Skip to comments.School District Investigates e-mail Encouraging Protest at Tea Party Rally(Rochester Mn)
Posted on 04/12/2010 1:10:56 PM PDT by Son House
An e-mail sent out by a Rochester public school teacher calling on others to protest the Rochester Tea Party Patriots' rally on Thursday is drawing sharp criticism from Tea Party members.
The e-mail was sent out to all teachers in the school district and states that "if you are interested in combating the lies and ignorance of the Tea Party movement" to meet for a counter-rally at 5:30 p.m. at Soldiers Field. The teacher who sent out the e-mail says he will have an air horn and some signs. Rochester Tea Party Patriot Chairwoman Cindy Maves contacted School Board Chairman Jim Pittenger to protest the teacher's use of district e-mail for the political message.
"I am not surprised that there would be a counter-protest. I am just surprised they used the district e-mail," Maves said.
In an e-mail sent to Maves, Pittenger said that the e-mail might be a violation of district policy, and Superintendent Romain Dallemand plans to investigate the matter. Rochester Public Schools' spokeswoman Rachel Hicks could not be reached this morning for comment on the matter.
The Rochester Tea Party Patriots are planning their second annual tax day rally scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Soldiers Field in Rochester. Last year's rally, as a part of rallies held nationwide, led to the birth of the local tea party movement. This year, a key focus of the rally will be to get conservative candidates elected to office who will support reduced government spending and less government control.
"We want (elected officials) to stop spending money we don't have," Maves said. "The debt is just escalating unbelievably, and we are just scared to death for our country."
As a result, Maves said several candidates are expected to be at the rally representing the Constitution Party, Independence Party and the Republican Party. Several speakers are expected to address the crowd at 6 p.m. They include KROC conservative radio host Tom Ostrom, Republican Secretary of State candidate Dan Severson and former Republican 1st District Rep. Gil Gutknecht.
Gutknetcht's speech is aimed at firing up the crowd to get conservative candidates elected. He said that while he has not been involved in the Tea Party movement, he said he has been impressed by how passionate members are about politics.
"I will say that in terms of intensity, this is as strong as I have seen in my adult lifetime," Gutknecht said.
He added that he believes that Democrats failed to realize that the process used to push the health care reform bill has really angered voters.
"If you go back and just look at the headlines at how this thing was handled, the Louisiana Purchase, the Cornhusker Kickback, I don't think the congressional leaders really understood how bad that looked in Middle America," he said.
This year's event will also feature food provided by the Ye Olde Butcher Shop with a portion of the proceeds donated back to the Tea Party group. There will be 20 candidate and organization tables and also kids activities, including patriotic face painting.
"We really want to make it a family event," Maves said. "We really want to try and get away from this stereotype that people have that we are this angry bunch of people."
"If you are interested in combating the lies and ignorance of the Tea Party Movement, they have scheduled a rally April 15th at 5:30 pm at Soldiers Field of all places. I will have an air horn and a few extra signs to spare but feel free to bring your own. Hope to see you there"
Whats her name?
still waiting for proof of said “lies” that the Tea Party are spreading...
I hope we hear a follow-up to the school email complaint.
In better news, I think I just got a HUGE raise!
Remember 0bama promising not to raise taxes on anyone making over $250,000?
Well, after the Healthcare bill was signed,
the federal withholding went up on my paycheck,
telling me that I now make over $250k!
Isn’t it great!?
Yes, how do we contact this school/school district to protest the actions of the teacher?
Not To Bright
We know who the ignorant liars are and it isn’t the Tea Party folks.
combating the lies and ignorance of the Tea Party Movement
Yes, let’s see the evidence
So, the TEA Party is going to be protesting high taxes and abusive government. Are the counter-protestors going to be saying that taxes aren’t high enough and government isn’t abusive enough?
Dismantle public schools before they destroy us!
Very, very smart.
And misused government computers in order to do it. Nice!
Let the games begins
(fire for effect)
Walter Williams’ recent column has opened my eyes to how “they” see it -
they see us as wanting to “impose responsibility” on them,
and they despise that as much as we despise them for
wanting to impose authoritarian collectivism on us.
in related, recent news:
“Minnesota teachers union is being hit from all sides”
...our tax dollars at work.
They're saying that Obama is an anti-American socialist or communist who is spending $1.7T a year more than the government brings in and who has bungled every decision he has made since taking office (with the exception of choosing a dog). They're saying it is bad for the government to nationalize health care, banking, manufacturing, and other industries. They're saying that freedom is good but dying under Obama/Pelosi. You're right, I can't find any lies either.
No doubt about it. There are some people who just cannot accept that they are responsible for themselves, so anytime they face any sort of difficulty, instead of planning for that difficulty, they think that it is someone else’s responsibility to take care of them.
