Raw Video From RNC Protests

Tear gas is a wonderful thing:

Local police are using a combination of pepper spray, concussion grenades and tear gas on a group of breakaway protesters gathered on Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul. The group of about 150 protesters, many thought to be with the group “Funk the War,” had been blocking traffic for much of the afternoon.

At least one person — a young man wearing a gas mask, no shirt and a backpack — was taken into custody. He lay down on the street as a group of officers surrounded him and took him away.

Police also escorted a group of 17 mostly black-clad youth across the Robert St. Bridge in an apparent effort to get them out of downtown.

The comments from the Twin Cities.com article are almost 100% in support of the polices’ actions, and full of disgust for the protesters.

Here’s a sample:

Dear Anarchists,
1. Please shower.
2. Go “home” back to the bridge you crawled out of under, we don’t want you here.
3. Read a newspaper once in a while, you might find out that 99.9% of the **** your bitching about isn’t really true after all.
4. Stop attacking innocent people, stop throwing **** and **** on delegates while they are here – not only is it just flat out rude, but it does nothing but legitimize reasons you shouldn’t be taken seriously.
5. Stop trying to make yourselves look like sweet innocent non-violent protesters. We know that guys are all nuts. You don’t represent either political party, you just want to break things.
6. If you’re so supportive of free speech, you should leave those who aren’t supporting your cause alone. Again, it makes you look more stupid than you already are.
7. Take the masks off, show your faces … you guys are so “hard” yet you have to hide behind a cover – kinda like the KKK! You are equally as crazy as they are.
8. Stop complaining that you have to obey barriers. EVERY RNC/DNC has barriers that you can’t pass. Why is that? So people like you nut jobs can’t to get elected officials and REALLY cause harm.
9. Read #2 again. St. Paul doesn’t want you in our city. Losers.

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Republican Convention Activities Curtailed Due To Gustav, Unhinged Moonbat Protests Go On As Scheduled

Via The Politico:

John McCain told reporters via satellite Sunday that most opening day activities of the Republican National Convention will be suspended because of the threat from Hurricane Gustav.

Of course, this is a time when we have to do away with our party politics, and we have to act as Americans,” he told a convention news conference from St. Louis. “We’re going to suspend most of our activities tomorrow.”

Four days of festivities were to open Monday, but now a party business session is all that is scheduled.

President Bush, first lady Laura Bush, Vice President Cheney and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger all canceled Monday appearances. Bush is likely to address the nation, instead, if killer Gustav does not veer off its path toward the Gulf Coast.

Convention planners said McCain hopes to show up later in the week to accept his party’s nomination, but there was no guarantee of it, and he is not required to be in the hall for the nomination to be official.

The protesters, however, have no interest in ‘acting as Americans’. To heck with New Orleans when it doesn’t suit their political purposes.

The anarchists have better things to do, like:

Attack RNC buses,

Smash cars, puncturing tires and throw bottles in a confrontations with pepper-spray wielding police,

Start trash bin fire and block intersection,

Smash a window at a Macy’s store.

WND reported a couple of days ago:

Five people were arrested and more than 100 handcuffed, questioned and released when a Ramsey County police force – assisted by the FBI, Hennepin County, and Minneapolis law enforcement – executed a search warrant against a group considered a threat to launch violent protests during this week’s Republican National Convention.

Ramsey County Sherriff Bob Fletcher read from a statement this morning, describing the RNC Welcoming Committee as “a criminal enterprise made up of 35 self-described anarchists who are intent on committing criminal acts before and during the Republican National Convention.

“These acts include tactics to blockade and disable delegate buses, breaching venue security and injuring police officers,” Fletcher said.

Fletcher’s statement also included a list of items found in the searches, including PVC pipe, chicken wire and duct tape – believed by police to be intended for locking protesters together in human barricades called “sleeping dragons” – five-gallon buckets of urine, throwing knives, flammable liquids, homemade caltrops (devices used to puncture tires, presumably bus tires), bolt cutters, sledgehammers, protective padding, and plastic buckets cut into shields.

