Link at YouTube
Link at YouTube
Early today[December 11, 2012], Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked and destroyed by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol.
Everyone who has passed the hot dog cart knows what a kind and caring individual Clint is. He never fails to bestow a smile or friendly greeting. In no way [did] he provoke this attack, nor any of the behavior displayed toward him.
Beyond the Cart: The Story of Clint Tarver:
Regardless of your position on current legislation, rebuilding Clint’s Hot Dogs is something we can all support. Please give what you can to get this deserving businessman back out there!
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Update: Racist, violent, destructive monsters.
Update 2: The plot thickens!
The woman (Lorilea Susanne) who set up the fundraising page for Clint has spoken to his wife. Apparently Clint was hired to provide catering for the Americans For Prosperity tent which was also destroyed by union thugs.
*UPDATE* 11:40am – I have spoken with Linda Lee, Clint’s wife. She says he is absolutely overwhelmed with our support, even more so than by the events of yesterday. I would like to clarify the events, however. Clint hired as a caterer for the AFP tent which was torn down. He was much more concerned about the others, and particularly helped to get the women out of the tent. It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began. He says the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to be political; he was just there to serve. This is the Clint we know and love. Please, let’s respect him and leave our political opinions out of this. This is about our support for Clint.
Romney’s Saturday started off well. He was the star of the Ingham County Lincoln Day breakfast, an eggs-and-coffee-and-county-commissioner-placards affair in the dining room of a Lansing, Mich., country club.
Before he spoke, Republicans heard “The Star-Spangled Banner” sung by the Old School Fellas, a zoot-suited amateur doo-wop group. “Mitt’s a good, Christian man like I am,” explained Clinton Tarver, wearing the reddest of the zoot suits.
Update 4: AFP Michigan organizer Annie Patnaude discusses the attack. She was onsite and witnessed the incident.
Update 7: Lee Stranahan’s in person interview with Clint The Hot Dog Guy. Topic: The union mob racist attack and the the attack on the AFP tent in Lansing. At first Clint was caught in the crossfire then the vicious union mob turned their racist anger towards him. He was working for the enemy –Americans For Prosperity. Thus deserving of their wrath.
Good Lord. Of course, they have no sense of shame, but are they also completely lacking a sense of irony? I mean, the Left has spent nearly four years building their “Tea Party is racist” meme, and the AFL-CIO brutes — who were nearly all white, as Stranahan reports and video verifies — decide they’ll just waste all that liberal media propaganda in order to terrorize a guy whose only “crime” is serving hot dogs?
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Now, I do hope somebody will explain to me how this isn’t racist. An overwhelmingly white crowd goes after a black man who’s just trying to make a living. Defend yourselves, racists.
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- Michigan: Union Thugs Assault Steven Crowder “I’ll Kill The Motherf*cker With A Gun!” [Video] Update: Reward For Info Leading To Thugs Arrest
- Michigan Democrat’s House Floor ‘Right To Work’ Threat “There Will Be Blood” [Audio]
- No Wonder Only 7% Of Detroit, Michigan 8th Graders Are Proficient Readers -Misspelled Protest Sign [Pic]
- Michigan: Mob Of Knife Wielding Obama Emboldened Union Thugs Destroy Occupied AFP Tent [Video]
The video explains Obama’s; “You didn’t build that’ comment, so that even a child can understand. It also takes a hefty swipe at collectivism.
In related news: Obama doubles down on his “You didn’t build that’ remark.
(Washington Post) –Nothing about the Democratic National Convention is helping President Obama with his number one problem — that is, only a small number of people think he is doing a good job of handling the economy. In a Gallup poll from August 9-12, only 36 percent of Americans approved of the way President Obama is handling the economy, with 60 percent expressing disapproval.
Even now, incredibly, Obama is doubling down on his indictable “you didn’t build that” comment. On Tuesday, he told a reporter in Norfolk that he regretted the “syntax” but not what he said. Just as I thought the point may be getting stale, Obama tells us that he really meant it.
The rest of the convention has either been negatives — like the God and Jerusalem debacle — or a bunch of stray cats and dogs. There is no case to be made that the convention has helped convince people that Obama really is an effective steward of the economy.