“I have just heard about a teacher using the district's email resources to solicit support of an “anti-Tea Party protest”. This is just abhorrent behavior, and sincerely hope that the teacher us subjected to the strictest discipline that can be meted out for he situation. There is no place for pushing politics through the resources of the school district. I am livid to think that this type of behavior would be condoned. Thank you for your consideration of my remarks.”
A couple little errors in my message, was hurrying in my lividity... Hopefully he will get the drift.
Nice touch the poll added to the article. It asks “Have you ever used your company e-mail account for private correspondence?” Thus, the editor who added this sought to undercut the story by suggesting we all do this, so let’s just move on.
more than just contacting the school/schooldistrict, how about getting the complete email list used? after all, your tax dollar was used to pay for the equipment/software/systems being used.
Get the religion of the left out of schools.
I am nowhere near Rochester.. HEE HEE
Looks like you could go through the link page and find everyone’s email address, though.
“Walter Williams recent column has opened my eyes to how they see it -”
CAn you FReep me a link to that article? I have to run, but would live to read it tomorrow.
And anyhow he should have chosen a cat.
"The bottom-line question for all of us is: Should we part company or continue trying to forcibly impose our wills on one another?"
Interesting that saying “I want lower taxes and a smaller, less intrusive Government” is now:
3. Untrue (i.e., a lie)
It must be awesome to be a Liberal and live outside of reality.
Hey man—This is a complicted investigation. It’ll take (hopefully enough time for the incident to be forgotten). I’ll demonstrate how compolicated this is:
Investigator to teacher: Did you send the email? Did you send it on a school computer? Did you send it on school time?
Investigator to school board. Do you have written polices agaist using school equipment and time to promote a political agenda?
Conclusion: Teacher violated written school policies.
Punishment: If a first-time offence teacher should be placed on one month unpaid leave of absense. If a repeat offence teacher should be fired.
Now, wasn’t that complicated and time consuming?
That excerpt looks like she lifted it directly from the crash the tea party idiot’s site.
I agree, but I wish it were so simple. One can long for Mrs. Landers and Leave it to Beaver, but we have destroyed that world forever.
Oh well, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
Main stream media, are you listening/paying attention? Or are those real crickets I hear chirping?
[Don't call me "man"!--just kidding, although I prefer to be just one of the guys (in MN we called everyone guys whether male or female)]
Real voters know their place!
Real voters shut their face!
-Counter Tea Party chant
I like both cats and dogs, but I don't think a feline choice would have worked. Cats are aloof and have standards. What the Obamas like is the mindless adoration they get from their voters, and the right dog comes much closer to matching that tone than any cat ever could (a dog is a little too smart, but at least it will provide the slobbering worship that Barack craves).
A big oops on my part. Sorry. And secure women are my favorite type.
Gee, when do they introduce the "Enabling Act" into the single-party controlled, unicameral Obamafuerherstag?
Yeah, a cat would not blindly obey.
Great, thank you.
Self ping for a recommended read.
I don't care. Their irresponsibility has been reaching into my wallet for far too long.
Great graphic! I’m going to put it on my car.
Dismantle public schools before they destroy us!
Exactly! That is the only solution. Any other “reform” is like peeing in the ocean hoping to warm it up.
Please think about this. Do you really think this would fix the government schools?
Government schools **are** the religion of leftism in action. Government schools are the sacrament of leftist religion simply by existing!
When children attend Baptist, Catholic, or Jewish schools, they learn to be Baptist, Catholic, or Jewish. When children attend socialist, single-payer, government schools, CHILDREN LEARN THE RELIGION OF SOCIALISM!
Let me explain:
From the very first day that children step through the door of a government school, this child learns that the government has the power and force to make his neighbor pay for schooling that his parents want tuition-free! And...Their socialist teachers teach them that it is their RIGHT to have government take money from their neighbor for this educational service!
Every day that a child attends government school he becomes comfortable with government taking money from his neighbor for a service he uses tuition-free. Well?....If the government can take money from a neighbor to pay for tuition-free schooling what not thousands of other socialistic “free” things?
Within one to three generations of socialist, single-payer, government schools we had the following:
** The IRS
** The direct election of Senators
** The federal reserve
** The feminist movement
** The failed “One World” government of the League of Nations followed by the U.N.
** FDR elected four times
** The New Deal that plagues us today
** Johnson's Great Society that has condemned the black citizens of our nation to abject dependence
** the abolishment of gold standard
** The Department of Education and thousands of regulations that hobble both K-12 and college education.
When children attend socialist, single-payer, government schools, CHILDREN LEARN THE RELIGION OF SOCIALISM!
Better that we separate under political entities where we can’t affect each other.
They can’t impose collectivism on us,
and we can’t “impose responsibility” on them.