Union thugs destroy Mich. hot dog vendor's business, vendor remains gracious

As Twitchy reported, violent union goons spent the better part of yesterday protesting Michigan’s newly passed right-to-work legislation by destroying property and throwing punches. Clint Tarver, Lansing’s “Hot Dog Guy,” found himself in the middle of it all, and when the smoke cleared, his hot dog stand was nothing more than a pile of debris.

Not only was Tarver’s stand destroyed, but he was the target of vile racist epithets.

Where is the Left to decry the vicious racism?

Oddly enough, no word from them yet.

Ha. They’d have to report on the union thuggery at all, first.

Indeed. This story most definitely echoes the Kenneth Gladney beating. In 2009, Gladney was verbally and physically assaulted by SEIU thugs outside of a health care town hall meeting in St. Louis. His crime? Distributing “Don’t tread on me” flags. In Tarver’s case, he wasn’t even attempting to make any sort of political statement; he was merely doing business (he had reportedly been hired by Americans For Prosperity to provide catering for their tent, which was also destroyed). And, as we saw with the Gladney case, Tarver’s beating has been thoroughly ignored by the mainstream media, if not outright denied.

Don’t bet on it.

Loesch spoke with Tarver this afternoon on her radio show. His account of yesterday’s events is heartbreaking — and utterly infuriating:

His mere existence set those thugs off. Is it any wonder unions have developed a reputation for vicious bullying?

Tarver’s gracious conduct and composure in the wake of union brutality has certainly earned our admiration.

A page has been set up to collect donations to help rebuild Tarver’s business:

A worthy cause, indeed. Michigan GOP State Senator Joe Hune is also pitching in:

Unions may not truly understand what it means to help our fellow man, but it’s heartening to know that there are people who do. Wonderful.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    Wow, these thugs can’t leave anything alone that comes in contact with conservatism. Remember that black Gospel singer who performed at the RNC? He’s a Democrat, but the Left attacked him anyway.

    But a good thing is coming from this horrible incident: people are helping Mr. Tarver. =)

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      RE: the photo above…..notice, none of them offer to help him salvage anything. they look as if they are looking for something else to destroy. your average racist, hate-mongering democrat party at work. it’s obama’s fault.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YN4XMUN6BACEJMKRO2OJISINKE LC

    I am starting to believe that zombies are real. Mindless, blood sucking, soulless beings.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber
    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.landi.35 Michael Landi

      You know the only way to kill a zombie is to shoot it in the head.

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelSMoffitt Michael Moffitt

    My wife and I have met the Tarver’s. You won’t find better people. Horrible display of selfishness by those responsible. God bless the Tarver’s.

    • conservativechick

      That poor guy was called Uncle Tom and “N word.” The thugs destroyed his equipment and now conservatives are helping him with funds to rebuild! Just try to imagine if Tea Party members had done this? Don’t have to try hard to imagine this Racist story ALL OVER THE news.

      • Lois

        I was actually trying to imagine the media hoopla if the Tea Party had done this. But, the Tea party wouldn’t have done this — That’s the difference!

  • Joseph Phillips

    Ooh, the Left – such a peaceful, loving, tolerant bunch of pricks.

    • Zane Henry

      No wonder they spend an inordinate amount of time “white knighting” for the Muslims. Terrorists of a feather and whatever….

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      the rot comes from the head down. obama the hater with his talk of revenge

      • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

        Exactly. And you will never hear him say a word about this unnecessary violence. He cares about his agenda, and nothing else. I still cannot believe this man got another term.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      And so classy

  • Hello Jerry (D)

    Hopefully the owners have the good sense to sue the bozos. .

  • WisconsinPatriot

    If Joe Hune is replacing the damaged equipment, what about the human element. Is anyone making this truly right? This kind of crap just makes me want to do some upgrades to the equipment, and maybe get a few thugs into a room somewhere and gently remind them what it might feel like to have the same happen to them. Maybe they would LIKE to make things right if you know what I mean……..

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Jealous hot dog guy probably does more work in one hour than these fat arsed pigs do in a week

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Outrageous and infuriating. They should be in jail. It’s always been bad, but now they have the Collaborationist Media to front for them. Them and their “mostly peaceful” protests. Yeah, like Auschwitz was “mostly people.” Except for a few million murders. Bring it on, you jackboot purpleshirt b@stards. We’re ready for you.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Wow! A racist Dem, union goon attacking an American citizen that doesn’t agree with them. I’m sure it’s a one time event.


  • Lady 12

    It’s like Chick-fil-a Rachel all over again.

  • $23629333

    Put those wieners some place room-temperature or better for a few days, and then send them to Michael Manatee.

  • $29520529

    Obama is going to call and apologize… To the union thug that got mustard on his shoe!

  • BeyondPolls

    Unions are racist.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Why don’t union officials just be honest with everyone concerning their opposition to RTW legislation? Anyone with a lick of common sense knows it’s because RTW laws restrict the union’s ability to shove their hands into the pockets of the workers.

    • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

      Exactly. They only care because it means they lose union dues and power. Dems don’t like it because those dues go into the politicians’ pockets. As Rush said, it’s a money laundering scheme, nothing more.

  • my preciousss!!

    he should sue the union. any pro bono lawyer out there?

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos love violence and hurting people. Especially if that person dares to run their own small business! How dare you not be dependent on the government and not voting Democrat! 😛

  • ember

    A donation should be set up to help Mr. Tarver get back into business. Where were the cops while all this was happening? Someone should have been behind bars for destroying his livelihood.

  • AttackOfTheKillerTomatos

    I’d say I’m shocked by this, but then I’d be lying.

  • Red Fred

    If any of you would like to donate to assist Mr. Tarver in replacing his destroyed cart and other articles here is the info:http://clintontarver.com/About.html

  • usmccp

    Unions today are as bad as robber barons.

  • conservativechick

    I’m glad people are now helping him.

  • Belinda Henry

    This is just wrong. Never attack the man trying to feed you. Even a dumb union thug should get that concept.

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Maybe if he was with the International Hot Dog Vendor Union Brotherhood he wouldn’t have lost his cart. (Sarcasm). Fuck these union thugs. Bring that shit to my town, Des Moines, and I will use the only thing you understand…a baseball bat to your fucking thick skulls.

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    Unbelievable. Why aren’t these people being held accountable for their actions? This country is swirling the drain…..

  • michael s

    My condolences to Mr Clint Tarver. Black people have been subjected to union violence and racism ever since there has been union activity.

  • http://twitter.com/Right_Gun Right Gun

    Kind of makes me nostalgic for back in the day when union thuggery was met and dealt with by armed Pinkerton guards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcy-Cook/1001619613 Marcy Cook

    This is why the media is not covering this….it PROVES the left is the real racist group.