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.
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