But it’s been four years. Where has Obama been?? It’s a little late to say that he has ideas to help our economy. Obama’s problem is still the economy, and the convention hasn’t done anything to help him prove that he can move it forward or make it better. And nothing about the convention has helped him overcome his anti-business, soft-on-capitalism image.
I am thrilled to add Utah’s voice … in support for Mitt Romney.
Let me tell you about the America I know.
My parents immigrated to this country with ten dollars in their pocket,
and the hope … that the America that they had heard about … really did exist.
When tough times came, they didn’t look to Washington, they looked within.
So the America I grew up knowing … was centered in self reliance,
and filled with the possibilities of living the American dream.
The America I know is grounded in the determination found in patriots and pioneers,
in small businesses with big ideals.
It’s found in the farmers who work in the beauty of our landscape, and our heroic military.
It’s found in the Olympic Athletes
and every child who looks at the seemingly impossible and says, “I can do that.”
That is the America I know!
President Obama’s version of America is a divided one –
often pitting us against each other bases on our income level, gender, and social status.
His policies have failed us!
We’re NOT better off than we were 4 years ago,
and NO rhetoric, bumper sticker, or Hollywood campaign ad can change that.
I’m here to tell you the American People are awake
and we’re not buying what you’re selling in 2012.
The American Dream isn’t just my story.
It isn’t just your story.
It’s our story.
It’s a story … of human struggle, standing up and striving for more.
Our story has been told for over 200 years … with small steps and giant leaps;
from a woman on a bus … to a man with a dream;
from the bravery of the greatest generation, to the innovators and entrepreneurs of today.
This is our story.
This is our America.
This is the America we know … because WE BUILT IT.
[CROWD: USA, USA USA…]
Yes we did.
Thank you. With Paul Ryan,
With Mitt Romney as President,
and Paul Ryan as Vice President,
we can restore and revive that America,
that American Story we know and love.
The world will know it.
Our children will tell it and our grandchildren will possess it for years to come!
God bless America.
This is our time.
We are truly THE …BEST … LAST … HOPE … ON … EARTH !
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Class. Act. A lady in every sense of the term. I as a woman, would be proud to have Ann Romney as the next First Lady of the United States. She is genuine. She is real. She is a natural speaker, when speaking from the heart.
Ann Romney speaking at the Republican National Convention on August 28, 2012, Tampa, Florida.
ROMNEY: Hello! What a welcome.
Thank you. And thank you, Luce.
I cannot wait to see what we are going to all do together.
This is going to be so exciting!
Just so you all know, the hurricane has hit landfall and I
think we should take this moment and recognize that fellow
Americans are in its path and just hope and pray that all remain
safe and no life is lost and no property is lost. So we should
all be thankful for this great country and grateful for our
first responders and all that keep us safe in this wonderful
I want to talk to you tonight not about politics and not about party. And while there are many important issues we’ll hear discussed in this convention and throughout this campaign, tonight I want to talk to you from my heart about our hearts.
I want to talk not about what divides us, but what holds us together as an American family. I want to talk to you tonight about that one great thing that unites us, that one thing that brings us our greatest joy when times are good, and the deepest solace in our dark hours.
Tonight I want to talk to you about love.
I want to talk to you about the deep and abiding love I have for a man I met at a dance many years ago. And the profound love I have, and I know we share, for this country.
I want to talk to you about that love so deep only a mother can fathom it — the love we have for our children and our children’s children.
And I want us to think tonight about the love we all share for those Americans, our brothers and sisters, who are going through difficult times, whose days are never easy, nights are always long, and whose work never seems done.
They are here among us tonight in this hall; they are here in neighborhoods across Tampa and all across America. The parents who lie awake at night side by side, wondering how they’ll be able to pay the mortgage or make the rent; the single dad who’s working extra hours tonight, so that his kids can buy some new clothes to go back to school, can take a school trip or play a sport, so his kids can feel. like the other kids.
And the working moms who love their jobs but would like to work just a little less to spend more time with the kids, but that’s just out of the question with this economy. Or that couple who would like to have another child, but wonder how will they afford it.
I’ve been all across this country for the past year and a half and heard these stories of how hard it is to get ahead now. I’ve heard your voices: “I’m running in place,” ”we just can’t get ahead.”
