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Alinsky 101: Left Accuses Conservatives of Being Violent Against Themselves in Michigan
Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 12/12/2012 12:48:07 PM PST by Kaslin

Yesterday we brought you news of union members in Michigan becoming violent against conservatives. First, there was the tearing down of a large Americans for Prosperity tent while women and elderly people were inside and then conservative activist Steven Crowder was punched in the face four times and threatened with murder. Now, straight out the Saul Alinsky playbook, the Left, the Teamsters Union and MSNBC's Ed Schultz are accusing AFP of tearing down their own tent down and are accusing Crowder of provoking union workers to attack him. The Teamsters have gone so far as saying the protest in Michigan was peaceful until disruptive right-wingers turned it violent. More from Twitchy and Twitter:

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Dubious claims? Right, those four sucker punches Crowder took in the face, resulting in a forehead cut and chipped tooth, sure are dubious. The same goes for the loud cheers from union workers after they ripped down the AFP tent. You be the judge.

UNIONS ASSAULT ON CAMERA!!

http://youtu.be/RNbL3_zhRWQ>AFP MI Tent comes down at Right To Work Rally pt 2

Predictably, the Left is also saying the first video above was selectively edited to make union members look bad.

Fox News contributor Steven Crowder is working overtime on the effort to create a violence narrative, claiming to have been punched repeatedly and promoting a video spliced and edited to the point of hilarity—you're not supposed to figure out that in between the obvious cuts, Crowder is provoking people into yelling at him.

From the Teamster's blog:

Peaceful protests follow RTW4Less passage; Koch lackeys try to smear protesters; automakers concerned.

And here is MSNBC's pathetic attempt to spin the story:

But one eyewitness tells MSNBC.com he thinks there may be more to the story. Thomas Duckworth, a Michigan resident and lifelong union member, said he’d been at the AFP tent earlier in the day, when he noticed a man in an NRA hat. Later, he said, he saw the man deliberately loosening the ropes holding the tent up. Duckworth acknowledged that labor supporters had cheered the tent’s collapse, but suggested that AFP had deliberately helped initiate the it, in order to depict their adversaries as an unruly mob.

Right, AFP loosened the ropes so union thugs could cheer at its collapse. It's totally normal for peaceful people to cheer when a massive tent is collapsing with people inside of it......not to mention the videos above show union workers rushing the tent before its collapse. These are Alinsky tactics 101: accuse your opponent of what you're actually doing.

This video shows a union protester of cutting up the collapsed tent and handing out pieces as souvenirs.

Cutting Up AFP Tent on Michigan Capitol Lawn

Last night Crowder went on Hannity to talk about his experience.

Steven Crowder speaks out on assault at union protest


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: laborunions; michigan; stevencrowder; teamsters

1 posted on 12/12/2012 12:48:12 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Ed Schultz was given $200,000 by unions in 2011. He admits he is a whore but says at least he isn’t a crack whore.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2012/03/unions-gave-k-to-msnbcs-ed-schultz-116972.html


2 posted on 12/12/2012 12:54:11 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Kaslin

Crowder needs to file charges against everybody that was there. Demand a RICO investigation. AFP needs to sue Schultz for defamation. Keep throwing lawsuits until one sticks.

And if none stick, well then, violence is a mighty strange thing to stop.


3 posted on 12/12/2012 12:54:25 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Kaslin

Ed Schultz:

Hey Ed! Did you really shoot your hunting dog in a drunken fit of rage? That’s what everyone in Fargo says.... Just want to clear that up. You know, set the record straight. I did run into the second guy on the scene who was pretty sure that’s what happened.

Why did your ex-wife Maureen have a restraining order against you? Were you a wife abuser? Did you pay her (and how much) to seal your divorce records?


