March 12, 2011

"If agitators from an opposing view show up, keep people separated and not let our people engage them."

Meade interviews the volunteer security guys in orange vests:

26 comments:

vbspurs said...

That is the nicest goon thug I've ever heard.

bagoh20 said...

Incivility is fine as long as there is no discourse involved.

Marilee said...

Really, "agitators" with opposing views??? Why are the union folks not agitators???
And that's the way it is.

Hank Rearden_WI said...

So then "our house" actually means to these goons, "my house".

Old Dad said...

Perfect, fake marshals at a fake protest supressing free speech.

You really can't make this ridiculous shit up.

vbspurs said...

I want to know more about this training? And Meade's question was apposite, as it turned out, and not rude.

Anyone CAN just put on an orange vest and say they're a marshal. Pfff.

bagoh20 said...

Real marshals have cowboy hats. In Madison, they would, of course, wear the cheese hats. No big hat - no authority.

reader_iam said...

Tempts one to don an orange vest just to see if anyone notices or poses questions.

vbspurs said...

RIA, they'd skulk out a fake marshal in a sec. They wouldn't have their hands out waiting for someone to drop a dollar on it.

wv: reper (Grimm Reper was the old German spelling)

Cheers,
Victoria

Paddy O said...

So, can the agitators from an opposing viewpoint train their own marshals and have competing marshaling going on?

I think we need to determine volunteer marshal etiquette.

bagoh20 said...

As relates to these protest, what the difference between a union poseur and a real cop in Madison?

I don't know. I'm asking.

Lincolntf said...

They were trained by the "Labor Temple"? That's a new one.

edutcher said...

Oh, cute.

"keep people separated and not let our people engage them."

Since the union slugs are the ones acting like Ernst Rohm's finest, no doubt they don't want any engaging. Those "agitators from an opposing view" bring their vidcams and record what actually happened and post it for all the world to see it.

It was so much easier when media was centralized.

Dare anyone ask if these "marshals" are in any way, shape, or form in breach of any law usurping what would seem to be a police function?

(not that the union cops would enforce it...)

Chef Mojo said...

Labor Temple? Isn't that an offshoot of the People's Temple?

wv: after: math

BJM said...

Wouldn't this make them vigilantes?

btw-I wonder if these guys realize the personal liability they are assuming?

rhhardin said...

Tell him you're an admiral.

Shawn Levasseur said...

Actually, this seems pretty smart.

An act of self-policing on the protest organizers, in hopes of keeping their people from doing something stupid in a face to face confrontation.

retire05 said...

So an orange vest makes you a "marshall?" Is that the midwestern version? Marshalls wear badges, not orange vests.

And they are there to keep the "opposing" view from a confrontation with the labor group? How the hell does that work? If an "opposition" protester gets in the face of a union thug, and the "marshall" intervens, well the "marshall" is simply another private citizen engaging in something that is probably unlawful.

Also, I have been harsh on Ann for her lack of reporting on the various examples of intimidation and violence by the union sympathizers. This morning I read her post about the handcuffs on the doors, and her questioning of the reporters who are sympathetic to the protesters and the police who failed to exercise their duth.

Kudos, Ann. It was a good post, and perhaps you will decide to dig a little deeper and see just exactly who is behind these protests and what dog they have in the hunt.

bagoh20 said...

We don't need no stinking badges.

BJM said...

@Chef Mojo

Labor Temple? Isn't that an offshoot of the People's Temple?

Heh.

There has to be a Kool-aid joke in there somewhere, eh?

deborah said...

lol rh.

deborah said...

google 'labor temple'

Lincolntf said...

Wow, I Googled the Madison Labor Temple, and what was their only "upcoming event" listed?

Here it is:

Troublemakers School
Madison Labor Notes event, with "State of the Unions" talks, poetry, cartoon/photo exhibit, 5 pm, 4/1 (free); and informational/organizing workshops, 9 am-4 pm, 4/2 ($25), Madison Labor Temple. RSVP: www.labornotes.org/madison. 770-8896 Madison Labor Temple

PaulV said...

No separation of church and union?
Since the Temple is in Jerusalem, would these be Labor Synagogues?

galdosiana said...

The TAA has been the main group organizing these protests and gathering volunteers to marshal the area. It started out with basically TAs doing the marshaling, and it has since branched off into other random people who want to get involved.

Rick67 said...

@bagoh - You mean "we don't need no stinking badgers!"

(With apologies to Weird Al.)