Sometimes I think that late at night, if we were all silent for just a few moments and listened carefully, we could hear a great collective sigh from the moms and dads across America who made it through another day, and know that they’ll make it through another one tomorrow. But in that end of the day moment, they just aren’t sure how.
And if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the women sighing a little bit more than the men. It’s how it is, isn’t it?
It’s the moms who always have to work a little harder, to make everything right.
It’s the moms of this nation — single, married, widowed — who really hold this country together. We’re the mothers, we’re the wives, we’re the grandmothers, we’re the big sisters, we’re the little sisters, we’re the daughters.
You know it’s true, don’t you? You’re the ones who always have to do a little more.
You know what it’s like to work a little harder during the day to earn the respect you deserve at work and then come home to help with that book report which just has to be done. You know what those late night phone calls with an elderly parent are like and the long weekend drives just to see how they’re doing. You know the fastest route to the local emergency room and which doctors actually answer the phone when you call at night.
You know what it’s like to sit in that graduation ceremony and wonder how it was that so many long days turned into years that went by so quickly.
You are the best of America. You are the hope of America. There would not be an America without you.
Tonight, we salute you and sing your praises.
I’m not sure if men really understand this, but I don’t think there’s a woman in America who really expects her life to be easy. In our own ways, we all know better!
And that’s fine. We don’t want easy. But these last few years have been harder than they needed to be. It’s all the little things — that price at the pump you just can’t believe, the grocery bills that just get bigger; all those things that used to be free, like school sports, are now one more bill to pay. It’s all the little things that pile up to become big things. And the big things — the good jobs, the chance at college, that home you want to buy, just get harder. Everything has become harder.
We’re too smart to know there aren’t easy answers. But we’re not dumb enough to accept that there aren’t better answers.
And that is where this boy I met at a high school dance comes in. His name is Mitt Romney and you really should get to know him.
I could tell you why I fell in love with him — he was tall, laughed a lot, was nervous — girls like that, it shows the guy’s a little intimidated — and he was nice to my parents but he was really glad when my parents weren’t around.
That’s a good thing. And he made me laugh.
I am the granddaughter of a Welsh coal miner who was determined that his kids get out of the mines. My dad got his first job when he was six years old, in a little village in Wales called Nantyffyllon, cleaning bottles at the Colliers Arms.
When he was 15, dad came to America. In our country, he saw hope and an opportunity to escape from poverty. He moved to a small town in the great state of Michigan. There, he started a business — one he built himself, by the way.
He raised a family. And he became mayor of our town.
My dad would often remind my brothers and me how fortunate we were to grow up in a place like America. He wanted us to have every opportunity that came with life in this country — and so he pushed us to be our best and give our all.
Inside the houses that lined the streets of our town, there were a lot of good fathers teaching their sons and daughters those same values. I didn’t know it at the time, but one of those dads was my future father-in-law, George Romney.
Mitt’s dad never graduated from college. Instead, he became a carpenter.
He worked hard, and he became the head of a car company, and then the governor of Michigan.
When Mitt and I met and fell in love, we were determined not to let anything stand in the way of our life together. I was an Episcopalian. He was a Mormon.
We were very young. Both still in college. There were many reasons to delay marriage, and you know? We just didn’t care. We got married and moved into a basement apartment. We walked to class together, shared the housekeeping, and ate a lot of pasta and tuna fish. Our desk was a door propped up on sawhorses. Our dining room table was a fold-down ironing board in the kitchen.
Those were very special days.Then our first son came along. All at once I’m 22 years old, with a baby and a husband who’s going to business school and law school at the same time, and I can tell you, probably like every other girl who finds herself in a new life far from family and friends, with a new baby and a new husband, that it dawned on me that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.That was 42 years ago. Now we have five sons and 18 grandchildren and
I’m still in love with that boy I met at a high school dance.I read somewhere that Mitt and I have a “storybook marriage.” Well, in the storybooks I read, there were never long, long, rainy winter afternoons in a house with five boys screaming at once. And those storybooks never seemed to have chapters called MS or breast cancer.A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.I know this good and decent man for what he is — warm and loving and patient.
He has tried to live his life with a set of values centered on family, faith, and love of one’s fellow man. From the time we were first married, I’ve seen him spend countless hours helping others. I’ve seen him drop everything to help a friend in trouble, and been there when late-night calls of panic came from a member of our church whose child had been taken to the hospital.You may not agree with Mitt’s positions on issues or his politics. Massachusetts is only 13% Republican, so it’s not like that’s a shock.But let me say this to every American who is thinking about who should be our next president:No one will work harder. No one will care more. No one will move heaven and earth like Mitt Romney to make this country a better place to live!