Here’s the RNC Welcoming Committee getting ready for the convention:

Charming.

Weasel Zippers has more:

RNC:Peace Protesters Rampage, Attack Delegates With Pepper Spray

RNC Pics Of The Day

More:

Atlas Shrugs believes these moonbat protests are becoming increasingly violent.

Blog round-up at Right Voices.

Powerline calls it The Face Of Evil.

Raw video fron the protests.

Bristol Palin Pregnant

I guess we’re all supposed to be scandalized by this:

Bristol Palin, one of Alaska Gov. Palin’s five children with her husband, Todd, is about five months pregnant and is going to keep the child and marry the father, the Palins said in a statement released by the campaign of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

Bristol Palin made the decision on her own to keep the baby, McCain aides said.

“We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us,” the Palins’ statement said.

“Our beautiful daughter Bristol came to us with news that as parents we knew would make her grow up faster than we had ever planned. As Bristol faces the responsibilities of adulthood, she knows she has our unconditional love and support,” the Palins said.

The Palins asked the news media to respect the young couple’s privacy.

I have a sneaky suspicion that the nutroots won’t be doing so.

The McCain camp knew about this before the Palin VP announcement was made, so it’s no surprise to them.

This “scandal”, (if you can call it that) reminds me very much of the coverage that the Bush daughters got during the 2000 Presidential election. Even though it wasn’t any of our business, we were treated to stories about their college hijinks, underage drinking and whatnot.

The fact of the matter is, teenagers sometimes get into trouble. That’s life. The Palins respect life, and guess what?

I respect the Palins.

Hat tip: AoSHQ

UPDATE:

BlackIsWhite Imperial Agent Provocateur made a brilliant point in the comments:

Well, I’m certain the Anointed One Himself(TM) will remind us all that he doesn’t want his daughters punished with a baby if they make a mistake. Once again, a distinction is clearly drawn, and once again, the Dhims are too dim to understand that the difference really does make us better than them.

See Ace Of Spades HQ for a comparison of the Obamas and the Palins on this issue.

Michelle Malkin says: Bristol Palin Chooses Life, Now Leave Her Alone.

Malkin has coined a new term: PDS. I doubt the sufferers will take her advice.

The Washington Post: Assessing The Political Impact Of Bristol Palin’s Pregnancy:

* Democrats must be VERY careful not to take a false step here. Some Republicans have already insisted that the Obama campaign is behind the rumor-mongering about Sarah, Bristol and Trig — although in our experience the campaign has not pushed the story AT ALL, in fact they have been encouraging reporters to focus on the issues of difference between the two candidates rather than personal stories. Any sense that Democrats are pushing this idea will almost certainly turn both Sarah and Bristol Palin into sympathetic figures — and that spells trouble for her detractors.

UPDATE II:

Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family issued this compassionate statement.

Barack Obama responds to the news:

Starting with Barack Obama’s reaction when he was asked to comment on the news that Sarah palin’s 17 year-old daughter was pregnant, he said it was irrelevant to the political campaign and went on to admonish “I think peoples families are off limits and people’s children are especially off limits, ” as reported by CBS News.

He continued on to say, “My mother had me when she was 18 years old,” Obama said, adding that families should deal with these issues privately. “That shouldn’t be the topic of our politics, and I hope that anybody who is supporting me understands that’s off limits.”

He continued on to assert that no one in his campaign is involved nor will be and he concluded by saying, “And if I ever thought that it was somebody in my campaign that was involved in something like that, they’d be fired.”

Well, Well, What Do You Know

Sarah Palin was pregnant, after all….

Or wearing a very convincing fat-suit, like Ace was saying the other day, the next round of conspiracy theories will involve fat suit comparisons.

Annnnd, I see from checking AoSHQ, this morning, the conspiracy theories have already begun…. Karl rove is behind the smear to deter the nutroots from the real scandal: Sarah Palin used poor judgement by flying in that plane after her water broke. Now the poor nutroots have egg on their faces and nobody will listen to them, but that doesn’t stop them from moving on to their next target: Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter.

These people are beyond despicable.