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    the girl

    We actually have a pretty active council down here - we have lots of teabaggers down here and we try to stand up to them at every opportunity.

    We even had a small group that met the teabag express when it came through. THAT was quite an experience.  One of our members diaried about it here: Progressives Crash Tea Party

    •  We got physically attacked by teabaggers (2+ / 0-)
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      blue armadillo, Matt Z

      here in PA and CNN caught it on camera. A reporter heard one of the baggers yell "Kill Them...Get your guns out...Communist bastards" and wrote about it.

      I wrote a couple diaries on it, with the CNN footage links:  They wanted to kill something

      We have a pretty active group here in PA. Glad to hear this is a nationwide thing. Hopefully it's big. I can't make ours in Philly, but I've been to everything I can get.

      If you mess with the teabaggers, ask for police protection, leave yourself an escape route, and don't say anything back. It's too dangerous.

      We had no cops and were attacked. Pretty scary. And my house was vandalized as some baggers stole my HCAN sign out of my yard. The local police chief wouldn't fill out a report and I saw his best friend walk out of the rally all dressed in teabag. Now I know why the cop wouldn't fill out a report.

      I had a rough week last week. It shook me. Be careful.

      Not to throw shoes is the crime. Not to be outraged is the crime.

      by the girl on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 07:16:27 PM PDT

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      •  Wow. That is terrible (3+ / 0-)
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        Matt Z, brein, the girl

        We've met lots of the local teabaggers, and even at the Alamo event, we never felt we were in danger.  Of course, we stayed by the media and though we took lots of verbal barrages, we reminded everyone that we were using our First Amendment rights to be there too.  And surprisingly, we had a number of folks come up to us and tell us they were proud to see people using the first amendment (these were teabaggers! Definitely the minority, but we truly felt there were enough of them to stand up for free speech if anything ugly started to happen)

        So it's odd, because we are here in Texas, the heart of teabaggery...although the libertarian streak is strong here too. And a strong individualist tradition in the form of you live your life and I'll live mine and we won't ask a lot of questions.  Texas is a little funny that way!
        From the videos that came out of PA even during the election, I think it is a bit of a different crowd up there. Stay safe!  It does sound scary.

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