Thursday I took a trip to Andover MA to take a look at the Protests that were taking place in Favor of Arthur T Demoulas that I wrote about here and here.

Despite 80-90 degree weather there were HUNDREDS Of people there to express their support for current CEO Arthur T, with a variety of signs and T-Shirts to express said support. I waded into the crowd to get their thoughts:

I started with two young ladies near where I parked on the side of the road:

I crossed the Street and interviewed Jeremy

Then Kelly

I walked down the road a bit looking for more interviews, on the way I talked to a police officer who told me there was absolutely no trouble from the protesters, given the heat that says a lot.

I spoke to Tara

and found out that I was parking where the police didn’t want me to, so I moved the car farther up the road parking in front of a couple of NESN trucks figuring if their spot was OK so was mine.

I had a hard time getting the people in the main protest to talk at first although a few of them had read my two pieces on the subject. But Michelle jumped right in.

She then held the camera for me while I recorded my subscription commentary (Half of which didn’t save drat!) and a general commentary which I’ll finish with.

I then crossed the street and talked to Dora

Then Chuck

Then Ryan

I couldn’t for the life of me find someone from Fitchburg but as my voice was dying I finally found someone from Leominster which is as close as it gets

I’ll finish with my own commentary

Two Quick thoughts.

I’ve seen a lot of protests, I know astroturf when it’s in front of me, this protest wasn’t astroturf, it was more like a tea party protests with people taking care of each other.

Look and listen to that final interview and you will see the secret of why hundreds of non-union workers will protest on behalf of a CEO who is likely is worth more than all of em put together.

I’ll be tying it all together tomorrow with the pictures.

Last Saturday before the George Zimmerman verdict came out Kerry Picket & Lee Stranahan came on DaTechGuy on DaRadio live from Sanford followed by the Lonely Conservative.

If you missed the show or either of the replays, do not worry, you can listen to it now here.

This weekend Saturday Noon EST on  WESO 970 Southbridge, WPLM 1390 Plymouth, WBNW 1120 Concord & FTR Radio online  I’ll be joined by my friend from the left Mike Hummell who will talk about the return of Twinkies and Movie Director Ron Maxwell (Gettysburg, God & Generals) about his New Movie Copperhead.

And I’ll also be guest hosting on Conservatively Speaking back at my old Haunt WCRN AM 830 from 7-9 talking Trayvon Martin in Miami Dade, one man one vote and Carter Hall’s testimony.

Be there, well OK don’t BE there but listen.

Michael Grazier: So he says.

Jedediah Tucker Ward: So he says under oath.  Do you understand, sir,that you are testifying under oath?

Michael Grazier:   Yes, I do. 

Jedediah Tucker Ward:  And that perjury is grounds for disbarment?

Class Action 1991

A couple of days ago I talked about the Gerorge Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin meme as a “news dump“. Today provides the perfect example.

The “Big Trayvon Story” that is ruling Memeorandum is the idea that Trayvon Martin threw the first punch, advanced by the most famous teenager in the nation right now Rachel Jeantel.  He did so obviously because he was worried about being raped by a gay “creepy ass cracker” (which has not stopped gay groups from going all in for “justice for Trayvon” faster than NOW broke out their presidential kneepads for Bill Clinton).

However the single most newsworthy story of the day will be taking place far from the Martin/Zimmerman media circus, before the House Oversight Committee:

Retiring IRS lawyer Carter C. Hull implicated the IRS Chief Counsel’s office, headed by Obama appointee William J. Wilkins, and Lois Lerner, the embattled head of the IRS’ exempt organizations office, in the IRS targeting scandal and made clear that the targeting started in Washington, according to leaked interviews that Hull granted to the Oversight Committee in advance of Thursday’s hearing.

The significance of this can’t be overstated.  Of all the Obama scandals the IRS scandal is the only one that is not only easily understood by a public that fears the IRS but has an actual legal component that could send someone to jail.  Now a witness is going to link this to the White House: Under Oath

By saying these things under oath he is maintaining, under pain of perjury,  that this scandal is a White House scandal.

If true this means that a criminal enterprise meant to affect the results of a presidential election by disabling the political opponents of a sitting President can me linked to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in a tight election.  (As opposed to a 2nd rate burglary before an election that was the biggest landslide in history which is considered the standard for Presidential corruption by the media and has been for two generations).

I don’t expect the MSM is going to bother going there, In fact I expect them to ignore it but the trap here is for them, it’s for US, the New media.

We are fueled by hits, we are going to get a lot more hits talking Jeantel vs Hull, that’s basic math.  But as I was reminded by Andrew yesterday as I watched Hating Breitbart for the first time, it’s up to the new media to get stories like the Hull testimony out there, so it’s up to us to make sure this story is promoted.

So don’t fall into the trap, the Carter Hull testimony linking the White House to the IRS scandal not only IS the biggest news of the day, but it’s going to be the cornerstone for any future action against the White House.  That is the story that needs to be pushed, linked and talked about.

Don’t be caught in the Jeantel trap, unless you can cleverly work her into the Carter Hull post and maybe draw some eyeballs to it. Like so.

Update:  Ed Driscol avoids the trap.

Update 2: Via Glenn, HOLY *&R@!!!!

IRS Admits It Leaked Christine O’Donnell’s Tax Records To Opposition Day She Announced

Nixon was a piker compared to these guys

Update 3: The Trap Illustrated in two images from Memeorandum

Jeantel story:

datrap 2

IRS Story

datrap 1

Guys let’s get onthe ball


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