It’s true that Mitt has been successful at each new challenge he has taken on. It amazes me to see his history of success actually being attacked.
Are those really the values that made our country great?
As a mom of five boys, do we want to raise our children to be afraid of success?
Do we send our children out in the world with the advice, “Try to do… okay?”
And let’s be honest. If the last four years had been more successful, do we really think there would be this attack on Mitt Romney’s success?
Of course not.
Mitt will be the first to tell you that he is the most fortunate man in the world. He had two loving parents who gave him strong values and taught him the value of work. He had the chance to get the education his father never had.
But as his partner on this amazing journey, I can tell you Mitt Romney was not handed success.
He built it.
He stayed in Massachusetts after graduate school and got a job. I saw the long hours that started with that first job. I was there when he and a small group of friends talked about starting a new company. I was there when they struggled and wondered if the whole idea just wasn’t going to work. Mitt’s reaction was to work harder and press on.
Today that company has become another great American success story.
Has it made those who started the company successful beyond their dreams?
Yes, it has.
It allowed us to give our sons the chance at good educations and made all those long hours of book reports and homework worth every minute. It’s given us the deep satisfaction of being able to help others in ways that we could never have imagined.
Mitt doesn’t like to talk about how he has helped others because he sees it as a privilege, not a political talking point. And we’re no different than the millions of Americans who quietly help their neighbors, their churches and their communities. They don’t do it so that others will think more of them.
They do it because there IS no greater joy.
“Give and it shall be given unto you.”
But because this is America, that small company which grew has helped so many others lead better lives. The jobs that grew from the risks they took have become college educations, first homes. That success has helped fund scholarships, pensions, and retirement funds. This is the genius of America: dreams fulfilled help others launch new dreams.
At every turn in his life, this man I met at a high school dance, has helped lift up others. He did it with the Olympics, when many wanted to give up.
He did it in Massachusetts, where he guided a state from economic crisis to unemployment of just 4.7%.
Under Mitt, Massachusetts’ schools were the best in the nation. The best. He started the John and Abigail Adams scholarships, which give the top 25 percent of high school graduates a four-year tuition-free scholarship.
This is the man America needs.
This is the man who will wake up every day with the determination to solve the problems that others say can’t be solved, to fix what others say is beyond repair. This is the man who will work harder than anyone so that we can work a little less hard.
I can’t tell you what will happen over the next four years. But I can only stand here tonight, as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, an American, and make you this solemn commitment:
This man will not fail.
This man will not let us down.
This man will lift up America!
It has been 47 years since that tall, kind of charming young man brought me home from our first dance. Not every day since has been easy.
But he still makes me laugh. And never once did I have a single reason to doubt that I was the luckiest woman in the world.
I said tonight I wanted to talk to you about love. Look into your hearts.
This is our country. This is our future. These are our children and grandchildren.
You can trust Mitt.
He loves America. He will take us to a better place, just as he took me home safely from that dance. Give him that chance. Give America that chance.
God bless each of you and God Bless the United States of America
Salute! More Obama “You Didn’t Build that” pushback.
(KTUL) –The sign is hanging next to Additive Systems, Inc. on Main Street in Broken Arrow.
While our crew was on scene, a man pulled over just to get a picture of it.
“I was just driving by, saw it, kind of stuck out, figured I might as well take a picture for myself,” says John. “It’s pro-American, anti-Obama.”
Additive Systems Inc. website: http://additivesystems.com
Pithy comment left on the above article that caught my eye:
Since the Govt. is taking credit for the roads going to our businesses – Will they also accept responsibility for the criminal who used the roads, to get to my business, and rob me? Or, hookers and drug dealers using the streets promoting their business? Don’t think so…Obama, master of the universe. Romney/Ryan in November
The cherry on top, is that afterwards the Secret Service thanked the owner Chris McMurray for standing up and saying no. Then they purchased ” a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes”. Sweet!
(WBDJ7) –Wednesday morning [Aug. 15, 2012], advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in.
