Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Lefties left a mess, once again

Well, this is sadly not surprising. The Wisconsin union protesters who have been camped out in their state capitol building left a horrible, disgusting mess. Trash all over the grounds, tape residue marring the marble walls inside the building, and let's not get started on the state of the bathrooms.

Fortunately for the people of Wisconsin, some local tea partiers have volunteered to help clean up their capitol today:

The Facebook page for the clean-up event includes this description:
...It's not about partisanship or protests, but pride.

It is time to take out the trash... literally. In true Flash Mob fashion, on Sunday at exactly 1300 hours (1:00 pm for you non-military types) we will do an extensive police call (pick up the trash) around the capitol square. Regardless of the state the grounds are in, we will do this as both a literal and symbolic way to show our respect for our home. 

TEA Partiers know how this is done. It is time to show OUR pride for OUR state OUR way and be the example.

Even if you cannot attend, please share this and invite all of your sane friends who share our love of Wisconsin.

No signs, no screaming, just a necessary cleaning.
This is far from the first time that a left-wing protest has left a gigantic mess behind. The immense amounts of litter and garbage left after recent liberal events (as compared to the lack thereof for conservative events) is well documented (see here, here, and here). I find it ironic that the group that attempts to claim a monopoly on loving the environment so frequently causes such environmental damage when they gather in large numbers.

I can tell you from my own experience with an event I organized in May 2010, a rally for Republican Congressional candidates held at Orlando City Hall, that conservatives are responsible citizens when they have rallies or protests. I had brought trash bags to the event and had asked the volunteers who were helping with the event to plan on staying after to clean up the City Hall plaza. Well, I didn't end up needing any help cleaning up. Total trash I found in the entire plaza: one gum wrapper, one flyer, one Matthew Falconer campaign sign, and a water bottle in the bushes that actually looked like it had been there several days before our event. I've actually yet to attend a conservative event where I didn't see people picking up any litter and bagging any garbage.

In photos of the Wisconsin Capitol, it looks like the the union members' posters were put up with blue "painter's tape," which I've often used in craft and home improvement projects. It is less tacky than regular masking tape or duct tape, but still will leave a residue after a few days. While I'll give the Wisconsin protesters credit for at least bringing the least damaging tape, I still feel they were not properly respectful of their Capitol by taping anything to the walls in the first place. Regardless of the tape issue, there is absolutely no excuse for the discarded signs and litter left behind by the union protesters.

These "Litterbug Lefties" should be ashamed of themselves for the disrespect they showed to their own Capitol. And kudos to the local citizens who will be volunteering their time today to clean up the mess.

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