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Protester Tears up Picture of Rosa Parks (VANITY)

Posted on 08/12/2009 9:45:17 PM PDT by Tzimisce

There is a rumor flying around that a protester was dragged out of Claire McCaskil's town Hall meeting tore up a picture of Rosa Parks.

Anyone else got a real link to this? Or is it just a fabrication of the liberal blogs?


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1 posted on 08/12/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: Tzimisce

The liberals are doing some heavy duty drugs right now as they watch their short-lived Communist Utopia USA crumble. I’d take everything they say with a grain of salt. Hysteria has really set in over there.


2 posted on 08/12/2009 9:48:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (January 20th, 2013)
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To: Tzimisce

Smells like desperation to me.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Tzimisce

Since everybody and their dog is videotaping these events now, I’ll wait until I see it posted on YouTube.

Until then, BS.


4 posted on 08/12/2009 9:51:26 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............])
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To: truthkeeper

I agree


5 posted on 08/12/2009 9:52:01 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."-Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: Tzimisce

I was going to blog about how I saw some lefties eating live puppies in front of a townhall meeting yesterday. It’s true, everyone should start blogging about it, you know to make it more true...


6 posted on 08/12/2009 9:52:56 PM PDT by Tempest (Honk if I'm paying for your bonus.)
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To: Tzimisce

Wow.

Tearing up a PICTURE of a media-created “civil rights” icon.

In the eyes of the RaceMedia, he’d have been much better off engaging in videotaped, serial axe murder.


7 posted on 08/12/2009 9:53:06 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: Tzimisce

The impact of a story like this could be very damaging no matter how untrue. This is why we must keep our skirts clean! There must not be anything which could be construed as racially motivated.

There is a site which purports to have tea party signs. However, they inadvisedly have a poster which refers to “blacks”. There are so many weak points to the Democrat position that there is really no reason to go there. Anything said along these lines will be deliberately misconstrued.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 9:54:17 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Tzimisce

Who cares if he did?

It’s not like he beat up an actual black person, like Dem thugs did.


9 posted on 08/12/2009 9:55:00 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: Tzimisce

I heard of a guy that was dressed-up as Foghorn Leghorn and was goosestepping around in circles while holding a comb up to his nose!!

And that was at a DNC meeting!!


10 posted on 08/12/2009 9:56:02 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrat - The Party of Obama, Suzanne Kosmas, slavery and Jim Crow laws)
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To: Tzimisce

The test to put all these tales to would be the classic “who benefits?”

Invoking an icon of the Civil Rights era such as Rosa Parks with a photo, and tearing it up in a highly public manner, benefits who?

Certainly not those opposed to government control of health care.

It benefits those who want to paint all opposition of government health care as racist.

So, if indeed this actually happened, even a cursory amount of research will reveal a deliberate attempt at provocation, by those in favor of government health care. Of that, I am certain.


11 posted on 08/12/2009 9:57:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tzimisce

And they accuse us of spreading misinformation and lies...


12 posted on 08/12/2009 10:01:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

Hard to tell, but could have been one of her own people that tore it up.

http://wizbangblog.com/content/2009/08/13/sen-claire-mccaskills-henchman-tore-up-rosa-parks-sign.php


13 posted on 08/12/2009 10:06:39 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: Tzimisce

There is a big difference between the actions of one lone protester and the President calling in Union Thugs.

It may be true or it may be false, but the equivalence of this makes me sick.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 10:08:31 PM PDT by dila813
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To: RegulatorCountry
I saw the video. A person went up to a lady and grabbed a sign that she had. She was sitting down. She jumped up, and started yelling. The security took the two of them away in seperate directions. I do not know if the picture was of Rosa Parks. Although I do not know what Rosa Parks and the Health Care town hall meetings have in commen. It does sound like someone is trying to rally one group against another by saying it was a picture of Rosa Parks.
15 posted on 08/12/2009 10:17:50 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Kirkwood

Thank you.

That was very helpful. :)


16 posted on 08/12/2009 10:24:02 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

Just when you thought liberals couldn’t go any lower....


17 posted on 08/12/2009 10:33:01 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Tzimisce

That’s not exactly what happened, there’s a lot more to the story, but yes, a town hall attendee did tear up a sign that another attendee had and it did apparently have something about Rosa Parks on it.

There was a no-sign rule for inside the town hall meeting. Two women brought in the sign (said they didn’t know about the rule,even though a sign was posted at the entrance stating the rule). They were asked by McCaskil during the town hall to put the sign away, which they apparently did.

Then, allegedly a reporter asked to see the sign to photograph it and they got it out again. At that point another person came over agitated and took the sign from the two women and tore it up.

