UPDATE 5: Could you be strong enough to deal with this for 9 hours? Can you at least go support those who can?
UPDATE 4: Jodie Laubenberg and Scott Sanford get death threats; WILL YOU STAND WITH THEM?
You know you’ve REALLY gone over the edge when even the SATAN WORSHIPERS distance themselves from you!
UDPATE3: Without the paid sideshow of Monday and when the rubber REALLY meets the road, the Pro-life/anti-mob crowd crushed them in registrations (2,181 for the bill, 1,355 against), crushed them in Testimony, crushed them in the committee vote (8-3). A Texas-sized beatdown all the way around. Oh wait: they DID crush us in one thing – obnoxious chanting!
July 9th may require another effort so stay tuned! In the meantime, here’s a MUST SEE report on the antics in Austin. The Pro-Life movement faced such things in 9 CONTINUOUS HOURS in the rotunda The most glaring contrast of class and classlessness that you will EVER see.
Update2: The picture below looks pretty impressive for the pro-abortion forces, doesn’t it? It isn’t: They were hoping for 10,000 but ended up with about 4,000 There is a core of about 1500-2000 of Austin residents college, homeless, and others) that could just about qualify as semi-professional protestors. We’ve seen the same ones at education rallies, pro-abortion rallies, gay rights rallies, etc. They consider it fun and worthwhile WHEN the free food is involved. But try asking them who their state rep or state Senator is. And now, our folks have found Craiglist entries offering to PAY people to show up, as has happened before; a standard MoveOn tactic. Add to that a NATIONALLY orchestrated effort for buses from all over (some possibly out of state) by the well-oiled community organizor types.
Pro-life forces number several hundred and growing; more difficult to get actual PRODUCERS and people with responsibilities and families to uproot on short notice. But tomorrow will be MUCH better for Pro-Life crowd, as people have made the adjustments. The wonderful Pro-life and defenders of Representative Democracy have been the advanced patrol, the army is rolling up behind them. It may not match the purchased mob, but it will be impressive enough when it counts. And the purchased mob is not NEARLY enough to thwart the proper exercise of our representative democracy; this ain’t Wisconsin.
Update1: things are coming together; 4 primary pro-life groups will have the lead on this with us Tea-party types acting to assist them in management of things, as we have more counter-protest experience. Things may be a bit rough on Monday for the pro-life/pro-representative democracy supporters with less than ideal support to start. But by Tuesday all structural pieces should be in place.
The Occupy people, socialists and anarchists have decided they are going to build on the mob rule that occurred briefly in State senate this week over SB5 and TRY TO SHUT DOWN OUR STATE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. This page will be updated with ways to contest that as things develop, but the first task is to have witnesses appear for the House hearing on what is NOW HB2, the bill to apply day surgical center standards to abortion clinics and to ban late term abortions (past 20-weeks- 5 months) in all but medical cases. WE NEED BODIES IN AUSTIN ON TUESDAY; testimony starts at noon, but the earlier the better!
If you can be articulate and knowledgeable on the issue, can deal with hostile questioning, had relevant personal stories, and have the patience to wait MANY HOURS to give 3 minutes of effective testimony, we need to you sign up to testify. These testimonies are CRITICAL!
The color to wear to support the bill- and the return of our representative government from mob rule- is BLUE!
Bring water and cameras; we need objective video of the insanity of the mobsters, which was quite lacking last time.
We practice Gandhi-style tactics here, folks; IRON-CLAD self-discipline, PEACEFUL, CALM, INSISTENT!
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(BTW: the opposition is out there planning- and not very secretive about it. Here is some of their documentation and arguments, as silly as they are: