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Mar 17 2011

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Sure, its all Fun & Games until Someone Gets Arrested- Mug Shots of the Young & Restless Progressives

“One consistent challenge in teaching is remembering how little students really know and how much they think they know. This is not a putdown of students. On the contrary, it is a celebration of optimism in the best sense of the word, the same optimism that was supposed to have inspired Winston Churchill to observe: “Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.” Apparently Churchill may have never said this, the original formulation about youth and optimism, and age and realism, being attributed to one of Alexis de Tocqueville’s mentors, the historian and political intellectual, Francois Guizot (1787-1874) who concluded that “Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.” French Premier Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929), is said to have restated Guizot’s aphorism: “Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.”
David Horowitz Freedom Center

“My mom is going to kill me. I just got off the phone with her and told I might be getting arrested. Then I hung up.”
- Jonathan JONES, a 20-year-old dishwasher who attends Kalamazoo Valley Community College, after he pledged to get arrested for a Capitol sit-in with four other 20-something male protestors. MIRS News

So noting the age of four of the five arrested, we agree with the quotes of misguided unrealistic “feelings” that is the hallmark of the immature. Looking I could find no campaign contributions from any of them. Maxwell Koopsen in an honor student, Michael Shallal naively is displaying a picture with bull horn in hand, proud to be an arrested Progressive on his Face book page.  In other words, nothing of note so far, just young, dumb, and misguided.  However, the young and dumb can also be the unwitting tools of those older with”want of head”. It appears that the push for dramatic confrontation (and footage) could be coming from none other than Michael Moore…

Busloads on the way

Flint native and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore had a crew in the capitol during the Tuesday protest. He streamed video of it over his website, letting people know the big demonstration is coming.
Progress Michigan, unions, and other liberal organizations planned the event scheduled for Wednesday.

Moore and various unions paid for buses to bring protesters from across the state to the capitol for the event. Is Michigan the next Wisconsin? Protesters say yes. Reported by Toledo, Ohio News station,NBC25.

A Democratic Underground Forum post supplies Michael Moore’s site for live viewing

But then are we surprised? That the likes of Michael Moore would push for confrontation and possible violence at the expense of some immature college kids? Should we expect another “documentary” from the him on this very protest, adding more “filthy Capitalist’s dollars” to his pocket?

To think that only a short while back  Progressives like Michael Moore charging that the Tea Parties were”astroturf?”

And while we are thinking back….where there any arrests at any Tea Party ever held at our State Capitol? Did Tea Partiers storm the Capitol, occupy it, leave graffiti and a huge trashy mess? I can answer my own question, “NO”

Michiganders now have the opportunity to compare and contrast a astroturf Progressive Protest and a grassroots Tea Party, and in the “court of public opinion, ” I believe the verdict will show Progressives to be their own worst enemies.

Maxwell W. Koopsen Mug Shot, 20 of Kalamazoo , MI

Michael Shallal Mug Shot, 23 of Detroit, MI

Stephen Haynes Mug Shot, 28 of Almont, MI

Johnathon Jones Mug Shot 19, of Kalamazoo, MI

Bret Kelly Mug Shot, 22 of Redford, MI

Permanent link to this article: http://grassrootsmichigan.com/?p=576

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  1. Darryl

    Good post, however I find myself wondering when people are going to ever catch on to the difference between the Tea Party events and these violent, destructive progressive/union protest. No one really seems to notice or care.

    People are either, not paying attention or don’t care, both of which the American people can be well known for. If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it still make a sound?

  2. Shane

    These students exhibited a will for change and formed a peaceful, non-violent sit in, volumes different than what you are preaching. Lets not just be so brash as to hop on board with fellow conservatives just because they exhibit the term conservative; let us use our brains, like Joan has said. Anyone who thinks that handing over 1.8 billion dollars from the poor who are struggling just to make ends meet and the elderly, directly into his corporate friends pockets is insane. This is NOT the direction of lesser government and change that Snyder preached during his campaign, and this is NOT what the tea party stands for. Let us remember that we must stand for all things right, and economically this is not an intelligent decision. Let us remember that true conservatives are reaching for lesser government and taxation, not this hogwash that we are being fed by this “fake” corporate puppet conservative.

  3. Mark Waldbauere

    NBC25 is a television station located in Saginaw MI, WEYI. The NBC affiliate in Toledo is WNWO 24. You were close – only off by one channel and one state!

    1. Joan

      Thanks for the correction…we all make typos ;-)

  4. Sandra Crosnoe

    Website is really looking good Joan. Just dropping by to say hi!

    Blessings/sc

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