Skip to comments.UPDATE FROM TEXAS! FREEPERS AND FRIENDS STOMP RADICALS WIN THE DAY FOR CAPITALISM!
Posted on 05/29/2002 9:08:11 AM PDT by ReaganGirl
MAF just called from the front lines of the Meyerson Center in Dallas where the counter protest is in full swing! I'll give you her run down of the Sham Mock Trial that our side totally disrupted last night. Then I'll tell you what's happening right now on the ground in Dallas!
Tuesday Mock Trial
The lefties of the Climate Justice Summit staged a mock trial holding ExxonMobile accountable for "crimes against humanity." As memory serves they stole that little title from Star Trek TNG where Q holds Piccard accountable for same. Nice to know they can come up with an original idea.
Our side gathered early in the day and had 48 people for protest training before loading into vans and heading for the Univ. Texas campus in Dallas. One of the organizers of the counter protest hosted the whole crowd for dinner at her home. What a peach!
Upon arrival at the UT Dallas campus our folks tried to enter the Student Union Center where the "trial" was to take place. The lefties panicked and called the cops who told our folks they would have to leave or be arrested. We had seven people dressed in Kangaroo costumes for the Kangaroo court and over 40 others there to cheer on Niger Innis and others who had asked to testify on behalf of Exxon Mobile. They were of course denied access and were even told by the lefties that "they had scripted the trial and were not letting anyone deviate from the script.
The lefties in attendance totaled a whopping 8 people. LOL so our side had them outnumbered almost 5 to one. At some point one of the lefties offered to let our people sit in the room but our folks declined. Being there would have only made the room look full for the press and we certainly were not going to assist them in their cause.
Our folks left and returned to the home of one of the organizers for cake and sign painting. Thus ended day one.
DAY TWO: EXXONMOBILE PROTEST AT THE MEYERSON CENTER
The day began at 7:P30 am with a head count. Our side had 98 pp and as of 10:30 had grown to well over 100. MAF things it's around 125 but will get a final head count and report back later. While most of our protestors are from Austin, Dallas and Houston there are many who made much longer journeys like Sauropod who came all the way from Baltimore! Sauropod, you rock!
As we were speaking she literally counted the heads of the protesters on the other side -- a whopping 43 people.
The police allowed our folks to set up right outside the Meyerson center and many of the ExxonMobile shareholders attending the meeting stopped to thank our folks for being there and supporting them. They even asked that our folks post our extra signs and American Flags on the fence around the building. It was awesome!
The lefties arrived at the protest this morning in an old, gas guzzling ford van pulling a U-haul full of props. This is ironic since they are there to protest an oil and gas company that they charge is responsible for global warming and wrecking the environment. MAF was also told by one of them that they would be leaving in a hurry on their gas guzzling bus to get to DFW. They have to catch their jet planes back to Washington and New York. LOL
One of their props is an Oil Pump with card board flames all around it and the American Flag right in the middle of the flames. It's their way of burning the flag without actually setting the fire.
They also have a balloon of the globe with red paint spattered all over it. One can only presume what that is supposed to mean.
Their sign s read:
Solar Power = Solar People Our Planet their Profits
NOW FOR THE GOOD GUYS!
Freepers are joined in this effort by Citizens for a Sound Economy, the Council for Racial Equality and several other organizations.
We have several people in costumes such as Alice in Wonderland, The Exxon Tiger, a Shark and there is even a guy in a Grinch costume carrying a sign that says "The Grinch who Stole Capitalism."
Other signs include:
Oil - You Can't Leave Home Without It; I never got a job from a poor person; Down with Bugs - Up with People; Free Markets = Free People; Radicals Want your Job; Oil - Black Gold, Texas Tea and Stop Global Whining.
They're really having a blast! Great Job MAF for organizing the Freepers of Texas for this one!
He was asking her things like "Don't you just want to close the EPA" and "Why do you Texans have to drive everywhere?"
He then stated matter of factly that they were there to protest for everyone to have equal wages. MAF stopped him dead in his tracks and said "No, you want everyone to have $15 an hour for not working." She then asked him how all his little protester friends got their all cotton shirts. (Not exactly a cash crop in Seattle) How would they transport goods around the country without companies like ExxonMobile and others?"
Good score MAF. Keep them on their toes.
Please know that I was not slighting you by not mentioning your names, I just don't have all your names.
God bless everyone who showed up this past two days in Dallas and THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for being there.
Kudos to MAF and the Texas freepers!
What a peach is right! I've had the pleasure of visiting Texas several times, and I'll tell you that there's *nothing* like good ol' Texas hospitality. Fine, fine people down there in the lone-star state! No better people on the face of the planet, IMO.
You freepers ROCK! Great job!!!
Only about five stragglers remain of their rag-tag group! Our folks are still there in full force.
Lefties give up so easily
Big Texas Bump!
Where I come from we would call that "stinkin thinkin"
She snuck in to the mock trial to take notes last night. She said that they had this huge (and yet empty) auditorium at UT Dallas. They had a pannel of three Judges on the bench. One of them said that he was from Palestine.
There was no American flag anywhere in the room but that there was an enormous United Nations emblem on the wall over the judges.
It was announced that this was a "Mock Trial before the International Criminal Court."
Texas says Thank You! to all the organizations that made this possible.
Don't Mess With Texas!
Texas FReepers......gotta love em!
I'm impressed, more entertaining than Disney land.
(The site is not responding right now, though it did 5 min ago)
................to load people onto box-cars for transportation to the liquidation camps.
Sounds like you had the kangascrews in your hip pockets, yuk, yuk!
Love ya all!
LOL. You guys are too good! Nothing like a good dose of reality to rain on the lefts parade. I loved the idea of kangaroo suits for the kangaroo court.
Ooooh, I wanna see a picture of those, too! I'd surely like to know how a disposable camera gets "recycled." LOL!
lol, no hopefully sooner, but I have to drop pod off at the airport first.
Another list of freepers participating:
TX Liberty Lady - we could not have done it without you
conservative (and wife)
c-b 1 (and his many friends from New Mexico - great to meet you!)
DallasDeb (THANK YOU! for the signs, snacks, and drinks!)
Slyfox (THANK YOU! for locating and tracking down the costumes. Call me tomorrow)
Redbob (not here, but worked the preparation)
Moiraine (not here, but worked the preparation)
PetroniDE (not here, but worked the preparation)
DrewsDad (not here, but worked the preparation)
COB1 - WHAT HAPPENED? Did you forget to go before you left the house? lol. I am VERY disappointed you missed your ride, but we'll meet next week)
harpu (not here, but worked the preparation)
ReaganGirl (not here, but worked the preparation)
I know of a few other Freepers who were here, but I only caught their real names, not their screennames. I'll do better next time I promise. Thank you for coming.
There are many more people I want to say "THANK YOU!" to and to let you know it was great working with you. It would take me awhile to list them all and I only have real names, but pod's afraid I'm going to make him miss his plane.