Thursday, March 17, 2011

Police Arrest 5 at Michigan Capitol

I guess I spoke too soon when I said that the protesters in Michigan were lawful. My bad. Can anyone guess home many Tea Partiers have been arrested over the years? 30,40,100? Try none.

There is something I'd like to know. How do these union members expect us to get our State out of debt and balance the budget? Raise taxes on the businesses that are left? I think those businesses have taken a hard enough hit. Tax those making money in Michigan so that they don't make any money? Haven't we given the unions enough with the Stimulus bill bail out of State unions? Isn't it enough that we tax payers have to pay for obamacare and they don't? Why do unions think they are a protected class? We have all been paying for this massive recession. All except for the unions. Why is that?
The Associated Press

LANSING — Police have arrested five protesters who'd been sitting in at the Michigan Capitol in a protest against what they say are Gov. Rick Snyder's anti-union policies.

Others came out of the Capitol voluntarily Wednesday evening, but a small number remained inside.

The five were led to an Ingham County sheriff's van, their hands secured behind their behind their backs about 8:10 p.m.

The sit-in came after more than 3,000 people protested inside and outside the Statehouse earlier in the day.

The union members and their supporters oppose a measure Snyder signed Wednesday afternoon that gives emergency financial managers sweeping new powers to void union contracts.

They also oppose his plan to tax pensions, which now are exempt from state taxes.


  1. Pass the Kool-Aid17 March, 2011 12:28

    Barack Hussein Obama MMMMM MMMMM MMMMM!

  2. Wow, none Chris?

    Hmmm that's not right. Try again. Please look it up. I found it within two minutes on Google. I even found the web forum where they bragged about it.

    So please try to find the truth. It will set you free.

  3. And the Tea Partiers on the outside had the gall to yell at the officers while they were moving the arrested Tea Baggers outside of the capital to a vehicle.

    Strange you couldn't find this.

    I bet you couldn't find where someone firebombed a Planned Parenthood clinic recently in California either. Yes, conservatives don't get arrested or use violence, only libs.

  4. Does anyone doubt for one minute that if what Joe says was true he would hesitate to post the evidence? Wow, a forum where they bragged, well gosh it must be true. Guess what Joe, I found a forum that says Hussein is not a citizen and therefore cannot be President of the United States, and I found it with just one web search, so should we call the press?

    Nice trying to deflect Joe, just about as big a straw-man as the Rev. Wright bit. You know Chris is talking about protesters, you seem to be putting words in Chris's mouth. Did you go to a union class where they taught you that, or do you come by dishonesty naturally?

  5. Anon, I like your assumption that i would post it right away. I do, but i prefer to let you guys linger in your ignorance but offering you a chance to correct your mistakes. I'm a nice guy. this is the second thread I've given Chris a chance. I'll give you the same chance.

    okay, enough with chances...
    9 tea party protesters arrested.

    There goes your theory about not having the evidence doesn't it!!


    Rep. Slaughter threatened with brick and "snipers." CNN reported on March 24: "Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-New York, said her Niagara Falls district office had a brick thrown through one of its windows and a message that referred to 'snipers' was left on one of her campaign offices."

    Rep. Giffords' office window shattered. CNN reported that in March, "a glass panel at the Tucson office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was shattered, spokesman C.J. Karamargin said. It wasn't clear how the window was shattered, but visitors have to go through a gated courtyard to enter the office, and staffers suspect someone may have shot a pellet gun at the glass, he said."

    White powder mailed to Rep. Weiner with "drop dead" message. NBC News reported on March 26:

    Authorities are investigating a package with white powder and an angry letter that referenced the health care legislation that was sent to Congressman Weiner's Kew Gardens office today.

    The letter said the Congressman should "drop dead" and complained about the historic health care legislation passed by Congress this week.

    Preliminary field tests showed the white powder was harmless.

    Rep. Driehaus threatened and right-wing blogger publishes his home address. Politico reported on March 24 that a right-wing blogger had published the home address of Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-OH) and asked protestors to show up at his house. In addition, Driehaus reportedly received death threats.

    Brick thrown through window of Witchita County Democrats' offices. The Kansas City Star reported in March:

    Mike Vanderboegh of Pinson, Ala., former leader of the Alabama Constitutional Militia, put out a call on Friday for modern "Sons of Liberty" to break the windows of Democratic Party offices nationwide in opposition to health care reform. Since then, vandals have struck several offices, including the Sedgwick County Democratic Party headquarters in Wichita.

    "There's glass everywhere," said Lyndsay Stauble, executive director of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party. "A brick took out the whole floor-to-ceiling window and put a gouge in my desk."

    Stauble said the brick, hurled through the window between Friday night and Saturday morning, had "some anti-Obama rhetoric" written on it.


    MoveOn worker attacked at Rand Paul rally worker reportedly received concussion from attack at event for Rand Paul. As media outlets have reported, a worker who attempted to approach Paul at an October 26 rally in Lexington, Kentucky was attacked, apparently by Paul supporters. The woman was thrown to the ground and then stepped on, causing her head to be smashed into the pavement. According to, the victim was diagnosed with a concussion at a local hospital.
    Attack on MoveOn worker was the latest in string of violence and threats against progressives

    White powder and swastikas mailed to Rep. Grijalva. On October 21, an envelope containing "a plastic bag of white powder and two pieces of paper with swastikas written on them" was reportedly mailed to Rep. Raul Grijalva's (D-AZ) campaign office. The powder was determined to be non-toxic.

    Byron Williams set out to kill people at Tides Foundation and ACLU. On July 18, Byron Williams was stopped by California Highway Patrol and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement. He later said he planned to murder individuals at the Tides Foundation and ACLU and his mother said he was angry about "Congress railroading through all these left-wing agenda items." As reporter John Hamilton documented, Williams said he saw Fox News' Glenn Beck as "a schoolteacher" and that "it was the things [Beck] exposed that blew my mind." Indeed, the gunman, Byron Williams, was driven by belief in conspiracy theories that have been pushed by Beck and other members of the right-wing media.

    AZ federal judge threatened, Grijalva office fired on after ruling on AZ immigration law. Politico reported in July:

    Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said in a statement he shut down his Yuma district office after staff members discovered a bullet had shattered a window there Thursday. And authorities said U.S. Judge Susan Bolton received hundreds of threats at her downtown Phoenix court offices after issuing the injunction, according to news reports.

    Phoenix man indicted for alleged murder threats against Grijalva and his aides. The Yuma Sun reported on June 14 that a Phoenix man was indicted on federal charges for "allegedly threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva in late April, over Grijalva's opposition to the state's new immigration law." The article added: "Prosecutors say Haynes is accused of calling Grijalva's office in Tucson twice on April 23 and threatening to 'come down there and blow the brains out' of Grijalva and his employees."


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