Tabitha Hale from FreedomWorks is there for the kick off. I saw earlier she had posted the following on Twitter of the, shall we say, lack of class, of the liberal counter protesters in attendance.
Sharon Angle wrote, via Facebook:
30 paid protesters, one in a rat suit, yelled through the National Anthem.They took a lunch break and returned to heckle at end. They were tolerated by nearly 1000 good-natured tea partiers. See you in Sparks at the Victorian Square Amphitheater at 5.
So, which union paid members to protest? Yelling through a bullhorn over the National Anthem and verbal threats. I guess the libs didn't get the #newtone memo from The White House.
UPDATE: Here's some video I found on YouTube. At about 20 seconds, you hear one of the union thugs yell "go back to England f**ker!"
Video below translated "Tax the middle class."
Here's Tony Katz talking to one of the paid-for union mob, where at about 1 :20 another union goon says "Pat Boone's going to die get on the bus!".
Tabitha Hale has posted her report at FreedomWorks blog, along with a photo of the inflatable rat the union goons brought to their protest.