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Michigan's 'hot dog guy' getting new digs after protesters destroyed his supplies
Fox News ^ | December 16, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 12/16/2012 11:38:31 AM PST by jazusamo

The “hot dog guy” is getting new digs.

Clinton Tarver, the owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart and Casual Catering, saw his small business thrust into the national spotlight on Tuesday when his supplies were destroyed at a pro-union protest against right-to-work legislation in Lansing, Mich. “Violent” demonstrators tore down a tent where Tarver was serving his dogs, he said, prompting a staff member for a local lawmaker to create an online fundraiser for the 63-year-old downtown fixture. As of Friday, more than $33,000 had been donated.

“I’m overwhelmed,” Tarver said Friday. “The public has shown such love to me. You never know your true friends until you get down and I’ve had people I thought were pretty close to me and they’ve given me one call. You learn from your endeavors.”

Lorilea Zabadal, a staff member for Republican state Rep. Al Pscholka, established the fundraiser after learning of Tarver’s plight.

“Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is,” Zabadal wrote. “He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him. Regardless of your position on current legislation, rebuilding Clint's Hot Dogs is something we can all support. Please give what you can to get this deserving businessman back out there!”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: hotdogguy; michigan; tarver; unionthugs
Good wins out over evil in this thuggish act.
1 posted on 12/16/2012 11:38:39 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: smoothsailing; cripplecreek

Good news Ping!


2 posted on 12/16/2012 11:39:40 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I’ll agree with you when the domestic terrorists who did the crime are arrested, prosecuted and convicted as domestic terrorists.


3 posted on 12/16/2012 11:41:19 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: jazusamo

Good wins over evil!! Clint is a good man, a small business owner who just wants to provide for his family. Union thugs destroyed his hot dog cart but they did not destroy the good will of the people


4 posted on 12/16/2012 11:43:28 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: jazusamo

Glad to see that the Hot Dog guy will be able to keep his biz. Too bad he will probably only be able to serve Soy or Tofu dogs or else the HHS Obama-goons will be back....


5 posted on 12/16/2012 11:44:15 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jazusamo

There still is some good left in this country despite what Barry and the ‘RATS have done to it. Clint and those who helped him are part of that good. This guy did not deserve what happened to him. He wasn’t on either side. He was just a guy selling hot dogs and trying to make a living for himself.


6 posted on 12/16/2012 11:50:41 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Well said...People remember kindness as they do thuggish and criminal behavior, Clint Tarver stands head and shoulders above those union thugs.
7 posted on 12/16/2012 11:51:41 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Symbolic of how the small business owner is being attacked by the left.


8 posted on 12/16/2012 11:54:08 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>>He wasn’t on either side. He was just a guy selling hot dogs and trying to make a living for himself.<<

He didn’t make himself join a union so he was fair game for the thugs...


9 posted on 12/16/2012 11:54:31 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: jazusamo

He needs a pistol


10 posted on 12/16/2012 11:56:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes, Clint Tarver worked hard and invested his own money for what he built unlike those who tried to take it away.


11 posted on 12/16/2012 11:57:55 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Clinton lost about $500 that day. Got to hear Hannity chuck in $5K to cover costs.


12 posted on 12/16/2012 12:01:50 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: jazusamo

The media will not be able to distort what the conservatives have done for him either. His relatives friends and neighbors are watching this too.


13 posted on 12/16/2012 12:06:59 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Wiser now

He will be shut down within a year for health violations.

That’s just how liberals are.


14 posted on 12/16/2012 12:09:36 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: All; smoothsailing
Here's a video about Clint Tarver from the first thread posted about this. H/T smoothsailing.

Beyond the Cart: The Story of Clint Tarver

15 posted on 12/16/2012 12:10:32 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
I wonder if Obama will claim that the $33K is SHORT-TERM CAPITAL GAIN INCOME and then try to tax the hell out of it at 35% ...
16 posted on 12/16/2012 12:17:03 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: jazusamo

CLICK HERE

17 posted on 12/16/2012 12:26:49 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Thanks for posting the nice pics of Clint, his cart and website, Smooth.


18 posted on 12/16/2012 12:32:25 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Good news for Clint Tarver.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012
19 posted on 12/16/2012 12:38:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Mmm, mmm, good!
20 posted on 12/16/2012 12:48:06 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: jazusamo

I think it’s great that Clint is going to name a new hot dog after Lorilea!

