Woodstock Community Closes Gates To Protect From Civil Unrest, Teens On Lawn

November 5, 2012 14:54 pm

by Charlie · 10 comments

Jim Galloway has quit pointing fingers at me long enough to make sure we know about this little gem from the New York Times.

A gated community near Atlanta has decided to step up security this week. The reason is not burglaries, but another issue entirely: the presidential election.

In Woodstock, Ga., about 30 miles north of Atlanta, the president of a homeowners’ association sent an e-mail on Sunday informing residents that the entrance gates would be closed 24 hours a day beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, out of concern over possible civil unrest after the election.

“I feel it is better to take a position of caution to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,” wrote Bill Stanley, the president of the homeowners’ association at the Cottages of Woodstock, a residential community for people 55 and over.

The entrance gates have been open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during various construction projects. Mr. Stanley said the gates would be closed round the clock until next Monday – “if all goes well.”

The folks at the Times applaud mayors who limit soda sizes but want to run marathons through hurricane recovery zones, and thus I’m sure this is meant to yet again poke fun at Southern conservatives.  I think they should take a step back and recognize the public safety aspect of this move.  If President Obama wins Tuesday, these residents will be behind gates and unable to inflict their civil unrest upon the rest of us.

saltycracker November 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Most instances of civil unrest has folks burning down their own neighborhood & looting the businesses they frequent.

Conclusion: Something is brewing with those Woodstock seniors.

xdog November 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Well, that sounds like a prudent response to the latest twitter-threats by those rabid Obama supporters. I mean a guy wants to be safe, right?

The story: http://www.examiner.com/article/obama-supporters-on-twitter-step-up-threats-to-riot-if-romney-wins

and the response: http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/11/04/banjo-playing-guy-predicts-riots-because-the-twitter-says-so/

Ed November 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Editorial
A Ban Too Far
Published: May 31, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done a lot to help improve the health of New York City residents. Smoking is outlawed in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Trans fat is banned in restaurants. Chain restaurants are required to post calorie counts, allowing customers to make informed choices.

Mr. Bloomberg, however, is overreaching with his new plan to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. He argues that prohibiting big drinks at restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and other food sellers can help combat obesity. But as he admits, customers can get around the ban by purchasing two drinks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/opinion/a-soda-ban-too-far.html

#confused

The Last Democrat in Georgia November 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

“Woodstock Community Closes Gates To Protect From Civil Unrest”

Yes, because as we all know, if any civil unrest breaks out on a wide scale, the first place on the continent that will be targeted by the anarchists will be the “Cottages of Woodstock” gated residential retirement community. Heck, it’s common knowledge that targeting the “Cottages of Woodstock” is on page one of the anarchists textbook:

“First rule for fomenting widespread civil unrest and anarchy in the midst of an outcome to a Presidential election that is unsatisfactory to one’s political preference: Target the Cottages of Woodstock gated residential retirement community in the far suburbs 30 miles north of Atlanta.”

“Second rule for fomenting widespread civil unrest and anarchy in the midst of an outcome to a Presidential election that is unsatisfactory to one’s political preference: Attack the Cottages of Woodstock gated residential retirement community in the far suburbs 30 miles north of Atlanta.”

“Third rule for formenting widespread civil unrest and anarchy in the midst of an outcome to a Presidential election that is unsatisfactory to one’s political preference: DESTROY THE COTTAGES OF WOODSTOCK GATED RESIDENTIAL RETIREMENT COMMUNITY IN THE FAR SUBURBS 30 MILES NORTH OF ATLANTA!…Simply put, the all-powerful Cottages of Woodstock absolutely must be destroyed for any and all groups of anarchists to take control of the U.S. government and impose their will reign unopposed on American society, no ifs, ands or buts.”

saltycracker November 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Consider it one of the methods of cutting medicare costs.
The Obama death panel all seniors have feared – sack them in their cottages !

Dave Bearse November 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

MARTA doesn’t serve Cherokee County, so there’s no way for those sowing unrest to get to Woodstock.

saltycracker November 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

Good point ! The Cottages do have lots of folks at their door. They are right near the 6,00o member Woodstock Baptist Church. :)

bowersville November 6, 2012 at 6:27 am

This may have something to do with the paranoia:

Officials at law enforcement agencies across the country Monday dismissed warnings on conservative blogs that President Barack Obama’s supporters would resort to violence if he lost the election.

On the conservative Red State Report — in a post titled “PSA for surviving Election Night Riots” — blogger Matthew Jerome predicted “mass riots” if Obama loses and, if he wins, “another celebration like when OJ Simpson was found not guilty.”

But police department officials in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco told BuzzFeed Monday night that they had no information that would indicate a need for concern.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/rubycramer/cops-dismiss-election-night-riot-claims

We’re down to scaring old folks?

Max Power November 6, 2012 at 9:41 am

Don’t they realize that MARTA doesn’t run to Woodstock so they have nothing to fear?

sunkawakan November 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Perhaps, when Obama wins the election, the residents can all say “riots averted.”

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