4 posted on 12/12/2012 12:54:42 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“I was in the student section at each home game where one of our favorite chants was “Ed shot his dog. Ed shot his dog……etc.” The announcers booth was right behind the student section and he had no problem hearing us and it used to send him into a rage. He’s not very respected in his home market, if he didn’t have his national show, he’d be out of a job.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/18/video-ed-schultz-stomps-off-fox-friends/


5 posted on 12/12/2012 12:57:27 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“If it were up to me I would say send Fast Eddy his money back. We all see through his attempt to slither back into the Bison faithful like the snake he is. Like everyone is just supposed to forget how he jumped on the Sioux bandwagon a few years ago and had nothing but bad things to say about the Bison.......

Oh yeah and he shot his dog too!!!”

http://www.bisonville.com/forum/showthread.php?6750-Ed-Schultz-rumor-or-truth/page2


6 posted on 12/12/2012 12:59:40 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Kaslin
It is long past time for Americans to start boycotting these networks, and to let the Corporate advertisers know that their dollars would be best spent elsewhere. The networks actively work to destroy this Country - supporting every socialist, God hating, and moral corrupting idea that comes down the pike. And we pay them handsomely by tuning into their bilge.
7 posted on 12/12/2012 1:00:27 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“Ed shot his dog! Ed shot his dog!
That one never get’s old! We will never forget!

Whoooosh!!! -the sound a whiskey bottle makes as it flies through the air.

Slap! Slap! Slap! -the sound of Ed’s hand as it strikes his wife”

http://www.fishingbuddy.com/ed_shultz_eyes_a_return_to_the_ndsu_football_booth


8 posted on 12/12/2012 1:03:43 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

“case number 09-93-C-00131: Maureen K. Zimmerman Vs Edward A. Schultz (it’s under “Civil, Family & Probate Case Records”).

You can click on the case number and get a list of all the events and orders of the the court in that case (even though the file is itself was apparently sealed on 2/25/04.

1) the divorce began in 1993 and was granted in 1999.
2) All kinds of interested events and orders on the list:
a) 11/2/1995: Ex Parte Temporary Protection Orcer (CCto CC Sher &FGO PD).
b) 11/2/1995: Application for Domestic Violence Protection Order
c) 11/16/1995: UCID Hrg Desc: Protection Order
3) Reference to Contempt proceedings: one on 11/30/1995 where Ed got himself a continuance according to
this record.

Sorry Joeremi, I’m not backing down from my claim. It’s been well known in Fargo about Ed Schultz and his ex wife Maureen Zimmerman. He beat his ex wife and has a history of violence including the for of mention with a woman in the bar.”

http://insidecablenews.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/ed-schultz-interview/


9 posted on 12/12/2012 1:05:30 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=203281

MAUREEN K ZIMMERMAN VS. EDWARD A SCHULTZ

Case Type: Divorce Date Filed: 01/26/1999 Location: — Cass County Judicial Officer: Marquart, Steven L

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11/02/1995 Converted Event Codes Doc ID# 72 (EXP01 ) EX PARTE TEMPORARY PROTECTION ORDER (CC TO CC SHER. & FGO. PD) 11/02/1995 Application Doc ID# 71 APPLICATION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER

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11/16/1995 Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: PROTECTION ORDER Result: Hearing Ended

(Snip)

11/30/1995 Motion/Hearing (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Backes, Norman J) UCIS Hrg Desc: CONTINUED CONTEMPT HEARING 09/11/1995 Continued to 11/30/1995 - Continuance - Schultz, Edward A Result: Hearing Ended

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02/18/2004 Motion Doc ID# 105 MOTION TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS 02/18/2004 Affidavit Doc ID# 102 CONSENT AND ADMISSION FO SERVICE OF DEFENDANT TO SEAL FILES AND RECORDS AND WAIVER OF RIGHT TO FURTHER NOTICE


10 posted on 12/12/2012 1:09:24 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

America is truly a land of opportunity when big time loser windbags like Ed Schultz can have both a network TV and national radio show simultaneously. I know his TV ratings are in the toilet but I can only imagine how miniscule his radio numbers are. Lefties have no stage presence or sense of humor and it’s little wonder they can’t keep and retain a loyal audience.


