Video: Protester Taunts Ferguson Police Officers As They Cry Out In Pain After Being Shot…

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

When will the madness end? When will we say, “Enough??!!”

At the 27 second mark shots ring out followed by moans from at least one of the officers who was shot, a protester responds 20 seconds later by taunting them: “Acknowledgement nine months ago would have kept that from happening.”


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Gun Grabbing Democrat, Jamilah Nasheed, Gets Nabbed with Gun!

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In an act of typical democrat hypocrisy, a democrat gun grabber was recently nabbed carrying a gun.  Liberty News has more…

Why did staunch gun control advocate Missouri State Senator Jamilah ‘Switchblade Sista’ Nasheed feel the need to arm her self to participate in a ‘peaceful protest‘???

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed had a gun in her possession at the time she was arrested Monday night outside the Ferguson Police Department, according to Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson.

Nasheed declined comment about the having the weapon, but did tell News 4 she has a concealed carry permit. A Ferguson police officer said Nasheed was carrying a fully-loaded 9 mm handgun and additional rounds.

Sources also told News 4 Ferguson police requested St. Ann to administer a breathalyzer test at the time of her arrest because she “smelled strongly of intoxicants,” but Nasheed refused to do so. Nasheed said Tuesday she was not intoxicated at the time.

This really goes to the fact that democrats don’t want ot ban guns, they just want to control WHO has guns.  Under democrat gun grabbing laws, only two classes of people have unfettered access to guns; police and criminals.  You, however, the law abiding citizen, have no access.  So, when the democrats and their criminal allies, such as union goons, “social justice advocates” and the like, come to intimidate you, they can rest assured that your ability to effectively defend yourself has been neutralized.   In their eyes, there is not a thing wrong with Jamilah Nasheed carrying a gun.  You owning one however, needs to be stopped!

I covered this in a previous post, The Psychology of Gun Control.

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“Barrycading Barry” Protesters Take “Barrycades” From War Memorials to the White House

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Our spiteful, childish, and vindictive POTUS got a message from the people-in the form of the barricades (AKA “Barrycades”).  The Obama Administration ordered open air war memorials closed, and the Park Police threatened to arrest WW II vets that violated those “barrycades.”  Breitbart has the coverage…

On Sunday, protesting the barricades placed at memorials around Washington D.C. by the vindictive Obama administration, veterans removed the barricades and proceeded to take them to the White House.

Breitbart has pics Tweeted from the scene.

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Union Thug Alert: Refuse to Talk to Media, Walmart Black Friday Protest Failure

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In the latest example of attempted union thuggery and fail, union organizers attempted to stage protests in front of Walmarts in the busiest shopping day of the year.  For starters, it appears that protests were rather sparse.  Twitchy has the following…

The Twitchy post has a great deal more information, so feel free to go check it out.

For the second part, here is a video featuring the outcome at the Landover, Maryland WalMart.  Apparently, the union bosses shipped in about five buses worth of rent-a-mob to the scene. 

Here are some quick points…

1.  The bosses had to ship goons in, which means that it was not spontaneous or even at all related to WalMart.

2.  They refused to speak to the media, which goes back to a post I did a short while back.  It seems that when the goons open their mouths, it is quickly discovered that they don’t know why they are there, and they admit that they are being paid to attend.

In the end, this is little more than more astroturf fail.  The only way the unions get a protest together is by paying people, and then putting them on buses.  Because, as we all know, all spontaneous protests happen than way!

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Attention Limbaugh Advertisers: NOW National Protest Draws Seven Protesters

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Remember the 2009-2010 Tea Party rallies, when thousands would show up, and the MSM would say there was “dozens?”  Well, we are seeing the inverse of that.  NOW planned at national protest against Rush Limbaugh.  The planning started a month ago, and, allegedly, they had a healthy turnout, with seven “tammies” showing up to decry Limbaugh’s rhetoric.  Michelle Malkin has more on the failure…

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Rush will probably refer to them as the NAGnificent Seven:

Seven women participated in the National Organization for Women’s day of protest against Rush Limbaugh in front of Limbaugh’s D.C. affiliate WMAL, Friday.

NOW’s national protest day had been in the works since April 19, when the women’s advocacy group launched their “Enough Rush” campaign.

Pairing with media watchdog Media Matters for America NOW is targeting local affiliates and local advertisers, Friday’s demonstration was touted as the group’s big demonstration of opposition to Limbaugh with affiliates across the country participating in protests.

The Daily Caller put the number of protesters at seven, but a less biased spokesperson for NOW estimated the crowd size at around 50,000.

Is it possible that the alleged 50,000 were somehow somewhere else, very tiny, or invisible?  It is possible.  For “balance,” I went to the tammy website, and found their photos.  None of the photos show more than 4-5 tammies.

Something tells me that this will not convince advertisers.

So tammies, are you content with your efforts?  Or, are you upset that there is now a mechanism to expose your failure, and resulting irrelevancy?  Maybe you should join the Rush Babes?  There are a lot of people there!

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It’s the Atheists vs. the Christians in Ellwood City

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It’s Christmas season, so it’s time for the annual escalation of the culture wars  It seems that an Atheist group doesn’t want there to be a nativity scene in Ellwood City PA, unless they also hangs a rather inflamatory banner.  Here is some local coverage from WFMJ.

Here is the content for the banner, here is some more from WPXI…

Channel 11 got a hold of the wording on the banner. It reads:

“At this season of the winter solstice, may reason prevail. There are no Gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

Ellwood City residents are upset.

“That’s sick. They better not put it up. It will come right back down,” said Mike Mitchell from Ellwood City.

