Thursday, October 27, 2011

Atlanta Tea Party Strenously Objects

I strenuously object?  Is that how it works? Objection. Overruled.  No, no, no, no, I strenuously object. Oh, well if you strenuously object, let me take a moment to reconsider. ~A Few Good Men

The Atlanta Tea Party (conveniently located in Dacula) has issued a press release letting everyone know they still aren't happy about the Occupy Atlanta thing.
we could not have signs on poles or sticks, or not allowed to even pass out little flags to wave, because they were held up by sticks....Occupy Atlanta has had control of Woodruff Park for the past weeks with no permit, no fees, the use of poles and sticks to hold some signs and their tents
So basically it boils down to "they were allowed to have sticks and we weren't."

You object once to get it on the record.

Atlanta Tea Party, however thin it was, you made your point. Now you are just being ridiculous.

UPDATE: A commenter points out, the rally where the Tea Party couldn't carry their "sticks" was at the State Capitol which is not only State property but operates under a whole different set of rules. The Occupy "campers" were in Woodruff Park which is a city property. You would think the "Atlanta" Tea Party would know the difference. Even if they both are inside the perimeter.


Anonymous said...

Those people are morons. There are different rules when you hold an event at the state capitol than in a downtown city park. For starters, anything that could be remotely construed as a weapon is always prohibited on the state capitol grounds. That's not discrimination against the Tea Party, it's due entirely to the difference in venues. If they actually had a lawyer with experience litigating first amendment advising them, I'm sure that lawyer would have explained that the restriction on sticks at the state capitol is a reasonable "time, place, manner" restriction that is content neutral. Good luck with that lawsuit, Debbie.

griftdrift said...

It's all inside the Perimeter so it must all be the same.

Anonymous said...

It is easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

rptrcub said...

I thought she had better things to do than whine about this crap. You know, like making herself ready for her jihad against next year's transportation tax vote.

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