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.