August 27, 2014

TEA Party edition of Money talks, bullsh*t walks in Ferguson [Darleen Click]

“You can’t change the world in your living room.”

Many local businesses in Ferguson were vandalized, looted, and even set on fire as demonstrators took to the streets to protest the shooting. Sadly, innocent business owners have been left to foot the bills. This is where the St. Louis Tea Party realized they could help.

The group spread the word of the “BUYcott” event on Facebook, hoping to get at least 20 people to show up and spend their hard-earned money at local Ferguson businesses on August 21. They apparently ended up with a group of about 40 “(mostly) white people” — and something amazing happened.

Bill Hennessy, one of the tea party members who attended the event, later wrote about his experience in Ferguson and how their presence made residents rethink their preconceived notions of the tea party:

A gentlman (my age) in the salon (husband?) asked who we were with. I told him “St. Louis Tea Party.”

“Tea party?” he said. “You bad boys,” and chuckled. Then he looked at me, very serious. He said, “The tea party came up here to do this?”

“Oh, yeah,” I said. “we don’t want to see Ferguson go south.”

He laughed. And he looked at me. Then he was quiet, lost in thought for a minute. When he came out of it, he was like our best friend. Laughing, giving us crap about stuff, telling stories. He admitted baseball can be like “watching grass grow.”

In that moment of reflection, I’m sure he was trying to reconcile “tea party” with what he was seeing–four white people, ages 18 to 50, laughing, spending money, empathizing.

That moment made the whole event worthwhile.

The Left counts morality as holding the “correct” ideas and being public about them. Put a “save Mother Gaia” bumperstick on your car and you’re done.

Not that this group of TEA Party volunteers will be given any credit for their positive behavior. Their motives will be impugned, their actions will be smeared.

Look at how Meet the Press treated Rand Paul.

It’s just the way Progressives poison everything.

h/t newrouter

Posted by Darleen @ 8:22pm

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Comments (40)

  1. white people are the tits

  2. The Left counts morality as holding espousing the “correct” ideas platitudes and being public about them. Put a “save Mother Gaia” bumperstick on your car and you’re done can rape the shit out of the old broad, just like Al Gore.

  3. Speaking of Rand Paul, Jack Dunphy wrote something yesterday that has me thinking about apples not falling far from the tree:

    Senator Rand Paul, his moistened finger held aloft in the political winds, is among the latest to add his voice to the debate. Though he makes some valid points in a recent contribution to Time magazine, he crosses the line into naked pandering in his second paragraph. “If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager,” he writes, “there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot.” [emph. add.] Does the senator believe Michael Brown was shot for merely “smarting off”?

  4. race aside, the piggyshits of america wannna carve out a special dispensation for shooting unarmed people under certain conditions and provisos

    let’s put up a wee bit of a struggle shall we?

  5. I’m pretty sure assaulting battery on a police officer and attempting to arm one’s self with the officer’s sidearm are already counted as conditions and provisos for shooting an unarmed person. No special dispensation necessary.

  6. And let’s not put race aside.

    It’s not the cop’s fault he was born white.

  7. i just don’t have the energy for the american melodrama today

    let’s just tivo it with the other telenovelas

  8. You started stocking up on Sudafed yet? Y’know, just in case you do wind up in Chicago?

  9. not yet on the sudafed

    but you know they tax groceries there so if i end up moving I’ll probably buy me up some ranch style beans and Ro-Tel and Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning and what have you and let the movers move em up there for me

    just to be stocked up

  10. that’s also partly cause there’s no guarantee really i’d get to both keep my car and minimize my commute to downtown

    and no car means no power shopping for groceries

    which, that will take some adjusting to

    though in all honesty i guess in chicago you don’t have the same range of disasters to prepare for

  11. Stock up on the sudafed too. You’re likely to go through so much of it your first winter that if you buy it all locally, the drug cops are going to come knocking down your door.

  12. disasters to prepare for in chicago:

    1.) ebola

    2.) winter

    3.) race riots/boisterous occupy movement resurgence

  13. You should google Chicago’s snowfall from last winter.

    Also google heat related deaths.

  14. pikachus are all-weather and highly adaptable Mr. S

  15. I can’t think of a sane reason I would live in Chicago. Or Illinois anywhere, for that matter.

    Some things just aren’t worth the aggravation.

  16. Pickachus have never felt the wind coming off of Lake Michigan in January.

    And serr8d is right about Illinois. All the disfunction and political corruption of California without the redeeming climate or scenery.

  17. well for one thing there’s a lot of history there

    plus you get a HUGE tax break coming from California

    plus Taste Of Chicago

    plus M Burger

    plus I’m an architectural river tour whore

    plus proximity to wisconsin and minnesota and ohio and kentucky

    plus it feels like America

  18. lets be real Mr. S i can live in LA Chicago San Francisco or NY

    I have no real marketable skills anywheres else

    maybe Dallas, maybe Atlanta, maybe Miami

    but that’s not really who i am

  19. plan b is to move to gainesville and get a nursing degree btw

    they have cute little houses there and I’m completely sold on the idea

    i would be so happy


    it’s just it’s a big commitment cause you can never go back to the life you had before

    that’s why it’s best if i stay in the bubble for now i think

  20. Well in that case, good luck to you.

    And if you do wind up in Chicago, expect to be sick with a cold from about Thanksgiving until Easter.

