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Liberal Idiocy: Opponents of AZ Immigration bill boycott AriZona Iced Tea, which is made in… BrooklynApril 28, 2010
The Liberal opponents of Arizona’s Immigration Bill have taken idiocy to a new level, though I’m sure by this time tomorrow they’ll have surpassed today’s temporary standard. They’re boycotting AriZona Iced Tea, which is made NOT in Arizona, but in Brooklyn, NY. The only connection it has with Arizona is its name.
From Vanity Fair:
In response to the state of Arizona’s polarizing new immigration law, thirsty, misguided activists have decided to boycott AriZona-brand iced tea. The problem, as the New York Daily News reports, is that the beverage is brewed in New York. This has not dissuaded the Twittering masses from condemning the tea. “I’m going to even boycott Arizona Ice Tea. I mean Freedom Ice Tea,” wrote one dissenter. “It is the drink of fascists,” the Daily News quotes another as saying.
Typical. Were it Republican protesters who beat 2 Democrat staffers, it’d be the Mainstream Media’s headline for months. Instead, it’s ignored since it doesn’t fit their template. From Scott McKay in Pajamas Media:
A brutal beating in New Orleans following the Southern Republican Leadership Conference — held in that city from April 8-11 — has challenged the myth regarding the preferred residence of political thuggery.
Circumstantial evidence is piling up that far-left anarchists viciously attacked a staffer to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, putting Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend Joe Brown in the hospital with broken bones. The story has been, unsurprisingly, ignored.
Bautsch, a rising star in Republican politics and just 25 years old, helped organize a $10,000-a-plate GOP fundraiser at the legendary Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Jindal attended the affair, as did Republican Governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi and Rick Perry of Texas.
The event drew a hostile protest from a group which had initially assembled to protest the SRLC at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, a half-mile away. That protest, which had purportedly focused on state budget cuts to higher education and health care, was organized by the Iron Rail Book Collective. The Iron Rail is a self-described anarchist commune, boasting of holding book-study groups on violent revolutionary literature and having vandalized French Quarter banks in recent months.
Iron Rail members engaged in rhetoric which, had it been used by conservative protesters, would have headlined that week’s coverage.
Video of their demonstration at Brennan’s shows a protest barely short of a riot. Attendees at the fundraiser were subjected to intense verbal abuse upon arriving and leaving the restaurant.
After Jindal, Barbour, and Perry had departed the restaurant from a rear entrance, an employee of Brennan’s announced to the demonstrators that the three were no longer present. The protesters refused to either leave or to cease the abusive chanting. Sometime either before or shortly after the New Orleans Police were called in a semi-successful effort to break up the protest, Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere found himself blocked from exiting the restaurant’s front door. When Villere then tried to exit through the rear, he was chased by protesters. He made a narrow escape into a waiting taxi.
About an hour later, Bautsch and Brown exited through the front door into what appeared to be a dwindling demonstration. The duo were immediately “catcalled” by the remaining protesters, and were followed by a group of approximately five white males bearing a “counterculture” appearance. The pursuers made repeated insulting comments based largely in class-warfare rhetoric: “little blond bitch,” “you think you’re f***ing special.”
Brown told Bautsch to hurry towards their car. When they reached the 600 block of St. Louis Street, a block and a half from Brennan’s, Brown turned to gauge their progress.
At that time, the attack began.
Brown was immediately set upon by four of the assailants, thrown into a wrought-iron fence. Another assailant attacked Bautsch, knocking her to the ground and stomping on her leg. She suffered four breaks in the leg, requiring a steel rod during extensive surgery on April 10, and faces three months of recuperation.
The Mainstream Media is sure to stay away from this one since it involves a threat against a high-ranking Republican, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. Norman Leboon, a documented Obama supporter, posted a Youtube video in which he threatened to kill Eric Cantor. From Foxnews.com:
A Philadelphia man was charged Monday with threatening to kill House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, a week after the Virginia Republican said his campaign office was shot at in the aftermath of the health care bill passing Congress.
Local reports said the bullet that shattered a window at Cantor’s office last week turned out to be a stray that had been fired into the air — but the federal charges filed Monday detailed how Cantor was allegedly threatened in an apparently separate incident.
Norman Leboon, 38, was charged after he allegedly recorded and posted on YouTube a video in which he threatened to kill the congressman and his family.
“My Congressman Eric Cantor, and you and your cupcake evil wife,” the video said, according to the complaint. “Remember Eric … our judgment time, the final Yom Kippur has been given. You are a liar, you’re a Lucifer, you’re a pig, a greedy f—ing pig, you’re an abomination, you receive my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads. You and your children are Lucifer’s abominations.”
Cantor’s office released a statement saying he was notified of the threat over the weekend and that he was “deeply grateful” to law enforcement for their help.
View the full article here.