June 21, 2010

More Violence from the Left — Congressman Etheridge?

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:35 pm by gsoteapartygirl

I come back from vacation to find this in my inbox.  It seems that Congressman Etheridge decided he didn’t like being asked by a student if he supports the Obama agenda and his response was not to walk away (which, while a bit obnoxious would have been perfectly acceptable) but rather to grab the guy’s hand and then his neck, all the while demanding to know his identity.  The link above is to Big Government which has the story.  Since I was out of town can anyone tell me if the local papers covered this?  Any of them?

This seems a good (ok, appropriate — this is not good news — what is wrong with people?)  follow up to the Who’s Violent?? post I just did a couple weeks ago.  And, for the record, I think Ed Cone’s column* about the incident was a little wishy-washy.  He admits to watching the video.  It was obvious who was violent and who went out of his way to cause trouble.

* Only available if you sign up for the N&R’s e-edition.  I won’t.  I did actually read it in the paper yesterday though.

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June 10, 2010

Who’s Violent??

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:05 am by gsoteapartygirl

UPDATE 4: Big Government has some more background on Govenor Spencer.  It is looking more and more like this guy went out there on purpose to pick a fight — maybe he wasn’t thinking he’d be filmed?  Obama did tell his, er, followers to “get in their face”.  Nice.  They need to throw the book at him.  This kind of crap is the last thing our country needs.

UPDATE 3: Audio interview with Nathan Tabor on Big Government.

UPDATE 2: I noticed (on the cover of my June 10 Rhino Times) that “Mr” Spencer is wearing a February 1 1960 Sit-In Movement shirt while attacking Mr. Tabor.  Interesting.  Isn’t that the same group whose members insisted on being arrested at a City Council meeting a few weeks back?  I guess they just like to stir up trouble.  Note also, please, that his attorney is Joe Williams who wields a lot of power and influence within the black community here in Greensboro.*  And, just as an aside, the “coverage” in the N&R is really shameful.  I guess the N&R doesn’t want to report the facts about the incident because it goes against their storyline.

UPDATE: Big Government has picked up on the story.
Despite all the claims that tea partiers are a bunch of crazy, violent nut-jobs, somehow it always seems the case that it is those people who are in favor of increased government intervention, borrowing, taxing, spending and stealing from their fellow man who are the violent ones.  And now the violence has come to Greensboro.  Scary.  Fox8 has the story and raw video footage of the incident.  Nathan Tabor was attending a protest rally with his wife and 5-year-old daughter when a man named Govenor Spencer approached him, blaming everything on George W. Bush (what??).  They started arguing and Spencer pushed Tabor as he tried to walk away.  Apparently Spencer is claiming that Tabor pushed him first as he never would have started anything.  Right.    No one in his right mind gets into a fight with his child standing there.  No one.  But, the video makes it pretty clear who was the aggressor here.  Be careful out there!

* “Williams, who is black, is a leader of the Simkins PAC, which directs the black vote in Greensboro and Guilford County. He can make the difference in who gets to be mayor, a councilmember, a judge or district attorney.” From the Rhino Times.  And, this, from Yes! Weekly: “Williams at one time was a voting member of the Simkins PAC, a group of black leaders that interviews candidates for office, votes by secret ballot on which candidates to endorse and then mails its recommendations to black voters.”

June 1, 2010

The Price of Freedom

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:36 pm by gsoteapartygirl

I wasn’t on the computer much yesterday so didn’t see this in time to get it up.  But we don’t really need a special day to remember those who have fought and died for our country, do we?  HotAir has an extremely moving picture — and do scroll down to the update where you can learn about the fallen solider in the photograph.

Help Prevent a Property Tax Increase in Guilford County

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:27 pm by gsoteapartygirl

Come to the Guilford County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, June 3rd at 5:30 pm.

Here is a link to the proposed budget so you can come prepared.  If you would like the chance to get your three minutes to speak, arrive no later than 4:45.  I think they only allow speakers from the floor for 30 minutes, which implies that only 10 people will have that opportunity.  Help ensure that it is not someone begging for your hardearned cash!

As soon as I dig up the location info, I’ll post it here.

The N&R had an article Saturday “Groups waiting in limbo for funds“.  It seems to me that if Guilford County is not going to meet its previously agreed upon obligations (payments to various library systems spring to mind), there should be no “waiting in limbo” — WE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY.  I KNOW there is fat within the Guilford County government.  How bad do things have to get before someone gets the nerve to make some serious changes?