If you're in the Bay Area and need more information, here's the website for Bay Area Patriots, who is hosting the event.
It appears that some of the so-called "tolerant" liberals in Mill Valley who always like accusing conservatives of being "fascists" are now employing those tactics they accuse the right of.
Melanie Morgan posts a report from the Mill Valley Herald about one Mill Valley liberal who wants the city to shut down the event. This person is also (surprise!) a retired reporter for the Associated with Obama Press.
It¹s an irony that doesn¹t sit well with local resident Deborah Phelan, a former AP reporter who now works in public relations.
Infuriated by the images and rhetoric employed by Tea Party groups across the nation, Phelan said city property should not play host to a right-wing get-together.
"We have young kids going there to swim, to go to classes, Phelan said. Do you want your kid to walk by a picture of the president of the U.S. with the horrible things they say about him?"
Phelan has appealed to city officials to cancel the event, but that appears unlikely. Parks and Recreation Director Christine Sansom said the Community Center can¹t discriminate against groups who want to rent the center based on politics. "We can¹t say, We don¹t like what you¹re organization does,¹" Sansom said. "We don¹t evaluate who¹s going to use our facilities."
Zelikovsky said fears like those voiced by Phelan are based on misconceptions. ³This is a very tame crowd of people,² she said.
³These are people who are your neighbors and fellow church-goers ‹ they go to school with your kids. I haven¹t had one incidence of violence at one of our protests, nor property damage afterward.²
Nor will radical, inflammatory images be condoned, Zelikovsky said, adding that only once in all the gatherings she has organized did somebody show up with a sign connecting fascist images to the current administration. ³We asked that person to leave,² she said. ³In our group I haven¹t met anybody who shares those kinds of views.²
Phelan nonetheless says she¹ll keep seeking ways to stop the gathering from taking place in Mill Valley. ³I feel our local government has to make a stand against this movement, which I view as seditious,² she said.
And I thought liberals said "dissent was the highest form of patriotism." Oh, excuse me, that's when George W. Bush was President.So conservatism in Mill Valley in offensive and seditious, because it disagrees with the socialism being pushed by The One (TM)? What about the attitudes of so-called "anti-war" liberals during the Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade, who showed how they are really anti-military, anti-American and anti-Israel?
I reported in 2007 on the following:
A reader sent me a link to this story about Mill Valley's Memorial Day Parade, from a fellow blogger Cadillac Bob at The Rumpus Ranch.In 2005, the Marin Appeasement & Injustice Coalition (who even had an Obama bin Laden book club at their website) had been refused entry after one sign in the 2004 parade called Ariel Sharon a war criminal and fliers were passed out which read "Jews are responsible for 9/11." According to the May 28, 2005 Marin IJ, parade organizers asked for an apology and instead received a letter saying "we are sorry" followed by "a diatribe about Palestine and that Israel was the aggressor."
"We were guests of the Mill Valley Mole and his family, who are by necessity stealth Republicans in that seditious enclave. They have to live there, and so do their children -- wouldn’t do to provoke the locals. Liberals can be vindictive. True to form, at least half the parade constituted antiwar displays, and some of them were
incredibly offensive. The worst comprised four Vietnam-era veterans -- paunchy ex-conscripts wearing tattered Navy uniforms -- who were carrying a body bag. Along the route, these grotesque ghouls kept approaching little children, demanding, “Have you ever seen a body bag?” It took every bit of my self-control not to snap, “Would you like to see the inside of a body bag?”
I guess none of that offends former lapdog media reporter Deborah Phelan.