One of the women sign owners got in his face and the potential melee was broken up by security who hauled both of them out of the hall. The sign tearer was arrested, the woman sign owner was not.

The sign owner is black, the sign tearer is white ... so of course, the whole incident is racist ... and that’s all you really need to know about the story according to the MSM.

You can see the whole thing on You Tube from various angles, but it’s hard to tell exactly what is going on from the video, except at the end the cameras are focussed on the black woman being dragged out by security while screaming something.

I’m sure there is much more to the story. Hopefully we’ll get all the facts about it. McCaskil commented on the incident today and said it was not racist ... which puts her in the hot seat with the race baiters.


18 posted on 08/12/2009 10:43:15 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Tzimisce

Sign-Stealing in Missouri
http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Sign-Stealing-in-Missouri.aspx


19 posted on 08/12/2009 10:50:39 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Tzimisce

Angry white man snatches ‘Rosa Parks’ sign from black woman at town hall meeting

http://thedailyvoice.com/voice/2009/08/white-man-snatches-rosa-parks-002192.php

This one has some eye-witness accounts and some video.


20 posted on 08/12/2009 10:58:09 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Tzimisce

This does not help. Various videos of the incident, and it paints it as racist where it did not need to be. This person did not help, but added fuel to the fire about it being about race.


21 posted on 08/12/2009 11:11:23 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: Tzimisce

Could someone please explain why this woman was waving around a poster of Rosa Parks at a health care town hall?

And why would a reporter be more interested in her damn poster than in covering the topic?

If we have a health care town hall (big IF) I’ll bring a poster of Edgar Allen Poe. Let them try and rip THAT from my cold dead hands.


22 posted on 08/12/2009 11:16:57 PM PDT by justkate
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To: justkate
If we have a health care town hall (big IF) I’ll bring a poster of Edgar Allen Poe.

How about David Allen Coe? :)

23 posted on 08/12/2009 11:19:51 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1938 all over again - the democrats are the new NAZIs and conservatives are the new Jews.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

I would care. As a black conservative who is against this “health care reform” bill, I would find it very disturbing if this was true. Mrs. Parks, by all accounts, was a fine, upstanding woman who risked much to make a stand, just like any black conservative would. I hope that in the future that people who want to be heard will keep everything above board, because we don’t want to be like them (Dems)


24 posted on 08/12/2009 11:29:07 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: the_Watchman
There must not be anything which could be construed as racially motivated.

The liberals will construe anything they like as being racially motivated - the truth be hanged. And the lie told often enough becomes truth.

25 posted on 08/12/2009 11:31:42 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Lorianne

The sign owner is black, the sign tearer is white ... so of course, the whole incident is racist ... and that’s all you really need to know about the story according to the MSM.

Although the sign owner was in the wrong for having the sign, the sign tearer should not have damaged someone else’s personal property. The Bible says we are to abstain from the “very appearance of evil”, right. He made a boo boo.


26 posted on 08/12/2009 11:32:14 PM PDT by brwnsuga (Proud, BLACK, Beautiful, Conservative!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The liberals are doing some heavy duty drugs right now

No kidding! I wonder when they escaped their parents basement to go by them?!

27 posted on 08/12/2009 11:33:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: brwnsuga

There is no evidence that the sign tearer even knew the content of the sign. He/she may have just been angry at the women diplaying the signs after they had been told NO SIGNS.

I think he/she was wrong to take the signs, but there is no evidence that this was race based.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 11:39:15 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Tzimisce

So why is the lady with the sign lead out by police instead of the guy they are accusing of tearing up the sign?!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/12/rosa-parks-poster-torn-up_n_257578.html

There must be more to this than what is being shown here.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 11:39:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Tzimisce

Isn’t it odd how both the left and the White Supremist movement have both finally come to the conclusion that the only way to save America is to plunge it into a race war. They’ve at least they’ve found common ground on something.


30 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:48 PM PDT by Spok
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To: kcvl

He was led out too. He was arrested. She was not.


31 posted on 08/12/2009 11:40:51 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Tzimisce

There's only one problem, they guy who started it is clearly not a health care protester, or opposed to McCaskill, as this blown-up closeup of the video clearly shows.

What's that on the back of his shirt? Yes, it says, "VOLUNTEER."

Unless by McCaskill has taken to hiring "teabaggers" instead of SEIU goons as thugs for her events, it's pretty obvious that the man who tore up the Rosa Parks posters was a McCaskill stooge. As the TPM link indicates it looks like he got arrested later.

Need more proof? McCaskill warned the crown that signs were not allowed.

32 posted on 08/12/2009 11:43:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Kirkwood

VOLUNTEER guy tore up the lady's sign!

