 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Nice lady. She probably spent the morning kicking down her opponent's signs.

BadKitty904 November 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm

So, per the NYT election map thingy, New Hampshire has begun to report results?

Crank_Tango November 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

like 28 votes to 14. I think there are more people there than that tho.

coolhandnuke November 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Some protective moms take the stay off my lawn signs to the Nth level.

Not_So_Much November 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Sounds like he's lucky she didn't cut a bitch. This time.

Lazy Media November 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Rachel Maddow's meaningless trivia thing of the night: No Republican presidential campaign has won without a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket since Herbert Hoover in 1928.

viennawoods13 November 6, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Mind. Blown.
edit: OMG!! My p-ness just grew!!

Sharkey November 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

"Homophobic slurs"? They can't be more specific?

tracyhasfun November 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

The problem with mail-in ballots is that I have spent the whole day feeling like I forgot something. Plus, no sticker.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

So she thinks that no one with kids uses bikes; and apparently that the city should only provide infrastructure for families with kids. Lovely lady.

tessiee November 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Of possible interest, from an acquaintance's comment thread on facebook:

"The London bookies have St. Barry as a 1-4 to 1-5 favorite; on Rmoney, it's three to one against."

"Bookies are always right. Money has a way of clearing out the bullshit fog."

"No guarantees, but they play the probabilities. And mostly make money."

I thought it was an interesting observation.

elfgoldsackring November 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

What's she doing with campaign signs outside a polling place on election day? Is that legal where y'all are?

Chow Yun Flat November 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Sign stealing guy was lucky he wasn't riding a bike.

DixvilleCrotch November 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Did animated gif chick actually survive that tackle? o_O

I guess that's some special effects wizardry right there.

HogeyeGrex November 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Needs moar shit-moat.

ttommyunger November 7, 2012 at 10:38 am

Bike Libel! Also, she sounds like an unpleasant person.

ttommyunger November 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

Bike Libel! Also this woman seems to be an unpleasant person.

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