I think my point is simple. The city tried to be inclusive of other religions, but if the atheists are trying to be involved, aren’t they then identifying themselves with a “myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds?”

H/T:  Gateway Pundit

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Occupod Round up: Violence in Denver, Occupy Santa Rosa wants to stage more arrests, and Occupy Wall Street tries to cover up sexual assaults

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I do a link post, cover a nor-easter, and go to work, and the Occupods just keep on exposing themselves.  Here are some recent stories that illustrate the true nature of the Occupods….

Occupy Denver:  Protesters push black officer off of motorcycle, then verbally abuse him

Where are the cries of racism?

 

If you get anything about leftist violence, get this: they intentionally break laws, or failing that, attack the police. When the police respond, the leftists claim that they were attacked. It’s on of the oldest tricks in the book, and they go back to it constantly. The video is rather clear on that point.

Source: Breitbart TV

Occupy Santa Rosa planning to stage arrests to gain more supporters

This is priceless. We have covered that arrests are often staged to gain sympathy. In Santa Rosa, they are doing it to bolster their low numbers…

#OccupySantaRosa protesters in Santa Rosa, California are planning  to violate the law on Saturday by erecting tents that they 1) know are illegal and 2) have been told will result in police taking “the necessary steps to stop them.

Are the #OccupySantaRosa protesters doing it because they need a place to sleep? No. They’re doing it for no other reason other than they are losing support and they want the attention in order to boost their sagging numbers.

Few are expecting that level of confrontation to take place in Santa Rosa, where for the most part demonstrators have worked cooperatively with police and city officials. But Occupy organizers said they are ready for a different tactic, partly because their movement has begun to flounder.

“We are prepared to be arrested,” said Will Kelly, an Occupy organizer who has had meetings with city officials, including the city manager and police officials.

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Occupy organizers began handing out fliers this week announcing that they intended to set up pitch tents and that they wanted more people to participate. Kelly said it’s been a struggle to get more people involved in the movement.

Source: Labor Union Report

Occupods Cover up sexual assaults; encourages victims not to report these crimes

Apparently, they don’t want the public embarrassment???

The New York Post reports (hat tip: @VelvetHammer):

Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park battened down the hatches yesterday as the early October snow turned their tents into igloos, but the close quarters also made easy pickings for one predator.

A sex fiend barged into a woman’s tent and sexually assaulted her at around 6 a.m., said protesters, who chased him from the park.

“Pervert! Pervert! Get the f–k out!” said vigilante Occupiers, who never bothered to call the cops.
“They were shining flashlights in his face and yelling at him to leave,” said a woman who called herself Leslie, but refused to give her real name.

She said that weeks earlier another woman was raped.

“We don’t tell anyone,” she said. “We handle it internally. I said too much already.”

I don’t have to tell you how troubling this is, not to mention disgusting – especially the fact that there is an apparent “no snitch” policy (sometimes written, sometimes unwritten) at the bigger city “Occupy” movements – including right here in Charlotte. This is dangerous, especially for women seeing as their are more and more reports leaking out about alleged sexual assaults and rapes at Occupy camps across America.

Wow, were are the feminazis when you actually need them?  We’ve already heard about a few of these, I wonder how many more there have been, but the Occupods have kept under wraps?

Well, immorality breeds more and more immorality.  However, I’m willing to bet that the Occupods are incapable of connecting the dots on that one.

Source:  Sister Toldja
Do you remember anything like this happening at the Tea Parties? Of course not.

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Anti-War Rally Postponed Due to Lack of Giant Puppets

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Puppets for peace!The anti-war rally “Take Back America from the Fascists” billed as “the largest anti-war rally in weeks” has been postponed.  Organizers cited problems getting necessary permits, trouble getting word out about the rally and, most importantly, no giant puppets.  Said an organizer:

America is a fascist nation that wages illegal wars against peoples of color.  A nation of college kids is going to rise up and take back our country.   We have the people on our side.  We have morality on our side.  We have lovers of peace on our side.  Moral outrage is the key to the success of the anti-war movement.  Well, that and giant puppets.  We didn’t have the giant puppets.  And without giant puppets marching beside us we might look foolish.

Many in the anti-war movement, while regretting the cancellation of the march, agree that it was the best thing to do under the circumstances.

If you look at it historically, the anti-war movement and the giant puppet movement were born at the same time.  They go hand in hand.  To have an anti-war march without giant puppets, well, that’s just wrong.

Some place the blame for the lack of giant puppets squarely on the shoulders of George W. Bush.

Before Bush left office Cheney told him to purposely put this country in a great recession in hopes of adversely affecting giant puppet makers.  I hate him more than my Dad!

Even if giant puppets were in fact available for the rally, organizers might have had to cancel it due to the lack of people with experience walking in giant puppet costumes.

It’s a very specialized field.  And unfortunately all the people with experience walking in giant puppet costumes have all gotten jobs in Hollywood.  I tried placing an ad on Craigslist for a puppet master but the person who answered the ad wanted to know what my safe word was.  I don’t even think he’s ever been inside a giant puppet.  And that type of person is not what we need in the anti-war movement.

Responding to criticism that he has not done enough to help the giant puppet industry, President Obama  has promised to send to congress a stimulus bill for $10 trillion dedicated solely to building giant puppets that also act as wind turbines.

My administration is dedicated to restoring our economy, green energy and giant puppets.  Let us combine all three.

The giant puppet stimulus bill is expected to meet opposition from teabaggers who lack nuance.

Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel

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Yet Another "Peaceful" Leftist Protest

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Welcome to San Franfreako!  Here’s the background of this “peaceful” leftist protest:

1.  A young man does not pay a fare on the light rail service.

2.  Police attempt to cite the young man.

3.  According to the police, and the residue on the young man’s hand, he opens fire on the officers.

4.  The officers return fire, killing the young man, who is black.

5.  Enter the Rent-a-mob!  (From The Blaze)

The march began moving through the Mission and Castro districts around 6 p.m., and it came the same day investigators said tests found gun residue on 19-year-old Kenneth Harding’s hand — the young man who ran from police — indicating he fired the first shot at officers Saturday.

Police Chief Greg Suhr said the Seattle man fired the first shot at the officers, who shot back about nine times. Harding was pronounced dead after the chase in the Bayview neighborhood that began when officers approached him for not paying his fare on a light-rail train.

Harding was on parole for promoting prostitution in Washington state and was a person of interest in a fatal shooting in Seattle last week, authorities said.

The group arrived at a Muni light rail station, where they overturned garbage cans and attempted to break ticket machines, KTVU-TV reported. Video footage showed a protester throwing a smoke bomb.

Esparza tells the news station that police declared the gathering of about 150 protesters an unlawful assembly around 7:45 p.m.

After the group left the light rail station, they moved toward the Mission Police Station, where they threw a hammer toward a window. The Chronicle reports officers were not hit in that attempt.

According to KGO, the mob also tried to splash the station with paint and threw flares. It also says protesters vandalized a Bank of America at 18th and Castro street.

As our friend, The Classic Liberal has pointed out, there have been many recent examples of excessive force by police, as they seem to be more militarized.  However, evidence would seem to indicate that the police were vindicated in this situation.  Only a full investigation will show it.  Unfortunately, the rent-a-mob, like most leftist entities, are reality impaired.

And, as usual, there are no such activities at Tea Party rallies, but that never stops the MSM from having lopsided coverage.

H/T:  The Daley Gator, via RapidFire

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Protests in the UK Become Violent: Anarchists at a Labor Protest Engage in Mass Vandalism and Violence

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The Anarchists are up to their destructive games  again.  I had been thinking that I would be busy around May Day, when leftists all over the world celebrate Marxism with a wave of vandalism and violence (ironic, isn’t it?).  It seems that they got off to an early start in the UK, when a labor protest was taken over by the anarchists, who fought a pitched battle with police.  Here is more from the Daily Mail.

Over 200 people were arrested as extremists brought violent chaos to central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending cuts.

A massive clear-up operation was underway today after trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people clashed with officers in Trafalgar Square.

Police confirmed 201 people were in custody and there had been 84 reported injuries during the protests. At least 31 police were hurt with 11 of them requiring hospital treatment.

Splinter groups broke off from the main body of more than 250,000 demonstrators marching from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park to launch an assault on the capital’s main shopping district.

Some were hellbent on storming – or destroying – any London landmarks synonymous with luxury or money. Others targeted companies associated with tax avoidance.

Hundreds laid siege to The Ritz hotel, attacking it with paint and smokebombs. A Porsche showroom was also smashed up and upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason was occupied by about 1,000 activists.

On the streets outside, anarchists battled police. Some officers in Oxford Street were attacked with lightbulbs filled with ammonia, a sinister new weapon that can be assembled by following simple instructions on the internet. Other officers were hit with paint and flying bottles.

Scotland Yard commander Bob Broadhurst said of the rioters: ‘I wouldn’t call them protesters. They are engaging in criminal activities for their own ends. We’ll never have enough officers to protect every building in Central London.’

Several splinter groups brought chaos and violence to what was the largest public protest since the 2003 anti-Iraq war rally.

Here are some pictures from the same Daily Mail Article…

The Daily Mail also has some videos of violence.  They can not be embedded, so head over there to see them.

Obviously, the main protest did not sanction these actions.  However, similar things have happened here in the US.  So, we need to be aware of them, and realize unlike the unions here, these anarchists don’t seem to care if they’re taped.  At the same time, the Anarchists wear masks, so it’s hard to identify them.

At any rate, we’re getting close to spring/summer, so it’s just about prime protest season. We’ll have to be careful about union thugs, as well as the occasional visits from Anarchists.  While not ever leftist protest descends into this level of violence, it does give us some indication of how our opposition thinks and acts…and it isn’t pretty.

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A Primer on Successfully Combating the Alinsky Method

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This post is republished, with permission, from Randy’s Right.

 

1. In response to my cautionary email about planned counter-rallys, I received the following:

“JBS’s TACIT (truth about civil turmoil) had a film showing the mayhem at Kent State in 4/70. I was in CG in Ohio at the time. JBS Film shows organized persons in placed positions circled around the crowd of student (duped students) surrounding national guardsmen. Talk on walkie talkies communication is going forth and then these  persons, on command,  start moving down  from knolls with simuliar others causing the students to be pushed towards encircled Guardsmen until shots are fired and innocents killed.”

2. Serendipitously, I also received the following excellent essay which is well worth your time. Begin forwarded message:

An Informational Essay for all PatriotsFebruary 26, 2011

Saul Alinsky visits Ohio for Senate Bill 5

By: Tom Zawistowski

Fellow Patriots, this past week many or our members and our groups, for the first time since our movement began, actually faced hostile crowds in numbers significantly larger than we could muster.  This was a new learning experience for most of us and, as you will see, it was not a pleasant experience.  After a rally in Youngstown on Thursday, February 24, 2011, it became clear to me that, though our groups and members were learning from our experience, we were not doing a good job of sharing that experience, and as a result we were unknowingly and unnecessarily putting our members in harms way.  Which is why I am writing this essay for you to read.

