Protesters Trash MI Hot Dog Stand, Call Black Owner “N-Word “
SMH. People ain’t sh*t…how they gonna call this man the “N-word” and “Uncle Tom” at the same damn time!!!
Joe Newby has already adequately conveyed the mayhem and level of incivility on display by members of big labor in Lansing following the state legislature’s passage on Tuesday of a right-to-work law. Joe focuses on a crowd of miscreants who assaulted FOX News contributor Steven Crowder and tore down a tent set up the conservative website Americans for Prosperity.
But a more revealing example of how the left comports itself when things don’t go its way is suggested by a story at the blog Ironic Surrealism, suggested in turn by reader JPeterman. According to the account, the union thugs didn’t just take out their frustration on outsiders, such as Crowder. They also went after locals like Clint Tarver, aka “The Hot Dog Guy.”
Tarver, who is black, was the object of racist taunts and jeers that included “N**ger Uncle Tom.” His iconic hot dog cart was destroyed, which was perhaps the unkindest cut of all. And what had Tarver done to incur the wrath of a crowd of cretins? Nothing other than venturing to near the Capitol, which action – last time anyone checked – was within his constitutional rights.
The YouTube video that follows tells Tarver’s story and suggests that the sidewalk outside the Capitol was a common venue from which he dispensed his edible wares. A woman by the name of Lorilea Susanne has set up a site where concerned citizens can donate to help Tarver rebuild his business. One can reasonably expect that Barack Obama will figure prominently among the donors, owing to his vast store of compassion and belief in the rich doing their fare share.
On a positive note, supporters have donated numerous amounts of cash to help Tarver replace his business.
According to Detroit News:
Clint Tarver, owner of Clint’s Hot Dog Cart, said he was trapped inside as the tent came down and damaged about $400 in catering equipment. Tarver’s hot dog cart, which is usually parked outside Lansing City Hall along Capitol Avenue, was not on the Capitol grounds during the incident.
Images and video of the incident went viral on social media, prompting an aide to state Rep. Al Pscholka of Stevensville to start an online fundraising drive to help replace Tarver’s damaged equipment. Lorilea Zabadal initially set a goal of $2,000, but by late Wednesday afternoon more than $15,000 had been donated through an account at http://www.gofundme.com after what happened to Tarver spread among state government employees and lobbyists who frequent his stand. Zabadal said Wednesday donations were coming in from across the country.
“I never expected it to get this big,” she said. Tarver, who had to crawl out of the collapsed tent on his knees, was overwhelmed Wednesday by the outpouring of support. “I had no idea so many people cared about ‘the hot dog guy,'” Tarver said.
Well at least there was a positive outcome from this fawked up situation.