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    Report from the Tea Party in front of the Auto Show January 11, 2010

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 08:03:14 AM EST
    Tags: Detroit, protest (all tags)

    The temperature was in the teens,the wind chill was at zero, yet dozens of tea party protesters showed up regardless of the harsh conditions to exercise their free speech right and demand a redress from Congress. The typical 45 minute drive into Detroit took me almost 3 hours this morning, but I got there. Here I was in back of the Renaisance Center that now houses Government Motors (you can hear the bitter wind):

    Just so Chris Matthews knows, the tea party protesters were not all white:

    And here was the scene on video:

    So considering the weather and driving conditions, not a bad turnout at all, and far better than the 12 Muslims that showed up for a terrorism protest under much better weather and driving conditions. In any case, who shows up soon after than LaRouche supporters, possibly to taint the tea party:

    continue reading below the fold...

    I went over to some of the pro-union, pro-nationalized healthcare counterprotesters and spent the bulk of my time interviewing them. All I planned to do was ask simple questions like "where in the Constitution doers the federal government get its authority to nationalize healthcare?" I mean - what could go wrong with questions like that? See here:

    And of course I also got these kinds of people:

    See here:

    I'm pretty sure she asked no other interviewer that question. And how crude to ask if someone is a teabagger? Does this woman not understand the derogatory, dismissive nature of the term that is slang for a sexual act popular in the homosexual community? Of course she does, or at least should. Here's another interview where, towards the end, I am asked if I am a 'teabagger':

    Nice. Here's another counterprotester I interviewed: (All you need to know about this guy is right towards the end of the video - other than him wanting to double the minimum wage)

    And this was probably the best example of why people need to read the Constitution and the federalist papers:

    Yikes. Nancy Pelosi, by the way, was not seen by the time I had to leave. Of course, she would not have seen the protesters anyway, probably choosing instead to be led in through a back door where she will be given VIP treatment on our dime. Figures...

    cross-posted at theblogprof

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    Must have been a real quiet... (none / 0) (#2)
    by rdww on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 01:34:45 PM EST
    .. tea party, because I was there much of the day and saw none of this.

    No protest is ever complete (none / 0) (#3)
    by Rougman on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 04:43:15 PM EST
    Without at least one LaRouche type trying to introduce a conspiracy or two.

    Thanks for the report.

    Miss America insults Michigan (none / 0) (#4)
    by LookingforReagan on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 10:06:15 PM EST
    The Speakerette of the US House of Ill Repute, Nancy Pelosi, visited the Detroit Auto Show this morning.Flying in on her personal taxpayer funded 727. Telling reporters she was here to "Check out the back 40." So we not only live in fly over country but now according to her lowness we are just a bunch of gap tooth hillbillies with tobacco juice running down our chins. It is bad enough that the President wouldn't step foot in Michigan during the primaries now this insult. If it weren't for Democrats bent on destroying the Michigan economy because of their misguided belief in the Prophet ALBORE claiming the internal combustion engine was worse then nuclear weapons. Michigan was once the engine of Democracy having the 8th largest economy in the world. Now we are a pariah. The story is from the American Thinker and is here http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/pelosi_tours_the_economic_wrec.html

    Just for grins and giggles... (none / 0) (#5)
    by KG One on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 01:05:51 PM EST
    ...I did some looking up on the people behind the protest over Jefferson.

    Interesting group (to say the least).

    Truth be told, I was surprised that you had as many people acting as civil as they were.

    OABTW, in case anyone is interested, here's the makeup of that group:

       1. 13th Congressional District Democratic Party
       2. 14th Congressional District Democratic Party
       3. ACLU, Metro Detroit Chapter
       4. AFGE Local 1658
       5. American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Michigan
       6. Americans for Health Care (SEIU)
       7. Asian-Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
       8. Central United Methodist Church
       9. Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Detroit Chapter
      10. Coalition of Labor Union Women, Detroit Chapter
      11. Communication Workers of America - CWA Local 4004
      12. Democratic Socialists of America
      13. Detroit Area Peace with Justice Coalition
      14. Detroit Council of Senior Citizens
      15. Detroit Jewish Labor Committee
      16. Detroit Typographical Union Local 18
      17. Gratiot Avenue Presbyterian Church
      18. Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit
      19. Green Party, Detroit Local
      20. Green Party of Michigan
      21. Greenacres-Woodward Civic Association
      22. International Association of Machinists, Michigan Council
      23. IUOE Local 547
      24. Jewish Labor Committee - Michigan Region
      25. Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), Oakland County Chapter
      26. Labor Party, Detroit Metro Chapter
      27. Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO
      28. Michigan Alliance to Strengthen Social Security and Medicare
      29. Michigan AFL-CIO
      30. Michigan Coalition for Human Rights-MCHR
      31. Michigan Nurses Association, MNA
      32. Michigan State Council of Senior Citizens
      33. Michigan Unitarian-Universalists Social Justice Network
      34. Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network (MichUHCAN)
      35. Lawyers Guild - Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic Social Justice
      36. National Nurses Organizing Committee
      37. OPEIU Local 494
      38. OPEIU Local 494 Retirees Chapter
      39. People's Weekly World
      40. People's Progressive Network of Washtenaw County
      41. Pride At Work (PAW)
      42. Retiree Action Committee, Metropolitan Detroit AFL-CIO
      43. Service Employees International, SEIU
      44. SEIU - Michigan State Council
      45. Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice
      46. UAW Local 22
      47. UAW Local 36
      48. UAW Local 600
      49. UAW Local 909
      50. UAW Local 1700
      51. UAW 1981, S.E. Michigan National Writers Union
      52. UAW Local 6000
      53. UAW Local 6000 Region 1A Retired Workers Chapter
      54. UAW Region Region 1, Joe Peters, Director
      55. UAW Region 1A, Jimmy Settles, Director
      56. UNITE HERE! Local 24
      57. United Steelworkers, District 2
      58. USW Local 6-358
      59. USW Local 6-196
      60. USW Local 829
      61. Westland Democratic Club
      62. WSU Labor Studies Program
      63. Honorable David Bonior
      64. Jo-Lee Dibert-Fitko
      65. Daniel Hoekenga

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