Posts Tagged ‘mayday march’

It would be in the headline rotation of ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, Headline News, PBS and BET.

But it is instead the lionized “immigration” marches so it will not make the news:

Close to 20 businesses were damaged after what started as a peaceful immigrants’ rights march in downtown Santa Cruz turned violent, requiring police to call other agencies for help, authorities said.

Police spokesman Zach Friend said an estimated 250 people started marching through the city around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

It was a harmonious but “unpermitted and unsanctioned event,” he said, until some in the crowd started breaking windows and spraying paint on retail shops that line the downtown corridor.

In other words the crowd was peaceful until it wasn’t.

We hear the left telling us how dangerous Tea Party members are, what will they say about their own?

I think it would be very interesting to call up congressmen who commented on the dangers of the tea party rallies to see what they have to say about events in Santa Cruz.

I actually talked to David at the Protest in front of John Olver’s office weeks ago. He was the fellow who disagreed with the Healthcare bill from the left who talked to me while observing the protest.

After the camera was off I met his wife and kids. Very nice people. Also they know my mother and had wonderful things to say about her. Of the people there he had the most moderate views and in conversation he and his wife make some important points. I’ll likely be talking more about David and his family in my next Examiner column so I’ll save my stuff for that.

The one thing I really would like to see is him to attend a tea party and actually talk to the people there. Maybe the next Twin City Tea Party. I think he would be surprised at how he would be received and the views of the people there.

Antonio gave me the strongest urge to actually coming out and arguing with someone. His views on genocide are some of the worst pap I’ve ever heard. Gives you an idea of what a free European education will do for you:

God knows how he will function in a society where you have to earn your way but I wish him luck. BTW he is talking about a dispute between Shaw’s and its unions.

I never shop at Shaws anyway. Their union workforce means that the prices there are higher than anywhere else so I go elsewhere. This is called the law of unintended consequences.

Today I’ll be posting a series of interviews etc with people at the MayDay March.

As a rule these are going to be people who I strongly disagree with, however I’ve given them the same forum that I give people that I agree with. I’ve been criticized by the left for not challenging the people from the right that I interview, if you have that same reaction from the other side consider.

I’m wasn’t there to try to change minds, I was there to report what I saw. I think their arguments make the case against them better than almost anything I would say and some of them are horrifically misinformed.

But all did the courtesy of giving me their time on Camera not knowing me, so I am returning said courtesy by letting them make their case unimpeded. Feel free to make the case against in comments (I may make one or two) or via a link on your blog.

I figure our case is strong enough to withstand the other side.

I want to give credit to Michael. After the camera was off I asked him a tough question concerning abortion. Namely this: “If it is determined that being gay is genetic and a parent found their child if born would be gay, would it be wrong to for them to have an abortion?”

He said: “It would be morally wrong but they would still have the right.”, “Just because something is a right doesn’t mean that it can’t be abused.” I thought it was a very good answer. I think the kid is smart enough that it will cause him to think about that question in the future. He has a lot of potential and has a mind worth changing.