Sunday, May 02, 2010

"No enemies on the left"

The old motto seems to be holding.

The pompom media has been frantic in alerting us to the danger posed by all those potentially violent tea-party protesters and almost silent on past and present "protests" of the left which make the tea-party crowd look like your average citizen -- which, it turns out, is what they are.

Here's the lede for the San Jose Mercury News about last night's May Day protest-riot in Santa Cruz:
A large group of protesters demonstrating at a May Day rally for worker's and immigrant rights downtown broke off into a riot vandalizing about a dozen businesses around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Many in the group were carrying makeshift torches as they marched, breaking storefront windows and writing "anarchist graffiti" on buildings, according to Capt. Steve Clark. Many businesses sustained multiple broken windows including very large storefront windows at Urban Outfitters and The Rittenhouse building. Police believe at least 15 businesses suffered damage.

The violence was initiated from a group holding a rally at the town clock for May Day. Windows at Jamba Juice and Velvet Underground were left shattered and graffiti including anarchy signs were tagged onto buildings.

Because of the size and violent demeanor of the crowd, Santa Cruz police asked for help from all agencies in the county to break up the riot. At one point, protesters lit a fire on the porch of Caffe Pergolesi and blocked access to firefighters, officers said. Police were able to clear out the demonstrators before more damage was caused.
Here's a look:

Anybody on the official press bus notice things like this? There are -- and have been -- loads of them. And they're met with relative -- and from many: total -- silence. "Over here! over here! ... (these people with their American flags and their folding lawn chairs) -- we'd better be wary of them!"

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

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