Many of you are familiar with the book “Rules for Radicals” by Saul D. Alinsky, and if you have not read it, you should get a copy and read it now.  It will make you sick.  I had to actually stop and put it down several times because what Alinsky endorses is so disgusting and so demeaning that it is hard to believe anyone could stoop so low to win power.  But that is the point of the book and that is why you need to read it. We must know our enemies and their tactics; and what you will learn from Alinsky is that there is nothing the left will not do to beat you and take power. Nothing. With that introduction, I am going to proceed to show you the “Saul Alinsky tactics” that were employed against the TEA Party and Patriot groups in Columbus on February 17th, in Canton on Tuesday, February 22nd, and in Youngstown on Thursday, February 24th, in an effort to intimidate us and our legislators and defeat Senate Bill 5.

Columbus – Thursday, February 17, 2011

First of all, the unions knew about Senate Bill 5 before any of us had even heard of it.  The result was that they had 800 members in the Senate gallery during the first day of hearings, literally booing at the testimony and trying to intimidate senators, while we had no representation.  This was a tactical error by our representatives which caused them to loose the moral high ground in the first two hours of the fight. The union message dominated the local news, and pictures of hundreds of union members in yellow shirts were on the front page of every newspaper and on every TV.  Immediately, the senators and the governor were on the defensive and their logical message of fiscal responsibility was being drowned out by emotional messages of citizens turning their backs on “police and firefighters who face gunfire and run into burning buildings” and “going to war against ‘middle class workers’.”  These are examples of standard Akinsky tactics.  First create a powerful image by having them all wear the same colored shirts, use force to interrupt the hearings by booing the presenters, go door-to-door in the Senate to remind Senators that you have the resources to help or hurt them in the future, then come out with an emotional message that divides your opponents by class or other categories. The message to our Republican leaders: the left destroyed you on day one.

Now the conservatives were on the defensive, thanks to the ineptness of our elected leaders.  Patriot groups put together a response, which was to get to Columbus as soon as we could to show that we supported the elimination of collective bargaining and binding arbitration for government employees.  Across the state, Patriot group leaders began to organize a trip to Columbus on Thursday, February 17th.  The Portage County TEA Party took two buses to Columbus that day; and we knew that we would most likely be outnumbered, and that we would come in direct contact for the first time with the SEIU and the government employee unions.  In an effort to make sure that we could identify ourselves, all the groups in Ohio had decided in advance that we would wear red shirts or jackets. During the previous hearings, the SEIU members had worn purple and the other unions had worn yellow. We had also decided to get to Columbus early, because at the Tuesday hearings, the unions had gotten there two hours ahead of time and taken all the seats.

When we got to the State House at around 8:00 AM for the hearings that were scheduled to start at 10:00 AM, there were only a handful of Patriots on the steps outside the building. There were no union people to be seen. There was a PA system setup playing music, which at first we thought were to be used for our planned rally.  Several Ohio Liberty Council (OLC) leaders were on the steps, and Americans for Prosperity members were handing out red “Ohio 180” shirts to anyone who wasn’t wearing red and wanted one.  Our members went to the door to see if they could go into the State House, but were told by security that they were not allowed in because there was no room.  We were confused, because we had been told several days before that they were moving the hearings to a bigger room because they were expecting a big crowd.  Then we were told that they did move the hearings to a new room, but that was because they had 50 people testifying and needed the bigger room to hold them. We stayed outside.

At about 9:00 AM, there was still no sign of any union members. The number of Patriots had grown to about 700 outside on the State House steps and we were kind of waiting to hold a brief rally before trying to get inside to hear the hearings.Then, right on cue, we saw a line of at least several hundred union members, mostly police and fire, walking in line, four across like an army, approaching from the northwest corner of the grounds right towards us and the steps of the State House.  You could clearly tell that this was staged to try and intimidate us.  We stood there watching as they drew closer, wondering what would happen when they reached the steps.  None of them were wearing colored shirts, they were wearing what looked like uniforms.

To our amazement, when they got to the steps, the doors to the State House opened up and they walked right between us, in formation, and walked right inside – after we had been standing outside for at least an hour waiting to get inside. After we had been told we could not go inside. Remember a year ago when Nancy Pelosi, flanked by every black democrat they could muster, walked through the TEA Party protestors defiantly with her gavel trying to provoke an incident on their way to sign the health care bill?  This was an instant replay.

What was going on here?  Well this is when we were personally introduced to the first two Saul Alinsky tactics.  You see, since the police and firefighter unions were protesting Senate Bill 5, there were lots of official-looking people walking around who were not officials. The people who had told our members that we could not go into the State House because there was no room were not officials at the State House at all.  They we union members taking advantage of our lack of experience with their tactics. This was pure theater.  The planted people at the door to make us think we could not go in, for the express purpose of exposing us to what they hoped would be an intimidating show of force when they used their little parade to March right through us.  It was actually funny to watch it unfold because it was all so phony.

So, after they went inside, our people decided that we would have our rally.  However, we were told that since we did not have a permit, we could not use the steps for our rally.  That is when we found out that the PA system on the steps was not for us. Those speakers were so we could listen to the hearings outside.  We were told that if we wanted to have a rally we could not be on the State House property, we had to go out on the sidewalk.  So, 700 of us walked out to the street and used a small portable PA system to hear several speakers for about 15 minutes. When that was done, we didn’t really know what to do, so we decided that we would just march up the stairs and see what was inside.