    But who knows, maybe you’re made of sterner stuff than were other Californians whom I’ve seen endure midwest winters.

  21. after i quit smoking i got a lot more resilient to colds and stuff

    this was probably just a coincidence though

  22. OT:

    We must make sure that every town has the opportunity to become its own unique version of Rotherham. And do it for fairness and for the children, especially for the children.

  23. I moved from my home town of San Diego to Minneapolis in the fall of 1995. The first winter was brutal, but after that I pretty much got used to it.

  24. I’ve lived in both extreme heat and cold climes, but the worst places AFAIC are not those with those extremes, but one with ongoing high humidity. Or, more precisely, when the dew point and the temperature are nearly equal and exceed, oh, 80 degrees, I’m guaranteed to be f*cking miserable.

  25. I’m looking at you, Atlanta, New Orleans! Ugggh…

  26. Tell me alllllllll about it.

    I grew up with reliable triple digits every summer, sometimes over 110° — without air conditioning. Then I spent five glorious winters in Interior Alaska.

    While I wouldn’t move back to California for a billion dollars, and although moving back to Alaska would mean getting on a first-name basis with TSA gropers because driving down through Canada and back would eat almost two weeks (plus reaching whatever Lesser 56 destination we were going to), either one would be more pleasant than a west Georgia humidity wave.

    And Snow Miser’s visits to Dixie aren’t frequent enough to teach nobody nothin’ ’bout drivin’ in winter weather.

  27. We must make sure that every town has the opportunity to become its own unique version of Rotherham. And do it for fairness and for the children, especially for the children.

    The only thing Anthony Burgess missed was the religious angle.

  28. The new droogs get legalized.

  29. That’s where the contemporary droogs aren’t staffing the University administrations.

  30. They have a right to gang-rape huh? It’s an authentic expression of their culture or something?

  31. happyfeet says August 27, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    “well for one thing there’s a lot of history there”

    Most of it the history of corruption.

    “plus you get a HUGE tax break coming from California”

    Not if you own your own home. I pay more in property taxes than i do for my mortgage.

    “plus Taste Of Chicago”

    Heads up. Only suburbanites and the people that want to rob suburbanites go to the Taste. it’s cheaper and more comfortable to just go to the restaurant.

    plus M Burger

    MMmmm. fast food? Hit Portillos for a cheeseburger. custom? Ted and Eddies

    “plus I’m an architectural river tour whore”

    This is the town. To see the best examples of Chicago srchitecture you need to go on walking tours.

    “plus proximity to wisconsin and minnesota and ohio and kentucky”

    Wisconsin is still over an hour away.

    plus it feels like America

    No. It feels like corruption. There are more federal attys in Chicago than the rest of the country combined. I thing our governor is going to be indicted. Anyway its a safe bet.

    Great big beautiful lake that keeps the lakeshore area ten degrees cooler in summer. it also keeps it ten degrees cooler in winter .
    Summer. All the humidity of Dallas without the friendly people. Winter. All the cold of Anchorage
    with worse driving conditions and without the friendly people. One thing you will find familiar. Outside of LA Chicago has the second largest urban hispanic population in the country.That’s because it is a sanctuary city for hispanics. If you’re from south of the boarder as soon as cross over into Cook county you’re eligible for all the state benefits. It also has the largest Polish and Ukrainian populations in the US.

    Still.I can’t fucking wait to get out of this state.

  32. you’re not selling it

  33. plus it feels like America

    No. It feels like corruption.

    Ah, but for those who inspect this closely and don’t live in the past, they’ll see no contradiction here, since America is corruption nowadays.

  34. happyfeet says September 1, 2014 at 11:24 am
    you’re not selling it

    It’s not too late to change you mind.

    sdferr says September 1, 2014 at 11:43 am
    plus it feels like America
    No. It feels like corruption.
    Ah, but for those who inspect this closely and don’t live in the past, they’ll see no contradiction here, since America is corruption nowadays.

    i tried to warn everyone, but they wouldn’t listen. my conscience is clear

  35. the other thing is i have family in Des Moines and Minnesota

    so that’s neat and then the other thing is

    if i get this job I get to go to NY every couple months, and the job was actually in either NY or Chicago and I picked Chicago but later I could probably switch my home office

    that’s a neat option cause I’d love to live in NY for just a couple years of my one God-given life

  36. Don’t expect to be free man in either place.

  37. >plus it feels like America<

    -we have no strategy for dealing with pikachus-

  38. I’m mostly just ready for a change of scenery

  39. allan bless and good luck to the pikachu