Oregon state panel probes teacher wanting to ‘demolish’ Tea Party

[the teacher] has said he would seek to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets, and acting as offensively as possible — anything short of throwing punches.

Why is it any business of a state school board what a teacher does in his spare time? And yes, I would say this if it was a Tea Partier site too. His local school district is defending him.

The website is Crash The Tea Party. It’s a discussion board with over 14,000 messages and 200 people online as of this writing, so it’s clearly thriving.

Ahem, if you want to crash a Tea Party rally dressed as Hitler and yelling racist slogans, I suggest you do so in serious numbers and with a game plan and escape routes. This may sound fun in theory but have any of them been to polarized demonstrations with large numbers of counter protesters? I have, and it can get extremely tense and potentially violent. Wandering in the crowd by yourself dressed as Hitler seems a fine way to get punched (or arrested), especially since you’ve publicly announced what your tactics are.

  • I’m not at all sure that the Repubescent’s paranoia is misplaced.

    And while I wouldn’t presume to speak for all Oregonians, you want to know why I, and many such as I, think ‘teabaggers’ are a joke?

    In my youth I was, on multiple occasions, tear gassed, fire hosed, bean bagged, horse herded, billy clubbed, jailed, fined, fee-d and run out of town.

    Yeah, that’s me in the picture. Teabaggers, even with guns, are a joke.

    It’s been a long, strange trip – from the Acid Tests and Protests of the sixties; through War, hell-raising, Harley riding and AIM marchs in the seventies; to life as a Helo-Logger on the High Cascade in a school bus with guns and dogs and kids and goats and a three year supply of dried-goods and ammunition through the Reagan/Bush eighties; with college and single parenting, and a start on a ‘professional’ career in the nineties; and in the oughts Computing and Information Systems Guru, College Instructor and Freelance Internet Savant… to today a Semi-Retired, Self-Employed Independent General Services Contractor.

    Which is of course the double-nickle (55) euphemism for unemployed and quite possibly unemployable, 401K down the toilet, six years to SS…

    That some teabagger wants to take away from me…

    Kent State – my sixteenth birthday. It’s why I went to War. You say you want a revolution…

    • The protests yesterday seem to have been mostly a non-event for both sides.

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