Thursday, November 12, 2009

ACORN: The LA Story, Part I

Posted Nov 12th 2009 at 7:17 pm |
Andrew Breitbart tried to talk to ACORN supporters today at a Los Angeles protest event but nobody would listen. read what they did

. . . The protest in ten short minutes had gone from strong and boisterous to a series of packs talking to one another in the OSH parking lot. They started taking off their ACORN red t-shirts and walking to their cars. I found Alex again, and we walked toward Gary H, who had originally tipped us off. We headed for our cars, which were parked next to the ACORN protesters.

It was weird. Once out of uniform their anger started to pour forth. One group of mixed gender twenty-something Hispanics walked by glaring at us. One said, “maric√≥n,” which is an anti-gay slur. A car drove by and the driver shouted, “Hey sweetheart, you need to get a bra.” The group walking next to us laughed, pointed and taunted. (This group consisted of at least four people, three of whom were noticeably overweight, but I digress.) I continued to try to have a conversation but got a final, “No one wants to hear the shit you have to say.”

It was only then that I began to feel the slightest bit fearful. When they were wearing their red shirts – how appropriate – and with cops around, everything was cool. But when the shirts came off, I could see them for what they really were: common street thugs, the dregs of society. I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

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