When we got to the door, there was no one to stop us from coming in, so we walked into the Rotunda, which by definition is a big round room.  As we walked across the room and came out the other side, there was a set of stairs that led down to a room where chairs had been set up for people to listen to the hearings. Those chairs were already filled with about 2,000 union members.  Union members wearing red shirts.  That was Alinsky tactic number 3.  By them wearing red shirts, while we were wearing red shirts, you could not tell how many of us there were because they were in the majority. It minimized us. It also caused media confusion as I later saw video footage on Fox showing “union members protesting Senate Bill 5” when there were pictures of our members yelling in support of Senate Bill 5. That was no accident.

Then the fun began. We were stopped a by the police at the top of the stairs and told we could not go further because the room was full.  When I looked behind us, I could see union members coming up from the sides of the rotunda and circling in behind our group.  In a minute, we were surrounded. They had cut off the way back while the way forward was blocked.  This is when the intimidation began.  Very large men started to “accidentally” bump into our members, including women.  Trying to provoke an incident.  When that did not work, they started cursing at us and putting signs about an inch from our faces, again trying to provoke an incident. To our credit, our Patriots did not take the bait.  Our people were not intimidated and we stood our ground.

So then they started to push in tighter and started to chant, “Kill the bill!” in an effort to confine our space and movement. This makes people nervous.  More Alinsky tactics.  At first we just listened to the chants. Then we started to chant, “Keep 5 alive!” and went toe-to-toe with them for about an hour.  The sound echoed off the Rotunda ceiling and walls.  There were some heated moments, all instigated by the union members, but everyone managed to keep in control.  It was a thing of beauty watching one of our 65-year-old, 5’1” ladies, being confronted by three 6’4”, 30-year-old firemen, who looked like all they did was lift weights, and she was giving them what for!

Every union member appeared to be quoting from a script someone had written for them to memorize.  Another Alinsky tactic, stay on message.  As our free-thinking American members started to ask them questions and ask them to explain their positions, we quickly found that they had no idea what Senate Bill 5 was about or what they were talking about. They had no logic, just anger, and wrongful, ill-informed anger at that.  Our group spent the next four hours talking to these union members and trying to get them to understand that we are out of money and if they don’t support some kind of change, many more of them are going to lose their jobs.  The best part was when we talked to teachers and asked them what they were doing here during a school day, and they told us that the “Democratic Party” had paid their way.  They were not kidding. Every union was being paid to be there.

Things really got pathetic in the big Atrium where all the union members were sitting.  Believe it or not, they actually had grown men and women in the big room acting as “cheerleaders” for the union members. As the audio from the hearing rooms played in the room, they would actually have to tell the union members when to cheer and when to boo!  It was really depressing to regular citizens to watch people we are told are professionals, like teachers and police and firemen, being led around the State House like a bunch of 5-year-olds on a field trip to the zoo.  Very demeaning for them.  We all left that day just sick of all the union tactics and disturbed by what we had seen.

However, despite all the Alinsky tactics, we felt that our band of 700 had won the day.  First of all, their members were intimidated by our presence.  Rarely have they ever faced any opposition when they were on strike or holding some sort of protest.  You could see it in their eyes when they looked at us and saw calm, reasonable people who looked like their parents or grandparents, who were standing against them. It raised doubt in their minds.  They witnessed the abusive behavior by some of their members and knew that our Patriots held the moral high ground.  On a personal level, many of them were questioning what they were doing there that day and some expressed that to our members on a personal level.

We certainly won the day in the media, because we were the story, not the unions. The fact that regular citizens would take a day off from work and pay their own way to come to Columbus to show both the unions and our government officials that it’s our money and we were determined to have a say in how it was spent, was news.  The media also reacted to the contrast between our calm positive message of trying to find a solution to our financial problems, and the union intimidation tactics and hate speech. Patriot leaders and our group members were on every media outlet in the state with with a consistent message.

Finally, we did win the day in the minds of some Senators who needed to see with their own eyes that the Patriot movement was not all talk and no action. Two Senators committed to support the bill after our visit.

Lessons Learned in Columbus:

Our leaders should have had better communications with actual security officials at the State House and made arrangements for our group’s visit. Where do they want us to be, what is their plan to keep the groups apart, and what is the procedure in an emergency? For instance, I should have immediately upon arrival gone to the chief of security and held a meeting before doing anything.

Make people in authority prove they have that authority before believing them.

Stay calm at all times and keep your group together.  If we would have reacted to the intimidation, it would have been a slaughter.  Though if you read Alinsky’s book, he would have said we should have had a little 80-year-old woman spit in the most aggressive union member’s face in an effort to get him to beat the heck out of her so we could create an incident to show how brutal they are. Hey, so you sacrifice one of your members to win – that is what the left is about – winning at any cost.

Wear bright-colored shirts of all colors so that they cannot absorb us, while also breaking up their numbers.  We are the un-colors, we are the rainbow, we are every color but them. Note however, if you are in the majority, you should wear consistent colors, because it does project force.

Before you do anything, get your group organized. Assign people to watch your back and flanks and set up a method of communication. Maintain a route out of your location at all times.

Don’t get into shouting matches when you are outnumbered 4 to one.  Use signs to get your point across, signs never lose their voice like people do.

Have chants ready beforehand and let everyone know what they will be.  It is to difficult to think of them on the fly and then communicate them.

Canton, OH – Tuesday, February 22, 2011

After the experience in Columbus, we were looking for ways to be more effective. We then heard that the unions had decided to implement another Alinsky tactic and start protesting Governor Kasich everywhere he went in an effort to scare people away from meeting with him.  As Glenn Beck says, “Isolate them, then destroy them.”  So, the Governor was going to speak to the Chamber of Commerce in Canton.  We decided we could be more effective at these local meetings as opposed to going to Columbus again.  Stark 9.12 led the effort, supported by the Portage County TEA Party and the Summit 9.12 groups. When we arrived on the scene, at 4:30 PM on a Tuesday, it was clear the union people had been in position for a long time.