11 posted on 12/12/2012 1:10:34 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: Brad from Tennessee

#2: Maybe Ed is a “cracked whore”, politically and medically speaking.

I once met people who sounded just like him when I was covering a Nazi/Klan rally. Guess old Ed just forgot to put on his sheet when he does his shows.

Wonder if he has had his rabies shots since his dog won’t need them any more?


12 posted on 12/12/2012 1:10:47 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Kaslin

According to several people, Ed Schultz is apparently quite dangerous with a gun and his fists. See posts above.


13 posted on 12/12/2012 1:11:58 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Kaslin
Yea, I got a similar response from a union guy I know when I sent him the videos of the crap in Lansing. His response was that the tent just fell over and everything was peaceful there...........

Ya just can't fix stupid and you can't present facts to these ignorant troglodites

14 posted on 12/12/2012 1:15:41 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Current link to the Divorce records, in which restraining orders were issued against Ed, and the records were much later sealed right when Ed was going national with his show:

http://publicsearch.ndcourts.gov/CaseDetail.aspx?CaseID=203281


15 posted on 12/12/2012 1:16:13 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: Kaslin

I want to see these goons arrested!! NOW!! The video of the goons pushing the tent over and cutting it up tells the whole story!!


16 posted on 12/12/2012 1:24:14 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Kaslin

Crowder should be ashamed of himself, attacking those union fists with his face like that.


17 posted on 12/12/2012 1:30:35 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Obamacare is the socialist cancer of the New Deal metastasized.)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone protesting the left needs to be legally armed. Pepper spray these thugs and they will go down crying like babies.


18 posted on 12/12/2012 1:43:33 PM PST by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Uncle Miltie

He needs to be out of a job!

Lying POS!


19 posted on 12/12/2012 1:47:58 PM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: NTHockey
Crowder needs to file charges against everybody

No he doesn't, he's already on record as saying he doesn't want to resort to lawsuits. Instead, he's issued a challenge to that Tony Camargo for a man on man fight or face prosecution.

I'd pay to watch that.......

20 posted on 12/12/2012 2:05:58 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Kaslin

Let me try to understand. The Left comes in and literally destroys the place while hurting people. Then the Left blames the people they are destroying and hurting. Can’t quite wrap my mind around that Alinski or not.


21 posted on 12/12/2012 2:14:22 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin

Even if Crowded incited a person to violence, he didn’t , there is no excuse in any society on earth for throwing the 1st punch.

There are unintended consequences for it not the least of which somone protecting their right to life and meeting that aggression with an even greater force to end the threat...

Me, idduh pit that mangy dude down like a rabid dog....


22 posted on 12/12/2012 2:48:00 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Kaslin

Townhall.com’s mobile site sucks! Adware makes it nothing but annoying.


23 posted on 12/12/2012 4:07:40 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: Kaslin

Townhall.com’s mobile site sucks! Adware makes it nothing but annoying.


24 posted on 12/12/2012 4:08:01 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: polymuser

I am getting no Adware. Maybe you should invest in better protection


25 posted on 12/12/2012 7:26:56 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: polymuser

What adware are you talking about? I am not getting any


26 posted on 12/12/2012 7:28:09 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Brad from Tennessee
He admits he is a whore but says at least he isn’t a crack whore.

Well, he's a crack hoe now. Crack hoe, crack hoe, crack hoe -- Hey, Fat Boy, are you reading this? Crack hoe!

27 posted on 12/12/2012 9:33:39 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: dowcaet
Lefties have no stage presence or sense of humor and it’s little wonder they can’t keep and retain a loyal audience.

They only need a loyal audience of one: George Soros.

28 posted on 12/12/2012 9:37:27 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

Right. Who are we supposed to believe? The liberal union supporters or our lying eyes? Also, who was it in the Crowder film that was ranting that they had a gun and had used it to kill people? Anyone else hear that?


29 posted on 12/12/2012 9:38:54 PM PST by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: Kaslin

Creep-up boxes on smart phone, cover a third of screen, do ‘t go away, annoying. I expect better from them.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 7:20:12 PM PST by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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