Friday, April 30, 2010

More Tea Party Conspiracy FAIL

I wrote previously about how the tea party managed to contradict their own ridiculous claim that "President Obama's Team" personally sent riot police out to intimidate them at their Quincy, IL protest. But several of them (Dana Loesch and Jim Hoft come to mind) have also been claiming that the Quincy Police Chief was "lying" or "spinning" in his statement. According to St. Louis tea party leaders, the tea partiers politely followed the rules the whole time. Unfortunately for them, their own videos prove them wrong.

First, from the police statement, we have the following:
A group of individuals positioned themselves on the south side of York Street near 3rd Street. This was within the area that was to be kept secure at the request of the U. S. Secret Service agents in charge of the site. Prior to the event only ticketed individuals were to be in this area; during the event it was restricted to the general public completely. Secret Service personnel requested these individuals leave the area and to go back to the north side of York Street. They did not comply. Quincy Police Department personnel made the same requests and again they did not comply. At that time the MFFT was deployed to stand post between the individuals and the site and, if necessary, remove the individuals. Once the MFFT was in place, the individuals agreed to move. Once everyone complied and the site was again secure, the MFFT returned to their staging point. No physical force was used during this deployment.
Here's a screenshot from google maps facing South on York Street:

It's clear from the picture that anyone at the large building or in the parking lot would be in the space that was reserved for ticked individuals. However, we can see from both Adam Sharp and Bob McCartny's videos that they were on the South side of York St. while they were doing their tea party schtick.:

Sharp, in fact, walked all the way up to the door:

Furthermore, you can see from this screen shot that the tea partiers were on the South Side of the road when the police in riot gear arrived, which means they had not cleared out beforehand:

Former St. Louis Tea Partier James Stewart said the following recently:
To me conservativsm is about NOT BEING A VICTIM.
No wonder he's sick of the St. Louis Tea Party Leadership. There's no bigger group of crybabies, whiners, and FAKE VICTIMS around!


  1. I'm a little confused by this whole story. I don't see any tear gassing, I don't see water cannons, tasing, people getting their
    skulls cracked open with batons or even free speech zones a mile from the venue. What I see in the video is the police moving the protestors across the street and blocking the side the police wanted them moved from. The police don't even have riot shields. Did I miss a part of the video? Cuz it doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me.
    Also, why are the TPs so up in arms about secret service presence, extra police and snipers on rooftops? I thought the President was
    there and that's common security for a President. Did they really think all that was for them?
    Maybe this is the victim thing, but I'm starting to notice that there is an "incident" at every one of their gatherings. Some small thing has to happen - can't just gather and protest and go home, no there always is some fly in the ointment to cry about, until the next one.
    I've noticed that some of these tea party leaders do this in their real lives too: every time they go to the store someone tries to mow
    them and their kids down with their car, every time they go to the movies they get bad seats, bad popcorn or gum in their hair. You get
    the idea. Somewhere along the way, this whiney complaining thing got misconstrued as "snark" hip and cool to always complain and be outraged. It's not. The one trick pony is getting old!

  2. Annette, yup, you're exactly right. There is an "incident" at almost every event because they are constantly doing the right-wing victimization schtick. They are always looking for an excuse to scream to the media about how they're being oppressed.

  3. Annette, that comment is a thing of beauty.

  4. Poor Dana! She did a little mini-rant against the singer Shakira who said “I think that being detained in the street just because of the color of your skin is just wrong, and it’s a violation of human and civil rights.”

    Dana writes: "I think that’s wrong as well. Fortunately, that’s not what this law does...Police just can’t detain people in the streets."

    Hmmm, I guess Dana didn't see the new bill, HB2162, signed by Gov. Brewer on Friday. The bill modifies the immigration bill signed last week. HB 2162 also clarifies that law-enforcement officers shall inquire about the immigration status only of those they "stop, detain or arrest." The earlier bill simply said "contact."

    Note the word "detain" in the new bill. Another example of offal effluent from the Community Organizer.