Having been to Columbus, I immediately went straight up to the ranking Swat officer and introduced myself as one of the leaders of the group. I had my Portage County name tag with my title clearly displayed and I was wearing a Portage County TEA Party hat.  I said to him, “Our goal is to make sure that there are no incidents at this event today and that everyone gets out of here safely. I want to know where you want our people to stand, so we can keep them apart from the union protestors, and what rules you want us to follow to help your people maintain order.”  He was immediately responsive.  He said, “That is what I want to hear.”  We then proceeded to carve out a space for our Patriots that was protected by barriers with a separation of about eight feet between us and the Union protestors.

Importantly, I had asked him where the Governor and Guests would be coming into the facility with the clear suggestion that we needed a place with “equal” visibility.  We ended up in a position flanking the union members, being between them and the entrance to the facility.  This was a strategic win for us.  Though we were outnumbered 1,500 to 60, our signs got as much or more visibility as all their signs for the guests coming into the facility, who were the audience we were trying to reach – business leaders who we wanted to keep supporting the Governor.  Having learned from Columbus, our group had decided to make signs that would speak loudly to the union members so that we did not have to speak loudly. For the first time we had signs that just said, “Air Traffic Controllers”  to remind them that if they tried to use strike tactics, the Governor could fire them.  We followed that up with signs that said “500,000 unemployed Ohioans would love your job!”  This reminded them that they had a pretty good job and that they were replaceable.  They did not have signs to counter those key points.

Again, we held our own with the media. Many of you remember how frustrating it would be for us to have hundreds of thousands of our people in Washington protesting the Health Care Bill last year only to have Al Sharpton show up with 500 people and get equal press coverage! Now we were using the same tactic. They had a huge crowd, but the media came to talk to us because we represented the opposite point of view.  We received excellent media coverage in Canton, Akron and Cleveland in all mediums.  Our people came across as reasonable citizens who did not hate anyone, but understood that we had to make some hard financial decisions. They came across as an unruly mob of angry people with very shallow positions.

The unions had not had physical contact with us in this location and could not surround us. We had a clear path out if we needed to use it, and because we had coordinated with the police and Swat units, they were keeping their part of the bargain.  Unlike Columbus, when union members tried to come into our space, they were escorted away by the police immediately. When they tried to push out in front of our area to block our signs and flank us, we got the police to move the barriers out to protect our space. All they had left were verbal assaults, and we just pointed to our signs and said nothing, though some of our members occasionally could not take it anymore and fired back a few verbal retorts. We held our ground and made our points.

We then noticed that from where we were located, if we moved to one corner of our area, there was a huge concrete ceiling that spanned two streets between the two buildings of the Civic Center. All the guests were driving on the road right past us to the parking area, while others were walking outside, from the one building to the other to hear the Governor’s speech. We made sure to point out, “We support Governor Kasich!” and “We support SB 5!” signs to every car and every group walking between the buildings.  We then started chanting, “Keep 5 Alive!” and because of the overhang, our chants echoed between the building and gave our 60-member group a voice as loud as the mob that was outside the underhang.  This gave us an ability to impact the guests despite our small numbers, and many of them gave us thumbs up signs for our support.

As soon as we saw the TV crews take down their equipment and head into the building, we knew that the Governor was inside and getting ready for his press conference.  That was my cue to reach out to the head Swat officer again and discuss our exit strategy.  We decided that we would start leaving a few at a time in order not to bring attention to our exit going away from the crowd in a way that they could stop anyone from following us.  Most of us were gone before the union protestors knew what was happening.  Everyone stuck together and got out safely.  It was a successful protest.

We did get to witness some new Alinsky tactics as giant snow plows that were driven by government workers circled around the Civic Center no less than five times blowing their horns to get the crowd fired up.  We had heard that they had done the same thing with firetrucks in Columbus.  Many of our members mentioned to the media how wrong it was that the union was using public equipment, which we had paid for, and union drivers, who were on the clock to participate in this protest.  We understand that the drivers of the trucks are now up on disciplinary charges for their participation  Alinsky would be proud of them.  It is never a problem to break the rules or the law to win the battle.

Lessons Learned in Canton:

Always have your people meet at a safe location away from the protest site so you can get organized before confronting the other side.

Coordinating with the security forces is critical.  Without that first step, we would have been subject to the same tactics as we saw in Columbus.

Signs are critical and we must plan ahead and focus on the most effective messages for our signs.  We can use them to demoralize the other side.  The purpose is not to offend them, which is what most of their signs are designed to do. The purpose is to disarm them.

Signs are for different audiences.  Some signs we pointed at the union protestors, different signs were intended for the Governor and his guests, others were for the media.  Let your people know which signs are for whom and make sure they point them in the right direction.

If you don’t have verbal superiority, don’t get into a shouting match.  It only feeds their sense of superiority.  If we did not have the overhang to help amplify our chants, we would not have said anything.  The overhang gave us an edge and we used it. Take that Alinsky!

Don’t just plan your entrance, take time to plan your exit.  I spent a good deal of thought looking at the environment before approaching the officers about our exit strategy.  We then called everyone together and explained what we were going to do and asked them to follow it. Remember, once you commit to a plan with the police, you must stick to it, or they will not back you up.

Talk among yourselves during the protest to see what the media are asking and what points we want to make. Share that with others in the group.  Put people who are articulate at the point where the media is most likely to approach them.

Police your own ranks. If someone is getting offended by the verbal abuse, move them to the back and shield them from the crowd.  Get a sign between them and the abusers.

Video tape everything that makes the other side look bad and put it on your website.

