As with any intervention, there are always moments when the addict lashes out – in this case union goons slaps have escalated to pushes, shoving.
There is a lot going on in the world. Check out Verum Serum for updates on everything else that is happening on this planet. Tonight, I want to talk about safety issues when covering a protest composed of people like this:
Tabitha’s shocking experience covering a protest outside of Freedomwork’s has prompted me to share a few safety tips for my fellow female blogger/activist types:
“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” – Barack Obama
Sometimes it’s necessary to get out on the streets and “get a little bloody,” – Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.)
Tabitha Hale, a tea party activist, blogger and FreedomWorks employee was assaulted outside Freedomworks office by angry pro union thug. Tabitha was videotaping an exchange between a coworker and a member of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) when she was attacked. As the debate began to disintegrate for the angry thug and he took out his frustrations with physical violence against Tabitha, not the man he was debating.
She has posted the video of the assault – see for yourself the violent nature of union members:
Ann McElhinney, director and producer of “Not Evil Just Wrong“, schools a critic on his misguided ideas regarding the oil and gas industry while calling out his own environmental hypocrisy at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Ann…for the record…you rock.
For the sake of transparency, I will disclose that I traveled to CPAC via Amtrak and DC Metro. In addition, I walked to the conference from a nearby Bed and Breakfast.
Michelle Malkin posted the upcoming SEIU tour dates and places:
Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don’t let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers.
Here’s their current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck:
2/21 – Helena, MT
2/21 – Carson City, NV
2/21 – Raleigh, NC
2/21 – Austin, TX
2/21 – Madison, WI
2/22 – Sacramento, CA
2/22 – Denver, CO
2/22 – Des Moines, IA
2/22 – Annapolis, MD
2/22 – Boston, MA
2/22 – Springfield, MA
2/22 – St. Paul, MN
2/22 – Santa Fe, NM
2/22 – Columbus OH
2/22 – Providence, RI
2/22 – Montpelier, VT
2/22 – Madison, WI
2/23 – Hartford, CT
2/23 – Atlanta, GA
2/23 – Scranton, PA
2/24 – Canton, OH
Can’t make the Temper Tantrum national tour? No problem! Just send a quick note of support to Governor Scott Walker from the comfort of your own home.
Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that we are behind him!
Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison WI 53702
This is ugly, but it reminds us that hatred of the military is alive and well at Columbia University.
Email or write to Columbia University President to express your outrage:
Office of the President – Lee C. Bollinger
202 Low Library
535 West 116th Street, Mail Code 4309
New York, NY 10027
General Inquiries or To Contact the President
Phone: (212) 854-9970
Fax: (212) 854-9973
One of the most famous bloggers in Wisconsin, Troglopundit, has set out to witness the dueling protests at the Wisconsin capitol building. He promises to be good and take lots of photos and notes of his adventure.
PS: Have you signed the petition to stand in support of Governor Scott Walker? If not, you have my permission to leave this blog to do so.
PSS: Ann Althouse discovered physicians offering to write ‘sick notes’ for striking teachers. Wow, not sure how many of the physicians identified as handing out fraudulent scripts will still be able to practice in WI or anywhere in the US.
UPDATE: Troglopundit has posted a selection of signs displayed at the protest. Go have a peek at them HERE
UPDATE: Breitbart “We are the new Peace Movement”:
Meanwhile in peaceful Philadelphia, I’ve been busy maintaining a sub 30 minute 5K and documenting early signs of spring in my garden. Not quite as sexy as covering a raucous rally, but it’s all I got in Philly. Pictured below are a few of the 25+ red and white tulip bulbs planted last fall.