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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:38 PM

Does anyone know if this is true. I've checked fact check, Politifact and Snoops and come up with

nothing. But it also seems to only show up on very conservative news sources. This was from the protests when Michigan slipped through the right to work law. I know there were other things made up. Now someone has just posted this to my FB page and I was trying to check it out but I can't find a reliable website to substantiate it.

Anyone know?



Clint Tarver’s hot dog cart, which he has operated since 1996, is another casualty of the union protest against the right-to-work law. Union members destroyed the cart and called Tarver an “Uncle Tom,” among other racist epithets, for serving right-to-work proponents.

After destroying the Americans for Prosperity tent, where Tarver was catering hotdogs, the mob turned there attention to the hot dog cart.

“Early today, Clint Tarver, known as “The Hot Dog Guy” here in Lansing had his business attacked by out of line and out of control protesters near the Capitol,” a blog post associated with a fundraiser to restore the hot dog cart explains. “‘It was when he returned to gather his equipment that the taunts and racial slurs began.”

When attacking the cart, the people were “yelling N*gger & Uncle Tom,” according to Michigan Republican State Committee member Nick Hawatmeh. Hawatmeh took a photo of the attack that you can see here.

According to the fundraising blog post, Tarver says (through his wife) that “the working people did not respect the working man. He was not there to be political; he was just there to serve.”





http://washingtonexaminer.com/mi-union-destroys-hot-dog-cart-calls-owner-an-uncle-tom-over-right-to-work/article/2515746#.UOy4PndTaSo

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Reply Does anyone know if this is true. I've checked fact check, Politifact and Snoops and come up with (Original post)
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 OP
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jan 2013 #3
dhol82 Jan 2013 #2
Jackpine Radical Jan 2013 #4
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 #8
Warpy Jan 2013 #5
lynne Jan 2013 #6
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 #9
lynne Jan 2013 #11
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #7
Maraya1969 Jan 2013 #10

Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:46 PM

1. It is in this newspaper

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121212/POLITICS02/212120459
but I recall a post here where it seems someone hanging with the right wing collapsed a white tent and it was blamed on the protesters. Perhaps someone here can find it. I don't know if same tent or no

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:52 PM

3. Your right. I saw the clip right here on DU. The guy said he was talking with him earlier and

 

he said the guy was really nice and then when he came back later he saw the guy bring the tent down. He said it was a guy with the people in the tent.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:48 PM

2. really don't know, but


his web site seems to still be in business:

http://www.clintontarver.com/About.html

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:10 PM

4. Why doesn't someone email him with what's being spread around

& ask for his account? I bet he'd respond. His email is at that website linked above.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:08 PM

8. I just did.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:18 PM

5. I love the stench of conservative bullshit in the evening

Were this true, there would be pictures of his cart showing damage to it.

There are none.

Yes, somebody might have insulted the man and that's terrible.

However, this is the net. POIDH.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:24 PM

6. Link to Lansing newspaper article that has a video -

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Response to lynne (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:14 PM

9. That was pulling dosn the Americans for Prosperity tent. He was not in that tent.

He was at the street corner.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:56 PM

11. The video in post #7, at the .45 sec. mark -

- he states he was working in the Americans for Prosperity tent. Very confusing.

Not pretty no matter what tent he was in and really unbelievable that any tent was torn down at all. His video interview is beyond disturbing. Glad that people have chipped in so that he could at least recover his equipment.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:51 PM

7. Not his cart, but his catering equipment I think. Let him explain in his own words...

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:54 PM

10. I didn't see this video.

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