Youngstown, OH – Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Youngstown area is UNION with all capital letters. Anita Fraser, President of the Tri-County TEA Party in Youngstown was taking the lead on this event because it was in her home area.  She is a tough, savy person who understands the tough politics of “the valley”,  but she did not attend the Columbus or Canton events and thus did not have the benefit of what has been discussed so far in this essay.  Governor Kasich was scheduled to meet with the Youngstown area Chamber of Commerce at a local restaurant in Warren on the 24th, and she sent a message out to her members and surrounding groups to send people to support the Governor.   Perhaps because of the experience in Canton two days earlier, someone decided to move the Kasich visit from a local restaurant to a hanger at the Youngstown Airport.  This caused a lot of confusion for our groups because we had less than 24 hours notice of the change.  I am sure that some of our people did not get the message and never got to the right location.

Those TEA Party people that did get to the airport were met by people who told them that, “Anita Frasier told us to tell you it was not safe and you should go home.”  So they did.  Anita found this out when she got to the airport herself and they told her, “Anita Frasier told us to tell you it was not safe and you should go home,” and she said, “I’m Anita Frasier,” and they just laughed and took off.  She ended up with less than 20 people surrounded by over a thousand, as she described them, “animals.”  Until Anita told me this, I did not understand that they had used the same tactics on us in Columbus when they told us we could not go into the State House.

As Anita tried to find a place for those few Patriots who did managed to get to the hangar, they were immediately surrounded and faced the most vicious verbal abuse imaginable.  Anita Frasier is no prude by any stretch of the imagination, but she told me that she heard new insults that she had never heard before in her life. The State Police were in charge of security and they did not protect Anita or her people. She said at least twenty men came past her and intentionally bumped into her shoulders until her arms were aching.  At one point men with axe handles or big sticks came toward the group, and when they did, all the state troopers disappeared. The guys just stood in front of them waving the axe handles.  When one guy with the axe handles approached Anita, she was with a woman news reporter who just ran away and never reported what she had seen.

After the event Anita found two of the state troopers and asked them where they went and they said they were watching from a distance and that they were sorry it had gotten so bad.  The Patriots were harassed all the way back to their cars. As Anita told me, she just could not wait to get out of there, and she never wants to ever be in that position again.  Which is also why I am writing this essay to my fellow Patriots, because I never want any of you to ever be in this position.

Lessons Learned from Youngstown:

We needed to meet at a location away from the Airport first and then go to the airport.

We needed to contact security officials before the event and ask them how they wanted to handle security and what plans they had made to accommodate our group.

We needed to arrive as a group and stick together once we were on site.

We needed to make contact with security immediately upon arrival at the site to find out exactly how they wanted to handle things if the situation changed.

If the situation was such that we could not be effective, we should have called off the protest and implemented another tactic like standing along a road or across a bridge leading to the airport with our signs supporting SB 5, or driving through town for an hour with our Support SB 5 signs in the car windows.  We could have gone and protested outside of the newspaper or TV stations in support of SB 5.

We needed to coordinate our exit with the security forces at the site.

Closing Comments:

I sincerely hope that this information will help all Patriots understand who we are fighting against and what tactics they will use to defeat us.  Our goal, collectively, is to design strategies that will effectively counter the extreme tactics of the left and keep public opinion supporting the conservative efforts of the representatives we fought so hard to elect last November.  Let me be clear, the left has been using these tactics since the 1930’s and our country is in the dire straights it is in because they have been successful.  If we do not rise up and meet this challenge today, everything that we have worked for over the past two years will be lost.  This is the time for Patriots everywhere to stand up with one voice and say, “We will not be intimidated, we will not be lied to, we will not have terms dictated to us.  This is our money, this is our country, and you all work for us, be you an elected official or a government employee; and you will do what we demand that you do or we will replace you with one of us who will.”

Sincerely,

Thomas R. Zawistowski

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Going Outside of the Box: Fighting Illegal Immigration from all Angles

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Occasionally, ideas pop into my head.  More often than not, these ideas represent some  “outside of the box” thinking.  Sometimes, they go so far outside of the box that it would take a millions years for the light from the box to reach them.  This is one of those occasions.

This is one of those posts that I sit on for a month or two before I figure out what to do with it.  Rather than discard it, I thought I’d let the readers decide if the ideas have any merit.  So, here it is.  As usual, feedback is welcome.

Idea 1:  A protest against Mexico and Illegal Immigration.

Most of us know that illegal immigrants kill thousands of Americans every year.  However, the government does not keep statistics on it, and the MSM refuses to report it.  A concerned group, however, might be able to raise awareness of this with some well-orchestrated protests.

We know that American citizens are being killed by illegals.  We also know the identity of these victims.  Media reports and court documents can confirm that.  The idea is this: several dozen people buy white t-shirts.  They can make an “iron on.” with the name of a victim, and “Killed by illegal immigration.” (Most ink jet printers can make an iron-on)  Each person should use the name of a different victim.  Then, they can gather at a location that is sure to be noticed.  I would suggest the Mexican Embassy or a Consulate.  The protesters then can lie down on the sidewalk to represent that illegal immigration has a human toll.

Some other details:  All care should be taken to make sure that the name of the victim is accurate and the case is solid.  Also, the media should be invited.  Since the media likely won’t show up, several people should record it and make sure that it ends up on YouTube.

Some will think that this is insensitive to the families of the victims.  My only answer is to say that the fact that these people were killed by illegal immigration, and the deaths were therefore preventable, is far more offensive than simply mentioning it.