What a wonderful ending to what started out to be such a bummer of a story this past week.

You’re right, this time good overcame evil. :o)


21 posted on 12/16/2012 12:54:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

Unions, I belonged to one for over 25 years, have long since served their purpose and certainly worn out their welcome here in America. They have become little else than Communist Front organizations and money laundering conduits to the left leaning politicos.


22 posted on 12/16/2012 12:55:49 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jazusamo

Gratifying news of good deeds coming after despicable ones.


23 posted on 12/16/2012 12:55:55 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: jazusamo

“...rebuilding Clint’s Hot Dogs is something we can all support”

“ReBUILDING? He didn’t build that!!” Hussein said so.


24 posted on 12/16/2012 12:56:29 PM PST by MayflowerMadam
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To: jazusamo

I had one of his chili dogs when we had a TEA Party demonstration at the capitol on April 15, 2009. Pretty good too. Funny, I don’t seem to remember anyone making any threats, punching anyone, or destroying private property or nearby businesses. The union trash must have been absent that day.


25 posted on 12/16/2012 1:03:36 PM PST by RushLake (Why do people have to be compelled by law to join the noble democratic goonion?)
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To: jazusamo

I had one of his chili dogs when we had a TEA Party demonstration at the capitol on April 15, 2009. Pretty good too. Funny, I don’t seem to remember anyone making any threats, punching anyone, or destroying private property or nearby businesses. The union trash must have been absent that day.

There were some people there that favor raising taxes on other people, getevenwithemism, but they didn’t make any noise about it at the time. The NOT TEA Party people.


26 posted on 12/16/2012 1:05:11 PM PST by RushLake (Why do people have to be compelled by law to join the noble democratic goonion?)
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To: jazusamo

I never realized before that Twinkies had such weiner envy...


27 posted on 12/16/2012 1:07:29 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: RushLake
Isn't it amazing that the leftists try to blame violence and racism on Tea Party members but when in fact violence and racism is caught on video it's the Rats, leftists and union thugs committing it.
28 posted on 12/16/2012 1:11:32 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Where are the trial lawyers lining up to sue for damages for this guy’s loss from the unions that instigated the ‘thuggish act’.


29 posted on 12/16/2012 1:11:52 PM PST by shove_it (the 0bama regime are the people Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about)
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To: Don Corleone
Agreed...The vast majority of unions are corrupt as well as RAT supporting tools.
30 posted on 12/16/2012 1:16:40 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: shove_it

Where are the trial lawyers lining up to sue for damages for this guy’s loss from the unions that instigated the ‘thuggish act’.


The Teamsters have some pretty deep pockets. I can’t believe there aren’t a few lawyers who aren’t drooling for a big fat slice of that pie.


31 posted on 12/16/2012 1:18:57 PM PST by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Fair is a place you go to eat cotton candy and step in monkey poop)
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To: jazusamo

Obama and his union thugs, mentality of, “you didn’t build that business” and to add, “you are not approved by us to be a successful businessman, therefore we will destroy it”. When Obama and his henchman get their way, the only businesses that will survive will be big corporations and all towns will basically have is a Wal-Mart and a few fast food places and that is it regardless if it is Clarksburg, WV or Santa Cruz, CA.


32 posted on 12/16/2012 1:23:54 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: jazusamo
Michigan's 'hot dog guy' getting new digs after protesters union thugs destroyed his supplies

There. Fixed it.

33 posted on 12/16/2012 1:38:33 PM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: jazusamo

Yet the King of Thugs, continues to destroy business and personal lives of those who work for business on a daily basis, the likes of which no amount of money can help recover from.


34 posted on 12/16/2012 2:41:56 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you for posting this story. Nice to read some good news today.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 3:14:13 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Bigg Red
I hear you and you're welcome, that was my thought also.
36 posted on 12/16/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

That $33,000 was donated by Unions, correct?


37 posted on 12/16/2012 3:54:47 PM PST by Islander2
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To: Islander2
Bwahahahaha!

I sincerely doubt it and acknowledge you didn't need a sarc tag:)

38 posted on 12/16/2012 3:59:27 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

With all the bad news going around right now, here comes a “good ending” story. Just in time for Christmas !


39 posted on 12/16/2012 4:25:47 PM PST by Dartman
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.

Apropos of nothing:

Governor Rick Snyder vetoes concealed weapons legislation
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2970056/posts


40 posted on 12/18/2012 8:27:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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