“Crumb and Get It” is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his wife Kelly run the place and need all the business they can get.
McMurray said the Vice President’s entourage got to the point and made its pitch.
“She said they have selected ‘Crumb and Get It” to be his stop on his way to Blacksburg [Virginia] and was wondering if that was ok.”
Why in the world would a new business owner say “no” to a photo op with the Vice President of the United States?
McMurray said it was President Obama’s recent remarks about small business and who built what.
“Very simply, ‘you didn’t build that’” McMurray said. “Speaking of small businesses and entrepreneurs all across this country and actually last night my wife was up all night. No sleep, she’s worked a full 24 hours.”
Here’s the back story, we’re told that shortly after Crumb and Get It told Biden’s advance people ‘no’ — the secret service walked in and told Chris McMurray ”Thanks for standing up and saying ‘no’ — then they bought a whole bunch of cookies and cupcakes.
‘Crumb and Get It’ located in Radford,Virginia receives rave reviews for their tasty confections.
‘Crumb and Get It’ website: http://www.crumbandgetit.com
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CrumbGetItCookieCompany
(Roanoke.com) –Later that day, WDBJ (Channel 7) reporter Orlando Salinas received a tip about Crumb and Get It via text message. The resulting story was picked up by the Drudge Report and a series of conservative blogs, leading to an outpouring of support online and at the store on Thursday.
At noon, McMurray turned down an interview request because he was too busy fielding a steady stream of orders, both from customers at the store and out-of-state patrons. A little more than an hour later, he closed the store because it had run out of cookie dough. It reopened a few minutes later, but with a sign in the window noting that only ice cream was being sold.
“It’s been a great day, a lot of great support,” McMurray said when he had a moment to talk. “A lot of folks are calling orders from out of state for local businesses and charities. That’s what we’ve got to catch up on.”
After the WDBJ story aired, McMurray said, “It just went bananas. Great support. It’s been wonderful. Of course we’ve had a few people who’ve been very critical, but by far the vast majority has been supportive and encouraging.”
At one point during the lunch hour on Thursday, two dozen people stood in line waiting to order cookies.
Jackie Moore of Radford said he’d before never visited Crumb and Get It, but he ordered a dozen cookies after seeing McMurray’s story.
“I stand with them,” Moore said. “I don’t believe you should be pushed into entertaining the vice president if you don’t agree with him.”
Many others felt the same.
Gary Harris, a Vietnam War veteran and commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 776 who lives in Radford, said he picked up some “freedom cookies” to support Crumb and Get It. Like Moore, it was his first visit to the bakery.
God Bless America.
Speaking truth to power.
Via Fox News’ Ed Henry:
The Village Corner Deli: http://www.villageofeastdavenport.com/Village-Corner-Deli.php
Update: The story behind the scene here.
POTUS Buzz Kill.
(Des Moines Register) –Obama’s fair stop Monday evening required shutdown of the popular Bud Tent, the heart of fairgrounds nightlife at the intersection of E. 33rd Street and Grand Avenue. Fairgoers eager to greet the president were ushered inside, screened and scanned by the Secret Service and penned in by yellow caution tape. The entire production required at least two hours, and the president’s sleek black coach bus pulled away from the Bud Tent by 8:30 p.m.
On the other hand, the small business owner side of Cunningham fumes that the president “put a damper on what I’m trying to do here.” His Bud Tent was shut down at the most lucrative time of day, with a popular rock cover band, Hairball, about to perform at the Susan B. Knapp Amphitheater next door with legions of thirsty fans.
A tweet from Grassley Monday evening, in the senator’s trademark abbreviated social media lingo, was one of the first signs of disgruntlement: “How does PresO justify havin secret service shut down the bud tent @ the state fair nd the owner told me he loses 50,000 n 1 nite.”
Cunningham said that the more accurate figure for what he likely lost in sales Monday night is $25,000. He appreciated that fellow fair vendor Barksdale allowed him to set up a Bud beer station near the amphitheater stage and recoup some dollars from those Hairball fans.
The Bud Tent owner added that he hasn’t yet replied to a phone message from Obama’s staff asking him to respond publicly to Grassley’s tweet.
So much for stimulating the economy…
Video clip below of Obama at the beer tent. Notice the lack of Obama adoring throngs. Why, it is a virtual Obama zombie desert.