This idea has other applications as well.  An pro-illegal immigration rally can be counter-protested in a similar manner.  People can put the names and message on signs and counter protest quite effectively.  Anything that illegals or their allies do or say against it is directly insensitive to the fact that people are dying.  Of course, they don’t care that Americans are dying; all they want is their amnesty.  It can therefore be asked, “How many deaths are enough?”

Idea 2:  Civil Liability

We have heard of groups that openly assist illegal immigrants enter this country.  There are others that warn illegals of immigration raids.  Still others provide support to illegals, allowing them to stay in our country and access public services.  In aiding the illegals in entering and staying in this country, are they assuming some civil liability?  If one of the illegals that they helped committed a property crime, or killed someone, could the group that helped them be held liable?  If there are lawyers among the readers here, kindly let me know.

I mention these things because we can’t expect this administration to help us.  We also can’t expect the “fourth estate” to provide the people with any actual information on the topic.  It’s up to us, and we should explore using any legal and ethical means to expose and punish the crimes, as well as those that help facilitate it.

Consider this an open thread.  Ideas, suggestions and flames welcome.

Note: I am an occasional contributor at Blogs 4 Borders.  This article was posted there in a slightly modified form.  Kindly give them a visit; it is well worth the read.

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More Leftist Violence: MSM Ignores Revolutionary Rhetoric as Well.

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Right before our eyes, we are seeing protests that are everything that the left claims the Tea Parties to be.  The main difference?  We have actual evidence.

Earlier today, I posted about the riot in Santa Cruz.  I knew that when I posted it, some lefty would claim that it was just an isolated incident.   They won’t be able to claim that now.  It seems that there was some similar rioting in Asheville.

Now before some lefty says that this wasn’t the left, there have been arrests

All but one of the 11 suspects arrested were each charged with seven counts of misdemeanor injury to personal property and three counts of injury to real property. Each was being held under $10,000 bond. One man was charged with 11 counts and had an $11,000 bond. All are scheduled to appear in court on the charges Monday morning.

Those charged include:
– Randall Duncan Stezer, 17, of Graham, N.C.
– Wyatt Sherman Allgeier, 19, of Mount Pleasant, N.C.
– Karen Leigh Alderser, 19, of Carrboro.
-Alissa Marie Batzold, 18, of Carrboro.
-Havely Carolyn Carsky, 23, of Meadow Lake Road, Asheville.
-Nicholas Ryan Entwistle, 19, of Kansas City, Mo.
-Naomi Rachel Ullian, 26, of West Chestnut St., Asheville.
-Marshall Rogers Tingler, 24, of Oklahoma City, Okla.
– Daniel Heinz Regenfcheit, 26, of Carrboro.
-Cailin Elizabeth Major, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis.
-Jordan M. Ferrand-Sapsis, 24, of Oklahoma City, Okla.

About 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a group of between 20-30 people wearing dark clothing, some wearing masks and carrying backpacks, threw items, including newspaper boxes, through windows of several businesses along O. Henry Avenue. A front window of the Asheville Citizen-Times was shattered, as were multiple storefronts at the Grove Arcade. An ATM was smashed at the RBC on O. Henry.

So, it would appear that the anarchists (spoiled children) are at it again.  Interestingly enough, the details of two of these vandals stood out for me.

Allgeier is a sophomore studying women’s studies and art at UNC Chapel Hill, the student directory shows. Stezer attends Alamance Community College in Graham, and Ullian goes to Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., arrest warrants show.

Major was named in a civil rights lawsuit filed in Michigan last year, according to online court documents. She was named as a participant in protest at a church organized by Bash Back!, a radical gay rights organization with chapters around the country.

Now, if I were to use the same convoluted logic that liberals invoke, I would claim that Womyn’s Studies programs lead to violence.

Major’s  group, Bash Back! is known to us here, as we covered it last year.  Here is what Bash Back! thinks of civil rights…

“Defendant Amy ‘Andy’ Field, in a radio interview, when asked whether she and the other defendants’ conduct violated the church’s civil rights, stated, ‘I’m not concerned with their civil rights,’” the complaint reported. (Emphasis added)

That isn’t all though.  There is more.

Newsbusters is reporting that counter-demonstrators were attacked by pro-illegal folks.

Michelle Malkin posted some pictures of revolutionary signs, as well as the following video.

Again.  Most of these events reflect what the left, and the MSM, accuse the Tea Parties of doing. Of course, and as usual, this is what the left does. The left did the vandalism.  The left did the violence.  The left is calling for revolution.  The left is vilifying their opponents with Nazi symbolism.  I thought that was inciting violence?  I guess it isn’t part of the narrative.

For the MSM: You can ignore this as much as you like.  The whole world is watching.  They’re just not watching you.

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Iran and the Tea Parties

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Is it just me, or are there some interesting parallels between the current Iranian situation and our own?  Let’s take a look.

Iran blames US for uprisings.  See this article here.

“The countries that have opposed Iran, whether openly or not, like the Western countries, led by the U.S., are the ones who are now inciting and talking about the Iranian elections,” said Sayyid Mojtaba Al-Hosseini, Khamenei’s representative to Syria.

Mmkay.  This is probably they’re attempt to tell the “big lie” and blame their issues on a bogeyman rather than the fact that they’re oppressing their own people.  You’ll have that.

Now, let’s take a look at the Tea Parties.

Legion of Doom: (as the mouthpiece for the messiah SPENDULUS MAXIMUS) “They’re just a bunch of ignorant rednecks that are doing what a few wealthy  (read: EVIL) Republicans and Fox News are telling them.”

This is probably their attempt to tell the “big lie” and blame their issues on a bogeyman rather than the fact that they’re oppressing their own people.  You’ll have that.

Er, did I just get done saying that?

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