33 posted on 08/12/2009 11:47:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SoldierDad

We must be able to win in the field of public opinion. The gays have support because the media refuses to report that pedophiles and lewd displays are featured in their parades. The media knows that public opinion would turn against them if the truth were known.

The media will give us no such cover. For that reason we police our ranks and do not allow Nazi types in our demonstrations. (I realize that Nazi’s are actually leftists, but that is an entirely different discussion.) The point is we police our ranks and keep our skirts clean. For the same reason, racial pejoratives have no place in our signage.


34 posted on 08/12/2009 11:49:50 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: socialismislost
Oh please, he was working for the Dem Senator...no signs were allowed....she told CNN this tonight.

Commie propaganda has no place on FR.

35 posted on 08/12/2009 11:52:26 PM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: Hildy

Somehow every single cable news network has missed this so far...

Update: Here’s a photo of the man being arrested. He still hasn’t been identified.

Given the heated atmosphere, the announced policy, and the man’s shirt it looks more likely that the crowd is appluading the enforcement of the announced rules, which everyone else in the audience is clearly abidding by, than chearing the destruction of Rosa Parks posters. Those cheering can’t even see the posters.

For what it’s worth Organizing for America (Obama’s campaign arm) signed up 636 people who said they were attending the meeting, and the St. Louis Tea Party group was not officially attending since they had already met with McCaskill.

We will be calling the Senator’s office tomorrow to see who the man was working for.

From the site.


36 posted on 08/12/2009 11:54:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Live free or die.)
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To: the_Watchman
What Nazi types in our demonstrations?
37 posted on 08/12/2009 11:54:49 PM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: Spok

What White Supremacist movement? Where are they, and what are they doing?


38 posted on 08/12/2009 11:58:04 PM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: roses of sharon

I really didnt see that, sorry. She told CNN that the guy was working for the Dem Senator?


39 posted on 08/12/2009 11:58:34 PM PDT by socialismislost
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To: socialismislost

He was with Claire McCaskill! It plainly says VOLUNTEER on his shirt! People were told by McCaskill NOT TO BRING ANY SIGNS!


40 posted on 08/13/2009 12:00:13 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: roses of sharon

Precisely, we would shun Nazi types. I remember seeing anarchists at our tea party in Phoenix and everyone gave them a wide berth like the parting of the Red Sea.


41 posted on 08/13/2009 12:00:23 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: socialismislost

His shirt has “volunteer” on it....the Senator told CNN that everything is “OK”, that he was just removing the sign she had been holding up...(she came in late)....he went over and grabbed the sign because the woman was breaking the rules...she then started battling with him.

The Senator said there was no racism involved...that the woman broke rules...and the man and woman got overheated.


42 posted on 08/13/2009 12:04:12 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: the_Watchman
What Nazi types are at our demonstrations?
43 posted on 08/13/2009 12:05:53 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: kcvl

I saw the volunteer on it too and wondered. But why rip up the sign? Just take it from her. I really did not look into CNN coverage of it though, but I don’t understand why the guy was arrested.


44 posted on 08/13/2009 12:08:17 AM PDT by socialismislost
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To: roses of sharon

Im sorry. I really didnt look at CNN coverage of it though, so I might have been relying on the youtube videos of it. I just don’t get why the guy was arrested if he was a volunteer like his shirt said. That is what made we wonder, that’s all.


45 posted on 08/13/2009 12:10:33 AM PDT by socialismislost
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To: roses of sharon

They’re fairly active in the northwest, mostly disributing flyers and preaching about the inevitable race war that will purge us of our sins, very John Brown-like, but from the opposite perspective.


46 posted on 08/13/2009 12:13:08 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Tzimisce

Same guy who stuffed the Koran down the toilet in Gitmo.


47 posted on 08/13/2009 12:16:04 AM PDT by Ronin (Nemo me impune lacesset)
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To: roses of sharon

Do you actually read? I said Nazi types are not allowed at our demonstrations. We police the ranks and would not associate with them should they show up. I did NOT say there were Nazis at our demonstrations. I DID say I saw anarchists. I should have said they appeared to be anarchists. The evidence was their signage and general demeanor.


48 posted on 08/13/2009 12:17:06 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: socialismislost
Ummmmm, don't know...the Senator said nothing about him being arrested.
49 posted on 08/13/2009 12:21:54 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: justkate
Could someone please explain why this woman was waving around a poster of Rosa Parks at a health care town hall?

Perhaps, she missed part of the First Amendment that states that one cannot carry posters of Rosa Parks at a town hall meeting.

50 posted on 08/13/2009 12:23:15 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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