Teacher Protestors Close Rotunda

Katy Grimes: In an obvious effort to one-up the February Wisconsin state house union protestors, a large, gnarly looking group of teachers union activists caused such a commotion at the state Capitol today, that the rotunda area was closed to everyone.

The California Teachers Association organized the protest at the Capitol called “State of Emergency” week, which caused gridlock in the Capitol halls, the rotunda area, and near some Republican Legislators’ offices.

Ironically, tour groups of school children were prevented access to some Capitol areas because of the demonstrating teachers.

After one group was removed from the rotunda area for chanting so loudly that they could be heard behind the closed doors inside the Assembly and Senate  chambers, they congregated on the floor outside Gov. Jerry Brown’s office, reminiscent  of the perpetually stoned, anti-government 1960’s protestors.

Some news reports neglected to mention the raucous chanting, and reported that protestors were just sitting on the floor when they were asked to leave the rotunda area by the CHP.

The protestors were pathetic and made me glad that my kids are no longer school aged. Most of the protestors were gray-haired, overweight, aging hippies, using the same selfish, self-absorbed message they used as protestors in the 60’s.

Some younger protestors were present in addition to the chanters, but it was mostly an older crowd.

Most people around the Capitol looked askance at the protestors as they aimlessly wandered the hallways in their matching blue t-shirts, waiting to be told where to go and what to protest next, while carrying the usual signs reading “textbooks, not tax breaks,” and “support teachers, not the rich” — same old slogans insisting on the same old tax increases, on the same people.

I couldn’t help chanting to myself, “Hey hey, ho ho, the teachers union has got to go.”

MAY 9, 2011

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  1. David from Oceanside
    David from Oceanside 10 May, 2011, 06:13

    “The protestors were pathetic and made me glad that my kids are no longer school aged. Most of the protestors were gray-haired, overweight, aging hippies, using the same selfish, self-absorbed message they used as protestors in the 60′s.”

    Couldn’t agree more Katy. I have long concluded that the baby boom generation is the most selfish, egotistic and destructive in US history. It’s no coincidence that it is the baby boom generation that will break the backs of taxpayers when they retire from their cushy government jobs.

    The protests of the 60’s were a lie and the children of the baby boomers will be left to pick up the pieces.

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  2. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 10 May, 2011, 06:30

    David – This protest exemplified the anger of the leftist baby boomers, more than any I’ve seen in a long time. The signs they carried were pure entitlement, and their chants were the same old hackneyed, cliches from the peace and love generation.

    My parents are retired teachers – this is not about teaching or education. – These people are only about union power and control. In any other decade, these people would not be allowed near our children.

    – Katy

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  3. Tylerle13
    Tylerle13 10 May, 2011, 09:54

    Well these protesters have convinced me… to send my kid to a private school. The last thing I need is for my kid to be indoctrinated by some selfish, mouth breathing socialists.

    Why are they demanding that the rich be taxed? I thought Jerry’s proposals were for Sales, Car, & Income Taxes, which will be paid by EVERYBODY, not just the rich. Is Jerry going to change his plans so it falls in line with the goals of his Puppet Masters?

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